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Movers Schedule for May Phase of Addlestone Improvement

Posted by: Joshua Minor | April 24, 2014 | No Comment |

Starting Saturday, May 3 through Friday, May 9, the movers will:

  • Move the entire  general collection (including the curriculum and juvenile collections) – some portion  will go onto the existing mobile shelving and the rest will be boxed and stored in the building.
  • Squeeze 60 wooden tables, 240 wooden chairs and 70 black lounge seats on the second and third floors into the smallest available space – to make space for the books and the massive amounts of shelving.

The movers will be working 7 am – 7pm, 7 days a week  to get this work under the supervision of Robin and Bobbie.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thanks everyone – this is a massive undertaking with a large number of moving parts. You’ve all been so helpful, pitching in to identify what needs to be done, and then taking care of doing it.  We couldn’t ask for a better team.


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Library Loading Dock and Receiving as of May 3rd

Posted by: Joshua Minor | April 23, 2014 | No Comment |

As of May 3rd there will be no access to the library loading dock and receiving.

  • All deliveries must enter through the Calhoun Street or Rivers Green entrance.
  • Mail services, please deliver mail to Reference Department, Room 101.
  • UPS and FedEx deliveries, check in at Interlibrary Loan Deptartment, Room 103.

The second and third floors of the Library will be closed due to renovations.

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Google has a lot of different apps within it such as Gmail, Calendar, Documents, Presentations, and Hangouts. Come to this workshop to learn about Google Drive and Apps and all the amazing things you can do!  You will walk through sharing and collaborating in Google Docs, learn how to download Google Drive and discuss the ins and outs of each app.  You will leave this workshop set up and ready to use Google Apps!



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Study Skills Workshops 201: “Motivation for Writing” with guest speaker Melissa Thomas, J.D., Director of the Center for Student Learning.

Writing is a process that takes time and we all have our challenges with writing!  In this workshop we will discuss overcoming writing blocks and writing myths, drafting strategies, and organizing your writing.  Writing is something you will have to do for almost every course here at CofC, so learn how to be successful in your writing now!  



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Special Collections and JHC

Posted by: lewterbj | March 27, 2014 Comments Off |

Special Collections and the Jewish Heritage Collection will be closed from May 3 through August 2014 as we expand our spaces for our patrons and collections.  We plan to reopen in late August.  but  please contact us before scheduling a visit.

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With the end of  the semester nearing, finding ways to keep that stress down is important for your brain. In this workshop we will discuss many different ways in which you can boost your brain power by adopting simple habits into your life now. From eating healthy to sleep habits and from breathing exercises to not cramming, you will get some great ideas on how to keep it together as the semester ends!




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Study Skills Workshops 201: “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” with guest speaker Michelle Futrell, Director of Undergraduate Academic Services and Sr. Instructor in Health & Human Performance

Do you know what the food you are eating does to your body?  Being college is difficult and being on a college diet is even harder, so learn the tips to implement in your life to stay healthy through all the stress.  There is a lot to learn about nutrition, but we have a full hour so come with questions to ask the expert in nutrition!



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Will Allen, CEO and Founder of Growing Power

Posted by: larsend | March 11, 2014 Comments Off |


Sottile Theatre

Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00 pm

Will Allen, founder, Chief Executive Officer, and a 2008 MacArthur Prize Winner, believes, “If people can grow safe, healthy, affordable food, if they have access to land and clean water, this is transformative on every level in a community.  I believe we cannot have healthy communities without a healthy food system.”  Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems.  These systems provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community.  Growing Power develops Community Food Centers, as a key component of Community Food Systems, through training, active demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance.  The goals of Growing Power are: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.

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McKinley-Washington Auditorium, Avery Research Center

Friday, March 28th, 6:30 pm

The Friends of the Library and the Avery Research Center will welcome Dr. Myers in a discussion of her recent publication, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston, which analyzes how black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of freedom.  Discussing topics such as manumission, work and property ownership, Myers argues that for black women in the Old South, freedom was an experience, not just a fixed legal category.  Emancipation without the ability to improve one’s financial, social, and legal standing was a poor imitation of liberty.  Ultimately, Forging Freedom reveals the ways in which Charleston’s black women overcame significant obstacles in order to craft a freedom of their own design instead of settling for the limited liberties imagined for them by white Southerners.


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Kokanko Santo, Ngoni Artist

Posted by: larsend | March 8, 2014 Comments Off |

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Recital Hall, Simons Center of the Arts

Thursday, March 13th, 7:30 pm

College of Charleston welcomes the songbird from ancient Malian hunters.

Join us for a rare night of music with Kokanko Sata Doumbia – one of Mali’s most prominent Wasulu Songbirds, and the only known female to have mastered the kamelen ngoni (boy’s harp).  Kokanko’s original songs will enchant you.  Her versions of traditional hunters’ songs of the West African Savannah will bring you glimpses of the music which graced the Rice Belt of early America in the 1700′s – from Charleston to New Orleans.

Kokanko was raised as an accompanist musician – playing gourd drums and percussive scrapers for other musicians.  Though coming from a powerful lineage – her father is an honored blacksmith, and her mother a jeli.

For Kokanko is a “Bird of Wasulu” – a songbird from the ancient Malian hunters’ culture – whose job is to offer guidance through music and sing for the well-being of the community.  In the words of Toumani Diabate’s producer Lucy Duran, Kokanko’s work makes public “the voice of hidden women’s discourse (hereditary songsmith) – Kokanko knew no Malian man would teach her more specifically,  how to play the “boy’s harp” – the kamelen ngoni.  (The ngoni came across the Atlantic during the slave trade; its sound eventually transformed to the banjo and blues in the U.S.)  So she built her own, and taught herself how to play.  First learning the traditional songs of her village, praising particular hunters and Allah, Kokanko quickly developed her own style at once tender and unflinching.  These songs are of the strength of women, relationships between the sexes, and the importance of tolerance and understanding.



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