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PROGR A M S | CL A S S ES | E V E N TS M a rc h - May 2017

Your Destination for Knowledge, Entertainment, and Community

Program Sign Up Starts Februar y 20

• March 29 – Superhero Fan Fest..............................................................11 • April 23 – Ensemble of Ragas at Cutting Hall……....................................4 • May 18 – Best Seat in the House: Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher….....8

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Palatine Library Team Staff Development Day September 2016


INSIDE The Friends/Foundation.............................2 At the Heart of Our Community/Thanks.......3 Exploring South Asia: India and Beyond........4 Adult Programs................................................6 Health/Connect/Savvy Seniors......................9 Business and Careers/Genealogy.................10 Teen Programs/Palatine High School Art....11 Children’s Programs......................................12 North Hoffman Branch.................................14 Rand Road Branch.........................................15 Poetry Month/Selected Reads......................16 Book Discussions...........................................17 Adult Computer Classes................................18

The Friends of the Palatine Library

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and related items are gratefully accepted. Thank you! All proceeds from the sales benefit the Library. The Friends group continues to fund the Summer and Winter Reading Programs at the Library. We are looking for more volunteers. Membership forms to join the Friends are available in the lobby of the Main Library. Single or family membership is $10 per year. One of the benefits of being a member is FREE entry on Friday night for each sale offered during the term of your membership. Curbside drop off of donation materials is available the last Saturday of each month from 9:15 a.m. – Noon.

A New Fun-to-Learn Kiosk Homebound delivery service is available to valid Library District cardholders who are unable to come to the Library for a minimum of 30 days due to a temporary or a permanent disabling condition. Complete an application form and submit it to the Homebound Services Coordinator. For more information, call 847-358-5881, x112, or visit www.palatinelibrary.org/ about-us/homebound

The Friends of Palatine Library recently provided funds to purchase a new addition to our Early Literacy Area: an interactive learning kiosk, called a Seed Pod. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers have fun while developing their language and pre-literacy skills: counting, identifying colors, and understanding emotions.

The Library Foundation

The Palatine Library Foundation raises private funds for library projects and services that would otherwise not be funded by tax revenue. They have supported various projects, including furnishings, equipment, partnership programs, and networking with the Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation recently donated funds to purchase cameras and camcorders that are available to check out in the Digital Media Center. These funds will also be used to provide a collection of GoPro cameras for cardholders to borrow this summer. If you are interested in joining, the Foundation is seeking additional Board members. To make a donation or to get involved email info@ppldf.org or visit http://ppldf.org

Support the Library! Dine and Share Fundraiser Event

Wednesday, April 26 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Visit Photos Hotdogs, Palatine, to show your support and 25% of your purchase will be donated to the Palatine Library Foundation. Make sure to mention the Library Dine and Share when ordering.

ADA accommodations are available with at least seven days’ notice by contacting Melissa Gardner at mgardner@palatinelibrary.org or 847-358-5881, x155.

Did you know you can receive our newsletter by email? Send a request to palatine@palatinelibrary.org Photo Policy: Palatine Public Library District reserves the right to take photographs and video recordings of participants in Library programs and activities. These images are for Library use only and may appear in Library publicity. Please notify staff if you wish to be excluded from photographs and video recordings. (Policy 3-6 Photography in the Library)

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Just ask us, we are ready to assist you! Main Library: 847-358-5881 Department Extensions: • Library Information: x100 • Renew Materials/Circulation: x125 • Reference/Research/Non-Fiction: x167 • Fiction/Children/Teens: x132 • Computers/Study Room: x190 • Meeting Room: x122 • Movies/Music: x104 • Digital Media Center: x180

Other ways to reach us during Library hours: Chat: www.palatinelibrary.org/contact Email: Reference and General Questions: palatine@palatinelibrary.org Text: 847-979-4555 For additional information, visit www.palatinelibrary.org/ about-us/contact-us


At the Heart of Our Community

According to the Pew Internet Research Center, “Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources, and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life.” The results of our recent community survey show that residents of Palatine Public Library District agree: 99% of over 6000 respondents declared, “I believe Palatine Library is essential to the community.” Many residents further explained how the library has improved their lives, and offered suggestions for how we can build on this success.

“I believe Palatine Library is essential to the community.” With three locations serving nearly 90,000 residents, Palatine Library staff delivers an extraordinary variety of valuable services for all ages and interests, whether in person or online. Through our core values and mission, we provide residents and neighbors with access to information, ideas, and experiences that enrich lives and strengthen our community.

A BIG Applause for Our Volunteers

Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. Our volunteers give their time to help the Library. They assist staff in almost every department of the Library. These dedicated folks help by shelving books, re-casing/cleaning DVDs and CDs, helping at the branches, assisting at programs, cleaning up, and helping with the reading programs. Last fiscal year (July 2015 – June 2016) over 100 volunteers gave more than 3600 hours of their time to the Library. In addition, we have five high school students, finishing up 20 volunteer hours for graduation requirements.

We would like to especially recognize these volunteers who have dedicated five years or more: Irene Jost, started in June, 2004; Helen Verschuroff, March, 2001; Gail Richardson, October, 2007; Alice Sum, August, 2010; Pat McVeigh, April, 2010; and Edie Litwin, September, 2010. Thanks to all of you–we couldn’t do it without you!

Winter Reading Success!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Winter Reading Challenge! 7014 books were read, exceeding our goal of 5000 books! Thank you to Palatine Bank and Trust, and Warehouse Direct for partnering with the Library to each donate $1000 to JOURNEYS The Road Home. These generous donations help provide shelter and social services to those who are homeless or at risk in suburban Northern/Northwestern Cook County. Thanks to the Friends of Palatine Library for the Winter Reading Challenge sign-up gifts: the mugs and fuzzy-faced snowballs were a big hit!

