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EPL Hosts Curt’s Café: A Thinking Model That Works

The death of Dajae Coleman in September left Evanstonians reeling at the agonizing reality of deadly violence among local youth. Coming just 2 years after the shooting death of Leslie Calvin, another Evanston teen, community members from across Evanston have come together to propose solutions: a gun buyback program, increased funding for youth sports and […]

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For Evanston By Evanston: Six Reasons I’ll Never Completely Abandon Paper Books

6) A tattered copy of four Shakespearean tragedies, circa 1967 This was the first Shakespeare I ever read, the copy I discovered on my parents’ bookshelves when I was 6. I could barely puzzle out most of the words, but there was something fascinating about those oddly-named characters: Hamlet, Juliet, Mercutio, Brutus, Othello,  Iago. And […]

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Guest Essay – By Evanston, For Evanston: Tybalt on Ridge

Leslie Calvin has been on my mind lately. The Evanston 19-year-old was shot dead on July 4th, and the newspaper coverage and reaction to his murder have sparked an uncomfortable community conversation about young black men, violence and community responsibility. Was Calvin a “notorious” gangster who terrorized a neighborhood, or was he a teenage “baby” […]

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Hunting Season: Resources for College Search at the Library

The college search: what a terrifying, exhilarating rite of passage. For most teenagers, it is the first major life choice they will make. And for those without a family history of higher education, it is a bewildering, exasperating process. Fortunately, there are many supportive services and resources for teens and parents who need help. Testing, […]

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From the Library …

The Evanston Public Library is joining the green revolution, and everyone is invited. Evanstonians can participate by joining a community-wide reading program hosted by Northwestern University.  This year’s “One Book, One Northwestern” selection, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” by Thomas Friedman, brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for […]