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Adult Program
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 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
Sat, Aug 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.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 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.)
Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 10:00 am
Brenda Solomon will discuss all of today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 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.
(45 min.)
Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:30 pm
"The Avengers." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (142 min.) Enjoy an out-of-this-world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
Preregister.
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories.
(60 min.)
Discover Axis 360
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:30 am
Learn about this lending service that provides downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 04, 1:00 pm
Using a Drawing Tablet.
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, Aug 04, 2:00 pm
A professional librarian is available to meet one-on-one to help with your research questions or technology training. By appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Into the Mind of a Chef. Lecture 2: Launching the Day.
This DVD lecture series features an award-winning chef-instructor from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America who will help you get off the fast-food treadmill. Learn tips, techniques, recipes and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick and healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Land a New Job with Career Transitions
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:30 pm
Learn how you can enhance your job search, write an effective resume and cover letter, or explore a new career path using the library database Career Transitions.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Writer’s Critique Workshop
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 5:30 pm
Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by library staff.
(2 hr.)
Family Yoga
Main Library
Tue, Aug 04, 6:00 pm
Join us for this four-week series of family yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Ages 6 & up.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 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, Aug 05, 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.
(45 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 1:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 2:00-4:00 pm.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
French Flower Beading: Forget-me-nots
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:15 pm
These little, bright blue posies will not be easily forgotten when you create them through the craft technique of French flower beading. Bring your small needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Sessions are Wednesdays, 4:00 pm on Aug 05 & 19, Sep 16 & 30, and Oct 14 & 21. Limit 10.
(90 min.)
Family Ice Cream Social
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 5:00 pm
Cool down and celebrate the end of the summer reading program with family, fun and ice cream. Choose from your favorites flavors of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Finish off with toppings. Limited supplies.
(60 min.)
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 6:30 pm
Episode 4: Inconsistencies. Episode 5: Route Talk.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Transparent Language Online
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
Learn a second, or third language, using this simple and fun language learning service.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Medicare Financial Assistance
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
If you have Medicare, don’t miss out on opportunities to save on your Medicare bills. Join Desirae Carter of SHINE to learn how to save on your Medicare costs and find out if you are eligible.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Proposal Writing Basics
Main Library
Thu, Aug 06, 11:00 am
Learn about the key components of a nonprofit grant proposal to a foundation or corporation and get answers to your questions about the process of applying for a grant.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 1:00 pm
"Into the Woods."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(124 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
PG
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “On Immunity”
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 2:00 pm
James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Eula Biss’ “On Immunity.” Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 06, 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.
The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 2:30 pm
Lecture 25: Yellowstone - Geysers and Hot Springs. Lecture 26: Kawah Ijen - World's Most Acid Lake. Lecture 27: Iceland - Where Fire Meets Ice.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Programa de Compra de Equipo de Computadora en Español
(Computer Buying Program, in Spanish)
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 2:30 pm
Alexandra Hricik, Palm Beach County Library System Computer Specialist le proporcionará la información necesaria para tener en cuenta al comprar una computadora. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
The Great Courses® The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 7:00 pm
Lecture 4. The Problem of Pseudonymity. Lecture 5: The Beginnings of the Gospel Traditions. Lecture 6: The Earliest Gospels.
This DVD series will review the when, how and why the New Testament Canon of the Bible was written and who actually authored the books. Learn how they were passed forward through history, as well as, why and how some books, and not others, came to be collected into the canon of scripture.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 2:00 pm
"Spare Parts." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (83 min.)
PG-13
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 2:00 pm
Lecture 9: Accepting a New Reality. Lecture 10: Challenges - Illness and Chronic Pain.
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.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® Great American Music: Broadway Musicals
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 2:30 pm
Lecture 9: Superstars on the Horizon. Lecture 10: Transition into the Jazz Age (1916-20).
Covers the evolution of American musical theater.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Disney Trivia
Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 3:00 pm
Calling all Disney Fans! Test your knowledge of all things Disney in this friendly competition. Form a team or compete alone. All ages.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Nail Stamping 101
Main Library
Sat, Aug 08, 2:00 pm
Want to rock amazingly artistic nails but don't know how? Try nail stamping! Learn about this nail technique that lets you add designs, details, and drama to your favorite manicures. Please paint your nails prior to arriving to the program. All materials provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 09, 2:00 pm
"Nebraska." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)
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Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Main Library
Sun, Aug 09, 2:00 pm
Domingo, 09 de agosto, 2:00 pm
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, Aug 10, 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.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 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.
(45 min.)
Martin Scorsese Book/Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 2:00 pm
"GoodFellas."
©‎Warner Bros.
(146 min.)
Join Stacie Kiner for a book/film discussion. Pick up the book at the check-out desk then watch the film adaptation.
(3 hr.)
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The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 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 15: Compassion - Expressing Fundamental Kindness. Lecture 16: Imperfection - Embracing Our Flaws.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(2 hr.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 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.)
Have You Heard? Deaf & Hearing Resources
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 10:00 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.)
Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 10:30 am
Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Learn how to use Consumer Reports Online to find product ratings and reviews. It's free and accessible with your library card.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 11, 1:00 pm
How to Create a YouTube Vlog.
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, Aug 11, 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, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
A professional librarian is available to meet one-on-one to help with your research questions or technology training. By appointment.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Cooking - Ingredients, Technique and Flavor. Lecture 2: Your Most Essential Tools - Knives. Lecture 3: More Essential Tools - From Pots to Shears.
This DVD lecture series will provide you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the basics of cooking and delve into some fresh tactics that are sure to spark your interest.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: One Fresh Thing. Lecture 4: Evolution of a Quick Dish.
