Daniel Library Friends kick off 13th year with fundraising goal
To celebrate its 13th year The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends will donate all contributions to its fall books and lecture series to the Daniel Library renovation project, adding to a $1.6 million gift from Bill (’65) and Lyndra Daniel of Birmingham, Ala.
The renovation will add elegance and atmosphere to the library, and cure some long-standing functional problems,” said Library Director Angie LeClercq. “Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Daniels and the Daniel Foundation, we begin this process with nearly half our goal of $3.4 million already in hand. “
Built in 1960s, the Daniel Library and is named after the late Charles E. Daniel, Class of 1918, and the late R. Hugh Daniel, Class of 1929, both lifelong benefactors of the college.
“At The Citadel, developing principled leaders is our goal, and knowledge is the key ingredient in the creation of leaders with a secure and informed knowledge base,” LeClercq said.
The theme for the fall semester book and lecture series is “Heroes and Spies.” All lectures are free and open to the public and are held at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 at The Citadel:
- Sept. 8: “The Post 9/11 Super Hero in Film.”
- Citadel Professor Sean Heuston will use contemporary film heroes to investigate the national psyche.
- Sept. 22: “Classic Gardens, Challenging Conditions.” LeClercq will explore gardens, worldwide that successfully cope with the challenges of wind, water, terrain, soil, sun, and money.
- Oct. 13: “A Hero Goes to War.” Novelist Del Staecker, Class of 1972, will tell stories from memories of World War II. Staecker will sign copies of “The Lady Gangster, A Sailor’s Memory.”
- Oct. 27: “China after Nixon and Kissinger.” College of Charleston Professor Guoli Liu will discuss a revolution in transition.
- Nov. 10: “Lady Spies.” Gene Poteat, a Charleston Mercury contributor, will tell stories of daring do and espionage in long silk stockings.
- Dec. 1: “Fritz Hollings as a Transformative Force in S.C. History.” Historians Jack Bass and Scott Poole talk about their new book, “The Palmetto State.” Book signing to follow.
For more information call 843.953.7691.