Chicago Public Library Uptown Branch Upcoming Events

Ikebana Futuristic is Sat., March 23, 2:00 p.m. See the universe through the Ikebana fre style floral arrangement. It transcends time and space. This hands-on workshop is led by expert Margot Wang and is presented in partnership with CPL’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Committee.

English Conversation classes are held on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join new English speakers for an hour of English conversation. All are welcome.

Neighborhood Walking Tour: Uptown’s Past and Future Selves is Sat., April 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Uptown Branch Library. This walking tour will look back at Uptown’s past lives and how it continues to look into the future as a place that contains both speculative plans for reinvention combined with a reverence for those groups that have made the community what it is today.

For Babies – Book Babies, an eight-week series for babies not yet walking and their caregivers, begins again Mon., March 11.  This is a special time for parents or caregivers to focus on and bond with their babies while building the very earliest foundation for literacy. You’ll have a chance to socialize with other participants at the end of each session. There is space in both the morning (11:00 – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 – 2:00 p.m.) classes.  To register, please contact Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins and let her know your baby’s name and age, your phone number, and whether you’d like to be in the morning or afternoon class.  Classes are held on Mondays through April 29.

 For Toddlers – Toddler Story Time is a thirty-minute program full of fun with stories, rhymes and songs to help your child develop early literacy skills. You’ll get tips on incorporating talking, singing, reading, writing and playing into your day as a way to grow a young reader. Toddler Story Time, for children 18 to 36 months and their caregivers, meets on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. 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 – Free homework help is available four afternoons per week from an accredited teacher. Miss Emily is available Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Elementary school children can drop in to get help with homework, and parents can also get guidance about helping their children. Please email Children’s Librarian Laura Jenkins or call 312-744-8400 if you have any questions.


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I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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