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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-07-08
E.g., 2015-07-08
Adult Program
Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
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Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Otaku Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
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The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 10:00 am
Lecture 1: Young Man Lincoln. Lecture 2: Whig Meteor. Lecture 3: Lincoln, Law and Politics. Lecture 4: The Mind of Abraham Lincoln. Lecture 5: Lincoln and Slavery. Lecture 6: The Great Debates.
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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Oil Sketch Demonstration
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Award-winning artist Renée Plevy will demonstrate how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member. She will share personal anecdotes about the famous people she's painted and the New York arts scene.
(90 min.)
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Gamers Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 5:00 pm
Love to play Xbox and Wii games? Play against others in a friendly competition. Bring your favorite multiplayer game to play!
(90 min.)
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Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Zombie Summer Blast
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
Come take down zombies on the Xbox and in card games. Feel free to show up in zombie wear or survival gear!
(60 min.)
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Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:00 pm
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
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.
Preregister.
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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Children's Program
Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Alter Ego: Discover your story as a villain, create an alter ego, and enjoy some villainous activities.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 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 10, 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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Baby Build It
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 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 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Survival of the Fittest
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 3:30 pm
Every superhero needs a survival charm. Make a survival bracelet in honor of your favorite superhero! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Mad Scientist: Work on that evil laugh and come dressed to get messy while we explore our Mad Scientist side!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 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.)
Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 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.)
Preregister.
Recycle It!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Use your imagination to recycle stuff! We'll provide the stuff, you provide the creativity. Ages 6-9.
(90 min.)
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Action Scene
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 3:30 pm
Recreate your favorite action scene using magnetic pieces to soar through the air and jump from building to building. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Evil Genius: Want to take over the world? Come to this program and create something out of recyclables to take over the world!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 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.)
Preregister.
Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 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.)
Preregister.
Sunshine State Reader Round Table Book Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Read all those Sunshine State Reader books and have no one to talk to about how awesome (or terrible) they are? Come to this Book Club at the end of the summer to talk about what you've read. Grades 3-8.
(60 min.)
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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.)
Preregister.
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.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
Teen Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
Challenge other teens to chess! Test your skills in the game kings have played for centuries. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Anime Awesomeness and Manga Madness!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Love anime and manga? Join us for fun activities including watching anime episodes and making cool stuff. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
Preregister.