VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion. The event is scheduled for noon… Keep reading

Book Love: Fred Arroyo, MTSU faculty and author

What was your favorite book as a child? Do you reread your favorite books? The library vlog Book Love celebrates reading and how books connect us. This week, Fred Arroyo, author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions, shortlisted for the 2014 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and faculty at MTSU, discusses his favorite books…. Keep reading

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

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