“The Bias Inside Us” at the Library reveals our cultural blind spots

By Joshua Perry “The Bias Inside Us,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian running here at the Evanston Public Library until May 8, is all about the prejudices in our society. Its mission is to educate people about the social science behind bias and raise awareness of the negative impact it has on our culture […]

Executive Director Karen Danczak Lyons  announces retirement

The Evanston Public Library announced Friday that, after a decade serving Evanston’s library patrons, Executive Director Karen Danczak Lyons will be stepping down from her post.  Danczak Lyons said that with several initiatives around the library recently completed and new initiatives on the horizon, the timing was right for her transition and for new leadership. […]

Uncover new perspectives at The Human Library

EVANSTON, IL – For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, The Human Library returns to the Evanston Public Library this Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. The program is part of the Human Library movement that began in Copenhagen in 2002, and offers patrons a way to engage in meaningful conversations […]

Overwhelmed by climate change? EPL Climate Action programs are here.

Climate change is on everyone’s minds these days. As consequences and impacts, both local and far away, begin to mount, it’s more and more important that communities foster a discussion about dealing with these issues. The Evanston Public Library is making an effort to move to the front lines of that discussion.  With its Climate […]

EPL Announces ‘How to Find a Fox’ winner of first-ever Blueberry Award

New list recognizes excellence in children’s environmental literature The Evanston Public Library is proud to introduce the first-ever Blueberry List and recipient of the inaugural Blueberry Award. The Blueberry honors excellent children’s literature that strengthens kids’ connections with nature and fosters a greater appreciation for our environment. The Blueberry List is divided into one overall […]

EPL offers new Library Express after-hours self service at Robert Crown

Looking for a quiet place to study in the evenings? Working shifts all weekend, but still want to pick up a good read? The Evanston Public Library has you covered with new Library Express extended hours self-service in the early morning and late evening at the Robert Crown Branch. The Robert Crown Branch Library, 1801 […]

Evanston Public Library to lead area in using data to measure and improve equity

Patrons can help EPL improve services for all Evanstonians by voluntarily providing race, ethnicity and language information Este mensaje esta en español abajo. The Evanston Public Library announced this week that it will be among the first libraries in the area to ask patrons for voluntary information about race, ethnicity and language and use that information […]

Grow with EPL: Seed Library

The Evanston Public Library’s Robert Crown branch welcomes you to our seed library that allows patrons to borrow seeds for personal use. No library card or registration needed! While seeds last.

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