3rd Annual Blueberry Awards to be announced live on March 14 

January 24, 2024

Blueberry Awards honor excellence in environmental literature for children EVANSTON, ILL. – The Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Blueberry Awards, recognizing excellence in children’s literature about nature and climate stewardship, will be announced live on Thursday, March 14, with an awards ceremony and party celebrating the authors, their work, […]


Celebrate arts and culture this Black History Month with EPL

January 22, 2024

Black History Month is a time to step back and more specifically acknowledge and celebrate the centuries of broad and vibrant contributions Black Americans have made to culture, the arts, politics and social justice movements. The Evanston Public Library is celebrating throughout the month of February with a special collection of programming that celebrates the […]


Recommended Books for Adults 2023

December 8, 2023

Guessing at the perfect title for the book-lover in your life this holiday season? Have no fear! The librarians of the Evanston Public Library are here with their top picks of 2023!


Survive (and even enjoy!) the holidays with EPL

November 13, 2023

Sure, they’re merry, but for some, the holidays from Thanksgiving through the new year are a source of stress, too. But have no fear! The Evanston Public Library is here to help whether you’re trimming the tree, stretching a dollar, or just trying to keep the dinner table civil with that weird cousin of yours. […]


EPL awarded nearly $40,000 from Illinois Secretary of State to support STEM equity in Evanston

September 5, 2023

EVANSTON, IL. – The Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the office of Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias to support its equity work in science, technology, engineering and math programming.  On August 25, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Alexi Giannoulias announced that he has […]



‘1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical,’ coming to Evanston

May 17, 2023

EVANSTON, ILL. — 1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical, written by Ted Williams III, comes to Evanston this spring for two performances, a special presentation for Evanston Township High School faculty and students this Friday, May 19, and a public performance at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, as a part of the City of Evanston’s Juneteenth […]


EPL names Listen to the Language of the Trees winner of the 2022 Blueberry Award

March 24, 2023

The Evanston Public Library has named Listen to the Language of the Trees:  A Story of How Trees Communicate Underground by Tera Kelley and illustrated by Marie Hermansson the winner of the second annual Blueberry Award.  The Blueberry Awards honor children’s literature that strengthens kids’ connections with nature and fosters action for the planet. The […]


Summer Learning, Reading, and Engagement

March 1, 2023

Our goals with a community-based summer outreach program are to:  Help children, teens and adults build a habit of reading; Increase outreach to systematically racially impacted neighborhoods, including the 5th, 8th, and 9th Wards; Connect Evanstonians with access to and awareness of  library services in places where they gather, not just at our library buildings. […]


Digitally Desegregating Evanston: Rediscovering and Reclaiming a Shared Past

March 1, 2023

In 2022, EPL began a project called Digitally Desegregating Evanston: Rediscovering and Reclaiming a Shared Past. EPL began the process of digitizing its collection of the entire Evanston Review from 1872 through today, and the Newsette, the most important Black weekly paper in Evanston, which began in 1941 and was released periodically through the 1980’s. […]


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