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All branches of Palatine Library will be closed on Friday, September 28 for Staff Development Day. The Library will reopen on Saturday, September 29.


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Events Calendar

Event Type
Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Website Coding 102

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Description:
Ready for more HTML and CSS? Web developer Andy Fischoff returns to share modern design techniques using the popular responsive framework, Bootstrap. He also demonstrates how to make your sire more interactive with jQuery.   When you ...

Canning and Preserving

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Description:
Susan Maddox demonstrates the process of home canning and preserving.  A great way to have local seasonal food in your kitchen all year round! ...

Tuesday, August 28th, 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.  ...

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

PowerPoint 2010 Basic

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Word 2010 Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Learn to format pictures, work with tables, create an automatic Table of Contents, and use Tracking Changes to collaborate with others. ...

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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
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, September 5th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Description:
Discover different filing options for Social Security to learn if you can increase your monthly Social Security income with Mike Heatwole of The Dala Group. ...

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Required
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...

Creative Cloud Overview

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Digital Media Center
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Looking to take your photos, videos, and designs to the next level? Learn how to get started in this presentation-style class about our available Adobe software, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. ...

Friday, September 7th, 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: 10
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. Books ...

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Palatine Library Tours

4:00pm - 4:30pm
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...

Decorative Wood Painting

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Enjoy some coffee and conversation while hand painting a coffee theme on a wood plank.  All supplies provided.  Valid District cardholders only. ...

Excel Basic

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. ...

Tuesday, September 11th, 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.  ...

Wednesday, September 12th, 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:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Ten people, each with their own dark secret, are invited to an isolated island.  One by one the guests begin to die. Books available August 8. ...

Word 2010 Basics

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. ...

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Description:
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers / Mary Roach A look inside the world of forensics that examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors. ...

Facebook Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Description:
Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy regimen with Dr. Tim Fior, a meditation practitioner for over 30 years. ...

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Excel Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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 ...
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
News of the World by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the Civil War, a retired captain agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa Indian tribe back to her people. Books available August 20. ...

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

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
Ages: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 52
Description:
John Lynn presents the where to cycle and paddle canoes while enjoying the beauty of Illinois for our state's 200th birthday. ...

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Kids, Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Stroller Strides ® weaves songs and activities into a routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises using their strollers. This special “Story Strides” edition also includes books! Birth through ...

Zumba

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Required
Branch: Rand Road Branch
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Zumba is fun and easy to do! Join Nori Campa from Sue Garcia Fitness in this program that combines fast and slow rhythm routines to tone and sculpt the body. Wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing. Ages 14 and up. Sign up. ¡Zumba es fácil y diver...

Word 2010 Intermediate

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Description:
Learn to format pictures, work with tables and text boxes and create an automaticTable of Contents using Styles. ...

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Keyboarding

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
This class covers the basics of using your keyboard. Learn about the best hand placement and easy shortcuts to become more efficient at typing. ...

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...

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Decorative Wood Painting

11:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Enjoy some coffee and conversation while hand painting a coffee theme on a wood plank.  All supplies provided.  Valid District cardholders only. ...

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Introduction to Mac

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Description:
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer in this hands-on class. Topics include using the dock, searching files, Mac-only applications, and more. ...

Tuesday, September 25th, 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.  ...

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Medicare Made Clear

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Description:
Learn about your choices, estimated costs and timelines to enroll in Medicare Supplements, Part D Drug Plans, and Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Insurance Broker Donna Spigolon.  ...

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Monday, October 1st, 2018

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.  ...

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

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: 7
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. ...

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Required
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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...

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...

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. ...