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Acreage Branch
Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Thu, Apr 24, 6:00 pm

While your kids enjoy “Game Night” at the library, join us for an informative session discussing the three main dangers children and teenagers face online and how you can help keep your kids safe. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Apr 24, 6:00 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 min.)

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International Holocaust Day Film
Sun, Apr 27, 2:00 pm

©Miramax. Adults and ages 12 & up. (93 min.) PG-13

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Apr 28, 2:00 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 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, May 03, 2:00 pm

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

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, May 05, 2:00 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 min.)

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Sit 'n' Stich Crochet Club
Tue, May 13, 5:00 pm

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

Sit 'n' Stich Crochet Club
Tue, May 20, 5:00 pm

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

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, May 20, 6:00 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 min.)

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Meditation for Relaxation
Thu, May 22, 6:00 pm

Maya Malay of the Palm Beach Dharma Center will demonstrate easy-to-apply techniques to help you achieve emotional well-being. (60 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Book-A-Librarian
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for a hands-on session just for you. Tell us what you need - a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

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Taking Care of Yourself - Stress Management
Wed, Apr 30, 6:30 pm

Are you ever anxious, tired, or just feel worn out? Managing stress is hard work. Join us for information on how you can use massage, breathing techniques, and meditation to de-stress. (60 min.)

Book-A-Librarian
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for a hands-on session just for you. Tell us what you need-a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

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Dos and Don'ts of Résumé Writing
Sat, May 10, 10:30 am

Learn the answers to the most common résumé questions including: What goes on the résumé? Do I need to customize my résumé? What are the best ways to organize my information? And is a cover letter necessary? Let us help you make your résumé stand out.

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Dos and Don'ts of Interviewing
Wed, May 21, 5:30 pm

Now that your résumé has gotten you an interview, what can you do to make sure the interview gets you the job? What can you wear to present yourself in the best light? How do you answer questions from your interviewers appropriately? Should you ask questions in return? How do you "sell" yourself as the best applicant for the job? Let us show you how you can do all this and more.

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Book-A-Librarian
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for a hands-on session just for you. Tell us what you need-a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Book-A-Librarian
Thu, May 01, 12:00 pm

Do you need help with basic computer skills? Do you want to learn to use your tablet? Need help with email? Sign up for one-on-one hands-on session. (60 min.)

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Saturday Movie Matinee
Sat, May 03, 2:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (133 min.) PG-13

Saturday Movie Matinee
Sat, May 17, 2:00 pm
©Walt Disney Pictures. (130 min.) PG-13

Gardens Branch
From Memory to History, Voices of the Holocaust
Thu, Apr 24, 2:30 pm

This multimedia presentation will stimulate thought and discussion as we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join with your community as we hear from those affected by the Holocaust, learn how we can honor those who perished, and serve those who survived. Co-sponsored by Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service. (60 min.)

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Navigating the Car Buying Process
Tue, Apr 29, 2:30 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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Poets of the Palm Beaches: Readings & Workshop
Wed, Apr 30, 2:30 pm

Group members will read original poems. Guests can bring original poems to share. Learn creative techniques for writing poetry. (90 min.)

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Creative Writing for Beginners
Tue, May 06, 1:30 pm

Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest. (75 min.)

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Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, May 07, 2:30 pm
1. The Rationale for a Space Telescope. 2. Comet Shoemaker - Levy 9 and Jupiter. 3. The Sagittarius Star Cloud.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Sunday Cinema
Sun, May 11, 2:00 pm

©Sony Picture Classics. (98 min.) PG-13

Bids and Business
Mon, May 12, 1:00 pm

Florida Small Business Development Center personnel will show attendees how to register their businesses and bid on government contracts. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author - Steve Sundberg
Tue, May 13, 2:30 pm

Steve Sundberg will discuss "Street Logic," his reality-based novel about chronic homelessness, drawn from his experiences as a member of a federally funded homeless outreach team in Boston. He teaches journal writing in educational programs, including addiction treatment centers, and has worked in the mental health field for more than 25 years. (60 min.)

