Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What's Going On At The Bezazian? Magic, Poetry, Refugee Rights & More

The Harold Bezazian branch of the Chicago Public Library is located at 1226 West Ainslie. It's one of the most-used libraries in the CPL system with plenty of free programs. Some of them are listed below:
  • Our CyberNavigator leads a typing class every Saturday at 11am.
  • Mother Goose on the Loose - Lapsit Storytime and Play
    Thursdays in April, 10:30am
  • Created Equal: Immigrant and Refugee Rights: A Panel Discussion
    Saturday, April 9, 11am
    Daisy Funes, Director of Centro Romero, Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, founder of Syrian Community Network and Fred Tsao, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Senior Policy Counsel, will speak about their efforts in improving life for immigrants and refugees both locally and nationally.
    The Created Equal film set and public programs have been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For more about the Created Equal film project, click here.
  • Mr. D’s Magic Show
    Wednesday, April 13, 3:30pm
    This special report card pickup day magic show is open to all ages.
  • How to Write a Business Plan
    Friday, April 15, 11am
    Kenny Smilovitch, director of the Duman Entrepreneurship Center, and David Fadida, Duman Business Analyst, will give insight, advice and guidance on how to develop an effective business plan.
  • Is It Just Me?: Protest Poetry Workshop
    Wednesday, April 20, 6pm
    Poetic superstar Samira E. Robinson leads a workshop to help you find and express your creative voice in the wake and movement of Social Justice for self, community, and the world.
We are proud to announce that as of April 1 we have a new children’s librarian, Jun Yoon. Jun will be leading storytimes, engaging students, reinvigorating the children’s room and running our Summer Learning Challenge among many other things.


  1. Most used? Indeed! Pro-active branch head, concerned and pro-active community. A shining example of what can be done when folks combine effort and common sense to use resources to the max. Hats off to Bezazian branch of CPL.

  2. And hats off to the "Friends of Bezazian" community group that's gotten so involved in the past year!