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Acreage Branch
Groundhog, Can You See My Shadow?
Wed, Jan 28, 11:15 am

Punxsutawney Phil comes out every Groundhog's Day and predicts how much longer winter will last by looking for his shadow. Let's learn about shadows and read some stories about groundhogs. Ages 3-5. (60 min.)

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Game Time
Wed, Jan 28, 3:30 pm

Play some Wii games, board games or card games with friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Catch Super Bowl Fever!
Thu, Jan 29, 1:30 pm

It's an early release day, now who's ready for some football? We've got the cure for Super Bowl Fever, a fun-filled afternoon of relay races and other indoor sports games and activities designed to get you in the spirit for Sunday. What's a Super Bowl party without some snacks and even a few prizes? Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Time for Toys: Movie Matinee
Sat, Jan 31, 2:30 pm
"Toy Story."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.) Join us for a showing of this animated classic about the lives of toys and bring your own favorite action figures or dolls to play together in our amazing play set environment. All ages. G

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American Girl: Mia
Wed, Feb 04, 4:00 pm

Mia's dream is to skate, just like the rest of her family, but she doesn't want to be a hockey player, she dreams of being a figure skater. Learn about how hard it can be to pursue your dreams when all you want to do is fit in, and make a craft to celebrate your dream. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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It's Game Time!
Thu, Feb 05, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a snack while you play some Wii games, board games or card games with your friends and maybe make some new ones. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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LEGO® Builders Club
Sat, Feb 07, 2:30 pm

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

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The Music & Magic of Mardi Gras!
Tue, Feb 10, 4:00 pm

Get the family ready for a brassy and bold musical extravaganza when the Seminole Ridge Jazz Band lights up the library with swing and style. Between sets, play our Fat Tuesday games and receive Mardi Gras masks, beads and chocolate coins. All ages. (90 min.)

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Club Pokémon
Tue, Feb 10, 7:00 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, Feb 14, 2:30 pm

Bring your creativity! Make a new friend and a special Valentine’s Day craft. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

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Acreage Explorers' Club: Botswana
Wed, Feb 18, 4:00 pm

Pick up or bring your Explorers' Club Passport because we have mysteries and wonders to discover across the globe! This month, join us for interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, music and more of Botswana. Ages 6-12. (60-90 min.)

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Say "Ni Hao" to Chinese New Year!
Fri, Feb 20, 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Year of the Goat with silly stories, both traditional and new, and a funny goat craft. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Wed, Feb 25, 11:15 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Wed, Feb 25, 3:30 pm

Do you love to sing along to our story time songs? Join a jam session of all your favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play as we keep the music going. Ages 0-5. (30 min.)

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Belle Glade Branch
Family Story Times
Mon, Jan 26, 10:30 am

Dogs.

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

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Jan 26, 6:30 pm

Dogs.

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

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It's a Dog's Life!
Thu, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

Hear some great stories about dogs and play Doggy Bones beanbag toss. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Mon, Feb 02, 10:30 am

Valentine's Day.

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

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Feb 02, 6:30 pm

Valentine's Day.

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

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Bilingual Family Story Times Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, Feb 07, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Family Story Times
Mon, Feb 09, 10:30 am

Colors.

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

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Feb 09, 6:30 pm

Colors.

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

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Positively Africa!
Thu, Feb 12, 10:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Stained Glass Art
Tue, Feb 17, 3:00 pm

Create a very special piece of stained glass art. Dress to get messy. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Hats, Hats, Hats!
Wed, Feb 18, 3:00 pm

Hear some great stories about hats and make a hat craft. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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A Perfect Balance
Thu, Feb 19, 10:00 am

"A Perfect Balance," is a one-man play that follows a young artist, Sandy, on his quest to capture his vision of life. The show's spectacular conclusion is a 17-feet wide mobile that suspends into the audience. All ages. (45 min.)

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Bilingual Family Story Times Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Sat, Feb 21, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Family Story Times
Mon, Feb 23, 10:30 am

Animal Sounds.

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

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Pajama Hour
Mon, Feb 23, 6:30 pm

Animal Sounds.

