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Adult Program
Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 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.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Acid Reflux: Q & A With A Gastroenterologist
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Dr. Stephen Miller, Gastroenterologist from Bethesda Hospital, discusses this common illness and answers your questions. (60 min.)

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Book Discussion and TED Talk: “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey.”
Wellington Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Watch the fascinating TED talk featuring the author Jill Bolte Taylor, brain research scientist, describing how she studied her own stroke as it happened. A lively discussion of both the video and book will follow. (90 min.)

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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One (Hands-on)
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 9:00 am

Call for an appointment with a staff member to train you on borrowing the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, mobile device or tablet. (30 min.)

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

The Art & Science of Schmoozing: Using Strategic Networking to Build Relationships
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 1:00 pm

No matter what sort of organization you’re in or level within that organization, you have to know how to schmooze. Laurie Glover, a veteran corporate trainer and schmoozer, teaches you how to succeed in networking by defining your focus, developing an opening line or two, mixing and mingling, and how to follow up. Quick tips and techniques abound in this presentation. Soon, you’ll be hungering for networking events rather than avoiding them. You’ll be a schmoozer! (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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View & Discuss: "5 Broken Cameras"
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

©PBS. Nominated for an Oscar®, "5 Broken Cameras" is a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence. Palestinian Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, shot the film and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi co-directed. A discussion, moderated by Dr. Eric J. Hanne of Florida Atlantic University, will follow. This event is in collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning, nonfiction film series. Tickets available starting Jul 21. (2 hr.) Not rated.

TED Talks: Science
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

View talks from the world's most inspired thinkers, available at TED.com, on topics like new technology, health and the brain. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 16, 23, 30 de julio, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Access to Your Public Records
Main Library
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

What is a public record? How can I access public records in Palm Beach County? Learn more about Palm Beach County’s records and where you can find them from a representative of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. (60 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 10:30 am

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various dates and times available. (30 min.)

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Meryl Streep Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 1:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (100 min.) PG-13

View a variety of movies spanning the career of this movie icon. Streep has been nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and has won three times.

CANCELLED - Short, Short Film Festival
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Let your creativity show with a short, short film (up to 5 minutes). Open to ages 12 & up. Limited to first 15 entries. Five finalists will be selected to have their film shown at the festival. One winner will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card. Entry deadline 7/20/14. Pick up Entry Form, guidelines and Release Form at the Information Desk. Entries will not be accepted without an attached Entry Form and Release Form. For access to video editing software @ your library please contact the Serials Department at 561-233-2600 for details on using our new CreationStation, located at our Main Library in West Palm Beach. Details on the CreationStation can be found at: http://www.pbclibrary.org/creationstation. (60 min.)

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El Sol's Sunshine Organic Community Garden
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Alyssa Wood of El Sol will speak about what community gardening is and how it is becoming more prevalent as well as the benefits they provide. Learn about the El Sol Sunshine Organic Community Garden in Jupiter and how you may get involved. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research and Business Information, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

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Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of making soap at home with your microwave. Materials will be provided. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in a 30-minute individualized session with a librarian. (2 hr.) Sign-up starts 30 minutes before each session. First-come, first-served.

The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: Exercising Your Working Memory. Lecture 8: Putting Your Senses to Work.

This 12-DVD lecture series describes how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through electrochemical pathways. Enhance your brain function by following the steps highlighted in this documentary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Great Courses­­­® - Great Masters: Mahler - His Life and Music
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
7. Symphony No. 6, and Das Lied von der Erde. 8. Das Lied, Final Symphonies, and the End.

A biographical and musical study of Mahler, who was both a composer and the greatest opera conductor of his time. The lectures include more than a dozen excerpts from Mahler's symphonies and other works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (90 min.) Not rated.

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"New" Medicare Preventive Services
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm

Join representatives from SHINE for a free presentation about new Medicare preventive benefits under the Affordable Care Act. They will discuss the importance of preventive services, eligibility, covered services and costs. (90 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “Almost Single,” by Advaita Kala. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Jul 31, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 10 y 31 de julio, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 2:00 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Sci-Fi Fun Friday Film
Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 3:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (140 min.) PG

Yoga @ Your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Aug 02, 9:15 am

Join us for this four-week series of beginner's yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 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.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 10:00 am

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

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An Afternoon with The New Yorker Magazine
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 pm

Stacie Kiner will facilitate a discussion based on articles in recent issues of The New Yorker magazine. Participants may pick up a copy of the articles starting one week prior to the program. (90 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various appointment dates and times available. (30 min.)

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Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 4:00 pm

Get together with storyteller Glad McLeod and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 10:00 am

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 10:30 am

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

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CANCELLED - Operation S.A.F.E. (Stop Adult Financial Exploitation)
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 10:30 am

Join Tasha Carter, Director of the Division of Consumer Services under the Florida Department of Financial Services, for an informative workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers. The workshop will cover how to spot a scam, outsmart the scam artists, avoid identity theft, and much more! (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 05, 1:00 pm
Using a Video Camera.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

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

Creating a Butterfly Paradise
Main Library
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Master Gardener Molly Sims, from the West Palm Beach Garden Club, will show you how easy it is to attract these colorful insects to your home garden. (60 min.)

