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Foto Friday: 2024 One Book, One Philadelphia Selection “True Biz”

Layna Nurse and Isabel Choi discuss True Biz with a Falvey patron.

This spring Falvey is proud to promote One Book, One Philadelphia. From April 8 to May 22, the Free Library of Philadelphia will offer events to “foster literacy, library usage, and civic dialogue through all corners of the city.” For more information on the One Book, One Philadelphia events: visit this link.

One of the 2024 One Book, One Philadelphia Selections is True Biz by Sara Nović. The fictional novel, centered around three characters at the River Valley School for the Deaf, focuses on “themes of belonging, autonomy, and the importance of self-expression…True Biz shows the rich history and culture of Deaf communities.” Want to read True Biz online? Check out Falvey’s eBook!

The Villanova community had the opportunity to enter in a drawing to win copies of True Biz and a pocket sign language dictionary on Wednesday, April 17-19. Winners will be announced soon–Stay tuned! The informational table (pictured above), sponsored by the Falvey Library DEI Committee provided students with helpful resources. Join Falvey Library this September for Deaf Awareness Month. Falvey’s DEI Committee and the Deaf Studies Program at Villanova will host a panel book discussion on True Biz and Deaf culture.

Interested in learning more about ASL and Deaf culture at Villanova? Check out the new Deaf Studies minor! Looking for more resources? No list of this nature could ever be comprehensive, but we hope these eBooks available at Falvey will serve as a starting point.

Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking by H-Dirksen L. Bauman
Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity by H-Dirksen L.Bauman and Joseph J. Murray
Deaf Utopia: A Memoir – and a Love Letter to a Way of Life by Nyle DiMarco



Foto Friday: Chocolate Coins, Mario Games, and Cheese Pizza

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication & Marketing Program Manager.

Hey, Wildcats! Thanks for stopping by our Mario-themed stress busting open house. We’re glad you were able to take a break (even if just for a few minutes) with some pizza, candy, and video games.

Best of luck on finals, Nova Nation. You got this!



Foto Friday: Donation Drive

Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist.

Thanksgiving Donation Drive: Villanova’s Thanksgiving Outreach Program is in full swing! Members of the Villanova community are asked to support local families and those in need by pledging either food or a monetary donation. Donations will be collected on the Monday before Thanksgiving, and volunteers are needed to count donations, load meal boxes, and drive university vans to deliver the donations. Click here if you are interested in volunteering. Please consider making a difference in someone’s life during this holiday season!

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





Foto Friday: Blue & White

Photo courtesy of Gina Duffy, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

“B” for Blue and “W” for White. #FotoFriday



Foto Friday: Eerie Treasures from Distinctive Collections

Nova Nation—Thank you for stopping by Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement‘s (DCDE) annual Halloween event on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Speakers’ Corner! It was fun telling Villanova ghost stories and sharing some of DCDE collections’ spookiest items. For more on this eerie event, check out Preservation & Digital Archivist Beaudry Allen’s blog post.



Foto Friday: One in-tent-se weekend!

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

Homecoming is going to be in-tent-se!

We’re excited to welcome all the Wildcats back to campus! View the full event schedule here.

Be sure to stop by Falvey Library this weekend! Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!


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.





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. 





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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