Evanston Literary Festival Presents: Garry Wills


Wednesday, May 13, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Garry Wills has been writing about the Catholic Church (and many other things, including history and politics) for more than 50 years. He is an emeritus professor of history at Northwestern University, and has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-Fiction and for Criticism, and the National Humanities Medal. He has written more than 40 books, including A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government (2000), Why I Am a Catholic (2002),

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Local Poets Read

Saturday, April 25, 4 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come celebrate National Poetry Month as four talented local poets read from their latest collections.  Joshua Corey will share his fourth book The Barons, Jim Reiss will read from his sixth collection The Novel, and Quraysh Ali Lansana and Christopher Stewart will read from their new joint volume The Walmart Republic.  Copies of all three books will be available to purchase.

Everyone is welcome, but please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620 to guarantee your seat.



Rising From The Ashes: The Rebuilding of Warsaw Post World War II


Sunday, April 26, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

By 1939, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were intent on razing Warsaw as part of the Pabst Plan to create a future “German” town.  By the time of Warsaw’s liberation in January of 1945 from German occupation, the Wermacht had destroyed 85% of the city.  Margaret Guzek, writer and preservationist, discussestitle the events leading up to the destruction of Warsaw and the Polish community’s meticulous post-war reconstruction, which includes the recognition of  Warsaw’s restoration of its historic quarters as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Money Smart Week 2015


Saturday, April 18 to Saturday, April 25, Main Library

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  The Evanston Public Library is presenting a number of events this year, covering mortgages, investing, retirement, credit reports, and even an activity just for kids!  To see the complete list of programs, check out the library's calendar of events for Money Smart Week.  Or call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630.



MIC Community Music Festival


Evanston Public Library is proud to be a host for the Music Institute of Chicago's 2015 Community Music Festival: 100 concerts across the Chicago area at community centers, libraries, seniors centers, and other grassroots venues from April 17 to May 3.
The Festival showcases more than 1,600 students from 86 communities in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. the following will be performing at the Main Library in the Community Meeting Room:

Sunday April 19, 1 pm: Karin Addis Suzuki Violin Students playing Irish Music, Julia Miller's guitar students

Wednesday April 22, 7 pm: Strings Trio

Saturday April 25, 2:30 pm: Meret Bitticks Flute Students


Dia de los ninos


Thursday, April 30  6 - 6:40 pm, Children's Room

Jueves, 30 de Abril  6 - 6:40 pm, Cuarto de niños

Celebrate Dìa de los niños with an exciting bilingual storytime!
Celebre el Dìa de los niños con media hora de cuentos! 

Come meet Jose Cruz, our new Latino Outreach Coordinator.

Tambien conozcan a Jose Cruz, nuestro nuevo bibliotecario bilingue.

No registration required/ No se necesita registracìon


Affordable Care Act and You


Affordable Care Act Navigators Here to Help You @ the Evanston Public Library

Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections/PEER Services will visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options.Come get your questions answered!  All sessions in the Newberry Room, Second Floor, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections and PEER services will continue to visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options. You May Qualify for a Tax Season Special Enrollment Period if You Were Unaware There was a Tax Penalty for Not Having Health Coverage in 2014.  Drop in (check for times on our event calendar) or call to set up an appointment: Connections - (847)475-7070 | PEER Services – (847)644-1698


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