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Reading Day Relief: Coffee Break, Buttons, Therapy Dogs & More!

The library is hosting four events on Reading Day (Tuesday, December 11) to encourage you to take some time off from studying to reboot your mind and body. Please drop in to as many as you can throughout the day! Study Break: Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate & Snacks refuel & recharge 11:00 a.m. - until supplies last |  library lobby Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available in the lobby from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or until supplies last). Bring your own reusable water bottle to refill at one of our three water bottle filling stations. Winter Break Reading from OverDrive unwind with free ebooks & audiobooks 11:00 a.m. - noon |  study room 102 OverDrive is a digital reading and listening platform providing you access to fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, award winners, classics and favorites. We are holding this drop-in session to answer all your questions about downloading books to enjoy over the winter break holiday. If you bring your laptop, Kindle, iPad, NOOK, smartphone or other device, we can help you get started! Make Your Own Buttons get creative, relieve some stress 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  |  art gallery Take a break from studying to make-your-own buttons using the library's button makers. We'll provide pre-made designs, magazines, and coloring books for you to use, or you can put markers to paper and create your own design. This activity is sure to get your creative juices flowing! Therapy Dogs relax with Kodiak and Echo 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  art gallery Our furry friends Kodiak and Echo are returning to the library to spend some quality time with you! Studies show that interacting with animals can improve our interpersonal interactions and mood, reduce cortisol, lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce anxiety, enhance empathy, and improve learning. Come and see for yourself. Drop in to the art gallery to unwind with these two giant, lovable Bernese Mountain Dogs.