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Acreage Branch
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 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. (30-60 min.)

Be My Valentine Card-Making Craft
Thu, Feb 05, 7:00 pm

Warm a loved one’s heart by creating a homemade valentine. Paper-crafting techniques and materials provided. All ages. (60 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Sat, Feb 07, 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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Black History Month Matinee
Sun, Feb 08, 1:00 pm
"Do The Right Thing."

©Universal Pictures. (120 min.) R

Ground-breaking movies from the influential filmmaker Spike Lee are featured.

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 10, 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. (30-60 min.)

Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Feb 10, 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 10, 7:00 pm

Experience a telescopic view of the night sky with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. (90 min.)

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Won't You Bookmark My Valentine?
Thu, Feb 12, 6:00 pm

Give that special someone a thoughtful Valentine's gift this year by crafting a handmade corner bookmark. Materials provided. All ages. (90 min.)

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Sit 'n' Stitch
Tue, Feb 17, 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.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 19, 7:00 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. (30-60 min.)

Board Game Day
Sat, Feb 21, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Black History Month Matinee
Sun, Feb 22, 1:00 pm
"Malcolm X."

©Warner Bros. (201 min.) PG-13

Ground-breaking movies from the influential filmmaker Spike Lee are featured.

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 24, 3:00 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. (30-60 min.)

Chess Club
Tue, Feb 24, 3:30 pm

Join us for the inaugural meeting of our 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.)

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Card Gamers Club
Tue, Feb 24, 6:30 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.)

Beeing a Friend to the Honeybee: Beekeeping & Bee-Friendly Basics
Wed, Feb 25, 7:00 pm

Susan Lerner, Master Gardener and Palm Beach County Beekeeper Association member, will provide essential information for aspiring beekeepers. (60 min.)

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Herbs for Health and Wellness
Thu, Feb 26, 6:00 pm

Ada Medina-Solorzano, from the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service, teaches you how to add herbs to enhance your meals. Get tips on planting herbs and discover their health benefits. (60 min.)

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Teatime Trivia
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm

Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. (90 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
English Exchange
Thu, Feb 05, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Book-a-Librarian
Tue, Feb 10, 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. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.

Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluaciòn del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Tue, Feb 10, 3:00 pm

Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff, from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, for a free screening of your child. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8. martes, 10 de febrero, 3:00 pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University, Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación preliminar para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse.

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English Exchange
Thu, Feb 12, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Black History Month Book Discussion
Sat, Feb 14, 11:00 am

Our reference librarian will be moderating a book discussion of "Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town," by Brian Mealer. This true story takes place in Belle Glade, surrounding cities and areas of interest.

English Exchange
Thu, Feb 19, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

English Exchange
Thu, Feb 26, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Black History Month: Songs of Triumph, a History of the Negro Spiritual
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00 am

Using the art of storytelling and music, this program covers the development of the Negro Spiritual and its impact on all musical genres. Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will perform and discuss the songs' significance as a historical American art. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Book-a-Librarian
Mon, Feb 02, 12:00 pm

Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session. (45 min.)

Adult Book Discussion: "12 Years a Slave."
Sat, Feb 07, 12:00 pm

Dr. Esther Berry will lead a book discussion of "12 Years a Slave," by Solomon Northup.

Weekend Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 07, 2:00 pm
"Diary of a Mad Black Woman."

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (116 min.) PG-13

Book-a-Librarian: Clean Out Your Computer Day
Mon, Feb 09, 12:00 pm

Bring your laptops and tablets so a staff member can show you how to organize your pictures and personal files. (60 min.)

Weekend Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 14, 2:00 pm
"Jumping the Broom."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (112 min.) PG-13

Weekend Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 21, 2:00 pm
"Lean on Me."

©Warner Bros. (109 min.) PG-13

Weekend Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm
"The Blind Side."

©Warner Bros. (128 min.) PG-13

Gardens Branch
AARP Tax Help
Tue, Feb 03, 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.

AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 06, 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 08, 2:00 pm
"Jersey Boys."

©Warner Bros. (134 min.) R

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Writers LIVE! Presents: Tim Dorsey
Mon, Feb 09, 6:30 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book “Shark Skin Suite.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 02, at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

YouStories: Classics-Conversation-Connection
Mon, Feb 09, 6:30 pm

This staged reading will include scenes from Greek drama, including selections from Homer's "Odyssey," Aeschylus' "Agamemnon," Sophocles' "Philoctetes" and Euripides' "Herakles." Following the readings, Dr. Peter Meineck, of New York University, will lead a discussion encouraging audience members to share their impressions and experiences. YouStories is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 23, 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/youstories.

