The Hollings Library is normally closed on the weekends although we do open for periodic “Open Gallery” weekends. On October 5 & 6 we were privileged to welcome students and their families for Parents’ Weekend. Exhibits on display spotlighted material from USC’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), Moving Images Research Collection (MIRC), and of course SCPC.
We saw a large number of people come through, probably close to one hundred for both days. They were able to ask us questions and take a look at our current exhibits: Turning a Crisis into an Opportunity: Integration of Higher Education in South Carolina; Wreaking Havoc: The Art of the Political Cartoonist (which includes the hood of a car that was used as a cartoonists’ canvas!); and our semi-permanent exhibit that serves as a showcase for the variety of our collections.
The next Open Gallery is this Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the community. We invite everyone to come and see our beautiful state-of-the-art building and what we have on display!