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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Carrier Owl Gift Boxes
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:15 pm
Maybe you haven’t gone to Hogwarts, but you can still send your secret messages and gifts by carrier owl. Join us as we make gift boxes disguised as little owls. They’re so cute, you might just want to keep it for yourself. I think I’ll name mine Dewey! Supplies provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Have You Heard? Deaf & Hearing Resources
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 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, Jul 13, 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.
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Google Drive: Learn about cloud computing so that you have access to your documents no matter where you are.
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. 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.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Carrier Owl Postcards
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 10:00 am
A source of creativity and relaxation, adults everywhere are rediscovering coloring. Join us while we color and create carrier owl postcards for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Whoo knows, maybe some of your worries will just be carried away. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
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The Craft of Writing: Publishing Tips
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:00 am
Join members of the Royal Palm Beach Critique Group as they lead a discussion on tips for publishing, covering how to break into print, getting started as a freelance writer, and ways to approach agents and publishers. Bring pen and paper, and anticipate opportunities for audience participation.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Art for Adults: Basic Pastels
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:15 pm
Learn the basics of pastels and their many uses. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 25.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 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.)
Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 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 dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 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.)
Preregister.
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Have you missed any of our earlier sessions? Have any lingering questions about social media networks?
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. 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.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 6:00 pm
Join us for a spellbinding discussion of Susanna Clarke’s remarkable debut novel, "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell." This novel was recently adapted into a miniseries by BBC One. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
"Into the Storm." ©New Line Cinema. (89 min.)
PG-13
Children's Program
Screen-Free Family Board Game Mania!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
Come on in and play some old-time favorite board games and card games with your family and friends. Ages 5-11.
(60 min.)
Heroes Among Us: Ms. Robin and New Horizons Service Dogs
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Meet Ms. Robin and her furry dog friends from New Horizons Service Dogs. Learn how certain dogs are selected and trained to be very special helpers for some very special people. These dogs are everyday heroes! All ages.
(45 min.)
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 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.)
Florida Animal Superpowers
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 2:30 pm
Did you know that animals have superpowers? Find out what these special powers are and how these animals use them in a fun, interactive presentation by Jonathan Mayer of the Palm Beach County 4-H Club. We will also have some special guests visiting us from the Okeeheelee Nature Center to show us their superpowers! Grades 2-5.
(45 min.)
Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 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.)
Superheroes Cinema
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Big Hero 6."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(102 min.)
Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
PG
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
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.)
Preregister.
"Big Hero 6" Training Academy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
Find your inner hero! Create your own armor to wear, test your skills in our obstacle course and practice your aim in our target area. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
Pajamarama Story Time: It’s Cleanup Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 6:30 pm
Do you like to play in the mud? Does your mother always make you clean up? Well, we are going to make a mess and then clean up with fun stories and sing silly songs about dirt, mud, making a mess and getting clean. Make a fun craft to bring home, too! Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Dress to get messy! Siblings and stuffed animals are welcome. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
Diabolical Supervillain Science
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
Learn how your favorite or not-so favorite supervillains concoct their diabolical schemes. Find ways to defeat the goody two-shoes heroes while becoming the brilliant, but twisted supervillain! Dress to get messy. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 10:30 am
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
Reading Heroes Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Find out how sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher copes with such an unusual pet in the book "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," by Bruce Coville. Check out a copy of the book at the time of registration. Snacks provided. Grades 4-6. Limit 12.
(45 min.)
Superheroes Cinema
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Incredibles."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(115 min.)
Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
PG
Teen Program
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Google Drive: Learn about cloud computing so that you have access to your documents no matter where you are.
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. 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.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen T-Shirt Creations
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:30 pm
Cut, rip, braid, knot and fringe your way to a unique-looking fashion addition to your summer wardrobe. All you need to bring is your own T-shirt that you want to reinvent into a cool summer style. All other materials provided. Ages 12-17.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Wii U Gaming & Then Some...
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 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.
Anime Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 3:00 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.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Art for Teens
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Create three-dimensional art pieces from recycled books. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Have you missed any of our earlier sessions? Have any lingering questions about social media networks?
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. 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.
(60 min.)
Preregister.