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University Libraries’ Destress Fest To Be Held Through Finals Week

As the semester comes to a close and finals week rapidly approaches, feeling overwhelmed by tight deadlines and hours of work is almost a guarantee.

To help students make it through the brutal hours of studying that lie ahead, the Penn State Libraries will host a series of relaxing activities through the annual Destress Fest.

The following is a list of each library’s offerings throughout the week:

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

From April 23-25, students can complete puzzles and enjoy snacks and drinks in the evening on the first floor of the Stuckeman family building. The library will also offer extended hours from April 26 through April 30.

Pattee And Paterno Library

More puzzles will be available on the first floor of the Pattee and Paterno Library from April 28-30. Stop by from 3-8 p.m. for coffee, snacks, games, and art therapy in the Mann Assembly Room to channel your creativity with a side of espresso to help you make it through the night.

Engineering Library

Swing by 325 Hammond from April 26 through May 3 to make origami or do more puzzles. From 6-7 p.m. on April 28, snacks and drinks will be served in a Bring-Your-Own-Cup format. More BYOC events will be held from 10-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. through May 1. The library will also extend its hours through May 3.

Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library

The Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library will provide snacks and drinks all day from April 29 to May 2. You can also participate in puzzles and “other activities” there.

Earth and Mineral Sciences Library

Pick up fresh apples daily from April 28 to May 2 in the Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library in the Deike Building. The library will offer even more puzzles for you to figure out and additional activities. Group collaboration rooms, the One Button studio, and the Virtual Reality Center will be open, as well as plenty of study space for you to get your grind on. The library will also extend its hours through May 1.

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Riley Davies

Riley is a sophomore studying Public Relations from Orange County, CA. You understandably may be questioning why she is at Penn State and to be quite frank, so is she. She loves dogs, Creamery lemonade, and going to Trader Joe's. You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on twitter @rileyydavies for retweets of dogs.


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