5C Open Mic
Wednesday, November 1st, 6-8pm
Have jokes? Need an audience? Come on down to the Library’s 5C Comedy Open Mic night! Sign up at 6pm for a five-minute slot.
Wednesday, November 1st, 7-9pm
Bring in any fiction, nonfiction, or poetry work and Pub Lab staff will help you submit them to the latest contests and lit mags. They’ll guide you through the whole process, offering advice on markets, cover letters, and editing.
Naming of the Paula Singer Epstein Library Classroom
Thursday, November 2nd, 4-6pm
Join the Library as we name the library classroom after one of our beloved former colleagues, Paula Epstein. Paula provided library instruction (as well as humor and lots of candy) to hundreds of Columbia students, and was a friend to everyone she met during her tenure at the college. Made possible courtesy of the Horace A. Jimerson Gift to the Columbia College Chicago Library
Open House at the Library
Saturday, November 4th, 10am-2:30pm
Come take a tour of the Library and discover why the Columbia Library is at the center of the college’s academic and cultural life.
Library Zine Night
Monday, November 6th, 6-10pm
Join us for our November zine night, a chance for you to work alone or collaboratively on zines, comics, artist books, or other paper projects in the library. We have: staplers, trimmers, basic drawing supplies, paper, adhesives, scissors, discarded book scraps, scanners, photocopiers (and occasional guest how-to’s).
Read! Talk! Make! Book to Art Club
Wednesday, November 8th, 6-8pm
The Fall 2017 installment of The Book to Art Club features our first title, Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Started by the Library As Incubator Project, the Book to Art Club is a book + art-making club that exists virtually and in-person at libraries around the world. a way to find hands-on, creative ways to engage with literature – where the process of art-making is more important than the product!
Art on the Cheap Panel
Tuesday, November 14th, 6-8pm
Get Your Hustle On is a series of discussions and workshops devoted to the more practical aspects of developing and sustaining a career as a working artists across disciplines. Our first installment, ART ON THE CHEAP, brings practicing artists in for a panel discussion on finding and using upcycled and recycled materials in your work and finding new ways to flourish as an artist on a shoe-string budget.
Aesthetics of Research Salon Series | Carleen Tibbetts and Russel Jaffe
Wednesday, November 15th, 7-9pm
Carleen Tibbetts is the author of the chapbooks “a starving music will come to eat the body” (FiveQuarterly) and “to exosk(elle), the last sugar” (Zoo Cake Press). Recent work appears in TAGVVERK, Datableed, Deluge, The Offending Adam, Dreginald, LaVague, and jubilat, among others. With Isobel O’Hare, she co-edits the experimental journal Dream Pop. Russell Jaffe edits TL;DR magazine (tldrmagazine.com) & films educational literary study guides for Course Hero & teaches at Loyola University & Fusion Academy. He is the author of a few books of poetry, most recently LA CROIX WATER (Damask, ’16). His book Civil Coping Mechanisms is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms.
Destress Fest: Therapy Dogs
Tuesday, December 5th, 2-4pm
Come relax in the best way possible – with the Canine Therapy Corps! Get all your bell rubs and pats in this Tuesday, December 5, as part of the Library’s De-Stress Fest celebration
Tattoo: Ink, Art, and Object
Through December 15, Library 1st and 2nd Floors
Join the library for our fall exhibition devoted to all things tattoo: low brow to high, from flash to fine art, and everything in between.
Chicago Against Apartheid
Through December 31, Library 5th Floor
Discover the history of Chicago activists fighting against apartheid in South Africa during the 1970s-1990s in this exhibit featuring resources from the College Archives & Special Collections.