Northbrook Public Library

Log InEmail Notification|Map|Contact 

Hours  
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

Search

            Connect with Us:  Follow Us on Twitter Pin with Us on Pinterest Follow Us on Tumblr Like Us On Facebook Watch Us On YouTube

Going Green with NPL

PrintPrint

While there is no charge for DVDs during February, try some of our environmental documentaries, including:

  • Tapped - a powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry.
  • Gasland - an examination of the controversial process of hydraulic fracking.
  • Food, Inc. - an expose of how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations.
  • Who Killed the Electric Car? - investigates the birth and death of the electric car.
  • The Vanishing of the Bees - scientists and beekeepers puzzle over the disappearance of honeybees.

See the full Green DVDs list.

If you have furniture or housewares to get rid of or are looking for unique home decor at bargain prices, try these local resale and consignment shops.

Village Treasure House (1460 Paddock Dr., Northbrook):
Upscale and vintage furniture and home furnishings. Proceeds support local agencies serving women and children in crisis.

Turn the Tables (1955 Cherry Ln., Northbrook):
Upscale consignment furniture and home decor. They also turn old, worn furniture into fresh "works of art" with decorative painting, architectural embellishments, and fabric and paper lamination in their onsite studio.

Hadassah House Resale Shop (405 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield Plaza):
Quality clothing, furniture and housewares. Proceeds benefit ground-breaking medical research in Israel.

Green Events

Composting
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pollak Room B

All ages. You want to compost, but you're not sure where to start. Let horticulturist Sharon Yiesla, owner of Sharon Yiesla, Horticultural Services, show you how to compost in your own backyard.

Earth Friendly Yards
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pollak Room AB

Learn how neighborhood garden pathways help native birds and butterflies survive, plus ways to maintain your own earth friendly yard. Meredith Tucker from Barrington-based Citizens for Conservation illustrates her talk with beautiful photos of home landscapes.

DIY Safe Cleaning Products
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Pollak Room B

Make your own non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products. Supplies will be provided and you will leave with a home-made cleaning solution.