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Events & Programs for Adults

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Acreage Branch
Space Invaders: Invasive Plants and How to Deal with Them
Thu, Dec 04, 7:00 pm

Discover how to protect your landscape from invasive plants with Palm Beach County Environmental Horticulture Agent Laurie Albrecht. You will learn how to identify, remove and dispose of the area's most notorious invaders. (90 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library. (2 hr.)

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Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Dec 09, 5:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of crochet, bring your knitting, work on current projects, and share ideas with the group. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

Altered Book Art
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Transform books into works of art suitable for home and office décor. Makes great gifts for the holidays. Materials provided. (2 hr.)

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Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of making soap at home with your microwave. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 11, 7:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing, or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30-60 min.)

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Sat, Dec 13, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card – it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Board Game Day
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Dec 16, 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing, or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30-60 min.)

Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of crochet, bring your knitting, work on current projects, and share ideas with the group. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

Trivia Night
Thu, Dec 18, 7:00 pm

Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. (90 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
English Exchange
Thu, Dec 04, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Participants should have basic conversational English skills. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

English Exchange
Thu, Dec 11, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Participants should have basic conversational English skills. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Movie Matinee
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (90 min.) PG

Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Dec 15, 12:00 pm

Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session. (45 min.)

Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Dec 17, 12:00 pm

Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session. (45 min.)

Gardens Branch
My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Join Andraya Brennan, from Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, to learn about managing the increasingly complex and shifting landscape of health care for your recently-diagnosed spouse, parent or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Gain insight and knowledge based on Ms. Brennan's experience as a health care administrator and community leader. (60 min.)

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Subcontracting Success for Small Business
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of subcontracting, including its advantages/disadvantages as well as the responsibilities of being a subcontractor. Presented by Carole Hart from the Small Business Development Center. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Dec 10, 2:30 pm

Call to book time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (60 min.)

Meet the Author: Ellen Brazer
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

Ellen Brazer is an award winning author of historical fiction. Her book "And So It Was Written," which was a Jewish literature best-seller on Amazon, transports the reader to 132 CE when a Third Temple is built and the Ark of the Covenant holding the Ten Commandments is found. (60 min.)

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Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Fri, Dec 12, 2:30 pm

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card – it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Sunday Cinema
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

­©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (111 min.) PG-13

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 18, 10:30 am

Call to book time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (60 min.)

Glades Road Branch
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Nov 25, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Dec 01, 10:00 am

Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Dec 03, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 04, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card. (45 min.)

Guitar Ensemble
Mon, Dec 08, 6:30 pm

The guitar ensemble from West Boca High School will perform a selection of holiday songs. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

Subcontracting Success
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

This presentation will assist you to understand subcontracting basics and responsibilities. It will include the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting. Discussion will include guidance on seeking subcontracting business opportunities and will define the federal regulations governing subcontracting process. Presented by Jackie Rule, of the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

English Exchange
Wed, Dec 10, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card. (45 min.)

The Interesting and Tragic Life of Mark Twain
Fri, Dec 12, 2:00 pm

Dr. Matt Klauza, two-time Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, New York, will talk about Mark Twain, arguably the most famous man in the world in his time. His name is synonymous with innocence and nostalgia, with painting fences and Mississippi River rafts, with Princes, Paupers, and Connecticut Yankees. However, much more lies behind the man in the white suit, including a darker side. (60 min.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Dec 15, 10:00 am

Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Wed, Dec 17, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 18, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card. (45 min.)

Mindful Meditation
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Jim Bandler will teach us how to practice increasing awareness to live in the present moment through meditation and thought processes. (60 min.)

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New Movie @ Your Library
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (134 min.) R

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Dec 23, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

Greenacres Branch
English Exchange
Tue, Dec 02, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Festive Paper Wreath
Tue, Dec 02, 6:00 pm

Get in the spirit of the season! Join craft enthusiast Lenora Sur and make a festive paper wreath for the holidays. Supplies provided. Limit 10. (90 min.)

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Homeless Help
Thu, Dec 04, 2:30 pm

Are you homeless or know someone who is? Join Michelle Howell-Phillips from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County as she offers helpful advice and local resources. (60 min.)

