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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 10:00 am
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online.
(2 hr.)
hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 10:30 am
Learn about our new service, hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow free movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.
Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 1:00 pm
Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization using the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Fireworks Safety
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Join Palm Beach County firefighter-paramedic Bob Smallacombe as he discusses the legal issues around fireworks use and also the safety factor of using your own fireworks.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Crafternoon: The Art of Decorative Doodling
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Practice creating intricate patterns and doodles perfect for decorating papercrafts and scrapbooks.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Belly Dancing All Levels
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, a certified belly dance instructor, takes you on a four-week series of belly dance lessons. Belly dancers of all levels and abilities will benefit from these lessons. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Create a Memory Page
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:15 pm
Create artful displays to commemorate special events and those you love as we guide you through the process of creating a memory page. Bring personal photos and your imagination, we will provide the rest.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Meet the Author: Bob Brink
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:30 pm
Author Bob Brink will be discussing his latest thriller, “Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died.” This crime thriller follows the events surrounding the murder of a prominent Palm Beach citizen. A book signing will follow.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
T.T.C. to the Rescue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Pinterest: Pin pictures you like from the Internet, create collections, and follow other peoples "pins" and collections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.
Tropical Rhythms (Ritmos Tropicales)
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 7:15 pm
Salsa.
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
Tropical Rhythms: Salsa
Ritmos Tropicales: Salsa
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 7:15 pm
You’ll be delighted to learn basic dance steps from Latin dances such as Bachata and Salsa with dance instructor, Javier LaTorre. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Martes, 23 y 30 de junio, 7:15 pm ¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata y Salsa con el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Call or stop by the information Desk any time this month to schedule your own session with a techie/librarian. One appointment per month per person.
Genealogy Help: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to arrange an appointment with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research in your own individualized session. One appointment per month per person.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Session 5.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 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.)
Preregister.
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 1:00 pm
"Annie."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(118 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG
Medicare 101
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 2:00 pm
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? Join Desirae Carter of SHINE for a free Medicare 101 presentation; we will cover the five different parts of Medicare and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
"Golda Meir" by Myrna Goldberger
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 2:00 pm
In this one-woman performance, Myrna Goldberger discusses and reviews the life of Golda Meir. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
"Thor the Dark World."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(112 min.)
Enjoy an out-of-this world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
Preregister.
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories.
(60 min.)
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 10:00 am
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jul 07, 1:00 pm
Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Writing Your Memoirs
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Please join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) for an overview of Medicare as well as a description of Medicare Advantage Plans and what the plans offer above and beyond Original Medicare coverage.
(90 min.)
The Great Courses® Classical Mythology
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Lecture 13: Humans, Heroes and Half-Gods. Lecture 14: Theseus and the "Test-and-Quest" Myth. Lecture 15: From Myth to History and Back Again.
This set of twelve lectures introduces viewers to some of the heroes, monsters and gods of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Carrier Owl Gift Boxes
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:15 pm
Maybe you haven’t gone to Hogwarts, but you can still send your secret messages and gifts by carrier owl. Join us as we make gift boxes disguised as little owls. They’re so cute, you might just want to keep it for yourself. I think I’ll name mine Dewey! Supplies provided. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Introduction to the Small Business Development Center's Resources
Main Library
Wed, Jul 08, 1:00 pm
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultant Phil Scruton covers start-ups from the "dream" stage and figuring out what's feasible. If the entrepreneurial bug has bitten and you're ready to take that leap-of-faith, this seminar will give you the confidence you need to succeed. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Midweek Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:00 pm
"Ride Along."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(100 min.)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PG-13
Classic Cinema
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:00 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Watch and discuss this award-winning film based on the book by Harper Lee, prior to the release of the author's second novel, the sequel "Go Set a Watchman."
(2.5 hr.) Not rated.
Preregister.
Chinese Language and Culture
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:00 pm
Dr. Eugene Levich will teach about the Chinese culture and aspects of the Mandarin Chinese language pertaining to tourism, philosophy, restaurant menus, etc. The class will also include instruction on looking up words in a Chinese-English dictionary and writing characters with a computer. Class will meet weekly through the end of September, excluding 9/23. Limit 15.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 6:45 pm
The Boca Raton Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 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.)
