Austin library branch reopens Monday

Check out the faster computers, teen space, new front desk and more starting at 12 p.m. Feb. 5, 5615 W. Race Ave. At 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, there will be refreshments, book giveaway for kids, button and craft making, followed by a concert at 4 p.m.

Street re-dedication for Nelson Mandela

West Siders are invited to a birthday celebration and tribute 10:30 a.m. July 18 to the South African leader. The event, which will be held at 4800 W. Chicago Ave., is sponsored by state Rep. La Shawn Ford, Westside Health Authority, CBC, West Side Historic Preservation Society, Institute for Nonvioence Chicago, New Jerusalem Lodge of M.W.P.H.G.L. of Illinois, Ceasefire, SSF AVE 72, Tia L. Ford, West Side Democracy for America, Saint Martin De Porres and Fathers Who Care.