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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Children's Program
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 10:15 am
Builders create vehicles, buildings, or animals out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-10.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 10:30 am
Sábado, 06 y 20 de febrero, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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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, Feb 06, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2.
(30 min.)
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Hip-Hip-Hooray for Hippos!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 11:00 am
Learn everything you never knew about hippos as we read stories, play games and make a hungry hippo craft. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Chinese New Year Is Here!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 11:00 am
Find out your zodiac animal sign and fortune for the new year as we dress in lucky red and learn about another new year's tradition you're sure to enjoy. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.)
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Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 11:00 am
Friendship!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 1:00 pm
Children are invited to read with trained teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 1:00 pm
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Passport to Chocolate
Gardens Branch
Sat, Feb 06, 2:00 pm
Let’s celebrate chocolate! We will learn about the history of chocolate and how it is made. We’ll play games and decorate chocolate cookies. There will be lots of YUM. Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.)
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Chinese Lanterns
Main Library
Sat, Feb 06, 2:00 pm
Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate it by making a beautiful lantern! Chinese lanterns are very pretty and don't have to be hard to make. We'll try some simple designs and you'll leave with a craft that you will be proud to display at home. Ages 8-11.
(45 min.)
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RESCHEDULED - Presidents Day Bingo
Gardens Branch
Sun, Feb 07, 2:00 pm
Let's play this classic game presidential style! Win prizes too! Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 10:30 am
Opposites.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Chinese New Year Celebration
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 10:30 am
Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, games and crafts. Ages 1-3.
(30 min.)
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Chinese New Year Celebration
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 3:15 pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, games and crafts. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Valentine's Craft
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 3:30 pm
Come decorate boxes for Valentine's Day! Make some cards to go in them, too. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.)
"Monkey"ing Around on Chinese New Year
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 3:30 pm
Ring in the Year of the Monkey with special activities and crafts to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We’ll learn to write some basic Chinese characters, play games, and create a fun dragon craft. Ages 7-11.
(45 min.)
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Chinese New Year
West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 3:30 pm
Let’s learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Pokémon Club
Main Library
Mon, Feb 08, 4:00 pm
Are you a fan of Pokémon? Then, I’ve got the perfect club for you! Get together with other Pokémon fans to play games, make crafts, and talk about your favorite Pokémon. Be sure to bring your Nintendo DS, Pokémon games, trading cards, or anything Pokémon-related that you want to bring. Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.)
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Nighttime Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 6:00 pm
Make a date to participate in our monthly nighttime storytime. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 08, 6:30 pm
Opposites.
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, Feb 09, 10:00 am
Love!
Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents. Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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STEM Time for Junior Scientists
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 10:30 am
Join us for some fun STEM activities that foster an early interest in math and science. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
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Crazy 8s Math Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 2:30 pm
Crazy 8s is an after-school club to get kids in grades 3-5 interested and engaged with math. Every week our Crazy 8s run, build, play and learn while making new friends over math. The club meets every Tuesday for eight weeks, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Each week builds on the week before so it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Junior Crazy 8s Math Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 2:30 pm
Junior Crazy 8s is an after-school club to get kids in grades K-2 interested and engaged with math. Every week our Junior Crazy 8s run, build, play and learn while making new friends over math. The club meets every Thursday for eight weeks, from Jan 07 - Feb 25. Each week builds on the week before so it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 3:15 pm
Welcome to Season 2 of Crazy 8s Math Club with 8 weeks of all new activities! Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets on Tuesdays, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Grades K-2.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Club LEGO®
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 3:30 pm
Join us to create new inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
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Tween Gaming
Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 3:30 pm
Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24.
(90 min.)
Make Your Own Cards
West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room and create a card or two for Valentine’s Day or another special occasion. Grades K-5.
(60 min.)
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 4:15 pm
Welcome to Season 2 of Crazy 8s Math Club with 8 weeks of all new activities! Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets on Tuesdays, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Grades 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Feb 09, 6:30 pm
Martes, 09 de febrero, 6:30 pm
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
West Boca Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 10:30 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 2:30 pm
Don't just listen to stories, become a part of them! Use costumes and props to act out battles with wicked witches, meet friendly giants, and become a knight or royalty to save the kingdom! Have fun acting and playing your way through classic fairy tales. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Happy Valentine's Day!
