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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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Recipes from Ying Stoller's Chinese Cooking Program

Ying Stoller of Ying's Kitchen was here last night to instruct us on the art of Asian Cooking. She shared some of her favorite recipes with us. Enjoy! EGG DROP SOUP   BY YING STOLLER Ingredients 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth (about 1 ¾  cups) 1 dash pepper 1¼ tablespoon starch 2...

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Spring Break Week at the Library: March 24-28, 2014

Looking for things to do when school's out? The Library will have plenty of activities to keep you and your little ones busy. Drop-in Board Games Monday, March 24 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Start off spring break the right way by dropping in to play some board games with your friends. All ages....

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Upcoming Event: Musicians from the Ukraine

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, we're hosting a music program on Saturday, March 22, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Professional bandurists traveling from the Ukraine to the Chicagoland area will be performing unique music and songs of this famous poet. The beautiful...

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Money Smart Week: April 5-12, 2014

The American Library Association is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for Money Smart Week @ Your Library in 2014. Money Smart Week promotes personal financial literacy. We're celebrating Money Smart Week with programs to help you save money! Register online or call us at 847-358-...

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Taking Charge of Your Health

Join other seniors with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, or heart disease in this six-week, Stanford University-developed program. Classes will be held at the North Hoffman Branch. Participants will use a variety of management tools and cover a wide array of...

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Concert Fundraiser Featuring The Music of the Carpenters

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7:30 pm at Cutting Hall, 50 East Wood Street in Palatine The Palatine Public Library District Foundation (PPLDF) will be hosting the concert event Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters to support the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. Singer Lisa Rock, her 6...

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Lunch and Learn Small Business Series

Bring your lunch and join us for a series of brown bag sessions designed for individuals interested in starting and running a small business. Attend any or all of the workshops. Please sign up as space is limited.   Using Google Drive for Small Businesses When: Tuesday, January 21, 11:30 a.m...

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