Hi everyone! We hope you’re going into your finals super relaxed and ready to ace your tests! There are a few things going on at the library over the next week or so to help you conquer your finals:
- Magnetic poetry encouragement—We have a board set up at the entrance of the library with magnetic poetry words for you to create short messages of encouragement for your fellow Bulldogs. Check out what’s already been written or write some lines of your own as you come in!
- The snack cart—It’s back (by popular request)! Library staff will be around delivering afternoon snacks during finals, so keep an eye out for it!
- Relaxation fort—If you need to take a few minutes to yourself, you can use the relaxation fort on the first floor near the research desk. It has meditation tutorials, stress balls, and relaxing pictures so you can take a few minutes to center yourself in between studying sessions.
- Creepy Mouse—Our old friend Creepy Mouse has escaped again! She’ll be hiding in the library throughout finals, and if you’re the one to find her and bring her back, you could win a candy prize. Make sure to follow us on instagram so you know when she’s loose!
- Hot chocolate bar—On Friday, we’ll have a hot chocolate bar set up with hot cocoa, marshmallows, and more. Come visit it if you need a sugar rush!
As always, let us know if you need anything (including research help), and good luck on finals!
Our hours will be a little different this week because of the holiday, so make sure you check out our calendar to see when we’ll be open. If you’re at home for the holiday, you can still use the databases for research, and you can check out our online tutorials for tips while we’re closed.
Have a great break, everyone!
Bryant is partnering with PBC Guru to start a new virtual book club for alumni, faculty, and staff. A new book will be chosen every two months, and participants can go online to discuss the book with others. This month’s choice is The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business, and we have one copy of this book available at Bryant. You can check the library catalog for more information, or to see if our copy is available for check-out.
To see if public libraries near you have a copy of the book, click the links below to check your local library:
These search results will show physical books, e-books, and audiobooks! Talk to your local library if you have any questions about finding or checking out these materials.
To sign up for the Alumni book club, or for more information, click here.
For information on library services for alumni, click here.
If you liked this book and are looking for others like it, you can check out this list from Goodreads.
Who’s ready to do some fall baking? If you like pie (who doesn’t like pie?), you should check out our new book called The Art of Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life. It has instructions on making a variety of different types of pie, including traditional flavors like apple, blueberry, and peach, as well as some less common flavors like mocha cream, banana rum caramel coconut, grasshopper (mint), and nectarine. Not into sweets? No problem–there’s a whole section on savory pies like sausage and apple, Shepard’s pie, and English pork pies. Don’t want to bake, but do want to look at some close up pictures of pie? This book’s got that too.
Come browse this book in our Leisure Reading section, and send us a picture if you end up using one of the recipes!
Everyone knows you can get research help and study at the library, but did you know you can make things too? We have some tools in room 215 you can use to help you make something cool, whether it’s for a class assignment or personal project. Here are a few of the things you can use use in that space:
- 3D Printer: We have a new MakerBot in the library! Students can book time with the machine, send their files to print, and pick up the project when it’s finished printing. For more details, or to book the machine, click here.
- Sewing machine: Another new addition to our collection is a Singer sewing machine! The machine can’t reverse stitch, but it’s fully functioning otherwise, so you can bring your own supplies to complete a quick sewing project, like a superhero mask for Halloween or this coffee cozy for your favorite pumpkin spice flavored beverage.
- Cricut: The Cricut is a machine that cuts out super precise paper shapes. You can use it to create banners, titles for a poster project, or even to cut some bat and pumpkin shapes for Halloween. The machine can also cut vinyl which you can use to design mugs and other items. You’ll need to make a free Cricut account, but you can design on your own laptop and come in to the library to cut your design. We’ve stocked the room with both paper and vinyl, so head upstairs and see what you can make!
For more information on any of these tools, contact the library, and send us pictures of what you make!
Did you know Bryant women were not always allowed to wear pants in the library? In 1965 when the campus was still in Providence, the dress code allowed women to wear pants after 3pm in the dorms, but never in the library or any of the classrooms. Thankfully this rule changed in autumn 1969, and we’re happy to see all of you in whatever you choose to wear!
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