Columbia College Chicago

September 23, 2010

Beyond the Panel: Chicago Women in Comics, Wed, Sept 29th, 6-8pm

Join the Columbia College Chicago Comics Club and the Library as three of Chicago's finest comic creators come together to share and discuss their work in the comic arts.

The panel will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor North. This panel is free and open to the public.

C. Spike Trotman, cartoonist of the web comic,
Templar, AZ; Jill Thompson whose work ranges from the acclaimed adult series, The Sandman to the children's comic, Magic Trixie; and renaissance woman Audrey Niffenegger, creator of the new graphic novel, The Night Bookmobile. There will be an opportunity to purchase books by the artists at the end of the presentation.

Banned Books Week @ the Library, Sept 25 through Oct 2

Each year, the American Library Association promotes Banned Books Week, a week-long event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This year, Banned Books week is September 25 through October 2.

Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Stop by the Library during Banned Books Week and pick up bookmarks and buttons showing your support of the freedom to read. Quantities are limited, so come early! Check out our display near the Library entrance to see a selection of books which have been challenged or banned in libraries-you might just be surprised!

Banned Books Week Read Out!

Join the American Library Association as they celebrate Banned Books Week by sponsoring a Read-Out on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from noon to 2:00 PM, in historic Bughouse Square (Washington Square Park), 901 N. Clark St., Chicago.

The Read-Out is an annual event to bring attention to books that have been banned and challenged in the United States. ALA President Roberta Stevens will welcome critically acclaimed and censored young adult author, Chris Crutcher, host of the event. Admission is FREE.

Some of the authors featured on the ten most frequently challenged books of 2009 will read from their work and share their experiences as targets of censors. The readings begin at noon and will be followed by book signings by all the authors in attendance from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

A limited number of books will be given away for free to participating audience members.


Confirmed censored authors:
Lauren Myracle (ttyl, ttfn, l8r g8r of the Internet Girl Series)

Tentatively scheduled censored authors:
Stephen Chbosky (Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (And Tango Makes Three).

Local Chicago celebrities:

Rick Kogan, WGN's Sunday Papers
Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune

Performances by City Lit Theater Company


The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, the McCormick Foundation Civics Program, and the Newberry Library are proud to continue to sponsor this event.

September 21, 2010

Librarians @ the University Center

Do you live here?

CCC Library at the University Center
The Library is there too!
A reference librarian will be at the University Center on
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 5-7pm all semester long.

Stop by Room 211 of the UCC with any questions and we'll be happy to help!

September 16, 2010

Art in the Library Opening & Reception - Thurs, 9/23

Art in the Library Opening & Reception

Thursday, September 23, 5:00-7:00pm
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave.
3rd Floor North

Dominic Rossetti, photographer. Title: Untitled (digital photograph), 2007.
Join us - Thursday, September 23rd, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for the Art in the Library Opening and Reception for the Fall 2010 Exhibition in 3rd floor north.
Light refreshments will be served.

Vision. Sound. Movement.

The Art in the Library program at Columbia College Chicago provides an open, supportive and inviting setting to showcase the talent and creativity of our own community of artists. Since its inception in 2002, Art in the Library has offered library visitors the opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity and progressive attitudes which thrive in the Columbia environment.

Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Art in the Library program exhibits works in all forms of visual arts, including sculpture, painting, drawings, and paper and book arts. Exhibitions by different artists are shown quarterly on a rotating basis.

The Art in the Library Committee welcomes all Columbia College Chicago artists to submit work for consideration.
Please visit the Art in the Library website for more information including submission guidelines, artwork forms, and examples of current and former exhibits.

Heather McElhatton Book Signing @ the Library - 9/21

Heather McElhatton

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave.
3rd Floor North

Sponsored by Follett’s Bookstore and HarperCollins

Join us as Heather McElhatton reads from her latest book, A Million Little Mistakes: Choose Your Own Adventure Book for Adults. Ms. McElhatton is an independent producer for Public Radio International and her commentaries and stories have been heard nationally on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money and The Savvy Traveler. Her previous work includes: Pretty Little Mistakes, Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single and a several short stories including “Red Shoes” which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2001. She also produced the radio literary series, Talking Volumes.

September 15, 2010

Constitution Day Read-Out

Constitution Day 2010

Come hear your teachers, friends and fellow staff members read from the Fourteenth Amendment and excerpts from landmark legal cases based on it.

Friday, September 17, 11 am - 2 pm
Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., first floor

Learn more about the constitution here.

...And don't forget to vote for your favorite Constitutional Amendment!

Vote For Your Favorite Amendment

Constitution Day 2010

Make Your Voice Heard: Vote for Your Favorite Constitutional Amendment

Friday September 17, 11 am - 2 pm
Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., first floor

Results of the ballot will be posted on the Library website.

Every voter will receive a Library coffee cart coupon.
Question of the Day: Is this the same as buying votes??

September 9, 2010

The Library is one of the galleries featured in ARTcrawl

The Columbia College Chicago Library is one of 8 galleries featured in the 2010 ArtCrawl on the Columbia campus. ArtCrawl occurs Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 5:00-8:00pm and features 8 art exhibitions, 3 live music stages and a dance party. This program is free and open to the public.

Our current exhibit, “Images of Home”, is part of a Critical Encounter cafĂ© society initiative to create dialogue around the images we create and see based on this years theme, “Image and Implication”. The photographs in the exhibit were taken by new Columbia students, each representing their idea of “home”. This exhibit runs through September 9th.

Join thousands of students, the Columbia community and art patrons from across the city for a vibrant, urban, cultural experience. For more information about ArtCrawl, click here.