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December 11, 2018 


Michelle Duster, Preserving and Promoting History
At the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the NAACP Evanston/North Shore on Nov. 17, keynote speaker Michelle Duster spoke about the powerful influence that her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells – who was born into slavery in 1862 and whose life spanned from the Civil War to the Great Depression – has had on her life.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Theo Ubique Brings Cabaret Theatre to Howard Street
He admits he was warned to “start small.” But the director had grander plans.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Year's Best Picture Books Revealed
Two of the Library’s most accomplished children’s librarians are the perfect guides to reveal the state of excellence and diversity among picture books published in 2018.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Communicating With Animal Companions
Carolee Biddle has always loved animals. Now she earns her living helping humans communicate effectively with their pets and farm animals.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Spoonfoolery Brings Fun Food Education to Evanston
In addition to Elementary Chefs, Ms. Reddy also offers parent-tot classes called Short Stacks for children ages 3-5, and Middle School Makers ‘n’ Bakers for ages 11-14. All classes emphasize following directions, sharing equipment and making healthy food choices. Each class includes taking home the results of their labors, often still warm from the oven.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Holiday Treat Walk at Main-Dempster Mile
Main-Dempster Mile shops have a holiday gift for all its friends and customers. On Dec. 13, shoppers may stop at any participating business on the Main-Dempster Mile and enjoy a holiday treat, courtesy of that business owner. 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Announcing ... EPL's 101 Great Books for Kids (2018)
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
It’s that time of year again – the time when the librarians, clerks, and other staff members of Evanston Public Library who have been reading all year long, finally reveal their 101 favorite children’s books.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Downtown Warm Bevvy Walk
Everyone is invited to sip and shop through downtown Evanston during the fourth annual Evanston Warm Bevvy Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6. Shoppers can enjoy an evening stroll with friends and family, stopping at stores to try tasty beverages and shop for the holidays. 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Volunteers Heighten Thanksgiving Holiday Spirit
Each year, Evanston community groups offer Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings to those in need. Some groups maintain established traditions, while others start new traditions aimed at providing for people who may not have the means or a place to share in a holiday meal.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
A New Partnership Bringing The Community Together
It was a meeting borne of sadness. In early November Beth Emet’s Rabbi Andrea London and Tim Rhoze, artistic director of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, sat down for breakfast.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
'Meet Me at the Museum'
“Meet Me at the Museum” is an intriguing first novel by English author Anne Youngson, a 71-year-old grandmother, about two very different middle-age people separated by hundreds of miles and totally different lives who some how manage to connect.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Nutcrackers & More aRound Town
Shows for Every Style, Taste and Family Member
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Squeezebox Books and Records - New Location, More Room for Books and Music
One of Mr. Peterson’s favorite things about his job is getting to know his customers, learning about their tastes and interests and letting them know when something that is just perfect for them arrives in the store.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Evanston Resident Wins Prize UK Fiction Prize
Molia Dumbleton has won third prize in this year’s prestigious UK Bridport Prize flash fiction competition for her story “What real men wished they’d dreamed.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Evanstonians Protest Threat to Mueller Investigation
Within hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of office by the Trump administration, about 1,000 people gathered for a “Nobody is Above the Law Rapid Response Protest” on Nov. 8 at Raymond Park, at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
New Outdoor Structures Extend Communal Living and Draw In Friends
Through the summer and fall three towers of residential decks each three stories high have been constructed at 805 Sherman Ave. The new structures replace decades-old porch and stair structures and improve upon them, adding shorter and deeper stairs, larger outdoor living areas, enclosed stairwells to protect from harsh winter weather, enclosed private seating areas and a hydraulic lift from ground level for those who cannot climb stairs.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
At the Foster Senior Club, It Is Fashionable to Have Fun
There was mirth aplenty at the “Parade of Fashions” at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center on Oct. 28. The annual fashion show and fundraiser of Evanston’s oldest senior club, the Foster Senior Club, attracts visitors by the score.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Donations Now Being Accepted for Mayor's Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive
To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, Mayor Stephen Hagerty is encouraging all community members to participate in the 10th annual Mayor’s Holiday Food, Book and Toy Drive.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
ESO's Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 2
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra will continue its beloved tradition of collaborating with arts groups from throughout Evanston and the North Shore to celebrate the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A Playground for Creativity Brings Unique Performances to Evanston
When Béa Rashid moved her dance studio, Dance Center Evanston, to Evanston Plaza on the corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue in 2004, she noticed a vacant space next door. Ms. Rashid recognized the potential of the space as a performance venue for dance in particular, with its high ceilings and spacious floor area.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Block Museum's New Graphic Identity: 'What's inside The Block?'
Over the past few years the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has consistently presented its audiences with surprising and innovative projects, rooted in original, interdisciplinary research.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Pop-Up Stores, Step Aside Introducing the Pop-Up Library
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Imagine you’re sitting, waiting, bored. Maybe you’re at the Robert Crown Center, waiting for your kid to get out of hockey practice. Maybe you’re in the waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center waiting for your appointment. Perhaps you’re at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, waiting for a show to begin.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
'Rush'
“Rush,” by author Lisa Paton, is a deeply moving story that takes place in modern-day Oxford, Miss., on the Ole Miss campus of University of
Mississippi.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Indian Music and Dance Come Alive at In-School Music Association Program
Dozens of children wriggled, squealed and danced with excitement at the Evanston In-School Music Association’s latest program Nov. 11 at the Evanston Public Library. The “Music of India” program featured music and dance by Indian performers Sarawathi Ranganathan on veena, Indranil Mallick on tabla and Sai Raghavan on double-headed drum. Gurmeet Marhas danced the Northern Indian classical dance style, called “Kathak,” which means story.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Public Art Murals Beautify City and Build Community
Evanston is looking a little more colorful lately – and it will last long after the burst of autumn color has faded. Thanks to public art initiatives that promote local talent of all ages, railroad viaducts and empty City walls are being transformed into public canvases that build a sense of community.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Remembering the World War I Armistice With Music and Poetry at St. Luke's
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, musicians and other artists will present a program of remembrance for the armistice signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Known at times as the Great War and the War to End all Wars, it is now called World War I.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Remember The Armistice with 'War and the Human Heart'
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day of World War 1, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present “War and The Human Heart,” at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 10 in St. James Cathedral in Chicago.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pancake Breakfast for Evanston's Neediest
American Legion Post 42 will hold its 33rd annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Legion Hall, 1030 Central St.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
All in A Day's Play
Family Fitness Day at The Mather was all about play. Residents and their families had an opportunity to get fit while having fun. Multiple generations engaged in friendly competition that included a hula hoop contest, egg race and water balloon toss.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
A New Addition to Evanston's Literary Landscape
Chelsea Elward, Evanston-raised and current resident, former elementary school teacher, wife and mom of two children, recently added another title to her impressive résumé, that of business owner. Booked, a new children’s bookstore at 506 Main St., held its official opening on Oct. 20 and 21.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018



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