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Muslim Journeys Event Today

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New Hours at Florham

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Library Services hours have been extended on the weekends in the Monninger Center.

Fiction Book Party: Florham 3/27/14

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Book cover - Mount Terminus FICTION BOOK PARTY!

Thursday, March 27, 2014; 4pm in the Orangerie,
Monninger Center on the Florham Campus

Hosted by David Grand (FDU Creative writing faculty) and Wesley Stace (WAMFEST Master of Ceremonies)

Reading and Book Launch: David Grand’s third novel, Mount Terminus
A dark, majestic novel about art, family, overwhelming love, and the birth of Los Angeles, was published by Farrar Strauss Giroux in March 2014. Grand’s first novel, “Louse” (1998), was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. David Grand teaches workshops in fiction writing and the course “Reading as Writers”, as well as supervises Senior Writing Projects.

Book cover - WonderKidWesley Stace: Stace’s fourth novel, “Wonder-Kid” was published by Overlook Books in February, 2014. Wesley Stace has been Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Visiting Writer and he is currently the Artist-in-Residence. As John Wesley Harding, he’s made seventeen critically-aclaimed albums. As Wesley Stace, he’s the author of three critically-acclaimed novels, reviews for The New York Times and The (London) Times Literary Supplement, and many other amazing things.

 

Celebration of FDU Authors and Artists

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Celebration of FDU Authors and Artists

Tuesday, April 15th, @ 2:00 PM

Reference Reading Room Giovatto Library

In observance of National Library Week Lives change @ your library

Light refreshments

 

New Jersey Writer’s Panel

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NJ 350 @ your Library

In observance of NJ’s 350th anniversary

 

New Jersey Writers Panel

Did you know that New Jersey has either produced or nurtured famous writers like Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Robert Pinsky, and the ‘Bard of Newark’, Phillip Roth?  Plan to join us at a panel discussion of three of New Jersey’s greats.

 

“Introduction to N.J. Writers” – Dr. Paula Mayhew, University College

 “Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint: An Early Review” – Dr. Lois Gordon, University College

"Allen Ginsberg" – Dr. Daniel Grassian, University College

“’Dear Bo’ – The Letters of William Carlos Williams to his Brother” – Dr. Ellen Spaldo, University College

Wednesday, March 26th, @ 2:00 PM

 

Ruth Schwartz Reading Room/Periodicals Department

Giovatto Library

Light refreshments

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of March 10th

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Kathy’s Picks

Brain function ‘boosted for days after reading a novel’ @ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/brain-function-boosted-for-days-after-reading-a-novel-9028302.html

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (encore post) @ http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_404494762_5?ie=UTF8&node=8192263011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_r=0JBQ67BMKZQ8P9AC5CN2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1737566702&pf_rd_i=8547142011

Many are in the Library collection and on display in the Reference/Circulation area.

Reading Fiction Improves Brain Connectivity and Function @ http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201401/reading-fiction-improves-brain-connectivity-and-function

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds @ http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/oct/08/literary-fiction-improves-empathy-study

7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/12/health-benefits-reading_n_4081258.html

Special Hours @Florham March 10-22

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Exceptions to Florham Library Hours

Kathy’s Picks for the Week of March 3rd

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Kathy’s Picks

Book News:  Byline Tally Shows There’s Still Gender Bias in Book Reviewing @ http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/24/281951613/book-news-byline-tally-shows-theres-still-gender-bias-in-book-reviewing

New York Public Library launches ‘Books at Noon’ series, wholesome way to spend your lunch hour @ http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/2014/02/new-york-public-library-launches-books-at-noon-series-wholesome-way-to-spend-you-1

6 interior design books to lift your home’s spirits @ http://nypost.com/2014/02/26/6-interior-design-books-to-lift-your-homes-spirits/

Giovatto Library News This Week

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Library News This Week

March 3rd, 2014

The Library will remain open late – until 8:00 PM –  on Friday, March 7th, for extra Midterm study time

Library News

Check our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/Giovattolibrary

Students – Remember!  If you need a quiet place to study, we’ve got it.  If you need a place to study and work with your group, we’ve got that, too!

The Reference Reading Room (upstairs) and the Periodicals Stacks (ba%#$!$t) have been designated as quiet study areas.  The Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room is a group study area where quiet conversation is permitted.

Please be considerate of others!

Faculty and staff — Avoid the winter chill and let us deliver your books, magazines, and DVDs to your campus office by interoffice mail!

Library Language Tables — Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed!

Faculty and staff, share your knowledge of other languages and cultures with our Metropolitan Campus community!

If you would like to volunteer to host a Library Language Table, please contact Kathy@ stein@fdu.edu

Library Book Discussion Groups — New Groups Now Forming– Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed!

In response to requests for additional book discussion groups, the Library would like to welcome faculty and staff who would like to host a Book Discussion Group @ Giovatto Library.

If you would like to host a Book Discussion Group @ the Library, please contact Kathy @ stein@fdu.edu

Upcoming Events@ Giovatto

Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board – Monday, March 3rd – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Sharing is Caring:  Motorcycle Safety – Tuesday, March 4th – Joan Leder, Petrocelli College – 12 noon – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Italian Language Table – Thursday, March 6th – 1:00 PM – Library Café – Paul

Soiree Francophone – Special Guest Speaker Patrick Hyndman, Quebec Government Office – Thursday March 6th – 5:30 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Library Research Clinic – Friday, March 7th 11:00 AM – Reference Desk — Kathy

Chinese Language Table – Friday, March 7th – Professor Ruby Yao, University College – 12 noon – Library Café

Library Open Late for Midterm Study – until 8:00 PM – Friday, March 7th

Reader’s Circle Book Club – Monday, March 10th – 1:00 PM – Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Food for Thought – “That Slow-Motion Chinese Kungfu – Taiji” – Tuesday, March 11th – 1:00 PM – Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room – Sian

Library Research Clinic – Wednesday, March 12th – 10:00 AM — Reference Desk – Pat

FDU Faculty and Alumni Speakers – Dr. Robert Ellis – “What They Didn’t Teach You in Business School” — 1:00 PM – Periodicals Department/Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

French Language Table – Thursday, March 13th – 1:00 PM – Library Café — Kathy


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