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Acreage Branch
Sit 'n' Stitch Crochet Club
Tue, Jul 15, 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. (90 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 17, 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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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Jul 21, 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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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Mon, Jul 21, 6:30 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Sci-Fi Friday Films
Fri, Jul 25, 3:00 pm
©Summit Entertainment. (114 min.) PG-13

Classic science fiction novels come to life on the big screen.

Belle Glade Branch
Genealogy and Ancestry.com
Sat, Jul 19, 10:30 am

Did your parents immigrate to the United States? Could you possibly be descended from royalty? Where do your aunts, uncles and cousins once removed live? Find out the answer to these and more questions and learn how to use a library database called Ancestry that can only be accessed from the library computers. Come and see what your family tree looks like. (90 min.)

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Introduction to Export
Wed, Jul 23, 11:30 am

Did you know 95% of the world’s customers are outside of U.S. borders? Explore overseas opportunities for your business and identify where your products and services are in demand throughout the world. From cultural differences essential to conducting international business to trade statistics and grant opportunities, we'll share valuable information you can't afford to miss! Join Debbie Lanford, International Trade Specialist, SBDC, CGBP, as she walks you through the steps of exporting your product. (90 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Weekend Matinee
Sat, Jul 12, 2:00 pm
©Universal Pictures. (100 min.) PG-13

Weekend Matinee
Sat, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
©Dreamworks Pictures. (105 min.) PG-13

Gardens Branch
Sunday Cinema
Sun, Jul 13, 2:00 pm

©MGM. (94 min.) R

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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Wed, Jul 16, 6:30 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Socrates Café
Wed, Jul 16, 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.)

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Great Courses­­­® - Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music
Thu, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
3. Early Songs and Symphony No. 1. 4. The Wunderhorn Symphonies.

A biographical and musical study of Mahler, who was both a composer and the greatest opera conductor of his time. The lectures include more than a dozen excerpts from Mahler's symphonies and other works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Great Courses­­­® - Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music
Thu, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
5. Alma and Vienna. 6. Family Life and Symphony No. 5.

A biographical and musical study of Mahler, who was both a composer and the greatest opera conductor of his time. The lectures include more than a dozen excerpts from Mahler's symphonies and other works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Great Courses­­­® - Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
7. Symphony No. 6, and Das Lied von der Erde. 8. Das Lied, Final Symphonies, and the End.

A biographical and musical study of Mahler, who was both a composer and the greatest opera conductor of his time. The lectures include more than a dozen excerpts from Mahler's symphonies and other works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Glades Road Branch
New Movie @ Your Library
Mon, Jul 14, 2:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (121 min.) R

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Jul 15, 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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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 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. (60 min.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Jul 21, 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, Jul 22, 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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Raw Foods Diet: Truth & Myths
Wed, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

PBC Extension agent Ada Medina-Solorzano will discuss the facts and fallacies of this increasingly popular, new, lifestyle diet. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 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. (60 min.)

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Book Discussion
Thu, Jul 24, 10:30 am

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

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Hooked on Crochet
Mon, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals or work on current projects. For all skill levels. Bring a crochet hook and yarn. (90 min.)

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The Art & Science of Schmoozing: Using Strategic Networking to Build Relationships
Wed, Jul 30, 1:00 pm

No matter what sort of organization you’re in or level within that organization, you have to know how to schmooze. Laurie Glover, a veteran corporate trainer and schmoozer, teaches you how to succeed in networking by defining your focus, developing an opening line or two, mixing and mingling, and how to follow up. Quick tips and techniques abound in this presentation. Soon, you’ll be hungering for networking events rather than avoiding them. You’ll be a schmoozer! (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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Greenacres Branch
The Great Courses®: A History of European Art
Mon, Jul 14, 2:30 pm

In this DVD series, follow the evolution of art as it approached the last quarter of the 18th century and evolved in ways that were unforeseen. Unlike neoclassicism, which is clearly a stylistic term, romanticism seems to be an attitude first and foremost. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 39: Neoclassicism and the Birth of Romanticism. Lecture 40: Romanticism in the 19th Century.

