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November 21, 2017 


Sunday, November 19, 2017
Northwestern Students, Meals at Home Address Food Insecurity in Evanston
The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that supports the homebound, the elderly, the disabled, and others unable to care for their nutritional needs, to present a series of events addressing the issue of food insecurity in Evanston.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
NU Solar House Takes Two 1st Place Awards
A collaboration between Northwestern undergraduates and senior members of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has resulted in two first-place awards in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A New Public Art Initiative Is Brightening Evanston's Streetwalls
In an effort to restore and brighten the neglected streetwalls across Evanston, the Evanston Mural Arts Program is creating public art for everyone to enjoy.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Myefski Honored By Design Evanston
Design Evanston, a local non-profit advocacy organization focused on promoting good design, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Design Evanston Awards program.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ice House Gallery: Showplace and Workspace For Local Artists
On Oct. 7 Ice House Gallery opened with an exhibition of 17 artists, 15 of whom are from Evanston and the Chicago area. The gallery at 609 South Blvd., is managed by Hannah Litvan, a 24-year-old from Wilmette.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Jason Narducy: Evanston's Kevin Bacon
If one is to believe everything written about Evanston native and current resident Jason Narducy, it might be that he sometimes shoots clay pigeons in the dark after sugar-benders; inspired Foo Fighter Dave Grohl to play punk music; runs a painting company even when touring as Bob Mould’s bassist; and started his first touring punk band at age 10.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Some Sage Advice
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Some Sage Advice
It only comes but once a year. Every November, people all around the world buckle down and take to heart those wise words from author Jane Yolen on how to write. Put simply: “Butt + chair = book.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Teen Team Scores a Hit with Original Musical at The Musical Offering
Storied pairs and single luminaries – the Gershwin brothers, Lerner and Lowe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephens Sondheim and Schwartz – mastered the genre in the 20th century. With “La La Land” and “Hamilton,” Hurwitz, Pasek and Paul, and Lin-Manuel Miranda made it cool again in the 21st.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Looking for Resolution About the Future of Family Focus Programs and Building
Fears and rumors about the possible sale of the Weissbourd-Holmes Family Focus building collided at a Nov. 7 meeting about the future of the building, located at 2010 Dewey Ave.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Q&A With Bobby Broom
Up close with Evanston musician Bobby Broom, whose upcoming show at Evanston SPACE begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
RoundTable Wins 15 Awards
 Evanston RoundTable reporters, photographers, and graphic artists garnered 15 awards in the “non-daily” newspaper category at the annual Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards banquet on Oct. 26.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Men's Leadership Project to End Violence Against Women Is Taking Shape
The goal of Men Taking a Stand is “to get men to take an active role to prevent violence against women and be allies. The project is something that needed to happen a long time ago,” said Antonio Rice, Men’s Engagement Coordinator and Violence Prevention Educator at the YWCA, who is co-leading the project with Brian McHugh, a social worker in Alternatives to Violence program at the YWCA.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Rev. Anthony to Speak at Freedom Banquet
Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony will be the keynote speaker at the 53rd annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Evanston North Shore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
ECF Announces Rolling Grants
The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) has awarded grants for the fall quarter of its new Rolling Grants program: Art Encounter, Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA), Meals at Home, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Northlight Theater and Family Focus.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sculpture Leasing Program Expected to Bring More Public Art to Evanston
In the coming years, Evanstonians should expect to see more sculptures in the City via a new leasing program inaugurated by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee of the Evanston Arts Council.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
What Are Your Neighbors Reading? Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
I have many fun tools to play with at the library. Tools that tell me when items haven’t circulated in years and years.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Wilsons Establish Engagement Fund at Block
A new endowed gift from Northwestern University Trustee Stephen Wilson and his wife, Susan Wilson, both Evanston residents, will support the outreach efforts of Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Mr. and Ms. Wilson, both Evanston residents, are 1970 graduates of Northwestern, and Mr. Wilson also holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Fundraising and Healthy Eating Go Hand in Hand
In October, Top Box for Schools completed its first delivery of boxes of fresh produce and locally sourced meats to Evanston Township High School (ETHS).
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
'Falling Into Fashion' at the Senior Fashion Show
Models of all ages were at home on the runway at the annual Foster Senior Fashion Show, held on Oct. 29 at the club’s home, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Our House Celebrates Two Years
Hosting an open house on Sept., 13, Our House, a program under the umbrella of Connections for the Homeless, celebrated two years of productive and successful operations.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A RoundTable Take on Punctuation Day
National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24, never stood a chance of making headlines amid Trump tweets, Russian hacks, and cat-5-force hurricanes. A catastrophe beats a comma for reader appeal every time.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
What I've Learned: The Particular Peculiarities of Evanston's Readers
Itd been two years since I started as Evanston Public Library’s Collection Development Manager and I think I’m finally beginning to get a handle on what makes Evanston different from other communities around the country. Sometimes the things you learn about your new hometown are instantly obvious. Sometimes the quirks come up at the most unlikely of moments.  Here then is a quick rundown of three of the most interesting things I’ve learned about the people who walk through our doors every day.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
'The Stars Are Fire'
"The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve is a novel set in Maine during a real-life disaster in 1947 where more than 200,000 acres of massive fires burned out of control for 10 days from Bar Harbor to Kittery.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
EPL's Third Annual Storytelling Festival
The rich art of storytelling returns to multiple venues in Evanston with the third annual Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival the weekend of Oct. 6-8.  Five nationally known storytellers will entertain audiences with true and imaginative tales during this free event that is open to all.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Nominated For 11 Black Theater Alliance Awards
Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre (FJT) has received 11 nominations for the 23rd annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
2017 Heinz Award Winner Natasha Trethewey
Poet Natasha Trethewey, who joined Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences as a Board of Trustees Professor of English on Sept. 1, has been selected by the Heinz Family Foundation to receive the 22nd Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities category.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
ESO Opening Season With Beethoven's 7th
The Evanston Syymphony Orchestra will open its 72nd season – titled "Music from Many Lands" – at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Farmers' Market Gets Cooking at Annual Truck to Table Event
Things heated up at the Evanston Farmers’ Market Truck to Table benefit on Sept. 23. With temperatures reaching into the 90s, it felt more like a summer barbecue than a harvest celebration.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
OSP 'Peacemakers' Empowers Children To Overcome Violence and Trauma
Evanston’s arts and social service organization, Open Studio Project (OSP), will hold a special event – "Peacemakers"– to celebrate International Day of Peace, Sept. 22 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in its studio at 901 Sherman Ave.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


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