October 11, 6-8pm
Welcoming teachers and instructors at all levels of education, this workshop will begin with a brief history of zines and zine culture, feature a show & tell of a wide variety of zines and approaches, and explore multiple ways to bring zines and zine making into the classroom through exercises and assignments.
October 11, 8:30-9pm
At the opening reception on Oct. 11th, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete, director of the Mexican Cultural Institute will sing corridos (Mexican historic ballads) with light refreshments. We welcome you to view these artist books, “one of a kind” codex-inspired creations in the entrance area of CCC Library. These artistic creations are examples of what resulted from the course, “LATIN AMERICAN ART, LITERATURE AND MUSIC”. Alongside student’s projects is a community “ofrenda” inspired by the Mexican holiday, Dias de los Muertos.
October 17, 5:30-7pm
Australian journalist Madeleine O’Dea comes to the Columbia College Chicago Library to discuss and sign copies of her book, The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China (Pegasus, October 2017).
October 17, 6-8pm
Come make things with paper. We will experiment with pop ups, paper doll puppets, paper machines and more.
October 18, 4-6pm
Relax in one of the best ways we know how: with dogs! Get your pats and belly rubs in with the Canine Therapy Corps.
October 20, 4-7pm
Featuring many manifestation of independent publishing, including indie literature, comics, zines, and book arts, the festival includes a publisher’s showcase, word games, readings, zine making and more.
Library Spotlight: Taste of Himalaya
October 23, 4-6pm
Discover the extraordinary delights of Indian and Nepalese cuisine when the Himalayan Restaurant visits the Columbia library. The event will also spotlight an emerging Columbia College musician.
October 24, 1-4pm
Frankentoys is here again with another year of plush toy destruction! The Library will provide basic supplies including stuffed animals, thread, glue, and scissors to help you deconstruct a stuffed animal and reconstruct a “Frankentoy!”
October 26, 4-6pm
Melanie Zeck, Research Fellow, Center for Black Music Research, will be interviewed by faculty member Bobbi Wilsyn on The Transformation of Black Music, a groundbreaking new book she co-authored with CBMR founder Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., which explores the expansive spectrum of black musics around the world.
October 27, 5-7:30pm
Test your knowledge of horror movies.
October 31, 6-9pm
Join us for our regular series exploring the wide world of films available in the public domain, from the classic to the rare, the brilliant to the horrible. Our Halloween double-feature includes art-school favorite Bucket of Blood and a little bit of mermaid horror in the form of Night Tide. We will also have tricks, treats, and some crafty seasonal fun happening while we watch.
November 2, 4-6pm
Join us as we honor our former colleague Paula Epstein (Reference/Instruction Librarian) as we dedicate the Paula Epstein Library Classroom (made possible through the Horace A. Jimerson Trust).