Library Blog

The Falcons Return: The New Girl

March 27, 2017

As many of you already know, each and every year our library plays host to a pair of beautiful peregrine falcons. This year is no different and I’ve had the privilege of watching the two swoop, chatter, and generally make a racket outside my workplace’s window.  However, all is not business-as-usual with the falcons this […]

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Author Event: “Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII”

March 23, 2017

Evanston’s Richard Cahan is an author, editor, and photo historian, and on Wednesday, March 29 he’ll visit EPL to discuss his haunting new book Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Coauthored with Michael Williams, the book presents the previously impounded work of famed photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams who were […]

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Local Art @ EPL: “The Other Wes Moore” Student Gallery

March 13, 2017

Dozens of talented student artists from District 65 middle schools Chute and Nichols are the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. From now through March 31, you can find over 150 original student works on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library. Inspired by Evanston Reads: The Other […]

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Better Late Than Never

March 8, 2017

We’ve all had those books that we forgot to return to the library at one time or another.  Some of you may know all too well the plummeting sensation of clearing out your bookshelves, only to discover a library book sitting there, glaring at you from its dusty hidey hole. But what do you do […]

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Get Your Mystery On – The Edgar Award Nominees Are In

March 1, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time to read a slew of great mysteries!  And lucky you, you don’t even have to seek them out.  As it happens, the good and kind Edgar Awards are here to select the cream of the crop.  Don’t feel like placing any holds on these […]

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An Interview with “Pioneering Cartoonists of Color” author Tim Jackson

February 28, 2017

Tim Jackson knows a thing or two about cartoons.  A syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Herald, and many other newspapers, Jackson recently became a cartoon historian with the publication of his book Pioneering Cartoonists of Color.  Praised as “an unprecedented look at the rich yet largely untold […]

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Visit Mr. Brian’s blog Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks

February 26, 2017

Hi, this is Brian Wilson (aka Mr. Brian) who works as a Children’s Librarian here at the Evanston Public Library!  I have a blog called Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks (https://mrbrianspicturebookpicks.wordpress.com/).   I review some of my very favorite picture books for kids.  I will be adding capsule reviews on a regular basis.  Have fun!

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Urinetown and the Wide World of Wonderful Water

February 24, 2017

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!  The Northwestern run of the highly amusing and topical Urinetown is finishing up its run between February 10-26. That means you just have two more days to see it.  Not sure you’ll be able to go?  Well I have good news for you.  You see the musical is highly […]

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In Theaters Soon!

February 17, 2017

With Oscar season on the horizon the time has never been better to get a good look at some of the books that have been adapted to the big screen. Haven’t read some of these yet? There’s still time to be first in line! ————————————————————————————- In Theaters March 31st: The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman […]

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Local Art @ EPL

February 13, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Michael Berns, Brian Cox, and Roland Lieber as the next featured artists in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Their striking photography exhibit is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main library where you can catch it through the end of February. Michael Berns returns to […]

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