Library Closed – Adding Curbside Pickup

Due to the extended Governor’s stay-at-home order, all Palatine Public Library District facilities will remain Closed. New Curbside Pickup service starts June 2. Begin returning materials on May 20. Due dates extended through June 30. Watch the website and social media for updates. .

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Summer STEAM - Virtual

June 8, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Welcome to the first Summer STEAM of the season! Today, we’ll explore buoyancy and design with the Aluminum Foil Boat Challenge. Join us for fun STEAM activities all summer. Ages 5 and up with parent/ caregiver. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes

Online Instructions

This event will be posted on our Facebook page

This event will be posted on our YouTube channel

About This Event:
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in this virtual storytime event. Suggested for ages 1 and up.  Click to join storytime on our YouTube!  Click to join our storytime on Facebook!    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Conversation Club - Virtual

June 9, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, Social Gatherings
About This Event:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended.  Contact us to receive a link to the program.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Stories at My Museum

June 10, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Enjoy storytime and then stay to play at this hands-on museum created for kids, by kids. All ages. Drop in. Held offsite at My Museum, 37 E. Northwest Hwy, Palatine. ...

Chair Yoga

June 10, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
About This Event:
Explore gentle postures, breath work, meditation, and deep relaxation with Karen Fotopoulos, a registered yoga teacher from Discover Yoga with Karen. Valid District cardholders only. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Wonder Wednesdays - Virtual

June 10, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Online Instructions

This event will be posted on our Facebook page

About This Event:
Join us online for a fun activity! Grades K-6. Drop in. No registration required, but sign up to receive an email reminder about this event. Today's activity is ice cream in a bag. Visit our Facebook page for a video. https://www.facebook.com/P...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Crime Readers Book Group - Virtual

June 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11

Online Instructions

This event will be conducted using Zoom. Once you've registered, we'll send you the password for the meeting link.

About This Event:
The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean Two sisters return to their Australian hometown to make sense of the unsolved disappearance of their best friends from 20 years earlier. Ebook and EAudiobook copies are available in Overdrive and Hoo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type:
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68

Online Instructions

This event will be conducted using Zoom. Once you've registered, we'll send you the password for the meeting link.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs in this virtual event. Birth through 12 months with parent/caregiver.  Click to join storytime on our YouTube!  Click to join our storyti...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes, Games & Activities

Online Instructions

This event will be posted on our Facebook page

This event will be posted on our YouTube channel

About This Event:
Dig deeper to become a paleontologist, as we discover and investigate dinosaurs through stories, math, science and art.  Recommended for ages 4-7 with a parent/caregiver. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in this virtual storytime event. Suggested for ages 1 and up.  Click to join storytime on our YouTube!  Click to join our storytime on Facebook!    ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Summer STEAM - Virtual

June 15, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Join us for fun STEAM activities all summer. Ages 5 and up with parent/ caregiver. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Monday Evening Book Group - Virtual

June 15, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18

Online Instructions

This event will be conducted using Zoom. Once you've registered, we'll send you the password for the meeting link.

About This Event:
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS h...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in this virtual storytime event. Suggested for ages 1 and up.  Click to join storytime on our YouTube!  Click to join our storytime on Facebook!    ...

State Representative Tom Morrison Office Hours

June 16, 2020
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Grounds
Program Type: Discussions
About This Event:
Drop in to talk with a representative from State Representative Tom Morrison's office. Ask about the State Representative's positions on bills and issues, or share your own opinions with the representative. Get help and information on navigating stat...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Android Basics

June 16, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Online Instructions

This event will be conducted using Zoom. Once you've registered, we'll send you the password for the meeting link.

About This Event:
Get more comfortable with your Android tablet or phone as we demonstrate how to navigate, find apps and customize your device. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ESL Conversation Club - Virtual

June 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gatherings

Online Instructions

This event will be conducted using Zoom. Once you've registered, we'll send you the password for the meeting link.

About This Event:
Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers over tea and coffee. Basic conversation skills recommended.  Contact us to receive a link to the program.  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Teen Book Club

June 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Discussions, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50

Online Instructions

This event will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. Once you've registered, we'll send you the meeting link.

About This Event:
All teens are invited to join us to discuss a YA book on the third Tuesday of each month.  We will be meeting on Microsoft Teams so it is essential that you provide a correct, active email address so we can add you to the book club group. Jun...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Board of Library Trustees Regular Meeting

June 16, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Board Meetings
About This Event:
All meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Rennack/McElroy Room of the Main Library located at 700 N. North Ct., Palatine IL 60067 unless otherwise noted. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: In the Community
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Come to a special storytime at Hamilton Playground Shelter. All ages. Drop in. Questions, call Karen Rude (PPD), 847-496-6239. Held offsite. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Wonder Wednesdays - Virtual

June 17, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Online Instructions

This event will be posted on our Facebook page

About This Event:
Join us online for a fun activity! Grades K-6. Drop in. No registration required, but sign up to receive an email reminder about this event. Today's activity is a storytelling game. Visit our Facebook page for a video.      ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Polish Cooking - Virtual Program via Zoom

June 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: , Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 56
About This Event:
Expand your culinary expertise and join Susan Maddox as she prepares some Polish recipes for us to taste and try at home. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Crafty Thursday - Virtual

June 18, 2020
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities

Online Instructions

This event will be posted on our Facebook page

This event will be posted on our YouTube channel

About This Event:
Spark your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: In the Community
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Come to a special storytime at Hamilton Playground Shelter. All ages. Drop in. Questions, call Karen Rude (PPD), 847-496-6239. Held offsite. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in this virtual storytime event. Suggested for ages 1 and up.  Click to join storytime on our YouTube!  Click to join our storytime on Facebook!    ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEAM Saturday’s

June 20, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Stop by one Saturday a month for fun STEAM activities. Ages 5 and up with parent/caregiver. Drop -in. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Summer STEAM - Virtual

June 22, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Join us for fun STEAM activities all summer. Ages 5 and up with parent/ caregiver. ...