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2023 - Night Owls (Finals Week Programming)

Owl See You in the Stacks

Student smiles while holding the Owl they found in the stacksKeep an eye out for plush owls we have hidden throughout the Library during finals week. If you find one, bring it to the Main Services Desk to redeem your finals week wellness kit prize, including your very own Owl! Stay tuned on social media for clues!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter/X and stay tuned daily for clues!

Stop & Breathe

A person with eyes closed seems to take a calming breathTake a break to relax and unwind with 15 minutes of chair yoga (open session) followed by a 15-minute meditation (doors will close for this part).

Thusday, December 7 & Friday, December 8
Starting at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (30 mins each) in the Founders Room
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Pizza Night

Pepperoni pizza overlaid with the text "Pizza Night"What could be better than a warm slice of pizza on a winter’s night during finals? Stop by the Founders Room where Library staff will be serving up fresh slices of pizza from a local shop. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available. 

Sunday, December 12 | 8 - 9:30 p.m. (or pizza runs out) | Founders Room
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Craft Night

Hands folding origami paper overlaid with the text "Craft Night"Play it craft and loose for the evening – join us in making origami bookmarks and custom buttons to add a little flair to your life.

Monday, December 13 | 7 - 9 p.m. | Honnold 1
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Paws & Relax

French bulldog overlaid with the text "Paws & Relax"Did you know? Petting and playing with dogs can help reduce stress and, of course, boost your mood! We invite you to take a moment to paws and relax with some adorable dogs from Priceless Pets, a no-kill rescue in Claremont.

Priceless Pets will bring the dogs they currently have available for adoption to enjoy a day out, socialize and perhaps meet their next forever family. Take a break, come out to enjoy the sunshine and scratch a few furry ears! Please know, there is no commitment to adopt.

Tuesday, December 12 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | South Lawn
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Food Truck Night

Rainbow snowball overlaid with the text "Food Truck Night"

Did someone say free food? We sure did! Drop by to grab a complementary and delicious colorful snowball, New Orleans favorite Cafe Au Lait (kaf-AY-o-LAY), or hot chocolate from Tastee Flavors (while supplies last).

Tuesday, December 12 | 8 - 10 p.m. | Parking Lot at Dartmouth Ave and 8th St
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Holiday Cards Printing Pop-up

Printed holiday card displaying an evergreen tree made of pointing hands

The Library will co-host a printing pop-up with Professor Jeff Groves (HMC) in the First Floor Press on Honnold 1. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to stop by to pick up one of three typeset holiday card designs, and then you will be able to customize them with your own touches!

Wednesday, December 13 | 2 - 5 p.m. | First Floor Press
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Puzzles, Games, and Coloring

Collaborative coloring page

A giant coloring sheet and crayons are available near the Main Services Desk throughout the Night Owls season to help you de-stress and refocus.

You can also check out our virtual offerings in the games, apps, puzzles, and coloring pages section.

Any time during open Library building hours | Honnold 1