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Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, October 1st, 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. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn how to crochet and make a simple scarf in this two-part workshop.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder.  All materials provided. This series is progressive. When you register, you are commit...

Be Safe Online

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Gain practical tips on avoiding credit card and identity theft online by managing passwords, avoiding malware and viruses and showing online smarts. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People.  ...

Baby Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
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. ...

Fall Home Décor

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Create your own fall home decor to display in your house! All materials will be provided. Ages 14 and up. Sign up.  ...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
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

6:00pm - 8:45pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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. ...

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Is this the first wave of the cashless future, or just another overhyped technology? Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People explains what Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and the terminology associated with digital currency. ...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Thursday, October 4th, 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...

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

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. ...

Internet Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Are you already using the Internet but still have basic questions about how to surf the web and use your browser efficiently? Would you like some insight on how to identify potential threats online? Come to this class/discussion group to get inf...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and  learning about new research tools. Held in Meeting Room 1. Note Room change.  ...

Friday, October 5th, 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: 12
Description:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.  Books available September 7. ...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Stories at Panera Bread

10:00am - 10:30am
Required
Branch: In the Community
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Enjoy stories and music. Children receive a complimentary Petite Chocolate Chipper Cookie and milk. All ages. Sign up. ...

Incredible Bats

11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Description:
Get ready for Halloween by learning all about bats and get the chance to meet these cool mammals up close and personal. All ages. Tickets available October 1 for valid District cardholders. ...

Palatine Library Tours

11:00am - 11:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Ages: Adults, All Ages
Description:
Are you new to the Library or curious about all the services we have to offer? Drop-in to one of these tours and staff will take you on a brief tour of the Main Library, explain more about our services and collections, and answer any questions you ma...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids, All Ages
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. ...
Required
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 scarf in this two-part workshop.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder.  All materials provided. This series is pro...

Digital Assistants

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
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...

Animated Coding

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Required
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Room: North Hoffman Room
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Learn to code simple animations using Google CS First!  Ages 9- 14. Sign-up. ...

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

ESL Conversation Club

9:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
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.  ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Join us for a special superhero themed program including a story, an incredible meet and greet, and an obstacle course. All ages. Tickets available October 2 for valid District cardholders. ...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child’s creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials are provided for a different craft each date. Fomente la creatividad de sus hijos al elaborar una manualidad juntos. Diferentes materiales serán provistos para cad...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Create a costume for Ozobot, a tiny robot, then use codes to guide the bot through a Halloween maze. Grades 3-6. Sign up.   ...

Drop in LEGO

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Bring your imagination and build something fun when you try out our LEGO collection. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Create a costume for Ozobot, a tiny robot, then use codes to guide the bot through a Halloween maze. Grades 3-6. Sign up.   ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 84
Description:
Learn how to build your profile, connect with others, and get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.  Presented by Human Resources Executive and Talent Management Expert, David O’Brien. ...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

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, breath work, 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 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke A Texas Ranger investigates the deaths of a black man from Chicago and a local white woman in a small Texas town. Available September 12. ...

Excel 2010 Basics

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Thursday, October 11th, 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. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Description:
We'll discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Copies for check-out are available at the second-floor Reference desk beginning September 13. Sign up, x 167.  About the book: A Harvard sociologist examines h...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
AMITA registered nurses offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Consultation on improving negative results will be provided. To sign up, please call: 1-855-MyAmita (1-855-692-6482) or visit www.AMITAhealth.org. Held at Main Library. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Digital Media Center
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Learn how to superimpose backgrounds into your videos using iMovie's green-screen effect and our Digital Media Center. Valid District cardholders only. Grades 7-12. Sign Up. ...

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Branch: In the Community
Room: Off Site
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy a Library storytime on a family-friendly hayride at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. End the night with s'mores and hot chocolate, while relaxing around a bonfire. Dress for the weather. 5:40 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Drop in Craft

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

LEGO Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
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. Grade K-4. Drop in. ...

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Branch: In the Community
Room: Off Site
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Enjoy a Library storytime on a family-friendly hayride at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. End the night with s'mores and hot chocolate, while relaxing around a bonfire. Dress for the weather. 5:40 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Computer Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
Have you been using your computer but still have basic questions about how it works? Would you like some insight on how to efficiently manage your files? Come to this class/discussion group to get information & answers to basic computer ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan After years of living in San Francisco, Noor returns to Tehran with her teenage daughter to visit her beloved father and Café Leila, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. Available...

Tuesday, October 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

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.   ...

Teen Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Wake by Lisa McMann Ever since she was eight-years-old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an eni...

Great Books Discussion

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Description:
We are starting a new anthology! Copies of Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions are available for $25 at the second-floor Reference desk. Some copies are available for check-out with your library card. Join the group anytime; we welcom...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Description:
Beekeeper Reid Root of the Fox Valley Beekeepers Association will share his experiences as a beekeeper, explain how honey is made, and the importance of bees. Honey will be available for purchase. ...

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Enjoy a storytime with the book Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh as we explore and experiment with colors. Age 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Sign up.   ...

