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Going Green with NPL

Recycle your used greeting cards for a good cause. The library is collecting cards to send to St. Jude’s Ranch – an organization that helps abused and at-risk children. The children will use the covers to make new cards to sell to support the program.

Birthday and Thank You cards are especially needed. 

Drop off your cards in the bin by the elevator and stairs in the lobby during the month of June.

How does your garden grow? Show us and qualify to win a prize! Send a photo of what you’re doing to prepare your garden or anything you’ve managed to grow so far – outdoors or inside.

Photos will be displayed in the library and on our Pinterest board, and a prize drawing for a selection of gardening supplies will be held at the end of May.

Email your photo to nplgreen@northbrook.info or use #nbkgardens when posting to northbrookpl's Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram.

Extended through June 30

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.