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


Learning Community Meet and Greet. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact:

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.





Arthur Cola: The Silent Chime of the Bell, Immigrants, Riots and Old St. Augustine. Tuesday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m. in room 204. Author Arthur Cola, will talk about his new book, Pure and Tarnished Hearts.

Cola’s seventh novel, Pure and Tarnished Hearts, is a tale of three teens under the leadership of The Rev. Thomas O’Malley, OSA who came to America from Ireland during the famine era. Villanova University, called Villanova College at the time, is featured in the story, as is the St. Augustine Church and a variety of iconic places in and around the Philadelphia area. Copies of Cola’s book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact:


Did you know—

If you have a passion for dance, orchestra, jazz band or theater, you will enjoy Villanova’s “Performing Arts Camp,” held this weekend.

Performing Arts Camp runs from Friday, 8/28 (evening) through Sunday 8/30. Full days and evenings of rehearsals and activities can be expected from Friday night until Sunday afternoon, followed by a music activities picnic on West Campus. Performing Arts Camp is free to Villanova students.

Aug. 29—Improv Night hosted by VST & VSMT, 8:00 p.m., St. Mary’s Auditorium/Theater (all are welcome to attend)

Aug. 30—Last day of Performing Arts Camp. All music activities students are welcome to join us for an all-PAC picnic at the West BBQ Pits.

See the full schedule of music activities at


politics and pedagogyThe young woman’s face peering out from behind a transparent veil spoke to me as I passed the new book shelves on the first floor. The title, The Politics and Pedagogy of Mourning, further intrigued me and led me to search for a concise summary, which I found on the publisher’s website (Bloomsbury). Here it conveys Timothy Secret’s argument “that offering a persuasive account of such a duty requires establishing a discussion among the 20th century’s three key thinkers on death – Heidegger, Levinas and Freud. Despite arguing that none of these three figures’ discourses offers us a complete account of our duty to the dead and that it remains impossible to unify them into a single, consistent and correct approach, Secret nevertheless offers an account of how Derrida managed to produce an always singular articulation of these discourses in each of the acts of eulogy he offered for his philosophical contemporaries.”

(Luisa Cywinski)


Happy birthday to Jack Black, who turns 45 today. Black, an actor, comedian, and tenacious founding member of Tenacious D, is one of America’s well-loved funny dudes. The coolest thing about Jack Black is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, and that’s one awesome tip to live by! Semester getting off to a rough start? Laugh it off, buddy. The library has your back.


“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.” – Jack Black



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