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Ongoing Programming

Chess Club

Chess ClubTriton College Chess Club meets in the Library every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a game or two of chess, or even a tournament. 

You don't have to be a member to participate. We especially encourage those who do not know how to play and would like to learn how to play chess.  All are welcome!

Wikipedia Club

Don't just consume information--create it! Learn how to write, edit, and revise encyclopedia entries. Gain experience in online editing, science and humanities writing, creating citations, and fact and reference checking.  

Led by faculty advisors Dr. Dubravka Juraga (Library) and Keturah Haferkamp (English), the Triton College Wikipedia Club meets in the Library every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Workshops & Events

Check back soon for additional information regarding our Fall 2018 programming. All events take place in the Library unless otherwise noted. 

FALL 2018 

SEPTEMBER

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

We gather to talk about books we read, we like, dislike, or are puzzled by. We share our thoughts and recommendations, enjoy lunch and cookies, and generally just enjoy this time spent together conversing about books and ideas. Check out some of the books we've discussed.

Wednesday, September 26, 12-1 p.m.


Webinar and Discussion: "How Can Livestreaming Bring New Life to My Teaching?"

Join the CTE coordinators to view a 20-minute webinar from Magna Publications and then join in a follow-up discussion on how the highlighted strategy can improve teaching and learning in your classroom.

Facilitated by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow and Erin Stapleton

Monday, September 26, 6-7 p.m., CTE (E-210E)


Too Old for School? Maybe NOT!

More and more people are returning to school after one career to get an education and skill set for the second, or even third, career. Experts tell us that almost everyone today will have not one, but several, careers in their lifetime. What are the challenges, problems, and positive aspects that people going back to school in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond encounter? 

Join us for a conversation and/or share your own experience with a panel of Triton students and staff who have done this: Bob Cummuta, Kamallah Kaplan, Michael Ciccione, and Dr. Dubravka Juraga. 

Thursday, September 27, 12 p.m. 


OCTOBER

Master Midterms

Free coffee in the Library on Monday at 9 a.m.!

Co-hosted by the Library and the Writing Zone, a series of short workshops will be held in the Library's classroom. 

Workshop Schedule TBD.

October. Date and Time TBD


Faculty Book Club

Join us for lunch provided by the CTE and an engaging conversation on equity and social justice issues in the classroom. The first ten faculty to sign up through the CTE website will receive White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice by Joseph E. Flynn, Jr. at a reduced price.

(Chapters 3 and 4)

Facilitated by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow and Jennifer Giangrego

Thursday, October 11, 12-1 p.m., CTE (E-210E)


Collaborative Workspace

Bring in an artifact, a lesson plan, or assessment that you have created. We will review it with you, discuss what is working well, and troubleshoot problems that you may be having. We will work together and learn from each other.

Facilitated by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow and Jennifer Giangrego

Monday, October 15, 2-3 p.m., CTE (E-210E)


Webinar and Discussion: "How Can I Use Gamification Strategies to Engage My Students?"

Join the CTE coordinators to view a 20-minute webinar from Magna Publications and then join in a follow-up discussion on how the highlighted strategy can improve teaching and learning in your classroom.

Facilitated by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow and Erin Stapleton

Tuesday, October 16, 4-5 p.m., CTE (E-210E)


Robotics Workshop

Robots will take over Triton College when the college’s Engineering Technology Department invite youth to engage in hands-on activities in relation to one of the college’s newest program offerings, Mechatronics, also known as robotics.

The free workshop will introduce youth to the world of robotics by allowing them to build their own Lego™ robot that will be able to move in ways kids never imagined it could! Expert builders will be on hand to help.

The Library will supply all the materials; just bring your creativity!

No registration is required, but space is limited and will be based on first come, first served.

Saturday, October 20, 12-3 p.m.


All the World’s a Stage: Play Reading at Triton

October. Date and Time TBD


Architecture Series: CUBA

This lecture will introduce architecture through the lenses of history and culture of Cuba. 

Presented by Architecture faculty member Douglas Gilbert.

October. Date and Time TBD


Phi Theta Kappa Panel Discussion on Depression & Suicide

October. Date and Time TBD


NOVEMBER

Death Café

Coffee will be served.

Death! What a powerful word. What a scary word. Poignant. Sad. What is death? Why do we die? Do we really die? How to grieve

Let’s gather to talk and share our thoughts and experiences about this important event in everyone’s life.

Hosted by Dr. Dubravka Juraga.

Thursday, November 1, 12 p.m.


Faculty Book Club

Join us for lunch provided by the CTE and an engaging conversation on equity and social justice issues in the classroom. The first ten faculty to sign up through the CTE website will receive White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice by Joseph E. Flynn, Jr. at a reduced price.

(Chapters 5 and 6)

Facilitated by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow and Jennifer Giangrego

Thursday, November 8, 12-1 p.m., CTE (E-210E)


Redesigning Life: Human Augmentation, Synthetic Lifeforms, Genome Editing, and the Transformation of the World as We Know It

November. Date and Time TBD


Webinar and Discussion: "How Can I Encourage Students to Stay Connected with Course Content After Class?"

Join the CTE coordinators to view a 20-minute webinar from Magna Publications and then join in a follow-up discussion on how the highlighted strategy can improve teaching and learning in your classroom.

Facilitated by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow 

Wednesday, November 28, 1-2 p.m., CTE (E-210E)


DECEMBER

Focus on Finals

Free coffee in the Library on Monday at 9 a.m.!

Unwind at the Library: We will have Legos and coloring pages available at the Library to help you relax during these busy days!

Co-hosted by the Library and the Writing Zone, a series of short workshops will be held in the Library's classroom. 

Workshop Schedule TBD.

December. Date and Time TBD