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Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm


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Going Green with NPL

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 or use #nbkgardens when posting to northbrookpl's Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram.

Extended through June 30

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with activities at the Village Green Park in Northbrook on Saturday, April 25.


  • Cleanup volunteers will collect debris and windblown trash and hunt for a hidden sign for a chance to win a prize. Meet at the corner of Shermer and Meadow to register.
  • Recycling drop-off begins at the west side commuter lot by the Northbrook METRA station.
    • Paint
    • Molded styrofoam
    • Tires
    • CFL and fluorescent bulbs
    • Printer cartridges
    • Household batteries
    • Computers, TVs, electronics
    • Household goods (donated to Goodwill)
    • Onsite document shredding

9:00am to noon:

  • Over 50 exhibitors promoting earth-friendly ideas and concepts to implement in your home or business.
  • Free tree seedlings and a chance to win a tree.
  • Children's activities including pony rides.
  • Music by local performers.
  • Lifesource blood drive - make an appointment at or call 877-543-3768.
  • Don't forget to stop by the library's booth!