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July 19, 2018 


NU Third Annual Community Picnic on July 21
The Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive on NU's Evanston campus.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Second Repari Clinic at the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
On July 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. volunteer repair experts will be available at Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse, 2101 Dempster St., to help participants fix household items free of charge.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Y.O.U. and the Talking Farm Celebrate Community Day
On June 27, Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) and The Talking Farm welcomed families from the community to the urban garden space at Y.O.U.’s Youth Center and Headquarters, 1911 Church St., to participate in enrichment activities and learn about the joint programming offered by Y.O.U. and The Talking Farm.
Monday, July 9, 2018
The Lighthouse Dunes: History and Future
The beach at the lighthouse did not always belong to Evanston and historically there were no dunes. When the Lighthouse Service decommissioned the lighthouse in 1935, the North East Park District of Evanston, now the Lighthouse Park District, noticed that the federal government was no longer using the lighthouse grounds or the beach.
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Monday, July 9, 2018
Canal Shores' Ecological Restoration Efforts Honored
Canal Shores Golf Course received the 2018 Silver Ribbon Award from the Friends of the Chicago River for its ecological restoration work that aids in the improvement of the Chicago River system.
Monday, July 9, 2018
NU Retrospecitively Honors Alumni And Black Community Members
Northwestern University hosted a community luncheon on June 27 in honor of organizations and members of Evanston’s Black community who supported Black students throughout the history of Northwestern University.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Artisan Summer Festival
At the annual Chamber of Commerce-sponsored art fair – formerly the Fountain Square Festival and now the Artisan Summer Festival – the bright white booths lined Sherman Avenue and Church Street, offering visitors the opportunity the see and purchase the works of more than 100 artists.
Monday, July 9, 2018
What's Big, Green and Eats Books by the Carload
Here at the library we have a new addition, and you can see it anytime you like. Just drive down Church Street and pull into the alleyway just after Orrington. On your left, on the east side of the library, you'll see a big green bin. It kind of looks like a drop box for library books and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it as such, were it not for the large sign plastered at the top that reads, "STOP - NO LIBRARY RETURNS."
Monday, July 9, 2018
Lorraine Morton's Worthwhile Life Documented by Local Historians
Compressing 99 years of a person’s life – many of them lived in the public area – into 45 minutes of film was a challenging but joyful task for the trio of Evanstonians who undertook it: Dino Robinson, founder of Shorefront Legacy Center, Steve Jordan and Genie Lemieux, owners of Evanston Photographic Studios and members of the Shorefront board of directors.
Monday, July 9, 2018
On, Above and Behind Sherman Avenue
“When they can connect the dots, and see that something in their past is impacting their present,” Melissa Blount said, “Then they don’t have to be defined by that, they can begin to make different choices.” Ms. Blount was explaining how she knows when she’s successful with a client.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Evanston Lighthouse Lamp Prisms Shine With Preservation and New Light
Old and new technology were part of a recent preservation and update project to preserve prisms and install a new light source in the Grosse Point Lighthouse optics mechanism. Along with repairs and thorough cleaning, the lighthouse optics mechanism prism seals were restored.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Custer Fair
The annual event that began more than 40 years ago as a street fair on Custer Avenue has mushroomed into a two-day extravaganza, with craft vendors, live music, local food and children’s entertainment radiating from the Chicago/Main hub.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Used But Scrubbed, 10,000 Pill Bottles Bound for Overseas Clinics
When Lions Club member and lifelong Evanston resident John Kessler read in a Lions Club newsletter that medical clinics in struggling countries have a need for pill bottles, he put a basket on his front porch and asked his neighbors to drop off any pill bottles they no longer needed.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Operation Moonwatch: Citizen Scientists Spot the First Space Age Satellites
Part 4 in a series on the International Geophysical Year
One thing astronomer Mike Seeds remembers about the winter of 1957-58 in Danville, Ill. It was cold.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Mudlark Kicks Off Outdoor Theater Season With a Study of Anger and Power
The annual summer theater in the park season got underway with a bloody bang June 22, 23 and 24 with a bruising, angry rendition of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Library in the Parks: Where Children Play and Read While At Camp
At Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center on June 19, nearly 60 campers and three families were building structures from toothpicks and marshmallows.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
When the Travel Section Starts To Look Peaky
When the Travel Section Starts To Look Peaky
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
It’s that time of year again. That time when the Travel section of the library starts to look a little picked over.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Lewis, Aydin Give Keynote Presentation at Moran Center Benefit
Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, co-authors of the graphic novel series “March,” gave a keynote presentation to 300 guests at the Justice in Action Benefit last month.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Addressing Food Insecurity and Ideas That Work
The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that supports the homebound, the elderly, the disabled and others unable to care for their nutritional needs, to present a series of events addressing the issue of food insecurity in Evanston.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Delivers Dreams, Cleans Playground, Honors Scholarship Recipients
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority spent the spring months helping the community in several ways.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018



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