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Events & Programs for Children

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Acreage Branch
Origami: Unfolding Fun
Mon, Jul 06, 3:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami crafts for all skill levels. Ages 8-17.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Your Pizza Place
Tue, Jul 07, 1:30 pm
Do you wonder what it's like to own a restaurant? Try out all the different jobs from taking customer orders to making and serving the food in our mock pizza parlor. Finish off the afternoon with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Your Pizza Place
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Do you wonder what it's like to own a restaurant? Try out all the different jobs from taking customer orders to making and serving the food in our mock pizza parlor. Finish off the afternoon with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Rubber Band Creations
Tue, Jul 07, 7:00 pm
Use our colorful rubber bands 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.) Preregister.
For Real Fairy Tales
Wed, Jul 08, 2:30 pm
Ever wanted to be Cinderella or the Wicked Witch? Dream of being Jack climbing the beanstalk or the evil Giant? You can really get into your favorite fairy tales with us and our fun interactive stories. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Acreage Explorers' Club: Brazil
Wed, Jul 08, 4:00 pm
We're uncovering mysteries and wonders across the globe! Come with us on a journey of interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, costumes and food of Brazil. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Club Pokémon
Wed, Jul 08, 7:00 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends!
(90 min.) Preregister.
Don't Believe Your Eyes
Thu, Jul 09, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Out of this world sights await you as you explore the wonders of vision. We will dazzle and amaze you with tricks of the eyes then probe the secrets to fooling the senses of others.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Don't Believe Your Eyes
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Out of this world sights await you as you explore the wonders of vision. We will dazzle and amaze you with tricks of the eyes then probe the secrets to fooling the senses of others.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Fri, Jul 10, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Fri, Jul 10, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Super Shrinky Art
Mon, Jul 13, 3:00 pm
Make a super awesome keychain, bookmark, charm or other treasure. All you need is a tiny amount of creativity to trace, color and create your own shrinkable plastic art. Ages 8 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Captain Underpants vs. the Party Poopers!
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Tra-la-la! Feel like #1 instead of #2 by flushing boredom down the drain at our finger snapping celebration of everyone's favorite series featuring zany games and activities, including tie-dye cape making. Bring a white T-shirt to dye. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Everyday Heroes: Meet a K-9 Officer
Wed, Jul 15, 11:00 am
Meet Officer John and his cool canine companion John Jr. as we listen to a story about a dog/policeman team, learn what it takes to work in law enforcement, and then have your picture taken with these two everyday heroes! All ages.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Wed, Jul 15, 4:30 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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How to Be a Hometown Hero
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Join our friends from 4-H of Palm Beach County and learn how you can be a hero, using powers you may not know you have, to save the animals, plants, people and places in your neighborhood and around the world. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
A Night at Hogwarts
Thu, Jul 16, 6:00 pm
For one night only, Hogwarts is having a magical crash course for all Wizards and Witches. Get sorted, meet the Heads of the Houses, and get ready to make a wand, study Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts and more! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-18.
(2.5 hr.) Preregister.
Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Fri, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Fri, Jul 17, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
LEGO® City Saver Cinema
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
"Big Hero 6." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Work with friends to build a sprawling LEGO® metropolis while enjoying the adventures these heroes face protecting their own city from evil.
Preregister.
PG
Paper Bead Bracelets
Mon, Jul 20, 3:00 pm
It's amazing what you can do with paper! We will have materials to teach you how to make beautiful jewelry and charms out of simple things found at home. Ages 10-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
American Heroes: Walt Disney
Tue, Jul 21, 3:00 pm
Discover a folk hero legend as we learn more about the creator of Mickey Mouse and the founder of Disney World. See what his early life was like and then make a Disney-inspired craft. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
It's a Wonderland Tea Party
Wed, Jul 22, 1:30 pm
Butter your pocketwatch and put on your craziest, most colorful outfit because we're having a fancy tea party, in Wonderland! Games, crafts, manners and more are all turning topsy turvy in this silly celebration of Alice's many adventures. Suitably silly snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Wed, Jul 22, 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.
