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.

Virtual ESL Conversation Club

July 14, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, 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. Share your email to receive a link to the program.  ...

State Representative Tom Morrison Office Hours

July 14, 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 "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

July 14, 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 "All Ages" group.

Stories at My Museum

July 15, 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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Dark History of Nursery Rhymes

July 15, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 104
About This Event:
John Gowing presents the real meaning behind the nursery rhymes we learned as children and how they played a role in some dark periods of Britain's past. Not suitable for children. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Word Intermediate

July 16, 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 "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 "Kids" group.

Slime Makers

July 17, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room ABC
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
About This Event:
Make your own chocolate ooblek and glow-in-the-dark magic mud. Dress for messy fun; contact staff for allergy information. Grades 4-6. Sign up.   ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEAM Saturday’s

July 18, 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.

Cancelled - Digital Newspapers

July 20, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
About This Event:
Cancelled - From the Southampton Hampshire Chronicle of 1772 to the current issue of the Daily Herald, learn which archived newspapers are available at the Library and how to use them for family and historical research. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cutting The Cable

July 20, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
About This Event:
Tired of paying an outrageous cable bill each month? Find out how to watch your favorite movies and shows on the Internet. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Monday Evening Book Group

July 20, 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:
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras The story of a sheltered girl and a teen maid, who forge an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them both amid the violence of 1990s Columbia. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

July 21, 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 21, 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

July 21, 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.  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Board of Library Trustees Regular Meeting

July 21, 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 "Adults" group.

Excel Basics

July 22, 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 "Kids" group.

Crafty Thursday

July 23, 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. ...

Ozobots Meet Pokemon Go

July 23, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Story Room AB
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
About This Event:
Transform Ozobot into a Pokeball and develop your coding skills as you catch Pokemon! Grades 3-6. Sign up begins 7/9. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mac Basics

July 23, 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: 12
About This Event:
Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People will show you everything you need to know about using mail, surfing the web, keeping the computer updated and backed up and more. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

STEAM Saturday’s

July 25, 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. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Virtual Game Night

July 27, 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 of tablet) may be needed as a con...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual ESL Conversation Club

July 28, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Classes & Workshops, 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. Share your email to receive a link to the program. ...
This event is in the "Kids" group.

Drop-In STEAM

July 28, 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. ...