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Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children ages 1 through preschool are invited to attend storytime. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child.  ...

Mario Kart Open Play

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Description:
Drop in with your friends and family and play Mario Kart on Wii U! All ages. ...

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

ESL Conversation Club

10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended.  Drop in.  ...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child’s creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date. Fomente la creatividad de sus hijos al elaborar una manualidad juntos. Diferentes materiales serán provistos para cada man...

DIY Spa

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Come and create your own spa products with natural ingredients and different scented oils. Grades 4-7. Sign up. ...

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Word 2010 Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Learn to format pictures, work with tables, create an automatic Table of Contents, and create a Mail Merge document. ...

Preschool Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
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...

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Excel 2010 Basics

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and  learning about new research tools. Held in Meeting Room 2. ...

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Friday Morning Book Group

9:30am - 11:00am
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin. A woman discovers that her deceased father was a Chinese spy and that he had a second family back in China. Books available now. ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children ages 1 through preschool are invited to attend storytime. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child.  ...

Baby Storytime

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Resume Clinic

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
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. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Description:
Celebrate the release of the movie A Wrinkle in Time with themed snacks, a galaxy bottle necklace craft, and a viewing of the movie trailers.  ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 57
Description:
Learn about the heroes, monsters, myths, and stories of Ireland including St. Patrick, Finn McCool, leprechauns, and more with Michael McCann. ...

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Description:
Meet Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck from Emerald City Theatre's production of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Participate in interactive theater scenes, hear an excerpt from the story, and receive a Beatrix Potter book from Peter Rabbit and Jemima as ...

Android Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Get more comfortable with your Android tablet or phone as we demonstrate how to navigate, find apps and customize your device. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...

Hologram Workshop

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Do you know you can project holograms right from your smartphone? Join us in the Story Rooms where you can create your own 3D hologram projectors! Make sure to bring a smartphone device along with you.  ...

Newspaper Necessities

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Description:
Learn how to find hidden gems in newspapers: claim-day notices, society news, tax notices, and how to locate digital newspapers, online indexes and abstracts with Tina Beaird. ...

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
 Stop in to make a happy shamrock! ...

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Description:
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Trevor Noah, born as a mixed race child during Apartheid in South Africa, recounts funny, moving, and harrowing childhood stories in this unforgettable memoir.  Copies ava...

Cutting The Cable

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
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.   ...

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Drop-in Craft

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date.  ...

Watering Can Suncatcher

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Make a beautiful suncatcher for your home or garden using beads and a watering can. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. For ages 14 through adult. Sign up. ...

LEGO Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Description:
Join other LEGO enthusiasts for a building challenge using our Legos. Creations will be shared with the other builders at the end of the challenge. ...

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Word Basic

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Learn how to create and format a document as well as perform common editing functions in Word 2010. ...

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

ESL Conversation Club

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.  ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date.  Fomente la creatividad de sus hijos al elaborar una manualidad juntos. Diferentes materiales serán provistos para ca...

TAB

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Teens
Description:
Teen Advisory Board Monthly Meeting  ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 82
Description:
Learn critical insights and tools on how to conduct a highly effective job search in today’s competitive and high tech marketplace. Presented by CareerPlace.           ...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Yoga Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, songs, and basic yoga poses with registered yoga teacher Megan Buttera.  Ages 3 through 6. Drop in. ...

Chair Yoga

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Required
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.  ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn the iPad features, controls, and settings as well as how to navigate and organize your screens. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Sister by Rosamund Lupton. Refusing to believe that her artist sister committed suicide, Beatrice begins an obsessive search for the truth and is dismissed by her family and authorities until she closes in on a murderous predator. Available February ...

Preschool Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Board Meetings
Description:
All meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Rennack/McElroy Room of the Main Library located at 700 N. North Ct., Palatine, IL 60067 unless otherwise noted. View meeting documents.  ...

Let's Play Chess

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Drop by to learn the game of chess from International Chess Master Arjun Vishnuvardhan. All skill levels welcome. Grades 2-12. Drop in. ...

Rosie the Riveter

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
Description:
Lynn Rymarz portrays the story of Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the inspiration for the poster “We Can Do It” along with the parallel story of the Jewish teenager Millie Weber. ...

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Pinterest

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Collectors, home decorators, cooks and other hobbyists have been turning to Pinterest for years to look for inspiration and ideas. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...

Excel 2010 Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
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. ...

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Branch: In the Community
Room: Off Site
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Social Gatherings
Description:
Wear Green! In partnership with the Hoffman Estates Park District, Palatine Library reads a story and leads a Leprechaun hunt before a walk around the indoor track. If we’re lucky, and the weather is nice, we walk outside. This is great for families!...

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Moms and Muffins

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Kids, bring your mom to a special storytime created just for her! Muffins will be served afterward. All ages.  ...

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Children ages 1 through preschool are invited to attend storytime. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child.  ...

