Library Closed on Sunday/Monday, May 24/25

All locations will be closed on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.


EPL Peregrine Falcons to be Named and Banded

Wednesday, June 3, 10:30 am, Third Floor, Main Library

Mary Hennen and Josh Engel, from The Field Museum, will band falcon chicks born at the Evanston Public Library Peregrine Falcon nesting site. The baby falcons (eyases) will also be named at the event which is free and open to the public. Hennen and Engel will take questions from the press and the public. Limited seating is available on a first come first serve basis.

The public is invited to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the chicks by May 26, with reasons accompanying the names. If one's name is chosen, he or she will get two front row seats for the banding event.

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Book Reports for Grown-Ups


Friday, May 22, 5:30 pm, Celtic Knot Pub (626 Church Street)

Relive the glory of grade school, but with fewer grades and more booze. Give a short (2-3 minutes) presentation on any book — one you loved recently or your favorite of all time. You and your book-loving neighbors will vote for Book Report That Reminds Me Most of Middle School, Book That Sounds Great But I’m Least Likely To Ever Actually Read, and whatever other silly ideas the library staff think up by then. Winners will get advanced readers copies of books that haven’t been published yet!  Register Online.


WWI Commemoration Film: The Lighthorsemen

titleSaturday, May 23, 3 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse...Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne...The regiment is called upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?  The Lighthorsemen. (DVD).

Run Time: 131 minutes

Rated: PG 


Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Bilingual Storytime and Book Drive


Saturday, May 30, 4 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

庆祝中国端午节  双语故事时间 & 捐赠中文图书

Bring the whole family to celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival! Donate your gently used kids' and adults' Chinese Language books to the Evanston Public Library. At this event, listen to stories in English and Mandarin and make a Dragon Boat Festival craft. Come celebrate the beginning of summer and the library's Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm!






Affordable Care Act and You


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

Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections/PEER Services will visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options.Come get your questions answered!  All sessions in the Newberry Room, Second Floor, Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Certified Affordable Care Act Navigators from Connections and PEER services will continue to visit the library for enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options. You May Qualify for a Tax Season Special Enrollment Period if You Were Unaware There was a Tax Penalty for Not Having Health Coverage in 2014.  Drop in (check for times on our event calendar) or call to set up an appointment: Connections - (847)475-7070 | PEER Services – (847)644-1698


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