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De-Stress Fest (Fall 2020): @ home

The end of the semester is here and it's time to take a well-earned break before tackling final exams and papers. The St. Kate's librarians have curated some relaxing and engaging content to help you de-stress and get through the final stretch to what lies beyond -- winter break!


De-stress with therapy animals (virtually, of course) on Thursday, December 10th from 6-7PM (CST).  Make sure you register to receive a link to join us via Zoom!

Animal Cams

These animal cams are available 24/7 to satisfy all your cuteness needs:

Wellness Activities

Unwind with a relaxation or meditation video.

Take a dance break with free online classes courtesy of the Ailey Extension.

Allow yourself to do nothing for two minutes.

Try an online yoga class, like this one for anxiety and stress.  Short on time?  Here's a whole playlist of practices under 10 minutes.

Get inspired by this list of indoor nourishing activities.

Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles

If you've missed our puzzle table, here are some virtual puzzles you can do from home!  We've got St. Kate's themed puzzles and more at

Craft kits can be picked up outside the library entrance!

Do you miss our DeStress button making and other crafts? We do too! That's why we put together craft kits for you to help yourself to just outside the library entrance. In the kits, you will find directions and supplies for three up-cycled crafts. While they aren't buttons, they offer a similar "collage therapy" relaxing vibe. Here's what we made, and links to some crafters who inspired us:

Not able to come to campus to pick up a kit? You might have all the materials around your house! Here are the instructions we include in the kit:

Study Sounds

SEEK created some Spotify playlists to help you unwind and relax. 

Music not your thing?  Try an ambient sound generator from myNoise.

Done with your break and ready for some research help?

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