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

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Tween Book Discussion
Sat, Feb 28, 2:30 pm

We will be discussing "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel," while snacking on pizza. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Art Stop
Sat, Jan 31, 11:00 am

Paint a beautiful picture using paint, sponges and other mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

The Epilepsy Foundation
Mon, Feb 09, 5:00 pm

Katie Boeck, of the Epilepsy Foundation, will give a presentation on the challenges created by epilepsy and seizures. (60 min.)

Teenie Weenie Valenteenie
Wed, Feb 11, 4:30 pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making cards, crafts and playing fun Valentine's games. Finish up by making candy sushi to give to a friend. (60 min.)

Ancient Hieroglyphics
Wed, Feb 18, 4:30 pm

Learn about ancient hieroglyphics and write your name using the symbols of the hieroglyphics language. (45 min.)

Positively Africa!
Tue, Feb 24, 9:45 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Gardens Branch
"Frozen" Singalong Karaoke
Mon, Jan 26, 3:30 pm

Sing along to your favorites from the movie "Frozen." Enjoy trivia, crafts and games too. Wear your costume if you want. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. Limit 30. (60 min.)

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National Puzzle and Game Day
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30 pm

Give your brain a workout and have a puzzling good time with crosswords, jigsaw puzzles and board games. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Junior Birding
Thu, Feb 05, 3:30 pm

Come learn why bird-watching is so much fun! Get tips about how to get started in birding, where to find birds, and ways to identify them. We’ll also make a birdhouse so you can bring birds into your own backyard. Grades 2-5. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Mon, Feb 09, 10:30 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Valentine's Shrinky Dinks
Mon, Feb 09, 4:00 pm

Create heart-shaped jewelry using this "magic" plastic that shrinks down to one-third its size. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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All You Need is Love
Thu, Feb 12, 3:30 pm

Share stories with hearts, sing sweet tunes, and make a special Valentine craft. Ages 3-7. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Fri, Feb 13, 3:30 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (90 min.)

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Xin Nian Kuai Le ("Zeen neean kwai luh")
Thu, Feb 19, 3:30 pm

This is a great way to say Happy New Year in Chinese to friends. Say "Zai jian" to the Year of the Horse and say "Ni hao" to the Year of the Goat with stories, songs and a craft. Ages 5 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Bricks and More
Sat, Feb 21, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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Royal Recipes
Thu, Feb 26, 3:30 pm

Sweet treats fit for a king or queen! Come and make three magical recipes right from the book, "A Princess Cookbook" by Sarah L. Schuette. Ages 6 & up. Limit 15. (45 min.)

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Family Funcraftic: Pipe Cleaners Gone Wild!
Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm

Look like an artistic genius when you make some easy, yet adorable pipe cleaner crafts. All ages. Limit 25. (45 min.)

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Glades Road Branch
Crafternoon
Mon, Jan 26, 4:00 pm

Enjoy many different winter themed crafts. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Wed, Jan 28, 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 about the Arts
Wed, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Dances & Dancers.

Enjoy stories, crafts and activities about different types of art and the artists who create it. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Rubber Ducky Day!
Thu, Jan 29, 11:00 am

Celebrate Rubber Duckies with stories, songs, a craft and a film. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

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Mad Hatter Tea Party
Sat, Jan 31, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday at this whimsical soiree. Fancy dress is optional. Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Mon, Feb 02, 3:30 pm

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Chess Club
Tue, Feb 03, 4:00 pm

Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Wed, Feb 04, 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 & Crafts about the Arts
Wed, Feb 04, 4:00 pm

Paint and Painters.

Enjoy stories, crafts and activities about different types of art and the artists who created it. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Sensory Snow Day
Sat, Feb 07, 3:00 pm

Play with “snow” using different materials including cotton, marshmallows and shaving cream. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Turtle Talk!
Tue, Feb 10, 3:30 pm

Pet a live turtle! Daggerwing Nature Center will talk about native turtles. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Wed, Feb 11, 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 & Crafts about the Arts
Wed, Feb 11, 4:00 pm

Athletics and Athletes.

