Author Reading: "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door"

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Thursday, October 9, 6pm. EPL co-hosts an event at Bookends and Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., Evanston

Writer Barbara Mahany finds the sacred nearly every time she steps out the door. As a seasoned journalist who spent years as a reporter and feature writer for the Chicago Tribune, she knows how to notice the beauty that surrounds us all and take note. Her new, just-released book is a seasonal field guide to wonder and wisdom: Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door (Abingdon Press, October 2014). “Enraptured by the miracle of this holy Earth’s turning,” Mahany says she has learned to play close attention to the seasons and to “the unending grace…in allowing an ordinary moment to turn itself inside out.”  From the front pages of the Chicago Tribune, to her revered page-two columns, Mahany has drawn in thousands of readers for decades. She lives with her family in Wilmette. To reserve a seat, please contact Bookends and Beginnings at 224-999-7722.

 


   

A Year of August Wilson: Two Trains Running

titleMonday, September 22, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Join artists from Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre and the Chicago theatre community to read aloud and discuss plays from the August Wilson "Century" Cycle. Copies of Two Trains Running will be held at the 2nd floor Reader's services desk, register online or call 847-448-8620.

Part of 11 Months of African American History series.

 

 

   

Navigating Real Life Diversity with our Kids

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, Main Library, Community Meeting Room

Navigating Real Life Diversity with Our Kids: A Speaker Series Sponsored by the PTA Council, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, and the Evanston Public Library

Four Events. Four Nights. Free and Open to the Public

What do diversity and inclusion really mean? What do we, as adults, bring to the table when we talk about the differences our children encounter every day? With heightened awareness and collaboration, children's experiences with diversity and inclusion in school, on the playground, and beyond can be enriched. New tools and knowledge of the latest research can improve dialogue with our children about race, gender, ability, family structure, faith, and other forms of difference. The entire community can benefit from more skillful approaches to real-life encounters.

Elisabeth "Biz" Lindsay-Ryan is a diversity professor, trainer, and consultant. She holds an MA from DePaul University in Human Services and Counseling and a BA from DePauw University. She teaches classes on Social Change, Social Movements, Diversity and Gender at DePaul University's School for New Learning. She also served for many years as Director of Programs at the Women's Center at Northwestern University.

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Announcing the 2nd Annual Get Caught Reading Photo & Video Contest

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The Evanston Public Library invites 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. (New this year: the video category!)

We ask you to capture images of people expressing the joy of reading in all forms and in various places from private spaces to public venues. Help us showcase Evanston as a city of readers of all ages!

Entries will be accepted only through online submission form from September 26 through October 10, 2014. Please enter online at the link that will be provided on this page beginning on September 26. The voting period will be October 15 through October 22.

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

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NEW!! GLBT Book Discussion

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Tuesday, October 14, 7 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

Greg Salustro , former Evanston Arts Commissioner, and chair of “Reeling 32”, Chicago’s LGBTQ annual film festival leads a monthly discussion of books and plays by or about members of the gay/lesbian/bi/transgender community. The inaugural title is Oscar Wilde's classic farce, The Importance of Being Earnest. Copies are available at the Readers Advisory desk on the 2nd floor; to register or reserve a copy call 847-448-8620 or register online.

   

Science Saturdays at CAMS

titleEvery Other Saturday, Sept. 13-Nov. 22, 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, and November 8 and 22.

   

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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