Events & Classes

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library features a variety of events, workshops, and more. The library often partners with other units on campus to offer these programs. For more information, contact the library. Below is a list of upcoming events and classes.

  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Maya Angelou’s autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", Special Collections & Archives will host an exhibit featuring materials from Maya Angelou’s Film and Theater Collection held at Wake Forest University.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    An Afternoon of Poetry and Remembrances of Archie Ammons With Ed and Emily Wilson 3:00-5:00 pm Special Collections & Collections Research Room, Room 625, ZSR Library,
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Join us for this fun and engaging workshop to learn about how to protect your computer and your data here at Wake Forest University and at home. Topics covered in this class include: Physical technology security basics Data security basics Working with personally identifiable information How to protect yourself and others And more! We look forward to seeing you there! PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    The Office of the Dean of the College invites you to learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. The New Ideas Series will occur on the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the ZSR auditorium. The New Ideas Series will focus on the latest research and innovative ideas of our College faculty. Presentations will be brief so we can pack more new ideas into the hour. Four faculty from across the divisions at different stages of their careers will present for 8 minutes each. The Nov. 21 speakers will be Patricia Dos Santos from the Department of Chemistry; Robert Whaples from the Department of Economics; Betina Wilkinson from the Department of Politics and International Studies; and Will Fleeson from the Department of Psychology.
  • ZSR Library 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Spring 2020 Program: Friday, Jan. 24, 4-5pm : House of M by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, Feb. 7, 4-5pm :The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore Friday, Feb. 28, 4-5pm : DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke Friday, March 20, 4-5pm : The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Copies of our selected titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of these titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Ahead of Jesmyn Ward's reading in Brendle Hall on Feb. 6, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in reading groups to discuss her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Discussion will be facilitated by English department faculty, and participants will receive a free copy of the book.* There are four different groups and each is limited to 10 participants. MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike—for her novels Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). For more information on Jesmyn Ward, please visit jesmynwardauthor.com. *Participants will receive an email when books are available for pickup in Tribble Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Ahead of Jesmyn Ward's reading in Brendle Hall on Feb. 6, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in reading groups to discuss her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Discussion will be facilitated by English department faculty, and participants will receive a free copy of the book.* There are four different groups and each is limited to 10 participants. MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike—for her novels Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). For more information on Jesmyn Ward, please visit jesmynwardauthor.com. *Participants will receive an email when books are available for pickup in Tribble Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, 624
    Ahead of Jesmyn Ward's reading in Brendle Hall on Feb. 6, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in reading groups to discuss her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Discussion will be facilitated by English department faculty, and participants will receive a free copy of the book.* There are four different groups and each is limited to 10 participants. MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike—for her novels Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). For more information on Jesmyn Ward, please visit jesmynwardauthor.com. *Participants will receive an email when books are available for pickup in Tribble Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    A documentary juxtaposition of the daily lives of two Egyptian boys from very different backgrounds. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and the Study Abroad Program in Cairo.
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, 624
    Ahead of Jesmyn Ward's reading in Brendle Hall on Feb. 6, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in reading groups to discuss her novel Sing, Unburied, Sing. Discussion will be facilitated by English department faculty, and participants will receive a free copy of the book.* There are four different groups and each is limited to 10 participants. MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. Betsy Burton of the American Booksellers Association has called her “the new Toni Morrison.” In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction—joining the ranks of William Faulkner, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Philip Roth, and John Updike—for her novels Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). For more information on Jesmyn Ward, please visit jesmynwardauthor.com. *Participants will receive an email when books are available for pickup in Tribble Hall. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Spring 2020 Program: Friday, Jan. 24, 4-5pm : House of M by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, Feb. 7, 4-5pm :The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore Friday, Feb. 28, 4-5pm : DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke Friday, March 20, 4-5pm : The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Copies of our selected titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of these titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    An essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war. At the same time their own houses are being bombed in Syria. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and Every Campus a Refuge-WFU.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Spring 2020 Program: Friday, Jan. 24, 4-5pm : House of M by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, Feb. 7, 4-5pm :The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore Friday, Feb. 28, 4-5pm : DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke Friday, March 20, 4-5pm : The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Copies of our selected titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of these titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    A reflection on stereotypes of “the Jew” and “the Arab” through 100 years of film, linked with the biographies of four extraordinary Iraqi-Jewish communists. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and the Jewish Studies Program
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets throughout the academic semester to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the format or a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussion and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Spring 2020 Program: Friday, Jan. 24, 4-5pm : House of M by Brian Michael Bendis Friday, Feb. 7, 4-5pm :The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore Friday, Feb. 28, 4-5pm : DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke Friday, March 20, 4-5pm : The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Copies of our selected titles are made available to undergraduate student participants with funding from the Student Activity Fee (The Office of Student Engagement). Students must register for the event to receive a copy of the book. Additionally, each of these titles are available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Developed by the Syracuse University Counseling Center, Campus Connect is a gatekeeper training program for college and university faculty, staff, and students. The experientially-based training is designed to enhance participant’s knowledge, awareness, and skills concerning college student suicide. Specifically, Campus Connect aims to increase participant’s knowledge about suicide statistics, risk and protective factors, warning signs, and referral resources; to increase empathic listening skills, communication skills, and the ability to ask individuals if they are thinking about suicide; and to increase self-awareness concerning the potential emotional reactions gatekeepers may experience when interacting with students in crisis. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Eula Biss is the author of three books: On Immunity: An Inoculation, a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award for nonfiction; Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays, winner of the National Book Critic Circle Award for criticism, and a collection of poetry, The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers’ Award. She holds a B.A. in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and a M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction as well as in The Believer, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, and Harper’s. Eula Biss and John Bresland are the Chicago-based band STET Everything.
  • ZSR Library, Room 476
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, 477
    Zotero is a powerful open-source citations manager and research tool that integrates directly into the Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browser. Participants will learn how to install and start using Zotero to cite sources and create bibliographies in a matter of minutes. This workshop includes capturing citations from the ZSR Library catalog and databases, storing your collections online with a Zotero cloud account and outputting content in a variety of citation styles. Please bring your laptop to this hands-on session! A connection to the WFU Wi-Fi network is required for this class, and you will need Microsoft Word to use the "Cite while you Write" features of Zotero. Zotero Website ZSR Library's Guide to Zotero
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    The Annual Humanities Institute Spring Symposium features presentations from the year's interdisciplinary faculty seminars, HI projects, and a lecture from an invited special guest speaker (TBA). All faculty are invited to attend.