Giovatto News This Week 9.15.14

Library News This Week

September 15th, 2014

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Constitution Day Talk

“Children Are Persons, too:  Juvenile Rights in Modern America”

Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College

Wednesday, September 17th — 3:30 PM – Giovatto Library Auditorium

Kathy’s Picks

Books That Have Stayed with Us @

From Facebook

Millennials are out-reading older generations @

·         Younger Americans and Public Libraries @

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 @

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

Library Language Tables

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

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

Food for Thought – (Ruth Schwartz Reading Room)

“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

“My Radio Days in Belgium” Tuesday, October 7th, @ 1:00 PM — Michael

Faculty Art Exhibit – Dr. Kent Fairfield, Silberman College – Photos of Paris — Opening September 30th.  Reception 4 – 6 PM

Giovatto Library Student Advisory Board – First Meeting of the Year – October 6th at 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

Italian Language Table – Thursday, October 9th, at 1:00 PM, Library Café

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

The Actress, a novel

After Everything, a novel

The American Revolution:  A Historical Guidebook

By the Spear:  Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire

Censors at Work:  Hos States Shaped Literature

China’s Rising Research Universities

Choices for College Success

A Colder War, a novel

Do Fathers Matter?  What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We’ve Overlooked

Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Energy Statistics of OECD Countries, 2014

An Event in Autumn

The First Interview

Lead with Humility:  12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis

Generic:  The Unbranding of Modern Medicine

The Glass Kitchen, a novel

GMAT Premier 2015

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

The Liar’s Wife, four novellas

Liberty’s Torch:  The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary

Peterson’s Two-Year Colleges, 2015

Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States:  Pop Culture, Politics, and Protest

Shakespeare’s Style

The Stager, a novel

Staying Focused in a Hyper World:  Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory, and Brain Performance

Treatment-Refractory Schizophrenia

The Village Effect:  How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

When Britain Burned the White House:  The 1814 Invasion of Washington

Wisdom for Winners:  A Millionaire Mindset

Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism

New DVDs This Week

The Other Woman

The World Wars (includes 3-part History Channel miniseries Trial by Fire, A Rising Threat, Never Surrender)

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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