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 "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:
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: In the Community
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Come to a special summer storytime at Willow Park. All ages. Drop in. Questions, call Debbie Albig (HEPD), 847-285-5442. Held offsite. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Medicare Basics and You - VIRTUAL

June 25, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 95

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:
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50

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:
Draw dangerous dinosaurs on one side of the page and then radical robots on the other. What happens next? Do they fight or have a picnic? Shoot lasers or share ice cream? You decide during this fun cartooning class taught by Andertoons. Suggested for...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEAM Saturday’s

June 27, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Rand Road 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. ...

TBA ISD- Art

June 29, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
About This Event:
science program  ...
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.

Drop-In STEAM

June 30, 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.

Safety for Smart Devices

June 30, 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 keep information on your Android or Apple phone or tablet safe from prying eyes. Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People covers location tracking, privacy settings, app settings, and password safety.  ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Let’s Explore: Fossils

July 2, 2020
11:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Rand Road Branch
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Become a Paleontologist as we explore fossils through stories and some hands-on activities. Drop-in.    ...

Building Renovation Committee

July 2, 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.

Facebook Basics

July 2, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
About This Event:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

Palatine Library Genealogy Group

July 2, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
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: Rand Road Branch
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Storytimes
About This Event:
Children ages 1 through preschool are invited to attend storytime. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. Niños de 1 año hasta preescolares están invitados asistir a la hora de cuentos. Los papas o persona de cuido tiene que estar pre...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

iPad Basics

July 7, 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: 15
About This Event:
Learn iPad features, controls, and how to navigate and organize your screens. Bring your personal iPad to class. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

July 7, 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

July 7, 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 "Adults" group.

Chair Yoga

July 8, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Age Group: Adults
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 "Adults" group.

Virtual Crime Readers Book Discussion

July 8, 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:
Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia Maya Stark, a language therapist at a psychiatric facility, is challenged when a boy missing for ten years refuses to speak about his father, the ransacked campsite they both disappeared from, or what has transpired o...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Crafty Thursday

July 9, 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.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Prehistoric Animal Show

July 9, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Rand Road Branch
Age Group: Kids, All Ages
Program Type: Games & Activities
About This Event:
Enjoy an up-close experience with some of the world’s most ancient animals as Crosstown Exotics brings reptiles, amphibians, and bugs to the library for some interactive fun.  All ages. Drop-in. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Word Basics

July 9, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98

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 for an up-close experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. Sign up begins 6/26 for online program. ...