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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, Feb 15, for Presidents' Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

Adult Events at the Library

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Acreage Branch
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Thu, Feb 11, 12:00 pm

Understand your new health care benefits and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.

(2 hr.)
Board Game Day
Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Feb 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.)
Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Tue, Feb 16, 7:00 pm
Encounter numerous celestial wonders with a presentation and telescope viewing provided by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches.
(90 min.) Preregister.
The Coloring Club
Wed, Feb 17, 6:30 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book to work on. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Mon, Feb 22, 2:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Eating Disorders & Substance Use
Tue, Feb 23, 6:00 pm
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness will offer an in-depth discussion of eating disorders and the co-occurrence of substance use. The similarities and differences in the recovery process for both disorders will also be addressed.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Wed, Feb 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.
Black History Month: America’s Music - The Blues
Thu, Feb 25, 6:00 pm
©TrAGiK Entertainment. "America's Blues," a documentary by Patrick Branson and Aaron Pritchard, explores the impact that the Blues has had on our society, our culture, and the entertainment industry. View this award-winning documentary and enjoy a live instrumental performance by Joe Crisco and Michael Polulack. Shown with permission. Not rated.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Coloring Club
Wed, Jan 27, 6:30 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book to work on. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Thu, Jan 28, 6:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Belle Glade Branch
English Exchange
Thu, Feb 11, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions.
(2 hr.)
Gifts From the Heart: A Valentine Making Party
Sat, Feb 13, 10:30 am
Come use our supplies to create awesome valentines for your friends and family. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Feb 18, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions.
(2 hr.)
From Coverage to Care Workshop
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

Understand your new health care benefits and how you can connect to primary care and preventative services. Informational workshop followed by one-on-one assistance to learn more about the Affordable Care Act process ... from coverage to care. Learn from a health care attorney about how to overcome barriers to health care. Presented in partnership with Enroll Palm Beach.

