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Events & Programs for Children

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Acreage Branch
For Real Fairy Tales
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
Don't just listen to stories, become a part of them! Use costumes and props to act out battles with wicked witches and evil giants, or become the villain and capture kind princesses and virtuous knights. No matter what, you'll have fun as we act and play our way through classic fairy tales. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Aug 24.
Become the Artist: Georges Seurat
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Learn about the life of the famous pointilist painter and practice his techniques to make your own amazing artwork in a similar style. Dress to get messy. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Acreage Explorers' Club: Costa Rica
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm
We're uncovering mysteries and wonders across the globe. Journey with us through interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, music, games and food of Costa Rica. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Awesome Autumn!
Thu, Sep 17, 3:30 pm
Welcome autumn and celebrate harvest time as we learn about the science behind the season and make a fantastic fall themed craft. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Fri, Sep 18, 3:00 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Builders Club
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to work on your own creative projects alone or with a friend. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Origami: Unfolding Fun
Tue, Sep 22, 4:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami crafts for all skill levels. Ages 8-17.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Wed, Sep 23, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with all our favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Magic Tree House: Mummies & Ninjas
Thu, Sep 24, 4:00 pm
Adventure through time just like Jack and Annie as we explore the dead of ancient Egypt and learn the ways of mysterious Japanese warriors. Ages 6-9.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Club Pokémon
Thu, Sep 24, 7:00 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-13.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Crafts for Kids
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Bring your creativity! Make a new friend and autumn craft project. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, Sep 05, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Family Story Times
Mon, Sep 14, 10:30 am
Colors/Rainbows.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Sep 14, 6:30 pm
Colors/Rainbows.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Bingo Mania!
Wed, Sep 16, 3:00 pm
Play bingo and win a small prize. Light refreshments included. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Family Story Times
Mon, Sep 21, 10:30 am
Frogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Sep 21, 6:30 pm
Frogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
It's Nail Art!
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Use various polishes and decals to create beautiful nail designs. Ages 8 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Family Story Times
Mon, Sep 28, 10:30 am
Farm.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Farm.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Wed, Sep 30, 10:00 am

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Exciting Electrons
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Do Something Grand
Sat, Sep 12, 11:30 am
Do something grand and celebrate your grandparents for National Grandparents' Day. Make a card and a craft to show them how awesome they are. Look through craft books for ideas.
(60 min.)
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.”

All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Tue, Sep 08, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Wed, Sep 09, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sun, Sep 13, 2:15 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Mon, Sep 14, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Tue, Sep 15, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 16, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Sep 01. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Nov 18, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Elephant Appreciation Day
Fri, Sep 18, 3:15 pm
Enjoy stories about elephants, music and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Limit 25.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Bricks & More
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Mon, Sep 21, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Tue, Sep 22, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 23, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Sep 01. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Nov 18, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Thu, Sep 24, 10:15 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.”

All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Native American Day
Fri, Sep 25, 3:15 pm
Celebrate Native American Heritage Day with stories, songs and a craft. Ages 6-8. Limit 20.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Mon, Sep 28, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Tue, Sep 29, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 30, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Sep 01. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Nov 18, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
Chess Club
Tue, Sep 08, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
Sing nursery rhymes and songs, read simple stories, have fun with puppets and movement activities that are just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Ronald McDonald Show
Fri, Sep 11, 11:00 am
Ronald McDonald makes reading fun with a magic and juggling show featuring lots of audience participation and stressing the importance of reading. All ages.
(40 min.) Preregister.
Fuse Bead Americana
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
Assemble patriotic keychains using fuse beads. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Coding for Kids
Sat, Sep 12, 3:00 pm
Practice the basics of web design and discover the fundamentals of computer programming by learning HTML5 computer language. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Mon, Sep 14, 4:00 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Tue, Sep 15, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Family Game Night
Wed, Sep 16, 6:30 pm
Everyone plays in this fun night of board games. Snacks provided. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sat, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Saturday Matinee
Sat, Sep 19, 3:00 pm
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.) Enjoy an afternoon movie with the whole family. Popcorn and drinks provided. Ages 5 & up.
Preregister.
PG
Chess Club
Tue, Sep 22, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am
Sing nursery rhymes and songs, read simple stories, have fun with puppets and movement activities that are just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Be a Friend, Be an Ally
Thu, Sep 24, 11:00 am
Children and caregivers will explore the importance of using kind words and actions and practice skills to stand up for others. Presented by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Sewing for Tweens
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Sew a simple hands-on project with members of the American Sewing Guild. Supplies provided. Ages 9-12.
(2.5 hr.) Preregister.
Crafternoon
Mon, Sep 28, 4:00 pm
Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Tue, Sep 29, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Wed, Sep 30, 4:00 pm

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.”

