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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Acreage Branch Fantasy Football: Live Draft
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
We’re gearing up for another fun-filled season of competition with our Acreage Branch NFL Fantasy Football League. Assemble the ultimate roster, get acquainted with fellow league members at our kickoff session, and enjoy some snacks. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Fantasy Football Draft
West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 30, 2:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural West Boca Branch NFL Fantasy Football League! Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our kick-off event. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal sessions conversational sessions. Participants should have basic English skills.
(2 hr.)
Book Life Presents: Cookbook Showcase on Indian and French Cuisine
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
Take your own “Hundred Foot Journey” with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi from the West Boca Branch Library, as she showcases a variety of Indian and French cookbooks available in the library. Books discussed will be available to check out after the lecture.
(60 min.)
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own 30-minute session with a techie/librarian. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Genealogy Help: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own 30-minute session with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Hooked on Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 2:00 pm
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Uncovering History: Tales & Tips About Writing Books
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 2:00 pm
Robert Watson, Professor of American Studies at Lynn University and a well-known local personality, discusses his new award-winning book, "America's First Crisis: The War of 1812." Hear about the challenges, rewards and fun he had writing a history book. A book signing will follow.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 2:30 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 6:30 pm
Episode 12: What We Know.
Listen to the final episode of "Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," which is presented by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig. A discussion of the overall case will follow.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Introduction to Finding Grants
Main Library
Thu, Sep 03, 10:00 am
Are you a nonprofit new to the field of grant seeking? Learn about finding grants, including who funds nonprofits and what motivates them, how to identify potential funders, and how to make the first approach.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation and Flipster
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 10:30 am
The CreationStation, located at the Main Library, offers many resources, equipment, computers and software to create music, videos, podcasts and much more. Learn how to read magazines online for free using your library card with Flipster.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 1:00 pm
"Forrest Gump."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(142 min.)
Based on the book "Forrest Gump," by Winston Groom.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 03, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Medicare Financial Assistance Programs
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 2:30 pm
Join us for an overview and discussion of the Medicare Savings Program presented by SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly).
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Writer's Critique Workshop
Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 6:30 pm
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers' Association, Palm Beach County.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Writer's Workshop
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 2:00 pm
Fiction writing workshop with Barbara Bixon. Make your story better and your character's vivid.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 2:00 pm
Lecture 14: Chair Yoga. Lecture 15: Qigong - Practicing Fluid Movement.
Age brings many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience and understanding. As we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one.
(75 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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From Coverage to Care Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 12:00 pm
Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.
(4 hr.)
Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out while enjoying a hot cup of java.
(2 hr.)
Fantasy Football Draft
Main Library
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural Main Library NFL Fantasy Football League! Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our kickoff event. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Sep 07, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 07, 1:00 pm
lunes, 07 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 07, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories
(60 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 1:00 pm
iMovie Basics.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Art for Adults: Introduction to Still Life Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing actual objects, some found at the Library. Develop the fundamentals of perspective, shadowing, proportions, and balance. Graphite and various other media will be provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Read "A New Napa Cuisine," by Christopher Kostow. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Alzheimer's Disease: Where Are We Now? What Can We Do?
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 6:00 pm
September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Karen Gilbert, from Alzheimer's Community Care, will discuss how and why Alzheimer's disease develops, the state of current research, brain-healthy strategies, and resources available to help patients and their caregivers.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 7:00 pm
The game's afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective.
(75 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Where Did You Come From? Using FamilySearch.org
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
You've probably heard of Ancestry.com, but did you know there are other excellent resources for researching your family history? This lecture will guide you through FamilySearch.org, a free website accessible from home.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Job and Career Online Resources
Main Library
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
Our Business Librarian will demonstrate the Job and Career Online Resources the library has to offer that can assist you with your career and employment search. Some of the topics we will cover include career outlook, what's hot and what's not, résumé and cover letter creation, finding job listings, and interview preparation.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 4:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 6:45 pm
A Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
CANCELLED - Have You Heard?: Deaf & Hearing Resources
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 11:00 am
Staff from the Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County will host an informative presentation on better hearing and provide individual hearing screenings. Through their partnership with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. they will distribute high-quality, specialized phones and accessories to qualifying, permanent Florida residents, with a certified hearing loss or speech impairment. Bring proof of residency to apply.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 1:00 pm
"Moneyball."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(133 min.)
Based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," by Michael Lewis.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 1:30 pm
Book discussion of "The Pianist." Return on 9/17 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
September is Classical Music Month. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, "The Pianist" set in Poland during World War II.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "The Cider House Rules," by John Irving. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Food and Mood Connection
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Is there a “food-mood” connection? Learn how the food you choose to eat affects your cognitive function and behavior. Presented by Ada Medina-Solórzano, Extension Agent from Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County/University of Florida.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged , Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Main Library
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with that County, State or Federal Agency, each of which varies in registration requirements to become certified. Presented by Jackie Rule, consultant with Palm Beach State College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
(2 hr.)
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: India - Heart of the Spice World. Lecture 2: China - From Peppercorns to Tea.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book Discussion: The Cuckoo's Calling
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Think you know detectives? You've never met one like Cormoran Strike of "The Cuckoo's Calling" in this acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The discussion is staff-led.
(60 min.)
Researching Your Family Tree Online
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 4:00 pm
Do you know how to find your roots? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Landlord Tenant Law
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 6:30 pm
An attorney from the Palm Beach County Bar Association will explain the residential landlord/tenant relationship including the drafting of the lease, the rights and responsibilities of the landlord/tenant, and court procedures in a landlord/tenant lawsuit.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Scrabble for Adults
Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 6:30 pm
Join other Scrabble fans and enjoy a fun evening of word-play. Basic game knowledge required. Bring your own board if you have one.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Popcorn and a Movie
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 2:00 pm
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." ©Warner Bros. (129 min.)
PG-13
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Are You Required to Get a Vaccination?
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 2:15 pm
Dr. Alina Alonso from the Palm Beach County Health Department will discuss the value of immunizations, which are required and which are recommended and what you can expect after the shots.
Introduction to Crochet
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am
Ever wanted to be crafty and make your gifts for the holiday season? If so, join us as we learn some basic crochet stitches and make a project. All materials will be provided.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Celebración del Inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Main Library
Sat, Sep 12, 1:30 pm
sábado, 12 de septiembre
Celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month with master guitarist Arturo Romay, a bachata demonstration by dance instructor Javier LaTorre, and more!
(3 hr.)
Celebremos el inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay, una demostración de bachata por el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre, y más!
(3 hr.)
Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Create a Terrarium
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Create a small terrarium with moss and pebbles, small plants and tiny objects and enjoy your miniature garden every day.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
"Together (Han Ni Zai Yiki)." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (114 min.)
PG
Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Main Library
Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
domingo, 13 de septiembre
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino Club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 14, 1:00 pm
lunes, 14 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
(Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance, in Creole & French)
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 10:00 am
Mardi, 15 Septembre, 10:00 am
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou Internet, chache yon liv, oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk Palm Beach la pou ou aprann Anglè gratis, oswa chache travay? Rele 561-734-5556 pou ou pran randevou ak yon bibliyotekè ki pale Kreyòl pou ede ou. (30 min.) Anregistre alavans.
Vous voulez apprendre à utiliser les ressources numériques de la médiathèque, naviguer le web, créer un document sur Microsoft, insérer une pièce jointe, envoyer et recevoir un e-mail. Appeler le 561-734-5556 pour planifier une séance de formation individuelle gratuite en français. (30 min.) Sur rendez-vous.
Freegal: Downloadable Music
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 10:30 am
Learn more about the service that lets you download music for free using your library card.
(60 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 15, 1:00 pm
Audacity.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Writing Your Memoirs
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Homework Help: Online Database Instruction
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:30 pm
Parents, are you having trouble helping with your middle schooler's or high schooler's homework? Learn how our online resources can assist you with everything from math problems to English papers. Bring your teen along so you can learn together! Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
martes, 15 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Zumba® Gold
Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners. Don't forget your towel and water.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Martes, 15 de septiembre, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “Santa Evita” de Tomas Eloy Martínez. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 1:00 pm
Play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Book Life Presents: Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and "Go Set a Watchmen"
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
While it is important to look back at Jim Crowism, hatred, lies and racism, it is even more important to view fear, whether the fear rises from ignorance, history, from a perspective of voice or silence. Atticus, of course, is the quintessential “voice.” Harper Lee may illustrate both sides as she spoke out in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and then rarely publicly spoke or wrote again. Her new novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” may add to the silence or open new voices; even her own. Join us for this lecture by Dr. John Childrey from Florida Atlantic University.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Power Tools for Women
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
The Small Business Development Center invites you to explore personal development, time management, professional and government resources, management skills, marketing techniques, networking, basic business plans, and tips for successful supplier outreach. Bring a business card. Men are welcome too!
(60 min.)
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Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Main Library
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm
Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.
(4 hr.)
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 1:00 pm
"Pitch Perfect."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(112 min.)
Based on the book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Capella Glory," by Mickey Rapkin.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 1:30 pm
"The Pianist."
©‎Focus Features.
(150 min.)
Film viewing & discussion.
September is Classical Music Month. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, "The Pianist" set in Poland during World War II.
R
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Classic Cinema: Watch & Discuss
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"Separate Tables." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (98 min.)
Not rated.
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Through the Camera Lens
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion with artist whose photographs were selected into the “Art at the Airport” exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2. Featured photographers will show samples of their work, speak about what inspires them, and share some hints about the equipment and special techniques they use to create award-winning photographs.
(90 min.)
Memphis: The Birthplace of Rock & Roll
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Dr. Robert Weber presents the roots of Rock & Roll, its evolution, and the people from Memphis who helped establish it as a major influence. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
(90 min.)
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Book Life Presents: Book & Film Discussion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: Mexico - Chiles for Every Palate. Lecture 4: Mediterranean Spices - Exotic Blends.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
French Beaded Butterfly
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of the craft technique of French flower beading as we use seed beads and wire to create a timeless, radiant butterfly. Bring your small, needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.)
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Crafternoon: Ojo De Dios
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Ojo de Dios or “Eye of God” is a traditional craft of many Mexican Indian tribes. Using brightly colored yarn and perpendicular sticks, weave a pattern resembling an eye, a symbol of protection. Ojos de Dios are easy to make and can be a meditative experience. Materials provided.
(60 min.)
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Meet & Greet with the Mayan Princess
Encuentro con la Princesa Maya
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
jueves, 17 de septiembre
Learn about the history of the Rabin Ajaw, or Mayan Princess, from the Rabin Ajaw herself! Presentation will be followed by a question & answer period and light refreshments.
(90 min.)
Aprenda la historia de la Rabin Ajaw, o Princesa Maya, con sus propias palabras! Presentación será seguida por una sesión de preguntas y respuestas y se ofrecerá comida ligera.
(90 min.)
The Art of Snail Mail
Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
Help revive real mail with mail art and brighten someone’s mail box with an original, hand-crafted card and envelope — you’ll never send a boring envelope again! We’ll provide writing/drawing tools, paper, envelopes, and card-making supplies. You supply address(es) and stamps.
(90 min.)
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Book Discussion
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 11:00 am
Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 2:00 pm
"The Milagro Beanfield War." ©Universal Pictures. (118 min.) Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
R
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Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Sep 18, 2:00 pm
"Spare Parts." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (83 min.)
PG-13
Meet a Teenage Author: Alex Watson
West Boca Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 3:00 pm
The son of noted author and Lynn University professor, Robert Watson, discusses his second novel "The Crossing," geared for teens. Alex's first novel "Tsunami" was the runner-up for the International Book Award in youth fiction. Alex will explain the process of how a young person and family members can write together. A book signing will follow. All ages.
(60 min.)
Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 9:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
Preregister.
How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with a County, State or Federal Agency. Presented by Jackie Rule, consultant with the Small Business Development Center. (90 min.) Call 561-862-4726 to preregister.
A Gallifreyan Gathering
West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 1:00 pm
Calling all Whovians! The ninth season of "Doctor Who" premieres tonight, and we will be celebrating our favorite Time Lord. Enjoy fantastic crafts and activities, then at 2:00 pm compete in a special "Doctor Who" trivia tournament. Doctor Who cosplay also welcome! All ages.
(2 hr.)
Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
"A Better Life." ©Summit Entertainment. (98 min.)
PG-13
Turtles of the Loxahatchee River
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Don't miss the visit by the Loxahatchee River District. Discover the different species of turtles that inhabit the Loxahatchee River, also known as “Turtle River.” Learn the differences between sea turtles and fresh water turtles. Guests will also have the opportunity for an encounter with “Freckles” our yellow-bellied slider. Ages 5 & up.
(90 min.)
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Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided.
(2 hr.)
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
sábado, 19 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Spain & Beyond: A Musical Journey
España y Más: Un Viaje Musical
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
sábado, 19 de septiembre
Alexandra Marie will perform traditional songs from various countries. Her performance includes: a Paso Doble from Spain, a Joropo from Venezuela, a Tango from Argentina, and a Habanera Siboney from Cuba.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Alexandra Marie interpretará canciones tradicionales de varios países. Su interpretación incluye: un Paso Doble de España, un Joropo de Venezuela, un Tango de Argentina, y una Habanera Siboney de Cuba. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Mariachi Pancho Villa
Mariachi Pancho Villa
West Boca Branch
Sun, Sep 20, 2:30 pm
domingo, 20 de septiembre
Mariachi Pancho Villa will entertain you with favorite tunes from the Mexican mariachi tradition.
(60 min.)
Mariachi Pancho Villa los deleitará con canciones favoritas en el estilo tradicional mariachi de México.
(60 min.)
Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 10:00 am
Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
Subcontracting Success for Small Businesses
Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 1:00 pm
Carole Hart, from the Small Business Development Center, will discuss the basics of subcontracts, subcontractors' responsibilities, the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting, and how to search for subcontracting business opportunities.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 21, 1:00 pm
lunes, 21 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
New Movie
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"McFarland USA." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.)
PG
Book & Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"Macbeth." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (140 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for the a book/film discussion of Shakespeare's classic tale "Macbeth" and the 1971 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) R
Paper Bead Bracelets
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Bring a ruler and a pair of scissors and learn how to turn old magazines and wrapping paper into fun paper bead jewelry. Other supplies provided. Limit 15.
(90 min.)
Monday Matinee
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"The Social Network." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (120 min.)
PG-13
Preregister.
General Overview of the Property Appraiser’s Office and PAPA Live – Tips and Tricks
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits and Chief Deputy Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks will present and speak on a variety of tax savings benefits for property owners, including portability, appraisal and exemption services.
(60 min.)
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The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:30 pm
This DVD series explores the concept that meditation can offer deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning, emotional and physical health as well as general well-being. Lecture 17: Wishing - May All Beings Be Well and Happy. Lecture 18: Generosity - The Joy of Giving.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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English Exchange
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 3:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-992-8393 to preregister.
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 3:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
(30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Be Scam Smart for Seniors
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 11:00 am
Florida CFO Jeff Atwater launched Operation S.A.F.E. as part of his On Guard for Seniors initiative to help inform, empower and protect seniors from financial scams and fraud. Find out how to recognize a scam, how a scam works, and how to protect yourself from identity theft.
(90 min.)
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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 22, 1:00 pm
Video Camera Basics.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
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Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Financing Your Small Business
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Ted Kramer, Certified Business Consultant for Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will speak about the issues facing small and medium-sized businesses, and will discuss options to fund your business.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Watch This Biopic
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
"Seven Years in Tibet." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (136 min.)
PG-13
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Art for Adults: Introduction to Still Life Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Part 2.
Examine the elements of drawing actual objects, some found at the Library. Develop the fundamentals of perspective, shadowing, proportions, and balance. Graphite and various other media will be provided.
(60 min.)
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Researching Your Family Tree Online
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Do you know how to find your roots? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers.
(90 min.)
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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
National Hobbit Day
Lantana Road Branch
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!
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 11:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Medicare Part D
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
Navigating Medicare prescription drug plans can be confusing. The Medicare Part D presentation will help you understand your prescription drug benefits, summarize eligibility and enrollment, and teach you how to choose a Medicare drug plan.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Suicide Prevention: Saving Lives One Community at a Time
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Provides an overview of the prevalence and risk factors for depression and suicide, dispels popular myths, and highlights the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's suicide prevention research and education programs. It includes practical advice for those who know someone who may be contemplating suicide.
(60 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 1:00 pm
"Friday Night Lights."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(117 min.)
Based on the book "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream," by H.G. Bissinger.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Treasured Spices in Northern Europe. Lecture 6: New American Cuisine - The Global Kitchen.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
"Million Dollar Arm." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
PG
The History of Boynton Beach
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Janet DeVries, author of six local history books and immediate past president of the Boynton Beach Historical Society, explores the intriguing history of "America's Gateway to the Gulfstream."
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
(Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance, in Creole & French)
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Jeudi, 24 Septembre, 2:00 pm
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou Internet, chache yon liv, oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk Palm Beach la pou ou aprann Anglè gratis, oswa chache travay? Rele 561-734-5556 pou ou pran randevou ak yon bibliyotekè ki pale Kreyòl pou ede ou. (30 min.) Anregistre alavans.
Vous voulez apprendre à utiliser les ressources numériques de la médiathèque, naviguer le web, créer un document sur Microsoft, insérer une pièce jointe, envoyer et recevoir un e-mail. Appeler le 561-734-5556 pour planifier une séance de formation individuelle gratuite en français. (30 min.) Sur rendez-vous.
Crafting by the Book: Weaving Made Easy
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 6:00 pm
Learn a simple weaving technique using a soda-straw loom. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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From Coverage to Care Workshop
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 11:00 am
Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.
(4 hr.)
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Color Your Way to Calmness
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 2:00 pm
Discover why adult coloring books are taking off in a big way. Spend quiet time coloring designs copied from a wide variety of coloring books on to a wide variety of paper. Colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
(90 min.)
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Chinese Masterpieces at the Norton Museum of Art
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 2:30 pm
Laurie Barnes, curator of Chinese Art at the Norton Museum, will speak about Buddhist works made from materials that the Chinese consider to have magical powers. These works will be featured during the Moon Festival at the Norton on Sat, Sep 26.
(60 min.)
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Identity Theft
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 2:30 pm
Identity theft is the fastest-growing white-collar crime in the United States. Join Michael Galvin from the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean for a DVD presentation on how easy it is to get caught in such scams and ways to prevent identity theft. A Q-and-A session will follow the presentation.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 9:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
Preregister.
Color Your Way to Calmness
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Discover why adult coloring books are taking off in a big way. Spend quiet time coloring designs copied from a wide variety of coloring books on to a wide variety of paper. Colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
(90 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
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How Native Canopy Plants Can Benefit Your Property
Wellington Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
What are “native canopy plants" and why is it important to preserve them? What are the benefits of native plants, what threatens them, and what can we do to preserve, protect, and restore them? Join UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Agent Laurie Albrecht for this informative presentation and receive a voucher for a free three-gallon native tree.
(60 min.)
