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De-Stress Night At The Movies: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT! At The Claire T. Carney Library On Thursday Night, Nov. 12th

De-Stress Watching - Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-RabbitWHAT: De-Stress Night at the Movies. THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
WHERE: Stoico/FIRSTFED Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth
WHEN: 7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursday. November 12, 2015

Enjoy a hilarious, brainless evening of cartoon adventure THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT in which an incorrigible inventor Wallace and his intrepid dog Gromit  race to root out the mystery of giant vegetables and the villainous Anti-Pesto.  From the creators of The Wrong TrousersA Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death.

Sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library.
Questions? Please contact Susan Raidy-Klein (sraidyklein@umassd.edu)

Dystopian Fiction Book Club – November meetings at the Claire T. Carney Library

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubThe Dystopian Fiction Book Club will be meeting in November to complete our discussion of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game (including the ending, spoilers expected) and begin discussing Margaret Atwood’s novel, Oryx and Crake . You can check out both books at the library’s circulation desk.

All are welcome to join us! By popular demand, we’ll meet twice to accommodate as many interested readers as possible.

Meeting times are:

Enjoy your reading!

Questions?
Contact Hilary Kraus ( hkraus@umassd.edu / 508-999-8681 )

Lecture by Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner – Claire T. Carney Library Associates Event, Nov 11, 2015

WHAT: Lecture by Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner for the novel, The Orphan Master’s Son
WHERE: Barnes and Noble, Dartmouth Town Center
WHEN: 7:30 PM, Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Barnes and Noble and the Claire T. Carney Library Associates proudly present a lecture featuring the Pulitzer Prize winner for the novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson. The lecture will take place at Barnes and Noble located at the Dartmouth Town Center at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, November 11th 2015.

Dr. Johnson was born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona. He received his BA in journalism from Arizona State University, his MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University and his PhD in English from Florida State University. He is a San Francisco writer and an associate professor of creative writing at Stanford University.

Adam Johnson is also the author of a collection of short stories entitled Emporium and a novel entitled Parasites Like Us for which he received the California Book Award in 2003. He has published articles in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Tin House and The Paris Review.

Besides receiving a Pulitzer Prize and the California Book award, Dr. Johnson has also been awarded a Whiting award, a Kingsbury Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship. He was named the Debut Writer of the Year in 2002.

A Q&A and book signing will follow the lecture. For further information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at msanguinetti@umassd.edu or by calling 508-991-5096.

Come to the Carney Library’s Living Room for our Game Night this Thursday night (November 5) from 7-10 PM.

Image of Game Board with Pieces and Title of Game Night @ Carney LibraryCome to the Library’s Living Room for our Game Night this Thursday night (November 5) from 7-10 PM. Perfect way to decompress and enjoy time with friends.

We have Legos and Magnetix if you are in a mood to build something or check out some of our favorite games:

 

 

  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Rummikub
  • Battleship
  • Operation
  • UNO

Questions? Please contact Kari Mofford (kmofford@umassd.edu)

Check out our Game Night at the Carney Library this Thursday night (October 22) from 7-10PM.

Image of Game Board with Pieces and Title of Game Night @ Carney LibraryCheck out our Game Night this Thursday night (October 22) from 7-10PM.   Perfect way to decompress and enjoy time with friends.  🙂

Come play a classic:

  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Battleship

 

Or for the more adventurous:Risk:

  • Risk (The Lord of the Rings Edition)
  • Stratego
  • Zathura
  • Jumanji
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Questions? Please contact Kari Mofford (kmofford@umassd.edu)

In Celebration of International Open Access Week 2015

Open Access Week 2015 "Open for Collaboration"International Open Access Week, is an annual international celebration, now in its eighth year, created to raise awareness of the issue of access to published scholarly research. The week is serves as an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they have learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. For more information and news about the event and open access in general go to “International Open Access Week” (http://www.openaccessweek.org)

See latest UMass Libraries contribution to the Internet Archive: Massachusetts Government Documents Now Digitized  http://www.library.umass.edu/news/events/mass-gov-docs-digitized/

The Political Discourse: Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders – The Honorable Barney Frank in a public forum, Monday, October 19th, UMass Dartmouth

Picture of the Honorable Barney FrankWHAT: The Political Discourse: Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders
The Honorable Barney Frank in a public forum and book signing
WHERE: Stoico/FIRSTFED Foundation Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library,
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2015 5 – 7pm

Barney Frank’s new book Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage will be available for purchase.

“The early 21st century’s answer to Mark Twain . . . one of the most idiosyncratic, influential and entertaining people to serve [in Congress]” – Colin Woodward
The Washington Post

The Art of Discourse ~ UMass Dartmouth Speaker Series ~ Fall 2015

Please visit www.alumni.umassd.edu/discoursefall2015 to register for this event.

Dystopian Fiction Book Club @ the Carney Library – Help pick a date & time for November meeting AND see the books up for discussion!

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubThe Dystopian Fiction Book Club will be meeting in November to finish our discussion of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and discuss Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. Copies of Ender’s Game can be checked out at the library circulation desk; Oryx and Crake will be available there soon.

 

Help us pick a date and time for our November meeting! We want to schedule it so it works for as many readers as possible.

Fill out our poll to help us choose a date: November book club date & time
(http://doodle.com/poll/adxd5xbv3w63f78p)

Questions?
Contact Hilary Kraus ( hkraus@umassd.edu / 508-999-8681 )

Game Night in the Library Living Room – Thursday night, October 8, from 7-10PM – @ the Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

Image of Game Board with Pieces and Title of Game Night @ Carney LibraryNeed a study break or a just break from technology?  Stop by the Library to play a classic board game.   :)

Our first game night was a success and we are having our second one this Thursday night, October 8, from 7-10PM.

 

 

We have sets of:

  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Battleship
  • Rummikub
  • Connect Four

In addition…we have some trivia games:

  • “Don’t Quote Me”
  • Trival Pursuit
  • Loaded Questions
  • Foodie Fight
  • Family Feud

So come early to pick your favorite and unplug for a while with friends. :)

Questions? Please contact Kari Mofford (kmofford@umassd.edu)

Fall Data Management Workshop Series at the Claire T. Carney Library – Tuesdays in October, 3 – 4 p.m.

Image of silhouetted coup in front of Data Manangement Planning Servicesdata wall withWHAT: Data Management Workshop Series
WHEN: Tuesdays in October at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
WHERE: Room 128, Claire T. Carney Library

The Claire T. Carney Library is pleased to offer the Data Management Workshop Series for the fall semester, co-taught by librarians Zac Painter, Dawn Gross, and Liz Winiarz. The course will cover essential topics in data management and provide hands-on experience with some tools for working with your research data. The course is free and is open to all faculty, staff, and students of UMassD. A course outline is listed below; all courses will take place in LIB-128 from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesdays in October.

  • October 06: Overview of Data Management & the DMPTool
  • October 13: Types and Formats of Data, Contextual Details & OpenRefine
  • October 20: Data Storage and Security, Repositories and Archiving & Git/GitHub
  • October 27: Legal and Ethical Issues, Data Sharing & the Open Movement (Open Data, Open Source, Open Access, Open Educational Resources)

Further course information will be provided on the wiki, http://dataworkshop.umassd.wikispaces.net/Welcome

You do not have to attend each course in the sequence, but you are requested to bring your own laptop for each session as we will be demonstrating the applications in a hands-on fashion, which requires installing the software ahead of time. If you need assistance installing the software, please either come a few minutes early to a session or contact one of the instructors before to get help.

If you wish to attend please register through the calendar of events. Please contact Zac Painter (zpainter@umassd.edu , x8886) with questions.