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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2014-11-25
E.g., 2014-11-25
Adult Program
Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:30 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 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.)

Book/Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (133 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book/film discussion of the book "Playing the Enemy," by John Carlin and the film adaptation. (3 hr.) PG-13

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 4:00 pm

Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie 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, Dec 02, 3:30 pm

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

LIVE from 92Y: Global Muckracking 100 Years of Journalism From Around the World
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 8:15 pm

Join us for a live simulcast screening of this discussion from the 92Y in New York City. Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, talks to Anya Schiffrin, editor of “Global Muckracking,” about a wide range of global issues from economics to journalism to politics. Tickets available, two per person, beginning Nov 24. This program is generously sponsored by Joshua and Harriet Berks Kalin. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 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.)

Game On
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 1:30 pm

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Latin American Film Festival: Part 2
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 5:30 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (148 min.) Join us for part two of our Latin American Film Festival. This Mexican/Spanish film was nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Foreign Film and the Best Actor categories. Subtitled in English. (3 hr.) R

Book Life Presents: Art Deco of Havana
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Sharon Koskoff, President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches and author of “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches,” will lecture and show slides from her presentation at the World Congress on Art Deco. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Meet the Author: Ellen Brazer
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

The author of "Clouds across The Sun" and "Hearts of Fire," for which she received the Myrtle Wreath award from Hadassah, will speak about her latest book of Jewish historical fiction, "And So It Was Written." Tickets available, two per person, beginning Dec 01. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie 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, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

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

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 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.)

The Noteables
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

This popular dance band will play hit songs from the 40s to today. Tickets available, two per person, starting Dec 01. (60 min.)

Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop. Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Learning to Live With Hearing Loss
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Oscar Segal, president of the Hearing Loss Association of America, South Palm Beach County Chapter, gives helpful tips and answers questions addressing this common problem. (60 min.)

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Practical Mindfulness
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Class consist of lecture, question and answer period, and a period of meditation. (60 min.)

Medical Mondays: Staying Heart Healthy During the Holidays
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Dr. Gustavo Cardenas, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Paper Bead Bracelets
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am

Bring a ruler and a pair of scissors and learn how to turn old magazines and wrapping paper into fun paper bead jewelry. Other supplies provided. Preregistation begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie 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, Dec 16, 3:30 pm

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

Navigating the Car Buying Process
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 7:00 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.)

Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 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.)

Game On
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 1:30 pm

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Crafty Beading: Napkin Rings
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Why buy napkin rings when you can make your own personalized set? Get in the holiday spirit and create rustic hemp napkin rings embellished with glass beads, perfect for that next get-together with family and friends. Supplies provided. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie 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, Dec 23, 3:30 pm

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

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 24, 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.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie 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, Dec 30, 3:30 pm

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

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 31, 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.)

Children's Program
Snowman Decorating Contest: December 1 - December 15
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 9:00 am

Show off your creative skills with our Snowman Decorating Contest. Starting Dec 01, pick up your snowman template in the Children's Department and decorate it as much or as little as you like. Then bring it back to the library by Dec 15 where all snowmen will be on display until the "Snowed In" Story time on Dec 20, at 2:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the story time. Ages 3-12.

Family Fun Night: Cookie Decorating
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 6:00 pm

Get ready for the holidays by joining us to make festive cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. We will also provide hot cocoa to enjoy with your cookie creations. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Book & Boogie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 11:00 am

We will wiggle, jump, hop and read a story or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 3-5. (30 min.)

Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

Build Something that Belongs on a Farm.

Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Snow Much Fun
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:00 am

Join us for a special snow-themed story time. We’ll learn about keeping warm in the snow and even make a pair of mittens. It will be snow much fun! Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Holiday Make & Take Crafts
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:00 am

Let's get our little fingers busy with making wonderful holiday crafts that we can take home for each of the three upcoming Winter Holidays! Ages 2-5. (60 min.)

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Morikami Park Elementary Sunshine Singers Concert
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 11:00 am

The Sunshine Singers, from Morikami Park Elementary, were invited to sing on the grand staircase in the Kravis Center Lobby! The students performed Broadway tunes before the opening night of Cinderella. These 35 talented singers will perform some of the same repertoire in addition to songs of the season at our branch. All ages. (40 min.)

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Ice Painting
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

We will bring a little ice to winter in Florida by making cool paintings with ice cubes and frozen paint. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Baby Book & Boogie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:00 am

Stretch, kick, clap and sing along with your child as we have a special music and movement story time just for babies. Ages 4-12 mos. (30 min.)

Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 4:00 pm

Build a Toy Factory.

Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Snowed In with a Holiday Movie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (100 min.) There may not be snow in Florida, but we can still celebrate the winter season. Dress in your coziest, family-friendly pajamas and join us for a movie and hot cocoa. All ages. G

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Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

Or how about an indoor snowball fight, or play pin the carrot nose on Olaf, or feed Sven the hungry reindeer? And, yes, there will be an edible kit to take with you to build your own snowman. Ages 5-8. (60 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Holiday Cookie Decorating
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 6:30 pm

Get ready for the holidays by joining us to make festive cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. We will also provide hot cocoa to enjoy with your cookie creations. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

Preregister.