Library News and Events: March 12, 2019

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Authors, Books and Writers

Book groups

Book Discussions:

EPL offers a wide range of book discussion groups including: African American Literature, Read-Ability Book Group, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and more. View all upcoming book discussions. No long-term commitment is required to participate. Call us to find a book that matches your interests at 847-448-8620. 

Author/Writer Events:

Collision on Tenerife. Jon Ziomek turns his journalist's skills to presenting this well researched and absorbing story of the world's worst air crash told from the perspective of both the crew and the passengers. Monday, March 18, 7 - 8:30 pm, North Branch, 2026 Central St. 

Keeping it Local: How Readers Can Navigate the Changing Media Landscape. Mary Helt Gavin, Publisher & Manager, Evanston RoundTable; Alan Perez, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Northwestern; Bill Smith, Publisher, Evanston Now are featured in a moderated panel discussion and Q &A on local journalism, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, North Shore Village and EPL. Wednesday, April 3, 6 - 7:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

EPL and MENA at Northwestern present: Voices of Jordan. Author and Jordanian journalist Rana Sweis sketches an intimate portrait of the intricacies and complexities of life in the Middle East. Read more and register. Monday, April 8, 6 - 7:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library 

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More Events

More Events

Caring for HouseplantsJoin Master Gardeners as they guide participants in a presentation and demonstration about houseplants. You could win a plant to take home! Saturday, March 16, 10:30 - 11:45 am, Falcon Room, Main Library

Evanston Memory Cafe. Memory Cafes are enrichment activities for people on the memory loss spectrum and their care partners. In March: Improv with Lorelei Goldman. Saturday, March 16, 1 - 3 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library

EISMA Spring Concert. Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago group which performs new and experimental chamber music with dedication, virtuosity, and an exploratory spirit will be live at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. All are welcome! Sunday, March 17, 4:00 pm, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60201

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Community Forum. Staff from the Alzheimer's Association will educate you on the memory loss spectrum and talk about building an Alzheimer's and dementia friendly community. Expect an open, interactive conversation about a disease that affects 220,000 people in Illinois. Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 - 8 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library


Upcoming Special Events

Human Library

Unjudge Someone. The Human Library Returns. Have a one-to-one with someone quite different than yourself. (Or are they so different?) The Human Library is a place where real people are "on loan" to readers for conversations of up to 30 minutes. Coming Sunday, April 14, 12 - 3 pm. Main Library

Evanston Literary Festival, May 11-19, kicks off with a book fair at the Library. Authors, presses and literary organizations are invited to apply for a table by April 1.  

Business, Finance, and Technology

business, finance, technology

SCORE Chicago Small Business Counseling. Let a SCORE mentor work with you one on one to help with your business challenges. Register at or by calling (224) 372-3432. Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings. West Conference Room, Main Library.

Free Tax Preparation at the Library. Through tax day. Find out if you are eligible. Read more

One on One Technology Training. Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics of using the internet, the Google Suite, Microsoft Office, your new device, and more. Get your questions answered.

Law at the Library: Buying and Selling a Home. Wednesday, March 13, 7 - 8 pm, Falcon Room, Main Library.