Learn how to prioritize your mental and physical health at every age during National Women's Health Week. Attendance is open to people of all genders. RS = Reserve your spot for guaranteed entry. 


Grace Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion RSwomens health

Grace, a short documentary, captures the journey of a 36-year-old suburban mom and breast cancer survivor who decides to reclaim her body by covering her mastectomy scars with an elaborate tattoo. Directed by a recent breast cancer survivor and created by an all-women crew, Grace is a frank, honest, and often funny exploration of a seldom-discussed side of the survivor’s experience—the battle that begins when everyone else thinks the war is already won.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A session with documentary subjects Grace Lombardo (cancer survivor) and David Allen (tattoo artist), Dr. Catherine Pesce (Grace's surgeon) and the film’s director, Rachel Pikelny.

Monday, May 14, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Auditorium

ADHD in Women and Girls RS

Did you know that ADHD is often overlooked in girls, leading to a delay in treatment? Learn how symptoms may appear differently in women and girls, as well as some best practices for treatment.
Presented by Dale Davison, M.Sp.Ed. and Robin Lake, LCSW, of Chicago North Shore CHADD.

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Civic Room

The Doctor is In: Women's Health

Meet MDs from University of Chicago (NorthShore) Family Medicine Residency Program each month for a short, interactive talk on a relevant health topic. Bring your questions on the topic of the month!

Thursday, May 17, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Pollak Room 


Women in the Middle

Do you occasionally feel stuck in the middle, pulled between a variety of demanding roles and expectations? How does one find balance while also balancing kids, aging parents, professional success, a spouse and more? Local therapist Jean Schwab, LCSW will share some theories, strategies and compassion for those spending time in the middle.

Friday, May 18, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Pollak Room 



Spring Into Creative Expressions RS

Join art therapist Linda Lee Goldman for this hands on art class that focuses on the therapeutic benefits of art rather than technique. Supplies will be provided.

Saturday, May 19, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Interactive Classroom

A time for you 
to Plant, to Nourish, to Bloom, and to Flourish,
with the stories and images of your heart.
Spring into
Creative Expression at the Northbrook Library
where your planting begins!
Plant your ideas,
Nourish your thoughts and feelings,
let your ideas Bloom ,
Flourish by transforming your blocked
energy into art and story.