titleMondays, 10:15 - 10:45 am, March 31 - May 19,  North Branch

Bring your infants (birth through 2 years) to sing songs, play games, and read books. Free play follows the storytime. A great introduction to the library for our youngest patrons. Drop-in, no registration required.


altWhy 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.  This month we'll be reading Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.   Please Register

Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.
But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.



Monday, April 7, 4-5 pm, Chicago Ave/Main Street Branch

Saturday, April 26, 3-4 pm, The Loft, Main Library 

April is Earth Month and we’re celebrating by recycling found objects into new treasures! Join us to make a snow globe (spring style) or a chip bag wallet. Jars and chip bags will be provided but please bring any special/personal objects you’d like to put in your globe. Please register for the Chicago Ave Main Street Branch event or the Loft event. Grades 6-12.



April 3-27, 2nd Floor, Main Library

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964," which documents Mexican temporary laborers in the United States, will be on display at the Evanston Public Library from April 3 to April 27. The exhibit describes the experiences of bracero workers and their families, and provides context for today’s debates on immigration and guest worker programs.
The exhibit's stay at the Library is made possible through a partnership with the Dittmar Gallery and the Latina and Latino Studies Department at Northwestern University.


titleThursday, April 24, 7:45 pm, Children's Public Conference Room, Main Library

In this book group for parents, we read engaging children's literature featuring fully-realized boy characters and discuss the story in an effort to understand our sons. Co-led by a young adult staff member and father, and a former family systems therapist at Northwestern University, this book group gives parents a chance to connect with other parents and learn strategies for giving boys the support they need to thrive.

Our April book will be Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle.

Please register to attend and then pick up a copy of the book in the children's room.

Adults only. If you are a two-parent household, both parents are encouraged to attend.



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