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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-09-04
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Adult Program
Fantasy Football Draft
Main Library
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural Main Library NFL Fantasy Football League! Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our kickoff event. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 07, 1:00 pm
lunes, 07 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 1:00 pm
iMovie Basics.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Alzheimer's Disease: Where Are We Now? What Can We Do?
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 6:00 pm
September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Karen Gilbert, from Alzheimer's Community Care, will discuss how and why Alzheimer's disease develops, the state of current research, brain-healthy strategies, and resources available to help patients and their caregivers.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Job and Career Online Resources
Main Library
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
Our Business Librarian will demonstrate the Job and Career Online Resources the library has to offer that can assist you with your career and employment search. Some of the topics we will cover include career outlook, what's hot and what's not, résumé and cover letter creation, finding job listings, and interview preparation.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged , Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Main Library
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with that County, State or Federal Agency, each of which varies in registration requirements to become certified. Presented by Jackie Rule, consultant with Palm Beach State College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
(2 hr.)
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Celebración del Inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Main Library
Sat, Sep 12, 1:30 pm
sábado, 12 de septiembre
Celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month with master guitarist Arturo Romay, a bachata demonstration by dance instructor Javier LaTorre, and more!
(3 hr.)
Celebremos el inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay, una demostración de bachata por el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre, y más!
(3 hr.)
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Main Library
Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
domingo, 13 de septiembre
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino Club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 14, 1:00 pm
lunes, 14 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 15, 1:00 pm
Audacity.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Main Library
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm
Understand your new health care benefits, and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.
(4 hr.)
Book Life Presents: Book & Film Discussion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Meet & Greet with the Mayan Princess
Encuentro con la Princesa Maya
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
jueves, 17 de septiembre
Learn about the history of the Rabin Ajaw, or Mayan Princess, from the Rabin Ajaw herself! Presentation will be followed by a question & answer period and light refreshments.
(90 min.)
Aprenda la historia de la Rabin Ajaw, o Princesa Maya, con sus propias palabras! Presentación será seguida por una sesión de preguntas y respuestas y se ofrecerá comida ligera.
(90 min.)
Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Sep 18, 2:00 pm
"Spare Parts." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (83 min.)
PG-13
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 21, 1:00 pm
lunes, 21 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 22, 1:00 pm
Video Camera Basics.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Dominican Republic’s Traditions: It’s Carnival!
Tradiciones de la Republica Dominicana: ¡Es Carnaval!
Main Library
Sun, Sep 27, 2:30 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
Enjoy the colorful costumes and the dance of El Diablo Cojuelo presented by Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano.
(60 min.)
Disfrute de trajes coloridos y el baile del Diablo Cojuelo presentado por el Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca.
(60 min.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Mon, Sep 28, 1:00 pm
lunes, 28 de septiembre
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 29, 1:00 pm
Green Screen.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Banned Books Bingo
Main Library
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely (and win a prize!) with a fun and informative game of “Banned Books Bingo” in recognition of Banned Books Week.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Children's Program
Hooray for Grandparents' Day!
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Come and join in the celebration of our grandparents! Listen to stories about grandparents and make a craft for your grandparents to show them how special they are. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Weird But True Facts About Our Founding Fathers
Main Library
Wed, Sep 09, 3:00 pm
Ever wonder what your social studies books don’t tell you about the Founding Fathers? Come join other history-loving kids for an unusual look at some of the Founders of the United States. Ages 7-9.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Sep 10, 3:00 pm
Arizona, the Grand Canyon State.
Our journey across the country is drawing closer to the end! We will be traveling to the 43rd and 44th stops this month. Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Builders Club
Main Library
Fri, Sep 11, 3:00 pm
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Grades 1-5. Limit 25.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 3:00 pm
Nevada, the Silver State.
Our journey across the country is drawing closer to the end! We will be traveling to the 43rd and 44th stops this month. Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
ARRRRR You Ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Main Library
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Ahoy landlubbers! Celebrate everything pirate with stories and a craft. Learn how to talk like a pirate, dance a jig or two, or maybe even walk the plank. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Exciting Electrons
Main Library
Wed, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Magic Tree House Club #5: Night of the Ninjas
Main Library
Thu, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the world of Ninjas and Samurais with Jack and Annie. Sign up at the children’s desk to receive a copy of Night of the Ninjas and Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Ninjas and Samuarai to check out. Ages 6-10. Limit 19.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Chickens: The Special
Main Library
Fri, Sep 25, 10:00 am
How many different chicken stories can one story time contain? Happy chickens, sad chickens, young chickens, old chickens, scaredy chickens, brave chickens. Today we celebrate our favorite bird: the chicken. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Tween Time Friday
Main Library
Fri, Sep 25, 3:00 pm
Calling all tweens! We are bringing our Tween Time back and you’re invited. This month, we will be crafting together. Ages 8-11.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Native America Crafts
Main Library
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Always colorful and full of spirit, children's crafts based on Native American designs are a lot of fun to make. All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 08, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Dr. Who Premiere Celebration
Main Library
Mon, Sep 14, 3:00 pm
WHOvians: Unite for the Season 9 Doctor Who Celebration! We'll make crafts and try our hand at some trivia. Cosplay encouraged, but not required. Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 15, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 22, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Teen Reading Cafe
Main Library
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Bring friends or make new ones. Grades 6-12. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 29, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)