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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/16)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

“Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity,” a digital humanities project launch party. 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.  3:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: laura.bang@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Join us, 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.

Join us, Thursday, February 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.


WINNERS OF THE OREOS!

Thanks to all who entered names of books they love into the big red ballot box at the front desk last week! We drew the names of five of the participants as winners of a package of those red hot, limited edition Red Velvet Oreos! Here’s our lucky cookie winners and the name of the book that they love:

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)

Thanks to all who participated!


IT’S OFFICIAL, FANS OF LIBRARIANS
The Librarians
TNT has renewed their fantasy-adventure show The Librarians for another season. Who knew librarians could be so daring and adventurous!? Well, we did, of course. But it’s nice to see 11 million+ viewers do, too!


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺

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Follow Falvey Library on Instagram for a fun assortment of people photos, quotes and whiteboard art!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“For the playeres, thei shal playen,
And the hateres eke shal haten;
Yet as for me, Ich trowe that Ich shall shaken,
Shaken yt me-from.” – Geoffrey Chaucer, probably.


GOOD MORROW, LADIES AND LORDS!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


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Last Modified: February 16, 2015