Lay your weary head to rest

Brian Allen

Everyone is busy during finals week and a lot can ride on final exams, term papers, and that last minute assignment. The Mabee Library wants students to succeed. It has extended its hours for procrastinators, midnight oil burners and the over burdened. The library is open overnight and offering full service from Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 a.m. to Friday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 they are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Four more overnighters are offered from Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m. to Thursday, Dec. 10, 2 a.m. The doors open again later that Thursday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The extended hours wrap up Friday, Dec. 11 from 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m.

There will be security present and students will need to show their Washburn ID to be in the library after regular business hours. Last spring there were more then 500 extended hours visits, lessening as the night wears on. There will be staff on duty to assist students and the computer classroom will open for extra computer seating. Wi-Fi is always available for personal computers and laptops can be checked out for in-library use, two hours at a time. Traditionally golf holes have been set up and snack carts have appeared.

When the studying is done and its time to get rid of books, you can sell them back to the bookstore. The buyback hours for Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 3 are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 4 hours run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Dec. 7 to Thursday Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This busy season the bookstore wants to help with Christmas shopping. It is hosting a Home for the Holidays Open House on Dec. 2 offering discounts and snacks out of the Washburn Cookbook. The Bookstore Extravaganza is Dec. 5 and 6. Look for coupons in the store, in newspapers, and newsletters. There will be refreshments and hourly door prizes.

For a much needed break from studying and projects, visit White Concert Hall. Wednesday, Dec. 2 the Washburn Jazz Ensembles play at 7:30. Thursday, Dec. 3. The Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m.  There is a Cello Recital at 7:30 p.m Friday, Dec. 4.

For those wanting to open their minds and expand their universe, a visit to the Crane Observatory Thursday, Dec. 3 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

As finals begin Monday, Dec. 7, have confidence that there is plenty of support on campus whether it’s time to knuckle down, sell out, relax to music, or look to the stars.