Acclaimed cellist Kate Kayaian takes you on a musical journey that explores the expressive range of her beloved instrument. Hearing works by Bach, Crumb, Hovhaness and Gianopoulos, you will discover how each composer’s cultural, political, and personal circumstances helped to shape their music, and how they each found their own unique voice while writing for the same instrument. Come and be transported to Germany, Japan, Greece, Armenia and beyond! Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To purchase, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
The dazzling debut author, Lydia Fitzpatrick, will discuss her upcoming book Lights All Night Long, a gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Every ticket purchased will receive a $5 off coupon for the title book Lights All Night Long useable specifically at this event. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
The country’s leading benefit auctioneer, managing director at Christies and a CLS sell-out lecturer speaks about her first book, The Most Powerful Woman In The Room Is You. Lydia Fenet will return to CLS to discuss her new book and auction off some incredible packages for the Library Society Membership. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers and include a copy of Fenet's The Most Powerful Woman in The Room Is You. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Join CLS & Buxton Books as we welcome bestselling author Delia Owens as she speaks about her hit novel Where The Crawdads Sing. Owens will be introduced by bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe for this incredible lecture event. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Every ticket purchased will receive a $5 off coupon for the title book Where The Crawdads Sing useable specifically at this event. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Join CLS as we host culinary geniuses, who just happen to be brothers, Matt and Ted Lee as they discuss their new book Hotbox. They will delight audiences with stories and tales of their "undercover" work in the cut-throat world of high-end catering while being in conversation with Pappy Van Winkle's Julian P. Van Winkle III. Tickets for this unique event are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Every ticket includes a copy of the Lee Bros. book, Hotbox. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here
Come visit us this Mother’s Day weekend on May 11th and 12th 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
The Library Society is excited to host the Royal Oak Foundation as they present David Lough. Lough’s new book, My Darling Winston: The Letters Between Winston Churchill and His Mother (October 2018), explores the unusual—and under-appreciated—relationship between Winston Churchill and his American mother, Jennie Jerome, as revealed by the private letters that they exchanged over a period of forty years. Tickets for this event are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. To purchase, call 212-480-2889 or click here.
CLS partners with Drayton Hall for Chef Mitchell’s talk on what it was to research and create two historic dinners in tribute to the enslaved cooks of Charleston. A powerful and moving story told by food from hands of a scholar who researched their stories and work. Chef Mitchell’s discussion is free to all. The reception is for $10 members and $20 non-members. No door admittance can be accommodated, please RSVP HERE TO ATTEND.
Join Saturday Night Live pianist Tuffus Zimbabwe and Mayor Tecklenburg 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 as a special benefit for Jenkins Institute for Children.
Tickets are $50 to support this fundraiser evening. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Our final book club before the summer break will take place on April 17th, 2019 from 10:30-12:00 and will focus on friendship. Though a deep female friendship lies at the heart of the book selected for our next meeting—My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante—we will be reading the Wall Street Journal article Friendships for Guys(No Tears) by Jeffrey Zaslow as well. We will be covering, comparing, and contrasting male friendships with female friendships and diving into the subject as a whole and everyone is welcome. There will be something for everybody. Please RSVP - to do so, call 843-723-9912 or email email@example.com
Rock and Rondo Redux V
Musicians of CMC once again trade in their formal concert attire for leather and blue jeans for the return of the acclaimed crossover concert that combines classics of Rock and Roll with a masterpiece of the chamber music literature. Violinists Jenny Wess and Tomas Jakubek, violist Ben Weiss and cellist Timothy O’Malley perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” The Eagles “Hotel California” and Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” along with Beethoven’s glorious String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3.
For tickets, call 843-763-4941 or click here.
Charleston JCC WOW Bookfest proudly presents: Judy Goldman: Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap
Admission: $10 - Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.
Crafternoon returns with our Special Collections Librarian, Anna Smith!
Anna will lead the class with classic hand embroidery techniques to embellish cocktail napkins with springtime themes. Each participant will receive a set of four cocktail napkins, an embroidery hoop, needle and thread. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so RSVP soon. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $45 per person - To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here
The Zephyr Trio plays a lively set of Celtic music – old and new – to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Three Charleston favorites: Karin McQuade (fiddle and vocals), Abigail Kent (award-winning harpist), and Susan Conant (flutes, whistles, vocals) collaborate for a new venture that showcases each of their distinctive gifts. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, please call 843-723-9912 or click here
The Library Society and the Coastal Conservation League partner to celebrate the release of On The Edge: From Combahee To Winyah by J. Henry Fair, the revered photographer and environmental activist. Fair uses pictures to tell stories about people and things that affect people; On the Edge
is the first of his “Coastline” series and will surely delight all lovers of the Lowcountry. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email email@example.com
Join us to hear Sally Mott Freeman discuss her critically acclaimed book, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home. Boasting a rave review from The New York Times, The Jersey Brothers tells the real- life survival tale of a trio of Navy brothers
at the epicenter of World War II. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. AS SOON AS WE HAVE THE RESCHEDULED DATE WE WILL NOTIFY MEMBERSHIP.
