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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
"No Good Deed." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (84 min.) PG-13
Sherlock Holmes Bingo
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
"Sherlock Holmes." ©Warner Bros. (128 min.) The game is afoot! Join fellow Sherlockians in watching a movie and playing bingo. Elementary fun and prizes. (2 ½ hr.) PG-13
Preregister.
Monthly Matinee
Acreage Branch
Sun, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
""Hamlet."."
©Warner Bros. (135 min.) Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! PG
Preregister.
Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Episode 5: Focusing Your Attention Episode 6: Enhancing Your Memory
DVD lecture on how your brain works, how it changes, and what you can do to increase the power of your brain. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Focusing Your Attention. Lecture 6: Enhancing Your Memory.
Enjoy this DVD lecture on how your brain works, and what you can do to increase the power of your brain. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet - Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 11:00 am
Lecture 17: Soups from around the World. Lecture 18: From Fettuccine to Orecchiette - Fresh and Dry Pastas.
Join Stacie Kiner to view and discuss lectures from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 1:00 pm

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

In Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day: Meet the Holocaust Survivor: James Bachner
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 1:30 pm
One of the last few Holocaust Survivors, James Bachner, will talk about his darkest years and how he eventually landed in America. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Earth Day Magazine Bowls
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 2:00 pm
Session 2.
Recycle old magazines to create an eco-friendly coiled bowl. Paper crafting techniques and materials provided. Limit of 15. (90 min.) Preregistration for this two session program begins Mon, Mar 30.
English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 6:00 pm

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

Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)
English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 1:00 pm
Using a Drawing Tablet.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
martes, 07 de abril/ martes, 14 de abril / martes, 21 de abril/ martes, 28 de abril ¿Desea aprender còmo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various appointment dates and times available. (30 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction books 2-3 months before publication! (60 min.) 
To Go or Not To Go ... Answer the E. R. Question When Chest Pain Calls
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Dr. Charles L. Harring from Bethesda Memorial Hospital discusses many of the common causes of chest pain and explains which symptoms require immediate medical attention and why. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Discussion: "Night," by Elie Wiesel
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 2:15 pm
Join us as Barbara Harnick leads us in a discussion of Nobel Peace Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece “Night,” a deeply poignant account of his survival in the Nazi concentration camps. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Achieve Your Educational and Professional Goals using LearningExpress
Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 2:30 pm
Learn how this online database can help you excel at work or school by providing access to popular computer and educational tutorials. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Family Game Night
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00 pm
Join us for Family Game Night – we will supply the board games, or bring one to share with a fellow gamer. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Your Place in Space and Time
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30 pm
Ted Sarko, Vice President of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, will present a slide program about our solar system and universe and discuss our relationship to space and time. (60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30 pm

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

Tropical Rhythms: Bachata
Ritmos Tropicales: Bachata
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 7:15 pm
Martes, 28 de abril, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (60 min.)
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 7:15 pm
Bachata.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons. (30 min.)
Preregister.
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)
English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 1:00 pm

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

Breast Cancer Awareness
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm

Health is wealth! Join Trivel McKire from the Florida Department of Health as she discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings. Don't know where to get screened for free? Find out where in this enlightening presentation. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies? All ages. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Crafternoon: Thrilling Quilling
Main Library
Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Explore the ancient art of paper quilling by learning how to roll, loop and curl strips to create beautiful floral designs. All materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons. (30 min.)
Preregister.
Holocaust Remembrance Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 2:15 pm
"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport." ©Warner Bros. (118 min.) PG
Preregister.
"When Jews Were Funny"
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 2:30 pm
Enjoy this documentary featuring Shecky Greene, Howie Mandel, David Steinberg, Gilbert Gottfried and many others. Filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of the Borscht belt to the present. This film explores ethnicity in the entertainment industry as well as what it means to be Jewish. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (89 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Get Crafty: Vases
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 5:30 pm
Turn old wine bottles into vases or centerpieces. Limited supplies provided.
English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 6:30 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card. (45 min.)
What Is It & How Can It Help Me?
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 10:30 am
Transparent Language Online. Learn a second, or third, language using this simple and fun language learning service.
Prerequisite: Mousing skills. (60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 1:00 pm
""Splash."."
©Walt Disney Pictures. (111 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Introduction to Ancestry.com
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Learn how to find information about your ancestors using Ancestry.com. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Connecting With Your Inner Self
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Maisie Ross, a Certified Family Life Educator from Palm Beach County Extension Service, leads a discussion about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities, dealing with problems optimistically, and appreciating where you are in life. (90 min.)
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)
TV Variety: Behind the Scenes from Bruce Martin
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
From Ed Sullivan with the Beetles to Barbra Streisand Specials, Bruce Martin will talk about four variety shows and present a DVD of a music segment; followed by Q&A session. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Ikebana Flower Arranging
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm
Learn the basic art of Japanese flower arranging and create your own unique ikebana arrangement with real flowers and greenery. Limit 20. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Trivia Night
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends or join an existing teams of 2-6 players. Answer general knowledge trivia questions and compete to win a prize. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 7:00 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
Preregister.
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Fri, May 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Make an appointment to speak with our techie/librarian in your own individualized 30-minute session. Preregistration begins today and continues throughout the month. Call or stop at the information desk to arrange an appointment. Limit of one appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, May 02, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, May 02, 2:00 pm
"Annie."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
(118 min.)
PG
Current Events
Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, May 04, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, May 04, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, May 04, 1:00 pm

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

Get Crafty: Paper Beads
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, May 04, 1:30 pm
Learn how to turn ordinary paper into something wearable or decorative.
(60 min.)
Woody Allen Film Festival
Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 2:00 pm
"Annie Hall."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(94 min.)
PG
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)
English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 04, 6:00 pm

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

Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 05, 10:30 am
Episode 1: The Alibi.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
What's in Store for the 2015 Hurricane Season
Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 05, 11:00 am
Steve Weagle, Channel 5 meteorologist, will discuss hurricane preparedness. Know what to do in advance of and during a hurricane! Steve will also talk about El Nino, the forecast this season, and past storms. (60 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 05, 12:30 pm
Lecture 1: The Immortal Beloved. Lecture 2: What Comes down Must Go up, 1813-1815.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 05, 1:00 pm

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

Proposal Writing Basics
Main Library
Tue, May 05, 1:00 pm
Learn about the key components of a nonprofit grant proposal to a foundation or corporation and get answers to your questions about the process of applying for a grant.
Preregister. (60 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, May 05, 1:00 pm
Green screen.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Hooked on Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
The Faces of Homelessness
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
Are you homeless or know someone who is? Michelle Howell-Phillips from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County will offer helpful advice and local help.
(60 min.)
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Paper Beading
Acreage Branch
Tue, May 05, 6:00 pm
Create stylish paper beads and string a beautiful bracelet of your own design. Supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 05, 6:30 pm

