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

April 15, 2022

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

March 17, 2022

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 […]


EPL launches Evanston Journals at Robert Crown Branch

February 28, 2022

The Evanston Public Library’s Robert Crown Branch is kicking off its Evanston Community Journal program to help document the stories and capture the identity of our community. Patrons can check out one of three empty journals (one each for kids, teens, and adults) for two weeks and return it with up to four pages filled […]


Grow with EPL: Seed Library

February 27, 2022

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.


Sign up now for the Cardboard Carnival

February 17, 2022

In search of hand-on, creative, problem-solving activities – with prizes?  The Cardboard Carnival transforms engineering into a game with a free series of citywide challenges for District 65 students and Evanston residents in grades 5-8. Through coding and constructing a 3-D cardboard arcade game, participating kids learn about the engineering design process, strengthen their interest […]


EPL’s Brian Wilson heads national committee to select Children’s Literature Legacy Award Winner

February 16, 2022

The Evanston Public Library is proud to announce that its very own Children’s Librarian Brian E. Wilson directed the national committee to select this year’s Children’s Literature Legacy Award Winner. The Children’s Literacy Legacy Award celebrates authors and illustrators whose body of work over their lifetime has had a profound impact on children’s literature in […]



Join in on talks with New York Times bestselling authors from Illinois Libraries Present

January 21, 2022

Settle in this winter with a good book — and hear about it from the authors themselves. The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Illinois Libraries Present to bring high-quality discussions with best-selling authors to our patrons. Jan. 26: An Evening with Silva Moreno-Garcia On Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., best-selling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia […]


Community Code:  A Series of Web-Based Interactive Stories with local artist Jiaqi Zhang

December 8, 2021

Community Code is a series of interactive stories of small business owners in the Evanston neighborhood. The project was inspired by a Facebook group that supports Evanston’s businesses during challenges of the pandemic. To access the digital exhibit click here. Instructions: Click on the business owner’s name to open the book. With a cell phone, […]


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