Posted: Monday, July 4, 2022 - 9:11pm

Due to the tragic events that occurred in Highland Park, the library will be closed on Tuesday, July 5.

Our thoughts are with families, neighbors, and friends in Highland Park as well as everyone who has been touched by this tragedy.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:55am

Juneteenth, also called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day," is celebrated each year on June 19 to commemorate the day on which the freedom of all remaining slaves was enforced. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued almost two and a half years earlier, many slaves were denied freedom until June 19, 1865. This is why June 19, or Juneteenth, became a symbolic date to represent freedom from slavery. Juneteenth became the 11th holiday recognized by the federal government on June 17, 2021. Here are some suggestions for commemorating Juneteenth ...

Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 11:30am

There are many ways to access library resources and services at home, including our wide selection of eBooks, audiobooks, entertainment, research tools, and of course, new virtual programs each month. If you need a temporary library card, you can fill out this form to get one by email...

Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 3:22pm

During Earth Month (April), we're featuring Earth-friendly materials in our lobby Spotlight display. In addition, here are 15 easy things you can incorporate into your everyday life to help the planet ...

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2022 - 11:05am

Inspired by Northbrook's Somme Prairie Grove, local photographer Lisa Musgrave enjoys photographing the nature that surrounds her. You can see her awe-inspiring photos now through April 30 on the library's 2nd floor. Whether photographing the fungi at Somme Woods or a Red-tailed Hawk in Somme Prairie Grove, Lisa’s photos capture the exquisite and fragile beauty of the ecosystem we live in ...

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

Northbrook Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host award-winning humorist and bestselling author, Jenny Lawson, who will discuss her most recent bestseller, Broken (in the best possible way), and her brilliantly funny body of work. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at 7pm on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit www.northbrook.info/ilp. or call 847-272-6224.

Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 9:12am

In line with the lifting of the statewide indoor mask requirement, beginning Monday, February 28, masks will be recommended, but no longer required in the library, including in library programs.

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 12:13pm

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are highlighting women who have made historic contributions to the field of science and to the rest of the world. We encourage you to take some time to learn more about these trailblazing figures through our staff-curated list of resources you can access through the library ...

Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 9:31am

Northbrook Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Dubbed one of romance’s brightest new voices, Guillory will discuss her newest novel While We Were Dating, and the modern rom-com. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at 7pm on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit www.northbrook.info/ilp. or call 847-272-6224 ...

Posted: Monday, January 31, 2022 - 2:10pm

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting just a few of the myriad influential Black American musicians throughout our country's history spanning different musical genres. Check out the library's collection to learn more about the artists and their legacy ...

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