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Image of the cover of "Summer Trips: Outings in California" book published in 1921 by Peck-Judah Co. Travel Bureaus.

Image courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

Looking for some vacation suggestions for the summer? Check out this book featuring outings in California. Published in 1921 by Peck-Judah Co. Travel Bureaus, you can browse the full publication here.

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





Weekend Recs: Summer Vacation

Happy Friday, Wildcats! Falvey Library is delivering you another semester of Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. Annie, a graduate assistant from the Communication department, scours the internet, peruses the news, and digs through book stacks to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you for the upcoming week. 

Happy end of the semester, Wildcats! Summer break is finally here! For the last Weekend Recs of the semester, I decided to go with some summer-themed recs to help kick off summer vacation, whether you’re enjoying some R&R, traveling to exciting places, or continuing to work hard. Regardless of what your plans are for the next three months, I hope you’re able to enjoy the nice weather and some quality time with your friends and family.

If you have 3 minutes and 43 seconds…and need a song for a summer drive with the windows down, listen to “Jackie and Wilson” by Hozier. As a big Hozier fan, I’m definitely biased, but I think this song radiates good vibes and a little bit of nostalgia.

Bonus: for more summery vibes, check out Spotify’s collection of summer playlists to suit your taste. This 2000s playlist is my personal fave.

If you have 22 minutes…and love The Office, watch “Beach Games” from season 3, available in Falvey’s DVD Collection if you’re still on campus. While this Survivor-inspired episode is sometimes forgotten, it’s perfect for the summer.

If you have 1 hour and 48 minutes…and want to belt your heart out to Abba, watch Mamma Mia!, also available in Falvey’s DVD Collection for those on campus. What’s better than a movie that features ABBA hits, Meryl Streep, and a summer in Greece? Arguably, nothing.

If you have 1 hour and 55 minutes…and need some ’00s nostalgia, watch High School Musical 2, the ultimate summer break movie. I might be biased as a 2000s kid, but this is arguably the ultimate summer break movie.

If you have 2 hours and 30 minutes…and are a Marvel fan, watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in theaters. Even though this series closer is set to pack a punch (probably right to your heart, if you’re a fan), the Guardians movies are known for their well-incorporated humor and amazing soundtracks, which is certainly perfect for the summer.

If you have 7 hours…and are a fan of Grease, watch Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, the new prequel series. The series takes places 4 years before the events of the original and introduces a new set of Pink Ladies into Rydell High (with some fun familiar names and nods to the original).

Bonus: if you want to watch the original first, watch Grease, available in Falvey’s DVD Collection.

If you have 9 hours…and like the coming-of-age genre, read Hula. Set in Hawai’i, his 2023 recent release is a generational coming-of-age tale that centers Hawai’ian culture and family. It’s also a great way to celebrate National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


The Curious ‘Cat: Summer Adventures

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Falvey Memorial Library staff,

“What was one highlight of your summer?”

Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature:

“Camping in West Virginia.”

Jackie Smith, Finance and Administration Specialist:

“Celebrating my son’s 40th birthday in the Poconos.”

Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager:

“Having my son Colin begin his first Villanova courses.”

Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing:

“Vacationing in Nashville.”

Kallie Stahl MA ’17 is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her summer highlight was visiting Cape Cod. 






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The Curious ‘Cat: Summer Trips

Exhilarated about the approaching summer recess, the Curious ‘Cat asked Falvey Memorial Library staff,

What’s your favorite vacation destination?

Caroline SipioCaroline Sipio, Access and Collections Coordinator:
“Ocean City, New Jersey.”

Luisa CywinskiLuisa Cywinski, Director of Access Services:
“Dubuque, Iowa.”

Rob LeBlancRob LeBlanc, First-Year Experience Librarian:

Jackie SmithJackie Smith, Finance and Administration Specialist:

Laura HutelmyerLaura Hutelmyer, Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Coordinator:
“Arizona and Scotland.”




Last Modified: May 9, 2019

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