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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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

June 12, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
About This Event:
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day. All items are half price! Guidelines for ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

June 13, 2020
9:30am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
About This Event:
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day. All items are half price! Guidelines for ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

June 14, 2020
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Rooms 1&2
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
About This Event:
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friends' members - No Charge Non-members - $5 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Admission Sunday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Free admission Bargain day. All items are half price! Guidelines for ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Monday Evening Book Group

June 15, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

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
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
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
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 "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

June 16, 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 "Adults" group.

Virtual ESL Conversation Club

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
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: 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 Roll-A-Story, a storytelling game. Check our Facebook page for a video. Download/View the pre-filled game boards. https://palatinelibraryorg-my.sharepoint.com/:b...
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 "Adults" group.

Polish Cooking - Virtual Program via Zoom

June 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
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

June 18, 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. ...
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 "Adults" group.

Social Media for Business

June 22, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
About This Event:
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. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Virtual Game Night

June 22, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities, Social Gatherings
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

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 us on the 4th Monday of the month to play games together online!  Teens will meet via Zoom to play trivia and other fun games for a chance to relax and have fun.  Note: having a secondary device (phone or tablet) may be needed as a con...
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.

ESL Conversation Club

June 23, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
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. Program link will be emailed to participants.  ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

June 23, 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.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities, Classes & Workshops
About This Event:
Join us on Wonder Wednesday in solving three different chess puzzles in one move. Check our Facebook page for the video. https://www.facebook.com/PalatineLibrary/ ...
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.  ...

Tween Book Club: Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

June 24, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room C
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
About This Event:
Enjoy activities and a lively discussion. Grades 4-6. Sign up.   Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh Harper Raine, the new seventh-grader in town, must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother in this high-stakes and spoo...