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Events & Programs for Children

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library. Click here for the regularly scheduled Story Times

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Acreage Branch
Let's Love Our Earth Day
Tue, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Celebrate the beauty of the Earth and the importance of Earth Day by making an amazing stained glass window craft using natural materials, then enjoy stories, games, and a live music singalong all about our beautiful Earth. (60 min.) All ages.

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It's Game Time
Thu, Apr 24, 6:00 pm

Play Smash Bros. and other Wii games, board games or card games like Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Crafts for Kids
Sat, Apr 26, 3:00 pm

Get excited to make new friends and a creative craft project. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

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Club Pokémon
Tue, Apr 29, 6:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Wonderful Weekend Watercolors
Sat, May 03, 3:00 pm

Work on a big, bold watercolor painting of your own design. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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American Girl: Caroline
Wed, May 07, 4:00 pm

Learn about patriotism with Caroline, a brave girl facing challenges during the War of 1812. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Yummy Tea for Mommy & Me
Thu, May 08, 3:15 pm

Celebrate the mom, auntie or grandma in your life with the best kind of party, a tea party! Enjoy tea, lemonade, snack and stories she's sure to love and make her an unforgettable Mother's Day present. Ages 3 and up. (45-60 min.)

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Lego Builders Club
Sat, May 10, 2:00 pm

Meet fellow builders and work together, or alone, on creative projects. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Musical Tykes
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm

Do you have a favorite story time song or just love music? Come for a special all-musical jam session. We'll rock out with lots of musical instruments as we keep the music going. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Community Helpers Save the Day!
Thu, May 15, 3:15 pm

Celebrate National Police Week with stories about all our amazing Community Helpers and enjoy crafts, snacks and safety tips. Ages 3-5. (45-60 min.)

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Cartoon Matinee
Sat, May 17, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Bring your Prince or Princess to watch this fairy tale classic and make a tiny fairy friend to get ready for the release of "Maleficent" in theaters! (75 min.) G

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Club Pokémon
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade, and make new friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Crafts for Kids
Sat, May 24, 3:00 pm

Bring your creativity! Make new friends and a cool craft project. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

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It's Game Time!
Thu, May 29, 3:30 pm

Play some Wii games, board games or card games with friends. Ages 6-12. (2 hr.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Family Story Times
Mon, Apr 21, 10:30 am
Birds & Chickens.

Fun stories, puppets, and a film, for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Apr 21, 6:30 pm
Birds & Chickens.

Fun stories, puppets, and films for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Internet Safety Week!
Tue, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Watch a fun DVD and learn great tips for staying safe on the Internet. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Children's Movie
Sat, Apr 26, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. Snacks provided. (108 min.) PG

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Family Story Times
Mon, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Snakes & Reptiles.

Fun stories, puppets, and a film, for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Apr 28, 6:30 pm
Snakes & Reptiles.

Fun stories, puppets, and films for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Bilingual Family Story Times
Sat, May 03, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, May 05, 10:30 am
Bathtime.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, May 05, 6:30 pm
Bathtime.

Fun stories, puppets, and films for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Tween Book Discussion
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

We'll read and talk about "Lunch Walks Among Us," by Jim Benton. Refreshments provided. Ages 10 & up. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, May 12, 10:30 am
Beach.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, May 12, 6:30 pm
Beach.

Fun stories, puppets, and films for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Let's Go to the Beach!
Thu, May 15, 3:00 pm

Summer is almost here so let's make a fun beach craft and hear some great stories. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Bilingual Family Story Times
Sat, May 17, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, May 19, 10:30 am
Camping.

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Mon, May 19, 6:30 pm
Camping.

Fun stories, puppets, and films for kids, moms, and dads. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Bingo Mania!
Thu, May 22, 3:00 pm

Play Bingo and win a small prize. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Pizza Time!
Sat, May 24, 2:30 pm

Hear some great stories and enjoy one of our favorite foods, pizza! Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Internet Safety
Mon, Apr 21, 5:30 pm

Watch Router and the gang save the day with internet smarts. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

El Día de Los Niños
Wed, Apr 30, 5:00 pm

Celebrate El día de los niños with crafts, music, fun and games. Participate in musical chairs, book raffles and more. All ages. (90 min.)