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CANCELLED - Cultural Food Diversity Program: A Taste of the World: Mexico
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 11:00 am
People all over the world tend to regard their own diet as sensible and the diets of other cultures as bizarre or strange. Join us for eight food tastings from September 2015 until March 2016 and discover the multicultural differences that make America the melting pot that it is.
(90 min.)
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Electric Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Get amped with this plugged-in edition of our caffeinated jam session.
(2 hr.)
Classical Fencing and Dueling
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Get a front row seat to witness a recreation of a duel in this lecture and demonstration about the origins of fencing, from the Spanish rapier (the earliest known civilian weapon) to its descendants: the smallsword, foil, épée and sabre. The lecture will be given by Mr. Kim Moser who has studied classical fencing since 1989 and has experience with a wide variety of weapons.
(90 min.)
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Otaku Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Traditional Dances of Bolivia
Bailes Tradicionales de Bolivia
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
sábado, 26 de septiembre
Semilla Boliviana presents their repertoire of traditional dances of Bolivia.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El Centro Cultural Semilla Boliviana presentará su repertorio de bailes tradicionales de Bolivia. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 12:00 pm
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
Preregister.
The Tuna of Weston
La Tuna de Weston
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
The Tuna of Weston performs songs in the traditional style of the Tuna, with a variety of instruments and audience participation.
(60 min.)
La Tuna de Weston interpreta canciones en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna, con una variedad de instrumentos y la participación de la audiencia. Boletos disponibles (dos por persona) a partir de miércoles, el 16 de septiembre.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Songs of Triumph, a History of the Negro Spiritual
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
Using the art of storytelling and music, this program covers the development of the Negro Spiritual and its impact on all musical genres. Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will perform and discuss the songs’ significance as a historical American art.
(60 min.)
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Dominican Republic’s Traditions: It’s Carnival!
Tradiciones de la Republica Dominicana: ¡Es Carnaval!
Main Library
Sun, Sep 27, 2:30 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
Enjoy the colorful costumes and the dance of El Diablo Cojuelo presented by Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano.
(60 min.)
Disfrute de trajes coloridos y el baile del Diablo Cojuelo presentado por el Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca.
(60 min.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
FUNdamentals of Contracting
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 10:30 am
Jackie Rule from the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College will be discussing the fundamentals of contracting. This session will cover the nuances of the Supplier Award Management (SAM) system and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). (60 min.) Preregister with the SBDC at 561-862-4726.
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 28, 1:00 pm
lunes, 28 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
Banned Book Movie Matineee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 1:00 pm
"Women in Love."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(131 min.)
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Preregister.
Medicare 101
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? Join SHINE for a free presentation that covers the five different parts of Medicare, how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan, and Open Enrollment updates.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Medical Mondays: Avoiding Knee Replacement
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Dr. Charlton Stucken, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss new options for the active patient and answer questions.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Take a Stand to Prevent Falls
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
This injury prevention presentation by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County will discuss issues relating to older Americans and fall hazard awareness, reflecting the latest recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the National Council on Aging, and the Trauma Agency.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, tablets or library technology? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Banned Books Discussion
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read with this discussion of "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. Books available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 3:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-992-8393 to preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read in support of "Banned Books Week" with a fun, informative and rewarding game of "Banned Books Bingo." Test your knowledge and learn about the reasons why some of your favorite books have been challenged or banned.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 10:30 am
Learn about our new service hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection for free with your library card.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 29, 1:00 pm
Green Screen.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Banned Book Discussion
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
We will discuss "A Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley, a dystopian novel written in 1931. Pick up a copy at the information desk and find out what all the fuss is about!
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction 2-3 months before publication, then come back and discuss what you've read.
(60 min.)
Buying a Computer: Be Informed Before You Shop!
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Which computer is right for you? Alexandra Hricik, PBCLS Computer Specialist, guides you to reliable information for purchasing a computer.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Discussion: "In the Time of Butterflies"
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:15 pm
Julia Alvarez’s second book fictionalizes the lives of the four Mirabal sisters as they grow from girlhood into their roles as leading opponents of Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s despotic regime in the Dominican Republic of the late 50s and 60s. Pick up a copy of the book when you register at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Banned Book Banter: "Brave New World"
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 3:30 pm
Staff will lead a lively discussion of the dystopian classic "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Social Media for Business
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Certified Business Analyst Sharon Geltner, from the Small Business Development Center, shows you how to promote your business and create a recognizable brand in the most cost-effective way.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Banned Book Movie Matineee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 1:00 pm
"Their Eyes Were Watching God."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(150 min.)
Not rated.
Preregister.
Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies?
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Main Library
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely (and win a prize!) with a fun and informative game of “Banned Books Bingo” in recognition of Banned Books Week.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Crafternoon: Decoupage Glass Jars
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Try your hand at creating a fine art scene of your own. Use colored paper and images to create a decorative glass jar. All materials provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box, or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 7:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely with a fun and informative game of “Banned Books Bingo” in honor of Banned Books Week.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 01, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 15, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 22, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 29, 1:00 pm
English Exchange Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free infomal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills Seating is limited. 561-996-3453
(2 hr.)
