Fall Book Sale September 16-18

The Big Fall Book Sale is back: Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. Get great deals on high-quality books: children’s books, adult recent fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, gift books, and much more. All proceeds support the Library (and your reading habit). View sale hours.

 

2nd Annual Storytelling Festival Oct. 7-9

Experience some of the nation’s best storytellers at the 2nd Annual Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival, October 7 to October 9.  The free festival, held in multiple venues in downtown Evanston, features five headline storytellers, voices from Chicago’s fast-growing storytelling scene, and tellers from Northwestern University and Evanston schools. 29 free events! All ages welcome. No tickets are required. The 2016 festival headline storytellers are (pictured from left to right) Jim May, Megan Wells, Sadarri Saskill, Donna Washington, and Scott Whitehair.


More Events for Children

September Storytimes. Children’s Room staff provide programs geared to children from 1 year old through 5th grade. See all our storytimes at the Main Library here and sign up! Register online, in-person, or by calling 847-448-8610. View children’s programs at the North Branch and at our Chicago Avenue/Main St. Branch.

Caldecott Club for Kids in K-4. Mr. Brian shares the pieces that come together to make an award-winning picture book. Kids will learn the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded, then read some current illustrated books and discuss the best! Thursdays, September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, 7 PM. Register online for the September 22 meeting, register online for the October 13 meeting, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.

Jammie Time with Charlie Lowman. Bring your kids ages 2 to 9 to the library in pajamas to enjoy a fun mix of stories and songs. Special guest and Evanston banjo player, Charlie Lowman, will be joining Ms. Linda in a celebration of the Americana songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger!  No registration required. Thursday, September 15, 7 pm, Children’s Room, Main Library.


Book Discussion Groups

Mission Impossible: Don Quixote, Kick-Off Lecture. Looking for a literary challenge? Join a yearlong discussion of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don QuixoteMission Impossible, now in it’s 7th year, is a community reading program that tackles ambitious works of literature over the course of one year with the support of library staff and fellow readers. The kick-off lecture features Northwestern University’s Dr. Dario Fernandez-Morero who teaches the popular NU course, “The World of Don Quixote.” After the lecture, patrons can sign up for an on-going discussion group. Monday, September 26, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library.

 

More Book Discussion Groups. The Evanston Public Library has a wide range of book discussions to meet many interests: African-American Literature, General Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, and more. On Wednesday, September 21, at 7 PM, the History Book Discussion Group will discuss  All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister.

Browse all our upcoming book discussions.


More Events for Teens

Teen Advisory Board. TAB members help plan, lead and set up Loft programs, assist with decision making in the Loft, decorate the space and more. We hope to see you there! For grades 6-12. Tuesday, September 20, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library

 

Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects. Each week, we’ll have a different group project ranging from 3D design and sewing to coding. Saturdays, 1-3 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Loft Laughs. Explore the art of joke writing. Use satire and everyday life experiences to create jokes that get laughs. Appreciate great comedians. Create the best comebacks ever! Grades 6-12. Sign up for a reminder or drop in. Saturdays, September 17- October 22, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library


More Events for Adults

Oil Lamp Theater “On the Road.” Oil Lamp Theater of Glenview presents four one act plays on the theme “Love Is A Many Splintered Thing.” All are welcome but please register online or by calling 847-448-8620 to reserve your space. Sunday, September 18, 2 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Author Event: “The Chicago Freedom Movement.” Learn about the legacy of the northern civil rights campaign. The book’s contributors will discuss the movement’s work in East Garfield Park and on the North Shore, as well as the organization of nonviolent youth protests.  Everyone is welcome, but please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620 to guarantee your seat. Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Law at the Library: How to Find a Lawyer if You Can’t Afford One. EPL and the Chicago Bar Association present a free information series focusing on today’s hot legal issues with a presentation by an experienced attorney followed by a brief question and answer session. The topic for the next session is How To Find A Lawyer If You Can’t Afford One.  This event is free and open to all, but you can register online or by calling (847) 448-8630. Thursday, October 13, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

The Big Fall Book Sale is back: Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. Get great deals on high-quality books: children’s books, adult recent fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, gift books, and much more. All proceeds support the Library (and your reading habit). View sale hours.

 

September Storytimes. Children’s Room staff provide programs geared to children from 1 year old through 5th grade. See all our storytimes at the Main Library here and sign up! Register online, in-person, or by calling 847-448-8610. View children’s programs at the North Branch and at our Chicago Avenue/Main St. Branch.

Caldecott Club for Kids in K-4. Mr. Brian shares the pieces that come together to make an award-winning picture book. Kids will learn the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded, then read some current illustrated books and discuss the best! Thursdays, September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, 7 PM. Register online for the September 22 meeting, register online for the October 13 meeting, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.

Jammie Time with Charlie Lowman. Bring your kids ages 2 to 9 to the library in pajamas to enjoy a fun mix of stories and songs. Special guest and Evanston banjo player, Charlie Lowman, will be joining Ms. Linda in a celebration of the Americana songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger!  No registration required. Thursday, September 15, 7 pm, Children’s Room, Main Library.

Mission Impossible: Don Quixote, Kick-Off Lecture. Looking for a literary challenge? Join a yearlong discussion of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don QuixoteMission Impossible, now in it’s 7th year, is a community reading program that tackles ambitious works of literature over the course of one year with the support of library staff and fellow readers. The kick-off lecture features Northwestern University’s Dr. Dario Fernandez-Morero who teaches the popular NU course, “The World of Don Quixote.” After the lecture, patrons can sign up for an on-going discussion group. Monday, September 26, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library.

