Evanston Public Library

Evanston Public Library The mission of the Evanston Public Library is to promote the development of independent, self-confid

Happening tomorrow at the Main Library. Come explore the life of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable with Courtney Pierre Joseph...
02/20/2024

Happening tomorrow at the Main Library. Come explore the life of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable with Courtney Pierre Joseph, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Lake Forest College. Click to register: https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9568822

This Wednesday, February 21, join Courtney Pierre Joseph for a talk about the life and times of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable at the Evanston Public Library. Event is free but please register: https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9568822

The 8-foot bronze “Explorer” DuSable bust by artist Erik Blome is currently on display outside of Evanston Public Library.

Did you know you can access all of Evanston's historical newspapers -- including several iterations of the Newsette -- i...
02/19/2024

Did you know you can access all of Evanston's historical newspapers -- including several iterations of the Newsette -- in one convenient, searchable database? Just visit https://www.epl.org/evanston-history/ to search across all our local papers dating back to 1872!

https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/02/18/ccc-newsette-a-substantial-record-of-evanstons-black-history/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Evanston+RoundTable&utm_campaign=811386dfd6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2024_02_18_09_00&utm_term=0_-811386dfd6-[LIST_EMAIL_ID]

The small but mighty CCC Newsette warmed hearts and heated up mailboxes across Evanston’s sizable Black community and beyond from 1971 to 1985.

"There's nowhere else you can get such good bread made with flour that been so thoughtfully sourced... Here, Ellen shows...
02/19/2024

"There's nowhere else you can get such good bread made with flour that been so thoughtfully sourced... Here, Ellen shows you how to do it." — Mark Bittman

Evanston's own Ellen King, owner of Hewn Bakery and author of Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour from Hewn Bakery, drops by EPL on
Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Indulge in all things bread, buy and book and get it signed.

Books available for sale from Bookends & Beginnings.

Register at https://evanston.libnet.info/event/10169602

Memory Cafes, Active Healthy Adult programs, and art classes -- just a few of the programs we offer for older adults. Re...
02/16/2024

Memory Cafes, Active Healthy Adult programs, and art classes -- just a few of the programs we offer for older adults. Read all about it, then visit epl.org/events to sign up!

AgeOptions and partners in suburban Cook County are hosting Memory Cafes to meet the needs of Baby Boomers.
Read the article: https://ow.ly/v1MK50QCUEm
Evanston Public Library Park Forest Public Library AgeOptions

Join us for a story time and craft with Evanston Police Department and Northern Illinois Chapter of NOBLE on Feb. 24. No...
02/16/2024

Join us for a story time and craft with Evanston Police Department and Northern Illinois Chapter of NOBLE on Feb. 24. No registration necessary. Details at Evanston.libnet.info/event/10189466

EPD is partnering with the Northern Illinois Chapter of NOBLE and the Evanston Public Library to host Books & Badges in honor of Black History Month.

When: February 24, 2024 - 1:30 pm
Where: Robert Crown Library

Please join us for this fun event for the kiddos!

We hereby announce that you are cordially invited to enjoy an evening for Romance and regency with Julia Quinn, author o...
02/10/2024

We hereby announce that you are cordially invited to enjoy an evening for Romance and regency with Julia Quinn, author of the bestselling series, Bridgerton. Joined by Sarah MacLean. Quinn will discuss all things romance and what it was like to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. It's sure to be an evening you won't forget. ⁠
Click the link below to register.⁠
https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9843447

Drop by to see Jean Baptiste Point du Sable in his new floral wreath, and check out one of our Black History Month progr...
01/31/2024

Drop by to see Jean Baptiste Point du Sable in his new floral wreath, and check out one of our Black History Month programs -- including "Finding Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable: Chicago’s Black Father" on Feb. 21.

The DuSable bust is decorated with a floral wreath last week ahead of Black History Month. As the first month of the New Year comes to an end, Black

Learn about the dark skies movement, ways to bring back the dark, and if brighter is really safer from Ken Walczak, seni...
01/31/2024

Learn about the dark skies movement, ways to bring back the dark, and if brighter is really safer from Ken Walczak, senior manager at the Adler Planetarium.

This program is part of a partnership with Natural Habitat Evanston exploring our changing environment and the actions we can take to enhance our urban environment and our own health, enjoyment and place in it.

