What’s Happening in November at the Libraries

Tree Talk & Walk: Peabody Campus November 1, Noon-1:00 p.m. Join us for an engaging talk given by Steve Baskauf (Vanderbilt Libraries & Vanderbilt University Arboretum) to discuss the evolution of the magnificent trees on the esplanade, followed by a walk around the Peabody College grounds. Light refreshments are provided. Meet in the Peabody Library,… Keep reading

Exhibit Opening: All Hallows: Witches, Magic, and Things That Go Bump

Halloween is a holiday traditionally celebrated each year on October 31.  The tradition dates to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.   The Celtic new year began on November 1st, and October 31st was viewed as the dividing line between the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter.  On the evening before the… Keep reading

Paste Paper & Bookmaking Workshops

Do you remember how finger painting was so much fun? If you like making art that’s expressive and want some messy zen in your day, come to the paste paper workshop November 14th. You’ll work with mixed acrylics and paste using a decorating technique that’s hundreds of years old. You will make several examples of… Keep reading

Music Encoding Initiative enables new forms of digital musicology

Global leaders of the Music Encoding Initiative—which provides guidelines and tools for encoding music notation in computational form—joined experienced practitioners and newcomers to the process for a cross-disciplinary workshop and hackathon on campus Oct. 24-27. Joy H. Calico, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Musicology and professor of German studies, and Clifford Anderson, associate university librarian for research and… Keep reading

Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Oct 9

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contributions of self-identifying women to science, technology, engineering, and math. So to celebrate their achievements, Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are gathering at the Wond’ry on Tuesday October 9th to share their work on Wikipedia’s pages. While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries October 2019

The Doctor Is In: Home Remedies and Recipes through History October 2, 4:30 p.m. Meet Anne Byrn, NY Times bestselling author of 12 books on cooking and baking. Anne’s talk will take place in the Central Library Community Room. A reception will follow featuring a cake recipe adapted from the 1880s and found in Anne’s… Keep reading

Library Events-October 2019

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present

This September,  Vanderbilt’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library presents Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present, an exhibition that is part of a collaborative year-long initiative with Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, and the Royal College of Physicians, London, among others. This international series of exhibitions explores… Keep reading

Opportunity NOW Students Intern at the Wilson Music Library

By Sara Manus For the third year, the Vanderbilt University Libraries hosted student interns from the Opportunity NOW program. Sponsored by the Nashville mayor’s office, Opportunity NOW is a youth employment initiative designed for youth aged 14-24. The Wilson Music Library was delighted to host Dedar Himeidi and Bella Landrum as interns in June and… Keep reading