Upcoming Events

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Deeper into Meditation

October 10, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Description:
This session includes an opportunity to practice for a longer period of time. Dr. Fior also gives suggestions for deepening our meditation practices. For new or advanced meditators.  ...

Beginning Crochet, Part 2 (Prerequisite Part 1)

October 11, 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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
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 s...

Technology Trends

October 15, 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: 14
Event Description:
Curious about what's happening in the world of personal technology? Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will cover news about the coolest tech coming around the corner and what the distant future might hold.  ...

Great Books Discussion

October 15, 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...

iPad Basics

October 16, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Learn the iPad features, controls, and settings as well as how to navigate and organize your screens. ...
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 92
Event Description:
Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire and film historian Raymond Benson present the greatest science fiction films from the silent era to the 1960's. ...

Monday Evening Book Group

October 21, 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: 20
Event Description:
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje Decades after World War II, Nathaniel Williams reflects on his experiences in 1945, when his parents left him and his sister in the care of a mysterious neighbor. Available September 16. ...

ESL Conversation Club

October 22, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Social Gatherings
Event Description:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended. Drop in.  ...

All Things British

October 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 81
Event Description:
London Tour Guide John Gowing discusses the culture and customs plus more of everything British for a truly smashing time. Cheers! ...

PowerPoint Basic

October 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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:
Learn the basics of PowerPoint including slide layout, design elements, and adding images.  Includes hands-on time during class for practice. ...

Mac Computer Q&A Drop-In

October 23, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
Have a question about your Mac computer or laptop? Bring in your device and we will help you solve your Mac-related issues; from basic functionality to file sharing to and syncing. Note: We cannot re-format or fix broken devices. Drop in.&n...

Excel Intermediate

October 23, 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: 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. ...

Board Game Night

October 24, 2019
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:
Check out board games from the Library of Things or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 and up. Drop in. ...

Felt Leaf Garland

October 25, 2019
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
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Create a decorative leaf garland out of felt, rope, and wire. Valid District cardholders only. All supplies provided. ...

Edgar Allan Poe: To Tell a Tale

October 29, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 66
Event Description:
Literary chills abound in this spine-tingling program as Terry Lynch portrays Edgar Allen Poe describing his life as well as retelling some of his greatest works. ...

Facebook Basics

October 29, 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: 16
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Social Media for Business

October 30, 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: 14
Event Description:
Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more to promote your business. Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People shows you how to choose the best site for you and the steps to get started. ...

Power Employment Workshop

October 31, 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

November 1, 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: 20
Event Description:
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn. Available...

Gentle Yoga and Meditation

November 1, 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
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Bring your own yoga mat and explore gentle stretching and breathwork with Jenny Hennek, RYT, from the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center. Valid District cardholders only.  ...

Cutting The Cable

November 4, 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: 14
Event Description:
Tired of paying an outrageous cable bill each month? Find out how to watch your favorite movies and shows on the Internet.  ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

November 5, 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

November 5, 2019
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
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. ...

Holiday Recipes

November 5, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14

The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy

November 6, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 72
Event Description:
Historian Jim Gibbons presents the life of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the 25th anniversary of her death. ...

Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screening

November 7, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event 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: AMITAhealth.org. Held at Main Library.  ...

HTML Basics

November 11, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Come get hands on experience in basic HTML. Please only sign up if confident in keyboard, mouse, and web browser skills. Age 16 and up.  ...