Talking with Chicago jazz musician Greg Ward

April 11, 2017

On April 15, 2017 at 4pm, Evanston Public Library will host the second concert in WNUR’s Birdhouse Jazz Series, featuring the Greg Ward Quartet. Ward has been a key figure in the Chicago jazz scene since the alto saxophonist was handpicked to run the jam sessions at the near-South Side jazz mecca The Velvet Lounge. […]

Local Art @ EPL: Kristen Neveu

April 3, 2017

We are excited to welcome Evanston’s Kristen Neveu as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. A life-long artist whose work has shown at Woman Made Gallery, the Beverly Hills Art Fair, Evanston Made, and in the personal collection of Community actor Joel McHale, Neveu threads Americana and […]

Author Event: “Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII”

March 23, 2017

Evanston’s Richard Cahan is an author, editor, and photo historian, and on Wednesday, March 29 he’ll visit EPL to discuss his haunting new book Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Coauthored with Michael Williams, the book presents the previously impounded work of famed photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams who were […]

Local Art @ EPL: “The Other Wes Moore” Student Gallery

March 13, 2017

Dozens of talented student artists from District 65 middle schools Chute and Nichols are the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. From now through March 31, you can find over 150 original student works on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library. Inspired by Evanston Reads: The Other […]

An Interview with “Pioneering Cartoonists of Color” author Tim Jackson

February 28, 2017

Tim Jackson knows a thing or two about cartoons.  A syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Herald, and many other newspapers, Jackson recently became a cartoon historian with the publication of his book Pioneering Cartoonists of Color.  Praised as “an unprecedented look at the rich yet largely untold […]

Local Art @ EPL

February 13, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Michael Berns, Brian Cox, and Roland Lieber as the next featured artists in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL.  Their striking photography exhibit is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main library where you can catch it through the end of February. Michael Berns returns to […]

NAMI Reads and EPL Present “Out of the Shadows”

February 6, 2017

Depression affects millions of people each year, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is here to help. Founded in 1979, NAMI is the country’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people and families affected by depression and other mental illnesses through support, education, advocacy, and research. On Wednesday, February 8th […]

Discussing “Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams in Damascus”

January 29, 2017

While theater lovers know Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams as two great pillars of 20th century American playwriting, most are surprised to learn of their enormous popularity on the Syrian theater scene.  On Wednesday, February 1st at 7 pm, the award-winning Syrian dramatist and director Riad Ismat visits EPL for “Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams […]

An Interview with David Pritchett

January 17, 2017

David Pritchett is an Evanston educator and photographer who made his Local Art @ EPL debut with the 2015 exhibit “Daily China.”  Now through January 31, he’s back on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library with “On the Job” – a striking series of color photographs exploring working life in Nigeria, Wales, England, Saudi […]

Local Art @ EPL: David Pritchett

January 6, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome David Pritchett back for a brand-new Local Art @ EPL exhibit.  After making his library debut with 2015’s Daily China, the Evanston photographer and educator has returned with On the Job – a series of color photographs exploring working life in Nigeria, Wales, England, Saudi Arabia, and China.  Captured between […]

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