The Mighty Twig is Open, and Amazing!

March 28th, 2011

So, an amazing thing happened on Saturday, and we’re proud you played a part in it. One month ago the Evanston Library Board voted not to fund the continuation of the South Branch Library. Undaunted, EPL Friends stepped up and decided to fund our own experimental space while the Library Board continues its visioning process. […]

Outpost ahead…

February 24th, 2011

Evanston Public Library Friends announce that work begins today at the new 900 Chicago Avenue, Suite 102 location, for Evanston Public Library Friends’ Outpost, despite the Library Board’s lack of support for the initiative at last night’s Library Board meeting. In the very near future patrons will be invited come see what’s in store, and […]

Extra, extra…read all about it.

January 22nd, 2011

Library Board meeting is a cliff hanger, but in the end, the Board goes with a plan for temporary space for South Branch. Read Trib Local account of the meeting. Check out Evanston Patch See what Evanston Review has to say

Disgusted, on many levels.

September 22nd, 2010

Evanston Public Library Friends group members are rightfully disgusted by last week’s action of the Evanston Public Library Board to adopt a zero-tax-increase guideline. Friends group members expressed their anger by leaving the downtown library’s community room as the board finished its 5-3 vote Sept. 15 in support of the proposal by member Diane Allen-Jacobi. […]

The saga continues

September 21st, 2010

Evanston mayor had financial link to one of her Library Board picks September 21, 2010 By BOB SEIDENBERG Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl had financial dealings with one of her new nominees to the Library Board, stepping in and buying the family’s house after it went into foreclosure, public records show, and then serving as a landlord […]