Schools & Libraries – January 17, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Annual Chess Tournaments At Burton Public Library
The Friends of the Burton Public Library will hold their annual chess tournaments on all Saturdays in February at the Library.
The grades K-5 tournament is Feb. 2 and the grades 6-8 tournament is Feb. 9. Games begin at 10 a.m. and both tournaments are expected to be completed by 1 p.m.
High school students, grades 9-12, will compete Feb. 16 and competition for adults is Feb. 23. Both tournaments begin at 10 a.m. and are expected to be completed by 5 p.m.
Please be ready at 10 a.m. so the tournaments can start promptly.
The tournament is Swiss-type, providing each player with four games. Three certificates will be awarded in each division.
Prior tournament competition is not necessary. Players should bring their own standard chess sets and a snack or lunch and beverage. Players are expected to complete all four of their games.
Players must register in advance. There is no entrance fee required.
For registration and information, call Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466.
QuickStart to College
Lakeland Community College's "QuickStart to College" program will begin on Feb. 5 at the main campus, 7700 Clocktower Drive. The program is free and helps students prepare for Lakeland by taking math and English prep courses.
The program will meet two mornings per week for eight weeks. Participants will earn two credit hours toward a degree.
Students must have a GED or high school diploma to be eligible.
To register for an information session or to find out more, call 440-525-7452.
The program is funded through an Ohio Learning Network grant.
CARES Offers Tutor Training
CARES, the Center for Adult Reading and Educational Services, will be conducting a free tutor training for adults interested in volunteering their services to assist adult learners in Lake and Geauga counties with reading, writing, math and/or learning English as another language. The training session will be held Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake County United Way, 9285 Progress Parkway in Mentor.
Upon completion of the training, tutors will work with local ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education) programs to help adults improve their basic literacy skills, prepare to take the GED test or learn to speak, write and understand English as another language.
The workshop, related materials, breakfast, and lunch are free of charge. There is an optional book fee of $20.50 to purchase the training book.
Auburn Career Center serves as the fiscal agent for CARES. To register, or for more information, call CARES at 1-800-544-9750 ext. 8302 or email email@example.com.