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

Zumba®
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 05, 6:30 pm
Zumba® Gold.
Come join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners! Don't forget your towel and water!
Preregister. (90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 06, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 06, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Legal Forms: Whenever and Wherever You Need Them!
Main Library
Wed, May 06, 11:00 am
Our Business Librarian will show you how to access Gale Legalforms, an extensive collection of free forms including state, federal, business and personal forms, as well as a wide variety of business letters. Gale Legalforms can be accessed anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card!
Preregister. (60 min.)
English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 06, 1:00 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 06, 2:00 pm
Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device and a librarian will show you how to borrow the library's eBooks. Call to schedule an appointment.
(30 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, May 06, 2:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 06, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Kiss from a Rose
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 06, 2:15 pm
Make this Mother’s Day extra special as we show you how to craft a rose made of chocolate kisses. Materials provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 17 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 06, 4:00 pm
Session 1.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 06, 6:30 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Researching Your Family Tree Online
Main Library
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am
Do you know how to find your roots? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases and websites of interest to family history researchers.
Preregister. (90 min.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 07, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 07, 1:00 pm
""A League Of Their Own."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (128 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Adult Book Discussion
Gardens Branch
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the prizewinning novel "Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin. Sign up and pick up a copy at the information desk.
Preregister. (90 min.)
So, You Want to Write a Story
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Members of the National League of American Pen Women (www.bocapenwomen.org) will share ins and outs of the writing craft and inspire you to write your own story by sharing theirs. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Titles being discussed are: "Dobin," by Michelle Putnik, "Sitting Pretty," by Carol White, "Flirting with Disaster: When Love and Nature Collide," by Janet Kleinman, and "The Last Victim," by Elaine Bossik.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Consumer Reports and ChiltonLibrary -- Online for Free!
Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm

Need help with your car purchase and/or auto repair? Not sure how to navigate choosing a car? Our Business Librarian, Susan Berger, will demonstrate how Consumer Reports online can help you with everything from car pricing, trading in your car, and closing the deal after the sale. The ChiltonLibrary database will help you access repair, maintenance and service information. Learn how to access Consumer Reports and ChiltonLibrary by using your library card - it’s free and accessible. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
Preregister. (30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Homeless Help
Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 07, 2:30 pm
Are you homeless or know someone who is? Join Michelle Howell-Phillips from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County as she offers helpful advice and local resources.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Celebrating Moms: Cinema & Craft Night
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 07, 6:30 pm
Freaky Friday ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.) Make mom a homemade Mother’s Day card while enjoying a ‘mom-centric’ movie. Materials provided. All ages.
Preregister. G
Writer's Critique
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 07, 6:30 pm
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers' Association, Palm Beach County.
(2 hr.)
Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, May 09, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Main Library
Sat, May 09, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library. (2 hr.)
Preregister.
NFL Post Draft Discussion
Wellington Branch
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm
Did your favorite team fulfill their needs? How do you think the draft picks will pan out? What will be the most immediate impact of your team's draft picks? Let's talk about it as we look forward to another exciting year of American football! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
The Theory of Everything ©Focus Features. (123 min.)
Preregister. PG-13
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Main Library
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Domingo, 10 de mayo, 2:00 pm ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 11, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, May 11, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, May 11, 1:00 pm

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

Woody Allen Film Festival
Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 11, 2:00 pm
"The Purple Rose of Cairo."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(84 min.)
PG
Period Pieces in Film
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 11, 2:00 pm
The Madness of King George ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (110 min.) View and discuss this British drama set in the 18th century.
(3 hr.) PG-13
The Great Courses® How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape
Acreage Branch
Mon, May 11, 2:30 pm
Lecture 1: Plan the Garden of Your Dreams. Lecture 2: Get the Right Plant for the Right Place.
This DVD lecture series will guide you through the fundamentals of designing and planting a thriving garden of your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Preregister. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Greenacres Branch
Mon, May 11, 2:30 pm
In this DVD series we will learn meditative practices that can lead to enhanced awareness, self-mastery and lasting happiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 9: Mind-Working with Thoughts. Lecture 10: Walking-Mindfulness While Moving.
Preregister. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 11, 6:00 pm

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

Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Mon, May 11, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.)
Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One on One
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 12, 10:00 am
Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
(30 min.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 12, 10:30 am
Episode 2: The Breakup. Episode 3: Leakin Park.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 12, 12:30 pm
Lecture 3: What Goes up Must Come down, 1815. Lecture 4: Beethoven and His Nephew, 1815-1819.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 12, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, May 12, 1:00 pm
Photography for eBay.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 12, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
Preregister. (75 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Meet the Author: Tom Turner
Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny and slightly off kilter debut, “Palm Beach Nasty.” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers, and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Identity Theft
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a nonprofit organization, will help you find ways to protect your personal information from identity thieves, and address what to do if you have been a victim.
Preregister. (60 min.)
How to be Certified as an 8(a) or Small Business Enterprise
Main Library
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Carole Hart, CBA, CVE Regional Program Manager at Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will concentrate on the requirements for the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program and the mechanics of registering as a provider of goods and/or services to the federal government. Discussion will also cover other levels of certification at the County and State level. (2 hr.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Read "Best Food Writing 2014," edited by Holly Hughes, and join the discussion led by foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Meditation for Optimal Health
West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm
Certified Occupational Safety & Health Technologist, John M. Bednarik, introduces basic meditation and discusses how it can improve the quality of everyday life. Meditation can be a pathway to greater health, happiness and peace.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, May 12, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided.
(2 hr.)
Meditative Doodling
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 12, 6:00 pm
Join us for an introduction to a meditative form of doodling with Lenora Sur, our own doodling enthusiast. Supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 10.
Preregister. (90 min.)
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 12, 6:30 pm

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

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 12, 7:00 pm
The game’s afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective.
(75 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 13, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 13, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 13, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 13, 1:00 pm

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

Meet the Author: Tom Turner
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny, and slightly off kilter debut, "Palm Beach Nasty." Learn about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Tech Talk: Easy Web Design
West Boca Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:00 pm
Want to create your own website, but don't want to learn complicated programming languages? This lecture guides you through the steps of easy, hassle-free website creation.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 13, 6:30 pm

