Its been a hot and rainy summer and we are all eager for some live chamber music. So the Library Society has the solution. Join Yuriy Bekker and CSO musicians for an evening of intimate chamber music by Brahms and Mozart. Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To purchase, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Welcome to the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, a partnership between the Charleston Library Society in historic Charleston, South Carolina, and the celebrated Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England. These two organizations, both legendary in their support of all things literary, scholarly, and creative, offer a stimulating weekend series of programs with authors and thinkers from around the world in Charleston, South Carolina.
In this gripping literary thriller, Shadow of the Lions, Christopher Swann will take you deep into the dark heart of privilege, secrets, and lies at an elite boys’ boarding school in Virginia. Atmospheric and full of twists, this accomplished debut explores the nature of friendship, betrayal, and whether it is possible—ever—to escape the past. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charleston Library Society hosts Jason Heller for a night of funkadelic music and literary discussion about his new book Strange Stars unlike anything seen before in the Lowcountry. Come for the music, stay for the stories and the Strange Stars cocktail. For tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here. $5 members/$10 nonmembers
Join us for our first ever Young & Adult Book Club featuring The Secret Garden. This event is open to literary lovers of all ages, but encouraged to be enjoyed by young and old alike, together. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email email@example.com
Join the Library Society in welcoming Frank Blair as he speaks about his recent book, The Schooner Maggie B, telling the story of his true Southern Ocean circumnavigation, around the great capes, filling the imagination of every serious, as well as armchair, sailor. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Saturday Night Live pianist Tuffus Zimbabwe, Mayor John Tecklenburg, and Quentin Baxter for an evening rich in the jazz roots of the Lowcountry. Zimbabwe, the great-grandson of the Rev. Daniel Joseph Jenkins, founder of Jenkins Orphanage, and the world famous Jenkins Orphanage Band will play and tell stories with the Mayor and Mr. Baxter as a special benefit for Jenkins Institute for Children. Tickets are $40 to support this swingin' evening.
To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here
Join us as we host USC First Lady and author Patricia Moore-Pastides to discuss her new book, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe: Life in the University of South Carolina's President's House To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email email@example.com
NY Times Bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank dishes the latest Lowcountry dirt on her newest novel, By Invitation Only, at the Charleston Library Society, and despite the title, this ticketed event is open to the public! This event is sure to sell out quickly. To reserve tickets, please call 843.723.9912 or click here.
NY Times Bestselling author Jon Meacham will visit The Charleston Library Society to discuss his latest book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels with former Time, Inc. Editor in Chief, John Huey. This event is sure to sell out quickly. To reserve tickets, please call 843.723.9912 or click here.
Crafternoon: Hand Embroidery
Learn to sew a soft cover journal with our bookbinder, Kerri. This structure is a perfect introduction to hand bookbinding. All materials included. Cost: $25 members/nonmembers.
To purchase your spot, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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
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
Dr. David N. Schwartz will discuss his recent biography, The Last Man Who Knew Everything- The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Join us on Monday, April 23rd for the Stand Forever, Yielding Never official book launch. Author John Warley will be presenting a brief author talk and autographing books, which will be for sale at the event. This event is free to the public. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email email@example.com
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.
Join us for the 2017-2018 Music at the Library Finale with CMC. This program will feature Ravel, Rota, and Mozart with music for Flute, Violin, Cello, and Piano. $20 members/$30 nonmembers. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org