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Book & Film Discussion: All the Pretty Horses
Thu, Jul 17, 1:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion of Cormac McCarthy's award-winning novel of a young man's search for purpose and meaning in the fading cowboy era of late 1940s Texas and Mexico. Return on 7/17 to see the film followed by a brief discussion. ©Columbia Pictures. (117 min.) PG-13

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Movie Matinee
Sat, Jul 19, 2:00 pm

©Dreamworks Pictures. (149 min.) PG-13

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"New" Medicare Preventive Services
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm

Join representatives from SHINE for a free presentation about new Medicare preventive benefits under the Affordable Care Act. They will discuss the importance of preventive services, eligibility, covered services and costs. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Palm Tran & Palm Tran Connection
Mon, Jul 14, 2:00 pm

Come learn about both Palm Tran's fixed route bus service, as well as the Palm Tran Connection door to door transportation for disabled (including application process and eligibility requirements). Bus routes serving the Delray Beach area will be covered. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jul 15, 2:00 pm

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

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jul 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.)

The Interesting & Tragic Life of Mark Twain
Tue, Jul 15, 7:00 pm

In his time, Mark Twain was arguably the most famous man in the world. His name is synonymous with innocence and nostalgia, with painting fences and Mississippi River rafts, with Princes, Paupers, and Connecticut Yankees. However, much more lies behind the man in the white suit, including a darker side. This talk surveys the interesting life of Mark Twain. With Dr. Matt Klauza, a professor at Palm Beach State College. (90 min.)

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Jul 16, 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.)

Connecting With Your Inner Self
Thu, Jul 17, 2:00 pm

Maisie Ross, a Certified Family Life Educator from the PBC Extension Service, leads a discussion about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities, dealing with problems optimistically, and appreciating where you are in life. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jul 22, 2:00 pm

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

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jul 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, Jul 23, 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.)

Edible Book Contest
Sun, Jul 27, 3:00 pm

Show off your entry or support your neighbors, friends and family by coming out and voting for your favorite. Individuals or groups interested in entering the contest can pick up the guidelines and an entry form and return it by Jul 21. Entries limited to the first 15 to register. Prizes will be given for 1st ($35) and 2nd place ($15) in the form of Barnes & Noble gift cards. (60 min.)

Creative Lettering: Fonts & Styles
Mon, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

Add personality to any creative memory craft or journaling page through handwritten lettering: From addressing and penning letters to writing names on gift tags and place cards. Supplies provided. Limit of 15. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

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

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jul 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, Jul 30, 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.)

View & Discuss: "5 Broken Cameras"
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

©PBS. Nominated for an Oscar®, "5 Broken Cameras" is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. A discussion, moderated by Dr. Eric J. Hanne of Florida Atlantic University, will follow. This event is in collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning, nonfiction film series. Tickets available starting Jul 21. (2 hr.) Not rated.

Short, Short Film Festival
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Let your creativity show with a short, short film (up to 5 minutes). Open to ages 12 & up. Limited to first 15 entries. Five finalists will be selected to have their film shown at the festival. One winner will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card. Entry deadline 7/20/14. Pick up Entry Form, guidelines and Release Form at the Information Desk. Entries will not be accepted without an attached Entry Form and Release Form. For access to video editing software @ your library please contact the Serials Department at 561-233-2600 for details on using our new CreationStation, located at our Main Library in West Palm Beach. Details on the CreationStation can be found at: http://www.pbclibrary.org/creationstation. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Game Night
Thu, Jul 17, 6:00 pm

Unplug and enjoy classic games like Scrabble or bring your own favorite board game to share and play with others. (90 min.)

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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Tue, Jul 22, 2:00 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Jul 23, 10:00 am

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

Intro to Computer Programming
Thu, Jul 24, 6:30 pm

Do you have an idea for the next great app or want to learn and understand the technology shaping your world? Learn what coding is and about the resources available online and at the library to help you get started. (60 min.)

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Up Close: A Microscopic Look at Insects
Sat, Jul 26, 2:00 pm

Photographer Colin Hutton will display and speak about his stunning macro photography of insects. This up close look at the world of insects will amaze you and show why we shouldn't fear them. (60 min.)

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TED Talks: Science
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

View talks from the world's most inspired thinkers, available at TED.com, on topics like new technology, health and the brain. (60 min.)

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El Sol's Sunshine Organic Community Garden
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Alyssa Wood of El Sol will speak about what community gardening is and how it is becoming more prevalent as well as the benefits they provide. Learn about the El Sol Sunshine Organic Community Garden in Jupiter and how you may get involved. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Job Help Center
Tue, Jul 15, 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.)

Coupon Strategies
Wed, Jul 16, 2:00 pm

Financial education specialist Christie Hardcastle will teach you how to save on groceries with expert couponing tips. (90 min.)

