Winter Words: Talk and Read with Your Young Child


Studies show that children who are talked to frequently from birth are significantly better prepared for school success. Recognizing the importance of talking and reading to young children, Evanston Public Library will be offering a special program for children from birth through 3 years. Winter Words: Talk and Read with Your Young Child, will run for four weeks during the month of February (I Love to Read Month).

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Teens Intro to Improv Class


Sundays starting Sunday, February 1 through Sunday, March 8, 3:30-5 pm, Conference Room East, Main Library

Hey aspiring comedians!  Today's TV and film stars Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Key & Peele, Stephen Colbert and Seth Rogen (and more!) all got their start doing improv comedy in their hometowns before going on to make their comedy into a Hollywood career. Come learn how to be funny on the fly! We'll practice creating characters, collaboratively building scenes, and getting out of our heads and into the moment.

This is a 6-week series that culminates in a free performance for friends and family. This series begins Sunday, February 1st and runs through Sunday, March 8. Grades 6-12. Register online!


WWI Commemoration Film: Lawrence of Arabia

titleSunday, February 1, 2 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in Dorset at the age of 46, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.   Lawrence of Arabia. (DVD 2002).

Run Time: 216 minutes

Rated: PG 


Science Saturdays at CAMS

titleEvery Other Saturday, January 31-March 28, 2 pm, CAMS Branch

Families are invited to drop in for a fun science experiment at CAMS every other Saturday. Science Saturdays are January 31, February 14, 28, March 14 and 28.


Enter the Poetry Competition


The Board of Directors of the Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce the annual poetry competition funded by an endowment to the Library in memory of Jo-Anne Hirshfield. The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards competition is open to all students, kindergarten through the eighth grade, attending an Evanston elementary or middle school or residing in Evanston, and all high school students and adults in the Chicago area. This year's guest judge will be Allison Funk.

Awards will be made in four categories: 1) kindergarten through fifth grade, 2) sixth through eighth grade, 3) high school students, and 4) adults. Prizes for the three winning entries in each category will be: First Prize: $100; Second Prize: $50; and Third Prize: $25.

Find out more! --the entry deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015.


The Young and the Restless: New Time & Place!


Thursdays beginning January 8, 9:30 am, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Bring your infant, 1 and 2 year old to The Young and the Restless, our popular sing-a-long storytime for the youngest library patrons. We are moving permanently-- to Thursdays and to the Community Meeting Room, the big room off the library's lobby -- to accommodate more fun! Find us every Thursday for songs, rhymes and free play together after storytime. Drop In -- no registration is required.


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. The open enrollment period for Affordable Care runs November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015.

Saturday, January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday, February 1, 8, 15,  12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Monday, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 10 am - 7 pm

Tuesday, February 3, 10, 11, 18, 25, 10 am - 8 pm

Wednesday, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 12:30 pm - 8 pm
Thursday, February 5, 12, 19, 26,  9 am - 5:30 pm

Friday, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 10 am - 6 pm

Read more: Affordable Care Act and You

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