(2 hr.)
Celebrate Black History: Book Discussion Series
Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
Congressman John Lewis is a key figure and lifelong activist against racism in America. In the graphic novel trilogy, “March,” he shares his story from his life as a child in Alabama to the March in Washington, D.C. 1963. Copies will be available at the information desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Thu, Feb 25, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions.
(2 hr.)
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jan 05, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jan 12, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call to make an appointment.
(90 min.)
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Adult Book Discussion: Color of Water
Sat, Feb 13, 12:00 pm
Dr. Esther Berry will lead a book discussion of "Color of Water," by James McBride. Light refreshments provided.
(60 min.)
Black History Month: "Mighty Times – The Children’s March"
Wed, Feb 17, 5:00 pm
©Teaching Tolerance| Southern Poverty Law Center. "The Children's March," an Academy award-winning documentary tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change.
(40 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Recommended viewing age: grades 5 & up. Not rated.
Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
"Think Like A Man Too." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. . (106 min.)
PG-13
Gardens Branch
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 11, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Your Florida Government, Your County Government
Thu, Feb 11, 2:00 pm
Most voters have knowledge of the Federal Government and its branches but people often ask, “What does the State Legislature do?” or “Why do we amend the Constitution?” This presentation, by the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters, is everything you SHOULD know about Florida and County governments, which have a significant effect on our lives and pocketbooks.
(60 min.) Preregister.
AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 12, 11:00 am
AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. (4 hr.) First-come, first-served.
Sunday Cinema
Sun, Feb 14, 2:00 pm
"Everest." ©Universal Pictures. (121 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
AARP Tax Help
Tue, Feb 16, 12:30 pm
AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. (4 hr.) First-come, first-served.
The Humor of Billy Crystal
Wed, Feb 17, 2:30 pm
Join Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe as she shares all things Billy Crystal – from his love of the Yankees, to his stint on Saturday Night Live, and all about his one man show, 700 Sundays.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Socrates Café
Wed, Feb 17, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion Series
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "The Magician's Lie," by Greer Macallister. In this historical fiction novel, the country’s most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder, and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence. Sign up and check out the book.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion Series
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "Magician's Lie," by Greer Macallister, about a famous illusionist accused of murdering her husband during a show. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
(90 min.) Preregister.
AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 am
AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. (4 hr.) First-come, first-served.
AARP Tax Help
Tue, Feb 23, 12:30 pm
AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. (4 hr.) First-come, first-served.
Celebrate Black History: Book Discussion Series
Wed, Feb 24, 2:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates has become an influential writer for the Atlantic Magazine on Black American issues today. Copies of “Between the World and Me,” will be available at the information desk. (60 min.) Preregister.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Enhance Your Professional Image in the Workplace
Thu, Feb 25, 2:30 pm
Certified image consultant, Cynthia Postula will discuss how non-verbal "soft" skills can make or break your career success. She will focus on the importance of image, business etiquette, active listening skills, effective networking techniques, and positive body language.
(75 min.) Preregister.
AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 26, 11:00 am
AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. (4 hr.) First-come, first-served.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Jan 13, 10:30 am
Book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your library card and compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Jan 14, 2:30 pm
Book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your library card and compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Online Learning: Coursera.org and Lynda.com
Thu, Jan 21, 10:30 am
Learn how to take and enjoy online classes in areas like the humanities, business, science and technology using Coursa.org.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Online Learning: Lynda.com
Tue, Feb 02, 10:30 am
Learn about the many self paced video tutorials for Microsoft Office, video and sound editing, business, computer programming, and much more using Lynda.com. Bring your library card.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 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 with passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 16, 10:00 am
Call to make and appointment and learn about Windows, Internet searching, Microsoft Word, email or mousing in an individual session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
Black History Month: My Mother's Songs
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
In an engaging musical presentation, Dr. Naima Johnston Bush introduces the audience to Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday and Ethel Waters. This program shares life lessons and great historical moments experienced by these exceptional African American singers. Funded by the Soule Fund - Talking Books.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Feb 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, Feb 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 with passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
The Reinvention of Grandparents: Destination Florida
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Laugh and learn "How to Eat Early Birds," and "How to Avoid Food Fights, Turf Wars, and the Pool Police." Carol Cott Gross is a second generation Florida snowbird who wrote about new trends in grandparenting for The New York Times, NPR, the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald, and Jewish publications.
(60 min.)
Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Feb 22, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Movie Matinee: Black History Celebration
Mon, Feb 22, 2:00 pm
"Dreamgirls." ©Paramount Pictures. (129 min.)
PG-13
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 23, 1:00 pm
Call to make and appointment and learn about Windows, Internet searching, Microsoft Word, email or mousing in an individual session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Wed, Feb 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, Feb 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 with passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Mindful Meditation
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm
Jim Bandler demonstrates the practice of meditation for the purpose of increasing awareness and learning how to live in the present moment.
(60 min.)
How to be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Fri, Feb 26, 1:00 pm
Jackie Rule, Consultant, Government Contracting Sector of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Palm Beach State College presents an overview of the government-sponsored certification programs which are available through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Preregister.
Greenacres Branch
Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Feb 11, 1:30 pm
"The Color Purple."
©‎Warner Bros.
(152 min.)
Film viewing and discussion.
In recognition of Black History Month, join in a lively discussion and film viewing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker.
PG-13
Closing Your Florida Home
Fri, Feb 12, 2:30 pm
Maisie Ross from the PBC Extension Service will discuss ways to protect your home and prevent problems when you close it after the winter season.
(75 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 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.

Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse
Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 pm
Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for the Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss eating disorders and the realities of substance abuse in men, women and children.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
"October Sky." ©Universal Pictures. (108 min.)
Preregister.
PG
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 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.

