Discover the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Sunday, February 7, 4 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library


For over 45 years, Studs Terkel hosted a radio show on WFMT in Chicago, interviewing everyone from Martin Luther King to Bob Dylan, as well as drawing fascinating insights out of non-celebrities. In partnership with the Chicago History Museum, the WFMT Radio Network is making over 5,000 of these broadcasts into an online resource for the public. Join us as Archive Director Tony Macaluso and Archive Manager Allison Schein discuss Studs and the archive, and play memorable excerpts of the show, including some pertaining to Evanston. 

Register online or by calling (847) 448-8620


Shakespeare in the Middle East


Monday, February 8, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Hamlet was first performed in Egypt around 1893 as a historical romance in which Hamlet defeats his uncle, and reigns with the Ghost’s blessing. “Culturally transplanted” Shakespeare has a lengthy performance history in the Mititleddle East, especially among the educated elite. Yet how is Shakespeare connecting today to a broader Middle Eastern audience?

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North Shore Musicians Club Concert


Tuesday, February 9, 1:30-2:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Varied program of light classical and standards performed by the North Shore Musicians Club.

Among the selections to be played are the Adagio movement of the Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major (KC 488, #23),  performed by  Judy Perlman on piano accompanied by a  small chamber group of strings and winds. Also on the program will be Holst’s Fugal Concerto (oboe, flute, string quartet).


EPL Honors Shakespeare through Joint Program Initiative


Evanston Public Library joins libraries across the state of Illinois in February 2016 to celebrate the work of William Shakespeare who died 400 years ago. EPL is proud to take part in a collaborative reading and program initiative,#DiscoverWill: Illinois Libraries Celebrate Shakespeare's First Folio , with six programs including discussions for adults, and crafts and films for teens.

This Shakespeare programming coincides with a traveling exhibit of Shakespeare's First Folio, considered by many to be one of the greatest books ever printed in English. The exhibit, on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library, will be on display at the Lake County Discovery Museum from February 3-28.  Don't miss your chance to see one of the rarest, most valuable and most influential books in the world––the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio. Check out the complete list of Shakespeare-inspired programs and the participating libraries at #DiscoverWill: Illinois Libraries Celebrate Shakespeare's First Folio.



Free Legal Consultations

titleThursdays, 6 - 8 pm, Newberry Room, Main Library

Need legal advice, but don't know where to start?  An attorney from Civic Legal Corps, a nonprofit law firm, will be available for free, individual, legal consultations every week at the Main Branch of the Evanston Public Library.  Visit the Reference Desk (3rd Floor) or call (847) 448-8630 for more details, or to schedule your 30-minute appointment.  See below for areas of Law Covered Included:

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Affordable Care Act and You


Affordable Care Act Navigators Here to Help You @ the Evanston Public Library

Certified Affordable Care Act Assisters from PEER Services will visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options.Come get your questions answered!  All sessions in the Newberry Room, Second Floor, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Assisters will be available for enrollment guidance and help with general ACA, Medicare and Medicaid questions.  Appointments are required and can be scheduled online at or by calling either 847-644-9732 or 847-492-1778, x1317.

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