Sounds like Fun
Thu, Jul 23, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
What do handmade drums, glasses of water, and tin cans have in common? The noise that you'll have fun making. Explore the science of sound as we get loud in the library!
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Sounds like Fun
Thu, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
What do handmade drums, glasses of water, and tin cans have in common? The noise that you'll have fun making. Explore the science of sound as we get loud in the library!
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Your Wild West Adventure
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Live your Wild West dreams as we prep some corn muffins and chuckwagon chili and settle in for a fireside story. Then play rodeo games and try a Texas two-step before you leave town with your very own wanted poster. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Fri, Jul 24, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Duct Tape Designs
Mon, Jul 27, 3:00 pm
Rip, wrap and wear in style! We've got projects to inspire any trendy teen. Design funky fashion accessories with all kind of duct tape. Ages 10-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Ninja Turtle Time
Tue, Jul 28, 3:00 pm
Keep calm and cowabunga dude, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles style. Check out the radical activities and our totally awesome mini-pizza topping bar where you'll design your own snack provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Imaginary Friend Day!
Wed, Jul 29, 2:30 pm
Bring your imaginary friend or make a new one at this special story time. Listen to stories about imaginary friends, join an imaginary dance party, make a simple friendship bracelet, and draw a picture of you with your imaginary friend and share what makes them special to you. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Bursting Booming Supervillain Science
Thu, Jul 30, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Get ready to make stuff bubble, pop, burst and explode as you learn the science behind what makes things go boom! Dress to get messy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Bursting Booming Supervillain Science
Thu, Jul 30, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Get ready to make stuff bubble, pop, burst and explode as you learn the science behind what makes things go boom! Dress to get messy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Catch a Mermaid Tale
Thu, Jul 30, 7:00 pm
Our favorite fish-tailed friends have come to invite you into the fantastic undersea world of mermaids with crafts, stories and songs. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Fri, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Fri, Jul 31, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Belle Glade Branch
Family Story Times
Mon, Jul 06, 10:30 am
Dogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 06, 6:30 pm
Dogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
It's a Chocolate Lover's Dream!
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Enjoy trivia, chocolate tasting, games and more! All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Thu, Jul 09, 3:15 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, Jul 11, 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, Jul 13, 10:30 am
Beach.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 13, 6:30 pm
Beach.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Hear some great stories about bugs and make a fun bug wind chime craft. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Family Story Times
Mon, Jul 20, 10:30 am
Bugs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 20, 6:30 pm
Bugs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
It's LEGO® Time!
Wed, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, Jul 25, 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, Jul 27, 10:30 am
Birthdays.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Mon, Jul 27, 6:30 pm
Birthdays.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Let's Go to the Beach!
Wed, Jul 29, 3:00 pm
Let's hear some great stories about the beach and make a fun beach craft. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Children's Movie
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
"The LEGO® Movie." ©Warner Bros. (101 min.) Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister.
PG
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Thu, Jul 09, 10:00 am

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Family Game Night
Wed, Jul 29, 5:30 pm
Close out the summer reading program with food, family and fun. Play Connect Four, Twister, Candyland and some old favorites like Mancala and Uno. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
(60 min.)
Gardens Branch
Can You Survive a Disaster?
Tue, Jul 07, 2:30 pm
If you love the "I Survived," series by Lauren Tarshis, then come for a dangerously good book club. This month’s book is “I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916.” Ages 7 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Tween Slumber Party
Fri, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
We're throwing a slumber-like party and you're invited! There will be a movie, facials, nail painting and a yummy snack! Pajamas are welcome, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Bricks and More
Sat, Jul 18, 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.