The Great Courses®: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Mon, Dec 08, 2:30 pm

In this DVD series, we will look at what makes a structure - a building, bridge or tower - great. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 1: Learning to See and Understand Structure. Lecture 2: The Science of Structure-Forces in Balance.

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English Exchange
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book & Film Discussion: Winter's Bone
Thu, Dec 11, 1:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion of Daniel Woodrell's novel about a family's deperate struggle in the poverty-stricken hills of the Ozarks. Return on 12/18 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (100 min.) R

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English Exchange
Tue, Dec 16, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book & Film Discussion: Winter's Bone
Thu, Dec 18, 1:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion of Daniel Woodrell's novel about a family's deperate struggle in the poverty-stricken hills of the Ozarks. Return on 12/18 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (100 min.) R

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Movie Matinee
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.) Celebrate the birthday of beloved American poet Emily Dickinson, born Dec 10, 1830. Join us for a "poetic" and poignant movie! PG

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Music of the Season
Sat, Dec 20, 2:30 pm

Join talented flutist Kimberlee Aliapoulios for a seasonal celebration of music. Enjoy a variety of song selections as you hum along to the tunes! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (45 min.)

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All the World's a Stage: Part II
Mon, Dec 22, 2:30 pm

The words of William Shakespeare, the world’s most produced playwright, still resonate and evoke emotion after 400 years! Join Theater Voices, Doris Einbinder and Harvey Widell, for a comedy presentation. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Medical Mondays: Joint Replacement
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Dr. Pedro Piza, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Medicare Part D
Tue, Nov 25, 10:00 am

Are you having difficulty navigating Medicare prescription drug plans? Join representatives from SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) for a free Medicare Part D presentation to help you understand your prescription drug benefits, summarize eligibility, and teach you how to choose a Medicare drug plan. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Nov 25, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Nov 25, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Tue, Nov 25, 6:30 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Nov 26, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn, and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Book/Film Discussion
Mon, Dec 01, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (133 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book/film discussion of the book "Playing the Enemy," by John Carlin and the film adaptation. (3 hr.) PG-13

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, Dec 01, 4:00 pm

Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Dec 02, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

LIVE from 92Y: Global Muckracking 100 Years of Journalism From Around the World
Tue, Dec 02, 8:15 pm

Join us for a live simulcast screening of this discussion from the 92Y in New York City. Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, talks to Anya Schiffrin, editor of “Global Muckracking,” about a wide range of global issues from economics to journalism to politics. Tickets available, two per person, beginning Nov 24. This program is generously sponsored by Joshua and Harriet Berks Kalin. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Dec 03, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Game On
Wed, Dec 03, 1:30 pm

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.)

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Latin American Film Festival: Part 2
Wed, Dec 03, 5:30 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (148 min.) Join us for part two of our Latin American Film Festival. This Mexican/Spanish film was nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Foreign Film and the Best Actor categories. Subtitled in English. (3 hr.) R

Book Life Presents: Art Deco of Havana
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Sharon Koskoff, President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches and author of “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches,” will lecture and show slides from her presentation at the World Congress on Art Deco. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Meet the Author: Ellen Brazer
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

The author of "Clouds across The Sun" and "Hearts of Fire," for which she received the Myrtle Wreath award from Hadassah, will speak about her latest book of Jewish historical fiction, "And So It Was Written." Tickets available, two per person, beginning Dec 01. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Wed, Dec 10, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Dec 10, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

The Noteables
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

This popular dance band will play hit songs from the 40s to today. Tickets available, two per person, starting Dec 01. (60 min.)

Writers' Workshop
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop. Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Learning to Live With Hearing Loss
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Oscar Segal, president of the Hearing Loss Association of America, South Palm Beach County Chapter, gives helpful tips and answers questions addressing this common problem. (60 min.)

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Practical Mindfulness
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Class consist of lecture, question and answer period, and a period of meditation. (60 min.)

