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E.g., 2014-04-24
E.g., 2014-04-24
Adult Program
DATE CHANGED -- MAY 5 -- If I Had His Voice, I’d Sing Just As Good
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

Join Theater Voices as they demonstrate through songs, scenes, and stories, how subtleties of feeling and thought are reflected in the Yiddish language, and how this in turn has enriched and enhanced the marvelously resilient English we use today. Tickets available, up to 2 per person, starting Apr 14. (60 min.)

Writers LIVE! Presents: Palm Beach Peril: The Birth of a Thriller with Andrew Gross & the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Panel
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Apr 25, 2:00 pm

Best-selling novelist Andrew Gross (“Criminal”) hosts a panel of debut thriller writers. Oline Cogdill, syndicated mystery fiction reviewer, moderates. A book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Apr 18, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2014.

"Holocaust Witness"
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 28, 2:00 pm

This docudrama follows the story of Halina Laster, a young Polish Jewish girl who was arrested by the Germans for helping smuggle food into a Ghetto and who spent five years in several concentration camps before being released. Videographer Fred Singer leads a discussion following this special film screening in honor of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance. Tickets available, up to 2 per person, starting Apr 21. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 29, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 29, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news, and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language required. (90 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn, and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

From Memory to History, Voices of the Holocaust
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 2:00 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 and learn how we can honor those who perished and serve those who survived. Co-sponsored by Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service. Tickets available starting Apr 21. (60 min.)

Meditation for Healthy Living
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 01, 2:00 pm

Join John Bednarik as he discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. He will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. Learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. (2 hr.)

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If I Had His Voice, I’d Sing Just As Good
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 05, 2:00 pm

Join Theater Voices as they demonstrate through songs, scenes and stories, how subtleties of feeling and thought are reflected in the Yiddish language, and how this in turn has enriched and enhanced the marvelously resilient English we use today. (60 min.) Tickets available starting Apr 14. Rescheduled from original date of Apr 24.

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

Get together with storyteller Glad McLeod and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 06, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Blood Pressure Screening & AED Training
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 06, 7:00 pm

PBC Fire Rescue paramedics and EMTs will provide free blood pressure checks and five-minute demonstrations on how to use an automated external defibrillator. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 07, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Chess Club for Adults
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 07, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Be Scam Smart
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 08, 10:00 am

Join Tasha Carter, Director of the Division of Consumer Services under the Florida Department of Financial Services, for an informative workshop for seniors, their families, and caregivers. The workshop is part of Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation) and will cover how to spot a scam, outsmart the scam artists, avoid identity theft, and much more! (90 min.)

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Book/Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 12, 2:00 pm

Join Stacie M. Kiner for the a book/film discussion of Ernest Hemingway's classic story. (3 hr.) ©Warner Home Video. (100 min.) Not rated.

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 13, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 14, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop, facilitated by Mr. Bernard Block, and offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Limit of 10. (90 min.)

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May is Mental Health Month: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Our U.S. Military Veterans
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Let’s honor and support those who serve us by learning about PTSD from Kenneth E. Dempsey, RN, RRT, Veterans Mental Health Re-engagement Coordinator, Lt Col USAF (Ret) of the West Palm Beach Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. (60 min.)

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Decorative Motifs: Stencilling & Stamping
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 15, 10:00 am

Embellish your artwork and creative projects with the visual art design techniques of stencilling and stamping. Paper crafting instructions and materials provided. Limit of 15. (90 min.)

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Famous Broadway Plays
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Join Seymour Goldstein for an interactive program featuring summaries and songs from well-known plays. Attendees may volunteer to become cast members as guests try to name the play. (60 min.) Tickets available starting May 05.

Medical Mondays: Heart Rhythm Abnormalities
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 19, 2:00 pm

Dr. Jonathan Rosman, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the topic and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 20, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 21, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Chess Club for Adults
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 21, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 27, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 28, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Children's Program
Finding & Using Fun Websites
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

The library offers many exciting online resources for children, but do you know how to use them? Join us as we surf some of the best websites for kids. Have fun and explore, then test your skills with a game or two. Prizes will be awarded!! Ages 8-11. (45 min.)

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

We'll be throwing a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. It'll be an exploration of Mexican culture with some stories, music, Mexican Hat Dancing, games and a fun craft. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Mother's Day Make & Take Crafts
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 06, 4:00 pm

Join us as we make some special gifts to give mom on her special day. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Makin' a Fuss Over Mommies
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, May 10, 10:00 am

Mommies are special people. So, let's do something just for her with stories, music, a game or two and a craft she'll love. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

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Adventures with Jack and Annie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, May 17, 2:00 pm

Mary Pope Osborne's birthday is worth an afternoon of fun, games and a craft based on the adventures of Jack and Annie, in their magic tree house. Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Decoupage Time
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

Kick back and take your mind off tests, etc. and craft along with us as we learn the art of decoupage, making beautiful decorative jars. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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