Upcoming Events

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Italian Genealogy 101

March 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 71
Event Description:
Sandra Trapp provides you with resources to research your ancestors using Italian birth, marriage, and death records, even if you aren’t an Italian native.    ...

Polish Your Poem with Marjorie Skelly

March 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Learn to craft winning poems in this hands-on workshop led by a published author and two-time winner of the Library’s poetry contest. Bring 21 copies of an original poem (maximum 40 lines); be prepared to share. Sign up. Ages 14 and up. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Description:
Jim Austgen from CareerPlace provides insight into hiring from a manager's perspective, and the importance of first impression - from eye contact to handshake.  ...

Wordpress 101

March 28, 2019
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: 4
Event Description:
Learn how to create your own blog or website on Wordpress.com, and customize it to your own needs. Please bring your own ideas. ...

World Dance

March 28, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Games & Activities, Classes & Workshops, Social Gatherings, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Begin with deep breathing and relaxing stretches, then flow into dance movements from India, Turkey, Greece, and more with dance and yoga instructor Jenny Hennek. Dress comfortably; no experience needed.  ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

April 2, 2019
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

April 2, 2019
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room A
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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. ...

Excel Basics

April 3, 2019
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: 6
Event Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 55
Event Description:
Author Nina Barrett uses primary sources in her research of the 1924 infamous murder of 14-year old Bobby Franks by wealthy University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. ...

Power Employment Workshop

April 4, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
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...

Friday Morning Book Group

April 5, 2019
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: 5
Event Description:
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. The true story of hundreds of women who were exposed to radium while working factory jobs and their battle for workers’ rights. Available March 1. ...

Beginning Crochet, Part 1

April 5, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Beginning Crochet, Part 1 Learn how to crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder.  All materials provided. This series is progressive. ...

Savvy Seniors: The Marx Brothers

April 8, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 78
Event Description:
Enjoy the lives and legacies of the legendary Marx Brothers comedy team with photos, video clips, and captivating stories. ...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

April 8, 2019
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: 12
Event Description:
Is this the first wave of the cashless future, or just another overhyped technology? Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People explains the history of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, how they work, and the terminology associated with digital currency....

ESL Conversation Club

April 9, 2019
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

April 10, 2019
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
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. ...

Crime Readers Book Discussion

April 10, 2019
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: 5
Event Description:
Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye In 1845, Irish immigrant Timothy Wilde joins the newly formed NYPD and investigates an infanticide and the body of a 12-year-old Irish boy whose spleen has been removed.  Available March 13 ...

Nonfiction Book Discussion

April 11, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Discussions
Event Description:
Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover Tara was seventeen the first time she entered a classroom. Raised by survivalists, she had an unconventional childhood. When she leaves home, she becomes transformed by her quest for knowledge. Available March 1...

Addiction and Mental Health

April 11, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Event Description:
Gain a better understanding of the common stigmas associated with addiction, plus learn about helpful local community resources with Nicholas Zajak, MA, LCPC, from AMITA Behavioral Health Group Practice. Drop in.  ...

iPhone Photography

April 11, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Learn to take better photos with your iPhone using principles of composition and popular apps to edit and enhance your images.  ...

Beginning Crochet, Part 2 (Prerequisite Part 1)

April 12, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Beginning Crochet, Part 2 (Prerequisite, Part 1) Learn how to crochet and make a simple dishcloth in this two-part workshop.  For beginners only.  Must be a valid Palatine Public Library cardholder.  All materials provided. This ...

Facebook Basics

April 15, 2019
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: 12
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Monday Evening Book Group

April 15, 2019
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: 10
Event Description:
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan Foreseeing blessings and troubles in the lives of her daughter and grandchildren, Salma endures hardships stemming from the Six-Day War of 1967 in Palestine before rebuilding in Kuwait, before the family is scattered by S...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Event Description:
A veteran cyclist shares his knowledge and experience of cycling for health and enjoyment as well as information about equipment, repair and safety. For all levels of cycling.  ...

Great Books Discussion

April 16, 2019
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...