When classes have you stressed and your work is piling up, retreat to the new McQuade Meditation Room, located on the lower level of the McQuade Library, for some peaceful refection. Whether you want to participate in a meditation class (Tuesdays at 4) or an empowered breathing class (Thursdays at 11), or would just like to do your own thing, the McQuade Meditation Room is the place to get your zen on! With beautiful meditation pillows, yoga mats, and blankets, coupled with serene lighting, reading materials, and glorious live plants, the McQuade Meditation Room will have you saying, "NamaSTAY right here!"
Former Access Services student worker, Anderson Sanchez, and current Library Assistant, Ashley Cook, have just announced their engagement to wed! Everyone at McQuade couldn't be more excited for the happy couple, who met four years ago at the Help Desk for their first 8-midnight shift! Congratulations Anderson and Ashley!
Check out our Hot Titles on the first floor by the fireplace and on the 2nd floor. We have a diverse collection of voices, stories, and genres to offer! Whether you are interested in graphic novels, politics, philosophy, health, history, fiction, or biographies, we have a book for you. So take a break from your work and get lost in one of our Hot Titles!
Students will be led through varying Pranayam practice (specialized breathing sequences and techniques).
Using the breath as a focus can be a very simple way to calm the body and mind as well as connect the two. I teach various breathing practices designed to stimulate the parasympathetic system, countering the overstimulation our bodies and mind go through when in times of stress. Using the breath in this way allows energy to flow and move around the entire body. The effect can be energizing, relaxing and healing.
The focus will be on the following:
Students may like to bring a notebook and pen to record any experiences that may arise in class. Classes are 60 minutes.
Drop-ins Welcome, registration requested by emailing C.J. Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 978-837-5350.
Instructor: Danielle Federico
Danielle is skilled and trained to coach/teach Breathwork styles and principles. Danielle is a professional Life Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and Breathwork Facilitator.
Location: McQuade Library Meditation Room Lower Level
Dates: Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19, 26
McQuade Library has partnered with Farmer Dave's to provide sustainably grown and local fruits and vegetables to the Merrimack Community. Vegetable shares are available in small and large sizes and fruit shares are also available. The full season is 20 weeks, but you can sign up throughout the season. Contact Librarian C.J. Wong at McQuade if you are looking to share a share. If you are ready for a convenient way to get your produce then visit Farmer Dave's CSA page!
We are pleased to welcome Gabrielle (Gabby) Womack to our McQuade Library team as our new Access Services/Reference Associate! Gabby graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor's Degree in History. She received her Master's degree in Library and Information Science, and a Master's degree in History from Simmons College. Gabby will be splitting her time between the access services and reference/instruction departments. She will be staffing the Research Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. She will also create research guides, facilitate library workshops, order interlibrary loans, and coordinate the library's ipad lending program. Gabby's office is on the 1st floor behind the Help Desk; please stop by to meet Gabby!
We have several new resources for students, faculty and staff:
The new photography studio is a great place to have your portrait done, especially to look your best online. Our location on the second floor of Cushing Hall, 201, is new but the link to book your appointment is still the same:
Are you having sleep difficulty? Do you find your mind is racing? Do you have difficulty concentrating in class or on your assignments? Are you looking to enhance and improve your well-being?
Participants will learn mindfulness and meditation to help calm and focus the mind. Commitment to attend all 4 groups is recommended. Pre-registration is required by emailing email@example.com or phoning 978-837-5441.
Instructor: Jim Howland, Ed.D., LICSW, Hamel Health and Counseling
Location: McQuade Library Meditation Room Lower Level Room.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 6,13,20 April 3
McQuade Library is offering plants for residence halls and offices while supplies last. Students and staff may stop by the Research Center to "check out" a plant. There is no expectation that plants are returned, but plant parents are welcome to drop their plant back at the Research Center during extended breaks or summer vacation. The plants are offspring or cuttings from current Research Center residents and were potted in recycled mugs.
Come enjoy a movie and snacks while learning about a range of environmental issues. Environmental Movie Nights are made possible by the 2017/2018 Provost Innovation Fund and co-sponsored by the Green Team
Location: Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall
Dates: Wednesdays March 21, April 4, 11, 18