Please join us for three great programs that are free and open to the public at the main library in May 2012. In addition to a lecture by our staff member Christina Shedlock, the South Carolina Room is fortunate to host two authors for book signings and discussions of their latest works.  Read more about the programs below:

Wednesday, May 2

South Carolina in the Great Depression

 

Main Library Auditorium, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

 

Join historian and South Carolina Room staff member Christina R. Shedlock for an illustrated discussion of South Carolina during the nation’s worst economic slump in the past century. The lecture will include descriptions and reminiscences of life during the Depression, as well as the state’s slow recovery through the federal programs of the New Deal.  The program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 10

Author Talk and Book Signing, From Animal House to Our House, with Ron Tanner

 

Main Library Auditorium, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Author Ron Tanner will be speaking at the library as part of a national tour for his new book, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story, a true recounting of he and his girlfriend’s quest to restore a historic Victorian house in Baltimore to its formal glory after being ransacked by its previous owners, a rowdy fraternity. Described as an ideal book for ‘lovers, dreamers, do-it-yourselfers, and fans of old houses’, Tanner’s discussion of is latest work is sure to entertain. Program is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 17

Author Talk and Book Signing, Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a South Town, with Jack Shuler

Main Library Auditorium, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Orangeburg, South Carolina was the location of the one of the most violent college campus incidents during the Civil Rights era, known as the Orangeburg Massacre. Author Jack Shuler will discuss his new book from University of South Carolina Press, Blood and Bones, which explores how and why the shootings occurred, as well as the community’s ongoing reaction to the event. Program is free and open to the public.