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Northbrook Public Library invites you to "Read, Renew, Repeat" with our Summer Reading Challenge. Starting Saturday, June 1, we encourage the community to sign up at the library or participate online using the Beanstack app or website. Learn more about participating online on our Summer Reading web page.

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High school students who are interested in volunteering this summer are invited to apply to become a Summer High School Volunteer for the chance to gain some real-world experience, earn service hours, and have some fun while helping out at our award-winning library. Learn more.

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In partnership with JCC Chicago, Northbrook Public Library invites the community to visit the “Triumph of the Spirit: Jewish Athletes Before, During, and After the Holocaust” exhibit on the library’s 2nd floor through June 15. The exhibit features a collection of photos and reproductions of rare memorabilia of famous Jewish Olympic athletes whose lives were tragically impacted by the Holocaust.

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Have you ever walked by the entrance to the Collaboratory and noticed the vibrant, glimmering art on the wall? If so, you’ve seen the work of Northbrook resident Alisa Singer. But did you realize her beautiful art also conveys an important message? If you look closer and read the information panel mounted next to the art, you'll see that her art illustrates the science behind the critical changes impacting our planet. 

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(5/6/24): The Chicago Tribune is currently not available on PressReader. PressReader is working with the publisher to resolve the issue. Did you know you can use your Northbrook Library card to unlock cover-to-cover access to digital newspapers and magazines from around the globe? Here are three easy ways to stay informed and explore topics that interest you ...

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Our March Critics' Choice Films are here! Each year, we look forward to bringing you the chance to watch critically acclaimed films on the big screen in our Auditorium each Wednesday in March at 2:00pm & 7:00pm.  Advance registration is required. Register online or call 847-272-6224. 

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If you’re abuzz with excitement for spring, you won’t want to miss programs featuring the beauty and importance of native plants, pollinators, and Northbrook's rich horticultural heritage. To attend any of these programs, register at www.northbrook.info or call 847-272-6224.

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It was an exciting day for Glenbrook North High School alum Christina Li! Her book, Ruby Lost and Found, was awarded the Asian Pacific American Award for Children's Literature at the ALA Youth Media Awards on Tuesday, January 22. Also announced at the ceremony were the winners of the 2024 Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, Printz, and many other honors for youth and teen books ...

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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). Students are also welcome to bring their own snacks, within reason — nothing messy or excessively smelly. 

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Our Winter Reading Challenge returns Friday, December 1, with the chance to read books and earn great prizes, like a limited-edition mug ...