This DVD lecture series features an award-winning chef-instructor from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America who will help you get off the fast-food treadmill. Learn tips, techniques, recipes and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick and healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book Life Presents: Movie
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
"The Mistress of Spices." ©The Weinstein Company. (95 min.)
PG-13
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:15 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
Eleanor Roosevelt: Woman of the Century
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:30 pm
Myrna Goldberger will present her original one act play about Eleanor Roosevelt, who perennially tops the list of most admired first ladies. A tireless crusader for human rights, worked with the United Nations after her husband's death to advance justice for all citizens.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 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, Aug 11, 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.)
Improving Your Life Through Meditation
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm
Join longtime meditation instructor John Bednarik for this enjoyable and informative workshop consisting of lecture and brief practice of meditation using techniques covered in session.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Family Yoga
Main Library
Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm
Join us for this four-week series of family yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Ages 6 & up.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Zumba® Gold
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 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.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 7:00 pm
The game's afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective.
(90 min.)
Imagination Radio Players Live Performance
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 10:00 am
Watch the radio players reenact old time radio shows, original network comedies and dramas with sound effects. All ages. (60 min.) Please call 561-649-5486 to preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 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, Aug 12, 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.
(45 min.)
Imagination Radio Players Live Performance
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 1:00 pm
Watch the radio players reenact old time radio shows, original network comedies and dramas with sound effects. Call 561-649-5486 to preregister. All ages.
(60 min.)
Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:00 pm
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 2:00-4:00 pm.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Art for Adults: Figure Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:15 pm
Figure Drawing, Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition. Develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal and various other media will be provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Navigating Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Join Desirae Carter of SHINE for a Medicare Part D presentation to help you understand your prescription drug benefits, eligibility and enrollment requirements, as well as provide insight on how to choose a Medicare drug plan.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 6:30 pm
Episode 6: The Case Against Adnan Syed. Episode 7: The Opposite of the Prosecution.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “On Immunity”
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 6:30 pm
James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Eula Biss’ “On Immunity.” Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 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, Aug 13, 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.)
Superhero Movie
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 1:00 pm
"Captain America the First Avenger." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
PG-13
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 1:00 pm
"The Producers."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(134 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
PG-13
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 1:30 pm
Book Discussion. Return on 8/20 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
Elmore Leonard was one of America's most prolific crime writers who created memorable characters in print and on screen. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of his novel "The Switch" and immerse yourself in the humor and brutality of the criminal word as only Leonard could write it.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "On the Road," by Jack Kerouac. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Do you need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help with that! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
How to Market Your Company After Minority Certification
Main Library
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Jackie Rule, consultant at Palm Beach State College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will assist you in determining the markets which are suitable for your products and services and how to align your business with the agency that is suitable for your business model. Co-sponsored by Office of Small Business Assistance of Palm Beach County (OSBA) and the PBSC SBDC. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 13, 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.
Have You Heard? Deaf & Hearing Resources
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
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.)
Book Life Presents: Movie
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
"Ratatouille." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (111 min.) Dig into this delicious movie!
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Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance, in Creole and French
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Jeudi, 13 Août, 2:00 pm
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(30 min.)
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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. Sur rendez-vous.
(30 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:30 pm
Lecture 28: The Maldives - Geologic Paradox. Lecture 29: The Dead Sea - Sinking and Salinity. Lecture 30: Salar de Uyuni -Flattest Place on Earth.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Comic Book Night: "Justice League" Edition
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 7:00 pm
Comic book fans unite and chat about your favorite heroes and villains while enjoying pizza. This month, the group will focus on "Justice League."
(90 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 7:00 pm
Lecture 7: The Other Gospels. Lecture 8: Apocalypticism and the Apocalypse of John. Lecture 9. The Copyists Who Gave Us Scripture.
This DVD series will review the when, how and why the New Testament Canon of the Bible was written and who actually authored the books. Learn how they were passed forward through history, as well as, why and how some books, and not others, came to be collected into the canon of scripture.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:00 pm
Lecture 11: Small Steps - A Path to Big Benefits. Lecture 12: Making It Work - The Right Plan for You.
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.)
Preregister.
Buying a Car: How Not To Get Scammed
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
Join Michele Larkin, PBC Consumer Affairs Investigator as she provides helpful steps when buying a new or used car.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® Great American Music: Broadway Musicals
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
Lecture 11: Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern - Contrasts. Lecture 12: George Gershwin's Legacy (1919 to c. 1935).
Covers the evolution of American musical theater.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Introduction to Scrapbooking: A Way to Preserve Your Digital Memories
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 10:30 am
Bring 3-10 pictures and any supplies you'd like. Scissors, paper, stickers, stamps and inks, adhesives and some die cut embellishments will be provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
"Veronica Guerin." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (92 min.) Women’s Equality Day, acknowledging the 19th Constitutional Amendment when women got the right to vote, is officially recognized on August 26. Recognize it early with us!
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Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “On Immunity”
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Eula Biss’ “On Immunity.” Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Genealogy: Where Did You Come From?
West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 16, 2:00 pm
Ever wondered about your family's history but not sure where to start your research? This lecture provides an introduction to one of America's most popular hobbies using the library's genealogy databases.
(90 min.)
Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 10:00 am
Brenda Solomon will discuss all of today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
New Movie
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00 pm
"The Hundred Foot Journey." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.)
