Upcoming Events

Event Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Prismware Planter

July 22, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Hoffman Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Paint a ceramic prism shape planter with Color Me Mine Studio. All supplies provided. Ages 14 and up. Valid district cardholders only. Sign up.   ...

Legends of Surf Music

July 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Description:
Musician/historian Randy Walker presents the history and performs the music of Surf Legends. ...

ESL Conversation Club

July 23, 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.  ...

The Cloud

July 25, 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
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Are you unsure of what “the cloud” is? This class will explain what cloud services are and give you tips on how you can use them for storage and organization. ...

Zumba

July 29, 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: 8
Event Description:
The routines in this program combine fast and slow rhythms that 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. Las rutinas de este programa están comb...

Screen Writing 101

July 30, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Description:
Got an idea for film or TV show? Join Palatine resident Frederick Mensch - writer of the Emmy-nominated HBO Film Nightingale - for a look at the art, craft, and business of screenwriting.  ...

Power Employment Workshop

August 1, 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...

Ugly Prey: A Scandal in the Chicago Jazz Age

August 1, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 65
Event Description:
Author Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi tells the riveting story of the case against Sabella Nitti and the fight to save her life during the jazz age of the early 1920's. Books will be available for purchase. ...

Book Folding

August 2, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Fold pages of an old book to form the word "READ."  All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. ...

Immigration: Free Legal Advice Clinic

August 3, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Event Description:
The Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors (AIN) offers free legal consultations on immigration matters. By appointment or walk-in. Limit to one 30-minute session per person/family. To register, visit this link: tinyurl.com/Pal-Library-Legal-Clinic ...

Chicago: The First Hollywood

August 5, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Description:
Film historian Annette Bochenek discusses the film industry's early days in Chicago with silent film studios, stars, and their legacies today. ...

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring

August 6, 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

August 6, 2019
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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. ...

Bollywood Dance

August 6, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops, Multicultural
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Description:
Back by popular demand! Dress comfortably and get your heart pumping in this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program led by Deepthi Chiruvuri from Bolly DanceFit.  ...

Facebook Basics

August 7, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family. ...

La Loteria

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

Baking with Vegetables

August 7, 2019
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
Rosemary Deneen pays us a visit to demonstrate some unique ways to use vegetables in baking. Her new cookbook will be available for signing and purchase. ...

Technology Trends

August 8, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 2
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Curious about what's happening in the world of personal technology? Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will cover news about the coolest tech coming around the corner and what the distant future might hold.  ...

PowerPoint Basic

August 8, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
PowerPoint Basic Learn the basics of PowerPoint including slide layout, design elements, and adding images.  Includes hands-on time during class for practice. ...

Getting Started with Bullet Journal

August 12, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Join a Bullet Journal enthusiast as she walks you through getting started with the Bullet Journal Method. Learn how to use this method to stay organized and get things done. Supplies provided. ...

ESL Conversation Club

August 13, 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.  ...

Chair Yoga

August 14, 2019
12:00pm - 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: 1
Event Description:
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.  ...

Crime Readers Book Discussion

August 14, 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: 5
Event Description:
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara The true story of the hunt for Golden State Killer, who terrorized California for over a decade.  ...

Excel Basic

August 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Classes & Workshops
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Navigate and format a spreadsheet, enter basic formulas and functions, and create a basic chart. ...

Windows 10 Basics (Rescheduled)

August 14, 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: 1
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. *This class is rescheduled from 6/6/2019.  ...

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

August 14, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Meeting Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type on Public Calendar: Lectures & Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Description:
Author William Elliott  Hazelgrove presents the sprawling history behind Chicago, the 1933 World's Fair, and the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game. Books will be available ...

Internet Basics

August 15, 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: 11
Event Description:
Are you already using the Internet but still have basic questions about how to surf the web and use your browser efficiently? Come to this class to get information and answers to basic internet questions.  ...