Daniel Library Friends Book and Lecture Series kicks off Sept. 14
Join The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends for an exciting fall series of lectures that will take you from the Lowcountry’s rice fields to the battlefield with guest speakers that include a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
The Daniel Library Friends’ book and lecture series was created in 1996 and is credited with bringing many noted authors and lecturers to the Charleston area. All lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 on The Citadel campus.
“I am especially thrilled that the Library Friends is hosting retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient,” said Angie LeClercq, director of the Daniel Library. “Gen Livingston’s new memoir “Noble Warrior” is a moving account of a courageous warrior's life.”
Wars of our past kick off the fall book and lecture series, which then concludes with a look at the South Carolina landscape through art. Here is the complete schedule for the fall semester:
Sept. 14 – Nancy Lynch, “Honoring our Vietnam Heroes”
Lynch, author of bestselling “Viet Nam Mailbag” will tell stories of our soldiers’ courage, providing an unprecedented window on the “forgotten” war. Book signing to follow lecture.
Sept. 28 – Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC retired, and author Colin D. Heaton, “Noble Warrior”
Livingston received the Medal of Honor for his role at Dai Do, Vietnam, where his 800 Marines victoriously fought back 10,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars. Book signing to follow lecture.
Oct. 12 – Robert Kapsch, Historic Canals and Waterways in South Carolina”
Kapsch will describe the building of the Santee Canal, the first transportation revolution in the Palmetto State. Book signing to follow lecture.
Oct. 26 – Dwight McInvaill, “The Artist and the Ensign”
McInvaill will show Miss Alice Ravenel Huger Smith’s water colors of the South Carolina Lowcountry revealing a bucolic, sun-drenched landscape that is a memory of bygone times.
Nov. 9 – Travis Folk, “Preserving the South Carolina Landscape Today”
Folk will tell the story of the preservation and conservation of South Carolina’s Lowcountry rice fields.
Nov. 16 – Angie LeClercq, “Enjoying the English Countryside in May”
LeClercq will provide a flower filled visit to Stourhead, Exbury, Sheffield Park, Buscot Park, Mapperton Garden, Barrington Court and a few other choice garden destinations.
Dec. 7 -- Author Alexander Moore, “Miss Anna Heyward Taylor”
Moore will present an illustrated talk that reveals the beautiful South Carolina landscape through the painterly eyes of Miss Anna Heyward Taylor’s woodcuts and water colors. Book signing to follow lecture.
For more information about The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends Book and Lecture Series call 843.953.7691.