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February 19, 2018 

Nonprofits Collaborate in Search for Solutions to Hunger in Evanston
The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that supports the homebound, the elderly, the disabled, and others unable to care for their nutritional needs, to present a series of events addressing the issue of food insecurity in Evanston.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Residents Input Encouraged In CEDA Community Needs Assessment Survey
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) is conducting a study of the needs and issues that individuals and families in Cook County may be experiencing in their lives.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
New Zealand Birds at Bird Club Meeting
  Nancy Halliday, artist-naturalist, will present a program on her Road Scholar trip to New Zealand in 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., a presentation of the Evanston/North Shore Bird Club.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The McGaw Y Receives $1 Million Grant for Camp Echo
The McGaw YMCA has received a grant of $1 million from the Davee Foundation to Camp Echo. This grant will establish an endowment, the “Ken M. Davee Scholarship Fund,” which will allow the McGaw Y’s Camp Echo to expand its efforts to make camp accessible to all Evanston youth, regardless of their ability to pay.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Three Honored at Evanston Chamber of Commerce Celebration
Businessperson of the Year was Robert Yohanan, a founder of First Bank & Trust. Nonprofit Person of the Year was visual artist Joanna Pinsky, a founder of Art Encounter; and Community Leadership Person of the Year was Keith Terry, founder and CEO of the Terry Performance Group.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Connections Plans Expansion of Services to Address, Prevent Homelessness
One of the most frightening things about homelessness is that it can be one financial disaster away. An unplanned expense, such as an unexpected car repair or a medical emergency, can push a family from its home.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bach Week Festival's Gallery Gala Benefit
Evanston-based Bach Week Festival’s first Gallery Gala fundraiser will feature the North Shore-based Black Oak Ensemble in music of J.S. Bach and other composers, plus viewings of contemporary art, at 5:30 p.m. on on Feb. 18, at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Harmonizers Join Major Barbershop Songfest 
 On Feb. 21, the North Shore Harmonizers will join other barbershop choruses in a Giant Afterglow sing-out at Hackney’s on Lake, 1514 E. Lake Ave. in Glenview. From 7 to 10 p.m., area quartets and ensembles, including the Harmonizers, will perform alone as well as together in one big songfest, hosted by New Tradition Chorus.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Community Project Focuses on Black History
In recognition of 2018 Black History Month, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, and numerous African American churches and organizations have created “Out of the African Diaspora to Evanston, Illinois: A Mosaic of Human Community.”
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
RCP Presents 'Trios From the Heart'
Rembrandt Chamber Players turns to works of great emotional power in Trios from the Heart at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Read Black
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Black History Month is here. For many libraries and bookstores, this means pulling together large displays of Black authors, Black subject matter, Black history, etc. But as many have pointed out, this month often turns out to be the only time these books are ever highlighted. Indeed some libraries and bookstores outright refuse to create these displays, opting instead to create them for the eleven other months of the year.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
'Home and Castle'
The characters in Tom Benz’s short story collection “Home and Castle” are on edge. Recently unemployed, or divorced, or restless in a present relatonship, or desperate to be accepted by the in group, they take cringe-inducing actions against the petty demoralizations of suburban life.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Showtime's 'The Chi' Writer Sends a Shout-Out to Evanston and Evanston Schools
Lena Waithe, writer of ShowTime’s new series, “The Chi,” sent a shout-out to Evanston during a Jan. 12 interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Block Explores Harun Earocki's Poetic and Political Films
Over the course of his career, German documentary filmmaker and essayist Harun Farocki (1944-2014) created more than 100 bold, playful, and cerebral films, videos and installations.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Chessmen Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary
In 1958, The Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc., began with a simple mission to provide support to youth and seniors in the community.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
MoonCatcher: Removing the Need for Girls to Miss School
On a recent winter afternoon, some dozen women and girls are gathered around long tables, cutting, pinning, pressing, sewing. And chatting.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The Merion Partners With Kids for Tribute to Police
A young boy with his preschool class walks into The Merion on a cold January morning and quickly melts the hearts of residents and staff who are hosting their latest MerionCares event. He is dressed head to toe in a police costume to show his fondness and appreciation for those who often have a thankless job.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Science, Satellites, and The International Geophysical Year
Sixty years ago, the United States launched its first satellite, the pencil-shaped craft called Explorer 1, which blasted into space on Jan. 31, 1958. Explorer 1 orbited Earth every two hours, transmitting data about cosmic radiation, cosmic dust, and temperature until its batteries died four months later.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Evanston Chamber Opera Company Prepares for World Premiere
Evanston Chamber Opera Company (EChO) will make its debut with the world premiere of “For Those in Peril,” a chamber opera composed by Evanston resident Francis Lynch.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
'Paint the Eyes Softer' at Block Museum
The Block Museum of Art and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University delved into the art and science of ancient artifacts for the exhibition “Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt,” which opened Jan. 13.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Library Invites the Community to Read 'Citizen'
The Evanston Public Library has chosen “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine as the book for its 10-week community reading program, “Evanston Reads,” beginning in February.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Residents Honor Legacy of Martin Luther King
In speech, song, and service over several days, Evanstonians honored the legacy and the vision of Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
ECF Names Donaldson Director of Philanthropy and Communications
Evanston Community Foundation has hired Jessi Donaldson as the new Director of Philanthropy and Communications. She joins the ECF team with extensive experience in philanthropy and donor engagement.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
St. Luke's Fundraiser to Benefit the E.M. Skinner Organ
Internationally renowned organist Alexander Frey will perform a recital of major organ works to benefit the E. M. Skinner organ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Inexpensive Way to Keep Up With the Oscars Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
The Oscar nominations were officially released Jan. 23, but if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to keep up with what’s out there.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Collecting Used Pill Bottles for Haiti
A person living in Haiti who is ill but lucky enough to see a doctor has two choices of how to get the medicine back home: wrapped in paper or placed directly into his or her diseased hand.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
'The Women in the Castle'
“The Women in the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck is a dynamic novel about three very different widows making their way in Germany after the defeat of Hitler.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
ETHS Teens Explore Immigration and Identity in 'Exceptional Voices'
“Exceptional Voices,” the exhibit that opened at the Evanston Public Library (EPL) earlier this month, explores such questions as “Where have we come from?”; “How are we all connected?” and “What is the meaning of home?”
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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