Events

title

Monday, December 8, 4:30-5:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Come to a one hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can the learn the basics to be a maker, creator, inventor. If you're in grade 3-5, sign up and get ready for an hour of fun! No experience needed. Registration is required and limited to 16 participants. Register online or call 847-448-8610 to register.

 

title

Tuesday, December 9, 6-7 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library  (6th-8th)

Wednesday, December 10, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library (9th-12th)

Come to a one hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can the learn the basics to be a maker, creator, inventor. Sign up for the session that coordinates to your grade and get ready for an hour of fun! Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Register online [9th-12th] | [6th-8th] or call 847-448-8625.

 

titleThursday, December 18, 7-8 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Why should teens have all the fun? In this discussion group, we will read and talk about some pretty amazing YA fiction, through the filter of our grown up eyes. We’ll compare today’s YA literature to that of when we were teens, and have frank conversations about what it’s like for young people in today’s world, and what it’s like after we’ve all grown up. Books for each discussion are available at the Readers Advisory Desk on the second floor of the Main Library one month before. Please register.  This month we'll be reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Being able to taste people's emotions in food may at first be horrifying. But young, unassuming Rose Edelstein grows up learning to harness her gift as she becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

   

title

Wednesday, January 21, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library

If you watched Ken Burns’s PBS documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, come dive deeper into the history of Franklin Roosevelt’s signature political program.  Ira Katznelson’s Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origin of Our Time, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013, proposes that the New Deal preserved liberal democracy, but at the expense of compromises with illiberal forces, and so created the social and political world we inhabit today.

Copies of Fear Itself will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online.  Learn more about the History Book Discussion Group at our blog.

 

titleWednesday, March 18, 7 pm, Seminar Room, Third Floor, Main Library

Jane Franklin’s obscurity and poverty were matched only by her older brother Benjamin’s fame and wealth.  Like him, though, she was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. In Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this extraordinary woman but the world of colonial America.

Copies of Book of Ages will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor. To register call 847-448-8620 or register online.  Learn more about the History Book Discussion Group at our blog.


 

   

Page 2 of 9

evanston logo

Contact us          ©2008-2013 Evanston Public Library   Evanston, IL 60201   847.448.8600   

Home