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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (8/26)

 

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

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SAVE THE DATE…

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Reyna Grande, the author of The Distance Between Us: A Memoir  will visit Villanova University.  Her book was chosen as the new OneBook Villanova, the campus wide reading program that is now in its eleventh year. First year students were mailed the book during the summer and all others can purchase the book from the Center for Multicultural Affairs or the Office of Student Involvement or by ordering online by cash, check or budget transfer.

Ms. Grande will appear in the library’s Speakers Corner between 4:40 and 5:30 on September 10 to provide readers with an opportunity to meet the author and get their book signed.


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ADD YOUR FAMILY PHOTO TO OUR FIRST FLOOR DISPLAY!

In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

Receive official Villanova Papal Visit news and info by following #VillanovaUatWMF


HUGO AWARD WINNERS

CNEv3MuW8AA0bb6With a plot and climax as twisty as sci-fi itself, the Hugo Awards – the annual science fiction and fantasy awards – were announced this past weekend. This year’s nominations and voting process were roiled by a scandal called “PuppyGate,” fueled by groups that suspected the process to be ruled more by political correctness than good writing. The Puppy-backed nominees were generally shut out of awards, however, and according to novelist John Scalzi,  “good work was rewarded and bad action was penalized.”

You be the judge! Find the list of award-winning works here and if anything strikes your fancy, check our shelves via our catalog or use E-Z Borrow for quick delivery from other libraries. We also have a large collection of vintage paperback sci-fi if you prefer the classics!


GRAD STUDENTS & COMMUTERS!  LESSEN YOUR SCHLEP!

Student with booksHave you ever looked longingly at the lockers on the fourth floor and wondered who could use them? Good news, graduate and commuters! Lockers are available to Graduate and Commuting students with a $5 fee per semester use. Requests can be made at the Circulation desk.

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on this day in 1910. Add a bit of optimism and reassurance to your day by Googling “Mother Teresa Quotes.” You’ll be glad you did!


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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Last Modified: August 26, 2015