Medical Mondays: Staying Heart Healthy During the Holidays
Mon, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Dr. Gustavo Cardenas, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Paper Bead Bracelets
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am

Bring a ruler and a pair of scissors and learn how to turn old magazines and wrapping paper into fun paper bead jewelry. Other supplies provided. Preregistation begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Dec 16, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Navigating the Car Buying Process
Tue, Dec 16, 7:00 pm

Need to buy or lease a car? A retired car dealer, with more than 30 years experience, will offer advice on how to purchase/lease a car. Learn how to become a savvy consumer and make the best choice for your needs. (90 min.)

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Dec 17, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Game On
Wed, Dec 17, 1:30 pm

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.)

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Crafty Beading: Napkin Rings
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Why buy napkin rings when you can make your own personalized set? Get in the holiday spirit and create rustic hemp napkin rings embellished with glass beads, perfect for that next get-together with family and friends. Supplies provided. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Dec 23, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Dec 24, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Dec 30, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Dec 30, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Tue, Dec 30, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Dec 31, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Jupiter Branch
Paper Bead Bracelets
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Bring a ruler and a pair of scissors and learn how to turn old magazines and wrapping paper into fun paper bead jewelry. Other supplies provided. (90 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Boating Safety with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Tue, Nov 25, 6:00 pm

Join us as Chris Abernethy, Public Education Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, gives a talk on the importance of boating safety. (60 min.)

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Telescope Viewing Night
Tue, Nov 25, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Magic Gaming Night
Tue, Dec 02, 5:30 pm

Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Magic Gaming Night is intended to give adults a place to come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome ... bring your own decks! (2 hr.)

Reader In-Transit Book Discussion Group
Thu, Dec 04, 6:00 pm

Do you love books that allow you to explore different parts of the world? Then this discussion group is for you! Join Danielle to discuss the selected books and find yourself transported! This month the book is "Travels with Charley," by John Steinbeck. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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The Great Courses® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Dec 10, 3:00 pm

Lecture 3. The Sagittarius Star Cloud.
Lecture 4. The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Dec 10, 3:00 pm

Lecture 3: The Sagittarius Star Cloud.
Lecture 4: The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Decorative Doodling For Papercrafters
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Try out some papercrafting techniques to design your own stationery, personalize a scrapbook, decorate a journal, and more. Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Techniques to Manage Stress
Fri, Dec 12, 10:00 am

Certified Meditation Teacher Joe Hamilton, with Hospice of Palm Beach County, will talk about stress reduction techniques to improve your health and general sense of well-being. (60 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Women’s Work and Thrift in the Jane Austen Era
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Dr. Susan Jones, Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University and co-author of “Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift,” will speak on the roles women played in the household in the time Jane Austen lived and how it relates to the characters in “Longbourn.” A book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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Magic Gaming Night
Tue, Dec 16, 5:30 pm

Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Magic Gaming Night is intended to give adults a place to come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome ... bring your own decks! (2 hr.)

The Great Courses® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Lecture 5. The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise.
Lecture 6. The Crab Nebula - A Supernova's Aftermath.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Preregister.
The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Lecture 5: The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise.
Lecture 6: The Crab Nebula - A Supernova's Aftermath.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Off Beat Book Club
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

"Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress," by Dai Singh.

Discover books that you might not run across yourself in this new book discussion group. Meet once a month in the afternoon and share your thoughts on newer fiction titles with Diane. Some months will be "Book to Art," where you make a related piece of art and bring it in to display at the discussion. (90 min.) Limited to first 15 to register each month.

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Off Beat Book Club
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Off Beat Book Club and Reader in-Transit book discussion group unite this month to discuss "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress," by Dai Sijie. Share your thoughts and enjoy the lively discussion. Limit 20. (90 min.) Preregister.

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Trivia Night @ Your Library!
Thu, Dec 18, 6:00 pm

Teams, of up to six, will answer trivia questions and compete to win a prize. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Dec 29, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment with a librarian to learn how you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and even stream video from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

Telescope Viewing Night
Tue, Dec 30, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars and planets in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Jan 07, 3:00 pm

Lecture 7: The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe.
Lecture 8: Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Jan 14, 3:00 pm

Lecture 9: The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collision.
Lecture 10: Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, Jan 21, 3:00 pm

Lecture 11: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Lecture 12: Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Lantana Road Branch
NaNoWriMo Write-In
Sat, Nov 29, 12:30 pm

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the ultimate writing challenge! Throughout November, aspiring novelists sit down with their laptops, pads of paper, stone and chisel, or other preferred medium and WRITE as fast as they can toward an ultimate goal of 50,000 words. Join enthusiastic, like-minded writers in an open and inviting space for crafting your masterpiece, with free access to all the research materials you could ever need at this community Write-In event! (4 hr.)