PG
Classic Art Gift Bags
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00 pm
Create decorative gift bags by coloring in black-and-white line drawings of 19th and 20th century art, such as Monet, Picasso, Renoir, and Van Gogh, using adult coloring pages. Ribbon, glitter and other embellishments can be added to personalize your bag. Supplies provided. Limit 15.
(90 min.)
Martin Scorsese Book/Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00 pm
"The Wolf of Wall Street."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(179 min.)
Join Stacie Kiner for a book/film discussion. Pick up the book at the check-out desk then watch the film adaptation.
(3 hr.)
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Crafternoon: Paper Beads
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00 pm
Use recycled magazines to create colorful paper beads and then use the beads to make a unique bracelet.
(60 min.)
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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 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, Aug 18, 1:00 pm
Adobe Illustrator.
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, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
A professional librarian is available to meet one-on-one to help with your research questions or technology training. By appointment.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
Lecture 10: Stocks and Broths - The Foundation. Lecture 11: The Stir-Fry Dance - Dry-Heat Cooking with Fat. Lecture 12: Herbs and Spices - Flavor on Demand.
This DVD lecture series will provide you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the basics of cooking and delve into some fresh tactics that are sure to spark your interest.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: What Makes a Meal? Lecture 6: A Chef Entertains.
This DVD lecture series features an award-winning chef-instructor from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America who will help you get off the fast-food treadmill. Learn tips, techniques, recipes and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick and healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 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, Aug 18, 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.)
Family Yoga
Main Library
Tue, Aug 18, 6:00 pm
Join us for this four-week series of family yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Ages 6 & up.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 6:00 pm
Learn valuable tips to guard against Identity Theft - the fastest growing crime in America. Protect yourself against Credit/Debit card fraud, home burglary, abduction, purse snatching, internet scams etc. Presented by the National Crime Stop Program.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Bookmark Bonanza
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 6:30 pm
Have fun at this open-ended creative session with paper, mixed media, Mod Podge and more. Add to the fun by leaving one or more bookmarks somewhere in the library stacks for someone to find and use.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Gift of Life")
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 6:30 pm
martes, 18 de agosto
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "El don de la vida" de Fernando Vallejo. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 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.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 1:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 2:00-4:00 pm.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Adult Coloring: Meditative Mandala
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 2:15 pm
“Mandala” comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “circle”, and these intricate, circular designs are believed to represent perfection, wholeness and oneness, allowing us to mediate on the many circular relationships we experience in nature and life. Rediscover the creative and relaxing attributes of coloring while you meditate on and personalize your own individual mandala. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 2:30 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Sessions are Wednesdays, 4:00 pm on Aug 05 & 19, Sep 16 & 30, and Oct 14 & 21. Limit 10.
(90 min.)
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 6:30 pm
Episode 8: The Deal with Jay. Episode 9: To Be Suspected.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads this discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 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.)
August Movie Matinee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 1:00 pm
"Dumb and Dumber To."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(110 min.)
PG-13
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 1:00 pm
"Les Miserables."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(150 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
PG-13
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 1:30 pm
"Life of Crime."
©‎Lions Gate Films, Inc.
(98 min.)
Film viewing and discussion.
Elmore Leonard was one of America's most prolific crime writers who created memorable characters in print and on screen. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of his novel "The Switch" and immerse yourself in the humor and brutality of the criminal word as only Leonard could write it.
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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 20, 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.
Crafternoon: Cards for Heroes
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 2:00 pm
Create beautiful hand-crafted cards: one for you and one for a local hero serving our community. Materials provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 2:15 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 2:30 pm
Lecture 31: Namib/Kalahari Deserts - Sand Mountains. Lecture 32: Siwa Oasis - Paradise Amidst Desolation. Lecture 33: Auroras - Light Shows on the Edge of Space.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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The Great Courses® The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 7:00 pm
Lecture 10: Authority in the Early Church. Lecture 11: The Importance of Interpretation. Lecture 12: When Did the Canon Get Finalized?
This DVD series will review the when, how and why the New Testament Canon of the Bible was written and who actually authored the books. Learn how they were passed forward through history, as well as, why and how some books, and not others, came to be collected into the canon of scripture.
(90 min.)
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Book Discussion
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 11:00 am
We will be discussing "Leaving Time," by Jodi Picoult. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
"Focus." ©Warner Bros. (105 min.)
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Lecture 13: Relaxation Strategies. Lecture 14: Foundational Fitness.
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.)
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The Great Courses® Great American Music: Broadway Musicals
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 2:30 pm
Lecture 13: Rodgers and Hammerstein Era (1940s). Lecture 14: Golden Age of Musical Theater (1950s).
Covers the evolution of American musical theater.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Wellington Branch Fantasy Football: Live Draft Online League
Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 1:00 pm
Join our NFL Fantasy Football League for some fun and camaraderie at our kickoff session. Snacks provided. Deadline to preregister is Aug 15.
(3 hr.)
Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Gamers Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 2:30 pm
Love to play Xbox and Wii games? Play against others in friendly competition. If you have a favorite multiplayer game, bring it to play! Or if you prefer card games like Magic: The Gathering or Yuh-Gi-Oh!, bring your cards to play against others! We welcome RPG players as well. Ages 18 & up.
(90 min.)
Otaku Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Ages 18 & up.
(90 min.)
Trivia Contest!
West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 10:00 am
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Do you need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help with that! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal sessions conversational sessions. Participants should have basic English skills.
(2 hr.)
Medical Mondays: Parkinson's Disease
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
Dr. Arif Dalvi, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Researching Your Family Tree Online
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 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.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Movie
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 4:00 pm
"Ratatouille." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (111 min.) Dig into this delicious movie!
