Columbia College Chicago

March 28, 2011

John Fischetti Exhibition - Library 1st Floor

View the display of works from Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist John Fischetti.

Located on the first floor of the Library, the exhibit showcases Fischetti’s political cartoons and sketches capturing his take on the Vietnam War. Held in conjunction with the Library’s Big Read programming for the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien and the College’s annual John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, the exhibit focuses on the US involvement in Vietnam from 1960 to 1975 and the various reactions to it in American culture.

Curated by Dominican University Library Science student, Jerica Copeny, and College Archives & Digital Collections staff member, Kris Lipkowski, the exhibit runs from March 30 through May 16, 2011.

March 15, 2011

Art in the Library Opening - Thurs, 3/31

Art in the LibraryArt in the Library Opening & Reception

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 5:00-7:00pm
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave.
3rd Floor North

Join us - Thursday, March 31st, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. for the Art in the Library Opening and Reception for the Spring 2011 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.

March 14, 2011

Friday, April 1 - Edible Books & Tea

Edible Books & Tea
Friday, April 1, 2011 marks the 12th Annual Edible Books & Tea, sponsored by the Center for Book & Paper Arts and the Library.


Deadline: Friday, March 25th 2011 at 5pm
book& or 312.369.6630

Friday April 1, 2011 6-8pm
6–7pm Viewing & Voting
7–8pm Devouring Books
Winners will be announced by 7:30pm

Columbia College Chicago Library
624 South Michigan Ave.
3rd Floor—North
Chicago, IL 60605

Columbia College Chicago, Center for Book & Paper Arts, Library

March 8, 2011

Columbia College Chicago book launch March 29, 2011

Columbia College Chicago (book cover)Get your copy of Columbia College Chicago by R. Conrad Winke and Heidi Marshall, foreward by Warrick L. Carter, Ph.D. on March 21st, 2011.

Join us in the Library for the book launch on Tuesday, March 29th, 2001 from 6-8pm on the 3rd Floor North.

For more information about this forthcoming history of the College, visit the Books & Journals page.

15th Annual Story Week - March 13-18

From Sunday, March 13 through Friday, March 18, the Columbia College Chicago Fiction Writing Department presents its 15th Annual Story Week Festival of Writers: Class Acts.

This year's theme will spark discussion among Story Week participants about how issues of class manifest themselves in creative works and the rapidly changing world of publishing. It also reflects the high quality of writing from this year's featured guests.

As it has for the last 15 years, Story Week 2011 will offer six days jam-packed with readings, conversations with authors, panels, performances, and book signings at venues throughout Chicago—all free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored in part by the Chicago Public Library and Metro.

Story Week will once again present a diverse group of headliners who will read from and discuss their works. They are: Scottish-born Irvine Welsh, who grabbed the world's attention with his daring working-class fiction novel Trainspotting; Chicago-born Jennifer Egan, whose most recent book, A Visit from the Goon Squad, was named one of the top 10 books of 2010 by the New York Times; and Karen Tei Yamashita, National Book Award finalist and author of I Hotel, about the Yellow Power movement in 1970s San Francisco. Also lighting up the Story Week stage is Columbia College Chicago professor Audrey Niffenegger, acclaimed author of The Time Traveler's Wife, Her Fearful Symmetry, and the serialized graphic novel The Night Bookmobile. Goodman Theatre playwrights Regina Taylor (The Trinity River Plays) and Tanya Saracho (El Nogalar) will explore the collaborative nature of storytelling and the stage.

The complete Schedule of Events and Authors is available at the Story Week website: