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Acreage Branch
Adventure to Jurassic Park
Sat, Jun 06, 2:00 pm
Jurassic Park ©Universal Pictures. (127 min.) Adventure back to the original film that brought dinosaurs back from extinction. Enjoy snacks and a dinosaur-themed craft, too.
Preregister.
PG-13
Indiana Jones Mondays
Mon, Jun 08, 2:00 pm
"Raiders of the Lost Ark."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(115 min.)
Spend an afternoon revisiting the classic trilogy that created a timeless hero.
Preregister.
PG
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Jun 09, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Father's Day Special: Cinema & Craft Night
Wed, Jun 10, 6:30 pm
Liar Liar ©Universal Pictures. (87 min.) Make dad a homemade Father’s Day card while enjoying a ‘dad-centric’ movie. Materials provided.
Preregister.
PG-13
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Jun 13, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Indiana Jones Mondays
Mon, Jun 15, 2:00 pm
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(118 min.)
Spend an afternoon revisiting the classic trilogy that created a timeless hero.
Preregister.
PG
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Jun 16, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Life Hacking 101
Thu, Jun 18, 7:00 pm
Life hacks are small ways to make your life easier. Learn tips and tricks to help organize and simplify your life.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Board Game Day
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Mon, Jun 22, 7:00 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Wed, Jun 24, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box, or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Comic Book Club: "The Avengers" Edition
Thu, Jun 25, 7:00 pm
Meet fellow comic book fans to chat about your favorite heroes and villains. This month, the group will focus on all things related to "The Avengers." Enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Indiana Jones Mondays
Mon, Jun 29, 2:00 pm
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(127 min.)
Spend an afternoon revisiting the classic trilogy that created a timeless hero.
Preregister.
PG-13
Belle Glade Branch
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jun 02, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Jun 04, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Jun 11, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Jun 18, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Jun 25, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Jun 01, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(45 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Jun 03, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(45 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Jun 08, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(45 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Wed, Jun 10, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(45 min.)
Escape the Ordinary: Blind Date with a Book
Wed, Jun 10, 4:30 pm
Select and unveil from a selection of covered books. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Escape the Ordinary: Button Bowl
Mon, Jun 15, 12:00 pm
Learn how to make a decorative button bowl with buttons, a balloon and glue.
(2 hr.)
Escape the Ordinary: Movie Night
Wed, Jun 24, 4:00 pm
Last Holiday ©Paramount Pictures. (112 min.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PG-13
Gardens Branch
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Thu, Jun 04, 2:30 pm
Lecture 1: Santorini - Impact of Volcanic Eruptions. Lecture 2: Mount Fuji - Sleeping Power. Lecture 3: Galapagos Rift - Wonders of Mid-Ocean Ridges.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Request for Quote/Proposal
Mon, Jun 08, 1:00 pm
The Small Business Development Center will explain the differences between the RFQ/RFP processes and how to become familiar with the structure of these documents. Learn how to prepare a winning bid response and how to market the firms presence to a variety of organizations on a state, local and federal level.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Creative Writing for Beginners
Tue, Jun 09, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as your write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation and Flipster
Thu, Jun 11, 10:30 am
The CreationStation, located at the Main Library, offers many resources, equipment, computers and software to create music, videos, podcasts and much more. Learn how to read magazines online for free using your library card with Flipster.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Thu, Jun 11, 2:30 pm
Lecture 4: African Rift Valley - Cracks into the Earth. Lecture 5: Erta Ale - Compact Fury of Lava Lakes. Lecture 6: Burgess Shale - Rocks and the Keys to Life.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Sunday Cinema
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
Into the Woods ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
Preregister.
