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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

Teen Volunteers Needed!

Date: 
Tue, 10/29/2013

Do you have some down time in December and January?

Do you need to earn some service hours?

Do you just like to help out?

Yes? Perfect - because I have a job for you! All thoughout December and January we're going to have volunteer opportunities for teens. The Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Teen Techs, Book Buddies, Craft Swap, MLK Service Day and more!

Have a Green Halloween

Date: 
Sat, 10/12/2013

Decorate a reusable canvas bag, pillowcase or bucket for trick-or-treating instead of a plastic bag. Check out these creative ideas on Pinterest or use these design templates from HGTV.