Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:23pm

We recently learned that Sarah Brimer, winner of last year’s Winter Reading contest and voracious reader who kept a thorough book spreadsheet (read her story below), had died at age 103 ...

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 9:00am

Daniel Cacchione has been a member of a monthly book club that has met for over 40 years. While the club originated with all members residing on the same street, due to divorces, deaths, and moves, they are now spread over a couple of northern suburbs, with most members still residing in Northbrook ...

Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:19pm

If you are looking for ways to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), we recommend the following activities, many of which can be enjoyed by the whole family ...

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 2:56pm

These days, Linda Wine and Renee Weber can only wave at each other through a window, maintaining a wide, safe distance. 

They’ve been friends for more than 60 years, beginning in grammar school in Chicago. And for the past six years, Linda and Renee had been meeting at a corner near the large print section on the library's third floor ...

Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

We are excited to announce that we have joined the national movement to stop charging overdue fines. If you would like to let us know your thoughts, please email us at

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:27pm

While the library is closed, we recommend learning about all of our remote resources available to library cardholders, but we also wanted to let you know about some of the other reso

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:58pm

Today, a Northbrook Public Library staff member is in quarantine and may possibly have coronavirus.  The physician has informed them that testing is not available for the staff member at this time, but to assume that they have tested positive.  The physician has said if testing becomes

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:00am

When Barbara Levinson reached out to the library for permission yesterday to install a “joyful” balloon display on the library’s fence along Cedar Lane, Executive Director Kate Hall loved the idea. 

Barbara filled me in on how the idea came about early this morning as she was putting the finishing touches on the display, which provide a colorful pop of color against the white fence and overcast skies.

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 1:09pm

Staff at the Collaboratory are looking forward to welcoming you back when the library reopens, but until then, they have been busy putting together this huge list of maker resources to try from home.  

Maker projects to try at home (Adults)

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:25am

Check out all of our environmental programs and events at the library this March and April.


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