Linda Lear to Speak on Rachel Carson, Influential Environmentalist


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, In the News, Lecture

Rachel Carson’s 1962 blockbuster Silent Spring helped inspire the contemporary environmental movement and warned us of the dangers of the misuse of pesticides. But fifty years later the book is still as hotly debated as it was when it was published and Carson herself has been both maligned and mythologized. The Friends of the Addlestone […]

February 19, 2013

All Lovers of Nature Love a Swamp: Wading and Wandering Throught the Lowcountry Marsh


Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Events, Exhibition, In the News, Lecture, Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition, Special Collections

The Friends of the Addlestone Library invite you to join Dr. Jim Tuten, Associate Professor of History, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, for a look at the evolution of two beloved Lowcountry pastimes: hunting and fishing. Dr. Tuten, a Lowcountry native and expert on the defunct South Carolina rice industry, will examine the unique natural landscape […]

February 11, 2013

Friends of the Library Panel Discussion: “Going Green: Fad or Forever?” Wednesday, February 16th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Addlestone Library, Second Floor, Room 227


College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

Please join the Friends of the Library for our second panel discussion, “Sustainable Buildings in the Lowcountry,” in our ongoing  year-long series, “Going Green: Fad or Forever?” We will address the following sustainability issues and more.  Please encourage your students to attend! What is LEED? What does building “green” really mean? Associated cost of building […]

February 15, 2011

One in eight people worldwide lack access to safe water…learn why.


College of Charleston, Events, Lecture

Today, 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies, representing approximately one in eight people in the world. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, forty-eight nations, with combined population of 2.8 billion, will face freshwater “stress” or “scarcity”. Learn the issues facing water quality, scarcity, and sustainability – and what you can do […]

January 18, 2011