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Job Help Center
Tue, Jul 22, 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.)

1-2-3 Salsa!
Tue, Jul 22, 7:00 pm

Martes, 22 de julio, 7:00 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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Learn to Let Go of Clutter
Wed, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Kathy Andio, PBSC instructor and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, will share the underlying reasons for your clutter and provide strategies to motivate you to "let go of all that stuff." (60 min.)

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The American Novel Since 1945
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

View two lectures from the Yale Open Courses series on "Franny & Zooey," by J.D. Salinger, led by professor Amy Hungerford, and then stay for a short discussion of the book. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. Shown with permission. (2 hr.) Not rated.

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eBooks - One-on-one Assistance
Mon, Jul 28, 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 compatible mobile device and your laptop computer. (30 min.)

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Job Help Center
Tue, Jul 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.)

Main Library
Yoga @ Your Library!
Sat, Jul 12, 9:15 am

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

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Portrait Demonstration with Renée Plevy
Tue, Jul 15, 6:30 pm

This award-winning artist will demonstrate how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member, while sharing personal anecdotes about the famous people she's painted and being part of the New York arts scene. (90 min.)

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My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Wed, Jul 16, 2:00 pm

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

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, Jul 16, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 16, 23, 30 de julio, 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.

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Jul 17, 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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Learning Express - The New Version! And How Will It Help Me?
Thu, Jul 17, 2:30 pm

Learning Express is an online database with skill-building exercises, test preparation materials and practice exams. Our Business Librarian will show you how to use it to access practice tests for the new 2014 GED®, SAT®, FCAT, firefighter and postal worker exams, and many more. Also learn techniques using this database for job-searching, résumé-writing, interviewing, workplace skills and more. (60 min.)

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Club de Lectura en Español
Thu, Jul 17, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 17 de julio, 6:30 pm (Book Discussion, in Spanish) Venga para una conversación literaria entre amigos de la lectura. Para encontrar el libro de este mes, visite el Mostrador de Circulación en la Biblioteca Principal o llame al 561-233-2600. (60 min.)

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Movies at Main
Fri, Jul 18, 2:00 pm

©Columbia Pictures. (112 min.) PG-13

Yoga @ Your Library!
Sat, Jul 19, 9:15 am

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

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Jul 22, 1:00 pm
Scanning images and slides.

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

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 16, 23, 30 de julio, 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.

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How to Conduct Business with Florida Atlantic University
Wed, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Did you know that Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a major research institution? Join us for an informative session with the expert of FAU's Purchasing Department, Anthony Montero, Associate Director. Doing business with this state university could be good for your financial health. He will also provide you with other valuable data regarding the State of Florida's website for business opportunities too. Don't miss this once-a-year session with an expert. Sponsored by Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Craft Night: Beaded Jewelry
Wed, Jul 23, 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be an expert to make spectacular beaded jewelry. Create something unique and gorgeous for yourself or as a special gift. (45 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Jul 24, 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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Yoga @ Your Library!
Sat, Jul 26, 9:15 am

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

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

Miércoles, 16, 23, 30 de julio, 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.

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Access to Your Public Records
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

What is a public record? How can I access public records in Palm Beach County? Learn more about Palm Beach County’s records and where you can find them from a representative of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Jul 31, 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, Jul 31, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 10 y 31 de julio, 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.)

Preregister.
Yoga @ Your Library!
Sat, Aug 02, 9:15 am

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

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Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Naturalization Information Session
Mon, Jul 14, 6:00 pm

Get all of your naturalization questions answered by a representative from USCIS. Find out the requirements for naturalization and watch a mock interview. (60 min.)

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Go Green, Stay Green
Thu, Jul 17, 3:30 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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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Thu, Jul 24, 1:30 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “Almost Single,” by Advaita Kala. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Thu, Aug 28, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “A Beautiful Mind,” by Sylvia Nasar. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Thu, Sep 25, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “The Namesake,” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 17, 10:30 am

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

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By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Tue, Jul 22, 6:30 pm

Learn basic stitches and socialize while you work on projects. Ages 9 & up and adults. (60 min.)

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Thursday Movie Matinee
Thu, Jul 24, 2:15 pm

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

Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 31, 10:30 am

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

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Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of making soap at home with your microwave. Materials will be provided. (60 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Movie Matinee
Sat, Jul 12, 2:00 pm

©Summit Entertainment. (114 min.) PG-13

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Adult Craft Night: Decorative Tiles
Thu, Jul 17, 6:30 pm

Create a set of decorative tiles using a variety of techniques. Bring a photocopy of a picture that is 4”x 4” or smaller and a pair of scissors. All other materials are provided. (90 min.)