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Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm
4. The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula. 5. The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise. 6. The Crab Nebula-A Supernova's Aftermath.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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May is Mental Health Month: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Our U.S. Military Veterans
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Let’s honor and support those who serve us by learning about PTSD from Jerry Troyer, LCSW, Mental Health Program Coordinator at the West Palm Beach Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and Vietnam Veteran. (60 min.)

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Marketing Your Firm After Certification
Mon, May 19, 1:00 pm

Small Business Development Center program attendees will learn how to determine suitable markets for their products and services, and will be given marketing tips to help their firms grow. (60 min.)

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Knit 1 - Purl 2
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm

Shirley Kent will help beginners with simple projects and advanced knitters with projects in progress. Pick up materials list at Information Desk. (90 min.)

Job Search Resources Online
Tue, May 20, 2:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will demonstrate online resources that can assist job seekers with their employment search, including resume creation, finding job listings and interview preparation. (90 min.)

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Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, May 21, 2:30 pm
7. The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe. 8. Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far. 9. The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collition.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Socrates Café
Wed, May 21, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads discussion groups for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.)

Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Wed, May 28, 2:30 pm
10. Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens. 11. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field. 12. Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Glades Road Branch
Entrepreneurship On The Side: Owning A Business Doesn’t Have to Take Over Your Life
Thu, Apr 24, 10:00 am

We tend to think of entrepreneurs as people who toil 24/7 and put everything they own on the line for a business that consumes their lives. It doesn’t have to be that way. Entrepreneurs are also people with full-time jobs who work a few hours a week at their own businesses to bring in some extra cash and have some fun. Sound appealing? Phil Scruton of the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College informs and inspires on a path that doesn’t require you to go “all-in.” (2 hr.) Preregister by calling 561-862-4726.

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English Exchange
Wed, Apr 30, 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.

Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, May 05, 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, May 06, 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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The Globe Is Your Customer
Tue, May 06, 2:00 pm

The Small Business Development Center Import/Export expert leads attendees through an introduction to selling products and services overseas and bringing the world’s products and services to this country. If there’s anything “hip” in small business at the moment, import/export is it. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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English Exchange
Wed, May 07, 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, May 08, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBook in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device, or tablet, logins and passwords and your library card. (60 min.)

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Story Swap
Mon, May 12, 2:30 pm

Do you have a story to tell? Facilitator Claire Forrest and members of the PBC Storytellers will be available to critique. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, May 13, 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.)

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English Exchange
Wed, May 14, 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, May 15, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBook in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device, or tablet, logins and passwords and your library card. (60 min.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, May 19, 10:00 am

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

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New Movie @ Your Library
Mon, May 19, 2:00 pm

© Warner Bros. (91 min.) PG-13

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, May 20, 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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English Exchange
Wed, May 21, 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.

A Conversation About Accounting
Thu, May 22, 10:00 am

Folks converse about movies, art, love, politics, so why not accounting? Phil Scruton of the Small Business Development Center lays out the big picture, including why financial statements are important, why the IRS takes a passing interest in them, and why you need not fear debits and credits. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 22, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBook in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device, or tablet, logins and passwords and your library card. (60 min.)

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Book Discussion
Fri, May 23, 10:30 am

Stop by the branch for a copy of the book. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, May 28, 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.

NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies
Wed, May 28, 5:30 pm

Liz Downey, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of PBC will be presenting a program that helps school professionals and families better understand the early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents. (2 hr.)

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Greenacres Branch
Raw Foods Diet: Truths and Myths
Thu, Apr 24, 2:30 pm

University of Florida Palm Beach County Extension agent Ada Medina-Solorzano will discuss the facts and fallacies of this increasingly popular lifestyle diet. She will discuss exactly what a raw foods diet is - a path to perfect health or to serious undernourishment. (60 min.)

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Social Media for Business
Mon, Apr 28, 6:00 pm

Certified Business Analyst Sharon Geltner, from the Small Business Development Center, will show you how to promote your business the most cost-effective way, how to create a brand, and gain recognition for your business. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Tue, Apr 29, 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.

English Exchange
Tue, May 06, 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
Thu, May 08, 1:30 pm

Join a lively discussion of Russell Banks' compelling novel about the aftermath of a tragic school bus accident in a small close-knit community. Return on 5/15 to see the film followed by a brief discussion. ©New Line Cinema. (113 min.) R

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The Great Courses® - A History of European Art
Mon, May 12, 2:30 pm

In this DVD series, we will look at art from the middle of the 15th and the 17th centuries. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated. Lecture 35: Poussin and Claude - The Allure of Rome. Lecture 36: Baroque Painting in Spain.

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English Exchange
Tue, May 13, 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
Thu, May 15, 1:30 pm

Join a lively discussion of Russell Banks' compelling novel about the aftermath of a tragic school bus accident in a small close-knit community. Return on 5/15 to see the film followed by a brief discussion. ©New Line Cinema. (113 min.) R

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Movie Matinee
Fri, May 16, 2:00 pm

©MGM Home Entertainment Inc. (114 min.) R

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Haitian Heritage Book Festival
Sat, May 17, 2:00 pm

In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month join host Bito David from the School District of PBC Office of Communications for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Featured authors include Dr. Gerard Ferere, Dr. Diane Allerdyce, Herve Fanini Lemoine, Navia Magloire, Bito David, Dr. Margaret Armand, Margaret Papillon, Jessica Fievre and others. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Tue, May 20, 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.

Medicare Financial Programs
Thu, May 22, 2:30 pm

If you have Medicare, don't miss out on opportunities to save on your Medicare bills. Join representatives from SHINE to learn how to save on your Medicare costs and find out if you are eligible. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Tue, May 27, 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.

PBC Property Appraiser's Office: Tax Saving Tips
Tue, May 27, 6:00 pm

Meet Dorothy Jacks, AAS, CFE, Chief Deputy Property Appraiser for PBC and learn about a variety of tax savings benefits for property owners, including property tax reform issues, portability, and appraisal and exemption services. (45 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
DATE CHANGED -- MAY 5 -- If I Had His Voice, I’d Sing Just As Good
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

Join Theater Voices as they demonstrate through songs, scenes, and stories, how subtleties of feeling and thought are reflected in the Yiddish language, and how this in turn has enriched and enhanced the marvelously resilient English we use today. Tickets available, up to 2 per person, starting Apr 14. (60 min.)

Writers LIVE! Presents: Palm Beach Peril: The Birth of a Thriller with Andrew Gross & the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Panel
Fri, Apr 25, 2:00 pm

Best-selling novelist Andrew Gross (“Criminal”) hosts a panel of debut thriller writers. Oline Cogdill, syndicated mystery fiction reviewer, moderates. A book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Apr 18, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2014.

"Holocaust Witness"
Mon, Apr 28, 2:00 pm

This docudrama follows the story of Halina Laster, a young Polish Jewish girl who was arrested by the Germans for helping smuggle food into a Ghetto and who spent five years in several concentration camps before being released. Videographer Fred Singer leads a discussion following this special film screening in honor of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance. Tickets available, up to 2 per person, starting Apr 21. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Apr 29, 2:00 pm

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

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Apr 29, 3:30 pm

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

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Apr 30, 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.)

From Memory to History, Voices of the Holocaust
Wed, Apr 30, 2:00 pm

This multimedia presentation will stimulate thought and discussion as we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join with your community as we hear from those affected by the Holocaust and learn how we can honor those who perished and serve those who survived. Co-sponsored by Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service. Tickets available starting Apr 21. (60 min.)

Meditation for Healthy Living
Thu, May 01, 2:00 pm

Join John Bednarik as he discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. He will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. Learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. (2 hr.)

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If I Had His Voice, I’d Sing Just As Good
Mon, May 05, 2:00 pm

Join Theater Voices as they demonstrate through songs, scenes and stories, how subtleties of feeling and thought are reflected in the Yiddish language, and how this in turn has enriched and enhanced the marvelously resilient English we use today. (60 min.) Tickets available starting Apr 14. Rescheduled from original date of Apr 24.

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

Get together with storyteller Glad McLeod and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 06, 2:00 pm

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

Blood Pressure Screening & AED Training
Tue, May 06, 7:00 pm

PBC Fire Rescue paramedics and EMTs will provide free blood pressure checks and five-minute demonstrations on how to use an automated external defibrillator. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, May 07, 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.)

