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October 20, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Irish Filmmaker Festival – Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay: Weds. 10/22 @ 7PM

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Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay DVD cover

This drama documentary describes the background events surrounding the formation of Eliza Lynch’s relationship with the President of Paraguay’s son, Francisco Solano Lopez. Although Lynch was born in Cork, Ireland, she rose to become one of the most well-known females in Paraguay during the 1800’s. Furthermore, the documentary gives a phenomenal look into the circumstances pertaining to Eliza’s bizarre conflicts with Francisco. Believe it or not, they had seven children together, but despite their ongoing arguments throughout the years, she stuck by his side during historical battles such as the War of the Triple Alliance.

Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay is a 75 minute-long documentary filmed in Ireland and stars Maria Doyle Kennedy as Eliza Lynch.

Director and producer Alan Gilsenan will present the movie and field questions from the audience.
The Festival is free and open to the public at 7PM each Wednesday. Light refreshments will be served. This will be the final installment to the Irish Filmaker Festival.

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October 19, 2014
by jkremer
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Happy Open Access Week

 Happy Open Access  Week!

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.

Want to learn more about Open Access. Watch this 1 minute Online Video: Library Minute: Open Access, from Arizona State University .

This one page document presents the case for  why we should care about Open Access – We Support Open Access, What does Open Access Mean from Public Library of Science.

To learn more, visit DiMenna-Nyselius Library’s online Open Access Cafe for 5 minutes every weekday of Open Access Week (October 20-24) to learn more about the Open Access Movement. Go to . This is our third year offering Open Access Cafe.  New material is clearly marked with a “NEW” tag.




October 17, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Halloween Movie Suggestions

Come to the library to check out the scary movie display! 

Display is located on the main level just beyond ITS.

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Some Scary Movie Favorites:

The Blair Witch Project –  PN1995.9 .S8 B523  directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, is a noteworthy film to watch in preparation of October 31st. It is deep in the woods of Burkittsville, Maryland, where three students studying film find themselves lost and out of luck. Throughout the film, the students document their reactions to mysterious sounds and strange witchcraft structures composed of rocks and sticks.

Halloween – PN1995.9 .H6 H253  directed by John Carpenter, is known as being one of best slasher films of all time. The setting takes place in Haddonfield, Illinois on October 30, 1978. Laurie Strode, a studious high school student, is convinced that someone is stalking her. Her friends think she is crazy but little do they know that Laurie’s older brother, Michael Myers, escapes from a mental institution and returns to Haddonfield to find his younger sister. As a result, Laurie and her friends are watched closely and attacked by Michael throughout this bloody film.

Stanley Kubrick’s The ShiningPS3561.I483 S553 was released in 1980 and stars Jack Nicholson as the protagonist named Jack Torrace. The movie takes place in an eerie hotel located on a historical burial site for Native Americans. Jack Torrace is a writer, so he is using the hotel to write his latest work. However, little does he know the future events to come. When applying for the position of the hotel caretaker, Torrace is told that a former worker went psychotic and murdered his whole family. Danny, the young son of Jack Torrace, has a terrible suspicion pertaining to future events at the hotel.

The Exorcist – PS3552 .L392 E963  released in 1973, is a horrific film exploring concepts related to the devil. This film is uniquely different from other movies that fall under the Halloween genre because it was inspired by two demonic possession related cases from the early 1900’s. Furthermore, this is a must-see film because it was one of the only horror movies to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Night of the Living DeadPN1995.9 .H6 N543  was released in 1968 and directed by George A. Romero. The movie starts off with Barbara and her older brother Johnny visiting their mother’s grave site in a cemetery located in Pennsylvania. However, matters worsen when Johnny is attacked by a male figure that appears to be human. However, Barbara escapes to a nearby barn where she meets other survivors that have been able to evade victims of a toxic spill (the zombies). She and her new acquaintances are forced to defend themselves against a tremendously large group of hungry zombies.

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October 13, 2014
by Student - Paul Spino
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Irish Filmmaker Festival – Who Needs Enemies: Houdini’s Great Escape: Weds. 10/15 @ 7PM


Characters from Who Needs Enemies?

The pilot and finale of the eight-part comic-drama series Who Needs Enemies: Houdini’s Great Escape, written, produced and acted in by Conor Montague, will be shown in Fairfield University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library in the lower level Multimedia room on Wednesday, October 15th at 7PM.

The pilot episode of the series takes on a  humorous approach, when the main character, Eoin Hancock, is left to face one of the biggest dilemmas of his life… a goat with a lot of cocaine in its system! He and his friends find themselves in a cat-and-mouse wild goose chase when they must avoid interacting with Pat McCann, a detective out to expose this carefree group of friends.

Who Needs Enemies: Houdini’s Great Escape was filmed in Ireland.

Writer, producer and actor  Conor Montague will introduce the screening.
The Festival is free and open to the public at 7PM each Wednesday. Light refreshments will be served. The Festival schedule continues as follows: October 15: Connor Montague’s Who Needs Enemies; October 22: Alan Gilsenan’s Eliza Lynch: The Queen of Paraguay.


October 9, 2014
by Brooke Duffy
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Watch Online – Ebola: The Search for a Cure

The BBC Production Ebola: The Search for a Cure has just been added to Films on Demand. Learn more about the history and spread of the virus and the ongoing search for a cure.

Click on the picture to watch the full-length film (you will be prompted to log-in with your Net-ID and password):