Columbia College Chicago

December 13, 2008

"Everyone has had at least one magical polaroid experience."

I liked this idea so much I decided to adapt to for the Columbia College Chicago Library. Below are the first sentences from twelve new books in the library. Click on the sentence to discover more information - including the title and call number.

These women of television news toughed it out and fortunately were driven enough to insist on equity.

A few years ago I met a wheat farmer from North Dakota, and couldn't stop myself from asking him how he kept from going crazy with all that windblown solitude.

Everyone has had at least one magical Polaroid experience.

It is a common misconception that when the Armistice brought the Great War to a halt at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the world was suddenly at peace.

Whether because of fervent patriotism, youthful enthusiasm, or simply a sense of adventure born in the humdrum of day-to-day living, there was no shortage of volunteers rushing to the flag after Abraham Lincoln's April 15 proclamation.

Do not mess about or play carelessly with any of the techniques, drills, or exercises you see in this book.

Ask any woman of a certain age if she read romance comics, and you'll probably get a smile and maybe a sigh.

I had truly believed that I would be six feet under before something like this took place.

If you want to understand how race works in American politics and society, you would do well to attend to ethnicity.

There is a wide-spread assumption that science and religion are at war with one another.

Throughout Saxon times until well into the Norman period the costume of men and women underwent little change.

In the 1920s, black culture exploded into the public consciousness.

December 8, 2008

Enjoy a free cup of coffee @ the Library during Finals Week

Studying late for finals? Don't do it alone! Enjoy a free cup of Caribou Coffee @ the Library during Finals Week!
Free java hours are Monday December 9th - Wednesday December 11th from 6pm-9pm at the Coffee Bar, 1st floor of the Library. Be sure to stop by for your free cup of coffee and we wish you good luck on finals!

December 1, 2008


Today is the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, commemorating those that we have lost and celebrating the lives saved by HIV prevention and treatment programs.

In recognition of World AIDS Day 2008, Critical Encounters and the Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community at Columbia College present "Speak Out: World Aids Awareness Day" on Monday, December 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Conaway Center, 1104 South Wabash Avenue.