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E.g., 2014-09-20
E.g., 2014-09-20
Adult Program
Book Life Presents: What Makes You “You”?
Main Library
Mon, Sep 22, 6:30 pm

Do you know that almost every cell in your body (more than five trillion cells!) has a complete set of instructions on how to make you? Join scientists from Scripps Research in a fun evening of discovery for the whole family. Isolate your own DNA (just like researchers do in the lab) and learn what DNA has to do with the ground-breaking science taking place in Palm Beach County. All ages; parents must accompany children. Limit 50. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 23, 1:00 pm

Recording Audio with 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assitance, in Spanish
Main Library
Tue, Sep 23, 2:00 pm

martes,2, 16, 23, de septiembre 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Show off your Smartest Card and Favorite Book!
Main Library
Tue, Sep 23, 3:00 pm

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month by visiting the CreationStation and taking a photo with your library card and favorite book! All ages. (60 min.)

Banned Books Bingo
Main Library
Tue, Sep 23, 6:00 pm

Celebrate your freedom to read freely with a fun and informative game of "Banned Books Bingo" in recognition of Banned Books Week. (60 min.)

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Yoga @ Your Library!
Main Library
Wed, Sep 24, 6:00 pm

Join us for this four-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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Proposal Writing Basics
Main Library
Thu, Sep 25, 2:00 pm

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. (60-90 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Sep 25, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research and Business Information, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

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Crafternoon: Origami Boxes
Main Library
Thu, Sep 25, 3:00 pm

Experienced crafter Lenora Sur will show you how to turn simple squares of paper into decorative boxes. All materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Sep 25, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 11 y 25 de septiembre, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Sep 30, 1:00 pm

Using a Huion H610 Pro 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Show off your Smartest Card and Favorite Book!
Main Library
Tue, Sep 30, 3:00 pm

Celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month by visiting the CreationStation and taking a photo with your library card and favorite book! All ages. (60 min.)

Club de Lectura en Español (Book Discussion in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Sep 30, 6:30 pm

Venga para una conversación literaria entre amigos de la lectura. Para encontrar el libro de este mes, visite el Mostrador de Circulación en la Biblioteca Principal. (60 min.)

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Main Library
Wed, Oct 01, 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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Proposal Budgeting Basics
Main Library
Thu, Oct 02, 10:00 am

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. Some of the topics that we'll address are determining what to include in the personnel budget, how much detail is necessary, how to determine reasonable costs, what to include in overhead, and what financial documents funders will want you to provide. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Oct 02, 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.

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Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Oct 04, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

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Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Oct 04, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

Preregister.
¡De Colombia para el Mundo, Mariposas Amarillas! Tributo a Gabriel Garcia Marquez, (Tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Main Library
Sat, Oct 04, 2:00 pm

Sábado, 04 de octubre, 2:00 pm Celebremos el legado de Gabriel Garcia Marquez con música y bailes de su querida Colombia. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. A tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez with music and dance from his beloved Colombia. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Oct 07, 1:00 pm

Using a Midi Keyboard.

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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Main Library
Tue, Oct 07, 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of making soap at home with your microwave. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Oct 07, 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.

Trivia Night @ Your Library!
Main Library
Wed, Oct 08, 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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How to be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Main Library
Thu, Oct 09, 2:00 pm

Learn how to register your business as a provider of goods or services and to evaluate the options in order to become a "certified" supplier within the County, State and Federal levels. Speaker: Carole Hart, Consultant, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Oct 09, 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.

Preregister.
1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Oct 09, 6:30 pm

¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Oct 14, 1:00 pm

Manga Studio Software.

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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Oct 14, 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.

Nail Art Salon
Main Library
Wed, Oct 15, 2:00 pm

Learn how to create unique nail designs on your nails or a friend's nails. Our certified beauty technician will be on hand to help you create the latest in nail art. Use designs from books for inspiration! All materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Oct 16, 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.

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Learning Express - The New Version! And How Will It Help Me?
Main Library
Thu, Oct 16, 2:30 pm

Learning Express is an online database with skill-building exercises, test preparation materials, and practice exams. Our Business Librarian will show you how to use it to access practice tests for the new 2014 GED®, SAT®, FCAT, firefighter and postal worker exams, and many more. Also learn techniques using this database for job-searching, résumé-writing, interviewing, workplace skills and more. (90 min.)

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Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County Open House
Main Library
Thu, Oct 16, 5:00 pm

Celebrate 50 years of the Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County! Visit different exhibits to help with your genealogical research, then take a tour of the Genealogical Society’s library. Refreshments provided. (3 hr.)

