Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Panel Discussion. “Implementing the Common Core.” 4-6 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-834-4671, free. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses the Common Core as part of a panel. Register at commoncoreuchi.eventbrite.com.
Author Talk. 4:30-6 p.m., Logan Center, Seminary Terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St. Jennifer Finney Boylan reads from her book, “Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders.” Followed by a wine and cheese reception. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianist Alice Sheu performs. Complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.
Canned Goods Food Drive. 5-6 p.m., Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave., uofccatholic.com. For the food pantry at St. Columbanus Catholic Church, 331 E. 71st St.
Teacher Workshop. Arts, Agency, and Creativity in the Classroom. 5-7 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Teaching artist Jackie Intres leads interpretive skill exercises.
Lecture. “Why does Herr S. Run Amok? Werner Herzog’s Lebenszeichen.” 5:30 p.m., Wieboldt Hall, Room 206, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8494. John Urang, of Marylhurst University, presents. For assistance, contact Michelle Zimet by calling 773-702-8494 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Evelyn Z. Brodkin discusses a book she co-edited, “Work and the Welfare State: Street-Level Organizations and Workfare Politics.”
Diasporal Rhythms Gallery Encounters: Sapphire and Crystals. 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Artists Felicia Grant-Preston and Joyce Owens and curator Tempestt Hazel present. In conjunction with the Logan Center’s exhibit, “Diasporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora.”
Off the Record Pt. 2: booker t. soultreyne rekkid release. Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 7-10 p.m.,
Performance. 7:30-9 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Bariton Jeff Ray performs.
Worship Without Prerequisites. 8-9 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. A chance for those interested in progressive Christian theology and community to gather for music, discussion, open prayer time, communion and fellowship.
Music, Post-Memory, and Indigenous Voice after the War in Peru. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 773-702-8484.