Saturday, April 1, 2017

What's Buzzing At The Bezazian

As the Bezazian Branch Library celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2017, it is focusing its programming on local events of interest. Here's what's coming up in April:
  • Poetry Writing Workshop: Identity Poetics: Writing for Diversity and Inclusion with Eric Shoemaker
    Saturday, April 1, 11am

    Join us for this poetry writing workshop in celebration of National Poetry Month and individual identity. Eric Shoemaker is a poet-playwright currently attending the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics program at Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. More info is here.
  • Sanctuary/Sustenance: Community Dialog and Mobile Exhibit
    Saturday, April 22, 1-3pm
    This very special program is a meet and greet with Uptown’s refugee community. Please join ART WORKS Projects at the Bezazian Branch Library for a community gathering and conversation about welcoming refugee and immigrant families to Uptown and how these communities support and enhance neighborhoods across Chicago. To accompany the conversation, AWP will show a mobile version of their current photography exhibition Sanctuary/Sustenance which traces the refugee journey from home through conflict and displacement to resettlement in five U.S. cities. Bezazian's children's librarian will also facilitate a children's art activity during the conversation. Representatives from the Chinese Mutual Aid Association and the Syrian Community Network will be on hand to participate in the discussion and dialog. More info here.
  • Food Entrepreneurs: Phoenix Bean with Jenny Yang
    Saturday, April 29, 11am

    The first in a three-part series about local food purveyors, their businesses and their delicacies. Jenny Yang, owner of Phoenix Bean, an Edgewater tofu producer, will tell us about her business, her personal story and her products--locally produced tofu, soy milk, soy noodles and much more. Come to this first Food Entrepreneurs program to have both your taste buds delighted and business acumen sharpened. More info here.
 As always, other programs continue, such as
  • Thursday morning storytimes
  • Monday Teacher in the Library
  • Wednesday sewing
  • CyberNavigator services, etc.
The Bezazian Branch Library is located at Magnolia and Ainslie, and all its programs can be seen here.

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