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February 21, 2019 


'The World Is Watching' Book Talk
Former Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer and former chair of the Chicago Sister City Committee Edward “Buzz” Palmer will talk about and sign the book “The World Is Watching” for a book talk and signing at 3 p.m. on March 3 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. David Robinson, Dr. Palmer and Mr. Palmer edited the collection.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Evanston Women's History Project March Events
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center has a full calendar of events
 planned for March, in partnership with other Evanston organizations.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
African American Educator Award Recipients Honored At Second Baptist Church
Outstanding African American educators were honored on Feb. 10 at the 10:30a.m.worship service at Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Climate Crisis Lecture Set at EPL
Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  and the U.S. National Climate Assessment both warned of the serious dangers posed if the world does not act swiftly to curb the emissions that cause climate change.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Evanston Celebrates National Drinking Water Week With Art Contest for Third-Graders
The City of Evanston is hosting a third-grade art contest in celebration of National Drinking Water Week (NDWW), May 5-11. The purpose of NDWW is to celebrate water as our most precious natural resource. This year’s theme is “Protect the Source.”
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Evanston Chamber Opera: 'Laugh With Us'
The Evanston Chamber Opera Company (EChO) marks its second season with a comic double bill featuring Bizet’s “Doctor Miracle” and Wolf-Ferrari’s “Susanna’s Secret,” presented in English with English titles.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Erie Family Health Center Expands To Accommodate Growing Need for Services
The quiet noise – if such is possible – at 1285 Hartrey Ave. comes from a tricky sort of construction: making more room in a working health center.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
'All the Time in the World'
The Actors Gymnasium celebrates its 10th winter circus with “All the Time in the World,” a daring and beautifully crafted show written and directed by
Kerry Catlin.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Justin Wynn Fund Honors Three at Red Tie Soirée
Brieva, Megan Livatino and Chris Livatino with the 2019 Buddy Portugal Award at the fourth annual Red Tie Soirée at the Evanston Art Center on February 10. The award is given annually to adults who demonstrate dedication, inspiration and compassion within the Justin Wynn Leadership Academy.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
YMCA'S Annual Gala Surpasses Fundraising Goal
The McGaw YMCA Annual Gala held on Jan. 26, at 1000 Grove St. and was a tremendous success. Nearly 400 guests braved the snow and falling temperatures to come together in support of the McGaw Y.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Top Children's Authors to Appear at EPL
During the month of March, three award-winning children’s authors will entertain and enlighten children at the Evanston Public Library: Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site,” and
“Celebrate You!”; Natasha Tarpley, author of “I Love My Hair”; and Cleopatra Alexander, author of the “Shiny the Sea Star” series.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
'The Glass Room'
It is a compelling depiction of Czechoslovakia prior to and during the early years of Nazism. Viktor and Liesel Landauer are a wealthy couple who lead a privileged life. Viktor is culturally Jewish but not observant. Liesel is intelligent and beautiful, a sensitive young woman who is a gentile. Money is no object, as Viktor owns a Czechoslovakian automobile manufacturing company.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Evanston Academic Talks About Work of Media Mogul Tyler Perry And Talks About Raising a Son in Evanston
The book Dr. Miriam Petty, a professor at Northwestern University in the School of Communication department of Radio, Television and Film, is writing examines the work of media mogul Tyler Perry, specifically about the older adult female character he created and performs. The character, Medea, is a good Samaritan, somebody who has principles.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Balch Is Back
Jeff Balch again channels the Bard of Avon.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Longtime Funeral Director Nathan Haliburton, Jr. Honored for Community Service and Leadership
The resolution took note that since 1975, Mr. Haliburton has served as the funeral director of Haliburton Funeral Chapel. “He is a steward to families in the grieving and decision making process, showing compassion, insight, comfort and helping hands.”
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The African Diaspora and The Mosaic of Human Community
Recognizing the variety of the Black experience in Evanston and in this country, The Center for Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, in collaboration with local churches and other organizations created “Out of the African Diaspora to Evanston.”
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Nominations Sought For Aging Well Award
Evanston community members and organizations are encouraged to nominate an older adult in Evanston who has made an impact in the local community through his or her interest in aging for the 2019 Aging Well Award. Nominations should be submitted by March 8.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Kickoff for Remodeled Blick Evanston Set for Feb. 14-17
Blick Art Materials announces its new concept store at its current location, 1755 Maple Ave. Featuring an interactive space for customers to try a curated selection of new products, the redesigned 10,000-square-foot retail space offers ample area to hold group events, demonstrations and increased ways to engage with product in a hands-on setting. Blick will host a Community Celebration Feb. 14-17, with special discounts and giveaways and demonstrations from popular art vendors and local artists.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Elected Officials Speak About Mental Health At Turning Point's 18th Annual Town Hall Meeting
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center hosts its 18th annual Town Hall Meeting on mental health care from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Rama Express Brings Thai and Sushi to Corner of Ashland and Simpson
Asked why they chose the name Rama Express, June Homma explained that Rama is a name for God and also means one who brings happiness. “We want our Thai food and sushi to do that,” she said with a smile.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Suicide Prevention Program Offers Straight Talk Plus Coffee
Community members are invited to spend an hour talking about suicide awareness at “Talk Saves Lives,” a one-hour discussion program offered at the Evanston Public Library at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21. The goal is to work toward saving lives and stopping the pain of suicide that ripples through families and others close to those who complete the act. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
St. Baldrick's at Chiaravalle
Students from Chiaravalle Montessori School, 425 Dempster St., hosted their third annual St. Baldrick’s event on Feb. 3.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
St. Baldrick's at Chiaravalle
Students from Chiaravalle Montessori School, 425 Dempster St., hosted their third annual St. Baldrick’s event on Feb. 3.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Study: Most Successful Women Surround Themselves With Other Women
Women who communicate regularly with a female-dominated inner circle are more likely to attain high-ranking leadership positions, according to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Upcoming Black History Plays
Two upcoming theatrical performances celebrate Black History Month.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Accent on the Spanish Collection at EPL
The Guadalajara (Mexico) Book Fair, FIL, is the largest book fair in the Western hemisphere. Only the Frankfort Book Fair is larger. More than a million people attend the fair to gain firsthand access to the latest publications in Spanish. More than 300,000 titles are on display.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Black History Month Not Just in February But Every Month
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

February has historically been deemed Black History Month nationwide, but it’s important to remember that we should be celebrating Black historical figures and creators every month of the year.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The Lake Gets Top Billing Larry Lundy's 'Looking East of Etown - Third Wave' Exhibit
“Looking East of Etown – Third Wave,” an art exhibit now on display in Curt’s Café South  through March, grew out of Evanston resident Larry Lundy’s frequent trips to the lake, sometimes on bicycle.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Chute Students Perform Ferguson's 'Equity Suite'
After a semester of preparation, the Chute Honors Band gave the world premiere performance of “Equity Suite,” an original five-movement musical composition by Musical Offering founder Rick Ferguson, on Feb. 6 at Chute Middle School. The piece and performance explore ideas surrounding social justice.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
'Voices of Resistance' at Perspective Fine Arts Photography Gallery
The Perspective Fine Arts Photography Gallery, 1310 ½ Chicago Ave., presents Vanessa Filley’s “Voices of Resistance,” from Jan.31 – Feb.24. Since the founding of the United States, voices of resistance have given rise to concerns and movements to improve the quality of life for a greater cross section of “The People.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2019



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