Mother's Day
Wed, May 07, 5:00 pm

Celebrate your mother by making a special card just her. (45 min.)

Gardens Branch
Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Journalize!
Fri, Apr 25, 4:15 pm

Create a "wild" journal using animal print felt and other grrreat accessories! Ages 8-12. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Rainbow Loom® Bracelets
Wed, Apr 30, 4:15 pm

Calling all loom designers! Make colorful rubber band bracelets with or without a loom. Bring your loom if you have one or use ours. Grades 4 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Fri, May 02, 3:00 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook & favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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It’s Mother’s Day!
Wed, May 07, 3:30 pm

Celebrate mom with stories and music, and make something special for her. Ages 3 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Congratulations Graduates!
Fri, May 09, 4:00 pm

Oh, the places you’ll go! Grads of all ages will celebrate with stories and songs. Bring photos and make a memorable 3-D cube frame for yourself or for your graduate. All ages. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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Dance Like a Chicken
Thu, May 22, 3:15 pm

There is no dance like a “Chicken Dance!” Don’t pass up this priceless opportunity to hear a cluck full of stories. Show off your silliest moves when we do the “Chicken Dance” and have fun making a “Squeakn’ Squawkn’ Chicken.” Ages 5-7. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Sat, May 24, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of Lego bricks. Ages 4-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Little Wonders
Wed, Apr 23, 10:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and movement activities just for babies. Ages 9–23 mos. (30 min.)

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Stories, Games, and Crafts from Around the World
Wed, Apr 23, 4:00 pm
Italy.

Enjoy stories and activities about different countries and cultures. Ages 5–8. (45 min.)

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Internet Safety Tips for Kids
Wed, Apr 23, 5:45 pm

Learn the rules of Internet safety through games and activities. Grades K-5. (30 min.)

Spy Training Academy
Sat, Apr 26, 3:00 pm

Learn the basic techniques for being an international spy. Ages 5–10. (45 min.)

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April Crafternoon
Tue, Apr 29, 4:00 pm

Make and take lots of beautiful crafts. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Wed, Apr 30, 10:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and movement activities just for babies. Ages 9–23 mos. (30 min.)

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Stories, Games, and Crafts from Around the World
Wed, Apr 30, 4:00 pm
Mexico.

Enjoy stories and activities about different countries and cultures. Ages 5–8. (45 min.)

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Mother’s Day
Mon, May 05, 11:30 am

Celebrate mothers with stories, a craft and a film. Ages 3–5. (45 min.)

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Sewing for Tweens
Sat, May 10, 10:00 am

Sew a surprise for Mom with members of the American Sewing Guild. Supplies provided. Ages 9-12. (2 hr.)

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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sat, May 17, 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages. (45 min.)

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Crafternoon
Wed, May 21, 4:00 pm

Make and take lots of creative crafts. Ages 3–8. (45 min.)

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May the Force Be With You: A Star Wars Celebration
Sat, May 24, 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Star Wars celebration with games, snacks, a craft and more. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Play With Your Food!
Wed, May 28, 4:00 pm

Build creative structures with edible materials. Ages 6–10. (45 min.)

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Princess Cooking Class
Sat, May 31, 3:00 pm

Create recipes for princesses, including Fairy-Tale Floats, Princess and the Pea Salad, and Slipper Sandwiches. Recipes from the book "A Princess Cookbook," by Sarah L. Schuette. Ages 7–12. (60 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Fun @ Four
Wed, Apr 23, 4:00 pm
Chalk is not just for sidewalks anymore! Create your own unique pictures using chalk.

Weekly after-school activities. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Jelly Bean Bingo
Sat, Apr 26, 3:00 pm

Get your beans in a row and try your luck at winning some great books while learning about cool websites and databases. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, Apr 30, 4:00 pm
Today is El día de los niños/El día de los libros! This is a special day to celebrate culture, books and just being a kid. Join us for stories, crafts and music.