Enjoy stories, crafts and activities about different types of art and the artists who created it. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Itsy Bitsy Babies
Thu, Feb 12, 10:00 am

Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Sat, Feb 14, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories, songs, a craft and a film. Ages 3-7. (45 min.)

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Chess Club
Tue, Feb 17, 4:00 pm

Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Wed, Feb 18, 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 & Crafts about the Arts
Wed, Feb 18, 4:00 pm

Poems and Poets.

Enjoy stories, crafts and activities about different types of art and the artists who created it. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Sat, Feb 21, 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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It’s a Parachute Party!
Sat, Feb 21, 3:00 pm

Practice following directions, develop rhythm and motor skills, and learn to work together using our brand new parachute. Stories and a craft included. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Easy Origami
Mon, Feb 23, 4:00 pm

Create paper sculptures by learning the ancient craft of origami. Together we’ll create paper food, animals, toys and anything else you want. (45 min.)

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Chess Club
Tue, Feb 24, 4:00 pm

Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Wed, Feb 25, 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 & Crafts about the Arts
Wed, Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Games and Game Makers.

Enjoy stories, crafts and activities about different types of art and the artists who created it. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Itsy Bitsy Babies
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am

Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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American Girls: Grace Thomas
Sat, Feb 28, 3:00 pm

Enjoy activities, games and snacks of Grace’s world. If you’d like, bring your doll and dress like Grace! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 7-12. (45 min.)

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Greenacres Branch
Frosty Friends
Wed, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Put a new spin on some old CD’s by creating frosty snowmen that will melt your heart. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Guess Whoooo's Coming to the Library!
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30 pm

Enjoy a special program about owls featuring Okeeheelee Nature Center’s live feathered friends. Hands-on activity following the presentation. Ages 7-12. (45 min.)

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Frozen Frenzy!
Sat, Jan 31, 3:00 pm

Have a fabulous time frolicking through a variety of activities and crafts based on the popular film. Dress as your favorite princess or snowman. All ages. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, Feb 04, 4:00 pm

It’s Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week! Listen to stories by Todd Parr and explore his style of illustration using simplistic drawings and bold colors.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Loco for Cocoa!
Sat, Feb 07, 3:00 pm

Let's celebrate all things chocolate with lots of chocolate games and activities, including an Oreo stacking game, "Name that Candy Bar" contest, and a chocolate cupcake decorating challenge. Ages 10-14. (60 min.)

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Bilingual Family Story Time (Hora de Cuentos Bilingües)
Tue, Feb 10, 6:30 pm

Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Todas las edades. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs, and get a little crafty. All ages. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, Feb 11, 4:00 pm

Make Valentine’s Day cards for the special people in your life. Materials provided.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Candyland
Sat, Feb 14, 11:00 am

We are turning the library into a candy-covered adventure! Families can travel through our life-sized Candyland where fun crafts, games and candy await participants at every stop! All ages. (45 min.)

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Fun @ Four
Wed, Feb 18, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year by making traditional Chinese crafts.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Wigglecise
Fri, Feb 20, 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, Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Create fun patterns and designs and listen to the story "Doodleday," by Ross Collins.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Thu, Feb 26, 10:30 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Have You Heard ...
Fri, Feb 27, 4:00 pm

... about Mr. Lemoncellos’ new library? This famous game maker designed the town’s new library and the special overnight lock-in is by invitation only. Turns out that getting in the library is not the problem, getting out is! Join us for a puzzle-filled reading from the book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library," by Chris Grabenstein. Ages 7-12. (45 min.)

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Tween Gaming
Sat, Feb 28, 3:00 pm

Time to get your game on! Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo and board games. Ages 9-12. (90 min.)

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Hagen Ranch Road Branch
LEGO® Club
Thu, Jan 29, 4:00 pm

Build Anything You Can Imagine.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Book & Boogie
Fri, Jan 30, 11:00 am

We will wiggle, jump, hop and read a story or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 3-5. (30 min.)

