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.




Sunday July 13, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The Iran Job. 2014. 95 min.

When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin's season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran's reformist Green Movement - a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.



Tuesday, November 18, 7 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

 This groundbreaking book examines how the myth of biological concept of race--revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases--continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly "post-racial" era.. Fatal Invention is a  timely and provocative analysis of race, science, and politics by one of the nation's leading legal scholars and social critics. Part of 11 Months of African American History series.




Sunday, June 29, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Do The Right Thing, 25th Anniversary Screening 1989 R.

Join us for screenings of 4 classic films from one of our greatest contemporary directors. First up, Spike Lee's searing exploration of how racial tensions spark violence between Italian Americans and African Americans in a Bensonhurst neighborhood.

Part of 11 Months of African American History series.


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