Weekly after-school activities. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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It's Kentucky Derby Day!
Sat, May 03, 11:00 am

Do you know why the Kentucky Derby is frequently called "Run for the Roses"? Learn more about this annual event with fun Derby Day activities. Create your own hat and make a lucky horseshoe craft too. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

Start your Cinco de Mayo celebration with a colorful craft and lively Latin music. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, May 07, 4:00 pm
It's almost Mother's Day! Give her a vase filled with tissue paper flowers, made with love, to show how much you appreciate her.

Weekly after-school activities. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Make & Take Mother's Day Cards
Fri, May 09, 3:30 pm

Drop by and make a unique card to honor your mother on her special day using paper, glue and a bit of sparkle too! All Ages. (45 min.)

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Teddy Bears and PJs Story Time
Tue, May 13, 6:30 pm

Wear your PJs and bring your favorite teddy bear to our special bedtime story time. After the program, the teddy bears are invited to stay for a sleepover at the library! Children may pick up their buddies the next day and see what their busy bears were up to all night. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, May 14, 4:00 pm
Join us for a Play-Doh® play date. Squish, stick and build your own masterpiece.

Weekly after-school activities. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Wigglecise
Fri, May 16, 11:00 am

Get up and move! Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm, and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments, and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, May 21, 4:00 pm
Create joyful paintings using watercolors and your imagination.

Weekly after-school activities. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Bilingual Story Time
Thu, May 22, 11:00 am

Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. All ages. (45 min.)
Jueves, 22 de mayo, 11:00 am
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Todas las edades. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Tween Gaming
Sat, May 24, 10:30 am

Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo games and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 9-12. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Earth Day Exploring
Tue, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

We'll do some exploring of our shared planet with stories, videos, a quiz and a craft. Ages 7-10. (45 min.)

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Finding & Using Fun Websites
Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

The library offers many exciting online resources for children, but do you know how to use them? Join us as we surf some of the best websites for kids. Have fun and explore, then test your skills with a game or two. Prizes will be awarded!! Ages 8-11. (45 min.)

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

We'll be throwing a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. It'll be an exploration of Mexican culture with some stories, music, Mexican Hat Dancing, games and a fun craft. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Mother's Day Make & Take Crafts
Tue, May 06, 4:00 pm

Join us as we make some special gifts to give mom on her special day. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Makin' a Fuss Over Mommies
Sat, May 10, 10:00 am

Mommies are special people. So, let's do something just for her with stories, music, a game or two and a craft she'll love. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

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Adventures with Jack and Annie
Sat, May 17, 2:00 pm

Mary Pope Osborne's birthday is worth an afternoon of fun, games and a craft based on the adventures of Jack and Annie, in their magic tree house. Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Recycled Crafts
Mon, Apr 21, 3:30 pm

Save the planet while turning everyday objects into your own masterpiece! The perfect way to celebrate Earth Day! Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

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Children's Day and Book Day (El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros)
Wed, Apr 30, 3:00 pm

Come celebrate Children's Day and Book Day! We will sing and share stories in English and Spanish, and make a special craft. All ages. (60 min.) ¡Vengan a celebrar El día de los niños/El día de los libros! Vamos a cantar y compartir cuentos en ingles y español, y crear una manualidad especial. Todas edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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May the Fourth Be With You
Sun, May 04, 2:00 pm

Practice and perfect your Jedi skills through a variety of fun activities in our Star Wars Jedi Training Academy. Costumes encouraged. Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

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Crafts from the Past
Sat, May 10, 11:00 am

Choose your own craft from a variety of fun projects from past story times. All ages. (45 min.)

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Sun, May 18, 1:00 pm

Get creative and have fun building with our Lego collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

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Go Bananas!
Tue, May 20, 3:00 pm

Our most a-peeling story time yet! Join us as we monkey around together with stories and activities about monkeys, eating bananas and going bananas! Ages 3-7. (45 min.)

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Doodle Dots
Wed, May 21, 11:00 am

Calling all tots to make art with dots! Dress to get messy. Ages 2-3. (30 min.)

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The Wonderful World of Butterflies
Thu, May 22, 3:00 pm

You're invited to our butterfly special! We will read some fluttering fun books, dance to some soaring songs and make an eye popping butterfly craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Hungry Birds
Tue, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Join us as we make bird feeders from pine cones and bird seeds. Ages 5 & up.