All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Movie Matinee
Sat, Sep 05, 2:30 pm
"E.T. The Extra Terrestrial." ©Universal Pictures. (115 min.)
Preregister.
PG
Fun @ Four
Wed, Sep 09, 4:00 pm
Children will create a masterpiece based on the artistic concepts in "Sky Color," by Peter H. Reynolds.
After school fun with art. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm
Listen to the story "Lines That Wiggle," by Candace Whitman, then learn how to create a picture using just three lines.
After school fun with art. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Wigglecise
Fri, Sep 18, 11:00 am
We will wiggle, jump, hop and do a yoga stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, Sep 23, 4:00 pm
Have fun painting our fabulous fall leaves. Using color diffusing paper, watercolors and water, your creativity will be unleashed!
After school fun with art. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Family Phonics Fair
Sat, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
A hands-on program that features engaging activities and strategies that promote letter recognition and the use of sight words around the home. Plenty of ideas that parents can do at home to make reading "fun-damental", including make-and-take projects. Parents and children welcome! Ages 4-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Gaming
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends and enjoy a night of Nintendo and board games. Ages 9-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, Sep 30, 4:00 pm
Make an apple tree craft using unique painting tools.
After school fun with art. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Teddy Bear Picnic
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
National Teddy Bear Day is a great day to bring your favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs and an indoor picnic. Refreshments provided courtesy of Friends of the Library. Ages 2 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
National Grandparents' Day
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
We'll celebrate National Grandparents' Day by reading some stories and doing a craft to show how much our grandparents mean to us. Grandparents are welcome! Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Build anything that could explore outer space!
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Crafty Kids Club
Mon, Sep 14, 4:00 pm
We'll be working with colored sand to make a sea shell bottle necklace. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
National Play-Doh Day, Hurray!
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
We've got all the tools to build, mold and play with our favorite clay. Ages 1-4.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Thu, Sep 17, 4:00 pm
Avast, me hearties! Chart yer course to the Library to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ll learn some pirate lingo, play some games, and create a craft. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Elephant Appreciation Day
Tue, Sep 22, 4:00 pm
It's a day to show how much we love pachyderms (elephants) with songs, stories, games and a craft. All kinds of elephantine fun for everyone! Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Wed, Sep 23, 4:00 pm
Build a castle fit for a king or queen!
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Crafty Kids Club
Mon, Sep 28, 4:00 pm
We'll be drawing a miniature and an extra large picture to go with our big and small story time theme of the week. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch
Excuse Me, There's a Bird on Your Head!
Thu, Sep 10, 3:30 pm
Join us for silly stories about unusual things that decided to perch atop someone's head and stay for awhile. And, of course, make a silly craft for the top of your own noggin. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Children's Chess Club
Sat, Sep 12, 11:00 am
Learn the fundamentals of chess. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Ages 7-12.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Tue, Sep 15, 3:30 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Everyone Is Special
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Learn how to say "hello" in several languages. Join in games, songs, dances and a craft that celebrates the uniqueness of everyone. This parent and child workshop is offered by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Fri, Sep 18, 3:15 pm
"The Muppet Treasure Island." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (99 min.) Ahoy, mateys! Join us for International Talk Like a Pirate Day and for a swashbuckling celebration with seaworthy crafts and games while we show the featured movie. Learn how to talk like a pirate and dance a jig or two. All ages.
Preregister.
G
Something Fishy
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
We’ll read some fishy books, dance to some “reel” songs, and make a craft that will keep you hooked! Come and celebrate all things fishy. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Sun, Sep 20, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(90 min.)
American Girl Club: Meet Josefina
Wed, Sep 23, 1:00 pm
If you love reading about the American Girls, our American Girl Club is for you! Join us for crafts, games or other activities inspired by the American Girls and the times in which they lived. Grades 1-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 pm

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.”

