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Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious… Keep Reading

Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak at the Library

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritus, Harvard University will be speaking at the Central Library on February 7th. His presentation entitled “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room, followed by a reception and book signing Professor Darnton is a Rhodes Scholar,… Keep Reading

Japanese Book Binding Workshop Friday

A hands-on workshop for students, library staff and the community will be held at the Central Library Community Room on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 am and 11 am. Each session will last an hour; they are identical in content. The workshop includes two parts: A brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe,… Keep Reading

Health Plus Hold the Stuffing Challenge at Central, November 9

Celebrate good health this holiday season with the Health Plus Hold the Stuffing Challenge. Here is how it works: Weigh in the weeks prior to Thanksgiving (November 7 – 21) and receive healthy holiday recipes and tips to help you celebrate good health. Return for final weigh-in (January 2 – 18). If you maintain your weight… Keep Reading

“Mary’s Monster” kicks off Frankenreads event at Central, October 28

An acclaimed one woman play, written by and starring Maggie Lou Rader, Mary’s Monster kicks off the campus-wide Frankenreads event. Watch the performance Sunday, October 28, at 6:30 in the Community Room at Central Library. On a dark night near the end of her life, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrestles with ghosts: her dead children, her… Keep Reading

The History of Kirkland Hall Topic of New Exhibition

A new exhibition highlighting the history of Kirkland Hall is now on display in the Special Collections Library. Kirkland Hall is the iconic symbol of Vanderbilt University – it’s tall and identifiable presence graces the covers of university publications, football tickets, and many picture frames throughout campus. It stood as the central building on a… Keep Reading

Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you… Keep Reading

Great turnout for voter registration event at Central

On Monday, October 8, several volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters assisted Vanderbilt students and staff with the voting registration process at the Central Library. The turnout was great, and the League representative ended up delivering 28 registration applications to the Davidson County Election Commission today. The volunteers also registered 8 new voters… Keep Reading

Vanderbilt Libraries’ Open Mind Series: Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information

Information is being democratized and diversified. Every cell phone video is a news story, every YouTube account is a classroom. Citizens no longer trust or rely on experts for their information, partially because they can obtain first-hand accounts of the world around them. In the age of untrusted experts and folk-journalism, folk-education, what is the… Keep Reading

Voter registration at Central on Monday, October 8

On Monday, October 8, experienced volunteers from the Nashville League of Women Voters will staff a table in the Central Library main lobby to assist you with the registration process.  More specifically, they will help Tennessee residents with on-line registration on a laptop, and our out-of-state students with an absentee ballot in their state.  They… Keep Reading