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

GEMS: Chemistry Edition

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Girls in grades 4-6 are invited to join our fabulous STEM club (it stands for Girls Excelling in Math and Science), meet some friends and discover how science is a BLAST! This month, join teacher Katie Kralik for demonstrations and hands-on chemistry challenges and fun. Find out more at gemsclub.org. Registration necessary.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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Guys Read: Funny Stuff

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This meeting of Guys Read will be filled with stories to tickle your funny bone! We'll read some funny stories and work on writing our own jokes. No need to pre-read anything--just show up! For guys in 4th-6th grade.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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Guys Read: Urban Legends

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This edition of Guys Read will focus on weird--and possibly true!--urban legends. If you are intrigued by the idea of alligators in the sewers or other strange tales, this session is for you! No need to pre-read anything--just show up! For guys in 4th-6th grade.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
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DigiTales

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Join us for a brand new type of storytime! Stories and songs, plus quality eBooks and apps for even more fun. Best for ages 2-6. Registration necessary.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
Register

DigiTales

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Join us for a brand new type of storytime! Stories and songs, plus quality eBooks and apps for even more fun. Best for ages 2-6. Registration necessary.

Location: 
First Floor - Storytime Room
Register

The Lives They Lived: "Messages from My Father"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Calvin Trillin's fond, wry, and affecting memoir of his father, Abe, looks at a stubborn man who was given to swearing off things -- coffee, tobacco, alcohol, all neckties that were not yellow in color. Although Abe Trillin had a strong vision of the sort of person he wanted his son to be, his explicit advice about how to behave didn't go beyond an almost lackadaisical, "You might as well be a mensch." Somehow, though, Abe's messages got through clearly. Admirers of Calvin Trillin's unerring sense of the American character will be entertained and touched by this quietly powerful memoir.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

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