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Events in the Library - Fort Wayne: Finals Week

Stress Relief Activities during Spring Semester Finals at the Library

Let the Ivy Tech Library be your oasis during Spring finals Monday, May 7th - Friday, May 11th.

Are you Hungry? Need Caffeine?

We will have snacks and refreshments during Library hours at the Coliseum Campus Library.

Stress Relief Activities available:

 

  • Therapy dogs will be in the Coliseum Campus Library from 10am to 12pm. Some dogs will be here noon-2:00pm. See schedule for more details.
  • Adult coloring books  stations will be available within the Library
  • Origami- make dazzling origami animals!
  • Sticker mosaic posters - community-building activity with a beautiful reward
  • Relaxing Mobile Apps and free music
  • Quick Help Guides and Links to Library Resources and Services.

For more information, see below.

Finals Refreshments

Did you miss breakfast?  

Been on campus all day?  

Need that extra boost before your test?

The Ivy Tech Library will be providing refreshments during Library hours in Anthony Commons (outside of the Library).

Please note snacks and drinks are not permitted at computers in the library.

Library Help

Are you feeling stuck? Need help?

The Library can help you through these final assignments and projects. 

Stress Relieving Apps

Calming sounds? Meditation? Relaxing game? What helps you with your stress?

Below are a collection of recommended stress relieving apps for your phone (Android or iOS), tablet or computer.

All are free at the basic level. See what works for you.

 TM Soft White Noise: Pick your favorite sound to relax and calm your mind.  

Listen to pouring rain, crashing waves on a beach, or create your own perfect soundscape. Click the image or visit http://www.tmsoft.com/white-noise

 

 

White Noise PlayerThere are health benefits to "white noise". Click the image or visit www.tmsoft.com/white-noise-player to listen and learn more.

 

 

 

 Calm: Meditate, relax, breathe & enjoy simple guided mindfulness stress reduction. Click image or visit https://www.calm.com

 

 

 

 

OMG. I Can Meditate! is for ordinary people with busy lives who just want to feel more calm and clear-headed. No experience and no travel required! Benefit from some really simple meditation techniques that you can use wherever you may be, whenever you need them. Click the image or visit https://app.omgmeditate.com to download. 

 

 

StopBreatheThink: A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Click the image or go to http://stopbreathethink.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest is an app helping you put down your phone and focus on what's more important in your life. By "ignoring" your phone, you can grow a tree. Click on image or visit http://www.forestapp.cc 

Therapy Dogs Schedule

Stress Relief Activities

During Finals Week, we will have an Adult Coloring Station.

We are providing a variety of adult coloring books and colored pencils for students to use in the Library.

The practice of coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

Interested students may keep their coloring pages or donate them to our Library display to inspire others to color. 

Read more about Adult Coloring and de-stressing benefits here in the Huffington Post.

Relaxation Music and Exercises

We hope you find these audio files helpful in your relaxation efforts. Take some time to explore the different approaches to relaxation and discover what works for you.

Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes. 

Yes, that's right, "The Dude" is here to lull you to sleep and to have awesome dreams. Listen to his recordings for free.

The world is filled with too many restless people in need of rest – that's why I filled my sleeping tapes with intriguing sounds, noises and other things to help you get a good night's rest. - Jeff


Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.

Below is a collection of relaxing music, music for meditation, and instrumental tunes to ease you through studying.

Bapu Flute Meditation Part 1: Nice Indian Flute by Bapu Padmanabha Bansuri Meditation
Bapu Flute Meditation Part 2

LA OTRA ORILLA- 2 hours: Piano w/instrumentation ~ Chamber orchestra ~ Neo-Classical ~ Celtic ~ Contemporary instrumental ~ Acoustic guitar ~ Solo piano ~ Meditation/Relaxation
Music For Meditation and Relaxation. Good sound quality with a brief intro from a man with a really soothing voice. This 'orchestral' piece is relaxing and lasts 30 mins long.
Best 97 Instrumental Songs: Just click play and it will go through all songs on automatically - or click the arrow to skip to the next song.

For more free music options- check out Internet Audio Archive here.