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Score free tickets to see ‘1619: The Journey of a People’ 

May 23, 2024

EVANSTON, ILL. – 1619: The Journey of a People comes to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston from June 15 through June 30, 2024, and thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Evanston Public Library is giving away free community access tickets to see the show.  Here’s how you can score two […]

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month with EPL

May 1, 2024

EVANSTON, ILL. – During the month of May, the Evanston Public Library is celebrating the Asian American and Pacific Islanders in our community and around the world. Asian American and Pacific Islander Month shines a light on the contributions of Asian Americans throughout history while celebrating the diversity of rich cultures within the Asian American […]

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A sneak peek of the 3rd Annual Blueberry Award winners

March 5, 2024

Why would one relatively small, suburban library launch its own national children’s book award full of bugs, trees, and climate heroes?  “The American Library Association does not have an award that’s specifically for nature and climate books,” said Evanston Public Library Children’s Library Assistant Martha Meyer, the force behind the Blueberry Awards, at a special […]

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Celebrate arts and culture this Black History Month with EPL

January 22, 2024

Black History Month is a time to step back and more specifically acknowledge and celebrate the centuries of broad and vibrant contributions Black Americans have made to culture, the arts, politics and social justice movements. The Evanston Public Library is celebrating throughout the month of February with a special collection of programming that celebrates the […]

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Recommended Books for Adults 2023

December 8, 2023

Guessing at the perfect title for the book-lover in your life this holiday season? Have no fear! The librarians of the Evanston Public Library are here with their top picks of 2023!

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Announcing Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2023

October 30, 2023

As we rolled through the year 2023, members of the 101 Great Books for Kids Committee here at Evanston Public Library broke all our previous records in terms of reading through as many books published for children in the current year as possible. Never before have so many middle grade novels (so long!), picture books, […]

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Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2023: Picture Books

October 30, 2023

Picture Books 1. Big by Vashti Harrison This little girl has a big laugh, a big heart, and big dreams. But when other people start tearing into her because of her size, she has to find the bravery to stand out. Call Number: JPicture Harri.V   2. The Brothers Zzli by Alex Cousseau, ill. Anne-Lise […]

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Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2023: Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Religious Tales

October 30, 2023

Fairytales, Folktales, and Religious Tales   20. The Amazing and True Story of Tooth Mouse Pérez by Ana Cristina Herreros, ill. Violeta Lópiz, translated by Sara Lissa Paulson Losing teeth is “the gift of growing up.” See how the Spanish Tooth Mouse tradition has changed over the years and how it connects to the Tooth […]

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Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2023: Easy Books and Early Chapter Books

October 30, 2023

Easy and Early Chapter Books   29. Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories by Jarvis Four short stories about two good friends. Completely charming illustrations accompany their tales of misunderstandings, kindness, and laugh-out-loud situations. Call Number: JEasy Jarvis   30. Henry, Like Always by Jenn Bailey, ill. Mika Song In Classroom Ten, Henry […]

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Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2023: Poetry

October 30, 2023

Poetry   37. Animals in Pants by Suzy Levinson, ill. Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell An irreverently illustrated picture book of simple and silly poems featuring all kinds of animals wearing all kinds of pants. Call Number: x811.6 Levin.S   38. Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston Weatherford, Ill. by Jeffery Boston Weatherford Carole and […]

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