Friends of the Library October Events

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Five For the Ages: A Rare Book Celebration

Friday, October 10, 2008
Addlestone Library | 5:30pm-8:30pm

LAST CHANCE to attend this rare affair celebrating the acquisition of five extraordinary titles for Special Collections at the Addlestone Library! Guests will have the opportunity to don white gloves and turn the pages of history while discussing each book’s historical significance with a College of Charleston faculty member. This event serves as the official unveiling of these masterworks, and – Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Books for the Library of Congress, will discuss the LOC’s recent accomplishment of rebuilding Thomas Jefferson’s library – you won’t want to miss it! New Acquisitions: Herodotus’ Histories (1502), Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle (1749-1778), Captain James Cook’s Voyages (1773-1784), Alexander Hamilton and James Madison’s The Federalist (1788) and Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859).

Admission is $100 and includes cocktails and a seated dinner. Business attire. Seating is limited, so make your reservation today! For more information or to make your reservation, please call Jenny Fowler at 843.953.6526.

The Friends of the Library would like to thank our corporate sponsors, SunTrust Bank and GenSpring Family Offices, for sponsoring Five for the Ages.

Project Restoration
Preserve. Conserve. Plan Forward. Part 2

October 14, 2008 | 6pm
Robert Scott Small Building, Admissions Information Center

Out with the old and in with the new? Not in Charleston. Will Evans and Joe Schmidt of Evans & Schmidt Architects, the firm that recently restored City Hall, along with Sheila Wertimer, the landscape architect who just revamped the landscaping at Lowndes Grove Plantation, will discuss the balance of restoration and preservation of Charleston lands and buildings. The discussion will include slides of their projects.

Protecting the Past and Planning the Future
Preserve. Conserve. Plan Forward. Part 3

October 28, 2008 | 6pm
Robert Scott Small Building, Admissions Information Center

The Charleston area beaches attract hordes of tourists each year, many of whom even choose to relocate to the area and construct dream beach homes. But is this development harming our coastal environment? Fred Holland, Director of the Hollings Marine Laboratory, will present an overview of his studies evaluating the impacts of urban and suburban development on coastal ecosystems, including the scientific basis for reducing these impacts.

Preserve. Conserve. Plan Forward. is co-sponsored by the Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program and the Urban Studies Program at the College of Charleston.

For more information about the Friends of the Library, visit

Jenny Fowler | Director of Advancement

Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library

College of Charleston

66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

p: 843.953.6526
f: 843.953.6319


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205 Calhoun Street, Suite 250

Charleston, SC 29401

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