Sign up at https://evanston.libnet.info/event/10078035

Snag a spot! We've got just a few seats that opened up for Pop-Up Cards, part of our Art for Older Adults (55+) series. ...
01/30/2024

Snag a spot! We've got just a few seats that opened up for Pop-Up Cards, part of our Art for Older Adults (55+) series.

Flex the creative muscles you've all but forgotten about and get ready for Valentine's Day by making three love-themed cards featuring whimsical animals with artist and published pop-up book
maker Shawn Sheehy. (His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by the Newberry Library, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard!)

There will be time and materials for you to add your own special touches, too.

Register at https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9647261

Shout out to our partners at the CNE - Childcare Network of Evanston who hosted one of their recent socialization events...
01/29/2024

Shout out to our partners at the CNE - Childcare Network of Evanston who hosted one of their recent socialization events at our library! CNE provides support to families with young children, helping parents get their kids ready for school success.

(And also, sometimes there's ice cream.)

Have you heard? We are converting the Robert Crown multipurpose room into a teen hang-out space for an evening full of f...
01/27/2024

Have you heard? We are converting the Robert Crown multipurpose room into a teen hang-out space for an evening full of fun! Get crafty with a sweet science experiment. Learn how to temper chocolate in the microwave and make your own chocolate bar or candies. With snacks, music, and crafts it's sure to be a chill time.
Check out the link below to register. ⁠https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9840692

There's still a few seats left for this Saturday's behind the scenes event on the Norshore Twelve exhibit presented by S...
01/25/2024

There's still a few seats left for this Saturday's behind the scenes event on the Norshore Twelve exhibit presented by Shorefront Legacy Center's Dino Robinson. Sign up at https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9786481

A Norshore Twelve club sweater on display at the A Decade to Remember exhibit. Shorefront Legacy Center founder Morris "Dino" Robinson will share the

Our   events and programs are coming up fast! Snag your spot for Black Abstract Art & Black Imaginations, a Northwestern...
01/24/2024

Our events and programs are coming up fast!

Snag your spot for Black Abstract Art & Black Imaginations, a Northwestern Emeriti Organization mini-course presented by D. Soyini Madison of Northwestern University's Department of Performance Studies that asks: What is beauty through the transformational lens of Black abstract art?

Register now at https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9055971

Calling all future thespians! Join Northwestern Theatre's Lovers and Madmen is here to help you explore different roles ...
01/23/2024

Calling all future thespians! Join Northwestern Theatre's Lovers and Madmen is here to help you explore different roles in the theatrical process. Kids will get to see an abridged production of Pyramus and Thisbe from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! Then, they can try their hand as a costume designer, make their voice heard as a director, and get involved as an actor through improv games. ⁠
Link below to Register! https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9849061

01/19/2024

The temperatures are dipping again this weekend, so here are a couple of indoor ideas for teen and family fun with the Evanston Public Library! More details on their website at www.epl.org. Stay warm everyone!

adjusting hours today and tomorrow.Today, Friday, Jan. 12: Crown Branch Library will be closed.The Main Library will be ...
01/12/2024

adjusting hours today and tomorrow.

Today, Friday, Jan. 12:
Crown Branch Library will be closed.
The Main Library will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13:
Crown Branch Library will be closed.
The Main Library will be open 12-6 p.m.

Our scheduled programs, Drag Story Hour with Coco Shon-nell and Saving Stories: An Intro to Book and Paper Conservation, will be postponed or canceled. (If you registered, watch for an email with updates.)

Need a good read this snow day? We're always open at epl.org. Download eBooks, audiobooks and movies for free with your library card at https://www.epl.org/find/downloads/help-pages/

The Evanston Public Library is hiring! We've got openings for the following positions: 📚️ Finance Manager📚️ Branch Manag...
01/11/2024

The Evanston Public Library is hiring! We've got openings for the following positions:

📚️ Finance Manager
📚️ Branch Manager
📚️ Safety Manager
📚️ Security Monitor

Apply by Feb. 3! More information at epl.org/employment.

The Robert Crown Branch Library will be closed today, Thursday, Dec. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. so our whole library staff ...
12/21/2023

The Robert Crown Branch Library will be closed today, Thursday, Dec. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. so our whole library staff can be together and celebrate the end of the year.

Thanks for your patience -- and for being great patrons all year long!

