October Events for Families at EPL

Purple Crayon Players at EPL!


Saturday, October 3, 11:30 am, Main Children’s Room, Mail Library

Bring your children to the Main Children’s Room this Saturday to enjoy Northwestern University’s student-run Theatre for Young Audiences production company called, Purple Crayon Players. Join them for some stories and a craft. Lots of fun! Ages 3 – 6 but everyone welcome.

Tabletop Game Night

Monday, October 5, 6:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Bring friends and make new ones at the Evanston Public Library’s second Tabletop Game Night. Folks from Elysium Games — Evanston’s new game store at 1610 Maple Ave. — will teach games like King of Tokyo, Sons of Anarchy, and Five Tribes, as well as an assortment of quicker games. You’re also free to bring your games if you like.  No experience is necessary for this evening of gaming and fun! You may bring snacks or a dinner.  Register online or by calling (847) 448-8620, or just show up.

October Family Nights!


Monday, October 12, 7pm Community Meeting Room, Main Library.
Family Night: Lego Night! Come make a family project together! What will you build? K – 5 only.  No registration required; drop in.

Thursday, October 15, 7pm Garden Gates area, Main Library.
Family Night: Jammie Time Everyone in pajamas! The library does your bedtime storytime for you. Ages 2 -9. No registration required; drop in.

Monday,October 19, 7pm Community Meeting Room, Main Library. Family Night: Theater Games Celebrating Mr. Popper’s Penguins! Participate in an evening of drama games hosted by Lifeline Theatre around the beloved classic, Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Great fun for children ages 5 & up, and their parents! Registration required; register here.

Tuesday, October 20, 7pm Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library.
Family Night: “Adult” Coloring with Parents and Kids Bring your son or daughter to do an intricate “adult” coloring project together! Designs supplied. Relax and enjoy some screen-free family time! Grades 3rd – 6th with a parent or adult relative. Registration required; register here.

Monday, October 26, 6:30pm Barbarie Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library.
Family Night: The Young and the Restless. Bring your baby, 1 and 2 year old to an evening version of our popular sing-a-long storytime for our littlest library patrons. No registration required; just drop in.

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