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Good Monday morning, Evanston.

More than 60 people kicked off Sunday at the McGaw YMCA Indoor Triathlon: 20 minutes on a stationary bike, 15 minutes running on a treadmill and 10 minutes swimming. L Dahline (above) signed up “just to prove to myself I can.”

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Yay! The popular YEA! Festival – for Young Evanston Artists – is back after a pandemic hiatus of several years. Student artwork from all schools in the District 65 area – public, private, parochial – will be displayed in Raymond Park on May 20. Music, dance and choral performances will accompany the daylong event.

Credit: Evan Girard

The Evanston Public Library, established in 1907, has evolved over its 116-year history. “I would honestly characterize Evanston Public Library as a social service agency as much as a place where you go to borrow books,” said Rachel Hayman, vice president of the EPL board of trustees. From cooking lessons to legal aid to climate action programs, check out what the library is up to these days.

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Monday: The City Council is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. First thing on the agenda is deciding how to spend more than $6 million in remaining ARPA funds.

Wednesday: Family Focus hosts a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss plans to renovate its building, the former Foster School.

Thursday: Jazz vocalist Maja Rios performs at 7 p.m. at Double Clutch Brewing Co.

COVID-19 by the numbers: 10 new cases and no new deaths were reported Thursday, March 9, the last day the city updated totals. The seven-day average is 13.1 cases per day.

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After a marathon season that ran from mid-September until the final week of February, Evanston Hockey placed second in its league of 15 teams, no small achievement. “It’s been an awesome experience being a part of it, and the kids worked so hard,” said first-year head coach Evan Nielsen.

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Can you recycle that? For anyone who’s peered at the tiny numbers inside those chasing-arrow triangles and wondered what truly belongs in the bin, Meg Evans has the details on how to help the folks at Groot sort our plastics.

In case you missed it: The Patten house on Ridge Avenue is gone now, except for that landmarked fence. But the Pattens were once one of Evanston’s richest families and drew attention for both how they acquired their wealth and how they spent it. Kris Hartzell and Jenny Thompson of the Evanston History Center take an in-depth look in a five-part Evanston Dimensions series. Start with part one.

Dear Gabby: What do you do when a friend owes you $1,000 and won’t pay? Or when a friend seems to be trying to fatten you up? When a sister frets over your wrinkles? Well, first you write our advice columnist, Gabby. And then Gabby says …

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Sustained success is the goal after Northwestern earns 2nd NCAA Tournament bid. The Wildcats men’s team faces Boise State in Sacramento, California, on Thursday.

Northwestern students help Parkinson’s patients put pen to paper. The “SteadyScrib” is designed to counter Parkinson’s symptoms to make writing easier.

Evanston home bombarded with packages due to shipping error. Samantha Schwimmer has received dozens of Amazon boxes meant for Trulee Evanston.

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Gina Castro

Gina Castro is a Racial Justice fellow for the RoundTable. She recently earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she studied investigative reporting....