PG
Socrates Café
Wed, Jun 17, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads this discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Freegal: Downloadable Music
Thu, Jun 18, 10:30 am
Learn more about our new service that lets you download music for free using your library card.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Thu, Jun 18, 2:30 pm
Lecture 7: The Grand Canyon - Earth's Layers. Lecture 8: The Himalayas - Mountains at Earth's Roof. Lecture 9: The Ganges Delta - Earth's Fertile Lands.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Jun 24, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Myrna Goldberger: Eleanor Roosevelt - Woman of the Century
Wed, Jun 24, 2:30 pm
Myrna Goldberger will present her original one act play about Eleanor Roosevelt, who perennially tops the list of most admired first ladies. A tireless crusader for human rights, she joined the United Nations after her husband's death and worked to advance justice for all citizens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Jun 24, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses­­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Thu, Jun 25, 2:30 pm
Lecture 10: The Amazon Basin - Lungs of the Planet. Lecture 11: Iguazu Falls - Thundering Waterfalls. Lecture 12: Mammoth Caves - Worlds Underground.
This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks
Tue, Jun 30, 10:30 am
Learn about our new service, hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow free movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Meet the Author: Bob Brink
Tue, Jun 30, 2:30 pm
Author Bob Brink will be discussing his latest thriller, “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died.” This crime thriller follows the events surrounding the murder of a prominent Palm Beach citizen. A book signing will follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Jun 01, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Hooked on Crochet
Tue, Jun 02, 2:00 pm
For all skill levels. Bring a crochet hook.
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 03, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Jun 09, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 10, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jun 11, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Jun 15, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
New Movie
Mon, Jun 15, 2:00 pm
Theory of Everything ©Focus Features. (123 min.)
PG-13
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Jun 16, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Staying Safe Online & Protecting Your Identity
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Presented by Deputy Sheriff Shawn Mancino, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit. Learn how to protect yourself online in a twenty-first century world. Topics will include email scams, staying safe while shopping online, and tips for protecting your identity.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 17, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jun 18, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Book Discussion
Fri, Jun 19, 11:00 am
We will be discussing "Half of a Yellow Sun," by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Pick up a copy of the book at the information desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Meet the Author: Bob Brink
Mon, Jun 22, 2:00 pm
Author Bob Brink will be discussing his latest thriller, “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died.” This crime thriller follows the events surrounding the murder of a prominent Palm Beach citizen. A book signing will follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Jun 23, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Super Foods
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Super foods may help reduce the risk of certain diseases and may increase overall health. We will discuss several foods that can provide additional health benefits to you if you consume them regularly along with a variety of other foods. Presented by Ada Medina-Solorzano of the Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County/University of Florida.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 24, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jun 25, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Immigration 101
Sat, May 30, 2:30 pm
Get your naturalization questions answered by a representative from USCIS (United States Custom and Immigration Service).
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 02, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Meet the Author: Bob Brink
Thu, Jun 04, 2:30 pm
Author Bob Brink will be discussing his latest thriller, “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died.” This crime thriller follows the events surrounding the murder of a prominent Palm Beach citizen. A book signing will follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Mon, Jun 08, 2:30 pm
This DVD series explores the concept that meditation can offer deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning, emotional and physical health as well as general well-being. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 11: Consuming - Watching What You Eat. Lecture 12: Driving - Staying Awake at the Wheel.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 09, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Jun 11, 1:30 pm
Discuss Edsel's book recounting the incredible true story of how stolen works of art were recovered from behind enemy lines during WWII. Return on 6/25 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
In recognition of the liberation of Europe during WWII in June 1944, join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Robert Edsel's book, "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Theives, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History."
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Art for Adults: Basic Drawing with Charcoal
Mon, Jun 15, 5:30 pm
Learn the essential importance of drawing in charcoal to create classical realistic drawings. One-on-one instruction will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Limit 25. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 16, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Movie Matinee
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00 pm
Swing Kids ©Walt Disney Pictures. (112 min.) To acknowledge the birth month of Anne Frank.
Preregister.
PG-13
Medicare 101
Mon, Jun 22, 6:00 pm
Join Serving the Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly (SHINE) for an overview and discussion of all Medicare plan options and benefits.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 23, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Genealogy: An Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition
Tue, Jun 23, 6:00 pm
Find census records, military records and learn how to create a family tree with a demonstration of the popular Ancestry Library Edition database.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Jun 25, 1:30 pm
"The Monuments Men."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(118 min.)
Watch the film adaptation of Edsel's book followed by a brief discussion.
In recognition of the liberation of Europe during WWII in June 1944, join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Robert Edsel's book, "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Theives, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History."