La Loteria

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Learn to play La Lotería, a traditional game of chance played throughout Mexico that most resembles BINGO with pictures. Aprenda a jugar La Lotería, un juego de azar tradicional que se juega a través de todo México parecido a BINGO con fotos. ...

Excel 2010 Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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. ...

Let's Play Chess

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Description:
Learn the game of chess under the guidance of an experienced chess scholar's coach. All skill levels welcome. All ages. Sign up. ...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
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.  ...

Dead People of Illinois

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 33
Description:
In celebration of Halloween and Illinois' 200th birthday, John Lynn shares his exploration of hundreds of Illinois cemeteries to find interesting graves, headstones, intriguing lives and deaths.Warning: grave subject matter. ...

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

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. ...

Board Game Night

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Join us for an evening of gaming fun! Drop in to try board games from the library’s new collection or bring one of your own to play with fellow gamers. No experience required. Each session we will be teaching how to play a different board game. Snack...

PowerPoint 2010 Basic

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Learn PowerPoint basics like how to create a well-designed presentation using templates, images, and animation.  ...

Friday, October 19th, 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Description:
The October Book Sale is October 19-21. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day...

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Halloween Storytime

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Show off your costume and treat yourself to a special Halloween storytime. We’ll share some good tales, play a game, and make a craft. All ages. ...

Windows 10 Basics

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
Learn everything to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana, and basic customization. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
Historian Olivier Lebleu from LaRochelle, France presents the life of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, the daughter of an American billionaire and former Duchess of Marlborough, from her early life in an arranged marriage to social activism in France and ...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 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.  ...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Encourage your child’s creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials are provided for a different craft each date. Fomente la creatividad de sus hijos al elaborar una manualidad juntos. Diferentes materiales serán provistos para cad...

Sugar Skull Decoration

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Description:
Learn about and celebrate Day of the Dead while decorating your own sugar skull. One sugar skull per registrant. All ages. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Sign up. Aprenda y celebre el Dia de los Muertos mient...

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Android Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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. ...

Introduction to Scratch

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
Come learn how to manipulate on-screen objects using the Scratch programming language. This class will give you the basic skills that you need to develop your own games and programs with Scratch. No previous experience necessary. ...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Baby Halloween Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Dress your baby in a costume and come enjoy this seasonal lapsit storytime. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Using Ancestry

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
A beginner’s look at how to use Ancestry to find census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Description:
Teri Dreher, RN, CCRN, iRNPA, is an award-winning critical care nurse and professional patient advocate. Learn how to identify qualified medical providers, receive the best hospital care, plus navigate today's complex healthcare system.  ...

Friday, October 26th, 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Drop in Craft

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

Pumpkin Decorating

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Transform a mini pumpkin into a “boo-tiful” Halloween decoration. All supplies provided. Grades K-6  with parent/caregiver. Tickets available October 19 for valid District cardholders. ...

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Branch: In the Community
Room: Off Site
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Description:
Experience a jack-o-lantern gym for the "wee ones," challenging games, ghoulish goodies, a creative craft table, and a puppet show provided by the Library's puppet players. Ages 10 and under. For ticket information, contact the Palatine Park Dis...

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Facebook Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Baby Halloween Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Dress your baby in a costume and come enjoy this seasonal lapsit storytime. Ages birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Easy One Pot Meals

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Join Chef Rose Deneen as she demonstrates three easy one-pot meals, including one from an Instant Pot. ...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Show off your costume and treat yourself to a special Halloween Storytime. Bring a camera to capture the fun of our parade through the Library. All ages. Drop in. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 87
Description:
Global talent management consultant and career management coach Betty Flasch addresses how ageism is impacting the workplace and teaches how you can overcome these hurdles to pivot toward the future. ...

TV Mini Fest

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Description:
Come in and enjoy crafts, trivia, scavenger hunts, and snacks from your favorite TV shows. Solve all the puzzles and get a button for each featured character. Grades 7 – 12. Sign up. ...

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Show off your costume and treat yourself to a special Halloween Storytime. Bring a camera to capture the fun of our parade through the Library. All ages. Drop in. ...
Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Ages: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Show off your costume and treat yourself to a special Halloween Storytime. Bring a camera to capture the fun of our parade through the Library. All ages. Drop in. ...

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
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...

Drop-in Craft

10:00am - 8:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Ages: Kids
Description:
Encourage your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

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: Story Room AB
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
Sign up and compete in the latest release of Smash Bros and claim your glory -- win prizes! Grades 5-12. Sign up. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Description:
Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and  learning about new research tools. Held in Meeting Room 1. Note Room change.  ...

Friday, November 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: 18
Description:
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel A family reshapes their ideas about family when youngest son Claude reveals his preferences for girls’ clothing and accessories and refuses to stay silent. Books available October 5. ...

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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 1 through 2 with parent/caregiver. 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Family 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. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories. Ages up to 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in. ...

STEAM Fair

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Ages: Kids, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Classes & Workshops
Description:
Discover, problem solve, and engage in critical thinking at our First-Ever STEAM Fair! Join us and our partners at this special event highlighting subjects that promote critical thinking skills: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Learn ...