Uptown Library Calendar of Events

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Uptown Library is part of the Chicago Library system, located at 929 W. Buena Ave. between Sheridan and Broadway. Contact by phone at 312-744-8400 or by email here. Its website is here.

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday – 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Monthly Book Discussion: The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan – The discussion is Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. A limited number of copies are available for check-out at Uptown Branch’s Circulation Desk.

Book Discussion: Dream-Land: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones – The discussion is Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Alimited number of copies are available for check-out at Uptown Branch’s Circulation Desk.

Dining Out in Chicago: A Breezy History from Beaubien’s Tavern to Tasting Menus – The presentation is Sat., Feb. 4, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Chicago historian and urbanologist Max Grinnell will take patrons on a tour-du-table utilizing rare photographs, historic photographs, visual ephemera and his own sage observations.

The Buena Park CAPS Meeting Beat 1915 is Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For Toddlers –Toddler Story Time is a thirty-minute program that is full of fun with stories, rhymes and songs to help your child develop early literacy skills. You will get tips on incorporating talking, singing, reading, writing and playing into your day as a way to grow a young reader. Toddler Story Time is for children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers and meets on Wednesdays from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. with time afterward for free play with blocks, puppets and puzzles. Younger children are welcome, also. No registration is required. Please email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins or call 312-744-8400 if you have any questions.

For School Age Children – The Winter Learning Challenge offers ideas for your child to remain busy and engaged during the school break and a personal log to keep track of reading, discovering and creating. Log sheets are available in the library or online, and you can find ideas for winter chemistry activities at chipublib.org/mixitup. The self-paced challenge runs through Jan. 9, and children who turn in a completed log will receive a small prize.

Once school is back in session Jan. 9, elementary school children can drop in to get help with homework from an accredited teacher. Miss Emily is available Mondays – Thursdays, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Please email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins or call 312-744-8400 if you have any questions.

For Teens – Creative high school students have their own Teen Winter Challenge and a chance to win a scholarship award for college or Blick gift cards. Teens who submit a digital portfolio (did you know the library has a public scanner?) with three original creative works and an artist’s statement will have their work showcased on the library website. The challenge runs through January 20. 

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