Affordable Care Act and You


Affordable Care Act Navigators Here to Help You @ the Evanston Public Library

Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections will visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options.Come get your questions answered!  The open enrollment period for Affordable Care runs November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015.

Saturday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,  9 am - 6 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Sunday, November 2,  Noon - 6 pm, West Conference Room, Third Floor, Main Library

Sunday, November 9, 16, 23, 30,  Noon - 6 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library

Tuesday, November 4, 11, 18, 25,  10 am - 8 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library

Wednesday, November 5, 12, 19, 26,  Noon - 9 pm, Newbery Room, Second Floor, Main Library

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WWI Commemoration Film: Johnny Got His Gun

titleSunday, November 2, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.   Johnny Got His Gun. (DVD 2009).

Run Time: 111 minutes

Rated: R (for nudity, language, and war violence)


Navigating Real Life Diversity with our Kids

Tuesday, November 4 and Tuesday November 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, Main Library, Community Meeting Room

Navigating Real Life Diversity with Our Kids: A Speaker Series Sponsored by the PTA Council, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Y.O.U., Family Focus, YWCA Evanston/Northshore, and the Evanston Public Library

What do diversity and inclusion really mean? What do we, as adults, bring to the table when we talk about the differences our children encounter every day? With heightened awareness and collaboration, children's experiences with diversity and inclusion in school, on the playground, and beyond can be enriched. New tools and knowledge of the latest research can improve dialogue with our children about race, gender, ability, family structure, faith, and other forms of difference. The entire community can benefit from more skillful approaches to real-life encounters.

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Special Needs Family Resource Fair


Saturday, November 8, 11 am to 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Parents of children with special needs can be blindsided by the issues they face when their childrens' development is atypical. It can be difficult and isolating on the path to discover how to get help and how other parents have handled similar challenges. All are welcome to connect with 17 local organizations that provide services for special needs families. Among those participating will be CASE, JJ's List/No Boundaries, Center for Independent Futures, Special Gifts Theater, Cherry Preschool, Have Dreams, Northshore Pediatric Therapy, and many more.

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Science Saturdays at CAMS

titleEvery Other Saturday, September 13-December 6, 2 pm, CAMS Branch

Families are invited to drop in for a fun science experiment at CAMS every other Saturday. Science Saturdays are September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22 and December 6.


Teen Filmmaking : Special Topics/Screenwriting

alt4th Saturday of the month starting Saturday, September 27 through Saturday, January 24, 2015, 3-4:30 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library

Attention all filmmakers! If you've dabbled in filmmaking before, this workshop is for you. We'll be focusing on solely on scriptwriting, writing a short script from start to finish. We'll take a look at published scripts and learn about proper form. This is a special topics workshop in on-going series, so stay-tuned in the spring for more topics.  This series being Saturday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, January 24. Grades 6-12. Please register for this series of events.


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