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Celebrate Star Wars 12.12.15

Tue, 11/17/2015
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Join us from 9:30-4:30 on Saturday, December 12 to celebrate Star Wars! Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy crafts, treats, our photo booth, BB-8 maze, a trivia contest, live music, and showings of "Plastic Galaxy" and the animated "Star Wars: the Clone Wars". Get more information here.

Draw My Life: Library Edition

Thu, 07/16/2015

Book News by Email

Fri, 07/03/2015
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Receive a monthly newsletter by email featuring some of the latest books at the library. Go to the signup page to select the Fiction, Mystery & Science Fiction Newsletter and/or the Nonfiction & Biography Newsletter. If you previously subscribed to our Book News email, you will need to register again for this new service.

Introducing Flipster

Mon, 04/06/2015
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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.

Calling All Artists

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 with any questions.

Important notice about tax forms available at the library

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.

hoopla! Now with eBooks & Comics!

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.

Breaking the (Auditorium) Wall

Tue, 05/06/2014

Yesterday was the wall-breaking event to kick off our first floor renovations.  Several people gave it a whirl with the Golden Hammer:

The Golden Hammer










Reading Suggestions

Thu, 05/01/2014
Your Next Book

Stuck in a reading rut? Let us help!  Click here and fill out a brief form to give us an idea of your reading tastes. We will reply back via email with a personalized list of reading suggestions within 3-5 business days. Happy Reading!

Self-serve Interlibrary Loan in WorldCat

Tue, 03/25/2014
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Attention Northbrook researchers. You asked for an ILL request form in WorldCat. Now you have it. Just look for the ILL tab when you find the title you want to request in WorldCat. Books only, please. Fill out the form, and we'll take it from there. This is a service for Northbrook cardholders only.