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What's on the Ballot: 2014
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Corinne Miller of the League of Women Voters explains three amendments of the Florida Constitution and the two amendments for Palm Beach County. (60 min.)

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Writer's Critique Workshop
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 5:30 pm

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

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eBooks: One on One
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Small Business Financing in the Twilight Zone
Main Library
Wed, Aug 06, 12:00 pm

Ted and Phil, from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), discuss the current state of small business financing … which is chaotic! The bad news: it’s harder to get money from certain sources. The good news: there are weird new opportunities to find money. Travel to the Twilight Zone of small business capital. Presented by Palm Beach State College’s Florida SBDC. (2 hr.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Summer Chess Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Wed, Aug 06, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Repurposeful Mod Podge
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 2:15 pm

Breathe new life and style into your old things through the decorative application of Mod Podge. Bring an old vase, picture frame, flower pot or whatever you like and brighten it up with repurposed paper and Mod Podge glue provided. Ages 10-adult. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 10:30 am

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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Book-A-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 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.

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Bids & Business
Main Library
Thu, Aug 07, 2:00 pm

Carole Hart, Certified Business Analyst, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will discuss the following: a hands-on process for how to register your firm, an explanation of how the bid response process works, using PBC as an example, as well as a resource list for background reading and exploration of potential business opportunities by viewing other websites. (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 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.

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 2:00 pm
Lecture 9: Enlisting Your Emotional Memory. Lecture 10: Practicing for Peak Performance.

This DVD lecture series provides fascinating insight on how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through its electrochemical pathways. Determine what steps you can take in your own life to enhance your brain function. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Introduction to Genealogy
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 2:30 pm

Interested in researching your family history? Library staff will demonstrate genealogical databases, including our "Genealogy Research" website. (60 min.)

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Power Tools for Women
Main Library
Thu, Aug 07, 3:00 pm

Jackie Rule, Certified Business Analyst, Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center, will discuss the following: the development of a capability statement, tips on scheduling a power lunch, practicing your elevator speech, recommendations of websites and textbooks for educational development, and a few other tips for success. Bring your business cards for a drawing! This presentation is geared toward a firm that is considered in the startup phase (1-2 years). (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Trivia Night @ your Library!
Main Library
Thu, Aug 07, 6:00 pm

Teams will answer trivia questions and compete to win a prize. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)

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Writers’ Critique Workshop
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 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, PBC. (2 hr.)

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Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 2:00 pm
©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (100 min.) PG-13

CANCELLED - New Movie @ Your Library
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 2:15 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (117 min.) R

The Great Courses®: A History of European Art
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 2:30 pm

In this DVD series, we will look at Daumier and his lifelong use of lithographs to attack the intellectual community. Modern art it is said begins with Manet, the father of Impressionism. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 41: Realism-From Daumier to Courbet. Lecture 42: Manet and Monet-The Birth of Impressionism.

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Snacks, Smoothies and Salads: Recipe Exchange
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 6:30 pm

Bring one or two of your favorite written recipes to share with the group on this summertime theme. Write your recipes on an index card, and bring a picture of your creation. Also, let us know which library cookbook currently inspires you. Come away with new recipes to try and new cookbooks to explore. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 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.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 12, 1:00 pm
How to Use a Microphone.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 1:30 pm

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

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

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

Social Networking: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and more in your own individual session with a librarian. Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an email account. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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Summertime Book Discussion
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 2:00 pm

Partake in this captivating and inspirational read "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry," by Gabrielle Zevin. Our staff member and engaging facilitator, Judy Kamiat, leads this discussion (60 min.)

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BOOK CHANGE - The Great War: Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 2:15 pm

As we commemorate the centenary of the First World War, learn about life in the trenches during a lively lecture and discussion of "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Meditation for Relaxation
Main Library
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Counselor and meditation instructor Maya Malay will demonstrate easy to apply techniques which establish mental stability and emotional well-being. (60 min.)

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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 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.)

eBooks: One on One
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am

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

Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Learn how to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience is not necessary. (90 min.)

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Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop and offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Limit of 10. (90 min.)

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Government 101
Main Library
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

Jackie Rule, Certified Business Analyst, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will discuss the mechanics of government contracting. Whether it's a local government entity or federal, if you wish to develop a better understanding of the processes, join the PTAC group for this special workshop. You will learn the role of small business with regard to government contracting, how to develop a process to find bid opportunities, learn about the SBA's certification programs, and other pertinent information. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:30 pm

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

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 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.)

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Book & Film Discussion: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 1:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Ben Sherwood's novel about the bond between brothers that surmounted death. Return on 8/21 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Universal Pictures. (88 min.) PG-13

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 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.

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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The Great Courses® - Optimizing Brain Fitness
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:00 pm
Lecture 11: Taking Advantage of Technology. Lecture 12: Building Your Cognitive Reserve.

This DVD lecture series provides fascinating insight on how the brain is organized, how it develops, and how messages are transmitted through its electrochemical pathways. Determine what steps you can take in your own life to enhance your brain function. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission.

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Investment Databases: What are they? How can they help me?
Main Library
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will show you how to use the library’s investment and financial databases to help you with your major monetary decisions. Library databases you will learn to access include Dun and Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database, Morningstar’s Investment Research Center and Valueline’s Research Hub. (90 min.)

