Columbia College Chicago

October 31, 2008

Library's closing early on Election Day

On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4
the Library will close at 6:00pm.

Go vote!

October 20, 2008

Upcoming Friends of the Library Signature Showcase

Friends of the Library Signature Showcase Presents:

Buddhism and the Beats: The Impact of Eastern Philosophy on Beat Writers

Dr. Stephen Asma, Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences

Come listen to Stephen T. Asma as he examines the spiritual impact of Buddhism on beat writers including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. He will discuss several schools of Buddhism, such as Zen and Tibetan, which appealed to the iconoclasts of the Beat movement. Classes are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, October 29, 6-8pm
Ferguson Lecture Hall
600 S. Michigan Avenue, 1st Floor
This program is free and open to the public

Dr. Asma is the author of five books, including: Buddha for Beginners, Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, the Cultural and Evolution of Natural History Museums and The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha. His forthcoming book, On Monsters: A Tour of Fears and Fascinations will be published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Explore his writings and artwork at

Buddhism and the Beats is the first of the new Signature Showcase events sponsored by of Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library. It is presented in conjunction with the College’s “And the Beats Go On…” series of art exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and programming. Visit for the complete schedule of events.

Join us for a special d.i.y. discussion about FASHION on Tuesday October 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor.

Panelists are:

Kirkwood, of dIETERbENNET, a luxury women's fashion label known for its clean lines, minimalist designs and architectural precision.

Jill Linkus, designer for BCBG Max Azria Group who now works as a sales manager for the company’s new line that launched in August, BCBGeneration

Maira Okuleye, owner of Armadio Boutique home to high-end fashion in Lincoln Park.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information about d.i.y., please visit:

October 6, 2008

Exercise your right to vote!

Are you registered to vote in the November 4th Presidential election? The last day to register to vote in Cook County is TOMORROW, Tuesday October 7th.

Need more information about where you can register? Contact the Cook County Clerk’s office at (312) 603-0906 or visit their website at:

Also, check out the following links for information regarding voting:

Declare Yourself
Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to empower and encourage every eligible 18-year-old in America to register and vote in the presidential primaries and 2008 presidential election.

Rock The Vote
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country.

October 1, 2008

New Library Video!

library orientation video

Want to know more about the Library?

Look no further than our brand new orientation video which is now available on our website and right here on our blog!

Unveiled this summer at New Student Orientation, the library orientation video is centered on the Library’s mission statement and features Columbia faculty, students and members of the library staff (including our wonderful student workers in the Library) sharing their knowledge about who we are and what we do. Undoubtedly, you will see someone you know, have worked or will work with. If you do, let them know about it.

And yes, we are available for autographs…