 

More Book Discussion Groups. The Evanston Public Library has a wide range of book discussions to meet many interests: African-American Literature, General Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, and more. On Wednesday, September 21, at 7 PM, the History Book Discussion Group will discuss  All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister.

Browse all our upcoming book discussions.

Teen Advisory Board. TAB members help plan, lead and set up Loft programs, assist with decision making in the Loft, decorate the space and more. We hope to see you there! For grades 6-12. Tuesday, September 20, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library

 

Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects. Each week, we’ll have a different group project ranging from 3D design and sewing to coding. Saturdays, 1-3 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Loft Laughs. Explore the art of joke writing. Use satire and everyday life experiences to create jokes that get laughs. Appreciate great comedians. Create the best comebacks ever! Grades 6-12. Sign up for a reminder or drop in. Saturdays, September 17- October 22, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Oil Lamp Theater “On the Road.” Oil Lamp Theater of Glenview presents four one act plays on the theme “Love Is A Many Splintered Thing.” All are welcome but please register online or by calling 847-448-8620 to reserve your space. Sunday, September 18, 2 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Author Event: “The Chicago Freedom Movement.” Learn about the legacy of the northern civil rights campaign. The book’s contributors will discuss the movement’s work in East Garfield Park and on the North Shore, as well as the organization of nonviolent youth protests.  Everyone is welcome, but please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620 to guarantee your seat. Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Law at the Library: How to Find a Lawyer if You Can’t Afford One. EPL and the Chicago Bar Association present a free information series focusing on today’s hot legal issues with a presentation by an experienced attorney followed by a brief question and answer session. The topic for the next session is How To Find A Lawyer If You Can’t Afford One.  This event is free and open to all, but you can register online or by calling (847) 448-8630. Thursday, October 13, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

The Big Fall Book Sale is back: Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. Get great deals on high-quality books: children’s books, adult recent fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, gift books, and much more. All proceeds support the Library (and your reading habit). View sale hours.

 

September Storytimes. Children’s Room staff provide programs geared to children from 1 year old through 5th grade. See all our storytimes at the Main Library here and sign up! Register online, in-person, or by calling 847-448-8610. View children’s programs at the North Branch and at our Chicago Avenue/Main St. Branch.

Caldecott Club for Kids in K-4. Mr. Brian shares the pieces that come together to make an award-winning picture book. Kids will learn the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded, then read some current illustrated books and discuss the best! Thursdays, September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, 7 PM. Register online for the September 22 meeting, register online for the October 13 meeting, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.

Jammie Time with Charlie Lowman. Bring your kids ages 2 to 9 to the library in pajamas to enjoy a fun mix of stories and songs. Special guest and Evanston banjo player, Charlie Lowman, will be joining Ms. Linda in a celebration of the Americana songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger!  No registration required. Thursday, September 15, 7 pm, Children’s Room, Main Library.

Mission Impossible: Don Quixote, Kick-Off Lecture. Looking for a literary challenge? Join a yearlong discussion of Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don QuixoteMission Impossible, now in it’s 7th year, is a community reading program that tackles ambitious works of literature over the course of one year with the support of library staff and fellow readers. The kick-off lecture features Northwestern University’s Dr. Dario Fernandez-Morero who teaches the popular NU course, “The World of Don Quixote.” After the lecture, patrons can sign up for an on-going discussion group. Monday, September 26, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library.

 

More Book Discussion Groups. The Evanston Public Library has a wide range of book discussions to meet many interests: African-American Literature, General Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, and more. On Wednesday, September 21, at 7 PM, the History Book Discussion Group will discuss  All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation, by Rebecca Traister.

Browse all our upcoming book discussions.

Teen Advisory Board. TAB members help plan, lead and set up Loft programs, assist with decision making in the Loft, decorate the space and more. We hope to see you there! For grades 6-12. Tuesday, September 20, 6-7 pm, The Loft, Main Library

 

Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects. Each week, we’ll have a different group project ranging from 3D design and sewing to coding. Saturdays, 1-3 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Loft Laughs. Explore the art of joke writing. Use satire and everyday life experiences to create jokes that get laughs. Appreciate great comedians. Create the best comebacks ever! Grades 6-12. Sign up for a reminder or drop in. Saturdays, September 17- October 22, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Oil Lamp Theater “On the Road.” Oil Lamp Theater of Glenview presents four one act plays on the theme “Love Is A Many Splintered Thing.” All are welcome but please register online or by calling 847-448-8620 to reserve your space. Sunday, September 18, 2 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Author Event: “The Chicago Freedom Movement.” Learn about the legacy of the northern civil rights campaign. The book’s contributors will discuss the movement’s work in East Garfield Park and on the North Shore, as well as the organization of nonviolent youth protests.  Everyone is welcome, but please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620 to guarantee your seat. Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Law at the Library: How to Find a Lawyer if You Can’t Afford One. EPL and the Chicago Bar Association present a free information series focusing on today’s hot legal issues with a presentation by an experienced attorney followed by a brief question and answer session. The topic for the next session is How To Find A Lawyer If You Can’t Afford One.  This event is free and open to all, but you can register online or by calling (847) 448-8630. Thursday, October 13, 7 pm, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Main Library