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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 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: One-on-One Assistance, in Creole and French
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 10:00 am
Mardi, 25 Août, 10:00 am
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou Entènet, chache yon liv, 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.)
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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. Sur rendez-vous.
(30 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 25, 1:00 pm
Scanning Images.
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, Aug 25, 2:00 pm
A professional librarian is available to meet one-on-one to help with your research questions or technology training. By appointment.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 2:00 pm
Lecture 18: From Fettuccine to Orecchiette - Fresh and Dry Pastas. Lecture 19: Meat - From Spatchcocked Chicken to Brined Pork Chops. Lecture 20: Seafood - From Market to Plate.
This DVD lecture series will provide you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the basics of cooking and delve into some fresh tactics that are sure to spark your interest.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 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 of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction books 2-3 months before publication, then come back and discuss what you've read.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Film Discussion
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 2:00 pm
"The Hundred Foot Journey." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.)
(2.5 hr.) PG
Preregister.
Achieve Your Educational and Professional Goals using LearningExpress
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 2:30 pm
Learn how this online database can help you excel at work or school by providing access to popular computer and educational tutorials.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 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.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 5:30 pm
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.)
Family Yoga
Main Library
Tue, Aug 25, 6:00 pm
Join us for this four-week series of family yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Ages 6 & up.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Have You Ever Wondered Where Medicines Come From?
Main Library
Tue, Aug 25, 6:30 pm
Become ‘scientists for a day’ and perform your own experiment alongside scientists from Scripps Florida. This is a fun and safe activity for the whole family that promises to give you an insight into the field of biomedical research and related scientific careers. The scientists will facilitate the activity and share highlights of their research.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 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.)
Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 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.
Book Life Presents: Planting and Using Herbs for Health and Wellness
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Herbs are a quick way to add a new flair and nutrition to your favorite meals. Join Chris Miller and Ada Medina-Solorzano from the Cooperative Extension Service as they teach you how to grow, prepare, use and store fresh herbs, as well as the nutritional benefits of herbs and spices.
(2 hr.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 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. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 2:00-4:00 pm.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Art for Adults: Figure Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:15 pm
Figure Drawing, Part II. Prerequisite: Figure Drawing, Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition. Develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal and various other media will be provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 6:30 pm
Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Offense. Episode 11: Rumors.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 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.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 10:00 pm
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to schedule a half hour, one-on-one session with a librarian.
(2 hr.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 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.)
August Movie Matinee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 1:00 pm
"August Rush."
©‎Warner Bros.
(114 min.)
PG
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 1:00 pm
"Jersey Boys."
©‎Warner Bros.
(134 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
R
Movie Matinee
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
"The Theory of Everything." ©Focus Features. (123 min.)
PG-13
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 27, 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: Film Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
"The Hundred Foot Journey." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.)
(2.5 hr.) PG
Preregister.
Five Steps to a Stress Free Life
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
Joe Hamilton of TrustBridge Health teaches five steps to leading a stress free life. These practical, easy techniques lower stress levels for a healthier life.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:30 pm
Lecture 34: Arizona Meteor Crater - Visitors from Outer Space. Lecture 35: A Montage of Geologic Mini-Wonders. Lecture 36: Planetary Wonders - Out of This World.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Folded Book Sculpture
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:30 pm
Join craft enthusiast Robert Rosenthal and transform books into works of sculpture. Materials provided. Limit 15.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Crafting by the Book
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 6:00 pm
Create unique jewelry out of paper beads and Shrinky Dinks. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Scrabble for Adults
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 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.
Tropical Rhythms
Ritmos Tropicales
Main Library
Thu, Aug 27, 7:15 pm
Jueves, 27 de agosto, 7:15 pm
You'll be delighted to learn basic steps from various Latin dances like Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue and Salsa.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue y Salsa! Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 2:00 pm
Lecture 15: Core Strength and Balance. Lecture 16: Workplace Fitness.
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.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® Great American Music: Broadway Musicals
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 2:30 pm
Lecture 15: Rock 'n' Roll Reaches Broadway (1960s). Lecture 16: Big Bucks and Long Runs (1970s- Present).
Covers the evolution of American musical theater.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Facebook & Posting Photos
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Learn how to post your pictures on Facebook so that you can share them with friends and family far and wide! This program is for everyone who has ever wondered, "I would love to share my pictures with everyone I know on Facebook." Book early, space is limited.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
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.)
Children's Program
Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 10:30 am
Dress up in pink or gray to represent your favorite character, as you listen to stories and make a craft featuring Elephant and Piggie. Ages 6-9.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 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.
Goodbye Summer Story Time
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 11:00 am
Say farewell to summer with stories, songs, games and a snack as we near the end of summer vacation. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Summer Reading Celebration & Ice Cream Social!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 1:00 pm
Bridges of Pahokee will help us celebrate the joys of summer and our many successful readers! Join the fun and stay cool as we congratulate our readers and create ice cream sundaes! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Incredible Elephants
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 3:00 pm
Local author, Karen J. Roberts, is now an official “EleAmbassador” for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee! Join Ms. Roberts and learn all about this haven established for elephants, as well as listen to stories and make a craft. Sealed jars of peanut butter are welcome and will be sent to the elephants living at the sanctuary. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Cool Movies for the Summer
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 10:00 am
"Wreck it Ralph."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(108 min.)
PG
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Toddler Time!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler during the break between Story Times? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 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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Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Space is limited. Ages 8-17.
(90 min.)
