Poetry Reading. 5-6 p.m., Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. Poet and author Cal Bedient, of the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, presents.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Noontime Concert Series. 12:15-1 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianist David Fleener, violinist Shani Schechter, and violinist and cellist Walter Farber perform works by Brahms and Beethoven.
Lecture. “A Discussion on Contemplative Pedagogy.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Swift Hall 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Wittenburg University religion professor Jennifer Oldstone-Moore presents.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Author Talk. 6-7:15 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Video artist Lincoln Schatz discusses his new book of portraits, “The Network: Portrait Conversations.”
Author Talk. “You Were Never in Chicago.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, free. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg discusses his similarly titled book, published in October.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.