Dystopian Fiction Book Club – Spring Semester Update – Claire T. Carney Library

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Dystopian Fiction Book Club – Spring Semester Update
The Dystopian Fiction Book Club met in December for two illuminating discussions of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.

This spring, we’ll be reading:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (February meetings)
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry (March)
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (April)

We hope you’ll enjoy The Handmaid’s Tale over the winter break, and arrive with lots of ideas and questions at the start of spring semester.

Winter is a lovely time to read! Have a happy, book-filled vacation.

Questions? Contact Hilary (hkraus@umassd.edu) or Kari (kmoffard@umassd.edu)!

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Wishing You A Restful & Safe Winter Break: Happy Holidays From the Claire T. Carney Library!

Image of Arnie the Corsair with a snowy Claire T. Carney Library behind in the distance.

Happy Holidays From the Claire T. Carney Library!

Wishing You A
Restful & Safe
Winter Break.

Happy Holidays!

From the
Claire T. Carney Library

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Claire T. Carney Library Book & Toy Drive – Bring ‘Em In Now!

Children's Book & Toy DriveA children’s books and toy collection is underway until Dec 14th at the Claire T. Carney Library. Please bring new children’s books and toys to the library and place them in the collection box near the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. The donated items will be distributed to local families for the holidays. Let’s help to bring some holiday cheer to local families in need. The event is sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library.

For more information, please contact Catherine Fortier-Barnes at
cfortier@umassd.edu or Ext. 8665.

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InterLibrary Loan Services Are Back Up

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Update 4:00: Illiad and WorldCat are back up! Thank you for your patience! 

Update 11:53: The vendor has determined and resolved the cause of the service issues. They are in the process of bringing services online. The complete restoration may take a few hours.

11:09: The vendor that provides Illiad and Worldcat is experiencing service outages. They assure us that they are working diligently to restore service but have no estimated time for resolution. We will update this message as new information becomes available.

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Stressing Out With Studying and Papers Due – DE-STRESS DAY, Thursday, Dec. 4th 10-2pm, Carney Library Living Room

De-Stress Day Poster

 

Stressing Out With Studying and Papers Due?
Join us in the Carney Library for DE-STRESS DAY!
Thursday, Dec. 4th 10am – 2pm in the Library Living Room.

  • Visit with Tucker, a therapy dog, from 10-11 am
  • Get a mini-massage
  • Play! Arts, Crafts, & Games
  • Walk away your worries in the Labyrinth (weather permitting)

Sponsored by:
The Claire T. Carney Library; The Counseling Center; LiveWell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness; The Peer Health Educators; Active Minds; The Catholic Campus Ministry

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Happy Thanksgiving! – From the Carney Library Staff

Happy Thanksgiving - Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Break.Have a great break!

Keep it safe and happy.

- The Carney Library Staff

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Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 Starting Sunday, November 30th!

Library Open 24 HoursThe Claire T. Carney Library is happy to open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting on the night of November 30 (Sunday) until December 16 (Tuesday) when it will close at 7PM.  Library services for Circulation/Reserves and Reference will not have extended hours, so make sure to visit those service points during regular hours.  You will also need a *UMass Pass* to enter the building after 10PM.   :)

We hope you will find a variety of study spaces to choose from including our quiet study areas in the South Reading Room and Grand Reading Room, several group study rooms available by reservation, and many individual and group study areas throughout the building.

We also encourage everyone to be respectful of the space and other students by watching noise levels and picking up after yourselves should you bring any food/drink.

The Campus Transportation Department will be providing Shuttle Service from the Library to Residential buildings from December 1 – 16.  A continuous loop to and from the Library will be offered December 1 – 11 and then starting December 12 -16, “Safe Ride Shuttle Service”  will be provided  by calling to arrange a pick-up at the Library between the hours of  2am and 7am (Transportation Dispatcher 508-999-9175).

For added convenience, residential and commuter students with cars may park in lots 13, 14, and 15 from 6pm to 6am during this time frame.

Also, Dining Services will be available for extended hours at the Library Café until 12am beginning December 1 -11.

* Extended hours are for members of the UMassD community only. Please have your UMass Pass with you as you ma be asked to present it during the overnight hours to verify eligibility for the extended hours.  If you need to obtain a UMass Pass, please go to their office located on the ground floor of the campus center Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Check library calendar for specific days and hours: http://library.umassd.edu/about/calendar

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Come to the Dystopian Fiction Book Club meetings in December!

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubWhat: Dystopian Fiction Book Club
Where: Carney Library, Third Floor, Room 314
When: Monday Dec. 1, 11am-12pm AND
Thursday Dec. 4, 2pm-3pm
(Room 426)

We’ll explore the concept of dystopia in Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.

We’re meeting twice during the first week of December, to accommodate as many interested readers as possible. All are welcome at one or both of our meetings!

Busy on those dates? Excited about what we’re reading next? Our first book of spring semester will be Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Stay tuned for meeting dates!

Questions? Ask Hilary or Kari!

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A Recital by the Doppio Ensemble – Nov 18th – UMass Dartmouth – Presented by The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
presents a recital by the:

Picture & Logo: The Doppio Ensemble

What: A Recital by the Dippio Ensemble
When: November 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
Where: Room 153 CVPA, College of Visual & Performing Arts Building (Parking Lot 9),  UMass Dartmouth (Map)
~ Free and Open to the public ~

Established in 2002 with violinist Evandra de Brito Gonçalves and pianist Ana Queirós, Doppio Ensemble has performed in several festivals and concert halls throughout Portugal, England, Italy, France and Brazil. With a wide repertoire that ranges from the Baroque period to XXI century compositions, the duo dedicates special attention to Portuguese composers. Combining tradition and innovation is a distinguishing characteristic of the Doppio Ensemble. In its constant search for new challenges and eclectic sonorities, the duo frequently enjoys playing jazz, bossa nova and world music.

For more information please contact:
Sonia Pachecospacheco@umassd.edu or 508-999-8595

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Join the new Dystopian Fiction Book Club at the Carney Library – Kickoff Meeting Nov. 4th at 2 PM

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubWhat: Join the Dystopian Fiction Book Club
Where: Carney Library, Rm 314
When: Nov. 4, 2 PM – 1st Meeting

Did you love reading The Hunger Games?

If so, the odds are in your favor that you’ll want to join our new Dystopian fiction book club!

We’ll explore the concept of Dystopia by reading novels in this genre, beginning with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Join us for a kickoff meeting on Nov. 4 at 2PM in the Library Room 314 to learn more about the book club and to discuss what other Dystopian novels we’ll want to read this year!

Question? Ask Hilary or Kari!

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