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Evanston Public Library Friends Virtual Auction

It's time to shop......


  • Dinner with best-selling author, Evanston native Audrey Niffenegger of The Time Traveler's Wife fame,
  • Autographed copies of Evanston author Scott Turow's best-sellers.
  • Sox, Bears and Blackhawks tix
  • Artwork
  • Jewelry
  • Spa treatments
  • Delicious dinners
  • Vacation getaways and more

It's all here - live now through May 30.

MLK day Rally

Yesterdays rallies served many purposes in bridging alliances between wards to show that the Evansto Library System is a connection of people, places and ideas. People of all ages joined together in support of neighborhood libraries.
Libraries serve an muliple purpose in todays world. They are not just places that house books, they are or can be the heart of a neighborhood. They are places where people can go and no one asks them for anything.

History and Maintaining the Library System

The history of the Evanston Public Library System is important (EPL) The South Branch survived the Great Depression and both branches have survived tough economic times. In these times library use goes up.  Mary

The following letter was written by Trish Stieglitz.

Support for Branch Libraries Grows-791 New Signatures in Past Week

In the past week there has been growing support to preserve and expand the branch library system in Evanston. The new budget which is schedued to be voted on in Feb. calls for the closure of the branch libraries. Even though it is less than 1% of the entire Evanston budget.
If you would like to sign the petition please go to Write your alderpeople, attend city council meetings, pass on the petition to friends and let the council know your thoughts. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR IDEAS 

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended and Amount Increased & Existing Homeowners are Eliglible-Yea!

Home buyer tax credit time period has been extended and current homeowners are also elebilbe
Here are the details:
1. The $8,000 tax credit is available to “First Time” Home Buyers who haven’t owned a primary residence in the past three years (0r $4,000 to married buyers filing separately).


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