A Little Bit of Hope: A Booklist for Our Times

February 9, 2017

It’s no secret that there are a fair number of folks out there that are depressed.  The year is turning out to be fairly contentious right from the get go and it’s only (checks watch) February.  Oog. We look out the windows and spring seems an awful long ways away, both literally and metaphorically.  Fortunately […]

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Local Evanston Authors On Our Shelves

January 20, 2017

When I tell you that Evanston is full of local authors, that information should hardly shock you.  Being as literary a community as we are, writers are liable to spring up whenever possible.  And, whenever possible, we do try to add their books to our library.  Of course, there are authors like Laurence Gonzales and […]

Introducing the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide from the Evanston Public Library Staff!

December 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again. In fact, if you haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, you might be glancing nervously at the calendar (like me) worrying about whether or not you’ll be able to ship your items in time. With that in mind, let Evanston Public Library ease your worries a tad. If you […]

75-Years Ago: Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 2, 2016

On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked in a surprise military strike by Japanese forces. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the attack. For those of you looking to brush up on your knowledge in that area, have no fear. We’ve a list of all the newest books on the subject. As you […]

Upcoming Interesting Books

June 3, 2016

Here at Evanston Public Library we never run short of good books. The latest crop is coming in now and there are some true doozies in the mix.  Here’s a brief smattering of some titles that you may not read about in your New York Times Book Review but that remain very interesting just the […]

Spotlight on Evanston: Agate Publishing

May 31, 2016

When moving to any new city, you try to get the lay of the land early on.  Where’s the closest grocery?  The local bookstore?  The library branch (or three!).  And since I moved here from NYC I wanted to immediately know precisely which publishers were local.  Because my previous focus was children’s book publishing, I […]

Come for the Falcons, Stay for the Books

May 26, 2016

This Friday at 11 a.m. on the third floor our annual falcon banding and naming ceremony will take place and you’re invited to come watch. Mary Hennen and Josh Engel from The Field Museum will band falcon chicks hatched at the Evanston Public Library Peregrine Falcon nesting site. The baby falcons (eyases) will also be […]

Spotlight on Evanston: The Collage Cafe

May 25, 2016

There are distinct advantages to belonging to the Evanston Mamas Facebook group.  As a still relatively new transplant (almost a year in!) I continue to explore this wild, untamed wilderness you call “Evanston”.  To aid me in my research I call upon folks who know the ins, the outs, and in the in-betweens.  I suspect […]

Oh, the Humanity: On This Date in History

May 6, 2016

On this date in history in 1937, the German passenger airship The Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), there were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and […]

Pulitzer Prize Winners

April 19, 2016

They’re here! They’re here!  Not many books on the old list, but what there is, we have.  Check out what the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes are going to these days: Fiction “The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen Reserve your copy here. History “Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America,” by T.J. Stiles […]

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