Chess Club for Adults
Wed, May 07, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Be Scam Smart
Thu, May 08, 10:00 am

Join Tasha Carter, Director of the Division of Consumer Services under the Florida Department of Financial Services, for an informative workshop for seniors, their families, and caregivers. The workshop is part of Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) and will cover how to spot a scam, outsmart the scam artists, avoid identity theft, and much more! (90 min.)

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Book/Film Discussion
Mon, May 12, 2:00 pm

Join Stacie M. Kiner for the a book/film discussion of Ernest Hemingway's classic story. (3 hr.) ©Warner Home Video. (100 min.) Not rated.

Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 13, 2:00 pm

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

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, May 14, 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.)

May is Mental Health Month: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Our U.S. Military Veterans
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Let’s honor and support those who serve us by learning about PTSD from Kenneth E. Dempsey, RN, RRT, Veterans Mental Health Re-engagement Coordinator, Lt Col USAF (Ret) of the West Palm Beach Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. (60 min.)

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Writers' Workshop
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop, facilitated by Mr. Bernard Block, and offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Limit of 10. (90 min.)

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Decorative Motifs: Stencilling & Stamping
Thu, May 15, 10:00 am

Embellish your artwork and creative projects with the visual art design techniques of stencilling and stamping. Paper crafting instructions and materials provided. Limit of 15. (90 min.)

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Famous Broadway Plays
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Join Seymour Goldstein for an interactive program featuring summaries and songs from well-known plays. Attendees may volunteer to become cast members as guests try to name the play. (60 min.) Tickets available starting May 05.

Medical Mondays: Heart Rhythm Abnormalities
Mon, May 19, 2:00 pm

Dr. Jonathan Rosman, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the topic and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm

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

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, May 21, 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.)

Chess Club for Adults
Wed, May 21, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 27, 2:00 pm

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

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, May 28, 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.)

Jupiter Branch
Citizenship Workshop: Naturalization Information Session
Thu, Apr 24, 6:00 pm

USCIS officers will discuss the naturalization process, conduct mock interviews, and answer questions. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Fri, May 09, 10:00 am

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

Basic Tablet Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, May 12, 10:00 am

Call to schedule an appointment with a librarian and learn the basics of using your tablet device. (30 min.)

Meet the Author: Dr. James L. Casale
Wed, May 14, 10:00 am

Author of "Wise up: Be the Solution" will help provide the tools for parents to provide a positive attitude about education. Learn the benefits and steps to developing a mission statement for your household and a plan to create a family culture that values education and learning. (60 min.)

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Meditation for Relaxation
Thu, May 15, 6:30 pm

Counselor and meditation instructor Maya Malay will demonstrate easy-to-apply techniques which establish mental stability and emotional well-being. (60 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Fri, May 16, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (128 min.) PG-13

The Librarian and the Banjo-Film Screening & Live Music
Thu, May 22, 6:00 pm

As a Music Librarian from Chicago, Dena Epstein's 25 years of research prove the African origin of the banjo and banjo music. Tony Thomas will perform selections on this magical instrument following the film. Shown with permission. (90 min.)

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Read This Not That
Thu, May 29, 2:00 pm

Looking for something new and interesting to read? Listen to two librarians deliver book talks about a few of their favorite authors and books. Their goal is to persuade you with a glimpse of the setting, characters and plot so that when you leave, you will wish to read these books next and not something else. (90 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
The American Novel Since 1945
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

View two lectures from the Yale Open Courses series, led by professor Amy Hungerford. Pick up a copy of “Wise Blood,” by Flannery O'Connor, and return on 4/24 for a discussion of the book. Shown with permission. (2 hr.) Not rated.

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Learn About the New GED®
Thu, Apr 24, 7:00 pm

A new version of the GED® was released this year. A representative from Adult and Community Education, of the School District of PBC, will discuss the registration process, cost, and study options offered, as well as other services provided. (60 min.)

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5th Anniversary Celebration!
Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

This milestone event will include a Freegal Dance Party, Technology Petting Zoo and more! (2 hr.)

