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Spark your sense of wonder as you explore the happenings of EVPL. Our staff and partners will share ideas, passions, and projects through blog posts. Get to know us, the work we do, and the work we want to do with you. This is where you can dig deeper to learn how and why we do what we do. We hope that you will find inspiration from the sharing of our stories and the sharing of ourselves.  

EVPL is continuously assessing our resources and services to improve our users’ experiences. If you are unable to find previously posted content and would like the included material lists, please reach out to us through our Contact Us page.

Transgender Awareness
Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20
Pumpkin Twists
Bake with your little ones to develop new skills
Louise Penny
Discover the devils of Louise Penny's latest novel
DIY Book Stand
DIY a book stand so you can multitask while reading
Job Search Tips
Creative job search ideas for when you’re at the end of your rope
Kids’ STEAM Fiction
Check out STEAM fiction titles for kids
Digital Yearbooks
Browse local high school yearbooks
“The Flatshare”
Learn about the Women's Fiction Book Discussion December pick
NaNoWriMo Novels
Check out these titles that started as NaNoWriMo projects
Get “Inspire”d
Browse the resources available from the Inspire database
DIY Recycled Notebook
Create a notebook from upcycled materials
November Nonfiction
Check out Nonfiction titles added in November
Dec. Book Discussions
Chat about books with fellow readers during December Book Discussions
National Adoption Month
Learn more about and celebrate adoption
Unstructured STEAM
Learn about the benefits of unstructured STEAM play
Native American Heritage Month
Learn more about the history and heritage of Native Americans
Kindness Day
Celebrate World Kindness Day with these books
Sean Connery
Celebrate the career of Sean Connery
Story Trail
EVPL is proud to be part of the Story Trail at Garvin Park
Book Discussion
Join the Women's Fiction Book Group to Discuss "A Woman is No Man"
Similar Titles
Titles similar to Jean Thompson's "The Year We Left Home"
Scary Titles
Find a scary title for readers of all ages
Author Visit
Discuss Jean Thompson's book, "The Year We Left Home"
Carrot Cupcakes
Best served with a side of EVPL's Storytimes
Kanopy Spotlight III
Check out the works of filmmaker George A. Romero
Steampunk Titles
Dive into the Steampunk genre
STEAM: Spooky Science
Use your STEAM skills for fun Halloween experiments
DIY Cat Tent
Make a comfy place for your fur friends
Learn how to develop your child's early literacy skills
Learn how to develop your child's early literacy skills
Election Resources
Check out these election resources
Election Reads
Learn more about the history of voting and Election Day
Fiction Discussion
Discuss Women's Fiction with fellow readers
Learn how to develop your child's early literacy skills
October Nonfiction
Check out this selection of top Nonfiction titles of October
’90s Halloween Movies
Celebrate Halloween with a trip to the 1990s!
Health Literacy Month
October is Health Literacy Month
Kanopy Spotlight II
Check out the works of filmmaker Dario Argento
EVPL’s TeenTober
Celebrate teen services at the library
Colorful Picture Books
To help young readers celebrate their heritage or learn about Hispanic culture, check out some of these colorful picture…
Banned Books Week
Learn more about Banned Books Week
Every Child Ready to Read II
Learn how to develop your child's early literacy skills
Every Child Ready to Read
Learn how to develop your child's early literacy skills
Be Creative
Spark creativity with a variety of EVPL resources
Bilingual Stories
Increase early literacy skills with bilingual books
Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate and learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month
Read a Book Day
Celebrate Read a Book Day with some books you really can read in one day
Library Card Sign-up Month
Pursue your passions and dreams with an EVPL card
Suffrage Centennial
Learn about the suffrage movement during the Virtual Suffrage Centennial Block Party
Kanopy Spotlight
Check out the films of Taika Waititi
Fall 2020 Early Voting
Early voting will take place at five EVPL locations.
