Category Archives: Reading

Annual Season’s Readings is Here!

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!

 

 

Chew on This: Suniti Sharma

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WHAT:  Suniti Sharma, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Graduate Teacher Education, will be presenting from a book she co-edited, Internationalizing Teacher Education for Social Justice: Theory, Research, and Practice (Research for Social Justice).

WHEN:  October 7th, 12:30PM

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, Wachterhauser Seminar Room

Cookies and drinks will be served. We anticipate this to be an engaging presentation touching on mission-related themes.

Please plan to join us!

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Faculty Reading and Book Signing

WHO:  Concha Alborg, Professor Emerita from SJU Modern Languages Department, will read from her latest work, Divorce after Death. A Widow’s Memoir. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

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WHEN:  April 15th, 12:30 PM

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, Wachterhauser Seminar Room

WHO:  All are invited. Please plan to join us for this engaging talk!
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Crimson and Gray Book Signing

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and book signing of Crimson and Gray: The Red-Tailed Hawks of Saint Joseph’s University. Crimson and Gray documents the adventures of two hawks that nested on campus recently. Along with over 50 photos, the book contains supplemental text ranging in topics from Biology to Ignatian Spirituality.

Books cost $25 ea. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards improving bird habitat here on campus.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 26th Free Period

WHERE:  Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO:  All are invited — hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Coffee Hour — February 20th

WHAGreat_Reformer_smallposterT:  Coffee Hour sponsored by the Post Learning Commons and the Office of the President

Fr. Gillespie will share his insights into the recently-published book, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope, by Austen Ivereigh. This is also an opportunity to come together to socialize in an informal setting.

WHEN:  Friday, February 20th

WHEN:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WHO: All are invited. Hope to see you there!

Neil Patrick Harris: It’s What We’re Reading

February 2015 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

NPH Book CoverNeil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
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Ever wanted to know what it’s like being Neil Patrick Harris? If you read his Choose Your Own Autobiography you will find out! Viewers of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, How I met your Mother, and fans of Hedwig and the Angry Itch on Broadway already know how funny he is. You will love experiencing life through NPH’s eyes with this whimsical read. It’s available in the library’s collection.

Emily Moscato: Transformative Photography

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Emily Moscato, Assistant Professor in Food Marketing, will discuss her article “Transformative Photography: Evaluation and Best Practices for Eliciting Social and Policy Changes”, from the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 19th NOON

WHERE:  Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Bring your lunch — we’ll provide cookies and drinks. Hope to see you there!

Cooked – It’s What We’re Reading


August 2014 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

Cooked Cooked
Michael Pollan

Pollan explores the basics of cooking at its most ‘elemental. He learns how to make traditional barbecue (fire), make stocks and braise meat (water), bake bread (air), and ferment beer and sauerkraut (earth). His descriptions about the processes make you want to join in, which is facilitated by the inclusion of recipes in the back of the book. Building on his previous claims to “shop the perimeter of the grocery store” and “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants”, Pollan strips cooking down to the basics. It is a great read and keeps you entertained. The author’s regression to the basics is inspired by our culture’s most recent aversion to cooking from scratch. It is Pollan’s goal to encourage people to enjoy cooking and sharing a meal, thereby improving our daily lives.

This book can be found on the 1st floor, in the compact shelving.
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