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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/20)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward. 2:00 p.m. in room 204. Lecture featuring Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. The Ward is a 10-year-old teaching, public history, and outreach project based on Du Bois’ 1899 book, The Philadelphia Negro. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Regular Group Meeting. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week on (most) Fridays to play video games in a safe and fun environment. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge (Holy Grounds). Always accepting new members. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu


Teachers StalinismTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

In the Journal of Cold War Studies, Janet G. Vaillant reviewed The Teachers of Stalinism saying the author, E. Thomas Ewing, “argues that teachers served as agents of Stalinism but also retained some room for negotiation and choice, particularly in the early 1930s when directives from the central and local officials were often contradictory or impossible to carry out.”


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.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺
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Follow Falvey Library on Instagram for a fun assortment of people photos, quotes and whiteboard art!


DID YOU KNOW…
Emmet-legos-lego-movie…that there are 86 pieces of LEGO for every person on the planet? Check out this short documentary from the BBC 2 series, The Culture Show hosted by English architecture critic and broadcaster Tom Dyckhoff, who explores how the building blocks influence modern architecture and improve children’s concepts of space, structure, and design. Plus, they are awesome!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that what HAVE you had?” – The Ambassadors by Henry James


HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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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