Events

titleMondays, September 21-November 30, 10:15 am, North Branch

Songs, games and stories for ages 0 to 2 years. Free play after storytime. Drop-in program, no registration required. A great way to introduce the library to your littlest reader.

 

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Wednesday, September 9, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library invites you to join a yearlong discussion of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.  Enjoy the support and encouragement of other readers on this unique literary journey.

Our kickoff meeting will feature a lecture by Dr. Betsy Erkkila, the Henry Sanborn Noyes Professor of Literature at Northwestern University and a specialist on 19th Century American Literature.  Registration is not required to attend the lecture.

Regular discussion meetings will begin mid-October and continue every other month through August 2016.  General registration for a discussion section will begin at the kickoff event. Beginning September 10, you can register online or by calling (847) 448-8620.  Copies of Moby-Dick will soon be available in limited quantities at the RA Desk.

 

titleWednesday, April 6, 7 pm, Third Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

Evanston Public Library's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson.

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately.

 
   

titleWednesday, March 2, 7 pm, Third Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

Evanston Public Library's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch.

The thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is part Robin Hood, part Ocean's Eleven, part Count of Monte Cristo—and entirely enthralling!

 

titleWednesday, February 3, 7 pm, Third Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

Evanston Public Library's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Babel-17, by Samuel R. Delany.

A Nebula-winning novel about the power of language. Humanity, which has spread throughout the universe, is involved in a war with the Invaders, who have been covertly assassinating officials and sabotaging spaceships. The only clues humanity has to go on are strange alien messages that have been intercepted in space. Poet and linguist Rydra Wong is determined to understand the language and stop the alien threat.

   

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