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Erase Evanston Public Library fines

FINE FORGIVENESS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU!

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.

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The Young & the Restless Storytime – Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center – December 9

epl_storytimeThe Young and the Restless Storytime New at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center. Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun monthly sing-a-long storytime led by Ms. Martha, at Evanston’s newest cultural center, just northeast of Evanston Township High School. Friday, December  9, 10 am, Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St, Evanston IL (This same program is offered every Thursday at 9:30am at the Main Library.)

MakerKids Over Winter Break – Evanston Public Library – Register Now

maker-kids-gogglesWinter Break is a great time of year for kids to learn to create, not justconsume, to work with their hands and have fun together in a multi-age setting. Sign up your elementary school student for one of our daily MakerKids programs. Register starting December 5, 9am!

Make Your Own Dragon Egg Tuesday December 27 at 4pm Grades 4th &- 5th

Squishy Circuits,  Wednesday Decemeber 28 at 11am, Grades K – 2

Three Little Pigs Science, (Construction Science) Thursday December 29 at 11am, Grades K- 2

Roll Your Own Beeswax Candle! Friday, December 30 at 3:30 pm Grades K – 5 (adults welcomed but not required)

Solve a Mystery at the Library, Tuesday January 3, 11am Grades 3 -5

Making Felt Food is Sew Fun! Wednesday, January 4 at 11am Grades K – 5 WITH an adult

Big Nate: Fun and Games, Thursday January 5 at 1pm Grades 3 -6; LOVE those books!

Lights! Camera! Action! Stop Motion Animation, Friday January 6,  1pm Grades K – 21:30 pm Grades 3 – 5.

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

Free Comic Book Day – Saturday May 5

Saturday, May 5, All Day, The Loft and Children’s Room, Main Library

Free Comic Book Day is here! Stop by any time on May 5th to get your own free comic book, in the Loft or in the Children’s Room.

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May each year and participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores.   Evanston’s own comic store, Comix Revolution, 606 Davis Street, Evanston, has once again offered us some comics to distribute! So come in and get them as long as they last and then visit Comix Revolution, too!