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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


Yolande Wilburn started her tenure at Evanston Public Library three months ago. Since then, she’s been having conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion, “spaces and places” and pathways to success for Evanstonians.

Q&A: Wilburn reflects on three months at EPL, lifetime in libraries

February 14, 2024

Evanston Public Library Executive Director Yolande Wilburn began her tenure in November after leading libraries in California, Chicago and Dubai. Three months in, Wilburn sat down with The Daily to talk...

A red brick building with the words “Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington” on the side.

After recent security threats, local libraries emphasize safety, intellectual freedom

September 21, 2023

A series of unsubstantiated bomb threats at several area libraries sent shock waves through northern Illinois communities in late August and September. These threats reached Evanston last week. Evanston...

Cabral: On book bans and sanctuaries

Cabral: On book bans and sanctuaries

October 11, 2022

When I was younger, Banned Books Week — which usually takes place at the end of September — was merely an excuse to browse the dozens of banned books my local library displayed. Every year, I would...

A red diya sits in the center of the frame, surrounded by a ring of flowers and lights.

Evanston residents celebrate Diwali with rangoli art and lighting diyas

November 5, 2021

For Evanston resident Bindu Reddy, celebrating Diwali is important because she wants her 7-year-old to know the culture of India. Typically, Reddy meets up with a group of Indian families to tell traditional...

The exterior wall of the Evanston Public Library, a red-brick wall with big silver letters.

Explore More museum ticket loans partner with EPL, Illinois libraries to improve youth cultural literacy

October 1, 2021

On weekends and summer mornings at the Evanston Public Library, patrons line up at the children’s desk for something both far smaller and infinitely larger than a stack of books: a museum pass.  With...

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