Giovatto News This Week 8.18.2014



Library News This Week – Fall Preview Edition

August 18th, 2014

Fall Semester Library Hours begin August 23rd!

For the very latest news and information, check our Facebook page @

Kathy’s Picks

Advice for College Freshmen @

Books:  New and Noteworthy @

Book News:  Ann Leckie’s ‘Ancillary Justice’ Wins Hugo Award @

5 Money Strategies for College Freshmen @

Read J.K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter story about a singing sorceress @


Upcoming Events @ the Library

Welcome Back, Students – Reception – Wednesday, August 27th, @ 2:00 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Constitution Day Talk – “Children Are Persons, too:  Juvenile Rights in Modern America” — Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College – 3:30 PM – Giovatto Library Auditorium

Musical Afternoons – Wednesdays @ 3:30.  Giovatto Library Theatre & Auditorium – Paul.  September 3rd, 10th, 24th.

Library Language Tables

Italian Language Table with Paul – Thursday, September 11th, @1 PM.  Library Café

French Language Table with Kathy – Thursday, September 18th, @ 1 PM.  Library Cafe

·         Library Workshops

What the Library Can Do for YOU! – Tuesday, August 26th, @ 10 AM; Thursday, August 28th, @ 4 PM, Friday, August 29th, @ 12 noon, Reference Desk

Library Basics – Wednesday, September 3rd, @ 10 AM; Thursday, September 4th, @ 12 noon; Friday, September 5th, @ 11 AM; Monday, September 8th, @ 8 PM; Tuesday, September 9th, @ 6 PM and Thursday, September 11th, @ 7 PM, Reference Desk

Reader’s Circle Book Club – Monday, September 8th, @ 1 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Movie Talk! Film Discussion Group – Monday, September 15th @ 1 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Food for Thought –

“So You Want to Do a Doctorate?  Tips and Advice on the Doctoral Journey.  Tuesday, September 16th, @ 1 PM — Kathy

“Rome, the Eternal City.” Tuesday, September 23rd, @ 1 PM – Paul

“New Jersey History.” Tuesday, September 30th, @ 1 PM — Dirk

More for You @ the Library

Faculty and Staff – Remember!  “Special Delivery” of Library materials is available to you via intercampus mail to your Metropolitan Campus office.

The Library Café is always open during regular Library hours

ATM available in the Library Café

Courtesy Phone Chargers throughout the Library

Chess, Scrabble, and Jeopardy – Games available at lunchtime, in the evening, and on request in the Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

The Great Courses @ Giovatto Library – It is always a wonderful time to enjoy a “Great Course.”  A complete list of the Great Courses @ Giovatto Library is available @

The Giovatto Library collection includes many of “The Great Courses” on DVD and/or CD!

Giovatto Library Reader’s Advisory ServiceIf you would like to develop a plan for independent self-directed learning, please contact the reference librarians for assistance.  We will be happy to help you to find the best reading and research materials for your needs.



For Alumni Only – Welcome May 2014 Graduates!

FDU Alumni Library Privileges -- As an FDU Alumnus/a, you are entitled to lifetime Library privileges.  Borrow books, magazines, DVDs, language CDs, and more from the Library.  Attend Library events and programs.  Use Library spaces.

To get your Library card, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations @ or at 201-692-7013.

If you would like more involvement with the Library, consider joining the Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board.

New Books This Week

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Building a Better Teacher

College Study

Counterfeit Lies, a novel

Flex:  The New Playbook for Managing across Differences

Fluent forever:  How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Four (Divergent)

History of the Hudson River Valley

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, a novel

In the Shadows of the Morning:  Essays on Wild Lands, Wild Waters, and a Few Untamed People

Indonesia, Etc.:  Exploring the Improbable Nation

It’s Not the How or the What but the Who:  Succeeding by Surrounding Yourself with the Best

Javascript & JQuery:  Interactive Front-End Web Development

Landline, a novel

Michelangelo:  A Life in Six Masterpieces

The New Arabs:  How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East

One Nation:  What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits:  Rhetorical Style & Public Engagement

Serving the Millennial Generation

Silent Witnesses:  The Often Gruesome but Always Fascinating History of Forensic Science

Vanishing Neighbor:  The Transformation of American Community

New DVDs This Week


The Grand Budapest Hotel

They Killed Sister Dorothy

Under the Skin


Giovatto Library Summer Hours

May 21st – August 22nd

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sat. – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Regular Fall Semester Hours begin Sat., August 23rd


Closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day

Chat with a Giovatto librarian @

Email a Giovatto librarian @

Be sure to select “Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus”

FDU Online Library Available 24/7 365 @



Giovatto Library Fall Semester Hours

August 23rd – December 24th

Monday – Thursday – 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sat. – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday – 12 noon – 10:00 PM

Closed September 1st in observance of Labor Day

Closed November 26th – 28th in observance of Thanksgiving

Chat with a Giovatto librarian @

Email a Giovatto librarian @

Be sure to select “Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus”




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