Each year, we screen approximately 60 films in the library's Auditorium. Some of the most highly anticipated—and widely attended—screenings take place during our annual Critics’ Choice series, which features Oscar-nominated films. But securing the licensing for these films can be challenging, says librarian Margo Hill, who works with movie studios and distributors to acquire the rights to show the films.
Galit Gottlieb's “culinary mystery” Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery is part of the library's Local Collection, a space on the second floor next to the Reference desk. Created by local writers and artists, the materials in this collection include novels, nonfiction, short stories, music, scores, and films for patrons to browse and check out.
Melissa Isaacson, a longtime Northbrook resident, vividly remembers what it was like for her and her Niles West High School teammates to receive uniforms for the first time. Read the entire interview with Melissa Isaacson. and register in advance to hear Melissa discuss her latest book, State: A Team, A Triumph, A Transformation on Friday, June 5 at 2:00pm (live online event).
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a 5-Star Rating by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. LJ's Star Library Ratings spotlight the best of the best across America.
On Monday, January 27, Northbrook's Grill House restaurant (3061 Dundee Rd.) will donate 20% of its proceeds from dine in and carry out orders from 11:00am-9:00pm to the Northbrook Public Library Foundation. Please mention the Northbrook Public Library Foundation fundraiser when you place your order on January 27.
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.