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Adult Events at the Library

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Acreage Branch
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Wed, Sep 02, 6:30 pm
Episode 12: What We Know.
Listen to the final episode of "Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," which is presented by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig. A discussion of the overall case will follow.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out while enjoying a hot cup of java.
(2 hr.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Sep 08, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Board Game Day
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Chess Club
Mon, Sep 21, 3:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Crafting by the Book: Weaving Made Easy
Thu, Sep 24, 6:00 pm
Learn a simple weaving technique using a soda-straw loom. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Electric Java Jam
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Get amped with this plugged-in edition of our caffeinated jam session.
(2 hr.)
Banned Book Banter: "Brave New World"
Tue, Sep 29, 3:30 pm
Staff will lead a lively discussion of the dystopian classic "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Wed, Sep 30, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box, or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Wed, Sep 30, 7:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely with a fun and informative game of “Banned Books Bingo” in honor of Banned Books Week.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
English Exchange
Thu, Sep 10, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
Introduction to Crochet
Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am
Ever wanted to be crafty and make your gifts for the holiday season? If so, join us as we learn some basic crochet stitches and make a project. All materials will be provided.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Sep 15, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Sep 24, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am

Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.

(60 min.) Preregister.
CANCELLED - Cultural Food Diversity Program: A Taste of the World: Mexico
Sat, Sep 26, 11:00 am
People all over the world tend to regard their own diet as sensible and the diets of other cultures as bizarre or strange. Join us for eight food tastings from September 2015 until March 2016 and discover the multicultural differences that make America the melting pot that it is.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Oct 01, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Thu, Oct 15, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Thu, Oct 22, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Thu, Oct 29, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Sep 02, 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.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Sep 07, 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.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Sep 09, 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.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Sep 14, 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.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Sep 16, 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.
(60 min.)
Movie Matinee
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
"A Better Life." ©Summit Entertainment. (98 min.)
PG-13
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Sep 21, 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.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, Sep 21, 3:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-992-8393 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Sep 23, 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.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Sep 28, 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.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, Sep 28, 3:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-992-8393 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Sep 30, 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.
(60 min.)
Gardens Branch
CreationStation and Flipster
Thu, Sep 03, 10:30 am
The CreationStation, located at the Main Library, offers many resources, equipment, computers and software to create music, videos, podcasts and much more. Learn how to read magazines online for free using your library card with Flipster.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm

Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.

Landlord Tenant Law
Thu, Sep 10, 6:30 pm
An attorney from the Palm Beach County Bar Association will explain the residential landlord/tenant relationship including the drafting of the lease, the rights and responsibilities of the landlord/tenant, and court procedures in a landlord/tenant lawsuit.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm

Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Sunday Cinema
Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
"Together (Han Ni Zai Yiki)." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (114 min.)
Preregister.
PG
Freegal: Downloadable Music
Tue, Sep 15, 10:30 am
Learn more about the service that lets you download music for free using your library card.
(60 min.)
Writing Your Memoirs
Tue, Sep 15, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
martes, 15 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.) Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Socrates Café
Wed, Sep 16, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Classic Cinema: Watch & Discuss
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"Separate Tables." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (98 min.)
Preregister.
Not rated.
Subcontracting Success for Small Businesses
Mon, Sep 21, 1:00 pm
Carole Hart, from the Small Business Development Center, will discuss the basics of subcontracts, subcontractors' responsibilities, the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting, and how to search for subcontracting business opportunities.
(60 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 22, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 22, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Chinese Masterpieces at the Norton Museum of Art
Fri, Sep 25, 2:30 pm
Laurie Barnes, curator of Chinese Art at the Norton Museum, will speak about Buddhist works made from materials that the Chinese consider to have magical powers. These works will be featured during the Moon Festival at the Norton on Sat, Sep 26.
(60 min.) Preregister.
hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks
Tue, Sep 29, 10:30 am
Learn about our new service hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection for free with your library card.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
Hooked on Crochet
Tue, Sep 01, 2:00 pm
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Workshop
Fri, Sep 04, 2:00 pm
Fiction writing workshop with Barbara Bixon. Make your story better and your character's vivid.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 01.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Sep 10, 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.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 01.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 15, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 01.
Book Life Presents: Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and "Go Set a Watchmen"
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
While it is important to look back at Jim Crowism, hatred, lies and racism, it is even more important to view fear, whether the fear rises from ignorance, history, from a perspective of voice or silence. Atticus, of course, is the quintessential “voice.” Harper Lee may illustrate both sides as she spoke out in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and then rarely publicly spoke or wrote again. Her new novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” may add to the silence or open new voices; even her own. Join us for this lecture by Dr. John Childrey from Florida Atlantic University.
(60 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Sep 17, 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.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 01.
Book Life Presents: Through the Camera Lens
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion with artist whose photographs were selected into the “Art at the Airport” exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2. Featured photographers will show samples of their work, speak about what inspires them, and share some hints about the equipment and special techniques they use to create award-winning photographs.
(90 min.)
Book Discussion
Fri, Sep 18, 11:00 am
Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Sep 21, 10:00 am
Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
New Movie
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"McFarland USA." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.)
PG
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 01.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Sep 24, 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.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 01.
FUNdamentals of Contracting
Mon, Sep 28, 10:30 am
Jackie Rule from the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College will be discussing the fundamentals of contracting. This session will cover the nuances of the Supplier Award Management (SAM) system and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). (60 min.) Preregister with the SBDC at 561-862-4726.
Medicare 101
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? Join SHINE for a free presentation that covers the five different parts of Medicare, how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan, and Open Enrollment updates.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Medicare Financial Assistance Programs
Thu, Sep 03, 2:30 pm
Join us for an overview and discussion of the Medicare Savings Program presented by SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly).
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Sep 10, 1:30 pm
Book discussion of "The Pianist." Return on 9/17 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
September is Classical Music Month. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, "The Pianist" set in Poland during World War II.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Researching Your Family Tree Online
Thu, Sep 10, 4:00 pm

Do you know how to find your roots? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers.

(90 min.) Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Sep 17, 1:30 pm
"The Pianist."
©‎Focus Features.
(150 min.)
Film viewing & discussion.
September is Classical Music Month. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, "The Pianist" set in Poland during World War II.
Preregister.
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Movie Matinee
Fri, Sep 18, 2:00 pm
"The Milagro Beanfield War." ©Universal Pictures. (118 min.) Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Preregister.
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How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Sat, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with a County, State or Federal Agency. Presented by Jackie Rule, consultant with the Small Business Development Center. (90 min.) Call 561-862-4726 to preregister.
The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Mon, Sep 21, 2:30 pm
This DVD series explores the concept that meditation can offer deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning, emotional and physical health as well as general well-being. Lecture 17: Wishing - May All Beings Be Well and Happy. Lecture 18: Generosity - The Joy of Giving.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Identity Theft
Fri, Sep 25, 2:30 pm
Identity theft is the fastest-growing white-collar crime in the United States. Join Michael Galvin from the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean for a DVD presentation on how easy it is to get caught in such scams and ways to prevent identity theft. A Q-and-A session will follow the presentation.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read in support of "Banned Books Week" with a fun, informative and rewarding game of "Banned Books Bingo." Test your knowledge and learn about the reasons why some of your favorite books have been challenged or banned.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Book Life Presents: Cookbook Showcase on Indian and French Cuisine
Mon, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
Take your own “Hundred Foot Journey” with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi from the West Boca Branch Library, as she showcases a variety of Indian and French cookbooks available in the library. Books discussed will be available to check out after the lecture.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Sep 01, 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, Sep 01, 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, Sep 02, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Sat, Sep 05, 12:00 pm

Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.

(4 hr.) Preregister. Walk-ins are welcome!
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, Sep 07, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories
(60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Sep 08, 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, Sep 09, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm

Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.

Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Wed, Sep 09, 4:00 pm

Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "The Cider House Rules," by John Irving. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Aug 24.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Sep 15, 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, Sep 15, 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, Sep 16, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Memphis: The Birthplace of Rock & Roll
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Dr. Robert Weber presents the roots of Rock & Roll, its evolution, and the people from Memphis who helped establish it as a major influence. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Paper Bead Bracelets
Mon, Sep 21, 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. Limit 15.
(90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Aug 24.
Book & Film Discussion
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"Macbeth." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (140 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for the a book/film discussion of Shakespeare's classic tale "Macbeth" and the 1971 film adaptation.
(3 hr.)
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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Sep 22, 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, Sep 22, 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, Sep 23, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
The Tuna of Weston
La Tuna de Weston
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
The Tuna of Weston performs songs in the traditional style of the Tuna, with a variety of instruments and audience participation.
(60 min.) Tickets available, two per person, starting Wed, Sep 16.
La Tuna de Weston interpreta canciones en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna, con una variedad de instrumentos y la participación de la audiencia. Boletos disponibles (dos por persona) a partir de miércoles, el 16 de septiembre.
(60 min.)
Medical Mondays: Avoiding Knee Replacement
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Dr. Charlton Stucken, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss new options for the active patient and answer questions.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Sep 29, 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, Sep 29, 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, Sep 30, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Jupiter Branch
Food and Mood Connection
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Is there a “food-mood” connection? Learn how the food you choose to eat affects your cognitive function and behavior. Presented by Ada Medina-Solórzano, Extension Agent from Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County/University of Florida.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Create a Terrarium
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Create a small terrarium with moss and pebbles, small plants and tiny objects and enjoy your miniature garden every day.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Costume Swap
Sat, Sep 19, 9:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.) Preregister.
Turtles of the Loxahatchee River
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Don't miss the visit by the Loxahatchee River District. Discover the different species of turtles that inhabit the Loxahatchee River, also known as “Turtle River.” Learn the differences between sea turtles and fresh water turtles. Guests will also have the opportunity for an encounter with “Freckles” our yellow-bellied slider. Ages 5 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Financing Your Small Business
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Ted Kramer, Certified Business Consultant for Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will speak about the issues facing small and medium-sized businesses, and will discuss options to fund your business.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Halloween Costume Swap
Wed, Sep 23, 11:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.) Preregister.
Suicide Prevention: Saving Lives One Community at a Time
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Provides an overview of the prevalence and risk factors for depression and suicide, dispels popular myths, and highlights the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's suicide prevention research and education programs. It includes practical advice for those who know someone who may be contemplating suicide.
(60 min.)
Halloween Costume Swap
Sat, Sep 26, 9:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.) Preregister.
Color Your Way to Calmness
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Discover why adult coloring books are taking off in a big way. Spend quiet time coloring designs copied from a wide variety of coloring books on to a wide variety of paper. Colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
(90 min.)
Classical Fencing and Dueling
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Get a front row seat to witness a recreation of a duel in this lecture and demonstration about the origins of fencing, from the Spanish rapier (the earliest known civilian weapon) to its descendants: the smallsword, foil, épée and sabre. The lecture will be given by Mr. Kim Moser who has studied classical fencing since 1989 and has experience with a wide variety of weapons.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Costume Swap
Sun, Sep 27, 12:00 pm
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
Book Life Presents: Are You Required to Get a Vaccination?
Fri, Sep 11, 2:15 pm
Dr. Alina Alonso from the Palm Beach County Health Department will discuss the value of immunizations, which are required and which are recommended and what you can expect after the shots.
Power Tools for Women
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
The Small Business Development Center invites you to explore personal development, time management, professional and government resources, management skills, marketing techniques, networking, basic business plans, and tips for successful supplier outreach. Bring a business card. Men are welcome too!
(60 min.) Preregister.
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
sábado, 19 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.) Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Monday Matinee