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Hurricane Preparedness for Inland Communities
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Bill Firestone, disaster volunteer of the Red Cross, will explain the Red Cross seven recommended hurricane preparedness steps as well as the fresh water hazard and impact on inland communities. Q&A to follow. (60 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 16, 1:30 pm

Join us for a film in recognition of National Aviation Day on 8/19. ©Miramax. (170 min.) PG-13

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Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 18, 10:00 am

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

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Job Search Resources Online
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 18, 12:30 pm

Our Business Librarian will demonstrate online resources that can assist job seekers with their employment search, including resume creation, finding job listings, and interview preparation. (90 min.)

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Wii Gaming Night for Adults
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Aug 18, 6:00 pm

Strikes, spares and misses! Enjoy Wii bowling with your friends. (60 min.) Limit of 8.

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 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.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 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.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 19, 1:00 pm
Scanning Slides.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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How to Get Your Business Up and Running
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

Small Business Development Center Consultants Phil Scruton and Ted Kramer discusses how to set up your business properly in the US, Florida, Palm Beach County, the city of your choice, and most importantly, in your life. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

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

Summer Crafts: Fabric Flowers
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

Transform fabric and felt pieces into beautiful flower pins. You don’t have to be an expert for this simple craft. Materials provided. (60 min.)

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Paper Beading
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 6:00 pm

Join in the fun with craft enthusiast, Lenora Sur, and make a bracelet by rolling paper into beads. Supplies provided. (90 min.) Limit of 10.

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By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 6:30 pm

Learn basic stitches and socialize while you work on projects. Ages 9-adult. (60 min.)

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Tertulia Literaria: "Radio Ciudad Perdida"
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 6:30 pm

Martes, 19 de agosto (Literary Gathering: "Lost City Radio," program in Spanish) Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Radio ciudad perdida" de Daniel Alarcón. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)

eBooks: One on One
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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Finding Your Florida Doctor
Main Library
Wed, Aug 20, 10:00 am

What are my doctors' credentials? How do I make a decision? Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) librarians share their expertise so you can make the right choice. (90 min.)

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Summer Chess Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 1:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (90 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Wed, Aug 20, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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Origami Flowers: Iris
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 2:15 pm

Create a beautiful origami iris. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.)

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Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 6:30 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 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.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 10:30 am

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

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Book & Film Discussion: The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 1:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Ben Sherwood's novel about the bond between brothers that surmounted death. Return on 8/21 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Universal Pictures. (88 min.) PG-13

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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Book-A-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 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.

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Letting Go of Stress
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

Maisie Ross, from the PBC Extension Service, shares various methods you can use to de-stress and improve your quality of life. (90 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 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.

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Thursday Movies at WBB
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (121 min.) R

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Career Transitions: What Is It & How Will It Organize My Job Search?
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 2:30 pm

Business Librarian Susan Berger demonstrates how the online career guidance center can assist you through the job-searching process. Creating résumés and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation are included in this dynamic presentation. (90 min.)

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Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (112 min.) PG-13

Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 12:30 pm

Learn how to assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience not necessary. (90 Minutes). For health information call the Consumer Health Information Service at 561-233-2736

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Hooked on Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals or work on current projects. For all skill levels. Bring a crochet hook and yarn. (90 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment for one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader in a hands-on session with library staff. Various appointment dates and times available. (30 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 26, 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.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Aug 26, 1:00 pm
Transferring VHS tapes to digital format.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 26, 2:00 pm

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

CANCELLED - Food As Medicine: Incorporating Healthier Foods Into Your Diet
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 26, 2:00 pm

Dr. Richard B. Raborn, M. D., from Bethesda Hospital, discusses this popular subject and answers your questions. (60 min.)

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eBooks: One on One
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 9:00 am

Book a 30 minute session with a staff member and find out how to download library books to your device! Call to find out what you'll need to bring.

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Natural Medicine: Finding Trusted Resources
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 1:00 pm

Seeking alternative health solutions through natural medicine? Assess health claims and become an educated consumer by learning to ask the right questions. Computer experience not necessary. (90 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Wed, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

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Social Networking: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and more in your own individual session with a librarian. Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an email account. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

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De-Stress Today!
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 2:30 pm

Join Maisie Ross, from the PBC Extension Service, as she shares various methods you can use to de-stress and improve your quality of life. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 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.)

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Main Library
Thu, Aug 28, 1:00 pm

Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization with the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 1:30 pm

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

A History of Libraries
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 2:00 pm

Learn about the history of libraries from the ancient Library of Alexandria to today's digital libraries and makerspaces. The presentation will include videos and an interactive Q&A discussion. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Aug 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.

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Thursday Movie Matinee
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 2:15 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. Ages 13 and up. (106 min.) PG-13

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Technology Hang-Out
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 2:30 pm

Do you have general computer questions about hardware or software? We may be able to help! Laptops are available and you may also bring your own. The theme for this program is "USB & Flash Drives." (60 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “A Beautiful Mind,” by Sylvia Nasar. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 6:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

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Book Discussion Movie
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 10:30 am

You read the book, now see the movie! The 2002 winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar. ©Universal Pictures. (136 min.) PG-13

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Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Aug 29, 2:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. (112 min.) PG-13

Move Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Aug 30, 10:00 am

Jason Davis, from PBC employee training, will teach industry-best practices for creating your résumé. (2 hr.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Main Library
Sat, Aug 30, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 25, 3:00 pm
Staff will lead a discussion of “The Namesake,” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Children's Program
Musical Tykes
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 28, 3:00 pm

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

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Legos
Wellington Branch
Mon, Jul 28, 4:00 pm

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

Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 28, 6:30 pm
Food.

