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January 21, 2018 


Evanston Knitters Help Create a Different, Warmer Kind of Immigrant Wall
The 10 members of the Evanston Knitters for Peace (EKFP) are no strangers to yarn shops or the concept of giving back.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Brrrr-ringing in the New Year
Several hundred people attended Evanston’s First Night festivities, despite the single-digit temperature and biting wind that began heralding the new year early in the day.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
'Resilient Families,' Part 2 Trauma-Informed Approaches That Build Resilience
On Nov. 15, “Resilient Families: Learning to Move Through Life’s Challenges” was held at Northwestern University’s Segal Visitor Center.  Metropolitan Family Services of Evanston/Skokie Valley in collaboration with Evanston Cradle to Career, The Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, and Illinois ACES Response Collaborative sponsored the event as part of their ongoing commitment to instill trauma-informed approaches in education, health care, social work, and criminal justice in our communities.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
ERW Has New Leader
Aina Gutierrez will take over next month as Executive Director of the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Charles M. Blow to Keynote MLK Observance at Northwestern University
Charles M. Blow, media expert, social and political commentator, educator and author, will be the keynote speaker at NU’s commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Winter Artruck: Inside Bucephalus
Artruck is having a special art exhibit from 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 24, at Bucephalus Bike Shop, 1424 Lake St.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
'Looking to the Future' at the Evanston History Center
Architect Nathan Kipnis will speak about how he designed Evanston’s first platinum LEED home, beginning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Camp Local! Fair at Lincoln Elementary School
On Jan. 23, the Main-Dempster Mile will sponsor the second annual Camp Local! Evanston Summer Camp Fair, featuring summer program options for parents to consider.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Shorefront's 'Legacies' on Display at Civic Center
Through 2018, Shorefront’s traveling exhibit, “Legacies: Profiles on the North Shore,” will be on display in the second-floor hallway at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
'The Orphan's Tale'
“The Orphan’s Tale” by Pam Jenoff is a poignant and compelling historical novel set in Europe. It tells of a complicated friendship of two women, Ingrid and Noa, and their story of the fight for survival against incredible odds during World War II.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
New Year's Resolutions: So Far So Good! Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
The life of a librarian is a seasonal affair. Spring means books about gardening, planting, and planning vacations.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Preparing Young Adults With Special Needs to Live Independently
Evanston has long been a community stakeholder in National Louis University’s 30-year-old P.A.C.E. program (Path to Academics, Community and Employment).
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Spot On Co-founders Dan Noonan And Sarah Whitney Hit the Right Note With 'Blue Over You'
Spot On Company’s “Blue Over You (A Mysterious One-Man Love Story with Musical Bits)” opened to a full house on Jan. 5 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave., and will run through Jan. 28.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Shorefront's "Legacies" Exhibit on Display
The Shorefront traveling exhibit, “Legacies: Profiles on the North Shore,” is now on display at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Artemis Singers Presents 'Rise Up' Concert
Artemis Singers, Chicago’s lesbian feminist chorus, will present “Rise Up,” a call-to-action concert of progressive, energizing music, with guest artist Melanie DeMore and students from Evanston Township High School  at 7 p.m. on  Jan. 13, at ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Dittmar Exhibit Examines War, Surveillance, and the Individual
The intimacy of embroidery and individual privacy collide with unmanned technological warfare in the fibers of artist Sabba Elahi’s work.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
'Resilient Families,' Part 1 The ACE of Racial Bias, and the New Jim Crow
The impact of adverse childhood experiences (or ACEs) – such as physical or mental abuse, sexual abuse, and substance abuse, among others – reaches far beyond childhood, according to research presented at a Nov. 15 conference at Northwestern on trauma-informed care.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Paying It Forward, Basket by Basket, Blanket by Blanket, Bag by Bag
In this season of staving off the winter darkness with the warm light of love and compassion, few things could seem as cold as the idea of being forgotten, and, again this year, Evanston residents and organizations worked to see that no one here would be overlooked in the holiday season.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird What Are You Trying to Say? Library Book Displays
About two or three months ago I was wandering around the Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, when I was struck by this engaging little book display:
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
'A Piece of the World'
“A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline is a novel about Anna “Christina” Olson, who posed for Andrew Wyeth’s famous 1948 painting “Christina’s World.”
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Weissbourd-Holmes Family Focus Building: The Heart of the Fifth Ward Needs Funding or Board Will Sell It
“It makes me feel overwhelmed when a Family Focus kid comes in and says, ‘Because of you I got my master’s. Because of you I’m a doctor.’ What we do at Family Focus mattered to them.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Young Writers at Family Focus Send Concerns to Washington
On Nov. 27, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky met with young constituents at Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Av., to hear what these teens and preteens would like her to work on when she returns to Washington D.C.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017



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