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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (11/6)


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


Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Club Meeting. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. Questions? Contact: Laura Matthews


Reception for James & Kathryn Murphy. Thursday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Please join us as we celebrate James and Kathryn Murphy’s planned donation of 300 signed, first-edition Irish poetry books to the Library.

The event marks the unique contributions the Murphys have made to Irish studies and also Villanova’s long standing connection with leading Irish writers, such as Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon and Ciaran Carson. Award-winning poet and former Heimbold Chair, Moya Cannon, will present readings.

Did you know—

Discount Tickets for Students this Weekend—The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts offers $10 student tickets to select Kimmel Center Presents and Broadway performances through KimmelSTIX, a web-based, members-only program. KimmelSTIX is open to high school, college, and graduate students, ages 17 to 30, with a valid student I.D. card. Buy tickets online with your KimmelSTIX promo code, pay no service fees, and get the best available seating!

This weekend’s highlights include—

Mozart and Schumann, Philadelphia Orchestra, Friday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Juilliard Quartet, Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.

Mozart and Schumann, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.

Jethro Tull, The Rock Opera, Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.

All Beethoven, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Latin Jazz Explosion! Poncho Sanchez Latin Band, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Closer to Villanova—

The Clover Market closes out its fall season in Bryn Mawr with an antique and food market featuring vendors like reFIND furniture, Salvation Nation, Sardine Clothing Co., Reanimator Coffee, Foolish Waffles and more Sunday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Read more about it here.


It goes without saying that Amazon has become a prime retailer of books, both hard-copy and Kindle. But did you know they’ve opened an actual storefront, a bookstore in University Village, Seattle? A rather satisfying quote from the NBC article: “It’s kind of freaky being ‘in’ Amazon.” It would be a rather trippy experience to be inside the interwebz, indeed!



On this day in 1854, John Philip Sousa was born. Sousa is the composer responsible for the most patriotic of marching band tunes, “The Washington Post,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and “The Liberty Bell,” Sousa certainly defined the genre of patriotic marching band music. And let’s not forget about the sousaphone, named after good ol’ Johnny himself for popularizing the instrument’s use in his military band.


“I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time.”John Philip Sousa


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Last Modified: November 6, 2015

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