Tabletop Game Night


Thursday, December 8, 6:30-9:00 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Bring friends and make new ones at the Evanston Public Library’s Tabletop Game Night! We will have games for all to enjoy. You’re also welcome to bring your own games if you like! No gaming experience necessary. Food is allowed during the event. 

Register online or by calling (847) 448-8620.



The Young and the Restless NEW at Gibbs-Morrison

altFriday, December  9, 10 am, Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St, Evanston IL

New!  Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun monthly singalong storytime led by The Young and the Restless leader,  Ms. Martha, at Evanston's newest cultural center, just northeast of Evanston Township High School.

The Young and the Restless program on Thursdays at 9:30 am at the Evanston Public Library's Community Meeting Room will continue weekly as usual.


Lyric Opera Lecture: The Magic Flute


Sunday, December 11, 2-3:30 pm, Small Meeting Room, Main Library

Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno. You’ll meet the evil Queen of the Night — with her stratospheric high notes and show-stopping arias — and the virtuous high priest Sarastro in a story that encompasses both the real and the fantastical. Revel in this combination of heartwarming comedy and true heroism, and the unparalleled genius and beauty of Mozart’s music. A wonderful introduction to opera for all ages. Lecturer Karen Jarad will present an overview and play highlights from the opera.


Family Lego Night 12/12


Monday, December 12, 7 - 8:15 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library (Also: 1/9, 3/27, and 5/1)

Bring the whole family to create together! Geared to elementary school kids and their parents, but ages 3 and up welcome. Drop-in; no registration is required.

What will your family create together?


Free Legal Consultations

title2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month, 6-8 pm, Newberry Room, Main Library

Need legal advice, but don't know where to start?  Free legal consultations are back at Evanston Public Library!  An attorney from Chokshi Filippone Law, LLC, will be available to help individuals connect to legal resources and take the first steps to resolve their legal issues. Appointments are available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, starting on November 9, at the Main Branch of the Evanston Public Library.  Visit the Reference Desk (3rd Floor) or call (847) 448-8630 for more details, or to schedule your 30-minute appointment.  


Diaper Donation Drop off at EPL


Daily, Main Children's Room, Main Library

The Evanston Public Library is now accepting contributions of new and opened packages of disposable diapers, and unopened diaper wipes to support local families with diaper need. The Library is stationing a permanent Diaper Drop-off Barrel in the Main Library Children's Room to support the efforts of Bundled Blessings, a mission outreach program of the First United Methodist Church of Evanston.

Laura Antolin, Children's Outreach Librarian said, "We're very pleased to help our littlest residents and their families through Bundled Blessings. The Library regularly hosts many, many families who may have extra diapers (or would like to purchase more diapers) that can easily be dropped off during a visit here. We hope the convenience of our site makes this a high-volume drop-off point."  


Muslim Journeys Bookshelf


During the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, the Evanston Public Library was privileged to participate in Muslim Journeys, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States.EPL received copies of 25 books and 3 films on Muslim theology and culture, all of which are still in our collection. We encourage all of our residents to make use of these materials, and the accompanying web resources. See also our Statement on Defacement of Books at Evanston Public Library.


Affordable Care Act Navigator at EPL

Fridays, November 18-January 27, 1-5 pm, Newberry Room, 2nd Floor, Main Library

During the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period, Certified ACA Navigators from the Patient Innovation Center will be at the Evanston Public Library, located at 1703 Orrington Ave., on Fridays, 1-5pm in November, December and January to provide enrollment assistance and information about insurance coverage options. All sessions will be held in the Newberry Room, located on the second floor. Appointments suggested walk-ins welcome. Online registration, Phone registration: (312)898-8864.
Bring These Documents To Your Appointment:
• Photo I.D., Passport, or U.S. Military ID.
• W-2 Forms, Pay Stubs or Tax Statements.
• Legal Immigration Documents.
• Social Security Number
*can work with you if you are missing documents*

For more information, please contact Laura Jones Macknin, 312.898.8864, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or Jill Skwerski at 847-448-8664, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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