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About the Libraries » Giving to the Library » Friends of the Library Dinner

Friends of the Library Dinner

12th Annual Dinner with Friends
Saturday, March 29, 2014

W.E.B. Du Bois Library
6:30 p.m.

Champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception
Live jazz music by the Eric Bascom Trio
Silent auction
Gourmet dinner

Lively talk and book signing by our guest speaker:

Jodi Picoult

Each year, the Du Bois Library closes for one night to host the Dinner with Friends fundraiser.

 The Dinner with Friends is the key fundraising event of the year for the UMass Amherst Libraries. 

This year, proceeds will support the Special Collections Archival Training Fund
to provide an opportunity for students to explore careers in history, archives, and allied fields.

Tickets: $150 per person or $275 for two (of which $100 is tax deductible, $175 for two)

For more information, contact Carol Connare, Director of Development at (413) 545-0995 or

To RSVP, send a check made out to: UMass Amherst to the address below:
Kim Fill, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst, 154 Hicks Way, Amherst MA 01003-9275

Please indicate your choice of entrée (beef, chicken, vegetarian):

Dinner Menu


Poached Pear with Arugula, Red Oak and Frisée Salad, Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese,
Pear Ginger Vinaigrette and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Entrée, choice of:

Roasted Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with a Red Wine Demi-Glace

Honey Brined Organic Chicken Breast

Manchego Tart

All served with Whipped Parsnips and Potatoes, and Roasted Winter Root Vegetables


Berry Bavarian


Dinner with Friends "Alumni Speakers"

Archer Mayor

Judson Hale, Sr.
Keith Stavely
Kathleen Fitzgerald

Roy Blount, Jr.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina

Bernard A. Drew
Beth Krommes
Jacqueline Sheehan

Tony DiTerlizzi
Valerie Martin
Lloyd Schwartz

Carole O'Malley Gaunt
Ed Klekowski
Jane Yolen

Arthur Kinney
Charles C. Mann
Lesléa Newman

Norton Juster
Sabina Murray
Ilan Stavans

George Howe Colt
Anne Fadiman
Julius Lester
Hilary Price
Betty Rosbottom

Jeannine Atkins
Elinor Lipman
Ron Welburn
Barry Werth

Jane Isenberg
Bruce Watson
Dara Wier
Nancy Hope Wilson





Last Edited: 25 March 2014