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Mental health event series with a spooky twist
Scare the Stress Away 2022

Scare the Stress Away Mental Health Series

Feeling overwhelmed, lonely, stressed? Come take a deep breath, let out a blood-curdling scream, and give your brain a break with spooky crafts and meditations at the JKM Library’s Scare the Stress Away series. Snacks will be provided. This is not a book club. Reading the books is not necessary.

During each session, attendees can work from a pre-selected spooky prompt based on a book to create something with the supplies provided or to simply relax. Attendees can spend the hour free-writing, creating art, crafting, or simply staring off into space. Each session will open with a quick meditation video, and the rest of the hour is yours to use in whatever way will help you feel more relaxed.

Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring found objects and supplies of your own if you’d like to create something specific during the hour-long session.

The books used to create the prompts are part of the Summer Scares program, which is sponsored by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist.

2022 Events

Wednesdays | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | JKM Library, Room 103 (first floor)

Horror Books in the JKM Library Collections

A preview of the horrific delights that await you at the JKM Library. Interested to know if we have a certain title in our collection? You can search for any book on our homepage to see if we have it on our shelves or available as an eBook!

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