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Events

The Library hosts a variety of University events, and co-sponsors several special programs throughout the year. Events range from thought-provoking lecture series such as Scholarship@Villanova talks to fun student activities including Game Nights by the Electronic Enthusiasts Club.

If you need a space for an event that you are organizing, our Library venues are great options for you. For photos of the event venues, please click here.

There are two ways to request an event venue with us:

1. (Recommended) Click here to fill out the "Request a Venue" form and we will contact you as soon as we receive it. 

2. Contact Gina Duffy, 610-519-3872, via email, phone, or in person at our office in room 235 on the 2nd Floor of Falvey Library. She will be more than happy to work with you and accommodate your needs.


Official Room Reservation Policies and Procedures

Please review Falvey Memorial Library's official room reservation policies and procedures before scheduling your event/meeting. Official Room Reservation Policies and Procedures- 2014.docx


Displays

Educational and cultural displays are regularly mounted in the Library. Campus groups are invited to apply for a window display in the Library. Displays are often times to correspond with events on campus or in the Library.

If you are interested in having the Library host your display, please fill out the request form for window display hosting to Request a Display. For assistance with displays, or questions about displays in the Library, please contact Joanne Quinn, Ext. 9-3871.


Upcoming Events at Falvey Library:

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library as Mercedes Juliá, PhD, professor of modern and contemporary literature and cultural studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures presents a lecture in honor of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month. Her talk is titled “The Inner Exile of Juan Ramón Jiménez.” Following Dr. Juliá’s talk, a bilingual presentation of Juan Ramón Jiménez's Platero y Yo will be given. This event is part of the celebration of the Año Platero, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Platero y Yo.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Sigma Delta Pi and the Hispanic Honor Society, is free and open to the public.

 

 
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Room 204

Walk-in VSB Peer Tutor office hours are being offered for core business classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this fall from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s 2nd floor multi-purpose rooms.

VSB Peer Tutors is a volunteer organization of VSB juniors and seniors dedicated to supporting the academic success of fellow VSB students. Tutors provide weekly office hours and individual tutoring throughout the semester for all VSB core business classes. VSB Peer Tutors are dedicated to your success and offer free individualized help with assignments and test preparation! VSB Peer Tutoring is available to all VSB students.

 For additional information, visit the VSB website. http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/undergraduate/advising/vsbpeertutors.html

These sessions are co-sponsored by the Clay Center at the Villanova School of Business and Falvey Memorial Library.

 
Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 2:30 PM in First Floor Lounge

Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) most Fridays during the semester from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge for some fun! The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC also has the pleasure of participating in video game activities, such as tournaments and expositions, and is always accepting new members!

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club, is free and open to the public.

 
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Room 204

Please join us on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4:00 p.m. in room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library for a lecture by Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, professor of history, titled “From the Pistol of June to the Guns of August 1914: Beginning the Self-Destruction of Imperial Europe.” This talk is being held in honor of the 100th anniversary of World War I.

During the lecture, Dr. Johnson will discuss the background to the European diplomatic crisis of July 1914 that followed the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and the various factors that led to war rather than a peaceful resolution of the crisis. He will then outline the initial phase of the fighting, as shaped by the Schlieffen-Moltke Plan that called for an all-out German attack on France through neutral Belgium while maintaining a defensive stance in the East. This plan and its subsequent failure transformed what might have been another localized Balkan war (like two previous ones in 1912 and 1913) into a long global war costing millions of lives and billions in property and resources. Finally, Dr. Johnson will briefly reflect on the broader historical significance of the First World War as the self-destruction of the ancient ideal of European empire, ultimately to be replaced by the modern ideal of international democracy.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of History, is free and open to the public.

 

Please join us in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m. for a Scholarship@Villanova/Outstanding Faculty Research Award lecture featuring Sally J. Scholz, PhD, professor of philosophy. Dr. Scholz will be talking about the extensive research that led her to win the coveted Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2014.

