Center Announces Fall/Winter Speaker Series

The South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press, is pleased to announce its fall/winter 2013-2014 author line up.

The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 18 - Patricia Moore-Pastides, Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life. This second book by USC's First Lady teaches novice gardeners and cooks how to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, October 17 - John Cely, Cowasee Basin: The Green Heart of South Carolina. The Cowasee Basin, located along the Congaree, Wateree, and Upper Santee Rivers, features some of the most significant biological, historical, and cultural resources in North America.

Friday, November 22 - Mary Whyte and Martha Severens, More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte. An intimate look into the life and inspiring work of a renowned watercolorist.

Thursday, December 12 - Palmer "Satch" Krantz and Monique Jacobs, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Forty Wild Years. A fortieth anniversary celebration of this award-winning zoo and botanical garden in South Carolina.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - James L. Underwood, Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. The definitive examination of the true story of an epic South Carolina murder trial that shocked the nation.

Books will be available for purchase and autographing. All programs will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the South Carolina State Library located at 1500 Senate St., Columbia. Speaker @ the Center is FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning more about South Carolina.

The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina Affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a cooperative project of the South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, and The Humanities CouncilSC.

Upcoming Event

Photo of Queen Quet

Queen Quet and her Children's Books

June 29, 2024, 11:00 AM

Join us at the South Carolina Center for the Book for an author talk featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation , as she returns to the South Carolina State Library in Columbia, SC, in celebration of Black Music Month and her children's books. Queen Quet will present from her children's books and engage everyone in an interactive Gullah/Geechee presentation. A book signing will follow.