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Come One, Come All, To Our First Villain Ball!
Sat, Apr 26, 3:00 pm

Everyone loves a princess, but how about a villain? Come dressed as your favorite villain, listen to some fractured fairy tales, and have a wickedly fun time. Ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Children's Day/Book Day (El Día de Los Niños /El Día de Los Libros)
Wed, Apr 30, 4:00 pm

Come join us for bilingual songs, stories, a craft, and a pinata. Costumes welcome! Ages 4-10. (90 min.) Únase a nosotros para canciones bilingües, cuentos, manualidades y una piñata. Disfraces bienvenidos! Edades 4-10.

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Chess Club
Tue, May 13, 3:30 pm

Come learn how to play this fascinating game! Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Totem Poles!
Fri, May 16, 4:00 pm

Learn about Native American art from the Pacific Northwest and then create a totem pole of our own! Ages 5-11. (60 min.)

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My Little Pony Special!
Wed, May 21, 4:00 pm

Come create your own pony crafts and have some fun! Bring a pony friend along, because as we all know, "Friendship is magic!" Ages 5-11. (60 min.)

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Goddess Girls!
Wed, May 28, 4:00 pm

Which Goddess Girl are you? Find out and learn about Greek mythology, sample some of the writing from the Goddess Girls series and make our very own wrist cuffs. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Nail Art
Thu, May 29, 3:00 pm

Try out new designs with Nail Art! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

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Eww Bugs!
Fri, May 30, 3:30 pm

Bugs are creepy and cool. Join us for a hands-on art program about bugs! For bug fans ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Loula V. York Branch
Toddler Story Times
Tue, Apr 22, 10:00 am
Fun With Art!

Themed stories, music, and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Tue, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Children practice their reading skills with teen volunteers in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Apr 24, 10:00 am
Fun With Art!

Stories, music, and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Pre-K Story Times
Tue, May 06, 10:00 am
Fun in the Sun with Mom!

Themed stories and creative activities for children. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Pre-K Story Times
Tue, May 06, 11:00 am
Fun in the Sun with Mom!

Themed stories and creative activities for children. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Tue, May 06, 4:00 pm

Children practice their reading skills with teen volunteers in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Tue, May 13, 4:00 pm

Children practice their reading skills with teen volunteers in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Pre-K Story Times
Tue, May 20, 10:00 am
Hats!

Themed stories and creative activities for children. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Pre-K Story Times
Tue, May 20, 11:00 am
Hats!

Themed stories and creative activities for children. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Tue, May 20, 4:00 pm

Children practice their reading skills with teen volunteers in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Play Me a Story
Wed, May 21, 5:30 pm

Families are invited to join us for stories and skits! There is a part for everyone - behind the scenes, center stage, or as a part of the cheering audience! All ages. (60 min.)

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Main Library
Kindergarten Fun Time!
Mon, Apr 21, 3:30 pm

Being a Kindergartner is a special time, and it deserves a celebration! All current and soon-to-be kindergartners are welcome to join us as we celebrate with stories, music, and a fun craft. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Thu, Apr 24, 3:00 pm
Louisiana.

Join us as we continue our journey across the United States. Ages 6-9. (45 min.)

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Spring Crafts
Fri, Apr 25, 4:00 pm

Spring is in full bloom, and we will create unique crafts to celebrate the season. Ages 6-11. (45 min.)

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El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

Sábado, 26 de abril, 2:00 pm
Únase a nosotros para una celebración especial bilingüe de este día feriado que celebra los niños y los libros. Cuentos, artesanías y más serán parte de esta celebración anual de la familia. Todas edades. (60 min.) Join us for a special bilingual celebration of this National holiday celebrating children and books. Stories, crafts, and more will be part of this yearly family celebration. All ages. (60 min.)

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Let's Fly a Kite: Story Time & Craft
Mon, Apr 28, 3:30 pm

Let’s celebrate spring by reading stories about kites and making a craft that soars! Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Origami Crafts
Tue, Apr 29, 5:00 pm

What’s more fun than Origami? Tweens and teens are invited to this fun afternoon dedicated to the exciting art of paper folding. Ages 8-15. (45 min.)

