Library Underground Parking Lot Closed Aug. 29 to Oct. 5

The Evanston Public Library underground parking garage will be closed for plumbing and drainage repairs and mechanical improvements from Monday, August 29 through Wednesday, October 5. The garage will re-open on Thursday, October 6 at 9 am. The Library regrets the inconvenience to patrons and recognizes the necessity of the upgrades for maintaining a well-functioning garage. Alternative parking options include metered street parking, the Library outdoor lot directly east of the building, and the Church St. Self Park Garage located at the northeast corner of Chicago Avenue and Church Street.
Questions about the repair work can be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , project manager. 

   

Register to Vote!

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The League of Women Voters of Evanston will be registering voters Saturdays and Mondays from  1-5 pm, and Thursdays from 5-7 pm September 15 through October 10. 

Requirements:

*Must be a citizen of the United States
*Must be 18 on or before November 8
*Must display 2 pieces of identification, one with a current address.

You do NOT need a picture ID.

   

ChromeCamp Parent Edition

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Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

While Chromebooks are now being used regularly by students in Evanston schools to take notes, get assignments, and turn in homework, many parents may be still be quite unfamiliar with the technology. With this gap in mind, Evanston Township High School and the Evanston Public Library present ChromeCamp Parent Edition, a presentation to help parents better understand the technology their children are using every day.

Following an overview presentation by ETHS staff, short demonstrations will put attendees in the student's seat, allowing them to experience first-hand how technology is integrated into their children's school life. Topics covered include: Google Drive, Google Classroom, and navigating the endless possibilities of working in the Cloud.

This event is intended for parents of ETHS and D65 students, but all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register online or drop-ins are also welcome.

This program will be repeated on Saturday, October 29 at 12:00pm at Evanston Township Highschool. Register onlineor drop-ins are also welcome.

   

Purple Crayon Players Storytime!

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Friday, September 30, 4 pm, Children's Room, Main Library  (and 10/14, 10/28, 11/11 and 12/2)

Bring the kids to this terrific storytime & craft program run by Northwestern University's Purple Crayon Players for children 3- 8, but everyone is welcome.

End the week with college kids and fun!

 


   

Film Screening: "The Omission, The Case of Julio Cesar Mondragon"

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It's been two years since the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Despite widespread outrage about this case, there are claims that the Mexican government did not cooperate fully with United Nations commission investigating the disappearances.

The documentary screening will be followed by a discussion led by members of the Committee for Justice in Ayotzinapa. 

Sponsored by: Evanston Public Library, Neighbors for Peace, the Evanston Documentary Film Group, and Ayotzinapa Justicia Comite Chicago

   

Lyric Opera Lecture: Lucia di Lammermoor

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Sunday, October 2, 2-3:30 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo (you’ll long remember their heavenly love duet) and the vocal fireworks of Lucia’s dazzling mad scene, as she breaks your heart while sending spectacular coloratura and high notes soaring. This beautiful period production features a star cast that is not to be missed.  Lecturer Christine Casey will give an overview of the opera highlights and history.

If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo (you’ll long remember their heavenly love duet) and the vocal fireworks of Lucia’s dazzling mad scene, as she breaks your heart while sending spectacular coloratura and high notes soaring. This beautiful period production features a star cast that is not to be missed. - See more at: https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/calendar/2016-2017/productions/lyricopera/lucia-di-lammermoor#sthash.7GnrjVGp.dpuf

 

   

"Borrow the Internet" with a Wi-Fi Hotspot

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Evanston residents age 16 or older who are cardholders of the Evanston Public Library can "Borrow the Internet" through a new Wi-Fi Hotspot pilot lending program that begins May 1. Here’s how it works:

  • Check out a Wi-Fi Hotspot at the Main Library.
  • You must provide a valid photo ID: driver’s license, state ID or High School ID.
  • You can place a Wi-Fi Hotspot on hold through the EPL catalog.
  • You can borrow one device per library card.
  • Keep your Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to 2 weeks. It is non-renewable.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspots must be returned to the Main Library circulation desk only.
  • $50 replacement fee for lost device. $5 a day late fee up to maximum of $20.

For more information about EPL's Wi-Fi Hotspot lending program, please call 847-448-8620.

   
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