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Peek at the Week: April 1

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In his sonnet “On the Grasshopper and Cricket,” John Keats wrote, “The poetry of earth is never dead.”

Happy Monday, Wildcats! I hope you’re all enjoying the break! The weather might not be the ideal spring weather many of us are longing for, but I hope you were still able to breathe some fresh air, soak in some vitamin D, and enjoy the weekend.

And just think, it might be cool and rainy now, but in a few short weeks, all the flowers will bloom and everything will come alive once again. So, be grateful for the rain and the poetry it’s writing.


THIS WEEK AT FALVEY

Tuesday, April 2

Center for Speaking and Presentation/The Learners’ Studio | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Wednesday, April 3

Center for Speaking and Presentation/The Learners’ Studio | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

2024 Literary Fest Event: Carolyn Forché | 7 p.m. | Driscoll Hall Auditorium | ACS-Approved | Free & Open to the Public

Thursday, April 4

Center for Speaking and Presentation/The Learners’ Studio | 12-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Sunday, April 7

Center for Speaking and Presentation/The Learners’ Studio | 3-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free


HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK

If you want to get some fresh air and take a break, Wednesday, Apr. 3 is National Walking Day. Walking is not only a great and relatively low-impact activity, but it’s also great for your mental health. So, whether you prefer to get your steps in on a treadmill or in the outdoors, you can celebrate by taking a walk. Even a short 15-minute walk could help you clear your head and feel refreshed.

If you want to partake in some more self-care, National Self-Care Day is this Friday, Apr. 5. Whether your best self-care takes the form of getting some extra hours of sleep, spending some quality time with a friend, going to the gym, or watching a comfort movie, Friday is a great opportunity to give yourself the TLC you deserve.

Friday is also National Dandelion Day. These little yellow flowers might be considered stubborn weeds to some, but they do remind us that springtime weather is right around the corner. If you’re longing for sunny days and warm weather right now, just look for the dandelions blooming.

 


Annie Stockmal is a second-year graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library.


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Cat in the Stax: Easter Break Movie Recs

As Falvey’s Cat in the Stax, Rebecca writes articles covering a broad range of topics, from academics to hobbies to random events. All the while highlighting how Falvey Library can enhance your Villanova experience!

Happy Wednesday, Wildcats! Today marks the beginning of Easter Break at Villanova. Enjoy the long weekend and use these days off to rest, relax, and recharge because once we come back, we’ll be in the final stretch of the semester. Read a book, watch a movie, binge watch that Netflix series you’ve had your eye on, or just catch up on some much-needed sleep. Here’s a list of fun and uplifting movies to watch if you’re looking for a way to pass the time:

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Mamma Mia!

Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried star in this 2008 musical featuring a free-spirited hotelier in Greece and her young daughter Sophie. As she prepares to get married, Sophie invited three of her mom’s past lovers to the island in the hopes of finding her father and having him walk her down the aisle. This film is available at Falvey through their DVD Collection and is also currently streaming on Netflix.

 

 

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A League of Their Own

Based on a true story, this movie tells the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which formed during World War II after all the male baseball players went off to war. Tom Hanks stars as a washed-up baseball player who is enlisted to coach one of the new All-Girls Teams. Falvey has this film on DVD, but you can also watch it on Hulu and Peacock.

 

 

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Big Fish

This film directed by Tim Burton is based on the 1998 novel about a dying father and his son. Edward Bloom’s fantastical tales have always put distance between him and his son Will, who now wants to make an effort to understand his father better. You can watch this movie through Falvey’s streaming service.

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This movie follows its titular character and his friends on their many adventures after they skip school one day, available at Falvey on DVD.

 

 

 

 


Rebecca AmrickRebecca Amrick is a first year graduate student in the English Department and a Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2024

Image courtesy of A.J. Balinski, ’26 CLAS.


Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2024

Tuesday, March 26: 8 a.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 27: 8 a.m.—10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Thursday, March 28—Sunday, March 31: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Monday, April 1: 2 p.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit the Library website.

Blessings to you and your families for your Easter, Passover, and Ramadan celebrations.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library.

 

 


 


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Peek at the Week: March 25

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In The Creative Act: A Way of Being, Rick Rubin wrote, “The imagination has no limits. The physical world does. The work exists in both.”

Happy Monday, Wildcats! Easter break is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to take some time for yourself and refresh your mind. We’re at that point in the semester when burnout is setting in, with workloads increasing and papers and exams starting to pile up.

To put forth your best work and to end the semester feeling proud of yourself, take some time to prioritize self-care and doing things that make you happy over break. Then, come back refreshed with an imagination ready to take on the rest of the semester and make your wildest ideas a reality.