Each day at Palatine Library:

• We prepare children for a lifetime of learning and curious inquiry. Through storytimes, after-school activities, teen programs, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources, we help ensure that children are ready for school and beyond. • We present educational classes on topics such as health and wellness, food, travel, history, genealogy, and more. • We support the growth and development of local entrepreneurs. With current technology and training, we help people research, innovate, create, and achieve their goals. • We offer extensive and varied collections of print and digital resources representing many points of view. • We provide resources in different languages and media so that all members of our community have the opportunity to find, evaluate, and understand the information they seek. • We employ trained professionals who can direct people toward quality, reliable sources for information and entertainment. • We are the community’s living room: a third place—between home and work—a place where people can gather, collaborate, and exchange ideas in a safe and welcoming environment. Providing these essential resources and opportunities is why we are proud to serve Palatine Library. The Library welcomes everyone, and we look forward to serving you each day. Palatine Library Team

Praise for Our Partners!

Our deep appreciation to these partnering businesses for our Winter Reading Challenge donations: Agio Italian Bistro; Bea’s Hair Design Briana’s Restaurant & Pancake House; Chick-fil-A, Kildeer Chipotle Mexican Grill, Palatine; Denny’s; Exercise Coach Friends of Palatine Library; Herbalife Distributor Ted Czechorski, Palatine Jewel-Osco on Dundee Road, Palatine Jewel-Osco on Plum Grove Road, Palatine Mariano’s; Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt; Orbit Skate Center Palatine Bank & Trust; Palatine Park District; Photos Hotdogs Pinstripes, Oakbrook; Pinstripes, South Barrington; Play It Again Sports Salt Creek Park District; Slice of Chicago Warehouse Direct, Mount Prospect Other partnership opportunities exist. Contact Cheryl Baier for more information at 847-358-5881, x173.

Summer Reading Program

Reading by Design Coming Thursday, June 1 – Tuesday, August 15 Summer Reading by Design starts Thursday, June 1. For all valid District cardholders. Finish the reading program requirements by Tuesday, August 15, and you can choose from a grand prize t-shirt or tote bag, generously donated by the Friends of Palatine Library.

Kick-Off Celebration: Saturday, June 3

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Exploring South Asia: India and Beyond We are excited to host a variety of programs and events that focus on and celebrate the diverse cultures of India and South Asian countries including: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. We hope to highlight some of the beauty and traditions that have enriched our country and reflect our local community. Join us to explore the abundance of this culture through music, dance, cuisine, literature, and art.

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Indian Cooking

MAIN LIBRARY ADULTS Ensemble of Ragas with Saraswathi Ranganathan at Cutting Hall

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Experience the beautiful sounds of the veena, as Saraswathi Ranganathan treats you to an artistically rich presentation of this instrument from South India, interlaced with dance from that region. Funded by the Friends of the Palatine Library. Offsite at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine. Sign up.

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Anupy Singla, local cookbook author and owner of Indian as Apple Pie, teaches us easy recipes that are authentic and healthy. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Valid District cardholders only. Samples provided.

India: A Visual Journey

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Photographer Paul Berg presents a photographic journey of his five-week adventure to the fascinating country of India with stops in Rajasthan, Agra, Calcutta, Darjeeling, and more.

Meet the Author: Sonali Dev

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sonali Dev, author of The Bollywood Bride and A Bollywood Affair, describes her writing journey. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Painted Mandala Stones

Fiction Book Discussion: An Atlas of Impossible Longing

Friday, May 5, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. by Anuradha Roy The story of three generations of a Bengali family from the turn of the twentieth century to India’s partition. Copies available April 7, at the Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up, x132. More books by South Asian authors are listed on page 16.

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(Sign up for one session) Friday, May 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Celebrate South Asian heritage with the ancient art of the mandala. Make simple dots to create beautiful mandala designs.

Movie Night: The Lunchbox

Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life, as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur. Hindi with English subtitles. (PG)

Interfaith Discussion about Holy Books at the Sikh Gurdwara, Palatine

Wednesday, May 24 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Holy Books discussion with Q&A. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Tour of Gurdwara followed by a traditional vegetarian meal provided by the Sikh Religious Society. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Guests may stay for religious service. Enjoy a presentation of different religions, hosted at the Sikh Temple in Palatine. Speakers from Buddhist (Tripitaka), Christian (Bible), Hindu (Gita), Jewish (Torah), Muslim (Qur'an), and Sikh (Guru Granth Sahib) faiths discuss their Holy Books, with a question and answer session afterward. Stay for a tour of the Gurdwara and enjoy a vegetarian meal, then stay for the religious service. All ages. Offsite at the Sikh Gurdwara, 1280 Winnetka Street, Palatine. Sign up. The Sikh Gurdwara is managed by the Sikh Religious Society and focuses on Sikh religious services, Punjabi language/Kirtan classes, and the charitable and nonprofit endeavors of society. Sikhism, a monotheistic religion, follows the teachings of ten Gurus (Teachers). Visitors are always welcome. Guidelines: Consumption or possession of alcohol and tobacco is not permitted; men and women must wear a head covering (supplied), and remove shoes in prayer hall and dining area; casual clothes recommended for sitting on the floor.


An Introduction to Loose Leaf Tea

Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sheila Duda, owner of Tea Lula Tea Boutique, presents the production methods used to create different varieties of tea, as well as growing regions, processing techniques, proper steeping, and storage.

Rangoli Sand Art

Wednesday, May 17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Explore the origins of rangoli, a popular South Asian folk art, while using colored sand to create your own unique design. All supplies provided. Grades 1-5. Sign up.