Children's Program
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 10:30 am
Birds & Chickens.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Back to School Party!
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 4:00 pm
First day jitters? Relax with some cool tips and games to play! Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 6:30 pm
Birds & Chickens.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Fall Fun Stomp!
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 10:30 am
Twist, jump, shake and boogie to your favorite tunes! Ages 1-3. Limit 25.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 3:30 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies? All levels welcome. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 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.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 6:30 pm
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Edades 4 en adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Coloring Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 3:30 pm
Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 3:30 pm
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
American Girl Tea Party: Be Forever Samantha
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 4:00 pm
Samantha is a proper young lady. Dress your best for a proper tea party inspired by her excellent manners. Come practice your finest table manners while we learn about fancy, sophisticated parties from the past. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Happy Baby Dance Jam
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 9:30 am
Bring your baby and boogie! Music, dancing and fun for baby and their favorite adult. Ages 6-24 mos.
(20 min.)
Preregister.
STEM Time for Junior Scientists
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 11:00 am
Join us for some fun STEM activities that foster an early interest in math and science. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 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.
Move It!
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 3:30 pm
Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Hula hoops, jump rope, tag and more! Ages 4 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Water Safety
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 10:30 am
Water safety is the focus of this program presented by Diane Hennessey, Outreach Coordinator for Drowning Prevention of Palm Beach County. Other fun activities will highlight this kid-friendly program with an emphasis on being prepared. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Party with our Parachute!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 10:30 am
Ages 2-3.
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.
Happy Baby Dance Jam
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 11:30 am
Bring your baby and boogie! Music, dancing and fun for baby and their favorite adult. Ages 6-24 mos.
(20 min.)
Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 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.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
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.
Party with our Parachute!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 11:00 am
Bring your imagination and build something! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Read a Book, Get a Dewey Buck!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.)
Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 2:30 pm
"E.T. The Extra Terrestrial." ©Universal Pictures. (115 min.)
PG
Preregister.
It's National Cheese Pizza Day!
Lantana Road Branch
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
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Sep 06, 2:30 pm
Use your fingers to create a masterpiece with shaving cream.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
RPB Crazy 8’s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Hooray for Grandparents' Day!
Main Library
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.
Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 2:30 pm
"Monsters University."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(104 min.)
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Club LEGO®
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 3:00 pm
Join us in making fun inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
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.
Kids Wii U Gaming & More …
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
West Boynton Branch
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 Club
Glades Road Branch
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.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
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.
Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
"Wreck It Ralph."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(108 min.)
PG
Weird But True Facts About Our Founding Fathers
Main Library
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.
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
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.
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
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.)
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
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.
Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
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.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
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.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
School Daze!
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
National Grandparents' Day
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Geography Club
Main Library
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.
Excuse Me, There's a Bird on Your Head!
Jupiter Branch
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.
Ms. Beth’s Signing Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
My First Movie
Wellington Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 10:15 am
"Toy Story." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.)
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Ronald McDonald Show
Glades Road Branch
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.
LEGO® Builders Club
Main Library
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.
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
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.)
Fuse Bead Americana
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
Assemble patriotic keychains using fuse beads. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Yikes! Spiders!
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Stories & Songs for You!
Cuentos y Canciones Para Ti
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Children's Chess Club
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 11:00 am
Learn the fundamentals of chess. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Ages 7-12.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
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.
Do Something Grand
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
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.)
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Become the Artist: Georges Seurat
Acreage Branch
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.
Exploring the Universe Beyond Our Eyes
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Roald Dahl Birthday Party!
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Coding for Kids
Glades Road Branch
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.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Gardens Branch
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.
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
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.
LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
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.
Art Club
Wellington Branch
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.)
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Glades Road Branch
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.
Crafty Kids Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Nighttime Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 6:00 pm
Make a date to participate in the monthly nighttime story time. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
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.
Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Jupiter Branch
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.
Make a Hat Day
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
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.
National Play-Doh Day, Hurray!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Bingo Mania!
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 3:00 pm
Play bingo and win a small prize. Light refreshments included. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Exciting Electrons
Tequesta Branch
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.
Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wellington Branch
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.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
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.)
Acreage Explorers' Club: Costa Rica
Acreage Branch
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.
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
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.
Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
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.
Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
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.
Play Me a Story
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Family Game Night
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 6:30 pm
Everyone plays in this fun night of board games. Snacks provided. All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Everyone Is Special
Jupiter Branch
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.
G is for Gecko
West Boca Branch
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.
Geography Club
Main Library
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.
Awesome Autumn!
Acreage Branch
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.
It's Scooby-Doo's Birthday!
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Duct Tape Crafternoon
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Wigglecise
Greenacres Branch
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.
