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Acreage Branch
Club Pokémon
Thu, May 07, 6:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12.

(90 min.) Preregister.
Moms Are Marvelous!
Sat, May 09, 3:30 pm

Mother's Day honors all our moms, grandmas, aunties and other mother figures. Show them how much you care by inviting them to celebrate with you where you'll make a special gift for them. Ages 5-10.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Wed, May 13, 3:30 pm

Do you love our story time songs? Join a jam session with all our favorites and lots of instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.

(30 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Builders Club
Sat, May 16, 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.
Acreage Explorers' Club: Italy
Wed, May 20, 4:00 pm

We're leaving Asia behind and uncovering the mysteries of Europe! Bring your Explorers' Club Passport and get ready to discover the snacks, people, places, art, games and history of Italy. Ages 6-12.

(90 min.) Preregister.
Random Fandom Nite
Wed, May 20, 7:00 pm

Mix it up and do a bit of everything tonight! Build with LEGO® bricks. Play Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokémon. Try some Wii games or board games with friends, or make a crafty creation to keep. Ages 6 & up.

(90 min.)
Save the Day with Community Helpers!
Thu, May 21, 3:30 pm

Firefighters, police officers, mail carriers and doctors help us every day. Listen to stories and songs about how they do it and make a helper craft so you can help too. Ages 3-5.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
Decorate Your Bike!
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm

It's National Bike Month and to celebrate let's hear some great safety tips and decorate our bikes and trikes. Bikes may be brought, but not ridden into the program room. Ages 4-10. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Family Story Times
Mon, May 11, 10:30 am
Animal Sounds.

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

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Pajama Hour
Mon, May 11, 6:30 pm
Animal Sounds.

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

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Family Story Times
Mon, May 18, 10:30 am
Illness.

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

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Pajama Hour
Mon, May 18, 6:30 pm
Illness.

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

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It's LEGO® Time!
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm

Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Tween Book Discussion
Sat, May 23, 2:30 pm

We will be discussing "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," by Jeff Kinney. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Thumbprint Art
Tue, May 26, 3:00 pm

An ink pad and your thumb are all that is needed to create cool thumbprint art. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, May 30, 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.
Gardens Branch
CANCELLED - Crochet Club for Children
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10.

(60 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Bricks and More
Sat, May 16, 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.
Baby Animals
Fri, May 22, 10:30 am

Join us for stories about cute and cuddly baby animals and boogie like one too! Ages 1-3. Limit 25.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Fly Guy Party
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

Let's go on an adventure with Buzz and his friend Fly Guy. Make a terrific Fly Guy craft. Grades K-2. Limit 25.

(45 min.) Preregister.
CANCELLED - Family Funcraftic: Chocolate
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm

Join us for fun activities and make chocolate pops as we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. Limit 25.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
My Mother is Mine: A Celebration of Moms
Sat, May 09, 3:00 pm

Celebrate mothers with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 3-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Tue, May 12, 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.
Stories, Games & Crafts from Around the World
Wed, May 13, 4:00 pm
Spain.

Enjoy stories, games and crafts from different countries and cultures. Ages 5-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am

Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sat, May 16, 11:00 am

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

(45 min.) Preregister.
Crafternoon
Mon, May 18, 4:00 pm

Make and take lots of creative crafts. Ages 3-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Coding for Kids
Tue, May 19, 4:00 pm

Practice the basics of web design and learn the fundamentals of computer programming by learning HTML5 computer language. Ages 8-12. Limit 10.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Mother/Daughter Tea and Book Discussion
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm

Bring your mother for this special annual tea party while we discuss the book "11 Birthdays," by Wendy Mass. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the youth services desk. Ages 8-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
May the Force Be with You: A Star Wars Celebration
Sat, May 23, 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Star Wars celebration with games, snacks, a craft and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Play with Your Food
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm

Build creative structures with edible materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am

Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Ballerina Cooking Class
Sat, May 30, 3:00 pm

Create recipes for ballerinas with recipes from the book by Sarah L. Schuette. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 7-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Moms Are Special!
Sat, May 09, 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate moms everywhere with a special activity, craft and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Wed, May 13, 4:00 pm
Design your own autograph book using a variety of fun stamps and stickers.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Wigglecise
Fri, May 15, 11:00 am

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

(45 min.) Preregister.
Have You Heard ...
Fri, May 15, 4:00 pm

... about a machine that does homework? Sounds awesome, right? Four students at Grand Canyon School thought so, but they find out that "no homework" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Join us for an end of school reading of “The Homework Machine,” by Dan Gutman. Ages 6-12.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Tween Gaming
Sat, May 16, 10:30 am

Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo games and board games. Snacks provided by Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12.

