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All libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 and will remain closed on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 for New Year's Day.
No materials are due on these days.
 

Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 2:00 pm

Learn how to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience is not necessary. (90 min.)

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Writers LIVE! Presents: Brad Taylor
Gardens Branch
Sun, Jan 11, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book “No Fortunate Son.” A book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Jan 05, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 1:30 pm

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

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Adult Book Discussion Series
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 2:00 pm

Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "Brooklyn", by Colm Tobin. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.)

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Adult Book Discussion Series
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 2:00 pm

Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "Brooklyn," by Colm Tobin. The prizewinning novel is about a young woman who emigrates from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn after WWII. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.)

Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Jan 18, 2:00 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) In Spanish with English subtitles. R

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Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 2:30 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 07, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2015.

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 6:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 07, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2015.

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

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

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Combating Human Trafficking - Legal Tools
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 2:30 pm

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Brandy Macaluso, from the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, will speak about governmental efforts to combat trafficking in persons through the passage of laws which create the legal framework to punish traffickers and support survivors. Our community's response to trafficking in our area will also be discussed. (60 min.)

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Sites of the World's Cultures
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 2:30 pm

A thousand years ago, Damascus was the cultural center of the world, where learned men and skilled craftsmen lived and worked. It is where Cain is said to have murdered Abel, and where Paul underwent his conversion to Christianity. Learn about Damascus as a world cultural site. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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Children's Program
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Gardens Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 10:30 am

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

Family Funcraftic: Straws
Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 03, 2:00 pm

We'll celebrate National Drinking Straw Day by making cool and clever crafts out of straws. All ages. Limit 25. (45 min.)

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Universal Letter Writing
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 3:30 pm

Write a special letter the old-fashioned way to someone you care about. Materials provided. Grades 2-5. (60 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jan 09, 3:30 pm

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

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Cheesy Popcorn
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Popcorn Day with stories, music and a craft. Cheesy popcorn snack provided. Ages 5-8. Limit 25. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 17, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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"Frozen" Singalong Karaoke
Gardens Branch
Mon, Jan 26, 3:30 pm

Sing along to your favorites from the movie "Frozen." Enjoy trivia, crafts and games too. Wear your costume if you want. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. Limit 30. (60 min.)

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National Puzzle and Game Day
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30 pm

Give your brain a workout and have a puzzling good time with crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and board games. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Teen Program
Game On!
Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Card games, Scrabble, Monopoly, other classic board games, along with Mario Cart and other Wii games are waiting for you at our afternoon of friendly competition and tasty snacks. Grades 6-12. Limit 20. (90 min.)

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Teen Matinee
Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

©20th Century Fox. (126 min.) Popcorn and other snacks provided. Grades 6-12. PG-13

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Game On!
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jan 02, 3:00 pm

Card games, Scrabble, Monopoly, other classic board games, along with Mario Cart and other Wii games are waiting for you at our afternoon of friendly competition and tasty snacks. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Recycled Teen Craft: Hugs & Kisses
Gardens Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 3:00 pm

Want to see what you can create using recycled materials? Next month is Valentine’s Day, get ahead of the game with this great gift idea to give to a friend, parent or that special someone in your life. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Frosted Notes
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 6:00 pm

Rave or trash the current book, graphic novel or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)