Holocaust Remembrance Day Film
Mon, Apr 28, 2:00 pm

©Miramax. (94 min.) PG-13

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Job Help Center
Tue, Apr 29, 10:00 am

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, Apr 30, 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.

eBooks: One-on-One Assistance
Mon, May 05, 2:00 pm

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

Preregister.
Job Help Center
Tue, May 06, 10:00 am

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, May 07, 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.

Job Help Center
Tue, May 13, 10:00 am

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

Reverse Mortgages
Tue, May 13, 2:00 pm

A representative from ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a nonprofit organization, will help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of reverse mortgages. (60 min.)

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

The PBC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity will cover the legal rights and responsibilities of individuals in employment. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, May 14, 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.

eBooks: One-on-One Assistance
Mon, May 19, 2:00 pm

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

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Job Help Center
Tue, May 20, 10:00 am

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

Movie Matinee
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm

©Warner Home Video. (136 min.) R

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Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Wed, May 21, 2:00 pm

Get together with storyteller Glad McLeod and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, May 21, 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.

English Exchange
Wed, May 28, 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.

Main Library
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Apr 24, 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.

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Thu, Apr 24, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 24 de abril, 6:30 pm ¡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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Poetry Workshop
Fri, Apr 25, 2:00 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month with award-winning poet Stacie Kiner as she critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Orientation
Tue, Apr 29, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts, and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Tue, Apr 29, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, Apr 30, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 02, 09, 16, 23 o 30 de abril, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 01, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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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CreationStation Orientation
Tue, May 06, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Tue, May 06, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, May 07, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

ReferenceUSA!: What Is It and How Will It Help Me?
Wed, May 07, 2:30 pm

ReferenceUSA is a leading provider of business and consumer research. This database can assist you in job searching, business, marketing, competitive analysis, fundraising and more. ReferenceUSA has information about over 20 million public and private businesses. Our Business Librarian will show you how to use ReferenceUSA and demonstrate how it can be of help to you. (60 min.)

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofits
Thu, May 08, 1:00 pm

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

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Making Profits During Hard Times!
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

Mr. Jenkins, President of Management Solutions for Profit, will address the tools required in order to be successful in the small- and medium-sized business sector. He will share with you the steps to improve your sales and operations and will also demonstrate how to develop a workable budget that will propel your firm forward. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at PBSC. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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, May 08, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 8 y 29 de mayo, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

English Exchange
Tue, May 13, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

Going Green and Staying Green!
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

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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Proposal Writing Basics
Thu, May 15, 10:00 am

This workshop will help nonprofits learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover how the proposal fits into the grant seeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, and tips for making each section of your proposal stronger. (90 min.)

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FUNdamentals of Contracting
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Jackie Rule, CBA Regional Program Manager, from Small Business Development Center at PBSC will discuss the following topics: understanding the System for Award Management (SAM) & the SBA profile page, development of a 1 - 2 minute elevator speech, understand the NAICS system and its relationship to the SAM portal, and development of a capability statement. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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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Movies at Main
Fri, May 16, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (125 min.) PG-13

CreationStation Orientation
Tue, May 20, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month: Movie Specials: "Aristide and the Endless Revolution"
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

© First Run/Icarus Films. Shown with permission. (83 min.) Bito David will lead a discussion of the film after showing. (2 hr.)

English Exchange
Tue, May 20, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, May 21, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier
Wed, May 21, 6:00 pm

Authors Janet M. De Vries and Ginger L. Pedersen will tell the fascinating but forgotten story of Byrd Dewey: writer, environmentalist and one of Palm Beach County's first real estate tycoons. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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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Club de lectura en español: "Corazón tan blanco" (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
Thu, May 22, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 22 de mayo, 6:30 pm Javier Marías, el ganador del Premio Barcelona, explora los secretos del pasado y los pecados del padre en esta novela intrigante. Ejemplares de este libro están disponibles en el Mostrador de Checkout. (60 min.)

CreationStation Orientation
Tue, May 27, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Tue, May 27, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, May 28, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

May is Mental Health Month: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Our U.S. Military Veterans
Wed, May 28, 2:00 pm

Let's honor and support those who serve us by learning about PTSD from Rita Clark, LCSW. Not only is she the Suicide Prevention Coordinator of the West Palm Beach Veteran's Administration Medical Center, but also a close family member of veterans who served in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq/Afghanistan. (60 min.)

