Events

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.

Performance Series: Secrets of Dracula…Unearthed (Night One)

This Halloween, CLS invites you for a haunting look behind the scenes of one of the world’s most well-known horror novels, Bram Stoker's "Dracula", with dramatic readings and creepy theatrical performances by Stoker's great grand-nephew, Dacre Stoker, spiritual medium Andrea St. Amand, and actor Braxton Williams. Attendees will also get the opportunity to view ghoulish pieces that have floated their way out of the vault and onto display.

Performance Series: Secrets of Dracula…Unearthed (Night Two)

CLS invites you for a second night of Halloween fun with a haunting look behind the scenes of one of the world’s most well-known horror novels, Bram Stoker's "Dracula". There will be dramatic readings and creepy theatrical performances by Stoker's great grand-nephew, Dacre Stoker, spiritual medium Andrea St. Amand, and actor Braxton Williams. Attendees will again get the opportunity to view ghoulish pieces that have floated their way out of the vault and onto display.

Speaker Series: Patrice Derrington In Conversation with Will Matheson

What do a confidant of Shakespeare, a trio of financially savvy sisters, and a traitor to the court of Charles II have in common? They were all instrumental in the development of the real estate industry. Please join us for a fascinating evening lecture with Patrice Derrington, Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate, Director of the M.Sc. in Real Estate Development (MSRED) Program, in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. Derrington will be in conversation with Will Matheson, co-founder of private equity firm Matheson Capital.

Lunch Speaker Series: Wings for Kids Presents – Bea Wray

Free

Join us for a chat with author Bea Wray on her book, "What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn", presented by Wings for Kids. The book is a sometimes hilarious, other times harrowing journey through Harvard Business School, twenty years of business experience, and the most important academy of all: parenting.