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In September Show Your Card for Savings!

During the month of September, your Palatine Library card provides you with even greater value! Show Your Card at these businesses in our community for a discount, a buy one-get-one free, or other promotion. Offers apply to these locations during the month of September, 2015. These promotions may...

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Summer Reading Tote Bags Are In!

Congratulations on finishing Summer Reading! You deserve a prize. Claim your Read Into the Future t-shirt or tote bag at the Main Library by August 31. Prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Palatine Library; sizes and supplies are limited. Bonus: Whole Household Prize A household of...

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Celebrate Polish Culture in May

We will celebrate Polish Culture in May with programs for everyone to enjoy, from children’ storytime and craft in Polish and English to the Song and Dance Ensemble, Lajkonik. Come experience a little culture and history of Poland with us!     Polish Storytime and Craft Friday, May 1, 1:...

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5 Ways the Library Supports Writers

All we ask in return is a small mention in your National Book Award acceptance speech. 1) No home office? No printer? No problem! Polish your manuscript on one of our computers, or reserve a quiet study room and get cozy with your laptop. Connect to our wireless printing service to print your...

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Music from An English Musical Soiree

Violinist Marty Hackl and Pianist David Richards visited us on January 18 to perform English musical compositions that might have been performed at a typical evening soirée at Downton Abbey. Thank you to Mr. Hackl and Mr. Richards for a beautiful concert, and thanks to all who attended. Here is the...

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Oscar Party Recipes from Dave Esau

Dave Esau visited us last night to show us how to celebrate the upcoming Oscars with these great tasting recipes. The food was delicious! We hope you enjoy making these dishes as much as we enjoyed tasting them.   Dave’s Awesome Chili Ingredients 1 Onions, peeled & diced 3 stalks Celery...

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Recipes from Food and Flavors of Downton Abby Program

Michael Maddox visited us last week and gave us a taste of English Aristrocracy with these delicious recipes. Mrs. Isabel Crawley’s Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Makes: 14 4 oz. Thinly sliced smoked salmon 2 pc Green scallions, finely sliced 3/4 c Boursin Cheese 1 t Grated lemon...

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

We are presenting two programs to honor the movie The Wizard of Oz, the memorable tale of Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man. Did you know that this cinematic masterpiece had only modest success when it originally came out on August 25, 1939? The cost to make this...

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Paws to Read Online Photo Contest Winner

This summer we asked you to send us a picture of your pet "reading" a book and to include a funny caption. Thank you for all of your wonderful submissions! Picking the most creative photo was difficult. We ultimately chose a winning photo that features one of our favorite books, Marley and Me by...

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Online Photo Contest

Send us a picture of your pet "reading" a book and include a funny caption. See the submissions that are posted to our Flickr account. The most creative entry will win a prize. All ages may enter. Send entries to palatine [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org. Contest runs until August 15. The winner will...

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