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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Hooked on Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 2:00 pm
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Writer's Workshop
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 04, 2:00 pm
Fiction writing workshop with Barbara Bixon. Make your story better and your character's vivid.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
Book Life Presents: Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and "Go Set a Watchmen"
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
While it is important to look back at Jim Crowism, hatred, lies and racism, it is even more important to view fear, whether the fear rises from ignorance, history, from a perspective of voice or silence. Atticus, of course, is the quintessential “voice.” Harper Lee may illustrate both sides as she spoke out in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and then rarely publicly spoke or wrote again. Her new novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” may add to the silence or open new voices; even her own. Join us for this lecture by Dr. John Childrey from Florida Atlantic University.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Book Life Presents: Through the Camera Lens
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion with artist whose photographs were selected into the “Art at the Airport” exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2. Featured photographers will show samples of their work, speak about what inspires them, and share some hints about the equipment and special techniques they use to create award-winning photographs.
(90 min.)
Book Discussion
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 11:00 am
Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 10:00 am
Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
New Movie
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"McFarland USA." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.)
PG
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
FUNdamentals of Contracting
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 10:30 am
Jackie Rule from the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College will be discussing the fundamentals of contracting. This session will cover the nuances of the Supplier Award Management (SAM) system and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). (60 min.) Preregister with the SBDC at 561-862-4726.
Medicare 101
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? Join SHINE for a free presentation that covers the five different parts of Medicare, how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan, and Open Enrollment updates.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Children's Program
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
Sing nursery rhymes and songs, read simple stories, have fun with puppets and movement activities that are just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Ronald McDonald Show
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 11:00 am
Ronald McDonald makes reading fun with a magic and juggling show featuring lots of audience participation and stressing the importance of reading. All ages.
(40 min.)
Preregister.
Fuse Bead Americana
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
Assemble patriotic keychains using fuse beads. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Coding for Kids
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 3:00 pm
Practice the basics of web design and discover the fundamentals of computer programming by learning HTML5 computer language. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Exciting Electrons
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 4:00 pm
This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Family Game Night
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 6:30 pm
Everyone plays in this fun night of board games. Snacks provided. All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Saturday Matinee
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 3:00 pm
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.) Enjoy an afternoon movie with the whole family. Popcorn and drinks provided. Ages 5 & up.
PG
Preregister.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am
Sing nursery rhymes and songs, read simple stories, have fun with puppets and movement activities that are just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Be a Friend, Be an Ally
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 11:00 am
Children and caregivers will explore the importance of using kind words and actions and practice skills to stand up for others. Presented by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Sewing for Tweens
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Sew a simple hands-on project with members of the American Sewing Guild. Supplies provided. Ages 9-12.
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
Crafternoon
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 4:00 pm
Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 4:00 pm
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
Madden 16 Showdown!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 01, 6:30 pm
Madden 16 was just released for PS3, and we’ve got it! Don’t miss the debut of this hot new game. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Movie Night
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 5:45 pm
"The Divergent Series Insurgent." ©Summit Entertainment. (119 min.) Popcorn and drinks provided. Grades 6 & up.
PG-13
Preregister.
Reading Buddies Training
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 5:00 pm
Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Pick up your application at the children's desk. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Bookend Bonanza
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Decorate bookend covers to display in the teen room. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Polymer Clay Day
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:00 pm
Mold and bake clay creations of your own. Grades 6 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.