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July 2016 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Gardening in Small Spaces
  3. Family Container Gardening Fun With Farmer Jay
  4. Summer Reading Program 2016: Get in the Game With Roger Dean Stadium
  5. Quickbyte: Field Trip

Welcome to the July Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Gardening in Small Spaces

Growing food is easy, all you need is some sunlight and the desire to grow something. Join Farmer Jay as he guides you through the basics of starting your own backyard farm. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Jul 13, 10:00 am
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Thu, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
Acreage Branch

Thu, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
West Boynton Branch

Family Container Gardening Fun With Farmer Jay

The easiest way to begin growing your own food is with containers. Join Farmer Jay as he takes you and your family through all the steps, from choosing a container size to harvesting your crop. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tue, Jul 12, 2:30 pm
Wellington Branch

Wed, Jul 13, 1:30 pm
Main Library

Wed, Jul 27, 3:00 pm
Glades Road Branch

Summer Reading Program 2016: Get in the Game With Roger Dean Stadium

Players and mascots from our local teams will stop by to share baseball stories, answer questions, and interact with fans! Remember to bring your cameras! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregistration is required.

Wed, Jul 06, 11:15 am
Gardens Branch (Jupiter Hammerheads)

Mon, Jul 18, 10:00 am
Jupiter Branch (Palm Beach Cardinals)

Don't forget to complete your Summer Reading Program Point Tracker to receive a voucher for free admission to the baseball game between the Palm Beach Cardinals and the Tampa Yankees on Friday, July 29th at Roger Dean Stadium. Haven't signed up for the Summer Reading Program? There is still plenty of time. Just visit any branch location and pick up your point tracker. Earn 30 points and be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including: gift cards, family passes and memberships to area attractions, a FitBit, iPad Air 2 and other special sports-themed gifts.

Quickbyte: Field Trip

Planning a trip this summer with the family or simply exploring the local area? Then Field Trip is the app for you.

This free app is available for Android and iOS and can show you cool points of interest including historic locations, unique architecture, best places to shop, museums to explore, and more. Google's Field Trip app pulls information from other sites to suggest attractions, provide historical facts, and can pinpoint locations where your favorite movies wer filmed.

The app is designed to run in the background of your phone and you can read notifications or listen to them using Bluetooth. You can even use the app on your daily commute and discover local lore, eat and shop off the beaten path or discover obscure history about your own neighborhood. Start exploring today.

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