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Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami crafts for all skill levels. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Kids Can Knit
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Practice the basics of knitting by learning to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Coloring Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Love to color? Join us for an hour of coloring and relaxing. We will have some awesome coloring sheets for you to color. Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Art Club
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 6 & up. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
I Can Say Hi in Chinese!
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 4:00 pm
Surprise your family and friends with the daily greetings of this ancient language! Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Summer Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:00 am
Celebrate Friendship!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(60 min.)
Cool Movies for the Summer
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:00 am
"The Boxtrolls."
©‎Focus Features.
(100 min.)
PG
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Back to School, 'Cuz You're No Fool!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:30 am
Need a little refresher on going to school? There will be stories about the end of summer vacation and starting school again, plus a nifty craft. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Family Movie Matinee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:30 am
"Brave."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(93 min.)
All ages.
PG
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 11:00 am
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Game Time!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 1:30 pm
Come cool off at the library for some Wii games, board games, card games, LEGO® bricks and more. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Can You Survive a Disaster?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:30 pm
If you love the “I Survived” series, by Lauren Tarshis, then come for a dangerously good book club. This month’s book is “I Survived the The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.” Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.)
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Snakes Alive!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:00 pm
Pet a live snake! Learn all about scaly, slithering snakes with the Daggerwing Nature Center. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.)
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LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:00 pm
Bring your imagination and build something cool! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
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Qué Divertido son los Deportes! (Story Time, in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:30 pm
Martes, 04 de agosto, 3:30 pm
Si te gusta el deporte, no te puedes perder este programa en el cual leeremos historias y haremos una linda manualidad acerca del ejercicio y los deportes. Edades 3 en adelante.
(45 min.)
Cool Movies for the Summer
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 10:00 am
"Mulan."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(90 min.)
G
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Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Riding Down the Tracks
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 10:30 am
We're riding the train with great stories, music and a craft. For train lovers. Ages 2-4.
(60 min.)
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Kids Wii U Gaming & More …
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 10:30 am
Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 11:00 am
Are you going to start school for the very first time? Then you need to practice with songs, stories and a craft that will help you out on your first day. Ages 4-6.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Dot Art
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 11:00 am
Calling all tots to make art with dots! Dress to get messy. Ages 2-3.
(30 min.)
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Start School Right with Library Power!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 1:30 pm
Parents and kids won't want to miss this opportunity to discover how the library can help you make school a breeze. Learn to find books in your Lexile, letter level or with Reading Counts. Save hours of searching whether you've got a book report or a science fair project in the works. You might even win a prize in our interactive library mystery games. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Summer Craft Spectacular
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:00 pm
Make one, make two, or make them all. Choose from an array of crafts. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Move It!
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:30 pm
Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Jump rope, hula hoops, tag and more! Ages 4 & up.
(60 min.)
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Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:30 pm
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by Library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
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The Mystery of the Missing Librarian
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 3:30 pm
Challenge yourself to this competition of quick wits. You'll set off on an epic adventure as teams of spies sneaking around the library to complete secret tasks and unravel hidden clues with your spymaster. Meet back at HQ for snacks and see if you can uncover the truth behind the mystery. Ages 9 & up.
(75 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. . Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Cool Art
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 4:00 pm
Come in from the sun and create some cool art, and then enjoy a fun fruity snow cone. Ages 6-9.
(45 min.)
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Cool Movies for the Summer
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:00 am
"Annie."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(118 min.)
PG
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Look at What You Missed in Story Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
Weren’t able to join us for Story Time this summer? Don’t worry, you can still make the crafts! Drop in and make any or all of the crafts we have from this past Story Time session. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
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Game On!
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
Stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time and challenge your friends to a board game or take a turn on the Wii. Grades K-6.
(60 min.)
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 11:00 am
Jueves, 6 de agosto, 11:00 am
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Todas las edades. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Basic First-Aid Training for Kids
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 3:00 pm
Join Palm Beach County Fire Safety Specialist Elyse Weintraub Brown for a first-aid workshop. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the program. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Aug 06, 3:00 pm
Arizona, the Grand Canyon State!
Our journey across the United States is winding down. Don't miss a single state! Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
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Toddler Dot Art
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 pm
Calling all tots to make art with dots! Dress to get messy. Ages 1 & up.
(45 min.)
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Cool Movies for the Summer
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 10:00 am
"Strange Magic."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(99 min.)
PG
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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 10:30 am
This unique program will feature live animals along with information concerning Florida’s ecology, food chains and endangered species. Learn all about the wild animals living in your own backyard! Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Create Your Own Comic Book
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 10:30 am
Bring a story to life in the pages of your very own comic book! Learn how to develop a story, draw your own illustrations and finally, you will put it all together to take home. All supplies provided. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Friday Morning Crafts
West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 10:30 am
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Family Movie Matinee
Main Library
Fri, Aug 07, 2:00 pm
"Despicable Me 2." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.) Join us for a family movie and popcorn. All ages.
PG
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 3:00 pm
Builders create vehicles, buildings or animals out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.)
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Chess Club for Kids
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 3:30 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn? Or come to challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess Club meets weekly until school starts. Players of all levels are welcome. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Bilingual Family Story Times
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 10:30 am
Enjoy wiggling and shaking to music while using scarves, egg shakers and other instruments all in the name of reading readiness. Ages 2-6.
(45 min.)
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Look Out Kindergarten: Here I Come!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 11:00 am
Get ready for your first day at “big” school with stories, music and a craft. Ages 4-5.
(45 min.)
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Special Needs Friendly Film
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 3:00 pm
"Big Hero Six." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) All ages.
