Mission Week Campus Coffee Hour — March 17th

WHAT:  Coffee Hour sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library and ATDL

Centered around the themes of Mission Week, this coffee hour is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to socialize and network in an informal setting.

WHEN:  March 17th 9:30 am – 10:30 am

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO:  All are invited! Hope to see you there!

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“A small cup of coffee” by Julius Schorzman — Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons

 

 

 

 

Campus Coffee Hour — February 20th

WHAGreat_Reformer_smallposterT:  Coffee Hour sponsored by the Post Learning Commons and the Office of the President

Fr. Gillespie will share his insights into the recently-published book, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope, by Austen Ivereigh. This is also an opportunity to come together to socialize in an informal setting.

WHEN:  Friday, February 20th

WHEN:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WHO: All are invited. Hope to see you there!

Neil Patrick Harris: It’s What We’re Reading

February 2015 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

NPH Book CoverNeil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
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Ever wanted to know what it’s like being Neil Patrick Harris? If you read his Choose Your Own Autobiography you will find out! Viewers of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, How I met your Mother, and fans of Hedwig and the Angry Itch on Broadway already know how funny he is. You will love experiencing life through NPH’s eyes with this whimsical read. It’s available in the library’s collection.

Emily Moscato: Transformative Photography

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Emily Moscato, Assistant Professor in Food Marketing, will discuss her article “Transformative Photography: Evaluation and Best Practices for Eliciting Social and Policy Changes”, from the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 19th NOON

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Bring your lunch — we’ll provide cookies and drinks. Hope to see you there!

AGNES RASH: THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT WHOLE NUMBERS: AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO NUMBER THEORY

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Sylvia Forman and Agnes M. Rash                                                                       The Whole Truth About Whole Numbers: An Elementary Introduction to Number Theory                                                                                                        Springer

Book Discussion with Agnes Rash, professor of Mathematics.

WHEN: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, 12 Noon

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor

Bring your lunch — we’ll provide cookies and drinks. Hope to see you there!

 

 

CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR – JANUARY 30TH

WHAT:  Coffee Hour Sponsored by Academic Affairs, Drexel Library and the Office of Financial Affairs.                                                                    This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to socialize and network in an informal setting.

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“A small cup of coffee” by Julius Schorzman – Own work.                   Licensed under Creative Commons

 

WHEN:  January 30th, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO:  All are invited! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

The Museum of Extraordinary Things – It’s What We’re Reading


January 2015 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

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Alice Hoffman

The Museum of Extraordinary Things is a beautifully written piece of historical fiction that is so touchingly human, yet surreal and at times even magical. These unreal moments exists side by side with those of searing reality as we are drawn into the daily struggle of immigrants trying to make their way in a new land. Descriptions of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire along with the fire that destroyed Dreamland in Coney Island complete the picture by setting the time and place of this tale in the early 20th century in the very unstable New York City.

Coralie, promoted as a Mermaid in the “museum” and Eddie, a photographer whom she has loved from a distance, exist on the fringes of society, along with the many odd creatures featured in the museum. Through Hoffman’s storytelling, instead of shock and horror, we find ourselves sympathetic towards these malformed creatures flaunted in the “museum” and manipulated by the malicious “Professor,” Coralie’s father.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things is located in our Popular Reading: Fiction section on the 1st Floor of the Post Learning Commons.

Seasons Readings 2014

The 2014 edition of the Francis A. Drexel Library’s popular Season’s Readings is now available.

This year’s list is full of interesting books as exciting as previous years, with something for everyone.

Peruse the list and get that special someone a great holiday gift, find something for yourself, or simply give the list itself as a gift.

Seasons Readings 2014


Last year’s: 2013

For access to previous Season’s Readings lists, click here.

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