altSunday, August 30, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

In 1926, then Vice President, Charles Gates Dawes wrote an article warning against Senate filibustering.  Frank Capra's 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, addresses just this issue.  In celebration of the Evanston History Center's "Year of Dawes", the Evanston Public Library is proud to show this film as part of the kick-off celebration.  Go to the Evanston History Center's website for more information on events.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. (DVD 1939).

Run Time: 129 minutes

Rated: Not Rated

This movie is presented as a partner program to the Evanston History Center's "Year of Dawes" celebration. 


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

Evanston Public Library's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Martian, by Andy Weir.

The Martian was the Goodreads Choice Award Winner in 2014 for Best Science Fiction.  It follows the adventures of astronaut Mark Watney, who just became one of the first men to walk on Mars as the story opens.  Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.  Stranded by his crew, millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive, Mark must rely on his ingenuity, his engineering skills -- and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit.  Will it be enough to overcome the odds against him? 



titleEvery Other Saturday, April 11-July 18, 2 pm, CAMS Branch

Families are invited to drop in for a fun science experiment at CAMS every other Saturday. Science Saturdays are   April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20, and July 18.


titleSunday, May 17, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Main Library

Native Chicagoan, Aleksandra Rebic, presents a lecture on the important role Serbians played in WWI.  The Serbians helped end World War One earlier than was being projected by the wartime commanders, thereby saving potentially millions of lives, including those of future generations. 

Part of World War I/In Commemoration Series.


Read more: WWI Program: Serbians in WWI


alt Sunday, August 9, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Main Library

Award winning storyteller, Syd Lieberman, will present his latest story recounting the brave pilots of WWI.  People had been flying planes for little more than a decade when World War I began. The pilots who fought in that war were like astronauts, soaring into unknown territory. This story, commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution, captures the human side of what it was like to fly in those days of glory and danger.

Part of World War I in Commemoration.


Read more: WWI Program: Intrepid Birdmen - the Fighter Pilots of World War I


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