All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Wigglecise
Sun, Sep 27, 3:30 pm
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 3-6.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
Wed, Sep 30, 4:30 pm
Are you a fan of Gary Paulsen, author of "Hatchet" and the "Brian Saga?" He's also one of the most challenged authors of the 21st century. In honor of Banned Books Week, we will be discussing "Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books." Sample some survival foods as we talk about what it would take to last alone in the wild. Ages 10-14.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
LEGO® Club
Sat, Sep 05, 11:00 am
Bring your imagination and build something! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
It's National Cheese Pizza Day!
Sat, Sep 05, 2:30 pm
Who doesn't like pizza? Join us for fun stories, a game and music. We'll make a pizza craft too. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shaving Cream Art
Sun, Sep 06, 2:30 pm
Use your fingers to create a masterpiece with shaving cream.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Yikes! Spiders!
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
Spiders are creepy! They are also cool! Let's learn about spiders and create a craft to take home. Ages 6-9.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Exploring the Universe Beyond Our Eyes
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Join us to celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary. Explore Hubble images and get hands-on experience in using the same process astronomers use when studying the universe. Ages 10 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
It's Scooby-Doo's Birthday!
Thu, Sep 17, 3:30 pm
We are celebrating the start of the Scooby-Doo cartoon! We'll read a book or two. Then we'll solve a Scooby-Doo mystery. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Dora & Friends
Fri, Sep 18, 11:30 am
Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Dora and her friends! We will dance to multicultural music, read some Dora books, make a Dora related craft, and go on a short scavenger hunt through a fun Dora maze! Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Space Wonders
Mon, Sep 21, 4:00 pm
Have the universe in the palm of your hands when you create your very own galaxy in a glass. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
National Hobbit Day
Tue, Sep 22, 5:30 pm
Celebrate all things Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and JRR Tolkien, on National Hobbit Day. This program is for Hobbit fans of all ages. There will be games, crafts, and of course, food! All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Fri, Sep 25, 4:00 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Papel Picado!
¡Papel Picado!
Mon, Sep 28, 4:00 pm
lunes, 28 de septiembre
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us to create a traditional Mexican art form, called "papel picado." Parents are welcome! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
En honor del Mes de la Hispanidad, únase a nosotros para crear una forma de arte tradicional mexicano, llamado "papel picado." ¡Los padres son bienvenidos! Edades 8 en adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Baby Build It!
Tue, Sep 29, 10:30 am
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills and have fun at the same time! We have MEGA BLOKS® as well as other materials, plus there will be a “jump through the bubbles” time at the end. Ages 1-3.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
School Daze!
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Super Saturday Story Times
Sat, Sep 12, 11:00 am
School Daze!
Children and their parents are invited to share stories, music, and creative activities. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Roald Dahl Birthday Party!
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Celebrate the writings of the incomparable Roald Dahl at this wacky, whimsical birthday party! Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Story Times
Tue, Sep 15, 10:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Themed stories, music and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Play Me a Story
Wed, Sep 16, 5:30 pm
Families are invited for a special bilingual story time in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! We'll be reading "Abuela," by Arthur Dorros and celebrating joyful family adventures. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Super Saturday Story Times
Sat, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Children and their parents are invited to share stories, music, and creative activities. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with trained teen reading mentors. Applications are available at the children's desk. Grades K-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Story Times
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
In Praise of Autumn.
Themed stories, music and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Tue, Sep 22, 12:30 pm

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.”

All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am
In Praise of Autumn.
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Fri, Sep 25, 10:00 am