Bollywood Groove

Thursday, March 30, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Bollywood Groove is an engaging showcase of Bollywood dances along with information on the history and origin of the style. Instructors will also lead interactive dances with the audience. All ages. Tickets available Thursday, March 23.

Chess at the Library

Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

March 30, April 6, 13, 20 Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Come learn from professional instructors and play this game traced back to India. Grades 2-6. Sign up.

Sri Lankan Animal Mask Craft

Incredible India Craft and Storytime

Saturday, April 8 10:00 a.m. – Noon See page 15 for details.

Craft 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Celebrate the national symbols of India! Choose a peacock or tiger craft. Drop in.

Punjabi Folk Dance

Thursday, May 18

TEENS/CHILDREN

RAND BRANCH

Storytime 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Come hear stories of India past and present. Drop in.

Friday, April 14, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. See page 15 for details.

NORTH HOFFMAN BRANCH Peacock Storytime and Craft Monday, March 27, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. See page 14 for details.

Peacock Storytime and Craft Friday, May 5, 11:30 – Noon See page 15 for details.

Painted Mandala Stones

Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Adult Program. See page 14 for details.

Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, April 12, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Discover yoga through story, song, and poses that engage the imagination and senses. Presented by Karen Fotopoulous, certified yoga instructor from Discover Yoga with Karen. Ages 3 through 6. Sign up.

Henna with Kendra Williams Thursday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Henna artist Kendra Williams teaches you the history of henna, how it works, and how to become a henna artist. Then, practice drawing your own henna designs! Grades 6-12. Sign up.

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SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881, x167 VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org

A D U LT PROGRAMS MARCH

Bicycle Maintenance 101 at Mikes Bike Shop

Monday, March 20, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Learn how to maintain your bike at this offsite program at Mikes Bike Shop (155 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine). Valid District cardholders only. Limit 10. Held offsite.

Annual Poetry Contest

Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, April 15

Poetry Fest

Butterflies of the American Prairie

Saturday, May 6, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. See page 16 for details. All ages.

National Women’s Month Both Sides Now: Women of Song

Monday, March 6, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Vocalist/guitarist Pat Gaughan performs a musical journey back in time to the ´60s and ´70s when women folk musicians were coming to the forefront of American culture.

Mollie’s War: First Women of the U.S. Army Thursday, March 16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. During National Women’s Month, we celebrate women who served in World War II with author Cyndee Schaffer and her book based on her mother’s letters home while she served abroad. Books will be available for purchase.

Her Hamilton: As Told By His Wife, Eliza

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Come hear the true story of Alexander Hamilton and how his fight for liberty affected his marriage, as told by his wife Eliza, portrayed by Lynn Rymarz.

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Cooking for Two

Thursday, March 9, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Dave Esau brings his personality and cooking skills to teach us some great ways to create meals designed just for two. Valid District cardholders only. Samples provided.

Local Author Fair

Sunday, March 12, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Meet and mingle with Palatine area authors, learn about their writing and publishing processes, and browse a selection of locally written books available for purchase and signing.

Memories of Palatine After WWII

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Bring in and share your pictures and memories of Palatine in this interactive program from the Palatine Historical Society.

Monday, March 27, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Doug Taron from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum explores the northeastern butterfly species of Illinois, their life cycles and ecology, the relationship between caterpillar food plants and habitat, and conservation efforts.


Exploring South Asia Program

A DULT PRO G R A MS

APRIL Growing Orchids at Knupper Nursery

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Learn about the best way to grow orchids at Knupper Nursery and Landscape. Valid District cardholders only. Limit 25. Held offsite at Knupper Nursery and Landscape, 1801 N. Rand Road, Palatine.

Dann and Raymond’s Movie Club: The Great Cult Movies

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Daily Herald movie critic Dann Gire, and film historian Raymond Benson present a retrospect on great cult movies such as Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, Pink Flamingos, and more.

Trash to Treasure

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Interior decorator Rhody Hausauer shows you how to create beautiful décor pieces at a fraction of the cost, using recycled items—giving them a new purpose.

Advertising is Old News Spring Wreaths

Wednesday, April 19, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Palatine Historical Society shares how pre-WWII Palatine businesses served as a hub for newspaper advertisements.

Friday, April 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Sign up for one session) Make pompoms to decorate an embroidery hoop and turn it into a wreath for spring.

Parent Connection

Monday, April 10, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Network with other new, expecting, and experienced parents, while your child plays by your side. All ages welcome.

Ensemble of Ragas with Saraswathi Ranganathan at Cutting Hall

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Experience the beautiful sounds of the veena, as Saraswathi Ranganathan treats you to an artistically rich presentation of this instrument from South India, interlaced with dance from that region. Funded by the Friends of the Palatine Library. Held offsite at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine.

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A D U LT PROGRAMS

Exploring South Asia Program

May Annual Poetry Contest Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, April 15

Poetry Fest

Saturday, May 6, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. See page 16 for details. All ages.

South Asia: India and Beyond

Indian Cooking

Painted Mandala Stones

Anupy Singla, local cookbook author and owner of Indian as Apple Pie, teaches us easy recipes that are authentic and healthy. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Valid District cardholders only. Samples provided.

Friday, May 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

India: A Visual Journey

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Photographer Paul Berg presents a photographic journey of his five-week adventure to the fascinating country of India with stops in Rajasthan, Agra, Calcutta, Darjeeling, and more.

(Sign up for one session)

Celebrate South Asian heritage with the ancient art of the mandala. Make simple dots to create beautiful mandala designs.

An Introduction to Loose Leaf Tea Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Sheila Duda, owner of Tea Lula Tea Boutique, presents the production methods used to create different varieties of tea, as well as growing regions, processing techniques, proper steeping, and storage.

