ECC Library Summer Hours Announced

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The ECC Library will have the following hours during the summer months:
June 1-August 6, 2015

Monday-Thursday

7:30 a.m. 10:00 p.m.

CLOSED Fridays-Sundays
June 5-August 2

Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions at 847-214-7337.

Library Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The ECC Library will be closed Friday May 22-Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day weekend.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00 a.m.

Have a lovely holiday weekend!

Library Hours May 11-May 31

The library will have the following hours May 11-31, 2015:

Monday, May 11: 7:45 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12 & Wednesday, May 13: 7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 & Friday, May 15: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CLOSED: May 16 & May 17

Monday, May 18-Thursday, May 21: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CLOSED Friday May 22-Monday, May 25

Tuesday, May 26-Thursday, May 28: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CLOSED May 29-May 31

Open for summer hours Monday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m.

Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions at 847-214-7337 or circdesk@elgin.edu.

Library Open until Midnight on May 11!

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ECC Library (Building C) will remain open until midnight on
Monday, May 11!

And while you are pulling that late night study session or finishing up that research paper, be sure to take a break and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 10:00 pm-12:00 a.m. in the Jobe Lounge (Building B), sponsored by the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Student Development.

Building B and the F Building Computer labs will also be open until midnight.

Just relax, part deux….

Why yoga?*
Yoga provides many benefits, ranging from health benefits to mental benefits, including:

  • More mindfulness
  • Enhances fitness
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Boosts weight loss
  • Better body image

The library has several items that you can use to explore this relaxation technique, including books, music, and DVDs.

DVDs:
Gentle Yoga for Every Body
Don’t stress; use these modified yoga routines to increase strength and flexibility gently.

Yoga for Anxiety

Theory and practice to help ease anxiety naturally.

Yoga for the Rest of Us
Although specifically targeting arthritis, this DVD can help strengthen muscles and help increase mobility.

Music:
Gaia
Instrumental music based on sound healing. Intended for massage, yoga, meditation or escaping from worldly pressures.

Books:
Yoga for Dummies
Use this for the very basics in understanding yoga theory and practice.

Classic Yoga for Stress Relief
Back to the basics–ease your stress by trying these classic moves.

American Yoga Association’s Easy Does It Yoga
safe, easy-to-use guide to renewed physical and emotional wellness.

Yoga for Beginners
Presents targeted and custom yoga routines for the novice.

Magazine: library use only
Yoga Journal
This journal offers top teacher insights and in-depth reporting on poses, breathing, meditation, nutrition, health, trends and more.

Videos from YouTube:

Routine for Stress Relief: In about 5 minutes, get in a quick, relaxing routine.

Quick Stress Fix-Five Minute Sequence: This is a great little sequence to stretch the body and relieve any stress or tension. It is sure to re-connect you to your body and perhaps lift you up if you are feeling down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOfshreyu4w

Yoga for Complete Beginners: This 20 minute workout will keep you relaxed for hours!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE

Namaste…

*Reference: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/yoga-benefits-beyond-the-mat

Exams have you stressed? Just relax….

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The end of the semester can be a difficult and stressful time. Finding the time to unwind can be difficult, but worth it.

If you’re like me, you have a challenging time letting go and relaxing, one way that has helped me is meditation. This is especially true of guided meditations — it is so nice to listen to a voice and breath or zone out to it. It can be as little as five or fifteen minutes.

Want to try it, but don’t know where to start?

Check out some great resources at ECC library:

Cds:

Books:

If none of these sound like something you’d like to explore, why not check out some guided meditation from Youtube?

karenkleinblogpic—Submitted by Karen Klein, Reference Librarian

Free quiet: Library study rooms

One of the library's many study rooms

One of the library’s many study rooms

Need a peaceful, quiet study space?  Want to work on a group project?  The library’s study rooms are the answer!

Study rooms:

  • Are checked out on your library account at the library’s Circulation Desk on the first floor;
  • Cannot be reserved: they are first come, first served, for two hour increments (you and the key must stay in the library during your 2 hour check-out period);
  • May contain flat screens that can be hooked up to a laptop;
  • On the first floor contain large whiteboards.  Other rooms may have small whiteboards;
  • Come in various sizes, so rooms can accommodate as few as 1-2 people, and up to 10 people.

Contact the Circulation Desk for more information or come to the library to check one out!