Spring 2018 Friends of the Library Events

The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce our Spring 2018 program season.

From the faculty lecture series to the Winthrop Roundtable, FOL’s programming provides opportunities for lifelong learning that strengthen our community and connects the Library to luminaries across the Lowcountry and beyond.

Learn more about the exclusive benefits enjoyed by the Friends of the Library.


The Damned Don’t Cry—They Just Disappear

Tuesday, Jan. 30 | 12:00 P.M. | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE

Award winning archivist and novelist Harlan Greene presents the life of author, adventurer, and literary trailblazer Harry Hervey. Part of the 2018 Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch provided.


Committed to Home

Wednesday, February 7 | 6:00 P.M. | Alumni Memorial Hall | FREE

Join Sheila Morris, Harlan Greene, Linda Ketner, Jim and Warren Redman-Gressand for a panel exploring the history of postwar queer activism in the Lowcountry. Click here to register.


Reconstruction’s Traces and Erasures in Gullah Narratives of Charleston

Tuesday, February 27 | 12:00 P.M. | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE

Historian Julia Eichelberger discusses Gullah narratives from Reconstruction. Part of the 2018 Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch provided. Click here to register


The Story of Mother Emanuel

Monday, March 5 | 6:00 P.M. | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE

New York Times correspondent Kevin Sack discusses the remarkable 200-year story of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, often referred to as Mother Emanuel.


The Old Slave Mart Museum:

America’s First Museum of Slavery

Wednesday, March 14 | 6:00 P.M. | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE

Historians Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts uncover competing histories of how slavery is remembered in the heart of Dixie and discuss their new book, Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy.


A Life in Lessons

Saturday, March 24 | 6:00 P.M. | Gaillard Center 

William McRaven shares the straightforward, everyday lessons he’s followed throughout his career in the highest echelon of public service.  


Weather Inventions

Tuesday, March 27 | 12:00 P.M. | Addlestone Library Rm. 227 | FREE

Poet Emily Rosko charts humanity’s enduring attachments to weather in science and art through readings from her latest collection. Part of the 2018 Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch provided. 


A Conversation with Matthew Barzun

Tuesday, April 10 | 6:00 P.M. | Location TBD 

Matthew Barzun, Former Ambassador to Sweden and the United Kingdom, spotlights the importance of volunteerism and civic responsibility for college students in the U.S.