Library News This Week 9.24.14






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Faculty Art Exhibit

Dr. Kent Fairfield, Silberman College

“Unexpected Paris”

Opening September 30th

Reception 4 – 6 PM

Extended Library Hours for Midterms

Friday, October 3rd – ‘til 8 PM

Sat., October 4th – ‘til 7 PM

Sunday, October 5th – Library Open Early @ 9 AM

Kathy’s Picks

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read @

September 21-27, 2014

Read all about banned books, and many of the banned books themselves, @ the Library!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 @

The Library collections includes many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on the Spanish-speaking world and our Hispanic heritage.

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

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

“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

NJ350 Faculty Speaker – Dr. Chris Rasmussen, University College – “New Jersey, the Garden State” – 3:30 PM, Ruth Schwartz Reading Room

French Language Table – Thursday, October 16th – 1:00 PM – Library Café – Kathy

English Language Table – Thursday, October 23rd – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room – Kathy and Paul (limited seating)

Traveling through America:  An Overview – Tuesday, October 28th – 1:00 PM – Ruth Schwartz Reading Room — Kathy

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

Aspiring Adults Adrift:  Tentative Transitions of College Students

Bush Craft 1010:  A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

The Business Book

The Children Act, a novel

Edge of Eternity, a novel

Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour:  Armistice Day, 1918:  World War I and Its Violent Climax

Fewer Bigger Bolder:  From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth

From Worst to First:  Behind the Scenes of Continental’s Remarkable Comeback

The Handbook of Japanese Verbs

Haunted Empire:  Apple after Steve Jobs

Helping the Bereaved College Student

The McGraw-Hill Guide:  Writing for College, Writing for Life

The New Rules of Retail:  Competing in the World’s Toughest Marketplace

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food

On Course:  Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

120 Banned Books:  Censorship Histories of World Literature

Unspeakable Things:  Sex Lies and Revolution

Vegetarian Dinner Parties:  150 Meatless Meals Good Enough to Serve to Company

So We Read On:  How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

A World Gone Social:  How Companies Must Adapt to Survive

World Order

World Trade Center:  Past, Present, Future

World War I:  The Definitive Visual History

New DVDs This Week

Particle Fever

Quo Vadis

World Wars (includes the 3-part 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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