Library Closed on Thanksgiving Day

All branches will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Day. The Library will reopen on Friday, November 23.

Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Holiday Cooking

November 19, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Susan Maddox adds some panache to your Holiday table with elegant and delectable recipes that will delight your guests! ...

Monday Evening Book Discussion

November 19, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event 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. Available October 15. ...

Great Books Discussion

November 20, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Event 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...

Holiday Teardrop Swag

November 26, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Make an elegant piece to add to your holiday décor. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. ...

ESL Conversation Club

November 27, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Social Gatherings
Event Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

Chair Yoga

November 28, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event 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. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Aprenda a crear y corregir una carta y documentos profesionales. Esta clase es enseñada en español en la Biblioteca Principal. Regístrese. No se requiere tener una tarjeta de la Biblioteca. Learn how to create and edit professional letters and doc...

Happy 200th Birthday Illinois!

November 29, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Description:
For the State of Illinois' 200th birthday, Terry Lynch discusses everything from Illinois' early years, historical happenings and famous Illinoisans. ...

Holiday Teardrop Swag

November 30, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Make an elegant piece to add to your holiday décor. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

December 4, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event 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

December 4, 2018
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event 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. ...

Facebook Basics

December 5, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Excel 2010 Basics

December 5, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Twas' the Night Before Christmas

December 5, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Event Description:
Martina Mathisen portrays Maria Moore, daughter of famed poet Clement Clarke Moore, author of Twas' the Night Before Christmas, presenting fascinating stories about how our American Christmas traditions developed. ...

Power Employment Workshop

December 6, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event 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...

World Dance

December 6, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Description:
Begin with deep breathing and relaxing stretches, then flow into World Dance movements from India, Turkey, Greece, and more with dancer and yoga instructor Jenny Hennek. Dress comfortably; no experience needed.  ...

Friday Morning Book Group

December 7, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong 30-year-old Ruth moves back home to care for her father as his Alzheimer’s disease progresses in this darkly funny novel.  Books available November 2. ...

Palatine Library Tours

December 10, 2018
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Event Description:
Are you new to the Library or curious about all the services we have to offer? Staff will take you on a brief tour of the Main Library, explain more about our services and collections, and answer questions. Unable to attend? Visit www.palatinelibrary...

ESL Conversation Club

December 11, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Social Gatherings
Event Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

Chair Yoga

December 12, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event 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. Sign up for each session individually. ...

Crime Readers Book Discussion

December 12, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Invisible City by Julia Dahl Investigating the murder of a Hasidic Jewish woman who because of religious laws will be buried without an autopsy, journalist Rebekah Roberts intercedes to prevent the woman's killer from getting away ...

Excel 2010 Intermediate

December 12, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event 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. ...
Library Branch: In the Community
Room: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Event Description:
Enjoy a meal at Granite City Food & Brewery in Schaumburg and mention Dine to Donate. 20% of your order will be donated to Palatine Public Library District Foundation!  Location: 801 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg  Open 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 ...

Nonfiction Book Discussion

December 13, 2018
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Event Description:
Book Share! Share about your favorite books of the year and learn about some buzzworthy new titles.  ...

Board Game Night

December 13, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Games & Activities
Event 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...

A Classical Christmas with Syncronia

December 16, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 91
Event Description:
Violinists Kathryn Siegel and Marty Hackl of The Syncronia Duo perform some classical as well as traditional music to help you get into the holiday mood. ...