Credit: National Archives

King in Chicago

Join historian, Chicago sightseeing guide and musician Clarence Goodman as he discusses the rise of race issues around the city and shares stories of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took on Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley to push for better living conditions during “In the Belly of the Beast: King in Chicago” on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road.

King’s fight for civil rights brought him to Chicago many times, and his work here resonates today. Register to attend this program by visiting online.

Addressing teen mental health at home

Ferney Ramirez

Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park continues its Parent Speaker Series on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. with “Ayúdame a Lidiar con la Depresión, la Ansiedad y Otros Conflictos de Mi Edad” (“Help me Deal with Depression, Anxiety and Other Conflicts of My Age”) which will be conducted on Zoom in Spanish.

The presenter is psychologist Dr. Ferney Ramirez, who will recommend specific ways to address the mental health of teens at home. Register to attend by visiting under the “Parent/Student” tab. The program is free and open to the public.

True Crime Club screens ‘Rewind’

The new True Crime Club at Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., will screen the award-winning 2019 documentary “Rewind” on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Using 200 hours of home video and interviews with family members, police and a psychiatrist, director Sasha Joseph Neulinger uncovered a dark history of multigenerational abuse hiding in plain sight. A short Q&A with presenter Cortney McInerney will follow the film.

Register by calling 708-485-6917 or online.

Tai Chi for beginners

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites adults to engage in some low-impact, low-stress exercise under the direction of an expert during a Tai Chi lesson scheduled for Jan. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Register to attend by visiting online.

And more

  • Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents artist Bobbi Meier’s show “Imperfect Rituals” through Feb. 18. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

There’s also “Mujer Quetzalcoatl” featuring the work of Alex Velazquez Brightbill, through March 30 in the lobby of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside. Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., presents After School Art Escape (child with adult) on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m., Calming Craft for Kids (child with adult) on Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.,Crafternoons: Snowflake Mobile on Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m., Morning Munchkin Stories with Miss Karen on Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m., Family Game Night on Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. and Story Safari (child with adult) on Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Register for programs online at
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., presents Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft and Scams on Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m., Yoga Storytime on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m., Violin Storytime with Anderson Music Studio (ages 4-8) on Jan. 16 at 10:30 a.m. and Chair Yoga (virtual) on Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online at to register for programs.
  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, presents Drop In Tech Help on Jan. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m., a Pokemon Meet Up (grades K-8) on Jan. 12 at 4 p.m., Friday Storytimes (all ages) on Jan. 13 at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m., Mindfulness Together meditation with Gina Barsotti on Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. and Family Playtime on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. To register for programs, visit online at
  •  The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts bingo the second Sunday of every month. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. with cash payouts.