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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
Water, Water Everyhere: Managing and Protecting South Florida's Water Resources
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm
The South Florida Water Management District is charged with providing regional flood protection and water supply and ecosystem restoration/conservation for 8.1 million people in a 16-county area. Laura Corry from the South Florida Water Management District will discuss the agency's projects and programs to fulfill this mission.
Preregister. (60 min.)
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 04, 2:30 pm
Lecture 1: Santorini - Impact of Volcanic Eruptions. Lecture 2: Mount Fuji - Sleeping Power. Lecture 3: Galapagos Rift - Wonders of Mid-Ocean Ridges.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Request for Quote/Proposal
Gardens Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 1:00 pm
The Small Business Development Center will explain the differences between the RFQ/RFP processes and how to become familiar with the structure of these documents. Learn how to prepare a winning bid response and how to market the firms presence to a variety of organizations on a state, local and federal level.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as your write about your life or any other topic of interest.
Preregister. (75 min.)
CreationStation and Flipster
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 11, 10:30 am
The CreationStation, located at the Main Library, offers many resources, equipment, computers and software to create music, videos, podcasts and much more. Learn how to read magazines online for free using your library card with Flipster.
Preregister. (60 min.)
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 11, 2:30 pm
Lecture 4: African Rift Valley - Cracks into the Earth. Lecture 5: Erta Ale - Compact Fury of Lava Lakes. Lecture 6: Burgess Shale - Rocks and the Keys to Life.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
Into the Woods ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
Preregister. PG
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads this discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Freegal: Downloadable Music
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 10:30 am
Learn more about our new service that lets you download music for free using your library card.
Preregister. (60 min.)
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 2:30 pm
Lecture 7: The Grand Canyon - Earth's Layers. Lecture 8: The Himalayas - Mountains at Earth's Roof. Lecture 9: The Ganges Delta - Earth's Fertile Lands.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
Preregister. (30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
Preregister. (30 min.)
Myrna Goldberger: Eleanor Roosevelt - Woman of the Century
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 2:30 pm
Myrna Goldberger will present her original one act play about Eleanor Roosevelt, who perennially tops the list of most admired first ladies. A tireless crusader for human rights, she joined the United Nations after her husband's death and worked to advance justice for all citizens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (60 min.)
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 2:30 pm
Lecture 10: The Amazon Basin - Lungs of the Planet. Lecture 11: Iguazu Falls - Thundering Waterfalls. Lecture 12: Mammoth Caves - Worlds Underground.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 10:30 am
Learn about our new service, hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow free movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Meet the Author: Bob Brink
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:30 pm
Author Bob Brink will be discussing his latest thriller, “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died.” This crime thriller follows the events surrounding the murder of a prominent Palm Beach citizen. A book signing will follow.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Children's Program
Fly Guy Party
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

Let's go on an adventure with Buzz and his friend Fly Guy. Make a terrific Fly Guy craft. Grades K-2. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
CANCELLED - Family Funcraftic: Chocolate
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm

Join us for fun activities and make chocolate pops as we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Here Comes a Fire Truck!
Gardens Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 10:30 am

Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue is bringing a fire truck to the library. Learn about the tools firefighters use and why a firefighter has to wear special gear. All ages.

Preregister. (45 min.)
The Magic of The Amazing Mr. A
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 3:00 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
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 3:00 pm

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.
Superhero Fun!
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jun 19, 3:30 pm

Come and use your superpowers to throw, leap and crawl your way through a series of superhero inspired activities created especially for the little ones. Ages 2-4. Limit 20.

Preregister. (45 min.)
LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Jun 20, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Can You Survive a Disaster?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 2:30 pm

If you love the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis, then come for a dangerously good book club. This month’s book is “I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.” Ages 7 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Simple Sumi-e Painting
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 3:00 pm

Learn the simplicity of oriental art called sumi-e. Paint a nature scene using simple strokes with black ink. Ages 5-9. Limit 15.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Superhero Surprise Scratch Art!
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 3:15 pm

Scratch your plain superhero art paper and watch it magically come alive with color. Ages 4 & up. Limit 20.

Preregister. (45 min.)