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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2014-10-21
E.g., 2014-10-21
Adult Program
Start Your Own Business
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 2:00 pm

What is the next step to starting your own business? Learn what it takes and what resources and classes are available to help you. This two hour session will be presented by Ted Kramer, Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College. (2 hr.)

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Board Game Night
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 23, 6:00 pm

Enjoy classic games like Scrabble, or bring your own favorite game to share with others. (90 min.)

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Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Ukulele Jam Session
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

Ukulele jam session for all ages and all levels. Bring your ukulele to play and meet with other ukulele players, or just come to enjoy and listen. (90 min.)

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El Plan De Cuidado Accesible: perspectivas de un Navegador (The Affordable Care Act: A Navigator Perspective)
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 2:00 pm

Enterese de mas detalles del programa de la Ley De Cuidado Accesible (Obamacare), a traves de las expriencias de un Navegador, David Block. (60 min.)

Reader In-Transit Book Discussion Group
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 6:00 pm

Do you love books that help you explore the world? Then join Danielle and find yourself transported! The group will discuss "Half of a Yellow Sun," by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Call to make your reservation today! Limit 20. (90 min.)

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Off Beat Book Club
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 04, 2:00 pm

"Paper Towns," by John Green (Book to Art).

Discover books that you might not run across yourself in this new book discussion group. Meet once a month in the afternoon and share your thoughts on newer fiction titles with Diane. Some months will be "Book to Art," where you make a related piece of art and bring it in to display at the discussion. (90 min.) Limited to first 15 to register each month.

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Book to Art
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 04, 2:00 pm

Read the book, then make the art and come in to discuss both the book and art in our first Book to Art program. Visit the Book to Art website at http://booktoartclub.org/2013/12/01/paper-towns-by-john-green/ for inspiration on making art related to the book "Paper Towns," by John Green. Bring the art that you make related to the book to share at the book discussion. Limit 20. (90 min.)

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Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 04, 5:30 pm

Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Magic Gaming Night is intended to give adults a place to come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome ... bring your own decks! (2 hr.)

Book Life Presents: Author Visit - "High Seas Wranglers"
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 6:00 pm

Captain Terry Howard will regale us with tales of fishing adventures! Learn about the maritime industry in Florida, as well as life on the high seas. A book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 14, 2:00 pm

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. Please join Andraya Brennan, from Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, to learn about managing the increasingly complex and shifting landscape of health care for your recently diagnosed spouse, parent or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Gain insight and knowledge based on Ms. Brennan's experience as a health care administrator and community leader. (60 min.)

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Family History: Getting Started
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Nov 15, 10:00 am

Learn how to build on what you already know about your family and community. Discover the resources that are available to you to search for what you want to find out about your family history. Get started by organizing what you have, setting goals, and planning your search. Prepare to record what you do or don't find so that you can consider what will be your next step. (90 min.)

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Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 5:30 pm

Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Magic Gaming Night is intended to give adults a place to come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome ... bring your own decks! (2 hr.)

Disney Vacation Planning 101
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 6:00 pm

Join us for an exciting presentation on the ins and outs of planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, including what to eat, where to stay, and things to do. We will cover a variety of topics including: Disney on a budget, Disney with and without kids, and what to do when you feel like you've done it all. Q&A to follow, so come prepared with questions tailored to your own trip, if you'd like. (60 min.)

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The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 3:00 pm

Lecture 1: The Rationale for a Space Telescope.
Lecture 2: Comet Shoemaker - Levy 9 and Jupiter.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 21, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment with a librarian to learn how you can borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

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Paper Bead Bracelets
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

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. (90 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Boating Safety with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:00 pm

Join us as Chris Abernethy, Public Education Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, gives a talk on the importance of boating safety. (60 min.)

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Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:00 pm

Lecture 3: The Sagittarius Star Cloud.
Lecture 4: The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Lecture 5: The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise.
Lecture 6: The Crab Nebula - A Supernova's Aftermath.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Off Beat Book Club
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

"Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress," by Dai Singh.

Discover books that you might not run across yourself in this new book discussion group. Meet once a month in the afternoon and share your thoughts on newer fiction titles with Diane. Some months will be "Book to Art," where you make a related piece of art and bring it in to display at the discussion. (90 min.) Limited to first 15 to register each month.

