CLS Book Club – Special Guest Presents “Lessons From The Edge: A Memoir by Maria Yovanovitch”

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

Join CLS Book Club for a discussion of the inspiring and urgent memoir by the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Maria Yovanovitch, Lessons From The Edge, led by Jon Gundersen, retired U.S. diplomat to Ukraine.  This timely analysis will be the perfect springboard for a discussion about the climate of world affairs from a domestic […]

Free

Speaker Series: Betsy Prioleau

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

Join us in welcoming author, Besty Prioleau to discuss her recent biography, Diamonds and Deadlines: A Tale of Greed, Deceit, and a Female Tycoon in the Gilded Age.  Tickets for […]

Speaker Series: Susan Sully

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

In this debut lecture, Susan Sully will share her passion and curiosity about Charleston’s unique architecture and design traditions as celebrated in her new book, The Allure of Charleston (Rizzoli: 2022). The inspiration for this volume began when she returned to Charleston after a time away and found herself wondering what makes this city look and […]

Documentary Screening & Discussion – “For The Left Hand”

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

Join documentary Co-Director, Gordon Quinn, and Producer/Writer, Howard Reich, for the inspiring story of pianist Norman Malone as we screen the inspiring documentary For the Left Hand. This event is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP. To RSVP, fill out the form below.  About the Film: At age 5, Norman discovered […]

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Speaker Series: British Robinson

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

In collaboration with Trident Literacy Association, we welcome British Robinson, President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Coming from a background that prioritizes career, family, and literacy, Robinson, will converse on the many avenues to fully support and enrich the lives of the people around you through acts of service, no […]

Speaker Series: Poet Elizabeth Hughey

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

What are we to do with the things we inherit? The names we are given? The language we are taught? The stories with which we are raised? These are the […]

The ZD Experience Presents: Mayor John Tecklenburg & Friends

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

The ZD Experience present the P.U.R.E. Concert Series (Peace, Unity, & Revival through Entertainment) feat. Mayor John Tecklenburg and Friends The ZD Experience & The Charleston Library Society present the […]

Recurring

Lifelong Learning Series: Truth in Journalism

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

CLS is elated to re-start our Lifelong Learning Series with three incredible media powerhouses – John Huey, Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., Robert Anderson, revered producer at “60 Minutes”, and Catherine Olian, “60 Minutes”, NBC, and CBS producer. The wonderful trio will be joining us for a two-day program where they will discuss their extensive experience in the media, press, broadcasting, and how these sectors shape our current social and political climate.

Recurring

Lifelong Learning Series: Truth in Journalism

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

CLS is elated to re-start our Lifelong Learning Series with three incredible media powerhouses – John Huey, Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc., Robert Anderson, revered producer at “60 Minutes”, and Catherine Olian, “60 Minutes”, NBC, and CBS producer. The wonderful trio will be joining us for a two-day program where they will discuss their extensive experience in the media, press, broadcasting, and how these sectors shape our current social and political climate.

Speaker Series: Xavier Salomon

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

The Library Society hosts Xavier F. Salomon to discuss his experience as the Frick Collection’s Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. For this program, Salomon will focus on artist Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757), who was the most celebrated woman artist in eighteenth-century Europe.

274th Annual Meeting (Virtual Attendance)

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

The Charleston Library Society will celebrate its 274th Annual Meeting in 2022! Mark your calendars for this special This is a Zoom event for members only, and requires an RSVP. Along with a ‘year review’ of the Library, CLS will be unveiling the generous donation of the J.R. Poinsett portrait, which was recently conserved. Leading the presentation of the portrait will be Alex Moore, impressive historian and dear friend to the Library Society.

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Speaker Series: Brad Taylor

Charleston Library Society 164 King Street, Charleston, SC

The Charleston Library Society & Buxton Books welcome best-selling author, Brad Taylor, to discuss his newest installment "End of Days." Tickets for this event are $15, including a $5-off coupon, or $35 for a signed-book package. For tickets, click on the "Purchase Tickets" button or call 843-7233-9912