Author Reading: Peter Ferry

titleWednesday, September 2, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come meet author Peter Ferry as he reads from his new novel Old Heart.  Praised by Publishers Weekly as "a life-affirming novel about love and second chances," Ferry's book tells the story of 85-year-old Tom Johnson who escapes the retirement home by going off the grid and stealing away to the Netherlands in search of his long-lost love.  Wry and exuberant, Old Heart was lauded by author Dave Eggers as "a page-turning book of ideas that has the power to change lives."  Copies of Old Heart will be available for purchase.

Peter Ferry is a retired Lake Forest High School creative writing teacher and the author of the 2008 novel Travel Writing. His short stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Fiction, and Chicago Quarterly Review, and he was the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Short Fiction.  He lives in Evanston. 

Please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620 to guarantee your seat.


Sign up for September Storytimes!


Registration starts Monday, August 31, 9 am, online, in person at the Main Children's Room, or by phone at 847-448-8610.

Branches also start registration August 31.

Storytimes start the week of  Monday, September 14.

It's time to sign up for September registered storytimes! We've got a storytime for every early childhood age group -- infants, 1's, 2's, three and up. (Child should be a Evanston resident or attend an Evanston school.)

Infant Rhymetime -- under 12 months -- register staring 8/31

Book Babies - 1 year old -- register starting 8/31

Time for Two's  - 2 years old -- register starting 8/31

All By Myself - ages 3 and up -register starting 8/31 for Monday or Thursday

Family Storytime and Craft - ages 3 and up -- register starting 8/31


Mission Impossible: "Moby-Dick" Kickoff


Wednesday, September 9, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library invites you to join a yearlong discussion of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.  Enjoy the support and encouragement of other readers on this unique literary journey.

Our kickoff meeting will feature a lecture by Dr. Betsy Erkkila, the Henry Sanborn Noyes Professor of Literature at Northwestern University and a specialist on 19th Century American Literature.  Registration is not required to attend the lecture.

Regular discussion meetings will begin mid-October and continue every other month through August 2016.  General registration for a discussion section will begin at the kickoff event. Beginning September 10, you can register online or by calling (847) 448-8620.  Copies of Moby-Dick will soon be available in limited quantities at the RA Desk.


Basic Computer Classes in September 2015

titleThree-part classes, perfect for beginners! Students should attend all three sessions of a class.
Main Library 3rd floor Computer Lab.
Registration is not required but space is limited to 12 students.
El profesor habla español.

Read more: Basic Computer Classes in September 2015


Parent/Child Workshop

altSaturdays, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library 

Children ages 1 to 3 and their parents/caregivers engage in creative play and have the chance to mix and mingle with each other, and with special guests from various fields. The program ends with a fun circle time.  Registration begins August 31. Register online, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.

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