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

Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, May 13, 6:45 pm
A Lean In Circle is a group of women who share and learn together about leadership. For women in particular, having the support of others can make a real difference. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 14, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 14, 1:00 pm
""Philadelphia."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (125 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 14, 1:30 pm
Discuss Janet Fitch's novel "White Oleander." Return on 5/21 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
In recognition of National Foster Care Month join in a lively discussion about one girl's tumultuous journey through the foster care system.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
"Read Local" Author Forums
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
Well-known writers with big marketing budgets don’t usually have trouble attracting readers, but many of our local authors have more of a challenge. Join us as we give these authors a forum to share their work by reading selections from their books while also showcasing the talent that can be found right here in Palm Beach County.
(90 min.)
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
Preregister. (30 min.)
What is the Baker Act?
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required. Donna Hague, Director of Behavioral Health at the Institute for Mental Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, will present information about what the Baker Act is and how it works.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Meet the Author: Tom Turner
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny, and slightly off kilter debut, “Palm Beach Nasty.” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers, and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow.
Preregister. (60 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, May 14, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Meditation for Relaxation
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 14, 6:00 pm
Maya Malay of the Palm Beach Dharma Center will demonstrate easy-to-apply techniques to help you achieve emotional well-being.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Repurposed Book Pages Bird Craft
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 14, 6:30 pm
Make a small decorative bird with repurposed book pages. Supplies provided.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, May 15, 2:00 pm
Unbroken ©Universal Pictures. (137 min.)
PG-13
Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, May 16, 2:00 pm
"Blended."
©‎Warner Bros.
(117 min.)
PG-13
Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 16, 2:00 pm
Seven Years in Tibet ©Colombia Pictures Industries Inc. (139 min.) In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Month.
Preregister. PG-13
Musical Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, May 17, 2:00 pm
Don Merritt & Annette Moreau make the greatest music of the Broadway stage come alive in their musical tribute to Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. (60 min.) Tickets, two per person, beginning Mon, May 04.
Current Events
Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 18, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Tap That App
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, May 18, 12:00 pm
Bring in your mobile devices (tablets, cell phones) and explore hoopla, Freegal, and get introduced to Flipster.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Loula V. York Branch
Mon, May 18, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. Call 561-924-5928 to preregister.
English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, May 18, 1:00 pm

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

Woody Allen Film Festival
Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 18, 2:00 pm
"Manhattan."
©‎Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
(96 min.)
R
Medical Mondays: Heart Failure and Treatment Options
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 18, 2:00 pm
Dr. Phillip Habib, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 18, 2:15 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various dates and times available.
(30 min.)
The Great Courses® How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape
Acreage Branch
Mon, May 18, 2:30 pm
Lecture 4: Design for Light, Water, and Microclimate. Lecture 5: Refresh Your Summer Garden.
This DVD lecture series will guide you through the fundamentals of designing and planting a thriving garden of your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Preregister. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, May 18, 6:00 pm

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

What is the Baker Act?
Main Library
Mon, May 18, 6:30 pm
The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required. Donna Hague, Director of Behavioral Health at the Institute for Mental Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, will present information about what the Baker Act is and how it works.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 19, 10:30 am
Episode 4: Inconsistencies. Episode 5: Route Talk.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 19, 12:30 pm
Lecture 5: Beethoven the Pianist. Lecture 6: Beethoven the Composer, 1792-1802.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 19, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 1:00 pm
Photo scanning.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Eating Disorders Through the Life Span
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm
Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for the Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. Ms. Glynn will address the realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly. (75 min.)
Preregister.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm

Health is wealth! Join Trivel McKire from the Florida Department of Health as she discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings. Don't know where to get screened for free? Find out where in this enlightening presentation. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español.
(30 min.)
Eating Disorders Through the Lifespan
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 19, 2:30 pm
Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for the Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. Ms. Glynn will address the realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, May 19, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided.
(2 hr.)
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 6:30 pm

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

Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 19, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Quattrocento," de Susana Fortes. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (60 min.)
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 20, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 20, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 20, 1:00 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 20, 2:00 pm
Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device and a librarian will show you how to borrow the library's eBooks. Call to schedule an appointment.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 20, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
French Beaded Flower: Johnny-Jump Up
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 20, 2:15 pm
“Tickle your fancy” as we guide you through constructing this wild pansy with the craft technique of French flower beading. This violet, also known as “heart’s ease”, was supposed to ease the pain and pangs of love. Bring your small, needle nose pliers; other materials provided. Ages 17 & up.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Small Claims Clinic
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:00 pm
Learn how to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively, through Small Claims Court without hiring an attorney. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
Preregister. (90 min.)
English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm

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

Zumba®
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm
Zumba® Haitian Heritage Edition.
Come join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners! Don't forget your towel and water!
Preregister. (90 min.)
Bids and Business with Palm Beach County
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am
Learn the registration process in order to become a supplier with Palm Beach County. It will explain the SBE certification program and how it can improve your business. A brief discussion regarding insurance requirements and a short resource list for small business background reading will be included. Bring business cards for a drawing. Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 21, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 21, 1:00 pm
""Apollo 13."."
©Universal Pictures. (140 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 21, 1:30 pm
"White Oleander."
©‎Warner Bros.
(110 min.)
Film discussion.
In recognition of National Foster Care Month join in a lively discussion about one girl's tumultuous journey through the foster care system.
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 21, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "Circle of Friends," by Maeve Binchy. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 21, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
Preregister. (30 min.)
Social Media for Business
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 21, 2:00 pm
Certified Business Analyst Sharon Geltner, from the Small Business Development Center, shows you how to promote your business and create a recognizable brand in the most cost-effective way.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Craft: Shiny Paper Beads
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 21, 2:30 pm
Recycled magazines are used to make shiny paper beads. These beads can be used to make bracelets, necklaces, hanging pendants and decorations. Materials provided for bracelet making.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Haitian Heritage Month: Celebrating the Written Word with Edwidge Danticat
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 21, 6:30 pm
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month with renowned author Edwidge Danticat and the winners of the School District of Palm Beach County Haitian Heritage Month essay contest as they read from their works and answer your questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Throwback Thursday Movie Night
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 21, 7:00 pm
Tron ©Walt Disney Pictures. (96 min.)
Preregister. PG
Adult Book Discussion Series
Jupiter Branch
Fri, May 22, 2:00 pm
Join Donna Gruber Adair for a book discussion on "A Walk in the Woods," by Bill Bryson. This discussion was rescheduled from the January book discussion. Sign up at the information desk and to check out a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
The Craft of Writing: Dialogue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 23, 10:00 am
In the latest installment of this writing series, join members of the Royal Palm Beach Critique Group as they lead a discussion on tips for writing realistic dialogue to help develop characters, advance plot, and so much more. Bring pen and paper, and anticipate opportunities for audience participation.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Pelican Dreams: A Film of Friendship, Survival and the Beauty of Flight
Main Library
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm
Pelican Dreams ©Pelican Media. (80 min.) Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving, "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill", follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility. Presented in conjunction with the Audubon Society of the Everglades. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Trivia Contest!
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.
(90 min.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 23, 2:15 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 26, 10:30 am
Episode 6: The Case Against Adnan Syed. Episode 7: The Opposite of the Prosecution.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
The Great Courses® Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 26, 12:30 pm
Lecture 7: The Heroic Ideal. Lecture 8: Two Concerts, 1808 and 1824.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music. Learn about the great musician's life in a social, political and cultural context. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 26, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 26, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, May 26, 1:00 pm
Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 26, 2:00 pm
Personal attention in a 60-minute, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 26, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 26, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and nonfiction books 2-3 months before publication!
(90 min.)
Breast Cancer Awareness
West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 26, 2:00 pm
Health is wealth! Join Trivel McKire from the Florida Department of Health as she discusses the importance of breast cancer awareness and screenings. Don't know where to get screened for free? Find out where in this enlightening presentation.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 26, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 26, 5:30 pm
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, May 26, 6:30 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box, or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages.
Preregister. (90 min.)
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 26, 6:30 pm

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

Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Main Library
Tue, May 26, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (60 min.)
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Main Library
Tue, May 26, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 27, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 1:00 pm

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

Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies? Players of all levels welcome.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. Appointment times are Wednesdays between 9:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:00 pm; limited Thursday afternoons.
(30 min.)
Thrilling Quilling: May Flowers
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:15 pm
Dating from the Renaissance, quilling involves rolling, looping and curling strips of colored paper to make decorative designs. Join us as we learn basic techniques and create fancy scrolled flowers to adorn gift bags or greeting cards. Ages 17 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Water, Water Everyhere: Managing and Protecting South Florida's Water Resources
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm
The South Florida Water Management District is charged with providing regional flood protection and water supply and ecosystem restoration/conservation for 8.1 million people in a 16-county area. Laura Corry from the South Florida Water Management District will discuss the agency's projects and programs to fulfill this mission.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Mental Health Month
Greenacres Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County for a presentation on the early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm
Session 2.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Get Crafty: Paper Beads
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, May 27, 5:30 pm
Learn how to turn ordinary paper into something wearable or decorative.
(60 min.)
Couponing 101
Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 27, 6:00 pm
Have you ever wished you could learn how to coupon, but found yourself using excuses like “I don’t have time” or “I’m not organized enough”? Topics will include: where to get coupons and how to use them, organization techniques, tips and benefits from shopping at specific stores in the area, and how to let others do most of the work for you!
Preregister. (90 min.)
Book Discussion: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," by Cheryl Strayed
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 6:00 pm
Join us in a discussion of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about her 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 6:30 pm

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

Trivia Night
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 27, 7:00 pm
Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Preregister. (90 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment to learn how to borrow the library's eBooks in an individualized session with a staff member. Bring your eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet, logins and passwords, and your library card.
(45 min.)
Memory Art: Altered Books
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different one, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Create your own book art collage by adding a drawing or text to a page, rubber-stamping designs, cutting, tearing, or folding pages, and more. Books are supplied, but bring in any special memorabilia that you would like to decorate with such as photographs, greeting cards, postcards, etc. Limit 15. Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
(90 min.)
English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 28, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English. Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skill set. Seating is limited. Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.
Pet First Aid and CPR
Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 28, 1:00 pm
Do you know what to do if your pet has an emergency? We will cover some basic first aid, address choking and pet CPR if your pet stops breathing and has no pulse. Bob Smallacombe, a firefighter-paramedic with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, will talk about how to help your pet in an emergency situation.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 28, 1:00 pm
""You've Got Mail."."
©Warner Bros. (116 min.) PG
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Yellow Dot Program
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Elyse Weintraub Brown, Community Education Specialist with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will be discussing "The Yellow Dot Program." This is a program designed to give first responders important medical information if you are in an accident and can’t communicate.
Preregister. (45 min.)
Meet the Author: Sandra Didner
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Sandra Didner will be discussing her novel, "The Conspiracies of Dreams" and the history that informs the plot and theme. Her novel is based on a true story involving forbidden love, religion and espionage. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. (60 min.) Tickets, two per person, beginning Mon, May 18.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
Preregister. (30 min.)
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 28, 2:00 pm
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (111 min.)
PG-13
Teens, Tweens and Technology: What Parents Need to Know about Bullying, Mental Health and the Internet
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 28, 6:30 pm
Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, Clinical Director, Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Assistant State Attorney Greg Schiller, Internet Crimes Against Children Prosecutor, offer real world insight into bullying: what it is, the warning signs, its effect on mental health and most importantly, what you can do about it.
(90 min.)
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 28, 7:00 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month Book Festival
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm
In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month join host Bito David, from the School District of PBC Department of Communications and Community Engagement, for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Featured authors include Dr. Gerard Ferere, Dr. Diane Allerdyce, Bito David, Dr. Margaret Armand, Margaret Papillon, Jessica Fievre and others.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Nail It!: DIY Nail Art
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:15 pm
Learn to make your own nail polish appliqué strips. They're an easy way to get a perfect manicure every time and make it easy to replicate patterns or pictures. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Immigration 101
Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:30 pm
Get your naturalization questions answered by a representative from USCIS (United States Custom and Immigration Service).
Preregister. (90 min.)
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jun 02, 10:30 am
Episode 8: The Deal with Jay. Episode 9: To Be Suspected.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jun 04, 1:00 pm
""The Green Mile."."
©Warner Bros. (188 min.) R
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 10:30 am
Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Offense. Episode 11: Rumors.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 10, 4:00 pm
Session 3.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Sunday Domino Club
Main Library
Sun, Jun 14, 2:00 pm
Domingo de Dominó Domingo, 11 de enero, 2:00 pm Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Preregister.
"Serial" Podcast & Discussion
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 10:30 am
Episode 12: What We Know.
From the creators of "This American Life," this popular podcast depicts a true crime story in multiple episodes. Discuss the evidence as presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 4:00 pm
Session 4.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 1:00 pm
""Captain Phillips."."
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (135 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Main Library
Tue, Jun 23, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Tom Hanks Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 1:00 pm
""Saving Mr. Banks."."
©Walt Disney Pictures. (125 min.) PG-13
View a variety of films starring Tom Hanks, one of the most likeable stars of his generation.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Session 5.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Session 6.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Children's Program
Jelly Bean Bingo
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 11:00 am

Get your beans in a row and try your luck at winning some great books while learning about cool websites, databases and internet safety tips. Ages 9-13. (45 min.)

Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Bridge Building Competition.

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

Preregister.
Spy Training Academy
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 3:00 pm

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

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Petapalooza Party!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 3:00 pm

We are celebrating our furry friends with a party! Enjoy some birthday cake while author Karen J. Roberts reads "The Little Blue Dog Has a Birthday Party." PBC Animal Care & Control will also share information about animal care and safety. If you don’t have a pet, learn how you can find the perfect pet for you and your family. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 3:00 pm

Bring your imagination and build something cool. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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The “Under Construction” Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 3:30 pm

Use our building blocks to make your own fantastic creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us the kind of builder you really are! Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Spring Nail Art
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

Decorate your nails with pastel colors, flowers and other spring designs. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 10:30 am
Monkeys.

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

Madeline's Special Story Time
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 2:00 pm

Join us for a special story time celebrating Ludwig Bemelmans' birthday! He's the author of Madeline, our favorite French orphan. We'll read some stories, see a short movie, learn some French words, and make a craft. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Bricks
Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 3:00 pm

Builders, create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Planting a Garden
Main Library
Mon, Apr 27, 4:00 pm

After reading stories about growing a garden, we'll plant seeds of our own in flower pots and make creative charts to monitor our plant’s progress. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Out of this Web! (or World Wide Web)
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 4:00 pm

Safely explore the web, play games, and make an out of the "web" craft. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 6:30 pm
Monkeys.

