The Great Maze Chili Cookoff

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Get ready for the 2nd annual Maze Branch Chili Cook-Off. Bring an end to the cold season and get ready for Mardi Gras with a nice piping bowl of chili! All entries are welcome, be it an old family recipe, or something new that you just whipped up. Judges will be in attendance and small prizes will be awarded based on categories (TBA based on registration numbers). Register in person at the Maze desk, or online.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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7th Annual Oscarthon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

7th Annual Oscarthon

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

7th Annual Oscarthon

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

The Oscarthon is back and bigger than ever with popcorn, trivia, prizes, and showcasing a film screening each day the week before the 87th Academy Awards.

• Monday February 16, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Tuesday February 17, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Wednesday, February 18, 6:30pm – 9pm: Maze, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)
• Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm – 9pm: Dole, 1 film (to be determined in mid-January)

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Civil War: Leslie Goddard portrays " Civil War Nurse Clara Barton"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Clara Barton earned fame as the first woman to serve as a nurse on the front lines of a battlefield. This first-person program presented by Leslie Goddard introduces Barton as a tireless worker who faced remarkable challenges in her quest to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about the medical conditions during the American Civil War and about the courage required for a woman who dared to brave the war’s front lines.

Want to learn more? Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates (1995) is recommended.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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So You Want to Be a Tutor?

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In collaboration with Triton College, we're offering a free training course in tutoring and mentoring to interested teens and adults.

The training is nationally accredited in cooperation with the College Reading and Learning Association. It will benefit new and experienced tutors alike.

Training will cover:
* The Definition of Tutoring and Basic Tutoring Guidelines
* The Role of the Peer Mentor
* A Successful Tutoring Session
* Some Tutoring/Mentoring Dos and Don'ts
* Communication Skills & Diversity Dialogue

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Inspiration - Living Life Mindfully: "Left to Tell"

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In a firsthand account, "Left to Tell: Discovering God amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" author Immaculée Ilibagiza shares her experience during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. For 91 days Ilibagiza hid in a small bathroom with seven other women listening helplessly to the slaughter of nearly one million Tutsis - men, women, and children. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that she discovered the power of prayer and eventually let go of her fear of death and forged a profound and lasting relationship with God.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Inspiration - Living Life Mindfully: "The Untethered Soul"

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

"Do you want to be happy or not?” Keep it that simple and you will see that it really is under your control. Many of us have deep-seated preferences that get in the way. Author and spiritual leader Michael Singer’s book "The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself" explains how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

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