Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Open to children up to ages 3-6.
Afterschool Story Breaks. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. For children ages 7-10.
Homeless Food Run. 6-8 p.m., Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave, 773-288-2311. Those attending prepare and pass out bagged meals for the city’s needy.
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.