Alexander Calder Art
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
We'll read "Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder," by Tanya Lee Stone and learn about his life and art. Make a small Calder-inspired sculpture. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Superhero Bingo
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Come and use your superhero powers to play some superhero bingo and make a super sweet craft made from candy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Pond Animals Art Painting
Tue, Jul 28, 2:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon painting pond animals. Dress to get messy. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
Minecraft Meetup
Tue, Jul 07, 4:00 pm
Bring your device and challenge other players in a game. Snacks and crafts included. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Wed, Jul 08, 11:00 am

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Clown College
Wed, Jul 08, 3:00 pm
Step right up and clown around with us. Take pictures in the photo booth, test your skills in the ring toss, and try out our flaming hoop obstacle course. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Superheroes of the Animal World
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Explore the superpowers of different animals. Compare the wing speed from a hummingbird to an eagle, and how far you can see compared to a hawk. Presented by the Palm Beach County 4-H club. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am
Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Chalk Art Celebration!
Fri, Jul 10, 3:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom of expression through art while decorating the library sidewalks with chalk. Weather permitting. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Introduction to Crochet
Tue, Jul 14, 4:00 pm
Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Motion Commotion
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Have you ever wondered why Superman can lift a boulder, but you can’t? Together, we will experiment with motion and learn to influence how objects can move. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Meet Elyse Weintraub Brown from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and learn all about fire safety. Create an art project and get an up-close look at the big, red fire engine (depending on truck availability). Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Introduction to Crochet
Tue, Jul 21, 4:00 pm
Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Journey to the Crust of the Earth
Wed, Jul 22, 4:00 pm
Discover how different scientists study the earth by studying the ground beneath your feet through a variety of experiments and activities. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fire Safety Puppet Show
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Enjoy a puppet show about fire safety and prevention. Presented by the American Red Cross. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Fri, Jul 24, 10:00 am
Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Lots o’ LEGO® Bricks
Fri, Jul 24, 3:00 pm
Use your creativity to explore the wonderful world of LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Introduction to Crochet
Tue, Jul 28, 4:00 pm
Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Snow Cone Fever!
Wed, Jul 29, 4:00 pm
Learn the history of “shave ice” and make your very own snow cone! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with games and crafts. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Heroes in Space: A Visit from NASA
Fri, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
Meet our special guest, Dr. Ali from NASA, and learn what it takes to be a hero in space through hands-on activities and experiments. Ages 6-12.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Family Fun Night
Tue, Jul 07, 6:30 pm
The whole family is invited to play games, build a puzzle, or make a craft together. Come and enjoy some quality family time. Ages 3 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, Jul 08, 4:00 pm
Superman: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive ... it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Superman program!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Summercise
Fri, Jul 10, 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 shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Scene
Fri, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
We All Scream for Ice Cream! July is National Ice Cream month. Let's make and taste our own ice cream and make a deliciously cool craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Sat, Jul 11, 11:00 am

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Super Saturday Movie
Sat, Jul 11, 3:00 pm
"Boxtrolls." ©Focus Features. (100 min.) Heroes come in all shapes and sizes ... even rectangles.
Preregister.
PG
Bilingual Family Story Time and Bingo
Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe para la Familia y Bingo
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
martes, 14 de julio
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and play bingo. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Disfruten cuentos bilingües, canten canciones y jueguen bingo. Edades 5 y adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Get in the Game: Athletes inspire us with their talent and dedication. Show your athletic prowess through some fun and challenging activities. Afterward, make a sports pennant to hang in your room!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Scene
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Get Your Game On! Enjoy an afternoon of Wii gaming and card games with your friends.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Fun @ Four
Wed, Jul 22, 4:00 pm
Captain Underpants: What’s better than a superhero that flies around in his underwear and a cape? Enjoy some excerpts from the Captain Underpants series. Fun activities and a craft will make it a super duper good time!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Movin' & Groovin'
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Dance party! So dance, sing and move along to some favorite tunes and learn a new dance or two. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Scene
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Book Bingo! Have fun and win prizes playing bingo.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Animal Jamboree Puppet Show
Sat, Jul 25, 11:00 am
Animals from the farm to the field are having a party! Music and plenty of silly fun highlight the show. Following the performance everyone is invited to get crafty and make an animal puppet to take home. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, Jul 29, 4:00 pm
Be a Hero: There’s a hero in every one of us. Random acts of kindness turn ordinary people into extraordinary heroes. Make a kindness quilt to show that you are thinking of others!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Art Adventures
Mon, Jul 06, 2:00 pm
Make a sea shell bottle necklace with colored sand.
