Library News and Events: July 2, 2019

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Come March with Us

Fourth of July parade

Show your library love! Everyone is invited to march with EPL staff and friends in the Evanston 4th of July parade. All welcome! If you are interested, please contact Mary Kling at for the details. 

July Board Meeting

July Board Meeting

Please join us at our July Library Board meeting. Guest Ron Dwyer-Voss will talk about Asset Based Community Development which views local assets as the building blocks of sustainable community development. Together, residents, Library staff and Library trustees will discuss how to build on existing strengths and improve sustainable Library service to all residents, especially in the 5th, 8th and 9th wards. Light refreshments and child supervision will be provided. Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 pm, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street. 

Business and Law


SCORE Chicago Small Business Counseling. A SCORE mentor works with you one-on-one to help with your business challenge. Register in advance at or call 224-372-3432. Wednesday afternoons/Thursday evenings. Reference Conference Room West, Main Library


Law at the Library. A presentation by an experienced attorney is followed by a brief question and answer session. The topic for this month will be Citizenship & Immigration. Wednesday, July 10, 7 to 8 pm. Falcon Room, Main Library

Tenants Rights Workshop. Monday, July 15, 6:30 to 8 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library/ Landlord Tenant Drop In Hours, Fridays, 2 to 6 pm, Newberry Room.

Summer STEM Camp and More for Teens

Summer STEM Camp

Summer STEM Camp. New openings for Summer STEM Camp for middle school aged children!

LEGO Robotics Camp, July 8 – 11. Register. 
LEGO Robotics Camp, July 15-18. Register. 
Arcade Game Design Camp, July 29 – August 1. Register.
Teen programs


View more upcoming programs for teens here,  including Paper Making, Writing Workshops, and more!

Free Movies at the Library

Unlocking the Cage

Captain Marvel. Friday, July 12, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Interstellar. Sunday, July 21, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Unlocking the Cage: Documentary and Panel Discussion.  Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

View all upcoming films including films for children and families here

Book Discussions

The Great Believers

North Branch Book Group reads The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, Monday, July 29, 6:30 pm, North Branch, 2026 Central St. 

Keepinitreal Non-Fiction Book Group reads How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan. Tuesday, July 30, 6:45 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library

View all upcoming book discussion groups here

Visit the Stars with Star Lab + 29 More Children's Programs

Star lab

Climb inside a portable planetarium with experts from the Discovery Center Museum. Then make a craft that's "out of this world"! Grades K and up. This program made possible through a NASA@MyLibrary grant.  Please specify which session you prefer. Register by calling 847-448-8610. Thursday, July 18, 4 pm OR 6 pm, Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Ave.

View 29 more upcoming programs for children here.

Read and Win Prizes

Summer Learning Program

Summer Learning Program: Register Today! More than 3100 Evanstonians are signed up to read, learn and win prizes. Are you? Stop in or go to Check out our summer event guide, enter prize drawings, meet us in the parks, attend library programs, read, relax, enjoy, and win!

Help us serve the community better! Please take our very brief Summer Learning Survey. Just three questions!


Join the Library in the Parks Thursdays Through August 8

Brummel Park

Makers in the Parks. Join us outside to create everything from marshmallow towers to airplanes and butterflies. Check out books and sign up for Summer Learning too! 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at various locations, below. Weather permitting. 

Mondays at Brummel Park; Tuesdays at Fleetwood-Jourdain; Wednesdays at Mason Park;

Thursdays: July 11, Eiden Park; July 18, Burnham Shores Park; July 25, Clyde-Brummel Park; August 1, South Blvd Park; August 8, Baker Park

Health and Wellness

health and wellness

HIV and STI Screening. Howard Brown Health staff will be at the library offering free community HIV and STI screening. Monday, July 8, 3 to 7 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

Wellness Wednesdays. Medicare 101: Understanding the ABCs of Medicare Basics, Register, Wednesday, July 17, 7 to 8 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library; Understanding Medicare Insurance Options, Register, Wednesday, July 24, 7 to 8 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library

Memory Café. Memory Cafés are enrichment opportunities for persons on the memory loss spectrum and their care partners. This session: Gentle Yoga for Brain Health with Sandy Nowarita. More details. Saturday, July 20, 1 to 3 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library


Workforce Wednesdays: A National Able Hiring Event. Open to all employers looking to fill open positions and to all job seekers seeking full time and part-time employment. More details. Wednesday, July 10, 12:30 to 3 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Jobs at Evanston Public Library. Library Assistant: Youth Music Technology; Part Time Grant and Partner Associate/Library Development