Mark Your Calendar: October Events in the Library

student making a frankentoy


Zines in the Classroom Workshop

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.


Community Ofrenda

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.


Madeleine O’Dea Book Discussion and Signing

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).


How To Tuesday: Paper Mechanicals

October 17, 6-8pm

Come make things with paper. We will experiment with pop ups, paper doll puppets, paper machines and more.


Therapy Dogs: Midterm Edition

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.


Little Indie Press Festival @ WAC Crawl

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.


Wicked Week: Frankentoys

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!”



Friends of the Library Signature Showcase: The Transformation of Black Music

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.


Horror Movie Trivia Night

October 27, 5-7:30pm

Test your knowledge of horror movies.


Public Domainia Halloween Edition

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.


Paula Singer Epstein Library Classroom Dedication

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).


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