Summer STEM Camp is Underway!

NEW: Openings Available! Register today! Arcade Game Design Camp, July 29 – August 1. Register. The Evanston Public Library (EPL), in partnership with District 65, is hosting summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps for middle school students who are considered underrepresented in STEM education and careers—Black and Latino students, as well as girls. […]


Summer Learning Program Start June 1!

Registration opens June 1 for Evanston Public Library’s Summer Learning Program at any library location or online at epl.org/summerlearning. Participants of all ages can earn books and other prizes, meet reading goals, and enter the vast world of stories — all for FREE. After registering, participants get a reading log to track time spent reading, as well as […]


Falcon Banding 2019 with The Field Museum!

What: Mary Hennen, Assistant Collections Manager and Director of the Chicago Peregrine Program at The Field Museum, will band young peregrine falcons hatched in May at the Evanston Public Library nesting site. The babies will be removed from the nest, brought inside, and then returned to the nest after the banding is done. The baby falcons […]


Summer Learning Enhances Literacy of All Kinds

By Laura Antolin, Children’s Outreach Librarian It is no secret that summer reading slows or stops the academic slide experienced by most children over the break – a slide more pronounced with children from lower-income families. But summer reading also helps children make actual gains – in reading, lifelong learning, and creativity, reinforcing curiosity and […]


Black Women’s Health Awareness Day is June 15

The Evanston Public Library is hosting its first Black Women’s Health Awareness Day on Saturday, June 15 from 2 to 5 pm. While there are many healthcare options and resources for women in our community, health disparities persist for Black women. This event will highlight many of the health issues and social concerns specifically affecting Black […]


Apply to Be on Our New Racial Equity Task Force

The Evanston Public Library is excited to announce the creation of a Racial Equity Task Force to help guide future Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) efforts at the Library. We are reaching throughout the community to find people interested in applying to serve our community in this manner. We are specifically seeking people who have […]


Boost Your Brain and Memory: A Series in Seven Parts

Worried about the health of your brain? You’re not alone! The Evanston Public Library is presenting a Boost Your Brain and Memory class for seven Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30, beginning Monday, May 6. Space is limited to 15 participants. This series of workshops, each building on the previous one, will take a holistic […]


Unleash Your Inner Book Reviewer

Our Picks, Your Picks = Better Picks! Calling on Evanston readers and viewers! Would you enjoy writing book and movie or TV show reviews? Want to release your inner librarian? Well, we want your suggestions to share with the community! We’re so sure that you have great ideas to share that we’re asking you to […]


UNJudge Someone

Evanston Public Library Brings Back Program That Challenges Stereotypes and Prejudice Through Dialogue The Evanston Public Library’s Human Library experience returns for the third time with the challenge to “unjudge someone.” The Human Library offers an opportunity for real people who have faced stereotypes and prejudice, known as “Books,” to be “checked out” to “Readers” […]


Meet Elacsha Madison: Teen Engagement Coordinator

What’s something about yourself that most people don’t know? I come from a large family— I am one of eight children. I grew up on the south side of Chicago. My parents worked extremely hard for everything that we had and they taught us the value of a dollar. I learned how to budget money […]