DIY Drop In @ North: Snowmen Tea Lights

altWednesday, December 7, 1-5 pm, North Branch

Need some gifts ideas or so winter decorations? Then stop by and transform a tea light into a snowman! We provide the supplies you bring the creativity. Recommended for 4th grade and up.  Sign up for a reminder or drop in. 


DIY Drop In @ CAMS: Sock Snowmen

altWednesday, December 7, 1-5pm, Chicago Ave Main Street Branch

Short on gift ideas or want to make something cute for your room then stop by a make your own sock snowman.  We provide the supplies you bring the creativity.  Recommended for 4th grade and up. Sign up for a reminder or drop in. 


Teen DIY: Hour of Code

altWednesday, December 7, 1-5 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Take part in the world wide celebration of coding by dropping by the Loft.  While you're here you can learn how to program your own video games, make art using coding or learn the basics of Java script or Python. Or if you rather not be in front of a screen we'll have some unplugged coding activities too! Drop in or sign up for a reminder. Grades 6-12.   


Tabletop Game Night


Thursday, December 8, 6:30-9:00 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Bring friends and make new ones at the Evanston Public Library’s Tabletop Game Night! We will have games for all to enjoy. You’re also welcome to bring your own games if you like! No gaming experience necessary. Food is allowed during the event. 

Register online or by calling (847) 448-8620.



The Young and the Restless NEW at Gibbs-Morrison

altFriday, December  9, 10 am, Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St, Evanston IL

New!  Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun monthly singalong storytime led by The Young and the Restless leader,  Ms. Martha, at Evanston's newest cultural center, just northeast of Evanston Township High School.

The Young and the Restless program on Thursdays at 9:30 am at the Evanston Public Library's Community Meeting Room will continue weekly as usual.


Lyric Opera Lecture: The Magic Flute


Sunday, December 11, 2-3:30 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno. You’ll meet the evil Queen of the Night — with her stratospheric high notes and show-stopping arias — and the virtuous high priest Sarastro in a story that encompasses both the real and the fantastical. Revel in this combination of heartwarming comedy and true heroism, and the unparalleled genius and beauty of Mozart’s music. A wonderful introduction to opera for all ages. Lecturer Karen Jarad will present an overview and play highlights from the opera.


Free Legal Consultations

title2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month, 6-8 pm, Newberry Room, Main Library

Need legal advice, but don't know where to start?  Free legal consultations are back at Evanston Public Library!  An attorney from Chokshi Filippone Law, LLC, will be available to help individuals connect to legal resources and take the first steps to resolve their legal issues. Appointments are available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, starting on November 9, at the Main Branch of the Evanston Public Library.  Visit the Reference Desk (3rd Floor) or call (847) 448-8630 for more details, or to schedule your 30-minute appointment.  


Diaper Donation Drop off at EPL


Daily, Main Children's Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library is now accepting contributions of new and opened packages of disposable diapers, and unopened diaper wipes to support local families with diaper need. The Library is stationing a permanent Diaper Drop-off Barrel in the Main Library Children's Room to support the efforts of Bundled Blessings, a mission outreach program of the First United Methodist Church of Evanston.

Laura Antolin, Children's Outreach Librarian said, "We're very pleased to help our littlest residents and their families through Bundled Blessings. The Library regularly hosts many, many families who may have extra diapers (or would like to purchase more diapers) that can easily be dropped off during a visit here. We hope the convenience of our site makes this a high-volume drop-off point."  

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