Dora & Friends
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Acreage Branch
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.
Elephant Appreciation Day
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 3:15 pm
Enjoy stories about elephants, music and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Limit 25.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Jupiter Branch
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.
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 10:15 am
Builders create vehicles, buildings or animals out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
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.
LEGO® Bricks & More
Gardens Branch
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.
Something Fishy
Jupiter Branch
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.
Beware …There Are Pirates in the Library!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
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.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
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.
Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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
Loula V. York Branch
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.
LEGO® Builders Club
Acreage Branch
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.
Saturday Matinee
Glades Road Branch
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.
PG
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Sep 20, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(90 min.)
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 10:30 am
Frogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Everyone Is Special: Family & Child Workshop
West Boca Branch
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.
ARRRRR You Ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Main Library
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.
Chapter Crafters: "The Hobbit"
Wellington Branch
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.)
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Space Wonders
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 6:30 pm
Frogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
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.
Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
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.
Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
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.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
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.
Elephant Appreciation Day
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
National Hobbit Day
Lantana Road Branch
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
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
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.
American Girl Club: Meet Josefina
Jupiter Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Main Library
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.
Suncatcher Window Art
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Create a beautiful suncatcher using scratch art papers. Ages 8-12. Limit 25.
(60 min.)
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
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.
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
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.)
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
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.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.
Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
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.
Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
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.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
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.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Gardens Branch
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.
Be a Friend, Be an Ally
Glades Road Branch
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.
Magic Tree House Club #5: Night of the Ninjas
Main Library
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.
Exciting Electrons
Wellington Branch
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.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Jupiter Branch
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.
Beautiful Beaded Garden Bugs
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
¡Celebremos el Mes de la Hispanidad!
West Boca Branch
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.)
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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.
Magic Tree House: Mummies & Ninjas
Acreage Branch
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
Acreage Branch
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.
Exciting Electrons
Loula V. York Branch
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.
Chickens: The Special
Main Library
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.
Duck Tales
Wellington Branch
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.)
Tween Time Friday
Main Library
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 American Day
Gardens Branch
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.
Play With Clay
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.)
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Exciting Electrons
Lantana Road Branch
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.
Sewing for Tweens
Glades Road Branch
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.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
West Boynton Branch
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.
CRUSH IT! Crushed Soda Can Art
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.
Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
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.
Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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
Loula V. York Branch
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.)
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Native America Crafts
Main Library
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.)
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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Bring your creativity! Make a new friend and autumn craft project. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.)
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It's Nail Art!
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Use various polishes and decals to create beautiful nail designs. Ages 8 & up.
(45 min.)
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Family Phonics Fair
Greenacres Branch
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.)
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Wigglecise
Jupiter Branch
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.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 10:30 am
Farm.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
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.)
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Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 3:00 pm
"The Pirate Fairy."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(80 min.)
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Game Day
Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 3:00 pm
Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24.
(90 min.)
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
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.)
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Crafternoon
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 4:00 pm
Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.)
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Crafty Kids Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.)
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Papel Picado!
¡Papel Picado!
Lantana Road Branch
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.)
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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.
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Farm.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
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.)
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Baby Build It!
Lantana Road Branch
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.)
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Club LEGO®
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 3:00 pm
Join us in making fun inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
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Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
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.)
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Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
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.)
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Tween Gaming
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends and enjoy a night of Nintendo and board games. Ages 9-12.
(90 min.)
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Pajamarama Story Time: Who You Calling a Chicken?
Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.)
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Exciting Electrons
Belle Glade Branch
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.)
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Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
West Boca Branch
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.)
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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
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
West Boynton Branch
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.)
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Glades Road Branch
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.)
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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
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.)
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Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
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.)
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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
Jupiter Branch
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.)
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Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
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.)
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Every Hero Has a Story Arts & Letters Reception!
Loula V. York Branch
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.)
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Teen Program
Teen Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.) Watch this new hot release while enjoying ice cream with all the toppings. Ages 13-17.
PG-13
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Anime/Manga Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
Join us for anime-related gaming, crafting and artwork. Watch anime episodes and discuss your favorite manga titles. Ages 12 & up.
(90 min.)
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RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 3:00 pm
Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? A fashionista? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17.
(45 min.)
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Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 30, 2:30 pm
Love manga, comic books or art? Then come draw and craft with us! Age 11 & up.
(60 min.)
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Become a Reading Buddy
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 10:00 am
Apply at the children’s desk to be a Reading Buddy to read and play literacy games with elementary school children. Applications need to be returned and approved prior to starting the program. Meets Mondays at 5:30 pm starting Sep 21. Grades 6-12.
(45 min.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 01, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Madden 16 Showdown!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 6:30 pm
Madden 16 was just released for PS3, and we’ve got it! Don’t miss the debut of this hot new game. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Lip Sync Battles!