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Super Saturday Story Times
Sat, Sep 26, 11:00 am
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Children and their parents are invited to share stories, music, and creative activities. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with trained teen reading mentors. Applications are available at the children's desk. Grades K-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Story Times
Tue, Sep 29, 10:00 am
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Themed stories, music and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero Has a Story Arts & Letters Reception!
Wed, Sep 30, 5:30 pm
Celebrate our youngest heroes and their stories and artwork at this festive reception! Superhero snacks will be served. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library
Hooray for Grandparents' Day!
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Come and join in the celebration of our grandparents! Listen to stories about grandparents and make a craft for your grandparents to show them how special they are. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Weird But True Facts About Our Founding Fathers
Wed, Sep 09, 3:00 pm
Ever wonder what your social studies books don’t tell you about the Founding Fathers? Come join other history-loving kids for an unusual look at some of the Founders of the United States. Ages 7-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Geography Club
Thu, Sep 10, 3:00 pm
Arizona, the Grand Canyon State.
Our journey across the country is drawing closer to the end! We will be traveling to the 43rd and 44th stops this month. Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Builders Club
Fri, Sep 11, 3:00 pm
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Grades 1-5. Limit 25.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Geography Club
Thu, Sep 17, 3:00 pm
Nevada, the Silver State.
Our journey across the country is drawing closer to the end! We will be traveling to the 43rd and 44th stops this month. Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(45 min.) Preregister.
ARRRRR You Ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Ahoy landlubbers! Celebrate everything pirate with stories and a craft. Learn how to talk like a pirate, dance a jig or two, or maybe even walk the plank. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Wed, Sep 23, 2:00 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Magic Tree House Club #5: Night of the Ninjas
Thu, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the world of Ninjas and Samurais with Jack and Annie. Sign up at the children’s desk to receive a copy of Night of the Ninjas and Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Ninjas and Samuarai to check out. Ages 6-10. Limit 19.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chickens: The Special
Fri, Sep 25, 10:00 am
How many different chicken stories can one story time contain? Happy chickens, sad chickens, young chickens, old chickens, scaredy chickens, brave chickens. Today we celebrate our favorite bird: the chicken. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Time Friday
Fri, Sep 25, 3:00 pm
Calling all tweens! We are bringing our Tween Time back and you’re invited. This month, we will be crafting together. Ages 8-11.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Native America Crafts
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Always colorful and full of spirit, children's crafts based on Native American designs are a lot of fun to make. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Club LEGO®
Tue, Sep 08, 3:00 pm
Join us in making fun inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Wed, Sep 23, 10:30 am

