It’s the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin with a series of events leading up to a display of the author’s First Folio on campus during the fall semester. To celebrate the upcoming exhibition, and in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, College Library is offering a slate of finals events inspired by the Bard of Avon. Each day there will be a different Shakespeare-inspired event to provide stress relief and the occasional study break. Get involved by using the hashtags #studystrong and #shakesconsin to share posts full of more than just “sound and fury.”
We and our campus partners are pleased to offer the following schedule of events:
Friday, May 6: “If coffee be the drink of finals, brew on.” Calling all library “groundlings.” Free regular coffee, tea or hot chocolate from 7pm to 2am at the Open Book Cafe’, courtesy of the Wisconsin Union. Also available, Shakespeare-themed coloring pages. Color me bard! 1st Floor Center.
Saturday, May 7: “To study or not to study, that is the question.” Not really, when GUTS tutors are available from 11am to 7pm to help with all your last-minute tutoring needs. Be decisive, unlike Hamlet, and stop by 1st Floor Student Services Area. Snacks available for those receiving help.
Sunday, May 8: “To thine own self be true.” Tap your “Will-power” and create a custom button that showcases “thine own self.” From favorite quotations to Shakespeare portraits – or your own design – there will be free button-making available all day in 1st Floor Center.’
Monday, May 9: “The world’s mine oyster.” Or in this case, healthy snacks (granola, nuts, raisins and fruit) courtesy of UHS. Fortified by these treats you’ll be able to face both quadratic equations and iambic pentameter. Available while supplies last from all service desks.
Tuesday, May 10: “Let slip the dogs of finals.” Enjoy a library visit from the therapy canines of Dogs on Call. Re-connect with the childhood joy of playing with puppies from 4-6 pm today. Courtyard and 1st Floor Center.
Wednesday, May 11: “I’ll call for pen and ink and write my mind.” 1st Floor Center. Who needs pen and ink when there’s magnetic poetry? Create a sonnet (or two) on the white board in 1st Floor Center. Also on hand, Shakespeare-inspired Mad Libs and Word Finds.
Thursday, May 12: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” The final day of finals events features films of Shakespeare’s plays – both classic and contemporary renditions. Stop by for the Vending Room on 1st Floor for a well-deserved bard break.