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Ask the Groundhog: More Winter or Early Spring?
Mon, Feb 02, 4:00 pm

Will the groundhog see his shadow? We want to know! We'll make shadow puppets, hear a story, and make a craft in honor of Groundhog Day. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Sat, Feb 07, 2:00 pm

Build a skyscraper or the tallest building that you can.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks at your library. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Lots and Lots of Hearts
Mon, Feb 09, 4:00 pm

Valentine's Day is coming soon so let's get together and create something special for someone who's special to you! Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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"Hail to the Chief"
Wed, Feb 11, 4:00 pm

That's the song that's played whenever the president comes around. We'll read a story about presidents, watch a video, play a "presidential" sorting game, learn about the first five presidents, and do a funky craft. Maybe you'll be inspired to run for the highest office in the land! Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Life-Size Candy Land
Sat, Feb 14, 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family and see if you can get past the Licorice Lagoon, Lollypop Woods, and Chocolate Mountain to reach the Candy Castle in this life-size version of the classic board game. Ages 3 & up. (90 min.)

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Fun With Tweens: Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower
Tue, Feb 17, 4:00 pm

Test your engineering skills and see if you can build the strongest and tallest tower using just spaghetti and marshmallows. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Chinese New Year, 2015: Year of the Goat
Thu, Feb 19, 4:00 pm

Come hear some tales, do a cutout craft, find out your fortune, watch a video, and play a game with chopsticks. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Mon, Feb 23, 4:00 pm

Build a pirate ship or port.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks at your library. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Thu, Feb 26, 4:00 pm

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Jupiter Branch
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Sun, Jan 25, 1:00 pm

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

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American Girl Club: Meet Julie
Thu, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

If you love reading about the American Girls, our American Girl Club is for you! Join us for crafts, games and activities inspired by the American Girls and the times in which they lived. Please bring a plain white t-shirt or other white fabric to tie-dye. Grades 1-5. (60 min.)

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Groundhog Day
Fri, Jan 30, 3:30 pm

Look who's awake! Our friend the groundhog will help us find out if winter is over. Learn about what makes these furry creatures special through stories and a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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All You Need is Love
Fri, Feb 06, 3:30 pm

Get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with stories and songs, and make lovely cards for your family and friends. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Extraterrestrial Visitors Day
Wed, Feb 11, 3:30 pm

Ever wish you could meet a space alien? Listen to stories about visitors from outer space, and make an alien and spaceship out of air-dry putty and found objects to bring back to your home ... or theirs! Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Library Scavenger Hunt
Wed, Feb 11, 6:00 pm

How well do you know the library? Come try our scavenger hunt to find out. Refreshments await at the finish line. Ages 10 & up. (45 min.)

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Mardi Gras Mask Making
Fri, Feb 13, 3:30 pm

Come create your own Mardi Gras mask and learn about this festive occasion. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club
Thu, Feb 19, 4:00 pm

Make new friends while you learn basic stitches and work on cool projects. Previous participants will be able to practice what they’ve learned and hone their skills. Bring a size J crochet hook and a skein of medium weight acrylic yarn. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.)

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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Sun, Feb 22, 1:00 pm

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

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American Girl: Meet Kirsten
Thu, Feb 26, 3:00 pm

If you loved reading about the American Girls, our American Girl Club is for you! Join us for crafts, games or other activities inspired by the American Girls and the times in which they lived. Grades 1-5. (60 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Fri, Feb 27, 10:30 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Bake for Family Fun Month
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00 am

No oven? No problem! Bring the family to the library to learn how to make some delicious no-bake sweets! Supplies generously provided by the Friends of the Library. Space is limited. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Lantana Road Branch
Coloring Club
Fri, Jan 30, 3:30 pm

Come join us for an hour of coloring and relaxing! Ages 4 & up. (60 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Sat, Jan 31, 2:30 pm

Bring your imagination and join us to make something fantastic! Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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Harry Potter Book Night
Thu, Feb 05, 6:30 pm

Wizards, muggles and magical creatures - join us to celebrate the world's first Harry Potter Book Night! We will have quizzes, games and activities. Feel free to wear your best wizarding robes or Quidditch uniform. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

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Valentine, Won't You be Mine?
Sat, Feb 07, 2:30 pm

Listen to sugary sweet stories and then make a special card for a loved one. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Move It!
Sun, Feb 08, 2:00 pm

Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Hula hoops, jump ropes, tag and more! Ages 4 & up. (60 min.)