Mother’s Day Crafts
Sat, May 10, 11:00 am

Celebrate Mother’s Day! Come in and make a very special gift for that special lady in your life. Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Doc McStuffins' Stuffed Friends Check-up Clinic
Mon, May 19, 4:00 pm

Join us for our very first check-up clinic for your favorite stuffed animal or doll, just like the famous Doc McStuffins does on her show! After all our stuffed friends receive their wellness certificate, we will enjoy some games, stories, and music to celebrate good health. Ages 1-6. (50 min.)

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Shrinky Dinks Designs
Wed, May 21, 4:00 pm

Calling all shrinky dink lovers! It is once again time to make some amazing shrinky dink art. Watch in amazement as your colorful design shrinks and becomes wearable art right before your eyes! Ages 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Geography Club
Thu, May 22, 3:00 pm
Arkansas.

Our exciting tour of the states is far from over! New club members are always welcome to join us on our continuing trip across the USA! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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May the Force Be With You
Sat, May 24, 2:00 pm

Calling all Padawans, Jedis, and Sith Lords! Join us for our sixth annual Star Wars extravaganza. We will have Star Wars games, including trivia, crafts, light saber duels and a Darth Vader impersonation contest! Participants are encouraged to come in costume. There will even be chances to win fun prizes. Bring the whole family for this special day of Stars Wars fun! Ages 8-16. (90 min.)

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Tuesday Tunes for Toddlers
Tue, May 27, 10:00 am

Join us for this very special musical celebration just for toddlers and their grown-ups. We will also read some great books all about the wonder of music. Ages 1-4. (45 min.)

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Young Artists Workshop
Tue, May 27, 3:30 pm

Creating art is a fun way to spend an afternoon, so join us for a special art lesson and use your new skills to create something unique and all your own. Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Thu, May 29, 3:00 pm
Tennessee.

Our exciting tour of the states is far from over! New club members are always welcome to join us on our continuing trip across the USA! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Puppet Show: Stay Safe!
Fri, May 30, 4:00 pm

Don’t miss this very special puppet show for the whole family! Performers representing PBC Fire Rescue will delight all ages as they use the magic of puppetry to show us how we can always stay safe. This is a do-not-miss event for children of all ages and their families. All ages. (60 min.)

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Family Stories & Crafts
Sat, May 31, 2:00 pm

Celebrate a special family day at the library! We will read stories, dance to music and create a unique craft. All ages. (45 min.)

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Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Internet Safety
Mon, Apr 21, 3:00 pm

Learn tips to help keep your family safe while online. All ages. (30 min.)

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Origami Flowers
Tue, Apr 22, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day by creating origami flowers from recycled paper. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.)

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Mother Goose Day
Thu, May 01, 10:30 am

We've gathered a gaggle of our favorite rhymes. So come join the fun as we let loose with Mother Goose! Music, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Backyard Games
Wed, May 21, 3:00 pm

It's going to be silly! Join us for outdoor games played indoors. Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Be Smart, Be Safe while Using the Internet!
Mon, Apr 21, 3:30 pm

Watch “Router’s Birthday Surprise”, a kid-friendly film that discusses the ins and outs of Internet safety. Make a simple craft to remind you about how to be safe on the Internet. Ages 9 & under. (60 min.)

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Earthlings Unite! Save Our Planet!
Tue, Apr 22, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with stories, songs and poem about our unique and wonderful planet. Make a “green” craft out of recyclable materials. Ages 4-9. (60 min.)

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The Cool Creative Kids Club
Fri, Apr 25, 3:30 pm

Experience an afternoon of creativity using a variety of art materials and techniques. All materials will be provided. Ages 7-11. (60 min.)

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Lego Building Crew
Mon, Apr 28, 3:30 pm

Play with Legos and make your own creation! Bring a Lego creation of your own to show. Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

It’s Pajamarama Time @ Your Library!
Mon, Apr 28, 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of boisterous sounds and noise! Sing and dance to some LOUD songs and make a special noisy craft to bring home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals, pillows and blankets welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings. (45 min.)

