Our local branch of the Chicago Public Library offers many events this month. For more details, go to the CPL Lincoln Belmont branch’s website.
Most Popular Low Down Payments and How to Qualify
With Darryl Evans, Saturday, April 22, 1pm.
7 steps to Home Buying in Today’s Market
With Darryl Evans, Tuesday, April 25, 6:30pm.
Buying and Selling a Condo 101
With Melinda Jordan, Thursday, April 27, 6:30pm.
All events held at the Lincoln Belmont Branch, 1659 W. Melrose St. Call 312-744-0166 for more details.
Get Covered Illinois: Health Care Info Sessions
Wednesday, April 5/12/19/26, 1-4 p.m.
Open enrollment for health insurance continues into 2017. Every Wednesday this month, get ongoing free assistance with the Affordable Care Act. Sign up for Medicaid and learn about special enrollment periods.
Financial assistance may be available. A state certified health insurance navigator is available to answer your questions and help you enroll at no charge. Please bring your driver’s license or state ID, income information (w-2′s, tax forms, pay stubs) and social security numbers for you and anyone else in your household that needs coverage. Call 312-898-8864 to schedule an appointment.
Lincoln Avenue: On Foot, for Food Walking Tour
Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.
In recent years, Lincoln Avenue in Roscoe Village continues to offer the interested food aficionado a range of cafes, butchers, fast-casual restaurants, and Southern-style cuisine eateries. On this walking tour, we’ll get to stop by a few of these establishments and talk with business owners about how they are responding to customers’ requests to know more about their food. Urbanologist, Max Grinnell, will host and lead the tour.
Book Club: “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Saturday, April 15, 2:30 p.m.
First published in 1962, this book is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, it is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man’s will to prevail over relentless dehumanization, told by “a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gorky”
Poetry Month: Everyday Odes poetry reading with Andy Karol
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
Chicago-based performance poet Andy Karol is a storyteller who draws audiences in with vulnerability, passion, and lyrical language. A focus on gender, sexuality, mental illness, love and loss, Andy’s poems speak of an inner world that exists like an ocean beneath a night sky. Andy has also taught spoken word classes and workshops and tours individually as well as with Cometry, an ensemble that uses poetry and comedy to inspire and educate national audiences. Andy has competed on two Chicago teams at the National Poetry Slam and has published two chapbooks—Fail-Safe (2015) and Paperboy (2016).