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 3:00 pm
Celebrate the special day with a cute craft and a story or two. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)
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Craftapalooza
Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 3:00 pm
Lots of Artistic Fun. Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 2-8. Limit 50.
(60 min.)
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Mushy Gushy Valentine
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 3:30 pm
Enjoy fun Valentine’s Day stories and decorate a yummy cookie. Ages 5-12.
(30 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 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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Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 4:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami models for all skill levels. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 4:00 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Fun @ Four: Crafts Around the World
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 4:00 pm
Learn about how Mardi Gras is celebrated and decorate a Mardi Gras mask.
Weekly after school activities. Ages 5-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 4:00 pm
Build a treehouse.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Program held on Wednesdays, Jan 06 - Feb 24. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 10, 4:45 pm
Need practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 10:00 am
Love!
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Where in the World Is Ms. Amber?
Main Library
Thu, Feb 11, 3:00 pm
¡Bienvenidos a Venezuela! Welcome to Venezuela, home of Angel's Falls, the world's largest waterfall.
Join our new Geography Club as we “travel” around the world to learn more about each country’s history, culture and people. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Valentine's Day Special
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 3:30 pm
Make awesome cards to give to people who mean the most to you this Valentine's Day. All the supplies are provided, including some ideas to spark your imagination. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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It’s a Craft Bonanza-Valentine’s Day Style!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 3:30 pm
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials will be provided. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
Valentine’s Day Celebration
West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 11, 3:30 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with some fun stories, a game, a short film and a craft. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Feb 12, 10:00 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Feed the Birds
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Feb 12, 3:30 pm
Flap on over to celebrate National Bird Feeding Month with us! We’ll read books about birds, shake to silly songs, and of course make a bird feeder. Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
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Picasso for Tweens
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Feb 12, 3:30 pm
Pablo Picasso was a famous 20th century artist. We’ll explore some of his many works and then create artwork in his style. Come dressed to get messy. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Acreage Branch
Fri, Feb 12, 4:00 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Feb 12, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stories, songs, a craft and a film. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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All You Need Is Love
Gardens Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 10:30 am
Share stories with heart, sing sweet tunes, and make a special valentine craft. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
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Valentine's Day Story Time for Sweethearts
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 10:30 am
It's time to get out the glue, glitter, jewels, heart-shaped doilies and construction paper to make a fancy gift for a friend or family member. It's pink, white and red (read) all over around here! Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Saturday Morning Crafts & Cards
West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 10:30 am
Stop in the story time room for a casual time of crafting and card making. A few simple crafts will be available as well as materials to design your own beautiful cards for your loved ones. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Valentine Cupcake
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am
Make a sweet pom-pom cupcake bookmark for someone you love. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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Chess Club
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am
Learn the fundamentals of chess. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Ages 7-12.
(2 hr.)
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Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am
Love!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Kids Wii U Gaming & More …
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am
Bored of staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with your friends. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
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Partying Around
Wellington Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am
Bring your dancing shoes, it's a party! Join us for fun stories, songs and a craft for a good time! Ages 5-12. Limit 40.
(40 min.)
Valentine's Day Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 11:00 am
Join us for stories and songs about Valentine's Day, love and family! Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 1:00 pm
Children are invited to read with trained teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Sweets and Treats
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 pm
Make a Valentine for your sweets while snacking on some treats. Supplies provided.
(45 min.)
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Life-Size Candyland
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 pm
Bring the whole family and see if you can get past the Licorice Lagoon, Lollipop Woods, and Chocolate Mountain to reach the Candy Castle in this life-size version of the classic board game. Ages 3 & up.
(90 min.)
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Won't You Be My Valentine?
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 pm
Children, teens and parents are invited to celebrate the ones they love by creating cards (and verses) to share! Join us for this fun love-fest! Good will and refreshments will be served. All ages.
(60 min.)
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Handmade Valentines
Main Library
Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 pm
Time to say "Luv Ya" to someone special. Do it in a personal way, by making a one-of-a-kind craft only you could create. We provide the materials, you bring your own individual creativity. Ages 8-11.
(45 min.)
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Valentine's Party
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 2:30 pm
Come and join us for fun games, music and crafts. Ages 8 & up.
(45 min.)
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Victorian Valentine
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 13, 3:00 pm
Make unique cards and gifts adorned with dried flowers, lace and ribbon to give to your special valentine. Ages 9-12.
(45 min.)
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Cards for Cupid
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Feb 14, 2:00 pm
Make a card full of love for that special someone! All ages.
(60 min.)
Junior Crazy 8s Math Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 2:30 pm
Junior Crazy 8s is an after-school club to get kids in grades K-2 interested and engaged with math. Every week our Junior Crazy 8s run, build, play and learn while making new friends over math. The club meets every Thursday for eight weeks, from Jan 07 - Feb 25. Each week builds on the week before so it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 2:30 pm
Crazy 8s is an after-school club to get kids in grades 3-5 interested and engaged with math. Every week our Crazy 8s run, build, play and learn while making new friends over math. The club meets every Tuesday for eight weeks, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Each week builds on the week before so it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Drop-In Coloring Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 2:30 pm
This week’s theme is nature.
Love to color? Join the Coloring Club and color your cares away. Take a break from homework or wind down after school with coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages.
(90 min.)
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 3:15 pm
Welcome to Season 2 of Crazy 8s Math Club with 8 weeks of all new activities! Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets on Tuesdays, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Grades K-2.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Our Presidents
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 3:30 pm
Presidents Day is an important day to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of all our presidents. Honor our nation's leaders and make a patriotic craft. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
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Dare to Care
Main Library
Tue, Feb 16, 3:30 pm
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop. Feb 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. Celebrate by listening to stories about friendship and making a craft. You'll receive a button and certificate to show you learned how to make a difference in your school, home and community! Ages 4-7.
(45 min.)
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Superhero Mini Camp
West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 3:30 pm
Create a superhero identity, craft, and tackle a few superhero activities as you discover your inner superhero. Costumes welcome. Grades K-5.
(60 min.)
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Comic Book Craft
Main Library
Tue, Feb 16, 4:00 pm
Do you like to read comics, but keep losing your place? Well, here is our solution: comic book bookmarks! You may draw, color or cut out comics or superheroes to make your very own bookmark. Be sure to bring your creative side! Ages 7-11.
(30 min.)
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Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 4:15 pm
Welcome to Season 2 of Crazy 8s Math Club with 8 weeks of all new activities! Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets on Tuesdays, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Grades 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 16, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends or try your hand at a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 10:30 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 12:30 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with all our favorites and lots of instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 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: Crafts Around the World
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 4:00 pm
Travel through the Australian outback and make an aboriginal dot picture.
Weekly after school activities. Ages 5-12.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Program held on Wednesdays, Jan 06 - Feb 24. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 4:45 pm
Need practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Play Me a Story
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 5:30 pm
Celebrate love at this festive story time event for children of all ages and their parents. All ages.
(60 min.)
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Jazz It Out With the Wildcat Dancers Dance Team!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Feb 17, 6:30 pm
Come support Michele Blecher, Dance Director, and the Royal Palm Beach Community High School Wildcat Dancers Dance Team as they perform several Jazz and Contemporary dance routines in honor of Black History Month. All ages.
(30 min.)
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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 10:00 am
Kindness.
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
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Little Builders
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 11:00 am
Come with your friends to play and make fun creations using building bricks. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Where in the World Is Ms. Amber?
Main Library
Thu, Feb 18, 3:00 pm
Bem vindo ao Brasil! Welcome to Brazil, the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Join our new Geography Club as we “travel” around the world to learn more about each country’s history, culture and people. Ages 7-11.
(60 min.)
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Terrific Tessellation Art
Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 18, 3:00 pm
Make your own tessellation masterpiece using animal patterns. Ages 8-12. Limit 24.
(90 min.)