PG
Reading Buddies Fall Session 2015 Registration
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 9:00 am
Do you need to practice reading? Reading Buddies is here to help! Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications for Fall Session 2015 can be picked up at the children's desk starting Mon, Aug 10. Fall Session 2015 meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Sep 09 through Oct 28. Grades K-5. First-come, first-served. Limit 12.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Time!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler during the break between Story Times? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Space is limited. Ages 8-17.
(90 min.)
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Kids Can Knit
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 3:00 pm
Practice the basics of knitting by learning to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Bouncing Back to School
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 3:00 pm
Kick off a great school year with stories, songs and a neat craft to ease those “first day of school” jitters. Ages 4-6.
(45 min.)
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Family Movie Matinee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 3:00 pm
"Big Hero 6."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(102 min.)
All ages.
PG
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Superhero Send-Off
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 5:00 pm
Become a superhero by playing games, making crafts and take pictures in our photo booth. Light refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Nighttime Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 6:00 pm
Make a date to participate in the monthly nighttime story time. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
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Twosday Fun
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 10:15 am
Two year olds and their parent or caregivers are invited to a fun time of play and art. A simple craft and blocks and toys for floor play will be provided. Age 2. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
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Bubble Painting
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 11:00 am
Use bubbles in a most creative way. Turn bubbles into beautiful art! Get creative and dress to get messy. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Animals Down Under
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories of Australia's unique animals and create a piece of aboriginal animal art. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.)
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Twosday Fun
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 11:15 am
Two year olds and their parent or caregivers are invited to a fun time of play and art. A simple craft and blocks and toys for floor play will be provided. Age 2. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
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Stranger Danger!
Main Library
Tue, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
As we prepare to return to school, learn about safety rules and tips for a safe school year. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
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The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:30 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.)
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Munchkins
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 3:00 pm
Come play this role-playing card game with us. If you don't know how, we will teach you! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Look Out Kindergarten: Here I Come!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 11:00 am
Join us as we help beginning kindergarten students get ready for their first day at school with stories, music, a film and a craft. Ages 4-6.
(45 min.)
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Police!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 11:00 am
We'll be celebrating the creation of the Police Force in the United States on this day in 1658! We'll hear some great stories, see a short movie, and make a Police Dog Craft. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Yummy!
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 11:00 am
I love sweets! We'll read stories about delicious treats, dance to fun music, and then make a yummy papercraft. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
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Perler Beads Character Fun
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:00 pm
Create a fun plastic design with perler beads. We have templates of classic video game characters and superheros you can use, or you can design your own hero. Age 8 & up.
(60 min.)
Craftapalooza
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:00 pm
Lots of artistic fun. Create multiple crafts from our fun selections! Ages 2-8. Limit 50.
(60 min.)
For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Do you dream of being Jack climbing the beanstalk or the hungry Giant? Ever wanted to be Cinderella or the Wicked Witch? Use our costumes and props to really get into your favorite fairy tales with our interactive stories! Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Back to School Bingo!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Before you head back to school, play a game of bingo with your family and friends and win some cool prizes! Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Come show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
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Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 3:00 pm
Celebrate the ice cream sandwich with fun stories, games, a craft and ice cream sandwiches! Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
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Terrarium Design for Tweens
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 3:00 pm
Tweens will have the opportunity to design and personalize their own miniature garden. All supplies will be provided, but children are encouraged to bring small figurines they would like to add to the terrarium. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by Library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join a jam session with all our favorites and lots of instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. . Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Chill Out Before School Starts Party!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 5:00 pm
"Frozen." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Chill out with your friends and a favorite movie. Enjoy frozen treats and a fun craft. All ages.
(2 hr.) PG
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Summer Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 10:00 am
Back to School Fun!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(60 min.)
Preschool Fun
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 10:15 am
Preschoolers along with their parent or caregivers can create a finger painting and also play with kinetic sand and building blocks in a small group setting. Ages 3-5. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
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Preschool Fun
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 11:15 am
Preschoolers along with their parent or caregivers can create a finger painting and also play with kinetic sand and building blocks in a small group setting. Ages 3-5. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
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ART-cycle
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Do you like arts and crafts? Do you recycle? Then if so, join us in a fun-filled session of arts and crafts using recycled materials. As a part of this fun event, you can donate soda bottles to create cozy bird houses, bottle caps to make colorful murals, or toilet paper/paper towel rolls to be made into cute, little critters. Arts and crafts materials provided. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Life-Sized Candy Land
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Bring the whole family and see if you can get past the Licorice Lagoon, Lollypop Woods and Chocolate Mountain to reach the Candy Castle in this life-sized version of the classic board game. Ages 3 & up.
(90 min.)
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Coding for Kids
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 3:00 pm
Practice the basics of web design and learn the fundamentals of computer programming by learning HTML5. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Magnetize Superhero
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 4:30 pm
Turn your favorite superhero or villain into a marbleized magnet! Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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My First Movie
Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 10:15 am
"Cars." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (116 min.)
G
Toddler Art
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 10:30 am
Ready to noodle and dot? Start with stories and songs, then segue into art centers. Ages 1-2.
(40 min.)
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Block Party!
Loula V. York Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:00 pm
Create your own little world with LEGO® bricks! Two building stations will be available depending on age. Ages 4-11.
(60 min.)
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Family Movie Matinee
Main Library
Fri, Aug 14, 2:00 pm
"Sky High."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(100 min.)
"Despicable Me 2." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.) Join us for a family movie and popcorn. All ages.
PG
PG
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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
Make a new craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 3-7.
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Movie Magic
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
"Sky High ." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (100 min.) Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up.
PG
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Family Movie
West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
"Underdog." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.)