Word Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Learn to format pictures, work with tables, create an automatic Table of Contents, and create a Mail Merge document. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Non-fiction account of tenants and landlords in the poorest areas of Milwaukee during 2008-2009. Available February 19. ...
Required
Branch: In the Community
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to maintain your bike for the upcoming bicycle season at Mikes Bike Shop in Palatine. Bring your bicycle to this class. Valid District cardholders only. Held offsite at Mikes Bike Shop, 155 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. ...

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Teen Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Description:
Unwind By Neal Shusterman A science-fiction novel, taking place in the United States after a civil war in the near future, fought over abortion: a compromise was reached, allowing parents to sign an order for their children to be unwound (retroact...

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Job Simulator

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
Come by and play Job Simulator on Playstation VR. Grades 5-12. (Ages 9-11 with parent/caregiver.) Drop In. ...

Watering Can Suncatcher

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Make a beautiful suncatcher for your home or garden using beads and a watering can. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. For ages 14 through adult. Sign up. ...

Train Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
All aboard for this special train storytime that includes stories and songs, as we prepare for the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club Exhibit here on March 24 and 25. Ages 3 through 5. Drop in. ...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. All supplies are provided for a different craft each date. ...

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
A free, online alternative to PowerPoint. Learn how to create great looking slides with some lesser known tips and tricks.  ...

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Drop-in Craft

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date.  ...

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Lectures & Performances
Description:
Using over a million LEGO bricks to build approximately 200 feet of tracks and city-scapes, the Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club Exhibit comes to Palatine Library for the weekend. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and fun of this unique and one-of-kind tra...

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Lectures & Performances
Description:
Using over a million LEGO bricks to build approximately 200 feet of tracks and city-scapes, the Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club Exhibit comes to Palatine Library for the weekend. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and fun of this unique and one-of-kind tra...

Drop-in LEGO Building

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Explore your creativity with the Library’s LEGOs. Story Rooms. Drop in. All ages. Also, meet Library Executive Director Dilger in the Story Rooms from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Meet and greet our new Executive Director Jeannie Dilger and enjoy the Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club Exhibit. Explore your creativity with the Library's LEGOs at the same time. Meeting Room 3. All ages. ...

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
See Circus Boy unicycle, balance on a ladder, and juggle with his mouth. Good clean fun for the whole family. All ages. Tickets available March 19 for valid District cardholders. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a seat. ...
Cancelled

Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Description:
Experience Expeditions AR. This innovative educational tool uses Google's Tango technology to map the physical room and places 3D objects for you to interact with observe. Drop in. Ages 5 and up. This event has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconv...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop. This series is progressive. When you register, you are committing to both classes - 3/26 and 4/2, 2018. ...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

ESL Conversation Club

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.  ...

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date.  Fomente la creatividad de sus hijos al elaborar una manualidad juntos. Diferentes materiales serán provistos para ca...
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
Enjoy Jason Kollum’s amazing juggling and balancing stunts in this high energy show that includes your participation. All ages. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Use your wits to complete challenges and solve puzzles to earn your share of the pirate's bounty. Grades K-6. (Grades K-3 with parent/caregiver.) Sign up. ...

Great Books

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Description:
We’re looking for new members! Read short selections from Counterparts to explore ideas through meaningful discussion. Copies are available for checkout or for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk. Join the group anytime.  March 27: Gender ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Description:
Learn about genetically engineered foods that make up the majority of our diet, how they affect our health, and why it is important our food should be labeled. Presented by the Northwest Suburban Chapter of the Illinois Right to Know GMO. ...

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
Join us for an unforgettable performance featuring eye-popping balloon animals, laughout-loud comedy, and the world's biggest balloon finale! All ages. Program is full, no tickets available. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a seat. ...

Drop in LEGO

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Bring your imagination and build something fun when you try out our LEGO collection.  ...

Libby by Overdrive

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Come meet Libby, an Overdrive app that makes borrowing e-books and audiobooks from multiple libraries even easier.  ...

Pokemon Drop-In Night

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Come hang out and meet other Pokémon fans and friends. Bring your deck, play Pokkén Tournament on the Wii-U, and enjoy snacks and music. All ages. Drop In. ...

Preschool Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Baby Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Red Cross CPR Training

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn to give CPR/immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Red Cross certification earned upon successful completion. Valid District cardholders only. Grades 9-12. Sign up. ...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
Enjoy Tricia Sebastian’s traditional and original songs—full of character, high energy, and a mesh of Spanish, English, and other languages. All ages. Disfrute de canciones originales y tradicionales de Tricia Sebastián-- con una mezcla de cancion...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
Are you curious about the Illinois medical cannabis pilot program? Kirsten Velasco, patient advocate for Illinois Women in Cannabis, speaks about the law, medicine, and the application process. Drop in.  ...

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Toddler Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...

Mammals and More - Full

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
Get up close and personal with some of the planet’s coolest creatures. Meet and pet a sloth, armadillo, fruit bat, and more in this interactive and educational show presented by Flying Fox Conservation. All ages. Program is full, no tickets avail...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Bring your imagination and build something fun when you try out our LEGO collection.  Trae tu imaginación y construye algo divertido cuando pruebes nuestra colección de LEGO. ...

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with us. Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. ...