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#FalveyPeek at the Week: Sept. 19-23

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: September 19, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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It’s (finally) Talk like a Pirate Day.
You know what that means, Mates.

I finally get to show off my pirate knowledge and as well as my #hatgoals (Photo from

I finally get to show off my #hatgoals. (Photo from

Quote of the Week:

“’Proud and insolent youth,’ said Hook, ‘prepare to meet thy doom.’
‘Dark and sinister man,’ for long the two enemies looked at one another, Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face.
‘Dark and sinister man,’ Peter answered, ‘have at thee.’”
-J.M. Barrie


Captain Hook always had swagger. (Photo from

This week at the library:

Monday, September 19th

  • Arab and Islamic Studies Event, Room 205, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Humanities Event, Speaker’s Corner, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Theology & Religious Studies: Faith & Culture Lecture Series, Room 204, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 22nd

  • OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, Room 204, 12:05 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
  •  One Book Villanova: Author’s Visit- Book Signing, Speaker’s Corner, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • One Book Villanova: Student Leader Meeting, Room 205, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23rd

  • Philosophy & Theology Professionalism Series: Choosing a Dissertation Topic, Room 204, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club Meeting, First Floor Lounge, 2:30-4:30


Long ago there were whispers of the boy who ate only Ramen (flavor unspecified) and contracted the first case of scurvy in one hundred and twenty years (scurvy being a disease contracted through a lack of vitamin C–famous for causing the death of many a rogue sailor).

Probably what happened to this guy (Photo from

Probably what happened to this guy (Photo from

This tip is that oranges cost, on average, thirty cents a pound and are a easy way to both 1.) not get scurvy and 2.) stave off the (much more) common cold. They’re healthy, affordable, and wonderful! (The perfect addition to any heavily ramen-based diet).

My Personal Ins-pirat(e)-ion:

I’m from North Carolina where we love the sea and we love buccaneers (a little too much, perhaps?). A whole unit of our fourth grade curriculum is based solely upon pirate-studies. I’ve taken multiple tests on pirates (with a wide and wavering array of grades about pirates).
I feel my elementary education has prepared me to tell you a few things about my favorite: Blackbeard. Like, his name is Edward Teach. He’s English. He’s never been documented as killing a single sailor held captive. He’s the easiest pirate to dress as for Halloween after Captain Jack Sparrow. He was pardoned by the Queen, settled in Bath, N.C., then changed his mind and went back to swashbuckling. It took twenty-five wounds (five of which were gunshots) to end his pirating career (and, well, life-career) in 1718. He is the perfect one to emulate for today’s ventures. All North Carolinian children know this.

Save the Date:
Thursday, September 22nd

St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture – One Book Villanova Day –

Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Connelly Center,  Villanova Room, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 23rd 

Rock the Oreo, 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 24th

St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service Send-off,

Pavilion, 8:30 a.m.

Books about adventure:
(In case my Blackbeard indoctrination wasn’t enough)

#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 leaving her house with her phone actually charged. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!



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