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


Resume Review Day. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in room 205. Recruiters from local businesses will be available to critique resumes and perform mock one-on-one interviews with students. Questions? Contact:


Changing Landscapes: People and Place in the Mill Creek Valley, Lower Merion c.1870-c.1920. Monday, Sept. 14 at 3:00 p.m. in room 204. In spring 2015, ten junior-year students participating in a research seminar with the Department of History undertook a group project to examine how the farms and mills of the Mill Creek Valley transformed into the familiar residential properties of today. Each student chose a property from an atlas published in 1877, traced that property’s development over time, and reconstructed the lives of the inhabitants. Working alongside Digital Humanities staff in Falvey Memorial Library, students constructed an interactive website to communicate their research. Come join us for the website launch! 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.






This week finds newly digitized issues of the story paper Comfort – containing serial fiction, sewing patterns, and news of interest! It’s also a proud export of Augusta, Maine and the key to success and happiness in a million and a quarter homes! As well, more issues of the Catholic Standard and Times and papers from the Robert O’Reilly collection add to variety that is now available for your reading and research pleasure. – See it all here!


Did you know—

many scholarly articles are not discoverable by Google? Peer-reviewed articles from
scholarly journals are usually available only by a fee or through a database subscription. Fortunately, Villanova students do not have to pay for these services because Falvey subscribes to over 250 academic journal databases.

To start, simply type your search words into the box located at the top of any library page. Falvey’s powerful search engine searches the library’s academic journal databases, and it lists your results under “Articles & More.”

dreamland japanNEW BOOKS NEWS

This book crossed our path quite accidentally when a student offered to replace the library’s copy that had gone missing while in his possession. Dreamland Japan: writings on modern Manga isn’t a new book. It was originally published in 1996, but the new copy is a 2011 Collector’s Edition. It’s been reviewed 532 times on Goodreads since 2008. Dreamland Japan was intended as a sequel to Manga! Manga!, a book that virtually became “the “bible” from which all studies and appreciation of manga” began (according to Amazon).


Keanu Reeves is 50 today, and if you’ve ever wanted a celebrity life story about overcoming a whole variety of sadness and obstacles and still coming out gracious and kind on the other side, Keanu Reeves is your man.


Image credit JoBlo


“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” – Keanu Reeves


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Last Modified: September 2, 2015

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