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 […]


What’s Big, Green, and Eats Books By the Cartload?

Here at the library we have a new addition and you can see it anytime you like. Just drive down Church Street and pull into the alleyway just after Orrington. On your left, on the East side of the library, you’ll see a big green bin. It kind of looks like a drop box for […]


Book Donations Now Being Accepted at Main Library

Books are the best but sometimes even the best book needs a new home. Want to donate books for reuse or recycling? Just deposit your books in the big, green, Better World Books bin which is now available outside the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, for convenient 24-hour outdoor dropoff of book donations on […]


We are Nothing: A Film Event with Director (and EPL Staffer) Victor Callaso

Join EPL on Saturday, June 30 at 3 pm, for a screening of We Are Nothing, a film by local filmmaker Victor Collaso. The film follows young adults Alex Logan and Samantha Queen as their universes collide after the divorce of Alex’s parents and his father’s devastating illness. Meanwhile, Samantha holds a huge secret from […]


Public Library Social Work: An Emerging Field

by Justine Janis, LCSW Reprinted with permission of the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter When you hear the word “interdisciplinary” as applied to social work, you may think of collaboration with doctors, nurses, or other professionals in the medical field. Now social workers are working with a unique partner—the public library. Nationally, there […]