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Acreage Branch
Card Gamers Club
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00 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.
Chess Club
Thu, Apr 30, 7:00 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, May 02, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Paper Beading
Tue, May 05, 6:00 pm
Create stylish paper beads and string a beautiful bracelet of your own design. Supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Celebrating Moms: Cinema & Craft Night
Thu, May 07, 6:30 pm
Freaky Friday ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.) Make mom a homemade Mother’s Day card while enjoying a ‘mom-centric’ movie. Materials provided. All ages.
Preregister.
G
Board Game Day
Sat, May 09, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape
Mon, May 11, 2:30 pm
Lecture 1: Plan the Garden of Your Dreams. Lecture 2: Get the Right Plant for the Right Place.
This DVD lecture series will guide you through the fundamentals of designing and planting a thriving garden of your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, May 12, 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.
(2 hr.)
Meditation for Relaxation
Thu, May 14, 6:00 pm
Maya Malay of the Palm Beach Dharma Center will demonstrate easy-to-apply techniques to help you achieve emotional well-being.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape
Mon, May 18, 2:30 pm
Lecture 4: Design for Light, Water, and Microclimate. Lecture 5: Refresh Your Summer Garden.
This DVD lecture series will guide you through the fundamentals of designing and planting a thriving garden of your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, May 19, 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.
(2 hr.)
Throwback Thursday Movie Night
Thu, May 21, 7:00 pm
Tron ©Walt Disney Pictures. (96 min.)
Preregister.
PG
Card Gamers Club
Tue, May 26, 6:30 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.
Trivia Night
Wed, May 27, 7:00 pm
Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Thu, May 28, 7:00 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
English Exchange
Thu, Apr 30, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, May 07, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, May 14, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, May 21, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, May 26, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, May 28, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Get Crafty: Vases
Wed, Apr 29, 5:30 pm
Turn old wine bottles into vases or centerpieces. Limited supplies provided.
Movie Matinee
Sat, May 02, 2:00 pm
"Annie."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
(118 min.)
PG
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, May 04, 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.)
Get Crafty: Paper Beads
Mon, May 04, 1:30 pm
Learn how to turn ordinary paper into something wearable or decorative.
(60 min.)
Movie Matinee
Sat, May 16, 2:00 pm
"Blended."
©‎Warner Bros.
(117 min.)
PG-13
Tap That App
Mon, May 18, 12:00 pm
Bring in your mobile devices (tablets, cell phones) and explore hoopla, Freegal, and get introduced to Flipster.
(60 min.)
Get Crafty: Paper Beads
Wed, May 27, 5:30 pm
Learn how to turn ordinary paper into something wearable or decorative.
(60 min.)
Gardens Branch
Your Place in Space and Time
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30 pm
Ted Sarko, Vice President of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, will present a slide program about our solar system and universe and discuss our relationship to space and time. (60 min.)
Preregister.
"When Jews Were Funny"
Wed, Apr 29, 2:30 pm
Enjoy this documentary featuring Shecky Greene, Howie Mandel, David Steinberg, Gilbert Gottfried and many others. Filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of the Borscht belt to the present. This film explores ethnicity in the entertainment industry as well as what it means to be Jewish. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (89 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
What Is It & How Can It Help Me?
Thu, Apr 30, 10:30 am
Transparent Language Online. Learn a second, or third, language using this simple and fun language learning service.
Prerequisite: Mousing skills. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Ikebana Flower Arranging
Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm
Learn the basic art of Japanese flower arranging and create your own unique ikebana arrangement with real flowers and greenery. Limit 20. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the prizewinning novel "Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin. Sign up and pick up a copy at the information desk.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Sunday Cinema
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
The Theory of Everything ©Focus Features. (123 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Creative Writing for Beginners
Tue, May 12, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, May 13, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Meet the Author: Tom Turner
Wed, May 13, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny, and slightly off kilter debut, "Palm Beach Nasty." Learn about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 14, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Eating Disorders Through the Lifespan
Tue, May 19, 2:30 pm
Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for the Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. Ms. Glynn will address the realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Small Claims Clinic
Wed, May 20, 6:00 pm
Learn how to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively, through Small Claims Court without hiring an attorney. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Socrates Café
Wed, May 20, 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.
Water, Water Everyhere: Managing and Protecting South Florida's Water Resources
Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm
The South Florida Water Management District is charged with providing regional flood protection and water supply and ecosystem restoration/conservation for 8.1 million people in a 16-county area. Laura Corry from the South Florida Water Management District will discuss the agency's projects and programs to fulfill this mission.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
English Exchange
Wed, Apr 29, 1:00 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Apr 30, 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.)
Introduction to Ancestry.com
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Learn how to find information about your ancestors using Ancestry.com. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Current Events
Mon, May 04, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Woody Allen Film Festival
Mon, May 04, 2:00 pm
"Annie Hall."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(94 min.)
PG
Hooked on Crochet
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn.
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, May 06, 1:00 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to 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.)
Woody Allen Film Festival
Mon, May 11, 2:00 pm
"The Purple Rose of Cairo."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(84 min.)
PG
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, May 12, 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.)
English Exchange
Wed, May 13, 1:00 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to 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.)
Current Events
Mon, May 18, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Woody Allen Film Festival
Mon, May 18, 2:00 pm
"Manhattan."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(96 min.)
R
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, May 19, 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.)
Eating Disorders Through the Life Span
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm
Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for the Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. Ms. Glynn will address the realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly. (75 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, May 20, 1:00 pm

