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Please share your thoughts on our space, one-on-one research assistance, events, and resources.

Ongoing Programming

#Trashtag

We want our spaces clean and free of plastic trash! We will go to the nearby Forest Preserve to collect plastic to make our forests and trails clean and beautiful. Join us for 30 minutes of walk and pick.

A joint program of the Triton College Library and Triton College Sustainability Center, we meet the first Wednesday of the month at noon in front of the A Building. 

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. 

Past Programming

We post resources from past programs whenever presenters share them with us.

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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. 

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

America to Me Screenings

America to Me examines racial, economic, and class issues in contemporary American education in a ten-part documentary series. America to Me spends an academic year at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF), allowing its students, families, faculty, and administration to tell stories of the pressures and challenges teens face today in their own words. 

Each episode will be screened on a Tuesday afternoon and again on a Wednesday evening to accommodate diverse schedules. 

Triton College faculty and staff members will be participating in the interdisciplinary conversations following each screening. They include producer of the docuseries Risé Sanders-Weir (Film), Leke Adeofa (Philosophy), Jose Ocampo Barrera (writer, Tutoring Center), Dr. Gabriel Guzman (Science), Dr. Ruth Hallongren (Psychology), Gail Krahenbuhl (English), Dr. Daniele Manni (Philosophy), Victor McCollum (Sociology), Eugene Muhammad (Philosophy),  Dr. Sheldon Turner (Science), and others.

America to Me was selected for the New York Times list of Best TV Shows of 2018.

Tuesdays, 12 -2 pm

  • September 17, 24, and October 1 (B-170A)
  • October 8 (rescheduled--please contact Dubravka at x. 3591 for more info), 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 (Library)

and

Wednesdays, 6-8 pm

  • September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 (Library)

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

Triton employees are invited to share a book they have read, and to learn about colleagues' recommendations for future reading.

Snacks are provided.

Wednesday, October 30, 1-2 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Robotics

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, November 2, 12-3 p.m.

Book Presentation: In the Company of Patriots

Virginia Brackett will talk about her book, In the Company of Patriots, which details her personal and professional research efforts to better know her father, a soldier, killed in the Korean war. Brackett was recognized as an Illinois Author by the Illinois Library Association in 2004. She taught at Triton College before moving to Kansas City in 2006, where she spent the rest of her career at Park University.

Monday, November 4, 12 p.m.

Death Café

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.

Monday, November 11, 12:30 p.m.