"He Writes About Us: An Autobiography of a Chicago Journalist"


Wednesday, July 29, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come meet famed Chicago journalist Kenan Heise as he reads from his new autobiography He Writes About Us.  Praised by former Tribune columnist Bob Greene for having "the eyes of a newspaperman and the heart of a poet," Heise pays tribute to the journalists who gave him his start and recounts how epilepsy and the Franciscan Order of monks shaped his commitment to telling the stories of ordinary people.  Copies of He Writes About Us will be available to purchase.   

Kenan Heise spent 36 years as a Chicago Tribune reporter and obituary writer and is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.  A prolific author and poet, he's written or collaborated on over 25 books and memoirs including the pioneering oral history They Speak for Themselves: Interviews with the Destitute of Chicago.


North Branch Closed Temporarily August 10-15

titleMonday-Saturday, August 10-15, North Branch

The North Branch of the Evanston Public Library will close at 6 pm Saturday, August 8 and reopen on Monday, August 17 at 10 am. Staff will be remodeling the circulation desk. Patrons are encouraged to pick up all reserves by by Saturday, August 8 or change the pickup location to the Main or CAMS branch or suspend them until we reopen.

The book drop will remain open during this period. 

Questions: contact the North Branch at 847-866-0330.


August Family Nights!


Tuesday 8/4 7 pm  Family Night: Yoga with Jancy Jerome! Cat, cow, and down dog too! Come learn to greet the morning together in an easy and beautiful sun salutation. Grades K - 6 with a parent. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Registration required.

Monday 8/10 7 pm Family Night: Lego Night. Build your dream school together -- or the last "tree house"  of summer. Grades K -5. Drop In; no registration needed.

Thursday 8/13 6:30 pm  Family Night:  Drive in Movie Night with Stuffed Animals! Build your favorite stuffed animal a cool car, then drive over together to our movie room for some short films. Preschool and up. Registration Required.

More August Family Nights...


Act Out: Performance Workshops for Teens!

altEvery Thursday, starting June 18, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library
This summer, learn to perform comedy, poetry or theatre with your friends! These drop-in workshops will feature a different performance style each week for you jump in, get messy, and try something new! At the end of the summer, all participants will be invited to showcase their new skills at a Teen Variety Show. Great for novices and experts alike.


You can sign up for just one or two, a series of a single topic, or the entire summer! Join us!

Read more: Act Out: Performance Workshops for Teens!

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