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Night Owls is Back to Help You Through Spring 2022 Finals!

May 2, 2022

The image shows a circular logo with a yellow owl against a blue background. The owl sits on a green pencil, holds a red book with “Night Owls” spelled out on the cover, and is peering through a piece of pizza. Text around the logo reads, “The Claremont Colleges Library, Open 24/7.” The background image shows bookshelves filled with books.

Hoot, hoot! The Claremont Colleges Library tradition of keeping the building open 24/7 to support students through finals week is back this semester!

Visit and bookmark our Night Owls page to stay up-to-date on the various Library-hosted de-stressing events, food and beverage breaks and resources such as self-care tips, mindfulness and meditation tools, links to our leisure reading collections, and more.

Here is this semester’s Night Owls line-up:
(Click the links in the following to see time and location details and add them to your calendar; click here for the Night Owls flyer.)

  • NEW! Night Owls Bingo (May 4-11) – Print or pick up this bingo card at the Main Services Desk and bring it with you as you participate in Night Owl activities so that Library staff can stamp your card. Once you complete five in a row in any direction on the bingo card, be sure to turn it in at the Main Services Desk by 5pm on Wednesday, May 11 to be eligible for a raffle drawing for one of five $20 gift cards. Winners will be emailed to arrange a pickup time to get their gift card.
  • NEW! Fireside Writing (May 4, 5, 9 and 10 from 4-7 p.m.) – Need a cozy ambiance to focus on your writing? Come write with fellow 7Cs colleagues in the Founders Room complete with calming music, snacks and a (virtual) fireplace. Librarians will also be there to offer research consultations and help you with your citations.
  • Snack Breaks (May 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 from 3-4 p.m.) – Take a breather from preparing for finals and enjoy a snack break in the fresh air! Library staff will be on the South Patio to serve up some filling snacks to keep you going through the afternoon.
  • Pizza Night (May 8 from 8-9:30 p.m.) – Join us for Pizza Night! Our Library staff will be on hand to serve up fresh slices of pizza on the South Patio to jump start your finals week studying.
  • Craft Night (May 9 from 8-10 p.m.) – Take a study break with crafts! Join us on Honnold 1 near the Main Services Desk to reuse paint chip samples, books, and magazines to create colorful bookmarks and miniature notebooks.
  • Roving Refuel Cart (May 9 and 10 from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.) – The Roving Refuel Cart will make its rounds in the Library providing coffee, tea and other beverage offerings to keep you fueled for late-night study. Snacks will also be available at the Main Services Desk for snacking on the South Patio.
  • Owl See You in the Stacks (May 9, 10, 11 and 12) – Keep 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 on Honnold 1 to redeem your finals week wellness kit prize! Follow us on social media to learn when more owls have been hidden and to get clues to their hiding places.
  • NEW! Food Truck Night (May 10 from 8-10 p.m.) – Did someone say free food? Yes! Grab some grub at our first, ever Food Truck Night! We’ll be offering free entrees from Heritage Cocina for the first 100 students. The food truck will be parked at the West Parking Lot located at 8th St. and N. Dartmouth Ave.

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As always, the Library is here to support you. If you have any questions about Night Owls or Library resources and services, ask us. We are available to help through chat, email, and online or in-person appointments.