Calendar

Apr
10
Tue
Toddler Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Ellis Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Ellis Park
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm

Ellis Park Advisory Council Meeting, 6 p.m. Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Contact Robert Nichols 773-391-2855.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting @ Kennicott Park
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. Meeting for Beat 222 – Community Boundaries: 43rd – Hyde Park Blvd. and Drexel to the Lake.

Apr
11
Wed
Committed Knitters @ University of Chicago Arts Incubator
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

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.

Family Fun Night @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Night. 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.

Writer’s Circle @ Blackstone Branch Library
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm

Writer’s Circle. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Like to write? Join with like-minded writers to read your works, get creative feedback from your peers and discuss the craft of writing in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy great conversation with tips and resources.

Apr
18
Wed
Local School Council (LSC) Meeting @ Reavis Elementary School in room 305
Apr 18 @ 7:30 am

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Reavis Elementary School, 834 E 50th St., in room 305. 773 – 535-1060.

Earth Day-Meet the Author: Andy Carter @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm

Earth Day-Meet the Author: Andy Carter. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Join us as children’s author Andy Carter shares his book Margarito’s Forest in celebration of Earth Day. Afterwards, children will be able to complete a craft.

Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

OBOC and Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series @ Blackstone Branch Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm

OBOC and Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. The Music Teachers of Hyde Park together with the One Book One Chicago Program present a concert of music featuring cellist Kelly Quesada performing Max Bruch’s Kol Nidre and J. S. Bach’s Suite No.2 in D Minor. Soprano Ariana Strahl will perform works by Manuel de Falla and Franz Schubert.

Writer’s Circle @ Blackstone Branch Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm

Writer’s Circle. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Like to write? Join with like-minded writers to read your works, get creative feedback from your peers and discuss the craft of writing in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy great conversation with tips and resources.

Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Washington Park Field House
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Washington Park Field House, 5531 S. King Dr. For more information call Cecilia Butler at 773 – 493-0754.

Apr
19
Thu
Toddler Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Story Time. 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.

Science Thursday @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Science Thursday. 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as we complete simple experiments and discuss the scientific method.

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting @ Shoesmith Elementary School room 206 (science lab)
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., room 206 (science lab). 773-535-1764.

Apr
20
Fri
Baby Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Baby Lapsit 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.

Apr
21
Sat
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Neighborhood Tour @ Experimental Station
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Neighborhood Tour. Doors open at 10 a.m. the show starts at 10:30 a.m. Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Neighborhood Tour returns to Chicago to present free, family-friendly puppetry performances. This spring 2018 Festival Neighborhood Tour double-bill features Afrofuturist puppeteer Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins from Atlanta, best known as the puppeteer for the Pharrell puppet in the new Missy Elliott ‘WTF’ video.
The spring tour also brings family act The Joshua Show , starring award-winning international puppeteer, actor and joy-maker, Joshua Holden of New York City, recently named one of “20 Theatre Workers You should Know” by American Theatre Magazine.
To register to attend the event visit the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival events page on Facebook.

New Destinations Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Destinations Book Club. 11 a.m. – noon. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a discussion of The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg. Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case. Recommended for readers ages 9-12.

The Nightingale @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Nightingale. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Join us for a lively discussion of Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. The author’s debut novel is about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream. It tells the story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

Saturday Storytime and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 21 @ 7:09 pm – 8:09 pm

Saturday Storytime and Crafts.10:30 a.m. . Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children ages 2-5.