Poster for the Winter Lights series. Text: Winter Lights, a four part series for students, faculty and staff to survive and thrive in the cold dark days of winter. OSF Library - 3:30 - 4:30, Nov. 8, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, and Feb. 12. Featuring a speaker, idea sharing and an activity!
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Winter Lights events series

This weekend, Daylight Savings Time ends with the setting of our clocks back an hour.  For many of us, this marks at least a psychological beginning to winter, with its shorter days and fewer hours of light.  That lack of daylight, coupled with colder weather, and the stress of holidays can make winter difficult, even for those who love the season.  With that in mind, the library is offering a 4-part “Winter Lights” series to bring warmth and light to the season and to help us find ways to survive and thrive in the winter.

Winter Lights: a four part series for students, faculty and staff to help you survive and thrive in the cold dark days of winter.

Each session will have a different theme and will feature a speaker, a hands-on activity so you can bring something back with you, and a chance to brainstorm ideas of how to find light and joy in the winter.  We will be collecting those ideas and sharing them here on the blog as the series progresses.  Come a little early and we’ll have some cider and snacks for you to pick up on your way in!

All are welcome at these events, whether you can make it to only one event or to all four, we hope to see you there!

November’s event: Prepare for the winter days to come

poster for November event. Text: Winter Lights. November: Prepare for the winter days to come. OSF Library - 3:30 to 4:30. Thursday, November 8th, Room 108. Activity: Make your own lantern. Counseling staff will discuss: Mental and physical effects of shorter days. Coping strategies for the season. Light therapy demonstration

At our first Winter Lights event, the theme is preparing for the winter days to come.  Staff from CAPS will present on the mental and physical effects of shorter days and less daylight.  They’ll talk about coping strategies and provide a light therapy demonstration.  We will have an opportunity for everyone there to share their own favorite coping strategies and our activity will be making a lantern so you can bring some light home with you.

Winter Lights: Prepare for the winter days ahead
Thursday, November 8, 2018
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, room 108 (the “Leather Room”)
3:30 – 4:30 pm, light snacks starting at 3:15

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