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State Librarian Jesse White Joins Family Reading Night at EPL

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The Evanston Public Library will hold a special Family Reading Night: Jammie Time with special guest, Secretary of State

Main Evanston Public Library to Reopen August 31

UPDATE: Power was restored late in the afternoon on August 30. The main Evanston Public Library will open on

Register for the 4th Annual Senior Citizen Spelling Bee Competition May 21

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Registration is open for Evanston’s 4th annual Senior Citizen Spelling Bee on Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m., in the

City of Evanston Shares Progress Update on New Robert Crown Community Center and Branch Library

The City of Evanston and the Evanston Public Library are excited to share the progress being made on the

Evanston Public Library Hosts Big Holiday Book Sale December 4-6

The Evanston Public Library's Big Holiday Book Sale will be held Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6. This

Support the Evanston Public Library at the Big Holiday Book Sale Dec. 5-7

Evanston community members are invited to attend the annual Big Holiday Book Sale from Friday, December 5 through Sunday,

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Adds Indoor Venue to Upcoming Production of "Romeo and Juliet"

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Now in its sixth season of producing free outdoor Shakespeare, Muse of Fire Theatre Company is taking big strides

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Opens Sixth Season with "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" July 5

Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer! Starting with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Muse of Fire Theatre Company begins

Community Members Encouraged to Participate in Three Public Innovator Workshops this May

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Residents interested in exploring a unique and innovative approach to public life and community change are invited to attend

The Top 12 Evanston Social Media Stories of 2013

Evanston Races Against Hate More than 5,000 runners, 60 sponsors and 300 volunteers participated in the 2013 Ricky Byrdsong

EPL and ETHS to Offer Planning For, Access & Student Success Programs in September

The Evanston Public Library presents a new series of programs designed  in partnership with the ETHS College and Career Center

El Salvador's National Artist Fernando Llort at EPL August 8

Come meet world-renowned Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort as he discusses and exhibits his work. Considered "El Salvador's National Artist,"

"Pink Heals Tour" Comes to Evanston to Promote Cancer Awareness August 7

The “Pink Heals Tour” will be in Evanston from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 to

EPL Book Sale is Coming: August 9 to August 11

Mark your calendar for our Big Library Summer Book Sale, named by Chicago Reader as "The Best." Our dedicated

Second Installment Property Tax Bills Include Evanston Library Fund

Cook County officials recently mailed out about 1.6 million second-installment property tax bills for the 2012 property tax year.

Tenth Batch of Library Baby Falcons Banded by Scientists

On May 30 at the Evanston Public Library, scientists from Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium

Comcast Launches WiFi "Hot Spots" in Evanston

On Thursday, May 23, Comcast announced that it has launched a WiFi network throughout the Chicago area as part

"Shared Streets" Community Meeting April 30

Evanston150's Walk 'n' Roll group is hosting a community meeting with local alderman to gather input on "Shared Streets."

Malkinson Family Donates $15,000 to Support Evanston Public Library's American History Collection

Evanston Public Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons and members of the Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees recently accepted

Main Library to Open at 1 p.m. on April 5

The Main Evanston Public Library will not open until 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5 due to a scheduled

New "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Evanston Life! Over the past several years, the Highlights newsletter and the Arts

Mayor's State of the City Address March 8, Registration Still Open

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on March 8 to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor of

Voter Registration at Main Library March 9

The League of Women Voters of Evanston will be hosting a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to 3

Winter Creative Drama Workshop for Kids

The Purple Crayon Players proudly presents Finding Your Name, a Winter Creative Drama Workshop. This workshop is recommended for

Free Tutoring Day for Grades K-12 Jan. 21

Aristotle Peers (formerly Peer2Peer Tutors) will offer free tutoring for students in grades K-12 from noon to 4 p.m.

