Debby will meet with Frank Lipo and Brian Flora.
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
Come play! LEGOs and DUPLOs provided. All ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hands-on and age appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
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.
Retracing Michael Rockefeller's steps, journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea to solve a decades-old mystery and illuminate a culture transformed by years of colonial rule. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.