The DiMenna-Nyselius Library has planned a week of fun, stress-reducing activities for students to unwind, meet a furry friend, and get into the holiday spirit.
Finals week is upon us and the staff at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library invite you to take part in some of the exciting activities they have planned December 12 – 19. Activities include free study supply giveaways each day at the Circulation Desk, visits with therapy dogs, crafting, and more.
Lisa Thornell, student engagement and outreach librarian, said, “The library organizes de-stress events during finals week each semester to give students studying in the library a quick break so that they don’t have to leave the library to find mental relief from their exams and papers. We also offer a free coffee and snack cart available after the Library Café closes at 11 p.m. each night.”
In addition, Counseling and Psychological Services will have drop-in hours in the library. Board games, coloring, and Legos will also be available near the main level staircase.
See below for the full schedule of activities or visit OrgSync:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Postcard Writing, 10:30 a.m. (Main Lobby)
Fill out a postcard for your family or friends and the library will cover the postage and mail it for you!
Writing and Research Workshop, 12 - 4 p.m. (Writing Center)
Drop by the Writing Center for writing and research help from Writing Center tutors and librarians
Therapy Dogs, 12 - 2 p.m. (Room 114)
Come meet and pet therapy dogs, Belle and Beau!
JUHAN Giveaway 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Main Lobby)
The Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network will be giving out free cupcakes and raising awareness of #freegerba, a movement to free imprisoned Ethiopian scholar Bekele Gerba
Ornament and Holiday Card Craft & Tree Trimming, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Main Floor)
Make a holiday ornament or card out of recycled book paper to either take home or add to the basket of ornaments to decorate the tree in the Library Café
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Zen Den, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Room 107C)
De-stress in the “Zen Den” by making a stress ball with smelling essential oils, sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services and the DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Therapy Dogs ,11 a.m. -1 p.m. (Next to the Multimedia Room)
Come meet and pet therapy dogs, Summer and Olivia!
Petting Zoo, 2 - 4 p.m. (Library Lawn)
FUSA-sponsored petting zoo- come meet different animals to help relieve stress
PLAG Giveaways, 2 - 4 p.m. (Main Lobby)
Fairfield University’s Play Like a Girl organization will be giving out free study goodie bags
Campus Ministry, 4 - 5 p.m. (Main Lobby)
Campus Ministry will be handing out free snacks in the lobby
DIY Cushion, Cookies, and Comics, 4 - 6 p.m. (Conference Room)
First 100 students will get to make their own cushion while browsing through comics and enjoy cookies. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and The DiMenna-Nyselius Library
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
The Other Fairfield Beach, 10 a.m. - 6p.m. (Room 101)
Come listen to calming ocean waves and rest your eyes in this technology-free room
Relay for Life Coloring Event, 12 - 2p.m. (Room 233)
Stop by to color a breast cancer awareness ribbon that will be used for Relay for Life’s spring semester event
Therapy Dogs, 2 - 4 p.m. (Room 114)
Not only will you be able to meet therapy dogs Dakota and Bailey, you’ll also get the chance to draw their portrait with available art supplies!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
The Other Fairfield Beach 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Room 101)
Therapy Dogs, 12 - 2 p.m. (Room 114)
Come meet therapy dogs Newtown Strong, Sadie, Sundance, and Honcho!
Create your own Buttons, 12 - 4 p.m. (Main Lobby)
Make your own buttons using the library’s button maker and recycled magazines
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Saturday Morning Cartoons, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Room 101)
Stop by to watch short cartoons for a quick study break and enjoy free coffee and donuts
MONDAY DECEMBER 18 and TUESDAY DECEMBER 19
The Other Fairfield Beach, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Room 101)