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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!

 


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺

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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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Last Modified: February 12, 2015