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Peek at the Week: Nov. 14-18

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: November 14, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Quote of the week:

“It is odd, the twists that life will sometimes take. The ewe that you think will give birth with ease dies bringing forth a two-headed lamb. Or the ski trail that you have been told is treacherous, you navigate easily.” –Edith Pattou, East
(This was one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books as a child. It always makes me feel a little better when things are looking unsure.)

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Though, tbh, I’ve never actually navigated skiing successfully (photo from pixabay.com)


This week at the library:
Tuesday, November 15th, 
-Brown Bag Lunch Meeting, Room 205, 11:15-1:00 p.m.
-Lunch and Learn- Graduate Programs at VU, Room 204, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
-Reading by Novelist Robert Rosenberg, Speaker’s Corner, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
-The Thomas F. Martin Fellow Public Lecture, Room 204, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16th,
-Competitive Effectiveness Citation Review, Room 206, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
-Brown Bag Lunch Meeting, Room 205, 11:15-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17th
-2016 US Presidential Election Series Lecture: Dr. Matthew R Kerbel presents “2016 Election Retrospective: What Happened—And What Happens Now?”
-Irish Studies-Summer Study Abroad Info Session, Room 204, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
-Latin American Studies Program Event, Speaker’s Corner, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
-OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, Room 205, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 18th,
-Theology Portio Creaturae Tuae Conference, Room 205, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
-Competitive Effectiveness Citation Review, Room 207, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
-Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, First Floor Lounge, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


#MindfulnessMonday
This upcoming Saturday, November 19th, is National Adoption Day and there are few more rewarding experiences on Earth than coming home to an animal (in my humble, unbiased opinion).

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My own adopted cat, Madeline, is the best in my biased, un-humble opinion.

Here are a few places you can adopt in the Philadelphia area:
-Pennsylvania SPCA (where Madeline is from!)
-The Mainline Animal Rescue
-Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
Adoption costs range from 30 to 100 dollars, depending on the adoption center and the age of the cat. While  a pet of any kind (even the lovely, tiny beta fish) is a large and consistent responsibility, they are worth the worry over who bought cat food last week or how much you’ll have to lint roll your favorite black work pants.

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This could be what you come home to every single day.


Save the Date:
Saturday, November 19th,
CAT Films: Suicide Squad


Books of gentle things:
Pleasant Places: the Rustic Landscape from Bruegel to Ruisdael, Walter S. Gibson
The Life, History, and Magic of the Cat, Mery Fernand
Trees: their Natural History, Peter Thomas

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In case  you were in need of a gentle thing (photo from pixabay.com)


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and plans on never skiing again. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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