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#FalveyPeek at the Week: Sept. 12-16

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: September 12, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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“I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.”
-Anne Lamott, whose guide Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life is one of the loveliest, gentlest motivators ever written (perfect for today since Septmber 12th is National Encouragement day!)

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Don’t be this guy. (Photo from

This Week at the Library: 

September 12th, Getting Started with Zotero Workshop, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Room 204
September 13th, One Book Villanova Event: #FriendEarth: Issues of Sustainability and the Environment, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., Speaker’s Corner
September 13th, OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, 12:05-1:15 p.m., Room 204
September 14th, Meet Browzine Workshop, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
September 14th, Religious Diversity Day Panel, 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Speaker’s Corner
September 14th, Religious Diversity Day: Villanova Interfaith Activism – Pizza and Information, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Room 205
September 15th, OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, 12:05 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Room 204
-September 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month: “In Search of the Popular Culture in the National Building Process of Bolivia”, 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m., Room 205
September 16th, Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., First Floor Lounge
September 16th, Parent’s Weekend Presentation, 3:00 p.m.-4:00, Room 204


I’m sticking with the Anne Lamott theme (back-to-back, a la Drake), and using this tip as a call to literature-lovers (and perhaps also literature-toleraters):
“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul,” –Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life.
Reading is my own favorite course of action, but what would you expect from a library blog writer (who just may have one more Lamott quote in me, yet)?

Pictured: me ~figuratively~ around books. (Photo from

Me ~figuratively~ around books. (Photo from

Save the Date:

-Monday (today), September 12th, Bryn Mawr Film Institute: College Night, 6:00 p.m., The Bryn Mawr Film Institute
-Wednesday, September 14th, National Live Creative Day (and what better muse than the library??)
-Friday, September 16th, Nova Nights: Family Night Style, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., 108 Dougherty Hall

Rumor has it: 

The new iPhone is finally out this week, which is always good news for those of us who’ve a weird obsession with checking emails at increasingly breakneck speed regardless of time, physical location, and other demands of the universe. The iPhone 7 is said to be water resistant, have dual cameras, and a new “home” button. This launch will be an important one for the company, which has been experiencing a recent decline in sales—however initial reviews have been poor, mostly over the new wireless headphone design which is both expensive and easy to misplace. (But at least it comes in a brand new “jet black” color!)

Waste time on the latest technology! (Photo from

Now you can waste time with the latest technology! (Photo from

Books for Propulsion when it’s Hard to Move:

-The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
-The Art of War, Sun Tzu
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott (last time, promise) who writes:
“The problem is acceptance, which is something we’re taught not to do. We’re taught to improve uncomfortable situations, to change things, alleviate unpleasant feelings. But if you accept the reality that you have been given- that you are not in a productive creative period- you free yourself to begin filling up again.”


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and also on forgetting all the horribly embarrassing memories from middle school. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!

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