Are you in need of a space for serious group studying? During Finals Cafe, we invite high school students studying for finals to head to the library for brain boosting snacks throughout the day (while supplies last) and pizza at set times (see schedule). On Tuesday night, we invite students to destress with registered therapy dogs in the YS Activity Room from 6:30-7:30pm. Students are also welcome to bring their own snacks, within reason — nothing messy or excessively smelly.
Give new life to craft supplies you no longer need—yarn, fabrics, scrapbooking paper, etc. Drop off your new or slightly used craft supplies during the drop-off times below, and then join us at the Craft Swap on Sunday, February 2. Please note: you do not need to donate any materials to attend the swap.
Our new system simplifies the process of online program registration and room reservation and adds some great new features, like the ability to reserve seats for a group and for Northbrook library card holders to reserve a study room in advance. Follow the steps below to learn how use our new system to register for an event or reserve a meeting or study room.
After the votes were tallied, the film Imagination (Ukraine) was awarded the coveted "Best of the Fest" at the International Children's Film Festival held at the Northbrook Public Library on Saturday, October 26. This innovative film, directed by Catheryne Chepik, blended live action and animation, taking the viewer on an adventure through the offbeat worlds of a creative young girl.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Drop in on Sundays in November, from 2:00 to 4:00pm, at our NaNoWriMo write-ins for support (and snacks) as you write your novel.
As the caretakers of the books on our shelves, we take a thoughtful and deliberate approach to caring for the collection. One of the ways we do that is by carefully assessing each item on our shelves on an ongoing basis. This necessary, if unglamorous, task takes place in all public libraries. In fact, collection management is an important part of a public librarian’s education.
Babies, toddlers and pre-kindergarteners and their caregivers are invited to celebrate the wonderful world of books for babies and young children with musical guest Jim Gill, our version of an indoor Pop-up Adventure Playground, and a hands-on activity stations for kids.
The celebration is a great time to join our “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading program and to celebrate the reading achievements of children who are currently participating in the program.
Update: As of 10:00am on Monday, October 21, our catalog, patron accounts, and all databases and streaming services are fully accessible.
This October, we invite you to enjoy a special World Cinema Film Series on Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Presented with English subtitles, these award-winning and buzzworthy films represent some of the best in today’s world cinema.
This films are free and open to the public. We ask that you reserve a spot for each screening. To reserve a spot, click the link below or call 847-272-6224. For ADA accommodations, please call 847-272-7044.
Families are invited to attend the 4th annual International Children’s Film Festival in the library's Auditorium on Saturday, October 26 at 2:00pm. This year’s festival will feature 11 short films from 10 countries—Brazil, Denmark, Canada, France, Netherlands, UK, Hungary, Ukraine, Germany, and Australia—celebrating the magic of life around the globe. These world-class children’s films are sure to appeal to children ages 5 to 10, but kids of all ages will find something to spark their imagination at this national mini festival. We recommend that you reserve a spot for everyone who would like to attend.