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

Bids and Business with Palm Beach County
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am
Learn the registration process in order to become a supplier with Palm Beach County. It will explain the SBE certification program and how it can improve your business. A brief discussion regarding insurance requirements and a short resource list for small business background reading will be included. Bring business cards for a drawing. Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to 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.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, May 26, 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.)
English Exchange
Wed, May 27, 1:00 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to 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.)
Yellow Dot Program
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Elyse Weintraub Brown, Community Education Specialist with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will be discussing "The Yellow Dot Program." This is a program designed to give first responders important medical information if you are in an accident and can’t communicate.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
English Exchange
Tue, Apr 28, 1:00 pm

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

Family Game Night
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00 pm
Join us for Family Game Night – we will supply the board games, or bring one to share with a fellow gamer. (90 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, May 05, 1:00 pm

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

Homeless Help
Thu, May 07, 2:30 pm
Are you homeless or know someone who is? Join Michelle Howell-Phillips from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County as she offers helpful advice and local resources.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Mon, May 11, 2:30 pm
In this DVD series we will learn meditative practices that can lead to enhanced awareness, self-mastery and lasting happiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 9: Mind-Working with Thoughts. Lecture 10: Walking-Mindfulness While Moving.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Tue, May 12, 1:00 pm

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

Meditative Doodling
Tue, May 12, 6:00 pm
Join us for an introduction to a meditative form of doodling with Lenora Sur, our own doodling enthusiast. Supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 10.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Thu, May 14, 1:30 pm
Discuss Janet Fitch's novel "White Oleander." Return on 5/21 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
In recognition of National Foster Care Month join in a lively discussion about one girl's tumultuous journey through the foster care system.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Sat, May 16, 2:00 pm
Seven Years in Tibet ©Colombia Pictures Industries Inc. (139 min.) In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Month.
Preregister.
PG-13
English Exchange
Tue, May 19, 1:00 pm

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

Book & Film Discussion
Thu, May 21, 1:30 pm
"White Oleander."
©‎Warner Bros.
(110 min.)
Film discussion.
In recognition of National Foster Care Month join in a lively discussion about one girl's tumultuous journey through the foster care system.
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
PG-13
English Exchange
Tue, May 26, 1:00 pm

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

Mental Health Month
Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County for a presentation on the early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Immigration 101
Sat, May 30, 2:30 pm
Get your naturalization questions answered by a representative from USCIS (United States Custom and Immigration Service).
(90 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Apr 28, 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, Apr 28, 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, Apr 29, 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.)
Breast Cancer Awareness
Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm

Health is wealth! Join Trivel McKire from the Florida Department of Health as she discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings. Don't know where to get screened for free? Find out where in this enlightening presentation. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Connecting With Your Inner Self
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Maisie Ross, a Certified Family Life Educator from Palm Beach County 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.)
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, May 04, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 05, 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, May 05, 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, May 06, 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.)
Writers' Workshop
Wed, May 06, 4:00 pm
Session 1.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
So, You Want to Write a Story
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Members of the National League of American Pen Women (www.bocapenwomen.org) will share ins and outs of the writing craft and inspire you to write your own story by sharing theirs. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Titles being discussed are: "Dobin," by Michelle Putnik, "Sitting Pretty," by Carol White, "Flirting with Disaster: When Love and Nature Collide," by Janet Kleinman, and "The Last Victim," by Elaine Bossik.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Period Pieces in Film
Mon, May 11, 2:00 pm
The Madness of King George ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (110 min.) View and discuss this British drama set in the 18th century.
(3 hr.)
PG-13
Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 12, 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, May 12, 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, May 13, 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.)
"Read Local" Author Forums
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
Well-known writers with big marketing budgets don’t usually have trouble attracting readers, but many of our local authors have more of a challenge. Join us as we give these authors a forum to share their work by reading selections from their books while also showcasing the talent that can be found right here in Palm Beach County.
(90 min.)
Musical Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
Sun, May 17, 2:00 pm
Don Merritt & Annette Moreau make the greatest music of the Broadway stage come alive in their musical tribute to Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. (60 min.) Tickets, two per person, beginning Mon, May 04.
Medical Mondays: Heart Failure and Treatment Options
Mon, May 18, 2:00 pm
Dr. Phillip Habib, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, May 19, 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, May 20, 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.)
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Thu, May 21, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "Circle of Friends," by Maeve Binchy. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, May 26, 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, May 26, 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, May 27, 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.)
Writers' Workshop
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm
Session 2.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Memory Art: Altered Books
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different one, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Create your own book art collage by adding a drawing or text to a page, rubber-stamping designs, cutting, tearing, or folding pages, and more. Books are supplied, but bring in any special memorabilia that you would like to decorate with such as photographs, greeting cards, postcards, etc. Limit 15. Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
(90 min.)
Meet the Author: Sandra Didner
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Sandra Didner will be discussing her novel, "The Conspiracies of Dreams" and the history that informs the plot and theme. Her novel is based on a true story involving forbidden love, religion and espionage. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. (60 min.) Tickets, two per person, beginning Mon, May 18.
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jun 10, 4:00 pm
Session 3.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jun 17, 4:00 pm
Session 4.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Session 5.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Session 6.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Jupiter Branch
Trivia Night
Thu, Apr 30, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends or join an existing teams of 2-6 players. Answer general knowledge trivia questions and compete to win a prize. (90 min.)
Preregister.
What's in Store for the 2015 Hurricane Season
Tue, May 05, 11:00 am
Steve Weagle, Channel 5 meteorologist, will discuss hurricane preparedness. Know what to do in advance of and during a hurricane! Steve will also talk about El Nino, the forecast this season, and past storms. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Consumer Reports and ChiltonLibrary -- Online for Free!
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm

Need help with your car purchase and/or auto repair? Not sure how to navigate choosing a car? Our Business Librarian, Susan Berger, will demonstrate how Consumer Reports online can help you with everything from car pricing, trading in your car, and closing the deal after the sale. The ChiltonLibrary database will help you access repair, maintenance and service information. Learn how to access Consumer Reports and ChiltonLibrary by using your library card - it’s free and accessible. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Meet the Author: Tom Turner
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny and slightly off kilter debut, “Palm Beach Nasty.” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers, and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion Series
Fri, May 22, 2:00 pm
Join Donna Gruber Adair for a book discussion on "A Walk in the Woods," by Bill Bryson. This discussion was rescheduled from the January book discussion. Sign up at the information desk and to check out a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
Couponing 101
Wed, May 27, 6:00 pm
Have you ever wished you could learn how to coupon, but found yourself using excuses like “I don’t have time” or “I’m not organized enough”? Topics will include: where to get coupons and how to use them, organization techniques, tips and benefits from shopping at specific stores in the area, and how to let others do most of the work for you!
(90 min.) Preregister.
Pet First Aid and CPR
Thu, May 28, 1:00 pm
Do you know what to do if your pet has an emergency? We will cover some basic first aid, address choking and pet CPR if your pet stops breathing and has no pulse. Bob Smallacombe, a firefighter-paramedic with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, will talk about how to help your pet in an emergency situation.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Job Help Center
Tue, Apr 28, 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, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies? All ages. (90 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Apr 29, 6:30 pm