North Branch Book Group Starts Jan. 31 with "Alice in Wonderland"

The North Branch Library is starting the new year with a look at the quintessential example of literary nonsense: Alice’s

FAFSA Application Help for College Aid Jan. 10

Not sure how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for college

The North Branch Library Celebrates 60 Years of Service

On December 5, 2012, the Library Board of Trustees welcomed Alderman Jane Grover (7th Ward), Alderman Mark Tendam (6th

The Ethnic Sound of Christmas and Chanukah: A World Music Holiday Concert Dec. 16

Take a holiday trip to Europe and other lands when the World Music band, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes ,

Starting Your Own Business - For Teens!

The Evanston Public Library will be offering a program for teens interested in starting their own business. The program

EPL Winter Book Sale Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

The Evanston Public Library will once again be holding its Winter Book Sale from November 30 to December 2

North Branch Library Closed for Painting Nov. 22 - Dec. 1

The Evanston North Branch Library is sprucing up for the holidays and will briefly close for painting. In order to

EPL to Host Voter Registration

Will you be eighteen years old by November 6?  Have you moved, changed your name, or become a U.S.

"evanstARTs: creating our cultural vision" A Community Collaboration to Gather Public Input on the Arts in Evanston

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council are collaborating to gather public input on

Back to School Safety Tips from District 65 and the City of Evanston

The City of Evanston is teaming up with District 65 to continue to encourage students and parents to follow

"Mission Impossible: Flannery O'Connor" Starts August 27 at EPL

The Evanston Public Library invites you to join a three-month book discussion series of Flannery O’Connor’s The Complete Stories. Enjoy

Enjoy the Last Few Weeks of Summer with a Book from the EPL Book Sale August 10-12

The Evanston Public Library will host its Summer Book Sale on Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 in

Mayor Tisdahl to Celebrate Library Summer Reading Stop July 18

Summer means school’s out, and for many children it’s a time to explore the outdoors, play with friends and

Free College Admissions Essay Workshop

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In this writing workshop, Molly Moynahan, award winning author of Pitch Perfect: How to Write a Successful College Admission

Summer Reading Stop at EPL

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The Evanston Public Library is bringing the Summer Reading Game to our Summer Reading Stop locations June 9 -

Vote for "Noah's Playground for Everyone"

Does your family love going to Noah’s Playground for Everyone? If you think this inclusive playground is the best

Ongoing Activities for Youth, Teens & Young Adults

Free summer activities are in full swing for youth, teens and young adults. Evanston youth age 13-18 ice-skate for

Summer Curfew Information

The City of Evanston, its police department, and school districts 202 and 65 want you to have an enjoyable

Evanston Public Library Will Host History Exhibit

EPL Hosts Changing Worlds' Oral History and Photography Exhibit Evanston Public Library (EPL) is delighted to host an astounding

Evanston Welcomes Baby Falcons in a Special Naming and Banding Celebration at EPL

An excited crowd joined the Evanston Public Library staff in meeting, naming and banding the newest peregrine falcons on

Latin@ Summer Kickoff Event June 9 at EPL

EPL Latin@ presents “Summer Kickoff Open House” at the Main library (1703 Orrington) on Saturday, June 9 from 10

Up in the Tufts of a Truffula Tree: An Outdoor Dr. Seuss Spectacular!

Join us for this free family event to celebrate sunshine, nature, and community through some of Dr. Seuss's greatest stories,

Top 10 Things to Do this Weekend in Evanston

"Evanston Green Ball" Benefit Friday, May 18 Celebrate going green for a night! All proceeds from this benefit will

Chicago Botanic Garden's Lenhardt Library Hosts Evanston Residents for a Day of Exploring

The Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden welcomes Evanston residents on Sunday, May 6, from noon to 4 p.m. to

Find a Gem at the Spring Book Sale April 20-22

The Evanston Public Library will host its Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2012 in

Reception at EPL for New Library Director

The Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invites Evanston residents to attend a welcoming reception for the new library

Learn the Ins and Outs of Investing Money Wisely at EPL

The Evanston Public Library will offer programs designed to help people more effectively manage their money. Whether you are starting

Evanston Public Library and Mayor Tisdahl Celebrate Children, Culture and Literacy

The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is hosting free educational programs to celebrate El Día de los Niños/El Día de los

