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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

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Franz Rosenzweig and His ‘Star’

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Franz Rosenzweig and His ‘Star’ Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) numbers among the most significant Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. He wrote… Keep Reading

Flag Ceremony Location Change

Due to inclement weather, the historic flag ceremony will take place in the Central Library Community Room.  Please join us as we honor the flag and our veterans and enjoy red, white and blue cookies.

GIS Day(s)

The Libraries is pleased to announce GIS Day(s) coming this November 14-16. In coordination with International GIS Day, Vanderbilt University is hosting three days of keynote speakers, hands-on training opportunities, and even a drone mapping project. Join VU to celebrate all things Geographic Information Systems (GIS) November 14-16, in various locations across campus. The Vanderbilt… 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

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Fit to Print in Nashville: Nashville Journalists

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Fit to Print in Nashville: Nashville Journalists Since 1907, two primary newspapers—each with their own political bent—have recorded Nashville’s history: the… Keep Reading

On Writing Panel: New Media, Multimodal Scholarship, and Becoming Crafty Digital Writers

New Media, Multimodal Scholarship, and Becoming Crafty Digital Writers Multimodal digital projects have been increasingly integrated in curriculums across the university. This panel will explore how to cultivate skills associated with their composition. Please join us for a conversation with Derek Bruff (Director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching), Melissa Mallon (Director of Peabody… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Delineations of Devilry: Defining Demons and Witches 1500-1800 (October 31)

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Delineations of Devilry: Defining Demons and Witches 1500-1800 Just in time for Halloween, join us for a conversation with curator Rachel… Keep Reading