Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Zumba

May 20, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Rand Road Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Learn routines that combine fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body. Not only is Zumba fun, but it is easy to do. Come and see for yourself! Ages 14 and up. Wear athletic shoes. Sign up. Aprenda rutinas que combinan ritmos lentos y rápid...

Monday Evening Book Group

May 20, 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: 8
Event Description:
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 April 15 ...

Spring Terrarium

May 21, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Bring out your creative side by designing a mini spring terrarium to decorate your home! Ages 14 and up. Valid district cardholders only. Sign up. ...

Best Garage Sale Ever!

May 21, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Event Description:
Professional organizer Beth Randall shares tips on how to have your best garage sale yet. ...

Great Books Discussion

May 21, 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...

Bike Tune-up at HOPE Day Center

May 22, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: In the Community
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Just in time for the best biking weather! Join a bicycling expert to learn how to tune up your bicycle using tools available through Palatine Library. Held offsite at Journeys HOPE Day Center, 1140 East Northwest Highway, Palatine. Dro...

Facebook Basics

May 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: 13
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Meditate to be Serene

May 23, 2019
7:00pm - 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: 16
Event Description:
In this fast-paced world, we all seek greater peace, calmness, and centeredness. Join Zelma Chamberlain, M. Ed., during National Meditation Month in this engaging lecture on the benefits of meditation with a short practice session.  ...

Beaded Sun-Catcher

May 24, 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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Make a sun-catcher with glass beads and fishing line. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. ...

ESL Conversation Club

May 28, 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.  ...

Website Coding 102

May 28, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Ready for more HTML and CSS? Learn modern design techniques using the popular responsive framework, Bootstrap, and how to make your site more interactive with jQuery. Prerequisite: Website Coding 101 on May 13. Coding 101 and 102 series is progres...

Introduction to Mac

May 29, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 3
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event 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. ...

La Loteria

May 29, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Rand Road Branch
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type on Public Calendar: Games & Activities, Multicultural
Event Description:
Learn to play La Loteria, a traditional game of chance played throughout Mexico that most resembles BINGO with pictures. All ages. Aprenda a jugar La Lotería, un juego de azar tradicional que se juega atravez de todo México que tiene un parecido a...

Social Media for Business

June 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: 18
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. ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

June 4, 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

June 4, 2019
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
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. ...

25 Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Job

June 5, 2019
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
Seats Remaining: 86
Event Description:
Jim Austgen from Community Career Center provides insight into hiring from a manager’s perspective, and the importance of first impressions. ...

Power Employment Workshop

June 6, 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...

Windows 10 Basics

June 6, 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:
Learn everything to get started with Windows 10, including the new Start menu, Edge, Cortana, and basic customization. Presented by Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People. ...

Facebook Basics

June 10, 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. ...

Crime Readers Book Discussion

June 12, 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: 6
Event Description:
Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths A series of bizarre murders in post-World War II England appears to be connected to the Magic Men, magicians who were part of a special ops group during the war. ...

Medicare Made Clear: Educational

June 13, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Description:
Getting ready to retire? Insurance Broker Donna Spigolon presents choices, estimated costs and timelines to enroll in Medicare Supplements, Part D Drug Plans, and Medicare Advantage Plans.  ...

Using Ancestry

June 13, 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:
A beginner’s look at how to use Ancestry to find census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research. ...

Book Folding

June 14, 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: 35
Event Description:
Fold pages of an old book to form the word "READ."  All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. ...

Excel Basics

June 17, 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:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Monday Evening Book Group

June 17, 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:
Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor While collaborating with W.B. Yeats, playwright John Synge falls in love with actress Molly Allgood in 1907 Dublin. ...

Wordpress 101

June 18, 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:
Learn how to create your own blog or website on Wordpress.com, and customize it to your own needs. Please bring your own ideas. ...