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

Job Help Center
Tue, May 05, 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.)
The Faces of Homelessness
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Are you homeless or know someone who is? Michelle Howell-Phillips from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County will offer helpful advice and local help.
(60 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, May 06, 2:00 pm
Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device and a librarian will show you how to borrow the library's eBooks. Call to schedule an appointment.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Wed, May 06, 6:30 pm

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

Job Help Center
Tue, May 12, 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.)
Identity Theft
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a nonprofit organization, will help you find ways to protect your personal information from identity thieves, and address what to do if you have been a victim.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, May 13, 6:30 pm

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

Breast Cancer Awareness
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm

Health is wealth! Join Trivel McKire from the Florida Department of Health as she discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings. Don't know where to get screened for free? Find out where in this enlightening presentation. (60 min.)

Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, May 20, 2:00 pm
Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device and a librarian will show you how to borrow the library's eBooks. Call to schedule an appointment.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm

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

Haitian Heritage Month: Celebrating the Written Word with Edwidge Danticat
Thu, May 21, 6:30 pm
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month with renowned author Edwidge Danticat and the winners of the School District of Palm Beach County Haitian Heritage Month essay contest as they read from their works and answer your questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, May 27, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies? Players of all levels welcome.
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, May 27, 6:30 pm

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

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month Book Festival
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm
In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month join host Bito David, from the School District of PBC Department of Communications and Community Engagement, for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Featured authors include Dr. Gerard Ferere, Dr. Diane Allerdyce, Bito David, Dr. Margaret Armand, Margaret Papillon, Jessica Fievre and others.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
English Exchange
Mon, May 04, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, May 11, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, May 18, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
Main Library
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Apr 28, 1:00 pm
Using a Drawing Tablet.
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.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
martes, 07 de abril/ martes, 14 de abril / martes, 21 de abril/ martes, 28 de abril ¿Desea aprender còmo 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.) Se requiere registrarse.
English Exchange
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30 pm

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

Tropical Rhythms: Bachata
Ritmos Tropicales: Bachata
Tue, Apr 28, 7:15 pm
Martes, 28 de abril, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, Apr 28, 7:15 pm
Bachata.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Crafternoon: Thrilling Quilling
Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Explore the ancient art of paper quilling by learning how to roll, loop and curl strips to create beautiful floral designs. All materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Apr 30, 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.)
Proposal Writing Basics
Tue, May 05, 1:00 pm
Learn about the key components of a nonprofit grant proposal to a foundation or corporation and get answers to your questions about the process of applying for a grant.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, May 05, 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.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, May 05, 6:30 pm

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

Legal Forms: Whenever and Wherever You Need Them!
Wed, May 06, 11:00 am
Our Business Librarian will show you how to access Gale Legalforms, an extensive collection of free forms including state, federal, business and personal forms, as well as a wide variety of business letters. Gale Legalforms can be accessed anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card!
(60 min.) Preregister.
Researching Your Family Tree Online
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am
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.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 07, 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.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, May 09, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Domingo, 10 de mayo, 2:00 pm ¿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.
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, May 12, 1:00 pm
Photography for eBay.
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.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
How to be Certified as an 8(a) or Small Business Enterprise
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Carole Hart, CBA, CVE Regional Program Manager at Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will concentrate on the requirements for the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program and the mechanics of registering as a provider of goods and/or services to the federal government. Discussion will also cover other levels of certification at the County and State level. (2 hr.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, May 12, 6:30 pm

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

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 14, 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.
Movies at Main
Fri, May 15, 2:00 pm
Unbroken ©Universal Pictures. (137 min.)
PG-13
What is the Baker Act?
Mon, May 18, 6:30 pm
The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required. Donna Hague, Director of Behavioral Health at the Institute for Mental Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, will present information about what the Baker Act is and how it works.
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, May 19, 1:00 pm
Photo scanning.
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.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, May 19, 6:30 pm

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

Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Tue, May 19, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, May 19, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 21, 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.
Pelican Dreams: A Film of Friendship, Survival and the Beauty of Flight
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm
Pelican Dreams ©Pelican Media. (80 min.) Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving, "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill", follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility. Presented in conjunction with the Audubon Society of the Everglades. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister.
G
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, May 26, 1:00 pm
Adobe Acrobat Pro.
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.)
English Exchange
Tue, May 26, 6:30 pm

