Despres Family Memorial Lecture. “Writing Children.”

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Despres Family Memorial Lecture. “Writing Children.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Contributors to the AREA Chicago periodical’s 14th issue, “Kids!” will discuss the way children are written about and(…)

Family Fun

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games and complete crafts.

Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Activities for beginner and experienced knitters.

Conversation

When: January 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Conversation. 7-9 p.m., Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-241-6044, experimentalstation.org. A discussion held in conjunction with Experimental Station’s current exhibit on the state’s newly enacted Firearm Concealed Carry Act, led by former Chicago Public(…)

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class. 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A class on mindfulness of breathing.

Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner

When: January 22, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A lunchtime organ performance. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch. Beverages provided.

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller

When: January 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Soto Zen mediation instruction for newcomers at 5 p.m., followed by 35 minutes of meditation.

Author Talk

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: International House, home room, 1414 E. 59th St.

When: January 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: International House, home room, 1414 E. 59th St. Categories: Upcoming Events Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, home room, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Luis Alberto Urrea, author of “Queen of America,” and Chris Abani, author of “The Secret History of Las Vegas,”(…)