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Upstart Crows Present Scenes From Shakespeare
Evanston Township High School (ETHS) will present a collection of Shakespeare's works this month. The Upstart Crows, ETHS's Shakespeare Club, will perform its annual Shakespeare Showcase in the school’s Little Theatre.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
'Life at the Top' at NSBC
At the next meeting of the North Shore Bird Club, Shane DuBay of the Field Museum and the University of Chicago will talk about the extraordinary ways in which birds survive at extreme high elevations, where temperatures are cold and oxygen is low.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Justin Wynn Fund to Host Second Annual Red Tie Soirée
The Justin Wynn Fund’s Second Annual Red Tie Soirée, to be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, will celebrate 30 years ...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
City Receives Chi-Cal Rivers Fund Grant for Bird Habitat Enhancement
The City of Evanston has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund to create and enhance migratory bird habitat along the North Shore Channel in the Ladd Arboretum and four nearby Evanston parks.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Evanston Native's Chemistry Research Breaks New Ground
When Jacob Kronenberg enters his laboratory, the routine aspects of chemical research suddenly become alive with excitement and possibility.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Youth Job Center Launches Lasting Impact Initiative
Youth Job Center is launching a retention-focused pilot program that will support youth placed in entry-level customer service and retail positions to continue on the path to living-wage jobs with career advancement opportunities.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
'High Voltage Pyrography' at Noyes
Through Feb. 22, the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (NCAC) will feature Evanston-based artist Eric Beauchamp’s “High Voltage Pyrography.”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Winter Words At EPL
Winter is a great time for parents and infants to curl up with a good book together, for reading or for discussing the pictures together.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Getting Ready for the Women's March
Some of the passengers will also speak to the group: Monique Jones of Evanston Community Foundation, Lesley William of the Evanston Public Library, Gretchen Livingston of the District 202, School Board,  Karli Butler and Tasha Triplett of Curt’s Cafe; Lisa Degliantoni of the Evanston arts community; Kathy Shaw of Connection for the Homeless; Ismalis Nunez of  School District 65, and Ms. Kavin for Dear Evanston
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
YA Litfest Coming to EPL
An impressive array of Young Adult authors will gather at Evanston Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29 to talk with book-loving Evanston middle-schoolers about all things related to writing, publishing, and Young Adult (YA) literature.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Artist Kader Attia to Unveil New Solo Exhibition
Internationally acclaimed French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, known for provocative exhibitions exploring colonial legacies, will unveil a solo exhibition of new work commissioned by Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Julie Cowan's 'Invisible Portraits' at Alley Gallery
Works on paper by Evanston artist Julie Cowan will be on display in the Saw Room of Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., Rear 2.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
McGaw YMCA Gala's 'Spotlight on Youth'
The McGaw YMCA strengthens community through a variety of innovative, research-based programs that help youth develop their full potential.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Library Announces Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards
The Evanston Public Library invites submissions to the Thirty-Ninth Annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards, judged this year by Susan Moss, an Evanston poet.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Book Bird Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog
Unexpected Evanstonian Bookmarks
You’re reading a book from the library. It is good. You are having a good time, but something unexpected comes up. You need to hold your place and being a responsible patron you know that you can’t just break the book’s spine and hold your location by splaying it across the back of a chair. So you grab the nearest bookmark at hand.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
'Commonwealth'
The oranges on the cover  recall the gin-and-orange juice frenzy that might have begun all the craziness at the christening of Franny Keating.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Observances in Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dittmar Exhibit Dramatizes Chasm Between Blacks and Whites
On Feb. 16, Northwestern University’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery will unveil an exhibition of new paintings titled “Neither Free | Nor” by Brittney Leeanne Williams, exploring the chasm between blacks and whites and the notion of black femininity and redemption.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
'Evanston Reads' in Late Winter
The Evanston Public Library hopes that one book can bring the community closer together. The library, along with the Family Action Network, and Y.O.U., will welcome author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore to Evanston to kick off the library’s community-wide reading program, Evanston Reads: “The Other Wes Moore.”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Julio M. Ottino Awarded Prestigious Award
Julio M. Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, has been awarded a prestigious national education prize for the development and implementation of Whole-Brain Engineering.
Friday, January 6, 2017



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