Events @ Blackstone

Chicago Public Library 
Blackstone Branch
Programs and Events
February 2015

Event: Preschool Story Time
Date and Time: Tuesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 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 2-3.

Event: Know Your Rights and Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Date and Time: Wednesday February 4 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event:  Jennifer Scott from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations will hold a workshop on knowing your rights in housing and the workplace. She will also introduce conflict resolution using the “peace circle” format as a technique for helping to deal with violence in our community.

Event: Family Fun Hour
Date and Time: Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: This 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: Thursday Toddler Time
Date and Time: Thursdays, February 5, 19 and 26 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 or flannel board stories. Open to children ages 0-24 months.

Event: Game Day
Date and Time: Saturday, February 7 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: Money Smart-Planning for a Financially Successful Retirement
Dates and Time: Wednesday February 11 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: Americans are living longer with retirements that may last 25 years or more. Join Money Smart partner Herman Brunson of Balance Investments, LLC at an informative workshop to learn how to maximize your ability to enjoy retirement and manage the risks of outliving your income.
Registration is required.

Event: Valentine’s Day Story Crafts
Date and Time: Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m.
About this Event: Join us for stories and make a craft for the one you love as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Open to children ages 5 and up.

Event: Hail to the Chief Challenge
Date and Time: Thursday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m.
About this Event: Which state is the birthplace of the most presidents? How many presidents did not attend or graduate college? Which president had a PhD? Answer these and other questions about our national leaders and win a prize! Open to children ages 7 & up.

Event: MTHP Artists Series
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
About this Event: Music Teachers of Hyde Park present a concert featuring Lizbeth Bistrow, violin, Daniel Golden, viola, Van Bistrow, cello and Elaine B. Smith, piano performing Franck Sonata in A Major for violin and piano Shostakovich Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 for cello and piano.

Event:  Adult Book Discussion
Date and Time: Saturday, February 21 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a lively discussion of The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. A compelling coming of age story about five privileged kids who meet at a summer camp for artsy teens in 1974 and survive as friends through the competitions and realities of growing up. How these five circle each other, come together and break apart, makes for plenty of hilarious scenes and plenty of heartbreaking ones too.

Event: Primary Stars Book Club
Date and Time: Saturday, February 21 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 The Rescuers: Kids Who Risked Everything to Save Others by Allan Zullo. Open to children 6-9.

Event: African American Heritage Story Crafts
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m.
About this event:  Join us for stories and crafts in celebration of African American Heritage Month. Open to children ages 7 & up.

Event:  Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date and Time: Monday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: We will discuss Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven-year-old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family’s supernatural secret. The three Hempstocks are timeless guardians situated to block and if necessary fight the forces of evil that wish to invade and lay waste to our world. Childhood innocence is tested and transcended as we see what getting between ancient, mystic forces can cost, as well as what can be gained from the power of true friendship.

Event: Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series – An Evening with Filmmaker Shahari Moore
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.
About this Event: Chicago African American poet, screenwriter and producer Sharari Moore will talk about presenting her first film “Swimmin’ Lessons” at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Event: Cat in the Hat with Emerald City Theatre
Date and Time: Saturday, February 26 at 1:15 p.m.
About this Event: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with a visit from the Cat in the Hat with Emerald City Theatre. Enjoy listening to books by Dr. Seuss and play interactive games. Children will get their own paper “Cat in the Hat” hat to take home.

 

 

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

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