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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm, Wed, Nov 26 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 27 & Fri, Nov 28, for Thanksgiving. No materials are due on those days.
 
The Clarence E. Anthony Branch and Loula V. York Branch will open at 10:00 am, Thu, Dec 04.
 

Events & Programs for All Ages

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.
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E.g., 2014-11-27
Adult Program
Magic Gaming Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 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.)

Reader In-Transit Book Discussion Group
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 6:00 pm

Do you love books that allow you to explore different parts of the world? Then this discussion group is for you! Join Danielle to discuss the selected books and find yourself transported! This month the book is "Travels with Charley," by John Steinbeck. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Preregister.
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® - 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.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Preregister.
Decorative Doodling For Papercrafters
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Try out some papercrafting techniques to design your own stationery, personalize a scrapbook, decorate a journal, and more. Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Techniques to Manage Stress
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 10:00 am

Certified Meditation Teacher Joe Hamilton, with Hospice of Palm Beach County, will talk about stress reduction techniques to improve your health and general sense of well-being. (60 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Women’s Work and Thrift in the Jane Austen Era
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Dr. Susan Jones, Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University and co-author of “Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift,” will speak on the roles women played in the household in the time Jane Austen lived and how it relates to the characters in “Longbourn.” A book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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Magic Gaming Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 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.)

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.

The Great Courses® - 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.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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

Off Beat Book Club and Reader in-Transit book discussion group unite this month to discuss "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress," by Dai Sijie. Share your thoughts and enjoy the lively discussion. Limit 20. (90 min.) Preregister.

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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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Trivia Night @ Your Library!
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 6:00 pm

Teams, of up to six, will answer trivia questions and compete to win a prize. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 10:00 am

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

Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars and planets 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, 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
Jingle Bell Babies
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 9:30 am

Jingle along with rhymes, songs and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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C is for Cookie
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 10:30 am

Celebrate National Cookie Day with sweet stories and songs, and make a cute craft, too. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Jingle Bell Babies
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 11:00 am

Jingle along with rhymes, songs and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Jinglecise
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 11:00 am

Jingle 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. (45 min.)

My Favorite Books
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:00 am

Everyone has at least one favorite book. We'll share our most-loved books from our favorite authors and create a craft that’s sure to be adored. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Beginners Crochet Club
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Make new friends while you learn basic stitches and work on simple projects. Pick up a supply list. Ages 8-14. (60 min.)

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Hop
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:30 am

Twirl, slide, freeze dance and rock 'n' roll to ho-ho-holiday tunes. Ages 2-3. (30 min.)

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Crafternoon: Arm Knitting
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 4:00 pm

Learn this fun and funky way to knit a "gift-worthy" scarf using your arms! No knitting experience needed. Bring two skeins of super bulky yarn. Ages 8-16. (60 min.)

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Tween Gingerbread House Decorating
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Design and decorate a holiday gingerbread house built of sturdy graham crackers, royal icing, and colorful sweets. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Toddler Winter Wonderland
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 11:00 am

Music, stories, art and play with a winter theme. Ages 12-24 mos. (45 min.)

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Dora's Winter Fiesta
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 10:30 am

Celebrate winter with Dora the Explorer! We'll read a book, make a craft, enjoy a special treat, and more. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 28, 1:00 pm

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

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A Frozen Winter Wonderland
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

We’ll build a snowman, then find out what happens when you put him in summer, make snowflakes that would make Elsa proud, and more Frozen-inspired crafts. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Nearly New Year's
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 11:15 am

Join us for an early welcome to 2015! Make a party hat and noise makers to ring in a "Happy Noon Year!" We'll hear stories and dance as we wait to countdown to the noon "ball drop." Ages 3-10. (60 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Gingerbread House Decorating
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 6:00 pm

Make an edible house with a graham cracker base and choose the candies you want to use to decorate it. Be prepared to get sticky! Space is limited. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

It's a New Year! Vision Boards
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Do you have some resolutions for this New Year? Vision boards are a creative way of laying out your dreams so that you can focus on them, and ultimately realize your goals. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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