Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants with discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.”
Lecture. “‘The Myth of the Empty Land’ and ‘The Myth of Mass Return’ – A New Look on the History of Judah under Babylonian and Persian Rule.”
Lecture. “‘The Myth of the Empty Land’ and ‘The Myth of Mass Return’ – A New Look on the History of Judah under Babylonian and Persian Rule.” 7-9:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9775. Professor Oded Lipschits, of Tel Aviv University, presents. Part of the David Kipper Ancient Israel Lecture Series.
Lecture. “Words Matter: Storytelling with President Obama in an Age of Sound Bites.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau presents.
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, classes are $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(…)
Program. “Remembering Mayor Harold Washington.” 2-5 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, $5 general admission, free for DuSable members. Call A tribute featuring discussion on the late Hyde Park native and Chicago mayor. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., call 773-947-0600, ext. 290.
Sunday Evening Jazz. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hyde Park Jazz Society, Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 for adults, $5 for university students with ID. Vocalist Bobbi Wilsyn performs.
Musical Performance. “The A Cappella American Songbook.” 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $35 preferred seating, $28 general seating, $22 seniors ages 62 and older, $10 students. Additional $2 charge at the door. For detailed pricing information or to buy tickets, visit chicagoacapella.org.