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 and authors, Dr. Jim Downs and Dr. Jacob Steere-Williams, on their books, "Maladies of Empire" and "The Filth Disease". Downs' 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. Perfect to pair with Steere-Williams' investigation of local outbreaks of typhoid fever in Victorian Britain led to the emergence of the modern discipline of epidemiology as the leading science of public health.

Speaker Series: Jonas Pate

Calling all "OBX" fans! CLS is honored to welcome one of the creators of the hit TV series "Outer Banks", Jonas Pate, for a special talk on what it is like to film in Charleston, to have a career as a filmmaker, and to meet the challenges that emerge when 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!

Ambassador R. L. Walker International Relations & Diplomacy Series: Admiral James Ellis In Conversation with Mike Reynolds

CLS is thrilled to welcome Admiral James Ellis for a conversation with Mike Reynolds in Charleston's living room! This premier event will kick off the Ambassador R. L. Walker International Relations & Diplomacy Series. With this event, the Library Society proudly launches a series of lectures and discussions that address the importance of embracing an inter-connected, global view of America’s role in the world. This event is in-person and ticketed.