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


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.

Luncheon at the Library: Seeing Color – Susan Walker & Dara Caponigro In Conversation with Olivia Brock

Luncheons at the Library return! CLS welcomes Ibu founder Susan Walker and Creative Director of F. Schumacher & Co. Dara Caponigro in conversation with founder of Torrance Mitchell Designs Olivia Brock for a lunch-time discussion on personal style, color, and developing a successful brand. The program includes a boxed lunch, a copy of Caponigro's "S Is For Style" book, and a book signing afterwards.

Music at the Library Series: Admiral Radio Featuring Finnegan Bell

Join us for an evening of live music with duo and couple Coty Hoover & Becca Smith, who make up incredible folk/americana duo Admiral Radio. They pride themselves on creating music that people can “gather ‘round to”. Along with Admiral Radio, enjoy a performance by singer/songwriter duo Finnegan Bell, which includes Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore, whose music is deeply rooted in Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Speaker Series: Kreis Beall

CLS welcomes Kreis Beall, co-founder of the wildly successful Blackberry Farms, for a discussion of her journey in owning and operating this beautiful farm. Beall will also discuss her beloved book, "The Great Blue Hills of God".

Zoom Speaker Series: Zibby Owens & Kristy Harvey


Too tired to think? No time to read books? Zibby Owens gets it. She compiled 52 essays by 49 authors to create "Mom's Don't Have Time To Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology". These essays are meant to help the rest of us feel understood, inspired, and less alone.