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Salt Dough Magnets
Tue, Apr 29, 4:30 pm

Shape and mold salt dough concoctions to fashion into stylish magnets. All materials will be provided. Ages 7-14. (45 min.)

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A Very Modern Mother Goose
Fri, May 02, 10:30 am

Celebrate Mother Goose Day with a special visit from Mother Goose herself! Join us for an exciting retelling of some of our favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes and tales all with a modern twist. Make a special Mother Goose craft to remind you of the fun time you had at the Library. All materials provided. Ages 0-5. (45 min.)

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Are You Ready to Lego?
Mon, May 05, 3:30 pm

Come and join us to create the tallest tower of blocks you can! Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

Cyberbullying: It Can Happen to You!
Thu, May 08, 4:30 pm

Kim Mazauskas, Bullying Prevention and Intervention Coordinator for the PBC School District, will be discussing what exactly cyberbullying is, how to identify it, how to prevent it, the repercussions of cyberbullying as well as how to address it. Parents and caregivers will be given helpful tips and strategies to become more aware in today’s Internet-driven world. Ages 8 & up & adults. (60 min.)

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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Fri, May 16, 3:30 pm

Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials will be provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake @ Your Library
Sat, May 17, 11:00 am

Enjoy wiggling and shaking to music while using scarves, egg shakers and other instruments all in the name of reading readiness. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Lego Building Crew
Mon, May 19, 3:30 pm

Come and play with Legos and make your own creation! Bring a Lego creation of your own to show if you want to! Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

Go Crazy for Beads!
Thu, May 22, 4:30 pm

Make your own uniquely designed beads out of different colored paper. String them together to make a necklace, bracelet, keychain or whatever you desire. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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I Want Candy!
Tue, May 27, 5:30 pm

Play a life-size version of everyone’s favorite game “Candy Land” and see who finds King Kandy! Which game character do you want to be; Lord Licorice, Mr. Mint, or Princess Lolly? After traveling through the game, make a "sweet" craft and receive a special “treat” to eat. All materials will be provided. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Baby Story Time
Thu, May 29, 11:00 am

Your baby will enjoy fun songs, rhymes, books and playtime in our baby story time. Make an easy craft with your baby to take home. Ages 0-23 months. (35 min.)

Tequesta Branch
Safety Net Fun
Wed, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

An introduction to online safety, games and more for parents and children. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.)

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Fractured Fun with Mother Goose
Wed, May 07, 11:00 am

Crack up with Humpty Dumpty and friends as Mother Goose shares songs, nursery rhymes and tales with a modern twist. Make a Mother Goose craft to take home. All ages. (60 min.)

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Wellington Branch
Beverly Cleary Reading Club
Mon, Apr 21, 3:00 pm

We will Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) to you from one of Beverly Cleary’s amazing chapter books throughout the month of April. You’ll make something fun each week and on Apr 29 we’ll have a Beverly Cleary birthday party. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Rainsticks
Wed, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

Create the sound of April showers with your own unique rainstick. Ages 6 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) First come, first served.

If You Give a Mouse a Click: Internet Safety
Thu, Apr 24, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Internet Safety Awareness Week and enjoy games that help children understand how to go online safely. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Chess Club for Kids
Sat, Apr 26, 2:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Legos
Mon, Apr 28, 4:00 pm

Builders – create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Beverly Cleary Reading Club
Tue, Apr 29, 3:00 pm

We will Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) to you from one of Beverly Cleary’s amazing chapter books throughout the month of April. You’ll make something fun each week and on Apr 29 we’ll have a Beverly Cleary birthday party. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Art Club
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45+ min.) First-come, first-served.

May Flowers
Wed, May 07, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day and create a bouquet of colorful flowers for the special lady in your life. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) First come, first served.

Chess Club for Kids
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Dream, Discover, Do
Tue, May 13, 1:00 pm
Ages 2-3.

Join us as we talk, sing, read, write, and play our way to a brighter future. Take home tips on how to incorporate these five practices of Every Child Ready to Read in your own home. Limit 30. (30 min.) First-come, first-served.

