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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Please join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) for an overview of Medicare as well as a description of Medicare Advantage Plans and what the plans offer above and beyond Original Medicare coverage.
(90 min.)
Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 6:45 pm
The Boca Raton Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:00 pm
"Hairspray."
©‎New Line Cinema.
(117 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG
Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Read "The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook, 2001-2015," by the editors of America's Test Kitchen. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 1:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:00 pm
"Burlesque."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(119 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG-13
Crafternoon: DIY Bookmarks
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Design and decorate a variety of unique bookmarks to use in all your favorite summer reads. (60 min.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 1:00 pm
"The Sound of Music Live."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(180 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
Not rated.
Trivia Contest!
West Boca Branch
Sun, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction books 2-3 months before publication! (60 min.)
Summer Reading Program Book Discussion: Graphic Novel Memoirs
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 10:30 am
Read one or more of the selected titles that focus on individuals overcoming childhood adversities to become the heroes of their own stories. Select from the books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 1:00 pm
"The Phantom of the Opera."
©‎Warner Bros.
(143 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG-13
Children's Program
Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 3:00 pm
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 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.
Young Artists
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Origami: We will have a brief discussion of the origins of the art of paper folding. A few step by step demonstrations give you a chance to create your own projects.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 10:30 am
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Animal Heroes
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
Our local environmental specialists from Daggerwing Nature Center will bring some local wildlife and discuss how these creatures benefit the environment and the role that they play in keeping the ecosystem healthy and balanced. All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Show off your building skills by using our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Monday Matinee
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
"Big Hero 6." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Get out of the heat and enjoy this action-packed animated comedy adventure. Ages 4 & up.
PG
Young Artists
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Painting: We’ll take a look at some famous artists and their painting and then paint some masterpieces ourselves.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
¡Diversión en las vacaciones de verano! (Story Time, in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 23 de julio, 3:30 pm
Por medio de historias y juegos, nos transportaremos a la playa y al fondo del mar. Además, haremos una divertida manualidad. Edades 3 en adelante.
(45 min.)
Young Artists
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Tissue Paper Creations: We’ll start with a brief discussion of the art of stained glass then we’ll explore transparency and color by making beautiful tissue paper creations.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Teen Program
Discover Watercolors
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
Let your creative talents shine as we experiment with watercolor paints using different papers, salt, crayons and other fun techniques to create cool effects and beautiful art. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Duct Tape Pillows
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Make a small decorative pillow in the shape of a heart or other simple shape to decorate your room or to give as a gift. Grades 6-12.
(90 min.)
Preregister.