AARP Tax Help
Tue, Feb 10, 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.

Creative Writing for Beginners
Tue, Feb 10, 1:30 pm

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

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Gloria Waldman Swing Combo
Wed, Feb 11, 2:30 pm

Enjoy a performance by this vocal and instrumental ensemble of your favorite standards and Broadway tunes from the great American songbook. (60 min.)

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Genealogy Research: The Next Generation
Thu, Feb 12, 2:00 pm

Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers. (90 min.)

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Black History Month Feature Film
Thu, Feb 12, 2:30 pm
"The Long Walk Home."

©Miramax. (97 min.) PG­

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AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 13, 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 17, 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.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Feb 18, 10:30 am

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

Sites of the World's Cultures
Wed, Feb 18, 2:30 pm
"Xi'an Chang'an - The Cradle of Chinese Civilization."

The city of Xi'an is one of the birthplaces of Chinese culture and civilization and the capital city of the Tang Dynasty. The film shows the excavation of the clay army of the first Chinese emperor and various sites of Tang culture. (56 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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Socrates Café
Wed, Feb 18, 6:30 pm

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

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Adult Book Discussion Series
Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," by Tom Franklin. The best selling literary thriller explores themes of racism, friendship and family secrets in the Deep South. Sign up and check out the book. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 19, 2:30 pm

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

AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 20, 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 24, 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.

Writers LIVE! Presents: Charles & Caroline Todd
Wed, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

This best-selling mother and son novelist team will talk about their new book “A Fine Summer’s Day.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 09, 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Techniques to Manage Stress
Thu, Feb 26, 2:30 pm

Meditation teacher Joe Hamilton, of the Hospice of Palm Beach County, will share methods for reducing stress to improve your health and general well being. (60 min.)

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AARP Tax Help
Fri, Feb 27, 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.

Glades Road Branch
Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Feb 02, 10:00 am

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

Hooked on Crochet
Tue, Feb 03, 2:00 pm

For all skill levels. Bring a crochet hook. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Feb 04, 1:00 pm

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

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 10, 1:00 pm

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

English Exchange
Wed, Feb 11, 1:00 pm

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

The Roots of Western Civilization & Its Impact on our Contemporary World
Wed, Feb 11, 2:00 pm

Adjunct Professor Leonore Freedman presents two separate lectures that chart the growth of Western Civilization. The first lecture will discuss ancient civilizations through Greece and Rome. The second lecture will discuss the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. (75 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 12, 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.)

Superstitions Old and New
Fri, Feb 13, 2:00 pm

This fun, interactive program traces the origins of superstitions old and new. Using family lore, nursery rhymes and fairy tales, we’ll learn how superstitions morph into customs, fads, fashions, and become nostalgic links to our past. Plus, we will explore why and how new superstitions are invented by the youth of today. Presented by writer/lecturer Carol Cott Gross. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Feb 18, 1:00 pm

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

The Roots of Western Civilization & Its Impact on our Contemporary World
Wed, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

Adjunct Professor Leonore Freedman presents two separate lectures that chart the growth of Western Civilization. The first lecture will discuss ancient civilizations through Greece and Rome. The second lecture will discuss the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. (75 min.)

Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Thu, Feb 19, 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.)

Book Discussion
Fri, Feb 20, 11:00 am

We will be discussing "Still Alice," by Lisa Genova. Pick up a copy of the book at the information desk. (60 min.)

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The Humor of Judge Judy
Fri, Feb 20, 2:00 pm

Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe will talk about one of TV's most famous judges. Tickets available, beginning Feb 09. (60 min.)

Current Events Discussion Group
Mon, Feb 23, 10:00 am

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

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 24, 1:00 pm

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

English Exchange
Wed, Feb 25, 1:00 pm

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

hoopla Demo
Wed, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

View a demonstration on how to download items from hoopla, a library sponsored, electronic service that provides free access to movies, music and audiobooks. Bring your portable electronic device and passwords so that you can practice using the service with the assistance of library staff and on your own at home. (75 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wed, Feb 26, 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.)

