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All Semester: Free Coffee Monday! Come by the library from 8:00 a.m. - Noon for a complimentary hot cup of coffee.
March 31: One Book, One Campus, One Community Read Public Presentation and Q&A; Crounse Hall. As the finale to the One Book, One Campus, One Community Read of her book Orphan Train, New York Times best-selling author Christina Baker Kline will visit the WKCTC campus! All are welcome to join in the public presentation and Q&A to follow. The opening reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A at 7:00 p.m., and ending with a book signing.
April 1: One Book, One Campus, One Community Read Student Presentation; 11:00 a.m.; Clemens Fine Arts Center. 
April 8: El Salvador Service Learning Trip Recap; 11:00 a.m. - Noon; Library Reading Room. Coordinated by Carolyn Perry, WKCTC Associate Professor. Part of the Diversity Inclusion Series sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity. WKCTC students will share reflections on service learning experiences abroad in El Salvador. The discussion topics may include self-awareness, world injustice, relationship building, privileges, poverty, and understanding hardships and joys from others' reality. Students express what is at the heart of service learning and recognize how to use their talents and knowledge to create a better world.
April 15: Celebration of Poetry; 11:00 a.m. - Noon; Library Reading Room. April is Celebrating Poetry Month!
April 20: Hydraulic Fracturing 101: What you need to know! 11a.m. - Noon; Library Reading Room. Kick off Earth Day week at Matheson Library and attend this event sponsored by WKCTC’s Green Committee. Learn what fracking is and why benefits don't outweighs risks communities take when industry comes to town. There will be two short films, discussion, and a short question and answer session. Tabitha Tripp, a lifelong Illinois resident, has been a volunteer and an advocate for the environment for the last three years. She became engaged in the fracking debate after learning about risks to water supplies and the devastation the industry causes to rural communities. She is the founder of Shawnee Sentinels, a group developed out of the need for training citizens about nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience to protect the communities near and around the Shawnee National Forest from extraction issues. She lives in unincorporated Union County, IL, with her two children and partner on a fourth generation family farm, where their only source of water is a deep well.
April 27: Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students Book Discussion; 11:00 a.m. -Noon; Library Reading Room - Third book discussion. 


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