Events

CANCELLED- Royal Oak Presents: Leslie Klingner – High Style at Sea: Interiors, Fashion, and the Transatlantic Crossing

Because of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule later this year. Please contact the front desk at 843-723-9912 with any questions or concerns.

CLS welcomes the Royal Oak Foundation and Leslie Klingner, the Curator of Interpretation at the Biltmore House, to speak on High Style at Sea: Interiors, Fashion, and the Transatlantic Crossing. Tickets for this lecture event are $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets call 212-480-2889, ext. 201 or click on the "Purchase Tickets" button.

Zoom Speaker Series: Jerry Mitchell – Wine & Wine Books

Join us as Jerry Mitchell, CLS Board President, presents a lecture perfect for an at home happy hour! A book collector for more than half a century, Jerry will explain how wine books have come to form a genre that almost defies cataloging, ranging from the useful tasting notes of a professional and the biographical confessions of a winemaker to the claims of a physician that the beverage cures all known ills. He shares stories about how wine is discussed in plays, in poetry, in cookbooks, and in history. He will describe how he came to collect wine books and will read from some of his favorite wine writers. An RSVP is required for this event. To RSVP, click on the "RSVP Now" button.

A Summer with Southern Authors: David Cox, Robert Cox, & Maud Cox

Charleston Library Society

The Charleston Library Society happily announces the launch of a community partnership with Evening Post Books & Buxton Books. Beginning this summer, we will offer substantive, informative and entertaining “virtual” programs until the Library Society can resume onsite gatherings. Convening every other Thursday at 4:30PM, the series will present a diverse group of Southern Authors as they discuss their works and the influence of the South in their worlds. Join David Cox, Robert Cox, and Maud Cox as they discuss their book, Dirty Secrets, Dirty War, with Polly Buxton, Pierre Manigault, and Mitch Pugh from the Post and Courier in this digital event addressing journalistic freedom in South America. An RSVP is required to attend this event. To RSVP, click on the "RSVP Now" button.

CLS Family Trivia Night

Charleston Library Society

Join us for a fun family-friendly event next Thursday, June 4th at 4:30pm. RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.

A Summer with Southern Authors: Charlotte Jenkins, Jonathan Green, and William P. Baldwin

Free

The Charleston Library Society happily announces the launch of a community partnership with Evening Post Books & Buxton Books. Beginning this summer, we will offer substantive, informative and entertaining “virtual” programs until the Library Society can resume onsite gatherings. Convening every other Thursday at 4:30PM, the series will present a diverse group of Southern Authors as they discuss their works and the influence of the South in their worlds.

Gullah chef, Charlotte Jenkins, Charleston artist, Jonathan Green, and William P. Baldwin discuss this narrative cookbook with Polly Buxton is this deliciously intriguing conversation! An RSVP is required to attend this event. To RSVP, click on the "RSVP Now" button.

A Summer with Southern Authors: Jeff Upshaw & Bob Deans

Free

The Charleston Library Society happily announces the launch of a community partnership with Evening Post Books & Buxton Books. Beginning this summer, we will offer substantive, informative and entertaining “virtual” programs until the Library Society can resume onsite gatherings. Convening every other Thursday at 4:30PM, the series will present a diverse group of Southern Authors as they discuss their works and the influence of the South in their worlds.

Jeff Upshaw and Bob Deans will be in conversation with Polly Buxton discussing what it was like coming of age in the 1960s South. Authors of Twelve Days in Sunset and The Bicycle Man, Upshaw and Deans reflect on 1960s southern boyhoods from different vantage points — the Mississippi Delta and the suburbs of Richmond Virginia! An RSVP is required to attend this event. To RSVP, click on the "RSVP Now" button.

Buxton Books Presents: Panic in the Palmetto State with Grady Hendrix

New York Times bestselling author, Grady Hendrix, has set two of his most popular horror novels in Mt. Pleasant’s Old Village: "My Best Friend’s Exorcism" and "The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires". Join the Library Society & Buxton Books via Zoom on Thursday, July 16th at 6 PM as Grady talks with us about the secret history of South Carolina and why it’s a natural home for horror. This event is free with RSVP. To RSVP, email hello@buxtonbooks.com or call 843-723-1670.

A Summer with Southern Authors: John Lane & Phil Wilkinson

Free

The Charleston Library Society happily announces the launch of a community partnership with Evening Post Books & Buxton Books. Beginning this summer, we will offer substantive, informative and entertaining “virtual” programs until the Library Society can resume onsite gatherings. Convening every other Thursday at 4:30PM, the series will present a diverse group of Southern Authors as they discuss their works and the influence of the South in their worlds.

“You don’t wrestle alligators. You come to terms with them.” Biologist and photographer Phil Wilkinson shares his lifetime of love, study and photography of the unique ecosystem of the Santee Delta, where he’s been on a first-name basis with some alligators for more than 40 years. Wilkinson will be in conversation with John Lane, the award-winning environmental writer who put narrative to Phil’s beautiful photos. An RSVP is required to attend this event. To RSVP, click on the "RSVP Now" button.

Speaker Series: Ted Bell

Free

Join the us & Buxton Books as we celebrate the launch of Ted Bell’s DRAGONFIRE, featuring Lord Alexander Hawke, the sixth-richest man in England, gentleman spy, and one of the thriller genre’s most well-liked heroes. Previous books in the series have been lauded by other giants in the field such as Clive Cussler, Nelson Demille, and James Patterson, and DRAGONFIRE is no exception. Last seen in 2018’s Overkill, Hawke—whose savvy and suave nature has drawn comparisons to James Bond—is looking for the Queen's missing grandson, whose disappearance may be the culmination of a plot almost a century in the making and returns Bell to the gripping, sleek storytelling that his readers have come to anticipate. While this digital event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. All respondents will receive a link and password to the ZOOM lecture on the day of the event. Click on the RSVP Now button to reserve your space. 

Speaker Series: Suzanne Nossel

Free

The Library Society welcomes CEO of PEN America, Suzanne Nossel to discuss her new book, Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech For All in a digital ZOOM format event. A vital, necessary playbook for navigating and defending free speech today, Dare To Speak provides a pathway for promoting free expression while also cultivating a more inclusive public culture.While this digital event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. All respondents will receive a link and password to the ZOOM lecture on the day of the event. Click on the RSVP Now button to reserve your space.