Greenacres Branch
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 03, 1:00 pm

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

The Humor of Doris Roberts
Thu, Feb 05, 2:30 pm

"Everybody Loves Raymond," one of the funniest TV sitcoms of its day, starred the talented Doris Roberts as the "mother of all mothers." Join Marjorie Wolfe for an entertaining talk about the actress. (60 min.)

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The Great Courses®: Practicing Mindfulness - An Introduction to Meditation
Mon, Feb 09, 2:30 pm

Our DVD series on meditation continues. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 3: Expectations-Relinquishing Preconceptions. Lecture 4: Preparation-Taking Moral Inventory.

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Income Taxes
Mon, Feb 09, 6:00 pm

Join Palm Beach State College Professor Gracelyn Stuart-Tuggle, CPA, for tips on these topics: Schedule A - Itemized Deductions; Schedule D - Capital Gains and Losses; Schedule C - Self Employed Income.

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English Exchange
Tue, Feb 10, 1:00 pm

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

Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Feb 12, 1:30 pm

"Invictus." In recognition of Black History Month, join a lively discussion of John Carlin's bestselling book about Nelson Mandela and the reconciliation of a nation through the game of rugby. Return on 2/19 to see the film followed by a brief discussion. ©Warner Bros. (133 min.) PG-13

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Poetry Workshop in Honor of Black History Month
Thu, Feb 12, 4:00 pm

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

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Sat, Feb 14, 3:00 pm

¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Tue, Feb 17, 1:00 pm

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

Book & Film Discussion
Thu, Feb 19, 1:30 pm

"Invictus." In recognition of Black History Month, join a lively discussion of John Carlin's bestselling book about Nelson Mandela and the reconciliation of a nation through the game of rugby. Return on 2/19 to see the film followed by a brief discussion. ©Warner Bros. (133 min.) PG-13

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Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 21, 2:00 pm
"The American President."

©Warner Bros. (114 min.) Enjoy a film celebrating the week of Presidents' Day. PG-13

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English Exchange
Tue, Feb 24, 1:00 pm

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

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Book/Film Discussion
Mon, Feb 02, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (132 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book/film discussion based on the graphic novel "V For Vendetta," by Alan Moore. (3 hr.) R

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Mon, Feb 02, 4:00 pm

Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop: African American History Month
Tue, Feb 03, 2:00 pm

Join us for a special poetry workshop as award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the finest contemporary and classic poetry by African American poets. (75 min.)

Writers LIVE! Presents: Anita Diamant
Tue, Feb 03, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book “The Boston Girl.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Jan 26, 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Tue, Feb 03, 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 04, 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, Feb 04, 4:00 pm

Session 1.

Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Game On
Thu, Feb 05, 9:30 am

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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The Art of Scrapbooking
Thu, Feb 05, 2:00 pm

Come and make personalized scrapbook albums out of binders. Bring your own scrapbook or three-ring binder, photographs, mementos, and creativity to decorate pages to fill your album. Some embellishments and supplies provided. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

YouStories: Classics-Conversation-Connection
Sat, Feb 07, 1:00 pm

This staged reading will include scenes from Greek drama, including selections from Homer’s "Odyssey," Aeschylus’ "Agamemnon," Sophocles’ "Philoctetes" and Euripides’ "Herakles." Following the readings, Dr. Peter Meineck of New York University will lead a discussion encouraging audience members to share their impressions and experiences. YouStories is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Preregister online at www.pbclibrary.org/youstories beginning Fri, Jan 23. (90 min.)

Book Discussion: Childhood Favorites Revisited
Mon, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

Reread “The Secret Garden," by Frances Hodgson Burnett and participate in a lively discussion led by Deborah Witham, Ph.D. Pick up a copy of the book from the check out desk beginning Fri, Jan 21. (75 min.)

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Long Term Care: Options and Resources
Mon, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

Ms. Petrassi, supervisor for the helpline at Your Aging & Disability Resource Center, will present on the topic and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Feb 10, 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 10, 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 11, 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.)

Valentine's Day Musical Celebration with Meritt & Moreau
Wed, Feb 11, 2:00 pm

Don Meritt and Annette Moreau combine sensational singing and comedy in a captivating performance of romantic music ranging from Broadway show tunes to opera. Tickets, two per person, beginning Mon, Feb 02. (60 min.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet - Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Thu, Feb 12, 11:00 am

Join Stacie Kiner to view and discuss lectures from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 4: Sauté: Dry-Heat Cooking with Fat. Lecture 5: Roasting: Dry-Heat Cooking without Fat.

Contemporary Classics Book Club
Thu, Feb 12, 2:00 pm

Classic themes endure in this new book club that focuses on 20th century classics. This month's book is "The Handmaid's Tale," by Margaret Atwood. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 30. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Practical Mindfulness
Thu, Feb 12, 3:00 pm

Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of lecture, question and answer period, and a period of meditation. (60 min.)

NEW DATE - Black History Month: Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian
Sun, Feb 15, 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 in his solo performance to celebrate Black History Month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Tue, Feb 17, 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 17, 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 18, 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, Feb 18, 4:00 pm

Session 2.

Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Eating Disorders Through the Life Span
Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for The Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness, will discuss eating disorders in women, men and children. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and OSFED will be explained and addressed. Ms. Glynn will probe the realities of eating disorders in life span stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife, older adults and specific issues for the elderly. (60 min.)

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Crafty Custom Containers
Mon, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Cover simple containers in different ways to hold your tchotchkes and other treasures in a rolled-paper holder. Use magazines, catalogs, plastic or cardboard containers, ribbon and other trims. Bring your own container; other supplies provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Poetry Workshop
Tue, Feb 24, 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 24, 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 24, 6:30 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:00 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Wed, Feb 25, 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.)

Talent Night at Hagen Ranch
Wed, Feb 25, 6:00 pm

Come share your talent or support your neighbors, friends and family while enjoying their performances. Interested performers can pick up an entry form and return it by Feb 15. Limited to the first 10 performers, each with a five-minute maximum per act. Tickets, beginning Tue, Feb 17.

Writers' Workshop
Wed, Mar 04, 4:00 pm

Session 3.

Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Writers' Workshop
Wed, Mar 25, 4:00 pm

Session 4.

Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Writers' Workshop
Wed, Apr 01, 4:00 pm

Session 5.

Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Writers' Workshop
Wed, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Session 6.

Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jan 26.

Jupiter Branch
Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Tue, Feb 03, 5:30 pm

Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome. Bring your own decks.

Writers LIVE! Presents: Tim Dorsey
Mon, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about his new book “Shark Skin Suite.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 02, 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Off Beat Book Discussion
Tue, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

Discover books that you might not run across yourself. This month's selection is "The Kept," by James Scott. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Writers LIVE! Presents: Lisa Unger
Tue, Feb 10, 6:00 pm

Award-winning New York Times and internationally best-selling author Lisa Unger will discuss her latest psychological thriller “Crazy Love You.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Feb 02, 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Tue, Feb 17, 5:30 pm

Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome. Bring your own decks.

Steampunk Collage
Wed, Feb 18, 10:00 am

Use clock and watch parts, grommets, gears and more to create a steampunk collage that will take you back in your imagination to a time when steam technology was new and adventures were just an idea away. Materials provided. (90 min.)

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Growing and Using Herbs & Spices
Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Rosemary Caspary, an edible gardener and registered dietitian will show you how to grow and use herbs. She will focus on plants best suited to grow in South Florida. You will go home with a new found knowledge to inspire you to grow and use a greater variety of herbs and spices. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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Reader In-Transit Book Discussion Group
Thu, Feb 19, 6:00 pm

Do you love books that allow you to explore different parts of the world? Then this discussion group is for you. Join Danielle to discuss the selected books and find yourself transported! This month the group will be discussing "Ghost Bride," by Yangsze Choo. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Telescope Viewing Night
Tue, Feb 24, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars and planets in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Meditation for Healthy Living
Wed, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Join John Bednarik, who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years, as he discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. In this presentation, you will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. (60 min.)

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Adult Book Discussion
Fri, Feb 27, 2:00 pm

Join book facilitator Donna Adair to discuss this month's book choice, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," by Robin Sloan. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Adult Book Discussion Series
Fri, Feb 27, 2:00 pm

"Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore," by Robin Sloan.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Florida Trail Association
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm

Mr. Paul Cummings, Treasurer of the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, will describe the activities and accomplishments of the chapter and invite those who are interested to participate in a hike and discover the gifts being outside can bring. (60 min.)

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Adult Book Discussion Series
Fri, Mar 27, 2:00 pm

"Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Adult Book Discussion Series
Fri, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

"Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," by Tom Franklin.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Lantana Road Branch
Job Help Center
Tue, Feb 03, 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.)

Black History Month Movie
Tue, Feb 03, 2:00 pm
"Lincoln."

©Dreamworks Pictures. (149 min.) PG-13

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English Exchange
Wed, Feb 04, 6:30 pm

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

Black History Month Kickoff Event: Jazz Saxophone Performance by Randy Corinthian
Sat, Feb 07, 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 the soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz saxophone in his solo performance to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month events throughout the County. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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Job Help Center
Tue, Feb 10, 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.)

Black History Month Movie
Tue, Feb 10, 2:00 pm
"42."

©Warner Bros. (128 min.) PG-13

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Negro Settlers of Delray Beach
Wed, Feb 11, 2:00 pm

Learn about the black community that migrated to Delray Beach from the Bahamas, Carolinas and North Florida in this presentation by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. (30 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Feb 11, 6:30 pm

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

eBook Assistance
Thu, Feb 12, 2:00 pm

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

Black History Month Movie
Tue, Feb 17, 2:00 pm
"The Pursuit of Happyness."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (117 min.) PG-13

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Chess Club
Wed, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and practice new tactics and strategies? Players of all levels welcome to this open house chess club. Sets and boards provided. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Feb 18, 6:30 pm

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

Living Healthy for Seniors
Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Learn about healthy living tips, including fall prevention, from the Area Agency on Aging. (60 min.)

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Who Am I? A Lesson for Black History Month
Sat, Feb 21, 11:00 am

Young adults will portray famous African Americans in a performance called "Who Am I?" (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance
Mon, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

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

Job Help Center
Tue, Feb 24, 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.)

Nutrition Through the Golden Years
Wed, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Senior Public Health Nutritionist Shana Bayder, from the Delray Beach Health Department, will discuss the rise in obesity, fat in your diet, vitamins, antioxidants, the risk and side effects of nutrition supplements, and more. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Wed, Feb 25, 6:30 pm

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

Martin Luther King Jr.
Thu, Feb 26, 2:00 pm

Steve White, from the Martin Luther King Committee, will discuss the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Loula V. York Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 02, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

English Exchange
Mon, Feb 09, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

English Exchange
Mon, Feb 23, 1:00 pm

Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Main Library
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Feb 03, 1:00 pm

Recording Audio with Audacity.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance in Spanish)
Tue, Feb 03, 2:00 pm

martes, 03, 10, 17, y 24 de febrero, 2:00 pm ¿Desea aprender còmo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 03, 6:30 pm

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

Small Business Development Center Presents: Let's Spruce Up Your Accounting in the New Year
Thu, Feb 05, 2:00 pm

It's a New Year! Let's look at your business's accounting, its entity and tax position to see if we can make improvements. Seminar hosted by Phil Scruton, of the Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Feb 05, 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.)

Tropical Rhythms/ Ritmos Tropicales
Thu, Feb 05, 7:00 pm

Jueves, 05 de febrero, 7:00 pm You’ll be delighted to learn basic steps from various Latin dances like Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue and Salsa. (60 min.) ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue y Salsa! (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Sunday Domino Club
Sun, Feb 08, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Domingo de Dominó (Sunday Domino Club)
Sun, Feb 08, 2:00 pm

Domingo, 08 de febrero, 2:00 pm ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

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Eating Disorders Through the Life Span
Mon, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

Join us in an informative lecture about "Eating Disorders Through the Life Span." Presented by the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, this engaging session will explain how eating disorders can affect us at any age. (60 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Feb 10, 1:00 pm

Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance in Spanish)
Tue, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

martes, 03, 10, 17, y 24 de febrero, 2:00 pm ¿Desea aprender còmo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Crafternoon: DIY Valentine's Day craft
Tue, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

Create a decorative craft for that special someone or for yourself. Paper crafting techniques and materials provided. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Tue, Feb 10, 6:30 pm

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

Learn How to Job Campaign
Wed, Feb 11, 2:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will show you how to create a high-impact, customized job campaign on the Internet. Learn how to find websites and use databases and social media to help you in your job search. (90 min.)

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Thu, Feb 12, 10:00 am

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, Feb 12, 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
Tue, Feb 17, 1:00 pm

Transferring VHS to Digital Format.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Black History Month: How to Conduct African American Genealogy Research
Tue, Feb 17, 2:00 pm

Larry Vick, Librarian for the Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, explains how to conduct African American genealogy research. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance in Spanish)
Tue, Feb 17, 2:00 pm

martes, 03, 10, 17, y 24 de febrero, 2:00 pm ¿Desea aprender còmo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
English Exchange
Tue, Feb 17, 6:30 pm

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

Proposal Writing Basics
Wed, Feb 18, 1:00 pm

Learn about the key components of a nonprofit grant proposal to a foundation or corporation and get answers to your questions about the process of applying for a grant. (60-90 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Feb 19, 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.)

Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Learn how to 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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Exploring Florida's Rich Archaeological History
Thu, Feb 19, 7:00 pm

Professors and archaeologists will discuss their current field of study, new developments in our understanding of Florida prehistory, and other exciting topics like paleobotany or recent canoe finds. (75 min.)

Movies at Main
Fri, Feb 20, 2:00 pm
"Get On Up."

©Universal Pictures. (138 min.) PG-13

Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired of the Palm Beaches
Mon, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Month. Join us as the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches presents information about low vision and blindness. The speaker will discuss how to assist someone who is blind or has low vision, and will include a demonstration of adaptive devices and techniques for the visually impaired. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Tue, Feb 24, 1:00 pm

Lynda.com.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance in Spanish)
Tue, Feb 24, 2:00 pm

martes, 03, 10, 17, y 24 de febrero, 2:00 pm ¿Desea aprender còmo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Thu, Feb 26, 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.)

Sunday Domino Club
Sun, Mar 08, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Tue, Mar 10, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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Sunday Domino Club
Sun, Apr 12, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Sunday Domino Club
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Sunday Domino Club
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm

Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet – Making Great Meals in Less Time
Mon, Feb 02, 12:30 pm

Lecture 1: Into the Mind of a Chef.
Lecture 2: Launching the Day.

Learn how to cook or improve your skills and palate with this six lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over three weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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Black History Month Movie Mania
Mon, Feb 02, 2:30 pm
"Guess Who."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (106 min.) PG-13

Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 02, 6:00 pm

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

Writer’s Critique Workshop
Tue, Feb 03, 5:30 pm

Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by library staff. (2 hr.)

Preregister.
AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 05, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 06, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet – Making Great Meals in Less Time
Mon, Feb 09, 12:30 pm

Lecture 3: One Fresh Thing.
Lecture 4: Evolution of a Quick Dish.

Learn how to cook or improve your skills and palate with this six lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over three weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

Preregister.
Black History Month Movie Mania
Mon, Feb 09, 2:30 pm
"Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (108 min.) Not rated.

Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 09, 6:00 pm

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

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 12, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 13, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 19, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 20, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet – Making Great Meals in Less Time
Mon, Feb 23, 12:30 pm

Lecture 5: What Makes a Meal?
Lecture 6: A Chef Entertains.

Learn how to cook or improve your skills and palate with this six lecture DVD series from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, presented over three weeks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

Preregister.
Black History Month Movie Mania
Mon, Feb 23, 2:30 pm
"Cool Runnings."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (98 min.) PG

Preregister.
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 23, 6:00 pm

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

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

AARP/IRS Tax Help
Fri, Feb 27, 10:00 am

Volunteers from the AARP will provide individualized tax assistance. You must bring current tax documents and last year’s completed tax return. (3 hr.)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Vintage Valentine Craft Series: French Beaded Valentine
Thu, Feb 05, 2:15 pm

Create a beautiful beaded flower to adorn your vintage valentine. Bring your small, needle nose pliers. Other materials provided. Ages 17 & up. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Mon, Feb 09, 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.
Vintage Valentine Craft Series: Quilled Valentine
Wed, Feb 11, 2:15 pm

Cupid will quiver at the flowers you create for this quilled vintage valentine. Learn how to roll, loop and curl strips of colored paper to make decorative floral designs for our valentines. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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Vintage Valentine Craft Series: Scherenschnitte for Your Valentine
Thu, Feb 12, 2:15 pm

“Schnitt” your way into the hearts of those you love using this traditional technique to create silhouettes and lacey heart creations to adorn your valentine. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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Eating Disorders Through the Life Span
Wed, Feb 18, 6:00 pm

Join Sharon Glynn, LPN and Director of Programming for The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness as she discusses the issues of eating disorders in women, men and children throughout the life span stages. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and OSFED will be explained and addressed. (60 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Mon, Feb 23, 2:15 pm

Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available. (30 min.)

Writer's Therapy
Tue, Feb 24, 5:30 pm

Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress. (2 hr.)

Preregister.
Black History Trivia Game
Wed, Feb 25, 6:00 pm

Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Popcorn will be served. Prizes will be awarded to the top three highest scores. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Royal Palm Feature Movie
Thu, Feb 26, 2:00 pm
"Get On Up."

©Universal Pictures. (138 min.) PG-13

Wellington Branch
Writer's Critique
Thu, Feb 05, 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.
Writers LIVE! Presents: Michael Wiley
Fri, Feb 06, 2:00 pm

This award-winning novelist will talk about his new book “Blue Avenue.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Jan 26, 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Black History Family Fun
Sat, Feb 07, 3:00 pm

Families come together to play a fun game celebrating the early contributions of African Americans to science and everyday life in America.

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Chess Club for Adults
Mon, Feb 09, 6:30 pm

Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (60 min.)

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Valentine Altoid Tin Makeover
Tue, Feb 10, 6:30 pm

Craft an Altoid tin into a sweet valentine. Washi tape, collectible memorabilia, printables and candy will be provided. (90 min.)

Preregister.
CANCELLED -- Hooked on Crochet
Wed, Feb 11, 6:30 pm

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners, pick up a materials list when you preregister. (90 min.)

Small Claims & Mediation
Thu, Feb 12, 6:30 pm

Learn how to file a claim of $5,000 or less and present it to a judge. Avoid court and lawyer fees by choosing mediation. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. (90 min.)

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A Tribute to “Ella” - Music of the Ella Fitzgerald Songbook
Sat, Feb 21, 2:30 pm

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System proudly present vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye. They will perform a concert filled with warmth and humor highlighting the life and music of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. (75 min.)

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Tax Time
Tue, Feb 24, 10:00 am

Find out about free resources, like www.irs.gov and 2-1-1, available during the tax season. (60 min.)

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Wonders of the Night Sky
Tue, Feb 24, 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.)

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Meet the Author: Everee Jimerson Clarke
Wed, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Award-winning historian Everee Jimerson Clarke has made significant contributions to preserving and sharing the history of Pleasant City, the oldest African American community in Palm Beach County. She will discuss the contributions of the African American pioneers of Palm Beach County. (60 min.)

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Jeopardy: Black History Edition
Wed, Feb 25, 6:30 pm

Showcase your Black History expertise in this educational and fun trivia-style game show.

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Black History Month Movie Matinee
Sat, Feb 28, 1:30 pm
"Their Eyes Were Watching God."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (113 min.) Not rated.

West Boca Branch
English Exchange
Mon, Feb 02, 1:00 pm

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

Get Help With Your IRS Tax Return
Wed, Feb 04, 10:00 am

Free tax preparation assistance provided by AARP volunteers. Bring your ID, current tax papers and last year's return. Returns will be e-Filed only. Make an appointment with AARP volunteers when the site is open. No age limit. (3 hr.)

Tech Talk: One-on-One
Wed, Feb 04, 2:00 pm

Need help with your computer or other device? Speak with our techie/librarian in your own individualized 30-minute session. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to the first session. First-come, first-served. You may also arrange an appointment at a different date and time. (30 min.)

It's Scrabble Time!
Wed, Feb 04, 2:00 pm

Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
Thu, Feb 05, 1:00 pm
"The Fisher King."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (140 min.) R

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

English Exchange
Mon, Feb 09, 1:00 pm

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

Cooking the Books
Tue, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

Read "Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook," by the editors of "Saveur" magazine. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk. (60 min.)

Get Help With Your IRS Tax Return
Wed, Feb 11, 10:00 am

Free tax preparation assistance provided by AARP volunteers. Bring your ID, current tax papers and last year's return. Returns will be e-Filed only. Make an appointment with AARP volunteers when the site is open. No age limit. (3 hr.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
Thu, Feb 12, 1:00 pm
"Good Will Hunting."

©Miramax. (127 min.) R

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

Tech Talk eBooks: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 17, 1:30 pm

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

Get Help With Your IRS Tax Return
Wed, Feb 18, 10:00 am

Free tax preparation assistance provided by AARP volunteers. Bring your ID, current tax papers and last year's return. Returns will be e-Filed only. Make an appointment with AARP volunteers when the site is open. No age limit. (3 hr.)

It's Scrabble Time!
Wed, Feb 18, 2:00 pm

Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
Thu, Feb 19, 1:00 pm
"What Dreams May Come."

©Universal Pictures. (113 min.) PG-13

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

When Jews Were Funny
Fri, Feb 20, 2:00 pm

Enjoy this documentary featuring Shecky Greene, Howie Mandel, David Steinberg, Gilbert Gottfried and many others. Filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of the Borscht belt to the present. This film explores ethnicity in the entertainment industry as well as the question of what it means to be Jewish. (89 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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English Exchange
Mon, Feb 23, 1:00 pm

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

Pre-Pub Book Club
Mon, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library shelf? The Pre-Pub Club meets once a month and is just for you! A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book not quite ready for publication. That's right, read and share new fiction and non-fiction books one to three months before they appear in libraries or bookstores! (90 min.)  

Tech Talk eBooks: One-on-One
Tue, Feb 24, 10:30 am

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

The Extraordinary Effects of Meditation
Tue, Feb 24, 2:00 pm

Longtime meditation instructor John Bednarik, of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, teaches a simple meditation technique that can reduce stress, improve concentration and enhance mental equilibrium. Participate in two 8-minute meditations and discuss the experience. (90 min.)

Get Help With Your IRS Tax Return
Wed, Feb 25, 10:00 am

Free tax preparation assistance provided by AARP volunteers. Bring your ID, current tax papers and last year's return. Returns will be e-Filed only. Make an appointment with AARP volunteers when the site is open. No age limit. (3 hr.)

Tech Talk: Car Buying Help - Online Resources
Wed, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

An automobile is one of the most expensive purchases a consumer will ever make. Learn about informative resources for first-time buyers and experienced negotiators alike. (60 min.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
Thu, Feb 26, 1:00 pm
"August Rush."

©Warner Bros. (114 min.) PG

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

West Boynton Branch
Madri’ Gals Women’s Choral Group Concert
Tue, Feb 10, 2:00 pm

Hum along with delightful songs performed by professionally talented a cappella singers. (60 min.)

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
Tue, Feb 10, 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.)

Celebrate Black History Month: Book Discussion: "Life Is So Good," by George Dawson
Thu, Feb 12, 2:00 pm

Share the inspiring saga of how the grandson of a slave managed to navigate a brutally segregated small Texas town, without losing his integrity or enjoyment of life. Led by library staff. (60 min.)

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Treating Leg Pain: Restoring Circulation and Comfort
Tue, Feb 17, 2:00 pm

Dr. Jodi R. Schoenhaus, D.P.M., podiatrist from Bethesda Hospital East, lectures on the newest advances in treatments of poor circulation to the legs. (60 min.)

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Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion in Spanish: "The Nobleman of Alcantara.")
Tue, Feb 17, 6:30 pm

martes, 17 de febrero. Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "El caballero de Alcántara" de Jesús Sánchez Adalid. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)

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Introduction to Chinese Language
Thu, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Surprise yourself and discover new words of this fascinating ancient language. Presented by staff. (60 min.)

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Barbra Streisand: The Ugly Ducking/Cinderella Myth
Tue, Feb 24, 2:00 pm

Barbra Streisand, that bumpy-nosed Brooklyn beauty, proves that "a nose with deviation is no crime to the nation." Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe talks about Streisand, the Cinderella Myth: ugly duckling turned swan. (60 min.)

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Celebrate Black History Month: Poetry Reading & Appreciation
Tue, Feb 24, 6:30 pm

Rose Bromberg, widely-published poet and teacher, reviews and interprets beloved poems by African American poets. A reading and brief reflective writing exercise will follow. (90 min.)

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Get Crafty with Thrilling Quilling: Paper Filigree
Thu, Feb 26, 2:30 pm

Roll, loop and curl strips of colored paper to make decorative designs. Create fancy scrolled patterns to adorn gift bags or greeting cards. Staff demonstrates beginner techniques. (60 min.)

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