EPL is on Goodreads

February 7, 2009

Evanston Public Library is now on Goodreads. Are you?? Click on our Goodreads link on the right side of our page to get started. Once you sign up for Goodreads, you can check out our book recommendations, write reviews of your own, start a discussion group, and invite your friends. It’s a fun and easy […]


Read the Book, See the Movie, Watch the Oscars!

February 6, 2009

It’s Oscar time again.  The 81st Annual Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 22, 2009. As usual, Hollywood once again went to the bookshelves this year for source material. Many of this year’s nominated films are adapted from books and stage plays, including four of the five films nominated for Best […]


The Suicide Index

February 2, 2009

Wickersham, Joan. The Suicide Index. 2008. (155.937 Wicke.J) When Paul Wickersham killed himself in 1991, he not only ended his own life, but also shattered the lives of his wife and two adult daughters, irrevocably altering their futures, as well as their pasts. Every former notion, thought, and memory of the man that they had known […]


The Piano Teacher

February 2, 2009

Lee, Janice Y.K.  The Piano Teacher. 2009. (Fiction Lee.J) Soon after following her husband to Hong Kong in 1951, Claire Pendleton is hired as piano teacher to the daughter of a wealthy Chinese family and becomes involved with their chauffeur, an enigmatic Englishman haunted by memories of war with the Japanese and his relationship with […]


Enter the Poetry Competition!

February 2, 2009

The Board of Directors of the Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce an annual poetry competition funded by an endowment to the Library in memory of Jo-Anne Hirshfield. The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards competition is open to all students, kindergarten through the eighth grade, attending an Evanston elementary or middle school or residing […]