Kanopy Offers Free Streaming Movies with Your Library Card

Kanopy is here! The Evanston Public Library is now offering free access to Kanopy, an all-movie streaming service. Kanopy brings more than 30,000 of the world’s best films to stream on computers, tablets, and other mobile devices. EPL  cardholders can sign up to start streaming films instantly onto any computer, television, mobile device or platform […]


Catalog Under Construction January 12-14

The Library’s catalog will will have limited functionality from January 12-14 while adding new member, Morton Grove Public Library, to the CCS consortium. January 12-14: What this means for you: • The catalog will be accessible, but not current. Call ahead to be sure an item is on the shelf. • You must have your […]


Introducing the Read-Ability Book Group

The public library is a place for everyone in the community; it’s a third space where, in addition to home and school or work, you are known and welcome. Read-Ability for Adults with Cognitive Disabilities The Evanston Public Library hosts the Read-Ability book group, a group for adults with cognitive disabilities, once a week. Meetings […]



Four New Libraries “Pop-up” in Evanston

EPL is one of just five libraries in the country to offer this innovative service. Want to read a new book but can’t make it to the library? No problem. No library card? You don’t need one. With the EPL launch of pop-up libraries, you can check out a digital book in locations across Evanston […]


Technology Trainers Add Personal Touch to Library’s Digital Services

It’s difficult these days to live our lives without being dependent on the computer. To work, to find a job, for school, for health information, to manage our finances, to communicate, or just to have fun, we turn to our digital devices. Not having the computer skills to do these things is to miss out […]



Library Welcomes New Social Worker: Christina Mendez, LCSW

Public libraries are community gathering spaces and resource centers, open freely to all. At Evanston Public Library that open welcome is made wider by the presence and skills of a full-time social worker. The Evanston Public Library welcomes Christina Mendez, a licensed clinical social worker, to the library through a partnership with Presence Health. Christina, […]



For Those With Dementia: The Memory Café is Open

On the third Saturday of the month, beginning in September, the Evanston Public Library is bringing in art and service programs for a Memory Café to provide enrichment activities for people living with dementia and their care partners. The events are social, fun, and offer equalizing opportunities to engage in art, dance, or music, among […]