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  • At 7 o’clock on the dot, swilling a cocktail and acoustic guitar in hand, David Ramirez settled into his seat. He waved at the camera and got ready to play. With a little mood lighting to set the atmosphere, he checked his equipment.
  • Patrons Have to Wait to Enjoy the New Crown Library – Again

    March 31.   The grand opening of the new Robert Crown Branch of the Evanston Public Library is just one of the myriad festivities postponed by the covid-19 pandemic. The official opening was to have been March 14, but a couple of weeks before, on Feb. 29, the branch was open for patrons and visitors. RoundTable photographer Lynn Trautmann was able to check out people in the act – of reading, exploring, using computers and, yes, even getting new library cards.

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  • Latest from the Library
    March 27.  Each week, while the Library is closed, we'll send you a Monday newsletter geared to kids/families and a Thursday newsletter than has more general information that can inform and help during this time. Read our latest Kids Newsletter and our latest Teen Newsletter
  • Those Who Served: Rick Davis
    March 27.  Rick Davis was February Veteran of the Month at VFW Snell Post 7186. A Marine who served in Vietnam, Mr. Davis came to Evanston from Indiana by way of Texas. He and his wife have lived here more than 40 years, first raising a family and easing into retirement after a long career at Bose Corporation.
  • Supporting Our Restaurants: Cult Faves
    March 26. The carrot burrito is “Yep, a cult fave.”
  • March 26.  This article contains a list of stores in or near Evanston that provide special times for seniors to shop.
  • Evanston Made News - March 26
    We are so inspired by our members who are making art, virtual sessions, sharing art and building community during these strange times. Evanston Art in the time of Corona will get us through these strange times. Below is a collection of projects YOU can participate in, brought to you by Evanston Artists!

  • March 25. With a tip of the digital hat to lyricist Bob Russell, sung to the Duke Ellington tune “Never No Lament”)

    Used to roam around the town,

    To a movie, diner or the store,

    Now I hole up in my gown,

    Don’t get around much anymore.

  • Vote to Determine Winners of 2020 National Drinking Water Week 3rd Grade Art Contest

    March 24. In honor of 2020 National Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, the City is hosting an art contest for third grade students in Evanston to celebrate the contest's theme, "There when you need it." The purpose of NDWW is to celebrate water by recognizing the essential role it plays in daily life.

  • Library Offers Support for Kids at Home: Kids March 23 Newsletter

    March 23. The Digital Library is Open 24/7; Great Kids Resources from EPL and more

  • March23.  Leave the leaves for insects. “Love them or loathe them, we humans cannot survive without insects.” 
  • ... Before the Closings Due to Public Health Concerns
Jazz Singer Dee Alexander Delights Levy Center Crowd
    March 22. The Jamming Jean Music Series kicked off with a live performance by vocal virtuoso Dee Alexander at 5 p.m. March 6  at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Every seat in the house was taken, with guests arriving as early at 3 p.m. for the free concert. 
  • The Evanston Public Library recommends these COVID-19 resources for updates and information on ways to get involved and help:
  • Evanstonians Take Action to Change the Course of COVID-19 with Compassion, Courage and Resilience
    March 19. Social interactions form the basis of our families, our governments and even our global economy. Evanstonians are finding new and creative ways to maintain and strengthen the social fabric of our community even as we implement social distancing to help stem the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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