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Banned Books Week

Sep 21 - 27, 2014. We recognize this most basic of freedoms in a democratic society – the freedom to read freely – and encourage everyone not to take this freedom for granted. During this week we are reminded that while not every book is intended for every reader, each of us has the right to decide for ourselves what to read, listen to or view.

Celebrate The Freedom to Read!

International Day of Peace

Sep 21, 2014. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.

Read these Peaceful Books

Book Life Presents: What Makes You “You”?
at the Main Library

Mon, Sep 22, 6:30 pm. Do you know that almost every cell in your body (more than five trillion cells!) has a complete set of instructions on how to make you? Join scientists from Scripps Research in a fun evening of discovery for the whole family. Isolate your own DNA (just like researchers do in the lab) and learn what DNA has to do with the ground-breaking science taking place in Palm Beach County. All ages; parents must accompany children. Limit 50. (90 min.) Preregister.

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Sep 2014. A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. - Andrew Carnegie. A library card is the most important school supply. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school.

Get Your Kid Excited About Reading

National Courtesy Month

Sep 2014. A warm smile and a kind gesture can brighten even the gloomiest of days. Simple courtesy isn’t a thing of the past, but it’s based on forming the correct habits and repeating them daily. With National Courtesy Month, take the opportunity to form those important habits yourself, or with your children

Mind Your Manners with These Books Encourage Your Kids to Stay Courteous

2014 McDonald's Reading Challenge:
Ronald McDonald Show

Through Thu, Sep 25, 2014. Reading is its own reward, but Ronald McDonald makes it fun with a magic and juggling show featuring lots of audience participation and stressing the importance of reading. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

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Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL!?

2014 Season. Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. - Vince Lombardi. Nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually. The National Football League has the highest average attendance of any sports league in the world; its championship game, the Super Bowl, ranks among the most-watched club sporting events in the world.

Score Big with these Great Reads Touchdown! Football Books for Kids

National Hurricane Season

Jun 01 - Nov 30, 2014. Hurricanes are an awesome force of nature, capable of causing tremendous damage. Over the last 20 years scientists have developed new tools and methods for forecasting and tracking these powerful storms, improving our ability to predict, prepare for, and protect against disaster.

Discover More About Hurricanes

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