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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

All events take place in the Library unless otherwise noted. Programming is subject to change. Call Dr. Dubravka Juraga at 708-456-0300, x. 3591 for additional information. 



Black History Month Architecture Series: The Architecture of John W. Moutoussamy

John Moutoussamy (1922-1995) was a pioneering African-American architect in Chicago in the mid-twentieth century. Trained under Mies van der Rohe in the Modernist tradition, Moutoussamy broke numerous barriers to achieve a successful career from the 1950s-1980s. His most significant work, and the only major Loop building designed by a black architect, is the Johnson Publishing Building at 820 S. Michigan Avenue. 

Johnson Publishing was the preeminent publisher of magazines for the African-American market throughout the U.S., with titles such as Ebony and Jet

This lecture will focus on Moutoussamy's life and career, with an emphasis on his most famous design (now a Chicago landmark) and the significance of Johnson Publishing. 

Tuesday, February 26, 1 p.m.

Homage to Anthony Bourdain

Join us in honoring celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain. Triton culinary students will serve some of his famous dishes and Chicago chef Nico Serritella from Soho House Chicago and hospitality professional (and part-time Triton College Librarian) Kamallah Kaplan will talk about his contributions to the evolution of American culinary taste and his immense impact on the American society. 

Thursday, February 28, 12 p.m. Cafe 64


Lunch with TED: On Consciousness

Monday, March 4, 12 p.m.

Work-in-Progress Series: Rise Sanders Weir

Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m.

Storytelling Festival

Wednesday, March 6, 12-2 p.m.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Series on Mental Health: Against Anxiety

Wednesday, March 20, Time TBD

Faculty Author Recognition

Wednesday, March 27 or Thursday, March 28, 2-4 p.m.‚Äč


Poetry Jam & Slam

Tuesday, April 9, 11 a.m. 


Saturday, April 13, 12-3 p.m.

Gut: The Human Microbiome and Our Health

Tuesday, April 16, 1 p.m. 

Earth Day Panel: Plastic R Us

Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. 


April TBD


Focus on Finals

Monday, May 6 through Monday, May 13