Vote in the 2nd Annual Get Caught Reading Photo & Video Contest


The Evanston Public Library invited photographers and videographers of all ages and expertise levels to capture Evanston in the act of reading by entering the 2nd Annual Get Caught Reading community photo and video contest.

We asked you to capture images of people expressing the joy of reading in all forms and in various places from private spaces to public venues.  Entry submission closed on October 10 and the voting period will be October 20 through October 30.


Last year's winners: 18 and under category, Colin Lowman, "Reading on the Job".  Over 18 category, Elizabeth Hansen, "City Girl". Congratulations!



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Home Sweet Home: A Homebuyer's Workshop [DATE CHANGE]


Wednesday, October 22, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

This workshop is ideal for first time homebuyers, move-up buyers, real estate investors, and current homeowners. Learn about available down payment assistance ($7,500!); what a pre-approval will do for you; why NOW is the time to buy or refinance your home; how to save money on your monthly payment; top 10 Homebuyer and Homeowner Mistakes; and more.  Presented by Evan Kane and Kelly Malitz of MB Financial Banks.  Registration is requested, but not required.  Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630.


Meet the Breakfast Queen


Thursday, October 23, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come meet Ina "The Breakfast Queen" Pinkney as she reads from her book Taste Memories: Recipes for Life and Breakfast.  Ms. Pinkney will take questions following her reading, and copies of Taste Memories will be available to purchase.
Ina Pinkney was the chef and owner of the iconic West Loop restaurant Ina's.  In 2011 she received Chicago Magazine's Green Award for co-founding the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition, and in 2014, she was awarded the Golden Whisk for excellence in the kitchen from the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Organization. She is a frequent guest and keynote speaker on the radio, local news, and at culinary school graduations.

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


October Family Nights at the Library


October brings five great evening events in the Children's Department.These working-parent friendly events are intended for young children and the whole family is welcome! Get the library habit started early and come back often. Research shows that early reading successes translate to success in school and beyond.

Thursday, October 16 at 7 pm
Family Jammie Time

Monday, October 20 at 6:30 pm
Young and the Restless: Storytime and Singalong for Infants, 1 and 2 Year-Olds

Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm
Family Lego Night

Monday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
Halloween Storytime and Craft (Registration required for this event. Please call 847-448-8610.)


Author Reading: "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston"


Saturday, October 25, 3:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come meet Evanston native Mary Barr as she reads from her new book Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston.  Described by NU's Dr. Martha Biondi as "a perceptive, moving, and at times turbulent portrait of Evanston," Friends Disappear delves into the history of Evanston's neighborhoods, schools, and work life to unearth and examine the community's "detrimental myth of integration."  Dr. Barr will take questions following her reading, and copies of her book will be available to purchase courtesy of the Book Stall.

Dr. Mary Barr is a lecturer at Clemson University.  She holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Sociology from Yale University. 

Seating is limited to 100 people.  Please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620 to guarantee your seat.


Part of 11 Months of African American History series, and the community wide, "RACE: Are We So Different?" program series and museum exhibit, in collaboration with the YWCA Evanston Northshore  and the Illinois Holocaust Museum.


Science Saturdays at CAMS

titleEvery Other Saturday, Sept. 13-Dec 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.


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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