Events

Zoom Speaker Series: Julia Sweig

Behind every successful man, there is a strong woman. The story of Lady Bird Johnson, wife of LBJ, proves this phrase to be quite true. Please virtually join CLS in welcoming author Julia Sweig for a discussion on her newest book, "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight".

Zoom Speaker Series: Laura Morelli

The Library Society welcomes author Laura Morelli for a virtual discussion on her newest novel, The Stolen Lady. From the acclaimed author of The Night Portrait comes a stunning historical novel about two women, separated by five hundred years, who each hide Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa—with unintended consequences.

Speaker Series: Dr. Jim Downs & Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams

Join CLS for an evening of fascinating academic discussion with two incredible historians, Dr. Jim Downs and Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams, regarding Downs' newest book, "Maladies of Empire". The book covers a sweeping global history that looks beyond European urban centers to show how slavery, colonialism, and war propelled the development of modern medicine. 

Speaker Series: Jonas Pate

Calling all "OBX" fans! CLS is very excited to welcome one of the creators of the hit TV series "Outer Banks", Jonas Pate, for a special talk on what it was like to film in Charleston, having a career as a filmmaker, and the creative process that goes into creating a show like "OBX".

Buxton Books Presents: Patti Callahan

Buxton Books is very excited to be hosting the publication event for Patti Callahan's newest novel, Once Upon A Wardrobe. Join us in the beautiful Main Reading Room of Charleston Library Society to hear Patti speak on the creative journey of writing a novel about C.S. Lewis' life and writing. Tickets include a signed copy of the novel, a wine reception, and a special surprise gift from Patti to you!

CLS Book Club: Gertrude Bell

While the weather gets cooler, cozy up with the selection for the Fall CLS Book Club, "Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell"- A marvelous tale of an adventurous life of great historical import.