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

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It’s Pajamarama Time @ Your Library!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 28, 7:00 pm

Let your dreams come true! Listen to stories, fingerplays and songs about dreams. Sing and dance to some silly songs and make a special craft to bring home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings. (45 min.)

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Night Sky Exploration
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Constellations wheeling through the night sky will be the "focus" of our program. We'll explore the stars above us through stories, a computer program and with flashlights. Bring a flashlight, if possible, since library supplies are limited to use on premises. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

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Art For Tots!
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Now onto July for four weeks of art! We'll explore different techniques to create beautiful artworks. Come dressed to get messy. For artists aged 3-5. (90 min.)

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Have a Seussical Day!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the silliness of Dr. Seuss with stories, games, prizes, music and a wacky craft. Ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Introduction to Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 3:00 pm

Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Fun with Science
Main Library
Tue, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
The Science of Boats and Airplanes: Boats float on the water, but can you guess which materials should be used to make a boat? Airplanes fly in the air, but how should we make them so that they can fly through the air? We will learn about the science behind boats and airplanes and do some fun experiments using all that we learn.

Summer is a great time to explore and have fun with science! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.)

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Chickens 101: Care & Grooming
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 4:00 pm

Join our friends from 4-H for an introduction to the care and keeping of everyone's favorite feathered friends, with advice from champion chicken keepers! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 6:00 pm

©Warner Bros. Escape the summer heat and do a related activity while you watch one of the most popular movies of this year. Ages 8 & up. (101 min.) PG

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Summer Science Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Mad Science!: For our final week we will have fun and make a mess creating some ooey gooey slime!

Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, CELEBRATE with A Big Summer Wrap-up!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 2:30 pm

You've read all summer - now come and party with OOOga the Cavewoman, a silly prehistoric lady who has popped in from long ago. OOOga is curious about the modern world and will share Cave Dweller tales with lots of Stone Age comedy and magic. After the program, enjoy games, crafts and other surprises. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Your First Art Show
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Use our art supplies to express your unique, creative ideas, then put together an exhibit of your work to be seen by your family and friends at our Young Artist Gallery Walk. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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A.N.T.S.: Art & Nature Together with Science
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
Have a Ball with Bubbles: Bubbles come in all shapes and sizes. Discover, explore, experiment and create using bubbles!

Explore nature and science at the library this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Wonderful Wednesdays: Summer Arts & Crafts
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Join us for cool, summertime fun and express yourself through a variety of creative projects! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

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

Science Club
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 3:30 pm
Lava Lamps: Have fun making your own lava lamp and discovering this fun chemical reaction. Please bring one 16 or 64 oz. clear plastic soda or water bottle with the lid.

Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 3:30 pm

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

Hands-On Science & Math Club
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 4:00 pm
Ooey Gooey Chemistry. Make slime, oobleck and more!

Explore science and math with engaging hands-on activities. Ages 8–12. (45 min.)

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Young Artist Gallery Walk
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 4:30 pm

Admire your child's artwork while you enjoy light refreshments at the Acreage Branch's first Young Artist Gallery Walk. All are welcome to view the talented work of our young artists. All ages. (30 min.)

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Read Down Your Fines
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 4:30 pm

Come read down your fines in a quiet place. Read a book, magazine or newspaper. Read alone or to someone. After 15 minutes receive a "Dewey Buck" and pay your fine. Ages 17 & under. (45 min.)

Rubber Band Creations
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 6:30 pm

Use our colorful rubberbands to make some cool creations. Learn how to make a basic bracelet or show off amazing creations of your own. Ages 7-17. (60 min.)

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Summer Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 10:00 am

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

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 10:30 am

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Goo Day!
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Discover secret formulas for creating slime, goo and other fairly revolting concoctions! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, Read! Ocean Science with Mark Fischer
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 2:30 pm

Calling young scientists! Join the fun as we explore the extraordinary lives of ocean dwellers by using the scientific method to uncover the mysteries of live sea animals. You will be amazed by the secrets revealed! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Engineering Excitement
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm

Design and build a structure using everyday household materials and discover the engineer in you. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Pet Parenting
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm

Learn about responsible pet ownership, pet care, and local animal laws with this interactive presentation by PBC Animal Care and Control. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Goo Day!
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 31, 3:00 pm

Discover secret formulas for creating slime, goo and other fairly revolting concoctions! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Origami in the Morning
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 10:30 am

Learn about the ancient art of paper folding, called origami, and make some simple origami crafts. Ages 7-10. (60 min.)

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The Cool Creative Kids Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 3:30 pm

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

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Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 02, 10:00 am

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

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Craftapalooza
Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 02, 10:30 am

Celebrate summer and craft to your heart’s content! Multiple crafts available - take home everything you make! Ages 2 & up. Limit 50. (45 min.)

