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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Art for Adults: Introduction to Still Life Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Part I.
Examine the elements of drawing actual objects, some found at the Library. Develop the fundamentals of perspective, shadowing, proportions, and balance. Graphite and various other media will be provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
CANCELLED - Have You Heard?: Deaf & Hearing Resources
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 11:00 am
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.)
Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 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.)
Preregister.
Homework Help: Online Database Instruction
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:30 pm
Parents, are you having trouble helping with your middle schooler's or high schooler's homework? Learn how our online resources can assist you with everything from math problems to English papers. Bring your teen along so you can learn together! Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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French Beaded Butterfly
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of the craft technique of French flower beading as we use seed beads and wire to create a timeless, radiant butterfly. Bring your small, needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.)
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Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided.
(2 hr.)
Art for Adults: Introduction to Still Life Drawing
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Part 2.
Examine the elements of drawing actual objects, some found at the Library. Develop the fundamentals of perspective, shadowing, proportions, and balance. Graphite and various other media will be provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
"Million Dollar Arm." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
PG
Traditional Dances of Bolivia
Bailes Tradicionales de Bolivia
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
sábado, 26 de septiembre
Semilla Boliviana presents their repertoire of traditional dances of Bolivia.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El Centro Cultural Semilla Boliviana presentará su repertorio de bailes tradicionales de Bolivia. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 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.)
Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, tablets or library technology? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Book Discussion: "In the Time of Butterflies"
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:15 pm
Julia Alvarez’s second book fictionalizes the lives of the four Mirabal sisters as they grow from girlhood into their roles as leading opponents of Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s despotic regime in the Dominican Republic of the late 50s and 60s. Pick up a copy of the book when you register at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Children's Program
Party with our Parachute!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 10:30 am
Ages 2-3.
Help your child develop social skills, spatial awareness as well as gross motor skills while engaging in physical activities that spark the imagination. Parent/caregiver participation is needed for maximum enjoyment and success of the program. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Party with our Parachute!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 10:30 am
Ages 4-6.
Help your child develop social skills, spatial awareness as well as gross motor skills while engaging in physical activities that spark the imagination. Parent/caregiver participation is needed for maximum enjoyment and success of the program. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Read a Book, Get a Dewey Buck!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
In honor of “Read a Book Day”, come in and read, read, read! For every 15 minutes you read, you will earn a Dewey Buck, which can be used towards lowering the fines on your library card. Don’t have fines on your library card? Redeem the “library money” for a prize! Ages 5-17.
(2 hr.)
RPB Crazy 8’s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 9:00 am
Is math dull and boring to your child? Join our new math club that will ignite your child’s math imagination! Once a week, children will be introduced to different math concepts in a fun, innovative and recreational approach. RPB Crazy 8’s Math Club® meets on Thursdays at 3:30 pm from Oct 01 - Nov 12. Parents/legal guardians participation is required to ensure maximum success and enjoyment of the program. Grades 3-5. First-come, first-served. Limit 12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Kids Wii U Gaming & More …
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 3:30 pm
Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
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Ms. Beth’s Signing Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 10:15 am
Join Beth Wagmeister from Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County, Inc. in an interactive learning experience that will enhance and expand your child’s communication skills with American Sign Language. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 3:30 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.)
Preregister.
Stories & Songs for You!
Cuentos y Canciones Para Ti
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 10:30 am
Mr. Parra Cebeira and the students of the John I. Leonard Community High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and the International Spanish Academy will be here to read stories and act them out in both Spanish and English. Make a related craft to remember the fun time you had at this bilingual experience. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
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Make a Hat Day
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 3:30 pm
Do you want to be a pirate? A samurai? A princess? Help us celebrate “Make a Hat Day” by designing your very own fun hat to dress up in. All supplies provided. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.)
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Duct Tape Crafternoon
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 3:30 pm
Use brightly patterned duct tape to make wallets, flowers, bangle bracelets and more. All supplies provided. Ages 7-11.
(45 min.)
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Beware …There Are Pirates in the Library!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Come dressed up as a pirate to celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day” and learn what pirates really mean when they call someone a lily-livered scallywag! Representatives from the Principality of Tortuga, a local volunteer organization, will be here in costumed garb to demonstrate a swashbuckling pirate sword fight, talk in pirate-speak, reveal pirate artifacts and sing a sea shanty or two. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Exciting Electrons
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 3:30 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.)
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Beautiful Beaded Garden Bugs
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 pm
Use different colored pipe cleaners and pretty beads to make intricate insects like butterflies, dragonflies and others that we see in our gardens. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.)
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Play With Clay
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 3:30 pm
Learn how to mold, sculpt and play with air dry clay. Use different stamps, tools and cookie cutters to make fun designs in your masterpiece. Check out some of our new books, too! Ages 5-11.
(45 min.)
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CRUSH IT! Crushed Soda Can Art
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Celebrate “Crush a Can Day” by recycling and making a cool craft from a crushed soda can. Ages 7-11.
(45 min.)
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Pajamarama Story Time: Who You Calling a Chicken?
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:30 pm
Listen to fun stories and sing silly songs about our fine-feathered friend, the chicken. Get your wings ready to flap and your tail feathers ready to shake for a night of clucking and strutting. Make a fun craft to bring home, too! Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
Teen Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Celebrate National Video Game Day with a Smash Bros. tournament. Eat snacks with your friends and win some cool prizes! Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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What Can the Library Do for You? Teen Database Help!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:30 pm
Need help with your homework? Stuck on a math problem? Need resources for a paper? Come find out how the library can help you with everything you need! Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Breaking the Code!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Are you interested in learning how to create websites or apps? Explore some popular websites to help get you started in the world of coding. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 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.