1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
Interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board? Do you need more volunteer hours? Do want to be active member in your community?
As a TAB member, you'll plan teen programs, decorate the Loft, help out with library events and often participate in random acts of chalk graffiti bombing (though this year we're going to try water graffiti). Pizza is included.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to Zinio, you now have another source for no-charge digital magazines: Flipster. It's easy to use: on your Internet-connected computer, phone, or tablet, go to our Flipster site, sign in with your library card, and click a magazine to begin reading. Get all the details on our Flipster page.
Now that spring is finally here, it's time to start planning and preparing your garden. These tips can help you make your garden grow green in an environmentally friendly way.