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Philadelphia Researching Tips

Even though Philadelphia is only 13 miles away, navigating the city may seem like another world in some sense. With world class institutions, museums, and parks, coupled with a rich history running through the city, it is no wonder people can feel overwhelmed when visiting Philadelphia. Luckily Falvey has access to many resources to help […]

Re-post: Life as the Sister of the Liberty Bell

This post was originally posted on December 10, 2009 by Michael Foight Posted for Phylis Wright: A recently digitized title from the Villanova Digital Collection, The Liberty Bell’s Sister by the Rev. Louis A. Rongione, OSA, provides a history and overview of the companion to the Liberty Bell that once rested in Falvey Memorial Library and […]

Spotlight on Subject Librarians—Today’s Subject: Nursing

Think of them as research accelerators, ………………resource locators, …………idea developers, ……database navigators, personal coaches … … we call them “subject librarians.” Today’s subject librarian—Nursing/Life Sciences & Instructional Services Librarian Barbara Quintilliano  What’s new this year? BQ—By now, many students and faculty are familiar with our mobile research assistance cart, staffed either by my colleague Robin […]

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Foto Friday: In Corso

We’re taking a sneak peek as conservation work continues on the Falvey Hall Reading Room’s hidden treasure, the baroque masterpiece by Pietro da Cortona. Follow along on the Conserving a Giant: Resurrecting Pietro da Cortona’s “Triumph of David” blog. Photo by Alice Bampton. Like0

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Philly Geek Awards Nominates Familiar Faces

The annual Philadelphia Geek Awards are coming up, and you might recognize one of the groups being nominated this year. Dirty Diamonds Comics has been nominated for 2015 best comic, and back in the fall semester Dirty Diamonds headlined a graphic novel event in the Library. Villanova community members learned from co-founders, Claire Folkman and […]

‘Caturday: Following Thomas

This beautiful Spanish plaza can be found in Villanueva de los Infantes, which is near the village in which St. Thomas of Villanova was raised. According to the Villanova University website, the “University is named for a Spanish Augustinian, Thomas García (1486-1555), the son of a miller who was born in Fuenllana, a village near […]

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Alice’s Adventures and Mock Turtle Soup

Since this is a library food blog, I like to find recipes that will connect to a book or to reading in general. So this month, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I decided to read this childhood favorite again in the hopes of finding culinary inspiration. The story […]

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