Thursday, May 11 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sonali Dev, author of The Bollywood Bride and A Bollywood Affair, describes her writing journey. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, May 1, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Master Gardener and volunteer for the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Colleen Graudins presents a seasonal approach about growing midwest-native plants in our gardens.

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Wednesday, May 24 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Holy Books discussion with Q&A. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Tour of Gurdwara followed by a traditional vegetarian meal provided by the Sikh Religious Society. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Guests may stay for religious service. Enjoy a presentation of different religions, hosted at the Sikh Temple in Palatine. Speakers from Buddhist (Tripitaka), Christian (Bible), Hindu (Gita), Jewish (Torah), Muslim (Qur'an), and Sikh (Guru Granth Sahib) faiths discuss their Holy Books, with a question and answer session afterward. Stay for a tour of the Gurdwara and enjoy a vegetarian meal, then stay for the religious service. All ages. Sign up. More details on page 4.

Meet the Author: Sonali Dev

Growing Midwest-Native Plants

Interfaith Discussion about Holy Books at the Sikh Gurdwara, Palatine

Best Seat in the House: Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher

Oh, the Humanity! The Hindenburg Disaster

Learn the joys and tribulations of being a Wrigley Field usher with author Bruce Bohrer as he describes the nine seasons he spent at the corner of Clark and Addison. Books will be available for purchase.

Relive the horrific day—May 6, 1937— as Terry Lynch portrays reporter Herb Morrison witnessing one of the greatest disasters of the twentieth century: the crash of Hindenburg. Sponsored by the Palatine Historical Society.

Thursday, May 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.


SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881, x167 VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org

A DULT PRO G R A MS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

CONNECT

Healthy Eating After Cancer

ESL Conversation Club

In partnership with Wellness House, join us for a discussion and cooking demonstration with Anita Ratterman, registered dietitian from Northwest Community Hospital, about foods to include in your diet to help prevent cancer recurrence. Samples provided. Sign up.

Practice your English conversational skills with friendly volunteers. All levels welcome. Sign up.

Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:30 – Noon March 14, 28 April 11 (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.), April 25 May 9, 23

Movie Nights!

Watch a newly released movie or favorite classic on our big screen, with subtitles. Bring your own drink, and we’ll provide the snacks.

Chair Yoga

Sully

Sign up for each session individually.

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Starring Tom Hanks. (PG-13)

Wednesdays, Noon – 1:00 p.m. March 8, April 12, May 10

Explore gentle postures, breath work, meditation, and deep relaxation with Karen Fotopoulos, certified yoga instructor from Discover Yoga with Karen. Sign up. Valid District cardholders only.

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

The Lunchbox

Tuesday, May 16 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Sponsored by

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screening

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life, as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur. Hindi with English subtitles. (PG)

Wednesday, April 5, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

ABHS registered nurses offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings and assessment for the risk of stroke. Consultation on improving negative results will be provided. Held at Main Library. Adventist Midwest Health and Alexian Brothers Health System Group To sign up, please call 1-855-MyAMITA (1-855-692-6482) or visit www.AMITAhealth.org

SAVVY SENIORS Mondays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Ages 55 and older.

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Medicare Made Clear

Monday, April 24, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Are you getting ready to retire or are you currently retired? Learn about choices, costs, and timelines to enroll in Medicare Supplement, Part D Drug Plans, and Medicare Advantage plans. Presented by insurance broker Donna Spigolon. Sign up.

Self-Care 101

Thursday, May 4, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join Katie Forsythe, LCPC, of ProActive Behavorial Services, to identify ways to promote personal well-being, and to identify symptoms of depression and anxiety for yourself, and your loved ones. Sign up.

Postpone Procrastination Now!

Tom Wendt, certified dream-builder coach, helps participants to live a more engaging and active life by promoting action instead of delay in this interactive class.

April 10

Embrace Aging through Spirituality and Wellness

Motivational speaker, Michael McCann uses his leadership experience to motivate, teach, and facilitate long-term development and well-being, by showing us how to engage our aging process.

May 8

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Is it better to renovate your current home to meet your future needs, or to consider a new home? Home Sweet Home Realty and Platinum Mortgage are here to help sort it out.

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SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881, x167 VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org

A D U LT PROGRAM S BUSINESS AND CAREERS LinkedIn 101

Tuesday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Learn how to create an account, build your profile, join groups, make connections, and search for jobs on LinkedIn.

SCORE Entrepreneur Mentoring Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – Noon March 16, April 20, May 18

Do you have a business question? SCORE’s experienced business mentors provide advice on every aspect of business planning, startup, management, and growth. To schedule a one-hour appointment, visit www.score.org/find-mentor. Held at Main Library.

Resume Clinic

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. March 28, May 2

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.

Power Employment Workshop Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 30, May 4

Small Business Lunch and Learns Thursdays, Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join us for informative presentations designed for individuals interested in starting and growing a small business. Light refreshments will be provided. Attend any or all of the workshops. Sign up.

How to Write a Business Plan March 16

Starting a business? Learn the essential elements of writing a business plan from SCORE mentor Arnold Goldberg.

How to Start a Business in Palatine

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 under “Events.” Held at Main Library.

April 20

Kevin Anderson, assistant director of planning and zoning for the Village of Palatine, demystifies licensing, zoning, and other processes for getting your Palatine business up and running.

DemographicsNow: Powerful Business Research at Your Fingertips

May 18

Dinah Ramirez of Gale Cengage Learning demonstrates how to use Library resource DemographicsNow to size your market, find your competition, choose a location for your business, and assess your market risk.

GENEALOGY Palatine Library Genealogy Group Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. March 2, April 6, May 4

Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and learning about new research tools. Held in Meeting Room 2.

Using Ancestry.com

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A beginner’s look at how to use Acestry.com to find census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research.

