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Foto Friday: A Rest After Day of Service

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There is a time to work hard and a time to relax and celebrate that work. And at the St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service last weekend, we stumbled upon a pair of boots with just this vibe. The owner, we imagine, dropped these on the Riley Ellipse in the rush to line up for delicious food and to meet up with friends who also came back from their service sites.

 

 


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Foto Friday: Orange Sky at Night

Photo courtesy of Jadyn Piotrowski.


As summer winds down, we’ve been seeing some of the prettiest sunsets.


Jadyn Piotrowski ’26 VSB, Communication & Marketing Student Assistant at Falvey Library.

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Take a Seat

Image of two students sitting on a bench in front of Old Falvey.

Photo courtesy of Jadyn Piotrowski.


Amidst the chaos of semester’s start, we find time to catch up with old friends. Take advantage of the mild weather and snag a seat outside!


Jadyn Piotrowski ’26 VSB, Communication & Marketing Student Assistant at Falvey Library.

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Changeable Canvas

Image of a rolling whiteboard on Falvey's first floor filled with study notes in dry erase marker.

Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl. Filter by Prisma.


The once empty whiteboards on Falvey’s first floor are starting to fill up—The semester is right around the corner! Study tip: The rolling whiteboards are perfect for group (or solo) study. #FotoFriday


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

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Trust No 1

“If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized, or easily referenced.” Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), The X-Files: Fight the Future 

Fox Mulder was right! Well, that depends on your thoughts on Congress’ UFO hearing. According to of NBC News, five former military officials testified before Congress on Wed., July 26, making five main claims: “the Government is ‘absolutely’ in possession of UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena); ‘nonhuman biologics’ were found at a crash site; officials must establish a ‘safe and transparent reporting process’; stigma associated with sightings ‘silences’ possible witnesses; and a UFO was spotted accelerating to ‘supersonic speeds’.”

Image of Villanova's Astronomical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

Villanova had its own Astronomical Society. From the Belle Air 1969 (p. 109), “A program of films and lectures, operation of the Tolentine observatory’s ten inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope, and participation in the Symposium on the Natural Sciences were among the many activities conducted this year by the members of the Astronomical Society.”

Maybe they saw some UAPs. Do you WANT to believe? Whatever your stance, the truth is in Falvey’s resources!

Falvey Library Resources:

Additional Reading:

X-Files Resources:


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library. Her favorite X-Files episode is “Bad Blood.” 

 

 



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Foto Friday: Former President Barack Obama Shares His Summer Reading List

2023 Barack Obama's Summer Reading List (Barack Obama/X)

2023 Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List (Barack Obama/X)


Looking for a few last-minute reads before the end of summer? Former President Barack Obama shared his summer reading list on July 20. His recommendations are listed below. All titles are available at Falvey Library through Interlibrary loan. Enjoy the final weeks of summer, Wildcats!


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

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: I Like Oversized Books and I Cannot Lie

Image of the oversized collection on Falvey Library's fourth floor.

Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl.


Searching for the oversized collection? Find it on the fourth floor. Exit the elevator to the right. The collection is on the shelving closest to the windows overlooking the Mendel Hall entrance.

Look for the signs!

Graphics courtesy of Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing.


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

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Blobfest at the Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA, at night.

The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA. Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl.


This weekend is Blobfest at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA. Holding a special place in cinematic history, the theatre is featured in the 1958 science fiction horror film, The Blob, directed by Irvin Yeaworth and written by Kay Linaker and Theodore Simonson. The front of the theatre can be seen when movie goers rush out of the cinema when “the blob” attacks. Watch the full scene here. Each year, the theatre hosts a re-enactment of the legendary run out scene. Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager, filmed the 2009 run out.

While tickets for Friday’s run out are sold out, there are still plenty of Blobfest events this weekend. View the full schedule here.

The theatre has been a staple in Chester County, PA, since the early 1800s. As stated on the Colonial Theatre’s website, “From its earliest days as a vaudeville house in the early 20th century to its mid-century transformation into a movie palace to its current embodiment as home to the best mix of movies and live performance, the Colonial serves as the center for community events.”

Stop by Phoenixville this weekend! Follow the Colonial Theatre on Instagram for movie listings and event updates. This summer Falvey Library is going to the movies! Well, we’re using our beloved Library’s resources to research the coolest film scenes set in libraries. Keep an eye on the blog for featured movies and recommendations.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library. A big fan of the cinema, she recently attended a screening of High Fidelity at the Colonial.

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Indoors and Outdoors

Photo courtesy of Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing.


Enjoy reading outdoors? Prefer studying inside? We’ve got you covered! While Falvey is closed Friday-Sunday, the library building is open 24/7 (just bring your wildcard.) There are plenty of spots outside, too!


 


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Foto Friday: Bloom


Photo (and chalkboard art) courtesy of Kallie Stahl ’17 MA Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library.

 

 


 


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