Events

Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, July 31, all three library locations: Main, North, CAMS & watch for us at summer camps & parksalt

Evanston kids: register for the Summer Reading program, READ FOR THE WIN! starting Wednesday June 1.

Win prizes, play games & earn a brand new book!

When you register, get a reading log and a guide to LOADS of events for every age all summer long.

This year, parents and grandparents can sign up too -- drag your parents in and urge them to sign up so that they can model reading for the win for you.

 

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Wednesday, June 22, 7 pm, Main Library, Community Meeting Room

Sponsored by JourneyCare and based on the best-selling book of the same name, Being Mortal delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.

After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

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

 

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Sunday, July 10, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Learn how midwives practice both in and out of hospital from actual modern midwives from BirthLink, an Evanston-based resource for families that are seeking optimal health and wellness with regard to childbirth and health care. Compare and contrast the midwifery model and the medical model for birth. Become aware of the many birth options in the Chicagoland area and how you can benefit during birth and beyond.  Jo Anne Lindberg, author of Honoring Birth: Five Phases of the Child-Bearing Year, will have her book available for purchase at the event.

Register online or by calling (847) 448-8620

   

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Monday, August 1, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library 

Learn methods to define a problem versus dealing with its symptoms, and concepts to differentiate symptoms from their roots. Also learn how to analyze the importance and the desired benefit of solving the problem; and how to determine the support and resources needed to resolve the problem, to create an action plan and finally, to measure  success. Three case studies will be shared. Presented by Arnie Goldberg, SCORE mentor. Registration is requested but not required. Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630.  

 

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Saturday, May 28, 12 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

How many refineries and filtration systems do you know that can go over 60 years without repair or replacement? Your liver and kidneys can! We unknowingly experience the amazing performance of our kidneys and liver each day. But for some, like the 115,000 on the Kidney & Liver Transplant waiting list, it can be a struggle and they need our help. Join Colin McKean, an advocate for the National Kidney Foundation, American Liver Foundation & Gift of Hope, for an informative discussion about how to keep your kidneys and liver healthy for you. . . and potentially someone else too.

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

This event is facilitated by HIRCULES (Health Information Resource Centers
Using Libraries in Evanston and Skokie) Health Hub. Stop by the Hub at EPL
on Wednesdays 3-6pm and Sundays 1-4pm to get connected to reliable health
information and local resources related to liver/kidney health and more!

   

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