Fizz, Boom, CELEBRATE with a Big Summer Wrap-up!
Main Library
Sat, Aug 02, 11:00 am

You've read all summer - now come and party with OOOga the Cavewoman, a silly prehistoric lady who has popped in from long ago. OOOga is curious about the modern world and will share Cave Dweller tales with lots of Stone Age comedy and magic. After the program, enjoy games, crafts and other surprises. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Summer Reading Celebration & Ice Cream Social!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Aug 02, 1:00 pm

Bridges of Pahokee will help us celebrate the joys of summer (reading & ice cream, of course!) and our many successful readers! Join the fun and stay cool as we congratulate our readers and create ice cream sundaes! All ages. (2 hr.)

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Fizz, Boom, CELEBRATE with a Big Summer Wrap-up!
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 02, 2:00 pm

You've read all summer - now come and party with OOOga the Cavewoman, a silly prehistoric lady who has popped in from long ago. OOOga is curious about the modern world and will share Cave Dweller tales with lots of Stone Age comedy and magic. After the program, enjoy games, crafts and other surprises. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 02, 2:30 pm

Celebrate the last day of our Harry Potter summer program by helping us celebrate Harry's birthday! We'll have a party, dance to wizard music, and the House Cup will be awarded! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.)

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Reading Buddies Fall Session # 1 Registration
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 10:00 am

Do you need to practice reading? Reading Buddies is here to help! Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications for Fall Session #1 can be picked up at the Children's Desk starting Mon, Aug 04. First-come, first-served. Limit 12. Fall Session #1 meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Sep 03 through Oct 22. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 10:30 am

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

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Fizz Boom Read: Butterfly Habitat
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 11:00 am

Watch the caterpillar turn into the butterfly. And check back often for the butterfly release.

It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 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.)

Vacation Special
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 3:30 pm

Summer is almost over, so join us for one more virtual vacation. Stories, songs and a craft all about vacation fun.
Ages 4-7. (30 min.)

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Art Club
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 4:00 pm

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

Summer Story Times
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 9:45 am
In the Treetops.

Drop in for music, crafts, movies and summer fun.

Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 10:00 am
Friendship.

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

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Back-To-School Extravaganza
Main Library
Tue, Aug 05, 10:00 am

It’s almost back to school time! Let’s celebrate the end of summer and the new school year with fun games, a craft, a great story and more! Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Summer Fun Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 11:30 am

Summer themed story time for preschool-aged children. We’ll read stories, dance and sing to fun songs, watch a short film, and make a simple craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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Clown Week Fun
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Krackerjac Clown Alley will be joining us for some clowning around with face painting, balloon animals and an interactive puppet show. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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Back to School Bash
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 3:00 pm

Can you outsmart your friends in lightning rounds of trivia? Join us for a game day that will jump start you for the first day of school. Snacks and prizes will be awarded. Ages 8-14. (60-90 min.)

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Hoot, But Please Don’t Holler
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 3:00 pm

Meet Shadow, the screech owl, and learn about local wild animals. Presented by the Daggerwing Nature Center. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Washy Tape Jewelry Box
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 3:00 pm

Decorate your own jewelry box with washy tape. Ages 5 & up.

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Pokémon League
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 6:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 6-12. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Baby Storytime
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 9:30 am

Rhymes, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 11:00 am

We'll prepare you for your first school adventure with funny stories, silly songs and a lunchbox-type craft. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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Craft Extravaganza
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 2:00 pm

Make favorite crafts from past story times! Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 2:00 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.)

Games Extravaganza
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm

Game on! Enjoy playing Wii games and board games with your friends and check out some new books from our collection! Ages 6-11. (60 min.)

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Lego in the Library
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm

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

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American Girl: Kaya
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 3:00 pm

Explore life in 1764 with Native American, Kaya. Let's celebrate her birthday with a friendship party. We'll have games, crafts and snacks for you and your friends. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Celebrate National Clown Week
Tequesta Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 3:00 pm

Clown around with silly circus and clown books. Create a crazy craft, play games and dance. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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Collage Art
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 3:00 pm

Using everyday materials you’ll make your own unique collage portraits/pictures and be introduced to the awesome (and funny!) work of illustrator Hanoch Piven. Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (60 min.)

Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 3:00 pm

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

Family Movie Day
Main Library
Wed, Aug 06, 3:30 pm

©Warner Bros. (100 min.) PG

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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 3:30 pm

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

Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 10:00 am
Friendship.

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

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Toddler Summer Time Stories
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 10:30 am

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

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Bilingual Story Time
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 11:00 am

Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and get a little crafty. All ages. (45 min.)
Jueves, 7 de agosto, 11:00 am
Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Disfrute de cuentos bilingües, cantar canciones, y ser un poco artesano. Todas las edades. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 11:15 am

Bring your creativity! Make a new friend and a fun back-to-school craft. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

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Cloth Bead Jewelry!
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 07, 2:30 pm

We will be upcycling small cuts of fabric and fabric scraps into necklaces, bracelets and more as we make fabric beads! Ages 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Turtles are Cool!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 10:30 am

Wonderful turtle stories abound! We’ll read a few and then create a turtle craft to take home. Ages 3-5. (60 min).

