Finals Week @ the Library

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It's hard to believe that the Fall 2018 semester is drawing to a close, but alas - finals week is next week. In the spirit of "cura personalis", the DiMenna-Nyselius Library is committed to creating a supportive atmosphere to help our students cope with the stress of final exams and assignments. This is why we present our Finals Week De-Stress activities, which are an outlet for our students to let off steam together and take a quick break from studying so they can refocus and do their best writing, reading, and researching!

Crowd favorites are back, such as therapy dog visits, the Zen Den, as well as a few new activities. Finals Week Stress Relief will kick off on the first reading day, Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, which is the start of Our 24-hour schedule

All Week:

  • De-stress Station in front of the main staircase (Coloring, Legos, Puzzles, etc.) AND "Stretch and Move" space on the lower level next to the multimedia room (yoga balls, mats, and jump rope lent by our friends at the RecPlex)
  • Giveaways! As always, after 11 pm on the nights we're open 24 hours, we'll be putting out the coffee and snack cart in front of the circulation desk! Free study supplies are available at the circulation desk. Follow us on our social media pages so that you know when our pop-up pizza party will take place.  @fairfieldulib
  • Take a quick break and write a postcard for local residents that visit area homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Next to the letter drop there will be a donation bin for toiletry items. (main level)
  • Extra study space available in room 114 (lower level) every night starting at 6pm  (through 9am)
  • Need to get up and move around? Look around for the 8 holiday pickles hidden in the library (don't worry they are plastic pickle ornaments) and turn them into the Reference Desk to claim and unwrap your prize.
  • As always Research and Citation Help is available!

Tuesday, December 11th

  • Pick up and write postcards to send home to let your folks know that you are studying hard in the library! While supplies last. Postage is on us!
  • Holiday Bingo (with prizes) 1-2pm, rm 114
  • Coloring & Cocoa Party 2:30-5:30pm, rm 114
  • Mini-Runs for Mega Minds (15 min. outdoor guided run with RecPlex staff member), 3pm & 5pm,  meet in lobby
  • Stretch & Socialize (15 min. guided stretching with RecPlex student staff member) 3:30 & 5:30pm, lower level next to multimedia room
  • Guided Meditation (15 min. with RecPlex student staff member) 4:00-4:15pm, multimedia room
  • Writing Center open 12pm-6pm

Wednesday, December 12th

  • Therapy Dogs Visit. Paws to relax with Sadie, Sundance and Honcho from Newtown Strong, 1-4pm, room 114
  • Sweet and Greet-the Interfaith Peer Minsters will be giving out holiday candy & hot chocolate in the lobby, 3-5pm
  • Walk the Labyrinth to refocus and reflect, rm 233 10am-5pm  (thank you to Campus Ministry for lending it)
  • Mini-Runs for Mega Minds (15 min. outdoor guided run with RecPlex student staff member), 3pm & 5pm,  meet in lobby
  • Stretch & Socialize (15 min. guided stretching with RecPlex student staff member) 3:30 & 5:30pm, lower level next to multimedia room
  • Guided Meditation (15 min. with RecPlex student staff member) 4:00-4:15pm, multimedia room
  • Writing Center open 12pm-6pm

Thursday, December 13th

  • Make a Stress Ball and/or Friendship Bracelets, and enjoy calming essential oils, music, and healthy snacks in the "Zen Den" with friends from the Library and Counseling, 11am-1pm, rm 114 (co-sponsored with Counseling & Psychological Services)
  • Walk the Labyrinth for mindfulness, rm 233 10am-5pm (thank you to Campus Ministry for lending it)
  • Therapy Dogs Visit.  Paws to relax with Dakota, & President Nemec's Pup, Monty, from 1-4pm, rm 114
  • Writing Center open 12pm-6pm

Friday, December 14th

  • Craft & Cookie Buffet, 11am-5pm, rm 233. Help yourself to our buffet of random materials (and cookies) to create a quick craft to help you relax and de-stress. While supplies last. The best creation will win a prize. Direct message the library's instagram account @fairfieldulib with a photo of what you made by 5pm on 12/14.
  • Mini-Runs for Mega Minds (15 min. outdoor guided run with RecPlex student staff member), 3pm & 5pm,  meet in lobby
  • Stretch & Socialize (15 min. guided stretching with RecPlex student staff member) 3:30 & 5:30pm, lower level next to multimedia room
  • Guided Meditation (15 min. with RecPlex student staff member) 4:00-4:15pm, multimedia room

Sunday, December 16th

  • Mini-Runs for Mega Minds (15 min. outdoor guided run with RecPlex student staff member), 3pm & 5pm,  meet in lobby
  • Stretch & Socialize (15 min. guided stretching with RecPlex student staff member) 3:30 & 5:30pm, lower level next to multimedia room

Monday, December 17th

  • Button Making, Lobby, 10:00am-1pm

See the library's event page for the most up to date list of events

 

 

 

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