Summer time is also craft time. Play in the sand or design something for the hidden superhero in you. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing the story "Matilda," by Roald Dahl and competing in the Trunchbull Olympiad! Wear comfortable clothes and be ready for action.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Skyscraper Competition: Can you build the tallest structure?
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Community Heroes: Firefighters
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
This week, we'll be focusing on our heroic community helpers. What better way to honor our firefighters than to have them join us and show us what they do every day? How do you think you'd look in a fire helmet? You may even get hands-on with a fire truck - unless there's an emergency. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Matilda."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(98 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
PG
Tweens @ 2
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon full of your favorite TV games, including Box of Lies, Minute to Win It and Charades.
Ages 9-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Use Only One Color.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Friday Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Snack on some popcorn and sip a cool beverage provided by the Friends of the Library. Children younger than 13 years old are invited with permission of a parent. All ages.
PG-13
Art Adventures
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Design, make and take home a superhero shield constructed from recycled materials.
Summer time is also craft time. Play in the sand or design something for the hidden superhero in you. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "The Tale of Despereaux," by Kate Dicamillo.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Favorite TV Show or Movie.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
A Visit from Green Cay Nature Center
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center will be coming in to show and tell us about some slithery friends who share our world. Be prepared to meet some snakes from around Florida! Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Tale of Despereaux."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(93 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
G
Tweens @ 2
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the end of summer by making a bracelet for you to keep and one to give to a friend.
Ages 9-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Share Summer Memories.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch
Magic Tree House Book Club
Tue, Jul 07, 11:15 am
"Abe Lincoln at Last!" by Mary Pope Osborne.
Join us as we travel with Jack and Annie on magical adventures through space and time. Come share your thoughts about the featured title, play a fun game, and make a related craft. Grades 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Superhero Training
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Even superheroes must train to be awesome. Come practice your skills to save the world. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Summer Cinema
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
"Frozen."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(108 min.)
Popcorn and a movie for the whole family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister.
PG
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Sun, Jul 12, 1:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Thu, Jul 16, 11:00 am

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club
Thu, Jul 16, 3:30 pm
Make new friends while you learn basic stitches and work on simple projects. Bring a size J crochet hook and a skein of medium weight acrylic yarn. Ages 9 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Wed, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
All About Dogs
Thu, Jul 23, 2:15 pm
Join us as we celebrate our love of man’s best friend – the dog. We’ll celebrate our furry buddy with swinging songs, doggone great books, and a delightful craft. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
"Sisters" Book Discussion
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Are you a big fan of Raina Telgemeier's books? Come and join our discussion about her book "Sisters" and enjoy some light refreshment. Bring your friends ... or your sisters! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Summer Cinema
Sat, Jul 25, 10:30 am
"Brave."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(93 min.)
Popcorn and a movie for the whole family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister.
PG
Magic Tree House Book Club
Tue, Jul 28, 11:15 am
"Dogs in the Dead of Night," by Mary Pope Osborne.
Join us as we travel with Jack and Annie on magical adventures through space and time. Come share your thoughts about the featured title, play a fun game, and make a related craft. Grades 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
American Girl Club: Molly
Thu, Jul 30, 1:30 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 1-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Coloring Club
Sun, Jul 05, 2:30 pm
Come join us for an hour of coloring and relaxing. We provide the coloring sheets, you provide the art! Ages 4 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Mon, Jul 06, 3:30 pm
Build with us and bring your imagination. Let's build a superhero's fortress or a lair for a villain! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Supervillain Camp
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Alter Ego: Discover your story as a villain, create an alter ego, and enjoy some villainous activities.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Science Rules!
Fri, Jul 10, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Fri, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Baby Build It
Sat, Jul 11, 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 1-2.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Sat, Jul 11, 2:30 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Survival of the Fittest
Mon, Jul 13, 3:30 pm
Every superhero needs a survival charm. Make a survival bracelet in honor of your favorite superhero! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Supervillain Camp
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Mad Scientist: Work on that evil laugh and come dressed to get messy while we explore our Mad Scientist side!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Science Rules!
