Spanish Poets: Visual & Verbal Poetry Reading, Oct. 16, 7pm


Join Spanish poets Miriam Reyes and Francisco Díaz de Castro read from their poetry with simultaneous English translation on Tuesday, October 16, at 7pm in the Muserlian Room, 2nd floor of the Falcone Library. Free and open to the public.

This very special event is sponsored by Le Moyne College Department of  Foreign Languages and Literatures, Le Moyne College Lectures Committee, the Humanities Corridor of Central New York, Syracuse University, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the NYS Council for the Arts, and Poets & Writers, Inc.

For more information call professor Josefa Alvarez at 445-4317.

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Library Exhibit: Irish Mission at Watson House

This exhibition, from October 9 – November 7 on the library first floor, endeavors to remember the efforts of those who created the Irish Mission for Immigrant Girls in New York City. The story begins in Ireland with Charlotte Grace O’Brien’s inspiration and courage to actually do something about the appalling emigration conditions she observed first-hand on the docks in Queenstown. And, it continues with the commitment of the Catholic clergy and countless others to help over 100,000 women immigrants.

Immigrant women, Ellis Island, Ca. 1900
Immigrant women, Ellis Island, Ca. 1900

The exhibit, the work of the mission at Watson House committee is based on the historical research and archival collections of Maureen Murphy of Hofstra University and John T. Ridge.

Professor Murphy will speak at 5pm on October 10th in the Library for the opening of the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit was supported with a grant from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, with additional support from the Le Moyne College Irish Studies program, headed by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and professor, Kate Costello-Sullivan.

More information is available at this URL:

Volunteer to be a Human Book Today

Save the date for the Human Library conversation - November 2

Do you have a unique life experience you would like to share or a unique perspective that the community would benefit from hearing? Would you like to be a part of this incredible chance for an open dialogue? Consider volunteering to be a Human Book on November 2nd in the Library!

On Friday, November 2nd, the Le Moyne College Noreen Reale Falcone Library will be hosting the annual Human Library event to start conversations that matter! During the Human Library event people from all walks of life, each with different stories to tell, come together in a safe and open environment to share their unique life experiences and participate in a dialogue about those experiences. Readers “check out” human books for 20-30 minute sessions and have a conversation together.

We are currently looking for faculty, staff, and students to serve as Human Books at our event on November 2nd, for any amount of time.

To apply to be a Human Book by September 30, or to learn more about what a Human Book does, please visit

Le Moyne Book Club: October 10, 2018

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 as we discuss The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. We will be meeting in the Librarians Office Area in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served!

Please contact Kari Zhe-Heimerman ( with any questions. Visit the Le Moyne College Book Club page to see the list of upcoming meetings as well as books we’ve read in the past.

Battle of the Books Contest

Battle of the Books Contest Are you a club or organization that wants to promote your club, its interests, or its values? Participate in the library’s first ever Battle of the Books!

Each participating club will get to create a book display of 20-30 library books or movies that either reflect the club’s interests or highlight issues that are relevant to the club! (If you need help selecting books or movies, librarians would be happy to do so!)

At the end of the year, the Le Moyne community will vote on the best display…

The winning club will get to choose ANY 5 books and 5 movies for the library to buy for our collection. Whatever your club thinks the library should buy, we will buy!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to highlight your club’s issues, concerns, values, or interests to the Le Moyne community!

Sign your club up by September 23rd by emailing Brigid at or Linda at