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

Preregister.
Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 10:00 am
Flower Power.

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

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Celebremos El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros con Arte (Celebrate the Day of the Children/Day of the Books with Art)
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 11:15 am

martes, 28 de abril, 11:15 am Celebra el amor por la literatura y al arte con historias y una variedad de manualidades. Edades 3 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. Celebrate the love for books and art with stories and a variety of crafts. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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American Girl: Meet Kit
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 3:30 pm

If you love 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.)

Preregister. (60 min.)
CANCELLED - Outer Space!
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 3:30 pm

Join us for hands-on experiments about outer space and create a craft to take home. Dress to get messy. Ages 7-10. (90 min.)

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Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 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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Craft-Mania
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 4:00 pm

It’s that time again! We have lots of different crafts waiting for you. Come on in and make them all in one program! Ages 4-10. (45 min.)

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Wearable Art: Beaded Clay Necklaces
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 4:00 pm

Sculpt, mold and design clay into beautiful beads of various shapes and sizes to create your own piece of jewelry. Materials provided. Ages 7-11. (45 min.)

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Sharks and More!
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 3:00 pm

Enjoy stories about sharks and other creatures from the sea and make a fun shark craft. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 3:00 pm

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

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Picnic Time: No Ants Invited!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 3:30 pm

Leave your rainy day blues behind. We're having an old-fashioned indoor picnic complete with games, stories and snacks. Ages 4-8. (60 min.)

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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 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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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 4:00 pm
Chalk is not just for sidewalks and blackboards anymore! Create your own unique pictures using chalk.

Join us for after-school fun! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Children's Day Eve Celebration
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 5:30 pm

Families are invited to this celebration of children and the books they love! Stories, music, games and refreshments will be served at this fun fiesta! All ages. (60 min.)

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Magic Tree House Club
Main Library
Thu, Apr 30, 3:00 pm
"Pirates Past Noon," by Mary Pope Osborne.

If you’re a Magic Tree House fan, or may want to be one, this is the club for you! Each week celebrates the magic, mystery and historic surprises from one of the series’ titles. Ages 7-12. (45 min.)

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Children's Day and Book Day (El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros)
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 3:30 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. ¡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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Celebrate the Day of the Children/Day of the Books (Celebremos El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros)
West Boca Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 3:30 pm

Celebrate the fun of being a kid and the fun of reading in English and Spanish. Grades Pre-K & up (45 min.) Jueves, 30 de abril, 3:30 pm Celebra lo divertido de ser un niño y lo divertido que es leer en inglés y en español. Grados Pre-K en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Children's Day and Book Day (El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros)
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 4:00 pm

Miércoles, 30 de abril, 4:30 pm Come join us for bilingual songs, stories, a craft and a piñata. Costumes welcome! Ages 4-10. (90 min.) ¡Únase a nosotros para canciones bilingües, cuentos, manualidades y una piñata! Disfraces bienvenidos! Edades 4-10. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Happy Lei Day!
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 01, 3:30 pm

Get ready to hula dance as we celebrate Lei Day with Hawaiian stories, music, games and craft. Ages 4-8. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Saturday Morning Matinee
West Boynton Branch
Sat, May 02, 10:00 am
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.)

Popcorn and a movie. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, May 02, 10:30 am

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

Preregister. (45 min.)
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 02, 10:30 am

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2.

Preregister. (30 min.)
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, May 02, 2:00 pm
Build your favorite book character, to celebrate Children’s Book Week.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Come Play! Vin Jwe!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 02, 2:30 pm

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, play games that are enjoyed by children in Haiti, such as woslè (jacks), jwèt kay (mancala), marèl (hopscotch), sote kòd (jump rope), krik krak and dominoes. Ages 5 & up.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Mani Glam Day
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 03, 2:30 pm

Mothers and daughters, come paint each other's nails for a fun mani day! All ages.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 04, 10:30 am
Alligators.

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

Preregister.
Craftapalooza
Wellington Branch
Mon, May 04, 2:30 pm

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 2-8. Limit 50.

(60 min.)
May the Fourth Be with You
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 04, 4:00 pm

It's Star Wars Read Day so dress appropriately; we'll help with handmade sabers, stories, photo ops, video viewing and more. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Cinco de Mayo Fete!
West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 04, 4:00 pm

Explore the Mexican culture through stories, music, the Mexican Hat Dance and much more! Prepare a variety of crafts from fabricating a piñata to decorating maracas. Ages 4-7.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 04, 6:30 pm
Alligators.

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

Preregister.
Mother's Day Special for Tots
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:00 pm

Join us for stories, a short movie and make a great little gift to give Mom on her special day! Ages 2 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Children's Movie Marathon
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 05, 2:30 pm
"Despicable Me."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(119 min.)
PG
Game Day
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 05, 3:00 pm

Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun. Ages 8-12. Limit 24.

(90 min.)
Mother's Day Special
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 05, 3:30 pm

Listen to stories about how great moms are and make a special craft to give her on Mother's Day. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 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.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Cinco de Mayo
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 05, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a colorful craft and lively Latin music. Ages 5-10.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Japanese Children’s Day Celebration
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 05, 4:00 pm

Celebrate how special children are the Japanese way by making your very own carp windsock, a Japanese style bookmark, and listening to a kamishibai tale. Ages 7-11.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 06, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 06, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
American Girl: Clever Critters
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 06, 4:00 pm

Join the games and activities as you get to know some of the American Girl pets, learn fun animal facts, and make new friends. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Stories, Games & Crafts from Around the World
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 06, 4:00 pm
Japan.

Enjoy stories, games and crafts from different countries and cultures. Ages 5-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, May 06, 4:00 pm
Spring is Here! Make a pretty “floral” wreath to adorn your wall or door.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Family Fun Night
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, May 06, 4:30 pm

Come and enjoy a night filled with food, fun, crafts and a live magic show with Gary Midnight. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

(90 min.)
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, May 07, 10:00 am
In Praise of Moms.

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

Preregister. (45 min.)
It's Mother's Day!
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 07, 10:45 am

Time to honor our mothers and grandmothers. Invite your mom and/or grandma and enjoy stories, music, dancing and games. Do you have any great pictures of the two of you? Bring it in for a special Mother’s Day craft. Ages 3-5.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, May 07, 3:00 pm
Wyoming.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues. Ages 6-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Card Creations for Mom!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 07, 4:00 pm

Make your mom or that special person a beautiful Mother’s Day card to show them how much they really mean to you. All materials provided. Ages 5-10.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 07, 6:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (90 min.)
Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Fri, May 08, 2:30 pm
The LEGO® Movie ©Warner Bros. (101 min.)
PG
CANCELLED - Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 08, 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.

Preregister. (60 min.)
We Love Our Moms
Jupiter Branch
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Listen to stories about how great moms are and make a special craft to give her on Mother's Day. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Learn how to play this fascinating game. If you already know how to play, join us for some friendly games. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
The “Under Construction” Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Use our LEGO® bricks to make your own fantastic creations. Work by yourself, or as a team, to bring our building challenges to life. Show us the kind of builder you really are! Ages 7-11.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Mother’s Day Cards
Main Library
Fri, May 08, 4:00 pm

Make a special, beautiful gift for the mom you love. Ages 5-9.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Celebration of Mothers
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 09, 10:30 am

Bring your mom and come for a fun time of stories and activities all in honor of our loving mothers. Ages 3 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Moms Are Special!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 09, 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate moms everywhere with a special activity, craft and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Mom's Day Special
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, May 09, 11:00 am

Mother's Day is just around the corner! It's time to make her something to show her how special she is. Stories, songs and fun can be enjoyed by both mom and you. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.)

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Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, May 09, 11:00 am

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

Preregister. (45 min.)
Decorate Your Bike!
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm

It's National Bike Month and to celebrate let's hear some great safety tips and decorate our bikes and trikes. Bikes may be brought, but not ridden into the program room. Ages 4-10. (45 min.)

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Mother/Child Craft-n-Snack
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm

Kids, grab your mom and come for a fun time of bonding while making beautiful duct tape flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.

Preregister. (60 min.)
My Mother is Mine: A Celebration of Moms
Glades Road Branch
Sat, May 09, 3:00 pm

Celebrate mothers with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 3-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Cinderella
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 09, 3:00 pm

If you loved the movie, then join us for a classic read of the story and make a craft fit for royalty. Costumes are welcome. Ages 4-7.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Moms Are Marvelous!
Acreage Branch
Sat, May 09, 3:30 pm

Mother's Day honors all our moms, grandmas, aunties and other mother figures. Show them how much you care by inviting them to celebrate with you where you'll make a special gift for them. Ages 5-10.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Mother's Day Surprise
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 10, 2:30 pm

Make your mother a special gift, made by you for Mother's Day! Ages 5 & up.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Summer Reading Book Club: Book Pick Up: May 11-22
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 11, 9:00 am

Do you love to read, watch movies, make crafts, play games, or just hangout with friends? If you do, then Books & Beyond book club is for you. Books & Beyond will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 pm, during the Summer Reading Program. To participate, you will need to pick up the first book and have it read by the first meeting on Jun 09. For more information on the Books & Beyond Book Club, contact the children's department. Grades 3-5.

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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 11, 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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Art Club
Wellington Branch
Mon, May 11, 3:00 pm

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

(45 min.)
Aloha, Hawaii!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 11, 3:30 pm

Join us for lei making and stories from the culture of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands! Ages 4 & up.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Nighttime Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 11, 6:00 pm

Fun for the whole family. Join us for our monthly evening story time. Ages 3 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 11, 6:30 pm
Animal Sounds.

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

Preregister.
Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, May 12, 10:00 am
Hats.

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

Preregister. (45 min.)
Children's Movie Marathon
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 12, 2:30 pm
"Despicable Me 2."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(98 min.)
PG
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 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.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Mother/Daughter Tea & Book Discussion
Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 13, 10:00 am

Bring your mom and we'll discuss the book Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 27, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 13, 3:30 pm

Do you love our story time songs? Join a jam session with all our favorites and lots of instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Noodle Necklaces
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 13, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Mother's Day and create noodle necklaces and jewelry for the special lady in your life. Ages 6-11. Limit 20.

(45 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 13, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Stories, Games & Crafts from Around the World
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 13, 4:00 pm
Spain.

Enjoy stories, games and crafts from different countries and cultures. Ages 5-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, May 13, 4:00 pm
Design your own autograph book using a variety of fun stamps and stickers.

Join us for afterschool fun! Ages 5 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Mother/Daughter Tea & Book Discussion
Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 13, 4:00 pm

Bring your mom and we'll discuss the book Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am

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

Preregister. (30 min.)
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, May 14, 10:00 am
Hats.

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, May 14, 3:00 pm
Colorado.

Our exciting educational journey through the United States continues. Ages 6-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Curious George
Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 14, 3:30 pm

Join your favorite monkey for a special story time. Listen to adventures about this mischievous mammal and make a curious craft. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 14, 3:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-8.

(60 min.)
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 14, 4:00 pm
Build something from Star Wars.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Wigglecise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, May 15, 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.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Have You Heard ...
Greenacres Branch
Fri, May 15, 4:00 pm

... about a machine that does homework? Sounds awesome, right? Four students at Grand Canyon School thought so, but they find out that "no homework" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Join us for an end of school reading of “The Homework Machine,” by Dan Gutman. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
West Boynton Branch
Sat, May 16, 10:00 am

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

Preregister. (45 min.)
LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 16, 10:30 am

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

Preregister. (60 min.)
Tween Gaming
Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 16, 10:30 am

Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo games and board games. Snacks provided by Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12.

Preregister. (90 min.)
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, May 16, 11:00 am

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

Preregister. (45 min.)
LEGO® Builders Club
Acreage Branch
Sat, May 16, 2:30 pm

Use our LEGO® bricks to work on your own creative projects alone or with a friend. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (90 min.)
Move It!
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 17, 2:00 pm

Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Hula hoops, jump rope, tag and more! Ages 4 & up.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 18, 10:30 am
Illness.

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

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Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, May 18, 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.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Fun-Folding
Wellington Branch
Mon, May 18, 3:00 pm

Enjoy the art of paper folding known as Origami. Ages 6-12. Limit 20.

(45 min.)
Crafternoon
Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 18, 4:00 pm

Make and take lots of creative crafts. Ages 3-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 18, 6:30 pm
Illness.

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

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Make Your Own Play Dough
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

You will be amazed at how simple it is to create your own brightly colored play dough with simple ingredients. Use it to make something amazing, then squish it up and take it home to continue the fun! Ages 4-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Club LEGO®
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

Join us in making fun inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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RPB’s Very Own Superhero Robot!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

Summer is just around the corner and we need a mascot for our Summer Reading Program! Work together as a team to create the library’s very own superhero robot using recyclable materials. Don’t forget to bring your imagination with you! Ages 5-10.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Are You Afraid of Snakes?
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 19, 3:30 pm

Don’t be. Join us as Daggerwing Nature Center teaches us about the benefits of snakes and see why they aren’t as scary as you thought. Do you like snakes already? This is an opportunity for you to see one in person and make new friends. All ages.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Coding for Kids
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 4:00 pm

Practice the basics of web design and learn the fundamentals of computer programming by learning HTML5 computer language. Ages 8-12. Limit 10.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Munchkin!
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 4:00 pm

Play this role-playing card game with us! If you don't know how to play, we will teach you! Ages 8 & up.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 19, 6:30 pm

Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. All ages.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Todas las edades. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Tiny Tot Art: Dot Art
Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 20, 10:00 am

Calling all little artists to crawl, waddle or walk on over for some tiny tot art! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3.(30 min.)