Celebrate Black History: Book Discussion Series
Tue, Feb 23, 6:00 pm
Congressman John Lewis is a key figure and lifelong activist against racism in America. In the graphic novel trilogy, “March,” he shares his story from his life as a child in Alabama to the March in Washington, D.C. 1963. Copies will be available at the information desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The 3 B's
Thu, Feb 25, 2:30 pm
Join freelance writer Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe for a humorous look at "The 3B's: Brooklyn, (the) Bronx, and the Bungalows of Rockaway Beach."
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Morning With The New Yorker Magazine
Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am
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 from the information desk beginning Feb 04.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Practical Mindfulness
Thu, Feb 11, 3:00 pm
Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of lecture, question and answer, and meditation. Facilitated by Jim Bandler.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Feb 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.)
Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 pm
Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 7:45 pm outside, if skies are clear.
Knit & Crochet With Project Linus
Wed, Feb 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.)
Contemporary Memoir Book Club
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Modern themes are explored in this new book club that focuses on 20th and 21st century memoirs. This month's book is "The Glass Castle," by Jeannette Walls. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Feb 01.
Chinese New Year
Sun, Feb 21, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a performance presented by the Palm Beach Chinese Performing Arts Group (CASEC). CASEC will showcase Chinese performing arts and culture.
(60 min.) Tickets available, two per person, starting Mon, Feb 08.
Roman Polański Film Festival
Mon, Feb 22, 10:00 am
"The Pianist." ©Focus Features. (150 min.) Join us for part two of our Roman Polański film festival.
(210 min.)
R
Mixed Media Art
Mon, Feb 22, 2:00 pm
Create a mixed media masterpiece! Design the cover for an art journal using the technique of stenciling. The best part is that you don't need to be an expert with a pencil or marker. All you will need is a design (patterns are provided), tracing paper, a pencil, a sharpie and markers. You just have to fill in the lines. Supplies provided. Limit 15.
(90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Feb 01.
Poetry Workshop
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
CANCELLED.
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Writers LIVE! Presents: Debbie Macomber
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
This New York Times best-selling novelist will talk about her new book “A Girl’s Guide to Moving On.”
(90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Feb 16, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2016.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Feb 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, Feb 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.)
Black History Month: Randy Corinthian Jazz Quartet
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm
Enjoy traditional jazz standards, modern tunes and brief historical references about this wonderful American art form. The saxophone, keyboard, percussion and bass will be showcased. Funded by the Soule Fund - Talking Books.
(60 min.) Tickets available, two per person, starting Thu, Feb 11.
Jupiter Branch
Reel Friday in Black & White
Fri, Feb 12, 10:00 am
"To Have and Have Not." ©Warner Bros. (100 min.)
Not rated.
The Last Great Race on Earth
Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 pm
"Completing the 1,150 mile Iditarod is among the most difficult feat in all of sports. More people have reached the summit of Mount Everest than have made it to the Iditarod finish line behind a dog team" (Iditarod.com). Don't miss Karen Land, writer and three-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race participant who will speak via Skype, accompanied by her sled dog, Romano. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Meet the Author: James Snyder
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
Local author James Snyder will visit take you on an imaginary boat trip through the river from the colorful perspectives of artists who paint and photograph in an amazing variety of styles all from James' new book, "A Trip Down the Loxahatchee: The River's Beauty and History in Paintings and Photographs."
(60 min.) Preregister.
Study Hall
Wed, Feb 17, 3:00 pm
Gather with friends to study for exams and work on research projects. Meet your tutor to work together on lessons. Take advantage of printing and free Wi-Fi!
(2 hr.)
Home Security
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Today's home burglaries happen every 16 seconds in the United States. Learn how to target harden your home with the latest technology and devices. Learn the basics of a good home alarm system and the equipment that every home should have. Various products will be on display.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Black Jupiter
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 pm
The important history of Jupiter’s African-American community dates to the mid-1800s. Josh Liller will present stories and photos from the collection of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. Jamie Stuve, President/CEO of the Historical Society, will share her experiences collecting the history of the Limestone Creek community and more of their fascinating “untold stories.”
(90 min.) Preregister.
Compost: From Garbage to Garden Gold
Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
Meet Master Gardener, Paul O'Connor and learn the how and why of backyard composting. The program will cover compost heaps, compost bins, compost tumblers and worm composting. Paul will also discuss appropriate tools, composting methods, troubleshooting problems as well as simple compost bins to build.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tune Out to Tune In
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
Meet Juliette Taylor, a life coach who will share her philosophy that nourishing the body, mind and soul through meditation, mindfulness, movement and nutrition is the path to positively transform your life.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Study Hall
Wed, Feb 24, 3:00 pm
Gather with friends to study for exams and work on research projects. Meet your tutor to work together on lessons. Take advantage of printing and free Wi-Fi!
(2 hr.)
Adult Book Discussion
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the best-selling novel "Euphoria," by Lily King. A historic fictional account of Margaret Mead's 1933 field trip to New Guinea. One of the New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2014. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Matters of the Heart: Aging in Place With Dignity
Fri, Feb 26, 2:00 pm
The Alzheimer's Care Resource Center presents a program designed to provide seniors and their caregivers with tools that will empower them to stay in control of their healthcare matters while aging in the comfort of their own home.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Business Skills for Success
Sat, Feb 27, 2:00 pm
Learn what the most crucial interpersonal or soft skills are in today’s marketplace, not only when looking for a job, but in being promoted in your career. This class will focus on the importance of image, business etiquette, positive body language, effective networking techniques, active listening and more. Cynthia Postula is a personal and business image coach, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and 25+ years of experience in the government, corporate and academic sectors.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Black History Month: A Tribute to “Ella” – Music of the Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Sun, Feb 28, 2:30 pm
Vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye present a concert filled with warmth and humor highlighting the life and music of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald from her Apollo Theatre debut at age 16 to her retirement. Funded by the Soule Fund - Talking Books.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch
Valentine's Day Movie Matinee
Thu, Feb 11, 2:00 pm
"Love Story." ©Paramount Pictures. (99 min.)
Preregister.
PG
Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Feb 16, 10:00 am
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
Job Help Center
Wed, Feb 17, 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.) Preregister.
In Observance of President's Day
Wed, Feb 17, 2:00 pm
"The American President." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
English Exchange
Wed, Feb 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.

Meditation
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
This is the third in a series of six courses that includes a lecture, a 20-minute period of meditation, and a discussion period. The instructor is Jim Bandler, who has 35 years of mediation experience.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Writers LIVE! Presents: Charles Todd
Thu, Feb 18, 6:30 pm
This NYT best-selling novelist will talk about his new book, “No Shred of Evidence.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 08, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2016.
Black History Month Discussion
Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
Steve White, of the Martin Luther King Committee, will discuss matters pertaining to Black History Month. Since America's founding, there have been countless black men and women who have made invaluable contributions to America's growth and greatness. In this presentation, not only will these men and women be recognized, their contributions will be detailed and their value will be fully understood.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Ten Commands
Sun, Feb 21, 1:30 pm
A group of local artists will use a mixture of visual arts and a live performance to tell the story of migratory birds.
(3 hr.) Preregister.
Chair Yoga & Balance Class
Mon, Feb 22, 2:00 pm
Learn some relaxation methods and get some exercise with chair yoga class. We will stretch, meditate and work on improving our balance skills with Kripalu yoga instructor, Carol Dias. This program is suitable for all age groups, with something for everyone at any age. Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book Discussion
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
Join us as we discuss "Safe Haven," by Nicholas Sparks. Pick up a copy at the information desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club
Wed, Feb 24, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn? Challenge your skills, and learn new tactics and strategies. Players of all levels welcome.
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Wed, Feb 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.

Finding Your Florida Doctor
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm
What are my doctors' credentials? How do I make a decision? A Consumer Health Information Service librarian will share her expertise so that you can make the right choice.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Black History Month: Meet the Author
Sat, Feb 27, 2:30 pm
Dr. Anthony Dixon shares his triumphant story from being incarcerated in his youth, to earning a Ph.D. in History from Indiana University in his book, "Up from Incarceration: Volume 1: Dispelling Myths of the Thug Life." He is considered a national expert in the African diaspora and is currently assistant professor and archivist at Bethune Cookman University.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 22, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions.
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 29, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions.
(2 hr.)
Main Library
Origami Hearts Craft
Thu, Feb 11, 3:00 pm
Come for the tutorial, stay for the craft. Feel free to fold to your heart's content. Create a work of art for someone special. Origami paper, decorative baker's twine, and card stock will be provided for those wishing to expand their projects.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Responding to Government Solicitations
Thu, Feb 11, 5:00 pm
This seminar will enable you to better understand how to construct a responsive responsible winning bid, including: how to search for a proposal opportunity, constructive tips on marketing techniques, and a mini overview of the RFQ (Request for Quote) process. Speaker: Carole Hart, Regional Program Manager - Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Palm Beach State College.
(60 min.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Financing Your Business
Thu, Feb 11, 6:00 pm
Ted Kramer, Certified Business Consultant for the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College, explores issues facing new and existing small-and medium-sized businesses, and learn what options you have to fund your business, including conventional small business loans, hard money loans, crowdfunding, joint ventures, SBA guarantees, and even family and friends!
(60 min.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW)
Fri, Feb 12, 10:00 am

Representatives from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department will be available to provide motorist services including license renewal, vehicle registration, and ID cards on a first-come, first-served basis until 1:45 pm. No written or driving tests will be administered.

(4 hr.)
Adult Coloring Club
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
According to recent articles in The New York Times and The Miami Herald, adult coloring is gaining in popularity. Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets containing a variety of paisleys, prints, and mandalas, as well as colored pencils will be provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Chess Club for Adults
Club de Ajedrez para Adultos
Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 pm
Martes, 16 de febrero, 6:00 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Si disfrutas jugar ajedrez, o deseas mejorar tu técnica, únete a nosotros. Conocimiento básico del ajedrez es necesario. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 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.

Black History Film Festival
Wed, Feb 17, 2:00 pm
"Malcolm X."
©‎Warner Bros.
(201 min.)
Celebrate Black history with a series of award-winning films honoring the lives of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jackie Robinson and Malcolm X.
Preregister.
PG-13
Movies at Main
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." ©Warner Bros. (116 min.) Enjoy popcorn and a movie, on a new day of the week!
Preregister.
PG-13
The Old Vero Man Site & Paleoindian Archaeology in Florida
Thu, Feb 18, 7:00 pm
Claims of a Pleistocene human presence in Florida were debated for nearly a century before widespread acceptance of the Folsom, New Mexico finds helped decide the issue in 1927. The Vero site, excavated by Elias Sellards and his crew, between 1915-1917, was by far the most prominent and hotly contested. Yet, the basic questions of cultural affinity, age of the site, and the lifeways of early peoples in the far south remain unanswered. Speaker: Dr. Andrew Hemmings. Co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Archaeological Society.
(75 min.)
Walking Dead Trivia
Sat, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
Test your knowledge of "The Walking Dead" during our trivia event. Form a team, or compete alone, in a ghoulish game of trivia about the hit television and comic book series. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 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.

Speak With a Specialist
Thu, Feb 25, 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.)
Fruit for Thought
Thu, Feb 25, 3:00 pm
Do you enjoy classic games such as Scrabble, and Dominoes? Drop in for a round or two of brain-boosting wordplay, with tile games such as Bananagrams, Appletters, Fruitonimoes, and Pairs in Pears. Bring a friend, or join a team.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Black History Month: America’s Music - The Blues
Sun, Feb 28, 2:30 pm
©TrAGiK Entertainment. . "America's Blues," a documentary by Patrick Branson and Aaron Pritchard, and explores the impact that the Blues has had on our society, culture, and the entertainment industry. View this award-winning documentary and enjoy a live instrumental performance by Joe Crisco and Michael Polulack.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Introduction to Finding Grants
Thu, Feb 11, 1:00 pm
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the 10 most important things about finding grants, including: who funds nonprofits and what their motivations are, what funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding, and how to identify potential funders and make the first approach. We’ll discuss the basics of grantseeking, plus review how to use the Foundation Directory Online database most effectively.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Speak With a Specialist
Thu, Feb 04, 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.)
Speak With a Specialist
Thu, Jan 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.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Feb 04, 3:00 pm
iMovie Slide Show.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multimedia projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Jan 07, 3:00 pm
Recording Audio with Audacity.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. 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
Thu, Feb 11, 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.)
Speak With a Specialist
Thu, Jan 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.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Jan 14, 3:00 pm
Green Screen.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. 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.
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Feb 11, 3:00 pm
Green Screen.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multimedia 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
Thu, Feb 18, 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.)
Speak With a Specialist
Thu, Jan 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.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Feb 18, 3:00 pm
Basic After Effects Animation.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multimedia projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Jan 21, 3:00 pm
Scanning Images.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. 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
Thu, Jan 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.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Thu, Feb 25, 3:00 pm
Manga Studio.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multimedia projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance. All completed returns will be e-filed. You must bring your current tax documents and a copy of last year’s completed tax return.
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 12, 10:00 am
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance. All completed returns will be e-filed. You must bring your current tax documents and a copy of last year’s completed tax return.
Adult Coloring
Tue, Feb 16, 1:00 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring … and color yourself calm. Materials provided. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 am
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance. All completed returns will be e-filed. You must bring your current tax documents and a copy of last year’s completed tax return.
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 19, 10:00 am
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance. All completed returns will be e-filed. You must bring your current tax documents and a copy of last year’s completed tax return.
Black History Month Movie Matinee
Mon, Feb 22, 1:00 pm
"Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
(108 min.)
Preregister.
Not rated.
Black History Month Movie Matinee
Wed, Feb 24, 1:00 pm
"Guess Who."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
(106 min.)
Preregister.
PG-13
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 25, 10:00 am
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance. All completed returns will be e-filed. You must bring your current tax documents and a copy of last year’s completed tax return.
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 26, 10:00 am
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance. All completed returns will be e-filed. You must bring your current tax documents and a copy of last year’s completed tax return.
Black History Month: My Mother's Songs
Mon, Feb 29, 2:00 pm
In an engaging musical presentation, Dr. Naima Johnston Bush introduces the audience to Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday and Ethel Waters. This program shares life lessons and great historical moments experienced by these exceptional African American singers. Funded by the Soule Fund - Talking Books.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Coloring for Adults: Valentine’s Day Cards
Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am
Peaceful mind, peaceful heart. Color away your stress with adult coloring inspired Valentine’s Day cards. Cards and coloring materials will be provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Soap Making
Thu, Feb 11, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of melt and pour soap making. Create a soap to take home. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Art for Adults: Rendering for Beginners
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
Part 2.
Develop the fundamentals of rendering light and textures in objects. The first class will explore various techniques used for rendering in graphite. In the second, we will apply those techniques to render in color through the use of colored pencils. Graphite, colored pencils and other media will be provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Stamp Collecting: Black Heritage Stamps
Wed, Feb 17, 10:00 am
Learn about the contributions of African Americans commemorated on United States postage stamps.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Feb 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.)
Write! Read! Critique!
Mon, Feb 22, 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.
Estate Planning
Mon, Feb 22, 2:00 pm
Learn about basic estate planning, from wills and trusts, to powers of attorney, to living wills and medical directives to help your family know your wishes.
(90 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 22, 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.

Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Tue, Feb 23, 11:00 am
Learn how to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Eating Disorders & Substance Use
Wed, Feb 24, 6:00 pm
Join Sharon Glynn from The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness as she discuss the issue of eating disorders and the challenge of these diseases when co-occurring with substance use. She will discuss eating disorders in depth and the similarities and differences in their recovery process with that of substance addiction.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Black History Month: Book Discussion
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm
Lawrence Hill, author of "Someone Knows My Name," tells the story of slavery through Aminata Diallo, who is kidnapped from Africa as a child, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people.
(60 min.) Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 29, 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.

Wellington Branch
Scrabble for Adults
Thu, Feb 11, 6:30 pm
Join other Scrabble fans and enjoy a fun evening of word-play. Basic game knowledge required.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Sidney Poitier Classic Film Fest
Fri, Feb 12, 1:30 pm
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
(108 min.)
Enjoy this series celebrating the award-winning films of legendary actor, Sidney Poitier. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister.
Not rated.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 16, 10:00 am
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, Microsoft Word or Excel, email or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a half hour, one-on-one session with a librarian.
(30 min.)
Finding Your Florida Doctor
Tue, Feb 16, 2:30 pm
What are my doctors' credentials? How do I make a decision? A Consumer Health Information Service librarian will share her expertise so that you can make the right choice.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Wonders of the Night Sky
Tue, Feb 16, 7:00 pm
Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if the skies are clear.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Celebrate Black History: Book Discussion Series
Wed, Feb 17, 6:00 pm
Ta-Nehisi Coates has become an influential writer for the Atlantic Magazine on Black American issues today. Copies of “Between the World and Me” will be available at the information desk.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Black History Month: Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Honored as one of South Florida’s “40 under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” by Legacy Magazine in 2012 and by ICABA Honors as a Finalist for Entertainer of The Year in 2013, Randy Corinthian will share soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz saxophone. Funded by the Soule Fund - Talking Books.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Sidney Poitier Classic Film Fest
Fri, Feb 19, 1:30 pm
"In the Heat of the Night."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(109 min.)
Enjoy this series celebrating the award-winning films of legendary actor, Sidney Poitier. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister.
Not rated.
Zumba® Gold: Black History Edition
Tue, Feb 23, 6:30 pm
Join the fun in this special edition Zumba® Gold where we celebrate and sweat it out to African American music. Suitable for active older adults and beginners. Don’t forget your towel and water.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Wed, Feb 24, 2:30 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.) Preregister.
Artist Trading Card Workshop
Thu, Feb 25, 6:30 pm
Under the tutelage of artist India Dausch, you will create one or more artist trading cards (ATCs) using a collage medium inspired by the art of African-American artist and award-winning children’s book illustrator, Ashley Bryan. Artist trading cards are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards. ATCs are collected and traded both in person at Artist Trading Card Swaps, and through the mail. Supplies provided.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Sidney Poitier Classic Film Fest
Fri, Feb 26, 1:30 pm
"Lilies of the Field."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(94 min.)
Enjoy this series celebrating the award-winning films of legendary actor, Sidney Poitier. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister.
Not rated.
West Boca Branch
Musician Biopics Film Festival
Thu, Feb 11, 1:00 pm
"Bird."
©‎Warner Bros.
(161 min.)
Some of the finest films have been defined by music and the musicians who make it. Experience the fascinating stories of some of the most notable musicians recreated on film.
R
Where Did You Come From?: Online Resources
Sun, Feb 14, 2:00 pm
Get started on your family tree with these helpful websites for researching everything from birth to world immigration records.
(60 min.)
Crafternoon: Decoupage Glass Jars
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
Explore the art of decoupage using colored paper and images to decorate a glass jar. All materials provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive – Code Power
Wed, Feb 17, 11:30 am
Join us for this simulcast showing of the “Code Power” session from the TED2016 Conference. Limit 80. Preregistration for each session begins Wed, Feb 03, at 10:00 am by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive.
(105 min.)
TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive – Imagine There's No Countries
Wed, Feb 17, 2:00 pm
Join us for this simulcast showing of the “Imagine there’s no countries” session from the TED2016 Conference. Limit 80. Preregistration for each session begins Wed, Feb 03, at 10:00 am by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive.
(105 min.)
TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive – TED University
Wed, Feb 17, 5:15 pm
Join us for this simulcast showing of the “TED University” session from the TED2016 Conference. Limit 80. Preregistration for each session begins Wed, Feb 03, at 10:00 am by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive.
(105 min.)
TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive – Nightmare?
Wed, Feb 17, 8:00 pm
Join us for this simulcast showing of the “Nightmare?” session from the TED2016 Conference. Limit 80. Preregistration for each session begins Wed, Feb 03, at 10:00 am by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/TEDxWestBocaLibraryLive.
(105 min.)
25 of the Best 100 Books of 2015
Thu, Feb 18, 10:30 am
Join staff member Stacie Kiner as she discusses 25 of National Public Radio's (NPR) best 100 Books of 2015.
(90 min.)
Musician Biopics Film Festival
Thu, Feb 18, 1:00 pm
"Purple Rain."
©‎Warner Bros.
(111 min.)
Some of the finest films have been defined by music and the musicians who make it. Experience the fascinating stories of some of the most notable musicians recreated on film.
R
From Tehran to New York: A Journey Through Stories, Songs & Photos
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 pm
Join the cantor, Farid Dardashti for a multimedia presentation of his incredible life's journey from east to west. Find out how a teen TV star in Iran became an Ashkenazic hazzan in the United States.
(90 min.) Preregister.
The Bintel Brief in 2016
Sun, Feb 21, 2:00 pm
For more than 60 years, A Bintel Brief was a column in the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper and served as an immigrant's guide to America. Freelance writer, Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe discusses its humor and history and offers a few modern “Bintel Briefisms.”
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 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.

Adult Book Discussion Series
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
Join librarian Stacy Alesi to discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr. Pick up a copy at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Musician Biopics Film Festival
Thu, Feb 25, 1:00 pm
"Ray."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(152 min.)
Some of the finest films have been defined by music and the musicians who make it. Experience the fascinating stories of some of the most notable musicians recreated on film.
PG-13
Estate Planning
Fri, Feb 26, 2:00 pm
Attorney Paul Steven Labiner of the Florida Bar Speakers Bureau discusses ways you can transfer your assets without taxes, probate or erosion due to the possible divorce of a child.
(90 min.)
Writers LIVE! Presents: Chris Pavone
Sat, Feb 27, 2:00 pm
This NYT best-selling novelist will talk about his upcoming book, “The Travelers.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Tue, Feb 16, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2016.
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 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.

West Boynton Branch
Book Discussion: "The Good Earth"
Thu, Feb 11, 2:00 pm
Pearl S. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for this novel that has since been taught in countless classrooms and has even been a selection of Oprah’s Book Club! Staff-led discussion.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Asistans an Kreyòl/Assistance en Français
(Book-a-Librarian, in Creole & French)
Tue, Feb 16, 10:00 am
Mardi, 16 Fevrier 10:00 am
Bibliyotèk Palm Beach ofri klas gratis pou moun ki pale Kreyòl. Si ou gen kesyon konsèman òdinatè, bezwen èd chache yon enfòmasyon sou Entènet oswa voye yon imèl? Rele bibliyotèk la pou ou pran randevou ak yon anplwaye pou ede ou ant 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. (30 min.) Anregistre alavans.
La bibliothèque offre des cours individuels pour francophones. Appelez-nous pour planifier une séance de formation gratuite pour vous aider dans vos recherches documentaires, l’utilisation des bases de données en ligne etc. (30 min.) Sur rendez-vous.
Aging Awesomely
Tue, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
Want to add more and better years to your life? In this lecture, Dr. Andrew L Savin, Internal Medicine Specialist from Bethesda Heath discusses methods to live a longer and healthier life.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion in Spanish: “Red April” )
Tue, Feb 16, 6:30 pm
Martes, 16 de febrero, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “Abril Rojo” de Santiago Roncagliolo. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Feb 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.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Feb 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.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Writers' Critique Group
Wed, Feb 17, 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.
Crafternoon: Paper Fans
Thu, Feb 18, 2:00 pm
Paper fans were introduced to China during the Ming Dynasty and quickly became a fashion statement, an art form and a way to stay cool! Celebrate the Chinese New Year by folding a paper fan of your own and welcome in the Year of the Monkey in style! All materials provided.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Black History Month Movie
Fri, Feb 19, 2:00 pm
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (108 min.) This landmark film challenged audiences to examine their prejudices.
Preregister.
Not rated.
Black History Month: A Tribute to “Ella” – Music of the Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Mon, Feb 22, 2:00 pm
Vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye present a concert filled with warmth and humor highlighting the life and music of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald from her Apollo Theatre debut at age 16 to her retirement. Funded by the Soule Fund - Talking Books.
(75 min.) Preregister.
The 3 B's: Brooklyn, (the) Bronx, and the Bungalows of Rockaway Beach
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
Reminisce with Marjorie Wolfe about Brooklyn's Ebinger's Bakery, Mrs. Stahl's knishes, the Charlotte Russe, and the Brighton Beach Baths. Revisit the bungalows of Rockaway Beach, the Bronx High School of Science, and the corner candy stores with their public phone booths.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Feb 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.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse
Wed, Feb 24, 1:00 pm
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness leads a discussion on eating disorders and the comorbidity of this disease with substance use. Learn in depth information about these two issues and the similarities and differences in the recovery processes for both.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
Wed, Feb 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.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Your Florida Government, Your County Government
Thu, Feb 25, 2:00 pm
Most voters have knowledge of the Federal Government and its branches, but so often we hear voters ask, “What does the State Legislature do?” or “Why do we amend the Constitution?” This presentation is everything you SHOULD know about Florida and County government which so often has a greater effect on our lives and wallets than the Federal government.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Celebrating Chinese New Year of the Monkey: Tea & Chinese Calligraphy
Mon, Feb 29, 2:00 pm
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese Tea. Create a new year greeting card with brush! Materials provided. Space is limited.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria
(Book Discussion, in Spanish: Good Men)
Tue, Jan 19, 6:30 pm
martes, 19 de enero
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “Hombres Buenos” de Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Writers' Critique Group
Thu, Jan 21, 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.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, Jan 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.)