We are thrilled to host award winning talent, Eliza Griswold as she speaks about her New York Times Notable Book of 2018, as well as Seattle Times and Washington Post best book of 2018, Amity and Prosperity. In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email email@example.com
Join The Bach Society of Charleston as they celebrate Bach. This evening of music and romance begins with a concert of Baroque chamber music for harpsichord, violin, and voice followed by a talk offering glimpses into the personal life of Bach. Our speaker is Pulitzer Prize-finalist, scholar Christoph Wolff, author of the New York Times best-selling biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician. The program concludes with a book signing and reception featuring European wines, cheeses, and confections. Tickets are strictly available through the Bach Society of Charleston and are $25 for adults and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, click here.
Lifelong Learning: Best Friends, Whether We Like It or Not: US-Canada Relations and Interactions 1760-Present
This Lifelong Learning class will cover the history of the relationship between the US (or its precursor colonies) and Canada (or its colonial precursor) from the fall of Quebec near the end of the French and Indian War to the present. The impact of each on the other, in terms of flow of people, of trade, of conflict or cooperation, and of cultural interaction will be covered. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Small Opera will present a portion of their Love & Death program this Valentine’s Day at the Charleston Library Society. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with classic pieces from performances including highlights from Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's La Boheme. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To purchase, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and author John Oller to explore the real story of the “George Washington of the South,” Francis Marion. Catapulted into popular memory by fictional depictions on television and in film, the historical Marion bears little resemblance to these caricatures. His exploits, however, were no less heroic. The first biography in nearly half a century, Oller’s “Swamp Fox” compiles striking evidence to provide a fresh look at Marion the man and his integral role in the American Revolution. Tickets to this event are free to the public, however RSVPs are requested. . To reserve your tickets, please click here
Come visit us the weekend of February 9th 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!
The Library Society is excited to partner with Murias Entertainment to host American Aquarium frontman, BJ Barham for his acoustic solo tour throughout the South. Come enjoy an evening of stories and songs by this talented singer-songwriter. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day-of. To purchase, click here.
The Educated Citizen and Democracy with Dr. John S. Cowan. This talk contains dangerous ideas. Some may be useful in understanding past elections and bracing for coming ones. But at its heart, it is about misconceptions about education, and about what constitutes the core suite of knowledge and analytical skills needed to be able to fully exercise our rights and meet our obligations as free citizens of a democracy. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Meet and hear from one of the worlds most renowned interior designers, Nina Campbell, as she discusses her unique style & career. Each attendee receives a copy of the recent book, Nina Campbell Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease by Giles Kime. From royal households, to prestigious addresses in London and New York, to pied-a-terres in Rome and luxury hotels, Ms. Campbell is one of todays most influential forces in interior design. $125 per person, includes a copy of Nina Campbell Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease . To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
CLS BOOK CLUB - TWO FOR ONE. TWO SELECTIONS. TWICE THE FUN.
CLS Book Club returns with a new twist. Patrons can choose to read either Kate Atkinson’s Transcription or Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight, or both! We will discuss both novels and find their commonalities. Free with RSVP . To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thrilled to return to our Main Reading Room for a lovely Gala seated dinner on January 25th. Guests will be enlightened by Judge Richard Gergel and John Huey’s discussion of Gergel’s book, Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring.
Celebrate Carnival season with Brazilian music by Porto Seguro. Lighthearted, rhythmic, and mellow as a great cup of coffee, the band’s blend is quintessentially Brazilian with an American twist. Balancing expert instrumental technique with a laid- back groove in a program of well-known and unusual Brazilian tunes, you won’t want to miss this concert. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here.
Bestselling author Marie Benedict will enthrall guests with discussion her new historical fiction, The Only Woman in the Room. The novel shares the story of Hedy Lamarr, a glamourous Oscar-nominated 1940s film star, who was also an avid inventor and the figure behind advances in communication technologies that led to Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here
Drayton Hall is pulling their curators out of the galleries, house, and archaeology lab, handing them a drink and letting it fly on what they know, what they don’t know, and what they’re still arguing about. Historic facts, theories, conjecture and wine flow as Drayton Hall’s curators make a new mark on history.
Round table discussion is free to all. The reception is for $10 members and $20 non-members. CLS members may use the promo code LIBRARY to login to the DH website to register for this event. Advanced registration required, please. No door admittance can be accommodated, please RSVP HERE TO ATTEND.
Join us for the 271st Annual Meeting of the Charleston Library Society. This year’s guest speaker will be author and educator Victoria Johnson, who will discusse her recent book, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic. The biography tells the story of Hamilton and Burr’s personal physician, whose dream to build the nation’s first botanical garden inspired the young republic. RSVP Necessary - SEATS ARE LIMITED. TO RSVP, CALL 843-723-9912 or EMAIL email@example.com
It seems like only Yesterday...Beatles and Bach returns for an evening of British Rock and Baroque hits! Dont miss this special homecoming chamber concert with your favorite UNED!TED Rock and Bach Stars. To purchase tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here
Join the Library Society and the Coastal Conservation League as they celebrate the release of A WHOLLY ADMIRABLE THING: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast by Virginia and Dana Beach. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org