Lecture. “From Conceptualism to Crying Out Loud.” 1-2 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.
Author Talk. 6-7:15 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Contributors to Chicago collective 2nd Story’s anthology, “Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck,” present.
Workshop. “Elementary Reading Tutoring.” 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ratner Athletic Center, Berwanger Room, 5530 S. Ellis Ave., 773-834-1935. Dr. Cheryl Watkins, principal of Pershing West Elementary, will share her experiences and expertise in the area of literacy for elementary school students. To R.S.V.P, visit http://goo.gl/Op1e0.
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.