North Branch Events

Boo Bash--Halloween Fun at North Branch

Saturday, Octaltober 25, 2 pm to 4 pm at North Branch

Join the Boo Croo at North Branch for crafts, games, storytime, and a spooooooky sing-along. Come as You Aren't for the parade of costumes. The Grim Reader is anxious to meet you! All ages welcome. No registration required.



Tail Waggin' Tutors at North Branch

titleNovember 4, 11, 18 and 25, North Branch

4 week Session

Tuesdays from 4:30-5 pm or 5-5:30 pm

Practice your reading - read to a dog! The Tail Waggin’ Tutors program provides a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere in which kids can practice and improve their reading skills. Tail Waggin' Tutors are wonderful listeners and provide a great opportunity for kids to build confidence reading as well as learn how to interact with these wonderful therapy dogs. Kids read to their dogs for 20 minutes and then have 10 minutes of cuddle time.
Sign up for one 4-week session from 4:30-5 pm or 5-5:30 pm; space is limited to 6 participants per 30 minute period.  

Please note: We request that families with multiple children share a dog and a slot.  Registration is required and starts October 13. Register online or call 847-866-0330.


The Mathematics of Music

Saturday, November 8 at 1 pm, North Branch

Math and music? But they're so different! Join us for a fascinating look at the fundamental connection between two of humanaltkind's greatest achievement. Music educator Lynn Sampson presents a lively program that will bring you a greater appreciation of both. For 6th graders and up.

Register online for an email reminder or call 847-866-0330.



North Branch Family Storytime and Craft


Mondays, September 29-November 3, 6:30 pm, North Branch


Come as a family and listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft (appropriate for 3 and up). Wear PJ's if you want! Designed so working parents have a chance to come to storytime with their kids.  Register online or call 847-866-0330.


North Branch Book Group: The Smartest Kids in the World

titleThursday, October 30, 7 pm, North Branch 

The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley

The United States will spend 619.1 billion dollars on elementary and secondary education in the coming year according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Yet ranks far below average among OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries for achievement. "How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?....Ripley succeeds in making our own culture and our own choices seem alien — quite a feat for an institution as familiar and fiercely defended as high school. The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes." (The New York Times, Amanda Murphy Paul) Copies of the book are available at the North Branch for those who will be attending the discussion. Please register for an email reminder.


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