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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/18)


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


Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation through games. Participants gather once a week to play video games in a safe and fun environment. Open to all. Come join for games and fun! Questions? Contact:

Pope Francis Family

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.




If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email (available near the display). For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.

Did you know—

Looking for something fun, nearby and inexpensive to do this weekend? Try Classical Open Mic. Classically trained musicians perform publicly—in concert or as solo artists—at the New Leaf Club on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Are you a musician? You are welcome to perform or to listen and enjoy. Classical Open Mic occurs on the third Sunday of each month.

This event is FREE and open to the public at the New Leaf Club, 1225 Montrose Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

It’s close to the Rosemont train station (just one stop away from the Villanova train station) or a 1-mile walk along Lancaster Ave.

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Using the New Items search feature on the library website, I was able to find some new titles in our collection that pertain to Modern Languages & Literature, including some new Spanish language titles that may come in handy during Hispanic Heritage Month.







It is Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Technically a month that straddles two, HHM is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15,and includes the anniversaries of the independence of five Latin American countries.

The term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million Americans identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, representing a 3% increase since 2000.

Each day this month we will reproduce one of twenty countries represented on a joint poster project sponsored by the library and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Each poster features QR codes linking to premier resources that the library has for researching Hispanic history, culture or language and more importantly, the names of the specialized subject librarians devoted to aspects of these studies. Contact Susan Ottignon (Romance Languages and Literature,) Jutta Seibert (History and Art History) or Merrill Stein (Geography and Political Science) for further research needs or assistance. Posters designed by library Communication team leader, Joanne Quinn, with the assistance of Ottignon and Stein. The library wishes to thank Christopher Janosik, PhD and the Office of Mission & Ministry for their support of this project.


You may have heard by now that Mark Zuckerberg is looking to introduce some version of a “dislike” button to Facebook – although it might not be just the opposite of like in the thumb binary. It’s unclear whether this will actually make communication more or less clear on social media. Also, a thumbs down would just hurt our feelings.


It’s National Cheeseburger Day! This is an incredibly important day of celebration. Supposedly invented by a 16-year-old fry cook in 1926 when he accidentally dropped some delicious cheese on a delicious slab of grilling meat, cheeseburgers have been a favorite hands-on food for decades. Are you going to try to get a cheeseburger today?

“Will I switch to e-reading? I won’t, mainly because I love the look and feel of books – particularly hardbacks. I love them enough to put up with the minor hassles of lugging them around and maneuvering them in my lap and having to set them aside while I eat my cheeseburger.” – Mary Roach (Ha! The elusive cheeseburger/library connection!)


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Last Modified: September 18, 2015

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