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Exams are just around the corner, and we want to help you de-stress! Join us in Cooper Library for our first De-Stress Fest, which will feature study break activities during exam week.
On Monday, head over to the Brown DRL (4th floor Cooper) to play Xbox or check out a traditional board game.
We’ll have a photo booth set up in the Cooper Lobby on Tuesday, and you might even get the chance to snap some photos with a special visitor.
On Wednesday, the Libraries are partnering with CLEMSONLiVE to host a Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Contest – show us your creativity for a chance to win great prizes!
We’ll wrap up the fest at 2:30pm on Thursday with a special event…a flash mob – library style. Grab a book and head to the lobby to read silently for 15 minutes.
Check out our De-Stress Fest webpage for more information on the week’s events:. We can’t wait to CU there!
We want to remind you that beginning January 2, 2014, Cooper Library along with Architecture Library and Tillman Media Center will no longer be able to accept cash for fines, payments, scantrons, etc.
Due to new campus deposit procedures, many Clemson departments (not Java City or Snax & Stax) are going cashless. This means that you’ll need to use your Tiger1 card or other ways to pay for things.
You can add any fine or payment (even forty cents for a scantron) to your My Library Account and pay it online later.
Questions? The folks at the Circulation Services Desk will be happy to help!
Thanks to everyone who played along and submitted their photos.
Follow the Library on Instagram and look for more chances to win cool prizes!
Our contest was part of our exam week De-Stress Fest activities. There’ll be more fun events coming next week!
Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt, 2007.
Call Number: PS3557.O384P7
“The Prince moved to Westley. ‘She loves you,’ the Prince cried. ‘She loves you still and you love her, so think of that – think of this too: in all this world, you might have been happy, genuinely happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, not really, no matter what the storybooks say, but you could have had it, and so, I would think, no one will ever suffer a loss as great as you…’” – page 260
When Buttercup, the most beautiful girl in the world, both recognizes and verbalizes her love of the farm boy Westley, he leaves to seek his fortune in America promising to send for Buttercup as soon as he is able. However, Buttercup learns of Westley’s death at the hands of the Dread Pirate Roberts. Buttercup is heartbroken, and although she vows she will never love again, she reluctantly agrees to marry Humperdinck, the greatest hunter in the world and Prince of Florin, as well. But before their wedding, Buttercup is kidnapped by a motley trio: a crafty Sicilian, a giant Turk, and a Spanish swordsman, all in the business of revenge. To further complicate Buttercup’s plight, and as inconceivable as it may seem, a strange man in black seems to be following close behind. William Goldman’s modern classic, The Princess Bride, is a tale of true love and high fantasy with dry wit and several important life lessons mixed in.
***Bonus: Movie Review***
The Princess Bride. Dir. Rob Reiner. Perf. Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Act III Communications, 1987.
Popular Reading DVD, PS3557.O384P72 2001.
“‘Has it got any sports in it?’
‘Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.’
‘Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try and stay awake.’”
In 1987, William Goldman adapted The Princess Bride into a screenplay, which follows the print version of his tale fairly faithfully. Like the book, the main story of the film which is centered on the true love and adventures of Westley and Buttercup, is framed by another story: an adult reading the tale to a sick child. This framework is especially effective in the film as using it, Goldman is not only able to communicate the multifaceted main story, but he is also able to unobtrusively interrupt that story to emphasize an idea, to further explain a concept, or to prepare the audience for an upcoming scene. The cast of The Princess Bride film is essential in expressing both stories in a seamless and uncomplicated fashion. Cary Elwes is the archetypal hero Westley, Robin Wright plays the amorous, if not so smart, Buttercup, Chris Sarandon is the villainous Humperdinck, and Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patkinson, and Andre the Giant star as Vizzini, Inigo, and Fezzik respectively. In addition to the core characters, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, and Peter Falk round out the main cast list – each member of which perfectly personifies his or her character from the book. Over time, the film version of The Princess Bride has become a cult classic; though wonderful as an individual film, it is truly complementary to Goldman’s print version, easily bringing the fairy tale to life.
It’s getting to be that time of year. No, not the holidays, exam time. We want to remind you about our study room procedures.
All of the rooms are unlocked and can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Room reservations for all study rooms are accepted up to two weeks in advance and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Reservations will be honored over drop-ins. A reservation schedule will be posted at each room and groups can use the rooms until the next scheduled reservation time.
If you have any questions, please go to the Circulation Services Desk.
Enter our Instagram photo contest for a chance to win a study room for an entire day during exam week. Tag your photos with #cudestressfest and the photo with the most “likes” wins! Clemson Libraries reserves the right to disqualify any photos that contain nudity, profanity, or obscenities, as these entries will not be accepted.