Calendar

Apr
22
Wed
Presentation. “Property Taxes Too High? It’s Never Too Late to Reduce Them!” @ Blackstone Library
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm

Presentation. “Property Taxes Too High? It’s Never Too Late to Reduce Them!” 1 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. An expert presentation focusing on lowering property taxes, getting tax exemptions and refunds and understanding market value reassessment notices. Participants invited to bring their tax bills. Official tax appeal forms will be provided and resources and tips will be discussed.

Earth Day Celebration @ Blackstone Library
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm

Earth Day Celebration. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and craft making in celebration of Earth Day. Open to children ages 5 and up.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Beyond the Box Score.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Matt McCarthy, author of “The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year.” To RSVP, visit semcoop.com.

Conversation. “Impactful Art.” @ Quadrangle Club
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm

Conversation. “Impactful Art.” 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. With filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, director of “An Inconvenient Truth.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

Apr
23
Thu
Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and activities for children up to age 2.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times deputy editorial page editor Kate Grossman presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Politics of School Reform.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Reading @ Logan Center, room 901
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm

Reading. 1 p.m., Logan Center, room 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Short fiction writer Ben Marcus presents. For more information, send an e-mail to Kelly O’Brien at kmobrien@uchicago.edu.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Turkish parliament member Suat Kiniklioglu presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Bridge Between the Bosphorus.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Author Talk @ International House, assembly hall
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm

Author Talk. 5 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Christian Parenti, author of “Climate Change and the Political Ecology of American Power,” presents. Co-sponsored by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

Author Talk @ Quadrangle Club
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. Peter Slevin, author of “Michelle Obama: A Life,” presents. For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Book Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Book Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. For Anne Balay’s “Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers.” With the U. of C. LGBT Alumni Network. To RSVP, visit semcoop.com.

Panel Discussion. “How to Make a Smart Museum: The Technology Question.” @ Chicago Innovation Exchange
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion. “How to Make a Smart Museum: The Technology Question.” 6 p.m., Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E. 53rd St., 773-702-0200, free. A discussion on the role of technology in experiencing art. Panelists to be announced. Space is limited. Register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Apr
24
Fri
Author Conversation @ Logan Center, room 801
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

Author Conversation. 1 p.m., Logan Center, room 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Featuring short fiction writers Vu Tran and Ben Marcus. For more information, send an e-mail to Kelly O’Brien at kmobrien@uchicago.edu.

Discussion. “Atmospheres II: An Object Roundtable.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discussion. “Atmospheres II: An Object Roundtable.” 1-2:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. A roundtable discussion with short presentations, structured around works from the Smart Museum’s collection. Space is limited. RSVP by sending an e-mail to aleonard@uchicago.edu.

Book Launch @ 57th Street Books
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm

Book Launch. 3 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300. For Hyde Park author Kate Hannigan’s latest book, “The Detective’s Assistant.” To RSVP, visitsemcoop.com.

Girl Scouts @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girl Scouts. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. Call Laura Stern at 773-387-4488 for more information.

Xbox Fun Friday @ Blackstone Library
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm

Xbox Fun Friday. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 5 and up to play Xbox dancing and sports games.

April After Hours at Robie House @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

April After Hours at Robie House. 5-8 p.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $35 general admission, $30 Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members. A chance to gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music at the Robie House.