Donors Enjoy Meeting Author Jeffrey Gettleman

On July 25, 2017 author Jeffrey Gettleman discussed his recent memoir, Love, Africa, the story of his years as in East Africa as the New York Times bureau chief. Following the Library presentation, donors enjoyed meeting Jeffrey and his family at a reception at Found Kitchen. Photos by Lynn Trautmann, LT Photo


View Solar Eclipse and Learn the Science Behind It at EPL

Come to Evanston Public Library on August 21 beginning at 11 am for a viewing party of the 2017 solar eclipse. In addition, before the eclipse occurs, experts will be on hand at a series of programs earlier in July and August to help you safely view the eclipse and to explain the science behind […]


Books for Just $1

This is the big one, the one you’ve all been waiting for! On August 12 and 13, the Evanston Public Library is holding a $1 Book Sale at the Main Library. Browse the stacks of donated books to fill the gaps in your library or just find a good book to read on vacation. Each […]


EPL North Branch Closes July 29 through September 5

The North Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 2026 Central St., will close for construction Saturday, July 29, at 6 pm, and reopen Tuesday, September 5, at 10 am. Work will include new carpeting and shelving and repairs to the stucco facade on the front of the library. Some of this work has already begun, […]


Lending, Not Vending: New Book Lending Machine at Robert Crown

At first, it looks like a machine where you could buy candy or chips. But a closer look shows an array of the latest books and DVDs suitable for all ages. It’s a book lending machine, and you can find it in the vestibule at Robert Crown Community Center. The new Evanston Public Library book […]


Library Underground Garage Reopens

The Evanston Public Library underground parking garage has reopened after upgrades to maintain a well-functioning garage. The first phase of these repairs was conducted last summer, and this completes the planned second phase of work. The Library regrets any inconvenience to patrons. Questions about the repair work can be addressed to John Devaney, project manager, […]


30th Year of Providing Service to Local Home Day Care Providers

We’re proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Home Day Care Delivery Project. Every month we bring curated bags of books to 15 local Home Day Care services throughout Evanston, many in the 5th ward, as well as to the Teen Baby Nursery and the Baby Toddler Nursery of the Infant Welfare Society of […]


Library to Stop Accepting Used Book and Media Donations After July 9

The Evanston Public Library will no longer be accepting books or other media related materials from the community as staff are preparing and organizing the Main Library for a major space renovation/reorganization. Historically, the Library has taken in about 1000 donated items every week. The last day the Library will accept books and other media related materials […]


Safely Experience the Great 2017 Solar Eclipse Here

Eclipse Party! Experience the awe-inspiring 2017 Solar Eclipse with Evanston Public Library this summer!  Five different programs are planned, culminating on Eclipse Day, August 21, with a viewing party from 11 am to 3 pm at the Main Library. There will be several viewing stations for exploring the sun, the moon and the eclipse itself. The first […]


Librarians Say: Be Skeptical of Fake News

According to Evanston Public Library librarians, whether you call it propaganda, urban legend, public relations, disinformation, or alternative facts, “fake news” is nothing new. Librarians have been trained to help patrons think critically and determine whether what they see and read can be trusted. “Don’t trust everything you read,” says Ben Remsen, adult services librarian. […]