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 2:30 pm
Get ready for musical chaos as we show off our showmanship and pretend to sing along to your favorite song while enjoying some sweet snacks. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Teen Movie Night
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 5:45 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.) Popcorn and drinks provided. Grades 6 & up.
PG-13
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PowerPoint & Popcorn
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends, have some popcorn and get some great tips on using PowerPoint for your school projects. Learn how to edit and format pictures along with animating slides. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids! Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies Training
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 5:00 pm
Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Pick up your application at the children's desk. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Pizza Chat
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 6:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, magazine, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. Limit 24.
(60 min.)
Reading Buddies Workshop
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 4:00 pm
Become a Reading Buddy! Teens are invited to participate in this fun workshop, which is a prerequisite for becoming a "Reading Buddy" to children in grades K-5. Join us for this review of our best reading mentors' tips. Grades 7-12.
(60 min.)
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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 6:30 pm
Fine-tune your writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose. Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers' Association. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Anime Otaku Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 7:00 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Movie Mayhem
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
We’re calling all movie fanatics - YUP! That’s you! - to test their knowledge on some of their favorite movies. Challenge yourself and your friends in this trivia game. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.)
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Become a Reading Buddy!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am
Need volunteer hours for school? Like working with kids? Join us to help children in grades K-5 with their reading skills and earn volunteer hours! A completed application, two recommendation letters and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Suncatcher Art
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Make a cool suncatcher using special paint. Dress to get messy. Ages 10 & up.
(45 min.)
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Teen Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Celebrate National Video Game Day with a Smash Bros. tournament. Eat snacks with your friends and win some cool prizes! Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Dr. Who Premiere Celebration
Main Library
Mon, Sep 14, 3:00 pm
WHOvians: Unite for the Season 9 Doctor Who Celebration! We'll make crafts and try our hand at some trivia. Cosplay encouraged, but not required. Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
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Teen Bingo!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 4:00 pm
Come play themed bingo for fun little prizes! Ages 12 & up.
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 15, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
What Can the Library Do for You? Teen Database Help!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:30 pm
Need help with your homework? Stuck on a math problem? Need resources for a paper? Come find out how the library can help you with everything you need! Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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Duct Tape Mania
Tequesta Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:00 pm
Are you crazy about all the cool colors and prints available in duct tape? Create wallets, bags, jewelry gifts and more. Snacks and drinks provided. Grades 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Card Sharks
Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering or just a regular card game. Play against others, trade, or just make new friends. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Bookend Bonanza
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Decorate bookend covers to display in the teen room. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids! Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Teen Sand Box: Tutor.com Workshop
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 4:00 pm
Stuck with homework? Tutor.com is available at www.pbclibrary.org for free tutorial assistance. Learn all the tips and tricks to get your questions answered from this workshop. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Pencils, Paper and Pizza
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 4:30 pm
Coloring, doodling and eating pizza. What could be better? We will provide coloring book pages, colored pencils, crayons and pizza! Ages 10-14.
(45 min.)
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Become a Reading Buddy!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Need volunteer hours for school? Like working with kids? Join us to help children in grades K-5 with their reading skills and earn volunteer hours! A completed application, two recommendation letters and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Shirt Recycling
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Sep 20, 3:00 pm
Bring old shirts to cut up into new shirts and bags! Please provide your own shirts. Ages 14 & up.
(60 min.)
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 22, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Teen Reading Cafe
Main Library
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Bring friends or make new ones. Grades 6-12. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
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Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids! Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Gamerz Nite
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 6:30 pm
Join a game of mafia, Uno or Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart, or try a new board game or card game. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Chinese Tea Ceremony
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 4:00 pm
Taste a variety of Chinese teas accompanied by calming Chinese music. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Breaking the Code!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Are you interested in learning how to create websites or apps? Explore some popular websites to help get you started in the world of coding. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Become a Reading Buddy!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Need volunteer hours for school? Like working with kids? Join us to help children in grades K-5 with their reading skills and earn volunteer hours! A completed application, two recommendation letters and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Washi Tape Creations
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Create using our collection of colorful washi tape. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Otaku Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.)
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RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? A fashionista? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Mandala Art
West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
Explore this intricate form of line art and discover how relaxing it can be coloring your own beautiful detailed design. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Harry Potter Trivia
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry presents a very Harry Potter Trivia competition. Show off your Harry Potter knowledge and have fun making a craft. Enjoy homemade butterbeer and a special treat. Muggles are welcome. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.)
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Mosaic Tile Art
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Create beautiful tile coasters with air dry clay and small colorful ceramic tiles. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 29, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Polymer Clay Day
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Mold and bake clay creations of your own. Grades 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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Pizza and Banned Books Week
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Did you know that many of your favorite books from, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to "The Hunger Games" and even, "The Great Gatsby" have been banned by libraries and schools? Snack on pizza and celebrate your freedom to read as you get caught reading banned books in our photo booth. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Acting Up
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:30 pm
Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids! Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Teen Takeover
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Ages 12-17. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)