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Vanderbilt Libraries to Host Second Annual Edible Books Festival

The campus and community are invited to join us for the second festival on April 1st to experience the delightful collision of books and food. “Last year’s entries were extremely clever. The libraries are glad to again be part of this global celebration of books and food,” said University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Those interested in… Keep Reading

RBDigital

Vanderbilt Libraries endeavors to offer the most up-to-date services to our patrons. As a result, our physical audiobook collection has been superseded by RBDigital, a streaming audiobook platform. You can stream the latest best-seller or a literary classic to your device without ever entering the library. First-time users will need to register for an account… Keep Reading

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

Happy Book Lovers’ Day

A cottage industry of book-related news reminds us that books are dying, or dead, or on life support. But as librarians, we know that’s not the whole story. On National Book Lovers’ Day, let’s look at loving books and re-reading them.  As children, learning to read opens doors for us.  Laura Miller thinks “the first… Keep Reading

Opportunity NOW Students in Special Collections

Friday, July 13th, was a great day for Special Collections as we celebrated the successful completion of another year’s work with Opportunity NOW, the Nashville program that gets high school students working at local companies across Davidson County.  Our students, Rana Naeim and Kena Cheatham toiled away in the Preservation Office and in Special Collections cleaning,… Keep Reading

Take a Bite out of a Book

The International Edible Book Festival has been held annually since 2000 in countries around the world, and now Vanderbilt is joining in for the first time! Vanderbilt community members are welcome to submit their most creative—and edible!—literary work of art on Monday, April 2. Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite… Keep Reading

Passover Exhibit in the Library

Vanderbilt Libraries welcome a new acquisition: The first edition of the Amsterdam Haggadah (1695) A special exhibition at the Central Library titled “Why is this Book different from any other?”  celebrates the recent acquisition of a rare guide to the Passover Seder.  The Amsterdam Haggadah of 1695 is the first Haggadah illustrated with engravings instead… Keep Reading

Scott Ellsworth

This spring the Wild Bunch sponsors a talk and book signing with historian Scott Ellsworth from University of Michigan. His book The Secret Game (2015) brings to light an important, nearly-forgotten story about WWII, the New South, and basketball. Focusing on a game played in Durham, NC, Ellsworth describes the lives of black and white… Keep Reading