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
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
What was your favorite book as a child? Has it stayed important to you as you reread it? Do you travel with a copy of your favorite novel? The library vlog Book Love celebrates reading and how books connect us. Clips of interviews with colleagues, students, faculty and visiting speakers about their favorite books will… Keep reading
A new episode of Chris Benda’s Authorial Intentions podcast is available, featuring an interview with Professor Jaco Hamman about his book, The Millennial Narrative: Sharing a Good Life with the Next Generation. More interviews are available on the Authorial Intentions site on SoundCloud.
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
Please check out these programs, lectures and workshops taking place in the libraries in February2019.
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
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
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
For highlights about the Libraries’ activities and events for Winter/Spring 2018, enjoy our Quarterly Report. QR-VUL-2018-Winter-Spring.pdf