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Falvey Memorial Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Falvey Memorial Library is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 with a display case on the first floor featuring various literary works from Hispanic authors.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to history, culture, and achievements in the United States. Starting in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, the celebration was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to observe a 30-day period, officially being enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

Not only does Falvey have access to various literary works by Hispanic authors, but for a limited time, you can access policy, legal, and historical information through the Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. database linked here. This database is included in the HeinOnline database, a subscription provided by the Charles Widger School of Law Library. Database trial ends Sept. 26, 2022.

Be sure to stop by the library and check out the display to gain inspiration for your next read in the spirit of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The display includes:

Also featured in the display is the 2022-23 One Book selection Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. Save the date: Villanova University will welcome Vargas to campus to speak on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center, as a part of our annual One Book Villanova Lecture during the St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration. A book signing and light refreshments will follow the talk.

 


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn ’23 CLAS is a current junior at Villanova, majoring in Communication with specializations in Journalism and Public Relations. She works in Falvey Library as a Marketing and Communications Assistant.

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Stand With Ukraine


 


Falvey Memorial Library stands in support with the people of Ukraine. Featured in the display on the first floor are library resources on Ukraine—history, literature, geography, and more. No list could ever be comprehensive, but we hope the information listed below and in the display will serve as a starting point. Be sure to stop by the display on your next visit to Falvey Library.

How you can help and support Ukrainians:

How to remain informed about the conflict:

Resources on Ukraine:

 

 


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Books, Banners, and a Brand New Exhibit

 

Image of HHAW display on Falvey Memorial Library's first-floor.

Photo courtesy of Allie Reczek ’22 CLAS.


A special thank you to everyone who stopped by the library’s first floor to see the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) display. In the time-lapse video featured below, Jenna Renaud, graduate student in the Communication Department and graduate assistant at Falvey Memorial Library, and Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS install the informational display.

For additional information on HHAW at Villanova, please visit this webpage. Time-lapse video courtesy of Renaud.

 


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Built on Banners

Allie Reczek '22 CLAS paints the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) logo.

Allie Reczek ’22 CLAS paints the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) logo.


Walking through Falvey Memorial Library you’ll see two window display cases on the first floor. At the entrance to Holy Grounds, these displays welcome many patrons, often informing them about upcoming events and library resources. Frequently changing throughout the semester, there are many people that assist in the design, creation and installation of these displays. Be sure to check out the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) display beginning Monday, Nov. 14. Allie Reczek ’22 CLAS (pictured above), Olivia Dunn ’23 CLAS, and Kelly McMahon ’22 CLAS, helped craft the banner featured in the informational exhibit.

For additional information on HHAW, running Nov. 14—20, please visit Campus Ministry’s website.


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Displays in Commemoration of 9/11

By Ethan Shea

To honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Villanova University has dedicated two separate displays to those who lost their lives in the unprecedented attacks. These displays are open for viewing on the first floor of Falvey Memorial Library and in the Presidents’ Lounge between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.

"9/11 Display in President's Lounge"

9/11 Display in Presidents’ Lounge

"9/11 Display Obituaries in President's Lounge"

9/11 Display in Presidents’ Lounge

"9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library"

9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library

"9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library"

9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library


Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a first-year English Graduate Student at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Memorial Library.


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#TBT: One Book for Nova Nation

THROWBACK THURSDAY

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the One Book Villanova Program, we want to transport you all the way back to 2010 when Falvey celebrated the featured book selection that year, Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji. Our cultural window display designer, Joanne Quinn, mounted a vibrant scene in the cases outside of Holy Grounds in hopes that it would help inspire students to read the book.

In case you missed it, the 2019-2020 One Book Villanova selection is I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda ’07 VSB, Caitlin Alifirenka, and Liz Welch. Martin will be visiting campus on Thursday, September 19 as part of the University’s annual St. Thomas of Villanova celebration. During his visit, he will participate in a book signing event in Falvey Library from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Afterwards, he will head over to the Connelly Center at 6:00 p.m. to deliver a keynote lecture. For more updates about the author’s visit and related One Book events, please visit the One Book Villanova website.

Also, please note that books for students will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Riley Ellipse outside of Dougherty Hall as well as the Connelly Center.


Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Last Modified: August 1, 2019