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First graders, come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself! Your photo may be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian and check in at the Kids' World Desk.  Register for the date only, then drop in any time between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m.
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Hear the individual story of Riana Lynn, an Evanston native who interned at the White House during the current presidency while completing a dual master’s in Public Health at Northwestern University. Chuck Osgood, former Chicago Tribune photojournalist and co-author of Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago, will moderate.
Date and Time: Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Networking remains the #1 method for sourcing and landing that new job. This presentation looks at both the real and psychological barriers that prevent us from being more effective and confident in networking. Includes practice and table work.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room North

Bruce Bixler will cover how to leverage LinkedIn and Twitter for job seeking. Join Bruce to learn how to implement Twitter and LinkedIn secrets, ninja tactics, and guerrilla strategies for your job search.
Date and time: Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

The underground parking lot, including library entrances and drive-up service, will be closed from September 24-28 for repaving.
  • Please use the Dunton Avenue entrance while the underground parking lot is being repaved.
  • Drive-up reserves will be available at Express Reserves inside the building 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • The Dunton Avenue book drop remains open.
  • Please note there is free parking after 12 noon, Monday - Friday, in the Vail Street Commuter Lot across from the library.
  • The bookmobile will also be available. Look for the stop nearest you.
  • For more information about the library renovation, please visit our renovation page.


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Calling all first graders! Come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself. Your photo can be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian. Register for the date only, then drop in any time between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. For first graders.

Dates and times: Monday, September 17, or Tuesday, September 18, 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Location: Kids’ World Desk

Kids’ World now has iPads that A.H. cardholders can check out for one week. They are loaded with fun and educational apps for children from age 1 to grade 8. Apps include Inside the World of Dinosaurs, Letter School, Musical Me, First Words International, and Tap to Talk for children with special needs. Look for  them with the audiobooks near the drinking fountains.

Grandma and Grandpa will have as much fun as the grandkids as we share stories, activities and snacks in honor of Grandparents’ Day. For ages 3–6 with grandparents.
Date and time: Saturday, September 8, 1–2 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room

Looking for something good to read? Need to change up your music selection? Try one of the recommendations by our staff. We asked staff members to pick their three favorites. Find out which of their favorite books, movies and  music made the cut.


We're responding to the changing ways that you are using the library. Our renovation project is about to get underway, and you will see some big changes as we create new spaces and services to reflect your changing needs. Find out more about the upcoming project on this video by Executive Director Jason Kuhl or read about it here.


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