Finals Week in the PLC and Drexel Library

During Finals Week, there will be an assortment of activities and snacks available to students with the intention of minimizing stress
and strengthening well-being. Some of these will be Library
initiatives while others are student-generated and/or developed through a partnership between the Library and another department.
The following list is just some of what is being offered.

Tuesday, December  13th
24 Hours
Free earbuds and earplugs*

finals_fall2016Wednesday, December 14th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Thursday, December 15th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
5:00-6:00 PM 
Stress-busters and snacks in the Atrium with Adult Student Life
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Friday, December 16th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
2:00-4:00 PM
Pop-up Park in the Cafe with Student Life

Saturday, December 17th
Open until 12 midnight, reopens Sunday at 9:00 AM

Free earbuds and earplugs

Sunday, December 18th
Opens at 9:00 AM, continuing 24 hours until Tues., December 20th when we close at 9:00 PM

Free earbuds and earplugs

* Earbuds and earplugs are available on request unless supply runs out

Amazing Fantastic Incredible : a marvelous memoir – It’s What We’re Reading


December 2016

“What We’re Reading” is a feature offering periodic reviews from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read. If you find a book which interests you and it is not in our collection, please feel free to acquire the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Amazing fantastic incredible : a marvelous memoir

Amazing fantastic incredible : a marvelous memoir

Stan Lee and Peter David and Colleen Doran.

Amazing fantastic incredible : a marvelous memoir is a fun read for fans of Stan Lee, superheroes, comic books, or graphic novels. This autobiographical work is told and illustrated in the manner befitting an icon like Stan Lee. Born of humble beginnings, Stan Lee begins by describing his early life and progresses through to current day.

The illustrations are done in the style associated with superhero comics with occasional panels that pay homage to their anime cousin.

Not only does Stan Lee describe his life, but he discusses the ups and downs of the early days of the comic book publishing industry. Stan Lee began his career at a time when comics were still viewed as reading material for children. He talks about how the industry was nearly eradicated in the early days of the Senator Joseph McCarthy era to the industry developing its own standards of self-regulation to finally discovering a niche that did not cater exclusively to children but to adult readers who gravitated to the more mature storylines of their favorite superheroes.

Stan Lee created some of the most iconic heroes like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, and Captain America. And like those heroes, has become an icon in his own right. In addition to talking about his life and the evolution of the comic book industry, Stan Lee also gives writers and potential writers useful advice on how to become a writer.

Stan Lee nearly single-handedly transformed an entire industry from something that was once believed to be a genre for children into one where adult readers could enjoy and relate to.

Amazing fantastic incredible : a marvelous memoir is available in the Popular Reading section of the Library’s collection on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.