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Wigglecise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 11:00 am

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

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Fizz, Boom, See: Summer Science Movies
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 2:00 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (89 min.) PG

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Garden Safari
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 3:00 pm

Explore bugs and worms that live in our backyard. Presented by the 4-H Club. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Craft Mania
Main Library
Fri, Aug 08, 3:00 pm

Why make just one craft when you can make three, four or even more? Craft mania is a great way to get creative with many different kinds of crafts. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 10:00 am

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

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Bilingual Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 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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Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 10:30 am

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

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ABC Jamboree
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 11:00 am

Letter recognition and sound awareness are early literacy skills. Create, write and munch your way through the alphabet. Join us for letter fun and learning. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 11:00 am

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

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Slithering Stories
Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 11:00 am

Slide in for sensational stories featuring our favorite slithering friends! Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.)

Lego Builders Club
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 2:30 pm

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

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Sounds & Vibrations
Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 2:00 pm

How are sounds made? How does sound get to our ears? Find out some interesting facts about sound and make a craft that's music to our ears. Ages 4-8. Limit 25. (45 min.)

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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 2:00 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.)

Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 2:30 pm

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

Apples Aplenty
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 3:00 pm

Every fall a child brings an apple to his or her favorite teacher. You are invited to listen to stories about apples and create a lovely craft. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Summer Story Times
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 9:45 am
Sweets and Treats.

Drop in for music, crafts, movies and summer fun.

Tween Sweet Treats
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 11:00 am

Paint the most delicious sweet treats you wish you could eat like ceramic ice cream, cupcakes and a slice of cake. Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Crafty Kids Celebrate Enterprise
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 2:30 pm

On Aug 12, 1977, the Enterprise (the first reusable space vehicle) was launched from a Boeing 747. We'll celebrate this anniversary by making our own 3D paper model of the Enterprise Space Shuttle. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.)

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Rockin' Robots
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 2:30 pm

Gear up for stories of android adventures. Assemble your very own robot from recycled materials. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Gator Chomp
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 3:00 pm

Explore the world of alligators and meet a baby gator! Presented by the Daggerwing Nature Center. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Scratch Art
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 3:00 pm

Sketch on black paper to reveal a colorful drawing underneath. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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Clay Play for Toddlers
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am

We provide the clay, you provide the play! Ages 18 mos-2. Limit 24. (30 min.)

Bilingual Toddler Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 10:30 am

Bilingual flannel board stories, puppets, music and so much more! Ages 1 1/2 - 2. (30 min.)
Disfrute de cuentos bilingues, canciones y mucho mas! Edad 1 1/2 a 2 años. (30 min.)

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Look Out Kindergarten - Here I Come!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 11:00 am

Join us as we help beginning kindergarten students get ready for their first day at school with stories, music, a film and a craft. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:00 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.)

Bouncing Back to School
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:30 pm

Kick off a great school year with stories and songs to ease those "first day of school" jitters. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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Wonderful Watercolors
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 3:00 pm

Let’s get together and paint the town with warm seasonal colors that highlight the hues of oncoming autumn. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Pool Party
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 3:00 pm

Summer is not over yet! Grab a noodle and jump in for some games by the “pool”. Bring a friend and enjoy a cool afternoon at the library. Ages 7-11. (60 min.)

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Duct Tape Pencil Pouch
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 3:00 pm

Design and create a fabulous pencil pouch worthy of those new pencils and notebooks! Ages 9-12. (45 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 3:00 pm

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

Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 3:30 pm

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

Play Me a Story
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 5:30 pm

Families are invited for stories and skits! There's a part for everyone: behind the scenes, center stage or as a member of the cheering audience! All ages. (60 min.)

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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 10:00 am
Back to School Fun!

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

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Family Game & Puzzle Day
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 10:30 am

Step back in time and join us for a morning of retro fun! Play some old-time favorite board games and puzzles as well as some new favorites with family and friends. Play the games and puzzles we have or bring in your own to play with. Ages 4-11. (90 min.)

Look Out Kindergarten - Here I Come!
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 11:00 am

Get ready for your first day at “big” school with stories, music and a craft. Ages 4-5. (45 min.)

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Summer Sillycise
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 11:00 am

Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop, and do a stretch or two to improve motor skills, rhythm, and coordination using beanbags, scarves, instruments and more. Ages 2-3. (45 min.)

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Popsicle Stick Crafting
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 11:00 am

Come see what you can make using popsicle sticks, glue and your imagination. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Lego Movie Party
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 1:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (100 min.) PG

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It's Game Time!
Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 3:00 pm

Enjoy the last sweltering days of summer with snacks, drinks, video games, board games or card games like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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The Art of Making and Keeping Friends
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 3:00 pm

Maisy Ross, from the PBC Extension Office, will be here to discuss the back to school basics such as making and keeping friends, talking to other kids, tattling, and what to do in case of bullying. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Board Game Bonanza
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of board games and puzzles. Bring a friend or make some new ones! Ages 6 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Wow! School!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 11:00 am

We'll read some awesome books about going back to school and make a super cool craft. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Dog Days of Summer
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 12:00 pm

Brag about or trash what you are currently reading while feasting on hot dogs with your favorite toppings. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Fizz, Boom, See: Summer Science Movies
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 2:00 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (94 min) PG

Traffic Smarts
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 3:00 pm

Learn ways to stay safe around traffic and trains. Presented by the Department of Transportation. All ages. (45 min.)