Fri, Jul 17, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Recycle It!
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Use your imagination to recycle stuff! We'll provide the stuff, you provide the creativity. Ages 6-9.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Action Scene
Mon, Jul 20, 3:30 pm
Recreate your favorite action scene using magnetic pieces to soar through the air and jump from building to building. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Supervillain Camp
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Evil Genius: Want to take over the world? Come to this program and create something out of recyclables to take over the world!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Science Rules!
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Sunshine State Reader Round Table Book Club
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Read all those Sunshine State Reader books and have no one to talk to about how awesome (or terrible) they are? Come to this Book Club at the end of the summer to talk about what you've read. Grades 3-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Supervillain Camp
Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
City Takeover: Come dressed as a villain and try to take over the city! Or at least the library in this villain-themed obstacle course.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Science Rules!
Fri, Jul 31, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Fri, Jul 31, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
Camp LVY!
Tue, Jul 07, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Parent Power Hours!
Wed, Jul 08, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Thu, Jul 09, 1:00 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Reading Heroes!
Sat, Jul 11, 1:00 pm
Conquer the Summer Reading Slide! Once a week, children practice their reading skills with teen Summer Reading Heroes. Applications may be picked up at the Youth Services' desk. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Tue, Jul 14, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Parent Power Hours!
Wed, Jul 15, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Camp LVY!
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Reading Heroes!
Sat, Jul 18, 1:00 pm
Conquer the Summer Reading Slide! Once a week, children practice their reading skills with teen Summer Reading Heroes. Applications may be picked up at the Youth Services' desk. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Tue, Jul 21, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Tue, Jul 21, 3:30 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Parent Power Hours!
Wed, Jul 22, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Camp LVY!
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Reading Heroes!
Sat, Jul 25, 1:00 pm
Conquer the Summer Reading Slide! Once a week, children practice their reading skills with teen Summer Reading Heroes. Applications may be picked up at the Youth Services' desk. Grades K-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Tue, Jul 28, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Parent Power Hours!
Wed, Jul 29, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Main Library
Meet a Community Hero
Mon, Jul 06, 11:00 am
Meet a Serviceman!
Every Hero has a Story! Meet your local community heroes from police, fire, and military – vehicles included! All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Tue, Jul 07, 4:30 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
New Mexico, the land of Enchantment! Our journey across the United States is winding down. Don't miss a single state! Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
Bring your favorite Teddy Bear (or other stuffed animal) and join us for an afternoon picnic. We will sit on our picnic blankets, munch on cookies, sip cool punch, and make a craft with our favorite Teddies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Camp Half-Blood: Demigods in Training
Fri, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
Have you noticed odd things around you lately? Maybe you’ve seen some old women on a bench knitting electric blue socks or a Minotaur chasing your car? Or is your brain hardwired for Ancient Greek? If so, you may be a demigod and Camp Half-Blood is searching for you! Join us for an afternoon filled with activities to celebrate your demigod status. Ages 10-15. Limit 25. Ages.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Meet a Community Hero
Mon, Jul 20, 11:00 am
Meet an Animal Hero!
Every Hero has a Story! Meet your local community heroes from police, fire, and military – vehicles included! All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Meet a Community Hero
Mon, Jul 27, 11:00 am
Meet a Police Officer!
Every Hero has a Story! Meet your local community heroes from police, fire, and military – vehicles included! All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Family Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
"Despicable Me." ©Universal Pictures. (119 min.) Join us for a family movie and popcorn. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
Preregister.
