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Recipes from Dave Esau's Perfect Picnic Basket Program

Dave Esau served up some great recipes for your next picnic!   Chicken Salad Ingredients 1 whole chicken 1/2 red onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1/3 cup Mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 apple, peeled and diced 3 Tbsp. Red Wine vinegar Dash of sugar and salt and pepper 1/4 cup...


Food for Fines in May

We are offering a Food for Fines campaign for the third year, beginning Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 31. This program will help patrons clear up their accounts and give back to the community at the same time. Patrons that bring in at least one can or jar of food AND pay half of their fines...


Director Announces Retirement

Susan Strunk, Director of the Palatine Public Library District, has announced that she will be retiring in August. Strunk, who has been at the Library since July 2007, is wrapping up a 26-year career in libraries. Before joining the Palatine Library she was on staff at Illinois public libraries in...


Teen Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

One of our Teen Advisory Board members recently read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by first-time author Leslye Walton. Here is Sean's review of this new book:  The Lavenders aren't your typical everyday family. Viviane is a single mother with two children, Ava and...


March Madness: Ultimate Winner

Final Battle: Harry Wins! In last week's final March Madness battle between heroes and villains, Harry Potter faced Sauron in the ultimate showdown. Harry Potter, nimble on his trusty Nimbus 2000 broomstick, quickly defeated Sauron's dreadful presence and stare. Afterwards, Harry was spotted...


Art in April

This month, our 20-ft. gallery-west wall features a variety of creative and bright artwork from Monart Drawing Studio students, ages 5 – 16 years old. Our 24-ft. gallery-south wall features the large, abstract acrylic paintings of James Willney. Come to the second floor to enjoy all of these pieces...