Chill out and get cozy with our summer hygge series

The Evanston Public Library is bringing hygge to everyone. Hygge is the Danish concept referring to finding comfort, pleasure, and warmth in simple, soothing things, such as a cozy atmosphere. “Summer can get hectic for people,” says the Library’s Kellye Fleming. “Many Evanstonians are making up for lost time from the pandemic. Hygge is about […]

Film It! Fest debuts movies from citywide filmmaking challenge

The Film It! Challenge concludes this week, and Evanston fifth- through eighth-graders are finding their inner Jordan Peele or Mindy Kaling or Martin Scorsese. In partnership with D65, EvanSTEM, Y.O.U. , Family Focus, and Northwestern University, the Film It! Challenge is in its second year having grown from the Library’s Code It! Challenge. It was […]

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 […]

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