Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement


Wednesday, April 8, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come meet National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan as he discusses his new book Only One Thing Can Save Us.  A "public policy" book that is compulsively readable, Geoghegan's latest argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived--but different--labor movement is more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society.  With commentary both acerbic and witty, Only One Thing Can Save Us is vintage Geoghegan that offers unparalleled insight into the real dynamics (and human experience) of working in America today.  Geoghegan will take questions and also sign copies of Only One Thing Can Save Us which will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Stall.

Thomas Geoghegan is the author of several books including Which Side Are You On?, See You in Court, and Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?  His writing has appeared in the NY Times, Harper's, and The Nation, and as a practicing attorney, he has represented the United Mine Workers and Teamsters.  He lives in Chicago.

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


Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group: Ancillary Justice

titleWednesday, April 1, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Evanston Public Library's new Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie.

Ancillary Justice is the winner of the 2014 Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel.  It follows the soldier known as Breq, who is drawing closer to completing her quest on a remote, icy planet.  Once, she was a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers.  Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.  Copies of Ancillary Justice will be available at the Main Library, 2nd Floor, Reader's Services Desk.  This event is free and open to all.  


EPL After Hours: The Imitation Game

altFriday, April 3, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency,' an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. The Imitation Game. (DVD 2015).

Run Time: 114 minutes

Rated: PG-13 (for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking)


Four Myths About The Middle East

titleMonday, April 13, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Four members of Northwestern University's Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) Program faculty - Brian Edwards, Henri Lauziere, Wendy Pearlman, and Jessica Winegar - will lead a discussion on four common misconceptions about the Middle East.  Attendance is free and open to all, but please register in advance to help our planning.   

This is the third in an ongoing series of lectures marking a new partnership between the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University's MENA Program.   


Free Tax Preparation and Filing at Evanston Public Library

Filing taxes can be overwhelming, especially for working individuals and families.

This season through April 14, Evanston Public Library, in conjunction with the Center for Economic Progress and the Evanston Community Foundation, is offering free tax help for families with incomes less than $50,000 per year and for individuals with incomes less than $25,000 per year.

Evanston residents can come to the Main Library at 1703 Orrington Ave. on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 pm and 8 pm, through April 14, or Saturdays between 10 am and 1 pm, through April 11, for personalized assistance by an IRS-certified volunteer.

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Career Counseling


Are you at a crossroads on your career path?  Do you need resume or cover letter help?  Are your interviewing skills rusty?  Meet one-on-one with a Career Counselor at the Evanston Public Library for answers to all your job search questions!  Call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630 to sign up for a 30-minute private session during any of the following times:

Second Tuesday of every month: 2 pm – 4 pm

Third Tuesday of every month:  9 am – 11 am

Fourth Tuesday of every month:  4 pm – 6 pm


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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