Calendar

Apr
19
Thu
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.

Apr
23
Mon
Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club. 6 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. 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.

Spring Bunny Knit Along @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Spring Bunny Knit Along. 6 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Learn magic loop technique and tips on knitting toys and stuff animals. You must know how to knit/purl, cast-on/bind-off. Please bring at least 100 yards of light colored, machine-washable, worsted weight (#4) yarn and 29″ or 32″circular needles in a size two or three times smaller than what is normally recommended for the yarn you are using.

Apr
24
Tue
Toddler Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 24 @ 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.

Just Us Pawns Chess Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Just Us Pawns Chess Club. 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Like playing chess or want to learn how? Join us if you are a beginner or a master. Pieces and boards will be available for you to use or you can bring your own. Dr. Mark Coleman, former chess coach of Leo High School, will be available to provide tips and strategies. This program is recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting @ Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting. 6 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting @ Murray Language Academy
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 6 p.m. Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., in the Library. 773-535-0585.

Apr
25
Wed
Committed Knitters @ University of Chicago Arts Incubator
Apr 25 @ 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.

Día Celebration: Celebrating Diversity @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Día Celebration: Celebrating Diversity. 4:30 p.m. School age children are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Día de Los Libros, Día de los Niños.

@ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

Money Smart- Property Tax 101. 6 p.m. Learn how to lower property taxes, get tax exemptions, refunds and understand market value reassessment notices, self-help tax links, tips and more! Bring your tax bill. Official tax appeal forms provided. Presented by Raila and Associates, P.C.

Hyde Park Community Action Council (CAC). @ Dyett High School
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Action Council (CAC). 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.

Family Fun Night @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 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.

Apr
26
Thu
Toddler Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 26 @ 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.

Money Smart-Understanding Medicare @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm

Money Smart-Understanding Medicare. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Carmen Ojikutu from Transamerica will discuss important questions about Medicare A and B: what each provides, the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, prescription drug coverage, enrollment periods and penalties and other important concerns.