Closing Soon: Fine Press Books Exhibition

Don’t miss seeing From Golden Type to Double Gilt: Fine Press Books at Vanderbilt Libraries, which runs through August 28, 2022, in Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives Library on the second floor of Central. The libraries’ collection of fine binding was formed from a gift in memory of Nettie Hale Rand by her husband,… Keep reading

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March 2 Inclusive Book Group: The Vanishing Half

Join the Inclusive Book Group online for a discussion about Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from noon-1:00 p.m. CT. Advanced registration is required. Register here. The Inclusive Book Group encourages Vanderbilt community members to read beyond their comfort zone and explore new authors and subjects. A limited number of e-book… Keep reading

Vanderbilt’s Cookbook Collection Spans Five Centuries

Celebrate the last week of National Cookbook Month by making an appointment with the History of Medicine Collections to view a cookbook from the 1650’s! Highlights of the collection are handwritten recipe books from the 18th and 19th centuries, and cookbooks by prominent southern and African American writers such as Marion Flexner and Edna Lewis…. Keep reading

Nov. 10 Inclusive Book Group discusses Charles Yu’s “Interior Chinatown”

Join the Inclusive Book Group online for a discussion about Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown on Wednesday, November 10 from noon-1:00 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Register here. The Inclusive Book Group encourages Vanderbilt community members to read beyond their comfort zone and explore new authors and subjects. A limited number of e-book copies are available… Keep reading

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