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Before the Flood Screening at Evanston Library – October 22nd

Attend a free screening of this riveting documentary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. Before the Floodpresents a dramatic account of the changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. Most importantly, the film outlines the actions that we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet – a topic to be followed up on in discussion.
Where: Evanston Public Library Community Room
 Sunday, Oct. 22nd2-4 p.m.

Evanston Public Library – SPRING BOOK SALE – March 24 – 26

Spring Book Sale All Weekend!

This Book Sale has been called “The Best” by the Chicago Reader.
Browse through 1000s of high-quality books in every category of fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children. Enjoy low, low prices, recent titles, and favorite authors.
Buy gifts for others and yourself too, and while you’re at it, every penny you spend supports the Library.

Preview Sale
Friday, $5 charge 10am to noon

Regular Sale
Friday, noon to 5:30pm
Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm

Half – Price Sale
Sunday, noon to 5:30pm

2017 Spring Book Sale

Evanston Public Library – Special Needs Friendly LEGO Event – March 29

Evanston Public Library – Gender Expansive and Transgender Lego Event – Ages 5-12 – March 29

STEMeX Family STEM Learning Program – Engineering Challenge (Kids ages 6-10) – February 26

Fleetwood – Jourdain Center
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Come take the Index Card Tower Engineering Challenge! Families with children ages 6-10 are invited to fine-tune your engineering skills in this fun STEM session with an engineering expert and library staff.

Space is limited and registration required.
Call the Evanston Public Library Children’s Services at: 847-448-8610 to register.

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EPL: Chinese New Year Celebration Storytime – January 28

Saturday, January 28, 4-5:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come bring the family and celebrate Chinese New Year in two languages! We will hear a Rooster story, enjoy making Year of the Rooster crafts and the children will march in a rooster-themed Lion Dance parade. Both Chinese and English speakers welcome.

The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards

The 39th Annual poetry contest will open for submissions in early January 2017. The submission deadline is March 13, 2017.  Submission rules and judging information.

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Erase Evanston Public Library fines


Make a gift of $10 or more to the Evanston Public Library before midnight, December 31st and we’ll erase your current Evanston Public Library fines. Your donations improve our collections, services and programs.

For additional details, click here

Events for Teens at EPL – Dec. 1-10

Teen Loft

Sound of Music Saturdays. Join Loft staff as we listen to and analyze the music you love plus the music you don’t. Bring fresh ears to deconstruct song lyrics, production, cadences, and song content while creating songs that you like even better. Grades 6-12. Saturdays through December 3, 3-4:30pm, The Loft, Main Library.

Loft Lab: Design. Tinker with and make all kinds of amazing projects. Each week we’ll have a different group activity like 3D design, coding or sewing. Come to all the sessions or just the ones that interest you. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity. Grades 6-12. Drop in. Saturdays, 1-3pm, The Loft, Main Library.

Hour of Code is coming! Take part in the world wide celebration ofcoding at the Loft. While you’re here you can learn how to program your own video games, make art using coding or learn the basics ofJava script or Python. We’ll have some unplugged coding activities too! Drop in. Grades 6-12.  Wednesday, December 7, 1-5pm, The Loft, Main Library

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

FAFSA Assistance at EPL – Thurs. Jan 10

Not sure how to fill out the FAFSA form to apply for college financial aid?  The Evanston Public Library will host representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) who will walk you through the FAFSA applications step by step. ISAC mentors will also help you navigate the forms and offer advice on preparing your FAFSA application for submission.

Filling out FAFSA: Step by Step
Thursday, January 10, 7-9 pm, Third Floor Computer Lab, Main Library
You will need to bring:

  • Your Social Security Number (or alien registration number);
  • Your Driver’s License (if any);
  • Student and parent(s) 2011 or 2012 tax and W2 forms;
  • Child support paid or received or any other untaxed income;
  • Student and parents’ current balances of cash, savings and checking;
  • Student and parents’ asset information (stocks, bonds, 529 savings plans and all other investment information);
  • Parents’ birthday, date of marriage/separation/divorce (if applicable);
  • A 4 digit PIN to act as your electronic signature.

Bilingual assistance will be available at this program.  If all of your questions aren’t answered at this program you can sign up for one-on-one sessions at the Library with an ISAC mentor on January 11 or 19. For teens and their parents.

Please register – space is limited!
FAFSA Step by Step 1-10-13.pdf

Winter Break Films at EPL

Winter Break Family Films: Tangled

Wednesday, January 2, 2 pm, Children’s Room, Main Library

When the kingdom’s most wanted  (and most charming) bandit, Flynn Rider, hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.   2010.
Running time:  100 minutes Rated:  PG

Hunger Games Movie Showing

Wednesday, January 2, 3pm, Community Room, Main Library

Join us, tributes, to kick off the new year with a showing of The Hunger Games on the library’s big screen! Afterwards, we’ll play games like Wii archery and hold a raffle, the winner of which will represent his district in the capital’s bloody Hunger Games wins a free copy of The Hunger Games on DVD. What better way to spend a mid-break winter afternoon? Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration required.

Winter Break Family Films: The Princess and the Frog

Thursday, January 3, 2 pm, Children’s Room, Main Library

Set in New Orleans’ French Quarter, this is a modern twist on a classic tale.  A beautiful girl named Tina finds a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again and, with a fateful kiss, leads them on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.  2009

Running time:  97 minutes
Rated:  G

Winter Break Family Films: Mulan

Friday, January 4, 2 pm, Children’s Room, Main Library

This retelling of an old Chinese folktale is about a young Chinese  maiden who learns that her weak and lame father is to be called up into the army to fight the invading Huns.  Knowing that he would never survive the rigors of war in his state, Mulan decides to disguise herself as a man and join in his place.  To prevent that, her ancestors order a tiny, disgraced dragon, Mushu, to join her in order to force Mulan to abandon her plan.  Although Mushu agrees, when he meets Mulan and learns that she cannot be dissuaded , he decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.  1998
Running time:  88 minutes
  Rated: G