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Celebrating 100 Years of Peabody Library

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Contact Karen Swoopes, Peabody Library Administrative Assistant or  Melissa Mallon, Peabody Library Director.

Peabody Through The Years

Special Events

All Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff, and particularly Peabody alumni are invited to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Peabody Library. Watch the space below for additional details about our special events. 

100th Birthday PartySeptember 26, 1:00-2:30 pm (Fireside Reading Room, 1st Floor)

  • Join us for a casual, drop-in celebration with cake & refreshments. Library tours will be available on request.
Centennial Reception – October 17, 4:00-6:00 pm (Grand Reading Room, 2nd Floor)
  • This catered reception will feature champagne and refreshments, and is a chance to celebrate the historic nature of this Carnegie Library.
Tree Talk & Walk  – November 1, Noon-1 pm (Fireside Reading Room, 1st Floor/Peabody Esplanade)
  • Join us for an engaging talk given by Steve Baskauf (Vanderbilt Libraries & Vanderbilt University Arboretum) to discuss the evolution of the magnificent trees on the Esplanade, followed by a walk around the Peabody College grounds. Light refreshments are provided.

A Peabody Library 100th Anniversary Event with Tipper Gore  – November 8, 4:00-5:30 pm (Grand Reading Room, 2nd Floor)

  • Please join the Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries in celebrating the Peabody Library 100th Anniversary with remarks by Tipper Gore, Peabody College alumna, activist, author, photographer, and former second lady of the United States.

    Remarks will begin around 4:15 pm and the event will conclude with a reception in Peabody Library's Grand Reading Room.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – March 18, Noon-3 pm (Peabody Learning Commons, Room 304)
  • This event provides the community with the chance to contribute to the public good by editing Wikipedia entries featuring the women of Peabody (coincides with Women’s History Month). Lunch will be provided.