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Read the Tabloids: German Church Records

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Genealogical German church records are a key resource and sometimes read like modern tabloids. Learn to decipher and understand the notations on these records, and to use them to their fullest.

Using FamilySearch.org

Monday, May 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn about the FamilySearch.org website and how to use it to search for records, build a family tree, order microfilms, and more.


& Inspired by a nation-wide educational initiative, STEM/STEAM programs explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

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PRO G R A MS

TEEN PROGRAMS Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament

Thursday, March 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sign up and compete in the latest release of Smash Bros. and claim your glory—with actual prizes! Grades 5-12. Sign up.

Teen Soldering with 2D-Kits STEM

Thursday, March 9 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Make an atomic blink kit while learning the basics of circuitry and soldering in this engaging maker program. Grades 7-12. Sign up.

This Summer: Prepare for College!

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Now is the time to prepare for college! Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide high schoolers with tips on how to present themselves to college admission officers. Grades 9-12. Sign up. Parents welcome.

Superhero Fan Fest

Wednesday March 29 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Calling all superheroes and supervillains! Celebrate your fandom. Test your skills with our games, eat like a superhero, and participate in our costume contest. Presented by your Teen Advisory Board. All ages. Tickets available Wednesday, March 22.

Pokémon Drop-In Night

Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 p.m. March 29 May 31 See page 12 for details.

Minecraft Mania

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Enter the world of Minecraft. Use your creativity to build your world, work with others to craft objects, and watch out for Minecraft Creepers. Grades 5-12. Sign up.

iMovie Workshop: Green Screen

Your De-Stress Kit for Finals Week! Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26

Finals week got you stressed out? Come to the Reader’s Assistance Desk on the first floor to get your very own de-stress kit! While supplies last. Grades 9-12.

Wanted: Teen Summer Volunteers

Interested in volunteering this summer? We have opportunities available. Students entering Grades 7-12 may apply online beginning in May. Valid District cardholders only. For details, visit www.palatinelibrary. org/teens

Monday, April 17 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to superimpose backgrounds into your videos using iMovie’s green-screen effect in our Digital Media Center. Valid District cardholders only. Grades 7-12. Limited space. Sign up .

Henna with Kendra Williams Thursday, April 27 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Henna artist Kendra Williams teaches you the history of henna, how it works, and how to become a henna artist. Then, practice drawing your own henna designs! Grades 6-12. Sign up.

Mario Kart Open Play

Thursday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Palatine High School Art Students Exhibit in March

Visit our galleries to see the paintings, drawings, digital prints, photographs, and pottery created by students from Palatine High School. Vote for your favorite art Wednesday, March 1 – Tuesday, March 7.

PHS Community Choice Awards and Reception

Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come support Palatine High School artists at this reception and enjoy refreshments as we announce the winners voted by the library community.

Drop in with your friends and family to play Mario Kart on Wii U! All ages.

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C HIL DRE N’S PROGRA M S

Parents and caregivers must remain with children ages 9 and under.

MARCH

APRIL

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament

Minecraft Mania

See page 11 for details.

See page 11 for details.

Thursday, March 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

DIY: Sprout House STEM

Parent Connection

Learn how plants grow from seeds into food and flowers. Then, build a sprout house out of the simple materials provided, and watch your seeds grow! Grades 2-5. Sign up.

See page 7 for details.

Monday, March 27, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Video Game Candy Art

Monday, April 10, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, April 12, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Turn colorful candy pieces into a tasty homage to Super Mario Brothers, Minecraft, and more. Grades 5-8. Sign up.

Discover yoga through story, song and poses that engage the imagination and senses. Presented by Karen Fotopoulous, certified yoga instructor from Discover Yoga with Karen. Ages 3 through 6. Sign up.

Superhero Fan Fest

Simon Says Challenge

All ages. See page 11 for details.

Simon says come to the Library. Simon says bring a friend. Simon says have a lot of fun with this interactive and engaging program that will get everyone up and moving! All ages. Tickets available Friday, April 7.

Tuesday, March 28, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Pokémon Drop-In Night

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. March 29 May 31

Come hang out at the Library and meet other Pokémon fans and friends. Bring your deck, play Pokkén Tournament on the Wii-U, and enjoy snacks and music. All ages. Drop in.

Bollywood Groove

Thursday, March 30, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Bollywood Groove is an engaging showcase of Bollywood dances along with information on the history and origin of the style. Instructors lead interactive dances with the audience. All ages. Tickets available Wednesday, March 22.

T-Rexplorers: Dinosaur Discovery!

Friday, March 31 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the days of the dinosaurs in this humorous, educational and hands-on program. All ages. Tickets available Wednesday, March 22.

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SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881, x132 VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org

Friday, April 14, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Puppet Show

Friday, April 21, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Get spring fever when the Palatine Puppet Players present two spring tales sure to warm your heart. Drop in.


& Inspired by a nation-wide educational initiative, STEM/STEAM programs explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

C H IL DR E N ’S PRO G R A MS

Parents and caregivers must remain with children ages 9 and under.

MAY

ALL SEASON LONG

Star Wars Drop-in Craft STEAM

Drop-in Craft

Thursday, May 4, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

May "the Fourth" be with you! Make a mini lightsaber and celebrate Star Wars day. Ages 4 and up. Drop in.

Jodi Koplin’s Jigglejam

Friday, May 5, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Hey Jigglejammers, sing, dance, and blow bubbles along with Jodi, as she performs your favorite songs and fun originals. Ages 3-12. Tickets available Friday, April 28.

Mario Kart Open Play

Thursday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. See page 11 for details.

Rangoli Sand Art

Wednesday, May 17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Explore the origins of rangoli, a popular South Asian folk art, while using colored sand to create your own unique design. All supplies provided. Grades 1-5. Sign up.

