Library Blog

Local Art @ EPL: Jasmin & Alyssa Hislop

November 6, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome the mother/daughter artist team of Jasmin & Alyssa Hislop as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. Their exhibit A Nowherian Signature is currently on display on the 3rd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through the end of November. The duo […]

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Pop-Up Stores Step Aside: Introducing the Pop-Up Library

November 6, 2018

Imagine you’re sitting, waiting, bored. Maybe you’re at the Robert Crown Center, waiting for your kid to get out of hockey practice. Maybe you’re in the waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center waiting for your appointment. Perhaps you’re at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, waiting for a show to begin. Waiting can be tough, […]

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And Now For Everyone’s Favorite Game: What’s That In the Dropbox?

October 26, 2018

A library is a depository for books. That is common knowledge. Any child could tell you as much. But as it happens, libraries also receive an untold number of items that have nothing at all to do with literature. Case in point out latest donation. It’s big. It’s red. It features an outdated form of […]

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Book to Film Adaptations: Coming to a Theater Near You!

October 10, 2018

Oscar season is still months away, but autumn is traditionally the time of year when movie studios start to release the films they feel have the best shot at Oscar gold. This year, a whole slew of new films are based on books (all of which you can find in your friendly neighborhood library). Want […]

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Local Art @ EPL: Jamie Lou Thome

October 6, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome artist Jamie Lou Thome as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. Her exhibit On Stories is currently on display on the 3rd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through the end of October. She is a teaching artist and this […]

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Fun With Automatic Renewals

September 28, 2018

In the early summer the library switched to an entirely new interface. Not an event that would be call for much notice on the part of the public, but there were certain perks that came with the temporary inconvenience. Perks that I’m not sure you even know about. Perks that involve your library books. Right […]

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Better Late Than Never

September 13, 2018

About ten years ago I was working as a New York City librarian, doing my due diligence in a massive system. My first job was in the Jefferson Market branch, a gorgeous structure that began its days as a women’s courthouse (Mae West was tried there, amongst many others). When it was turned into a […]

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Local Art @ EPL: Lea Basile-Lazarus & Susan Gundlach

September 10, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome artist Lea Basile-Lazarus and poet Susan Gundlach as the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. Their art and poetry exhibit Reflections: Light and Dark is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through the end of September. […]

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Don’t Cry, Darling. It’s Blood All Right

August 30, 2018

Today we shall engage in a little bit of edification for the masses. Poetry! It’s not April, but who says we have to relegate verses to that month alone? Today’s piece comes from the Ogden Nash collection Parents Keep Out, Elderly Poems for Youngerly Readers circa 1933 (it’s out of print but you can order […]

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What It Takes – Building the 101 Great Kids Books List for 2018

August 16, 2018

Each year the Evanston Public Library produces a killer list of the 101 children’s books that really struck us as the best of the best of the best. Now the number “101” may sound large to you. Allow me to assure you that it is not. It is a miniscule number. A teeny tiny digit. […]

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