Wigglecise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 am
We will wiggle, jump, hop and do a yoga stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Feb 19, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
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Crafternoon
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Feb 19, 4:00 pm
Create many different winter-themed crafts. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
LEGO® Bricks & More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 10:30 am
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10.
(60 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 10:30 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 10:30 am
Show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Story Time for Children With Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
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We're Off to the Races!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 am
Using basic electronics, turn toothbrushes into spinning, speeding “bots.” Customize your creation with stickers and accessories and then challenge your friends to a goofy brushbot race! Ages 10-13. Space is limited.
(45 min.)
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Magic With Mr. Joel Lerner
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 am
Be astounded! Be amazed! Watch one of our favorite local magicians put on his top hat and put on a magic show that kids from 5 to 95 will delight to see. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 11:00 am
Kindness.
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 pm
Children are invited to read with trained teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5.
(60 min.)
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LEGO® Robot Cinema
Acreage Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 2:30 pm
"Wall-E." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (98 min.) This Valentine's Day fall in love with robots! Enjoy this mechanized movie while you make mechanical marvels of your own. Ages 5-12.
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Wellington Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 2:30 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Minecraft Coding
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Feb 20, 3:00 pm
Explore the world of Minecraft through code! Build your house, plant crops, and battle creepers with iPads. Ages 9-12. Limit 12.
(90 min.)
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Plush Love
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Feb 21, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun making a plushy pillow. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 22, 10:30 am
Picnic.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Feb 22, 10:30 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 22, 10:30 am
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
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LEGO® Bricks
Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 22, 3:00 pm
Create vehicles or buildings out of LEGO® bricks. Ages 6 & up. Limit 25.
(45 min.)
Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 22, 3:30 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 22, 6:30 pm
Picnic.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 10:00 am
Baby Animals!
Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest patrons and their parents. Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Early Release Tween Crafternoon
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 1:30 pm
School is out early so work on your creative side with this fun session featuring rubber band creations, paper bead necklaces and Zentangle. Bring your friends or make some! Ages 9-17.
(90 min.)
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Incredible Elephants
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
Local author, Karen J. Roberts, is now an official “EleAmbassador” for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee! Join Ms. Roberts and learn all about this haven established for elephants, as well as listen to stories and make a craft. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Crazy 8s Math Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 2:30 pm
Crazy 8s is an after-school club to get kids in grades 3-5 interested and engaged with math. Every week our Crazy 8s run, build, play and learn while making new friends over math. The club meets every Tuesday for eight weeks, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Each week builds on the week before so it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
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Junior Crazy 8s Math Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 2:30 pm
Junior Crazy 8s is an after-school club to get kids in grades K-2 interested and engaged with math. Every week our Junior Crazy 8s run, build, play and learn while making new friends over math. The club meets every Thursday for eight weeks, from Jan 07 - Feb 25. Each week builds on the week before so it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Space is limited.
(60 min.)
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Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 2:30 pm
"Inside Out." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.)
PG
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 3:15 pm
Welcome to Season 2 of Crazy 8s Math Club with 8 weeks of all new activities! Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets on Tuesdays, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Grades K-2.
(60 min.)
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Crafternoon
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 3:30 pm
Stop by after school to make craft to take home or share with a friend. Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Club LEGO®
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 3:30 pm
Join us to create new inventions using LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
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Royal Subjects
West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 3:30 pm
We are inviting all local royalty to hear some stories of your fellow kings, queens, princesses, and princes. We’ll also watch a short film and make a craft to take home. Royal attire is encouraged, but not required. Grades K-3.
(45 min.)
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Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 4:15 pm
Welcome to Season 2 of Crazy 8s Math Club with 8 weeks of all new activities! Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets on Tuesdays, from Jan 05 - Feb 23. Grades 3-5.
(60 min.)
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Pajamarama Story Time: Tales from the Land of Africa
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 23, 6:30 pm
Join us as we take an imaginary trip to the beautiful land of Africa and listen to tales of animal tricksters and troublemakers who will make us laugh and smile. Make an African-inspired craft to bring home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJs! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 11:15 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Choose Kindness Movement: "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio
Main Library
Wed, Feb 24, 3:00 pm
With all the bullies in the world, let’s come together to find ways to choose to be kind to one another. We will be doing crafts and activities to help us find ways to choose kindness. Ages 8-11.
