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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-06-24
E.g., 2015-06-24
Adult Program
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 26, 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.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Thrilling Quilling: May Flowers
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:15 pm
Dating from the Renaissance, quilling involves rolling, looping and curling strips of colored paper to make decorative designs. Join us as we learn basic techniques and create fancy scrolled flowers to adorn gift bags or greeting cards. Ages 17 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Book Discussion: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," by Cheryl Strayed
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 6:00 pm
Join us in a discussion of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about her 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (111 min.)
PG-13
Nail It!: DIY Nail Art
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:15 pm
Learn to make your own nail polish appliqué strips. They're an easy way to get a perfect manicure every time and make it easy to replicate patterns or pictures. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
The British Brass Band Tradition in America
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 06, 2:15 pm
Members of the Orchid City Brass Band, South Florida’s premier British-Style Brass Band, will guide a lively discussion of the all-brass band tradition in England and America, complete with musical examples, photos and videos, including a scene or two from the popular film “Brassed Off!”
Preregister. (60 min.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 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.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Identity Theft Basics
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jun 11, 10:00 am
Kevin Gilpin, Director of the National Crime Stop Program, will present tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of credit or debit card fraud.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Couponing 101: The Basics
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 13, 2:30 pm
Learn how to save money on grocery purchases, personal care items and household items using coupons. Websites and Facebook pages will be introduced to help you find coupons from your favorite stores.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Myrna Goldberger - Famous Floridians
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 15, 10:00 am
In this one-woman performance, Myrna Goldberger will discuss and review the lives of some of our most famous citizens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Art for Adults: Basic Drawing with Graphite
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 2:15 pm
Learn the essential importance of drawing in graphite to create classical realistic drawings. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister.
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 6:00 pm
Facebook: Update your timeline, “like” things, upload pictures, learn how to "friend" someone, and how to hide content from all but your closest connections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
The Craft of Writing: Mechanics of a Manuscript
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 20, 10:00 am
In the latest installment of this writer's workshop series, join members of the Royal Palm Beach Critique Group as they lead a discussion on tips for formatting your manuscript, creating a professional document, and identifying simple obstacles that can distract from transparent writing. Bring pen and paper, and anticipate opportunities for audience participation.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 20, 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.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 22, 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.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 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.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Unbroken ©Universal Pictures. (137 min.)
PG-13
Get Ready for Summer Reading and Relax!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 27, 2:30 pm
Learn to choose books from our library recommendation online resources. Bring your mobile device and use it to keep track of what you read, and get books from your favorite author or discover a new one. Also, discover our new digital magazine service.
(60 min.)
Create a Memory Page
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:15 pm
Create artful displays to commemorate special events and those you love as we guide you through the process of creating a memory page. Bring personal photos and your imagination, we will provide the rest.
Preregister. (90 min.)
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Pinterest: Pin pictures you like from the Internet, create collections, and follow other peoples "pins" and collections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Children's Program
Movie Magic
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm
Dolphin Tale 2 ©Warner Brothers. (107 min.)

Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up.

Preregister. PG
Look at What You Missed in Story Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 28, 3:30 pm

You weren't able to join us for Story Time this season? 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.)
Kids Wii U Gaming
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii games on our new Wii U! Ages 7-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Superheroes Cinema
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
"Despicable Me."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(119 min.)

Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” Ages 8 & up.

Preregister.
PG
The Magic of The Amazing Mr. A
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jun 10, 2:30 pm

It's a variety-style magic show you won't want to miss! With magic, comedy, ventriloquism and audience participation, Mr. A will leave you laughing. All ages. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Every Hero Has a Story: Shark Spectacular with Jurassic Parts
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jun 12, 10:30 am

Fascinated with sharks? See jaws and teeth from over two dozen sharks from around the world and touch a real shark jaw, shark skin and a fossil Megalodon shark tooth. Learn fun facts about sharks and why their conservation is so important. Each child will go home with a genuine fossil shark tooth! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 13, 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.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Superhero Bookmarks
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 15, 2:00 pm

Superheroes read just like we do, so why not design a special bookmark for your favorite superhero? Create bookmarks using superhero logos and images. Supplies provided. Ages 7-11.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Create Your Own Superhero Comic Book
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm

Make your superhero come to life in the pages of your very own comic book! You will be given a template to create an original comic. Learn how to develop a story, draw your own illustrations, and put it all together to take home. Supplies provided. Ages 7-11.

Preregister. (60 min.)
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 2:30 pm

Use our LEGO® 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.

Preregister. (45 min.)
DIY Superhero Cases
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jun 19, 2:00 pm

Make a purse, pencil holder, jewelry box or whatever you want to out of recycled VHS cases and superhero-related decorations. Supplies provided. Ages 10-17.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Pajamarama Story Time: Amazing Ladybugs!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 22, 6:30 pm

What’s that flying in the air? Is it a bird, a plane … no, it’s a ladybug! Listen to fun stories and sing silly songs about ladybugs. Make a fun craft to bring home, too! Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Superheroes Cinema
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
"The LEGO® Movie."
©‎Warner Bros.
(101 min.)

Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” Ages 8 & up.

Preregister.
PG
Heroes Among Us: Officer Luis Ledbetter and K-9 Bandit
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 2:00 pm

Meet Officer Ledbetter and his special partner, Bandit the Bloodhound. Learn how our community’s police officers and their working dogs are everyday heroes! All ages.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Superheroes Take Flight!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 3:30 pm

Create a superhero character and then watch them fly! Use common household materials to launch your superheroes into the air. Materials provided. Ages 9-14.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Ultimate Hero Craft Extravaganza
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 27, 10:30 am

Our Craft Closet will be cracked open again so that you can transform yourselves into the ULTIMATE HERO! Make a hat, cape, shield or whatever else you need to become any kind of hero you want to be. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Reading Heroes Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 29, 2:30 pm

Heroes, villains and Greek gods abound in the book "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," by Rick Riordan. Check out a copy of the book at preregistration. Participants will be eligible to win an "epic" prize at the book discussion. Snacks provided. Grades 4-6. Limited 12. (45 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 08.

Teen Program
Anime Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 06, 12:30 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky, and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff: Pizza & Movie
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 1:30 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy ©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Relax with your friends and watch one of our favorite movies! Indulge in some pizza, too! Don’t forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program “Unmask!” Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. PG-13
Unmask Your Own Superhero Comic Book
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 13, 2:30 pm
Want to follow in the footsteps of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jeff Smith and other famous graphic novelists? Make your superhero come to life in the pages of your very own comic book. You will be given a template to create an original comic. Learn how to develop a story, draw your own illustrations, and put it all together to take home. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 6:00 pm
Facebook: Update your timeline, “like” things, upload pictures, learn how to "friend" someone and how to hide content from all but your closest connections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Nail It: Superhero Nail Art for Teens
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 3:30 pm
Design and apply your very own superhero nail creations and impress your friends! Supplies provided. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (90 min.)
RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00 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.
Preregister. (45 min.)
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Pinterest: Pin pictures you like from the Internet, create collections, and follow other peoples "pins" and collections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)