Make a plan to join us for this year's Kwanzaa Celebration!
12/20/2023

Make a plan to join us for this year's Kwanzaa Celebration!

Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, take a good book from EPL with you!Through Jan. 31, we've lifted our...
12/20/2023

Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, take a good book from EPL with you!

Through Jan. 31, we've lifted our limits on Hoopla borrows, so you can borrow 7 items instead of just 4 each month. Plus, with our daily library-wide limits raised you'll no longer need to beat other readers to the app each day!

So grab an audiobook for your long drive to grandma's, a holiday movie to watch with the kids, or an eBook to unwind with this holiday vacation.

Never tried Hoopla? You're missing out! The Hoopla app allows you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more, right to your device, all for FREE with your library card. Get started at hoopladigital.com.

Head's up on our holiday closures this week and next:Thursday, Dec. 21: Crown Branch closed 12-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24: B...
12/19/2023

Head's up on our holiday closures this week and next:

Thursday, Dec. 21: Crown Branch closed 12-2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24: Both locations closed.
Monday, Dec. 25: Both locations closed.
Sunday, Dec. 31: Crown Branch closes early at 4 p.m. Main Library closes early at 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 1: Both locations closed.

Grab your holiday reading now, or download your next book at epl.org

SPACE NOW OPEN in one of our Mission Impossible group book discussions! Mission Impossible is EPL's long-standing book g...
12/18/2023

SPACE NOW OPEN in one of our Mission Impossible group book discussions!

Mission Impossible is EPL's long-standing book group dedicated to tackling the longer works and complete canons of noted authors. This year, they've been tackling Salman Rushdie.

Join in on a discussion of Midnight's Children, Rushdie's masterpiece of India and "one of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation." Snag a spot in the discussion, then drop by this week to grab your copy for some reading over the holiday break.

Register at:
https://evanston.libnet.info/event/9523436

Did you know that "Bookends," the two large sculptures atop the western facade of the Main Library, are the work of Rich...
12/18/2023

Did you know that "Bookends," the two large sculptures atop the western facade of the Main Library, are the work of Richard Hunt, Chicago south-side native who has sculpted pieces on display at the Smithsonian, Midway Airport, and soon, the Obama Presidential Library?

Hunt passed away this month at age 88. Learn more about his work:

He produced soaring installations of public art over a career that he said was shaped by attending the funeral of Emmett Till.

Join us at the Robert Crown Community Center for the Kwanzaa celebration! The festivities will include the popular Artis...
12/15/2023

Join us at the Robert Crown Community Center for the Kwanzaa celebration! The festivities will include the popular Artisan Market Place, delicious food and sweet treats, a Community Drum Circle, arts and crafts sponsored by Evanston Public Library, a performance of 'A Poetic Kwanzaa' featuring JustUsArts and conclude with the traditional Kwanzaa Ceremony. This is a free community sharing event, so all are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Guessing at the perfect title for the book-lover in your life this holiday season? Have no fear! The librarians of the E...
12/08/2023

Guessing at the perfect title for the book-lover in your life this holiday season? Have no fear! The librarians of the Evanston Public Library are here with their top picks of 2023!

Visit https://www.epl.org/recommended-books-for-adults-2023/ to download the guide for our top picks in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, graphic novels and more!

There's nothing better than getting together with friends to discuss a good book! The Evanston Public Library has monthl...
12/06/2023

There's nothing better than getting together with friends to discuss a good book! The Evanston Public Library has monthly book discussion groups for readers of all interests. From Graphic Novels to True Crime, we're hosting book discussions for all types of readers!
Check the link below to learn more about our book groups!
https://www.epl.org/book-groups-for-adults/

🎁 Our holiday gift to you! 🎁 From Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, the Evanston Public Library has raised our limits on Hoopla bo...
12/01/2023

🎁 Our holiday gift to you! 🎁

From Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, the Evanston Public Library has raised our limits on Hoopla borrows! For the months of December and January, borrowers will be able to borrow 7 items instead of just 4 each month. Plus, with our daily library-wide limits raised you'll no longer need to beat other readers to the app each day! (That's right, super users: No more 'collective daily borrow limit' error messages.) So grab an audiobook for your long drive home, a holiday movie to watch with the kids, or an eBook to unwind with this holiday vacation.

Don't use Hoopla? You're missing out! The Hoopla app allows you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more, right to your device, all for FREE with your library card. Get started at hoopladigital.com.

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