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
PG-13
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 30, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sites of the World's Cultures
Mon, Jun 01, 10:00 am
"Venice: The Insatiable City-State."
Watch this acclaimed series filmed on location at the world's most important cultural sites.
(60 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, Jun 01, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jun 02, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jun 02, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Jun 03, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Sites of the World's Cultures
Mon, Jun 08, 10:00 am
"Machu Picchu and the Legacy of the Incas."
Watch this acclaimed series filmed on location at the world's most important cultural sites.
(60 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Period Pieces in Film
Mon, Jun 08, 2:00 pm
Eilzabeth ©Universal Pictures. (120 min.) View and discuss this British-made historical drama, depicting the rise of young Elizabeth Tudor to Queen of England, a reign of intrigue and betrayals.
(3 hr.)
R
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jun 09, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Jun 10, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jun 10, 4:00 pm
Session 3.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Sites of the World's Cultures
Mon, Jun 15, 10:00 am
"Lhasa and the Spirit of Tibet."
Watch this acclaimed series filmed on location at the world's most important cultural sites.
(60 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jun 16, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Jun 17, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jun 17, 4:00 pm
Session 4.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "The End of the Affair," by Graham Greene. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 01.
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Thu, Jun 18, 3:00 pm
This DVD lecture series delivers highly visual and instructional lessons in which you’ll learn about and build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals. Filmed on location at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus in Napa Valley, California. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 6: Frying—Dry-Heat Cooking with Fat. Lecture 11: The Stir-Fry Dance—Dry-Heat Cooking with Fat.
(2 hr.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
25 of the Best 100 Books of 2014
Mon, Jun 22, 10:00 am
Join Stacie Kiner as she discusses 25 of National Public Radio's (NPR) best 100 Books of 2014.
(60 min.)
Creative Lettering: Fonts & Styles
Mon, Jun 22, 2:00 pm
Add personality to any creative memory craft or journal page through handwritten lettering, from addressing and penning letters to writing names on gift tags and place cards. Supplies provided. Limit of 15. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 01.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jun 23, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Jun 24, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Indie Author: Judy Pokras
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
This local author will discuss her raw recipe book, "The Little Book of Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes," and her experimental novel, "Artist Girl's Cambridge Days," which features some of her drawings. A question and answer period as well as a book signing will follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Jun 30, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Session 5.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Writers' Workshop
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Session 6.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Jupiter Branch
Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Tue, Jun 09, 5:30 pm
Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? 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® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
Fri, Jun 12, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Into the Mind of a Chef. Lecture 2: Launching the Day.
Learn how to cook or improve your skills and palate with this six lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over three weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
Fri, Jun 19, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: One Fresh Thing. Lecture 4: Evolution of a Quick Dish.
Learn how to cook or improve your skills and palate with this six lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over three weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Naturalization 101
Sat, Jun 20, 3:00 pm
Don Jarrell from the US Citizenship & Immigration Services will present an overview of the eligibility requirements for becoming a United States citizen. Learn the steps to file an application for naturalization and have your questions answered. Informational and study materials will be provided.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Amigurumi: Little Penguin
Wed, Jun 24, 5:30 pm
Join Celeste and Stacey to learn how to create amigurumi. In Japanese, ami means knit or crochet and nuigurumi is stuffed doll. You should have some experience with single crochet stitch. Supplies provided. Bring a size G or F crochet hook if you have one. Ages 12 and up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Meet the Author: Fedora Horowitz
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Fedora Horowitz talks about her historical saga, "Jaffa Beach," the story of forbidden love set in the volatile context of the founding of the State of Israel and the accompanying rise of Palestinian longing for a homeland. Book signing to follow.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
Fri, Jun 26, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: What Makes a Meal? Lecture 6: A Chef Entertains.
