News this Week 9.8.2014


Library News This Week

September 8th, 2014

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Volunteers needed for Library Language Tables

Share your knowledge of another language and culture by hosting a Library Language Table

Contact Kathy or Paul @ the Library

Kathy’s Picks

Great deals and places to go this fall @

Making the most of those yummy Jersey tomatoes @

What it Takes to Ace the Class: Straight Talk from a University Professor on How to Succeed in a Challenging College Course. Dr. Mark Farag, University College

Available for free download @

Upcoming Events @ the Library

Wednesday, September 17th — 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

Library Basics –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

Ancient Greek Philosophy:  From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers

Bittersweet, a novel

The Constitution:  The Essential User’s Guide

Corporate Information Strategy and Management

The Dominican Republic Reader:  History, Culture, Politics

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Driving with the Top Down, a novel

Flirting with French:  How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, & Nearly Broke My Heart

Fodor’s New England

Girls of August, a novel

Graduate Study in Psychology, 2015

The History of the Acadians of Louisiana

The Iliad

International Student Handbook 2015

International Students Negotiating Higher Education

Knitting Wizardry: 27 Spellbinding Projects

The Make-Ahead Cook:  8 Smart Strategies for Dinner Tonight

Malay Phrase Book & Dictionary

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

New Players, Different Game:  Understanding the Rise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities


Oil Painting with the Masters

Operating Systems:  Internals and Design Principles

The Practice of Creative Writing:  A Guide for Students

The Secret Place, a novel

Tennessee Williams:  Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises for the Piano

What Color Is Your Parachute?  2015

New DVDs This Week

Boardwalk Empire, season 4

Elementary, season 1, 2

King of Queens, season 1-9

NCIS, season 11

Once Upon a Time, season 3

Parlez-vous Francais?  Learning French:  The Basics

Rizzoli & Isles, season 4

Secrets of World War I

12 Angry Men


Giovatto Library Fall Semester Hours

August 23rd – December 23rd

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 November 26th – 28th in observance of Thanksgiving

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Be sure to select “Giovatto Library, Metropolitan Campus”



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