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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/1)

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

SAVE THE DATE…

Tuesday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD,associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.


GOOGLE MAPS PAC-MAN
Have you played with Google’s April Fools treat yet? Go to Google Maps, enter any address, and click the Pac-Man icon in the bottom left to play on the streets!


I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THIS, BUT WE TWEET!
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jailbirdTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

There’s not much more we can add to the commentary on the back panel. “A gem…a mature,  imaginative novel–possibly the best he has written…Jailbird [by Kurt Vonnegut] is a guided tour de force of America. Take it!” (Playboy)

 

 

 


NOM NOM NOM!
The Elite Eight of #NomNomNomatology have been chosen! 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


POEM OF THE DAY
April is poetry month. Check in daily for more celebration of verse!

Poetry Happens by Kenneth Pobo (see more)

Standing at our screen door,
we watch the poem walk
down Barren Road

not ugly,
but it thinks itself ugly.
Maybe in a store window’s

reflection, the poem
sees no beautiful word
skin but a graveyard’s

mossy stones
like those found Haworth
by the Bronte house.

The poem isn’t strong
like a bodybuilder;
but strong like a single

feather that can stop
wind. Or make wind
think that it has stopped.


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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