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Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month: Haiti: The Land & The People
Wed, May 28, 6:30 pm

Take a brief journey in Haiti's history and its culture with Bito David through his PowerPoint presentation. (60 min.)

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 29, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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, May 29, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 8 y 29 de mayo, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
The Great Courses® – The Art of Reading
Mon, Apr 28, 3:30 pm
Subtexts, Motives, and Secrets/ Dialogue—The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

Professor Timothy Spurgin leads this 24-lecture DVD course. You know how to read. But do you know how to read artfully? Unlike everyday reading, artful reading the way we read novels and short stories is less about reading for specific information and more about reading to revel in the literary experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. Not rated.

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English Exchange
Mon, Apr 28, 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.

The Great Courses® – The Art of Reading
Mon, May 05, 3:30 pm
Dialogue - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

Professor Timothy Spurgin leads this 24-lecture DVD course. You know how to read. But do you know how to read artfully? Unlike everyday reading, artful reading - the way we read novels and short stories - is less about reading for specific information and more about reading to revel in the literary experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange
Mon, May 05, 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.

The Great Courses® – The Art of Reading
Mon, May 12, 3:30 pm
Metafiction - Fiction About Fiction.

Professor Timothy Spurgin leads this 24-lecture DVD course. You know how to read. But do you know how to read artfully? Unlike everyday reading, artful reading - the way we read novels and short stories - is less about reading for specific information and more about reading to revel in the literary experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange
Mon, May 12, 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.

The Great Courses® – The Art of Reading
Mon, May 19, 3:30 pm
Adaptation - From Fiction to Film.

Professor Timothy Spurgin leads this 24-lecture DVD course. You know how to read. But do you know how to read artfully? Unlike everyday reading, artful reading - the way we read novels and short stories - is less about reading for specific information and more about reading to revel in the literary experience. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange
Mon, May 19, 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.

Oscar Movie
Thu, May 22, 11:30 am

©Warner Bros. (91 min.) PG-13

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The Thrilling Trio
Sat, May 31, 2:00 pm

Award-winning local authors Leslie A. Borghini, S.L. Menear and J.M. Leduc will discuss their novels and share the paranormal, thriller and suspense genres. Books available for purchase; a book signing will follow. (90 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thursday Movie Matinee
Thu, Apr 24, 2:15 pm

©Summit Entertainment.(119 min.) PG-13

Origami Flowers
Fri, Apr 25, 10:30 am

Create a beautiful origami tulip. Ages 10 & up. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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Shared Stories: E.S.L. Book Discussion Group
Tue, Apr 29, 6:00 pm

Share your love of reading in an enjoyable environment where you can meet new people and practice your English reading and conversational skills. Books will be available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (Basic Computer Assistance, One-On-One, in Spanish)
Mon, May 05, 2:00 pm

lunes, 5 de mayo, 12 de mayo y 19 de mayo, 2:00 p.m. ¿Desea utilizar libros electrónicos? ¿Desea aprender a crear documentos en Microsoft Word, navegar el internet y crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? Llame y haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (60 min.)

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Crafting by the Book: French Beaded Flowers
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

Use seed beads and wire to capture the lasting beauty of flowers. Our favorite craft books will be available to checkout. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (Basic Computer Assistance, One-On-One, in Spanish)
Mon, May 12, 2:00 pm

lunes, 5 de mayo, 12 de mayo y 19 de mayo, 2:00 p.m. ¿Desea utilizar libros electrónicos? ¿Desea aprender a crear documentos en Microsoft Word, navegar el internet y crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? Llame y haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (60 min.)

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Shared Stories: English as a Second Language Book Club
Tue, May 13, 6:00 pm

Are you learning English as a Second Language and wish to practice your conversational and reading skills? Then this is the book discussion group for you. Books will be available at the Information Desk. Ages 18 & up. (60 min.)

