Columbia College Library

The Columbia College Library is located at 624 S. Michigan Ave. and is a gathering place for intellectual and artistic freedom and expression, where we consistently surprise and delight our community with a fierce dedication to coloring outside of the lines in support of lifelong learning. Please enjoy this Library-related goodness:

Today in 1951

"I Love Lucy" starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz premiered on CBS

Today in 1871 

The Chicago Fire began, eventually razing much of the city (source)

Recommended Reading: The Great Chicago Fire by Ross Miller

Word of the day: fioraio (Italian)


n. Florist.


Image: Paris flower shop by sara marlowe. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

Stay warm with $1 Coffee from the Columbia Library Coffee Cart!

Have a Scary Story?

Submit your scary story to for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble! Submit today and come to the Library Tuesday, October 28th from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm to vote on the scariest story and munch on free coffee and bagels. 

Today in 1968

"Night of the Living Dead" had its word premiere in Pittsburgh.

Recommended Reading: Gospel of the living dead : George Romero’s visions of hell on earth


Today in 1955 

Actor James Dean was killed in a two-car collision, he was only 24. 

Recommended Reading: James Dean, Rebel With a Cause