Library Blog

An Interview with Evanston artist Collin R. McCanna

July 17, 2018

Collin R. McCanna is an Evanston artist who is the latest to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His exhibit [TERRA SERENA] is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through August 1st. Featuring a dozen large-scale acrylic paintings that “simplify landscapes to their purest […]

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African American Literature Discussion Group (AAL Book Club): “What We Lose”

July 11, 2018

  Zinzi Clemmons’ novel looks at the ongoing struggles faced by a fair-skinned African American women grappling with her mother’s death from breast cancer and her own trials of living inside a black skin and female psyche. Author, Zinzi Clemmons, is a 2017 National Book Foundation, 5 Under 35 honoree, whose work promises to leave […]

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Local Art @ EPL: Collin R. McCanna

July 9, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome Evanston’s Collin R. McCanna as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His exhibit [TERRA SERENA] is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through August 1st. Featuring a dozen large-scale acrylic paintings that “simplify landscapes to their purest […]

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When the Travel Section Starts to Look Peaky

June 20, 2018

It’s that time of year again. That time when the Travel section of the library starts to look a little picked over. When I took over the Travel books three years or so ago I immediately weeded out everything that was more than 3 years old. That just makes good clean sense. The last thing […]

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Local Art @ EPL: Socorro Mucino

June 1, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome experimental printmaker Socorro Mucino as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. An Evanston resident who taught art in CPS high schools for 30 years, Mucino intuitively manipulates images digitally while also exploring alternative printmaking methods she learned at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Featuring enigmatic puppets, mysterious […]

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Dead Dead Dead Dead Dead

May 11, 2018

I have a toy. A fun toy. A toy that gives my little librarian heart a hop, skip, and a jump whenever I get to use it. The name of my toy? Collection HQ. It’s a program that allows me to see exactly how well the books in my library do or do not do […]

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Local Art @ EPL: Charles Steele

May 8, 2018

We are excited to welcome Chicagoland photographer Charles Steele as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His show will be on display through the end of May on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library and features a dozen stunning images from his Cold Fusion Collection – an experimental […]

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Meet NoveList: Your New Best Book Recommendation Friend

April 26, 2018

So here’s my #1 frustration with working at Evanston Public Library. It’s not the people, they’re great. And it’s not the collection since I absolutely love what we already have on hand and what I’m able to get. No, for me, my frustration stems from all the incredible things we provide that nobody has even […]

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Local Art @ EPL: Masood Bolorforoush

April 21, 2018

We are excited to welcome Chicagoland photographer Masood Bolorforoush as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His show will be on display through the end of April on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library and features over a dozen breathtaking nature photos captured everywhere from the Chicago […]

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2018 Evanston Literary Festival Book Fair

March 20, 2018

Attention all Evanston book lovers! We are very pleased to announce that the 2018 Evanston Literary Festival Book Fair will take place right here at EPL, and we couldn’t be more excited. Intended as a showcase for local authors, presses, and literary organizations, the fair will take place on Saturday, May 12 from 2-5 pm […]

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