October Family Nights at the Library


October brings great evening events in the Children's Department.These working-parent friendly events are intended for young children and the whole family is welcome! Get the library habit started early and come back often. Research shows that early reading successes translate to success in school and beyond.

Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm
Family Lego Night

Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
Halloween Storytime and Craft (Registration required for this event. Please call 847-448-8610.)


Vote in the 2nd Annual Get Caught Reading Photo & Video Contest


The Evanston Public Library invited photographers and videographers of all ages and expertise levels to capture Evanston in the act of reading by entering the 2nd Annual Get Caught Reading community photo and video contest.

We asked you to capture images of people expressing the joy of reading in all forms and in various places from private spaces to public venues.  Entry submission closed on October 10 and the voting period will be October 20 through October 30.


Last year's winners: 18 and under category, Colin Lowman, "Reading on the Job".  Over 18 category, Elizabeth Hansen, "City Girl". Congratulations!



Read More: Get Caught Reading


Science Saturdays at CAMS

titleEvery Other Saturday, September 13-December 6, 2 pm, CAMS Branch

Families are invited to drop in for a fun science experiment at CAMS every other Saturday. Science Saturdays are September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22 and December 6.


Teen Filmmaking : Special Topics/Screenwriting

alt4th Saturday of the month starting Saturday, September 27 through Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Attention all filmmakers! If you've dabbled in filmmaking before, this workshop is for you. We'll be focusing on solely on scriptwriting, writing a short script from start to finish. We'll take a look at published scripts and learn about proper form. This is a special topics workshop in on-going series, so stay-tuned in the spring for more topics.  This series being Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, January 24. Grades 6-12. Please register for this series of events.


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