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Club LEGO®
Tue, Sep 29, 3:00 pm
Join us in making fun inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Party with our Parachute!
Sat, Sep 05, 10:30 am
Ages 4-6.
Help your child develop social skills, spatial awareness as well as gross motor skills while engaging in physical activities that spark the imagination. Parent/caregiver participation is needed for maximum enjoyment and success of the program. Limit 20.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Read a Book, Get a Dewey Buck!
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
In honor of “Read a Book Day”, come in and read, read, read! For every 15 minutes you read, you will earn a Dewey Buck, which can be used towards lowering the fines on your library card. Don’t have fines on your library card? Redeem the “library money” for a prize! Ages 5-17.
(2 hr.)
RPB Crazy 8’s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Tue, Sep 08, 9:00 am
Is math dull and boring to your child? Join our new math club that will ignite your child’s math imagination! Once a week, children will be introduced to different math concepts in a fun, innovative and recreational approach. RPB Crazy 8’s Math Club® meets on Thursdays at 3:30 pm from Oct 01 - Nov 12. Parents/legal guardians participation is required to ensure maximum success and enjoyment of the program. Grades 3-5. First-come, first-served. Limit 12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Kids Wii U Gaming & More …
Tue, Sep 08, 3:30 pm
Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Ms. Beth’s Signing Time
Fri, Sep 11, 10:15 am
Join Beth Wagmeister from Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County, Inc. in an interactive learning experience that will enhance and expand your child’s communication skills with American Sign Language. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Fri, Sep 11, 3:30 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to make your own fantastic creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us the kind of builder you really are! Ages 7-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Stories & Songs for You!
Cuentos y Canciones Para Ti
Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am
Mr. Parra Cebeira and the students of the John I. Leonard Community High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and the International Spanish Academy will be here to read stories and act them out in both Spanish and English. Make a related craft to remember the fun time you had at this bilingual experience. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Make a Hat Day
Tue, Sep 15, 3:30 pm
Do you want to be a pirate? A samurai? A princess? Help us celebrate “Make a Hat Day” by designing your very own fun hat to dress up in. All supplies provided. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Duct Tape Crafternoon
Thu, Sep 17, 3:30 pm
Use brightly patterned duct tape to make wallets, flowers, bangle bracelets and more. All supplies provided. Ages 7-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Beware …There Are Pirates in the Library!
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Come dressed up as a pirate to celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and learn what pirates really mean when they call someone a lily-livered scallywag! Representatives from the Principality of Tortuga, a local volunteer organization, will be here in costumed garb to demonstrate a swashbuckling pirate sword fight, talk in pirate-speak, reveal pirate artifacts and sing a sea shanty or two. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Mon, Sep 21, 3:30 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Beautiful Beaded Garden Bugs
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 pm
Use different colored pipe cleaners and pretty beads to make intricate insects like butterflies, dragonflies and others that we see in our gardens. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Play With Clay
Fri, Sep 25, 3:30 pm
Learn how to mold, sculpt and play with air dry clay. Use different stamps, tools and cookie cutters to make fun designs in your masterpiece. Check out some of our new books, too! Ages 5-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
CRUSH IT! Crushed Soda Can Art
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Celebrate “Crush a Can Day” by recycling and making a cool craft from a crushed soda can. Ages 7-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Pajamarama Story Time: Who You Calling a Chicken?
Tue, Sep 29, 6:30 pm
Listen to fun stories and sing silly songs about our fine-feathered friend, the chicken. Get your wings ready to flap and your tail feathers ready to shake for a night of clucking and strutting. Make a fun craft to bring home, too! Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch
Exciting Electrons
Wed, Sep 16, 3:30 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Movie Matinee
Tue, Sep 08, 2:30 pm
"Monsters University."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(104 min.)
G
Movie Matinee
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
"Wreck It Ralph."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(108 min.)
PG
My First Movie
Fri, Sep 11, 10:15 am
"Toy Story." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.)
G
Art Club
Mon, Sep 14, 3:00 pm
Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wed, Sep 16, 3:30 pm
Create your own card and see if luck is on your side. Join the fun and win a prize! Ages 5-12. Limit 25.
(40 min.)
Chapter Crafters: "The Hobbit"
Mon, Sep 21, 2:30 pm
In honor of Hobbit Day come hear the first chapter of "The Hobbit," while creating a themed craft. Ages 6-11. Limit 25.
(60 min.)
Suncatcher Window Art
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Create a beautiful suncatcher using scratch art papers. Ages 8-12. Limit 25.
(60 min.)
Exciting Electrons
Thu, Sep 24, 3:00 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Duck Tales
Fri, Sep 25, 11:00 am
Waddle on over for fun stories, songs and a craft featuring our quacking friends! Ages 2-6. Limit 40.
(45 min.)
Movie Matinee
Mon, Sep 28, 3:00 pm
"The Pirate Fairy."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(80 min.)
G
Game Day
Mon, Sep 28, 3:00 pm
Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24.
(90 min.)
West Boca Branch
LEGO® Time
Mon, Sep 14, 2:30 pm
Show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
G is for Gecko
Thu, Sep 17, 2:30 pm
Glance at some gecko information and take a gander at some gecko inspired art. After gathering ideas, design your own gecko on paper and garnish a plastic gecko suncatcher with colorful glazes. Grades 2-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Saturday Toddler Time
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Everyone Is Special: Family & Child Workshop
Mon, Sep 21, 11:00 am
Participate with your child in activities and receive tools designed to develop their capacity to succeed in our diverse world, building self-esteem, and developing a respect for differences. Presented by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 3-6.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
¡Celebremos el Mes de la Hispanidad!
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 24 de septiembre, 3:30 pm
Learn about the country of the “Eternal Spring:" Guatemala. By reading stories and watching a short film we will learn about its culture and natural beauty. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Conoce al país de la “Eterna Primavera:" Guatemala. Por medio de historias y una corta película aprenderemos de su cultura y belleza natural. Edades 3 en adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Minecraft Mania
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Bouncing Babies
Mon, Sep 28, 10:30 am
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Wed, Sep 30, 10:15 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.”

All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Exciting Electrons
Tue, Sep 08, 3:30 pm

This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information.

Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Sep 09, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Chess Club
Wed, Sep 09, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 09, 4:45 pm
Need Practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Make & Take Crafts
Sat, Sep 12, 11:00 am
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Nighttime Story Time
Mon, Sep 14, 6:00 pm
Make a date to participate in the monthly nighttime story time. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Sep 16, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Chess Club
Wed, Sep 16, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 16, 4:45 pm
Need Practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Sat, Sep 19, 10:15 am
Builders create vehicles, buildings or animals out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Chess Club
Wed, Sep 23, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 23, 4:45 pm
Need Practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Sat, Sep 26, 10:15 am
Time for a fiesta! Celebrate Latin American traditions, cultures, music, dance and participate in a variety of activities for a fun-filled morning! Ages 5-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Sep 30, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Chess Club
Wed, Sep 30, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Reading Buddies
Wed, Sep 30, 4:45 pm
Need Practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.