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Lakeland Library Newsletter: Finals Stress Relief Spring 2021

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Welcome to the Lakeland Library Newsletter!  Each month, we will showcase classes, events, and other fun and interesting facts about the Library and our staff. We will also keep you informed of new resources and services that are designed to assist you in your course work, and personal and professional lives. 


Learn mindfulness skills with guided meditation


Relax with Librarian Megan Mamolen during finals stress relief meditation. Twenty minute guided meditation sessions will be provided Tuesday, April 27th and Wednesday, April 28th at 2:00PM online. No previous experience is required. Click to join the meditation session

Can't make it to a live session? Check out free meditation resources on our meditation guide

Stay Connected!

Connect with others during the pandemic spring and summer



The Library is Here For You!



Library Summer Session Hours

Dates: May 17 - August 1, 2021

Closed: Saturdays & Sundays 

Closed: Monday, May 31 & Monday, July 5

Remote Reference and Instruction

Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 8PM   

Friday: 8AM - 12PM

Phone: 440-525-7425 for more information.

No-Contact Pick-up, and Print/Scan to Email Services

Monday - Thursday: 11AM - 3PM

Phone:  440-525-7424 for more information.

Don't Stress - We Can Get That Book or Article For You!!

Tulips with books

With final exams and papers due right around the corner, don't stress yourself out. We can get books and articles for you! Interlibrary Loan and OhioLINK are available to help you through this and take you to the finish line. Contact a reference librarian for help finding just the right source for your project. Call 440-525-7425.

Finals Stress Relief Spring 2021



Stressed at the end of the semester? Take a few moments to relax and enjoy our virtual finals stress relief offerings. Although Spring 2021 semester is nearly complete, Lakeland Library is open and will be here all summer long with resources and services for class as well as some of your favorite summer reads. We hope you and your families have a very happy and healthy summer!

Enjoy a Book Discussion!

  MondaWhere the Crawdads Sing book jackety Book Club

  When:  Monday, May 10, at 2:00PM

  Where: Contact for location 

  Read: "Where the Crawdads Sing"

               by Delia Owens

 Summary: "For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens."-- Provided by publisher.


Rust-a memoir book jacket


     Online Book Discussion Group

     When:  Tuesday, May 18, at 12:00PM

     Where: Online via Webex

     Read: "Rust: a Memoir of Steel and Grit"

                 by Eliese Colette Goldbach


Summary:  The author ". . .returns to the conservative hometown she always longed to escape to earn a living in the steel mill that casts a shadow over Cleveland. Fresh out of college, eager to leave behind her conservative hometown. . . Eliese found herself applying for a job at the local steel mill. The mill is everything she was trying to escape, but it's also her only shot at financial security in an economically devastated and forgotten part of America. In Rust, Eliese brings the reader inside the belly of the mill and the middle American upbringing that brought her there in the first place. She takes a long and intimate look at her Rust Belt childhood and struggles to reconcile her desire to leave without turning her back on the people she's come to love. Faced with the financial promise of a steelworker's paycheck, and the very real danger of working in an environment where a steel coil could crush you at any moment or a vat of molten iron could explode because of a single drop of water, Eliese finds unexpected warmth and camaraderie among the gruff men she labors beside each day. Rust is a story of the humanity Eliese discovers in the most unlikely and hellish of places, and the hope that therefore begins to grow"-- Provided by publisher.

Contact: to participate in the book discussions. Free and open to everyone!


Ready for some summer jokes?


Why do oysters never share? They're shellfish.

Shellfish borrow money from the local prawn broker.

Why did the elephants jump in the water? They had their trunks on.

What did the ocean say to the other ocean?  Nothing, it just waved.

Relax fast!

Try these short stress relief activities

Walk and Stay Healthy!

Basket filled with healthy snacks

The library participated in the college's Charitable Fundraising Project for the American Heart Association. Library faculty and staff donated a "Have a Heart! Healthy Snacks" basket to be auctioned for the project on April 23. The raffle basket contained various healthy snacks and benefited the Lake/Geauga Heart Walk. Walking for exercise can be an easy way to help you think better and feel better. According to the American Heart Association, "walking is one of the simplest ways to get active and stay active. With each step you take, you travel further down the path to a healthier lifestyle." So, get started and go for a walk!

Library Contact Information

General Information                                              Summer Sessions Hours                                           Web 

Location: Third Floor of C-Building                             M-Th: 8AM-8PM                                                Homepage
(C-3051)                                                                       Fri: 8AM- 12PM                                                   Youtube
Phone: 440.525.7424                                                  Sat: Closed                                                 

Email:                      Sun: Closed                                                 

Contributors to the Finals Stress Relief Spring 2021 newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Cori Tatulinski, Ellen Strand

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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