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 Thanks to all who submitted their vote for Most Loved Book and congratulations to our winners!

Each will receive a bag of Red Velvet Oreos.

The winners are:

Jackie Aran (The Great Gatsby)
Bridget Sweet (The Bluest Eye)
MacKenzie Wood (Guess How Much I Love You)
Christina Hong (Be Here Now)
Ulrika Lundin Glans (Wuthering Heights)

Happy Valentine’s weekend!

P.S. – If you didn’t win, why not try baking the yummy chocolate macaroons we featured in Sunday’s blog? Access Services Team Leader Luisa Cywinski will take you step by step through the recipe!

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/13)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Academic Libraries in the Digital Age. Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture featuring William Y. Arms, PhD. Today at 11:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. William Arms is professor emeritus of computing and information science at Cornell University. Throughout his career he has been a leader in implementing innovative computing in higher education, including education computing, computer networks, and digital libraries. He has been influential in shaping the National Science Foundation’s digital library programs, including the Digital Libraries Initiative and the National Science Digital Library. Refreshments will be served.

Philosophy Department Meeting. 2:00 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact: peggy.edler@villanova.edu

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Regular Group Meeting. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week on (most) Fridays to play video games in a safe and fun environment. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge (Holy Grounds). Always accepting new members. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Join us, this Monday, Feb. 16 at 3:00 p.m. in room 204 for the launch of “Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity,” a digital humanities project created by two of Dr. Valentina DeNardis’s classical studies classes. The website uses Special Collections materials from the Library to explore some of the sites of ancient Greece and Rome. Dr. DeNardis will discuss the classes and give a tour of the website. Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in room 205 for a Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Megan Quigley, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of English. Dr. Quigley will speak about her book, entitled Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press), which explores the intertwined history of 20th-century British fiction and philosophy. Specifically, it argues that much modernist literary experimentation connects to the linguistic turn in philosophy. Dr. Quigley’s book will be for sale at the event.


SWEET STUFF ABOUNDS!

The winners of our red velvet oreos will be notified today via email and announced here (with the names of lots of beloved books) in The 8:30 on Monday morning! Good luck!

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And, how darn cute is this! Check out the great job done by Class of ’15 Outreach student worker Molly Quinn (whatever will we do when she graduates!) on our Pop Fiction Valentines display. Be sure, too, to not miss the great romantic fun reads in our collection recommended by staff member Laura Hutelmyer and the great list of books loved by other staff members compiled earlier this week by Sarah Wingo in the Library News blog.


SPEAKING OF CUTE, MEET NELLIE…

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You may remember Nova, the seeing eye puppy raised by Villanova’s Matthews family and featured in our blog last fall? Well Nova’s gone off to do her good work in the world and Laura (who works for the library’s events programming team,) has welcomed Nellie, a 7 week old Labrador Retriever who will also begin training to become a seeing eye assistant for a visually impaired human. Laura brought Nellie by the library yesterday morning.


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Did you catch The History of “Loving” to Read posted by New Yorker magazine and re-posted by Falvey on Facebook?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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‘Cat in the Stacks: Fictional Power Couples

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 I’m Michelle Callaghan, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.


Close your eyes. Let Celine fill your ears. Embrace the 90’s synth and imagine that slow beat bouncing from the school’s gymnasium walls, and dance (but leave room for the Holy Spirit).

I just want you to know you are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on.

It’s Love Week, guys, and we’re about to dig deep into our saccharine souls and wrap ourselves in the soft, warm blanket of fictional romance. Lonely? Not today. In love? Not as much as these kids. Swelling strings, musical numbers, tight camera angles, meandering confessorial monologues, slow mo, pink cheeks, unrequited tension—this is it. This is what you’ll never have in your life.

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Rose and Jack

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Star-crossed lovers on a fateful voyage. Love at first sight. Sacrifice. Memories. Jack and Rose of Titanic are one of those staple relationships of my generation, because you never forget the first doomed love story that shatters your heart and throws you headlong into melancholic despair—and then gives you that Heaven Scene as consolation before Celine Dion serenades the end credits. Ugh, why am I doing this? I didn’t ask for these feelings. Here, just—just take this quote. Read it. I’ll be over in the corner crying.

