Columbia College Chicago

March 27, 2013

The Big Read Kickoff Event, Wed, 4/3 @7pm

In the Time of the Butteflies butterfly graphic

The Big Read Kickoff - Columbia College Chicago Library
Wed, April 3, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave, 8th floor

Dr. Carmelo Esterrich
Join us as we kickoff The Big Read programming for 2013!  Dr. Carmelo Esterrich, Associate Professor of Spanish, Humanities and Cultural Studies will discuss the  importance of Julia Alvarez' novel  In the Time of the Butterflies and how it brought the lives of Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal to light.  He will  provide a historical background of the Dominican Republic, and the Mirabal sisters' importance within the political context of the mid-twentieth century when the country was under the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.

The presentation will be followed by a brief reading from playwright Caridad Svich's play adaptation of In the Time of the Butterflies, by Teatro Luna (Chicago's All Latina Theater Company) and a dance performance by members of the Latino Alliance student dance group, Adrenaline.

Refreshments will be served after the program.  This program is free and open to the public.

Copies of the book will be available as supplies last.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  This program is also made in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois General Assembly.

March 8, 2013

Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10th at 2am

Remember to set your clocks and watches ahead one hour as Sunday March 10th (yes, THIS Sunday) at 2:00am marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.

Want to know more about its history?  The United States Naval Observatory provides a brief historical summary on  Daylight Savings Time, and you can find it here.

March 5, 2013

The Library will be closing at 3:00pm TODAY due to weather conditions

Due to current weather conditions, Columbia College Chicago will be closing at 3:00pm today. All classes and programs scheduled after 3:00pm are cancelled. 

For information regarding Columbia College Chicago closings or schedule modification, please consult the College website at

March 4, 2013

Project 2 Exhibition - 2nd Floor East

Columbia College Project 2: 1972
When Columbia was located at 540 North Lake Shore Drive, the Project series, a portfolio of photographs taken by college faculty and students had been compiled annually and made available for purchase. This exhibit represents the second collection of the series, reproduced for display.

The first compilation in the Columbia College Project series have been digitized and reproduced for display on the 2nd floor East.