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)
    Wake Forest University faculty have research responsibilities beyond the classroom. This exhibit will provide an introduction to the wide range of WFU faculty expertise and experience in their areas of research. Different disciplines ranging from anthropology, chemistry, and history will be presented in the exhibit. thefocus will include primary sources and 3-dimensional objects, research notes as an effort to provide context and connection, and the final results--whether peer-reviewed publications, presentations, or other modes of access. Come see the Wake Forest impact on the world, all in Special Collections & Archives, Room 625, ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, macOS High Sierra, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    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
    Graphic Novel Book Club is a WFU community interest group that meets to discuss graphic novels and comics. Whether you’re new to the genre or are a lifelong comics & graphic novels fan, join us for entertaining discussions and a chance to discover your next favorite graphic novel! Fall 2018 Schedule of Events: September GNBC Meetings – Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud Friday, Sept. 7, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 477 Bitch Planet (Vol. 1) by Kelly Sue DeConnick Friday, Sept. 21, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 477 October GNBC Meetings – Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire Friday, Oct. 5, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 477 Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast Friday, Oct. 5, 4-5pm, ZSR Room 624 Each of the Fall 2018 reading selections are on available on hold at ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    The ZSR Library Lecture series and the Bookmarks Authors in Schools program present a book talk with author Rebecca Makkai. Her new novel, The Great Believers, explores the effects of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s on a multigenerational Chicago family. This event is free and open to the public.
  • ZSR Library
    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
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 2016. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 2016. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    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
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 2016. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    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, 665
    Let’s talk about how focusing on student learning can save you time both in and out of the classroom. Clearly articulating what you want students to learn in your courses helps you target your efforts and design learning experiences to ensure students are meeting those expectations.
  • ZSR Library
    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, 665, TLC Classroom
    In this talk, Dr. Aull will share information about the incoming 2018 cohort of students based on their writing self-placement materials. She will discuss what kinds of reading and writing incoming students are most familiar with, as well as their reported perceptions of academic writing. She will share examples of problematic issues and perceptions as well as some promising associations that can be used to help clarify reading and writing expectations with first-year students. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    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
    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
    Return your old computer, pick up your new computer, and attend a brief class introducing you to your new hardware, Windows 10, CrashPlan, Software@WFU, and Microsoft Office 2016. Upon clicking the Register Now button below, you will be prompted to select your data backup and transfer preference. If you choose to have Information Systems backup and transfer your data, you must drop off your old computer (and its AC adapter) at The Bridge in ZSR Library between 8am and 9:30am the day of the training. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting 3D documentary epic from aclaimed expratriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation. 160 minutes
  • ZSR Library
    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)
    Devoney Looser, author of The Making of Jane Austen, will give a talk for the English department's Dean Family Speaker Series in the ZSR Library Auditorium. All are welcome! A book signing and reception will follow. Devoney Looser is Professor of English at Arizona State University and the author or editor of seven books on literature by women. Her most recent is The Making of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), which was named a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book (Nonfiction). Looser’s writing on Austen has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, Salon, The TLS, and Entertainment Weekly. She’s had the pleasure of talking about Austen on CNN and writes occasional essays on professional issues for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Looser, who has played roller derby as Stone Cold Jane Austen, was named a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow to work on her next book on the once-celebrated, now-forgotten sister novelists, Jane and Anna Maria Porter. The Dean Family Speaker Series is an endowed series that brings nationally and internationally recognized scholars to campus. It encourages critical conversations and dialogue related to the study of English. All talks are open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend.
  • ZSR Library
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    Josephine, the matriarch of a sprawling family, is delighted to gather everyone for Easter lunch for the first time in two years. While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members and leads them gradually into chaos. 90 minutes. Lebanes Arabic/English subtitles. Awards: Special Jury Muhr Feature Award at Dubai International Film Festival; Global Vision Award at Cinequest Film Festival.
  • ZSR Library, Room 204
    Join us 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
    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
    Wake Forest University Counseling Center (UCC) staff are trained in suicide prevention and utilize the evidence-based CampusConnect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers from Syracuse University. UCC staff train members of the WFU community (faculty, staff, & students) to recognize and respond to individuals who may be struggling with mental health concerns and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. This training will equip you to understand signs of depression and possible suicidality and have preliminary conversations with a person about what you observe while managing your own anxiety and discomfort with the topic, culminating with skills on making a referral to appropriate professionals. *Special Registration Note:* If you don't have a supervisor or would prefer to not provide supervisor information, you can use your own name and email address to complete registration for this course. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Use the "Register" link on this page.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Through personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, this documentary reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. Hear stories from Israelis and Palestinians who personally lived through events in Haifa, Jaffa, Dayr Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramla, Lydda and more. These shocking and dramatic events reveal the core of what drives the conflict today. 90 minutes.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine's Chief of Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. A few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's Shari'a (Islamic law) courts. The Judge offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud -her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. The film illumintes some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine -custody of children, divorce, abuse- while offering a look at the life for women and Shari'a. 82 minutes.
  • ZSR Library, Library Auditorium (Room 404)
    Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way thorugh social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions. Drama, 90 minutes. Golden Athena Prize for Best Picture at the Athens International Festival (2016).