altFriday, August 1, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Joe is the foreman of a work crew hired to poison trees before they are cleared from land owned by people who plan to develop it. One day, 15-year-old Gary arrives at the worksite looking for a job for both himself and his alcoholic, shiftless father. Joe hires them both, but the self-destructive dad is quickly told never to return. Gary, however, earns his keep, and soon he begins to think of Joe as a father figure. However, Joe has a prison record, and a problem keeping his explosive anger in check, and when a local man develops a grudge against him, both Gary and Joe must take a stand.  Joe. (DVD 2014).

Run Time: 117 minutes

Rated: R (for violence, disturbing material, language and some strong sexual content)




Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:30 am, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies birth through 12 months and their caregivers. Registration is required and begins on June 2. Please register online, in person, or call (847) 448-8610.


Wednesdays, July 9-30, 11 am, North Branchalt

Join us for a themed storytime paired with a fun, easy craft. We'll be reading about funny fish, silly pirates, cold ice cream and more! Appropriate for ages 3-5. Register online, in person or by phone.




titleThursday, July 31, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Do you love to create, but feel your skills are lacking? Enjoy crafts, but your projects always turn out slightly skewed? Don't let that stop you: Join us for Bad Art Night, a night of crafty fun! We'll provide the supplies, you bring your inner child and create whatever bad (or good) art you'd like. Prizes will be given for the best (and worst) masterpieces. Part of the Evanston Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program: Create Your Dreams @ the library!


titleWednesday, December 10, 7-8 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

19-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in a remote Mexican village and dreams about her father, who left for the U.S. when she was young. Recently it’s dawned on her that he isn't the only man who’s left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village—they’ve all gone north. While watching "The Magnificent Seven," Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men—her own "Siete Magníficos”—to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Luis Alberto Urrea's Into the Beautiful North (Spanish: Rumbo al hermoso norte)
will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620! -- Also check out our Latin@ blog:!


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