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  • Virtual Falcon Banding June 6
    May 31  What: Mary Hennen, Assistant Collections Manager, Birds; and Director of the Chicago Peregrine Program at The Field Museum, and Josh Engel, Field Museum research assistant and founder of Red Hill Birding, will band young peregrine falcons hatched in May at the Evanston Public Library nesting site. EPL Collections Manager, author, and podcaster Betsy Bird will host the event. The babies will be removed from the nest, brought inside, and then returned to the nest after the banding is done.
  • Hillside Pantry Reaches Evanston and Beyond
    May 29  As businesses close, workers furloughed or laid-off, and incomes fall, it is not surprising that food pantries across the country are seeing significant increases in visits.
  • May 28  Books! Curbside pickup of library books and other materials is coming to the Main Library later in June. Watch for more information, coming soon, on the next steps in our gradual rollout of more services. The safety of our patrons and our staff is our number one concern.
  • May 25.  Summer is on the way and that means the Evanston Public Library's Summer Reading Program is ready to engage 1000s of readers across Evanston. Participants of all ages can earn prizes, meet reading goals, and dig deeper into the vast world of knowledge  -- all for FREE. 
  • Evanston Symphony: ‘We’ll Be Back’

    May 27  While the current pandemic plays havoc with professional and community arts organizations, as far as Music Director Lawrence Eckerling is concerned, the Evanston Symphony will absolutely return to the stage. “We’ll be back,” he says without reservation. “The world is crying for the arts.”

  • Library Community Mourns Loss of Security Guard Mustafa Cadet ‘Stan’ Azeem
    May 26  Mustafa Cadet “Stan” Azeem  officially worked at the Evanston Public Library as a security guard, but his role went far beyond that. He played an integral part in the Library’s push for more equity in services and outreach to the larger community, said co-workers, mourning his loss said last week.
  • May 26.  Recent graduates of Evanston Township High School have joined forces to host Evanston Cov-AID 2020, a three-day virtual concert series, celebrating local Evanston musicians and supporting the community they grew up in. The group has partnered with the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF), a local nonprofit whose vision is to build a more equitable Evanston, and will support local relief efforts for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Evanston Art Connects: A Citywide Initiative to Create, Exhibit and Explore Art in Evanston
    May 26.  Through June 9, 55 businesses will host 60 plus artists in their storefront windows in Downtown Evanston, Main-Dempster Mile and Central Street Evanston business districts. 
  • Drive-By Farewell to Hecky Powell
    May 25  With a police escort,dozens of cars drove past Mr. Powell’s home, honking and waving at his widow, Cheryl Judice.
  •  Finding Ways to Connect in the Time of Covid
    As Illinois approaches the end of the third month under Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, people everywhere are itching to connect with others. But Evanstonians are nothing if not resourceful. Many people have found creative ways to connect with neighbors while staying safely distanced.
  • May 23  Fresh off the presses after the Governor's announcement on Wednesday afternoon, there will be changes to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan, which goes into effect after the current stay-at-home order expires on 5/29. 
  • May 22.  Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) and Northwestern University (“Northwestern”) announced today that Northwestern has signed up for 11.9 megawatts (MW) of Clearway’s community solar projects in Illinois, the equivalent of taking 2,934 cars off the road each year.
  • Hello Evanston
    It’s May 22, the 143rd day of the year. Yesterday’s temperatures of Lake Michigan were 52 degrees the Chicago crib and 54 degrees at the Chicago shore. This will be the last “Good Morning, Evanston” post for the time being.
  • May 21  All Library staff will be on furlough Friday, May 22 to help cut costs related to the pandemic. Staff will not be available to answer questions or provide assistance. The Digital Library is open at epl.org
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