Library Closed through April 8

Due to an abundance of caution and the Governor’s stay-at-home order, all Palatine Public Library District facilities will remain closed through April 8. Please do not return your Library materials until the Library reopens. There will not be any late penalties. Watch the website and social media for updates.

New and Coming Soon

New Books

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    Deacon King Kong

    James McBride

    Deacon King Kong

    James McBride

    From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.

    Read more about Deacon King Kong.
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    The City We Became

    N. K. Jemisin

    The City We Became

    N. K. Jemisin

    Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first book of a stunning new novel by Hugo Award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

    Read more about The City We Became.
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    The Shape of Family

    Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    The Shape of Family

    Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    From the international bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family's growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy.

    Read more about The Shape of Family.
  • Cover image for The Mountains Sing

    The Mountains Sing

    Que Mai Phan Nguyen

    The Mountains Sing

    Que Mai Phan Nguyen

    “An epic account of Việt Nam’s painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . .

    Read more about The Mountains Sing.
  • Cover image for The Glass Hotel

    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

    The Glass Hotel

    Emily St. John Mandel

    From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coa

    Read more about The Glass Hotel.
  • Cover image for Darling Rose Gold

    Darling Rose Gold

    Stephanie Wrobel

    Darling Rose Gold

    Stephanie Wrobel

    "In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships.

    Read more about Darling Rose Gold.
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    Grown-Up Pose

    Sonya Lalli

    Grown-Up Pose

    Sonya Lalli

    Telling her conservative Indian parents that she was separating from her husband was the hardest thing Anu Desai has ever done - and she's still dealing with the fallout.

    Read more about Grown-Up Pose.
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    The Mirror & the Light

    Hilary Mantel

    The Mirror & the Light

    Hilary Mantel

    “If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?” England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner.

    Read more about The Mirror & the Light.
  • Cover image for The Night Watchman

    The Night Watchman

    Louise Erdrich

    The Night Watchman

    Louise Erdrich

    Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North

    Read more about The Night Watchman.
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    Hour of the Assassin

    Matthew Quirk

    Hour of the Assassin

    Matthew Quirk

    "Framed and on the run for his life, a former Secret Service agent discovers how far some men will go to grasp the highest office in the land in this ...

    Read more about Hour of the Assassin.

Coming Soon: Movies

  • Cover image for Little Women

    Little Women

    Greta Gerwig

    Little Women

    Greta Gerwig

    In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris.

    Read more about Little Women.
  • Cover image for Cats

    Cats

    Tom Hooper

    Cats

    Tom Hooper

    A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

    Read more about Cats.
  • Cover image for Dolittle

    Dolittle

    Stephen Gaghan

    Dolittle

    Stephen Gaghan

    After his wife's death, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey, Jr.) decided to hide from the world with his beloved animals.

    Read more about Dolittle.
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    Just Mercy

    Destin Daniel Cretton

    Just Mercy

    Destin Daniel Cretton

    A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.

    Read more about Just Mercy.
  • Cover image for The Last Full Measure

    The Last Full Measure

    Todd Robinson

    The Last Full Measure

    Todd Robinson

    Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

    Read more about The Last Full Measure.
  • Cover image for The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    Guy Ritchie

    The Gentlemen

    Guy Ritchie

    An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

    Read more about The Gentlemen.
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    The Turning

    Floria Sigismondi

    The Turning

    Floria Sigismondi

    A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death.

    Read more about The Turning.
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    Distant Constellation

    Shevaun Mizrahi

    Distant Constellation

    Shevaun Mizrahi

    A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.

    Read more about Distant Constellation.

Coming Soon: Fiction

  • Cover image for Chosen Ones

    Chosen Ones

    Veronica Roth

    Chosen Ones

    Veronica Roth

    "The first novel written for an adult audience by the mega-selling author of the Divergent franchise: five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face eve

    Read more about Chosen Ones.
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    Afterlife

    Julia Alvarez

    Afterlife

    Julia Alvarez

    A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * Vogue * Bustle * Buzzfeed * The Millions * The Lily * Goodreads * Library Journal * LitHub * Electric Literature Th

    Read more about Afterlife.
  • Cover image for Simon the Fiddler

    Simon the Fiddler

    Paulette Jiles

    Simon the Fiddler

    Paulette Jiles

    The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ra

    Read more about Simon the Fiddler.
  • Cover image for Girl Gone Viral

    Girl Gone Viral

    Alisha Rai

    Girl Gone Viral

    Alisha Rai

    In Alisha Rai's second novel in her Modern Love series, a live-tweet event goes viral for a camera-shy ex-model, shoving her into the spotlight--and into the arms of the bodyguard she'd been pining

    Read more about Girl Gone Viral.
  • Cover image for How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    C. Pam Zhang

    How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    C. Pam Zhang

    An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape-trying not just to survive but to find a home.

    Read more about How Much of These Hills Is Gold.
  • Cover image for Pretty Things

    Pretty Things

    Janelle Brown

    Pretty Things

    Janelle Brown

    Two wildly different women--one a grifter, the other an heiress--are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a page-turner from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear.

    Read more about Pretty Things.
  • Cover image for The Book of Lost Friends

    The Book of Lost Friends

    Lisa Wingate

    The Book of Lost Friends

    Lisa Wingate

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new novel inspired by historical events: a dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst

    Read more about The Book of Lost Friends.

Coming Soon: Non-Fiction

  • Cover image for How to Eat

    How to Eat

    Mark Bittman, David Katz

    How to Eat

    Mark Bittman, David Katz

    Easy-to-understand rules for eating right, from food expert Mark Bittman and Yale physician David Katz, MD, based on their hit Grub Street article

    Read more about How to Eat.
  • Cover image for Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet

    Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet

    Rocco DiSpirito

    Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet

    Rocco DiSpirito

    "The #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrity chef shows you how to lose up to fifteen pounds in fifteen days by eating gourmet, keto versions of the comfort foods you love.

    Read more about Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet.
  • Cover image for Untamed

    Untamed

    Glennon Doyle

    Untamed

    Glennon Doyle

    "There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends.

    Read more about Untamed.
  • Cover image for Tower of Skulls

    Tower of Skulls

    Richard Frank

    Tower of Skulls

    Richard Frank

    The first book in a new three-volume history of the Asia- Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal.

    Read more about Tower of Skulls.
  • Cover image for Long, Strange, and Wondrous Trip

    Long, Strange, and Wondrous Trip

    Neil Shubin

    Long, Strange, and Wondrous Trip

    Neil Shubin

    The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish, now gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life, that enable us to further understand whether our pr

    Read more about Long, Strange, and Wondrous Trip.