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"The Social Network." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (120 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Be Scam Smart for Seniors
Tue, Sep 22, 11:00 am
Florida CFO Jeff Atwater launched Operation S.A.F.E. as part of his On Guard for Seniors initiative to help inform, empower and protect seniors from financial scams and fraud. Find out how to recognize a scam, how a scam works, and how to protect yourself from identity theft.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Watch This Biopic
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
"Seven Years in Tibet." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (136 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
National Hobbit Day
Tue, Sep 22, 5:30 pm
Celebrate all things Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and JRR Tolkien, on National Hobbit Day. This program is for Hobbit fans of all ages. There will be games, crafts, and of course, food!
Medicare Part D
Wed, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
Navigating Medicare prescription drug plans can be confusing. The Medicare Part D presentation will help you understand your prescription drug benefits, summarize eligibility and enrollment, and teach you how to choose a Medicare drug plan.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Otaku Club
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Songs of Triumph, a History of the Negro Spiritual
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
Using the art of storytelling and music, this program covers the development of the Negro Spiritual and its impact on all musical genres. Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will perform and discuss the songs’ significance as a historical American art.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Take a Stand to Prevent Falls
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
This injury prevention presentation by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County will discuss issues relating to older Americans and fall hazard awareness, reflecting the latest recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the National Council on Aging, and the Trauma Agency.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Banned Book Discussion
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
We will discuss "A Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley, a dystopian novel written in 1931. Pick up a copy at the information desk and find out what all the fuss is about!
(60 min.) Preregister.
Job Help Center
Wed, Sep 30, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Chess Club
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies?
(90 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Aug 31, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal sessions conversational sessions. Participants should have basic English skills.
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Mon, Sep 14, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Sep 21, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Sep 28, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
Main Library
Introduction to Finding Grants
Thu, Sep 03, 10:00 am
Are you a nonprofit new to the field of grant seeking? Learn about finding grants, including who funds nonprofits and what motivates them, how to identify potential funders, and how to make the first approach.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Sep 03, 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.
Fantasy Football Draft
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural Main Library NFL Fantasy Football League! Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our kickoff event. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Mon, Sep 07, 1:00 pm
lunes, 07 de septiembre
¿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 un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Sep 08, 1:00 pm
iMovie Basics.
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. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Alzheimer's Disease: Where Are We Now? What Can We Do?
Tue, Sep 08, 6:00 pm
September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Karen Gilbert, from Alzheimer's Community Care, will discuss how and why Alzheimer's disease develops, the state of current research, brain-healthy strategies, and resources available to help patients and their caregivers.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Job and Career Online Resources
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
Our Business Librarian will demonstrate the Job and Career Online Resources the library has to offer that can assist you with your career and employment search. Some of the topics we will cover include career outlook, what's hot and what's not, résumé and cover letter creation, finding job listings, and interview preparation.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Sep 10, 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.
How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged , Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with that County, State or Federal Agency, each of which varies in registration requirements to become certified. Presented by Jackie Rule, consultant with Palm Beach State College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
(2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Celebración del Inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Sat, Sep 12, 1:30 pm
sábado, 12 de septiembre
Celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month with master guitarist Arturo Romay, a bachata demonstration by dance instructor Javier LaTorre, and more!
(3 hr.)
Celebremos el inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay, una demostración de bachata por el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre, y más!
(3 hr.)
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
domingo, 13 de septiembre
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino Club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own.
(90 min.) Preregister.
¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Mon, Sep 14, 1:00 pm
lunes, 14 de septiembre
¿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 un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Sep 15, 1:00 pm
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. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm

Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.

(4 hr.) Walk-ins are welcome!
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Sep 17, 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.
Book Life Presents: Book & Film Discussion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.)
Not rated.
Meet & Greet with the Mayan Princess
Encuentro con la Princesa Maya
Thu, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
jueves, 17 de septiembre
Learn about the history of the Rabin Ajaw, or Mayan Princess, from the Rabin Ajaw herself! Presentation will be followed by a question & answer period and light refreshments.
(90 min.)
Aprenda la historia de la Rabin Ajaw, o Princesa Maya, con sus propias palabras! Presentación será seguida por una sesión de preguntas y respuestas y se ofrecerá comida ligera.
(90 min.)
Movies at Main
Fri, Sep 18, 2:00 pm
"Spare Parts." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (83 min.)
PG-13
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Mon, Sep 21, 1:00 pm
lunes, 21 de septiembre
¿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 un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Sep 22, 1:00 pm
Video Camera Basics.
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. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Sep 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.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Dominican Republic’s Traditions: It’s Carnival!
Tradiciones de la Republica Dominicana: ¡Es Carnaval!
Sun, Sep 27, 2:30 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
Enjoy the colorful costumes and the dance of El Diablo Cojuelo presented by Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano.
(60 min.)
Disfrute de trajes coloridos y el baile del Diablo Cojuelo presentado por el Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca.
(60 min.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Mon, Sep 28, 1:00 pm
lunes, 28 de septiembre
¿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 un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Sep 29, 1:00 pm
Green Screen.
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. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely (and win a prize!) with a fun and informative game of “Banned Books Bingo” in recognition of Banned Books Week.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Fri, Sep 04, 2:00 pm
Lecture 14: Chair Yoga. Lecture 15: Qigong - Practicing Fluid Movement.
Age brings many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience and understanding. As we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: India - Heart of the Spice World. Lecture 2: China - From Peppercorns to Tea.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: Mexico - Chiles for Every Palate. Lecture 4: Mediterranean Spices - Exotic Blends.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
General Overview of the Property Appraiser’s Office and PAPA Live – Tips and Tricks
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits and Chief Deputy Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks will present and speak on a variety of tax savings benefits for property owners, including portability, appraisal and exemption services.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Treasured Spices in Northern Europe. Lecture 6: New American Cuisine - The Global Kitchen.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Fri, Sep 25, 11:00 am

Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.

(4 hr.) Preregister. Walk-ins are welcome!
Banned Book Movie Matineee
Mon, Sep 28, 1:00 pm
"Women in Love."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(131 min.)
Preregister.
R
Social Media for Business
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Certified Business Analyst Sharon Geltner, from the Small Business Development Center, shows you how to promote your business and create a recognizable brand in the most cost-effective way.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Banned Book Movie Matineee
Wed, Sep 30, 1:00 pm
"Their Eyes Were Watching God."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(150 min.)
Preregister.
Not rated.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Art for Adults: Introduction to Still Life Drawing
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing actual objects, some found at the Library. Develop the fundamentals of perspective, shadowing, proportions, and balance. Graphite and various other media will be provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CANCELLED - Have You Heard?: Deaf & Hearing Resources
Thu, Sep 10, 11:00 am
Staff from the Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County will host an informative presentation on better hearing and provide individual hearing screenings. Through their partnership with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. they will distribute high-quality, specialized phones and accessories to qualifying, permanent Florida residents, with a certified hearing loss or speech impairment. Bring proof of residency to apply.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Mon, Sep 14, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Homework Help: Online Database Instruction
Tue, Sep 15, 5:30 pm
Parents, are you having trouble helping with your middle schooler's or high schooler's homework? Learn how our online resources can assist you with everything from math problems to English papers. Bring your teen along so you can learn together! Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
French Beaded Butterfly
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of the craft technique of French flower beading as we use seed beads and wire to create a timeless, radiant butterfly. Bring your small, needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided.
(2 hr.)
Art for Adults: Introduction to Still Life Drawing
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Part 2.
Examine the elements of drawing actual objects, some found at the Library. Develop the fundamentals of perspective, shadowing, proportions, and balance. Graphite and various other media will be provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Royal Feature Film
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
"Million Dollar Arm." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
PG
Traditional Dances of Bolivia
Bailes Tradicionales de Bolivia
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
sábado, 26 de septiembre
Semilla Boliviana presents their repertoire of traditional dances of Bolivia.
(60 min.) Preregister.
El Centro Cultural Semilla Boliviana presentará su repertorio de bailes tradicionales de Bolivia. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Mon, Sep 28, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, tablets or library technology? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Book Discussion: "In the Time of Butterflies"
Tue, Sep 29, 2:15 pm
Julia Alvarez’s second book fictionalizes the lives of the four Mirabal sisters as they grow from girlhood into their roles as leading opponents of Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s despotic regime in the Dominican Republic of the late 50s and 60s. Pick up a copy of the book when you register at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Tequesta Branch
Color Your Way to Calmness
Fri, Sep 25, 2:00 pm
Discover why adult coloring books are taking off in a big way. Spend quiet time coloring designs copied from a wide variety of coloring books on to a wide variety of paper. Colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Wed, Sep 02, 2:30 pm

Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.

