Library Closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day

We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 29.

Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Using FamilySearch

May 29,
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Learn about the FamilySearch.org website and how to use it to search for records and more. ...

Library Focus Group for Adults

May 30,
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Description:
Come help us chart the Library’s future! We sincerely care about the needs of our community and value your feedback. Drop-in to this session for a guided discussion aimed at informing our next Strategic Plan. Refreshments and pastries serve...

Library Focus Group for Teens

May 30,
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
Come help us chart the Library’s future! We sincerely care about the needs of our community and value your feedback. Drop-in to this session for a guided discussion aimed at informing our next Strategic Plan. Refreshments and pizza served.&...
Registration
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Description:
Come help us chart the Library’s future! We sincerely care about the needs of our community and value your feedback. Drop-in to this session presented in Spanish, for a guided discussion aimed at informing our next Strategic Plan. Craft activity...

Library Focus Group for Adults

May 30,
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Description:
Come help us chart the Library’s future! We sincerely care about the needs of our community and value your feedback. Drop-in to this session for a guided discussion aimed at informing our next Strategic Plan. Refreshments and desserts serve...

Cutting The Cable

June 4,
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
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.   ...

Beginning Crochet, Part 1

June 4,
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop.  All materials provided.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder. This series is progressive. When you register, you are co...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

June 5,
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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

June 5,
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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. ...

Digital Assistants

June 6,
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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...

The Life of Robert Kennedy

June 6,
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Description:
Historian Jim Gibbons presents the life of Robert Kennedy honoring the 50th Anniversary of his death.   ...

Power Employment Workshop

June 7,
9:30am - 3:30pm
Registration
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...

Patriotic Wreath

June 8,
11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn to make a festive deco mesh wreath in time for the Fourth of July. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. For ages 14 through adult. Sign up.   ...
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Prerequisite: Beginning Crochet, Part 1 Learn how to crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop.  All materials provided.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder. This series is...

Excel Basic

June 11,
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

ESL Conversation Club

June 12,
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.  ...

Job Searching: LinkedIn Mobile App

June 12,
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
Learn how to navigate the LinkedIn app and use its unique features to find your next job.  Presented by LinkedIn and Social Media Manager, Bruce Bixler. ...

Chair Yoga

June 13,
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Explore gentle postures, breathwork, meditation, and deep relaxation with Karen Fotopoulos, registered yoga teacher from Discover Yoga with Karen. Valid District cardholders only.  ...

Crime Readers Book Discussion

June 13,
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister. Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, assumes a range of sophisticated identities to track down evildoers and bring them to justice in 19th Century Chicago. Books available May 9. ...
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Description:
Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire, and film historian and author Raymond Benson present a retrospect on movies of the great director Alfred Hitchcock. ...

Facebook Basics

June 14,
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Excel Intermediate

June 18,
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Learn to use a table to sort and filter data, apply conditional formatting, and create a Pivot Table.  Use “Logical” and “VLOOKUP” functions, and run a Macro. Prerequisite: Excel Basic ...

Monday Evening Book Discussion

June 18,
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. A prominent lawyer discovers her family’s connection to an unscrupulous children’s home in the 1930s.  Books available May 21. ...

Patriotic Wreath

June 19,
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn to make a festive deco mesh wreath in time for the Fourth of July. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. For ages 14 through adult. Sign up. ...
Registration
Branch: In the Community
Room: In the Community
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Bring a notebook and discover how to interpret the power of your dreams.  Valid District cardholders only. Limit 25. Held offsite at the School of Metaphysics, 222 W. Wilson, Palatine. ...

Cutting The Cable

June 20,
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
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.   ...

Computer Basics Discussion Group

June 21,
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
This series is progressive. When you sign up, you are committing to both classes. 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 “t...