Library News

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Educational Program on S.S. Eastland

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of The Eastland Disaster, we will host a program on Tuesday, August 4, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., in which over 800 factory workers from Western Electric lost their lives on the S.S. Eastland. The passengers were embarking on a company voyage to their annual...


Main Library to Reopen Friday

The Main Library will reopen on Friday, July 10 after a thorough inspection and treatment for two dead bed bugs that were found by staff on the evening of Wednesday, July 8. Professionals performed an initial evaluation and treated the isolated area where the two bugs were found. The affected...


Main Library Closed July 9 for Unexpected Building Maintenance

July 8, 2015 -- On Wednesday evening, Palatine Public Library District staff found two dead bed bugs on a table in an isolated room at the Main Library. While only two bugs were found, the Library is exercising all due diligence and has scheduled a complete and thorough inspection of the 90,000...


Art in July

This month, one of our gallery walls features an exhibit of works by seven artists who are members of the Buffalo Grove Artists’ League; and on the other wall, Jean Bolliger displays her curated art collection of Alphonse Mucha. Come to the second floor to see these beautiful exhibits! Are you...


Recipes from Super Summer Salads Program

Dave Esau visited us last night and shared some great ideas for delicious salads to enjoy throughout the summer. Bon Appetit!     Cous Cous Salad Ingredients: 1 cup         Israeli Couscous, cooked in water 1       ...


Youth Nonfiction Review: Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares

Hey, baseball fans! Are you game for a good, new book? Look no further than Growing Up Pedro. Through a winning combination of richly rendered paintings and easy-to-read prose, author/illustrator Matt Tavares captures the inspirational true story of how Pedro and Ramon Martinez overcame the poverty...