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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-07-08
E.g., 2015-07-08
Adult Program
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.)
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Aging with Optimism - A Holistic Approach. Lecture 2: Getting and Staying Motivated.
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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Gems of Jazz
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:00 pm
Join Floyd Brown for this entertaining and educational program featuring blues, jazz and big band music. Relish and relive personal memories when listening to the music of artists of the past; share your experiences.
(2 hr.)
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: Self-Care Fundamentals. Lecture 4: Fitness Fundamentals - Choose Your Activity.
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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Internet Safety & Identity Theft
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Join Deputy Sheriff Shawn Mancino for a two-part presentation on Internet safety and identity theft. Internet safety is about keeping personal information secure on a home computer or mobile device. Identity Theft focuses on keeping personal information safe and what to do if your identity has been stolen.
(60 min.)
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Fitness beyond the Gym - Active Daily Living. Lecture 6: It’s Not Just Physical - Mindful 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Action Movie Matinee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
"The Expendables 3." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (126 min.)
PG-13
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: Motivation - Goals and Willpower. Lecture 8: Friends, Fitness and Social Support.
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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Children's Program
Planting Special
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Enjoy stories and bring your “green thumb” to plant seeds and create your own flower pot. Dress to get messy. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.)
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Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 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.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 10:30 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Little LEGO® Builders
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 10:30 am
Come with your friends and make a cool creation using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 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.)
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Read with Fireman Bob
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 11:30 am
Join our Fire Rescue Friend, Fireman Bob, as he reads exciting stories about fire rescue heroes. Ages 4-6.
(30 min.)
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Fire Safety Special
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 11:30 am
Stop, drop and roll. Listen to Fireman Bob Smallacombe from Palm Beach County Fire Station 23 tell how important it is to learn about fire safety. Afterward, see a real fire truck up close. All ages.
(45 min.)
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