Chicago Public Library
Programs and Events
All Chicago Public Library locations will be closed
Monday, March 3 in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day
Event: Game Day
Date and Time: Saturday, March 1 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, March 4, 18 and 25 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: Women’s History Month Film – Say my Name: Women, Hip Hop, Life
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m.
About this Event: In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs. This documentary takes viewers on a vibrant tour of urban culture and musical movement, from hip hop’s birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London’s Eastside, to Philly, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and L.A., and points in between. For ages 14 and up.
Event: Toddler Time
Date and Time: Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 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: Get Covered Illinois- Health Care Signup
Date and Time: Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
About this Event: Need health Care? Get help with signing up with the Affordable Care Act sponsored by the Ada S. McKinley Community Services Inc. An agent with be available to guide you through the process on the computer.
Event: Family Fun
Date and Time: Wednesdays, March 12, 19 and 26 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: Migration Stories from the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00 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 and Richard Hidaka.
Event: Dance Party Fun with Xbox
Date and Time: Saturday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m.
About this event: Test your skills against others and see who is the best dancer.
Event: Adult Book Discussion
Date and Time: Saturday, March 15 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
About this event: Join us for a lively discussion of The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. In 1922, 15-year-old Louse Brooks, the future film star, comes to New York from Kansas to study at the prestigious Deishawn School of Dancing accompanied by a chaperone, Cora Carlisle. While trying to tame Louise’s free spirit, Cora, a traditional woman, finds new meaning in her own life as she confronts the new opportunities 1920’s bring to women. The author writes with grace and compassion about life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.
Event: MTHP Artists Series
Date and Time: Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: Music Teachers of Hyde Park present a concert with Irene Claude, flute, and Clara Christensen, piano, performing the César Franck Sonata in A major for Flute and Piano and the Claude Debussy Afternoon of a Faun.
Event: Women’s Heritage Month Q&A
Date and Time: Thursday, March 20th at 3:30 p.m.
About this event: Test your knowledge about famous Women in celebration of Women’s Heritage Month. Open to children ages 9 & up.
Event: Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series
Date and time: Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: “The Sound of Poetry featuring Marvin Tate”
Performance poet and lyricist, Marvin Tate combines raw-blues/soul and gospel with stream-of-consciousness storytelling and performance that has been described as “Outsider Soul” – Amazon.com. Tate, founder of the legendary funk band D-Settlement, will read from his upcoming collection of poems, The Amazing Mister Orange, due for release from Curbside Splendor Publishing.
This event is presented by Friends of Blackstone Library.
Date and Time: Saturday March 29 at 11:00 a.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: Women’s History Month Film: I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful
Date and Time: Saturday March 29 at 2:00 p.m.
About this Event: In 2005, Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil-rights activist. This film is Demme’s intimate account of Parker’s five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community — and her life. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.
Event: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club
Date and Time: Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.
About this event: We will discuss The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight by Jack Campbell. The Syndicate Worlds have lost the war against the Alliance. Now chaos and mysterious aliens threaten the defeated worlds. On Midway, two unlikely allies CEO Artur Drakon and CEO Gwen Iceni must put aside their differences and learn to cooperate to stage a rebellion to save their world from both an enemy alien attack without and saboteurs within. Campbell’s talent for fast action and intelligent characterization makes this book a must read.
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