Join Madden Library and friends for three weeks of programs for mental health, study support, and fun as you reach the finish line of this semester. Each week of De-Stress Fest, we will have drawings for gift cards to local Fresno restaurants! To be entered in the drawing, attend a De-Stress Fest event and fill out a survey (link below). For every event you attend you have a chance to enter the drawing. 

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Schedule of events

Week 1: April 26 – 30th

Monday, April 26th 

Instagram Takeover: Ginny Barnes | on Instagram (@maddenlibrary)

Wednesday, April 28th 6:00 – 8:00pm

Still I Rise: Poetry Slam with CCGC & ASI

Register to attend on Zoom 

ASI, CCGC, and Henry Madden Library team up for Sexual Assault Awareness Month to host a poetry slam in honor of Survivors. Fresno State student poets are invited to perform work on this theme in a two-round poetry slam led by local poet, Jaie-Noelle. Prizes for the slam champions include gift cards and swag courtesy of ASI. The last 30 minutes of the event will include an open mic, available for all students and the Fresno community to perform. Please email Brianna White to request accommodations. All are welcome!

Thursday, April 29th – 4:00 – 5:00pm

ANC In Conversation: Margarita Engle, David Bowles, and Angela Dominguez | Register on Eventbrite

Join the Arne Nixon Center (ANC) for the Study of Children’s Literature at the Henry Madden Library for A Conversation with Margarita Engle, David Bowles, and Angela Dominguez. The three distinguished Latinx children’s authors will discuss the impact of their work for children and their experiences publishing diverse children’s literature. It will be the first event in our Diversity Conversation Series, a focused series about diversity in children’s literature from the viewpoint of authors, illustrators, practitioners, publishers, and scholars. The event is scheduled for Zoom on April 29, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Week 2: May 3 – 7

Monday, May 3 – 1:00 – 1:30pm

#OwnVoices Storytime with Sarah Pech | Instagram Live @maddenlibrary

Join us on Instagram Live @MaddenLibrary for a storytime featuring beautiful illustrated picture books from the Arne Nixon Center for Children’s Literature and Teacher Resource Center. The term “Own Voices” describes a book that features diverse characters and perspectives written by an author who shares those identities. Sit criss-cross applesauce as our Henry Madden Library workers read to you! May 3rd, 12th, and 13th at 1:00 – 1:30pm PST.

Wednesday, May 5 – 12:30 – 1:00pm

Citation Guides Workshop | Register on Eventbrite

Thursday, May 6 – 12:30 – 1:00pm

Citation Guides Workshop | Register on Eventbrite

Week 3: May 10 – 13

Wednesday, May 12 – 1:00 – 1:30pm

#OwnVoices Storytime with Suzan Alteri  | Instagram Live @maddenlibrary

Thursday, May 13 – 1:00 – 1:30pm

#OwnVoices Storytime with Terry Lewis | Instagram Live @maddenlibrary