Stressless Week in the Library

Nov 16, 2022

As we approach the end of the semester, you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration. 

The Kathryn A. Martin Library has prepared activities and events throughout the week to help our UMD Bulldogs de-stress and be successful in their studies!

Activities available all day throughout the week

Coloring Table 

Available on the first floor of the library.  Grab a coloring sheet or doodle on the table. 

Write a Thank You

Available on the first floor of the library.  Stop by and write a thank you to a professor or other staff on campus and no need to worry about sending it out, as we'll take care of that for you!  Everything will be provided!

Origami

Available on the first floor of the library. Stop by and test your paper folding skills with some origami. 

Puzzles 

Puzzles are also a great way to destress. Stop by the library on the first and/or third floor and spend a few minutes putting the pieces together. 

Post-it Positivity Board

Share a positive or encouraging message with others on our post-it board located on the first floor.   

Stress Re-DUCK-tion

We're bringing back our colorful little friends!  Ducks will be hidden throughout the library for this week-long scavenger hunt.  

Events

Monday, December 5 

Ribbon Key Chains. 11:00 am  - 1:00 pm. Make your very own ribbon keychain.  We'll be set up on the Library's first floor under the Chihuly. 

Tuesday, December 6

Button Making! 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Make a custom button magnet!  We'll be set up on the Library's first floor under the Chihuly.

Movie night!  4:00 p.m. KAML 260. Bring a friend, roommate, etc and come and kick back in the second-floor rotunda space for a movie night! We'll be watching Persepolis. We'll have snacks too (but you're also welcome to bring your own)!

Wednesday, December 7

Button Making! 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Make a custom button!  We'll be set up on the Library's first floor under the Chihuly. 

Knit with a Librarian!  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. KAML second floor.  Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, or other portable craft.  If you're interested in learning to knit or crochet, Bekky can help you with that too! We'll have snacks also!  

Thursday, December 8

Macrame Keychains.  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Make your own macrame keychain!  We'll be set up on the Library's first floor under the Chihuly.   Sign up for Macrame Keychain making.

If you have questions about Stressless Week activities, have suggestions for future Stressless weeks, or would like to partner with us, please email the library's Communication & Events Committee at [email protected].