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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
French Flower Beading: Forget-me-nots
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:15 pm
These little, bright blue posies will not be easily forgotten when you create them through the craft technique of French flower beading. Bring your small needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:15 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
Art for Adults: Figure Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:15 pm
Figure Drawing, Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition. Develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal and various other media will be provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
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Have You Heard? Deaf & Hearing Resources
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Staff from the Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County will host an informative presentation on better hearing and provide individual hearing screenings. Through their partnership with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. they will distribute high-quality, specialized phones and accessories to qualifying, permanent Florida residents, with a certified hearing loss or speech impairment. Bring proof of residency to apply.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Adult Coloring: Meditative Mandala
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 2:15 pm
“Mandala” comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “circle”, and these intricate, circular designs are believed to represent perfection, wholeness and oneness, allowing us to mediate on the many circular relationships we experience in nature and life. Rediscover the creative and relaxing attributes of coloring while you meditate on and personalize your own individual mandala. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 2:15 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 5:30 pm
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.)
Art for Adults: Figure Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:15 pm
Figure Drawing, Part II. Prerequisite: Figure Drawing, Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition. Develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal and various other media will be provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Film Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
"The Hundred Foot Journey." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.)
(2.5 hr.) PG
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Children's Program
Kids Wii U Gaming & More …
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 10:30 am
Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Look at What You Missed in Story Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
Weren’t able to join us for Story Time this summer? Don’t worry, you can still make the crafts! Drop in and make any or all of the crafts we have from this past Story Time session. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
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Create Your Own Comic Book
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 10:30 am
Bring a story to life in the pages of your very own comic book! Learn how to develop a story, draw your own illustrations and finally, you will put it all together to take home. All supplies provided. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 10:30 am
Enjoy wiggling and shaking to music while using scarves, egg shakers and other instruments all in the name of reading readiness. Ages 2-6.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies Fall Session 2015 Registration
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 9:00 am
Do you need to practice reading? Reading Buddies is here to help! Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications for Fall Session 2015 can be picked up at the children's desk starting Mon, Aug 10. Fall Session 2015 meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Sep 09 through Oct 28. Grades K-5. First-come, first-served. Limit 12.
(45 min.)
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The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:30 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to make your own fantastic creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us the kind of builder you really are! Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
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Back to School Bingo!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Before you head back to school, play a game of bingo with your family and friends and win some cool prizes! Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Movie Magic
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
"Sky High ." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (100 min.) Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up.
PG
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Superhero Perler Bead Creations
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 3:30 pm
Create your favorite superhero mask or logo out of perler beads or design your own! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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STEM Power: Binary Code Necklaces
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 3:30 pm
It is never too early to learn coding and this is a great way to learn the basics! Create a necklace that represents your first name or your initials in binary code. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Baby Story Time Favorites
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 10:00 am
Join us for our favorite story time rhymes, books, bubbles and songs! Ages 0-23 mos.
(45 min.)
Sharpen those Pencils, School is Here!: Back to School Crafts
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 3:30 pm
Get in the mood for the new school year with crafts that are cool for school! Make personalized bookmarks, pencil cases, folders or notebooks that have your unique style and flare! Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
Teen Program
Teen Wii U Gaming & More
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 2:30 pm
Do you game? Wii game! Meet your friends for an afternoon of Wii gaming and classic board game fun. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen AnimeFest
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
Do you love anime, manga and cosplay? Dress up as your fave character, watch awesome shows, challenge your friends to trivia, and enjoy yummy snacks. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 3:00 pm
Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? A fashionista? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17.
(45 min.)
Preregister.