Tween Gaming
Tue, May 13, 3:30 pm

Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (90 min.) First-come, first-served.

After-school Story Time
Wed, May 14, 3:30 pm

We’re celebrating National Children’s Book Week with a special after school story time. We’ll enjoy favorite picture books, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Ages 3-8. Limit 40. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Monkeying Around
Sat, May 17, 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and a craft featuring our favorite jungle friend! Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Legos
Mon, May 19, 4:00 pm

Builders – create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Dream, Discover, Do
Tue, May 20, 1:00 pm
Ages 3-5.

Join us as we talk, sing, read, write, and play our way to a brighter future. Take home tips on how to incorporate these five practices of Every Child Ready to Read in your own home. Limit 30. (30 min.) First-come, first-served.

Movie Matinee
Fri, May 30, 2:30 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (105 min.) PG

West Boca Branch
After-school Stories & Crafts
Tue, Apr 22, 4:00 pm
Frogs.

Explore the weekly theme through stories, a game, short film and a craft. Grades K-2. (45 min.)

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Baby Story Time
Mon, Apr 28, 10:30 am

Baby and parent or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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After-school Stories & Crafts
Tue, Apr 29, 4:00 pm
Turtles.

Explore the weekly theme through stories, a game, short film and a craft. Grades K-2. (45 min.)

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Let’s celebrate Children's Day/Book Day! (Bilingual story time)
Wed, Apr 30, 3:30 pm

Celebrate the importance of reading for children through stories and games! Pre-K & up (45 min.)
Miércoles, 30 de abril, 3:30pm
¡Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros! ¡Celebra la importancia de la lectura para los niños a través de historias y juegos! Pre-K para arriba. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Toddler Story Time
Sat, May 03, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

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Baby Story Time
Mon, May 05, 10:30 am

Baby and parent or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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After-school Stories & Crafts
Tue, May 06, 4:00 pm
Fish.

Explore the weekly theme through stories, a game, short film and a craft. Grades K-2. (45 min.)

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Mother’s Day Story Time
Thu, May 08, 3:30 pm

Children, bring your mom and come for a fun time of stories, games and a craft all in honor of our loving mothers. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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Mother-Child Paint N’ Snack
Sat, May 10, 11:00 am

Kids, grab your mom and come for a fun time of bonding through painting and a snack to celebrate Mother’s Day. Grades 3-5. (45 min.)

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After-school Stories & Crafts
Tue, May 13, 4:00 pm
Birds.

Explore the weekly theme through stories, a game, short film and a craft. Grades K-2. (45 min.)

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Baby Story Time
Wed, May 21, 10:30 am

Baby and parent or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Saturday Morning Crafts
Sat, May 24, 10:30 am

Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

¡Qué Sabor! (Story Time, in Spanish)
Wed, May 28, 3:30 pm

Miércoles 28 de mayo, 3:30pm. Por medio de libros y juegos aprenderemos de la gastronomía típica latinoamericana. También compartiremos recetas simples para probar en casa. Edades Pre-K para arriba. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Afternoon Crafts
Thu, May 29, 3:30 pm

Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

Minecraft and Your Craft
Sat, May 31, 10:30 am

Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players or just come for a craft. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

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West Boynton Branch
Beginning Chess Class
Wed, Apr 23, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Internet Safety for Children
Thu, Apr 24, 3:00 pm

Be safe online with "Router's Birthday Surprise." This learning adventure film helps children identify Internet risks. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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CANCELLED - El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros Children’s Day/Book Day
Wed, Apr 30, 4:00 pm

Miécoles, 30 de abril
Disfruta de cuentos y canciones en honor a la literatura infantil. Crea una manualidad que podrás llevar a casa. Edades 5-9. Se requiere registrarse. Enjoy bilingual songs and stories and make a craft to take home. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
Wed, May 07, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, May 07, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)

Beginning Chess Class
Wed, May 14, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, May 14, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)

Block Party: Legos in the Library
Sat, May 17, 10:00 am

Builders - create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
Wed, May 21, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, May 21, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)

Beginning Chess Class
Wed, May 28, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8–12. (30 min.)

Chess Club
Wed, May 28, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skill. Ages 8–12. (60 min.)