Learn how to cook or improve your skills and palate with this six lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over three weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Fifty Shades of Book Reading: Series Three
Sat, Jun 27, 3:00 pm
Get out of the sun and into the shade … Fifty Shades of Book Reading that is! We offer five delightful shades (genres) of reading suggestions for these long summer days at the beach or for cooling out under the shade. Join us at the West Boca Branch on June 9 and at the Jupiter Branch on June 27.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Fireworks Safety
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Join Palm Beach County firefighter-paramedic Bob Smallacombe as he discusses the legal issues around fireworks use and also the safety factor of using your own fireworks.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month Book Festival
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm
In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month join host Bito David, from the School District of PBC Department of Communications and Community Engagement, for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Featured authors include Dr. Gerard Ferere, Dr. Diane Allerdyce, Bito David, Dr. Margaret Armand, Margaret Papillon, Jessica Fievre and others.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® American Revolution
Wed, Jun 03, 10:00 am
Lecture 1: The Imperial Crisis, 1763-1773. Lecture 2: The Ancient Constitution. Lecture 3: "A Soldier What's Fit for a Soldier." Lecture 4: "How the British Regulars Fired and Fled." Lecture 5: Standoff in Boston, 1775. Lecture 6: Bunker Hill.
The superheroes of American history are featured in this DVD lecture series. Why did 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 03, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Balance Class
Thu, Jun 04, 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. You will 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.
Family Chess Tournament
Sat, Jun 06, 1:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of a family chess tournament. Chess sets provided. All ages.
(3 hr.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Jun 09, 10:00 am
Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device and a librarian will show you how to borrow the library's eBooks. Call to schedule an appointment.
(30 min.)
The Great Courses® American Revolution
Wed, Jun 10, 10:00 am
Lecture 7: The King, the Conqueror and the Coward. Lecture 8: Conquering Canada, Reconquering Boston. Lecture 9: Common Sense. Lecture 10: An Army Falls in Brooklyn. Lecture 11: "A Glorious Issue." Lecture 12: Joy in Princeton.
The superheroes of American history are featured in this DVD lecture series. Why did 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Balance Class
Wed, Jun 10, 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. You will 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.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 10, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Job Help Center
Tue, Jun 16, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Credit Confidence
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
ClearPoint Credit Counseling will explain how credit can affect your financial life and identify strategies to help you reduce debt and manage your credit over the long term.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Otaku Club
Tue, Jun 16, 4:00 pm
Do you enjoy gaming, watching anime, reading manga or graphic novels, cosplay, or playing role playing card games? Join us in planning future programs for your age group. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 18 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® American Revolution
Wed, Jun 17, 10:00 am
Lecture 13: "Congress Are Not a Fit Body." Lecture 14: "America Is Not Subdued." Lecture 15: "A Day Famous in the Annals of America." Lecture 16: "Not Yet the Air of Soldiers." Lecture 17: With Washington at Valley Forge. Lecture 18: The Widening War.
The superheroes of American history are featured in this DVD lecture series. Why did 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Balance Class
Wed, Jun 17, 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. You will 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.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 17, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device and a librarian will show you how to borrow the library's eBooks. Call to schedule an appointment.
(30 min.)
Medicare 101
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE will cover the five different parts of Medicare and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® American Revolution
Wed, Jun 24, 10:00 am
Lecture 19: The French Menace. Lecture 20: Vain Hopes in the Carolinas. Lecture 21: "The Americans Fought Like Demons." Lecture 22: The Reward of Loyalty. Lecture 23: A Sword for General Washington. Lecture 24: "It Is All Over."
The superheroes of American history are featured in this DVD lecture series. Why did 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army and with no navy to speak of, believe they could defeat the most powerful nation? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Chess Club
Wed, Jun 24, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies?
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Jun 24, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Balance Class
Thu, Jun 25, 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. You will 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.
Fireworks Safety
Mon, Jun 29, 2:00 pm
Join us as Fire Safety Specialist Jeff Heinz talks about being safe around fireworks. Let's be safe this 4th! All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Job Help Center
Tue, Jun 30, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Loula V. York Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 01, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 08, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 15, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
Adult Book Discussion
Sat, Jun 20, 11:00 am
"The Pleasure Trap," by Niobia Bryant.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 22, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 29, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
Main Library
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Jun 02, 1:00 pm
Start a YouTube vlog.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Tue, Jun 02, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 02, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Financing Your Small Business
Wed, Jun 03, 2:00 pm
Ted Kramer, Certified Business Consultant for Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will speak about the issues facing small and medium-sized businesses, and will discuss options to fund your business. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
DemographicsNow
Thu, Jun 04, 2:30 pm
Our Business Librarian will show you how to access DemographicsNow, an online database which provides provides access to demographic reports on any geography – or compare multiple geographies – for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more. DemographicsNow available from home or office with a library card!
