Big Holiday Book Sale: Find Great Gifts, Support the Library

Looking for great gifts or your next great read at crazy low prices?
Don’t miss our Big Holiday Book Sale from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 7. This 3-day event, features an unusually large collection of beautiful gift books in excellent condition at prices buyers will love. Book lovers will find 1000s of very gently used children's and adult books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, large print, and vintage selections in every imaginable category of fiction and non-fiction. The Big Holiday Book Sale has it all. It's like a book store, only a lot cheaper!

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Join the Conversation About the Future of Evanston

Would you like to explore a unique and innovative approach to public life and community change? Join the Evanston Public Library in a conversation designed to move our community forward. Using the strategies, tools, and philosophy of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, the Evanston Public Library is seeking citizens who are willing to work together to create meaningful change. What aspirations do we share for Evanston? Let's work together to accelerate positive change.

Sign up to join a community conversation on either Tuesday, December 2, 6 pm (Register online) at the Evanston Public Library or Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 pm (Register online) at Robert Crown Center. Can't make any of those dates but still interested? To register or get more information please contact Community Engagement Librarian Jill Skwerski at 847-448-8664 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Affordable Care Act and You


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

Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections will visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options.Come get your questions answered!  The open enrollment period for Affordable Care runs November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015.

Saturday, November  22, 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27,  9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Sunday, November  23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28,  12:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library

Tuesday, November  25,  December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10 am - 8 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library

Wednesday, November  19, 26, December 3, 10, 17,  12:30 pm - 8 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library

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FAN Event: Whistling Vivaldi- How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

We're proud co-sponsors of the Family Action Network's upcoming program:

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do with author Claude Steele, Ph.D. Monday, December 8, at 7 pm at the Evanston Township High School Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. 

Then, please join us at the Evanston Public Library as we partner with FAN to dig deeper through two dynamic, interactive, facilitated workshops based on Whistling Vivaldi, a seminal work in the field of social psychology. The workshop “Identity as a Bridge Between Us” will be offered twice and registration is required:

Wednesday, December 10, at 9:30-11 am and at 7-8:30 pm in the Evanston Public Library Community Meeting Room. Register online. All registration will be handled by FAN. Capacity is limited to 100 per workshop. The December 10 day and evening workshops will have similar formats.

Individuals serving as Workshop Facilitators and Reflectors will include: Marcus Campbell, Assistant Superintendent-Principal, Evanston Township High School; Tim Dohrer, Ph.D. School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University; Seth Green, Executive Director, Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.), Eileen Heineman, Racial Justice Co-Director, YWCA Evanston-North Shore, Rachel Nagler, Director of Diversity, North Shore Country  Day School, Lonnie Stonitsch, Family Action Netwok (FAN), and Gloria Woods, Racial Justice Co-Director, YWCA Evanston-North Shore.

EPL, through its Keepin’ It Real Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group will be reading Whistling Vivaldi in February 2015. More information.

Questions may be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Community Engagement Librarian.


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.


2014 Best Picture Books Presentation

altSaturday, December 13, 10:30 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Join Brian Wilson, EPL Children’s Librarían as he shares his picks for Best Picture Books of 2014.  Parents, teachers, child care workers, grandparents and anyone else who values reading aloud to young children at home, in classrooms, child care centers or casual playgroups will enjoy “Mr. Brian’s” lively presentation. It can also help anyone who needs meaningful ideas for holiday gift giving. (NOTE: This event is for adults only!)  No registration required. 


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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