Showing posts with label Library Exhibit Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Library Exhibit Events. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The TMC Library Exhibit and Event

Exhibit:            June 23rd - July 19, 2014
Where:             TMC Library first floor

The traveling exhibit "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War" from the National Library of Medicine, focuses on disabled veterans an their role as symbols of the fractured nation. Of the 3 million soldiers who fought in the civil war, more than half a million died, and as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs.

Free Lecture:   July 10, 2014
Where:              TMC Library first floor
Time:                 12:00 pm (noon)
Speaker:            Adrian Melissinos, PhD
                           UT Health Guest Lecturer
                           Board Member, Friends of the TMC Library
                           Partners, UT Health School of Nursing

Topic:  Come hear the remarkable story of Franklin Thompson, who joined the Union army and served behind enemy lines – all as a WOMAN DISGUISED AS A MAN. Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye was born in Canada, and after the war, lived in La Porte and is now buried in Washington Cemetery (next to Glenwood) made possible through the efforts of the Grand Army of the Republic. How did this Canadian woman end up in Houston?

Come hear how this Canadian woman fought, nursed, spied, and survived the worst conflict in American history.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Free Shakespeare Event at the TMC Library

William Shakespeare, 1963
By permission of the
Folger Shakespeare Library
The TMC Library is hosting a free Shakespeare event on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at The Texas Medical Center Library

The Shepherd School Crumhorn Collective musical ensemble will delight the audience with a musical performance of Renaissance wind music and an introduction of the unique musical instruments used during medieval times. Additionally, The Barony of Stargate, a local chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) will be on-site with a display of medieval weapons and clothing from that time period.

The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Victorian Madness and Women Lecture

Helena Michie, PhD
Join us on June 15, 2011 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Texas Medical Center Library for a lecture on Victorian Madness and Women by Helena Michie, PhD., Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities at Rice University.

The author of numerous books, Dr. Michie has published articles on feminist theory and Victorian literature and has been an NEH and Guggenheim fellow. She is the co-editor, with Ronald Thomas, of the essay collection Nineteenth-Century Geographies: The Transformation of Space from the Victorian Age to the American Century (Rutgers UP 2002). Professor Michie teaches courses in feminist theory, literary theory, and Victorian literature and culture.

Professor Michie teaches courses in feminist theory, literary theory and Victorian literature and culture. She also holds classes and workshops on professional writing.

RSVP is required for this free event. Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP for the lecture, please go to:

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (Taught by the NN/LM SCR)
Wed, June 15, 2011 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Responding to mental health reference questions is challenging for even the most experienced librarian. In this class, participants will learn the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches to handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include bibliotherapy, assessment/testing, and the future of mental health. This class will increase your skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public. MLA CE accredited class. For more information, call 713-799-7880.

Taught by: Karen Vargas, MLS, Consumer Health Coordinator - NNLM/SCR
Phone: 713.799.7198

Register Here

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