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The Curious ‘Cat: Beatlemania

On this date in 1964, the Beatles arrived in New York! This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students,

“What is your favorite Beatles song?” 

(Noelle Pennacchia, Reid Koren)

Noelle Pennacchia: “Hey Jude.”

Reid Koren: “All You Need Is Love.”

(Jimmy Beyer, Alexandra Marasa, Neelam Ferrari, Hamilton Heckney)

Jimmy Beyer: “Hey Jude.”

Alexandra Marasa: “Hey Jude.”

Neelam Ferrari: “Hey Jude.”

Hamilton Heckney: “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

(Jacqueline Dollard, Emily Spahn)

Jacqueline Dollard: “Let It Be.”

Emily Spahn: “Let It Be.”

(Jordan Landa, Cowan McCormick)

Jordan Landa: “Hey Jude.”

Cowan McCormick: “Help!”



Foto Friday: A Song of Ice and Fire

Sarah Wingo, Gina Duffy, Kallie Stahl, Caroline Sipio

“You should think less about the future and more about the pleasures at hand” (even during a polar vortex). Have a fabulous first Friday of February!

―Quote by George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire

The Curious ‘Cat: Frosty, Frigid, and Freezing

It’s snow day season! On this chilly Thursday, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students,

“What is your favorite thing to do on a cold winter day?” 

(Hannah Weiss, Christine Park)

Hannah Weiss: “Drink some hot coffee and watch episodes of The Office.”

Christine Park: “Stay inside and have hot chocolate.”

(Charles O’ Brien, Elise Miller)

Charles O’ Brien: “Eat soup from Holy Grounds.”

Elise Miller: “I like to watch Gilmore Girls and That ’70s Show.”

(Audrey Hamilton, Lauren DiNardo)

Audrey Hamilton: “Stay in and watch movies.”

Lauren DiNardo: “Watch Friends.”

Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience Librarian:

“I like to snuggle under a warm blanket and watch reruns of The Sopranos.”


Foto Friday: Falvey Library Supports Freedom School 2019

Deborah Bishov and Susan Turkel

Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences and Instructional Design Librarian, and Susan Turkel, Sociology and Criminology, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, hosted a table at Villanova University’s 2019 Freedom School on Thursday, Jan. 24. Students were provided informational pamphlets highlighting the many services offered at Falvey as well as some free swag (stickers, buttons, bookmarks, pens, etc.)! For more information on diversity and inclusion-specific resources, visit the library’s subject guide. Be sure to check out Villanova University’s Digital Library to view Falvey’s digital collections.

The Curious Cat: Strong Start to the Semester

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students, “What class are you enjoying this semester?” 

Eriny Tawfik: “Drugs and Behavior.”

(Gregory Wolz, Alan Yao, Raymond Ogunjimi)

Gregory Wolz: “Analysis of Algorithms.”

Alan Yao: “Theology.”

Raymond Ogunjimi: “Discrete Structures.”

Holly Hanson: “Monsters and Literature.”

(Giovanna Gallara, Savannah Restori)

Giovanna Gallara: “Animal Behavior.”

Savannah Restori: “Finite Elements.”

Foto Friday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Photo courtesy of Annabelle Humiston, CLAS ’20

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

-The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to the volunteers participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21.

The Curious ‘Cat: New Year, New Semester, New Resolutions

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students, “What is your new semester resolution?”

(Emma Mueller, Caroline Garvin, Julia Mustaro)

Emma Mueller: “Be more organized.”

Caroline Garvin: “Get more sleep.”

Julia Mustaro: “Try not to be so hard on yourself.”

(Leanna Marciano, Charlotte Montgomery)

Leanna Marciano: “I’m going to complete my homework in a timely manner.”

Charlotte Montgomery: “Handle stress in healthy ways.”

(Lucy Edwards, Alexandra Kinsey)

 Lucy Edwards: “I deleted the message app on my computer.”

Alexandra Kinsey: “Try not to procrastinate and try not to be late to class.”

(Lauren Garofalo, Dominic Corrado)

Lauren Garofalo: “Limit time spent on my phone.”

Dominic Corrado: “Explore more hobbies.”

Check out the Cat in the Stacks’ resolutions here! Happy new semester, Wildcats!



Feedback Wanted: Fourth Floor Furniture


Falvey fourth floor (before), photo courtesy of Millicent Gaskell, Library Director.

Falvey fourth floor (after), photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist.

Hey, Wildcats! Notice anything new on the fourth floor of the library? As a response to requests for additional quiet study areas, we created the seating layout made of multipurpose furniture that you see pictured above. Falvey Memorial Library works hard to create and maintain a favorable environment for your study needs. A critical element of this ongoing process is your feedback and suggestions.

So, what do you think? Does it fit your needs? Does it provide more or less comfort while getting your work done? Did you prefer the old tables? How would you improve it…or do you like it like this? Let us know. Leave a comment below or tell a library staff member how you feel the next time you’re here. Thanks in advance, Nova Nation!

Foto Friday: New Microfilm Scanner

“We got a new microfilm scanner this semester, and it has been great! It is very accessible, user-friendly, and the numerous editing features available allow our patrons to customize their scans to meet their research needs. If you want to learn more about the microfilm scanner or need assistance, ask the library staff at the front desk—we’re happy to help!” -Caroline Sipio, access and collections coordinator. The microfilm scanner is located on the first floor of the library, near the service desk.


TBT: Nacho Average Stress Relief Winners

Peony Wong, CLAS ’19

Prisca To, CLAS ’19

Congratulations to Peony Wong and Prisca To! We’re happy to share that they each won a $25 gift card for El Limon. Both lucky Wildcats attended Falvey Library’s “Nacho Average Stress Relief” event on Thursday, December 13! Falvey’s bi-annual open house featured a hot nacho bar with all the fixings, video/board games, puzzles, coloring, perler beads, and last-minute research help from our librarians. Be sure to follow Falvey on social media for updates on this semester’s stress relief event. Thank you to everyone who attended the open house, we know it’s cheesy, but we think you’re grate!

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Last Modified: January 10, 2019