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UMass Amherst Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries Outreach Series

Come here to learn about offerings to connect with others on campus!

UMass Amherst Libraries Outreach Series 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2021

 

Get Your Game On 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 7:30-10 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Learning Commons

Come and connect with other students while playing board games! Raffle prizes include board games and Kindle Fires. Presented by UMass Amherst Libraries and New Student Orientation.

 

September 2021

 

Mini Golf

Thursday, September 9, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Floor 3

Play mini-golf at the Libraries!

 

Game Night: Bingo

Tuesday, September 14, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Play Bingo at the Libraries for fun prizes!

 

80s Night

Thursday, September 23, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Mass Transformation (a student-led Library cleanup project from 1986-87) with 80s trivia, costumes and prizes! Come in your best 80s costumes! (Please note: costume masks are not permitted as per University policy.)

 

Disney Party

Thursday, September 30, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney World with Disney Pictionary, costumes, and prizes! Come in your best Disney costume or Disneybound! (Please note: costume masks are not permitted as per University policy.)

 

October 2021

 

A Cappella Concert with the Doo Wop Shop

Friday, October 1, 5-5:30 p.m.
Old Chapel

Celebrate the October 1 50th anniversary of Disney World with a special concert featuring the Doo Wop Shop a cappella group!

 

Family Weekend

Friday, October 1-Sunday, October 3
W. E. B. Du Bois Library

Stop by the Libraries during Family Weekend for some fun activities, including special coloring pages, Building Bingo, and offerings from Special Collections, the W. E. B. Du Bois Center, and the Digital Media Lab.

 

Little e

Thursday, October 7, 4-5:30 p.m.
Goodell Lawn

Join the Libraries for a mini carnival on Goodell Lawn with carnival games and prizes! Rain date is Thursday, October 14, 4-5:30 p.m.

 

Pumpkinary (Or rain date for Little e)

Thursday,  October 14, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Join the Libraries for fall-themed Pictionary.

 

Pumpkin Painting

Thursday, October 21, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Floor 22

Paint a 3D printed pumpkin at the Libraries.

 

Brick or Treat Halloween Party

Thursday, October 28, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Floor 3

Join the Libraries for a haunted floor, costumes, and prizes. Come in your costumes! (Please note: costume masks are not permitted as per University policy.)

 

November 2021

 

Improv Workshop

Thursday, November 4, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Floor 26, Room 2601

Learn improv with Theresa Dooley from the Learning Commons!

 

Open Mic Night  

Thursday, November 11, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Floor 26, Room 2601

Join the Libraries for an Open Mic Night.
Registration (performers): bit.ly/openmic11_11_21

 

Tower Run

Thursday, November 18, 7-10 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

The Libraries and Campus Rec present the annual Tower Run, where the campus community can run up the stairs of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library.

 

December 2021

 

Holiday Card Workshop

Thursday, December 2, 7-8 p.m.
Science and Engineering Library, Learning Studio

Make some holiday cards with librarian Ellen Lutz!

 

Finals Fun

Thursday, December 9-Thursday, December 16
W. E. B. Du Bois Library and Science and Engineering Library

Relax and recharge with coloring, Legos, origami, button-making, etc.

 

January 2022

 

Game Night: Bingo

Thursday, January 27, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Play Bingo at the Libraries for fun prizes!

 

February 2022

 

Jewelry Workshop

Thursday, February 3, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Floor 22

Make jewelry with Annette!

 

Card Workshop 

Thursday, February 10, 7-8 p.m.
Science and Engineering Library, Learning Studio

Make some cards with librarian Ellen Lutz!

 

Paint Night

Thursday, February 17, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, W. E. B. Du Bois Center, Floor 22

Paint with the Libraries!

 

Pokémon Go UMass!

Thursday, February 24, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Trainers! Join the Libraries for Pokémon bingo (with prizes!), TCG, and Pokémon Go lures set up at the Library stops. Come in your best Pokémon costumes! (Please note: costume masks are not permitted as per University policy.)

 

March 2022

 

Oscars Night

Thursday, March 3, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Floor 26, Room 2601

Make a ~5 minute movie featuring the Libraries and premiere it at Oscars Night! Attendees will vote to see who takes home the awards. (Movies must be appropriate for general audiences.)

 

Open Mic Night

Thursday, March 10, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Floor 26, Room 2601

Join the Libraries for an Open Mic Night.
Registration (performers): bit.ly/openmic3_10_22

 

Cornhole Tournament

Thursday, March 24, 4-5 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Deck

Join the Libraries for a cornhole tournament!

 

Board Game Night

Thursday, March 31, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Play board games at the Libraries.

 

April 2022

 

Bookstock: An A Cappella Concert

Thursday, April 7, 7-9 p.m.
Student Union, Black Box Theater

Join the Libraries for an a cappella concert featuring UMass Amherst a cappella groups!

 

Anime Movie Night

Thursday, April 14, 7-10 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Join the Libraries and the Anime and Manga Club for an anime movie night at the Libraries.

 

RSO Game Night

Thursday, April 21, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Play some games with RSOs like the Card Game Club and the Tabletop RPG Club.

 

Regatta

Saturday, April 23, 1-3 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Deck

Race a model land yacht in the Du Bois Library wind tunnel! Use the campus makerspaces throughout the school year to build yours prior to the event. A limited amount of pre-made model land yachts will also be available to borrow.

 

Superhero Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, April 28, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

A superhero-themed scavenger hunt through the Library. Come in your best superhero costumes! (Please note: costume masks are not permitted as per University policy.)

 

May 2022

 

Star Wars Day

Wednesday, May 4, 7-8 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level Between the Stairs

Star Wars activities, trivia, and prizes! Come in your best Star Wars costumes! (Please note: costume masks are not permitted as per University policy.)

 

Finals Fun

Thursday, May 5-Thursday, May 12
W. E. B. Du Bois Library and Science and Engineering Library

Relax and recharge with coloring, Legos, origami, button-making, etc.