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Upcoming Events @Giovatto Library

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Upcoming Events @ the Library

Musical Afternoons – Wednesdays @ 3:30. Giovatto Library Theatre & Auditorium – Paul. September 24th.

“Rome, the Eternal City” Tuesday, September 23rd, @ 1 PM – Paul

“New Jersey History” Tuesday, September 30th, @ 1 PM – Dirk

“My Radio Days in Belgium” Tuesday, October 7th, @ 1:00 PM — Michael

Faculty Art Exhibit – Dr. Kent Fairfield, Silberman College – Photos of Paris — Opening September 30th. Reception 4 – 6 PM

Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board – First Meeting of the Year – October 6th at 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Italian Language Table – Thursday, October 9th, at 1:00 PM, Library Café

NJ350 Faculty Speaker – Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College – “New Jersey, the Garden State” – 3:30 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

French Language Table – Thursday, October 16th – 1:00 PM – Library Café – Kathy

English Language Table – Thursday, October 23rd – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room – Kathy and Paul (limited seating)

Traveling through America: An Overview – Tuesday, October 28th – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room — Kathy

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of September 22, 2014

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Kathy’s Picks

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read @

September 21-27, 2014

Read all about banned books, and many of the banned books themselves, @ the Library!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 @

The Library collections includes many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on the Spanish-speaking world and our Hispanic heritage.

What it Takes to Ace the Class: Straight Talk from a University Professor on How to Succeed in a Challenging College Course. Dr. Mark Farag, University College

Available for free download @

Giovatto Language Tables in September

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Library Language Tables in September

September 11th @ 1PM – Italian Language Table with Paul Dunphy, Giovatto librarian

September 18th @ 1 PM — French Language Table with Kathy Stein, Giovatto librarian

All Levels Welcome, Beginners, too! You do not need to be enrolled in a foreign language course!
Volunteers needed to host additional Language Tables.
Faculty and staff, share your knowledge of other languages and cultures with our Metropolitan Campus community!

Welcome Back, Students!

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Welcome Back, Students!


Get to Know Your Library

Open House for Students, Faculty, and Staff interested in learning more about the Library – and its collections and services

Wednesday, August 27th, at 2:00 PM
Giovatto Library
Ruth Schwartz Reading Room
Light refreshments

What can the Library do for you?

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Research Assistance, Library Instruction, Books, Magazines, and Movies, Online Library Resources, Quiet and Group Study Areas, PCs, Laptops, iPads, and more!

@ your Library

Welcome Back Sessions
Tuesday, August 26th, at 10:00
Thursday, August 28th, at 4:00
Friday, August 29th, at noon

Meet the librarians @ the Giovatto Reference Desk

Upcoming Giovatto Library Events

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Welcome Back, Students – Reception – Wednesday, August 27th, @ 2:00 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Constitution Day Talk – “Children Are Persons, too: Juvenile Rights in Modern America” — Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College – 3:30 PM – Giovatto Library Auditorium

Musical Afternoons – Wednesdays @ 3:30. Giovatto Library Theatre & Auditorium – Paul. September 3rd, 10th, 24th.

Library Language Tables

Italian Language Table with Paul – Thursday, September 11th, @1 PM. Library Café

French Language Table with Kathy – Thursday, September 18th, @ 1 PM. Library Cafe

Library Workshops

What the Library Can Do for YOU! – Tuesday, August 26th, @ 10 AM; Thursday, August 28th, @ 4 PM, Friday, August 29th, @ 12 noon, Reference Desk

Library Basics – Wednesday, September 3rd, @ 10 AM; Thursday, September 4th, @ 12 noon; Friday, September 5th, @ 11 AM; Monday, September 8th, @ 8 PM; Tuesday, September 9th, @ 6 PM and Thursday, September 11th, @ 7 PM, Reference Desk

Reader’s Circle Book Club – Monday, September 8th, @ 1 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Movie Talk! Film Discussion Group – Monday, September 15th @ 1 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Food for Thought –

“So You Want to Do a Doctorate? Tips and Advice on the Doctoral Journey. Tuesday, September 16th, @ 1 PM — Kathy

“Rome, the Eternal City.” Tuesday, September 23rd, @ 1 PM – Paul

“New Jersey History.” Tuesday, September 30th, @ 1 PM — Dirk

Giovatto News This Week 7.23.2014

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Library News This Week – Summer Express Edition

July 21st, 2014

The air-conditioned Library is open all summer long – evenings and weekends, too!

Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20th, 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; August 1st

For the very latest news and information, check our Facebook page @

Faculty and Staff – Remember!  “Special Delivery” of Library materials is available to you via intercampus mail to your Metropolitan Campus office. Stay cool!

The Library Café is open all summer, during regular Library hours

ATM available in the Library Café

Chess, Scrabble, and Jeopardy – Games available at lunchtime, in the evening, and on request in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Giovatto Library Reader’s Advisory Service

If you would like to develop a plan for independent self-directed learning during the summer months, please contact the reference librarians for assistance.  We will be happy to help you to find the best reading and research materials for your needs.

Kathy’s Picks

Book News:  ‘Big 5’ Publishers Absent from Amazon’s New E-Book Service @

Hillary Clinton draws 1,200 to book signing in Ridgewood @

JK Rowling says crime thriller series will run longer than Harry Potter @

On the Books: ‘New Yorker’ archives available for free online, for now @

The Great Courses @ Giovatto Library – The summer break is always a wonderful time to enjoy a “Great Course.”  A complete list of the Great Courses @ Giovatto Library is available @

The Giovatto Library collection includes many of “The Great Courses” on DVD and/or CD!


For Alumni Only – Welcome May 2014 Graduates!

FDU Alumni Library Privileges -- As an FDU Alumnus/a, you are entitled to lifetime Library privileges.  Borrow books, magazines, DVDs, language CDs, and more from the Library.  Attend Library events and programs.  Use Library spaces.

To get your Library card, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations @ or at 201-692-7013.

If you would like more involvement with the Library, consider joining the Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board.

New Books This Week

The Art of Freedom:  Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

Burning Books

Coffee Obsession

Genesis:  Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict

Happy City:  Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design

Head First EJB

Head First JavaScript Programming

The Holy Reich:  Nazi Conceptions of Christianity 191901945

Mindless:  Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion

Revolutionary Ideas:  An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from the Rights of Many to Robespierre

Risk Savvy:  How to Make Good Decisions

The Soft Edge:  Where Great Companies Find lasting Success

Talk like TED:  The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Venice:  History of the Floating City

Why Does the World Exist?

Wisdom:  From Philosophy to Neuroscience

A World without Jews:  The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

New DVDs This Week

All Is Lost

Giovatto Library Summer Hours 2014

Summer Hours May 21st – August 22nd

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sa%#$!$ay – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Closed Fridays – June 13th, 20st, 27th; July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th; August 1st

Regular Fall Semester Hours begin Sa%#$!$ay, August 23rd


Closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day

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Email a Giovatto librarian @

Be sure to select “Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus”

FDU Online Library Available 24/7 365 @












Commencement Webcast@ Giovatto Library

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Tuesday, May 20th — Commencement @ the Library – If you plan to be on campus and would like to watch the Commencement webcast with friends @ the Library, please join us in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room.

Upcoming Events @Giovatto Library

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Monday, April 28th – FDU Faculty Speaker — Dr. Aixa Ritz — Sustainable Tourism Development, Different Shades of Green Case Study. Costa Rica –– 1:00 PM – RSRR

Tuesday, April 29th – FDU Faculty Speaker – Dr. Madera Edwards — Somewhere in the Middle: Rebellion, Suburbia, and the Story of Plainfield, New Jersey –– 1:00 PM – RSRR

Wednesday, April 30th – FDU Faculty Speaker – Dr. Jamie Zibulsky — Getting Book Smart: How Parents and Teachers Help Children Comprehend Written Language — 12 noon — RSRR

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