Incredible India Craft and Storytime Thursday, May 18

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. March 9, 23 April 6, 20

Encourage your child’s creativity by making a simple craft together. Drop in.

Build It! STEM Saturdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. March 11 April 8 May 13

Let your imagination run wild with our building sets. Try Q-Ba-Maze, Tinkertoy vehicles, Magformers, or Learning Resources Gears. Ages 4 through 7 with parent/caregiver. Drop in.

Early Literacy Play Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. March 22

Where Is the Green Sheep?

Craft 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the national symbols of India. Choose a peacock or tiger craft. Drop in.

April 26

Five Little Chicks

May 24

Little White Rabbit

Storytime 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Turn a story into an adventure as you take part in games and fun activities that promote early literacy skills. Ages 3 through 5 with parent/caregiver. Drop in.

Come hear stories of India past and present. Drop in.

Chess at the Library

STORYTIMES Parents and caregivers must remain with children. Programs within the same week will feature the same stories.

Baby Storytime

Ages Birth through 12 months:

Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. March 30 April 6, 13, 20

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Come learn from professional instructors and play this game traced back to India. Grades 2-6. Sign up.

Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime Ages 3 through 5:

Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories, and songs.

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Annual Poetry Contest

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Fridays, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime Ages 1 through 2:

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, April 15

Poetry Fest

Saturday, May 6, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. See page 16 for details. All ages.

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NORTH HOFFMAN BRANCH

Parents and caregivers must remain with children ages 9 and under.

SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881, x132 VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org

Willow Recreation Center | 3600 Lexington Drive | Hoffman Estates | 847-934-0220 | Hours on the back page

Therapy Horses, Stories, and More! Drop-in Craft

Wednesday, March 29 Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Mane in Heaven visits with their lovable miniature therapy horses. Come enjoy stories, a craft, and these lovable animals who wear gym shoes! Don’t forget your camera. All ages.

Fridays, Noon – 5:00 p.m. March 10, 24 April 7, 28

Encourage your child’s creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date.

Photo Credit: Keri Weiss

Preschool Storytime

Mondays, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. March 13 April 10, 24 May 8, 22

ADULT PROGRAMS

Children ages 1 through preschool are invited to attend storytime. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child.

Peacock Storytime and Craft Monday, March 27 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Enjoy stories about India’s national bird and make a simple peacock craft! Preschool-Grade 2. Drop in.

Spring Clothespin Wreath

Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Drop-in LEGO

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 Thursday, May 4

Bring your imagination and build something fun when you try out the Library’s LEGO collection.

Puppet Show

Friday, April 14, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The Palatine Puppet Players will entertain again with two fairytales just right for young children. Drop in.

Yoga Storytime

Friday, May 5 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ages 6-8

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Discover yoga through story, song and poses that engage the imagination and senses. Presented by Karen Fotopoulous, certified yoga instructor from Discover Yoga with Karen. Limit 10. Sign up.

Welcome spring to your home by creating your own clothespin wreath. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. Ages 16 and up. Limit 15. Sign up.

Painted Mandala Stones Tuesday, May 23 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate South Asian heritage with the ancient art of the mandala. Make simple dots to create beautiful mandala designs. All supplies provided. Valid District cardholders only. Ages 16 and up. Limit 15. Sign up.


New Hours Effective March 1

RAND ROAD BRANCH

See Back Page.

Parents and caregivers must remain with children ages 9 and under.

Community Resource Center | 1585 Rand Road | Palatine 847-202-1194 | Hours on the back page

Preschool Storytime

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Noon and 2:30-3:00 p.m. March 3, 10, 17, 24 April 21, 28 May 12, 19, 26

Children ages 1 through preschool are invited to attend storytime. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child.

Hora de Cuentos para Preescolares

Viernes de 11:30 a.m. a mediodía y 2:30 a 3:00 p.m. 3, 10, 17, 24 de marzo 21, 28 de abril 12, 19, 26 de mayo

Niños de 1 año hasta preescolares están invitados asistir a la hora de cuentos. Los papás o persona de cuido tienen que estar presente con su niño.

Drop-in Craft

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. March 14, 28 April 11, 25

Encourage your child’s creativity by making a simple craft together. All materials provided for a different craft each date.

Manualidad Abierta al Público

Martes, de 1:00 a 5:00 p.m. 14, 28 de marzo 11, 25 de abril

Fomente la creatividad de sus hijos al elaborar una manualidad juntos. Diferentes materiales serán provistos para cada manualidad.

Beauty Storytime and Craft

Monday, March 27, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dress in your royal finery for storytime, a craft, and photos with Beauty. All ages.

El cuento de Beauty y una manualidad Lunes, 27 de marzo de 3:00 a 4:00 p.m.

Vístete con tu vestimenta más fina y regia para el dia de cuentacuentos, manualidad y fotos con Beauty. Todas las edades.

Drop-in LEGO

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30 Friday, April 14

Bring your imagination and build something fun when you try out the Library’s LEGO collection.

Ven a Jugar con LEGO

Medio día a 3:00 p.m. Jueves, 30 de marzo Viernes, 14 de abril

Trae tu imaginación y construye algo divertido con nuestra colección de LEGOs de la Biblioteca.

Puppet Show

Friday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. – Noon

The Palatine Puppet Players will entertain again with two fairytales just right for young children. Drop in.

Espectáculo de Títeres Viernes, 7 de abril de 11:30 a.m. a medio día

Los Titiriteros de Palatine nos entretendrán nuevamente con dos cuentos de hadas perfectos para niños pequeños. Entrada libre.

Sri Lankan Animal Mask Craft Saturday, April 8 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Peacock Storytime and Craft

Friday, May 5, 11:30 – Noon

Enjoy stories about India’s national bird and make a simple peacock craft. Preschool-Grade 2. Drop in.

