1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don't want to wait for your computer to start up, set it to turn on automatically a few minutes before you get to work, or boot up while you're pouring your morning coffee.
Northbrook cardholders can now sign up to use the new meeting rooms on the first floor, with rooms available September 1st. The Pollak and Civic Rooms are more spacious, with new technology and furniture. Visit our Meeting & Study Rooms page for more information and to fill out an online request to reserve a room.
Receive a monthly newsletter by email featuring some of the latest books at the library. Go to the signup page to select the Fiction, Mystery & Science Fiction Newsletter and/or the Nonfiction & Biography Newsletter. If you previously subscribed to our Book News email, you will need to register again for this new service.
Go Green Northbrook is sponsoring a tour of local yards that are healthy habitats for all living creatures -- kids, pets, birds, butterflies and pollinators. The tour will feature rain gardens, local species gardens, composting, food gardens, native plants and trees, and natural lawns.
A guide to the yards has been posted at the Go Green Northbrook website.
Saturday, July 18 from 1pm to 4pm
Shop for locally grown produce and other locally made goods at the Northbrook Farmers Market every Wednesday from 7am to 1pm until October 14. The market is located at the corner of Cherry and Meadow.
Looking for recipes to make with your purchases? Take a look at our From Your Farmers Market board on Pinterest for ideas.
Recycle your used greeting cards for a good cause. The library is collecting cards to send to St. Jude’s Ranch – an organization that helps abused and at-risk children. The children will use the covers to make new cards to sell to support the program.
Birthday and Thank You cards are especially needed.
Drop off your cards in the bin by the elevator and stairs in the lobby during the month of June.
The Adult Summer Reading Club runs until August 31. Don't forget to turn in your reading logs at Reader Services for your chance at our weekly raffle and an entry for our Grand Prize drawing: an iPad mini!
How does your garden grow? Show us and qualify to win a prize! Send a photo of what you’re doing to prepare your garden or anything you’ve managed to grow so far – outdoors or inside.
Photos will be displayed in the library and on our Pinterest board, and a prize drawing for a selection of gardening supplies will be held at the end of May.
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with activities at the Village Green Park in Northbrook on Saturday, April 25.