The Falcon Cam is temporarily down, but meet our new feathered friends!

June 17, 2024

On Friday, June 14, the experts at the Chicago Peregrine Project at the Field Museum, stopped by the Evanston Public Library to catch, band, name and release our four falcon chicks. Meet: Noodin, male, name submitted by Jean Smiling Coyote, (“Noodin” is the Ojibwe word for “wind.”) Millennium Falcon, male, name submitted by Nancy Engel […]


See ‘1619: The Journey of a People’ with Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and EPL

May 23, 2024

1619: The Journey of a People comes to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston from June 15 through June 30, 2024. Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Evanston Public Library is partnering to promote and provide additional programming to enrich your theatrical experience of the 400 years since enslaved Africans were […]


Read. Renew. Repeat! Summer Reading begins June 1!

May 21, 2024

The Evanston Public Library is excited to launch its children’s summer reading program on June 1. Our Read, Renew, Repeat theme encourages kids to learn more about endangered species and how they can play a role in conservation – right in their own backyards!


Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month with EPL

May 1, 2024

EVANSTON, ILL. – During the month of May, the Evanston Public Library is celebrating the Asian American and Pacific Islanders in our community and around the world. Asian American and Pacific Islander Month shines a light on the contributions of Asian Americans throughout history while celebrating the diversity of rich cultures within the Asian American […]


A sneak peek of the 3rd Annual Blueberry Award winners

March 5, 2024

Why would one relatively small, suburban library launch its own national children’s book award full of bugs, trees, and climate heroes?  “The American Library Association does not have an award that’s specifically for nature and climate books,” said Evanston Public Library Children’s Library Assistant Martha Meyer, the force behind the Blueberry Awards, at a special […]


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 […]


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