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Textbooks and Tacos: Bring Your Laptop and an Appetite on January 17

Have you felt overwhelmed by the cost of course materials and options for getting the books you need? You’re not alone. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 5-6 p.m. in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner, located on the first floor, to share tips with your peers and to learn how Falvey Library can help. Nicole Daly, Social Sciences librarian, and Linda Hauck, Business Librarian, are hosting “Textbooks and Tacos” to explore different ways to save money on class materials. Bring your laptop and an appetite so you can use your newfound knowledge to check out options for sourcing your course materials with a librarian’s assistance.  This event, sponsored by Falvey Library is free and open to the Villanova Community!



Peek at the Week: October 3


In Cast Away, Chuck Noland said, “I know what I have to do now. I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows that the tide will bring.”

Well, Wildcats, we’re at an especially stressful point in the semester. With midterms beginning this week, it is practically inevitable for many of us to feel tired, overwhelmed, and even pessimistic. But, with midterms eventually comes Fall Break.

Keep at it. Despite the fact that it seems never-ending, the week will end, and Fall Break will come. And who knows, maybe it could be the hopeful tide you were looking for.


Monday, October 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, October 4

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

Wednesday, October 5

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

Thursday, October 6

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

Sunday, October 9

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


Tomorrow is National Taco Day, fittingly on a Tuesday. If you’re feeling festive and in the mood for some good food, swing by your favorite taco place. If you’re ever in the Pottstown area, Los Aztecas is great for a sit-down dinner and Three Brothers Grill has awesome take-out. If you’re staying local, I’ve heard great things about Xolo Tacos.

Photo by A A on Unsplash

Wednesday, Oct. 5 is National Be Nice Day. Not only should you strive to be nice to others on this holiday, try to be nice to yourself! Even if it’s only for a day, being nice to yourself is self care (which we probably all need during midterms).

World Teacher’s Day is also this Wednesday. Celebrate the day by making your professor’s day just a little easier. Whether it’s raising your hand in class, turning in an assignment before the last minute, sending them a thank-you email, or even finding them a dry erase marker that actually works, show some appreciation for your professors.

As a fun start to Fall Break, you can celebrate National Pierogi Day on Saturday, Oct. 8. If you can’t find yourself a Polish grandmother to make you some, you can make some (homemade or not) at home. Or, if you’re looking for a little adventure, try out a pierogi place. (The Pierogi Kitchen in Roxborough has been on my family’s list for a while).


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



Last Modified: October 3, 2022

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