Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books and activities for children up to age 3.
Lecture. Noon-1:20 p.m. Harris School of Public Policy Studies, 773-834-2196. Andy Shaw, executive director of the Better Government Association, discusses ethics in policy.
Chicago Storytelling Guild meeting. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Regents Park, 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. For more information, call Judith Heineman at 312-925-0439.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a
10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.
Seminar. “The Affordable Care Act and the Expansion of Illinois Medicaid.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Billings Hospital, room P-117, 950 E. 59th St. Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, presents. To R.S.V.P., visit macleancenter.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Andrea Matteson, of the Edible Alchemy food co-op in Pilsen, presents. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Gallery Talk. “Death and Taxes in Ancient Egypt.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Brian Muhs, of the Oriental Institute, presents.
Lecture. “Religious Institutions and the Post-Mao State: The Rise of Protestant Christianity in a Chinese County.” 4:30-6 p.m., Swift Hall, third floor lecture room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Yanfei Sun, of Tsinghua University, presents.
Lecture. 5 p.m., Gray Center Lab, room 112, 929 E. 60th St., 773-702-5116. Adrienne Brown, of the U. of C., presents.
Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Activities for beginner and experienced knitters.
Poetry Reading. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Poets Peter O’Leary and Devin Johnson, present.
Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games and complete crafts.
Catcher in the Rhyme. 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring student work, such as readings, spoken word, open mics and slam competitions.