Slide show: Silliness in the Stacks Posted September 14, 2012

As a tweet from University Housing put it, have you ever “studied at a library and wanted to party instead?” For those who answered in the affirmative, there was a perfect opportunity the evening of Sept. 13 as part of ongoing Wisconsin Welcome programming. The fourth annual Helen C. House Party at College Library in Helen C. White Hall offered all sorts of fun — from playing human foosball to snacking on cotton candy.

At left, UW alumnus Matthew Mella, a member of the Madison Area Jugglers, uses fire poi — dancing with flaming balls on cords — to entice people to come inside.

Words by Cindy Foss