Sunday, Feb. 16, 3:00 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Three Worlds. (2013. 100 min. France)

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Most of us have read lots of books, but have you ever made one? The Evanston Public Library hopes to show young people how to make a book by hand at a Handmade Book Camp this summer.

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There will be a neighborhood meeting regarding the proposed eight-story Extended Stay Hotel at 1515 Chicago Ave. in Ward 1.  The proposed hotel includes 116 rooms and 35 open parking spaces.


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Title: Yarn bombing

The City of Evanston’s Public Art Committee invites you to join in Evanston’s first “yarn bombing” on Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon to 4:00 p.m., located at the Main Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

The event marks the official launch of the Committee’s “Evanston Winter HeARTh” series, featuring community-sourced temporary public art installations throughout the city. The event is open to the public, but participants are asked to bring their own yarn.

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A group of Chicago music veterans perform a catalogue of Beatles and Don Cheadle-inspired tunes. Known as The Cheetles, the six self-described cheese lovers rock the stage of 27 Live on Saturday, Feb. 15. 

Tickets, $7 in advance; $10 at the door; available here.

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The Music Institute of Chicago is offering free lunchtime concerts and conversation one Wednesday per month. Lunch is available for purchase from the Pret A Manger Kiosk, and free coffee will be served.

This month's concert features Mary Drews on piano and Shigetoshi Yamada playing violin, 12:15 p.m., at the Music Institute's Black Box Theater.

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Two robbers displayed a handgun as they took a cell phone from their victim in the 300 block of Callan Avenue early today. Also tires were slashed on a 1995 Chevrolet in an apartment parking lot in the 2000 block of Sherman Avenue. These and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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The National Weather Service says another snow storm will arrive in Evanston early this evening.

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No. 31 Northwestern (4-2) hosts a trio of matches at Combe Tennis Center this weekend, facing Rice on Friday before hosting Cornell and Western Illinois on Sunday. The Wildcats battled No. 21 Vanderbilt in Nashville last Sunday before falling just short, 4-2, as the Commodores won the two decisive singles matches in three sets. Freshman Sam Shropshire, ranked No. 114 in singles, pulled off a commanding victory over No. 57 Rhys Johnson 6-1, 6-2 while senior Raleigh Smith earned a three-set victory at the No. 1 spot. 

Friday, Feb. 7: versus Rice, noon

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Only seven regular-season games remain as the Wildcats (14-8, 4-5 B1G) look to make a push heading into the 2014 Big Ten Tournament. Sophomore guard Maggie Lyon poured in a career high 26 points Sunday against the conference leaders, Penn State, scoring 21 of those points during Northwestern's second half comeback. Lyon averaged 20.0 points per game last week and contributed 14 in NU's win at Indiana (1/30).

Halftime will feature a youth hoops contest.

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