Calendar of Events

Beverly Branch Library

The Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., will host the following programs:

“Cinema Saturdays at the Beverly Bioscope” through Oct. 30. The series theme is baseball, and upcoming screenings include “Rookie of the Year,” Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m., and “A League of Their Own,” Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Snacks are permitted; space is limited.

Masks are required for all visitors age 2 and older.

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“Tween Scene Hangout,” Mondays, Oct. 18 and 25, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Children ages 10 and older can hang out with the staff of Beverly branch library, chat with friends, see what’s new at the library and sample a variety of DIY projects and activities.

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Preschool Story Time, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to share songs, rhymes and books, plus receive suggestions for at-home activities.

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Tech Thursdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Novice computer users can hone their computer skills during this series of in-person classes. Learn how to maneuver the mouse and keyboard, the basics of email composition, attachments and organization, and how to get the most out of a Google search.

For more information or to register for a program, call (312) 747-9673 or visit

Open Skate

The Oak Lawn Park District will host a Halloween open skate at the Oak Lawn Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Cost is $7 per person, plus $4 for skate rental, and the open skate includes a DJ, treats, raffle prizes and more.

Skaters are encouraged to wear a costume.

For more information, visit

Blue Island Library

The Blue Island Library, 2433 York St., will host the following events at the library unless otherwise noted:

Adult/All Ages

“All Aboard! Northerly Island, Hollywood, and the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair,” Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., on Zoom.

See the trails of Northerly Island and discover how the man-made peninsula and the events that occurred there in 1933 are connected to classic Hollywood.

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“Wonder Woman: A History,” Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Take a journey through the storied history of one of the most popular superheroes in American pop culture.

Young Adults

Alebrijes workshop, part 1, Monday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Make alebrijes, which are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures, with papier mache and a wire base and combine two animals to create a new being.

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Bubble Tea Book Club, Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

Make bubble tea and discuss “Five Midnights,” by Ann Davila Cardinal.


Selected movie on Friday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.

For more information, call (708) 388-1078 or visit

Zoo Lectures

Brookfield Zoo is offering a virtual lecture series featuring an array of topics about its animals, conservation programs and a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary care that the zoo’s animals receive.

Lectures include “Halloween Animals: Bats, Wolves, and Creepy Crawlies” on Wednesday, Oct. 27; “Between the Guano and the Sea: Exploring Punta San Juan, Peru” on Tuesday, Nov. 2; and “Tails from the Front: The Extraordinary Veterinary Care of the Brookfield Zoo” on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Following each presentation, there will be time for a question-and-answer session. Lectures begin at 7 p.m., and they are free, although a $10 donation is appreciated.

Online reservations are required and can be made online at