Treat Yourself, October 2016

I’ll be the first to admit that this display was particularly self-indulgent. I learned that Donna and Tom’s Treat Yo Self Day from the TV show Parks and Recreation supposedly falls in October and couldn’t not take the opportunity to work that into my display for the month. At its heart this is a display about relaxing, taking care of yourself, and indulging in the finer things, so it was easy to incorporate a wide variety of materials.

My library serves a population with a high number of people experiencing homelessness, so I knew this display could be potentially alienating – not everyone is able to treat themselves in the Tom/Donna way. I tried to emphasize ways of treating yourself and self care that weren’t very costly, such as meditation, as well as including films that cast a critical/observational eye at excess, such as The Bling Ring and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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