Central Library Archives
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.
Nov. 28, 2018—The stairs and walkway connecting 21st Avenue South to campus between the Central Library and School of Nursing will be closed beginning Thursday, Nov. 28, so that the walkway can be replaced. The work is expected to take several weeks.
Oct. 18, 2018—The Friends of Vanderbilt's Libraries will host their own version of "Antiques Roadshow," where the public can bring everything from antique papers to modern-day novels for evaluation Nov. 7.
Aug. 27, 2018—Danielle Allen, a political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture Thursday, Aug. 30.
Aug. 21, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, featuring documents, books, photos, newspaper articles and oral histories about women's experiences on campus in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
Jul. 11, 2018—"Vandy Goes to War," an exhibition highlighting the dramatic effects of two world wars on Vanderbilt's campus, is on display in the Central Library lobby through Reunion/Homecoming weekend.
Mar. 23, 2018—A special exhibition at the Central Library from March 29 through April 8 celebrates the recent acquisition of a rare guide to the Passover Seder.
Mar. 23, 2018—The Friends of Vanderbilt's Libraries will host an evening exploration into the card game of whist March 27.
Mar. 20, 2018—Author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture presented by Asian Studies.
Mar. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt's inaugural Edible Books Festival, where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways, is scheduled for Monday, April 2, in the Central Library Community Room.
Mar. 7, 2018—Danielle Allen, a Harvard political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture on March 13.