Job Help Center
Mon, Dec 01, 2:00 pm

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Wed, Dec 03, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Join Andraya Brennan, from Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, to learn about managing the increasingly complex and shifting landscape of health care for your recently-diagnosed spouse, parent or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Gain insight and knowledge based on Ms. Brennan's experience as a health care administrator and community leader. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Job Help Center
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

English Exchange
Wed, Dec 10, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian will show you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Meditation: A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

Experience how meditation can grant you the peace you're seeking and improve your physical, mental and spiritual health.

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Job Help Center
Mon, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and practice new tactics and strategies? Players of all levels welcome to this open house chess club. Sets and boards provided. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Dec 17, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

To Go or Not to Go? Answering the ER Question When Chest Pain Calls
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Dr. Charles Harring, on behalf of Bethesda Hospital's Be Healthy, Be Well program, will discuss your cardiology questions. (60 min.)

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Main Library
Medicare Part D
Mon, Nov 24, 10:00 am

Please join local SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Director Samantha Howell for an in-depth view of Medicare drug costs and 2015 Medicare cost and benefit changes. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Nov 25, 1:00 pm

Recording Audio in Audacity.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Nov 25, 2:00 pm

Martes, 4, 18 y 25 de noviembre, 2:00 pm ¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Si estas fechas no son convenientes para usted, llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Dec 02, 1:00 pm

GarageBand.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Tue, Dec 02, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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English Exchange
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Wed, Dec 03, 11:00 am

Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization with the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Wed, Dec 03, 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Thu, Dec 04, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 4 y 18 de diciembre ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

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Zumba®
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

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Zumba®
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

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Craft Night: DIY Holiday Mason Jar Cookie Mix
Mon, Dec 08, 6:00 pm

Are you looking to make a unique, homemade gift for this holiday season? Join us for this special edition of Craft Night as we create Double Dutch Chocolate Holiday cookie mixes in mason jars. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

Taking Digital Photos.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Medicare 101
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Please join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Director Samantha Howell for an overview of all Medicare plan options and benefits for 2015. (60 min.)

English Exchange
Tue, Dec 09, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Wed, Dec 10, 2:30 pm

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - its's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author: Ruth Hartman Berge
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Local author Ruth Hartman Berge will discuss her novel, “Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads.” Books available for purchase; a book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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Win that Government Contract! Learn How to Maximize Your Paper Trail
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

You aspire to win a government contract and you know you can present your firm effectively, but do your numbers tell the same positive story? Mr. Scruton guides you inside the minds of the people who crunch numbers. Presented by Phil Scruton, Consultant at PBSC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Responding to Government Solicitations - RFQ/RFP
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will help you understand the RFP and RFQ processes for government contracting. You will also discover some of the practical applications upon which to write a winning response. In addition, participants will be provided with resources containing other methodologies that many entities utilize. Don't forget to bring your business cards for a drawing! Presented by Jackie Rule, Consultant at SBDC, Government Contracting Section. (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Hands, Words and Brains: What Cognitive Archaeology Can Teach Us About Being “Human”
Thu, Dec 11, 7:00 pm

Presented by Lana Ruck, archaeology is a broad scientific discipline that lets us study past populations. By studying what people left behind, we can better understand how they lived, what they made, and how they interacted with each other. Cognitive archaeology focuses on what these material remains can teach us about how people thought about the world around them, and how they expressed those thoughts. (75 min.)

Yoga @ your Library!
Sat, Dec 13, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (2 hr.)

