Conversation. “No Such Thing as Closure.” 6-8 p.m., Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Room 107, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4672. Chicago Public Media reporter Natalie Moore speaks on youth violence in Chicago.
Family Science Fair Night. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for students and parents to be introduction to the Chicago public libraries’ science fair-related resources.
Cross Currents: Journey to Asian Environments – A Film and Visit by Nick Deocampo. With water as its central theme, Nick Deocampo’s “Cross Currents” takes its viewers across five Asian ecological sites and shows how local inhabitants, often without scientific help, have developed indigenous ways of taking care of their local environments. A Q and A with the director will follow the screening. International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 7-9 p.m., 773-702-1673.
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.
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.
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds: Level 1. Noon-1 p.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-702-9724. Instructor Kara Schmidt offers an opportunity to learn yoga.
Presentation. “Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library.” Noon-1:20 p.m., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, Room 289B, 1155 E. 60th St., 773-702-1999, free. Researcher Penny Bender Sebring,of the U. of C.’s Urban Education Institute, and Ph.D. student Eric Brown, of Northwestern University, discuss the city’s digital media program for teens, YOUmedia Chicago.
Yoga, Self Care and Caring for Others. Yoga is a mind-body integration practice that supports holistic self-care – which, in turn, supplies us with the resources needed to effectively care for others. A lecture/discussion followed by a yoga class with Carol Horton, PhD ’95. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Interreligious Center, room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 4-6 p.m.
Restorative Yoga. 4:30-5:30 p.m., and 5:45-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free for students, $5 suggested donation for non-students.
Author reading. Romanian author Mircea Cartarescu reads from his new book, “Blinding.” Introduction and discussion facilitated by Delia Ungureanu (Harvard University). Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library, room JRL-S118, 1100 E. 57th St., 4:30-6 p.m., 773-702-0866.
Lecture. “The Politicization of Death in Royal Britain and Democratic America.” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pick Hall, Room 506, 5828 S. University Ave., 773-702-6708. Joseph Ford, of the University of Chicago, speaks.
Reading and Discussion. 4:30-6 p.m., Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library, Room S-102, 1100 E. 57th St. Romanian author Mircea Cartarescu reads from his new book, “Blinding.” For more information, call Meredith Clason at 773-702-0866 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Tea and Pipes. 4:30-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free. Tea and biscuits accompanied by organ music.