altFriday, May 2, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister.  Ride Along. (DVD 2014).

Run Time: 99 minutes

Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language)

Part of 11 Months of African American History series.


altSunday, April 27, 1-2 pm, Barbara Friedburg Storytelling Room, Main Library

At this DIY event for kids we'll be exploring print making of all kinds. Kids will be able to create their own stencils using all different materials found around the house like plates or jello and in nature like feathers or flowers. Then we'll try out our stencils to see what types of awesome art prints we can create. Grades K-2 only. Please register


titleSunday, April 27, 2 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Join us for this special re-launching of Father-Son Book Group in honor of Earth Day 2014. Together we will read Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis, the dystopian story of 16-year old Lynn and her fight to defend her family's water supply in a world in which drinking water is frighteningly scarce.  

Father-Son Book Group is an opportunity for boys in 6th-8th grade and their dads* to bond through the acts of reading and discussing story in a library setting.

 Registration is required. 

*Guardians, mentors and other male adult family included.



Saturday, May 31, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Dino Robinson, founder of the Shorefront Legacy Center, will discuss the rich, yet little known history of African American life and culture in Evanston and other north suburban communities.Part of the 11 Months of African American History series.





Thursday, April 24, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Darlene Clark Hine, Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University, discusses the forces that distinguished the Black Chicago Renaissance from the Harlem Renaissance and places the development of black culture in a national and international context. Sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanites at Northwestern University.

Part of the 11 Months of African American History series.


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