Monday, December 08, 2014

Stressed About Finals? #NoWorriesUM!

Students and Colleagues,

The library plans special events each semester around final exam time to help students relieve study-related stress and anxiety.  The library has held breaks centering on free cereal for students and the response has been enthusiastic.  Last night the always popular Cereal Night had an estimated 150 students attend.  Stop by tonight for more cereal!

This year the library is adding activities to help you unwind from finals.  Please consider stopping by and participating in some of our new activities!

  • Starting Wednesday  at 2:00 pm:  Help knit the world longest scarf!  Carmichael Library is trying to break the record for the World’s Longest Scarf and we need your help! The record is 33.74 Miles and it took 3 years but we can beat it! Not only are we going to beat the record but we are putting our knitting skills to work by also doing community service. Once we beat the record we will divide our scarf into multiple scarves to donate to Shelby Emergency Assistance to help families in need of warm clothes. A knitting station can be found in the Browsing Area on the main floor of the library. Together we can do it!
  • Wednesday and  Thursday and Friday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Experts will be available to teach you to knit.  Calling all knitters! Come out and help.  The knitting station will be open Wednesday after 2:00 p.m.  through Friday for anyone to stop by and take a moment to knit.  Stop by and knit to help us break the World’s Record.
  • Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Crafts in the Library! 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 3:00 pm learn a new craft!  Make a Christmas tree ornament from the pages of old books!  The craft table will be open whenever the library is open. The craft table is in the Browsing area on the main floor in Ollie’s cafĂ©.
  • Games: Check out your favorite board games. Just sign up with the student on duty at the welcome desk on the ground floor and take a board game to play! We have Candyland, Uno, Taboo…take a look at the assortment of board games at the welcome desk on the ground floor.  A Giant Checker game is set-up right outside the JA Brown Room.
  • Bubbles:  Bubble wands are on a table outside the front entrance of the library. Pick up a wand and wave your stress away! The Bubble machine outside the front entrance of the library will be on most of the day and night. 
  • Secret Prizes: Check out the Carmichael Library Facebook Page and find the Secret Phrase. Come to the library and Say the Secret Phrase to the student assistant or librarian at the Reference desk on the main floor to claim your Final Exam Survival Prize. Like us on the Carmichael Library Facebook and look for the Secret Phrase.
  • TV screen main floor:  Watch the Friends of Felines Rescue Center 24 X 7 live feed.   
  • TV screen on the ground floor:  Relax while watching a crackling log fire. Bring your Snuggie and study by the virtual fire.
Also, follow our web resources to reduce finals stress, chosen by our library staff! We're sharing them this week on Facebook and Twitter

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