Juneteenth is Sunday, June 19, and the Evanston Public Library is celebrating Black freedom with programs for all ages. Join us this week for:
- Thriving in the Face of Trauma: Racism, Mental Health and Healing in This Juneteenth Era. Led by community educator and village builder Dr. Elisha Hall, this workshop seeks to restore African healing legacies that have always accompanied African resistance and self-determination. Learn about the social determinants influencing mental health, health iniquities across the medical system, and the effects of stress, plus get mental health wellness tools and strategies. Friday, June 17, 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register.
- Family Game Night: Celebrating Juneteenth and Black History.
Participate in family-friendly competitions of Uno, spades, trivia, Black Card Revoked and other games, and enjoy catering from some of Evanston’s Black-owned restaurants. Play as a family and win prizes! Sunday, June 19, 4-7 p.m. EPL’s Robert Crown Branch Library. Register.
- Juneteenth Sip & Paint at Temperance Beer Co. Head down to Temperance Beer Co. and join Evanston Public Library for an evening of art making, fun, great conversations, and classic beers in celebration of Juneteenth! Each participant will get their own canvas and will be provided with all the materials needed to create their own art pieces. Must be 21+. Wednesday, June 22, 6-8 p.m. Temperance Brewing Co. 200 Dempster Street. Register.
- Juneteenth Grab & Go Craft Kits for Kids. Grab a craft kit and learn about the national holiday Juneteenth and important Black historical figures. Choose from a make-your-own Juneteenth craft stick flag kit, an Alma Thomas-inspired collage, or Juneteenth paper hearts. Available from both our the Main Library and EPL’s Robert Crown Branch Library now while supplies last!