May 24, 2013
May 20, 2013
May 17, 2013
Columbia's annual spring rite of passage, the MANIFEST Urban Arts Festival is finally here! Eighty departmental showcases of work by over 2,000 students as well as performances, gallery exhibitions, and many activities will be occurring throughout the day around campus. The Library is a big supporter of Manifest, featuring art exhibits throughout the day including:
Bill Russo Concert Posters: selected concerts from the archives of the legendary founder of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. 1st Floor
The Jane Alexandroff Exhibition: a celebration of the first lady of Columbia College. 2nd Floor, West
The Columbia College Project 2: 1972: tells the story of 540 N. Lake Shore Dr., Columbia’s home in the 1960s and early 70s. 2nd Floor East
Art in the Library: Presenting the work of Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, staff and alumni. 3rd Floor North
Chicago: A Celebration: featuring photographs by Archie Lieberman and text by Robert Cromie.
3rd Floor East
Alumni on 5 Exhibition: looks at Columbia alumni teaching artists and the connection between studio practice and their teaching practice. 5th Floor
The Big Read at Manifest: showcasing artwork dealing with broad themes addressed in Julia Alvarez’s novel, In the Time of the Butterflies including violence against women, political activism, equal rights, and the history of the Dominican Republic 1001 S. Wabash.
The Library is also a stop on the Manifest Gallery Walk tonight, so come by and see lots of wonderful art work from the Columbia community and enjoy refreshments from 5-7pm during your visit. For more Manifest information, go to: www.colum.edu/manifest.
May 14, 2013
The Columbia College Chicago Library staff wish the very best to our graduating student assistants. We appreciate them and the work they have done for us in the Library.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
May 13, 2013
Studying late for finals? Need a little pick me up? Stop by the Library for a free cup of coffee during finals week to help get you through!
When and where, you ask?
Monday May 13th - Thursday May 16th, 2013 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Coffee Cart (first floor of the Library), courtesy of your friends at the Library!
Good luck on finals!
May 9, 2013
|Photo credit: Bill Eichner|
Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies, and other books such as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and Return to Sender joins us via videoconferencing as the keynote speaker for The Big Read. The program will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Columbia College Chicago's Ferguson Lecture Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor from 6:00-7:30pm. A reception follows the program.
Ms. Alvarez is a novelist, prize-winning poet, children's author, essayist and currently a writer in residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her latest work, A Wedding in Haiti was published by Algonquin Books in 2012. The program will be moderated by Jesus Macarena-Avila, faculty member in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department at Columbia College Chicago.
Also on the program will be Grupo Marivilla, a Chicago area senior citizen Latina/o folk dance group who will be performing dances of the Domincan Republic in native dress. They are based at Centro Maravilla, part of Alivio Medical Center in the Pilsen neighborhood. Members of the dance troupe are between the ages of 65-93.
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.
May 8, 2013
She, along with her sisters, Patria and Maria Teresa would eventually be murdered by Trujillo on November 25, 1960 for their underground work toward overthrowing his dictatorship.
The film came under fire in 2008 by Carlos Leiter, president of the Minerva Mirabal Foundation for using Rodriguez due to her past legal troubles and illegal use of the Mirabal name. Find out what happened here.
Trópico de Sangre
Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30-8:30pm
Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor, Chicago IL
May 3, 2013
Library hours expand on the last three Fridays of the semester!
The Columbia College Chicago Library will be open later on the last three Fridays of the spring 2013 semester.
Hours will be expanded to 8pm for the following dates:
• Friday, May 3rd
• Friday, May 10th
• Friday, May 17th