February 2019

Tuesday, February 19

Sprouts and Microgreens for Good Health

Adults
Teens
10:00 am
Pollak Room AB

Mark Lyons from Green Thumb at Your Service presents a workshop on microgreens. We'll learn how to grow them, the different kinds of microgreens, and the nutritional value of these tiny but mighty plants.

String Theory: Yarn Dyeing & Spinning (grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Collaboratory

Interested in Fiber Arts? In this 3 week class we will be dyeing fiber and spinning it into yarn you can use for other fiber arts projects like knitting or crochet. Participants will be enrolled for all 3 classes.

All materials will be provided by the library.

Tuesday, February 5, 4-5pm, Collaboratory
Tuesday, February 12, 4-5pm, Collaboratory
Tuesday, February 19, 4-5pm Collaboratory

Intro to Raspberry Pi

Adults
Teens
6:00 pm
Collaboratory

Ages 13-Adult. Come check out our Raspberry Pi projects and get inspired to make your own computer-controlled creations! Requires intermediate familiarity with computers and operating systems.

Wednesday, February 20

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, February 21

Teen Volunteering (Grades 9-12)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Thursday in January and February, we’re offering volunteer hours for high school students in need of just a few more service hours. Register for one of the 3 spots. You’ll be helping keep our library clean and organized, whether that means wiping down toys, dusting shelves, or sorting books.

John Hughes: A Reflection

Adults
Teens
Kids
7:00 pm
Auditorium

Kevin Smokler, author of "Brat Pack America," returns to the library for the third year in a row to discuss some of John Hughes' classic '80s films and their ties to Northbrook, as well as how we view these movies today. A screening of "The Breakfast Club" will follow.

Friday, February 22

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 Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Heads up: This book is recommended for grades 8 and up.

After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Saturday, February 23

Saturday Youth Film - The Grinch

Kids
Teens
Adults
2:00 pm
Auditorium

A grumpy Grinch (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.<br /> <br />2018 <br />Rated PG <br />86 minutes<br />PRESENTED IN DCP

Saturday Youth Film - The Grinch

Kids
Teens
Adults
7:00 pm
Auditorium

A grumpy Grinch (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.<br /> <br />2018 <br />Rated PG <br />86 minutes<br />PRESENTED IN DCP

Monday, February 25

VR Free Play (Grades 4-12)

Kids
Teens
4:00 pm
Pollak Room AB

Come play the library’s HTC Vive and PS4 virtual reality games, and watch others play on the big screen. Register ahead of time to guarantee a time slot.

Make a Polymer Clay Leaf Pendant

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Pollak Room B

Add a little color to your life and take the chill out of winter. Come and make a polymer clay leaf pendant and add a little shimmer with powders and a crystal. It will be a sure way to warm you up. All materials will be provided.<br />

Tuesday, February 26

*NEW DATE*: Environmental Book Club

Adults
Teens
7:00 pm
Youth Services Activity Room

Read, learn, and discuss a variety economic, scientific, and ecological topics pertaining to the environment. Discussion facilitated by a Go Green Northbrook member.<br /><br />This month we're discussing <i>Zero Waste Home</i> by Bea Johnson. This practical guide provides hundreds of easy tips for reducing household waste that even the busiest people can integrate.

Wednesday, February 27

Thursday, February 28

Teen Volunteering (Grades 9-12)

Teens
6:00 pm

Every Thursday in January and February, we’re offering volunteer hours for high school students in need of just a few more service hours. Register for one of the 3 spots. You’ll be helping keep our library clean and organized, whether that means wiping down toys, dusting shelves, or sorting books.

February 2019