Dozens of talented student artists from District 65 middle schools Chute and Nichols are the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. From now until May 31st, you can find over 50 original student works on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library. Inspired by the Evanston Big Read companion book Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada, this impressive exhibit showcases artwork and writing focused on the students’ family roots and history. Don’t miss it, and while you plan your visit, you can preview the show below. Enjoy!
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Dozens of talented student artists from District 65 and ETHS are the next to be featured in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. From now until March 31st, you can find over 100 original student works on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library. Including photography, sketches, paintings, and much more, this impressive exhibit showcases the diverse creative gifts of Evanston kindergarteners, seniors, and all ages in between. Don’t miss it!
Dozens of talented teens from EPL’s very own Loft are the next featured artists in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. During the months of September and October, Evanston students from Chute, Haven, and Nichols Middle Schools read works by G. Neri. To capture their impressions of his writing, the students created art in a variety of forms including poetry, graphic works, and pencil sketches. Students will continue to explore the impact of G. Neri’s work on their lives through class discussions, and you can catch their exhibit through November 30th on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library. Don’t miss it!
One would think that teens are lapping up e-books as fast as they can get them, however, a new report finds that is not the case. One obstacle noted by teens was too many restrictions in accessing the material. A trade survey conducted by R.R. Bowker is disputed by others in the industry, who claim that sales of YA digital books are flying through the roof. Read this lengthy discussion of the digital habits of teens on Publisher’s Weekly.
My mother, a dedicated 5th grade teacher, deplored comic books and refused to allow them in her classroom. “All kids do is look at the pictures; they don’t learn to read that way”.
Dear old Mom. She was right about some things, (yellow is not my color) but dead wrong about comics…or graphic novels as we call them now. Not only do kids read them, they read them in Japanese.
Yup, American teens in places like Queens New York are so inspired by Japanese manga that they’re studying Japanese, giving themselves Japanese names and even choosing colleges based on their Asian studies programs. Read about it in this New York Times story.