NEW True Crime Book Club Debuts February 23!

The Evanston Public Library is starting a brand-new True Crime Book Club monthly on Tuesday evenings with the first meeting on Tuesday, February 23. The new group is for adults interested in true crime books, TV shows, podcasts, and documentaries or fascinated by real-life accounts of heists, homicides, corporate crime, kidnappings, cults, and more. True […]



Cardboard Carnival Launches to Inspire and Encourage STEM Skills in Evanston Youth

The Cardboard Carnival is coming back to town beginning Saturday, January 23 with a new challenge for Evanston youth: designing a cardboard marble run from scratch. This is the second of four, free citywide challenges that encourage youth to develop skills in coding, prototyping, production, and presentation. Youth will learn about the design process, build their knowledge […]


Read 2021

After a challenging year in 2020, staff at the Evanston Public Library once again invite you to join us in a year-long reading challenge: READ 2021. With this second year of our challenge, we hope to move beyond the genres and authors we typically read, explore new territory, get outside of our comfort zones and […]


“Climate Resilient Communities” Series Launches 1/19

The Evanston Public Library will launch the “Climate Resilient Communities” Series on January 19. The virtual series which extends through April examines the global and local impact of climate change. Making the issue less abstract and more real for participants—bringing it home to them—is crucial in advancing collective and individual climate action. The series also […]


Evanston Public Library Brings Job Search Series to Unemployed, Under-Employed Residents

The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is joining other local libraries in bringing the Navigating the Job Search virtual series to those seeking employment. Attendees will learn skills centered around resumes and cover letters, networking through services such as LinkedIn, and virtual interviewing. Registration is required for the four, free upcoming programs and can be found […]


Food Available for Those in Need

 The City of Evanston has put together a list of food resources and mobile, pop-up food pantries  available to residents at no-cost. To qualify, residents must either have loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, be ineligible or waiting approval for SNAP benefits, or have not applied for SNAP benefits and need assistance to apply. […]


Back and Forth Conversation Builds Your Child’s Brain

Beginning in January, the Library is partnering with the District 65 Family Center to implement LENA Start, a program that uses research-backed methods to encourage and support early talk in children. Talk is the foundation of early literacy, and evidence shows that it is essential in childhood brain development. Over the course of 11 weeks, […]


LitMatch: Personalized Readers’ Advisory

Do you have a lot of time on your hands this winter but don’t know what to read? Want to try some new and interesting titles? Just fill out a brief survey, and we will provide a customized list of books just for you! LitMatch is available for kids, teens and adults, as well as […]