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Calling All Artists

Date: 
Sun, 03/01/2015
Flights of Fancy

The Northbrook Library is accepting applications to the library’s 13th annual juried art show, Flights of Fancy: Unexpected Works of Whimsy starting March 1. We are looking for art that embraces the unusual, repurposes materials, or otherwise takes the viewer to a place of whimsy and wonder. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2015. Works will be on display in the library October 9-November 20. Click here for more info or to apply online. Email artshow@northbrook.info with any questions.

Green Car & Driving Tips

Date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015

Are you buying a new car or looking for ways to make your current car and driving habits more environmentally friendly? Greener Cars is a great place to start.

To find the car that's best for you and for the environment, search their interactive database of 15,000 car models from 2000-2015, with ratings based on emissions and fuel economy.

Greener Cars top rated cars of 2015:

Rent FREE Green DVDs

Date: 
Tue, 02/03/2015

While there is no charge for DVDs during February, try some of our environmental documentaries, including:

Important notice about tax forms available at the library

Date: 
Mon, 01/26/2015
Tax forms

This year, the amount of tax forms and booklets being provided to the library from the state and federal governments will be drastically reduced. For full details see here.

Local Resale Shops

Date: 
Mon, 01/19/2015

If you have furniture or housewares to get rid of or are looking for unique home decor at bargain prices, try these local resale and consignment shops.

Village Treasure House (1460 Paddock Dr., Northbrook):
Upscale and vintage furniture and home furnishings. Proceeds support local agencies serving women and children in crisis.

Finals Cafe

Date: 
Mon, 01/12/2015

It's Finals! How are you holding up? Exhausted and starving? Stressed out?

See it on Pinterest - Make It at NPL

Date: 
Thu, 01/08/2015

Adult Services is offering a new program for ages 13+.

Learn to make all the interesting DIY projects you see on Pinterest! First up is beaded stretch bracelets.

Tape Dispenser Recycling

Date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014

Have you used up a roll of tape wrapping presents this month? Bring any empty tape cores or disposable dispensers to the library and we will recycle them!

Drop them off at any service desk on the 2nd or 3rd floors:
Reference, Youth Services, Multimedia, Reader Services.

The collection lasts from December 1st to January 15th.

Food Freshness Dates

Date: 
Thu, 11/13/2014

Are you stocking up on food for the holidays? Find out how long your food will stay fresh and learn the best way to store different items at the Still Tasty website. These helpful tips will save you money and prevent wasting good food.

Turkey tips:

hoopla! Now with eBooks & Comics!

Date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
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Hoopla is free service that allows you to check out and read, watch, or listen to audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, and now, eBooks and comics! Use hoopla on your computer or portable device. Titles are always available, so there's never a wait. Because titles expire on their own, you don't have to worry about returning them or accruing fines! Check out up to 8 titles a month. Full details here.