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Domingo de Dominó (Sunday Domino Club)
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Domingo, 14 de diciembre, 2:00 pm ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro nuevo club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our new Domino Club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Dec 16, 1:00 pm

Using a Video Camera.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Crafternoon: DIY Paper Gift Boxes
Tue, Dec 16, 3:00 pm

Add a special touch to birthday and holiday presents by creating your own gift boxes and bags. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

Preregister.
1-2-3 Salsa!
Thu, Dec 18, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 4 y 18 de diciembre ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Movies at Main
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.) PG

Yoga @ your Library!
Sat, Dec 20, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Dec 23, 1:00 pm

Recording in Audacity.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Yoga @ your Library!
Sat, Dec 27, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

Preregister.
Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Tue, Mar 10, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fun Family Movie
Mon, Nov 24, 11:00 am

©Warner Bros. (128 min.) PG-13

English Exchange
Mon, Dec 01, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Writer’s Critique Workshop
Tue, Dec 02, 5:30 pm

Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by library staff. (2 hr.)

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Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
Thu, Dec 04, 11:00 am

©Miramax. (120 min.) PG

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English Exchange
Mon, Dec 08, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

English Exchange
Mon, Dec 15, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Go Green, Stay Green
Tue, Dec 16, 11:30 am

Lana Blackman, Education and Media Specialist with the Solid Waste Authority of PBC, will explain how garbage is transformed into electricity, what to do with household hazardous waste and proper recycling techniques. (60 min.)

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Winter Book Discussion
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Staff will lead a discussion of “While We Were Watching Downton Abbey,” by Wendy Wax. When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and even more unexpectedly with each other. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various dates and times available. (30 min.)

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By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

All skill levels are welcome. Whether you are new to crocheting, or you're already a skilled artisan at the craft, you'll have fun sharing and socializing at our program. Learn beginning stitches, how to hold a hook, or share your crochet skills with others! Beginners are expected to bring a size H, I, J, or K hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn. Materials will not be provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

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French Beaded Flowers: Snowdrop
Thu, Dec 04, 2:15 pm

Use seed beads and wire to capture the seasonal beauty of Snowdrop flowers. Bring your small, needle nose pliers, other materials provided. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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Thrilling Quilling: Paper Filigree
Wed, Dec 10, 2:15 pm

Dating from the Renaissance, quilling involves rolling, looping and curling strips of colored paper to make decorative designs. Join us as we learn basic techniques and create fancy scrolled designs to adorn gift bags or greeting cards. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

All skill levels are welcome. Whether you are new to crocheting, or you're already a skilled artisan at the craft, you'll have fun sharing and socializing at our program. Learn beginning stitches, how to hold a hook, or share your crochet skills with others! Beginners are expected to bring a size H, I, J, or K hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn. Materials will not be provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Dec 17, 2:15 pm

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various dates and times available. (30 min.)

Scherenschnitte for the Holidays
Thu, Dec 18, 10:30 am

‘Tis the season. If you’ve ever cut a paper snowflake, you have the skills to explore the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art of “scherenschnitte.” Grab some scissors and make decorative, lacey, paper creations for the holidays. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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Thursday Matinee Movie
Thu, Dec 18, 2:15 pm

©Warner Bros. (129 min.) PG-13

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Wellington Branch
Wellington to Alaska: Adventures in Salmon Fishing
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

Join '07 Wellington High graduate Ray Friedlander as she shares her experiences as a commercial salmon fisherman, as a resident of Sitka, Alaska, and as an environmental advocate for the largest remaining intact temperate rainforest known as the Tongass National Forest. (60 min.)

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Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Tue, Dec 02, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if the skies are clear. (90 min.)

Zumba® Gold
Wed, Dec 03, 6:30 pm

Come join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners! Don't forget your towel and water! (60 min.)

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Writers’ Critique Workshop
Thu, Dec 04, 6:30 pm

Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers' Association, Palm Beach County. (2 hr.)

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Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

©Focus Features. (127 min.) PG

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Holiday Card Creation with Microsoft Publisher
Tue, Dec 09, 2:30 pm

Learn to use Publisher to create fun and unique holiday cards. Some computer experience required. (60 min.)

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Board Game Day!
Sat, Dec 13, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a fun, relaxing afternoon with a friend or family member playing Uno, Scrabble, Monopoly, Sorry, Dominoes, Rummikub, Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary! (90 min.)

