Storytime Open House Party with Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Chat with storytime presenters and listen to a kids’ concert by Istvan & His Imaginary Band from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 4 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd. Ages 5 and under.
Writers’ Circle: Working with an Authentic Voice
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum Beth Wetmore will lead a workshop for writers of all levels from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
The Making of a Graphic Novel with Michael Moreci
Michael Moreci, writer and creator of graphic novels, will discuss the collaborative process that goes into making a graphic novel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Celebrate 20 years of Shakespeare on Navy Pier by listening to A Midsummer Night’s Dream from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Navy Pier. Enjoy an early supper at Carson’s after the musical. Cost $95 resident; $99 non-resident. Reservations required. Call the Howard Mohr Community Center at 708-771-7737 to sign up.
Despicable Me 3
Kids enjoy a movie, popcorn and hotdog from 6:15 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St. Residents $5; non-residents $7. Children age kindergarten to 4 years old.
Knitting With Friends
Join the Forest Park Public Library in knitting warm clothes for the winter. Beginning and advanced knitters welcome. Supplies limited. If you bring your own yarn with your own needles, please make it washable yarn. Fun runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 at 7555 Jackson Blvd.
New Year, No Clutter
Learn how to recognize and eliminate clutter, and get the most out of your belongings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd.