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Acreage Branch
Sci-Fi Friday Films
Fri, Jul 25, 3:00 pm
©Summit Entertainment. (114 min.) PG-13

Classic science fiction novels come to life on the big screen.

Sci-Fi Fun Friday Film
Fri, Aug 01, 3:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (140 min.) PG

Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Aug 02, 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.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Tue, Aug 05, 10:00 am

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Tue, Aug 19, 10:00 am

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Thu, Aug 28, 6:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Fri, Aug 01, 2:00 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Book-A-Librarian
Thu, Aug 07, 2:00 pm

Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need - a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic.

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Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Learn how to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience is not necessary. (90 min.)

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Book-A-Librarian
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need - a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic.

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Weekend Matinee
Sat, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
©Dreamworks Pictures. (105 min.) PG-13

Movie Matinee
Sat, Aug 09, 2:00 pm
©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (100 min.) PG-13

Movie Matinee
Sat, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (112 min.) PG-13

Gardens Branch
Great Courses­­­® - Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music
Thu, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
5. Alma and Vienna. 6. Family Life and Symphony No. 5.

A biographical and musical study of Mahler, who was both a composer and the greatest opera conductor of his time. The lectures include more than a dozen excerpts from Mahler's symphonies and other works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Great Courses­­­® - Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
7. Symphony No. 6, and Das Lied von der Erde. 8. Das Lied, Final Symphonies, and the End.

A biographical and musical study of Mahler, who was both a composer and the greatest opera conductor of his time. The lectures include more than a dozen excerpts from Mahler's symphonies and other works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Aug 05, 10:30 am

Call to book time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (60 min.)

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Creative Writing for Beginners
Tue, Aug 12, 1:30 pm

Unleash your creativity and have fun as you write about your life or any other topic of interest. (75 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Aug 13, 2:30 pm

Call to book time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (60 min.)

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Socrates Café
Wed, Aug 20, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman, of the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 21, 10:30 am

Call to book time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (60 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 24, 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. (60 min.)

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Book Discussion
Thu, Jul 24, 10:30 am

Stop by the branch for a copy of the book. (60 min.)

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Hooked on Crochet
Mon, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals or work on current projects. For all skill levels. Bring a crochet hook and yarn. (90 min.)

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The Art & Science of Schmoozing: Using Strategic Networking to Build Relationships
Wed, Jul 30, 1:00 pm

No matter what sort of organization you’re in or level within that organization, you have to know how to schmooze. Laurie Glover, a veteran corporate trainer and schmoozer, teaches you how to succeed in networking by defining your focus, developing an opening line or two, mixing and mingling, and how to follow up. Quick tips and techniques abound in this presentation. Soon, you’ll be hungering for networking events rather than avoiding them. You’ll be a schmoozer! (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Aug 04, 10:00 am

Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics. (60 min.)

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CANCELLED - New Movie @ Your Library
Mon, Aug 11, 2:15 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (117 min.) R

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Aug 12, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 14, 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.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Aug 18, 10:00 am

Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Aug 19, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

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How to Get Your Business Up and Running
Tue, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

Small Business Development Center Consultants Phil Scruton and Ted Kramer discusses how to set up your business properly in the US, Florida, Palm Beach County, the city of your choice, and most importantly, in your life. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 21, 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.)

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Letting Go of Stress
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

Maisie Ross, from the PBC Extension Service, shares various methods you can use to de-stress and improve your quality of life. (90 min.)

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Hooked on Crochet
Mon, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals or work on current projects. For all skill levels. Bring a crochet hook and yarn. (90 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Aug 26, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 28, 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.)

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Move Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile
Sat, Aug 30, 10:00 am

Jason Davis, from PBC employee training, will teach industry-best practices for creating your résumé. (2 hr.)

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Greenacres Branch
"New" Medicare Preventive Services
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm

Join representatives from SHINE for a free presentation about new Medicare preventive benefits under the Affordable Care Act. They will discuss the importance of preventive services, eligibility, covered services and costs. (90 min.)

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Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation)
Tue, Aug 05, 10:30 am

Join Tasha Carter, Director of the Division of Consumer Services under the Florida Department of Financial Services, for an informative workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers. The workshop will cover how to spot a scam, outsmart the scam artists, avoid identity theft, and much more! (90 min.)

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Introduction to Genealogy
Thu, Aug 07, 2:30 pm

Interested in researching your family history? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases, including our "Genealogy Research" website. (60 min.)

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The Great Courses®: A History of European Art
Mon, Aug 11, 2:30 pm

In this DVD series, we will look at Daumier and his lifelong use of lithographs to attack the intellectual community. Modern art it is said begins with Manet, the father of Impressionism. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 41: Realism-From Daumier to Courbet. Lecture 42: Manet and Monet-The Birth of Impressionism.

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Book & Film Discussion: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Thu, Aug 14, 1:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Ben Sherwood's novel about the bond between brothers that surmounted death. Return on 8/21 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Universal Pictures. (88 min.) PG-13

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Movie Matinee
Sat, Aug 16, 1:30 pm

Join us for a film in recognition of National Aviation Day on 8/19. ©Miramax. (170 min.) PG-13

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Wii Gaming Night for Adults
Mon, Aug 18, 6:00 pm

Strikes, spares and misses! Enjoy Wii bowling with your friends. (60 min.) Limit of 8.

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Paper Beading
Tue, Aug 19, 6:00 pm

Join in the fun with craft enthusiast, Lenora Sur, and make a bracelet by rolling paper into beads. Supplies provided. (90 min.) Limit of 10.

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Book & Film Discussion: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Thu, Aug 21, 1:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Ben Sherwood's novel about the bond between brothers that surmounted death. Return on 8/21 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Universal Pictures. (88 min.) PG-13

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De-Stress Today!
Wed, Aug 27, 2:30 pm

Join Maisie Ross, from the PBC Extension Service, as she shares various methods you can use to de-stress and improve your quality of life. (60 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Edible Book Contest
Sun, Jul 27, 3:00 pm

Show off your entry or support your neighbors, friends and family by coming out and voting for your favorite. Individuals or groups interested in entering the contest can pick up the guidelines and an entry form and return it by Jul 21. Entries limited to the first 15 to register. Prizes will be given for 1st ($35) and 2nd place ($15) in the form of Barnes & Noble gift cards. (60 min.)

Creative Lettering: Fonts & Styles
Mon, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

Add personality to any creative memory craft or journaling 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.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Jul 29, 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, Jul 29, 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, Jul 30, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

View & Discuss: "5 Broken Cameras"
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

©PBS. Nominated for an Oscar®, "5 Broken Cameras" is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. A discussion, moderated by Dr. Eric J. Hanne of Florida Atlantic University, will follow. This event is in collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning, nonfiction film series. Tickets available starting Jul 21. (2 hr.) Not rated.

Short, Short Film Festival
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Let your creativity show with a short, short film (up to 5 minutes). Open to ages 12 & up. Limited to first 15 entries. Five finalists will be selected to have their film shown at the festival. One winner will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card. Entry deadline 7/20/14. Pick up Entry Form, guidelines and Release Form at the Information Desk. Entries will not be accepted without an attached Entry Form and Release Form. For access to video editing software @ your library please contact the Serials Department at 561-233-2600 for details on using our new CreationStation, located at our Main Library in West Palm Beach. Details on the CreationStation can be found at: http://www.pbclibrary.org/creationstation. (60 min.)

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An Afternoon with The New Yorker Magazine
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 pm

Stacie Kiner will facilitate a discussion based on articles in recent issues of The New Yorker magazine. Participants may pick up a copy of the articles starting one week prior to the program. (90 min.)

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Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, Aug 04, 4:00 pm

Get together with storyteller Glad McLeod and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Aug 06, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Summer Chess Club
Wed, Aug 06, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Writers' Workshop
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop and offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Limit of 10. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Aug 20, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Summer Chess Club
Wed, Aug 20, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Career Transitions: What Is It & How Will It Organize My Job Search?
Thu, Aug 21, 2:30 pm

Business Librarian Susan Berger demonstrates how the online career guidance center can assist you through the job-searching process. Creating résumés and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation are included in this dynamic presentation. (90 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Aug 26, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Aug 27, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

A History of Libraries
Thu, Aug 28, 2:00 pm

Learn about the history of libraries from the ancient Library of Alexandria to today's digital libraries and makerspaces. The presentation will include videos and an interactive Q&A discussion. (60 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Intro to Computer Programming
Thu, Jul 24, 6:30 pm

Do you have an idea for the next great app or want to learn and understand the technology shaping your world? Learn what coding is and about the resources available online and at the library to help you get started. (60 min.)

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Up Close: A Microscopic Look at Insects
Sat, Jul 26, 2:00 pm

Photographer Colin Hutton will display and speak about his stunning macro photography of insects. This up close look at the world of insects will amaze you and show why we shouldn't fear them. (60 min.)

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TED Talks: Science
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

View talks from the world's most inspired thinkers, available at TED.com, on topics like new technology, health and the brain. (60 min.)

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El Sol's Sunshine Organic Community Garden
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Alyssa Wood of El Sol will speak about what community gardening is and how it is becoming more prevalent as well as the benefits they provide. Learn about the El Sol Sunshine Organic Community Garden in Jupiter and how you may get involved. (60 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
The American Novel Since 1945
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

View two lectures from the Yale Open Courses series on "Franny & Zooey," by J.D. Salinger, led by professor Amy Hungerford, and then stay for a short discussion of the book. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. Shown with permission. (2 hr.) Not rated.

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eBooks - One-on-one Assistance
Mon, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment with a librarian and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or compatible mobile device and your laptop computer. (30 min.)

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Job Help Center
Tue, Jul 29, 10:00 am

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

Main Library
Craft Night: Beaded Jewelry
Wed, Jul 23, 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be an expert to make spectacular beaded jewelry. Create something unique and gorgeous for yourself or as a special gift. (45 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research and Business Information, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

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Yoga @ Your Library!
Sat, Jul 26, 9:15 am

Join us for this four-week series of beginner's yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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Access to Your Public Records
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

What is a public record? How can I access public records in Palm Beach County? Learn more about Palm Beach County’s records and where you can find them from a representative of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 16, 23, 30 de julio, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research and Business Information, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Thu, Jul 31, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 10 y 31 de julio, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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Yoga @ Your Library!
Sat, Aug 02, 9:15 am

Join us for this four-week series of beginner's yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Aug 05, 1:00 pm
Using a Video Camera.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Creating a Butterfly Paradise
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Master Gardener Molly Sims, from the West Palm Beach Garden Club, will show you how easy it is to attract these colorful insects to your home garden. (60 min.)

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Small Business Financing in the Twilight Zone
Wed, Aug 06, 12:00 pm

Ted and Phil, from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), discuss the current state of small business financing … which is chaotic! The bad news: it’s harder to get money from certain sources. The good news: there are weird new opportunities to find money. Travel to the Twilight Zone of small business capital. Presented by Palm Beach State College’s Florida SBDC. (2 hr.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Wed, Aug 06, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Bids & Business
Thu, Aug 07, 2:00 pm

Carole Hart, Certified Business Analyst, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will discuss the following: a hands-on process for how to register your firm, an explanation of how the bid response process works, using PBC as an example, as well as a resource list for background reading and exploration of potential business opportunities by viewing other websites. (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Aug 07, 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.

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Power Tools for Women
Thu, Aug 07, 3:00 pm

Jackie Rule, Certified Business Analyst, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will discuss the following: the development of a capability statement, tips on scheduling a power lunch, practicing your elevator speech, recommendations of websites and textbooks for educational development, and a few other tips for success. Bring your business cards for a drawing! This presentation is geared toward a firm that is considered in the startup phase (1-2 years). (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Trivia Night @ your Library!
Thu, Aug 07, 6:00 pm

Teams will answer trivia questions and compete to win a prize. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Aug 12, 1:00 pm
How to Use a Microphone.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Meditation for Relaxation
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Counselor and meditation instructor Maya Malay will demonstrate easy to apply techniques which establish mental stability and emotional well-being. (60 min.)

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Government 101
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Jackie Rule, Certified Business Analyst, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will discuss the mechanics of government contracting. Whether it's a local government entity or federal, if you wish to develop a better understanding of the processes, join the PTAC group for this special workshop. You will learn the role of small business with regard to government contracting, how to develop a process to find bid opportunities, learn about the SBA's certification programs, and other pertinent information. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Aug 14, 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.

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Investment Databases: What are they? How can they help me?
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will show you how to use the library’s investment and financial databases to help you with your major monetary decisions. Library databases you will learn to access include Dun and Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database, Morningstar’s Investment Research Center and Valueline’s Research Hub. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Aug 19, 1:00 pm
Scanning Slides.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Finding Your Florida Doctor
Wed, Aug 20, 10:00 am

What are my doctors' credentials? How do I make a decision? Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) librarians share their expertise so you can make the right choice. (90 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Wed, Aug 20, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Aug 21, 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.

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Aug 26, 1:00 pm
Transferring VHS tapes to digital format.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Wed, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Thu, Aug 28, 1:00 pm

Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization with the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Aug 28, 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.

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Movies at Main
Fri, Aug 29, 2:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (112 min.) PG-13

Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Aug 30, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

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Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Thu, Jul 24, 1:30 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “Almost Single,” by Advaita Kala. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Writer's Critique Workshop
Tue, Aug 05, 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.)

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Job Search Resources Online
Mon, Aug 18, 12:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will demonstrate online resources that can assist job seekers with their employment search, including resume creation, finding job listings, and interview preparation. (90 min.)

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Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Mon, Aug 25, 12:30 pm

Learn how to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience not necessary. (90 Minutes). For health information call the Consumer Health Information Service at 561-233-2736

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Thu, Aug 28, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “A Beautiful Mind,” by Sylvia Nasar. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Book Discussion Movie
Fri, Aug 29, 10:30 am

You read the book, now see the movie! The 2002 winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar. ©Universal Pictures. (136 min.) PG-13

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Thu, Sep 25, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “The Namesake,” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thursday Movie Matinee
Thu, Jul 24, 2:15 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (125 min.) PG-13

Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 31, 10:30 am

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various dates and times available. (30 min.)

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Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of making soap at home with your microwave. Materials will be provided. (60 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various appointment dates and times available. (30 min.)

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Repurposeful Mod Podge
Wed, Aug 06, 2:15 pm

Breathe new life and style into your old things through the decorative application of Mod Podge. Bring an old vase, picture frame, flower pot or whatever you like and brighten it up with repurposed paper and Mod Podge glue provided. Ages 10-adult. (60 min.)

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The Great War: Book Discussion
Tue, Aug 12, 2:15 pm

As we commemorate the centenary of the First World War, learn about life in the trenches during a lively lecture and discussion of Siegfried Sassoon’s biographical novel, “Memoirs of an Infantry Officer.” Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Tue, Aug 19, 6:30 pm

Learn basic stitches and socialize while you work on projects. Ages 9-adult. (60 min.)

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Origami Flowers: Iris
Wed, Aug 20, 2:15 pm

Create a beautiful origami iris. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various appointment dates and times available. (30 min.)

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Thursday Movie Matinee
Thu, Aug 28, 2:15 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. Ages 13 and up. (106 min.) PG-13

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Wellington Branch
iPhone Photography Basics
Wed, Jul 23, 6:30 pm

Did you know? The iPhone is the most used camera in the world. In this demonstration learn to shoot, edit/process and share your photographs through native iPhone features as well as specialized Apps. Spend time with Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s instructor, Shane Sgrogi, and you’ll be well on your way to tapping, swiping and pinching like an iPro.

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Book Discussion and TED Talk: “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.”
Tue, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Watch the fascinating TED talk featuring the author Jill Bolte Taylor, brain research scientist, describing how she studied her own stroke as it happened. A lively discussion of both the video and book will follow. (90 min.)

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Writers’ Critique Workshop
Thu, Aug 07, 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, PBC. (2 hr.)

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Snacks, Smoothies and Salads: Recipe Exchange
Mon, Aug 11, 6:30 pm

Bring one or two of your favorite written recipes to share with the group on this summertime theme. Write your recipes on an index card, and bring a picture of your creation. Also, let us know which library cookbook currently inspires you. Come away with new recipes to try and new cookbooks to explore. (60 min.)

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West Boca Branch
Meryl Streep Film Festival
Thu, Jul 24, 1:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (123 min.) PG-13

View a variety of movies spanning the career of this movie icon. Streep has been nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and has won three times.

Meryl Streep Film Festival
Thu, Jul 31, 1:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (100 min.) PG-13

View a variety of movies spanning the career of this movie icon. Streep has been nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and has won three times.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in a 30-minute individualized session with a librarian. (2 hr.) Sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 07, 10:30 am

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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Social Networking: One-on-One
Tue, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and more in your own individual session with a librarian. Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an email account. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in your own individual session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in and your library card. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 14, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Aug 20, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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Social Networking: One-on-One
Wed, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and more in your own individual session with a librarian. Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an email account. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Aug 28, 1:30 pm

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in your own individual session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in and your library card. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

West Boynton Branch
The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Jul 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Focusing Your Attention. Lecture 6: Enhancing Your Memory.

This 12-DVD lecture series describes how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through electrochemical pathways. Enhance your brain function by following the steps highlighted in this documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Acid Reflux: Q & A With A Gastroenterologist
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Dr. Stephen Miller, Gastroenterologist from Bethesda Hospital, discusses this common illness and answers your questions. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One (Hands-on)
Wed, Jul 30, 9:00 am

Call for an appointment with a staff member to train you on borrowing the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet. (30 min.)

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: Exercising Your Working Memory. Lecture 8: Putting Your Senses to Work.

This 12-DVD lecture series describes how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through electrochemical pathways. Enhance your brain function by following the steps highlighted in this documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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What's on the Ballot: 2014
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Corinne Miller of the League of Women Voters explains three amendments of the Florida Constitution and the two amendments for Palm Beach County. (60 min.)

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eBooks: One on One
Wed, Aug 06, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Aug 07, 2:00 pm
Lecture 9: Enlisting Your Emotional Memory. Lecture 10: Practicing for Peak Performance.

This DVD lecture series provides fascinating insight on how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through its electrochemical pathways. Determine what steps you can take in your own life to enhance your brain function. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Summertime Book Discussion
Tue, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

Partake in this captivating and inspirational read "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry," by Gabrielle Zevin. Our staff member and engaging facilitator, Judy Kamiat, leads this discussion (60 min.)

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, Aug 12, 7:00 pm

The game's afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective. (75 min.)

eBooks: One on One
Wed, Aug 13, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Thu, Aug 14, 2:00 pm
Lecture 11: Taking Advantage of Technology. Lecture 12: Building Your Cognitive Reserve.

This DVD lecture series provides fascinating insight on how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through its electrochemical pathways. Determine what steps you can take in your own life to enhance your brain function. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Summer Crafts: Fabric Flowers
Tue, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

Transform fabric and felt pieces into beautiful flower pins. You don’t have to be an expert for this simple craft. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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Tertulia Literaria: "Radio Ciudad Perdida"
Tue, Aug 19, 6:30 pm

Martes, 19 de agosto (Literary Gathering: "Lost City Radio," program in Spanish) Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Radio ciudad perdida" de Daniel Alarcón. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)

eBooks: One on One
Wed, Aug 20, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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Thursday Movies at WBB
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (121 min.) R

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CANCELLED - Food As Medicine: Incorporating Healthier Foods Into Your Diet
Tue, Aug 26, 2:00 pm

Dr. Richard B. Raborn, M. D., from Bethesda Hospital, discusses this popular subject and answers your questions. (60 min.)

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eBooks: One on One
Wed, Aug 27, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Wed, Aug 27, 1:00 pm

Seeking alternative health solutions through natural medicine? Assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience not necessary. (90 min.)

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Technology Hang-Out
Thu, Aug 28, 2:30 pm

Do you have general computer questions about hardware or software? We may be able to help! Laptops are available and you may also bring your own. The theme for this program is "USB & Flash Drives." (60 min.)

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