Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:56pm

Northbrook Public Library’s Winter Reading returns Tuesday, December 1, featuring Blizzard Bingo, a new way for people of all ages to engage with their annual reading program. The program runs through the end of January ...

Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:57pm

The International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) in collaboration with the Northbrook Public Library presents the 5th Annual Northbrook International Children’s Film Festival, featuring enchanting short films and six Chicago premieres in the “Caring and Sharing” program on Saturday, November 7 from 2:00pm-3:20pm, with a Zoom Afterparty for audience members and directors, from 3:30pm-4:00pm. For health and safety reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film festival will be held exclusively online. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 2:52pm

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the country’s leading anti-racist voices will discuss his book, How To Be An Antiracist on Monday, November 9 at 6:00pm.

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:11pm

Nicole Dreiske, International Children's Media Center Director, friend of the Northbrook Library, and author of The Upside of Digital Devices has distilled a special version of her viewing techniques just for Northbrook Parents ...

Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 5:00pm

We are very excited to offer an entirely online way to participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. While the pandemic has changed many things, it hasn’t changed the importance—and joy—of reading to babies, toddlers, and children before they enter kindergarten. Also unchanged is the abundance of books at the Northbrook Public Library for these ages. You can now register for and log your reading entirely online using our READsquared website or app. The READsquared app is available at the App Store and Goole Play ...

Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:01pm

Each year we join organizations like the American Library Association in honoring Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) as a celebration of intellectual freedom and free expression. Since 1982, Banned Books Week highlights historical and ongoing attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. The special week is an opportunity to educate the public about the harms of censorship ...

Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:15pm

Children are naturally curious about the world around them, but staying curious can help you stay happier and more connected at any age. Here are some ideas to help you stay curious throughout your life ...

Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:40pm

Whether students are engaging in remote learning, in-person learning, or a bit a both, we have tools and resources to help ...

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:32pm

The library and bookdrops will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday. On Tuesday, September 8, the bookdrops will reopen at 9:00am and the library will be open from 4:00-8:00pm. See our daily open hours ...

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 5:31pm

The library's Northbrook Writes series returns in September and October, featuring five acclaimed authors who will help aspiring writers improve their craft with topics ranging from character development to world-building, and many topics in between. Fiction & Media librarian, Mike Hominick, has been organizing the Northbrook Writes series since its inception in 2016. He says one benefit of going virtual is the ability to open up attendance to more participants than was possible in the traditional classroom format ...

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