Cuentacuentos de un Pavo Real y Manualidad Viernes, 5 de mayo de 11:30 a medio día Disfruten cuentos del ave nacional de la India y elabore una manualidad sencilla de un pavo real. Para prescolares – segundo grado. Entrada Libre.

La Loteria

Wednesday, May 31 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn to play La Loteria, a traditional game of chance played throughout Mexico that most resembles BINGO with pictures.

La Lotería

Miércoles, 31 de mayo de 6:00 a 7:30 p.m.

Aprenda a jugar La Lotería, un juego de azar tradicional que se juega atravez de todo Mexico que tiene un parecido a BINGO con fotos.

Create your own paper peacock mask based on an ancient Sri Lanka tradition. Drop in.

Manualidad de Sri Lanka con Máscaras de Animales Sábado, 8 de abril de 10:00 a.m. a medio día

Acompañanos a crear tu propia mascara de un pavo real basada en una tradición antigua esrilanqués. Entrada libre.

Punjabi Folk Dance

Friday, April 14, 1:00 -1:45 p.m.

Members of the Punjabi Cultural Society of Palatine perform the colorful and energetic folk dance Giddah and then teach you the dance moves! All ages.

Baile Folclórico Punjabi

Viernes, 14 de abril de 1:00 a 1:45 p.m.

¡Miembros de Punjabi Cultural Society of Palatine presentaran el energético y colorido baile folclórico Giddah en el que también se nos enseñara los pasos de la danza! Todas las edades.

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Saturday, April 1 – Saturday, May 6

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Submit an original poem for a chance to win one of two cash prizes: the Nancy Heggem Poetry Award (for District residents) or the Write-On Award (for nonresidents). Check our website for details and entry forms beginning Wednesday, March 1. Entries displayed in the Main Library. Winners announced at a special ceremony and published on our website. All ages.

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Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, April 15

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Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry Fest

Saturday, May 6, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate poetry with light refreshments, prize drawings, and a supportive audience as we announce our award winners. All guests are invited to read in a family-friendly open mic. All ages. Sign up online to reserve your seat; register for the Open Mic in person from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Selected Reads: Books by South Asian Authors The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama

Thursday, May 11 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. See page 8 for details.

The Book of Gold Leaves

by Mirza Waheed

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

As Sweet as Honey by Indira Ganesan

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Meet the Author: Sonali Dev

www.palatinelibrary.org


SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881 • VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org Light refreshments are served at all book discussions.

BOOK DIS C U S S I O NS

FRIDAY MORNING

MONDAY EVENING

NON-FICTION

Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

March 3

March 20

March 9

Copies available at the first floor Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up, x132.

The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma In a Nigerian town in the mid-1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Available now.

April 7

Inside the O’Briens

by Lisa Genova Joe O’Brien is a cop, and when he is diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, he must somehow tell his wife and four grown children and learn to live with the disease. Available March 3.

May 5

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

by Anuradha Roy The story of three generations of a Bengali family from the turn of the twentieth century to India’s partition. Available April 7.

GREAT BOOKS Starting in April, our new book will be Counterparts, which presents pairs of contrasting texts focusing on a central theme. Copies of Counterparts are available beginning March 21 for $25 at the second floor Reference Desk. Join the group anytime. For questions, call x166.

Copies available at the first floor Reader Assistance Desk. Sign up, x132.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy As an unusual illness plagues Russian public official Ivan Ilyich, his life is forever changed as he deals with a certain death sentence and doctors who cannot diagnose or treat him. Available February 20.

April 17

The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma In a Nigerian town in the mid-1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Available March 20.

May 15

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

by Anuradha Roy The story of three generations of a Bengali family from the turn of the twentieth century to India’s partition. Available April 17.

Local Author Fair Sunday, March 12 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Copies available at the second floor Reference Desk. Sign up, x167.

Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

by Anne Garrels Journalist Garrels speaks to everyday people in the Chelyabinsk region to find out what life is really like in Russia, why Russians love Vladimir Putin, and what they think of the West. Available now.

April 13

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

by Issa Rae Insightful and funny, Rae’s memoir will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. If you’re an introvert or nerd, or love someone who is, you’ll recognize the situations Rae finds herself in. Available March 9.

May 11

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger In this provocative book, journalist Junger weaves together history, psychology, and anthropology to share stories about combat veterans, natural disasters, and our quest for meaning and connection in modern society. Available April 13.

See page 6 for details.

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. March 21

Great Conversations 6 Holy Week by Deborah Eisenberg

April 18

Counterparts The Little Mermaid

by Hans Christian Andersen

The Pangs of Love by Jane Gardam

May 16

Counterparts Facing West from California’s Shores by Walt Whitman

The Golden West by Daniel Fuchs

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COMP UTE R CLASS ES

Computer classes require basic mouse and keyboarding skills unless otherwise noted, and are open to valid District cardholders. Sign up.

OLDER ADULTS Consumer Reports product ratings online FREE!

iPad Basics for Older Adults Wednesday, April 12 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Grab your Library card and go to the Research tab on our home page: www.palatinelibrary.org/research

Learn the iPad features, controls, and settings as well as how to navigate and organize your screens.

This is the same product information available in the print magazine. Better yet, you can do a side by side comparison of different models, which comes in very handy when your refrigerator just died and you’re trying to figure out which appliance store to go to.

Computer Basics Discussion Group

This series is progressive. When you sign up, you are committing to both classes.

MICROSOFT Word 2010 Basic

Wednesday, March 22 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 8 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Intermediate

Prerequisite: Word Basic

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Are you already using the Internet but still have basic questions about how your computer or device works? Do you need some clarification with computer terms like “the Cloud”? Come to this seminar-style discussion group to discuss topics and get answers to basic technology questions.

