Thursday, December 13th, 2018, at 12:00 PM in First Floor Lounge

We know what you’re thinking, how could Falvey top last year’s stress busting events? While the tater tot bar and cereal bar were a ton of fun, let’s taco ‘bout the nacho bar that will be in the first floor lounge on Thursday, December 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. To help combat the stress of finals season, stop by our annual open house for a hot nacho bar with all the fixings, video/board games, puzzles, coloring, and perler beads. Our librarians will be on hand to offer last-minute research assistance! We know it’s cheesy, but we think you’re grate – you deserve to take a break!

The relaxation continues on Friday, December 14! We’ll welcome our furry friends from Pals for Life from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in room 205 at the Stress-Free Happy Healthy Hours event, co-sponsored by POWER, Villanova Student Advancement and the Office of Health Promotion. Be sure to visit with the Pals for Life therapy animals, enjoy some relaxing activities like stress ball making and coloring and indulge in chair massages from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We know that finals is na-cho favorite time of the semester, but we hope these events help you relax and get that extra boost as the semester comes to a close. Remember, you got this and the library is here to help! Brie all that you can brie!

 

Are you feeling the stress of finals? Let us lend you a helping paw! Be sure to join us for the Stress-Free Healthy Happy Hour event in on Friday, December 14 in room 205. We’ll welcome our furry friends from Pals for Life from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and offer free chair massages from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.! Let us help you unwind and give you the extra boost you need to finish finals strong!

 

This event, which is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, Office of Health Promotion, POWER, Student Advancement Ambassadors, is free and open to all Villanova students.

 
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Tuesday, February, 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by author Ross Gay, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Gay is the author of three books: Against whichBringing the Shovel Down, and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Catalog was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center and Gender and Women’s Studies, is free and open to the public.

 

Please join us on Wednesday, February 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room 205 of Falvey Memorial Library for a Scholarship@Villanova talk featuring Jennifer M. Dixon, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Political Science. Dixon will give a talk about her new book titled, Dark Pasts: Changing the State’s Story in Turkey and Japan.

 

When and why do states change the stories they tell about dark pasts? Over the past two decades, as international expectations about truth-telling and accountability have grown, many states have been called on to recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. While some states have apologized for past crimes, others continue to silence, deny, and relativize dark pasts. In her new book, Dark Pasts, Jennifer Dixon investigates the sources of stability and change in states’ narratives of past atrocities, arguing that international pressures increase the likelihood of change in official narratives of dark pasts, while domestic considerations determine the content of such change. Drawing on an in-depth, macro-historical analysis of the post-World War II trajectories of Turkey’s narrative of the 1915-17 Armenian Genocide and Japan’s narrative of the 1937-8 Nanjing Massacre, the book unpacks the complex processes through which international pressures and domestic dynamics shape states’ narratives and the ways in which state actors negotiate between domestic and international demands in producing and maintaining such narratives.  

 

This ACS approved event, which is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of Political Science, the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies and the Center for Peace and Justice Education, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 
Thursday, February 21st, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Speakers' Corner

Please join us on Thursday, February, 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by author Lauren Grodstein, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Grodstein has published six books, and was nominated for the Philolexian Prize for literary work. Her novel A Friend of the Family is a New York Times bestseller, Washington Post Book of the Year, and January Magazine top ten book of the year. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center and Gender and Women’s Studies, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, March 21st, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Presidents' Lounge, Connelly Center

Please join us on Thursday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Presidents’ Lounge, Connelly Center, for a reading and talk given by author Mike McCormack, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. McCormark has published two collections of short stories, as well as three novels. He won the 1996 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and his novel Getting It In the Head was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His book Solar Bones won the Goldsmiths Prize, and in 2018 he won the Dublin Literary Prize. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center and Gender and Women’s Studies, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, April 4th, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Connelly Center Cinema

Please join us on Thursday, April, 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cinema for a reading and talk given by poet Claudia Rankine, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including: Citizen An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays, numerous music video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies. She won the PEN Open Book and Literary Awards, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize and Fellowships for the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center and Gender and Women’s Studies, is free and open to the public.

 
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Room 205

Please join us in Falvey Memorial Library's room 205 on Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m., as we celebrate the publication of CONCEPT: Villanova University's Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Light refreshments will also be served! This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public.

For more information about CONCEPT, please see:http://concept.journals.villanova.edu/

 
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, at 7:00 PM in SAC 300

Please join us on Tuesday, April, 30 at 7:00 p.m. in SAC room 300 for a reading and talk given by poet Julia Kasdorf, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Kasdorf won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize in 1991 for Sleeping Preacher, as well as the Great Lakes College Award in 1993, the 2001 Conference of Christianity and Literature's Book of the Year Award, the 2004 Pushcart Prize, and an NEA grant for poetry. Her poems have been featured on Keillor’s NPR "The Writer’s Almanac" program, as well as in Prairie Schooner, the Gettysburg Review, and the Antioch Review. This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center and Gender and Women’s Studies, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, August 1st, 2019, at 1:30 PM in First Floor Lounge

Selections from the collection,“Now Far From Home: The 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Ending the Great War,” are now on display on Falvey’s first floor! The exhibit, curated by Michael Foight, director, Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, features photographs, photo albums, newspapers, newspaper clippings, event and play programs, a game, book plate, scrapbooks, paper toys and other rare remembrances and artifacts from the Great War time period.