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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/21)



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


Brown Bag: Conversation Campus Racial Climate. 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Directors Meeting. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in room 205. 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.


Reading Villanova: The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Education and Privilege’. Thursday, October 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several prominent Villanova scholars present: “The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Education and Privilege’” as part of the Reading Villanova series. Jerusha Conner, PhD, Department of Education and Counseling; Carol Anthony, MA, Center for Peace and Justice Education; Jill McCorkle, PhD, Department of Sociology and Criminology; and Bryan Crable, PhD, Department of Communication will share their thoughts with us at this series kick-off event.

Did you know—

How many ways can you contact a librarian? Is it 4, 6, 8 or 12? This short video gives the answer:



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.




…look at this awesomeness! Designed and made by Kathy Knaus, this cake is sure to whet your appetite for a visit to the library…or a bakery…or both! Why not!? While searching to give her proper credit, Kathy seems to be a cake designer who lives and works in Vienna, though there’s only a sparse Facebook account to verify that. We bet a librarian could tell us!


Novelist Stephen King turns 68 today, and to the master of horror and suspense we say happy birthday! Born in Portland, Maine in 1947, King has since published 54 (!) novels and a couple hundred short stories. What a prolific dude. Don’t we all wish we could be so productive?!


People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.” – Stephen King


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