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Chess Club for Adults
Mon, Dec 15, 6:30 pm

Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (60 min.)

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Could You Pass the Test?
Wed, Dec 17, 6:30 pm

What is the supreme law of the land? Do you know how many justices are on the U.S. Supreme Court? Join the Palm Beach County Bar Association in a free and fun game of Knowledge Bingo to test your knowledge of the U.S. and Florida constitutions. (90 min.)

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Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Tue, Dec 30, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if the skies are clear. (90 min.)

West Boca Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Dec 01, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

All About Your Medicare Part D
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

The Area Agency on Aging and SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Eders) offer an in-depth view of Medicare drug costs and this year's cost and benefit changes. (60 min.)

If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Enjoy this documentary featuring Penny Marshall, Alan Dershowitz, James McBride and Pete Hamill, along with a cast of characters from Canarsie to Tottenville who explore why New Yorkers eat "chawclate" and drink "cawfee," and how the accent became the vibrant soundtrack of a charming, unforgiving and enduring city. (55 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 04, 10:30 am

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in your own individual session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Mon, Dec 08, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Singin' & Swingin' with the Gloria Waldman Swing Combo
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a performance by this vocal and instrumental ensemble of your favorite standards and Broadway tunes from the great American songbook. (60 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using your Windows/Windows 8 computer or your tablet, including Internet searching, word processing, emailing and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Social Networking: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an email account. Ask questions about social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Small Claims Lawsuits & Mediation Training
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Do you have a legal dispute? Learn how to present your case to the judge without hiring a lawyer. A small claim is any legal dispute valued at $5,000.00 or less. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. (60 min.)

Hobbit Family Day Celebration
Sat, Dec 13, 10:15 am
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

©New Line Cinema. (170 min.) PG-13

Catch up on the first two films based on the book "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien and win prizes! Popcorn provided. There will be a fifteen minute intermission between films.

Hobbit Family Day Celebration
Sat, Dec 13, 1:45 pm
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

©New Line Cinema. (161 min.) PG-13

Catch up on the first two films based on the book "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien and win prizes! Popcorn provided. There will be a fifteen minute intermission between films.

English Exchange
Mon, Dec 15, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Cooking the Books & Publix Aprons Demo
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Read and discuss "Sous Chef," by Michael Dibney with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi and special guest Chef Rey de la Osa, of the Publix Aprons School, who will also present a cooking demonstration. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Judge for Yourself
Wed, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

Palm Beach County Bar Association reviews the extensive screening process used in Florida for selecting judges in the state's appellate courts and describes how you can participate in the retention/removal process. (60 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Dec 18, 1:30 pm

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in your own individual session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

West Boynton Branch
Crafternoon
Tue, Nov 25, 1:30 pm

Have a gobbling good time learning how to make turkey craft favors. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance
Wed, Nov 26, 9:00 am

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment with our expert staff and begin downloading books from the library. (30 min.)

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Medicare Part D
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Calling on all Medicare beneficiaries to come and learn in depth view of the Medicare drug costs in the coming new year. (90 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

©Focus Features. (127 min.) PG

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WBB Book Discussion: "Longbourn," by Jo Baker
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Jo Baker's vivid reimagining of Pride and Prejudice is visited in the this lively discussion led by Library staff. (60 min.)

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Crafternoon
Tue, Dec 09, 4:00 pm

Use a simple pattern to turn paper into gift bags for your family and friends. Personalize them with embellishments. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, Dec 09, 7:00 pm

The game's afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective. (75 min.)

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The Way Off-Broadway Players: Make 'em Laugh
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

What makes us laugh? The subject of this comedy is the English language - what a football field was to Joe Namath, or the male species was to Zaza Gabor! (60 min.)

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Crafternoon: Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Fri, Dec 12, 3:00 pm

Soap making basics are demonstrated. Make your own with materials provided. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Tertulia Literaria
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

martes, 16 de diciembre (Book discussion in Spanish: The Tomb of Columbus) Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "La tumba de Colón" de Miguel Ruiz Montanez. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)