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It's LEGO® Time!
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm

Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 27, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Monkey Around!
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 20, 3:30 pm

Monkey around with these stories about primates and make a cute craft. Ages 4-7.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 20, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Acreage Explorers' Club: Italy
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 20, 4:00 pm

We're leaving Asia behind and uncovering the mysteries of Europe! Bring your Explorers' Club Passport and get ready to discover the snacks, people, places, art, games and history of Italy. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (90 min.)
Craft-Mania
Main Library
Wed, May 20, 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun and create a whole bunch of different art projects! Ages 4-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Play Me A Story
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, May 20, 5:30 pm

Families are invited to join us for a fun, interactive story time and celebrate our wonderful world! All ages.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Mother/Daughter Tea and Book Discussion
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm

Bring your mother for this special annual tea party while we discuss the book "11 Birthdays," by Wendy Mass. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the youth services desk. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Random Fandom Nite
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 20, 7:00 pm

Mix it up and do a bit of everything tonight! Build with LEGO® bricks. Play Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokémon. Try some Wii games or board games with friends, or make a crafty creation to keep. Ages 6 & up.

(90 min.)
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, May 21, 10:00 am
All You Need for a Beach.

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Save the Day with Community Helpers!
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 21, 3:30 pm

Firefighters, police officers, mail carriers and doctors help us every day. Listen to stories and songs about how they do it and make a helper craft so you can help too. Ages 3-5.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Flores para Mamá (Story Time: Flowers for Mom, in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 21, 3:30 pm

Ven a celebrar dos de los tesoros más hermosos en la vida: las flores y las mamás! Nos divertiremos con libros y juegos y también haremos una linda tarjeta para mamá. Edades 5 en adelante.

(45 min.)
Baby Animals
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 22, 10:30 am

Join us for stories about cute and cuddly baby animals and boogie like one too! Ages 1-3. Limit 25.

Preregister. (30 min.)
It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, May 22, 3:30 pm

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

(60 min.)
Dress Up Story Time
Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 23, 11:00 am

Come as you are or wear your favorite shirt, hat or sneakers with a beloved character on it. We will listen to some fun stories featuring popular children’s book characters. Ages 4-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
May Flowers
Wellington Branch
Sat, May 23, 11:00 am

Now that April showers are over, join us for stories, songs and a craft to celebrate May flowers. Ages 2-6. Limit 40.

(45 min.)
May the Force Be With You!
Jupiter Branch
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm

Calling all Padawans, Jedi and Sith Lords! Join us for a Star Wars extravaganza! We will have Star Wars games, including trivia, light saber duels, crafts, and a Darth Vader impersonation contest. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Ages 8-16. (90 min.)

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Tween Book Discussion
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, May 23, 2:30 pm

We will be discussing "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," by Jeff Kinney. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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May the Force Be with You: A Star Wars Celebration
Glades Road Branch
Sat, May 23, 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual Star Wars celebration with games, snacks, a craft and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Family Origami
Jupiter Branch
Sun, May 24, 1:00 pm

Grab a grown-up and learn how to make some simple origami animals. Grades K & up. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Thumbprint Art
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 26, 3:00 pm

An ink pad and your thumb are all that is needed to create cool thumbprint art. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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DATE CHANGED - LEGO® Bricks
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 26, 3:00 pm

Create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. Limit 25.

(45 min.)
Strawberry Jam-berry
West Boca Branch
Tue, May 26, 3:30 pm

It’s National Strawberry Month! We’ll read stories, play a game, and make a strawberry themed craft. Ages 4-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Scribble Art
Main Library
Tue, May 26, 4:00 pm

Do you like to create colorful scribble masterpieces? Then you have what it takes to create amazing framed artwork! Join us to show off your artistic talents. Ages 3-7.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 13, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 20, 3:00 pm
Wed, May 27, 3:00 pm

Discover the basics of chess with an award-winning instructor. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 27, 3:30 pm

This isn't your grandma's boring 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.

(40 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 27, 3:30 pm

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Play with Your Food
Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm

Build creative structures with edible materials. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.

Preregister. (45 min.)
LEGO® Builders Club
Main Library
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm

Create exciting, one-of-a-kind creations with LEGO® DUPLO. Bring your friends and make new ones as you show off your building skills. Ages 2-8.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Movie Magic
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 4:00 pm
Dolphin Tale 2 ©Warner Brothers. (107 min.)

Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up.

Preregister. PG
Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am

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

Preregister. (30 min.)
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, May 28, 10:00 am
Hip, Hip, Hooray for Summer!

Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Butterflies in May!
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 28, 3:30 pm

There are so many beautiful butterflies! We'll read stories and learn about these wonderful insects. Then we'll create a beautiful butterfly of our own. Ages 3-6.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Look at What You Missed in Story Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 28, 3:30 pm

You weren't able to join us for Story Time this season? Don’t worry, you can still make the crafts! Drop in and make any or all of the crafts we have from this past Story Time session. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.

(60 min.)
Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Thu, May 28, 3:30 pm

Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.

Preregister. (90 min.)
Fly Guy Party
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

Let's go on an adventure with Buzz and his friend Fly Guy. Make a terrific Fly Guy craft. Grades K-2. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Big Nate: Game On!
Main Library
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

All "Big Nate" fans won’t want to miss out on all of the fun! Enjoy games and a special project all about the “big” man himself: Nate! Ages 7-11.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Kids Wii U Gaming
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, May 29, 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.

Preregister. (60 min.)
LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, May 29, 4:00 pm

Bring your imagination and create something! Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, May 30, 10:30 am

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

Preregister. (45 min.)
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO®
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 30, 10:30 am

Show off your building skills. Use our bricks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10. Space is limited.

Preregister. (60 min.)
CANCELLED - Family Funcraftic: Chocolate
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm

Join us for fun activities and make chocolate pops as we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Ballerina Cooking Class
Glades Road Branch
Sat, May 30, 3:00 pm

Create recipes for ballerinas with recipes from the book by Sarah L. Schuette. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 7-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
"The Bookstore Mouse" Book Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 31, 2:00 pm

Join us at the end of the month for a book club on "The Bookstore Mouse," by Peggy Christian. We will have discussions, a craft and a treat. Copies of the book will be available at the children's desk for check out at the beginning of the month. This book has a Lexile Level of 810. Grades 3-6.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Apr 11, 11:00 am

