Library Underground Parking Lot Closed Aug. 29 to Oct. 5

The Evanston Public Library underground parking garage will be closed for plumbing and drainage repairs and mechanical improvements from Monday, August 29 through Wednesday, October 5. The garage will re-open on Thursday, October 6 at 9 am. The Library regrets the inconvenience to patrons and recognizes the necessity of the upgrades for maintaining a well-functioning garage. Alternative parking options include metered street parking, the Library outdoor lot directly east of the building, and the Church St. Self Park Garage located at the northeast corner of Chicago Avenue and Church Street.
Questions about the repair work can be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , project manager. 


Register to Vote!



The League of Women Voters of Evanston will be registering voters Saturdays and Mondays from  1-5 pm, and Thursdays from 5-7 pm September 15 through October 10. 


*Must be a citizen of the United States
*Must be 18 on or before November 8
*Must display 2 pieces of identification, one with a current address.

You do NOT need a picture ID.


Genealogy and Family History Help


Monday, September 26, 1:30-4:30 pm, West Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library  

Nancy Schultz of the Fort Dearborn chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, provides assistance and tips for those working on genealogy and family history projects. No appointments necessary! Please bring in writing the date and place for...

1.  self: birth,marriage
2.  parents:  birth, death, marriage
3.  grandparents:  birth, death , marriage


EPL and MENA present: "Understanding the Real Threat of ISIS"

altMonday, September 26, 5 pm,  McCormick Foundation Center, Forum (auditorium), 1870 Campus Drive (Northwestern University)

Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University's Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) Program would like to invite you to the latest in our continuing series of lectures regarding the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa.  

The next lecture, "Understanding the Real Threat of ISIS," with speaker Rami Khouri, will be presented on Monday, September 26, at 5 PM, at the McCormick Foundation Center, Forum (auditorium), 1870 Campus Drive, on the Northwestern campus in Evanston.  Free parking is available after 4 pm at Lakeside Parking Structure.

For more information about this lecture, contact Lexy Gore at 847-467-5314, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Mission Impossible: "Don Quixote" Kick-off Lecture

titleMonday, September 26, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Skip the Monday night debate, (you can always record it!) and join the kickoff for our yearlong discussion of Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote!  This unique literary journey starts with a lecture by Northwestern University's Dr. Dario Fernandez-Morera, a specialist in Golden Age and Medieval Spanish literature who teaches the popular NU course "The World of Don Quixote." Registration is not required for the lecture. alt

Read more: Mission Impossible: "Don Quixote" Kick-off Lecture


Family Storytime and Crafts on Monday Nights


Monday nights, 6:30 pm,  BOTH at Main and North Branch, now through October 3.
Crafts geared to 3 - 7 year olds. Working Parent Friendly!  Registration (in person or on the phone 847-448-8610) requested but not required.

Our Drop In (no registration) storytime, Preschool Storytime (3-6) on Wednesdays at 10:30 will continue as usual in September. for preschoolers and their caregivers free during the day.


ChromeCamp Parent Edition


Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

While Chromebooks are now being used regularly by students in Evanston schools to take notes, get assignments, and turn in homework, many parents may be still be quite unfamiliar with the technology. With this gap in mind, Evanston Township High School and the Evanston Public Library present ChromeCamp Parent Edition, a presentation to help parents better understand the technology their children are using every day.

Following an overview presentation by ETHS staff, short demonstrations will put attendees in the student's seat, allowing them to experience first-hand how technology is integrated into their children's school life. Topics covered include: Google Drive, Google Classroom, and navigating the endless possibilities of working in the Cloud.

This event is intended for parents of ETHS and D65 students, but all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register online or drop-ins are also welcome.


Purple Crayon Players Storytime 9/30


Friday, September 30, Main Children's Room, 4pm. (and 10/14, 10/28, 11/11 and 12/2)

Bring the kids to this terrific storytime & craft program run by Northwestern University's Purple Crayon Players for children 3- 8, but everyone is welcome.

End the week with college kids and fun!


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