(60 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Jun 09, 1:00 pm
Recording audio with Audacity.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Responding to Government Solicitations
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Jackie Rule, Regional Program Manager Government Contracting at PBSC, will discuss searching for opportunities on the FBO.gov site, as well as providing an overview of the sections in a proposal. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 09, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Sunday Domino Club
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Domingo, 14 de junio, 2:00 pm ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Jun 16, 1:00 pm
Using a drawing tablet.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 16, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Movies at Main
Fri, Jun 19, 2:00 pm
The Judge ©Warner Bros. (142 min.)
R
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Jun 23, 1:00 pm
Creating iMovie trailers.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 23, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Tue, Jun 23, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Martes, 23 y 30 de junio, 7:15 pm ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, Jun 23, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Speak with a Specialist
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Tue, Jun 30, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Tue, Jun 30, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Martes, 23 y 30 de junio, 7:15 pm ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Tue, Jun 30, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 01, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Writer’s Critique Workshop
Tue, Jun 02, 5:30 pm
Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by library staff.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 08, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Family Movie Time
Thu, Jun 11, 1:00 pm
The Hundred Foot Journey ©Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.)
Preregister.
PG
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 15, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Published in 1960, "To Kill a Mockingbird" was immediately successful and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It has become a classic of modern American literature. Return on 6/23 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
Participate in a lively book and film discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 22, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book & Film Discussion
Tue, Jun 23, 1:30 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(129 min.)
See the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Harper Lee's book.
Participate in a lively book and film discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.
Preregister.
Not rated.
Fireworks Safety
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays, however they are potentially unsafe in the hands of consumers causing thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. Learn simple tips to enjoy fireworks safely!
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 29, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Nail It!: DIY Nail Art
Sat, May 30, 2:15 pm
Learn to make your own nail polish appliqué strips. They're an easy way to get a perfect manicure every time and make it easy to replicate patterns or pictures. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The British Brass Band Tradition in America
Sat, Jun 06, 2:15 pm
Members of the Orchid City Brass Band, South Florida’s premier British-Style Brass Band, will guide a lively discussion of the all-brass band tradition in England and America, complete with musical examples, photos and videos, including a scene or two from the popular film “Brassed Off!”
(60 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Mon, Jun 08, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Identity Theft Basics
Thu, Jun 11, 10:00 am
Kevin Gilpin, Director of the National Crime Stop Program, will present tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of credit or debit card fraud.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Couponing 101: The Basics
Sat, Jun 13, 2:30 pm
Learn how to save money on grocery purchases, personal care items and household items using coupons. Websites and Facebook pages will be introduced to help you find coupons from your favorite stores.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Myrna Goldberger - Famous Floridians
Mon, Jun 15, 10:00 am
In this one-woman performance, Myrna Goldberger will discuss and review the lives of some of our most famous citizens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Art for Adults: Basic Drawing with Graphite
Tue, Jun 16, 2:15 pm
Learn the essential importance of drawing in graphite to create classical realistic drawings. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister.
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Tue, Jun 16, 6:00 pm
Facebook: Update your timeline, “like” things, upload pictures, learn how to "friend" someone, and how to hide content from all but your closest connections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Craft of Writing: Mechanics of a Manuscript
Sat, Jun 20, 10:00 am
In the latest installment of this writer's workshop series, join members of the Royal Palm Beach Critique Group as they lead a discussion on tips for formatting your manuscript, creating a professional document, and identifying simple obstacles that can distract from transparent writing. Bring pen and paper, and anticipate opportunities for audience participation.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Jun 22, 2:15 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Writer's Therapy
Tue, Jun 23, 5:30 pm
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Royal Feature Film
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Unbroken ©Universal Pictures. (137 min.)
PG-13
Get Ready for Summer Reading and Relax!
