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Earth Day & Arbor Day

Date: 
Sun, 04/06/2014

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with activities at the Village Green Park in Northbrook on Saturday, April 26.

8:30am:

Self-serve Interlibrary Loan in WorldCat

Date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014
Interlibrary loan image

Attention Northbrook researchers. You asked for an ILL request form in WorldCat. Now you have it. Just look for the ILL tab when you find the title you want to request in WorldCat. Books only, please. Fill out the form, and we'll take it from there. This is a service for Northbrook cardholders only.

Summer Volunteers 2014

Date: 
Thu, 03/06/2014

Who's interested in Volunteering at the library this summer?

If that's you, make sure you attend ONE of our mandatory meeting. We'll be going over everything you need to know and distributing the application.

Meetings:

 

Urban Forest

Date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014

Thursday, February 27 at 7pm, Auditorium

Why do we have forest preserves in Northbrook? What do they add to our quality of life and why is it important to care for their plants and animals?

Somme Woods and Prairie are hidden treasures filled with peace and beauty. Throughout the year, volunteer stewards restore the habitat for hundreds of rare and endangered plants and animals.

MLK National Day of Service

Date: 
Tue, 01/14/2014
MLK Day of Service List of Events

The Northbrook Public Library Youth Services Department is joining Americans across the nation in participation in the Martin Luther King National Day of Service. We hope you join us on Monday, January 20th in the variety of service activities.

Finals Cafe

Date: 
Wed, 01/08/2014
Finals Cafe

Finals are next week! Who's stressed out, exhausted and starving? Time for a study break!

If you're studying at the library, stop by our Finals Cafe in the Activity Room on:

Check out a MacBook or iPad

Date: 
Mon, 12/09/2013
MacBook and iPad check out

The library has added two 15" MacBook Pros for Northbrook patrons to use in-house! Both laptops come with apps like Garage Band, iMovie, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and Adobe's Creative Cloud collection, which includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and more. If you're in high school or older, stop at the Periodicals Desk on the second floor with your Northbrook library card and a current ID to check one out for up to 3 hours.

Stuffed Animals After Dark

Date: 
Sat, 12/07/2013
Asleep at last

The stuffed animals of Northbrook came to the Library last night, and boy, did they have a blast! After getting to know each other over pizza, they did a painting craft to take home, played on a zipline, dressed up, put on a puppet show, and enjoyed a PJ storytime. They all stayed up way past their bedtimes, but they eventually went to sleep. Everyone had a really good time and made a few new friends. Take a look at our slideshow to see for yourself!

Solar Energy presentation

Date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013

If you missed the presentation on Energy Conservation and Solar Generation for Home and Business co-sponsored by Go Green Northbrook, you can watch it on YouTube.

Dan Whisler from Glenbrook North High School

 

Brandon Leavitt, president of Solar Service Inc.

Cleaning Solution Recipes

Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013

If you missed our DIY Green Cleaning Solutions workshop, here are some easy recipes to make at home.

Glass Cleaner

2 cups water

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1/2 tsp. Dr. Bronner's soap (optional)

Combine in a spray bottle.

Floor Cleaner

1 gal. water

1/8 cup distilled white vinegar

1/8 cup liquid soap

10 drops essential oil (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a pail.

Toilet Bowl Magic