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They came back to the stacks!

Former VCU Libraries student workers and supervisors enjoy a picnic on the terrace of Cabell Library

Friends Corner: Marni Pilafian

“This ongoing Affordable Course Content effort is keeping more students in their libraries and classrooms rather than working a job to buy the book to stay in that classroom.“ I remember studying with a study group two nights a week my first year of college. The next year, three students in our study group had […]

ConnectWell: free postcards and a note home with Friends of VCU Libraries

Hey Mom! Writing from the library, where I spend all my time. Thanks for your support!! My semester is going ok, but i am not there yet. However, I am not going to give up. I will do my best to make you and myself proud! Hey dad, it’s your future graduate…just a reminder of […]

FUTURES in DC

A VCU libraries group visited the new FUTURES exhibit by the Smithsonian Friday, March 11. A special guided tour was provided by VCU alum Michelle Koppl (BFA ’18/A) who formerly worked at VCU ICA. A group of VCU alumni, library supporters and VCU parents joined us for the tour. FUTURES was an immersive tour featuring […]

Friends Corner: Suzanne Lee

I clearly remember the day in 2018 when I visited the VCU Health Sciences Library and laughed and laughed, and laughed some more. Between laughs, I learned something. “Doc” Al Schalow, B.S., ‘61/P, offered his multi-media, multi-disciplinary presentation: “The Medicine Wagon Show: Patent Medicines and Miracle Cures of Yesterday and Today”. “Doc” Schalow offered a […]

March Madness Meet-up in D.C.

Join VCU Libraries for a special tour of the new Smithsonian exhibit, Futures. Billed as part exhibition, part festival, FUTURES presents nearly 32,000 square feet of new immersive site-specific art installations and so much more.  Once we have explored Futures, we will see the #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit – a monumental exhibit of 120 3-D […]

Save the Date: April 28 is VCU Giving Day

VCU Giving Day is Virginia Commonwealth University’s inaugural day of giving. VCU Giving Day is a day for everyone who loves VCU to join together to combine their support and maximize impact. The first VCU Giving Day will take place on Thursday, April 28, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. EST. During this 24-hour blitz filled […]

More than just a donor wall

Each plaque tells a story of giving. This is more than just a wall of names . . . Every plaque on the VCU Libraries donor wall has a story behind it, a reason for the gift. Some people gave so future generations of students will have appropriate facilities and materials for study, other donors […]

Meet our Friends Board

What does VCU Libraries mean to you? “Libraries must evolve to be more than just places that serve scholars seeking to absorb and consume. They need to be inclusive community spaces that enable creative expression and amplify engagement.” New Friends of VCU Libraries Board member Kenneth Warren Foster (B.F.A. ’01/A) is excited about the future […]

‘Luster’ is the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club reading for November

Join us on Sunday November 14 at 2 p.m. at Cabell Library for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club. “Luster” by Raven Leilani, is the Cabell First Novelist winner for 2021. From the publisher’s website: “No one wants what no one wants.And how do we even know what we want? How do we know […]

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