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Engage Live: Go Figure with Matt Baron

ONLINE at 7pm

2020-07-21 19:00:00 2020-07-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Engage Live: Go Figure with Matt Baron Online

Tuesday, July 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-07-21 19:00:00 2020-07-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Engage Live: Go Figure with Matt Baron Online

Lies, Damn Lies & Navigating the 2020 Presidential Campaign Trail. “Go Figure” thoroughly equips participants to become more vigilant citizens, just in time for the Presidential election.

Joe Biden has emerged from a crowded Democratic field running for President, each armed with a bevy of statistics to make points and claim a distinctive ability to lead our country. And our 45th President has a reputation for employing numbers in a questionable manner. For even the most diligent citizen, separating fact from fiction can be overwhelming. But with guidance on how to detect data deception, even the most math-phobic have plenty of potential to improve. For over 20 years, Matt Baron has been a champion of numeracy, or mathematical literacy, and empowered audiences to grow their “numbers sense.”

With an eye on the current national political crossfire, Matt peels back the curtain on how he has trained thousands of journalists and other professional communicators to use numbers accurately, effectively and responsibly in their story telling. Through his engaging and interactive workshop, Matt empowers people to become more effective consumers and communicators of all the data contained in the stories that matter to us.

A former longtime journalist for the likes of Time, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune, Matt Baron has led workshops on numeracy to adults and children throughout the country, from Texas and Wyoming to New York, New Jersey and New England. Along the way, this former syndicated math columnist and statistics researcher for Sports Illustrated for Kids has consistently issued warnings about the perils presented by our individual or collective misuse or misunderstanding of all things mathematical.

This online, virtual program will be presented using Zoom and is free and open to all.

When registering, your email address is required so we can send you an email with the web link to join the discussion, as well as some Zoom instructions.

We normally send out the link out via email 24-48 hours before the event.   

You can access the Zoom presentation using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

To learn how to join a Zoom meeting, click HERE. You can also check out this YouTube tutorial on joining a Zoom presentation.  

Niles-Maine District Library
Phone: 847-663-1234
Branch manager
Susan Lempke

Mon, Aug 10 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 Closed

About the library

The District currently includes 59,000 people. Half of them live in the Village of Niles in the southern half of the District. The north half of the District includes unincorporated Des Plaines and Glenview.

Upcoming events

Fri, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Fri, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Fri, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, Aug 15, All day

Sat, Aug 15, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Mon, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Mon, Aug 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Mon, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Aug 17, 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Mon, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 18, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Tue, Aug 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 4:00pm - 4:25pm

Wed, Aug 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Aug 19, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Board Room

Thu, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:30am

Thu, Aug 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thu, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Aug 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sun, Aug 23, All day

Sun, Aug 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Aug 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Mon, Aug 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Mon, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Aug 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 25, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Tue, Aug 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Thu, Aug 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thu, Aug 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Aug 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thu, Aug 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Fri, Aug 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Aug 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, Aug 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Teen Underground

Sun, Aug 30, All day

Mon, Aug 31, All day

Mon, Aug 31, 9:00am - 10:00am

Mon, Aug 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Mon, Aug 31, 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Mon, Aug 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Sep 01, All day

Tue, Sep 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 01, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Tue, Sep 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Sep 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Sep 02, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Sep 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Sep 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thu, Sep 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, Sep 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Sep 04, All day

Fri, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Sep 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, Sep 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Tue, Sep 08, 10:00am - 10:20am

Tue, Sep 08, 10:30am - 11:30am

Tue, Sep 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 08, 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Tue, Sep 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Sep 09, All day

Wed, Sep 09, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Wed, Sep 09, 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Sep 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Sep 10, 9:30am - 10:30am

Thu, Sep 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thu, Sep 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
KidSpace Program Room

Thu, Sep 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Sep 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fri, Sep 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, Sep 12, All day

Sat, Sep 12, 11:00am - 11:30am

Sun, Sep 13, 2:00pm - 2:45pm