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Crafting by the Book: French Beaded Flowers
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Use seed beads and wire to capture the lasting beauty of flowers. Our favorite craft books will be available to checkout. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (Basic Computer Assistance, One-On-One, in Spanish)
Mon, May 19, 2:00 pm

lunes, 5 de mayo, 12 de mayo y 19 de mayo, 2:00 p.m. ¿Desea utilizar libros electrónicos? ¿Desea aprender a crear documentos en Microsoft Word, navegar el internet y crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? Llame y haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (60 min.)

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Shared Stories: English as a Second Language Book Club
Tue, May 20, 6:00 pm

Are you learning English as a Second Language and wish to practice your conversational and reading skills? Then this is the book discussion group for you. Books will be available at the Information Desk. Ages 18 & up. (60 min.)

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Crafting by the Book: French Beaded Flowers
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm

Use seed beads and wire to capture the lasting beauty of flowers. Our favorite craft books will be available to checkout. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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National Mental Health Month: Stress Management - Letting Go of Stress
Wed, May 28, 2:30 pm

Maisie Ross from the PBC Extension Service shares various methods you can use to de-stress and improve your quality of life. (60 min.)

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Thursday Movie Matinee
Thu, May 29, 2:15 pm

©Warner Bros. (91 min.) PG-13

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Wellington Branch
Medicare 101
Thu, Apr 24, 2:30 pm

Samantha Howell, Project Director from SHINE, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will update you on the latest developments regarding Medicare services and benefits. She will also address the new 2014 information, as well as how the Affordable Care Act is affecting Medicare. (60 min.)

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Adult Craft Night: Duct Tape Storage Boxes
Thu, Apr 24, 6:30 pm

Have fun making creative and personalized boxes with duct tape! Great for colorful storage and pretty gifts. Bring scissors, a standard size shoe box, and, if you like, one roll of snazzy duct tape. Plain colors will be provided. (90 min.)

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"Holocaust Witness"
Wed, Apr 30, 3:00 pm

This docudrama follows the story of Halina Laster, a young Polish Jewish girl who was arrested by the Germans for helping smuggle food into a Ghetto and who spent five years in several concentration camps before being released. Videographer Fred Singer leads a discussion following this special film screening in honor of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance. (2 hr.)

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Writers’ Critique Workshop
Thu, May 01, 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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Move Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

Professionally written résumés, cover letters and associated documents play a key role in successfully finding, gaining and retaining employment. Jason Davis, from PBC employee training, will teach industry best practices for creating your résumé. (2 hr.)

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Chess Club for Adults
Tue, May 13, 6:30 pm

Chess fans unite to practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (2 hr.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm

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

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Adult Craft Night: Bread Dough Clay Creations
Thu, May 15, 6:30 pm

Create roses, beads and other items from clay made of bread and glue. Your handcrafted items can be used to decorate jewelry, cards, picture frames and other projects.

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Hooked on Crochet
Wed, May 21, 6:30 pm

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners, pick up a materials list when you preregister. (90 min.)

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Honor Women Through Writing
Thu, May 22, 6:30 pm

Share your stories and poems about the women (mothers, wives, aunts, neighbors, etc.) who made a difference in your life. Learn new techniques and receive constructive feedback to improve your writing in a supportive atmosphere. The session will be led by Caryn Devincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writer's Association, Palm Beach County.

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Small Claims Lawsuits and Mediation Program
Wed, May 28, 6:30 pm

Learn how to present your case to the judge without hiring a lawyer. A small claim is any legal dispute valued at $5000.00 or less. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. (90 min.)

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West Boca Branch
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Apr 24, 10:00 am

Ask questions about downloading library ebooks in an individualized session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. Sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served. (30 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email, or mousing in an individualized session with a librarian. Sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served. (30 min.)

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English Exchange
Mon, Apr 28, 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.

English Exchange
Mon, May 05, 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 Discussion: Cooking the Books
Tue, May 06, 2:00 pm

Read "Blood, Bones & Butter," by Gabrielle Hamilton. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

A Guide to Medicare's Preventive Care Benefits
Wed, May 07, 2:30 pm

A representative from SHINE, the counseling service of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, describes what medical procedures are covered, who is eligible, how much you pay, and why prevention matters regardless of your health status.

