Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 50 minutes.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library

Introduction to TensorFlow

Come see what all the hype is about in artificial intelligence and deep learning! We'll build simple neural networks and apply them to tasks such as handwriting recognition and playing Pong./


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 50 minutes.


Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 50 minutes.


Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library

Introduction to SQL

Introduction to relational databases and how SQL queries are utilized to manipulate and store data from a relational database.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Patent Searching Class

The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the resources in our patent searching area and online resources from the USPTO. Note: The scope of the class does not include trademark searching.


Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fondren B43 Collaboration Space

2020 Reception Honoring Rice University Authors, Editors, Composers and Artists of works published in 2019

The Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have:
            *Authored a book or edited a journal published in 2019


Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library

Friends of Fondren Library Gala and Auction

Gala Chairs Deborah and Bryan Domning ’75 invite you to join us for the
40th annual Friends of Fondren Library Gala and Auction
honoring Pat and Ira Gruber, the Harris Masterson Jr. Professor Emeritus of History.


Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
River Oaks Country Club