Rose: I love you, Jack.
Jack: Don’t you do that, don’t say your goodbyes. Not yet, do you understand me?
Rose: I’m so cold.
Jack: Listen, Rose. You’re gonna get out of here, you’re gonna go on and you’re gonna make lots of babies, and you’re gonna watch them grow. You’re gonna die an old—an old lady warm in her bed, not here, not this night. Not like this, do you understand me?
Rose: I can’t feel my body.
Jack: Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me. It brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.
Rose: I promise.
Jack: Never let go.
Rose: I’ll never let go, Jack. I’ll never let go.


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 (Ed. note – and let’s hope that this is a new cherished tradition akin to A Christmas Story and Elf marathons: Titanic‘s on all day and all night on Saturday (Valentine’s Day as if you didn’t know) on AMC channel, starting at 10am. Ever feel like you just won a ticket to first class!? Woohoo!)


Satine and Christian

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Another doomed love. Subterfuge, secrecy, poetry, music. The forbidden love of Christian and Satine from Moulin Rouge (yes, Falvey has it. Yes, you should watch it.) is particularly adorable because they have a secret song.

Christian: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

 

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Standard Disney power couple from The Lion King. Why is this couple so awesome? Well, they’re lions. Also, they were totally in love as kids, got separated for a very long time, argued a little bit, and fell right back in love. Plus, they’re the couple of Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Can you get more lovey than that song?

Simba: I can’t marry her! She’s my friend!

 

Leia and Han
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Han and Leia of Star Wars. Classic. Could you have a fictional couples list without them? No. No, you can’t. Han, the impossibly adorable scoundrel, and sass-master Leia… they’re the couple everyone wants to be. Or maybe that’s just me.

Leia: I love you.
Han: I know.

Scully and Mulder
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Mulder and Scully of The X-Files is perhaps a little retro, though no more retro than Han and Leia. The classic formula of opposites attract, Mulder and Scully generated all sorts of romantic tension for season upon season. And who needs to plan a Valentine’s Day date? Why leave the house? The entire series is on Netflix. What a time to be alive.

Mulder: The end of my world was unrecognizable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You… were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant… my touchstone.
Scully: And you are mine.

Sigh. Well, now that I’m filled with warm fuzzies, I’ve got to know. What is your favorite fictional couple?


Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/12)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu

Irish Studies Conversation Circle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact Jerry Sweeney: tighdon@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Academic Libraries in the Digital Age. Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture featuring William Y. Arms, PhD. Friday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. William Arms is professor emeritus of computing and information science at Cornell University. Throughout his career he has been a leader in implementing innovative computing in higher education, including education computing, computer networks, and digital libraries. He has been influential in shaping the National Science Foundation’s digital library programs, including the Digital Libraries Initiative and the National Science Digital Library. Refreshments will be served.

Join us, next Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner for a poetry reading and talk given by Bruce Smith, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Originally from Philadelphia, Bruce Smith is the author of several books of poems, including The Other Lover(2000), a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He will be reading selections from his collection entitled Devotions. Publisher’s Weekly called his poems “alternately sharp, slippery, and tender,” and in them he “finds a way to take in almost everything—’Shooter Protocol,’ Charlie Parker, high school shop class—moving seamlessly between critique and embrace.” A book sale and signing will follow the reading.


LAST DAY TO ENTER TO WIN RED VELVET OREOS

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Be sure to stop by the front desk to submit the name of a book you love. We’ll be giving away five packages of red velvet Oreos – which you can regift to your Valentine – or just eat all of them yourself. We won’t ask. We won’t tell. ;-) Winners will be announced and notifed tomorrow!

 


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama


BE THE CHANGE YOU SEEK TODAY!

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The Curious ‘Cat: “What Person, Living or Dead, Would Be an Ideal Librarian?”

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students,

What Person, Living or Dead, Would Be an Ideal Librarian?

 

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Caroline McCarthy: “Maya Angelou … after she passed away this year, I … read a lot of her quotes, and they’re all awesome, and I read her book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. So I think she was a great author and inspirational figure and had a lot of wisdom and helped the students.”

