Events This Week
Main Library
Thu, Apr 25, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Singing is a great way to help your child develop language & literacy. Come sing with Mayor Hagerty, Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons or even your favorite... more
Singing is a great way to help your child develop language & literacy. Come sing with Mayor Hagerty, Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons or even your favorite librarian!

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Thu, Apr 25, 9:30am - 10:30am
Come sing with us! We are the Dinosaurs, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star -- don't miss out. Free play after about 25 minutes of singing. Drop In... more
Come sing with us! We are the Dinosaurs, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star -- don't miss out. Free play after about 25 minutes of singing. Drop In program -- no registration required.

Canceled
Main Library
Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Class in located in the 3rd floor Seminar room.

Canceled
Main Library
Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Thu, Apr 25, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these... more
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training."
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Main Library
Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Class in located in the 3rd floor Seminar room.

Main Library
Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library - Reference Conference Room West
Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
A SCORE mentor works with you one on one to help you with your business challenge and meets with you as often as necessary to achieve successful results.

Main Library - Seminar Room
Thu, Apr 25, 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics. Sesiones disponibles en Español

North Branch
Fri, Apr 26, All day
The Illinois State Poetry Society will be displaying their original poems at the North Branch of the Evanston Public Library during the month of April

Main Library - Seminar Room
Fri, Apr 26, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics of using the internet, the Google Suite, Microsoft... more
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics of using the internet, the Google Suite, Microsoft Office, your new device and more.

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Fri, Apr 26, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Oakton ESL Class. Please contact Joan Kohn and Robert Anzelde for more information 847.635.1426 or go to any session and see Joan Kohn

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Fri, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime filled with songs, picture books, puppets and rhymes for 24 to 36 months with parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch
Fri, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join with our preschool friends from Park School for a fun and active story time filled with stories, music and movement!

North Branch
Fri, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Preschool Storytime is 25-30 minutes long. Parents and caregivers of children ages 3-5 can expect an enjoyable time of stories, songs and additional activities.

Main Library - Newberry Conference Room
Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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Main Library
Fri, Apr 26, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library
Fri, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop by the Loft play solo or take on other teens on our Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Wii. Grades 6-12. Drop In.

Main Library - Children's Room
Fri, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
¡Acompaña a los Purple Crayon Players para divertimento bilingüe después de la escuela! Join Purple Crayon Players for some bilingual fun after school

Main Library - Seminar Room
Sat, Apr 27, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our trainers. Learn the basics. Sesiones disponibles en Español

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 11:15am
Children ages 1 , 2, and 3 and their parents/caregivers engage in creative play and enjoy a circle time and craft!

Main Library
Sat, Apr 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
This spring grow four fabulous key values (body positivity, assertive communication, respect and confidence) in this fun, supportive girls' program!
Registration is now closed

Main Library
Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Sat, Apr 27, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Enjoy songs and learn about Waa-Mu's current musical FOR THE RECORD, a story that focuses on the lives of three of history's most incredible women: Ida B. Wells,... more
Enjoy songs and learn about Waa-Mu's current musical FOR THE RECORD, a story that focuses on the lives of three of history's most incredible women: Ida B. Wells, Gene Grabeel, and Julie d'Aubigny.

Main Library
Sat, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop by the Loft play solo or take on other teens on our Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Wii. Grades 6-12. Drop In.

Main Library
Sun, Apr 28, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Singing is a great way to help your child develop language & literacy. Come sing with Mayor Hagerty, Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons or even your favorite... more
Singing is a great way to help your child develop language & literacy. Come sing with Mayor Hagerty, Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons or even your favorite librarian!

Main Library - Seminar Room
Sun, Apr 28, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics Sesiones disponibles en Español

Main Library
Sun, Apr 28, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library - Lobby
Sun, Apr 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
HIRCULES Health Desk

Main Library - Children's Room
Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for our Día Celebration!

Main Library
Sun, Apr 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop by the Loft play solo or take on other teens on our Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Wii. Grades 6-12. Drop In.

North Branch
Mon, Apr 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Intants and toddlers from birth through 2 years of age are invited to come with a parent, grandparent or caregiver for a storytime filled with songs, movement.... more
Intants and toddlers from birth through 2 years of age are invited to come with a parent, grandparent or caregiver for a storytime filled with songs, movement. and stories.

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch
Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children ages 3 and over with their caregivers are invited to a drop in storytime filled with books, songs and movement.

Main Library
Mon, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library
Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Drop by the Loft play solo or take on other teens on our Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Wii. Grades 6-12. Drop In.

