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Election Time 2016: Know the Issues

Tue, Sept 13 - Thu, Oct 06, 2016 What do Palm Beach County’s proposed one-cent sales surtax, homestead tax exemptions, solar power and medical marijuana have in common?

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Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Oct, 2016. 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.) Preregister.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

What to Read Next. “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” - Jacob Portman.

Peculiar Recommendations by Miss Peregrine.

Banned Books Week

Sep 25 – Oct 1, 2016. Here in the United States, countless books are challenged each year. The American Library Association estimates that for every reported challenge, 4 or 5 challenges go undocumented. A major aspect of Banned Books Week is celebrating the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community leaders that have managed to maintain the availability of challenged books.

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What Would Beyoncé Read?

What to Read Next. Celebrate Queen Bey’s 35th B-Day by exploring these titles that will resonate with all those in the Beyhive.

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Zika Virus

Consumer Health Information Service. Zika outbreaks are currently happening in many countries. The Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes live in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States. People can also get Zika through unprotected sex, and it can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus.

Zika Virus Fact Sheet Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, & Protection for the Zika Virus Fight the Bite to Prevent the Spread Fight the Bite to Prevent the Spread in Español

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