English Exchange
Mon, May 12, 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
Tue, May 13, 1:30 pm

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in an individualized session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. (30 min.) Limited sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

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Movie Matinee
Tue, May 13, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (91 min.) PG-13

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 15, 10:30 am

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email, or mousing in an individualized session with a librarian. (30 min.) Limited sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

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English Exchange
Mon, May 19, 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.

Meet the Author: Alex Grecian
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm

The mystery writer discusses his new book, "The Devil's Workshop." Books will be available for sale benefiting the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, May 21, 10:30 am

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in an individualized session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. (30 min.) Limited sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email, or mousing in an individualized session with a librarian. (30 min.) Limited sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

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Meet the Author: Jeffery Deaver
Fri, May 23, 2:00 pm

The New York Times best-selling author discusses his new book, "The Skin Collector." Books will be available for sale benefiting the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, May 09, at 10:00 am by phone or in person. Limit of 2 reservations per person.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, May 28, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email, or mousing in an individualized session with a librarian. (30 min.) Limited sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

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West Boynton Branch
Small Claims Lawsuits & Mediation
Thu, Apr 24, 6:30 pm

Do you want to present your small claim case to the judge without hiring a lawyer? A small claim is a legal dispute which is valued at $5,000.00 or less. Guidance will be provided by a representative from the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.)

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Holocaust Remembrance: Memoirs of a Survivor of Auschwitz, Warsaw and Dachau
Mon, Apr 28, 2:00 pm

Holocaust survivor, James Bachner, shares the poignant and horrific experience of his darkest years in concentration camps, reuniting with family members who survived, and eventual relocation to America. (60 min.) Tickets will be distributed starting on Apr 14.

From Memory to History, Voices of the Holocaust
Tue, Apr 29, 2:00 pm

This multimedia presentation will stimulate thought and discussion as we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join with your community as we hear from those affected by the Holocaust and learn how we can honor those who perished and serve those who survived. Co-sponsored by Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service. Tickets available starting Apr 15. (60 min.)

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Reading, Seeing & Making Poetry
Tue, Apr 29, 6:30 pm

Award-winning poet, Rose Bromberg, will facilitate an inspiring workshop in honor of National Poetry Month. (90 min.)

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Kick It Up A Notch Writers' Workshop Session 8: Lean, Clean Writing Machine. (That Would be You.)
Mon, May 05, 6:30 pm

Novices and experienced writers! Interested in skills improvement, constructive critiques and fun? Bring a pen and pad, something you've written and an open mind. Led by Buck Buchanan. (2 hr.)

Haitian Heritage Movie Special: "Aristide and the Endless Revolution"
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

©First Run/Icarus Films. (83 min.) Guest speaker and Haitian historian, Bito David, presents a lively discussion in reflection of the film. (2 hr.)

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Career Transitions: What Is It & How Will It Organize My Job Search?
Tue, May 13, 2:00 pm

Business Librarian Susan Berger demonstrates how the online career guidance center can assist you through the job-searching process. Creating résumés and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings and interview preparation are included in this dynamic presentation. (90 min.)

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, May 13, 7:00 pm

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

Oscar Movies @ WBB
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

© Warner Bros. (91 min.) PG-13

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Tertulia Literaria: "Otra Vez Adiós"
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

Martes, 20 de mayo (Literary Gathering: "Again Bye," program in Spanish) Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Otra vez adiós" de Carlos Alberto Montaner. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)

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Haitian Heritage: The Land & The People
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm

Take a brief journey into Haiti's history and culture presented by, Bito David, Haitian historian. (60 min.)

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Leg Aches and Pains: Addressing Vein and Vascular Issues
Tue, May 27, 2:00 pm

Dr. George K. Daniel, Interventional Cardiologist, addresses the various causes along with methods of evaluating symptoms and the current treatment options.

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In Observance of Memorial Day: Florida in the Civil War? Believe it!
Wed, May 28, 1:30 pm

Journalist, Eliot Kleinberg, examines Florida's role in the Civil War. Topics include: critical battles, tragedy of the governor, veterans who founded many Florida cities, and how some people are still fighting this war. (60 min.)

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