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

Preregister.
Teen Program
Teen DIY Tote Bags
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 25, 3:00 pm
Design your very own tote bag using fabric markers and other craft materials from our Craft Closet. Bring favorite book quotes or song lyrics to decorate your tote with. Materials provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 4:00 pm
Come join us as we draw, work on our art, and try new ways of making art. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop for Teens
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Apr 27, 6:00 pm
Join award-winning local poet Stacie Kiner in an exploration of poetry. Bring your own poems to share and come to get inspired. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)
Preregister.
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Apr 28, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)
Teen Takeover
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 6:00 pm
A night for Teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games, and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)
Can You Survive the Robot Apocalypse?
Acreage Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 7:00 pm
Discover some of the latest advances in communications tech and robotics then see if you have what it takes to survive the threats of tomorrow and today in our interactive game full of rogue AIs and malicious bots. Will you be l33t or defeated? Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. (60-90 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Flick
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 4:30 pm
"The Last Starfighter." ©Universal Pictures. (101 min.) Popcorn and a movie. Ages 12-17. PG
Preregister.
Teen Gamers' Hour
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, May 01, 4:00 pm
Do you enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your own cards and play with others. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 02, 10:30 am
Help children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application, 1-hour training session and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Beautiful Boxes
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 02, 2:30 pm
Decorate a small hinged wooden box with paint, beads and jewels as beautiful gift for Mother’s Day. Grades 6-12.
Preregister. (90 min.)
May the Fourth Be with You
Greenacres Branch
Mon, May 04, 5:30 pm
In a galaxy far, far away, and at the Greenacres Library, the Force is strong. Stop at the youth services desk to receive your instructions for an Intergalactic search and use the Force to find the hidden messages. Your efforts will be rewarded. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 10-14.
Preregister. (90 min.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, May 05, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Teen Craft: Rolled Paper Recyclo-Vase
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 05, 6:00 pm
Old magazines can live a second life as colorful new vases to use as flower pots or to give as a gift. Enjoy some pizza and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12. Limit 10.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Teen Book Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 05, 6:00 pm
Eat snacks, hang out with friends, and discuss "Looking for Alaska," by John Green. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 14-18.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Papercraft for Mothers' Day
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 07, 4:30 pm
Fold pages into flower shapes to papercraft your mom a bookmark. Double their pleasure by making a matching corsage pin. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (75 min.)
Collage Art
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 07, 6:00 pm
Create a work of art using magazine pages and wrapping paper. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 09, 10:30 am
Help children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application, 1-hour training session and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 09, 2:00 pm
Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? A fashionista? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (45 min.)
Anime Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 09, 2:30 pm
Join other teens who enjoy anime and manga. Watch anime and create anime-inspired art and crafts. Cosplayers are welcome! Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
Anime Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 09, 3:00 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky, and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, May 12, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Pitch Perfect Sing-Off!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 5:30 pm
Pitch Perfect ©Universal Pictures. (112 min.) Celebrate the new movie by singing and watching the first movie. Bring your cups! Snacks served. Ages 13-17.
Preregister. (2.5 hr.) PG-13
Pizza and Pages
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 12, 6:00 pm
Come hungry and ready to make new friends as we enjoy delicious pizza and talk about our favorite books, comics or whatever else you are reading. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Loom & Loop
Tequesta Branch
Tue, May 12, 6:00 pm
Make a loom and loop band project. Choose from key chains, jewelry and more, or bring your own idea. Supplies and instructions provided. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, May 12, 7:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short sotry, fanfic or manga. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Pitch Perfect Singalong
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 13, 5:30 pm
Pitch Perfect ©Universal Pictures. (112 min.) Show off your voice and sing along. Ages 13 & up.
Preregister. PG-13
Gamerz Nite
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 13, 6:30 pm
Play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart on the library's Wii or try out some of our other games with old friends and new. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Card Sharks
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 14, 6:00 pm
Play Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: The Gathering, or just a regular card game. Play against others, trade, or just make new friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25.
(60 min.)
Acting Up
Acreage Branch
Thu, May 14, 6:30 pm
Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 14, 6:30 pm
Fine-tune your writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose. Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers’ Association. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (2 hr.)
Teen Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, May 15, 4:00 pm
Join us to play a few games of chess with friends. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 16, 10:30 am
Help children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application, 1-hour training session and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Washi Tape Madness
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 16, 2:30 pm
Decorate your phone, charger, calculator or wallet with fanciful washi tape, a natural masking tape made out of bamboo fiber. All washi tape provided. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, May 19, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Teen Movie Night
Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 19, 5:30 pm
The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 1 ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (123 min.) Eat popcorn and discuss the book "Mockingjay," by Suzanne Collins. Then watch the movie. Ages 13-17.
Preregister. (2.5 hr.) PG-13
Teen Movie Marathon
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 19, 5:30 pm
"The Hunger Games."
©‎Lions Gate Films, Inc.
(142 min.)
PG-13
Volunteen Orientation
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, May 20, 5:00 pm
Looking for volunteer hours? Want to help out at the library? Attend the volunteer orientation. Please bring completed volunteer application with you. Ages 12-17.
(45 min.)
VolunTeen Orientation
West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 21, 6:30 pm
Interested summer VolunTeens must attend one mandatory informational meeting in preparation for summer volunteer hours. Ages 12-18.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Teen Gamers' Hour
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, May 22, 4:00 pm
Do you enjoy playing Wii or Xbox games? Or perhaps card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! are more your thing. Bring your own cards and play with others. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Shrinky Dinks Art for Tweens and Teens
Main Library
Fri, May 22, 4:00 pm
Use Shrinky Dinks paper to make a unique design, then watch it shrink before your eyes! You won’t believe what you can create. Ages 10-17.
Preregister. (45 min.)
Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 23, 10:30 am
Help children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application, 1-hour training session and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Anti-Prom
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 23, 2:00 pm
Not going to the prom? If you're not, or even if you are, join us for some fun. Snacks provided. No corsage will be necessary! Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
Nailed It!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, May 23, 3:00 pm
Polish your nails at home, then join us for an afternoon of nail decorating fun. Jazz up your nails just in time for end of school celebrations. Learn how to keep your nails strong and healthy. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Teen Wii U Gaming
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 23, 3:00 pm
Do you game? Wii game! Meet your friends for an afternoon of Wii gaming fun on our new Wii U. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 24, 2:00 pm
Love manga, comic books or art? Then come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
World of Paper Craft
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 26, 4:00 pm
Make paper crafts based on your favorite shows and video games. Ages 12 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, May 26, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Teen Movie Marathon
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 26, 5:30 pm
"The Hunger Games - Catching Fire."
©‎Lions Gate Films, Inc.
(146 min.)
PG-13
Anime Otaku Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, May 27, 7:00 pm
Watch anime, play Yu-Gi-Oh!, and enjoy snacks with friends and fellow fans. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Teen Game Night
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 28, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)
Reading Buddies Volunteer Opportunity
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, May 30, 10:30 am
Help children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application, 1-hour training session and a 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Simple Scented Soaps
West Boca Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:30 pm
Make scented soaps, with or without glitter, to use as guest soaps or to brighten up a relaxing bath. Grades 6-12.
Preregister. (45 min.)
VolunTeen Orientation
West Boynton Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:30 pm
Interested summer VolunTeens must attend one mandatory informational meeting in preparation for summer volunteer hours. Ages 12-18.
Preregister. (60 min.)