Events

Zoom Speaker Series: Susan Meissner in Conversation with CJ Lotz

Free

Join us in welcoming bestselling author Susan Meissner and Garden & Gun senior editor, C.J. Lotz as they discuss Meissner’s newest book, The Nature Of Fragile Things on Zoom. Meissner demonstrates an extraordinary talent for capturing pivotal moments in history that not only make for emotional, page-turning stories, but also deepen our understanding of the world. Her latest book, The Nature Of Fragile Things, comes as our planet faces dramatic natural disasters resulting from climate change, and the West Coast awaits the “Big One”—its next high-impact earthquake along the San Andreas Fault. This event is free, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, call (843) 723-9912 or click on the RSVP Now button. Respondents will receive Zoom link and passwords on the afternoon of the event.

Zoom Speaker Series: A Conversation with Martha Teichner & Mo Rocca

Free

A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winner, Martha Teichner. Ms. Teichner will be joined by fellow CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and author, Mo Rocca, to discuss her new memoir, When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship, in what is sure to be an entertaining and moving evening. This event is free, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or click the RSVP Now button. Respondents will receive Zoom links and passwords on the afternoon of the event. 

Zoom Speaker Series – Music Edition: Richard Bell

Free

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

Free

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: Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer, and Anne Tinker

Free

Join authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker as they discuss their newly-released book about one of Charleston’s most acclaimed artists, Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist. To RSVP to this free event, click on the RSVP Now button.

Buxton Books Presents – Zoom Speaker Series: Bill Thompson

Buxton Books is honored to host author Bill Thompson for his book "Why Travel: A Way of Being, A Way of Seeing" on Thursday, March 25th at 6:00pm. With 40 years' experience as an insatiable world wanderer and travel writer, he guides readers in discovering new ways of seeing themselves, as travelers, individuals, and world citizens, buttressing his approach with personal experience, practical advice, arresting anecdotes and real-world stories. To RSVP, click on the link in the event page or call Buxton Books at 843-723-1670

Zoom Speaker Series: Stephanie Dray

Free

The Charleston Library Society and Buxton Books are excited to host New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray for her new novel, The Women of Chateau Lafayette. This is a free event held virtually on April 1st at 6:00pm. The Women of Chateau Lafayette is an epic saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. To RSVP to this event, email monica@buxtonbooks.com or call Buxton Books at 843-723-1670.

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

Free

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, April 8th 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)

Free

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, April 8th at 12:30pm and 6:00pm! To RSVP, fill out the RSVP at the bottom of this page or call 843-723-9912.