Events @ Blackstone

Chicago Public Library 
Blackstone Branch
Programs and Events
April 2015

Event: Money Smart Investing 101
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: This insightful session goes beyond the “bull and bear” to explain important considerations while investing and how different types of investments in your portfolio can work together to help you reach your financial goals. During this interactive presentation, Money Smart Partner, Herman Brunson of Balance Investments, LLC will also discuss risk and return and tax considerations across different types of investments. Registration is required.

Event: Family Fun Hour
Date and Time: Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 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: Lapsit/Toddler Time
Date and Time: Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 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: Easter Crafts
Date and Time: Thursday, April 2 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: Game Day
Date and Time: Saturday, April 4 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: Preschool Story Time
Date and Time: Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 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: Illinois Poetry with local poet Martha Vertreace-Doody
Date and Time: Wednesday April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: Local poet & professor Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody will read from her latest book, In this Glad Hour and take us back in time to the beginning of Illinois statehood based on the diary of Mrs. Joseph Duncan whose views on educating women and freeing the slaves were ahead of her time.

Event: Take Charge of your Diabetes Workshop
Date and Time: Fridays April 10 to May 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
About this event: This free six-week workshop helps those with Diabetes build skills and confidence to manage their health and lead an active, fulfilling life. The program is interactive and encourages participants to make the choices that are right for them. This workshop is a way to meet new people, share experiences, and learn ways to improve one’s life
Presented by Rush Generations a part of Rush University Medical Center. Pre-Registration is required.

Event: Madhatters
Date and Time: Saturday April 11 at 1:00 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a fun program filled with books, poems and songs. This program is sponsored by the Junior League of Chicago. Open to children ages 3-9 and their families.

Event: Money Smart – Now That You Have Health Insurance What Next?
Date and Time: Monday April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: You’ve have enrolled in your insurance plan but what are claims, copayments, deductibles, in–network or out of pocket costs? Take the next step to learn how your plan works so you can make informed choices about your health care. Presented by Money Smart Partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

Event: Poetry Fun
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 14 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: M T H P Artists Series-Music from the Americas
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event:  The Music Teachers of Hyde Park present pianists Jesus Garcia and Carlos Schwartz Orellana with music from the Americas.

Event: Primary Stars Book Club
Date and time: Saturday, April 18 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 Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. Open to children 6-9.

Event: Adult Book Discussion
Date and Time: Saturday, April 18 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a lively discussion of this classic mystery Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Millionaire Samuel Ratchett is found murdered on the Orient Express which has become trapped by a severe snowstorm. Only someone on the train could have done it. Fortunately the meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the train but can he find the killer before he or she strikes again?

Event:  Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date and Time: Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: We will discuss The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. In this powerful coming of age story, Kvothe, a young orphan, is driven to enter a legendary school of magic by twin desires, the first to learn high magic and the second to discover information about the demon who murdered his family.

Event: Earth Day Celebration
Date and Time: Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m.
About this event: School age children are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Earth Day! Open to children ages 5 & up.

Event: Money Smart: Property Taxes Too High? It’s never Too Late to Reduce Them!
Date and Time: Wednesday April 22 at 1:00 p.m.
About this Event: 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 Money Smart Partner Raila and Associates. P.C.

Event: Xbox Fun Friday
Date and time: Friday, April 24 from 3:30 to 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: Money Smart –Bank on It for Teens
Date and Time: Saturday April 25 from 1:00 to 4:00
About this event: Teens, learn about banking basics with our Money Smart Partner the South Side Community Federal Credit Union. Find out about what banking services are right for you and how to build a positive relationship with your financial institution.

Event: Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series – On The Way: Stories & Conversation with Cyn Vargas
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
About this Event: Cyn Vargas will be reading for us from her debut collection of short stories, On The Way, scheduled for release in April 2015 (Curbside Press). Dubbed by Guild Literary Complex as one of the “25 Writers to Watch”, Vargas’ stories explode with emotion and bring you to tears.

 

 

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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