Events @ Blackstone

Chicago Public Library 
Blackstone Branch
Programs and Events
November 2015

Event: Beginning Knitting Class
Date and Time: Mondays, November 2 and 16 at 6:00 p.m.
About this event: Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight yarn and size #8 needles.

Event: Tuesday Toddler Story Time
Date and Time: Tuesdays, November 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 and a simple craft. Open to children ages 2-3.

Event: Wednesday Night Family Story Time
Date and Time: Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children of all ages.

Event: Thursday Lapsit Story Time
Date and Time: Thursdays, November 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 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 0-24 mos.

Event: Game Day
Date and Time: Saturday, November 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: Lecture-Breaking the Bondage of Miseducation
Date and Time: Saturday November 14 at 2:30-4:30
About this event: Scholar activist Brandon Lamar Scates will give a lecture on “Breaking the bondage of miseducation: the politics of educating Afrikan youth”. He will be discussing methods for debunking white supremacy in educational as well as community institutions.

Event: M T H P Artists Series
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: The Music Teachers of Hyde Park present a concert featuring pianist Laura Fenster performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor, WTC I, Alexander Scriabin’s 5 Etudes from Op. 42 and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet, Op. 60 with Terrance Gray, violin, Marija Bubanj, viola and Martine Benman, cello.

Event: Primary Stars Book Club
Date and time: Saturday, November 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 Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Open to children 7-10.

Event:  Adult Book Discussion-One Book One Chicago
Date and Time: Saturday, November 21 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a lively discussion of The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream by Thomas Dyja. The author, a Chicago native, has recreated the history of Chicago in its postwar prime and explained the city’s profound impact on modern America from Chess Records to Playboy, McDonald’s to the University of Chicago featuring many of the incredible personalities that shaped American culture.

Event: Xbox Fun Friday
Date and Time: Friday, November 27 from 2:00-3:30 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:  Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date and Time:
Monday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: We will discuss The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton. The book continues the tale of gods and humans, and the surprising things they have to learn from one another. Twenty years have elapsed since the events of The Just City and Apollo having suffered a tragic loss is consumed with desire for revenge. Along with Arete, his precocious daughter, and several of his sons, plus a boatload of other volunteers, a grieving Pythias/Apollo goes sailing into the mysterious Eastern Mediterranean of pre-antiquity to see what they can find–possibly the man who may have caused his great grief.

 

 

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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