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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/27)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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


HERE’S SOMETHING WE BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW….

1296663_0It’s Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day! What’s your favorite? We love this list of country music songs about school. And, of course, we’re a little partial to anything Toby Keith does – because of his Wildcat connection, of course! Hmm…if librarians wrote country songs, they might go a little bit like this: “I Left My Autobiography in Your Automobile, or “You Must Be Overdue ‘Cause You Have Fine Written All Over You.”  We’re betting you could do better! Write your suggestions in our comments section! :-)


NOM NOM NOM!
Sweet Sixteen is upon us in #NomNomNomatology! Be sure to vote for the winningest foods in some intensely delicious match-ups right here, or vote in person at the front desk in Falvey!
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺
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Do you follow the library on YouTube? We have a great array of Falvey-produced videos old and new that are instructional and entertaining. Newcomers to the channel are archival copies of Gerald Dierkes’ Highlighter videos, which debuted last semester, featuring helpful insider tips on getting the most out of the library’s resources. View and rewind to your heart’s content!


Du BoisTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

We’re heading into a weekend and next week brings a holiday. That will give you plenty of time to delve into The problem of the color line at the turn of the Twentieth century – the essential early essays by W.E.B. Du Bois and edited by Nahum Dimitri Chandler.

Seth Moglen, Lehigh University, describes this collection of essays as a “systematic, chronological tour of Du Bois’s evolving vision of the global color line, as that vision was developed in the crucial opening years of his publishing life.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“That is one good thing about this world. . .there are always sure to be more springs.” – Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery


PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP AND THE REST OF THE DAY TO YOURSELF!

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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