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Events and Reading Clubs

  • Apprentices of the Book Empire (Grades 2-6)
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Calling all young authors and illustrators! Bring your finished story or manuscript to be illustrated and peer reviewed. Illustrate someone else’s story. Learn about book design and the publishing process. Then have your story published by the library for others to check out and admire. Register online or call 847.272.4300. Email completed stories to nbkyouth@northbrook.info or drop them off at the desk.

    Open to those who have not previously participated in the program. Must attend all 4 sessions.
  • Turkey Time Storytime (Ages 3-5)
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:30am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    It’s turkey time! Come and listen to fun holiday and harvest stories.

  • Art Smart (For Families)
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Start your Saturday with art! Brought to you by the NSYMCA Art Academy.

  • International Games Day (All Ages)
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:30pm

    It’s a celebration of games of all kinds! Bring the whole family for a board game, a trivia challenge, a puzzle, a chess match, a scavenger hunt, or grab a computer for some fun with Minecraft and other games.

  • Games Outside the Box (All Ages)
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Calling all Gamers, Techies, Engineers, Builders, Strategists, Creators, Geeks and Out-of-the-Box thinkers – it’s time to play! Each month, we’ll be featuring a different game, program, hardware or toy. Stop by and let’s see what you can do!

    Marble Drop
    Create a marble maze, ramp, zigzag, spiral, or roller coaster. What tricks can you make your marble do?

  • Stretch and Sing!
    Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:30am

    Join us for a half hour of music, movement, and fun!

  • Early Literacy Lab
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:30am
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Get your hands, ears, and eyes exploring the science of early literacy through hands-on activity stations. Activities are designed for an adult and a child to have fun doing together. Adults will leave with lots of ideas and knowledge about how literacy develops in young children. Register online or call 847-272-4300.

  • Buddy Book Club - Balloons Over Broadway By Melissa Sweet (Grades 3-5)
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Come one, come all and join our book club! Students of all abilities and reading levels are welcome. Enjoy a group reading of the book followed by a discussion, activity, and snack. Register online or call 847.272.4300.

    Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Chat 'n Chew -A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (Grades 4-8)
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Join us for snacks and a chat about the book A Diamond in the Desert. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thirteen-year-old Tetsu and his family are sent to the Gila River Relocation Center in Arizona where a fellow prisoner starts a baseball team, but when Tetsu's sister becomes ill and he feels responsible, he stops playing. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk.

    Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Bookworm Club - Alien Encounter (Grades 2-3)
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Youth Services Activity Room

    Join us for a snack and fun chat about the book Alien Encounter! Nine-year-old Morgan of the Pacific Northwest is fascinated with aliens and the sasquatch, but his real adventures begin when he meets Lewis, whose parents just bought a motel named the Stay On Inn.

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