September Events at EPL

Readers Rule! September Events at Evanston Public Library

Jon Scieszka, best-selling author of the Time Warp Trio series and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, will visit Evanston Public Library on Thursday, September 3, at 4:30 pm. Scieszka will introduce his new book, Frank Einstein and the Brain Turbo! Ideal for ages 7 and up. Children wearing mad scientist costumes may win a prize. The author will give a brief talk, answer questions, pose for photos and sign books. Call 847-448-8610 to register.

Fall Words: Mailbox Play for Toddlers
Children learn best through play! Bring your toddler to play mailbox with you at all Evanston Public Library locations through September. We’ll have envelopes, stamps, a pretend Post Office mail box, even a mail bag for your little letter “writer” to use.

altParent/Child Workshop
Saturdays, September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10 am
Community Meeting Room, Main Library
Children ages 1 to 3 and their parents/caregivers engage in creative play and have the chance to mix and mingle with each other, and with special guests from various fields. The program ends with a fun circle time.  Registration begins August 31. Register online, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain
Join us for an evening with Dana Suskind, M.D., author of Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain, on Thursday, September 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston. Her critical message encourages parents to develop a language rich environment for children in order to optimize their brain development and ability to learn. This program is presented by the Evanston Community Foundation’s Communityworks initiative in partnership with Evanston Public Library and Rotary International. Call 847-492-0990 or go to to register.

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