THIS WEEK AT FALVEY

Monday, March 25

Mindfulness Monday | 1-1:30 p.m. | Multifaith Prayer Room, St. Rita’s Hall | Virtual Option | ACS-Approved | Free & Open to Villanova Students, Faculty, & Staff

Center for Speaking and Presentation/The Learners’ Studio | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Tuesday, March 26

Center for Speaking and Presentation/The Learners’ Studio | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free


HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK

For any breakfast food fans, Monday, Mar. 25, is International Waffle Day. Waffles are an easily customizable breakfast food option with a host of different toppings and additions to chose from—strawberries and a little whipped cream is my personal favorite. If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, pull out your waffle maker or head to a local diner and enjoy some waffles.

Photo by Toni Reed on Unsplash

Tuesday, Mar. 26 is Solitude Day. School might still be in session, but it’s still a good time to fit some me-time into your schedule. Whether it’s reading a good book, taking a therapeutic walk, or cooking your favorite meal, you can celebrate the day by making some time for yourself.

As the break might have clued you in, Easter is this Sunday, Mar. 31. It might be a Catholic holiday, but I think it’s also just a great excuse to spend some time with your family and to eat some of your favorite candy. Personally, my favorite candy to enjoy on Easter are Robin Eggs, which are basically Whoppers covered in a pastel-colored candy coating. Enjoy your break!

 


Annie Stockmal is a second-year graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library.


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Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2023


Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2023

Monday, April 3: 8 a.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 4: 8 a.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 5: 8 a.m.—10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Thursday, April 6: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Friday, April 7—Sunday, April 9: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Monday, April 10: 2 p.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit the Library website.

Blessings to you and your families for your Easter, Passover and Ramadan celebrations.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication & Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library.

 

 


 


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Peek at the Week: April 3

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In Pocahontas, Grandmother Willow said, “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”

Happy Monday, Wildcats! The second half of the semester is never easy, with our time being filled up exams, papers, and projects. It inarguably is easier to do the bare minimum to get through the rest of the semester, but often, the easiest path is not the best path.

My advice: Take the right path. You might be tired and burnt out, and that’s understandable (some might even say inevitable). Use the upcoming break to relax and recharge. Then, as you return, try your best to finish out the semester strong, whether it’s with academics, athletics, work, or something else that gives your life meaning and you aspire to succeed in. Not everyone’s path looks the same, but giving it your best shot applies to every path.

THIS WEEK AT FALVEY

Monday, April 3

Mindfulness Monday | 1-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free & Open to Villanova Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Tuesday, April 4

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Wednesday, April 5

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Happy Easter Break! Check back next week for more awesome Falvey Library events and exhibits!

HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK

As you likely know, Easter is coming up this Sunday, Apr. 9, (even if you don’t celebrate Easter, a break is a break), but here are some other holidays you could be celebrating this week:

Today, Apr. 3, is National Film Score Day, a day dedicated to listening to and appreciating your favorite movie scores and their composers. Despite the accolades of some of the household names of film scores, including John Williams and Hans Zimmer, scores sometimes don’t quite get the attention they deserve. A good score can completely change the tone of a film. My personal favorite film scores as of late are the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever score and (although it’s technically not a film) the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender score.

Feeling like a good Samaritan? Today is also National Inspiring Joy Day. Take this as an opportunity to do something to make someone happy, whether it’s someone close to you or a complete stranger. And, of course, don’t forget about bringing some joy into your own day.

Wednesday, Apr. 5, is Peeps Day. Peeps, for anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of trying this somewhat divisive treat, are colorful sugar-covered marshmallows vaguely made to look like chicks. They are probably one of the most artificial-feeling candies on the market, but they are an absolute Easter staple. To celebrate, snack on some Peeps, and check out our Curious Cat blog installment where we asked some brave Falvey patrons to guess this mystery Peep flavor.

In addition to being the first day of Easter break, Thursday, Apr. 6, is National Burrito Day. Whether your go-to burrito is from a local, authentic spot or an Americanized chain, like Chipotle or Taco Bell, enjoy a burrito and enjoy your break.


Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and graduate assistant in Falvey Library.


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Photo Friday: Lawn Lesson

Class outdoors

On the last glorious day before Easter break, more than one Villanova class decided to bring the learning outdoors for a “lawn lesson.” It was welcome relief to months of cabin fever and a chance to bask in the early spring sun.

Enjoy the Easter holiday and the time with family, everyone!


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Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2022


Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2022

Tuesday, April 12: 8 a.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 13: 8 a.m.—10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Thursday, April 14—Sunday, April 17: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Monday, April 18: 2 p.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit the Library website.

Easter blessings, Nova Nation.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Last Modified: April 12, 2022

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