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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-07-27
E.g., 2015-07-27
Adult Program
The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 10:00 am
Lecture 7: Lincoln and Liberty, Too. Lecture 8: The Uncertain President. Lecture 9: The Emancipation Moment. Lecture 10: Lincoln's Triumph. Lecture 11: The President's Sword. Lecture 12: The Dream of Lincoln.
What made Lincoln great? What was it about him that struck those who knew him? This course explores those questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies?
(90 min.)
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Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “On Immunity”
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 2:00 pm
James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Eula Biss’ “On Immunity.” Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
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Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:00 pm
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Do you need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help with that! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
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Otaku Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Ages 18 & up.
(90 min.)
Gamers Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 2:30 pm
Love to play Xbox and Wii games? Play against others in friendly competition. If you have a favorite multiplayer game, bring it to play! Or if you prefer card games like Magic: The Gathering or Yuh-Gi-Oh!, bring your cards to play against others! We welcome RPG players as well. Ages 18 & up.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 10:00 am
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Do you need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help with that! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
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Book Life Presents: Movie
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
"Ratatouille." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (111 min.) Dig into this delicious movie!
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Researching Your Family Tree Online
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
Do you know how to find your roots? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers.
(90 min.)
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Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies?
(90 min.)
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Movie Matinee
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
"The Theory of Everything." ©Focus Features. (123 min.)
PG-13
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Children's Program
Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
City Takeover: Come dressed as a villain and try to take over the city! Or at least the library in this villain-themed obstacle course.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.)
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Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Toddler Time!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler during the break between Story Times? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Coloring Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 3:00 pm
Love to color? Join us for an hour of coloring and relaxing. We will have some awesome coloring sheets for you to color. Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:00 pm
Bring your imagination and build something cool! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
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Chugga, Chugga, Chugga, Riding Down the Tracks
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 10:30 am
We're riding the train with great stories, music and a craft. For train lovers. Ages 2-4.
(60 min.)
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Move It!
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:30 pm
Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Jump rope, hula hoops, tag and more! Ages 4 & up.
(60 min.)
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Chess Club for Kids
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 3:30 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn? Or come to challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess Club meets weekly until school starts. Players of all levels are welcome. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Toddler Time!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler during the break between Story Times? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Munchkins
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 3:00 pm
Come play this role-playing card game with us. If you don't know how, we will teach you! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Yummy!
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 11:00 am
I love sweets! We'll read stories about delicious treats, dance to fun music, and then make a yummy papercraft. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
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Magnetize Superhero
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 4:30 pm
Turn your favorite superhero or villain into a marbleized magnet! Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Chess Club for Kids
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 3:30 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn? Or come to challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess Club meets weekly until school starts. Players of all levels are welcome. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Toddler Time!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler during the break between Story Times? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Super Food Power Up!
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 4:30 pm
Every superhero needs their super food. Help decorate cookies into superhero badges, then enjoy them with a glass of super serum (milk). Space is limited. Ages 5-11.
(60 min.)
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Baby Build-It
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 10:30 am
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills and have fun at the same time! We have Mega Bloks® as well as other materials, plus there will be a "jump through the bubbles" time at the end. Ages 1-3.
(45 min.)
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Teen Program
Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 02, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 09, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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Teen Chess
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 10, 3:00 pm
Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends to a game or two? Learn the game from other teens. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 16, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
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Teen Gaming
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 21, 4:00 pm
Enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your cards and play with others. Bring along your favorite E or T rated game to play. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
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Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 22, 10:30 am
Earn volunteer hours for school and help children in K-5th grade with their reading skills. A completed application and 3.0 GPA are required to join this fantastic program. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Wasteland Workshop
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
Come work on making your outfits more post-apocalyptic! Bring your own clothes and other materials will be supplied to weather them. Think of what kind of post-apocalyptic world you want to be set in, and get ready to get messy. Ages 16 & up.
(120 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Gaming
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 28, 4:00 pm
Enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your cards and play with others. Bring along your favorite E or T rated game to play. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Earn volunteer hours for school and help children in K-5th grade with their reading skills. A completed application and 3.0 GPA are required to join this fantastic program. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Anime/Manga Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
Join us for anime-related gaming, crafting and artwork. Watch anime episodes and discuss your favorite manga titles. Ages 12 & up.
(90 min.)
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Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 30, 2:30 pm
Love manga, comic books or art? Then come draw and craft with us! Age 11 & up.
(60 min.)
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