The Beverly branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1962 W. 95th St., will host a variety of activities this summer.

The theme “City of Stories” celebrates stories that explore people, community and culture and the common themes that connect them.

City of Stories runs June 27 through Aug. 14. Participants can register at any time.

Upcoming programs include the following:

•City of Stories: The Art of Storytelling Learning Circle, Wednesdays, July 6 and 20, Aug. 3 and 17, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Join this four-session course to explore the art of storytelling through the process used at the critically acclaimed Pixar studios.

•Summer in the City Storytime, Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kids up to age 5 and their caregivers can join Ms. Charmaine for a summer of stories about cities, families and much more.

•Tween Scene Hangout, Thursdays, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Kids ages 10 and up can hang out with staff, chat with friends, play games and make something unique to take home.

•City of Stories and Crafts, Wednesdays, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 9 can join Ms. Izabel for fun crafts and activities.

•How to Draw Comics, Wednesday, July 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 13 can join comic book artist Derail Howery for an hour-long workshop on creating comic book art.

•The Story of Food, Sundays, July 10, 17, 24 and 3, from 12 to 1 p.m., at the Beverly Farmer’s Market, 95th Street and Longwood Drive.

Community Chef Alvin Green will present a series of programs that highlight the back stories of local and ethnic recipes and literature-inspired dishes. Participants will have the opportunity to sample the cuisine discussed.

•STEM in Motion with Project Syncere, Tuesday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Beverly branch reading garden.

Check out Project Syncere’s mobile tinker labs, filled with life-size tinker sets, Lego bricks, robots, electronics and other exciting activities. Kids age 5 and older can let their creative imagination run free as they explore self-guided learning, problem-solving and creating solutions to challenges.

•Genealogy 101, Wednesday, July 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of where and how to search for genealogical information and how to organize the information. This session will also include an overview of library databases that are helpful in genealogical research and an introduction to the Ancestry Library Edition.

•The Magical Music of Harry Potter, Monday, July 18, at 6 p.m., in the library’s community room.

The Ostrega Uhl Orchestra will perform selections from the Harry Potter film scores and other related John Williams compositions.

•Wand Making Workshop, Thursday, July 21, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Join Beverly branch staff for a special edition of the Tween Scene hangout for the Beverly/Morgan Park Wizarding Weekend. Tweens and teens are invited to make their own wand. The event is for ages 10 and older.

•Magical Creatures Craft, Wednesday, July 20, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Kids ages 6 to 9 can join Ms. Izabel for a magical craft activity. Young witches, wizards and muggles are invited to make their own dragon eggs and pet monsters.

•Brewing Up Magical Storytime, Saturday, July 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A magical storytime for young witches, wizards and muggles for kids up to 5 years old and their caregivers.

•Adult book discussions, Wednesdays, July 20 and Aug. 17, at 2 p.m., in-person and virtual.

This is an engaging discussion of “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens, on July 20, and “The Night Watchman,” by Louise Edrich, on Aug. 17.

Books are available at the branch in advance. Register at least 24 hours before the event to receive a Zoom link.

For more information and a complete schedule, call (312) 747-9673 or visit the website at