Evanston Public Library Hosts Children's Author & Nature Photographer Nic Bishop

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Award-winning children's author and nature photographer Nic Bishop will showcase his work at the Evanston Public Library on Tuesday, April

Library Week 2012: Connect@ Your Library, Virtually

National Library Week runs April 8th-14th, and the Evanston Public Library will have dozens of programs to celebrate “You Belong

A New Book Group at EPL Features True Stories & Real People

The Evanston Public Library starts a new book group, Keepingitreal, featuring true stories and real people. The top three selling

The Wise Kids: Free Film Screening at the Evanston Public Libary

Join us for a free screening of Stephen Cone's 2011 independent film, “The Wise Kids.” Winner of the Grand

Free Concert by Natya Dance Theatre on April 4

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A free Spring Break Concert by Natya Dance Theatre will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 in

Evanston Public Library Board Appoints New Library Director

The Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees appointed Karen Danczak Lyons to serve as the next director of the Evanston

Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards Entry Deadline March 16

The Board of Directors of the Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce an annual poetry competition funded by an

Latin@ Literature Discussion Group Kicks Off at EPL

The Evanston Public Library has launched its first-ever Latin@ Literature Bilingual Discussion Group at the Main library. Instead of Latino or

Explore Chicago's African American History Online through the "Chicago Defender" Archives

The Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce a new online history resource aimed at expanding the public’s knowledge of

EPL Holiday Book Sale Set for Dec. 9-11

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The Evanston Public Library will host its annual Holiday Book Sale on Friday, December 9th through Sunday, December 11th. The

Digital Book Collection Grows with Recent Kindle Update

The Evanston Public Library’s digital book collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle, a long-anticipated feature that allows Library

Library Board Takes a New Approach to Educate, Engage and Empower Evanston Residents

The Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees approved a three-year Strategic Plan that will reflect residents’ interests, while expanding services

Free eBooks for Evanston Residents

Evanston Public Library patrons can now download free eBooks for their Kindle devices through My Media Mall. Thousands of titles

Dziedzic Appointed Interim Evanston Public Library Director

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has appointed Donna Dziedzic as Interim Director of the Evanston Public Library (EPL). Dziedzic will start

Online Homework Tool Subscription Launched at Library

The Evanston Public Library has recently subscribed to Brainfuse, an online service which provides live, online homework help in a wide variety

EPL School Supplies Drive

We need your help! Starting Saturday, August 13, the Evanston Public Library is collecting school supplies to assist Evanston students.

Library Director Johns Resigns

Evanston Library Director Mary Johns has submitted her resignation effective July 15, 2011. Ms. Johns has been appointed Library Director

New Illinois workNet Center Opens at EPL, Offers Job Search & Career Services

Staff from the Evanston Public Library and Workforce Board of Northern Cook County recently partnered to offer job search and

EPL Baby Falcons Receive their New Names

Recently at the Evanston Public Library, scientists from Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History , the Shedd Aquarium and the Brookfield

The 33rd Annual Evanston Public Library Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards Announced

The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards is a competition open to all adult and high school age Chicago area poets.

EPL Continues to Gather Community Input on Future of Library Services in Evanston

The Evanston Public Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee invites community members to participate in two upcoming focus groups. The focus

Rebuilding Haiti's Libraries, Rebuilding Dreams

On March 20th the Evanston Public Library will be hosting the Rebuilding Haiti's Libraries: Rebuilding Dreams program. Evanston resident and local

EPL Announces Wireless Internet & Computer Upgrades

The Evanston Public Library recently upgraded its wireless internet service along with many upgrades to computers throughout the Library. Laptop

New Spanish Resources at the Evanston Public Library

You might have noticed some changes at EPL. We've moved the Spanish section to a central location on the second

September is "Library Card Sign-up Month"

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Evanston Public Library wants to make sure that all children in Evanston have the

Fall "Highlights" Now Available

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The Fall 2010 edition of "Highlights" will be delivered to residents in the next few days. You can check it

Library Board to Hold Funding Forums

The City of Evanston's Library Board will be holding two public Library Funding Forums. The forums will discuss the history of

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