PG
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Planting Special
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Enjoy stories and bring your “green thumb” to plant seeds and create your own flower pot. Dress to get messy. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
Dress up in pink or gray to represent your favorite character, as you listen to stories and make a craft featuring Elephant and Piggie. Ages 6-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Tue, Jul 14, 10:30 am

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Little LEGO® Builders
Fri, Jul 17, 10:30 am
Come with your friends and make a cool creation using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
Dress up in pink or gray to represent your favorite character, as you listen to stories and make a craft featuring Elephant and Piggie. Ages 6-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Read with Fireman Bob
Tue, Jul 21, 11:30 am
Join our Fire Rescue Friend, Fireman Bob, as he reads exciting stories about fire rescue heroes. Ages 4-6.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Fire Safety Special
Sat, Jul 25, 11:30 am
Stop, drop and roll. Listen to Fireman Bob Smallacombe from Palm Beach County Fire Station 23 tell how important it is to learn about fire safety. Afterward, see a real fire truck up close. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Screen-Free Family Board Game Mania!
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
Come on in and play some old-time favorite board games and card games with your family and friends. Ages 5-11.
(60 min.)
Heroes Among Us: Ms. Robin and New Horizons Service Dogs
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Meet Ms. Robin and her furry dog friends from New Horizons Service Dogs. Learn how certain dogs are selected and trained to be very special helpers for some very special people. These dogs are everyday heroes! All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Thu, Jul 09, 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, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Florida Animal Superpowers
Fri, Jul 10, 2:30 pm
Did you know that animals have superpowers? Find out what these special powers are and how these animals use them in a fun, interactive presentation by Jonathan Mayer of the Palm Beach County 4-H Club. We will also have some special guests visiting us from the Okeeheelee Nature Center to show us their superpowers! Grades 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 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.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Superheroes Cinema
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Big Hero 6."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(102 min.)
Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
PG
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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"Big Hero 6" Training Academy
Fri, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
Find your inner hero! Create your own armor to wear, test your skills in our obstacle course and practice your aim in our target area. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Pajamarama Story Time: It’s Cleanup Time!
Mon, Jul 20, 6:30 pm
Do you like to play in the mud? Does your mother always make you clean up? Well, we are going to make a mess and then clean up with fun stories and sing silly songs about dirt, mud, making a mess and getting clean. Make a fun craft to bring home, too! Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Dress to get messy! Siblings and stuffed animals are welcome. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
Diabolical Supervillain Science
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
Learn how your favorite or not-so favorite supervillains concoct their diabolical schemes. Find ways to defeat the goody two-shoes heroes while becoming the brilliant, but twisted supervillain! Dress to get messy. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Sat, Jul 25, 10:30 am
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
Reading Heroes Book Discussion
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Find out how sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher copes with such an unusual pet in the book "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," by Bruce Coville. Check out a copy of the book at the time of registration. Snacks provided. Grades 4-6. Limit 12.
(45 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jul 06.
Superheroes Cinema
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Incredibles."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(115 min.)
Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
Preregister, beginning Sat, Jun 20.
PG
Tequesta Branch
Everyone Is Special
Tue, Jul 07, 11:30 am
Learn how to say "hello" in several languages. Join in games, songs, dances and a craft that celebrates the uniqueness of everyone. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Mon, Jun 15.
Be a Friendship Hero
Wed, Jul 08, 11:00 am
Art and activities integrating kind words and actions. Program concludes with a song practicing skills to stand up for yourself and others when exclusion and unfairness occur. Program offered by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Super Music and Movement
Fri, Jul 10, 11:00 am
Patty Shukla, local children's musician and entertainer, is here with an interactive music and dance program, featuring her song "Superhero." Ages 2-5.
(45 min.) Preregister. Preregister, beginning Mon, Jun 22.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Wed, Jul 08, 2:30 pm
"Ella Enchanted."
©‎Miramax.
(96 min.)
PG
Monster High and Ever After High Madness
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Royal or Rebel, bring your ghoulfriends for some hex-cellent crafts, games and trivia. Ages 8-12. Limit 50.
(90 min.)
Chapter Crafters
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
Listen to the first chapter of a book series, while creating a lanyard out of duct tape. Ages 6-11. Limit 25.
(60 min.)
Movie Matinee
Tue, Jul 14, 2:30 pm
"Pocahontas."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(85 min.)
G
Craftapalooza
Wed, Jul 15, 2:30 pm
Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 2-8. Limit 50.
