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Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Keyboarding

September 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
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. ...

Decorative Wood Painting

September 21, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
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. ...

Introduction to Mac

September 24, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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. ...

Medicare Made Clear

September 27, 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
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.  ...

Beginning Crochet, Part 1

October 1, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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

October 1, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
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

October 1, 2018
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
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.  ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

October 2, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
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

October 2, 2018
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
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. ...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

October 3, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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. ...

Power Employment Workshop

October 4, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
Registration
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...

Internet Basics

October 4, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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...

Beginning Crochet, Part 2 (Prerequisite: Part 1)

October 8, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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

October 8, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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

October 8, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Room: North Hoffman Room
Ages: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
Learn to code simple animations using Google CS First!  Ages 9- 14. Sign-up. ...

Ozobots: Halloween Challenge

October 9, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
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.   ...

Ozobots: Halloween Challenge

October 9, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
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.   ...

Getting Started with LinkedIn

October 9, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
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. ...

Chair Yoga

October 10, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration
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. ...

Excel 2010 Basics

October 10, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
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. ...

AMITA Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screening

October 11, 2018
3:00pm - 7:00pm
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. ...

iMovie Workshop: Green Screen

October 11, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
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. ...

Computer Basics

October 15, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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 ...

Cutting The Cable

October 16, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
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.   ...

Excel 2010 Intermediate

October 17, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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. ...