Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!
SAVE THE DATE…
Cultural Studies Food Week–The Taste of Justice: Rhetoric and Reality. Monday-Friday, Oct. 26-30. In our annual speaker series, students will learn about the politics of food production and consumption as they relate to nutrition and other issues. Each evening’s event will include Q and A for students as well as tasty culinary treats.
NEW DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTENT
Interested in baking? Want to trade allrecipes.com for a nice, old-fashioned, homespun recipe book? Check out a new addition to the digital library’s Dime Novel and Popular Literature collection, a John Regan Five Cent Pamphlet called the “Prize Cook Book.” Just five cents for some good eats!
Did you know—
Which of these study spaces is in the Library?
All of the above!
NEW MEDIA NEWS
After a brief hiatus last week, we’ve got a few non-scholarly, leisure reading titles you might want to read next week, especially with Fall break stretching out before you. You could dive Inside a Silver Box or get in on The Race for Paris. Or maybe The Taming of the Queen is more your style. You’ll find these new titles and more on the popular reading bookcase near the first floor service desk.
ABRE LA PUERTA A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
It is Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Technically a month that straddles two, HHM is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15,and includes the anniversaries of the independence of five Latin American countries.
The term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million Americans identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, representing a 3% increase since 2000.
Each day this month we will reproduce one of twenty countries represented on a joint poster project sponsored by the library and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Each poster features QR codes linking to premier resources that the library has for researching Hispanic history, culture or language and more importantly, the names of the specialized subject librarians devoted to aspects of these studies. Contact Susan Ottignon (Romance Languages and Literature,) Jutta Seibert (History and Art History) or Merrill Stein (Geography and Political Science) for further research needs or assistance. Posters designed by library Communication team leader, Joanne Quinn, with the assistance of Ottignon and Stein. The library wishes to thank Christopher Janosik, PhD and the Office of Mission & Ministry for their support of this project.
THIS LIBRARIAN BANNED A BOOK!
And you might be very interested in why. What do you think about Scott DiMarco’s bold move? How do you think this would go over here, at Falvey? Hmm…
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Today is National Noodle Day. Noodles are a global staple food. The very first recorded mention of noodles dates back to the Eastern Han period of China (25-200). Noodles can be made of wheat, rice, buckwheat, seaweed–the possibilities are endless! Noodle is also a very entertaining word. Noodle noodly noodles. Noodle is also a name for your brain. You need your noodle this week for those midterm exams and papers, so feed your noodle with some noodles!
“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles…
…they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.”
― Dr. Seuss,
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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