Library “Comic Con” Game Night Recap

Last night the library held its most successful Game Night to date! A large number of students, staff, and faculty had fun playing video games and board games, enjoyed the free pizza, and even got to make buttons! The library holds a Game Night once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester, so if you missed out there’s always next semester! For a glimpse at some of the fun we had, see some of our photos here:


Students enjoyed playing Super Smash Bros.

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Rock Band:


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Mario Kart:
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Just Dance:

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Our winner for best costume, Harley Quinn!

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Don’t forget to check the blog and WML Facebook page regularly to find out about other exciting events hosted by the library!





Game Night 2.0 Was Pretty Awesome

Game Night 2.0 was as successful as version 1.0 back in February!  From 8-11 pm, the 5th floor Heritage Room was filled with students.

We had everything.


Trivial Pursuit:

And of course, video games:

Digital Services Librarian Kristen Yarmey-Tylutki and Part Time Reference Librarian Neil Grimes also stopped by to enjoy the fun:

Overall, the night was a success.

This time, we were equipped with a Wii Fit, two Wiis (would the plural of “Wii” be “Woo”?) — one hooked up to Rock Band and the other to Mario Kart.  We even had a Sega and an original Nintendo!

Like last time, we had a raffle with fabulous prizes and while the counts aren’t in yet, there were a lot of people that texted us their names and email addresses in order to enter -– the winners will be emailed soon with information on how to claim their $10 Amazon gift cards.

In the end, after all the food was gone, and everyone had cleared out, Public Services Librarians George Aulisio and Donna Mazziotti rocked out to Alanis Morissette on Rock Band:

(No Alanis, it's not ironic)

We asked students if they would want to have another Game Night…

The responses were fairly consistent:

Something tells me there will be a Game Night 3.0. Keep your eyes out for it.

National Library Week to be Celebrated at the University

This year, the Weinberg Library will join libraries through the nation in celebrating the importance and value of libraries to their communities, whether they serve  a public, academic, or school population. To begin our celebration, we’d like to invite you to participate in our second Gaming Night, which will kick off the week. Following a very successful maiden run in February, library patrons responded to a survey which asked if it the event should be repeated. The positive response was overwhelming, so on Monday evening April 12 from 8-11 P.M. you may try your hand (and foot) at a variety of Wii games, including Wii Fit, Wii Sport, and Mario Kart. Free refreshments – pizza, wings, and more will be offered, and if Wii isn’t your forte, traditional board games will also be available. Come and take a break from your studies for a while — you may even win one of our great prizes! While you are in the library, stop at 4th floor Quiet Study Room to view the display of favorite books by library staffers. A wide range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books will be featured, each with the staff member’s name. Finally, the Library is rolling out our newest reference service — Text a UofS Librarian.  If your phone is equipped with a basic texting service, you may text a message to our reference desk at 570-687-8787 any time the Library is open. Questions about book locations, library hours, and library holdings can be quickly answered through our texting service.

And although our annual Book Sale starts next weekend (April 23-25), it is still not too late to donate books to the sale. Boxes are positioned in the  Monroe Avenue side lobby of the Weinberg Library. All donations are welcome!

Come and celebrate National Library Week at the Weinberg Library.

Wii Want you @ the Library

In Celebration of National Library Week…

The Weinberg Memorial Library will be hosting its second ever Library Gaming Night on Monday, April 12th.

Due to the success of the first gaming night held on Mardi Gras, we have decided to expand. This time there will be more gaming systems and more food.

All students are welcome to join us in the Heritage Room (5th floor) to Play Games, Eat Food, Enter our Raffle for Gift Cards, and/or just come to hang out with your friends.

The event starts at 8pm and will go on til 11pm.

See you Monday!

Free Rice

What’s more fun than playing a game?

Free Rice

Playing a game that matters… is a multiple choice website which quizzes your general knowledge.

People spend hours wasting their time on games similar to this one, but the difference here is…

When you answer correctly on a Sponsor pays for a donation of Rice to the UN World Food Programme.

The more you play, the more you get correct, the more rice gets donated.

According to FreeRice’s FAQ section, FreeRice has:

Fed 27,000 Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh.
Provided take-home rations of four kilograms of rice for two months to 13,500 pregnant and nursing women in Cambodia.
Fed 66,000 school children in Uganda for a week.
Fed over 108,000 Bhutanese refugees for three days in Nepal.
Fed 41,000 children for 8 days in Bhutan.
Fed 750,000 cyclone affected people for 3 days in Myanmar.

The website defaults to English Vocabulary words, but you can click on Subjects at the top of the page to change it to something more to your liking, such as: Famous Paintings, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

If you are going to burn time on the internet doing something similar, why not do it here? I guarantee if you spend an hour at this website you’ll feel a lot better than you would if you spent an hour at another website.