Closed for Memorial Day
May
29
9:30 am09:30

Closed for Memorial Day

The Library Society will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. We hope all our members have a wonderful holiday. We will reopen with our regular hours Tuesday, May 30th.

Speaker Series: Eva Dillon
Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: Eva Dillon

We are delighted to host Eva Dillon to discuss her new, Kirkus starred review memoir, Spies in the Family. This event is free for CLS members and $5 for nonmembers. To RSVP or purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.

Book Signing with Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Book Signing with Arthur Ravenel, Jr.

Join us as Arthur Ravenel, Jr. speaks about his new release, Pastor Stat. Pastor Stat chronicles the journey of Vedder Oberstat, a Huguenot pastor en route to Charleston ready to take his place at the pulpit—but nobody said it was going to be easy.

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org.


Storytime in the Rabbit Hole
May
23
May 25

Storytime in the Rabbit Hole

May flowers and growing in the Rabbit Hole! 

To RSVP, please email jsmith@charlestonlibrarysociety.org or call (843) 723-9912

Afternoon Speaker Series: Candice Shy Hooper
May
16
3:00 pm15:00

Afternoon Speaker Series: Candice Shy Hooper

Come enjoy this special afternoon Speaker Series lecture by Candice Shy Hooper about her book, Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War – For Better and for Worse

To RSVP, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

A Royal Oak Foundation Event: Sally Bedell Smith
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

A Royal Oak Foundation Event: Sally Bedell Smith

The Royal Oak Foundation presents

Sally Bedell Smith ~ Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

To purchase tickets click here or call 800-913-6565, x. 201

If you a member of the Charleston Library Society, use the co-sponsor code to get the discounted member price. The code is 17SCHLIB

A Conversation with Tessa Tennant
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

A Conversation with Tessa Tennant

Join us for a conversation with Tessa Tennant; an evening filled with stimulating conversations about a wide variety of topics.

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Special Family Concert: Mark Mason
Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

Special Family Concert: Mark Mason

Mark Mason, a folk singer-songwriter from Summerville, SC, will perform songs from his album Charleston- Musical Portrait in a concert that is fun for all ages. 

To RSVP to this free event, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

CLS Book Club: The Underground Railroad
Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

CLS Book Club: The Underground Railroad

This meeting's selection is the 2016 National Book Award Winner, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

SOLD OUT- Speaker Series: John Avlon
Apr
17
6:00 pm18:00

SOLD OUT- Speaker Series: John Avlon

The Library Society is excited to host John Avlon, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Beast & CNN Political Analyst, to discuss his Kirkus-starred book Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations. 

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Closed for Easter
Apr
14
Apr 16

Closed for Easter

We will be closed for Easter starting Friday, April 14th and will reopen with our normal hours on Monday, April 17th. We hope everyone celebrating has a happy and relaxing weekend. 

Speaker Series: Kat Imhoff
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: Kat Imhoff

James Madison, the Constitution, and America’s Ongoing Revolution

A conversation with Montpelier Foundation President and CEO Kat Imhoff about how James Madison framed our country’s conversations about rights and freedom

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

CLS Book Sale
Apr
8
Apr 9

CLS Book Sale

Come visit us the weekend of April 8th for the CLS Book Sale! Browse a wide selection featuring best-selling fiction, noteworthy non-fiction, beautiful coffee table books, and rare finds. You never know what you'll go home with!

Schedule- Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm & Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Rock and Rondo Redux
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Rock and Rondo Redux

Rock and Rondo Redux returns – this time with the winds taking over!  

Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, please call 843-723-9912 or click here.

Speaker Series: Webb Hubbell
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: Webb Hubbell

Join us as the Library Society welcomes Webb Hubbell as he discusses his recent release A Game of Inches. To RSVP, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Irish Georgian Society- Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and its Demesne
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Irish Georgian Society- Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and its Demesne

The Irish Georgian Society requests the pleasure of your company for a lecture and reception with guest speakers Sir David Davies, IGS President, and Mr. William Laffan, author and curator of Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and Its Demesne.

To RSVP, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Speaker Series: Christopher Dickey
Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: Christopher Dickey

Come enjoy Christopher Dickey as he discusses his most recent book Our Man in Charleston, while also diving deeper and going farther than the book goes with additional stories and lecture topics! 

This free event is and open to the public! We do ask that you RSVP, to do so please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org.

Closed for Presidents' Day
Feb
20
9:30 am09:30

Closed for Presidents' Day

We will be closed for Presidents' Day observing the birthday of our Founding Father, George Washington. We will reopen with our normal hours Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 9:30am.

Music at the Library: Baroque to the Future
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Music at the Library: Baroque to the Future

The Library Society will go back in time to offer a very special evening of Baroque music featuring Yuriy Bekker and friends, with a special guest appearance by Natalia Khoma. The music of the Baroque era will be followed by a reception, giving patrons the opportunity to mingle with these gifted musicians.

Tickets are a flat rate of $35 for this special evening. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.

Speaker Series: Melanie Stiassny
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Speaker Series: Melanie Stiassny

Without our oceans, which cover almost 72 percent of our planet, Earth simply could not exist—or humanity survive. Join us as author Melanie Stiassny from the American Museum of Natural History, takes an epic, oceanic journey as she talks about her new book Opulent Oceans

To RSVP for this interesting lecture, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

CLS Book Club: The Noise of Time
Feb
1
10:00 am10:00

CLS Book Club: The Noise of Time

The Book Club's first meeting in 2017!

CLS Book Club's success depends on the dedication of our wonderful volunteers and patrons. So, please RSVP if you are planning on attending. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

This meeting's selection is The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

269th Annual Meeting- SOLD OUT
Jan
24
5:00 pm17:00

269th Annual Meeting- SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

January 24th at 5:00 PM, please join of us for the 269th Annual Meeting of the Charleston Library Society with guest speaker, Walter B. Edgar.  Because of limited seating, please RSVP to (843) 723-9912 or dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org.

A Conversation with Julian Fellowes
Jan
11
6:00 pm18:00

A Conversation with Julian Fellowes

  • Dock Street Theatre

 The Charleston Trust and the Charleston Library Society welcome Julian Fellowes as the guest of honor at a reception at the Dock Street Theater.

For tickets, please click here or call 843-723-9912

CSOL Presents New Year's Musicale
Jan
3
6:00 pm18:00

CSOL Presents New Year's Musicale

The "rising stars" are home for the holidays! This is an opportunity for several young professional musicians to give back to members of the Charleston community who have supported them during their formative years of musical study in a concert that is sure to be a very special evening.

To buy tickets, click here.