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

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
About This Event:
Learn about the current job search environment and the steps to create a highly effective job search. Eugene Flynn, a facilitator at the Career & Networking Center, will discuss the key components of a highly effective search and the many re...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The Frog Lady - Virtual

May 29, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35

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:
Hate snakes? You won’t after Frog Lady teaches you how wonderful and beneficial these gentle creatures truly are. Sign up begins May 15.  ...
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 "Adults" group.

SCORE

June 2, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
About This Event:
 Do you have business questions? 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 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual ESL Conversation Club

June 2, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Social Gatherings, Multicultural

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 "Kids" group.

Wonder Wednesdays

June 3, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Join us online for a fun activity! Grades K-6.  Today's activity is a scavenger hunt. Visit our Facebook Page to view a video and share a photo of your favorite scavenger hunt item. https://palatinelibraryorg-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Power of Employment

June 4, 2020
9:30am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
About This Event:
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 worknetncc.com and click the link under "E...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Crafty Thursday

June 4, 2020
10:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
About This Event:
Spark your child's creativity by making a simple craft together. ...

Building Renovation Committee

June 4, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room
About This Event:
The Building Renovation Committee of the Library Board of Trustees will meet to review plans for renovation at the three Library locations. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Cloud

June 4, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
About This Event:
Are you unsure of what “the Cloud” is? Learn about the different services and  tips to make the most of its storage and organization features. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 84

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:
Join Bike Palatine Club members as they recount their exciting experiences cycling in 2019 on the 47th annual RAGBRAI: The Register's Annual  Great  Bike Ride Across Iowa. This program will be present...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

VIRTUAL - Genealogy Group

June 4, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95
About This Event:
Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and  learning about new research tools.  ...
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 "Adults" group.

Virtual Friday Morning Book Group

June 5, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
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:
America is not the Heart by Elaine Castillo Hero De Vera leaves political violence in the Philippines to live near her uncle's family in the San Francisco Bay area. Her relationship with her younger American born cousin helps her adjust to her ne...
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 "Adults" group.

Virtual ESL Conversation Club

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 "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

June 9, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Stop by 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: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Join us online for a fun activity! Grades K-6.  Today's activity is ice cream in a bag. Visit our Facebook page for a video. Download and print directions: https://palatinelibraryorg-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/jhammuck_palatine...
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
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 "Adults" group.

Virtual Crime Readers Book Discussion

June 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
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:
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 89

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
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Minecraft Mania

June 11, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
About This Event:
Enter the world of Minecraft. Grades 5-12. Sign up.  ...
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!    ...