Celebrate Juneteenth with the Evanston Public Library

Juneteenth is Sunday, June 19, and the Evanston Public Library is celebrating Black freedom with programs for all ages. Join us this week for: Thriving in the Face of Trauma: Racism, Mental Health and Healing in This Juneteenth Era. Led by community educator and village builder Dr. Elisha Hall, this workshop seeks to restore African healing legacies […]


Celebrate Pride Month with EPL!

From drag queen storytime to book groups and pride parties, EPL has programs all month long. Evanston, Ill. – It’s Pride Month! Celebrate with the Evanston Public Library, where we’ve got programs for all ages! Miss Coco Sho-nell returns to EPL to present two separate fun and fabulous Drag Queen Storytimes, on Saturday, June 4, […]


#ReadInclusive – Summer Reading for Adults

-#ReadInclusive is a Summer Reading program for adults starting on June 1st. -To participate, pick up a bingo sheet from the 2nd floor desk at the Main Branch Library or from the desk at the Robert Crown library. (Or download a copy and print it out here.) -Suggested reading lists are available below. You can […]



Look to the stars with our new Divination Series

Most think about their public library as a place to learn about the past. But if you’re curious about the future — your future — we may be able to help with that too. The Library launches its new Divination Series this month. Led by Brooke Strodder, Northwestern University psychology graduate and emerging diviner, the […]


“The Bias Inside Us” at the Library reveals our cultural blind spots

By Joshua Perry “The Bias Inside Us,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian running here at the Evanston Public Library until May 8, is all about the prejudices in our society. Its mission is to educate people about the social science behind bias and raise awareness of the negative impact it has on our culture […]


Executive Director Karen Danczak Lyons  announces retirement

The Evanston Public Library announced Friday that, after a decade serving Evanston’s library patrons, Executive Director Karen Danczak Lyons will be stepping down from her post.  Danczak Lyons said that with several initiatives around the library recently completed and new initiatives on the horizon, the timing was right for her transition and for new leadership. […]


Uncover new perspectives at The Human Library

EVANSTON, IL – For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, The Human Library returns to the Evanston Public Library this Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The program is part of the Human Library movement that began in Copenhagen in 2002, and offers patrons a way to engage in meaningful conversations […]



Overwhelmed by climate change? EPL Climate Action programs are here.

Climate change is on everyone’s minds these days. As consequences and impacts, both local and far away, begin to mount, it’s more and more important that communities foster a discussion about dealing with these issues. The Evanston Public Library is making an effort to move to the front lines of that discussion.  With its Climate […]


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