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

Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, May 26, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Tue, May 26, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, May 28, 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.
Sunday Domino Club
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, Jun 23, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, Jun 30, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
English Exchange
Mon, May 04, 6:00 pm

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

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Tue, May 05, 12:30 pm
Lecture 1: The Immortal Beloved. Lecture 2: What Comes down Must Go up, 1813-1815.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Mon, May 11, 6:00 pm

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

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Tue, May 12, 12:30 pm
Lecture 3: What Goes up Must Come down, 1815. Lecture 4: Beethoven and His Nephew, 1815-1819.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
What is the Baker Act?
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required. Donna Hague, Director of Behavioral Health at the Institute for Mental Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, will present information about what the Baker Act is and how it works.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, May 18, 6:00 pm

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

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Tue, May 19, 12:30 pm
Lecture 5: Beethoven the Pianist. Lecture 6: Beethoven the Composer, 1792-1802.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Social Media for Business
Thu, May 21, 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.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Tue, May 26, 12:30 pm
Lecture 7: The Heroic Ideal. Lecture 8: Two Concerts, 1808 and 1824.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? 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: "Night," by Elie Wiesel
Tue, Apr 28, 2:15 pm
Join us as Barbara Harnick leads us in a discussion of Nobel Peace Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece “Night,” a deeply poignant account of his survival in the Nazi concentration camps. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Holocaust Remembrance Film
Wed, Apr 29, 2:15 pm
"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport." ©Warner Bros. (118 min.) PG
Preregister.
Kiss from a Rose
Wed, May 06, 2:15 pm
Make this Mother’s Day extra special as we show you how to craft a rose made of chocolate kisses. Materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 17 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Mon, May 11, 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, May 18, 2:15 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various dates and times available.
(30 min.)
French Beaded Flower: Johnny-Jump Up
Wed, May 20, 2:15 pm
“Tickle your fancy” as we guide you through constructing this wild pansy with the craft technique of French flower beading. This violet, also known as “heart’s ease”, was supposed to ease the pain and pangs of love. Bring your small, needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 17 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
The Craft of Writing: Dialogue
Sat, May 23, 10:00 am
In the latest installment of this writing series, join members of the Royal Palm Beach Critique Group as they lead a discussion on tips for writing realistic dialogue to help develop characters, advance plot, and so much more. Bring pen and paper, and anticipate opportunities for audience participation.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, May 23, 2:15 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Writer's Therapy
Tue, May 26, 5:30 pm
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.
Thrilling Quilling: May Flowers
Wed, May 27, 2:15 pm
Dating from the Renaissance, quilling involves rolling, looping and curling strips of colored paper to make decorative designs. Join us as we learn basic techniques and create fancy scrolled flowers to adorn gift bags or greeting cards. Ages 17 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book Discussion: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," by Cheryl Strayed
Wed, May 27, 6:00 pm
Join us in a discussion of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about her 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Royal Feature Film
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (111 min.)
PG-13
Nail It!: DIY Nail Art
Sat, May 30, 2:15 pm
Learn to make your own nail polish appliqué strips. They're an easy way to get a perfect manicure every time and make it easy to replicate patterns or pictures. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Achieve Your Educational and Professional Goals using LearningExpress
Tue, Apr 28, 2:30 pm
Learn how this online database can help you excel at work or school by providing access to popular computer and educational tutorials. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Zumba®
Tue, May 05, 6:30 pm
Zumba® Gold.
Come join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners! Don't forget your towel and water!
(90 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Critique
Thu, May 07, 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.)
NFL Post Draft Discussion
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm
Did your favorite team fulfill their needs? How do you think the draft picks will pan out? What will be the most immediate impact of your team's draft picks? Let's talk about it as we look forward to another exciting year of American football! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Chess Club for Adults
Mon, May 11, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One on One
Tue, May 12, 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.)
Repurposed Book Pages Bird Craft
Thu, May 14, 6:30 pm
Make a small decorative bird with repurposed book pages. Supplies provided.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Zumba®
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm
Zumba® Haitian Heritage Edition.
Come join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners! Don't forget your towel and water!
(90 min.) Preregister.
Teens, Tweens and Technology: What Parents Need to Know about Bullying, Mental Health and the Internet
Thu, May 28, 6:30 pm
Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, Clinical Director, Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Assistant State Attorney Greg Schiller, Internet Crimes Against Children Prosecutor, offer real world insight into bullying: what it is, the warning signs, its effect on mental health and most importantly, what you can do about it.
(90 min.)
West Boca Branch
Pre-Pub Book Club
Tue, Apr 28, 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 of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction books 2-3 months before publication! (60 min.) 
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Apr 30, 1:00 pm
""Splash."."
©Walt Disney Pictures. (111 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
Fri, May 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Make an appointment to speak with our techie/librarian in your own individualized 30-minute session. Preregistration begins today and continues throughout the month. Call or stop at the information desk to arrange an appointment. Limit of one appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, May 04, 1:00 pm

