Library News and Events: August 21, 2018

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Registration Opens Monday: September Storytime Programs

September storytimes for Children

Enjoy regular weekly storytime programs. Help build a lifetime love for language and reading. 

Birth-3 years old:  1, 2, 3 Play with Me (1-3 year olds): Begins Saturday, September 8, 10 am; Book Babies (12-23 months): Begins Monday, September 10, 9:30 am; Infant Rhymetime (birth-12 months): Begins Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 am; Time for Two's (2 year olds): Begins Friday, September 14, 10:30 am

Preschool:  All by Myself (3-5 year olds): Begins Monday, September 10, 11 am or Thursday, September 13, 11 amFamily Storytime and Craft (3 year olds and up with parent): Begins Monday, September 10, 6:30 pm 

School Aged:  LEGO Club (2-5 grade)Saturday, September 1, 1:30 pm; Family Math Fun (4-9 years old)Sunday, September 9, 1:00 pm (Drop-In); Tail Waggin' Tutors (kindergarten and up): Begins Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 pm or 7:00 pm

coding with cubetto

Coding with Cubetto. Explore the basics of coding through adventure and hands on play. Using a series of coding blocks maps, and stories, we will design our set of instructions and adventures for our friend Cubetto to follow.  Ages 3-6. Register. Friday, August 24, 11 am, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch


Family Math Fun

Family Math Fun. Play and learn about ways families can interact together around math. Come away with great ideas, activities and materials for simple ways to encourage math learning at home with Laura Grandau, math educator and Assistant Professor, Erikson Institute. No registration necessary. For families with children ages 4-9. Sunday, September 9, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library. 

Special Programs This Fall

Human Library

Experience the Human Library. Confront your prejudices by engaging in a dialogue with "difference." In this library, "Books" are people that "Readers" sit down and talk with frankly, exploring issues of prejudice, discrimination, race, religion, gender fluidity, and many others aspects of life's great variety. Curious?  Read more. Saturday, September 15, 12-3 pm, Parasol Room, 4th floor, Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Road, Evanston

Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival

The Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival. For the 4th year, this festival brings talented storytellers to Evanston for a weekend of engaging stories for all. 2018 featured storytellers: Baba Tony Brown and Kucha Brownlee, Bill Harley, Jeremy Schaefer. Special guests; Nestor Gomez, Anne Shimojima. All events free. Read more at SAVE THE DATE. Friday, October 19, through Sunday, October 21

Book Discussions, Theater, and Films

Richard III

Book Discussions. We offer a  variety of regular monthly book discussion groups. Upcoming discussions include the following books: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, The Home That Was Our Country by Alia Malek

Just for Teens: The Social Justice Book Club

Muse of Fire Theatre Company presents Richard III.  August 24 and 25, Main Library, 7:30 pm

Lorraine Morton Documentary

Documentary Screening. Lorraine H. Morton: A Life Worthwhile. Lorraine Hairston Morton was an educator, an alderman, and Evanston's first African American mayor. She served the Evanston community for more than 50 years, including four consecutive terms as mayor. This 45-minute documentary was culled from over nine hours of interview sessions conducted by Shorefront, scanned images from the family collection and multiple resources from local and out of state archives. Shorefront collects, preserves and educates people about Black history on Chicago's suburban North Shore. Saturday, August 25, 3 - 5 pm, Main Library, Community Meeting Room. 

Feature Film. Avengers: Infinity War. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chadwick Boseman. Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 149 minutes. Friday, September 7, 6 - 8:00 pm. Community Meeting Room. Main Library

Explore Your Digital Library

Digital Library

Hoopla – Choose from a huge array of movies, audiobooks, ebooks, and more. Check out up to 6 titles per month.

Overdrive/My Media Mall – Download ebooks & audiobooks through the library catalog. Try the easy-to-use Libby app

Biblioboard - Books, articles, streaming audio/video content and more. Explore independently published titles by local authors.  

Business and Technology Classes

Business and Technology

SCORE Seminar: How to Transition a Good Idea into a Great Business. Discover the Business Model Canvas, a great invention for everyone from startups to large companies. The Business Model Canvas illustrates the search for the unknowns that most new ventures face. Register. Tuesday, August 28, 7 - 8:30 pm, Small Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Main Library


Book a Trainer. EPL offers one-on-one appointments for basic computer training. To schedule, please call the Reference Desk at 847-448-8630. This service is funded in part by the Evanston Community Foundation. 

Group Computer Classes. Learn about computer and email basics, Microsoft Word, and topics like How to Protect Your Online Privacy and Cut the Cord to High Monthly Cable Bills. Discover more classes at