Wide Angle Lunches: Dr. Kathleen Brady
Apr
24
12:30 PM12:30

Wide Angle Lunches: Dr. Kathleen Brady

Dr. Kathleen Brady, the Vice-President for Research at the MUSC, will describe the opioid epidemic in S.C. and the nation. She will offer a truthful glimpse of the difficulties facing addicts and their families today in an enlightening presentation. $20 members/$30 nonmembers, boxed lunch included. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here

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Wide Angle Lunches: Sharon Richardson
May
1
12:30 PM12:30

Wide Angle Lunches: Sharon Richardson

Birds have a peculiar power to connect us to each other, as well as to places and policy. Sharon Richardson, the Executive Director of South Carolina Audubon, will discuss Audubon’s original vision that today inspires restoration of habitat to create safe places for birds and people, now and into the future. $20 members/$30 nonmembers, boxed lunch included. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here

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Wide Angle Lunches: Armand Derfner
May
3
12:30 PM12:30

Wide Angle Lunches: Armand Derfner

Mr. Derfner, a longtime human rights lawyer, will discuss the tumultuous and very mixed history of immigration in the United States, from the mostly open doors of the early days to years of Isolationism to today’s refugee crises, border walls, and growing xenophobia. $20 members/$30 nonmembers, boxed lunch included. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here

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Speaker Series: Heather Lyn Mann
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Heather Lyn Mann

Join the Charleston Library Society and the Sophia Institute in experiencing one woman’s death-defying, life-affirming journey on the open ocean. Local author Heather Lyn Mann will share personal stories from Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hope. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

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Wide Angle Lunches: Femi Oyediran & Miles White
May
8
12:30 PM12:30

Wide Angle Lunches: Femi Oyediran & Miles White

No matter where in the world you are, wine has a magical, mystical power to bring people together. Femi Oyediran and Miles White are two young Charleston-based Sommeliers and the co-owners of Graft Wine Shop. Together, the two friends will share their personal stories and explain why they think wine is an accessory that tightens connections between friends and strangers. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here

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Life-Long Learning: iPhone Photography with Lisa Field
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Life-Long Learning: iPhone Photography with Lisa Field

Local photographer, Lisa Field, currently known for her captivating landscape images on Instagram (@lfphotos), will be here to show us how to create beautiful photographs using just our iPhones.  Learn practical techniques of image composition and discover easy shortcuts to edit like a pro.  It will be interactive and informative - come with lots of questions and your charged phones.  In the mean time you can find her love of Charleston on her website www.lisafieldphotography.com $20 for members / $30 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912.

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The Royal Oak Foundation: Dr. Madge Dresser
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Royal Oak Foundation: Dr. Madge Dresser

Partnering with the Royal Oak Foundation, Dr. Madge Dresser, historian and author, will present on Hidden Connections: Slavery and the British Country House. To register: Please visit www.royal-oak.org/lectures or call 212-480-2889, ext. 201. Please use the Charleston Library Society’s code 18SCHLIB to receive the discounted co-sponsor price.

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Lifelong Learning: Hamlet with Nan Morrison - Week 3
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Lifelong Learning: Hamlet with Nan Morrison - Week 3

The mysteries of Hamlet have intrigued playgoers for over 400 years and inspired innumerable adaptations in 70 languages. This class will consider those enigmas of reason and action, love and power by looking at one act of the five-act drama each successive Tuesday night for five weeks beginning March 27th, from 5:30pm until 7:00pm.

Admission for this Lifelong Learning class is $150 for members and $200 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

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CLS Family Maker Program: Felting
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

CLS Family Maker Program: Felting

Every month come try your hand at a new maker activity at the Charleston Library Society! Drop in between 10AM and 2PM to learn a new skill. Kits will be available in the Rabbit Hole for families to use at the Library for the following month. This month we focus on felting!

 Registration is appreciated. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 and ask for Sarah or email at syoung@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

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CLS Book Sale
Apr
7
to Apr 8

CLS Book Sale

Come visit us the weekend of April 7th 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

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Speaker Series: Barbara L. Bellows Rockefeller
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Barbara L. Bellows Rockefeller

Barbara L. Bellows’ most recent book, Two Charlestonians at War: The Civil War Odysseys of a Lowcountry Aristocrat and a Black Abolitionist, has been described as “a Faulknerian saga of two South Carolina men” and also recommended by Dr. Walter Edgar as “required reading for anyone interested in the history of the American South.” To RSVP, please call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

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Closed for Easter
Mar
29
to Apr 2

Closed for Easter

The Charleston Library Society will be closed for Easter from Thursday, March 29th through April 2nd. We will reopen with our normal business hours on Tuesday, April 3rd. We hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

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Music at the Library: Mostly Baroque- A Dramatic Evening
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Music at the Library: Mostly Baroque- A Dramatic Evening

Mostly Baroque- A Dramatic Evening of Music

The Baroque period is making its return to the halls of the Library Society. Join us for this special performance featuring Volodymyr Vynytsky, Natalia Khoma and Yuriy Bekker as they present music from the great classical masters of the Baroque period. Dramatic lighting, grandeur musical pieces, and a glass of wine or two will make this evening one not to miss. This evening concert has a specialty price of $35. To purchase tickets call 843-723-9912 or click here.

