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Election Time 2016: Know the Issues Rescheduled at the Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Wed, Oct 26, 12:00 pm. What do Palm Beach County’s proposed one-cent sales surtax, homestead tax exemptions, solar power and medical marijuana have in common? Todd Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, will provide a clear explanation of these state constitutional amendments and local ballot questions.(60 min.) Preregister.

This is Halloween

What to Celebrate Next. “Hey, aren't you going to wait and greet the Great Pumpkin? Huh? It won't be long now. If the Great Pumpkin comes, I'll still put in a good word for you!” - Linus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Between getting frightened out of ours skin and making family memories with your kids, there's a lot to celebrate, read and watch this Halloween!

​Haunted Houses For Your Kids "Stranger Things" to Read Staff Picks: Horror

Bob Dylan, Winner of the
2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

What to Listen to Next. Bob Dylan, 75, is the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, an honor that elevates him into the company of T. S. Eliot, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison and Samuel Beckett.

Listen to His Music

National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Oct, 2016. About 15% to 20% of the U.S. population has dyslexia, a reading disability, which is the major cause of reading failure in school. Dealing with this learning challenge can lead to frustration and self-doubt, especially when it goes undiagnosed for a long time.

Learn More About Dyslexia

Create Your Own Costume this Halloween

What to Craft Next. “Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I always go all-out with my costumes.” - Ginnifer Goodwin. The best costumes are the ones you make yourself. Whether you're on a budget, or just want to make the coolest costume on the block, find all the tips and tricks you'll need to make the greatest costume around.

See What You Can Make

National Pizza Month

What to Eat Next. “I love pizza, meaning: Even when I’m in the middle of eating pizza, I wish I were eating pizza.” - Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun.

See What You Can Make

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct, 2016. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. You can find resources that can help you learn about early detection, treatment and support services.

See What Resources Are Available to You

Zika Virus

Consumer Health Information Service. Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries. The Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes live in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States. People can also get Zika through unprotected sex, and it can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus.

Zika Virus Fact Sheet Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, & Protection for the Zika Virus Fight the Bite to Prevent the Spread Fight the Bite to Prevent the Spread in Español

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