Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!
SAVE THE DATE…
Cultural Studies Food Week–The Taste of Justice: Rhetoric and Reality. Monday-Friday, Oct. 26-30. In our annual speaker series, students will learn about the politics of food production and consumption as they relate to nutrition and other issues. Each evening’s event will include Q and A for students as well as tasty culinary treats.
Did you know—
Need a Quiet Place to Study? This short video provides a lighthearted look at a resource the Library takes seriously:
quiet study spaces.
NEW MEDIA NEWS
Hey, gang! Since you’ll have all kinds of time on your hands next week, why not try out some nifty chemistry projects? The Blue Electrode blog has just what you need! A book that Falvey recently contributed to Project Gutenberg, How To Do Chemical Tricks, is now available for your reading pleasure. It contains “some highly amusing and instructive tricks!” As noted in the review by resident blogger Demian Katz, “some of the experiments might still be fun to perform today (if you can figure out how to modernize the archaic terminology).”
You’ve heard of eating local – how about reading local? A handful of libraries are establishing programs of one kind or another to promote local authors to their local patrons. This is, of course, a really great help to burgeoning authors–but it also highlights the ways a public library can be part of a “literary ecosystem” for a particular community.
If you’re interested in the works and writings of people in our Villanova community, check out the Community Bibliography.
ABRE LA PUERTA A 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.
BOOKTOBER – Meet the millennial Forsythe Pendleton Jones III!
First of all, who’s willing to admit that they knew that was Jughead Jones’ real name? And sure, Archie may be listed first on the comic book marquee, but we all know Juggie is the real star of the show. Perennially cool under pressure – until something comes between him and a stack of cheeseburgers – Jug is always the aloof onlooker, the chill bystander as Arch makes a fool of himself fawning over Betty and/or Veronica. Well, now it’s official – Jughead’s causing a big wave in the comic book world by getting a modern makeover by Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl). It comes out today, Riverdale!
QUOTE OF THE DAY
On this day in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California. As most know, Schwarzenegger is a body builder gone action movie star, most well-known for his roles in The Terminator, Predator, and Conan the Barbarian. As most people may not know, Schwarzenegger lurks Reddit fitness threads and has a very cool habit of being a fitspiration for unsuspecting Redditors. Cool dude.
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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