Wednesday, Aug. 4, Noon – 1 p.m. Inclusive Book Group Discussion: When Breath Becomes Air

The campus reading selection When Breath becomes Air is the first of four Inclusive Book Group selections for 2021-2022.  See the MyVU announcement here. If you have not already, Register Here to join the discussion. Wednesday, August 4, Noon – 1 p.m. You can find limited e-book copies available through Central Library’s service desk. Excerpted… Keep reading

July 22 Inclusive Book Group features Alice Randall, author of Black Bottom Saints

The Vanderbilt community is invited to an Inclusive Book Group talk with Alice Randall, author of Black Bottom Saints, July 22 at 12:00 noon. Advanced registration is required using your Vanderbilt email address. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with information for joining the meeting. A limited number of books are available. Email… Keep reading

2021-2022 Inclusive Book Group Discussions

Read these thought provoking works and plan to join the Inclusive Book Group online throughout the year to discuss these books When Breath Becomes Air, Interior Chinatown, The Vanishing Half and Hamnet. You can find limited e-book copies available through Central Library’s service desk. Please register separately for each discussion. When Breath Becomes Air by… Keep reading

Inclusive Book Group discusses Madeline Miller’s Circe

Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Noon – 1 p.m. CT, Wednesday, May 5, to discuss Madeline Miller’s Circe. The virtual gathering is hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The Inclusive Book Group welcomes all interested individuals, and encourages Vanderbilt community members to read beyond their… Keep reading

Reminder: John Donelson Panel Discussion, Voyage of the Adventure Today at Noon

Vanderbilt’s libraries, the Vanderbilt University Press, and Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation are teaming up to offer two zoom webinars in the month of April on the legacy of John Donelson and James Robertson. We hope you will register to be part of these discussions. For more information, contact ACE@vanderbilt.edu. April 9,… Keep reading

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Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book | Two-Part Series: Fridays 3/26 and 4/2, Noon–1 p.m. CT

Print & Paper from Home: Build a Commonplace Book Two-Part Series: Fridays 3/26 & 4/2   |   Noon–1 p.m. CT Have you ever wondered how sheets of paper become a book? In this two-part series, participants will make and decorate a Commonplace Book.  We will fold a signature (a set of blank pages), bind… Keep reading

RBdigital is now Overdrive

The Library’s digital content in RBdigital has migrated to the Overdrive platform. You will be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great ebooks and audiobooks via the Overdrive website or their Libby app.   Books that you checked out in RBdigital will be available through the remainder of your loan, so you can… Keep reading

Makenzy Orcel Discusses his first Novel February 16 at 11:00am

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fall in love with the moving images of television, the romance of a novel, and the dreams of escape. In… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century

Books through the Ages: Genre in the Nineteenth Century | Apply Here What was the last book you got lost in? In the nineteenth century, people read potboilers for pleasure, consulted almanacs about weather, and learned how to manage their households and businesses from monthly magazines. Nineteenth-century innovations in book making and printing changed the… Keep reading

Buchanan Library Fellowship: From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections

From Golden Type to Wild Waves: Fine Press Books in Vanderbilt Special Collections | Apply Here William Morris used the most up-to-date nineteenth-century technology—photography—to create handmade replicas of Medieval romances and epic poems. Morris’ designers and artists at Kelsmcott Press produced fine press work and intricate designs. His works drove Aesthetic Movement design and influenced… Keep reading