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Speaker Series: Larrie D. Ferreiro
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Larrie D. Ferreiro

Join us as we host Pulitzer Prize finalist, Larrie Ferreiro as he discusses his most recent book, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It. The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

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JCC WOW: Pauline Sokol Nakios- Pivots
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

JCC WOW: Pauline Sokol Nakios- Pivots

The Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls (JCC WOW) is hosting, “Pauline Sokol Nakios, Pivots” as part of its 2018 season roster of programs in coordination with the new Lexus Charleston Fashion Week off-site community events throughout the city. Admission to attend this event is $10. To purchase tickets visit: www.charlestonjcc.org/paulinenakios

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A Conversation with Charlotte Caldwell & Brys Stephens
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

A Conversation with Charlotte Caldwell & Brys Stephens

Please join the conversation between restaurant critic, now restaurateur, Brys Stephens (The New Southern Table) and author and photographer Charlotte Caldwell, as Brys delves into her fifth and newest book, The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us.  

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

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Henry V: A Film & Discussion Seminar
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Henry V: A Film & Discussion Seminar

The Library Society and the Royal Society of St. George, Carolinian Chapter will host John Scott Cowan and John Shannon for a mid-day film and discussion seminar. Before and after a showing of the 1989 Kenneth Branagh classic, Henry V, discussions will offer insights on "Myths & Myth Breaking about the 100 Years' War" and "Heraldry of the 100 Years' War in Film." Tickets are $20 for members (CLS & RSSG) and $30 for nonmembers. A boxed lunch is included in ticket price. To purchase tickets, please call 843-723-9912.

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By the Book: Ceara Donnelley
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

By the Book: Ceara Donnelley

With an introduction by Executive Director Emeritus of SC Coastal Conservation League Dana Beach, Ceara Donnelley will present a reading, discussion, and Q&A from her late father's newly published book Frog Pond Philosophy, a highly anticipated collection of essays by the Center for Humans and Nature's founder and first president. 

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

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Music at the Library: Affairs of the Harp with Abigail Kent
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Music at the Library: Affairs of the Harp with Abigail Kent

Share a romantic evening with the delightful Abigail Kent as she plays her harp and plucks at your heartstrings. This special Valentine's Day concert is the perfect gift. Kent is a national prize-winning harpist who has played across the U.S. and abroad, and just so happens to be a native of our lovely city. 

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

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Writing Workshop with Miles Tager: Writing for Change
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Writing Workshop with Miles Tager: Writing for Change

Award-winning author Miles Tager will facilitate a writing workshop with a focus on affecting change, whether personal, professional, spiritual, or practical. This workshop will address how to use the written word in both responding to, and creating, change in your life and the lives of others.

To sign-up please call 843-723-9912. Tickets are $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

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By the Book: Joan Juliet Buck
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

By the Book: Joan Juliet Buck

The Jewish Community Center presents acclaimed author and editor Joan Juliet Buck as she discusses her fascinating memoir, The Price of Illusion, a very honest account of her storied life as a former editor of French Vogue and four decades in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris.

Tickets are $10. To purchase, visit www.charlestonjcc.org or call 703-927-8665.

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Fools and Mortals at Play: 2018 Gala Event
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fools and Mortals at Play: 2018 Gala Event

Join us as the Charleston Library Society and Bernard Cornwell present Fools and Mortals at Play: A Charleston Library Society Gala Event. This impressive and unique evening serves as the Library Society's annual fundraiser and will feature acting by Broadway actors, story-telling of unprecedented caliber, a special surprise musical guest, and a reception menu by Mike Lata of FIG. 

To purchase tickets, click here
 

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Closed for Holiday Break
Dec
22
to Jan 2

Closed for Holiday Break

The Library Society will be closed for Holiday Break, but will return in the New Year with many exciting events and programs! We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and new year. 

The Library Society will reopen Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:30am.

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An Evening with Walter Isaacson
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Walter Isaacson

Join us for An Evening with Walter Isaacson to celebrate to release of his newest biography, Leonardo Da Vinci. Isaacson will be in conversation with former Editor-In-Chief of Time Inc., John Huey. The two will discuss topics ranging from the life of Da Vinci, to creativity, to the importance of thinking different. 

To purchase tickets please call 1-800-838-3006 or click here.

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