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Paws to Read
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 3:00 pm

Learn about animal safety and care from PBC Animal Care and Control. Stay to make a logbook to record the time you spend reading with your favorite fuzzy friend and start reading! Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 3:00 pm

©Universal Pictures. It’s your last chance to see one of our favorite movies at the library before school starts! Ages 8 and up. (98 min.) PG

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Make It With Straws!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 15, 3:30 pm

What can you make with straws? Join us as we explore the possibilities! Ages 6-9. (60 min.)

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Get Ready for Kindergarten
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 16, 10:30 am

A special story time for all those about to start kindergarten. Listen to stories, play a game, and make a special craft just for new kindergartners. Grade K. (45 min.)

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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Aug 16, 11:00 am

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

Make and Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Aug 16, 11:30 am

A variety of projects and books for crafty kids are available. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)

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Summer Story Times
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 9:45 am
Restaurants.

Drop in for music, crafts, movies and summer fun.

Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 10:00 am
I LOVE Books!

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

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Number Fun Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 11:30 am

Number themed story time for preschool-aged children. Hear some stories, dance and sing to fun songs, watch a short film, and make a simple craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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Baby Storytime
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 9:30 am

Rhymes, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Homework Center
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 3:00 pm

Drop in to use our storytime room as a quiet place to study, read or get help using the library's resources to complete homework assignments. Incentives will be given to those who spend at least 15 minutes reading. Grades K-5. (60 min.)

Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 3:00 pm

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

Koinobori
Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 3:30 pm

Create your own traditional Japanese carp streamer. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

De regreso a la escuela! (Story Time in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 3:30 pm

Y comienzan las clases! Por medio de historias y juegos nos prepararemos para ir a la escuela!
Edades 3 para arriba. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 3:30 pm

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

Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 10:00 am
I LOVE Books!

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

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Toddler Time Number Stories
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 10:30 am

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

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Alphabet Afternoon
Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 3:00 pm

Do you know your ABC’s? Join us for stories, songs and activities featuring the one and only alphabet! Ages 2-6. Limit 24. (45 min.)

Bilingual Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 23, 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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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 23, 10:30 am

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

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3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Aug 23, 1:00 pm

Tweens, teens and parents are encouraged to participate and help light the way for our youngest readers. All ages. (60 min.)

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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 10:30 am
Transportation.

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

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Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 10:30 am

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

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National Dog Day
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

It's a day to enjoy our furry friends with stories, crafts and songs. Tails (tales) will be wagging at this canine celebration. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

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Legos
Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 4:00 pm

Builders – create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 25, 6:30 pm
Transportation.

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

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Back-to-School Crafts
Main Library
Tue, Aug 26, 4:00 pm

Calling all do-it-yourselfers! Join us for a unique craft to celebrate the start of the school year. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Musical Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 2:30 pm

Do you love to singalong to our story time songs? Join a jam session with all our favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play as we keep the music going. Ages 2-5. (30 min.)

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Homework Center
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 3:00 pm

Drop in to use our storytime room as a quiet place to study, read or get help using the library's resources to complete homework assignments. Incentives will be given to those who spend at least 15 minutes reading. Grades K-5. (60 min.)

Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 3:00 pm

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

Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 3:30 pm

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

Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 27, 6:30 pm

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

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Craft Mania!
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 3:00 pm

Make a fun craft from a variety of available supplies. Limited supplies of each. All ages. (45 min.)

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Back to School Story Time Special
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 28, 3:30 pm

Grab your backpack and your lunch money because the school bell is about to ring! Join us for fun stories about school and make a special craft to take home. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 10:00 am

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Stamping Fun for the Very Young
Gardens Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to use our fun stamps and colorful ink pads to create their own art. Dress to get messy. Ages 2-3. (30 min.)

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 11:30 am

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 2:00 pm

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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The Cool Creative Kids Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 3:30 pm

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

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 30, 10:15 am

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Father-Daughter Story Time
Main Library
Sat, Aug 30, 11:00 am

Children and their special grown-ups are invited to our special story time. Music and a craft will also be part of the fun! Ages 3-8. (45 min.)

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 30, 11:30 am

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 30, 1:30 pm

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 29, 3:00 pm

Love to draw and create? Come and hang with us! We might even have a special art project this month. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Hip Hop Dance Classes
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 6:00 pm

Come learn the hottest hip hop dance moves taught by local dance instructor, Suzanne “Dr. Sooz” Weinstein, in this 8-week course. Please wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11–17. (60 min.)

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Candy Mosaics
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 6:00 pm

Construct your own colorful pattern or picture using only sugary treats as your materials! Take a picture, it'll last longer - because you can eat them when you're done! Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Pizza & Pages: The Maze Runner
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 30, 7:00 pm

Enjoy pizza and a discussion of the book "The Maze Runner," by James Dashner. Pick up a copy at the Youth Services desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

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Babysitting Workshop
Main Library
Thu, Jul 31, 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand, PBC Fire Rescue will instruct teens on proper care of infants and children, important things to know when caring for children, safety techniques, and everything that great babysitters need to know. Don’t miss this important two-part workshop recommended for all teen babysitters, teens who care for younger siblings or family members, and teens currently or planning on working with children. Certificates issued after second session. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Become a Reading Buddy
West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 10:00 am

Apply at the children’s information desk to be a reading buddy to read and play literacy games with elementary school children. Applications need to be returned and approved prior to starting the program. Meet Mondays at 5:30 pm starting Sep 08. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

DIY Personalized Journals
Gardens Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 2:00 pm

Journaling is a powerful tool and can be an outlet to express yourself and your emotions. Not only can the process be fun, but it can also be extremely productive. We’ll decorate a journal and discuss journal prompts to help you get started in keeping a journal. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.)

