Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 9:37am

Each year Library Journal spotlights the best libraries across America in terms of their return on investment to the community, and for the third year in a row, Northbrook Public Library received Library Journal’s highest rating, 5 Stars. Out of more than 9,000 libraries in the United States, it is one of only 10 libraries across the nation to receive a five-star rating in its expenditure range ...

Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 12:44pm

Northbrook Public Library is joining 200 libraries across the state of Illinois in a new collaborative effort, Illinois Libraries Present, to bring virtual events with bestselling and esteemed authors to their communities. The collaborative effort kicks off with an event featuring author Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic, Moreno-Garcia, will discuss her new book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. An Evening with Silvia Moreno-Garcia will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit or call 847-272-6224.

Posted: Monday, January 3, 2022 - 3:33pm

In light of the rise of Omicron variant cases and Cook County's latest guidelines, we are updating our COVID policy to keep our staff and patrons safe. The following changes take effect at Northbrook Public Library starting Monday, January 3:

Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 9:35am

If you haven't explored all of the services available to you with your library card, you're in for a treat!  You can enjoy eBooks/eAudiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, and more. 

Posted: Monday, November 8, 2021 - 4:26pm

Kanopy presents Noirvember, a tribute to classic and contemporary film noir titles. Prevalent mostly in American crime dramas of the post-World War II era, Film Noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and underlying existentialist philosophy. Stream these films (and more) for free with your Northbrook Library card ... 

Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:48pm

Today I had the pleasure of meeting some of the members of the Northbrook Senior Center's Knitting and Crocheting group, who produced a large number of beautifully handmade hats and scarves for Senator Julie Morrison's Pajama Drive. The Pajama Drive will provide warm clothing to area youth in foster care, and the library is a collection spot for donations of new pajamas, socks, hats, and mittens in all sizes through November 15 ...

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:46am

We are proud to partner with the International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) to present the Northbrook International Children’s Film Festival on Saturday, November 6 at 2:00pm. This year’s event will be held virtually, with attendees able to watch the short films at home on Vimeo and then attend a Zoom afterparty at 3:30pm to meet some of the films’ international directors ...

Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 1:29pm

Celebrate the spooky season with this lineup of programs that celebrate things that go bump in the night. All programs are virtual, and advance registration is required. 

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:00am

The “One Book, One Northbrook” community read kicks off in October with live music, book discussions, lectures, and more throughout the month. Northbrook Public Library invites the community to read The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and then to take part in a series of programs presented by the library that explore the book’s many themes ...

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021 - 4:32pm

The Northbrook Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate to fill a temporary vacancy on the Library Board. The Board is committed to maintaining a diverse Board that reflects the Northbrook community. The selected candidate will serve until the next regular election in May 2023. Applications are due by Friday, October 8. Apply online.


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