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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Food and Mood Connection
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Is there a “food-mood” connection? Learn how the food you choose to eat affects your cognitive function and behavior. Presented by Ada Medina-Solórzano, Extension Agent from Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County/University of Florida.
(90 min.)
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Create a Terrarium
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Create a small terrarium with moss and pebbles, small plants and tiny objects and enjoy your miniature garden every day.
(90 min.)
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Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 9:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
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Turtles of the Loxahatchee River
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
Don't miss the visit by the Loxahatchee River District. Discover the different species of turtles that inhabit the Loxahatchee River, also known as “Turtle River.” Learn the differences between sea turtles and fresh water turtles. Guests will also have the opportunity for an encounter with “Freckles” our yellow-bellied slider. Ages 5 & up.
(90 min.)
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Financing Your Small Business
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Ted Kramer, Certified Business Consultant for Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will speak about the issues facing small and medium-sized businesses, and will discuss options to fund your business.
(2 hr.)
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Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 11:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
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Suicide Prevention: Saving Lives One Community at a Time
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Provides an overview of the prevalence and risk factors for depression and suicide, dispels popular myths, and highlights the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's suicide prevention research and education programs. It includes practical advice for those who know someone who may be contemplating suicide.
(60 min.)
Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 9:00 am
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
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Color Your Way to Calmness
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Discover why adult coloring books are taking off in a big way. Spend quiet time coloring designs copied from a wide variety of coloring books on to a wide variety of paper. Colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
(90 min.)
Classical Fencing and Dueling
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Get a front row seat to witness a recreation of a duel in this lecture and demonstration about the origins of fencing, from the Spanish rapier (the earliest known civilian weapon) to its descendants: the smallsword, foil, épée and sabre. The lecture will be given by Mr. Kim Moser who has studied classical fencing since 1989 and has experience with a wide variety of weapons.
(90 min.)
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Halloween Costume Swap
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 12:00 pm
First annual Jupiter Library Halloween costume swap! Donate a clean and gently used Halloween costume and receive a token. Then, come back on the swap day in October to exchange your token for a new-to-you costume! Costumes cannot be returned, and only entire costumes will receive tokens. Call the branch for more guidelines.
(4 hr.)
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Children's Program
Excuse Me, There's a Bird on Your Head!
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 3:30 pm
Join us for silly stories about unusual things that decided to perch atop someone's head and stay for awhile. And, of course, make a silly craft for the top of your own noggin. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
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Children's Chess Club
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 11:00 am
Learn the fundamentals of chess. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Ages 7-12.
(2 hr.)
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Exciting Electrons
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 3:30 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.)
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Everyone Is Special
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Learn how to say "hello" in several languages. Join in games, songs, dances and a craft that celebrates the uniqueness of everyone. This parent and child workshop is offered by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 3:15 pm
"The Muppet Treasure Island." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (99 min.) Ahoy, mateys! Join us for International Talk Like a Pirate Day and for a swashbuckling celebration with seaworthy crafts and games while we show the featured movie. Learn how to talk like a pirate and dance a jig or two. All ages.
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Something Fishy
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
We’ll read some fishy books, dance to some “reel” songs, and make a craft that will keep you hooked! Come and celebrate all things fishy. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Sep 20, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(90 min.)
American Girl Club: Meet Josefina
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 1:00 pm
If you love reading about the American Girls, our American Girl Club is for you! Join us for crafts, games or other activities inspired by the American Girls and the times in which they lived. Grades 1-5.
(60 min.)
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Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 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.)
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Wigglecise
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 3:30 pm
Wiggle your way to the library to listen to music and dance with us! Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, bells and more. Ages 3-6.
(30 min.)
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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 4:30 pm
Are you a fan of Gary Paulsen, author of "Hatchet" and the "Brian Saga?" He's also one of the most challenged authors of the 21st century. In honor of Banned Books Week, we will be discussing "Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books." Sample some survival foods as we talk about what it would take to last alone in the wild. Ages 10-14.
(60 min.)
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Teen Program
Pencils, Paper and Pizza
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 4:30 pm
Coloring, doodling and eating pizza. What could be better? We will provide coloring book pages, colored pencils, crayons and pizza! Ages 10-14.
(45 min.)
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