Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories, Commemorating the 150 Anniversary of St. Thomas the Apostle Church and its History in Hyde Park. 2 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Drive. (773) 241-7141. Have you attended or participated in any services or events at St. Thomas Elementary School? Did you or your children attend the St. Thomas Elementary School? Do you know about the important architecture of the building, who designed it, and when it was built? Help us celebrate this historic house of worship, its’ very active congregation and their important place in Hyde Park history by recounting your memories about them at this special event. Everyone will have up to 4 minutes to tell their stories. Your stories will be recorded and placed in the HPHS archives for current and future generations to learn more about the history of our great community. Bring photos, posters, art objects and other memorabilia to share with everyone. A reception will follow the program. Space is limited. RSVP at (773) 401-0474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Mondays. 3:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chicagopubliclibrary.org and www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Participants in this program will complete simple Earth science experiments and discuss the scientific method.
Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club. 6 p.m. Blackstone Branch Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chicagopubliclibrary.org and www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Ignite your career, grow your relationships and become a better speaker and presenter. Program is free and open to all interested parties.
Secret of the Mummies. 10:30 a.m. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. 773-702-9507. Prepare a simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet real mummies, and discover tomb treasures. For ages 5 to 12. For more information and future programs: www.oi.uchicago.edu.
Pixar Movie Matinee: A Bug’s Life. 6 p.m. Blackstone Branch Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chicagopubliclibrary.org and www.chipublib.org/blackstone. This special family screening of the Pixar movie, “A Bug’s Life!” is supported by the Museum of Science and Industry’s The Science Behind Pixar exhibit, an interactive exhibit showcasing the science, technology, engineering and math concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.