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Heard Libraries, Women’s Center Book Club: ‘Giovanni’s Room’ Dec. 3

Nov. 20, 2019—Join us as we explore fiction and nonfiction titles with selections focusing on literature, biography and the unfamiliar. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, we’ll discuss "Giovanni’s Room" by James Baldwin.

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Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk

Nov. 4, 2019—Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told a full house of Vanderbilt community members gathered at Central Library on Nov. 1.

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‘All Hallows: Witches, Magic and Things That Go Bump’ exhibit opens

Oct. 29, 2019—An exhibit focused on witchcraft, magic, fantastic beasts, tarot cards and more from Vanderbilt Special Collections is now on display at the Central Library.

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Women’s Center to host conversation with Gloria Steinem Nov. 1

Oct. 11, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, will host Gloria Steinem, an award-winning writer, feminist activist and co-founder of "Ms." magazine, for a conversation on Nov. 1. Tickets for the event are available at the Sarratt Box Office to those with a Vanderbilt ID.

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Listen: Heard Libraries’ cookbooks exhibit showcases historical connection of cooking and medicine

Sep. 25, 2019—The evolution of cookbooks over hundreds of years and their connections to medicine and health are the focus of a new cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Vanderbilt Central Library.

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‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

Apr. 24, 2019—An exhibit on the history of irises at Vanderbilt University and Peabody College is on display at Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through July 2019.

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NEH chair and Vanderbilt alumnus to deliver Howard Lecture

Mar. 27, 2019—Jon Parrish Peede, BS’91, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will deliver the 2018-19 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt's Central Library April 2.

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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for April 4

Mar. 27, 2019—Learn more about internal funding programs and professional development initiatives for faculty during an open house at the Central Library April 4.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein to discuss her book, ‘Janesville: An American Story,’ April 3

Mar. 25, 2019—Please join author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Goldstein and Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Parsley on Wednesday, April 3, for a discussion of Goldstein’s book, "Janesville: An American Story." The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.

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Vanderbilt library spotlights two pioneering alumnae in creative arts

Mar. 19, 2019—The pioneering roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields—Marshall Chapman and Mildred Haun—are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library.

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‘Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville’ opens March 27

Mar. 15, 2019—An exhibition by undergraduate students Sharonda Adams and Eric Asen, who served as Buchanan Library Fellows this spring, explores the history of Peabody College's predecessor. The students will present their findings in Central Library’s Second Floor Gallery on Wednesday, March 27.

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Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak on censorship and literature

Jan. 23, 2019—Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and emeritus director of Harvard’s University Library, will discuss “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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