Add Exam Cram to your Dec. 5 Wednesday calendar – where FREE snacks and quiet & group study spaces abound. Special events include:
Mountain Meditation – led by Emily Nisely – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room – led by Emily Nisely. This guided visualization promotes feelings of calm grounding, inner strength, and stability in the midst of challenging circumstances and stress.
Weaving Workshop – led by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood – 11:00 AM – 2:00 in the LRC LIB Lobby. Feeling stressed about final exams? Treat yourself to a free make & take weaving workshop with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity Podcast and GRCC adjunct journalism professor. Bring an open mind and good vibes. No experience necessary. Looms and yarn will be provided. See you there!
Exam Cram starts today – Monday, December 3 – with free snacks and quiet and group study spaces! Don’t miss Meditation Monday with Emily Nisely – from 12-12:30 in the LLC Meditation & Prayer Room.
During Exam Cram week, there are special Meditation Sessions provided:
- Monday (12/3) 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room
- Weekly Mindfulness Meditation: This week’s practice will be a loving-kindness meditation, which cultivates feelings of kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. Regular practice is known to increase experiences of positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, hope, and love.
- Wednesday (12/5) 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Location changed to LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room
- The Mountain Meditation: This guided visualization promotes feelings of calm grounding, inner strength, and stability in the midst of challenging circumstances and stress.
- Thursday (12/6) 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Location changed to LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room
- Body Scan Meditation: In this guided meditation, we bring our awareness to each part of the body, sequentially and then as a whole, non-judgmentally, with opportunities to soften any tension found along the way. Many people find this produces deep physical relaxation and a sense of mental calm.
GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, is facilitating Mindfulness Meditation Monday sessions this semester. The sessions will be held in the Library’s Meditation & Prayer Room from 12 noon – 12:30 on Mondays. All GRCC students, faculty, & staff are welcome to learn how to meditate or build on previous meditation experience. Practice will be secular, with no particular religious or spiritual beliefs required. Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, towel, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired.
What is Mindfulness? The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science defines it as “a state in which environmental cues are consciously manipulated, and the individual is engaged in actively constructing his or her environment.”
Take a look at some of the mindfulness resources in your GRCC Library!
New Library & Learning Commons (LLC) Fall 2017 hours are:
- Mon: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Tue: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Wed: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Thu: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
- Fri: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Sun: CLOSED
Watch the LLC website for holiday and event (Exam Cram) hour changes. The LLC is closed on Sundays, so please plan ahead for your library needs.
Collections include: 74,000 print books; 150,000 e-books; millions of electronic articles from over 25,000 e-journals; thousands of full-length streaming videos; and, our new campus-wide license to the New York Times Online. We are your source for access to: 60+ new desktop computers; laptops to checkou t; Course Reserves including many textbooks; study / group seating options; a Quiet Study room; a Meditation / Prayer room; whiteboards; charging stations; and much more.
Remember – librarians and staff want to help you with your library and research needs. Have a great semester!