Waste disposal Saturday
Residents of Palatine and surrounding towns have an opportunity to do some late spring cleaning and dispose of hard-to-get-rid-of items at a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road.
The following items will be accepted: anti-freeze, auto batteries, empty barbecue propane tanks, drain cleaners, empty fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, fuels, fungicides, furniture strippers, household batteries, household cleaners, insecticides, medicines, mercury, metal polishes, oil-based paints, paint removers, pool chemicals, solvents, thermostats, used oils and weed killers.
Participants must be in a vehicle and should expect a 10- to 40-minute wait. The event is sponsored by Palatine Township, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
For more information, call (312) 751-6633 or visit www.mwrd.org.
Buy a book: This is a great weekend to pick up some books to read at the beach or by the pool. The Friends of the Palatine Public Library will have its Summer Book Sale 6-9 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday. The sale will include a selection of special items, such as art books, coffee table books, illustrated books, signed editions, special sets and antique books. Admission is free Saturday and Sunday, but costs the general public $5 on Friday. Friends members are free Friday; membership costs $10.
The library's future: The Palatine Public Library District is asking residents to take a survey, to give opinions and help shape the library's future. Officials are evaluating the library's space and needs to see what, if any, renovation should be done at the Main Library. Stop by the library to complete the survey or take it online at www.palatinelibrary.org.