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Events & Programs for Children

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library. Click here for the regularly scheduled Story Times

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Acreage Branch
Chapter Crafter: Funny Stories & Friendship Bracelets
Fri, Jul 11, 3:00 pm

Listen to chapters from a few different books while you use our supplies to work on one or two art project of your choice. Ages 8-12. (60-90 min.)

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Lego Builders Club
Sat, Jul 12, 2:00 pm

Meet fellow builders and work together, or alone, on creative projects. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Garden Safari
Tue, Jul 15, 3:00 pm

Join our friends from 4-H as we get hands-on with some of the nature, wildlife, bugs, worms and more, from your own backyard. Ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Jr. Space Stations
Wed, Jul 16, 1:15 pm

Let's blast off with some planetary fun! We'll have lots of exciting activities where you can draw, create and play. Ages 4-5. (60 min.)

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Space Stations
Wed, Jul 16, 3:00 pm

Discover some of the mystery and fun of outer space! We'll have many interesting activities where you can make, explore and play. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Magnet Mania
Thu, Jul 17, 3:00 pm

Discover the magic of magnetism and paint a magnificent masterpiece using the attraction and repulsion of magnets. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Chapter Crafter: Daring Adventures & Duct Tape
Fri, Jul 18, 3:00 pm

Listen to chapters from a few different books while you use our supplies to work on one or two art project of your choice. Ages 8-12. (60-90 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Tue, Jul 22, 12:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Mysteries of History: Ancient Greece
Tue, Jul 22, 3:00 pm

Explore the daily life of ancient Greece, learn about the magic of Greek mythology, and participate in fun challenges, then craft your own Olympic medal. Ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Club Pokémon
Tue, Jul 22, 6:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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It's Game Time!
Wed, Jul 23, 3:00 pm

Play some Wii games, board games or card games with snacks and good friends. Ages 6-12. (2 hr.)

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Shocking Discoveries: Experiments in Electricity
Thu, Jul 24, 1:15 pm

You'll be amazed at the power a piece of felt and a 9-volt battery can have as we explore the properties of insulation and conduction to create light and heat with electricity. Space is limited. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Shocking Discoveries: Experiments in Electricity
Thu, Jul 24, 3:00 pm

You'll be amazed at the power a piece of felt and a 9-volt battery can have as we explore the properties of insulation and conduction to create light and heat with electricity. Space is limited. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Chapter Crafter: Spooky Stories & Stained Glass
Fri, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

Listen to chapters from a few different books while you use our supplies to work on one or two art project of your choice. Ages 8-12. (60-90 min.)

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Disney Crafternoon Matinee
Sat, Jul 26, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Chill out at the library with the coolest movie around. Enjoy an icy treat and a wintry craft in the heart of summer. All ages. (102 min.) PG

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Musical Tykes
Mon, Jul 28, 3:00 pm

Do you have a favorite story time song or just love music? Come for a special all-musical jam session. We'll rock out with lots of instruments as we keep the music going. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Have a Seussical Day!
Tue, Jul 29, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the silliness of Dr. Seuss with stories, games, prizes, music and a wacky craft. Ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Chickens 101: Care & Grooming
Tue, Jul 29, 4:00 pm

Join our friends from 4-H for an introduction to the care and keeping of everyone's favorite feathered friends, with advice from champion chicken keepers! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

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Your First Art Show
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Use our art supplies to express your unique, creative ideas, then put together an exhibit of your work to be seen by your family and friends at our Young Artist Gallery Walk. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Young Artist Gallery Walk
Wed, Jul 30, 4:30 pm

Admire your child's artwork while you enjoy light refreshments at the Acreage Branch's first Young Artist Gallery Walk. All are welcome to view the talented work of our young artists. All ages. (30 min.)

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Rubber Band Creations
Wed, Jul 30, 6:30 pm

Use our colorful rubberbands to make some cool creations. Learn how to make a basic bracelet or show off amazing creations of your own. Ages 7-17. (60 min.)