Horror Movies
Check out these hidden horror movie gems on Hoopla
Discussion Group
Join EVPL's newest book discussion group
Discuss Reads
Digitally discuss books with fellow readers
About Kanopy
Stream movies, documentaries, classics and more with Kanopy
Shark Week
There are "fin"tastic reads about sharks for all ages
Get Crafty
Bust your boredom with these crafting websites
Video Tips
Utilize these tips when creating video content
Book Lovers Day
Celebrate National Book Lovers day with these titles
Educator Resources
As we reach the starting line of another school year, I think it is safe to say we all…
Back to School
Get ready for a unique school year
STEAM Challenge VIII
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
DIY Pot Tower
Create your own planter pot tower
Book Spine Poetry
Express yourself with book spine poetry
Collaborative Storytelling
Learn the basics of Dungeons and Dragons
STEAM Challenge VII
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Nature Writing II
Let nature be your creative guide
Nature Writing
Be inspired by nature to get creative
Healthcare Professionals
Celebrate the healthcare professionals with these titles
Indoor Camping
Bring the fun of camping inside
Your Job Search
Use (free!) EVPL resources to find your next job
Watch Hoopla
Watch titles from Hoopla on the big screen
Inspiring Courage
Check out these stories that inspire courage
Staff Favorites
Check out EVPL staff favorites from quarantine.
STEAM Challenge VI
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Historic Newspapers
Search for local history in our Evansville Historical Newspapers database
Ice Cream
Beat the heat this summer by creating your own sweet treat
Friendship Day
Celebrate friendship with these books and movies.
Laura Numeroff’s Birthday
Celebrate author and illustrator Laura Numerhoff's birthday with storytime, songs, and rhymes.
STEAM Challenge V
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Eric Carle’s Birthday
Celebrate the birthday of author and artist Eric Carle!
STEAM Challenge IV
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
Find the entire alphabet in in your community, in your house, or in your favorite book
STEAM Challenge III
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Early Literacy: Music
Build early literacy skills in young readers with music
Book Bundles
Explore new books, movies, and CDs - bundled up!
STEAM Challenge II
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Changed Worlds
Learn about these fictional and real-life changed worlds
Dune Books & Movies
Dune: The books, movies, documentaries, and more
Racial Inequality Statement
The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library issues the following statement regarding racial inequity.
STEAM Challenge
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Another Option
Participate in Our Summer by giving us a call!
Careers & Business
EVPL has always had a large selection of books to help with career planning, job hunting, and starting and…
RBdigital Expansion
More materials for all ages in RBdigital.
Bouncy Egg
Learn how to turn a raw egg into a bouncy ball.
Preservation Week
Preservation Week is a chance to learn about the preservation work done by libraries and museums.
Cloud Dough
Create a fun sensory activity and develop fine motor, math, and reading skills
Early Voting @ EVPL
Early voting will take place at five EVPL locations.
Earth Day Fun
Try out one of these crafts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
National Library Week
National Library Week is celebrated April 19 - 25, 2020.
Digital Cookbooks
Spark your cooking creativity with these digital cookbooks
Feel Good Movies
Check out these movies to boost your mood during this time.
Virtual Travel
Go on a fictional journey throughout the world.
Biblio-Poetry Therapy
Learn about the history and practice of using words to heal.
Bingeable Series
Get lost in a complete series from the EVPL digital collection.
Instant Digital Card
Even if you haven't had a chance to get an EVPL card, you can still borrow from our digital…
Collections Expansion
We've added more than 4,000 titles to our Digital Collection
Quarantine Resources
Here are a few resources to check out for kids, teens, adults, and families during this time.
Spring Break
EVPL is the place for fun Spring Break activities.
Server Migration
EVPL servers will be down on Tuesday, March 3.
Black History Month
EVPL invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us.
Valentines for Veterans
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library invites the community to create a valentine for a local veteran.
Book Discussions
Discuss great reads at EVPL
2020 AARP Tax Aide
AARP tax professionals will be at five of our EVPL locations between February and April to help navigate tax…
Genealogy 104
More methods on researching your family tree
Ann Cleeves
Learn more about mystery author Ann Cleeves
True Crime
Learn more about the True Crime genre.
Genealogy 103
Dive deeper into your family tree with EVPL's resources
Adventurous Cookbooks
Let your taste buds take a trip with these adventurous cookbooks
Genealogy 102
The next steps in researching your family tree.
Genealogy 101
The Very Beginners Guide to Genealogy
Easy Reader Collection
Explore the Easy Reader collection at EVPL North Park
Hoopla Titles
Stream titles instantly with Hoopla
Gale Courses
Expand your knowledge by taking a Gale Course
Service Highlight
Utilize the power of Brainfuse JobNow to bolster your resume, practice your interview, and get that job.
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Two EVPL patrons describe what the library, and its services, mean to them
Museum Passes
Check out a family pass to the Evansville Museum from EVPL.
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EVPL locations will shift to curbside services only on Monday, Nov. 23.Learn about our digital services.