Poetry Reading. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Poets Carrie Olivia Adams and Leila Wilson read from and discuss their work.
Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. Indoor Tot Lot if raining.
Lecture. “The Politics of Debt and the Deficit of Trust in Washington.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette presents.
Lecture. 7-8:30 p.m., 773-753-4821. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Los Angeles-based artist Frances Stark presents.
Lecture. “Can Christian Ecological Ethics Learn from Free Market Environmentalism?” 4:30-6 p.m., Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Kevin J. O’Brien, of Pacific Lutheran University, presents.
Lecture. “Amiable with Big Teeth: The Discovery and Authentication of Claude McKay’s Long Lost Novel.”
Lecture. “Amiable with Big Teeth: The Discovery and Authentication of Claude McKay’s Long Lost Novel.” 4:30-6 p.m., Regenstein Library, The Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St., 773-834-3404. Brent Edwards, of Columbia University, and his former student Jean-Cristophe Cloutier, who received a PhD from Columbia University, present.
Mindfulness Meditation. 1-2 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-5143, free.
Infant Sign Language. 10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass. Caregivers learn basic signs through the use of familiar children’s music, stories, and games. To maximize children’s learning only a few new signs are presented each week. Signs are in American Sign(…)