 

 

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Tanner Grace: “I’m thinking back to the colonies in America, the American colonies, those really educated men who would read all day. I would say Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson. … I read a biography on him once, and he seemed very bookish.”

 

 

obinecheNkemka Obineche: “I think Dr. Seuss would be a good librarian. … He’s a fun guy … makes reading fun. That’s how I learned to read.”

 

 

 

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Isobel McCreavy: “Truman Capote because he would just tell you to read his books.”

 

 

 

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Nicholas Crowley: Genghis Khan—“I just watched this Netflix show; it’s called Marco Polo. … I guess that’s why he popped into my head.”


The Curious ‘Cat feature by Gerald Dierkes, senior copyeditor, Communication and Publications team; Access Services specialist, Access Services Team; liaison to the Department of Theater.

 

 


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Dig Deeper: William Y. Arms, PhD

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On Friday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library, William Y. Arms, PhD, will be delivering a lecture entitled Academic Libraries in the Digital Age. William Arms is professor emeritus of computing and information science at Cornell University. Throughout his career he has been a leader in implementing innovative computing in higher education, including education computing, computer networks and digital libraries. He has been influential in shaping the National Science Foundation’s digital library programs, including the Digital Libraries Initiative and the National Science Digital Library.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Department of Computing Sciences, is free and open to the public. j_luciaEvent organizers also expect Joseph P. Lucia, former director of Falvey Memorial Library and now dean of libraries at Temple University, to appear and offer his perspective on Arms’ work and the changing face of digital libraries.

For further information relevant to Dr. Arms and his publications, check out the resources listed below.


Dig Deeper

Digital LibrariesAuthor of Digital Libraries. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000.

See what William Y. Arms has published by using Falvey’s Articles & More search function.

Use WorldCat.org to see what books Dr. Arms published.Professor Emeritus, Computing & Information Science

Professor Emeritus, Computing & Information Science, Cornell University

Career highlights

Publications


Resources selected by research support librarian Susan A. Ottignon.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/11)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…


VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


 SAVE THE DATE…


Join us, next Wednesday February 18 at 2:30 p.m. in room 205 for a Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Megan Quigley, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of English. Dr. Quigley will speak about her book, entitled  Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press), which explores the intertwined history of 20th-century British fiction and philosophy. Specifically, it argues that much modernist literary experimentation connects to the linguistic turn in philosophy.


LAST TWO DAYS TO VOTE FOR A BOOK YOU LOVE

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Be sure to stop by the front desk to submit the name of a book you love. We’ll be giving away five packages of red velvet Oreos – which you can regift to your valentine – or just eat all of them yourself. We won’t ask. We won’t tell. ;-)

 


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” -Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou


SHINE WITH ALL THE COLORS OF ROY G. BIV AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/10)

 

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

“A Great Thing for Our People”: The Institute for Colored Youth in the Civil War Era. 3:00 p.m. in room 204. Come celebrate Philadelphia’s (First) School of Civil Rights with the launch of a new website. Falvey Memorial Library hosts the site and welcomes you to view it: http://exhibits.library.villanova.edu/institute-colored-youth. Questions? Contact: judith.giesberg@villanova.edu


Muticultural Affairs’ Professional Development Series: Talking Tuesday. 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: nicole.davis@villanova.edu


VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Join us, next Monday, February 16 at  3:00 p.m. in room 204 for the launch of “Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity,” a digital humanities project created by two of Dr. Valentina DeNardis’s classical studies classes. The website uses Special Collections materials from the Library to explore some of the sites of ancient Greece and Rome. Dr. DeNardis will discuss the classes and give a tour of the website. Light refreshments will be served.


RED VELVET OREOS WILL BE UP FOR GRABS

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Be sure to stop by the front desk to submit the name of a book you love. We’ll be giving away five packages of red velvet Oreos! How much fun would it be to bundle up and eat ‘em while sitting at The Oreo? You know you want a selfie of that!


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IT’S VALENTINE WEEK AT FALVEY

The Oreo cookie giveaway is just part of the fun (albeit the most delicious part)! Check our Library News blog each day for great resources on the Romantic period of art, staff picks, pop fiction recommendations and more!


