The Library hosts a variety of University events, and co-sponsors several special programs during the school year. The events range from thought-provoking lecture series such as "Conscience of the Holocaust lectures" to fun student activities including Game Nights by the Electronic Enthusiasts Club or Marathon Readings of the Entire Harry Potter Series. 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, Ext. 9-3872, via email, phone, or in person at our office in R235 on the 2nd Floor of Falvey Library. She will be more than happy to work with you and accommodate your needs.
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.
In the 19th century, there were no summer blockbusters, hit TV series or even radio dramas. However, there was already a thriving entertainment industry thrilling millions of people, and one of the key components of this industry was the dime novel: a brief, twisty, action-packed story designed purely to entertain. While heroes and tales from the dime novel era are largely forgotten today, they have left a huge mark on popular culture in general. Paper for the People, the first conference in Falvey Memorial Library's Popular Culture Series, will examine the history and significance of dime novels and related entertainments through scholarly presentations and discussions. It will be accompanied by an exhibit of rare publications. The event takes place on June 10 in the library, and anyone interested in attending may register for free at http://vupop.org
The campus community is invited to join us here at Falvey Memorial Library on May 14 for a celebration of fun, music and fulfillment of the Villanova mission of igniting change through creativity, innovation and commitment to academic excellence! We will be having a day-long event which will feature the presentation of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Award, a symposium by the Villanova academic community, and a nighttime celebration in honor of our ACRL award win.
The ACRL award will be formally presented to University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, PhD, OSA on the morning of May 14, by ACRL President for 2012-2013, Steven Bell. This ceremony will be followed by a symposium on the future of libraries featuring a cavalcade of 30+ ‘lighting talks’ given by faculty and Falvey staff and a catered lunch. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and end at 3:30 pm.
The nighttime celebration will take place 5-9 p.m. in the Old Falvey Reading Room. Light food & beverages will be served. The evening will feature two sets of music by Villanova University's very own librarian band, Marc Fields & Bad Data, covering an eclectic range of styles from traditional songs & ballads to bluegrass & country through straight ahead rock-n-roll, and will include a number of original tunes written by library staff members. Join us--a fine and memorable time will be had by all!
**If you’d like to attend either portion of the event, i.e., the daytime symposium, or nighttime celebration (or both), please RSVP before May 10 to Gina Duffy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Schedule for May 14, 2013- ACRL Award Presentation, Symposium & Celebration:
8:30am: Coffee & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am: Presentation of 2013 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Award for Excellence to Villanova University by ACRL President Steven Bell. Fr. Peter Donohue will receive the award on behalf of Villanova.
9:30am: Library Futures Symposium Kick-off by University Librarian Joe Lucia.
9:45am: Lightning Talk Panel 1
10:45am: Lightning Talk Panel 2
11:45am: Break for Lunch (Catered)
12:30pm: Lightning Talk Panel 3
1:30pm: Lightning Talk Panel 4
2:30pm: Panel Overflow time (if necessary)
3:00—3:30pm: Reaction & Wrap-up
5:00—9:00pm: ACRL Award Reception in Old Falvey Reading Room, featuring two sets of music by Villanova’s own librarian band, Marc Fields & Bad Data.
The Campus Activities Team, the Office of Health Promotion, and Falvey Memorial Library invite Villanova students to visit the first floor lounge on Friday, May 3 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for the Fun Finales event! Massage therapists will be on hand to offer FREE treatments and there will also be healthy snacks provided while you wait! Come relax and bit and let us relieve some of the stress brought on by finals!