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Jens Jensen Day in Evanston 2024

Recentering the Land and the People

2024-06-22 13:15:00 2024-06-22 15:00:00 America/Chicago Jens Jensen Day in Evanston 2024 Celebrate Jens Jensen Day in Evanston by learning about the Potawatomi people, the first stewards of the land. Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Saturday, June 22
1:15pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-22 13:15:00 2024-06-22 15:00:00 America/Chicago Jens Jensen Day in Evanston 2024 Celebrate Jens Jensen Day in Evanston by learning about the Potawatomi people, the first stewards of the land. Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Main Library

Community Meeting Room (107)

Celebrate Jens Jensen Day in Evanston by learning about the Potawatomi people, the first stewards of the land.

Join this year’s celebration of Jens Jensen Day in Evanston, at which we will shift our focus away from Jensen and focus on the Potawatomi people who were the original stewards of the land.

Our guests and presenters for the day will be Joseph “Zeke” Rupnick, Chair Person of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation; Susan L. Kelsey, Board President, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, author,
and filmmaker, most recently of the film The Negotiator: Billy Caldwell, which tells the story of the exile of the Potawatomi and other native nations from the Midwest in the 1830s; and Sharon Hoogstraten, photographer and author of Dancing for my Tribe, Potawatomi Tradition in the New Millennium, a powerful record of how “tribal members are translating traditional designs into their own artistic celebration of continuing existence, lighting the path forward for the next seven generations.” 

Come to learn the story of the land on which Evanston’s Jens Jensen garden sits today, and stay to learn about how today’s land stewardship will restore aspects of the natural world that existed before Europeans arrived, even as we acknowledge, document, and strive to undo the harms that surround its recent history.

We will meet outside on the east side of the Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington) at 8:30 am where a bus will take us to Jens Jensen Gardens in Evanston at Lighthouse Park. Buses will return to the library around 12:00 pm. In the afternoon, beginning at 1:15 pm, we will move into the Community Meeting Room in the library for an abridged screening of Susan Kelsey’s film, followed by a panel discussion with our three guests.

All are welcome! Please reserve your spot by emailing info@jjge.org so we can get an idea of how many people will be riding the bus. 

Presented by Jens Jensen Gardens in Evanston and the Evanston Public Library.

Main Library

EPLInfo@cityofevanston.org
Phone: (847)448-8600
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

 

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting a Citywide culture of accessibility and inclusivity. To request an accommodation for a program, service, or activity, please call 847-866-2919 to make an ADA service request or fill out a request form online.

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Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Sat, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Mon, Jul 22, 10:15am - 10:35am
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 22, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
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Mon, Jul 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Main Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 25, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
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Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Fri, Jul 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sun, Jul 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 29, All day
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Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
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Mon, Jul 29, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
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Mon, Jul 29, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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Mon, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Jul 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
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Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual

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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
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Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Thu, Aug 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 05, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Aug 07, 11:30am - 1:30pm
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Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lee Street Beach (Lake Shore Blvd.)

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Lobby

Tue, Aug 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Tue, Aug 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Aug 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lee Street Beach (Lake Shore Blvd.)

Sat, Aug 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room