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Engineering Excitement
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm

Design and build a structure using everyday household materials and discover the engineer in you. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Bilingual Family Story Times
Sat, Jul 12, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, Jul 14, 10:30 am
Frogs.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
Frogs.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Foam Fest!
Thu, Jul 17, 10:00 am

Hear some of Miss Elaine's favorite stories and make a foam project from leftover crafts from the previous year. Your choice but supplies are limited. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Are you a Wimpy Kid?
Thu, Jul 17, 3:00 pm

If you're a wimpy kid or just a fan of the series by Jeff Kinney, join us for fun activities! Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, Jul 21, 10:30 am
Bears.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 21, 6:30 pm
Bears.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, CELEBRATE with a Big Summer Wrap-up!
Thu, Jul 24, 10:00 am

You've read all summer - now come and party with OOOga the Cavewoman, a silly prehistoric lady who has popped in from long ago. OOOga is curious about the modern world and will share Cave Dweller tales with lots of Stone Age comedy and magic. After the program, enjoy games, crafts and other surprises. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Children's Movie
Thu, Jul 24, 3:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Snacks provided. (96 min.) G

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Bilingual Family Story Times
Sat, Jul 26, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, Jul 28, 10:30 am
Food.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 28, 6:30 pm
Food.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Thu, Jul 31, 10:30 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Family Nutrition: Eat Healthy Stay Healthy
Wed, Jul 16, 11:00 am
Make a Change.

Jessica Alamillo presents The University of Florida Expanded Nutrition Education Program.

Read Down Your Fines
Wed, Jul 16, 4:30 pm

Come read down your fines in a quiet place. Read a book, magazine or newspaper. Read alone or to someone. After 15 minutes receive a "Dewey Buck" and pay your fine. Ages 17 & under. (45 min.)

Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Thu, Jul 17, 1:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Family Story Time
Tue, Jul 22, 9:45 am
Five Senses.

Listen to stories and music, play games, and make a craft. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

Family Nutrition: Eat Healthy Stay Healthy
Wed, Jul 23, 11:00 am
Celebrate!

Jessica Alamillo presents The University of Florida Expanded Nutrition Education Program.

Read Down Your Fines
Wed, Jul 23, 4:30 pm

Come read down your fines in a quiet place. Read a book, magazine or newspaper. Read alone or to someone. After 15 minutes receive a "Dewey Buck" and pay your fine. Ages 17 & under. (45 min.)

Read Down Your Fines
Wed, Jul 30, 4:30 pm

Come read down your fines in a quiet place. Read a book, magazine or newspaper. Read alone or to someone. After 15 minutes receive a "Dewey Buck" and pay your fine. Ages 17 & under. (45 min.)

Gardens Branch
Saturday Morning @ the Movies
Sat, Jul 12, 10:30 am

©Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Take a break from the heat by watching this cool movie. (102 min.) PG

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Build the Future
Mon, Jul 14, 2:00 pm

Do you like drawing? Do you like math? Do you like art? If you like all three, then you just might become an architect. Meet a real-life architect and build a small structure. Ages 7-11. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Grow Grassy Hair
Tue, Jul 15, 2:00 pm

Let's garden at the Gardens! Make a hilarious grassy hair planter by letting your imagination sprout. Ages 7-11. Limit 24. (30 min.)

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Mad Science Club
Fri, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
Session 3: Chemistry.

Discover the fun side of science and take part in spectacular activities and experiments. We will be exploring the four major branches of science. Grades 2-4. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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Mad Science Club
Fri, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
Session 1: Chemistry.

Discover the fun side of science and take part in spectacular activities and experiments. We'll explore two major branches of science. Grades 2-4. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Sat, Jul 19, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of Lego bricks. Ages 4-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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Toddler Dot Art
Mon, Jul 21, 10:30 am

Calling all tots to make art with dots! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Mon, Jul 21, 2:30 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Fun with Liquids & Solids!
Tue, Jul 22, 2:00 pm

Let's dress to get messy for some science exploration! Ages 4-8. Limit 15. (45 min.)

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Mad Science Club
Fri, Jul 25, 2:00 pm
Session 2: Physics.

Discover the fun side of science and take part in spectacular activities and experiments. We'll explore two major branches of science. Grades 2-4. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Mad Science Club
Fri, Jul 25, 2:00 pm
Session 4: Physics.

Discover the fun side of science and take part in spectacular activities and experiments. We will be exploring the four major branches of science. Grades 2-4. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Family Reading Safari with The Palm Beach Zoo
Sat, Jul 26, 10:30 am

Go on a wild safari adventure! Meet zoo animals up close during this special visit from The Palm Beach Zoo and discover all the wonderful animal books the library has to offer. All ages. (45 min.)

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Star Wars Jedi Training
Mon, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

Calling all young Jedi! Perfect or practice your skills at our Star Wars Academy. Grades 1-5. Limit 30. (90 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Friday Flick
Fri, Jul 11, 3:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Snacks provided. Ages 3 & up. (102 min.) PG

Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Mon, Jul 14, 11:00 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Introduction to Crochet
Tue, Jul 15, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Hands-On Science & Math Club
Wed, Jul 16, 4:00 pm
Messy Problems. Let’s get messy while learning about oil spills, earthquakes, volcanoes and rock painting.

