De-stress Week, December 7-11

You’ve been working hard all semester, and the Library, Student Involvement and the Dean of Students Office are here to help you through the last few weeks.  Next week, December 7-11, is De-stress week, a time for students to relieve the stress of the semester and be calm and ready to take finals the following week.  Events will be held each day and all students are welcome.  Here’s the schedule (also available at

Every day, Monday-Friday : Coloring and Games
Take a break, show your creative side and play games. We’ll have coloring book pages and colored pencils, and board games in the Library.  Share your coloring creations on Twitter @domlibrary and @DUbeInvolved.

Every day, Monday-Friday : Hot Beverages and Snacks 8:30-10:00pm
Warm up, get caffeinated, and fulfill your late night cravings.  Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and snacks every night in the Library at 8:30pm.

Tuesday, December 8: Chair Massages 1:00-5:00pm
Take care of those stress knots in your neck and shoulders.  Come to Room 111 in the Library to get a free chair massage.

Wednesday, December 9: Winter Wonderfest 11:00am-2:00pm in the Underground
Get into the holiday spirit with festive games and food from campus clubs and organizations.  This event is in the Underground.

Thursday, December 10: Therapy Dogs 2:30-3:30pm in the Underground
Our popular event returns.  Take in the cuteness and relieve stress in the company of therapy dogs.  The dogs will be in the Underground.

We hope everyone can stop by these events, and that these last weeks of the semester go well.  Librarians are here to help with all your research, and stress-relieving, needs.


Book Drive for Open Books – Through December 11


​Dominican is hosting a book drive for Open Books, a non-profit literacy organization​ that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books.​

​The book drive will be held from December 1-11 at the lower level desk of Rebecca Crown Library.

Join us and donate your gently-used books!

For more information, please contact Web Services Librarian, Rich Clegg at

World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day, the library has a section from the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display on the 2nd floor.  View it now until this Friday, December 4.  Learn more about the Quilt on its web site, and by attending a talk in Library 320 today, Tuesday, December 1 by Nanica Brown, Dominican alum and coordinator of the Chicago chapter of the Names Project.  Below are images from the section of the quilt on display in the library.