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October 24, 2017 


'Magnificent Collaboration' Recounted at Levy Lecture
Nearly 100 people gathered at the Levy Senior Center Sept. 12 to hear Annette Baldwin tell the story of the “Magnificent Collaboration” between architect Julia Morgan and her client, William Randolph Hearst. 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ada Lovelace Day Honors The World's First Computer Programmer
On Oct.10, people around the world paused to honor Lady Ada Lovelace, an early Victorian mathematician hailed as the world’s first computer programmer. Established in 2009, Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Brain Fitness Preventing Dementia and Boosting Brain Health
Until recently, many doctors believed Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, was a genetic condition. But more doctors and scientists have begun to think of dementia as a preventable disease, similar to the way doctors now understand heart disease, cancer, and type II diabetes.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Home Is Where The Heart Is: Evanston's Welcoming City Ordinance Aligns With Illinois TRUST Act
In a unanimous vote Oct. 9, City Council moved to adopt changes to Evanston’s Welcoming City Ordinance that align it more closely with the Illinois Trust Act.  That means immigrants in the City of Evanston can no longer be detained by police based solely on immigration status and handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers (ICE).
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Field Ready High-Tech Innovations for On-the-Ground Disaster Relief
From a quiet office at Creative Coworking in downtown Evanston, Eric James, Director of Field Ready, sets his sights on chaos and disaster. He is looking for ways his teams of designers and engineers can provide on-the-spot help in areas damaged by humans or nature and help the residents there get back to the business of living.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Community-Wide Evanston Giving Raises Money to Benefit Hurricane Survivors
Give for the Gulf was a month-long, Evanston-based fundraiser series to benefit the survivors of the 2017 Hurricane Season.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mary Kay Foundation Gives Grant to YWCA
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is October, the Mary Kay Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore in support of its domestic violence services.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Evanston's Neediest Families
American Legion Post 42 will serve its 32nd annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Legion Hall at 1030 Central St.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
EFD Seeks Community Input on Strategic Plan
The Evanston Fire Department will be reviewing and updating its Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and is soliciting input from the community as part of that process.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A Book Nook for Bent Park
An elegant book nook was installed along the south side of Bent Park on Oct. 17, a gift to the City from Kathleen Skoller. She won it at an auction at the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse Wrecking Ball fundraiser last month.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Domestic Violence: A Crime That Shatters Lives
In 2015 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – the Evanston Police Department reported 347 domestic batteries, 113 domestic-related assaults or criminal trespasses, and 111 cases in which orders of protection were entered. There were also 991 domestic conflicts that did not rise to the level of criminal conduct, according to the EPD.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time Museum Opens At 1560 Oak Avenue
The Halim Time and Glass Museum has opened its doors at 1560 Oak Ave., housing more than 1,100 time pieces and more than 70 stained glass pieces of art.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Introducing the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
A little girl and her mother are strolling on a quiet trail in Skokie Lagoons when out of nowhere a sizable injured bird appears just ahead on the path.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Purple Purse Challenge
As last year, the YWCA Evanston/Northshore is using the big purse to highlight its participation in The Allstate Foundation’s annual Purple Purse Challenge, an all-out effort to raise awareness of domestic violence and funding for critical services. The goal is to win the nationwide challenge and receive an additional $100,000.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Two New Public Art Sculptures
Evanston residents are invited to a celebration of the installation of two sculptures by Pearl Hirshfield on Oct. 22. 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Imagine U Season Takes Flight With 'Stellaluna'
A lost baby fruit bat, taken in by a bird family, learns not all winged creatures are the same in the musical theater tale “Stellaluna” presented by Northwestern University’s Imagine U. The play will run Nov. 3-19 at the Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Dr.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Woman's Club Grant Applications Due Nov. 16
Each year, the Woman’s Club of Evanston invites local not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations to submit grant applications for programs in Evanston and the surrounding communities that invest in women and girls, helping them to thrive and reach their full potential.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
New Murals aRound Town

Walls on buildings and overpasses are burnished by new artistic efforts.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Concert to Honor Enright Legacy
Internationally acclaimed organist Janette Fishell will be heard in recital at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston on November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Dittmar Exhibit Features Nature-Inspired Scratch Board Works 
Clay boards blackened with India ink are instantly transformed with the swipe of a knife into intricate designs that celebrate the living ecology.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Beethoven's 7th Symphony Opening ESO's Season
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will open its 72nd season, “Music from Many Lands.”
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Terrain Biennial Evanston Brings Public Art to Private Homes
The art-filled home of Joe and Pat Taylor was the site for an opening night reception on Oct. 7 for the first-ever Evanston contingent of the Terrain Biennial, an international exhibition of temporary public art made for front yards, balconies, and porches.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Puppet Theater Comes to Life in the Hands of Michael Montenegro
One of the oldest and most haunting forms of performance does not even feature live actors: It is the puppet theater.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rotary International Eight Trees To Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary
Rotary International President Ian Riseley challenged every Rotary club around the world to plant trees to combat environmental degradation, asking that a tree be planted either for or on behalf of each Rotarian around the globe – 1.2 million trees.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ada Lovelace Day Honors the World's First Computer Programmer
On Tuesday, October 10, take a few moments to honor Lady Ada Lovelace, an early Victorian mathematician hailed as the world’s first computer programmer.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Our House Celebrates Two Years
Hosting an open house on Sept., 13, Our House, a program under the umbrella of Connections for the Homeless, celebrated two years of productive and successful operations.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Walmart Helps Meals at Home
In recognition of September as Hunger Action Month, Meals at Home celebrated a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation at a check presentation ceremony Sept. 18. The grant will help further Evanston-based Meals at Home’s mission of delivering nutritious meals and providing supportive services to the homebound, elderly, disabled and others temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A RoundTable Take on Punctuation Day
National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24, never stood a chance of making headlines amid Trump tweets, Russian hacks, and cat-5-force hurricanes. A catastrophe beats a comma for reader appeal every time.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
What I've Learned: The Particular Peculiarities of Evanston's Readers
Itd been two years since I started as Evanston Public Library’s Collection Development Manager and I think I’m finally beginning to get a handle on what makes Evanston different from other communities around the country. Sometimes the things you learn about your new hometown are instantly obvious. Sometimes the quirks come up at the most unlikely of moments.  Here then is a quick rundown of three of the most interesting things I’ve learned about the people who walk through our doors every day.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
'The Stars Are Fire'
"The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve is a novel set in Maine during a real-life disaster in 1947 where more than 200,000 acres of massive fires burned out of control for 10 days from Bar Harbor to Kittery.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017



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