Upcoming Events

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

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. 

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.

Speaker Series: Gordon C. Rhea

In an enthralling evening lecture, author Gordon C. Rhea shares an incredible life story in his new biography, "Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction." Swails, a soldier with Charleston ties became the first Black soldier to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. military and became a major political figure during Reconstruction era. Rhea was fortunate enough to come into possession of Swails' personal papers during his research, which adds a layer of intimacy to this incredible true story. To purchase tickets for this in-person event, $10 for CLS members and $15 for nonmembers, click on the button above or call 843-723-9912. 

Speaker Series: Michael A. Almond

The Library Society is thrilled to host author Michael A. Almond for a celebration of the release of his highly anticipated debut novel, "The Tannery", a novel that combines violent crime, Southern history, and pressing social issues into a gripping novel that is sure to enthrall its reader. 

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 Series: Admiral Radio

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”. 

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

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.