(60 min.)
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Chess Class for Beginners
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 3:00 pm
Discover the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12.
(30 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 3:30 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 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: Crafts Around the World
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 4:00 pm
We’re off to a tropical rainforest! Join our adventure and make a colorful craft.
Weekly after school activities. Ages 5-12.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Program held on Wednesdays, Jan 06 - Feb 24. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
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Reading Buddies
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 4:45 pm
Need practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can work once-a-week with a teen to read together to improve reading skills and play fun literacy games. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 10:00 am
Baby Animals!
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(45 min.)
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Build With LEGO®
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 3:15 pm
Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
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The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 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 7-12.
(60 min.)
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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Feb 25, 4:00 pm
Build a new extreme sport. Segway soccer? Hoverboard street hockey? It’s all up to you!
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Read & Play
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Feb 26, 10:15 am
Start off with stories and songs. Take a break and come back and play. Ages 18-30 mos.
(75 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Feb 26, 10:30 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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I Love My Crazy Hair Day
Gardens Branch
Fri, Feb 26, 3:15 pm
We’re going to celebrate all types of wonderful, beautiful, crazy hair! Come wearing your hair, in crazy hair fashion. Miss Kate will too! We will read books about beautiful, crazy hair, play a game and do a crazy hair craft. Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.)
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Leap Year Celebration
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Feb 26, 4:00 pm
Before we "March" forward, let’s celebrate Leap Day with fun facts, stories and games. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Feb 26, 4:00 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 27, 10:00 am
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
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Super Saturday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 27, 11:00 am
Baby Animals!
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
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Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Feb 27, 11:00 am
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Movie Magic
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Feb 27, 2:00 pm
"Minions." ©Universal Pictures. (91 min.) All ages.
PG
Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories
Main Library
Sat, Feb 27, 2:00 pm
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming and dance, spirited call and response songs, and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. Orisirisi spins yarns and shares learning experiences that none will soon forget! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Sat, Feb 27, 2:30 pm
Make a new craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Can You Escape?
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Feb 28, 2:00 pm
Are you good at puzzles? Do you like adventure and suspense? Come test out your smarts! Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 29, 10:30 am
Birds, Chickens.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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What Was I Scared Of? Puppet Show
Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 29, 3:15 pm
Let's celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a retelling of his story, “What Was I Scared Of?” and make a Seussian-craft. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Leap Year Movie
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Feb 29, 4:00 pm
Watch a short film and enjoy frog stories. Ages 4-12.
Seuss Time!
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Feb 29, 4:00 pm
Gather for an afternoon of silly Seuss fun, including stories by Dr. Seuss, silly songs and a craft. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 29, 6:30 pm
Birds, Chickens.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 04, 10:30 am
Dogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 13, 2:30 pm
Don’t just listen to stories, become a part of them! Use costumes and props to act out battles with wicked witches and evil giants, or become the villain and capture kind princesses and virtuous knights. No matter what, you’ll have fun as we act and play our way through classic fairy tales. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jan 21, 4:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami models for all skill levels. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jan 15, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Space is limited. Ages 1-2.
(35 min.)
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 11, 10:30 am
Occupations, Hats.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 20, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with all our favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.)
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LEGO® Bricks & More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 16, 10:30 am
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10.
(60 min.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 25, 10:30 am
Mice.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Story Time for Children With Special Needs
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 20, 3:15 pm
Enjoy stories, songs and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. Ages 3-10.
(45 min.)
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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 16, 2:30 pm
Bring your creativity because it's a new year! Make a new friend and a special craft to celebrate. Ages 3-7.
(60 min.)
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The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes and Dudettes)
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Feb 24, 6:00 pm
Join our advisory group and share your great ideas for programs YOU want to see happen at the library, plus play games and enjoy snacks! Bring a friend or make new ones! Ages 10-16.
(60 min.)
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