(90 min.) Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Tue, May 19, 6:30 pm

Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. All ages.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Todas las edades. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Dress Up Story Time
Sat, May 23, 11:00 am

Come as you are or wear your favorite shirt, hat or sneakers with a beloved character on it. We will listen to some fun stories featuring popular children’s book characters. Ages 4-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mom's Day Special
Sat, May 09, 11:00 am

Mother's Day is just around the corner! It's time to make her something to show her how special she is. Stories, songs and fun can be enjoyed by both mom and you. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.)

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Summer Reading Book Club: Book Pick Up: May 11-22
Mon, May 11, 9:00 am

Do you love to read, watch movies, make crafts, play games, or just hangout with friends? If you do, then Books & Beyond book club is for you. Books & Beyond will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, during the Summer Reading Program. To participate, you will need to pick up the first book and have it read by the first meeting on Jun 09. For more information on the Books & Beyond Book Club, contact the children's department. Grades 3-5.

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LEGO® Club
Thu, May 14, 4:00 pm
Build something from Star Wars.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch
We Love Our Moms
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Listen to stories about how great moms are and make a special craft to give her on Mother's Day. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Mother/Daughter Tea & Book Discussion
Wed, May 13, 10:00 am

Bring your mom and we'll discuss the book Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Mother/Daughter Tea & Book Discussion
Wed, May 13, 4:00 pm

Bring your mom and we'll discuss the book Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Curious George
Thu, May 14, 3:30 pm

Join your favorite monkey for a special story time. Listen to adventures about this mischievous mammal and make a curious craft. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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Tiny Tot Art: Dot Art
Wed, May 20, 10:00 am

Calling all little artists to crawl, waddle or walk on over for some tiny tot art! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3.(30 min.)

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Brain Science
Thu, May 21, 4:00 pm

With help from members of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, kids will perform experiments to explore how the brain processes sensory information and build models of the nervous system. Ages 9-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
May the Force Be With You!
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm

Calling all Padawans, Jedi and Sith Lords! Join us for a Star Wars extravaganza! We will have Star Wars games, including trivia, light saber duels, crafts, and a Darth Vader impersonation contest. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Ages 8-16. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Family Origami
Sun, May 24, 1:00 pm

Grab a grown-up and learn how to make some simple origami animals. Grades K & up. (30 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Chess Club
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Learn how to play this fascinating game. If you already know how to play, join us for some friendly games. Ages 8-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Cinderella
Sat, May 09, 3:00 pm

If you loved the movie, then join us for a classic read of the story and make a craft fit for royalty. Costumes are welcome. Ages 4-7.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Mother's Day Surprise
Sun, May 10, 2:30 pm

Make your mother a special gift, made by you for Mother's Day! Ages 5 & up.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Aloha, Hawaii!
Mon, May 11, 3:30 pm

Join us for lei making and stories from the culture of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands! Ages 4 & up.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Move It!
Sun, May 17, 2:00 pm

Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Hula hoops, jump rope, tag and more! Ages 4 & up.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Munchkin!
Tue, May 19, 4:00 pm

Play this role-playing card game with us! If you don't know how to play, we will teach you! Ages 8 & up.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Monkey Around!
Wed, May 20, 3:30 pm

Monkey around with these stories about primates and make a cute craft. Ages 4-7.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Butterflies in May!
Thu, May 28, 3:30 pm

There are so many beautiful butterflies! We'll read stories and learn about these wonderful insects. Then we'll create a beautiful butterfly of our own. Ages 3-6.

(60 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Fri, May 29, 4:00 pm

Bring your imagination and create something! Ages 6-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
"The Bookstore Mouse" Book Club
Sun, May 31, 2:00 pm

Join us at the end of the month for a book club on "The Bookstore Mouse," by Peggy Christian. We will have discussions, a craft and a treat. Copies of the book will be available at the children's desk for check out at the beginning of the month. This book has a Lexile Level of 810. Grades 3-6.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am
In Praise of Moms.

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Toddler Story Times
Tue, May 12, 10:00 am
Hats.

Themed stories, music and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents. Ages 1-2.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am
Hats.

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Play Me A Story
Wed, May 20, 5:30 pm

Families are invited to join us for a fun, interactive story time and celebrate our wonderful world! All ages.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am
All You Need for a Beach.

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am
Hip, Hip, Hooray for Summer!

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Main Library
Geography Club
Thu, May 07, 3:00 pm
Wyoming.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues. Ages 6-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Mother’s Day Cards
Fri, May 08, 4:00 pm

Make a special, beautiful gift for the mom you love. Ages 5-9.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Geography Club
Thu, May 14, 3:00 pm
Colorado.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues. Ages 6-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Make Your Own Play Dough
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

You will be amazed at how simple it is to create your own brightly colored play dough with simple ingredients. Use it to make something amazing, then squish it up and take it home to continue the fun! Ages 4-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Craft-Mania
Wed, May 20, 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun and create a whole bunch of different art projects! Ages 4-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Scribble Art
Tue, May 26, 4:00 pm

Do you like to create colorful scribble masterpieces? Then you have what it takes to create amazing framed artwork! Join us to show off your artistic talents. Ages 3-7.

