North Branch Closed Temporarily August 10-15

titleMonday-Saturday, August 10-15, North Branch

The North Branch of the Evanston Public Library will close at 6 pm Saturday, August 8 and reopen on Monday, August 17 at 10 am. Staff will be remodeling the circulation desk. Patrons are encouraged to pick up all reserves by by Saturday, August 8 or change the pickup location to the Main or CAMS branch or suspend them until we reopen.

The book drop will remain open during this period. 

Questions: contact the North Branch at 847-866-0330.


WWI Commemoration Film: All Quiet on the Western Front

altSunday, August 2, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.  All Quiet on the Western Front. (DVD 2007)

Run Time: 136 minutes

Rated: Not Rated 


Book Lovers


Monday, August 3, 1 pm, Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue

Come join us for an informal conversation about books and authors.  Share your recent reads and book recommendations.  Receive new reading suggestions from others.  This group will meet at the Levy Senior Center at 300 Dodge Avenue on the first Monday of each month from 1-2 p.m. 

Dates in 2015: August 3, August 31*, October 5, November 2, December 7

No registration required.  

 *We will meet on August 31st in lieu of Labor Day



August Family Nights!


Tuesday 8/4 7 pm  Family Night: Yoga with Jancy Jerome! Cat, cow, and down dog too! Come learn to greet the morning together in an easy and beautiful sun salutation. Grades K - 6 with a parent. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Registration required.

Monday 8/10 7 pm Family Night: Lego Night. Build your dream school together -- or the last "tree house"  of summer. Grades K -5. Drop In; no registration needed.

Thursday 8/13 6:30 pm  Family Night:  Drive in Movie Night with Stuffed Animals! Build your favorite stuffed animal a cool car, then drive over together to our movie room for some short films. Preschool and up. Registration Required.

More August Family Nights...

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