PG
Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Apr 11, 11:00 am
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)
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Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8.
(45 min.)
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Chess Club for Kids
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 3:30 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn? Or come to challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess Club meets weekly until school starts. Players of all levels are welcome. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Get Ready for Kindergarten
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 10:30 am
A special time for all those about to start kindergarten. Listen to stories, play a game, and make a special craft just for new kindergartners. Grades K.
(45 min.)
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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
Train Tales
Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 11:00 am
All aboard for a trip full of stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-6. Limit 40.
(45 min.)
LEGO® Builders Club
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:30 pm
Meet fellow Master Builders and work together, or alone, on creative projects. Ages 5-12.
(90 min.)
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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 16, 2:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Time!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler during the break between Story Times? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Summer Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 10:00 am
Dog Days of Summer!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(60 min.)
Anti-Bullying Strategies for Safer Schools & Communities
Main Library
Tue, Aug 18, 1:00 pm
Let's explore and practice a range of anti-bullying strategies so that we can help create safer schools and safer communities! Ages 9-11.
(45 min.)
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Superhero Perler Bead Creations
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 3:30 pm
Create your favorite superhero mask or logo out of perler beads or design your own! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by Library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
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STEM Power: Binary Code Necklaces
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 3:30 pm
It is never too early to learn coding and this is a great way to learn the basics! Create a necklace that represents your first name or your initials in binary code. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. . Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Totally Terrific Turtles
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 4:00 pm
Learn about sea turtles with fun facts, activities and a craft. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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Play Me a Story!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 5:30 pm
Families are invited for stories about starting school. Share the ups and downs of your first week of school with your friends at the library! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Summer Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 10:00 am
Dog Days of Summer!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(60 min.)
Baby Story Time Favorites
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 10:00 am
Join us for our favorite story time rhymes, books, bubbles and songs! Ages 0-23 mos.
(45 min.)
Scratch Art Picture Frames
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 2:00 pm
Have fun creating a small multi-colored picture frame, using scratch art paper and a stylus. Ages 8-12. Limit 30.
(60 min.)
All About Cats
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 3:00 pm
Read some wonderful books starring our feline friends, dance to some splendiferous songs, and make a fun cat craft. Pounce on this special - it’ll keep you purring! Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 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.)
Super Food Power Up!
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 4:30 pm
Every superhero needs their super food. Help decorate cookies into superhero badges, then enjoy them with a glass of super serum (milk). Space is limited. Ages 5-11.
(60 min.)
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Wigglecise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 11:00 am
Get up and move! Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4.
(45 min.)
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Sharpen those Pencils, School is Here!: Back to School Crafts
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 3:30 pm
Get in the mood for the new school year with crafts that are cool for school! Make personalized bookmarks, pencil cases, folders or notebooks that have your unique style and flare! Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
Bilingual Family Story Times
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Annual Back to School Scavenger Hunt!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 1:00 pm
Tweens, teens and parents are invited to participate and help light the way for our youngest readers! Don't miss this fun "team" activity and learn more about how to find your favorite books and movies. All ages.
(60 min.)
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Duct Tape Creations
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 3:00 pm
Turn duct tape into something new! Use that sticky stuff to create a variety of objects: wallets, bookmarks, flowers, bags ... the choice is yours. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 10:30 am
Pets.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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LEGO® Bricks
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 3:00 pm
Create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6 & up. Limit 25.
(45 min.)
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 6:30 pm
Pets.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Toddler Art: Play Dough Party
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 11:00 am
Roll it and pat it and mark it with a "B." Have fun with play dough! Ages 2-4.
(30 min.)
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Tiny Tot Art: Fingerprint Art
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 11:00 am
Calling all little artists to crawl, waddle or walk on over for some tiny tot art! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3.
(30 min.)
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Family & Child Workshop: For Parents and Guardians of Preschoolers
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 11:00 am
Join Claudia Rodriguez, from the Anti-Defamation League, in this Early Childhood Workshop. Parents participate together with your child in activities and receive tools designed to develop your child’s success. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by Library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
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Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 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, Aug 26, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. . Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
How to Use the Library
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:30 pm
Now that school has started, learn how to use the library to make your school year easier and more productive. Ages 6-11. Limit 30.
(60 min.)
Craft Mania!
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 3:00 pm
Make a fun craft from a variety of available craft supplies. Limited supplies. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Baby Build-It
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 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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Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 2:30 pm
"Gnomeo and Juliet." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.)
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LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.
(60 min.)
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Back to School Party!
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 4:00 am
First day jitters? Relax with some cool tips and games to play! Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
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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.)
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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.)
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Teen Program
Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 10:00 am
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' desk starting Aug 01. Orientation will be on Wed, Sep 09, 4:15 pm. Meetings every Wednesday, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm from Sep 16-Nov 18. No meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6-12.
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Lip Sync Battles: Bye Bye Summer
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 2:30 pm
Get ready for musical chaos as we end summer in style. Show off your showmanship and pretend to sing along to your favorite songs while enjoying some sweet snacks. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 02, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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Make a Duct Tape Beach Bag!
Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:00 pm
Have fun making a cool beach bag made out of colorful duct tape. We have an assortment of unique duct tape, so you can get creative. Bring a friend or make new ones at this fun event. Pizza and refreshments will be provided! Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Babysitting 101
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:00 pm
Part 1: Home safety tips, when to call 911, and get answers to your babysitting questions.
Join firefighter and paramedic Bob Smallacombe of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to learn babysitting tips and skills. Two part program. Certificate of completion will be given upon finishing both parts.
(2 hr.)
