All events take place in the Library unless otherwise noted.
Textbook Alternatives Meetup
Have you implemented a low cost or no cost textbook alternative in your classroom? Are you interested in hearing more from those who have? Stop by for a cup of coffee and engage in conversations with colleagues about how incorporating textbook alternatives has impacted teaching and learning in the classroom.
Sponsored by the Low Cost/No Cost Textbook Alternatives Subcommittee
Thursday, March 1, 1-2 p.m., CTE (E210E)
Lunch with TED
For this Lunch, we are teaming up with HIA faculty member Chef Christopher Clem to view and talk about hot topics of food.
Bring a bag lunch to watch and discuss specially curated TED Talks, influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech, and creativity.
Date and Time TBD
Re-Modeling Our World: Materials Created on the Nanoscale Levels--Challenges and Successes
How can we master energy and information on the nanoscale to create new technologies with capabilities rivaling those of living things? The focus of the presenter's work is on the synthesis of nanomaterials with attention on the engineering and designing principles in nature rather than simply their structure. The synthesis of these materials is inspired by the controlled self-assembly, adaptation, and self-healing properties of biological materials. Using nature as a guide, new materials can be created, or the natural material itself can be utilized. By learning how the molecular components of living objects link, we can duplicate the same structures to build materials of our own that would enhance multiple aspects of battery performance, including capacity, cycleability, and power.
Date and Time TBD
Free coffee in the Library on Monday, March 12 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.
Tuesday, March 13
- 10:30 a.m.: Citations
- 11:30 a.m.: Database Searching
- 12:30 p.m.: Formatting Papers
Thursday, March 15
- 10:30 a.m.: Database Searching
- 11:30 a.m.: Plagiarism
- 12:30 p.m.: Citations
Low Cost/No Cost Textbook Alternatives
Co-taught by Faculty Librarian Lauren Kosrow and English faculty member Joe Klein, this workshop will share why and how Triton faculty are using alternative learning materials to reduce or eliminate textbook costs and improve our pedagogy. It will also include opportunities to discuss open educational resources and their adoption in your specific discipline.
Thursday, March 15, 3-4 p.m., CTE (E210E)
5th Annual CakeLit Baking Competition
Presented by the Triton College Library and the Hospitality Industry Administration Department.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to vote for your favorite cake inspired by a book or literary character. The cake with the most votes will win the People’s Choice award!
CakeLit Voting: Monday, April 9-Friday, April 13, Triton Library.
Join us in the HIA Bakery as contestants decorate 24 cupcakes to accompany their cake. Contestants will be judged on creativity, flavor, and accuracy. The entire campus community, family, and friends are encouraged to attend and cheer on our students!
CakeLit Bake Off: Saturday, April 14, TBD; Awards Ceremony, TBD, Room TBD.
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, April 14, 12-3 p.m., Room A-321
National Poetry Month: Poetry Jam & Slam
Poetry is discussed and read. Original poetry from students is encouraged.
Tuesday, April 17, 11 a.m.
Scratch Day 2018
Scratch Day is a time to celebrate Scratch, the free coding platform and online community for kids.
Read more about Scratch and previous global celebrations.
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.
Anime and Manga Day
Date and Time TBD
Focus on Finals
Free coffee in the Library on Monday, May TBD 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!
Workshop Schedule TBD
Sponsored by Triton College Library and Writing Zone.
*All workshops will be held in the Library Classroom, A-215, except for One-on-One Research and Writing Help, which will be held in the Writing Zone.