SPEAKING OF SHARING…
The Psychology Behind Why We Share on Social Media

Borrowed from stockphoto company Shutterstock’s blog, the reasons why we’re so compelled to share – and sometimes overshare – on social media.


Important Note for Faculty: Falvey Scholars Award Nominations Due by 3/31

Please consider nominating an eligible student for a Falvey Scholar award! The Falvey Scholar awards are given each spring semester to individual or group projects of seniors who have completed exemplary (and publicly presentable) scholarship or research during their undergraduate careers at Villanova. The awards traditionally have an emphasis on work that has required substantial use of scholarly literature of the sort provided and supported by the Library. The link to the nomination form is below (and is accessed through our Falvey Scholars page); it is available early this year to encourage more nominations. Faculty have from now until March 31 to nominate students. We ask that they please consider nominating a student who exemplifies the award’s criteria!

Additional information or contact Laura Matthews.


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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” -The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens


NOW GO FORTH THIS DAWN AND GATHER YOUR STRENGTH AND COURAGE WITH THE SUN!

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Share the Love: Fall For a Book

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Maybe you’ve got plans with a special someone or maybe February 14th is just another day for you. Whatever your feelings about Valentine’s Day, there’s never a bad time to fall in love with a new book. Below Falvey librarians and staff share a book they have read and loved, or a book that they’re looking forward to getting to know in 2015.

 

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Staff Picks: Books We Love

Book Title: Cat’s Cradle
Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Rob LeBlanc loves this book because: It’s a hilarious story about love, religion, people rubbing their feet together, executions on a giant fish hook, and the end of the world! What’s NOT to love!

Book Title: Company of Liars
Author: Karen Maitland

Chris Hallberg loves this book because: Company of Liars was pitched to me as a retelling of The Canterbury Tales and the resemblance is uncanny. This brilliant work of historical fiction is packed with dark secrets, amazing twists, and incredibly accurate details that paint a picture of era of the Black Plague like no other. Follow an unlikely group of travelers through these pages or listen to the audiobook, the narrator delivers an absolutely spellbinding performance.

Book Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author: Michel Faber

Bill Greene loves this book because: This novel is a successful combination of science fiction and romance. Faber ignores the science to some extent so he can make the romance part work. If you have little knowledge of physics this would not be noticeable to you. I highly recommend this novel.

Book Title: The House at Tyneford (UK Title: The Novel in the Viola)
Author: Natasha Solomons

Sue Ottignon loves this book because: it is an historical fiction, situated in Britain prior to World War II, about the emigration of 2 Jewish sisters escaping Austria in 1938 focusing on the life of one of the sisters as a servant. Fabulous, poignant, suspenseful and in my top 10 best fiction I’ve read.

Book Title: Jane Eyre (1847)
Author: Charlotte Brontë

Dennis Lambert loves this book because: My daughter was assigned Jane Eyre in 11th grade English late last year and she challenged me to read it at the same time. We kept reading at about the same pace, neither of us getting too far ahead of the other. What was really fun was discussing the book with her, comparing our reactions to the characters and the story. Despite a couple of improbable plot twists, it is a very well written and engaging story.

Book Title: Florence Gordon
Author: Brian Morton

Luisa Cywinski loves this book because: There is a strong female lead character, Florence Gordon, who defies social convention and, because of that, reminds me of my mother. I also liked Morton’s development of Florence’s intellectual relationship with her granddaughter. I also loved it because it features libraries and research!

 

Book Title: La Symphonie Pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony)
Author: André Gide

Barbara Quintiliano loves this book because: La Symphonie Pastorale will always have a special place in my heart as the first novel I ever read in French. Nobel Prize winner (1947) André Gide is a master storyteller, lyrical writer, and an implacable inquisitor of the human heart. In this novelette named after Beethoven’s symphony, of course, a Protestant pastor takes blind, orphaned Gertrude into his home and raises her as one of the family. She eventually regains her sight while he becomes increasingly blind to the nature of his true feelings for her and the heartbreak he is sowing all around him. Available at Falvey in English translation in Two Symphonies (PQ2613.I2I813) and in the collection Eleven Modern Short Novels (PN PN6014.H25), but read it in the original French if you can (PQ2613.I2S9 1970).  