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Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Space is limited. Ages 8-17.
(90 min.)
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Frosted Notes
Main Library
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Rave or trash the current book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Babysitting 101
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:00 pm
Part 2: Learn the basics of CPR and first aid.
Join firefighter and paramedic Bob Smallacombe of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to learn babysitting tips and skills. Two part program. Certificate of completion will be given upon finishing both parts.
(2 hr.)
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The Tonight Show Games: Teens vs. Librarians Edition
Main Library
Tue, Aug 04, 3:00 pm
Pictionary: Quick sketches, hilarious guesses! The game is simple, but it's not as easy as it sounds.
Come play your favorite The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon games against the librarians! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Teen Gamerz Day
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:30 pm
Join a game of mafia, Uno or Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart or Just Dance, or try a new board game or card game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Aug 04, 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.)
Shark Week Party!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 6:00 pm
Celebrate Shark Week with jawsome games, crafts and food. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.)
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Teen Superhero Movie Matinee
Main Library
Wed, Aug 05, 5:00 pm
"Captain America the Winter Soldier."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(136 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Grades 6-12.
PG-13
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Anime Otaku Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 7:00 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 7:00 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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End-of-Summer Mini Lock-In
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 6:00 pm
Free pizza, a photo scavenger hunt, Minute-To-Win-It games, tower building with marshmallows and spaghetti, and a library obstacle course! Prizes and fun! Space is limited. Must complete the Summer Reading Program to register. Grades 6-12.
(2.5 hr.)
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Tissue Paper Stained Glass
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 2:30 pm
Decorate glass milk bottle vases and votives with tissue paper, Mod Podge and inspiration! All materials are provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own mason jars, bottles, etc. to decorate. Grades 6-12. Limit 10.
(60 min.)
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Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 09, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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Teen Wii U Gaming & More
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 2:30 pm
Do you game? Wii game! Meet your friends for an afternoon of Wii gaming and classic board game fun. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Space is limited. Ages 8-17.
(90 min.)
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Teen Chess
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 3:00 pm
Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends to a game or two? Learn the game from other teens. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Aug 11, 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.)
Candy Sushi
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm
Join us to make yummy sushi look-a-likes with rice cereal treats and candy. We’ll also learn to use chopsticks and watch an anime short. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.)
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Pizza & Movie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 6:00 pm
"The DUFF." (101 min.) Join us for pizza and a laugh. Ages 12-17.
PG-13
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Acting Up
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 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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Teen Superhero Movie Matinee
Main Library
Wed, Aug 12, 5:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(121 min.)
Join us for Marvel superhero movies and popcorn all summer long! Grades 6-12.
PG-13
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Summer Movies for Teens
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 4:00 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.)
PG-13
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Pen, Paper, Pizza
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 6:30 pm
Energize yourself with pepperoni (or cheese) pizza while you share what you have penned to paper (fiction, prose, poetry, etc.) in a friendly group setting. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Nail Art Fun
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 11:00 am
Paint and decorate your nails with designs, polish and more. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
Teen AnimeFest
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
Do you love anime, manga and cosplay? Dress up as your fave character, watch awesome shows, challenge your friends to trivia, and enjoy yummy snacks. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Minecraft Coding Mini-Camp
Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
Learn how to use ComputerCraft to code with Minecraft. This instructional program will teach you the basics of coding with Minecraft. Laptops and software provided. Priority given to those who can attend both sessions. Ages 11-15. Limit 10. (90 min.)
Acrylic Painting
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:30 pm
Explore your creative side using acrylics on canvas boards. Take home your masterpiece for your family to admire. Grades 6-12.
(75 min.)
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Volunteer Orientation
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 3:00 pm
Do you need volunteer hours for school or scholarships? Attend this orientation and learn what it takes to be a volunteer at the library. Bring a completed application with you. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 16, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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Minecraft Coding Mini-Camp
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 6:00 pm
Learn how to use ComputerCraft to code with Minecraft. This instructional program will teach you the basics of coding with Minecraft. Laptops and software provided. Priority given to those who can attend both sessions. Ages 11-15. Limit 10. (90 min.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Aug 18, 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.)
Snacktastic Treats
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 6:00 pm
Come learn tips and tricks for quick cooking in the microwave. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.)
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Pizza Chat
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 6:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short-story, magazine, fanfiction or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. Limit 24.
(60 min.)
Teen Gaming
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 4:00 pm
Enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your cards and play with others. Bring along your favorite E or T rated game to play. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
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Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 10:30 am
Earn volunteer hours for school and help children in K-5th grade with their reading skills. A completed application and 3.0 GPA are required to join this fantastic program. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Aug 25, 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.)
Chocolate Covered Anything!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 6:00 pm
Learn the art of “dipping” and “dripping” with chocolate. Ages 11-17.
(45 min.)
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Galaxy Blast
Tequesta Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 6:00 pm
Hubble telescope games and activities provided by the Space Telescope Science Institute in association with NASA. Create your own tie-dye galaxy T-shirt. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Teen Takeover
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)
Teen Reading Buddies Orientation
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 4:45 pm
Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddies application at the children's desk. For students in grades 6 & up, with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and provide two personal references. Orientation is mandatory for all participants. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Splice, Patch & Seam
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 4:00 pm
Create duct tape designs for fun or fancy - cell phone holder, purse or whatever you invent. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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Teen Gaming
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 4:00 pm
Enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your cards and play with others. Bring along your favorite E or T rated game to play. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
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Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Earn volunteer hours for school and help children in K-5th grade with their reading skills. A completed application and 3.0 GPA are required to join this fantastic program. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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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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