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Endless Summer Beach Party
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Aug 01, 2:30 pm

Let's celebrate the last couple of weeks of summer vacation with a "beach" party at the library! Join us for music, dancing, snacks and some fun activities. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Anime/Manga Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 03, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy manga and anime? If you do, join us to meet friends who like the same thing and have fun doing a variety of anime and manga-related art and activities. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Babysitting 101: Part One
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Aug 04, 2:00 pm

Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, for Part 1 of Babysitting 101. Learn home safety tips, when to call 911, and get answers to your babysitting questions. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)

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Babysitting 101: Part Two
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 2:00 pm

Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, for Part 2 of Babysitting 101. Learn the basics of CPR and First Aid. A Certificate of Participation will be given upon completion. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.)

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Shrinky Dinks
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 3:30 pm

Bring your creativity and a friend and design pins and magnets using the incredible shrinking plastic. Grades 6 -12. (45 min.)

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Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 6:00 pm

Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fellow fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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How Charming!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 05, 6:00 pm

Make charms and keychains with polymer clay in this 2-week workshop. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

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Teen Movie Matinee
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 2:30 pm

©Universal Pictures. Ages 11-17. (119 min.) PG

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Gamerz Nite
Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 6:00 pm

Trade and battle with Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, play Mario Kart and Smash Bros., or try a new game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Shark Week Party!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Aug 06, 6:00 pm

Celebrate Shark Week with jawsome games, crafts and food. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

Tween Wii Time
West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 2:30 pm

Get out of the heat and come participate in some cool indoor racing, dancing or sports on the Wii. Ages 10-14. (60 min.)

End of Summer Mini Lock-In
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Aug 08, 6:00 pm

Free pizza, a photo scavenger hunt, Minute-To-Win-It games, tower building with marshmallows and spaghetti, and a library obstacle course! Prizes and fun! Space is limited. Must complete the Summer Reading Program to register. Grades 6-12. (2 1/2 hr.)

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Beach Blanket BINGO
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 09, 3:00 pm

Grab a beach blanket, bring your friends, and chill out as we celebrate summer with music, BINGO and prizes. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Acting Up
Acreage Branch
Mon, Aug 11, 3:00 pm

Come hungry for pizza and drama as you participate in some fun theater games and learn basic acting skills. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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How Charming!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Make charms and keychains with polymer clay in this 2-week workshop. Ages 11–17. (45 min.)

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Sharpie Tie-Dye Night
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Did you know that you can make beautiful tie-dye garments with just a sharpie and rubbing alcohol? Join up for a last fun summer craft before school kicks in. Bring a plain white t-shirt, pillowcase, socks or whatever you want to tie-dye! Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Heart of the Cards
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 12, 6:00 pm

Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 - 17. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Teen Movie Matinee
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 2:30 pm

©Universal Pictures. Ages 11-17. (98 min.) PG

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Volunteer Orientation
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Aug 13, 4:30 pm

Do you need hours for school? Do you want to help with library programming? Then this is for you. Come to the volunteer orientation to find out what volunteering with the library is all about.

Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Love to draw and create? Come and hang with us! We might even have a special art project this month. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Summer Scrapbooking
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 2:30 pm

Accentuate your summer memories! All materials provided, just bring a picture or two and together we will create a scrapbook page. Grades 6 - 12. (45 min.)

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Side Kicks!
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 14, 4:30 pm

Be cool, be stylish and be yourself. Paint your own custom canvas sneakers or backpack. Bring your old canvas sneakers, trainers or kicks and your design ideas. We will provide the rest. Ages 12-17. Limit 12 participants. (90 min.)

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AnimeFest
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 16, 2:00 pm

Come in costume as your favorite characters, enjoy anime trivia and crafts. Pizza and snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. (90 min).

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A Sundae on Saturday (with books)!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 16, 2:30 pm

Join us to talk about whatever you are reading (novel, manga, graphic novel, magazine, nonfiction, etc.) whilst making and enjoying ice cream sundaes. You are welcome to bring a sample of your own writing to share with the group. Ages 11-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Anime Night
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 19, 6:00 pm

View new Anime titles. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Get Your Game On!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 23, 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Wii and board games with your friends. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Duct Tape Crafts for Teens
Main Library
Tue, Aug 26, 5:00 pm

It's amazing what we can make with duct tape! Experienced duct tape designers and beginners are welcome. Ages 12-17. (50 min.)

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Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 26, 6:00 pm

Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic, poem or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying warm pizza and cool drinks. Ages 12-17. (60-90 min.)

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Teen Game Night
Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 26, 6:00 pm

Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (2 hr.)

RPB Teen Xpressions
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 30, 3:00 pm

Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc., with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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