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.
Wesley 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.
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
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
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
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
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@ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 @ email@example.com
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