Events

Zoom Speaker Series – Music Edition: Richard Bell

America has Hamilton-mania! With Disney+ now streaming the show, everyone’s talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical. Its crafty lyrics, hip-hop tunes, and big, bold story have even rejuvenated interest in the real lives and true histories that Hamilton: the Musical puts center stage. In this talk, which is aimed at people who know the soundtrack or who’ve seen the show, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, the birth of the United States, and about why all that matters. We will examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. We will also talk about Hamilton’s cultural impact: what does its runaway success reveal about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made? This event is free, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (843)723-9912 or click on the RSVP Now button. All respondents will receive their Zoom link and password on the afternoon of the event.

CLS & CCPL Present: Zoom Speaker Series – Eden Royce

The Charleston Library Society and the Charleston County Public Library proudly present a conversation with Lowcountry author Eden Royce as she celebrates the publication of her debut young adult novel, Root Magic. Royce will discuss the Gullah-Geechee folklore and culture in her work, the dynamics of southerness in fiction, and will show us a glimpse into the Big 5 publishing world as a writer. Ms. Royce will be in conversation with CCPL Teen System Coordinator, Darcy Coover, as she Zooms in from the UK for this family-friendly virtual event. This event is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP. To RSVP, click on the RSVP Now button or call 843-723-9912.

Buxton Book Presents: Patti Callahan

Buxton Books and The Charleston Library Society is excited to welcome author, Patti Callahan, for her newest book Surviving Savannah on Thursday, March 11 from 6-7 PM. The virtual event will be broadcasted from CLS and Patti Callahan Henry will be joined by Polly Buxton and in conversation with local author Erik Colonius. To RSVP to this event, please email monica@buxtonbooks.com or call 843-723-1670

Zoom Speaker Series: Will Cleveland & Tate Nation (12:30pm)

A virtual family-friendly event perfect for all ages looking to learn about the presidents of the United States of America! With its latest edition, fresh off the printers, Yo, Millard Fillmore is BACK! The Library Society is excited to host Will Cleveland and Tate Nation for not one but TWO fun conversations on Thursday, March 18th (President Cleveland's birthday) at 12:30pm and 6:00pm! To RSVP, click on the RSVP Now button or call 843-723-9912.

Zoom Speaker Series: Will Cleveland & Tate Nation (6:00pm)

A virtual family-friendly event perfect for all ages looking to learn about the presidents of the United States of America! With its latest edition, fresh off the printers, Yo, Millard Fillmore is BACK! The Library Society is excited to host Will Cleveland and Tate Nation for not one but TWO fun conversations on Thursday, March 18th (President Cleveland's birthday) at 12:30pm and 6:00pm! To RSVP, fill out the RSVP at the bottom of this page or call 843-723-9912.