Local Art @ EPL: Masood Bolorforoush

April 21, 2018

We are excited to welcome Chicagoland photographer Masood Bolorforoush as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His show will be on display through the end of April on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library and features over a dozen breathtaking nature photos captured everywhere from the Chicago […]


2018 Evanston Literary Festival Book Fair

March 20, 2018

Attention all Evanston book lovers! We are very pleased to announce that the 2018 Evanston Literary Festival Book Fair will take place right here at EPL, and we couldn’t be more excited. Intended as a showcase for local authors, presses, and literary organizations, the fair will take place on Saturday, May 12 from 2-5 pm […]


NU’s Scientific Image Winners @ EPL

December 13, 2017

The twelve stunning winners of Northwestern University’s 2017 Scientific Images Contest are making their annual EPL stop as they tour Chicagoland. Selected by a panel of local artists, scientists, and community leaders, the eye-popping images represent advances across a wide range of disciplines including astronomy, medicine, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology. As a bonus, this year’s exhibit also […]


Author Event: “Ugly Prey”

November 29, 2017

On Wednesday, December 6, Oak Park journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi visits EPL to discuss her riveting new book Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago , and you’ll want to make sure you’re in the crowd. Praised by the NY Times, NPR, and Ms. Magazine, Ugly Prey tells the sensational story of Sabella Nitti […]


Local Art @ EPL: Arden & Lloyd Davidson

November 9, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Arden and Lloyd Davidson back to the library for a brand-new Local Art @ EPL exhibit. After making their library debut in 2015 and returning for a 2016 show, the talented Evanston photographers have a fresh collection of breathtaking nature photography captured everywhere from Spain to the Chicago Botanic Gardens […]


An Interview with Charles McCleanon

October 18, 2017

Charles McCleanon is a local photographer who is the latest to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. A Chicago native and a retired Dean of Information Technology at City Colleges, McCleanon’s appreciation of 35 mm film inspired him to begin his photography career 25 years ago. He formed the company […]


Local Art @ EPL: Charles McCleanon

October 3, 2017

We are excited to welcome Charles McCleanon as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. A Chicago native and a retired Dean of Information Technology at City Colleges, McCleanon’s appreciation of 35 mm film inspired him to begin his photography career 25 years ago. He formed the company CGMcPhoto […]


Local Art @ EPL: Delores Rix

September 5, 2017

We are excited to welcome Delores Rix as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. She began to pursue her artistic dreams in 2005, and since then her wonderfully-detailed watercolors depicting flowers, cats, butterflies, and her travels have shown throughout Chicagoland including at Le Peep, Fireside Restaurant, the Roscoe Village Starbucks, […]


An Interview with Evanston artist Jim Parks

August 19, 2017

Jim Parks is an Evanston artist who is the latest to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. In 2015 – after a long career in theater, radio, and television as the host of HGTV’s “New Spaces” – he converted his dining room into a studio and devoted himself “to producing […]


Local Art @ EPL: Jim Parks

August 3, 2017

We’re pleased to welcome Jim Parks as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His exhibit The Bloomz Collection is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through August 31st. In 2015 – after a long career in theater, radio, and television as the […]