Countdown to Final Exams Workshop, December 7 & 8

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Don’t delay! Register today for a workshop that will help you learn effective techniques to take the pressure off your last week of the semester. This workshop, presented by the Learning Resource Center, will present effective strategies to help you begin preparing for final exams.

Room/Location: Francis A. Drexel Library, 2nd Floor – Room 218.

Dates: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Sponsor: Learning Resource Center.
Contact: Carolyn Zaccagni. Phone: 610-660-1846.

Registration Link:

Saint Joseph’s students can reserve Group Study rooms from November 28 – December 17.

Group Study Room

Rooms available for reservation: 204, 205, 216, 217, and 219.

Please stop by the Information Desk on the 1st floor to reserve. You can also fill out our online form on the library home page, call x1904, or E-mail

Students are free to use the rooms if they are not reserved. If a group has reserved the room, students are expected to finish up their work within 15 minutes and yield the room to those with reservations.

11/29: See The Saint John’s Bible

November 29, 2011 3:30 to 5:00pm

Campus Commons
Saint Joseph’s University

View several volumes of The Saint John’s Bible and the BBC documentary of the making of the Bible.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first hand-written, hand-illuminated bible produced in over 500 years.  Commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota, the Bible is a fusion of ancient artistic materials and techniques with modern technology envisioned by Donald Jackson, the official scribe and calligrapher for the British Crown.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Mission and the Francis A. Drexel Library.

Refreshments will be served.

View this information in pdf format:

Nov. Display: Illustrations of Injured Veterans


During the month of November, the Francis A. Drexel Library is displaying reproductions of some of the illustrations of THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT.   The display is located on the first floor, to the left of the front Service Desk.

THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT, formed by Michael D. Fay, a former Marine combat artist, was orchestrated in an effort to increase the awareness of our veterans and was comprised of the work of several wartime illustrators. “…the PROJECT takes its name from the central character in Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo’s 1938 novel of a World War I soldier unable to communicate with the outside world due to the extent of his wounds” (Alicia Lozano, WTOP.  James Panero, Managing Editor and art critic at The New Criterion, was the curator of the exhibit when it showed in the STOREFRONT GALLERY in Brooklyn.

For more information, see the Blog with YouTube video on the Exhibit.

The Sisters Brothers: a Novel – It’s What We’re Reading

November 2011

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

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers: a Novel

Patrick DeWitt

In this quirky, twisted Western, a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders hired killers, Charlie and Eli Sisters, to kill a prospector named Hermann Kermit Warm. Warm, an avid reader and amateur Chemist, has devised a secret formula that allows him to scoop up the gold in California rivers.  The Commodore wants him dead because he won’t share the formula, so dead he will be.  In the convoluted search for Warm in the underworld of 1850, younger brother, Eli Sisters begins to develop a conscience. He has never really shared his brother’s blind loyalty to the Commodore, nor his love of whiskey and killing.  In this saga full of liars and cheaters, you find yourself rooting for the young killers, who seem more and more like lost boys.

This novel can be found in the Popular Reading collection on the first floor of the Library.