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2018-19 Events

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences Open House

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences Open House

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and online. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, participate in a scavenger hunt, tour the facility and see our collaborative spaces. Learn about our 3D and poster printing services and much more.

Library Fest

Library Fest

Are you an incoming student? Get to know VCU Libraries and other resources around the university during VCU Welcome Week. Register your laptop, tour Cabell Library, meet key staff and enter to win big prizes.

THATCamp New Souths 2018

THATCamp New Souths 2018

This unconference at Cabell Library focuses on the intersection and sharing of technology, history, storytelling and hidden voices.

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Intro to Game Design

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Intro to Game Design

The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department presents Wednesdays in the Workshop. The equipment and spaces in the Workshop are free and open to all members of the VCU community. Stop by each Wednesday for hands-on demonstrations of the proper usage of resources, services and workspaces. All Wednesdays in the Workshop run from 3 to 4 p.m. and are held in the Workshop in the lower level of Cabell Library unless otherwise noted.

Tech Tuesdays: Podcasting I

Tech Tuesdays: Podcasting I

The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department invites the VCU community to Tech Tuesdays at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Stop by on select Tuesdays for hands-on demonstrations of library technology resources, services and workspaces. All Tech Tuesdays run from noon to 1 p.m. and are held in Tompkins-McCaw Lecture Room.

The Evolution of the First Amendment Right to Protest

The Evolution of the First Amendment Right to Protest

In recognition of Constitution Day, political scientist John Augenbaugh, Ph.D., and historian John Kneebone, Ph.D., discuss the clauses of the first amendment that guarantee U.S. citizens the rights to assemble and to present their grievances to the government.

Real Life Film Series: Clínica de Migrantes

Real Life Film Series: Clínica de Migrantes

Students, faculty, staff and health professionals are invited to screenings of engaging documentaries on health science topics followed by discussions about how the subject matter relates to current work at VCU and impacts global health. Speakers with expertise in the film's topic lead the group in lively discussion about the science and issues explored in the film.

Advance Your Research

Advance Your Research

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 how research grants work, project management, graphing and data visualization and online professional identity.

Levis Reading Prize Night

Levis Reading Prize Night

Kaveh Akbar, winner of the 2018 Levis Reading Prize for Calling a Wolf a Wolf, reads from his 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.

Sanger Series: Going Viral: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Sanger Series: Going Viral: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

In 2018, the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Sanger Series lectures explore the deadly pandemic, the valiant search for the virus that caused it and the ways it changed medicine and our world. Reporter Gina Kolata explores the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale

The book sale offers a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children's books, art books, comics, audio books, CDs, DVDs and more.

Questioning Cinema Film Series: The Manchurian Candidate

Questioning Cinema Film Series: The Manchurian Candidate

Students, faculty, staff and the greater community are invited to screenings of landmark films in recent cinema history that tackle challenging themes in the humanities, arts and sciences. The films will be followed by a short discussion on the overall themes and subject matter of each film. Popcorn and beverages will be provided at each screening.

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

Hernán Diaz, winner of the 2018 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for In the Distance, reads from his book. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception, book sale and signing.

Transcribathon

Transcribathon

The Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project proudly presents a transcribathon here in James Branch Cabell Library. "A transcriba...what?" you may ask. At the transcribathon, people get together to transcribe and encode handwritten Early Modern documents. The purpose of the event is to help the Folger Shakespeare Library make clean transcriptions of its documents so that the documents are more readable and thus more usable for researchers and students around the globe.

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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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