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Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Oct 17, 2:00 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (111 min.) PG-13

Recorriendo a Hispanoamérica: Tuna Estudiantil de Okeeheelee Middle School (Musical Tour of Latin America: Tuna of Okeehelee Middle School)
Main Library
Sat, Oct 18, 2:00 pm

Sábado, 18 de octubre, 2:00 pm La Tuna Estudiantil de Okeehelee Middle School interpreta canciones favoritas de Latinoamérica, en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. The Tuna of Okeehelee Middle School performs favorite songs from Latin America in the traditional style of the Tuna. (60 min.)

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Estampas Bolivianas (Bolivian Vignettes)
Main Library
Sun, Oct 19, 2:00 pm

Domingo, 19 de octubre, 2:00 pm Centro Cultural Semilla Boliviana interpreta el baile tradicional de Bolivia, con trajes llamativos y música andina. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. Semilla Boliviana performs traditional Bolivian dance, with eye-catching costumes and Andean music. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Oct 21, 1:00 pm

Scanning Images.

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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Book Life Presents: "Gone Girl"
Main Library
Tue, Oct 21, 2:00 pm

This mystery thriller was the book that we could not put down, a wild ride of a page turner! Let’s get together to talk about all the chilling twists, startling revelations and non-stop surprises. Who did you believe, suspect, sympathize with, and despise? Chatting about it could be almost as fun as reading it! Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. (60 min.)

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Craft Night: Origami Tulips
Main Library
Tue, Oct 21, 6:00 pm

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

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English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Oct 21, 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.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Oct 23, 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.

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 1:00 pm

How to Use a Microphone.

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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Si no puede asistir durante la fecha asignada; llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Club de Lectura en Español (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 6:30 pm

Venga para una conversación literaria entre amigos de la lectura. Para encontrar el libro de este mes, visite el Mostrador de Circulación en la Biblioteca Principal o llame al 561-233-2600. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 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.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Oct 30, 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.

Preregister.
1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Oct 30, 6:30 pm

¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Nov 15, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Children's Program
Pirate Day: Stories and Craft
Main Library
Tue, Sep 23, 4:00 pm

Ahoy! Join us for a special afternoon of fun that is all about pirates. Dress up is optional, but encouraged! Ages 4-10. (45 min.)

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Craft Mania
Main Library
Fri, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

What’s better than one craft? A whole bunch of them! Join us for a potpourri of many different kinds of crafts - all for you! Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Cuentame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Main Library
Sat, Sep 27, 2:30 pm

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase," Había una vez -- Once upon a time." All ages. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Oct 02, 3:00 pm

Michigan

We will continue our Road Trip across the United States with stops in two of our great states. Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Hispanic Heritage Crafts
Main Library
Fri, Oct 03, 3:30 pm

Join in the fun and celebrate Hispanic culture with crafts for Hispanic Heritage Month. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Spooky Crafts
Main Library
Fri, Oct 10, 3:30 pm

It’s that spooky time of year again, so don’t miss out on our holiday craft creations! Ages 3-7. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Oct 23, 3:00 pm

Wisconsin

We will continue our Road Trip across the United States with stops in two of our great states. Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Halloween Spooktacular
Main Library
Sat, Oct 25, 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family for our fun Halloween celebration. Wear your best costume or come as you are to enjoy the spooky fun! All ages. (60 min.)

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Silly Monster Stories and Crafts
Main Library
Sun, Oct 26, 2:00 pm

Just like Elmo and Grover, some monsters are actually very friendly. Join us for a spooky-free monster story time. Ages 2-8. (45 min.)

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Halloween Hullaballoo
Main Library
Fri, Oct 31, 10:00 am

It’s time for our annual Halloween parade! Dress up in your favorite costume and be part of our library parade. Then, join us for fun holiday crafts and pose for pictures with friends that you can take home and treasure forever. Ages 1-6. (60 min.)

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Teen Program
CreationStation: Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Sep 30, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the Creation Station allows teens 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 Creation Station can help with that! A Creation Station mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Tween Creations: Duct Tape Crafts
Main Library
Mon, Oct 06, 4:30 pm

No matter if you are new to creating with duct tape or if you are a duct tape master, this special craft time is for you! Ages 8-15. (45 min.)

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CreationStation: Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Oct 07, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the Creation Station allows teens 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 Creation Station can help with that! A Creation Station mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Jewelry Making For Teens
Main Library
Tue, Oct 14, 5:00 pm

Learn how to create some gorgeous jewelry. You will be proud to say “I made it myself!” Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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CreationStation: Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the Creation Station allows teens 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 Creation Station can help with that! A Creation Station mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)