Sunday, September 19, 2010

UW-Madison's College Library Hosts Successful House Party

On Thursday, September 9, College Library on the UW-Madison campus was the place to be for the 2nd annual Helen C House Party. Sponsored by a grant from the Center for the First Year Experience, the party celebrated the start of the school year and welcomed new students to the undergraduate library. Over 1900 students stopped by during the event and though the library remained open for normal business during the party, the majority of staff and patrons were on hand to partake of the free food and fun. Activities included: arts-and-crafts (tote bag decoration and origami), video games (including Green Day Rock Band), face-painting, balloon hats, palm reading, a Nerf Shooting Gallery, movies, Ninja Tag, and a LAN Party featuring Team Fortress 2.

Naturally, attendees loved the free food and also the main-stage entertainment provided by student groups as they waited in line. Featured performers included Madtown Ballroom, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, UW Dance Elite, The Wisconsin Singers, a Capoeira demo, the UW Breakdance Club, and the a capella group, Tangled Up in Blue.

For images of the Helen C. House Party, see our flickr photostream.


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