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#FalveyPeek at the Week: Sept. 26-30

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: September 26, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Quote of the Week:

“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man,” –Henry David Thoreau,
who wrote an entire essay on the importance, practicality, and mystique of the wild apple—which Johnny Appleseed would’ve definitely retweeted (well, probably), especially since today is National Johnny Appleseed Day!

He, instead, had to tweet the old fashion way. (Photo from

He, instead, had to tweet the old fashioned way. (Photo from

This Week at the Library:

Monday, September 26th
-ORA Open House Luncheon, Room 205, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27th:
-Food for Though Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
-OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, Room 204, 12:05 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
-Agape Latte Event, First Floor Lounge, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28th:
-Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
-Theology & Religious Studies: Talk by Professor Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik, Room  205, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 29th
-VSB Advisory Board Meeting, Room 204 and Room 205, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Friday, September 30th
-DH Launch: Intro to DH Class, Room 204, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
-Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, First Floor Lounge,   2:30 p.m.-4:30


In case you’re in a warm, Autumn mood, here is a recipe for apple cake which only requires apples, a dry cake mix, and melted butter to help you keep in touch with the season:
1.) Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2.) Place chopped apples in pan. Top with dry cake mix, and pour melted butter over top, making sure to cover top with butter as much as you can.
3.) Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Save the Date:
Monday, September 26th
-First Presidential Debate Watch Party, Cyber Lounge

Wednesday, September 28th
-Register to Vote Drive, All of Campus

Friday, September 30th
-CAT FILMS: Star Trek, Connelly Cinema, 5:30 p.m.

Snap Us!
Falvey Library finally has a Snapchat and is snapping regularly (it wasn’t exactly easy to learn all the tips of the trade, but we think the staff has it down). Add us at vulibrary (we’re #teamfollowback if that’s still a thing?). We will keep you updated of the soup de jour, library events, and cozy study spots.
Also, we promise to not even add one dog-face selfie to our story.
For anything else you’d like to see snapped, please reach out to! (which is me!)

Look! We already have 8 points!

Look! We already have 8 points!

Books for your App(l)etite:

Resource librarian Darren Poley valiantly stepped in when I vocalized trouble in finding Johnny Appleseed themed books (my mother complains I speak too loudly, but this time it paid off). I remain living proof that contacting library staff is the perfect—and sometimes, only—way to find what you’re looking for:

Hoosier folk legends, Ronald L.

The tree of life, Hugh Nissenson

The botany of desire: a plant’s eye view of the world, Michael Pollan, for which the abstract explains, “In nineteenth-century America, frontier dwellers far from the trading posts of the East lacked a source of sweetness in their diet-and sugar with which to make alcohol. So when a man named John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) floated down the Ohio River with bushels of apple seeds in his canoe, the settlers seized on the opportunity to grow the fruit on their new land. The pioneers’ desire for sweetness was satisfied-and the apple was given a whole new continent on which to blossom.”

#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 slowly learning to eat spaghetti noodles more neatly so she can stop needing so much stain remover. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more.

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