Explore science and math with engaging hands-on activities. Ages 8–12. (45 min.)

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McGruff the Crime Dog
Thu, Jul 17, 11:00 am

Meet McGruff and a PBC Sheriff and get an identity kit that serves as your child’s official ID in case of emergency. All ages. (45 min.) Kits available from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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Minecraft Meetup
Thu, Jul 17, 3:00 pm

Bring your device and challenge other players in a game. Snacks and crafts included. Ages 8-12. (90 min.)

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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sat, Jul 19, 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages. (45 min.)

Introduction to Crochet
Tue, Jul 22, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Hands-On Science & Math Club
Wed, Jul 23, 4:00 pm
Digging Up the Past. Learn how scientists dig up the past in order to reveal its story.

Explore science and math with engaging hands-on activities. Ages 8–12. (45 min.)

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Prehistoric Popcorn
Thu, Jul 24, 3:00 pm

Learn about popcorn archaeology in this hands-on presentation. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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Introduction to Crochet
Tue, Jul 29, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Hands-On Science & Math Club
Wed, Jul 30, 4:00 pm
Ooey Gooey Chemistry. Make slime, oobleck and more!

Explore science and math with engaging hands-on activities. Ages 8–12. (45 min.)

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Pet Parenting
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm

Learn about responsible pet ownership, pet care, and local animal laws with this interactive presentation by PBC Animal Care and Control. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Wigglecise
Fri, Jul 11, 11:00 am

Get up and move! Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
©Walt Disney Pictures. (82 min.) G

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A.N.T.S.: Art & Nature Together with Science
Wed, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Going, Going, Gone: Many of the world’s most beautiful animals are endangered. We will investigate why and what people can do to help them survive.

Explore nature and science at the library this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Tween Gaming
Thu, Jul 17, 4:00 pm

Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo games and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 9-12. (90 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Fri, Jul 18, 10:30 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
©Walt Disney Pictures. (78 min.) G

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Bilingual Family Story Time & Bingo
Tue, Jul 22, 6:30 pm

Martes, Julio 22, 6:30 pm
Hora de Cuentos bilingüe para la Familia y Bingo
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and play bingo. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)
Disfruten cuentos bilingües, canten canciones y juegen bingo. Edades 3 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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A.N.T.S.: Art & Nature Together with Science
Wed, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
How Does Your Garden Grow? Put on your green thumb and learn about the incredible journey of seeds. Be prepared to get dirty!

Explore nature and science at the library this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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It's a Barbie World
Thu, Jul 24, 3:00 pm

Doll enthusiast Gina Morelli will explore the history of Barbie’s creation and careers with a multimedia presentation. Learn some trivia about the world’s most famous doll and then enjoy designing your own unique outfit. Collector dolls will be available for viewing and a variety of books available for check out. Ages 7-12. (45 min.)

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Movin' and Groovin'
Fri, Jul 25, 11:00 am

It's a Library Dance Party! So dance, sing and move along to some favorite tunes and learn a new dance or two. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
©Walt Disney Pictures. (96 min.) G

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Over the Rainbow
Sat, Jul 26, 11:00 am

What’s all the hubbub over rainbow loom bracelets? Find out as we learn how to turn colorful rubber bands into fashion statements. Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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A.N.T.S.: Art & Nature Together with Science
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
Have a Ball with Bubbles: Bubbles come in all shapes and sizes. Discover, explore, experiment and create using bubbles!

Explore nature and science at the library this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Build-A-Bot
Fri, Jul 11, 1:00 pm

To design your own robot, first, dismantle some old computers and rummage through some interesting junk, next, taking a key or button from here and a bit of circuitry from there, and, voila! You've got a mechanized companion to listen to a story or two with you. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Summer Science Club
Wed, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Crime Scene Science: See if you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator as we explore forensics by taking finger prints, witness accounts and analyzing a secret

Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Build-A-Bug
Fri, Jul 18, 1:00 pm

Insects are weird and wonderful creatures that we'll study and then make some of our own design using materials we find at hand. Get ready to make a little bit of a mess with paint, glue and other assorted fun stuff. Ages 5-8. (60 min.)

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Summer Science Club
Wed, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Using Your Senses: Experiment with your five senses and learn how optical illusions work.

Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Fri, Jul 25, 10:00 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Night Sky Exploration
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Constellations wheeling through the night sky will be the "focus" of our program. We'll explore the stars above us through stories, a computer program and with flashlights. Bring a flashlight, if possible, since library supplies are limited to use on premises. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Summer Science Club
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Mad Science!: For our final week we will have fun and make a mess creating some ooey gooey slime!

Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Movie Singalong!
Wed, Jul 16, 1:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Come dressed as Anna, Elsa or any of your other favorite Disney characters. Be prepared to sing and dance to your favorite songs as we watch this popular movie. Ages 4-12. (102 min.) PG

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All Aboard!
Thu, Jul 17, 2:30 pm

Toot toot! Meet us at the Story Time Station, where we'll get on board for stories about one of our favorite ways to sight-see. Songs, activities and a craft too! Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Mon, Jul 21, 10:30 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Tween Tuesdays
Tue, Jul 22, 3:00 pm

Create something all your own with our quick and easy crafts chosen especially for tweens. Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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Cool Summer Science
Wed, Jul 23, 3:00 pm

Enjoy cool summer activities that explore the wonders of science. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Wigglecise
Mon, Jul 28, 11:00 am

Wiggle your way to the library to listen to music and dance with us! Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, bells and more. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Chess Club
Fri, Jul 11, 11:30 am

Come learn how to play this fascinating game. If you already know how to play, join us to play a few games! Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Harry Potter Summer
Sat, Jul 12, 2:30 pm
Astronomy: Don't get sucked into the black hole as we explore the stars and planets of our galaxy.

Remember to wear your house pins! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.)

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Art For Tots!
Tue, Jul 15, 2:30 pm

Now onto July for four weeks of art! We'll explore different techniques to create beautiful artworks. Come dressed to get messy. For artists aged 3-5. (90 min.)

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Chess Club
Fri, Jul 18, 11:30 am

Come learn how to play this fascinating game. If you already know how to play, join us to play a few games! Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Fri, Jul 18, 3:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Harry Potter Summer
Sat, Jul 19, 2:30 pm
Charms and Transfigurations: We will have wand making and then test them out in some transfiguration games. Can you guess what you've been turned into?

Remember to wear your house pins! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.)

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National Lollipop Day
Sun, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

Children will make a lollipop craft, sway to music, and listen to sugary sweet stories. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Art For Tots!
Tue, Jul 22, 2:30 pm

Now onto July for four weeks of art! We'll explore different techniques to create beautiful artworks. Come dressed to get messy. For artists aged 3-5. (90 min.)

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Chess Club
Fri, Jul 25, 11:30 am

Come learn how to play this fascinating game. If you already know how to play, join us to play a few games! Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Teddy Bear Sleepover!
Sat, Jul 26, 11:00 am

Bring your favorite teddy bear to hear some fun stories about bears. Leave your bear to sleep over and drop by the next day to see all of the fun stuff your bear did after hours at the library. Photos will be dispersed to teddy bear owners the next day, so please stop by to claim your bear and pictures! Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Harry Potter Summer
Sat, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Can you fend off dementors and find all the horcruxes? Then we need your help!

Remember to wear your house pins! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.)

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Art For Tots!
Tue, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Now onto July for four weeks of art! We'll explore different techniques to create beautiful artworks. Come dressed to get messy. For artists aged 3-5. (90 min.)

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Loula V. York Branch
Name That Sea Creature!
Fri, Jul 11, 10:30 am

Guess who's coming to our coral reef? Help create amazing sea life and a fabulous coral reef mural! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Name That Sea Creature!
Fri, Jul 11, 2:00 pm

Guess who's coming to our coral reef? Help create amazing sea life and a fabulous coral reef mural! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Watered Down!
Tue, Jul 15, 3:00 pm

More fun with sea life and ocean lore! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Wonderful Wednesdays: Summer Arts & Crafts
Wed, Jul 16, 3:00 pm

Join us for cool, summertime fun and express yourself through a variety of creative projects! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Summer Story Times
Thu, Jul 17, 10:00 am

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Thu, Jul 17, 3:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Watered Down!
Fri, Jul 18, 10:30 am

More fun with sea life and ocean lore! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Watered Down!
Fri, Jul 18, 2:00 pm

More fun with sea life and ocean lore! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Toddler Story Times
Tue, Jul 22, 10:00 am

Stories, music and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.)