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iPhone Photography Basics
Wed, Jul 23, 6:30 pm

Did you know? The iPhone is the most used camera in the world. In this demonstration learn to shoot, edit/process and share your photographs through native iPhone features as well as specialized Apps. Spend time with Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s instructor, Shane Sgrogi, and you’ll be well on your way to tapping, swiping and pinching like an iPro.

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Book Discussion and TED Talk: “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.”
Tue, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Watch the fascinating TED talk featuring the author Jill Bolte Taylor, brain research scientist, describing how she studied her own stroke as it happened. A lively discussion of both the video and book will follow. (90 min.)

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West Boca Branch
The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet - Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Tue, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Meat—From Spatchcocked Chicken to Brined Pork Chops; Seafood—From Market to Plate; Vegetables in Glorious Variety

Learn how to cook or improve your skills & palate with this 24-lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over eight weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Shown with permission.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Jul 16, 10:30 am

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in an individualized 30-minute session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. (2 hr.) Limited sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

Social Media for Business
Wed, Jul 16, 2:00 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.)

Meryl Streep Film Festival
Thu, Jul 17, 1:00 pm
©Miramax. (104 min.) PG-13

View a variety of movies spanning the career of this movie icon. Streep has been nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and has won three times.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 17, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in a 30-minute individualized session with a librarian. (2 hr.) Sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

Adult Summer Reading Program Book Discussion: Literary Elements
Mon, Jul 21, 2:00 pm

Librarian Stacy Alesi leads a discussion of "Cooked," by Michael Pollan. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet - Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Tue, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
A Few Great Desserts for Grown-Ups; Thirst—The New Frontier of Flavor; Crafting a Meal, Engaging the Senses

Learn how to cook or improve your skills & palate with this 24-lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over eight weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Shown with permission.

Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Wed, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Meryl Streep Film Festival
Thu, Jul 24, 1:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (123 min.) PG-13

View a variety of movies spanning the career of this movie icon. Streep has been nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and has won three times.

Meryl Streep Film Festival
Thu, Jul 31, 1:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (100 min.) PG-13

View a variety of movies spanning the career of this movie icon. Streep has been nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and has won three times.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in a 30-minute individualized session with a librarian. (2 hr.) Sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

West Boynton Branch
Revenue: Exporting and Government Contracting - It’s the Hip Thing to Do!
Tue, Jul 15, 2:00 pm

Step outside your comfort zone to generating revenue for your business. Exporting and government contracting are two sources of income many small business owners do not consider. Join Ted Kramer, Debbie Lanford and Carole Hart of the Small Business Development Center as they map these possible roads to revenue sources.

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Tertulia Literaria: "La Montaña Invisible"
Tue, Jul 15, 6:30 pm

Martes, 17 de julio (Literacy Gathering: "Invisible Mountain," program in Spanish) Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "La montaña invisible" de Carolina de Robertis. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One (Hands-on)
Wed, Jul 16, 9:00 am

Call for an appointment with a staff member to train you on borrowing the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet. (30 min.)

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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Wed, Jul 16, 1:00 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, explains the seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps along with the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: Care and Feeding of the Brain. Lecture 4: Creativity and the Playful Brain.

This 12-DVD lecture series describes how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through electrochemical pathways. Enhance your brain function by following the steps highlighted in this documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Tue, Jul 22, 2:00 pm

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

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One (Hands-on)
Wed, Jul 23, 9:00 am

Call for an appointment with a staff member to train you on borrowing the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet. (30 min.)

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Focusing Your Attention. Lecture 6: Enhancing Your Memory.

This 12-DVD lecture series describes how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through electrochemical pathways. Enhance your brain function by following the steps highlighted in this documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Acid Reflux: Q & A With A Gastroenterologist
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Dr. Stephen Miller, Gastroenterologist from Bethesda Hospital, discusses this common illness and answers your questions. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One (Hands-on)
Wed, Jul 30, 9:00 am

Call for an appointment with a staff member to train you on borrowing the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet. (30 min.)

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: Exercising Your Working Memory. Lecture 8: Putting Your Senses to Work.

This 12-DVD lecture series describes how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through electrochemical pathways. Enhance your brain function by following the steps highlighted in this documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

Preregister.