Chicago Public Library
Programs and Events
Event: Preschool Story Time
Date and Time: Tuesdays, April 1, 8 and 15 at 10:30 p.m.
About this event: This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities and flannel board stories. Open to children ages 3-6.
Event: Money Smart – Retirement Planning: Building a Confident Retirement
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 & 12 at 11:00 a.m.
About this Event: Join Coleman Conley from Ameriprise Financial Services as he advises participants on how to plan their retirement. There will be three chances to attend this great program.
Event: Family Fun
Date and Time: Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: This new program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages. Families will have an opportunity to play classic board games or complete make and take crafts to share with others.
Event: Toddler Time
Date and Time: Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 0-3.
Event: Xbox Fun Fridays
Date and Time: Fridays, April 4 & 25 at 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: Poetry Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.
About this Event: Recite your favorite poems or create your own in celebration of Poetry Month. Open to children ages 5 & up.
Event: Knitting and Needle Crafters Circle
Date and Time: Wednesdays, April 9, 16 and 23 6:00 p.m.
About this Event: Bring your current project. Don’t know how to knit? Join our beginning knitting class. Meet other knitters and needle crafters in the community. Get inspired to finish those projects! Share tips and resources.
Event: Game Day
Date and Time: Saturday, April 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, Talisman and Ticket to Ride. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.
Event: Easter Crafts
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m.
About this event: School age children are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Easter! Open to children ages 5 & up.
Event: M T H P Artists Series
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: The Music Teachers of Hyde Park present a concert with pianist Laura Fenster performing Mozart’s Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, KV 333; Scriabin’s 2 pieces for Left Hand alone, Prelude Op. 9 No. 1 and Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2; Liszt’s Two etudes, Un Sospiro and Waldesrauschen and the Bach/Brahms Chaconne.
Event: Adult Book Discussion
Date and Time: Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a lively discussion of The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. A thrilling tale set in North Korea that tells the story of Jun Do, who does whatever it takes to survive even working as a government-sanctioned kidnapper. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the regime of Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress.
Event: Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series
Date and time: Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: “Pedal to the Metal: From Biking to Restoration”
Suellen Burns, a senior advisor with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for Millennium Reserve, will discuss the rebirth of the south side’s natural, cultural and industrial heritage and how the Reserve is part of this movement. Joining her is Eboni Senai Hawkins from Red Bike& Green, who will speak about her organization’s success on the south side and other community arts projects.
This event is presented by Friends of Blackstone Library.
Event: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date and Time: Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: In this thrilling new novel set in our near future, bestselling author Alan Dean Foster reveals a place where criminals are punished through genetic engineering and body manipulation. When Whispr, a Savannah thug, murders a tourist and steals an unusual silver thread he is pursued by mysterious assassins. Only with the help of Dr. Ingrid Seastrom can he hope to unravel the secret of the thread before his trackers catch up with him.
Event: Migration Stories from the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: The Chicago Japanese American Historical Society presents a first-voice power point presentation describing the civil rights violations and racial profiling of Japanese Americans during World War II. The presentation will include personal stories and anecdotes of CJAHS President Jean Mishima. (Rescheduled from March.)
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
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.