 Dr. Scholz’s talk, titled “Seeking Solidarity,” will articulate her thoughts not only on how invocations of solidarity conventionally call forth community’s spirit, inclusiveness and cooperation, but also on how nothing, unfortunately, keeps solidarities from sometimes being dangerous or harmful. Dr. Scholz’s presentation will explore these pernicious types of solidarities, revealing the moral failings of solidaristic relations.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Office for Research and Graduate Programs, and the Department of Philosophy, is free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Room 204

Walk-in VSB Peer Tutor office hours are being offered for core business classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this fall from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s 2nd floor multi-purpose rooms.

VSB Peer Tutors is a volunteer organization of VSB juniors and seniors dedicated to supporting the academic success of fellow VSB students. Tutors provide weekly office hours and individual tutoring throughout the semester for all VSB core business classes. VSB Peer Tutors are dedicated to your success and offer free individualized help with assignments and test preparation! VSB Peer Tutoring is available to all VSB students.

 For additional information, visit the VSB website. http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/undergraduate/advising/vsbpeertutors.html

These sessions are co-sponsored by the Clay Center at the Villanova School of Business and Falvey Memorial Library.

 
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. as the University’s One Book Villanova author, Wes Moore, visits us for a book signing. His book, The Other Wes Moore, was chosen to be the 2014-2015 One Book Villanova selection for the University community.

The book follows the lives of two young men who are about the same age, live in the same city, and who also share the same name. Despite their many striking similarities, the young men’s lives take very different paths: one Wes grows up to be a scholar, war veteran, White House aide and prominent business leader while the other Wes becomes a convicted criminal serving a life sentence for allegedly committing murder. The Other Wes Moore leads the reader to contemplate how these two people turned out so differently despite their remarkably similar circumstances growing up in a poverty-stricken Baltimore.

Following the book signing, Moore will participate in various other activities including the following:
5:30-6:30 p.m.—community dinner in Dougherty Hall Dining Room
7:00-8:30 p.m.—speech and Q&A in Pavillion

8:30-9:30 p.m.—reception event at court 1

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the One Book Villanova Committee, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Room 205

Walk-in VSB Peer Tutor office hours are being offered for core business classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this fall from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s 2nd floor multi-purpose rooms.

VSB Peer Tutors is a volunteer organization of VSB juniors and seniors dedicated to supporting the academic success of fellow VSB students. Tutors provide weekly office hours and individual tutoring throughout the semester for all VSB core business classes. VSB Peer Tutors are dedicated to your success and offer free individualized help with assignments and test preparation! VSB Peer Tutoring is available to all VSB students.

 For additional information, visit the VSB website. http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/undergraduate/advising/vsbpeertutors.html

These sessions are co-sponsored by the Clay Center at the Villanova School of Business and Falvey Memorial Library.

 
Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:30 PM in First Floor Lounge

Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) most Fridays during the semester from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge for some fun! The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC also has the pleasure of participating in video game activities, such as tournaments and expositions, and is always accepting new members!

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club, is free and open to the public.

 
Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:30 PM in

Please join us in room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library on Monday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m. for an Alumni Author series talk by James Hedtke, PhD, ’73 MA, professor of history and political science at Cabrini College. Dr. Hedtke’s talk, titled “They Never Grew Old: The Freckleton, England Air Disaster of 1944,” is based on his recently published book The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster: The B-24 Crash That Killed 38 Preschoolers and 23 Adults, August 23, 1944. The talk will focus on the crash of an American B-24 bomber into the village of Freckleton on August 23, 1944. The crash and ensuing firestorm killed 61 people, including 38 children in the village elementary school. This tragic event destroyed an entire generation of children in the village of 900 people. In addition, Hedtke’s talk will also touch upon the communal funeral and the village's almost 70-year attempt to recover from this horrendous incident.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of History, is free and open to the public.

 

 


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