(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Builders Club
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm

Create exciting, one-of-a-kind creations with LEGO® DUPLO. Bring your friends and make new ones as you show off your building skills. Ages 2-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Big Nate: Game On!
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

All "Big Nate" fans won’t want to miss out on all of the fun! Enjoy games and a special project all about the “big” man himself: Nate! Ages 7-11.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Club LEGO®
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

Join us in making fun inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Card Creations for Mom!
Thu, May 07, 4:00 pm

Make your mom or that special person a beautiful Mother’s Day card to show them how much they really mean to you. All materials provided. Ages 5-10.

(45 min.) Preregister.
The “Under Construction” Crew
Fri, May 08, 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 7-11.

(60 min.) Preregister.
RPB’s Very Own Superhero Robot!
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

Summer is just around the corner and we need a mascot for our Summer Reading Program! Work together as a team to create the library’s very own superhero robot using recyclable materials. Don’t forget to bring your imagination with you! Ages 5-10.

(60 min.) Preregister.
It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Fri, May 22, 3:30 pm

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.)
Movie Magic
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm
Dolphin Tale 2 ©Warner Brothers. (107 min.)

Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up.

Preregister.
PG
Look at What You Missed in Story Time!
Thu, May 28, 3:30 pm

You weren't able to join us for Story Time this season? Don’t worry, you can still make the crafts! Drop in and make any or all of the crafts we have from this past Story Time session. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.

(60 min.)
Kids Wii U Gaming
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii games on our new Wii U! Ages 7-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
Movie Matinee
Fri, May 08, 2:30 pm
The LEGO® Movie ©Warner Bros. (101 min.)
PG
Art Club
Mon, May 11, 3:00 pm

Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-12. Limit 20.

(45 min.)
Children's Movie Marathon
Tue, May 12, 2:30 pm
"Despicable Me 2."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(98 min.)
PG
Noodle Necklaces
Wed, May 13, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Mother's Day and create noodle necklaces and jewelry for the special lady in your life. Ages 6-11. Limit 20.

(45 min.)
Fun-Folding
Mon, May 18, 3:00 pm

Enjoy the art of paper folding known as Origami. Ages 6-12. Limit 20.

(45 min.)
May Flowers
Sat, May 23, 11:00 am

Now that April showers are over, join us for stories, songs and a craft to celebrate May flowers. Ages 2-6. Limit 40.

(45 min.)
DATE CHANGED - LEGO® Bricks
Tue, May 26, 3:00 pm

Create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. Limit 25.

(45 min.)
Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wed, May 27, 3:30 pm

This isn't your grandma's boring bingo night. 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.)
West Boca Branch
Celebration of Mothers
Sat, May 09, 10:30 am

Bring your mom and come for a fun time of stories and activities all in honor of our loving mothers. Ages 3 & up.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Mother/Child Craft-n-Snack
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm

Kids, grab your mom and come for a fun time of bonding while making beautiful duct tape flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
Thu, May 14, 3:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-8.

(60 min.)
Bouncing Babies
Mon, May 18, 10:30 am

Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to come share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Are You Afraid of Snakes?
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

Don’t be. Join us as Daggerwing Nature Center teaches us about the benefits of snakes and see why they aren’t as scary as you thought. Do you like snakes already? This is an opportunity for you to see one in person and make new friends. All ages.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Flores para Mamá (Story Time: Flowers for Mom, in Spanish)
Thu, May 21, 3:30 pm

Ven a celebrar dos de los tesoros más hermosos en la vida: las flores y las mamás! Nos divertiremos con libros y juegos y también haremos una linda tarjeta para mamá. Edades 5 en adelante.

(45 min.)
Strawberry Jam-berry
Tue, May 26, 3:30 pm

It’s National Strawberry Month! We’ll read stories, play a game, and make a strawberry themed craft. Ages 4-8.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Minecraft Mania
Thu, May 28, 3:30 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.
LEGO®
Sat, May 30, 10:30 am

Show off your building skills. Use our bricks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10. Space is limited.

(60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
It's Mother's Day!
Thu, May 07, 10:45 am

Time to honor our mothers and grandmothers. Invite your mom and/or grandma and enjoy stories, music, dancing and games. Do you have any great pictures of the two of you? Bring it in for a special Mother’s Day craft. Ages 3-5.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Make & Take Crafts
Sat, May 09, 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, May 11, 6:00 pm

Fun for the whole family. Join us for our monthly evening story time. Ages 3 & up.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 27, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, May 13, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Sat, May 16, 10:00 am

Builders create vehicles, buildings or animals out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.

(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 27, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, May 20, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

(60 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 27, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

(30 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, May 27, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

(60 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.)

Preregister.