Writer's Critique Workshop
Thu, Sep 03, 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.) Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
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.)
Scrabble for Adults
Thu, Sep 10, 6:30 pm
Join other Scrabble fans and enjoy a fun evening of word-play. Basic game knowledge required. Bring your own board if you have one.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Chess Club for Adults
Mon, Sep 14, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Zumba® Gold
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
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.) Preregister.
The Art of Snail Mail
Thu, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
Help revive real mail with mail art and brighten someone’s mail box with an original, hand-crafted card and envelope — you’ll never send a boring envelope again! We’ll provide writing/drawing tools, paper, envelopes, and card-making supplies. You supply address(es) and stamps.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
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.)
How Native Canopy Plants Can Benefit Your Property
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
What are “native canopy plants" and why is it important to preserve them? What are the benefits of native plants, what threatens them, and what can we do to preserve, protect, and restore them? Join UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Agent Laurie Albrecht for this informative presentation and receive a voucher for a free three-gallon native tree.
(60 min.) Preregister.
West Boca Branch
Fantasy Football Draft
Sun, Aug 30, 2:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural West Boca Branch NFL Fantasy Football League! Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our kick-off event. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Aug 01.
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own 30-minute session with a techie/librarian. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Genealogy Help: One-on-One Sign Up
Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own 30-minute session with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Uncovering History: Tales & Tips About Writing Books
Wed, Sep 02, 2:00 pm
Robert Watson, Professor of American Studies at Lynn University and a well-known local personality, discusses his new award-winning book, "America's First Crisis: The War of 1812." Hear about the challenges, rewards and fun he had writing a history book. A book signing will follow.
(90 min.)
Books on Screen
Thu, Sep 03, 1:00 pm
"Forrest Gump."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(142 min.)
Based on the book "Forrest Gump," by Winston Groom.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Cooking the Books
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Read "A New Napa Cuisine," by Christopher Kostow. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Where Did You Come From? Using FamilySearch.org
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
You've probably heard of Ancestry.com, but did you know there are other excellent resources for researching your family history? This lecture will guide you through FamilySearch.org, a free website accessible from home.
(60 min.)
Lean In Circle
Wed, Sep 09, 6:45 pm
A Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
Books on Screen
Thu, Sep 10, 1:00 pm
"Moneyball."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(133 min.)
Based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," by Michael Lewis.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Let's Play Scrabble!
Wed, Sep 16, 1:00 pm
Play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Books on Screen
Thu, Sep 17, 1:00 pm
"Pitch Perfect."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(112 min.)
Based on the book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Capella Glory," by Mickey Rapkin.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Meet a Teenage Author: Alex Watson
Fri, Sep 18, 3:00 pm
The son of noted author and Lynn University professor, Robert Watson, discusses his second novel "The Crossing," geared for teens. Alex's first novel "Tsunami" was the runner-up for the International Book Award in youth fiction. Alex will explain the process of how a young person and family members can write together. A book signing will follow. All ages.
(60 min.)
A Gallifreyan Gathering
Sat, Sep 19, 1:00 pm
Calling all Whovians! The ninth season of "Doctor Who" premieres tonight, and we will be celebrating our favorite Time Lord. Enjoy fantastic crafts and activities, then at 2:00 pm compete in a special "Doctor Who" trivia tournament. Doctor Who cosplay also welcome! All ages.
(2 hr.)
Mariachi Pancho Villa
Mariachi Pancho Villa
Sun, Sep 20, 2:30 pm
domingo, 20 de septiembre
Mariachi Pancho Villa will entertain you with favorite tunes from the Mexican mariachi tradition.
(60 min.)
Mariachi Pancho Villa los deleitará con canciones favoritas en el estilo tradicional mariachi de México.
(60 min.)
Books on Screen
Thu, Sep 24, 1:00 pm
"Friday Night Lights."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(117 min.)
Based on the book "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream," by H.G. Bissinger.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Banned Books Discussion
