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Congratulations Peabody Library!

Congratulations to Peabody Library for winning the statewide Tennessee Library Association Banned Books Week display competition for their exhibit.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt’s Historic Flag

Thanks to everyone who participated in the flag ceremony in Central Library’s Community Room.  Special thanks go to Provost Wente, Col. Dustin Mitchell, Brandon Hulette, Sergeant Kotz and everyone from Vanderbilt ROTC. We will post the video of the ceremony once the recording is ready, but in the meantime, have been asked to share this… Keep Reading

Provost’s Collection Initiative: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Alban Trilogy

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has acquired a beautiful bound volume by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), containing three monographs on ancient monuments in the Alban Hills near Rome: Descrizione e disegno dell’emissario del Lago Albano (Description and Design of the Emissarium of Lake Albano), 1762; Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla riva del… Keep Reading

Flag Ceremony Location Change

Due to inclement weather, the historic flag ceremony will take place in the Central Library Community Room.  Please join us as we honor the flag and our veterans and enjoy red, white and blue cookies.

Resource Spotlight: Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent makes patent searching easy using the Web of Science search platform. This database covers patents and patent applications from every major patent issuing agency in the world back to 1963. Each patent has an abstract and rewritten title (both in English language) to enable natural language searching.  Where available, there are links from each… Keep Reading

Squishy Circuits and Makey Makey at Featheringill Hall

This week, Honora Eskridge and Amy Corbitt visited Featheringill Hall to showcase some fun projects created using maker kits.  Students got to view and interact with: a light up snail made from Squishy Circuits, a siren made from Snap Circuits, and a Pac Man game controller using Makey Makey and playdough.  Various maker kits are… Keep Reading

Memorizing the Future: John Gerrard Lecture, Dublin: Art Executable

October 4, 2018 Lecture, Community Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm Reception, 7:00pm, Library Lobby The public is invited to attend a lecture by artist John Gerrard as part of the international conference, “Memorizing the Future:  Collecting in the 21st Century,” sponsored by Vanderbilt University and University of California Riverside. The conference’s goal is to lay the foundation for a… Keep Reading