Category results for: Friends of VCU Libraries

Communication arts student wins 2024 Friends design contest

Tess Versprille is the winner of the fifth annual Friends of VCU Libraries Design Contest, which accepted submissions from current students and recent alumni. Versprille, a rising sophomore communication arts major, received a $500 prize.  The design will be used on T-shirts sold to support VCU Libraries. “This artwork beautifully illustrates how engaging with the library […]

Thank you, Giving Day donors!

Virginia Commonwealth University’s third annual Giving Day on April 24 united the VCU community in support of more than 70 initiatives across both campuses. By the end of the day, 5,313 VCU friends from around the world made 5,286 gifts and raised more than $16.8 million. “Giving Day is just one of the many ways […]

Read with us! FOL Book Club discusses Tess Gunty’s ‘The Rabbit Hutch’

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club meets on Sunday, Nov. 12 to discuss National Book Award winning author Tess Gunty’s The Rabbit Hutch. Free and open to all. The Rabbit Hutch will be discussed in conjunction with the 2023 First Novelist Award Night happening at James Branch Cabell Library on Nov. 13 featuring award recipient Tess Gunty. More about the […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ on April 30

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the Cabell Library to discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. This 2022 publication has appeared for 44 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list as well as being included on many lists of best books for the […]

Save the date: Opening art show reception April 7 at Health Sciences Library

A fresh group of works by alumnus artist Nickolai Walko will be exhibited at the Health Sciences Library this semester. An events page with details will soon be posted. Friends of VCU Libraries and other library and arts supporters are welcome to attend the opening reception April 7.

Support students at the Rising Scholars fundraising luncheon June 1

The Rising Scholars award program returns this spring and features author David Baldacci. Save the date for the 10th Anniversary of the Friends of VCU Libraries Rising Scholars Author Luncheon to be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at noon, featuring author David Baldacci and honored guest VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. Previously known as […]

Join author Bonnie Newman Davis for a community zoom about Black women journalists

Bonnie Newman Davis is the author of “Truth Tellers: The Power and Presence of Black Women Journalists Since 1960” Bonnie Newman Davis — journalist, professor, managing editor of the Richmond Free Press, and author — will present a VCU Libraries Community Zoom on Thursday, February 13, 2023. Her newly published book presents biographies of key […]

Author Robin Farmer joins the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss ” Malcolm and Me” on January 29th

Open to all, the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will discuss Malcolm and Me by Richmond writer, Robin Farmer. The author will join the discussion at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 at the Cabell Library. We will meet in the Mapp Room on the 4th floor. You may join via Zoom, if preferred. […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to Discuss “The Final Revival of Opal and Nev”

Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, December 4th to discuss The Final Revival of Opal & Nev,. Dawnie Walton’s debut novel is the winner of the 2022 Cabell First Novelist Award which honors an outstanding debut novel published during the preceding calendar year. The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, follows […]

Rising Scholars celebration

VCU Libraries celebrated Rising Scholars award winners at reception. Congratulations to the more than 40 high school Rising Scholars recipients from last year! High school guidance counselors nominated one high school junior from each school to receive this award. Each student received a certificate and book at their high school award ceremony. Additionally, if Rising […]

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