What’s Happening in the Libraries October 2019

The Doctor Is In: Home Remedies and Recipes through History
October 2, 4:30 p.m.
Meet Anne Byrn, NY Times bestselling author of 12 books on cooking and baking. Anne’s talk will take place in the Central Library Community Room. A reception will follow featuring a cake recipe adapted from the 1880s and found in Anne’s book, American Cake.

Teresa GrayCurator’s Talk
All Hallows: Witches, Magic and Things that Go Bump
October 3, 3:30 p.m.
Join curator Teresa Gray for a sneak peek at the Vanderbilt Libraries’ Halloween exhibit. Teresa will talk about the literary connection between Frankenstein and Dracula, why Victorian ghost stories are the best, and the 18th century’s fascination with the unseen world.  The talk will also feature books and images from the upcoming exhibit

The Southern Festival of BooksSouthern Festival of Books
October 11-13
Vanderbilt Heard Libraries will host a booth at this year’s Southern Festival of Books where attendees can print a bookmark by hand using a 1930s proof press. The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word℠ is a free, three-day festival on downtown’s Legislative Plaza where readers and writers are offered an opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning.

AADS@50 Reception
October 11
An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 2019. A reception for the AADS@50 exhibit will take place on Friday October 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Special Collections. More

Card Game SpeculationPlaying Cards with Jane Austen: An Evening of Speculation
October 24, 5:00 p.m.
The Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries cordially invite you to
RSVPthis exciting event! Presentation by English Professor Robin Bates followed by playing Speculation, a fun and easy card game popular in the Regency era. Wine and hors d’oeuvre reception in the Community Room of the Central Library. Free and open to the public. Please rsvp to nancy.dwyer@vanderbilt.edu by October 14.

Music Encoding Workshop & Hackathon
Oct. 24-27, 2019
The Music Encoding Initiative is for newcomers and advanced users alike. All are welcome to particpate. There is no charge to attend. Lectures and hands-on encoding practice each day. Registration deadline is Oct. 17. Register at http://bit.ly/vandy-mei. Questions? Email info@music-encoding.org

Exhibitions on Display in October

Food for Health and Wealth: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and
Recipes from the History of Medicine Collections
(August 5—October 20) Central Library (Fourth Floor Lobby)

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the
Present (through October 31) Eskind Biomedical Library

A Sense of Time and Place: The University of Nashville (through Nov. 11), Central Library (Second Floor Gallery)

Symbols and Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (through December 14)

Research Hacks Workshops
Central Library is offering a full range of workshops this fall to help support student and faculty research and academic success. https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/workshops



DISC- Digital ScholarshipDigital Scholarship and Communications
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries support new, interdisciplinary modes of research, discovery, and publication, ranging from geocoding to data citation to open access publishing.For a list of workshops and  working groups:

Save the Date!

November 1, 3:30 p.m.: Curator’s Talk “Black Studies As (A) Movement: Exhibiting Fifty Years of AADS @VUSpecial Collections, Central Library

November 8, 3-5 p.m.: Meet & Greet with Gianna Mosser, director, Vanderbilt University Press. Authors Room, Central Library.November 11: Celebrate Veteran’s Day at Vanderbilt with a showing of the movie “American Medevac” with famed journalist Morton Dean, 5:00 p.m., movie showing; 6:00 p.m. talk with Dean and veterans. Community Room, Central Library. A modern U.S. army field hospital exhibit will be held on the Library Lawn all day.

November 14-15: Paste paper and book binding workshops, Central Library. RSVP for book binding workshop to mary.a.caton@vanderbilt.edu

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