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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 1:00 pm

Recording in Audacity.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 27, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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Belly Dancing @ Your Library!
Main Library
Mon, Jan 05, 6:00 pm

Join us for this three-week series of belly dance lessons taught by Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jan 06, 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.
Trivia Night @ Your Library!
Main Library
Tue, Jan 06, 6:00 pm

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win a prize. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Main Library
Wed, Jan 07, 2:30 pm

Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization with the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online. (60 min.)

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Walk and Talk Wednesdays
Main Library
Wed, Jan 07, 6:00 pm

Kick start your new year by putting your best foot forward and joining us for this four-week walking series. Participants will learn how to keep their resolutions with our Consumer Health Information Service librarian, Mindy Rose. Bring a walking companion or come out and meet some new friends and talk about your latest read. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing/shoes. Water provided. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jan 08, 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.
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, Jan 11, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Belly Dancing @ Your Library!
Main Library
Mon, Jan 12, 6:00 pm

Join us for this three-week series of belly dance lessons taught by Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 1:00 pm

Photography for eBay.

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.
Crafternoon: Origami Cranes
Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 2:00 pm

Experienced crafter Kelly Handy will show you how to turn simple squares of paper into an awesome origami crane. All materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (Computer Assistance: One-on-One, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Prospect Research Basics
Main Library
Wed, Jan 14, 1:00 pm

This workshop, aimed at nonprofit organizations, will offer information on how to research prospective individual donors, including how to compile a list of potential donors, the strategies you should use, what information is relevant, where to look for information on the Internet and in library databases, and what ethical standards should be applied when finding information on individuals. (90 min.)

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Walk and Talk Wednesdays
Main Library
Wed, Jan 14, 6:00 pm

Kick start your new year by putting your best foot forward and joining us for this four-week walking series. Participants will learn how to keep their resolutions with our Consumer Health Information Service librarian, Mindy Rose. Bring a walking companion or come out and meet some new friends and talk about your latest read. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing/shoes. Water provided. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jan 15, 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.
Çatalhöyük, Turkey: Living with the Dead, Goddess Worship, & Gender Equality
Main Library
Thu, Jan 15, 7:00 pm

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Çatalhöyük was first discovered in the late 1950s. The Neolithic site rapidly gained international fame due to its immense size and dense occupation of the settlement, as well as the spectacular wall paintings and Venus figurines found at the site. Join fellow archaeologists and enthusiasts as distinguished Miami-Dade College Professor Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice discusses this unique archaeological site. (75 min.)

Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Jan 16, 2:00 pm

©Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.) PG

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jan 20, 1:00 pm

GarageBand.

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.
How to be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Main Library
Tue, Jan 20, 2:00 pm

Discuss how to register as a provider of goods or services and discuss options in order to become a certified supplier at County, State and Federal levels. Presented by Jackie Rule, Consultant at SBDC, Government Contracting Section. Co-sponsored by Office of Small Business Assistance (OBSA) Palm Beach County. (2 hr.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (Computer Assistance: One-on-One, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Jan 20, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Jan 20, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Walk and Talk Wednesdays
Main Library
Wed, Jan 21, 6:00 pm

Kick start your new year by putting your best foot forward and joining us for this four-week walking series. Participants will learn how to keep their resolutions with our Consumer Health Information Service librarian, Mindy Rose. Bring a walking companion or come out and meet some new friends and talk about your latest read. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing/shoes. Water provided. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Crafternoon: Paper Bead Bracelets
Main Library
Thu, Jan 22, 2:00 pm

Join in the fun with craft enthusiast Lenora Sur and make a bracelet by rolling paper into beads. All materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jan 22, 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.
Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
Main Library
Fri, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 07, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2015.

Belly Dancing @ Your Library!
Main Library
Mon, Jan 26, 6:00 pm

Join us for this three-week series of belly dance lessons taught by Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jan 27, 1:00 pm

Green Screen.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (Computer Assistance: One-on-One, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Jan 27, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Walk and Talk Wednesdays
Main Library
Wed, Jan 28, 6:00 pm

Kick start your new year by putting your best foot forward and joining us for this four-week walking series. Participants will learn how to keep their resolutions with our Consumer Health Information Service librarian, Mindy Rose. Bring a walking companion or come out and meet some new friends and talk about your latest read. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing/shoes. Water provided. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jan 29, 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.
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, Feb 08, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, Mar 08, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Main Library
Tue, Mar 10, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, Apr 12, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿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. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Children's Program
Winter Story Time
Main Library
Mon, Dec 22, 10:30 am

Get ready for some great wintertime stories, fun musical games to celebrate the season, and a special winter craft. Ages 2-7. (45 min.)

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Happy New Year Cards
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

It’s almost a brand new year, so let’s make cards to wish a happy 2015 to those we love. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Curious George Day
Main Library
Mon, Dec 29, 3:00 pm

Everyone’s favorite monkey will be the guest of honor for an afternoon of stories, games and crafts. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Indoor Races Day
Main Library
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Have some fun during this school break with fun indoor races. Bring your friends and join in on the fun! Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Eric Carle Stories and Crafts
Main Library
Mon, Jan 05, 3:30 pm

Spend an exciting afternoon celebrating the amazing author and illustrator Eric Carle. We will be exploring his books and recreating some of his best artwork. Plenty of Eric Carle books will be available for checkout. Ages 2-7. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Builders’ Club
Main Library
Wed, Jan 07, 3:30 pm

Make a skyscraper or design something unique with LEGO® bricks. All ages. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Jan 08, 3:00 pm

Illinois.

Join us as we continue our exciting journey through the states!

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Video & Board Game Day
Main Library
Fri, Jan 09, 3:30 pm

Enjoy classic board games and video games all in one exciting afternoon! Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Once Upon a Fairy Tale
Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 4:00 pm

All princes and princesses are cordially invited to this special afternoon full of fairy tales, enchanted crafts and magical celebration. Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character or come as you are. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Jan 15, 3:00 pm

Missouri.

Join us as we continue our exciting journey through the states!

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Origami for Beginners
Main Library
Wed, Jan 21, 4:00 pm

Learn all about the exciting art of paper folding and make some beautiful art. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Play-Doh Extravaganza
Main Library
Tue, Jan 27, 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Play-Doh creations. Don’t forget to bring your imagination! Ages 2-9. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Dance Party
Main Library
Mon, Dec 22, 4:00 pm

Start your school vacation with some fun! Our Multipurpose Room will become a dance club for this very special dance party just for teens! Bring your friends and dance the afternoon away! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 10-17. (60 min.)

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Pizza and Pages
Main Library
Thu, Jan 08, 5:00 pm

Enjoy a slice while we discuss great new teen books. Be ready to discuss your favorite teen novel, or come in to hear what’s new and exciting in teen fiction. All participants will receive a special gift! Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Jan 13, 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.)

CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Jan 27, 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.)