Celebrate Juneteenth with the Evanston Public Library!

The Evanston Public Library will be closed on Monday, June 19, in honor of Juneteenth, but we’ll be celebrating the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. throughout the month of June. Join us at the library and throughout Evanston for events celebrating Black freedom and self-determination:  Sip & Paint: Juneteenth Edition. Make […]

Celebrate Juneteenth with a performance of ‘1619: The Journey of a People’

Ted Williams III, the playwright and producer of 1619: The Journey of a People says that his goal in bringing this musical to the Evanston community is to “educate, entertain, and inspire” the public. And he does just that. The show uses gripping visuals and music from a variety of genres to take the audience on […]

Celebrate Pride Month with Evanston Public Library

 The Evanston Public Library is commemorating Pride Month throughout June with programming for all ages that celebrates and explores issues relating to the LGBTQIA+ community, plus an evolving art exhibition at the Main Library.  Pride Unites Us, presented by Evanston Pride, Evanston Made, and the Evanston Public Library will run through June 20 in the […]

EPL’s History Book Group Announces Its Top Ten Books since 2018

Evanston Public Library’s History Book Group just celebrated its 5th Anniversary. We meet every two months, so we can look back on a total of 30 books we have read and discussed since our first meeting in March 2018. To celebrate, we just voted on our favorite books, and the result is this Top Ten […]

‘1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical,’ coming to Evanston

EVANSTON, ILL. — 1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical, written by Ted Williams III, comes to Evanston this spring for two performances, a special presentation for Evanston Township High School faculty and students this Friday, May 19, and a public performance at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, as a part of the City of Evanston’s Juneteenth […]

Celebrate Compost Week (and drop off your food scraps) at Evanston Public Library

EVANSTON, ILL. – International Compost Awareness Week is May 7-13, and the Evanston Public Library is celebrating with compost-related events for all ages at the Robert Crown Branch Library.  What is composting? Composting is the controlled process of turning organic materials, like your food or cardboard scraps, into mulch through natural decomposition. The result is […]

Celebrate 150 years of connecting with EPL!

EVANSTON, ILL. – This month, the Evanston Public Library launches the official celebration of its sesquicentennial – 150 years ago, on April 15, 1873, Evanstonians voted to fund a free public library. The vote was unanimous – 337 for, 0 against. It levied a tax of $2 per $1,000 of property tax value annually. And […]

The Falcon Cam is live!

A nesting pair of peregrine falcons has been spotted on our eaves…and they’re expecting! Watch our new brood all spring on our YouTube FalconCam.

Service disruptions to catalog, databases and online account access expected April 8-10

On the evening of Saturday, April 8, through the morning of Monday, April 10, the Evanston Public Library’s integrated library system will be undergoing planned maintenance by our third-party provider. During this time, the following library services will be unavailable: The library’s catalog Online databases Online account access Self-checkout machines During the scheduled maintenance, patrons […]

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