EPL seeks volunteers for Racial Equity Task Force | EPL busca voluntarios para integrar el Grupo de Trabajo de Equidad Racial

September 30, 2022

EVANSTON, IL – The Evanston Public Library’s Racial Equity Task Force is looking for new members to help guide Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts at the Library. Composed of community members, Library staff and Library trustees, this task force is devoted to increasing the Library’s outreach and service to underserved residents, particularly those living in […]


Evanston Public Library Board proposes budget for 2023

September 30, 2022

After three years with no tax increases, in September 2022, the Evanston Public Library Board proposed a 3.9 percent increase in the property tax levy to support the library’s operations. Here, we have compiled some frequently asked questions about the proposed increase and what it will mean for residents.  How much will my taxes go […]







Film It! Fest debuts movies from citywide filmmaking challenge

July 26, 2022

The Film It! Challenge concludes this week, and Evanston fifth- through eighth-graders are finding their inner Jordan Peele or Mindy Kaling or Martin Scorsese. In partnership with D65, EvanSTEM, Y.O.U. , Family Focus, and Northwestern University, the Film It! Challenge is in its second year having grown from the Library’s Code It! Challenge. It was […]


#ReadInclusive – Summer Reading for Adults

May 31, 2022

-#ReadInclusive is a Summer Reading program for adults starting on June 1st. -To participate, pick up a bingo sheet from the 2nd floor desk at the Main Branch Library or from the desk at the Robert Crown library. (Or download a copy and print it out here.) -Suggested reading lists are available below. You can […]


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

April 28, 2022

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 […]


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