The Young and the Restless Storytime

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Every Thursday at  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 meet in the Community Meeting Room, the big room off the library's lobby -- to accommodate more fun! Find us every Thursday for songs, rhymes and then free play. Drop In -- no registration is required.

   

Muse of Fire Presents: Hamlet

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Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, 7:30 pm, Main Library

Muse of Fire, Evanston 's homegrown free Shakespeare company, presents his greatest dramatic work, Hamlet. This innovative after-hours production will be performed throughout the Main Library building and will require the audience to move around the building, but will be entirely wheelchair accessible. Producing Artistic Associate Alex Fthenakis (Petruchio in 2013's critically-acclaimed The Taming of the Shrew) stars in the title role, and artistic Director Jemma Alix Levy helms the production, giving us an intimate look at this most human of Shakespeare's characters.  This production will run approximately 2 1/2 hours, plus an intermission. No reservations necessary.

   

EPL and EHC Present: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

altSunday, August 30, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

In 1926, then Vice President, Charles Gates Dawes wrote an article warning against Senate filibustering.  Frank Capra's 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, addresses just this issue.  In celebration of the Evanston History Center's "Year of Dawes", the Evanston Public Library is proud to show this film as part of the kick-off celebration.  Go to the Evanston History Center's website for more information on events.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. (DVD 1939).

Run Time: 129 minutes

Rated: Not Rated

This movie is presented as a partner program to the Evanston History Center's "Year of Dawes" celebration. 

   

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.

   

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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