Saturday Crafter Morning! 9 a.m. – noon. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. Calling all crafters, knitters, crocheters, sewists and alike! Let’s spend the morning together with our needles. All levels, ages and crafts are welcome.
Saturday Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club – The Magicians. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. We will discuss “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman. Quentin Coldwater, a Brooklyn high school student is leading an aimless existence until he’s tapped to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, an exclusive academy where he’s taught magic. After graduation, Quentin and his friends enter a Narnia-like country of Fillory to aid in fighting a war for the royal succession, a heroic quest that turns into a nightmare quite unlike the fantasy novels Quentin read as a child.
Toddler Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.
Just Us Pawns Chess Club. 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Like playing chess or want to learn how? Join us if you are a beginner or a master. Pieces and boards will be available for you to use or you can bring your own. Dr. Mark Coleman, former chess coach of Leo High School, will be available to provide tips and strategies. This program is recommended for children ages 6 and up.
Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting. 6 p.m. O’Keefe School of Excellence, 6940 S. Merrill Ave.
Committed Knitters. Noon. University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.
Hyde Park Community Action Council (CAC). 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.
Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.
Storytelling for Women’s History Month with Kucha and Baba Tony. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. 6:30 p.m. Join us as Kucha and Baba Tony share wonderful stories in celebration of Women’s History Month. For children of all ages.