Events @ Blackstone

Chicago Public Library 
Blackstone Branch
Programs and Events
September 2015

Event: Give Me Steam: Caring for Your Boiler & Radiators
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00
About this event: Steam heat remains one of the best, most energy efficient ways to heat your home through Chicago’s long winters. However, the boilers, radiators, and piping that make up these systems have their own particular repair and maintenance needs. Join the “Steam Whisperer” Dave Bunnell to learn more about steam heat systems, common problems, and maintenance you should undertake now before the cold sets in and contractor wait times and repair costs go up. To RSVP these workshops please call 773-329-4243 or email at www.nhschicago.org

Event:  Game Day
Date and Time:
Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
About this event: Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Zombies, Ticket to Ride and many more. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Event: Author Talk-Jo Ann Fastoff- Two Years of Heaven
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 P.M.
About this event: Jo Ann Fastoff, the author of The Smoke Ring and other thrillers, will discuss her new book Two Years of Heaven: Stories of Rekindled Happiness. In a departure from her genre titles, the author has collected stories from people of all walks of life who have shared their stories of what to them were the two best years of their lives and how it helped them to realize the true meaning of peace and happiness.

Event:  Adult Book Discussion
Date and Time:
Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a lively discussion of Americanah by Ngozi Adichie. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion–for each other and for their homeland.

Event: Tuesday Preschool Storytime Tuesday, September 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.
About this event: This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, action activities or flannel board stories. Open to children ages 2-3.

Event: Nightime Family Storytime
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23 and 30 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children of all ages.

Event: Batten Down the Hatches: Roof Repair and Maintenance
Date and Time: Wednesday September 23 at 6:00
About this event: Your roof, chimney, parapet walls, and gutters do more than help define the look of your vintage home. They are also essential to ensuring its long term health, safety, and durability. Before a small leak turns into a big problem, join Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program Coordinator Matt Cole to learn about common roofing materials and problems, when to repair versus replace, key historic features to try and retain, and important seasonal maintenance.
To RSVP for these workshops please call 773-329-4243 or email at www.nhschicago.org

Event: Thursday Toddler Times
Date and Time: Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
About this event: This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, action activities and songs. Open to children ages 0-3.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration is required.

Event: Xbox Fun Friday
Date and time: Friday, September 25 from 3:30 -4:30 p.m.
About this event: School age children come and test your skills in dancing or sports with Xbox fun! Open to children ages 5 & up.

Event: Primary Stars Book Club
Date and time: Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m.
About this event: If you are a 1st, 2nd, 3rd grader and like to read please join us to discuss Escape from Mr. Lemnocello’s Library by Chris Grabenstrin. Open to children 7-10.

Event:  Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date and Time:
Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: We will discuss Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson. Freya and her parents live aboard a starship that has traveled for generations to reach a planet in the Tau Ceti star system which will be their new home. But the journey has brought unexpected changes, both human and mechanical, and the best laid plans of the expedition’s organizers may not be enough for the survival for the colonists.

 

 

Blackstone Branch
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 747-0511

Library hours:
Monday & Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

www.chicagopubliclibrary.org

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