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Color Splash!
Tue, Jul 22, 3:00 pm

Make waves and express yourself at this adventure in color! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Wonderful Wednesdays: Summer Arts & Crafts
Wed, Jul 23, 3:00 pm

Join us for cool, summertime fun and express yourself through a variety of creative projects! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Summer Story Times
Thu, Jul 24, 10:00 am

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Color Splash!
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

Make waves and express yourself at this adventure in color! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Color Splash!
Thu, Jul 24, 3:00 pm

Make waves and express yourself at this adventure in color! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Color Splash!
Fri, Jul 25, 10:30 am

Make waves and express yourself at this adventure in color! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Color Splash!
Fri, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Make waves and express yourself at this adventure in color! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Wonderful Wednesdays: Summer Arts & Crafts
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Join us for cool, summertime fun and express yourself through a variety of creative projects! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Summer Story Times
Thu, Jul 31, 10:00 am

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Goo Day!
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Discover secret formulas for creating slime, goo and other fairly revolting concoctions! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Goo Day!
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm

Discover secret formulas for creating slime, goo and other fairly revolting concoctions! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Main Library
Be “Money Smart”
Fri, Jul 11, 4:00 pm

It is never too early to learn about the importance of saving and spending money wisely. A representative from Palm Beach County’s 4-H Cooperative Extension will present this introduction to money management. Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Mad Science (Fiction) Story Time
Sat, Jul 12, 2:30 pm

Calling all mad scientists to join us for an out-of-this-world story time! We will read stories, enjoy activities and make an amazing craft with our special science fiction theme. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Tue, Jul 15, 4:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Thu, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
Geography Bee: Let’s see how much you have learned about the 50 states by having a fun bee all about state geography. Bring your friends and family to watch and join in the fun. All children who have knowledge of the states are welcome to participate.

A very special club that makes learning about the 50 states lots of fun! Ages 6-9. (45 min.)

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Summertime Crafts
Sat, Jul 19, 2:30 pm

Summertime is a great time for crafting! Bring the whole family for some great, summery arts & crafts this weekend. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Fun with Science
Tue, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
The Science of Building: Join us for building competitions that are so much fun, you will never know you are learning about science. Who can build the biggest tower made of simple materials? Just remember that your tower will have to stand up to win the prize!

Summer is a great time to explore and have fun with science! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Fun with Science
Tue, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
The Science of Boats and Airplanes: Boats float on the water, but can you guess which materials should be used to make a boat? Airplanes fly in the air, but how should we make them so that they can fly through the air? We will learn about the science behind boats and airplanes and do some fun experiments using all that we learn.

Summer is a great time to explore and have fun with science! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.)

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Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Paper Bag Day
Sat, Jul 12, 2:00 pm

The paper bag manufacturing machine was patented on this date in 1859! We will celebrate the humble paper bag by making and decorating one without a machine! Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Tue, Jul 15, 10:30 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Saturday Summer Cinema
Sat, Jul 19, 2:30 pm

©Universal Pictures. (98 min.) PG

Royal Palm Beach Branch
It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Fri, Jul 11, 11:00 am

Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials will be provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake @ Your Library
Sat, Jul 12, 11:00 am

Enjoy wiggling and shaking to music while using scarves, egg shakers and other instruments all in the name of reading readiness. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Science Adventures
Wed, Jul 16, 3:30 pm

Take a trip to the Royal Palm Beach Branch Library and experience a science adventure! Participate in simple science experiments that make you predict, observe and think! Dress to get messy. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Lost in the Library Lab!
Thu, Jul 17, 3:30 pm

Unleash your inner scientist in our secret laboratory. Participate in simple experiments that make you think twice about science and how it affects our daily lives. Dress to get messy. Ages 9-12. (60 min.)

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Origami in the Morning
Fri, Jul 18, 10:30 am

Learn about the ancient art of paper folding called origami and make some simple origami crafts. Ages 7-10. (60 min.)

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The Cool Creative Kids Club
Fri, Jul 18, 3:30 pm

Experience an afternoon of creativity using a variety of art materials and techniques. All materials will be provided. Ages 7-11. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Tue, Jul 22, 3:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Sensory Science
Fri, Jul 25, 11:00 am

Little ones can activate and utilize their five senses with stimulating “science experiences.” Dress to get messy. Ages 2-4. (40 min.)

