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Current Library Programming

Triton College Library Celebrates...

Five Triton College women will be sharing their stories in the Triton College Library Upper Commons, from March 27-31, at 10 a.m. The Triton community is invited to be inspired by these women in person or watch them later on Triton's YouTube channel*: 

  • Monday, March 27 - Dr. Dubravka Juraga, Triton College Library Chairperson   
  • Tuesday, March 28 - Mary Douglas-Pieniazek, Early Childhood Administration Student  
  • Wednesday, March 29 - Gail Krahenbuhl, English Faculty  
  • Thursday, March 30 - Maryann Pisano, Staff Writer, Triton College  
  • Friday, March 31 - Susan Rhode, Director of Professional Development  

Come early, seating is limited. *More information on our YouTube broadcasting to come soon.

100th Day of the Semester | Let's Debate...again!

To celebrate the 100th day of the Spring 2023 semester, we've borrowed a tradition from primary education that celebrates the 100th day of kindergarten. Usually, on this fun and momentous occasion, kindergartners far and wide bring 100 items to school to count and make fun crafts. Most young students bring candy, buttons, goldfish, etc. to use in their creations. 

This got us thinking about candy, and we wondered, which is better: M&Ms or Skittles? Both are perfect items to count (and eat) up to 100. To inquire further, for M&Ms, which is better, plain or peanut? Why not settle this dilemma for us and then come to the Library on April 26 to enjoy both to celebrate our 100th day of the Spring semester 2023?


Click the banner above to vote for your favorite. Then beginning April 3rd come to the Library to guess how many pieces of candy are in our candy jars. The person with the correct guess will win the jar! Winners will be announced on our website Wednesday, April 26th.

Triton Instructors: Do you know about Open Educational Resources?

Do you have questions about where to find resources and what's available through open educational resources? 

Come and talk to us! We will help you find the information you need about OER! 


Now Showing this month...


Join us each Thursday this month for a film. Each film is showcasing the richness of our streaming media databases.

Come watch with us in the Library Classroom, then go home and stream it to watch again. See our featured films below:

Triton College Library Presents| BYOB Club

Come and talk about a book, any book, you have read recently. We'd love to hear about it! Discover new books to read, meet fellow book nerds, and have a mid-afternoon snack!

Haven't read anything recently, come anyway! You may hear of something interesting you just may want to check out. All, students, staff, and faculty are welcome!

Watch the front page banner for our monthly get-together, and click here to see past books featured.

Triton Chess| Every Thursday -Main Commons

Triton College Library presents| In partnership with the Triton College Child Development Center 

Triton College Library Presents| Work in Progress

with award-winning director and faculty member Seth McClellan


The Triton College Library will be hosting “Work in Progress,” on Wednesday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m., in the Library Upper Commons. “Work in Progress” is a series of conversations with Triton faculty that highlight their creative work. On April 26, the event will feature award-winning director and faculty member Seth McClellan.    

All community members are invited and registration is not required. 

McClellan will be discussing his two documentaries, Others Before Self and Little Wound’s Warriors. The presentation includes a description of the process to create a documentary and how students can pursue a career in filmmaking. 

Others Before Self won best documentary at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York City and Little Wound’s Warriors won the Best Public Service Award at the American Indian Film Fest in San Francisco. 

“Work in Progress,” a pre-pandemic series program hosted in the Library, spotlighted various Triton faculty members pursuing interesting and noteworthy projects outside of Triton. The Library is excited to bring the series back to Triton. 

Now Showing this month | April 2023...


In honor of National Film Score Day (4/3), we'll be highlighting a film with arguably one of the greatest film scores of all time, A Street Car Named Desire. "A Streetcar Named Desire was one of the first mainstream films ever to have a fully jazz-based film score, as befits its New Orleans setting. But Pennsylvania-born composer Alex North was a true musical eclectic, who also studied with Aaron Copland and wrote symphonies; he famously wrote a score for 2001: A Space Odyssey that Stanley Kubrick never used. He also wrote a tune you’ve almost certainly heard: “Unchained Melody.” – Brett Milano" (Zumwalt, Jason 2022,

In honor of Former Prisoners of War Day (4/9) we'll highlight a film that tells the gripping story of American fighter pilots shot down over North Vietnam and the challenges to survive with honor as POWs for up to eight and a half years. The film includes astounding, never-before-seen footage from the archives of Vietnam and contains riveting first-person accounts of the hidden war behind prison walls. It is an inspiring testament to faith, brotherhood, and the resilience of the human spirit. (Terry Sanders, Freida Lee Mock, Sanders and Mock Productions, & American Film Foundation (Producers), & Sanders, T. and Freida, L. M. (Directors). (1998). Return with Honor. [Video/DVD] American Film Foundation.)


In honor of National Ellis Island Family History day (4/17) we'll highlight the film Ellis Island. Walk in the footsteps of the millions of people who entered America through this legendary gateway in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Visit areas off-limits to the public and pore over the vast archives. For some, it was the Isle of Hope. For others, it was the Isle of Tears. For half a century, Ellis Island was America's "Golden Door." Entrance meant a new life, freedom, and opportunity. Rejection meant a heartbreaking return to hopelessness. In Ellis Island, immigrants of every ethnic background recall their extraordinary adventures, from the treacherous passage across the sea to the daunting challenge of starting life over in a new land.  (Craig Haffner (Producer), & Bourgoujian, L. (Director). (1997). Ellis Island.) Allow us to bring to your awareness that this film is over 2 hours long.

In honor of Earth Day (4/22)  This film offers an intimate portrait of activists, aged 15 to 72, as they put themselves on the line to fight climate change. Encompassing protests and arrests, courtroom drama, and family turmoil, these everyday heroes push to create a sustainable world, often risking their relationships, careers – and freedoms in the process. Drawing on powerful footage and moving interviews, The Race to Save The World is an inspiring call to action, urging each one of us to become climate warriors for a livable future. (Joe Gantz (Producer), & Gantz, J. (Director). (2020). The Race to Save the World. [Video/DVD] Collective Eye Films.)