Eyes fixed on the screen, / the forgotten page now blank; / the written word dies -Vanessa Pegramabout
Essence of a voice / It speaks in rhymes / Born between each breath - Joy Young
Call me Anarchist / Cuz I'd rather be burning / Starbucks and not books - Justin Dickman
Bradbury's intent / Fire no longer exists / Ink extinguishes - Brittain Williams
Burnt embers of books / Only give heat for so long. / But their words don't cool.- Vanessa Pegram
Calling of the crows / As the snow buries them deep / Leaving them frozen - Joy Young
Who is Guy Montag / What is he really burning / With his so-called life - Justin Dickman
Bruised fingers typing / Dissatisfied with T.V. / Bradbury's Future. - Brittain Williams
What would you accept / as true without resources? / Could you find the truth? - Kate Donalek
See the pile of books? / Why are you holding a match? / Educational. - Sarah Nichols
One triangle here. / More and more come from another. / Everlasting fractal. - Joyce Ogban
An honest day's work / Is not worth more in the bush / Until you've done none. - Mark Perkins
Knowledge is obtained / Through books, poems, and films, / Pictures. See. Illustrated man. Brandon Marshall
I found a new word / Guess it escaped from the flames / Imagination - Charlsey Miller
time, redirected / freeze your slang - your expressions / burnished beings be - Jaclyn Capozzoli
Words, unlike the flame / Will ignite your soul's knowledge, and can not burn out. - Vanessa Pegram
The black horned Beauty / With its poisonous embrace / Wings filled with soft bliss - Joy Young
Sirens pierced our ears / War is on the radio / Follow the river - Justin Dickman
Reasons to write / Four hundred and fifty one / ink and paper live - Brittain Williams
Could you think if you / hadn't been taught, hadn't learned? / What would you believe? - Kate Donalek
I eat my burger/ I like tomato on it/ Many Mayonnaise - Harlan Vaughn
words being essence / of thoughts blossoming between / our self and others - Kate Donalek
May 14, 2009
May 11, 2009
Spectacle Fortuna Parade of CreativityJoin Library staff and friends as we participate in this year’s Spectacle Fortuna. The Library Book Carts will be out in full force (transformed into fire engines) while characters from Ray Bradbury’s books and stories will be brought to life.
Kick-off at Harrison Avenue and Wabash Avenue, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Spectacle Fortuna is Columbia’s parade of creativity, wishing good fortune upon seniors and graduate students, and celebrating the college’s spirit and creative community. This free, public event includes: hundreds of giant puppets; spectacle items created by students, faculty, and staff; and the punk marching band Mucca Pazza.
Sneak Preview of Spectacle:
Spectacle Credits: Artistic Director, Jennifer Friedrich, lead Costume Designer Elsa Hiltner, lead Builder Joy Dennis Photo Credits: Alexis Ellers
More information on Manifest and Spectacle Fortuna
About The Big Read
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment
for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center
of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in
partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big
Read brings together partners across the country to
encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Art Institute of Chicago opens the new Modern Wing Saturday, May 16th, 2009.
Admission to the museum will be FREE the entire first week of the Modern Wing’s opening, May 16–22.
Thursday 10:30–8:00 (Free General Admission 5:00–8:00)
Target Free Summer Evenings
The museum is free from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings Memorial Day to Labor Day.
May 5, 2009
Intellectual Freedom in the Context of Fahrenheit 451Faculty are encouraged and welcome to bring classes to this program.
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director,
American Library Association
Office of Intellectual Freedom
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 6-8pm
(rescheduled from April 16)
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor
Deborah Caldwell Stone is Deputy Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, where she works on projects dealing with censorship and privacy in libraries. An attorney by training, she practiced appellate law before the state and federal courts in Chicago before joining ALA in 2000. She now works closely with librarians to address various intellectual freedom issues affecting libraries, including the removal of books and materials from library shelves, the use of Internet filtering, and the impact of new technologies and the USA PATRIOT Act on user privacy. She is an honors graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.