VCU Libraries sponsors many educational and literary events. All events are free and open to the public. To join our mailing list and receive information about upcoming events, please contact Antonia Vassar at (804) 827-1165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive email announcements, we invite you to join the Friends of the Library.
To attend events
For events on the Monroe Park campus, parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. On the MCV campus, parking is available in the 8th Street parking deck. Doors generally open 30 minutes before a program begins. Seating is first-come, first-served. For additional information or special accomodations, call events coordinator Gregory G. Kimbrell at (804) 828-0593.
Find previous years' events in the events archive.
Faedah Totah, associate professor of political science, talks about her new book, Preserving the Old City of Damascus (Syracuse University Press, 2014). One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and a major cultural and religious center, Damascus is a repository of numerous civilizations, ancient and modern, that embody the collective national, as well as Arab/Islamic, memory. Although a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the Old City attracted the interest of investors only toward the end of the last century.
A day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. Topics include research poster design, science/arts collaboration, authors' rights, networking and research tips and tricks.
Sandra Lim, winner of the 2015 Levis Reading Prize for The Wilderness, reads from her book and then participates in a question-and-answer session with the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.
Tompkins-McCaw Library presents a new exhibit on MCV's Base Hospital 45, in service of France during World War I. This unit of health-care workers was formed in 1917 and commanded by Dr. Stuart McGuire, who at the time was dean of the Medical College of Virginia. The unit was deployed to France in July 1918 and worked out of a converted infantry barracks in Toul, roughly eight miles from the front lines. The hospital treated 17,438 casualties, although only 350 lives were lost. The exhibit features artifacts from the library's Special Collections and Archives department.