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Kisses & Hugs, Eww ... Yuck!
Mon, Feb 09, 3:30 pm

If Valentine's Day is not your thing, come chill out, listen to gross stories, and make a card for a loved one. Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Treats for Your Sweets
Tue, Feb 10, 3:30 pm

Make sweetheart candy magnets for Valentine's Day! Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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I Love Cards!
Thu, Feb 12, 3:30 pm

Don't know what to get your love? Make them a Valentine's Day card. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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Chess Club
Fri, Feb 13, 3:30 pm

Come learn how to play this fascinating game. If you already know how to play, join us for a few games to sharpen your skills! Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Drive-in Movie
Sat, Feb 14, 2:30 pm
"Monsters Inc."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (92 min.) Make cardboard cars to sit in for our movie! We will enjoy popcorn and watch the movie in front of the big screen, just as if we were at the drive-in. Ages 5 & up. G

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Positively Africa!
Tue, Feb 17, 10:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Sun, Feb 22, 2:30 pm

Bring your imagination and build something! Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Coloring Club
Thu, Feb 26, 1:00 pm

It's an Early Release Day from school, so come join us for an hour of coloring and relaxing! Ages 4 & up. (60 min.)

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Book Club: "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher"
Fri, Feb 27, 3:30 pm

Take the month to read the book "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," by Bruce Coville. Pick up your copy at the youth services desk to check out. Then at the end of the month, we will get together, discuss the book, and make crafts based on the story! This book has a 710 Lexile Level, a Guided Reading Level of R, and is appropriate for grades 6-8. (90 min.)

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Celebrate African American Inventors
Sat, Feb 28, 2:30 pm

We'll learn about some really cool African American inventors and their inventions, and use LEGO® bricks to invent something awesome. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.)

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Loula V. York Branch
Pre-K Story Times
Tue, Jan 27, 10:00 am

Love Your Dragon.

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

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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Jan 29, 10:00 am

Love Your Dragon.

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

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Toddler Story Times
Tue, Feb 03, 10:00 am

Celebrate Love!

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

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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Feb 05, 10:00 am

Celebrate Love!

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

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Share Your Heart Valentine Extravaganza
Sat, Feb 07, 2:00 pm

Children and families are invited to create valentines for those they love! All ages. (60 min.)

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Pre-K Story Times
Tue, Feb 10, 10:00 am

For the Love of Books!

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

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Play Me a Story
Wed, Feb 11, 5:30 pm

Children and 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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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Feb 19, 10:00 am

For the Love of Art!

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

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Positively Africa!
Tue, Feb 24, 11:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Thu, Feb 26, 10:00 am

For the Love of Friends & Friendship!

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

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Main Library
Play-Doh Extravaganza
Tue, Jan 27, 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Play-Doh creations. Don’t forget to bring your imagination! Ages 2-9. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Wed, Feb 04, 3:00 pm

Minnesota.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Game Day
Fri, Feb 06, 4:00 pm

Join us for lots of fun and games! Bring your own games or enjoy our board games and Wii with friends. Ages 5-12. (45 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Tue, Feb 10, 10:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Wed, Feb 11, 3:00 pm

Iowa.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Make a Valentine’s Day card
Fri, Feb 13, 4:00 pm

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Be ready for this special day by creating a one-of-a-kind card for someone you love! Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Dork Diaries: A Not-So-Dorky Party!
Tue, Feb 17, 4:30 pm

Calling all Dork Diaries fans! Don’t miss this afternoon of Dork Diaries fun, games and "not-so-dorky" crafts. Ages 8-13. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Wed, Feb 18, 3:00 pm

Kansas.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Craft-Mania
Thu, Feb 19, 3:30 pm

Time to create not one, not two, but many great crafts in just one afternoon! Get ready to be crafty! (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Wed, Feb 25, 3:00 pm

Nebraska.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Fantastic Fairy Tales
Thu, Feb 26, 4:00 pm

Celebrate “National Fairy Tale Day” with some amazing fairy tales, fun games and special crafts. You can even come dressed up as your favorite fairy tale character – or just be yourself! Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Club LEGO®
Mon, Jan 26, 3:30 pm

Construct and build something fun with our LEGO® collection. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Tue, Feb 03, 10:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Be Mine, Valentine!
Wed, Feb 11, 3:30 pm

Sweet stories, songs and a giftable craft are planned to help you celebrate this lovely holiday. Ages 4-8. (30 min.)