Sat, Jun 27, 2:30 pm
Learn to choose books from our library recommendation online resources. Bring your mobile device and use it to keep track of what you read, and get books from your favorite author or discover a new one. Also, discover our new digital magazine service.
(60 min.)
Create a Memory Page
Tue, Jun 30, 2:15 pm
Create artful displays to commemorate special events and those you love as we guide you through the process of creating a memory page. Bring personal photos and your imagination, we will provide the rest.
(90 min.) Preregister.
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Pinterest: Pin pictures you like from the Internet, create collections, and follow other peoples "pins" and collections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch
Fireworks Safety
Fri, Jun 19, 2:30 pm
Tequesta Fire Department will explain fireworks safety. Get a close look at a big fire engine, depending on truck availability.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch
CANCELLED - Writer’s Critique
Thu, Jun 04, 6:30 pm
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers' Association, Palm Beach County.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Chess Club for Adults
Mon, Jun 08, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Comic & Cartooning Workshop
Sat, Jun 13, 10:00 am
Join us for a cartooning workshop with nationally syndicated cartoonist, Carlos Castellanos, co-creator of the popular "Baldo" comic strip. Carlos will discuss how he started his career and will guide you in your drawing techniques and create your own graphic novel or comic strip ideas. Ages 12 & up. Limit 30.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Fireworks Safety
Tue, Jun 16, 3:30 pm
Prepare and equip your family with the best of fireworks safety in this winning presentation from our own Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Just in time for the 4th of July. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
General Nutrition: You Are What You Eat
Thu, Jun 18, 2:30 pm
Dr. Eric Pesetsky will discuss general healthy eating habits as well as information geared toward diabetic clients.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tin Can Caddies
Thu, Jun 18, 6:30 pm
Decorate tin cans with fabric, decorative napkins or washi tape. Finish with a sealer and a wire handle with a decorative charm for a finishing touch. Take home a delightfully, decorative group of tin can caddies to beautify your desk, craft space, or simply to adorn your summer patio. Supplies provided.
(90 min.) Preregister.
West Boca Branch
Tech Talk: Register for One-on-One Appointments
Mon, Jun 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own session with a techie/librarian. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 01, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 02, 10:30 am
Episode 8: The Deal with Jay. Episode 9: To Be Suspected.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 02, 10:30 am
Episode 8: The Deal with Jay. Episode 9: To Be Suspected.
“Serial,” a popular podcast from the creators of “This American Life,” depicts a nonfiction story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 04, 1:00 pm
""The Green Mile."."
©Warner Bros. (188 min.) R
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 04, 1:00 pm
"The Green Mile."
©‎Warner Bros.
(188 min.)
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, perhaps the most likable star of his generation.
R
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 08, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 09, 10:30 am
Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Offense. Episode 11: Rumors.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 09, 10:30 am
Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Offense. Episode 11: Rumors.
“Serial,” a popular podcast from the creators of “This American Life,” depicts a nonfiction story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
50 Shades of Reading
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Hear descriptions about five "shades" (or genres) of reading from the recommendation experts of the West Boca and Jupiter Branch libraries. Genres to be announced. Visit our Facebook page event for more information.
(90 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
Wed, Jun 10, 1:00 pm
Play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Lean In Circle
Wed, Jun 10, 6:45 pm
A Lean In Circle is a group of women who share and learn together about leadership. For women in particular, having the support of others can make a real difference. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
Genealogy: Where Did You Come From?
Sat, Jun 13, 2:00 pm
Ever wondered about your family's history, but not sure where to start your research? This lecture introduces you to one of America's most popular hobbies by exploring the library's genealogy databases.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 15, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 16, 10:30 am
Episode 12: What We Know.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
Tue, Jun 16, 10:30 am
Episode 12: What We Know. (The final discussion.)
“Serial,” a popular podcast from the creators of “This American Life,” depicts a nonfiction story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Cooking the Books
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Read "Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook," by Kristen Miglore, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Tech Talk: Cloud Computing 101 (Lecture)
Wed, Jun 17, 2:00 pm
Heard about the cloud, but not quite sure what that means or where it is? Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient it can be.
(60 min.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 18, 1:00 pm
""Captain Phillips."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (135 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 18, 1:00 pm
"Captain Phillips."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(135 min.)
