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Wed, 06/20/2012


Want to drink some coffee and talk about an awesome book? 

Books on Tap: Our First Book Club in a Pub!

Fri, 06/15/2012

Join librarian Leah White for the very first meeting of Books on Tap on July 18th, 7pm at The Landmark Inn.  Meet on the lower level in their private room to relax, talk books, enjoy a tasty beverage, and maybe nosh on some Colossal Nachos!  This month's book is Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. Grab a copy on the third floor of the library at the Reader Services Desk.  Even if you hate the book or don't finish it, come anyway!

Your Guide to Successful Pet Ownership

Wed, 05/09/2012
Animal Photo for Your Guide to Successful Pet Ownership Program

Dr. Mark Howes, DVM, Berglund Animal Hospital, will present a talk on issues of concern to both current and prospective dog and cat owners, including how to select an appropriate pet to match your lifestyle, seasonal health issues, pros and cons of pet health insurance, taking care of your senior pet, and more. A question and answer session will follow. Tuesday, May 22, 7:00pm: Auditorium.

The Kane Chronicles

Thu, 05/03/2012

The third book in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan, The Serpent's Shadow was released on May 1st.

RECYCLE Your Clutter

Thu, 05/03/2012

Don’t throw away your used batteries.  Bring them to the library.  Got a new cell phone?  Bring the old one to the Library.  Got a new prescription for your glasses?  Recycle the old ones at the library.  Drop your old used batteries, old cell phones and prescription eyeglasses in the bins in our lobby and help the community.  Old glasses are collected for the Lion’s Club, the Village is collecting used batteries and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department collects old cell phones for seniors.

Farm to Fork: Why Local is Better

Tue, 05/01/2012

Join us for a panel discussion on why locally grown food is beneficial to your family, the community, the economy, and the environment. The panel will include representatives from the Northbrook Farmers Market, the Northbrook Community Gardens and a health supportive chef. Topics will include how a Farmers Market benefits the community, how community gardens work, why fresh food is better, what organic really means, and more. Wednesday, May 16, 10am, Auditorium.

100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Tue, 05/01/2012

History comes to life as historical dramatist R.J. Lindsey portrays New York Times Managing Editor Carr Van Anda, who broke the story of the Titanic disaster. Lindsey presents a slide program detailing the Titanic’s construction, its luxurious accommodations and safety features. He then narrates an hour by hour chronology of that fateful day with stories of several passengers on board, why they were there, and what fate awaited them. Co-sponsored by the Friends and the Northbrook Historical Society. Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm, Auditorium.

Support Teen Literature By Reading Young Adult Fiction!

Thu, 04/12/2012
Cover of the book The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

It's Teen Literatrue Day and in celebration YALSA (the Young Adult arm of the American Library Association) has announced the nominees for Teens' Top Ten.