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read with this discussion of "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. Books available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction 2-3 months before publication, then come back and discuss what you've read.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Crafternoon: Decoupage Glass Jars
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Try your hand at creating a fine art scene of your own. Use colored paper and images to create a decorative glass jar. All materials provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 02, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 02, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, Sep 08, 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.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 09, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book Discussion: The Cuckoo's Calling
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Think you know detectives? You've never met one like Cormoran Strike of "The Cuckoo's Calling" in this acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The discussion is staff-led.
(60 min.)
Popcorn and a Movie
Fri, Sep 11, 2:00 pm
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." ©Warner Bros. (129 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
(Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance, in Creole & French)
Tue, Sep 15, 10:00 am
Mardi, 15 Septembre, 10:00 am
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou Internet, chache yon liv, oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk Palm Beach la pou ou aprann Anglè gratis, oswa chache travay? Rele 561-734-5556 pou ou pran randevou ak yon bibliyotekè ki pale Kreyòl pou ede ou. (30 min.) Anregistre alavans.
Vous voulez apprendre à utiliser les ressources numériques de la médiathèque, naviguer le web, créer un document sur Microsoft, insérer une pièce jointe, envoyer et recevoir un e-mail. Appeler le 561-734-5556 pour planifier une séance de formation individuelle gratuite en français. (30 min.) Sur rendez-vous.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Martes, 15 de septiembre, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “Santa Evita” de Tomas Eloy Martínez. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 16, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Crafternoon: Ojo De Dios
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Ojo de Dios or “Eye of God” is a traditional craft of many Mexican Indian tribes. Using brightly colored yarn and perpendicular sticks, weave a pattern resembling an eye, a symbol of protection. Ojos de Dios are easy to make and can be a meditative experience. Materials provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Spain & Beyond: A Musical Journey
España y Más: Un Viaje Musical
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
sábado, 19 de septiembre
Alexandra Marie will perform traditional songs from various countries. Her performance includes: a Paso Doble from Spain, a Joropo from Venezuela, a Tango from Argentina, and a Habanera Siboney from Cuba.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Alexandra Marie interpretará canciones tradicionales de varios países. Su interpretación incluye: un Paso Doble de España, un Joropo de Venezuela, un Tango de Argentina, y una Habanera Siboney de Cuba. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Researching Your Family Tree Online
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm

Do you know how to find your roots? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers.

(90 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 23, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
The History of Boynton Beach
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Janet DeVries, author of six local history books and immediate past president of the Boynton Beach Historical Society, explores the intriguing history of "America's Gateway to the Gulfstream."
(60 min.) Preregister.
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
(Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance, in Creole & French)
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Jeudi, 24 Septembre, 2:00 pm
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou Internet, chache yon liv, oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk Palm Beach la pou ou aprann Anglè gratis, oswa chache travay? Rele 561-734-5556 pou ou pran randevou ak yon bibliyotekè ki pale Kreyòl pou ede ou. (30 min.) Anregistre alavans.
Vous voulez apprendre à utiliser les ressources numériques de la médiathèque, naviguer le web, créer un document sur Microsoft, insérer une pièce jointe, envoyer et recevoir un e-mail. Appeler le 561-734-5556 pour planifier une séance de formation individuelle gratuite en français. (30 min.) Sur rendez-vous.
Buying a Computer: Be Informed Before You Shop!
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Which computer is right for you? Alexandra Hricik, PBCLS Computer Specialist, guides you to reliable information for purchasing a computer.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 30, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.) Preregister.