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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Sat, Jul 26, 11:00 am

Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials will be provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

It’s Pajamarama Time @ Your Library!
Mon, Jul 28, 7:00 pm

Let your dreams come true! Listen to stories, fingerplays and songs about dreams. Sing and dance to some silly songs and make a special craft to bring home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings. (45 min.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Tue, Jul 29, 6:00 pm

©Warner Bros. Escape the summer heat and do a related activity while you watch one of the most popular movies of this year. Ages 8 & up. (101 min.) PG

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Tequesta Branch
Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
©Walt Disney Pictures. (90 min.) G

Nighttime Friends
Sat, Jul 12, 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and a craft featuring our animal friends that sleep all day and play all night! Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Pokémon League
Mon, Jul 14, 6:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 6-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Dream, Discover, Do
Tue, Jul 15, 1:00 pm
Ages 3-5.

Join us as we talk, sing, read, write and play our way to a brighter future. Take home tips on how to incorporate these five practices of Every Child Ready to Read in your own home. Limit 30. (30 min.) First-come, first-served.

Tween Gaming
Tue, Jul 15, 3:30 pm

Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (90 min.) First-come, first-served.

Science Club
Wed, Jul 16, 3:30 pm
Constellations: What’s in our night sky? Find out as we combine science, mythology and art!

Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Minion Bookmarks
Thu, Jul 17, 3:00 pm

Design your own minion to save your page throughout the rest of the Summer Reading Program. Ages 5 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
©Warner Bros. (109 min.) PG

Star Wars Day
Sat, Jul 19, 1:00 pm

The force is strong on this day! Celebrate all things Star Wars with games, crafts and more! All ages. (3 hr.)

Physics Fun
Mon, Jul 21, 4:00 pm

Harness the power of the wind with your own windmill. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Science Club
Wed, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Ocean in a Bottle: Create your own underwater world in a bottle using various ocean elements.

Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
©Walt Disney Pictures. (80 min.) Not rated.

Fizz, Boom, Read! Family Reading Safari with The Palm Beach Zoo
Sat, Jul 26, 3:00 pm

Go on a wild safari adventure! Meet zoo animals up close during this special visit from The Palm Beach Zoo and discover all the wonderful animal books the library has to offer. All ages. (45 min.)

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Legos
Mon, Jul 28, 4:00 pm

Builders – create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Science Club
Wed, Jul 30, 3:30 pm
Lava Lamps: Have fun making your own lava lamp and discovering this fun chemical reaction. Please bring one 16 or 64 oz. clear plastic soda or water bottle with the lid.

Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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West Boca Branch
Family Movie
Fri, Jul 11, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. All ages. (80 min.) Not rated.

Toddler Story Time
Sat, Jul 12, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Mon, Jul 14, 3:30 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Ciencia Impresionante
Wed, Jul 16, 3:30 pm

Miércoles 16 de julio, 3:30pm.
(Story Time in Spanish)
Por medio de libros y de divertidas demostraciones científicas aprenderemos acerca de las maravillas de la ciencia. Edades 3 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Baby Story Time
Mon, Jul 21, 10:30 am

Baby and parent or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Winter in July Crafting
Fri, Jul 25, 2:30 pm

Stop by the story time room and cool off while creating winter themed crafts. A variety of simple crafts are available. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

Minecraft and Your Craft
Sat, Jul 26, 10:30 am

Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players or just come for a craft. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, CELEBRATE with A Big Summer Wrap-up!
Wed, Jul 30, 2:30 pm

You've read all summer - now come and party with OOOga the Cavewoman, a silly prehistoric lady who has popped in from long ago. OOOga is curious about the modern world and will share Cave Dweller tales with lots of Stone Age comedy and magic. After the program, enjoy games, crafts and other surprises. All ages. (2 hr.)

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West Boynton Branch
Summer Movie
Fri, Jul 11, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (101 min.) PG

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Sat, Jul 12, 10:00 am

Builders create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Tween Plant Pot Art
Mon, Jul 14, 2:00 pm

Design a unique flower pot to start your own container garden at home. Ages 8–12. Space limited. (45 min.)

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Water Safety
Mon, Jul 14, 10:30 pm

Safety and fun go hand and hand at “splashing” time with The Drowning Prevention Coalition. Diane Hennessy’s ‘Build a Bear’ fun, interactive presentation will help you stay safe at the pool and on the beach. Take home some special surprises. Ages 3-10. (45 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
Wed, Jul 16, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, Jul 16, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)

Fizz, Bang, Ring!
Sat, Jul 19, 11:00 am

Clink, clank, thump! Music collides with science in this interactive performance of the Clarion Handbell Ensemble. (60 min.)

Beginning Chess Class
Wed, Jul 23, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, Jul 23, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)

Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Fri, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, Jul 30, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)