Pollinator Gardening with Empowering Gardens

On Thursday, June 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., join the Forest Park Public Library at Empowering Gardens, 7730 Madison St., for an in-person workshop on creating a pollinator garden. This event is perfect for young adults and adults. For more information, visit fppl.org/events.

Zetta Elliott

Author Visit with Zetta Elliott and “Dragons in a Bag”

Join author Zetta Elliott on June 12 from 3 to 3:30 p.m. for a virtual event. Elliot is a poet, playwright, and author of books for a wide range of ages including “Dragons in a Bag,” “Say Her Name,” “Roots Run Deep,” “On My Block,” “A Place Inside of Me” and many others. She’ll be reading from “Dragons in a Bag” and will take questions afterwards.

No-Nonsense Nature!

From Friday, June 4 through Friday, June 25, stop by the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., to pick up a Young Adult “No Nonsense Nature” kit full of craft and experiment supplies, treats, and more surprises. Be sure and fill out the feedback card for your chance to win amazing prizes related to the theme.

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James Baldwin’s Enduring Impact

Join the library on June 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for “James Baldwin: His Impact on the Theatre, Then, Now, and in the Future,” a free event led by celebrated academic and writer Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. and hosted by Oak Park Festival Theatre. Dr. Glaude will be interviewed by Chicago theatre legend Ron OJ Parsons and Saudia Davis, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship. The event is free and open to the public with both online and in-person participation available. Visit https://oakparkfestival.com/glaudebaldwin/ for more information.

Free Concert at the Roos Pavilion

Don’t miss the band Soda, playing a free concert on June 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roos Pavilion, behind the Roos Recreation Center at 7329 Harrison St.

Gerald Dowd Band

The Gerald Dowd Band at FitzGerald’s

On Saturday, June 12, at 7 p.m. the Gerald Dowd Band will be performing at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn. The patio is free and open to the public, but reserved seating is limited. Bring a face covering. Tickets are free but reservations are required. Don’t miss other musical acts at FitzGerald’s. Visit facebook.com/fitzgeraldsnightclub/ for the entire musical lineup.