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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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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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