November 2018

Monday, November 19

Writers League (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Join the Writers League! Enjoy some snacks, meet with other writers, and hone your skills through different creativity exercises and writing prompts each month.

Tuesday, November 20

K-9 Reading Buddies (Grades 1-5)

Kids
6:30 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Readers can practice their skills and build confidence by reading to a friendly dog from K-9 Reading Buddies! Space is limited, so please register in person or by phone for a 15 minute time slot.

Wednesday, November 21

Baby Play (Birth-12 months, with caregiver)

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This program focuses on babies 12 months and younger with their caregiver, introducing music, rhymes, and books for this special age in a friendly, cozy setting.

Friday, November 23

Black Friday Used Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
10:00 am
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. The sale will continue on Saturday, November 24 from 9:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday, November 25 from 1:00-4:00pm. Your purchases will support the Friends and the library.

Black Friday Used Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
10:00 am
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. The sale will continue on Saturday, November 24 from 9:00am-4:00pm and on Sunday, November 25 from 1:00-4:00pm. Your purchases will support the Friends and the library.

Saturday, November 24

Black Friday Book Sale

Adults
Kids
Teens
(All day)
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends' of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Continues on Saturday and Sunday too!

Black Friday Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
9:00 am
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. The sale will continue on Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm. 

Family S.T.E.M. Explorers (drop-in, all ages)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Want to explore something new together? This class for children and their caregivers will explore fun science, technology, engineering, and math while building real world skills together.

International Children's Film Festival (ages 5 and up with caregiver)

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

The 3rd Annual International Children’s Film Festival at the Northbrook Public Library is an exclusive film experience that showcases award-winning films from around the world designed to stimulate the imagination of parents and children alike. The films are curated to appeal to children ages 5 to 10, but kids of all ages will find something to spark their imagination at this nationally-touring festival.

Families who attend the Film Festival will watch nine short films from eight different countries, including India, Argentina, Denmark, Latvia, Slovenia, U.K., England, Spain, and the United States. This year, the films include stories about a clever bear, the “king of birds” and a boy who turns math into music.

Once all the films have been shown, children will be able to vote for their top choice. Northbrook’s favorite film of the bunch, deemed the “Best of the Fest.”

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sunday, November 25

Black Friday Book Sale

Kids
Teens
Adults
1:00 pm
Lobby

Satisfy your Black Friday shopping needs by shopping at the Friends of the Library's Black Friday used book sale. Stock up for the holidays by purchasing fiction, mystery and sci-fi books, as well as CDs and DVDs for a low price. Your purchases will support the Friends and the library.

Monday, November 26

Try & Fail (Grades 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Failure is an option in this program. We give a design challenge. You use experimental and design thinking to create a robot/machine/contraption that completes the challenge. Epic fails encouraged.

Tuesday, November 27

Wednesday, November 28

Baby Play (Birth-12 months, with caregiver)

Kids
9:15 am
Youth Services Activity Room

This program focuses on babies 12 months and younger with their caregiver, introducing music, rhymes, and books for this special age in a friendly, cozy setting.

Collaboratory Closed 2-4pm

Adults
Kids
Teens
2:00 pm
Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is closed from 2pm-4pm on the third Wednesday of every month for a department meeting.

Thursday, November 29

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
10:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Check-in at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited.

Wee Play (Birth-24 months)

Kids
11:00 am
Youth Services Activity Room

Music, rhymes, giggles and books for caregiver and baby. Check-in at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited.

Youth Intro to CAD (Grades 3-5)

Kids
4:00 pm
Interactive Classroom

In this class we will use Tinkercad to learn basic computer aided design skills and create 3D objects. This class is for kids who have little to no CAD experience.

Friday, November 30

Books and Bites: Teen Book Discussion (Grades 6-12)

Teens
Kids
5:00 pm
Civic Room

Enjoy your choice of drink and discuss the month’s book at the library. The first 7 registered teens to check in at the Youth Services desk get a free copy of the book.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
Heads up: This adult nonfiction title is recommended for grades 9 and up.

This is the story of hundreds of young, vibrant women who were sentenced to death by their employers. The so-called “Radium Girls” painted luminescent faces on clock and watch dials using a paint mixture that contained radium. Instructed to “lip-point” their brushes as they painted, they absorbed high doses of radium into their bodies. When the effects of the radium led to horrific disfigurement and pain, the company refused to take responsibility.

November 2018