Main Library
Mon, Apr 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Adults with disabilities are invited to join library staff and volunteers in reading a book aloud together. Meetings are held in the Seminar Room on the 3rd... more
Adults with disabilities are invited to join library staff and volunteers in reading a book aloud together. Meetings are held in the Seminar Room on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) present a talk on the culture, politics, religion, and... more
Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) present a talk on the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa.

North Branch
Mon, Apr 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
When Christopher, goes missing after they privately agree to separate, his wife reluctantly agrees to go to Greece to try to find him in this spare,... more
When Christopher, goes missing after they privately agree to separate, his wife reluctantly agrees to go to Greece to try to find him in this spare, psychological look at marital estrangement.

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch
Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Copies of the book are available at the branch. Stop in, or call (847)905-0764 to reserve yours today.

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pull up a chair, pick your game piece and have a blast!

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Free Classes

North Branch
Tue, Apr 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime filled with songs, picture books, puppets and rhymes for 24 to 36 months with parent, grandparent or caregiver.

Main Library
Tue, Apr 30, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library - Seminar Room
Tue, Apr 30, 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics Sesiones disponibles en Español

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Tue, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Read to a dog for the K - 5th grade readers.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Main Library - Falcon Room
Tue, Apr 30, 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Keepinitreal is the Evanston Public Library's first book club dedicated solely to non-fiction; this month we are reading "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright.... more
Keepinitreal is the Evanston Public Library's first book club dedicated solely to non-fiction; this month we are reading "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright. Discussions are free and open to all. 

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Nora Handler, disabilities advocate, and Margaret Winker Cook, M.D. with lived experience will discuss the impact of disabilities and mental illness on... more
Nora Handler, disabilities advocate, and Margaret Winker Cook, M.D. with lived experience will discuss the impact of disabilities and mental illness on siblings.

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Read to a dog for the K - 5th grade readers!
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Main Library - Garden Gates
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning. Drop-in; no registration required.

Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime for our youngest readers. Children from birth through two years old along with their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes, movement and stories.

Main Library - Reference Conference Room West
Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
A SCORE mentor works with you one on one to help you with your business challenge. Register in advance at https://northchicago.score.org or by calling (224)... more
A SCORE mentor works with you one on one to help you with your business challenge. Register in advance at https://northchicago.score.org or by calling (224) 372-3432.

Main Library - Children's Room
Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Volunteers will listen to your child practice reading -- or will share a great story with them..

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Let’s celebrate spring! Come paint and decorate your own mini-birdhouse with us!

Main Library
Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library
Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
HIRCULES Community Health Corps

Main Library - Seminar Room
Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics of using the internet, the Google Suite, Microsoft... more
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics of using the internet, the Google Suite, Microsoft Office, your new device and more.

Main Library
Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Drop by the Loft play solo or take on other teens on our Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Wii. Grades 6-12. Drop In.

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
What's Ramadan? It's a month of fasting & charity, showing solidarity with those who have less. The daily Ramadan iftar (breaking the fast) when families &... more
What's Ramadan? It's a month of fasting & charity, showing solidarity with those who have less. The daily Ramadan iftar (breaking the fast) when families & friends gather to eat at sundown is joyous.

Main Library - Falcon Room
Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Evanston Public Library Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group will meet to discuss The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell.

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
You love graphic novels, now come talk about them! For grades 3-5.

Main Library - Community Meeting Room
Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 10:30am
Come sing with us! We are the Dinosaurs, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star -- don't miss out. Free play after about 25 minutes of singing. Drop In... more
Come sing with us! We are the Dinosaurs, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star -- don't miss out. Free play after about 25 minutes of singing. Drop In program -- no registration required.

Main Library
Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Class in located in the 3rd floor Seminar room.

Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room
Thu, May 02, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these... more
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training."
Registration is now closed

Main Library
Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Get in touch with your creative side with our DIY station. Available any time the Loft is open. Grades 6-12.  Drop In.

Main Library
Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Class in located in the 3rd floor Seminar room.

Main Library - Reference Conference Room West
Thu, May 02, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
A SCORE mentor works with you one on one to help you with your business challenge and meets with you as often as necessary to achieve successful results.

Main Library - Seminar Room
Thu, May 02, 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Call 847-448-8635 to schedule a one on one appointment with one of our technology trainers. Learn the basics. Sesiones disponibles en Español

Rescheduled
Main Library
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New date Thursday, May 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Love anime and manga? Join us in the Loft for Anime Club. We will watch anime and eat delicious and sometimes weird Japanese snacks. Grades 6-12.