Today's Hours

Stress Busters and Fun Activities During Finals Week

During finals week, you may want to take a little break while studying to rest and rejuvenate. Here’s what we at the Library can offer you — if something appeals to you, by all means, treat yourself!

Thursday, May 2nd
Get Centered: Pottery Wheelthrowing Demo
Julianna Hankinson, demo potter
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLC Atrium

Friday, May 3rd
Unwind: Yoga
Katie Bean, Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education (WADE) Program

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLC 3rd Floor Lounge

Get Centered: Pottery Wheelthrowing Demo
Julianna Hankinson, demo potter
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PLC Atrium

Virtual Reality Gaming
League of Legends & E-Sports

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
PLC Atrium

Monday, May 6th
Free Your Mind: Evening Massage
Jim Earley, board certified (NCBTMB) sports massage therapist
PLC Atrium
9:00 – 11:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7th
Unwind: Yoga
Katie Bean, Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education (WADE) Program

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PLC 3rd Floor Lounge

Free Your Mind: Evening Massage
Jim Earley, board certified (NCBTMB) sports massage therapist
PLC Atrium
9:00 – 11:00 PM

May 3rd through May 9th
Play Breaks: Jigsaw Puzzles, Wall-Sized Posters to Color, and Lego Building
various locations throughout the PLC and Drexel Library

Nourish: Healthy snacks

Be in Your Own Zone: Free Earbuds and Earplugs while supplies last!










Campus Coffee Hour Featuring Agape Latte


Agape Latte is an initiative organized through Campus Ministry that fosters dialog between faculty, staff, and students about faith in a welcoming social environment.

Network with colleagues and learn more about Agape Latte and its first year at SJU. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be available.

This will be our last coffee hour of the year — please join us!


Friday, April 26th

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Learning Commons
2nd Floor Lounge


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Books On Display

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced on April 15th. Recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for writers and artists, the Pulitzer has been honoring excellence in the arts, letters, and journalism since its inception in 1917.

Pulitzer Prize Winners will be on display on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons throughout the month of April. Browse these outstanding novels, plays, poetry collections, biographies, and histories!

The Art of Voice with Dr. Kay Cosgrove and her students

Poetry reading | Refreshments | Fun Activity:

At this event, Dr. Cosgrove, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and her creative writing students will read selections from The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice. Written with wit and style, this craft guide approaches poetry through that vital and mysterious literary element: voice. Bring paper and pen to do a writing exercise from the book.

Tuesday, April 16th
Free Period
PLC, 2nd Floor Lounge

Mark your calendar and come join us!



Exhibit of Pre-Columbian Pottery

If you have been to the Special Collections on the 3rd floor of the Post Learning Commons lately, you may have noticed some pottery on display. Glancing briefly at these items, it would seem they are quite old. In fact, these objects pre-date Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. Hence, they are classified as “pre-Columbian.”

Earthenware created by indigenous cultures inhabiting the Andean mountain region of South America, many items depict familiar things. Often found at burial sites, the pottery includes animals, people, and religious deities.

This exhibit of pre-Columbian pottery will be up through the end of the spring semester. Stop by and spend a few minutes contemplating these works.

Library Lines Spring ’19

Spring Break and springtime around the corner — seems a good time to share with you the spring 2019 edition of Library Lines.

Inside you’ll find:

  • an interview with Jenifer Baldwin, our new Associate Director for Public Services
  • news about new electronic resources
  • the Director’s note

Along with these, there are additional noteworthy articles you may find valuable in your work. Take a look!

For more information, contact us.

This Month’s Book Display is “BLUE”

Azure.  Cerulean.  Cobalt.  Indigo.  Navy.  Royal.  Sapphire.  In a word, BLUE.

Our book display for the month of March is something to look at…both inside and out. Outside these books share one thing in common; covers in hues of blue.  Inside the reader can explore the architecture of Gaudi, the beauty of eight centuries of Islamic tile-making, or the fragility of life in the Arctic.

From Issa Rae and Louise Erdrich, to Jon Krakauer and David Baldacci, this display combines disparate subjects and stories that just happen to be bound in blue.

Browse “BLUE” to view all of the offerings in this display or visit us the library. The display is located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

– Susan Clayton


This display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager with inspiration from reference librarian Catherine Collins.

Campus Coffee Hour with the Library Featuring Student Transitions

Our March Campus Coffee Hour features our colleagues in Student Transitions.

March 1, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Post Learning Commons
2nd Floor Lounge

Student Transitions serves first generation college students, commuters, transfers and low income students. Representatives from Student Transitions will be on hand to answer questions about initiatives they sponsor and services they provide.

Campus Coffee Hours are a great way to network on campus.

Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be available. Please join us!

Student Photography Exhibit Honoring Susan Fenton, M.F.A., Associate Professor of Photography


Looking for a good reason to break away from your computer screen and stretch your legs a bit? If so, consider walking over to the Post Learning Commons.

On the 2nd floor, outside the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, is a small but moving exhibit of student photography. Dedicated to the memory of beloved teacher and mentor, Susan Fenton, the (mostly) black and white photos vary in subject and style. In addition to the photos, each of the students’ thoughts and feelings about Susan Fenton have been mounted on little plaques.


(Bethany Zaccaria “Portrait Picture”)

Participating students:
Ashley Frankenfield ‘19
Bethany Zaccaria ‘19
Julia Donahue ‘19
Madison Auer ‘20
Alexis Yurgin ‘19
Aedan Accardi ‘19
Paige Santiago ‘19






(Ashley Frankenfield “Boatman in New Orleans” )                                                                                                                                  






“A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”

An internationally renowned Hopkins scholar and Emeritus Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Joseph J. Feeney, S.J. is a lively and engaging speaker. Please join us as he presents “A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”


March 5, 2019
11:00 AM
Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor
Wachterhauser Seminar Room


Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was a little-known English priest and poet during the latter part of the 19th Century.  It was not until 1918, almost 30 years after Hopkins’ death, that his friend, Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, compiled and edited the first collection of his poems.  Since that time, Hopkins has been recognized as one of the major poets of the Victorian Era.  Today, his poems, such as, “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” “The Windhover,” and “God’s Grandeur” are printed in numerous languages and enjoyed around the world.

To compliment Father Feeney’s personal insights into Hopkins’ poetry, two first edition copies of  The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins will be on view before and after the presentation.  Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own four copies from the limited printing of 700.  The volumes are housed permanently in the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Specials Collections located in the Post Learning Commons.

-Christopher Dixon


This program is co-sponsored by SJU Library, the Jesuit community, and the Department of English.