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Reading Day Relief & Final Exams Stress Relievers

The library is hosting three events on Reading Day to encourage you to take some time off from studying to refresh and recharge your mind and body. Stop by for snacks and drinks starting at 11:00 a.m. and then stick around for some button making and Paint Your Own Pollock activity in the afternoon! Full details are provided below.

The fun isn't confined to just Reading Day - there are stress relievers for you to enjoy throughout exams period. In conjunction with Community Wellbeing & Health Promotion we invite you to LEGO of Stress for a moment by letting your imagination run wild and build a cool Lego creation. Tag @bentley_health on Instagram with a pic of your LEGO creation and caption what you "lego of" for a moment for a chance to win a Bentley hoodie! You'll also find a community jigsaw puzzle, chess and checkers, and words of encouragement boards on the main floor of the library.

Flyer for event depicting images of activities being offered - coffee, buttons, Pollock painting, LEGO, chess, and puzzle pieces.

Reading Day Relief / Tuesday, December 13

Study Break Snacks & Beverages
refuel & recharge
11:00 a.m. - until supplies last |  library lobby
Coffee, tea, hot apple cider, 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.

Make Your Own Buttons
take a brain break & get crafty
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  |  room 101
Take a pause 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 hands-on activity is a great stress reliever!

Paint Your Own Jackson Pollock
get creative & relieve some stress
2:30 p.m. – 4:30  p.m.  |  art gallery
Have you ever looked at a Jackson Pollock Painting and thought “I could do that!” Now you can! RSM Gallery curator, Danielle Krcmar will show you how to make your own drip painting that you can take home with you and you’ll learn about a few other abstract artists along the way. Spend part of your Reading Day with us in the RSM Gallery and let your creativity flow! All art materials will be provided. Please let us know you plan to attend by completing this quick RSVP form

Stress Relievers / December 13-21

Take a break from studying to relieve some stress! These activities are available throughout exams period, all day long.

  • LEGO of Stress (sponsored by Community Wellbeing & Health Promotion): Tag @bentley_health on Instagram with a pic of your LEGO creation + caption what you "lego of" for a moment for a chance to win a Bentley hoodie!
  • play a round of chess or checkers
  • help us complete a community jigsaw puzzle
  • add to the encouraging words whiteboards to cheer on your fellow Falcons

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you finish the semester strong. You've got this, Falcons!