The Library has a trial for Statista through April 8!

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market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government agencies.

Coverage includes media, business and industry, politics, public opinion, demographics, education, crime, and more.  50% of the content in Statista is international.

Data can be downloaded in JPG, PowerPoint and Excel.

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The SJU Saint John’s Bible Has a Facebook Page!

A Facebobiblegroupok page for the
Saint John’s Bible @ Saint Joseph’s
University

was created by students Joe Hallak and Matt Musmanno as part of a biology course taught during the Fall Semester by the Rev. John Braverman, S.J. This page is available for students, faculty, staff and others to reflect on  displayed illuminations and post thoughts. Take a few minutes out of your busy day and take a look!

The first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a
Benedictine Abbey in the more than 500 years since the invention of the printing press, the original is housed at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Minnesota. Saint Joseph’s University owns a rare 7 volume fine
art reproduction Heritage Edition.  One volume of the Saint John’s Bible is
always on display on the Chapel of Saint Joseph-Michael J. Smith
Memorial and another in the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library.

Library Newsletter Spring 2016!

Library_Blog1The Spring 2016 issue of the
Library newsletter, Library Lines, is now available! Please take some time out of your busy day to read about the various news items highlighted. Topics range from the Director’s note on E-Books vs. Print,  interesting new initiatives and partnerships, on-going work with assessment as well as many others.

If you have questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you!

Mission Week Event: Illuminating the Word in the 21st Century

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The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in the more than 500 years since the invention of the printing press. Pope Francis was present in September of 2015 when a special Apostles Edition of the Bible was gifted to the American people in a ceremony at the Library of Congress commemorating his historic visit to the United States.
Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own a limited release seven volume fine art reproduction set of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition.

Pope Benedict XVI said of the Saint John’s Bible “… this is a work for eternity”

Stop by the Post Academic Center atrium on Thursday, March 17th between 11:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. (free period) to view books from this breathtaking masterpiece and register for the chance to win a framed print of nature artist, Chris Tomlin’s Milkweed and Butterfly pictured in the Gospel and Acts.

Stay tuned for day and time of drawing. You need not be present to win!

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Milkweed and Butterfly, Chris Tomlin,
Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible,
Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  

Born of Defiance — It’s What We’re Reading


March 2016

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

Born of Defiance

Born of Defiance
Kenyon, Sherrilyn

Born of Defiance (The League Series Book 9)
By Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is Sherrilyn Kenyon 9th book in “The League” series. The genre is paranormal romance, which may also fall into science fiction. All of her characters grab your heart from the first page and don’t let go until the last. You journey with them through all their trials and get to understand how they find ways, despite seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against them, to maintain their civility and their humility to be the most caring and loving people in the universe.

This series is based in the Ichidian Universe and this book takes place on the planet of Andarion. It’s a planet where a person’s social status is defined by their parent’s lineage. It’s a warrior society, ruled by royalty. For entertainment the masses enjoy arena fighting sometimes ending in death, but successful gladiators rise to become superstars.

This is Talyn Batur’s world. Born out of wedlock and without his father’s lineage, he is treated like an outcast and relegated to the lowest caste of Andarion society. If it were not for his illegitimacy, he would be considered royalty; his mother, Galene Batur, is a high-ranking official in the planetary military. Talyn, a military fighter pilot, spends his leave time as an arena fighter. Despite his successes in the arena, his military commander, Colonel Christen Anatole, despises Talyn and Galene. Unable to take his hatred out on her, Anatole takes his anger out on Talyn reminding him he will never gain full acceptance in Andarion society.

But despite his success in the ring, which brings him great wealth, he is still an outcast. Due to his low class status the only way for him to have a woman is by paying for a contracted companion.
Andarions tolerate contracted companionships as long as strict rules and procedures are followed. Felicia Orfanos decides to become Talyn’s companion in order to help pay her way through medical school. She meets all of the demands of the contract and pays a very steep price because of his caste status. It isn’t long before the two fall in love, but Andarion law will never allow them to marry because of the stigma of Talyn’s lineage.

Andarions are ruled by leader who tyranny threatens to throw their world into chaos. Felicia’s family, powerful adversaries of their leader, join with others in a conflict to overthrow the oppression threatening to destroy their world. A conflict which puts Talyn and Felicia at the center forcing Talyn to make a choice and risk everything and everyone he loves and rebel against the government or remain loyal and suffer the indignity of being an outcast. His life and his world are at stake.

Once you read this book you will want to read the previous volumes in the series.

Born of Defiance is available in the Popular Reading section on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.