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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Fri, Jul 03 & Sat, Jul 04 for Independence Day. No materials are due on those days.
 

Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:30 pm
Book discussion. Return on 7/16 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
July recognizes both Canada Day, Jul 01, and America's Independence Day, Jul 04. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of American author Annie Proulx's novel, "The Shipping News" about one man's return to his ancestral home in coastal Newfoundland, Canada after his marriage ends.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Club in a Bag Explained
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Leading a Book Club or thinking about it? Does your Book Club seem a bit “disorganized” lately? Find out how the Book Club in a Bag service can help! It’s truly a “Book Club” that fits in a bag!
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Delight in this quirky novel "A Man Called Ove," by Frederik Backman about a grumpy yet lovable man. Underneath his cranky exterior is a story of sadness. This discussion is staff-led.
(60 min.)
Book & Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of "To Kill A Mockingbird," by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
Adult Book Discussion
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the best-selling novel "Big Stone Gap," by Adriana Trigiani. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:30 pm
"The Shipping News."
©‎Miramax.
(111 min.)
Film viewing & discussion.
July recognizes both Canada Day, Jul 01, and America's Independence Day, Jul 04. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of American author Annie Proulx's novel, "The Shipping News" about one man's return to his ancestral home in coastal Newfoundland, Canada after his marriage ends.
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Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Comic Book Night: "X-Men" Edition
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Comic book fans unite and chat about your favorite heroes and villains. This month, the group will focus on "X-Men." Enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion: Escape the Ordinary
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 12:00 pm
Dr. Esther Berry will lead a book discussion of "The Shack," by William P. Young.
(90 min.)
Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 6:00 pm
Join us for a spellbinding discussion of Susanna Clarke’s remarkable debut novel, "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell." This novel was recently adapted into a miniseries by BBC One. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Children's Program
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing the story "Matilda," by Roald Dahl and competing in the Trunchbull Olympiad! Wear comfortable clothes and be ready for action.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Matilda."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(98 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
PG
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Tween Book Pages
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Calling all "Star Wars" and origami enthusiasts to our Origami Yoda Book Club, featuring readings from “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book," & "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book," by Tom Angleberger. Join us for lively discussions, activities and origami puppets! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "The Tale of Despereaux," by Kate Dicamillo.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Heroes Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Find out how sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher copes with such an unusual pet in the book "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," by Bruce Coville. Check out a copy of the book at the time of registration. Snacks provided. Grades 4-6. Limit 12.
(45 min.)
Sunshine State Reader Round Table Book Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Read all those Sunshine State Reader books and have no one to talk to about how awesome (or terrible) they are? Come to this Book Club at the end of the summer to talk about what you've read. Grades 3-8.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Tale of Despereaux."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(93 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Tween Book Pages
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Calling all "Star Wars" and origami enthusiasts to our Origami Yoda Book Club, featuring readings from “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book," & "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book," by Tom Angleberger. Join us for lively discussions, activities and origami puppets! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 6:30 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
Preregister.