Monday, May 15 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

May 3, 10

Excel 2010 Basic

Thursday, March 23 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Intermediate

Prerequisite: Excel Basic

NEW! We Offer 3D, and 4K Blu-Rays Because you asked…3D and 4K (also known as Ultra HD) Blu-rays are now available in our collection! Please review these specific hardware requirements: 3D Blu-Rays require a 3D TV; 3D Blu-ray player, or PlayStation 3; 3D glasses for every viewer; and 3D-compatible cables. 4K Blu-Rays require an Ultra HD TV; an Ultra HD player (UHD Blu-Ray or an Xbox One); HDMI 2.0 connections; and cables. Ultra HD refers to a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (four times the 1920 x 1080 pixels found in a full HD TV.)

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Thursday, March 30 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Borrow a Roku to Stream Netflix, Movies, and Music A Roku is a small device that attaches to your HDTV’s HDMI port. It streams TV shows, movies, and music from the internet to your TV. Borrowing a Roku from the Library includes a subscription to Netflix and a growing collection of movies in the Vudu app. Popular channels like PBS, PBS Kids, YouTube, Vevo, and Smithsonian are also included. The necessary accounts are already set up for each Roku. You will need an HDTV with an available HDMI port, high-speed WiFi, and an electrical outlet. Borrow a Roku for two weeks from the Main Library. For more information visit www.palatinelibrary.org/roku

Wednesday, April 26 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

PowerPoint 2010 Basic

Prerequisite: Excel Basic

Thursday, April 20 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Can’t fit one of these classes into your schedule?

Visit our Online Learning Page under the Research tab, for more Microsoft classes available at any time.


SIGN UP begins Monday, February 20 CALL 847-358-5881, x167 VISIT www.palatinelibrary.org

COM PUT E R CLA S S ES

DIGITAL LIFE Facebook Basics March 6 May 1

PHP Coding with Web Developer Andy Fischoff

LinkedIn 101

PHP Coding 101

Mondays 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This class covers the basics of Facebook, including how people use it to keep in touch with friends and family.

Tuesday, March 7 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Learn how to create an account, build your profile, join groups, make connections, and search for jobs on LinkedIn.

Using Ancestry.com Wednesday, March 8 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A beginner’s look at how to use Ancestry. com to find census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research.

Windows 10 Basics Wednesday, March 15 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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.

Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of PHP coding from Web developer Andy Fischoff. This class covers simple coding exercises and introduces building dynamic websites. Prerequisite: Comfort using a web browser and prior experience writing HTML. Attendance of this class is required to attend PHP Coding 102 on April 25.

PHP Coding 102

Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Prerequisite: PHP Coding 101 on April 11 Part two of a series: Continue building PHP skills through more dynamic coding exercises from the PHP Coding 101 class. Presented by Web developer Andy Fischoff.

Mac Basics

Android Basics

New to Apple computers? Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People shows you everything you need to know about using mail, surfing the web, keeping the computer updated, backed up, and more!

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.

Tuesday, April 18 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 2 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Using FamilySearch.org Monday, May 22 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn about the FamilySearch.org website and how to use it to search for records, build a family tree, order microfilm, and more.

Cutting the Cable

Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. March 22 April 26

Save money and discover the newest streaming services and devices for movies, music, and productivity such as Google Chromecast, Roku, Netflix, Hulu, and more.

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EASTER Sunday, April 16 MEMORIAL DAY Sunday, May 28 Monday, May 29 PALATINE PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT 700 N. NORTH COURT PALATINE, IL 60067 847-358-5881 www.palatinelibrary.org Main Library Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sun: Noon – 5:00 pm

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New Rand Road Branch Hours 1585 Rand Road Effectiv March 1e Palatine, IL 60074 847-202-1194 Mon – Thurs: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Sun: Closed LIBRARY BOARD President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Trustees:

Director:

Karen M. Reshkin Patricia Polka Hal Snyder Bruce Jefferson Tracy Boland Daniel Rodgers Andrea Vanderhoek Anthony Auston

The Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend. This newsletter is published by the Palatine Public Library District. Editor, Cheryl Baier Layout and Cover Photo, Jean Bolliger 10% post-consumer recycled paper with soy-based inks.

Gustavo Gonzales displays his award.

Award-Winning Artwork from Grades K-12 on Display Come enjoy this special IAEA exhibit on the second floor. April 4 – April 28

We are hosting the 2016/2017 Illinois Art Education Association Touring Student Show this April. This show consists of 45 pieces of award-winning art created from Illinois K-12 students, produced with a variety of techniques, including: drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, and photography. These outstanding pieces were selected from over 790 entries submitted for the annual show. Congratulations to Gustavo Gonzales, a sixth-grader from Lincoln School in Palatine! His award-winning Dragon Eye colored-pencil drawing is in the show. “Lincoln School is honored to have Gustavo selected to be a part of the IAEA Student Show. Gustavo is a very talented, hardworking artist, and is truly deserving of this honor. We are so proud of him. This is the fourth year in a row that a Lincoln student has been a part of the show, and we are excited to see it so close to home,” says art teacher Lee Ann Karsbaek. For more information, visit https://ilaea.org/programs-events/student-show/

Attention jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts: our second floor Magazine Exchange now includes puzzles! Swap your gently used puzzle for another one to take home.

Palatine High School Art Exhibit and Community Choice Awards Reception in March Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. See page 11 for details.

Annual Poetry Contest!

See page 16 for details. All ages.

Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 20 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stop by our table and learn more about our Reading by Design summer program!

Summer Reading Program

Reading by Design Coming Thursday, June 1 – Tuesday, August 15

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