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Club LEGO®
Tue, Feb 24, 3:30 pm

Imagine, build and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Royal Palm Beach Branch
Around and Around We Go…
Mon, Jan 26, 3:30 pm

Where it stops, nobody knows! Come on in and use regular, everyday items to create a circular masterpiece. Materials provided. Ages 7-10. (45 min.)

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Pajamarama Story Time: Fixin’ It @ Your Library!
Mon, Jan 26, 6:30 pm

Grab your tool box and tool belt for an exciting time at the library! Be ready to "drill," "hammer" and "build" your way through lively stories and silly songs about tools, construction and building. Make your very own set of tools with a tool belt to bring home. Don't forget to wear your favorite PJ's! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings. (45 min.)

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Kids Wii U Gaming
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30 pm

Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii games on our new Wii U! Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Frozen Fun Time
Sat, Jan 31, 10:30 am

Join Anna, Elsa and Olaf in some ice-themed activities and crafts. Materials provided. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Fri, Feb 06, 3:30 pm

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

Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Sat, Feb 07, 10:30 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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Heart 2 Heart: Valentine’s Day Crafting for Kids
Fri, Feb 13, 3:30 pm

Make a special Valentine’s Day craft for that special someone. Materials provided. Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Books into Art
Tue, Feb 17, 6:30 pm

Learn how to make amazing pieces of art with recycled books. Materials provided. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Happy Chinese New Year!
Thu, Feb 19, 3:30 pm

Ring in the Chinese New Year by making festive paper lanterns. Materials provided. Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Fri, Feb 20, 10:30 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Squiggle Your Way to Art
Sat, Feb 21, 3:00 pm

Make your scribbles and doodles into amazing artwork you can use to decorate your house. Materials provided. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Pajamarama Story Time: Giddy Up
Mon, Feb 23, 6:30 pm

Howdy, partner! Mosey on down for some cowboy/cowgirl stories, silly songs, and a western-style hoedown. Make a fun craft to bring home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings. (45 min.)

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Movie Magic
Thu, Feb 26, 2:30 pm
“The Boxtrolls.”

©Focus Features. (100 min.) Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up. PG

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Kids Wii U Gaming
Fri, Feb 27, 3:30 pm

Game on! Challenge yourself and your friends by playing some of your favorite Wii games on our new Wii U! Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Tequesta Branch
Sculpt-n-Read
Wed, Jan 28, 3:30 pm

Join us for eight weeks of story and sculpting. Use your imagination and create your own adventuresome characters. Air dry putty and basic instruction provided. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Positively Africa!
Wed, Feb 04, 11:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Wellington Branch
LEGO® Bricks
Mon, Jan 26, 3:00 pm

Builders - create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wed, Jan 28, 3:30 pm

This isn't your grandma's bingo night. Create your own card and see if luck is on your side. Join the fun and win a prize! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Movie Matinee
Fri, Jan 30, 2:30 pm
"Planes - Fire and Rescue."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (100 min.) PG

Game Day
Tue, Feb 03, 3:00 pm

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

Great Black Authors
Sat, Feb 07, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month with a story time followed by a fun craft. Afterwards, join your family in the Meeting Room for Black History Bingo. Ages 6-10. Limit 30. (45 min.)

Art Club
Mon, Feb 09, 3:00 pm

Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-12. Limit 20. (45 min.)

I Love a Mystery
Thu, Feb 12, 3:00 pm

Enjoy mystery stories, learn about new authors, share your favorite titles, and create a mystery themed craft. Ages 8-12. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Positively Africa!
Fri, Feb 13, 10:30 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Fri, Feb 13, 2:30 pm
"Maleficent."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (97 min.) PG

Presidents' Day Birthday Bash
Tue, Feb 17, 3:00 pm

Celebrate our presidents with exciting stories and a fun craft. Ages 4-8. Limit 25. (45 min.)

