Monthly Archives: November 2015

WRC International Write-In Wednesday, December 2 – UMassD Writing and Reading Center in LARTS 219

WRC’s Community Write-InDate: December 2
Time: 8:00pm until Midnight
Place: Writing and Reading Center in LARTS 219

Do you like company?  Do you like late night comfort food?  Do you want to have both in one room to help you push through your last papers of the year?

Then come to our second annual INTERNATIONAL WRITE-IN, sponsored by ARC/Writing and Reading Center tutors, on Wednesday night, December 2nd, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., at the WRC in LARTS 219-21.  (After 9 p.m.,  access to the building will be from the Campus Center entrance to LARTS.)

We’re joining over 89 schools across the country/world next week who are hosting  write-ins at their campuses.   Writing Center tutors will be circulating to work with anyone who wants to talk about their works-in-progress.

No sign-up necessary, but If you want to commit to attending as a way to make sure you won’t put off your paper-writing, sign up at

All you need is paper, pen or a laptop.  We do have computers available, but bring yours if convenient.

See some of the participating schools at the following link:

Write on….

Questions? Contact: Amy Parelman, UMassD ARC/Writing and Reading Center Director, / 508 910-6410

Library Update for Sunday, November 29th

Pipe Burst In Carney LibraryAs the Provost announced this evening,  “Most of the Claire T. Carney Library (other than sections such as the South Living Room and Digital Media Center) will be open for use on Sunday, November 29, starting at noon.

We hope to have the Library fully functional on Monday and will be monitoring air quality in the days ahead to assure safety.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this situation.”

Library Living Room Open — Main Area Closed — Saturday, Nov. 28th

Pipe Burst In Carney LibraryAs we reported yesterday, we experienced major water damage due to a broken pipe. This affected a large portion of the library including the Learning Commons, South Reading Room, Archives, and Veterans’ Reading Room. We’ve been working to repair the damage with the facilities team. The library main area will remain closed Saturday, November 28.

The Library Living Room as well as the Circulation Desk will remain open and students may check out laptops and other equipment. We will provide another update Saturday evening.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Update 9 pm Saturday: Clean-up continued throughout the day. The library main area will re-open Sunday although select areas may remain closed. We will post more details as they become available.

Thank you to all library, facilities, CITS, and public safety staff who have worked diligently to ensure that we could continue providing library services while restoring the building as quickly and safely as possible.

Holiday Book and Toy Drive Is Underway at the Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

Children's Book & Toy Drive

A children’s books and toy collection is underway until Dec 16th 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 or Ext. 8665.

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 (

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!

Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )