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Events for Kids at EPL – Nov. 25 – Dec. 8

Angry BirdsThanksgiving Weekend Family Film: The Angry Birds Movie. Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27, 2pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library

FaFinding Dorymily Film and Craft at the Chicago Ave/Main St. Branch. Saturday, November 26, 3pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

Purple Crayon Players Storytime. Bring the kids to this storytime and craft program run by Northwestern University’s Purple Crayon Players for children ages 3 to 8. Everyone is welcome. End your week with college kids and reading fun. Friday, December 2, 4pm, Children’s Room, Main Library 

sea life

Little Explorers: Sea Life! Join us as we introduce your preschooler to the wonders of ocean life. Young explorers ages 3-5 should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver; we will learn about the ocean, identify some seashells, and make our own crab from a real shell! Register online or call 847-448-8610. Register today! Saturday, December 3, 11:00am, Children’s Room, Main Library

Book Club

Caldecott Club for Kids in Grades K-4. We have Caldecott Fever! The Caldecott Award is a national award given to the illustrator of the best picture book of the year. We will share what makes an award winning picture book and give the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded. Register for the December 8 meeting, in person, or by calling 847-448-8610.  Each meeting is limited to 20 participants in grades K to 4. Thursday, December 8, 7pm, Children’s Public Conference Room, Main Library

Book Launch for Screenwise – Weds. Nov. 16

Book Launch for Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World by Devorah Heitner

Many parents feel that their kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices. Media expert Devorah Heitner, however, believes that technology offers huge potential to our children–if their parents help them. Screenwise offers a realistic and optimistic perspective on how to thoughtfully guide kids in the digital age.

Heitner is the founder and director of Raising Digital Natives, a resource for parents and schools seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a world of digital connectedness. An experienced speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Dr. Heitner serves as a professional development resource for schools wishing to cultivate a culture of responsible digital citizenship.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World Cover Image

Movies at EPL – Sat./Sun. Sept. 17 & 18

Jungle Book

September Weekend Family Film: The Jungle Book
Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18, 2 pm, Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library      

Angry Birds

Family Film and Craft @ Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch. The Angry Birds Movie
Saturday, September 17, 3 pm, Chicago Avenue/Main St. Branch.

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age – Sun. Sept. 18

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

Tickets $10

WHEN:
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

WHERE:
Jewish Reconstruction Synagogue
303 Dodge Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

Buy tickets

September Programs for Families at EPL

A Bug's Life

Family Film and Craft @ Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch. A Bug’s Life. Saturday, September 3, 3pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

Family Film and Craft @ Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch. The Angry Birds Movie.Saturday, September 17, 3 pm, Chicago Avenue & Main Street Branch

Register for September Storytimes

titleRegister for September Storytimes online, in person or by calling 847-448-8610

Main Children’s Room staff provide programs geared to children from 1 year olds through 5th grade starting September 12; here’s what’s still open for September:

Time for Two’s Fridays at 10:30 (Tuesdays at 10:15 am at North Branch) for 2 year olds and their parent/caregiver

All By Myself, Mondays at 11 am OR Thursdays at 1:30 pm, for 3 – 5 year olds, without parents

Family Storytime and Craft, Monday nights at 6:30 pm both at Main and North. Craft geared to 3 – 7 year olds. Working Parent Friendly!

Parent Child Workshop, Saturdays at 10 am, for 1 -3 year olds and a parent or caregiver Working Parent Friendly!

Tail Waggin Tutors, Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and 7pm for K- 5 is also taking phone registrations only starting 8/29: 847-448-8610. (Also available at North Branch on Tuesday afternoons; register at 847-866-0330 starting 8/29)

Drop In (no registration) storytimes The Young and the Restless (0-2) on Thursdays at 9:30 am and Preschool Storytime (3-6) on Wednesdays at 10:30 am continue as usual in September. Branches also have drop ins (check our calendar for dates and times)

Fall Words: Mailbox Play. Bring your 1, 2, or 3 year old to play Mailbox this September! Play is an essential tool in literacy education; come experience the fun with your child. Address envelopes to animals in the library, put them in the mailbox, and then deliver them using “US Mail” bags! September 1-30, Main Children’s Room, North Branch & Chicago Ave/Main Street (CAMS) locations

book club

Caldecott Club for Kids in K-4. Mr. Brian will share all the important and inspiring pieces that come together to make an award-winning picture book.  Kids will learn the inside scoop on how the Caldecott Medal is awarded, then read some current illustrated books and discuss the best. Thursdays,September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, 7 pm, Children’s Public Conference Room, Main Library. Registration opens September 1. 

Programs for Teens

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Chromebooks in the Loft. NEW. The Teen Loft  offers in-house use of Chromebooks for 6th to 12th graders who are EPL cardholders or those who have their library cards registered at EPL.

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Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects.  Each week we’ll have a different group project from 3D design and sewing to coding.Saturdays, 1-3 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Teens laughing

Loft Laughs. Join Loft staff to explore the art of joke writing. Learn how to tell jokes that are actually funny, use satire and everyday life experiences to create jokes that guarantee laughs, appreciate great comedians, and create the best comebacks EVER! Grades 6-12.

Sign up for a reminder or drop in. Saturdays, September 17- October 22, 3-4:30 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Starlight Movie: The Wiz – Weds. Aug. 20

Last Starlight Movie of the Summer: The Wiz

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Enjoy the summer’s final Starlight Movie this Sat., Aug. 20 in James Park! “The Wiz” will be screened at dusk; admission is free. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

More information

Free Movies at Cinemark Theatres – Sat. Aug. 20

CINEMARK COMMUNITY DAY IS ON AUGUST 20, 2016! SHOWTIMES BEGIN AT 9AM

Enjoy family-friendly movies for FREE along with discounted concession offerings!

Net proceeds will support WE.org in providing youth empowerment and service learning programs in the USA!

Cinemark Community Day will feature:

  • FREE family movies at all Cinemark locations starting at 9AM
  • Showtimes begin at 9AM and will be available through 11:30AM. (Will vary by location. Check your local theatre’s showtimes for available times.)
  • Movie selection provided by DreamWorks Animation, Inc.
  • Movie selection at each theatre may include the following family-friendly films: Kung Fu Panda 3, Home, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 3, and Shrek.
  • Discounted concession items including: $2 small popcorn, $2 16 oz. soft drinks, and all packaged candy varieties for $2 (While supplies last)

Share this Cinemark Community Day event with friends & family to help spread the word! Enjoy a movie outing while also helping to make a difference.

Showtimes and movie selection will be available to view online at cinemark.com starting August 15th. Complimentary tickets for the select DreamWorks movies, at each theatre, will be available at the theatre box office only. Community Day showtime tickets will be available at each theatre’s box office starting at 8:30AM on August 20th.*

See showtimes for the Century 12 Evanston/Cinearts 6: cinemark.com

1715 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
847-491-9751
439@cinemark.com

*Free tickets to select DreamWorks movies will be available at the Cinemark box office starting at 8:30AM on August 20, 2016. No advance tickets available at box office or online. Check your theatres available showtimes at cinemark.com (Showtimes and movie sections may vary per location. Exact showtimes to be determined. Participating theatres only. Limited seating. Seating availability is first come, first serve, per showtime. No rainchecks).

Cinemark Community Day.

Hook in Bent Park – Tues. Aug. 16

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Starlight Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on select evenings at dusk. Admission is free. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather (except July 21 movie; see below).

Day/Date Park Movie
Thur., Jul 21 Ryan Field* The Good Dinosaur
Sat., Jul 30 Brummel Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tues., Aug 2 Penny Inside Out
Sat., Aug 6 Dawes West Side Story
Tues., Aug 9 Twiggs 42
Sat., Aug 13 Mason Dreamgirls
Tues., Aug 16 Bent Hook
Sat., Aug 20 James The Wiz

Park locations for movies:

Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park, Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford (base of James Park hill)
Mason Park: Church St. at Florence Ave.
Penny Park, Lake at Ashland
Twiggs Park, Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.
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Starlight Movies in the Park

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Starlight Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on select evenings at dusk. Admission is free. Movies are cancelled in inclement weather (except July 21 movie; see below).

Day/Date Park Movie
Thur., Jul 21 Ryan Field* The Good Dinosaur
Sat., Jul 30 Brummel Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tues., Aug 2 Penny Inside Out
Sat., Aug 6 Dawes West Side Story
Tues., Aug 9 Twiggs 42
Sat., Aug 13 Mason Dreamgirls
Tues., Aug 16 Bent Hook
Sat., Aug 20 James The Wiz

Park locations for movies:

Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park, Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford (base of James Park hill)
Mason Park: Church St. at Florence Ave.
Penny Park, Lake at Ashland
Twiggs Park, Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.

Rain Site
The rain site for concerts: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston

In the event of inclement weather for concerts, rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling 847-448-8058 (24/7) or 847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.).

Map of parks

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Fri. July 22

altFriday, July 22, 3-5 pm, The Loft, Main Library

Stop by the Loft to kick back relax and take in a movie with your friends.  Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

“The Good Dinosaur” – Thurs. July 21

NU Movie Night at Ryan Field

Evanston’s 2016 Starlight Movies in the Park series begins on Thursday, July 21 with a special showing of “The Good Dinosaur” by Northwestern Athletics at Ryan Field, located at 1501 Central St.

Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. for a 7 p.m. showing on the football field video board. Parking and admission are free. Community members should enter Ryan Field through Gate K in the southwest corner of the stadium.

Complimentary popcorn and Coca-Cola beverages (while supplies last) will be provided. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase. Blankets will be allowed on the playing surface, but chairs are prohibited in order to protect the grass. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved to Welsh-Ryan Arena, located north of Ryan Field.

Northwester Summer Cinema: The Mask – Weds. July 20

Northwestern’s family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

Moviegoers are encouraged bring their lawn chairs, blankets, food, beverages and an environmentally-friendly insect repellent (note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited). Free parking is available after 4:00PM in the two-level lakeside lakefront lot south of Norris.

In the case of rain, the scheduled film will screen indoors in Norris Center’s 360-seat McCormick Auditorium on the first floor at 8:30pm.
Pre-Movie Family Fun

Enjoy free activities and food items beginning at 7:30pm on the East Lawn. Every movie event will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station!The Mask

The Mask

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
A great night for laughs with the hilarious Jim Carey!

  • The Mask
  • Drive In Movie Fun!
  • Cotton Candy

Northwestern Summer Cinema: Inside Out – Weds. July 6

Northwestern’s family-friendly summer cinema series continues Wed., July 6 with a free showing of “Inside Out.” Films are screened at dusk (around 9 p.m.) on the East Lawn of the Norris University Center. Enjoy free activities and food items beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Inside Out

Inside OutAfter young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

 A great movie for the whole family!

  • Inside Out
  • Join us for ‘Brain Freeze’: Ice Cream Novelties!

ECTV Editing & Production for Kids

ECTV is holding a six week production and editing class for ages 10-15. Kids will learn basic  techniques and editing skills to help them produce their own material. Once the class is completed participants will have a one year membership that will allow them access to ECTV’s equipment and studio. The class costs $150 and will start Tuesday July 12th at 6PM to 8:30PM. For more info on how to sign up email: ectvreservations@gmail.com

Northwestern Summer Cinema – Weds. June 29

Northwestern’s family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

Moviegoers are encouraged bring their lawn chairs, blankets, food, beverages and an environmentally-friendly insect repellent (note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited). Free parking is available after 4:00PM in the two-level lakeside lakefront lot south of Norris.

In the case of rain, the scheduled film will screen indoors in Norris Center’s 360-seat McCormick Auditorium on the first floor.

Pre-Movie Family Fun

Enjoy free activities and food items beginning at 7:30pm on the East Lawn. Every movie event will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station!


June 29 | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

  • Star Wars
  • Join us for the excitement!
  • Sand Art!
  • Glowsticks!

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark Summer Movies

Know Bulling…No Bullying @ ECTV – Sat. June 4

13267767_10209505167531802_2560095514652775899_nKnow Bullying…No Bullying is a small group of kids that have experienced bullying in some way.

ECTV is working with the kids on a series of videos to help people understand that bullying still happens and what it is. The kids are doing 90% of the filming themselves. Teaching them how to film will hopefully build their confidence and self esteem. They’re premiering their first video this Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 pm. The fundraiser is also to help the station keep going.

Come take a look. They’ll have cake, Andy’s Custard, Games and Raffle Prizes.

Evanston Community Television
2020 Asbury Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Star Wars Day at the EPL Branches – Sat. April 30

Star WarsStar Wars Day! Join us as we celebrate all things Star Wars at the North Branch and the Chicago Ave/Main St. Branch. The Chicago Jedi will give a Lightsaber demonstration and there will be photo ops, StarWars games and more! Bring your Jedi younglings and Padawans for a day of Star Wars fun! Saturday, April 30, 3-4 pm, North Branch Library and 4 -5 pm, Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch

Cesar Chavez Movie @ EPL – Thurs. March 31

The Evanston Public Library will screen the movie
“Cesar Chavez” at 2 p.m. on Thursday March 31 in the
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room, Main Library. Chavez
was a human rights activist and grassroots organizer of
migrant workers. Grades K- 5 and their families.
Drop-in; no registration required.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Feb. 5, 19

Community members are invited to enjoy 18 of the world’s most inspiring environmental films at the Evanston Ecology Center as part of the Evanston Environmental Association’s (EEA) Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year’s short films have something for everybody—from stories about ordinary people who risk their lives to protect the Earth, to a lighthearted history of bicycling, to a man’s poignant goodbye to his dog.

The EEA, the independent nonprofit organization that supports the Evanston Ecology Center, is the Chicago area’s sole presenter of selections from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the nation’s largest environmental film festival. The 2016 festival will showcase films over two evenings, Friday, February 5 and Friday, February 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Evanston Ecology Center, located at 2024 McCormick Blvd.

General admission is $7 each night. Individual EEA members are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets priced at $7. All other EEA membership types (Family, Contributing, Sustaining, Not-for-profit and Lifetime) are entitled to one free ticket, with all additional tickets priced at $5 (a 28 percent discount).

Seating will be limited, so register and purchase tickets now at evanstonenvironment.org/filmfest.html, or call the Ecology Center, 847-448-8256, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

“Some of this year’s films will make you laugh, and some will make you cry—but all of them will inspire you,” EEA Board Secretary Karen Taira said. “These films are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things—even risking their lives—to protect the environment. We hope the Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires people to take action in their own communities.”

The films range in length from three to 23 minutes.

 

Details on the films