Want a change of pace? Our hefty events schedule will put a spring in your step!

The Library hosts hundreds of events every year — movie nights, craft projects, introductions to research, programming classes, and much, much more.

See a full list here, and check out some highlights below!

Women in Technology Speaker Series

Register to hear Dr. Andrea Tejedor talk about her non-traditional path to working in educational technology. Dr. Tejedor is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology at the New York Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District. February 26, 1:30 p.m.

Join us as Olivia Seow shares her interest in creative applications of machine learning and human-computer interaction. Seow is an engineer, entrepreneur, and graduate student at MIT. April 16, 1:30 p.m.

Library workshops cover broad ground""

From tech sessions about tools like Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Arduino, and Python, to fantastically-useful research tools like Zotero and GitHub, Library workshops are open to all members of UVA’s community and we guarantee you’ll learn something useful!

See a full list: https://cal.lib.virginia.edu/calendar/events

RMC Creative Challenges

Join us for monthly challenges to develop skills in audiovisual production, 3D modeling and printing, and AR/VR technology. You will develop a set of professional-looking projects to add to your portfolio, get digital badges for participation, and other prizes.

Challenges take place in February, March, and April, and the first challenge makes it easy to create your own animated motion graphic! Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/rmccreative

Celebrating Liberation and Freedom Day

On March 3, the Nau Center’s Caroline Janney, Will Kurtz, and Ervin Jordan will take part in a virtual event celebrating Liberation and Freedom Day. Sign up to join and learn more about local Black history during the Civil War period.

Read along for Black History Month

Colorful cover of Black Bottom Saints by Alice RandallFor Black History Month, the UVA Office of African-American Affairs chose a book, “Black Bottom Saints” by Alice Randall, to serve as the foundation of their programming.

Later in February, the OAAA will host a Q+A with the curator of the Black Bottom Saints Playlist (available for free streaming on Spotify); and Alice Randall will present a keynote about the women Saints in her book. Read about this programming and more from the Office of African-American Affairs.

In case you missed it…

In January, Albemarle County hosted a virtual presentation and question-and-answer session about the time capsule unearthed in September 2020 when the “At Ready” Statue was removed from the grounds of Court Square in Albemarle County. The presentation covers the recovery of the time capsule, including conservation efforts; the materials in the capsule and associated materials in special collections; and how the items might be used in future pedagogy. Watch “Preserving Harmful Histories” now.

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