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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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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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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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: Stephen Kurkjian
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Speaker Series: Stephen Kurkjian

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH 2018.

The Charleston Library Society welcomes Stephen Kurkjian, critically-acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, as he speaks about his recent art heist thriller, Master Thieves

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, please call 843-723-9912 or click here.

 

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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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MUSC Health Care Series: Dr. Mark Scheurer
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

MUSC Health Care Series: Dr. Mark Scheurer

MUSC Health Series at the Charleston Library Society

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

Dr. Mark Scheurer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of MUSC Children’s Health  

 MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital: How one facility can help meet statewide children’s healthcare needs

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

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Closed for the Eclipse
Aug
21
9:30 AM09:30

Closed for the Eclipse

The Charleston Library Society will be closed in observance of the Eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21st. We will be open for normal hours on Tuesday, August 26th at 9:30am.

We hope everyone enjoys and stays safe during this momentous occasion. Don't forget your safety glasses!

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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.

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