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Adult Program
From Memory to History, Voices of the Holocaust
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 2:30 pm

This multimedia presentation will stimulate thought and discussion as we observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join with your community as we hear from those affected by the Holocaust, learn how we can honor those who perished, and serve those who survived. Co-sponsored by Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service. (60 min.)

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Navigating the Car Buying Process
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 29, 2:30 pm

Need to buy or lease a car? A retired car dealer, with more than 30 years experience, will offer advice on how to purchase/lease a car. Learn how to become a savvy consumer and make the best choice for your needs. (90 min.)

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Poets of the Palm Beaches: Readings & Workshop
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 2:30 pm

Group members will read original poems. Guests can bring original poems to share. Learn creative techniques for writing poetry. (90 min.)

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Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 06, 1:30 pm

Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest. (75 min.)

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Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 07, 2:30 pm
1. The Rationale for a Space Telescope. 2. Comet Shoemaker - Levy 9 and Jupiter. 3. The Sagittarius Star Cloud.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, May 11, 2:00 pm

©Sony Picture Classics. (98 min.) PG-13

Bids and Business
Gardens Branch
Mon, May 12, 1:00 pm

Florida Small Business Development Center personnel will show attendees how to register their businesses and bid on government contracts. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author - Steve Sundberg
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 13, 2:30 pm

Steve Sundberg will discuss "Street Logic," his reality-based novel about chronic homelessness, drawn from his experiences as a member of a federally funded homeless outreach team in Boston. He teaches journal writing in educational programs, including addiction treatment centers, and has worked in the mental health field for more than 25 years. (60 min.)

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Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm
4. The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula. 5. The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise. 6. The Crab Nebula-A Supernova's Aftermath.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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May is Mental Health Month: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Our U.S. Military Veterans
Gardens Branch
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Let’s honor and support those who serve us by learning about PTSD from Jerry Troyer, LCSW, Mental Health Program Coordinator at the West Palm Beach Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and Vietnam Veteran. (60 min.)

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Marketing Your Firm After Certification
Gardens Branch
Mon, May 19, 1:00 pm

Small Business Development Center program attendees will learn how to determine suitable markets for their products and services, and will be given marketing tips to help their firms grow. (60 min.)

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Knit 1 - Purl 2
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm

Shirley Kent will help beginners with simple projects and advanced knitters with projects in progress. Pick up materials list at Information Desk. (90 min.)

Job Search Resources Online
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 20, 2:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will demonstrate online resources that can assist job seekers with their employment search, including resume creation, finding job listings and interview preparation. (90 min.)

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Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 21, 2:30 pm
7. The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe. 8. Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far. 9. The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collition.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 21, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads discussion groups for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.)

Great Courses ­­® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 28, 2:30 pm
10. Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens. 11. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field. 12. Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A Professor of Astronomy, who is also an observatory director, discusses light, telescopes and 10 images he selected for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Children's Program
Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Journalize!
Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 25, 4:15 pm

Create a "wild" journal using animal print felt and other grrreat accessories! Ages 8-12. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Rainbow Loom® Bracelets
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 4:15 pm

Calling all loom designers! Make colorful rubber band bracelets with or without a loom. Bring your loom if you have one or use ours. Grades 4 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 02, 3:00 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook & favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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It’s Mother’s Day!
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 07, 3:30 pm

Celebrate mom with stories and music, and make something special for her. Ages 3 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Congratulations Graduates!
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 09, 4:00 pm

Oh, the places you’ll go! Grads of all ages will celebrate with stories and songs. Bring photos and make a memorable 3-D cube frame for yourself or for your graduate. All ages. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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Dance Like a Chicken
Gardens Branch
Thu, May 22, 3:15 pm

There is no dance like a “Chicken Dance!” Don’t pass up this priceless opportunity to hear a cluck full of stories. Show off your silliest moves when we do the “Chicken Dance” and have fun making a “Squeakn’ Squawkn’ Chicken.” Ages 5-7. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 24, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of Lego bricks. Ages 4-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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Teen Program
Spa Day!
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 10, 11:00 am

Come pamper yourself with soothing facials, manicures and other relaxing treats for the senses! Ages 10 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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