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Season’s Readings 2017

The 2017 edition of the SJU Library’s 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.

See Season’s Readings 2017 for this year’s list as well as links to all the previous years. Enjoy!

– Marian Courtney

 

 

The Christmas Creche on Display in the Atrium of the Post Learning Commons

Walking through the Atrium of the PLC, you may have noticed a Christmas Creche has been set up surrounded by three lovely 6 ft. evergreen trees. This piece is from the University Collection, created in the 20th century and fashioned after the 18th century Neapolitan style. The particular figures of Mary and Joseph, the materials used to create them, as well as the coloring of their garments, is unique to this style.

Next time you are walking through the Atrium, take a few minutes to contemplate this exhibit, not only for its spiritual significance, but also for the fine craftsmanship that was employed. You will also find there a pamphlet with more information, put together by Carmen Croce, SJU Scholarly Press.

– Marian Courtney

Dark Tales and Witch Hunts — Must be October

 

In contrast to the beautiful display of fall foliage found locally, the month of October also calls to mind all things dark and ghoulish the closer we get to October 31st.

With this idea in mind, the Library has put together a display of books from its collection that includes books about witches and witch trials, werewolves, superstition, and Halloween. The “Dark Tales and Witch Hunts — Must be October” display can be found on the 1st floor of the PLC beyond the elevator.

Stop by and check one out!

– Marian Courtney

 

This display curated by Cynthia Slater, Business Reference Librarian.

Work: Are you Ready?

In keeping with the upcoming Labor Day theme, the Library has put together a display of books from its collection that centers on the theme “work.” Including books about work ethics, etiquette, and work after college, the “Work: Are You Ready?” display can be found on the 1st floor of the PLC beyond the elevator. This display curated by Alex Williams, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.

Stop by and check one out!

Season’s Readings 2015

Each year, in lieu of sending a Christmas card, the staff of Drexel
Library share their list of recommended reads, affectionately known as Season’s Readings.Seasons Readings image

Check out this year’s list (no pun intended). Maybe there is a title that interests you or looks like it might make a good gift for that certain someone on your list!

Happy Reading!

 

 

Season’s Readings 2013

The eagerly awaited 2013 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.

There are adventure novels, historical perspectives, biographical narratives, and case studies. Pretty much 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.

2013 Season’s Readings

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

More Holiday Books

More books to add to your holiday wishlist!  The New York Times published their list of the 100 Notable Books of 2008 in early December, including these top 10 books, both fictional and non-fictional gems.  Everyone is bound to find something that appeals to their tastes.

Happy Holidays everyone!  Enjoy the winter break, and we’ll see you in the new year!

SF.