Book Title: Someday, Someday, Maybe
Author: Lauren Graham

Kallie Stahl loves this book because: The witty, uplifting narrative encourages readers to remain positive during that period in life when everything is uncertain.

Book Title: Dataclysm: Who we are (when we think no one’s looking)
Author: Christian Rudder

Linda Hauck loves this book because: What’s not to love about using massive user generated data from online dating sites to uncover social, cultural and political patterns?

 

Book Title: Trinity
Author: Leon Uris

Joanne Quinn loves this book because: I first read Trinity as a Villanova undergraduate back in the eighties. I remember being swept up in the larger than life story of hero, patriot, and martyr Conor Larkin as he lives from the Irish famine to the Easter Uprising. Brooding, blue-eyed and poetic, I probably pictured Aidan Quinn or Bobby Ewing from Dallas in the role. Still reeling in love in ’96, I was able to convince my husband that we name our son Conor.

Book Title: Nine Days to Istanbul
Author: Jeanne Frankel de Corrales

Becky Whidden loves this book because: Nine Days to Istanbul is the true story of the journey of Jeanne Frankel de Corrales and her mother across Europe by train on a pilgrimage to Haifa. She endures snow storms that strand the train, diminishing food and water sources, packs of hungry wolves and the tribulations that present themselves to a woman traveling unaccompanied to this region of the world in the 1950s.
I love this book because I found it quite by accident. It is the first book in the survival/real-life adventure genre that I read. It made me want to read others like Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage/Alfred Lansing, The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride/Daniel James Brown, Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde/Brad Dimock, and more modern tales like The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air/ Jon Krakauer, North to the Night/Alvah Simon.

Staff Picks: Books We’re Looking forward to reading

Book Title: The Mirror and the Light
Author: Hilary Mantel

mantelSarah Wingo is looking forward to reading this book because: The Mirror and the Light will be the final book in Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, and is slated to be published in 2015. The first two books in the series are are Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Both won the Man Booker Prize, in 2009 and 2012 respectively, making Mantel the first woman to win twice. Set in Tudor England and with Mantel’s command of prose and unflinching attention to historical detail, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies easily rank among my top ten books of all time.


Sarah WingoSarah Wingo is the team leader for the Humanities II team and the subject librarian for English and theater.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/9)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

 

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Please join us today at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for the annual Black History Month lecture featuring Saladin Ambar, PhD, associate professor of political science, Lehigh University. Dr. Ambar will be presenting a talk titled “Malcolm X’s Legacy at 50: Lessons for Today.”

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Africana Studies Program, is free and open to the public.


SAVE THE DATE…

Join us, on Friday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Speakers’ corner. Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture titled “Academic Libraries in the Digital Age” featuring William Y. Arms, PhD.  William Arms is professor emeritus of computing and information science at Cornell University. Throughout his career he has been a leader in implementing innovative computing in higher education, including education computing, computer networks, and digital libraries. He has been influential in shaping the National Science Foundation’s digital library programs, including the Digital Libraries Initiative and the National Science Digital Library. Refreshments will be served.


FATHER GALLAGHER POSES WITH HIS WHITEBOARD TRIBUTE

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FINAL FOUR DAYS (LOVE THE SOUND OF THAT) TO ENTER TO WIN COOKIES!

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Be sure to stop by the front desk to submit the name of a book you love. We’ll be giving away five packages of red velvet Oreos – which you can regift to your valentine – or just eat all of them yourself. We won’t ask. We won’t tell. ;-)

 


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Do you follow the library on YouTube? We have a great array of Falvey-produced videos old and new that are instructional and entertaining. Newcomers to the channel are archival copies of Gerald Dierkes’ Highlighter videos, which debuted last semester, featuring helpful insider tips on getting the most out of the library’s resources. View and rewind to your heart’s content!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“When the good is a furlong off, and we with our beetle eyes can only see three inches, it takes some confidence in general principles to pull us through.” – The Stark Munro Letters, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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