Weinberg Memorial Library Book Sale

The Weinberg Memorial Library’s book sale is fast approaching! The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale slated for Saturday, April 30 from 9:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday, May 1 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 29 for current (2021-2022) Friend’s members and Schemel Forum members. Interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library? Information for membership can be found at the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

The book sale will have a vast array of hardcover and paperback books including non-fiction books, fiction books, cookbooks, children’s books, and young adult books. The library is still looking for volunteers to help with the book sale. Volunteer shifts are flexible.

Any questions about the book sale or want to volunteer? Please reach out to Melisa Gallo at melisa.gallo@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6195.

All current University of Scranton health and safety protocols in place for the weekend of the book sale, as indicated in the Royals Back Together plan, must be followed by guests and volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual book sale!

Rare Books Exhibit Reception Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening, March 22, from 6:00-8:00PM, the Rev. Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College will speak at a reception for the Heritage Room exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection.”   Father Ucerler will speak on the topic of “Early Modern Jesuits in East Asia & Global Networks of Knowledge.”  He will discuss Jesuit missions in Japan and China, printing in Europe and Asia, cartography, and letter writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a principal conduit of information and its influence on major European printing houses.  The reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton Jesuit Center, the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum. For more information contact Special Collections Librarian/Professor Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu or 570-941-6341.

Exhibit Reception, March 22, “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

On March 22, from 6:00-8:00PM, the Rev. Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College will speak at a reception for the Heritage Room exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection.”   Father Ucerler will speak on the topic of “Early Modern Jesuits in East Asia & Global Networks of Knowledge.”  He will discuss Jesuit missions in Japan and China, printing in Europe and Asia, cartography, and letter writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a principal conduit of information and its influence on major European printing houses.  The reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton Jesuit Center, the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum. For more information contact Special Collections Librarian/Professor Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu or 570-941-6341

 

Donations and Volunteers for the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale

The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library is accepting book donations for its annual book sale slated for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. A special preview sale will be held on Friday, April 29 for current (2021-2022) Friend’s members and Schemel Forum members.

The Weinberg Memorial Library will be accepting paperback and hardcover books in good condition, such as children’s books, young adult books, cookbooks, fiction, and non-fiction books. Appointments to donate books are needed. The Library is also seeking volunteers to help work the book sale. Volunteer shifts are flexible.

To schedule an appointment to donate books, obtain clarification on accepted books, or to volunteer, please reach out to Melisa Gallo at melisa.gallo@scranton.edu or (570) 941-6195. All current University of Scranton health and safety protocols must be followed for volunteers and visitors.

“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” – Now on Display!

In honor of the Ignatian Year, the Heritage Room is hosting an exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” during Spring semester. The exhibit will primarily feature books written by Jesuits from the founding of the order in 1540 through its suppression in 1773. The exhibit will be divided into categories reflecting the breadth of Jesuit intellectual and pastoral activities. There will be sections on Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuits as a corporate body, science and technology, humanities, missionary work, the Counter-Reformation, and the suppression of the order among others.

On March 22, we are tentatively planning an exhibit reception with a lecture by Rev. Antoni Ucerler, S.J., Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College.  Father Ucerler will speak on the Jesuit’s use of printing technology to further missionary activities in Japan.  The lecture will be co-sponsored by the Friends of Weinberg Library, the Jesuit Center, the Slatterly Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum.

The exhibit will run through April 24, 2022. For further information contact Special Collections Librarian, Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu

And the winner is . . .

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. John Norcross of Clarks Summit who won these fabulous prizes in our January Leaves of Class XXIII Raffle drawing: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (four all-day Waterpark admission tickets); Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar ($25 gift certificate); Café Rinaldi ($25 gift certificate – courtesy of George & Lindsay Aulisio): The New Café ($50 gift card – courtesy of Joseph Cimini); Stirna’s Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); Wegmans ($100 gift card – courtesy of Sid Prejean); Actor’s Circle (two flex tickets); Dietrich Theater (movie gift bag); Everhart Museum (family membership); NEPA Philharmonic (two tickets to the 4/8/22 PNC Pops Jerry Herman Concert); The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton & James Patterson (courtesy of Charles Kratz & William Varady); Liztech Necklace and Pin (courtesy of Charles Kratz & William Varady); Wonderstone Gallery ($25 gift card – courtesy of Peter V. & Narda Tafuri); Crunch Fitness (one 3-month membership with 2 personal training sessions & t-shirt); Amazon (two $25 gift cards – courtesy of Sondra Myers); American Candle (sugar cookie scented candle); $250 Cash (courtesy of Charles Kratz & William Varady); Hand-knit Shawl (courtesy of Bonnie Strohl); Hand-made Fleece Throw (courtesy of Annette Kalwaytis); Library Express (composition book gift bag); Mastercard ($50 gift card – courtesy of Letha Reinheimer); One Point (office supply basket); and Target ($50 gift card – courtesy of Marian Farrell.)

This year’s raffle features more than $7,000 in prizes! Tickets are $25 and earn each participant 4 chances to win seasonal prize drawings.

The next drawing date is March 1, 2022. 

To be eligible for the drawings, purchase an entry form online or request to have brochures mailed to you.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE! 

For additional information visit www.scranton.edu/leaves or contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko, (570) 941-7816, kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

The Ann Moskovitz Leaves of Class XXIII Raffle

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton are pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Ann Moskovitz Leaves of Class XXIII Raffle to help support the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund.

This year’s raffle features more than $7,000 in prizes! Tickets are $25 and earn each participant 4 chances to win seasonal prize drawings. The 2022 drawing dates are: January 3, March 1, June 1, and September 1, 2022.

Be the lucky winner of these or many more fabulous prizes, including Waterpark admission tickets to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, an iPad, a one night stay at The Settlers Inn, an annual couple’s membership to the Schemel Forum, cash prizes up to $250, services for personal care, gift baskets, gym memberships, gift certificates to various area restaurants, and much more!

To be eligible for the drawings, purchase an entry form online or request to have brochures mailed to you. Gift envelopes are available for anyone who would like to give a raffle ticket as a gift. They make great stocking stuffers!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES ONLINE! 

For additional information visit www.scranton.edu/leaves or contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko, (570) 941-7816, kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Gift from Bequest of Brian E. McHugh ’59 on Display in 5th Floor Heritage Room

A gorgeous grandfather clock, dated to the 1780s, has been installed in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. This was made possible by a bequest from the late Brian E. McHugh ’59, who also included an incredible $500,000 endowment fund in support of the Library. 

“Tall case” clock making flourished in Pennsylvania in the late 18th and early to mid-19th centuries, first imitating English craftsmanship before developing its own unique characteristics. This example, in the style of famed London furniture-maker Thomas Chippendale but likely Pennsylvania Dutch built, must be hand wound and includes a rotating dial depicting phases of the moon throughout the month. The hourly chimes have been disabled so all can study in peace, and two finials and an eagle, usually sitting on top, are currently being repaired.  

This will serve to complement the beautiful grandmother clock, formerly belonging to Brian’s mother, on display in the 4th floor Reading Room of The Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections named in her memory.