LEGO® Club
Mon, Feb 23, 3:00 pm

Create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Zoo Stories
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00 am

Lions, monkeys, giraffes, oh my! Join us for a frenzy of stories, songs and a craft featuring our favorite zoo friends. Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.)

West Boca Branch
We Love Pete the Cat
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30 pm

Celebrate Pete the Cat with stories, games and a craft. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Baby Story Time
Mon, Feb 02, 10:30 am

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

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After-School Stories and Crafts
Tue, Feb 03, 3:30 pm

Hibernaton, Bears and Groundhogs.

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

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Música, baile y sabor latino! (Story Time in Spanish)
Thu, Feb 05, 3:30 pm

Jueves, 05 de febrero, 3:30 pm Ven a divertirte y a gozar con la música y ritmos latinoamericanos. También leeremos libros y haremos una linda manualidad. Edades 5 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Minecraft Mania
Fri, Feb 06, 3:00 pm

Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.)

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Toddler Story Time
Sat, Feb 07, 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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After-School Stories and Crafts
Tue, Feb 10, 3:30 pm

Love.

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

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Positively Africa!
Wed, Feb 11, 3:30 pm

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Valentine’s Day Celebration
Sat, Feb 14, 10:30 am

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with some fun stories, a game, a short film and a craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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After-School Stories and Crafts
Tue, Feb 17, 3:30 pm

Presidents.

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

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Chinese New Year
Thu, Feb 19, 3:30 pm

Let’s learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Lego® in the Library
Fri, Feb 20, 3:30 pm

Come show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.)

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After-School Stories and Crafts
Tue, Feb 24, 3:30 pm

Pets.

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

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West Boynton Branch
Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Jan 28, 3:00 pm

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

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Chess Club
Wed, Jan 28, 3:30 pm

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

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Game Day, Fun Day!
Thu, Jan 29, 1:00 pm

Bring a friend or make one at this game bonanza! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.)

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Library Scavenger Hunt
Thu, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

Venture forth to discover books and surprises in the library. Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

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Peek-a-Boo, Mr. Groundhog
Mon, Feb 02, 10:30 am

Will the groundhog see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter? Or will we have an early spring? Groundhog craft included. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Feb 04, 3:00 pm

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

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Chess Club
Wed, Feb 04, 3:30 pm

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

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Saturday Morning Matinee
Sat, Feb 07, 10:30 am
"Dolphin Tale 2."

©Warner Bros. (107 min.) PG

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Family Story Time
Mon, Feb 09, 6:00 pm

Can't come to story times on weekday mornings? Bring the whole family to our monthly evening story time. All ages. (45 min.)

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Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Feb 11, 3:00 pm

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

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Chess Club
Wed, Feb 11, 3:30 pm

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

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Bee my Valentine
Wed, Feb 11, 5:00 pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day! Make a card that friends are sure to buzz about. Ages 7-12. (45 min.)

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Be Mine, Valentine
Sat, Feb 14, 10:00 am

Dance to songs and participate in stories all about Valentine's Day. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Valentine Critters
Sat, Feb 14, 11:00 am

Create heart-shaped animals to share for Valentine's Day with your friends and family. Ages 5-8. (60 min.)

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Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Feb 18, 3:00 pm

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

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Chess Club
Wed, Feb 18, 3:30 pm

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

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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Sat, Feb 21, 10:00 am

Builders create vehicles, buildings or animals out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

Positively Africa!
Mon, Feb 23, 11:00 am

Experience the music and culture of Africa with Julius and Julia Sanna, of Positively Africa! Children will enjoy playing African instruments and learning simple Swahili songs. All ages. (45 min.)

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Chess Class for Beginners
Wed, Feb 25, 3:00 pm

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

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Chess Club
Wed, Feb 25, 3:30 pm

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

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Make & Take Crafts
Sat, Feb 28, 11:00 am

Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)

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