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

"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, May 05, 10:30 am
Episode 1: The Alibi.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
Wed, May 06, 2:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, May 07, 1:00 pm
""A League Of Their Own."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (128 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
English Exchange
Mon, May 11, 1:00 pm

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

"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, May 12, 10:30 am
Episode 2: The Breakup. Episode 3: Leakin Park.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Cooking the Books
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Read "Best Food Writing 2014," edited by Holly Hughes, and join the discussion led by foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Tech Talk: Easy Web Design
Wed, May 13, 2:00 pm
Want to create your own website, but don't want to learn complicated programming languages? This lecture guides you through the steps of easy, hassle-free website creation.
(90 min.)
Lean In Circle
Wed, May 13, 6:45 pm
A Lean In Circle is a group of women who share and learn together about leadership. For women in particular, having the support of others can make a real difference. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, May 14, 1:00 pm
""Philadelphia."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (125 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
English Exchange
Mon, May 18, 1:00 pm

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

"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, May 19, 10:30 am
Episode 4: Inconsistencies. Episode 5: Route Talk.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, May 21, 1:00 pm
""Apollo 13."."
©Universal Pictures. (140 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Trivia Contest!
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.
(90 min.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, May 26, 10:30 am
Episode 6: The Case Against Adnan Syed. Episode 7: The Opposite of the Prosecution.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
Tue, May 26, 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 of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and nonfiction books 2-3 months before publication!
(90 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
Wed, May 27, 2:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, May 28, 1:00 pm
""You've Got Mail."."
©Warner Bros. (116 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 02, 10:30 am
Episode 8: The Deal with Jay. Episode 9: To Be Suspected.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 04, 1:00 pm
""The Green Mile."."
©Warner Bros. (188 min.) R
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 09, 10:30 am
Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Offense. Episode 11: Rumors.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 16, 10:30 am
Episode 12: What We Know.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 18, 1:00 pm
""Captain Phillips."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (135 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 25, 1:00 pm
""Saving Mr. Banks."."
©Walt Disney Pictures. (125 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
West Boynton Branch
To Go or Not To Go ... Answer the E. R. Question When Chest Pain Calls
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Dr. Charles L. Harring from Bethesda Memorial Hospital discusses many of the common causes of chest pain and explains which symptoms require immediate medical attention and why. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Apr 29, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons. (30 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Apr 29, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons. (30 min.)
Preregister.
TV Variety: Behind the Scenes from Bruce Martin
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
From Ed Sullivan with the Beetles to Barbra Streisand Specials, Bruce Martin will talk about four variety shows and present a DVD of a music segment; followed by Q&A session. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 06, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 06, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Thu, May 07, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Meditation for Optimal Health
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Certified Occupational Safety & Health Technologist, John M. Bednarik, introduces basic meditation and discusses how it can improve the quality of everyday life. Meditation can be a pathway to greater health, happiness and peace.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, May 12, 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, May 13, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 13, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Meet the Author: Tom Turner
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny, and slightly off kilter debut, “Palm Beach Nasty.” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers, and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
Tue, May 19, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Quattrocento," de Susana Fortes. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 20, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 20, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Craft: Shiny Paper Beads
Thu, May 21, 2:30 pm
Recycled magazines are used to make shiny paper beads. These beads can be used to make bracelets, necklaces, hanging pendants and decorations. Materials provided for bracelet making.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Tue, May 26, 2:00 pm
Health is wealth! Join Trivel McKire from the Florida Department of Health as she discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings. Don't know where to get screened for free? Find out where in this enlightening presentation.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 27, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, May 27, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)