(60 min.)
Secret Agents
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Dig into some exciting detective and spy stories. Create your own secret message decoder. Ages 6-10. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
My First Movie
Fri, Jul 17, 10:15 am
"Chicken Little." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.) Bring the little ones - babies, toddlers, and preschool age children - to see their first movie in a public setting. All ages.
G
Apple-Mania!
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with scrumptious apple stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-6. Limit 40.
(45 min.)
My Dog Hero
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Hear stories about dog heroes, and find some new dog books to read. Make a scratch art picture frame to show off your favorite picture of your own canine hero. Ages 6-10. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wed, Jul 29, 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.)
Movie Matinee
Thu, Jul 30, 2:30 pm
"Super Buddies."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(81 min.)
G
Movie Matinee
Fri, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
"The Incredibles."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(115 min.)
PG
West Boca Branch
Minecraft Mania
Mon, Jul 06, 3:00 pm
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Young Artists
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Origami: We will have a brief discussion of the origins of the art of paper folding. A few step by step demonstrations give you a chance to create your own projects.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Bouncing Babies
Mon, Jul 13, 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.
Animal Heroes
Tue, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
Our local environmental specialists from Daggerwing Nature Center will bring some local wildlife and discuss how these creatures benefit the environment and the role that they play in keeping the ecosystem healthy and balanced. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
LEGO® Time
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Show off your building skills by using our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Saturday Toddler Time
Sat, Jul 18, 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.
Monday Matinee
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
"Big Hero 6." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Get out of the heat and enjoy this action-packed animated comedy adventure. Ages 4 & up.
PG
Young Artists
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Painting: We’ll take a look at some famous artists and their painting and then paint some masterpieces ourselves.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.) Preregister.
¡Diversión en las vacaciones de verano! (Story Time, in Spanish)
Thu, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 23 de julio, 3:30 pm
Por medio de historias y juegos, nos transportaremos a la playa y al fondo del mar. Además, haremos una divertida manualidad. Edades 3 en adelante.
(45 min.)
Young Artists
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Tissue Paper Creations: We’ll start with a brief discussion of the art of stained glass then we’ll explore transparency and color by making beautiful tissue paper creations.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
West Boynton Branch
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Toddlers Read & Play
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am
Start with stories and songs. Take a break then return to play. Ages 18-30 mos.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Fri, Jul 10, 1:30 pm

Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)

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Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Nighttime Story Time
Mon, Jul 13, 6:00 pm
Make a date to participate in the monthly nighttime story time. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Book Pages
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Calling all "Star Wars" and origami enthusiasts to our Origami Yoda Book Club, featuring readings from “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book," & "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book," by Tom Angleberger. Join us for lively discussions, activities and origami puppets! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Firefighters Are Friendly
Fri, Jul 17, 1:00 pm
Meet a real firefighter, see their special clothes, and learn what to do in case of fire. A fire rescue truck may appear, if they are not on an emergency. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Babysitting 101
Sat, Jul 18, 9:00 am
PBC Fire Safety Specialist Elyse Weintraub Brown demonstrates proper child care practices with a focus on household hazards like poisons, plants, burns, airway entry and 911. Certificates of Completion awarded. Ages 10 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Make & Take Crafts
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Birds of a Feather
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
See Green Cay Nature Center’s eastern screech-owl up close! Hear about bird feathers, beaks, feet, eggs and calls. Test your knowledge on common Florida birds. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Stitch 'n' Time Club
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Tween Book Pages
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Calling all "Star Wars" and origami enthusiasts to our Origami Yoda Book Club, featuring readings from “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book," & "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book," by Tom Angleberger. Join us for lively discussions, activities and origami puppets! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Done with Bullying
Fri, Jul 31, 3:30 pm
Black-belt Master Instructor Gary Horner, of Martial Artists Against Bullying, teaches practical strategies for identifying and dealing with bullying behavior and how to “buddy” rather than “bully” others. Sneakers recommended. Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Make & Take Crafts
Sat, Apr 11, 11:00 am
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)
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