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The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 3:00 pm

Lecture 7: The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe.
Lecture 8: Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 3:00 pm

Lecture 9: The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collision.
Lecture 10: Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 3:00 pm

Lecture 11: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Lecture 12: Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Children's Program
Homework Center
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 3:00 pm

Drop in to use our story time room as a quiet place to study, read or get help using the library's resources to complete homework assignments. Incentives will be given to those who spend at least 15 minutes reading. Grades K-5.

Pumpkin Patch Babies
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 11:30 am

Stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Costumes welcome. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Homework Center
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 3:00 pm

Drop in to use our story time room as a quiet place to study, read or get help using the library's resources to complete homework assignments. Incentives will be given to those who spend at least 15 minutes reading. Grades K-5.

Teenie Halloweenie
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 10:00 am

Join us for some not-so-scary books and music about this spooktacular holiday. We’ll make a treat bag and then trick or treat our way around the library! Ages 2-4. (30 min.)

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Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 11:30 am

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, a costume parade and a simple Halloween craft. Ages 12-24 mos. (45 min.)

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Trick or Treat Tales
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 3:30 pm

Come dressed in costume and join the fun with not-too-scary stories, songs and a clever Halloween craft. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Dinosaurs Forever
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 06, 3:30 pm

Which animals lived millions of years ago that everybody loves? That's right - dinosaurs! Come make a wonderful dino-craft and read some thrilling books. We'll also dance to some great dino-stomping songs. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Creative Writing
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 07, 3:30 pm

Do you keep a journal or like to write stories? Would you like to add a few more tools to make your writing more exciting? We'll experiment with interesting writing games and projects that are designed to add sparkle to your stories! Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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Families Reading Together 2014- Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp and Story
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 12, 3:30 pm

Patrick Ball, one of the world's premier Celtic harp players, offers an introduction to this rare, legendary instrument and shares tales of enchantment that come alive to delight the young and young-at-heart. A warm and magical performance! All ages. (45 min.)

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Beginner's Crochet Club
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 4:00 pm

Crochet club for beginners to learn basic stitches. Make new friends while you work on simple projects. Pick up a supply list. Ages 9-14. Limit 12. (60 min.)

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National Gaming Day
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Nov 15, 2:00 pm

Game on! Come and celebrate National Gaming Day at the library. We'll play some fun Wii games and a variety of exciting board games too. Do you accept this gaming challenge? Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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National Sloth Day
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 17, 3:30 pm

Celebrate this national holiday with stories and a craft about our favorite slow-moving mammal friend, the sloth. Then we'll have a race, where the goal is to run as slowly as you can! Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Best Friends Craft
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 4:00 pm

Bring your BFF and make gifts for each other. We'll have a variety of projects for you to choose from! Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Mustache Madness
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 4:15 pm

In honor of Movember, come learn about the art of “mustache bombing.” Create your own mustache, and then use it to photobomb anything and everything around the library, as we take pictures to display. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Butterball Babies
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 9:30 am

Rhymes, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies! Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Butterball Babies
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 11:30 am

Rhymes, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies! Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Families Reading Together: The Colorful World of Todd Parr
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 21, 11:00 am

Enjoy a special program featuring this year’s Families Reading Together title "Reading Makes You Feel Good," by author and illustrator Todd Parr. Hear more “feel good” stories and songs in English and Spanish and create a colorful craft. All ages. (45 min.)

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Creative Writing
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

Do you keep a journal or like to write stories? Would you like to add a few more tools to make your writing more exciting? We'll experiment with interesting writing games and projects that are designed to add sparkle to your stories! Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Block Party
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Nov 23, 1:00 pm

Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

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Gobble 'til You Wobble
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 11:30 am

Calling all little gobblers to trot on in for stories, songs and a simple turkey craft. Ages 12-24 mos. (30 min.)

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A Time for Giving Thanks
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 11:00 am

Enjoy Thanksgiving stories and songs and make a special craft for your holiday table. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Halloween Hulabaloo
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 5:30 pm

Play silly games, make haunted crafts, and eat creepy snacks. Come dressed in your Halloween best if you wish to participate in the costume contest. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Mockingjay Release Party
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 5:30 pm

In anticipation of the new Hunger Games movie, join your fellow teens and find out the answer every tribute wants to know – will the odds be ever in your favor? Come prepared to play games based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy. Ages 12-18. (60 min.)

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