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, perhaps the most likable star of his generation.
PG-13
Presidents in Florida
Sat, Jun 20, 2:00 pm
The 2016 Presidential campaign is already underway and Florida may have two major candidates this year. Florida Historian Dr. Jim Clark will discuss the history of presidential politics in Florida, and will take your questions. A book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 22, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Pre-Pub Book Club
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and nonfiction books 2-3 months before publication! 
(60 min.)
How to Read Graphic Novels
Wed, Jun 24, 11:00 am
Interested in graphic novels, but don't know where to start? This lecture introduces you to the art of reading graphic novels, the history of the genre, and some titles to get you started.
(60 min.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 25, 1:00 pm
"Saving Mr. Banks."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(125 min.)
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, perhaps the most likable star of his generation.
PG-13
Tom Hanks Film Festival
Thu, Jun 25, 1:00 pm
""Saving Mr. Banks."."
©Walt Disney Pictures. (125 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Trivia Contest!
Sun, Jun 28, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, Jun 29, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Crafternoon: The Art of Decorative Doodling
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Practice creating intricate patterns and doodles perfect for decorating papercrafts and scrapbooks.
(60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 03, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 03, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Thu, Jun 04, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Popcorn and a Movie
Mon, Jun 08, 1:30 pm
Into the Woods ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.)
Preregister.
PG
Belly Dancing All Levels
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor, takes you on a four-week series of belly dance lessons. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 10, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 10, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Jun 11, 2:00 pm
Discuss Laura Hillenbrand's book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption." Return on 6/15 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
Participate in an inspiring book discussion and film viewing of an incredibly resilient man, Louie Zamperini, who lived through a series of catastrophes and persevered during WWII.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Interesting and Tragic Life of Mark Twain
Fri, Jun 12, 2:00 pm
Dr. Matt Klauza, a professor at Palm Beach State College, will talk about the interesting life of Mark Twain. His name is synonymous with innocence and nostalgia, with painting fences and Mississippi River rafts, with Princes, Paupers, and Connecticut Yankees. However, much more lies behind the man in the white suit, including a darker side.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Musical Performance
Sun, Jun 14, 2:30 pm
From folk tunes to movie themes, the Clarion Handbell Ensemble presents a variety of songs and styles for your listening pleasure.
(45 min.)
Book & Film Discussion
Mon, Jun 15, 1:00 pm
"Unbroken."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(137 min.)
Watch the film adaptation of Hillenbrand's book followed by a brief discussion. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Library.
Participate in an inspiring book discussion and film viewing of an incredibly resilient man, Louie Zamperini, who lived through a series of catastrophes and persevered during WWII.
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Belly Dancing All Levels
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor, takes you on a four-week series of belly dance lessons. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Old Gringo")
Tue, Jun 16, 6:30 pm
Martes, 16 de junio, 6:30 pm Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Gringo Viejo" de Carlos Fuentes. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 17, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 17, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Navigating the Medicare prescription drug plans can be confusing. Desirae Carter, a specialist from SHINE, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, helps clarify prescription drug benefits, summarize eligibility and enrollment, and discusses how to choose a Medicare drug plan.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Presidents in Florida
Fri, Jun 19, 3:30 pm
The 2016 Presidential campaign is already underway and Florida may have two major candidates this year. Florida Historian Dr. Jim Clark will discuss the history of presidential politics in Florida, and will take your questions. A book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Belly Dancing All Levels
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor, takes you on a four-week series of belly dance lessons. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Landlord and Tenant Rights
Tue, Jun 23, 6:30 pm
Palm Beach County Bar Association informs you about the residential landlord/tenant relationship including the drafting of the lease, the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant, the Florida statutes concerning the residential landlord/tenant relationship, and court procedures in a landlord/tenant lawsuit.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 24, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Jun 24, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Crafternoon: Paper Mosaics
Thu, Jun 25, 2:30 pm
Create a mosaic using a variety of beautiful scrapbook paper. Make a flower pattern, a “crazy quilt”, or an image of your own design. Materials provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Belly Dancing All Levels
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor, takes you on a four-week series of belly dance lessons. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle.
(60 min.) Preregister.