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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.
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.
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.
The $.10 fine for overdue materials has not been raised in over 40 years. To encourage the prompt return of materials, the Board of Trustees has decided to raise the fine to $.20 as of May 1, 2012. If you sign up for your library notices by email, we'll let you know 3 days before an item is due and you may never pay another late fee again.
Capital Changes is the tax authority for U.S. and international corporate actions.This resources provides complete, accurate, current and historical coverage. It contains 100 plus years of corporate actions for over 100,000 companies including all publicly traded companies on the NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, and OTC. It also has extensive coverage of non-U.S. securities traded in the U.S. and abroad.
We once again have comprehensive coverage of the New York Times. Click here to read articles from today's paper or research articles going back to 1980.
If you love watching the PBS series, you’ll be pleased to read the real stories behind “Downton Abbey.” During the entire month of February, the book display across from the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor will feature books about World War I, Edwardian fashions and the architecture of Country Homes, castles and estates in England. The Library also has these titles which have already flown off the shelves: (hint…place a hold on them to read them when they are returned):
The Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to an illustrator for the most distinguished American picture book, was announced in January.
We’re awaiting the new volume on Vivian Maier’s street photography that you may have seen on Chicago Tonight or at the Cultural Center in Spring 2011. You may place a reserve on Vivian Maier: Street Photography here. In the meantime take a look at other masters of the form. Enjoy the books on display, or take a look in the photography area in Dewey number 779.
We are pleased to announce a new collection of educational games and toys to help develop your child's early literacy skills. The Grow a Reader kits are designed to elicit verbal play, develop vocabulary, build letter knowledge, practice narrations skills and increase phonological awareness in a playful and fun way.