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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (2/18)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Megan QuigleyA Scholarship@Villanova lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library will feature 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, newly released 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.

The event is  co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of English and is free and open to the public.

For more information on Dr. Quigley and her work in Modernism, check out resources provided by Sarah Wingo, liaison librarian for English and Theater.


…AND JOIN US THURSDAY TO MEET POET BRUCE SMITH

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library 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.


IT’S ASH WEDNESDAY

Make your hearts firm” (Jas 5:8)

“During this Lent, then, brothers and sisters, let us all ask the Lord: “Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum”: Make our hearts like yours (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). In this way we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.”

Click here for the entire Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2015. And visit the Office for Mission and Ministry each day during Lent for Lenten reflections composed by University community members.


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman


SO GO REACH FOR THE STARS!

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 18, 2015