Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!
A LITTLE YEATS TO START YOUR DAY…
My favorite Yeats poem, only I like to substitute the words “the library” for “Innisfree.” Try it — it works! -JQ
“I will arise and go now,
And go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there,
Of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there,
A hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there,
For peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
To where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer,
And noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings
I will arise and go now,
For always night and day
I hear lake water lapping
With low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway
Or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
― W.B. Yeats
TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…
English Department Coffee Break. 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the second floor lounge. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
APA Demystified. 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. Come learn the basics of citing all types of documents: books, journal articles, and websites. Questions? Contact: email@example.com
Multicultural Affairs’ Professional Development Series: Talking Tuesday. 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE…
The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward. Lecture featuring Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. This Friday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. in room 204. Dr. Hillier’s talk is titled “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward.” The Ward is a 10-year-old teaching, public history, and outreach project based on Du Bois’ 1899 book,The Philadelphia Negro.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY, WEEK 2
Week 2 of our favorite snack battle is on! Vote at the front desk or on our online ballot to have your hungry voice heard.
WHAT DOES 700 MILLION OF SOMETHING LOOK LIKE?
In dollars, it’s what’s in Madonna or P. Diddy’s wallet. In real life, it’s the ubiquitous scene of everyone looking at their phone instead of watching where they’re walking. That’s because 700 million is now the number of iPhones that Apple has sold since the device’s debut in 2007. With last year’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company posted a year-over-year growth of 49% for smartphones, totaling that inconceivable figure, according to CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Watch live event last week. That’s a lot of screens! How does your iPhone help you with your academic work? Could you survive college without your smartphone? Have you ever almost walked into the Oreo while texting? Let us know in the comments section!
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IRISH QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.”
― James Joyce, Ulysses
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!
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