Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween and November programs at your Whitney Young Branch Library

Hello friends and community partners, I am attaching a listing of wonderful upcoming programs that we will be presenting at your Whitney Young Branch Library throughout the month of November. We hope we will be presenting something of interest for patrons of all ages.

I would like to make a special push for our Next Generation of Great Jazz Musicians. These young musicians under the tutorage of jazz percussionist Charles Heath are all competing for the Ken Chaney Scholarship that will send them to a jazz camp as well as help fund college expenses. That program will kick off on November 7th and will be featuring the fantastic young saxophone player Isaiah Collier.

Mitchell Smith
Branch Manager
Whitney Young

Scheduled Programs At Your Whitney Young Branch Library

7901 S. King Drive




October 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 The Whitney Young Children’s Department will celebrate Halloween with HALLOWEEN GAME TIME where the kids can win Halloween treats or tricks by playing fun and exciting games!


October 31st from 11:00 – 12:00 Whitney Young Adult Book Discussion will take place and we will be discussion the One Book One Chicago title The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja.


November 5th from 5:00 – 6:00 the Whitney Young Teen Department will present Beat Making where teens will get a brief overview on how to use the computer to create music


November 7th  from 12:30 – 2:00 Charles Heath in association with the Whitney Young Branch Library Present THE NEXT GENERATION OF GREAT JAZZ MUSICIANS! James Wenzel (bass), Jeremiah Collier (drums), Isaiah Collier (saxophone) and maybe a surprise guest musician LET’S SUPPORT OUR YOUTH



 November 12th at 4:00 in celebration of Native American Heritage MonthSPIRIT ANIMAL T-SHIRT TRANSFER- with Annie Chu.  Choose a graphic design from several different animal icons.  Permanently transfer it onto a t-shirt with a hot iron.  Add a hip urban vibe with metal studs and pops of color with fabric markers.  Participants must bring your own t-shirt to this program.  White or lighter colors work best.  Please do not bring black.  Registration required limit 15.  This is a teen program for ages 12 – 16


November 14th from 10:00 – 12:00 through the Chicago Public Library’s Department of Cultural and Civic Engagement the FINRA/Smart Investing @Your Library Programs the Whitney Young Branch will host Janice Murdock from the St. Sabina Employment Center



November 18th Old Town School of Folk Music present, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden. As part of the Chicago Public Library’s One Book One Chicago 2015-2016 season Joe Filisko (harmonica & Vocals) and Eric Noden (guitar & Vocals) will perform historical and original music that shows the role of Chicago in the history of blues and roots music. Big Bill Broonzy and Sonny Boy Williamson are just a couple of the Chicago Musicians who will be discussed.   


November 28th from 11:00 – 12:00 Whitney Young Adult Book Discussion will take place and we will be discussing Forty Million Dollar Slaves The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete. By William C. Rhoden.


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