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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Crafternoon: Paste Paper
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon: Paste Paper

Crafternoon: Paste Paper

Join CLS staff Kerri & Anna for a hands-on workshop. Paste paper is one of the oldest decorative techniques used on book covers, popular in Europe from the 16th- 18th centuries. Pigments are suspended in wheat starch paste and brushed, combed, or daubed onto paper. Making it is low-cost, non-toxic, easy, and fun! Cost: $15 members/nonmembers. 

To purchase your spot, call 843-723-9912 or email kharding@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

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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 Prizer 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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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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CLS Book Sale
Feb
10
to Feb 11

CLS Book Sale

Come visit us the weekend of February 10th 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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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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Speaker Series: Ron Powers
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Ron Powers

Join us as we host, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award winner, Ron Powers as he presents Locking Away Our Mentally Ill--It's a Crime while discussing his most recent book, No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. 

To buy tickets call 843-723-9912 or click here

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A Forum on Writing with Will Belford
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

A Forum on Writing with Will Belford

Join Dr. Will Belford as he reads excerpts from his upcoming release, A Place for us to Holiday. Set in the Georgia low country and Salzburg, “A Place for Us to Holiday” is an epistolary narrative of an Austrian P.O.W. who returns to the United States forty years after the Second World War to reunite with the woman with whom he fathered a son during his confinement, the wife of the prison camp commandant. Divided into three sections, the book chronicles the protagonist’s affair during his captivity in the U.S., his repatriation to Austria in the aftermath of the war, and his return to America forty years later on a humanitarian visa.

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

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Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

Closed for Thanksgiving

The Library Society will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd through Monday, November 27th for Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen with our normal hours on Tuesday, November 28th at 9:30AM. We hope all of our patrons and members have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! 

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Music at the Library: Vynnytsky & Khoma PLUS
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Music at the Library: Vynnytsky & Khoma PLUS

Renowned pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky and cellist Natalia Khoma are two of Charleston premiere performers and we couldnt be more excited to have them back. The duo, whose performances are always spectacular, will bring a guest third performer to the party.  Join us in our vaulted hall, as the duo becomes a trio for one evening only.

To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.

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Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival
Nov
2
to Nov 5

Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival

We are excited to announce 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, will offer a stimulating weekend series of programs with authors and thinkers from around the world in Charleston, South Carolina. 

For more information, click here.

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Speaker Series: A Conversation with Michael Guillen
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Speaker Series: A Conversation with Michael Guillen

Dr. Michael Guillen, three-time Emmy Award winner, best-selling author, and former Harvard University Instructor, is best known as the ABC News Science Editor, will join us for a lunchtime lecture. Guillen will be introduced by Mayor Tecklenburg and joined in conversation with Dr. Barbara Boatwright, Founder and Director of Life Resources in Mt. Pleasant, as they discuss his recent novel, The Null Prophecy, a science fiction thriller. We invite you to bring a bagged lunch to this afternoon lecture.

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

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MUSC Health Care Series: Dr. Jimmy McElligott
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

MUSC Health Care Series: Dr. Jimmy McElligott

Fall series topic: Coopetition in the Health Care Industry: How do competitors work together to improve patient care?

Dr. James T. McElligott, M.D. MSCR, Medical Director for MUSC Center for Telehealth and Co-Chair of the SC Telehealth Alliance

Telehealth Simplified: How one new approach in medicine is disrupting health care delivery nationally.

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

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CLS Book Club: Charleston- A Bloomsbury House & Garden
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

CLS Book Club: Charleston- A Bloomsbury House & Garden

Join us for the return of CLS Book Club! The next book club selection will be Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden by Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson. With the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival quickly approaching this book will give readers a perfect insight on the history of the Bloomsbury House and its legacy. 

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

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Raise the Roof Fundraiser with Mayor Tecklenburg
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Raise the Roof Fundraiser with Mayor Tecklenburg

The old expression Raise the Roof will carry a double meaning on October 16th when Mayor John Tecklenburg generously hosts a fundraiser to help raise money for the major repairs to the roof of Charleston's iconic Library Society at 164 King Street.  Join us as the Mayor shares stories and displays his virtuosity on our Steinway, with music from Gershwin, Uncle Fud and other jazz composers. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here. 

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CLS Book Sale
Oct
7
to Oct 8

CLS Book Sale

Come visit us the weekend of October 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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