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 […]


Children’s Author Events in March!

During the month of March, three award-winning children’s authors will entertain and enlighten children at the Evanston Public Library: Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, and Celebrate You! on March 10; Natasha Tarpley, author of I Love My Hair on March 27; and Cleopatra Alexander, author of the Shiny the Sea Star series on March 30. Sherri Duskey Rinker […]



Getting Things Growing: Winter Seed Sowing

When you look out at a snowy vista, do you think about the seeds that are germinating underground, just waiting for the right conditions to emerge?  Former Illinois Master Gardener Julie Rand, does and she’s offering a hands-on program to get things growing. “It’s easy to start seeds in recycled containers,” she says. She’s set […]


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 […]


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 […]