Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn how to crochet and make a simple scarf in this two-part workshop.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder.  All materials provided. This series is progressive. When you register, you are commit...

Baby Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages Birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
Do you have a business question?  SCORE's experienced business mentors provide advice on every aspect of business planning, start-up, management, and growth.  To schedule a one hour appointment, visit www.score.org/find-mentor.  Meetin...

Resume Clinic

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
Career counselor Fred Ettinger presents strategies for creating a resume in today’s market, followed by a one-on-one review of your resume with tips for improving.  Valid District cardholders only. ...

Mario Kart Open Play

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Description:
Drop in with your friends and family and play Mario Kart on Wii U! All ages. ...

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Is this the first wave of the cashless future, or just another overhyped technology? Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People explains what Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and the terminology associated with digital currency. ...

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Bring your lunch to this workshop from Illinois workNet and discover how to set goals, use social media, get past applicant tracking systems, and interview effectively to land the job.  To sign up, visit www.worknetncc.com and click the link und...

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Friday Morning Book Group

9:30am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.  Books available September 7. ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Stories at Panera Bread

10:00am - 10:30am
Required
Branch: In the Community
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Enjoy stories and music. Children receive a complimentary Petite Chocolate Chipper Cookie and milk. All ages. Sign up. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet, Part 1 Learn how to crochet and make a simple scarf in this two-part workshop.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder.  All materials provided. This series is pro...

Digital Assistants

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Siri, Alexa and Cortana are the biggest names in technology right now. Discover how these speech-activated personal assistant devices are battling their way into our phones and homes, in order to make our lives easier. Presented by Mike Gershbei...

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

ESL Conversation Club

9:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Social Gatherings
Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Description:
Learn how to build your profile, connect with others, and get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.  Presented by Human Resources Executive and Talent Management Expert, David O’Brien. ...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Chair Yoga

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke A Texas Ranger investigates the deaths of a black man from Chicago and a local white woman in a small Texas town. Available September 12. ...

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Board Meetings
Description:
All meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rennack/McElroy Room of the Main Library located at 700 N. North Ct., Palatine, IL 60067 unless otherwise noted. View meeting documents.  ...

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Digital Media Center
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Learn how to superimpose backgrounds into your videos using iMovie's green-screen effect and our Digital Media Center. Valid District cardholders only. Grades 7-12. Sign Up. ...

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan After years of living in San Francisco, Noor returns to Tehran with her teenage daughter to visit her beloved father and Café Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Available...

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Cutting The Cable

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Save money and discover the newest streaming services and devices for movies, music, and productivity such as Google Chromecast, Roku, Netflix, Hulu, and more.   ...

Great Books Discussion

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Description:
Read short selections from Counterparts to explore ideas through meaningful discussions. Copies are available for checkout or for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk. Join the group anytime.  ...

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Dead People of Illinois

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 104
Description:
In celebration of Halloween and Illinois' 200th birthday, John Lynn shares his exploration of hundreds of Illinois cemeteries to find interesting graves, headstones, intriguing lives and deaths.Warning: grave subject matter. ...

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Computer Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Are you already using the Internet but still have basic questions about how your computer or device works? Do you need some clarification with computer terms like “the Cloud”? Come to this class/discussion group to get information & answers to ba...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 104
Description:
Historian Olivier Lebleu presents the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, the daughter of an American billionaire and former Duchess of Marlborough, from her early life in an arranged marriage to social activism in France and beyond. Sponsored b...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

ESL Conversation Club

9:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Social Gatherings
Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Android Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Get more comfortable with your Android tablet or phone as we demonstrate how to navigate, find apps and customize your device. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...

Introduction to Scratch

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Come learn how to manipulate on-screen objects using the Scratch programming language. This class will give you the basic skills that you need to develop your own games and programs with Scratch. No previous experience necessary. ...

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Using Ancestry

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
A beginner’s look at how to use Ancestry to find census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research. ...

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Pumpkin Decorating

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Transform a mini pumpkin into a “boo-tiful” Halloween decoration. All supplies provided. Grades K-6  with parent/caregiver. Sign up. ...

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Facebook Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Description:
Global Talent Management Consultant and Career Management Coach Betty Flasch addresses how ageism is impacting the workplace and teaches how you can overcome these hurdles to pivot toward the future. ...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Bring your lunch to this workshop from Illinois workNet and discover how to set goals, use social media, get past applicant tracking systems, and interview effectively to land the job.  To sign up, visit www.worknetncc.com and click the link und...

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Sign up and compete in the latest release of Smash Bros and claim your glory -- win prizes! Grades 5-12. Sign up. ...

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Friday Morning Book Group

9:30am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel A family reshapes their ideas about family when youngest son Claude reveals his preferences for girls’ clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent. Books available October 5. ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...