Your Board and Fundraising
Main Library
Thu, Jul 09, 10:00 am
This workshop will help you think through the process of getting your nonprofit board involved with fundraising.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Have You Heard? Deaf & Hearing Resources
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 11:00 am
Staff from the Deaf & Hearing Resources of Palm Beach County will host an informative presentation on better hearing and provide individual hearing screenings. Through their partnership with Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. they will distribute high-quality, specialized phones and accessories to qualifying, permanent Florida residents, with a certified hearing loss or speech impairment. Bring proof of residency to apply.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:00 pm
"Hairspray."
©‎New Line Cinema.
(117 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:30 pm
Book discussion. Return on 7/16 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
July recognizes both Canada Day, Jul 01, and America's Independence Day, Jul 04. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of American author Annie Proulx's novel, "The Shipping News" about one man's return to his ancestral home in coastal Newfoundland, Canada after his marriage ends.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
How to Conduct Business with Florida Atlantic University.
Main Library
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Universities are allowed to share some of the state’s business resources. Would you like to be part of an organization that strives to support small businesses within Palm Beach County? Join us for an informative session with the expert of FAU's Purchasing Department, Anthony Montero, Associate Director. Don't miss this once-a-year session with an expert. Sponsored by Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Book Club in a Bag Explained
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Leading a Book Club or thinking about it? Does your Book Club seem a bit “disorganized” lately? Find out how the Book Club in a Bag service can help! It’s truly a “Book Club” that fits in a bag!
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Delight in this quirky novel "A Man Called Ove," by Frederik Backman about a grumpy yet lovable man. Underneath his cranky exterior is a story of sadness. This discussion is staff-led.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:30 pm
Lecture 13: Cave of Crystals - Exquisite Caves. Lecture 14: Great Blue Hole - Coastal Symmetry in Sinkholes. Lecture 15: Ha Long Bay - Dramatic Karst Landscapes.
This DVD lecture series takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner to view and discuss lectures from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 13: Sauces - From Beurre Blanc to Béchamel. Lecture 14: Grains and Legumes - Cooking for Great Flavor.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Scrabble for Adults
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 6:30 pm
Join other Scrabble fans and enjoy a fun evening of word-play. Basic game knowledge required. Bring your own boards if you have them.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Aging with Optimism - A Holistic Approach. Lecture 2: Getting and Staying Motivated.
Age brings many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience and understanding. As we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 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.)
Color Your Way to Calmness
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
Discover why adult coloring books are taking off in a big way. Spend quiet time coloring designs copied from a wide variety of coloring books on to a wide variety of paper. Colored pencils and crayons will be provided.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 10:00 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Myrna Goldberger: Jewish Spies
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
In this one-woman performance, Myrna Goldberger will discuss and review some of the most famous Jewish spies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Creative Surface Design: Collage and Décollage
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
Create your own mixed media artwork using collage and décollage techniques, experimenting with different color characteristics, compositions and paper material. Supplies provided. Limit 15.
(90 min.)
Book & Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of "To Kill A Mockingbird," by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
In this DVD series, learn meditative practices that can lead to enhanced awareness, self mastery, and lasting happiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 13: Insight - Clearing the Mind. Lecture 14: Wisdom - Seeing the World as It Is.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required.
(60 min.)
Tutor.com
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 10:30 am
Learn about the free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12, college introduction, adult learners and more.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 1:00 pm
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
Movie
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 1:00 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.)
Not rated.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jul 14, 1:00 pm
Recording in Audacity.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Bottle Cap Art
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Join us and transform ordinary bottle caps into miniature pieces of art. Bring your own one inch round images and tiny 3D embellishments if desired. All other supplies provided. Ages 12 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Writing an Awesome Business Plan
Main Library
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Ted Kramer, Certified Business Consultant at Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will show you a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Read "The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook, 2001-2015," by the editors of America's Test Kitchen. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® Classical Mythology
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Lecture 16: The Greatest Hero of All. Lecture 17: The Trojan War. Lecture 18: The Terrible House of Atreus.
This set of twelve lectures introduces viewers to some of the heroes, monsters and gods of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 5:30 pm
Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Magic Gaming Night is intended to give adults a place to come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome ... bring your own decks!
(2 hr.)
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Google Drive: Learn about cloud computing so that you have access to your documents no matter where you are.
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Superhero Trivia
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
Test your knowledge of superheros by playing a stimulating game of trivia. Form a team or compete alone. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. All ages .
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Zumba® Gold
Wellington Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
Join the party in this Latin inspired, dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active, older adults and beginners. Don't forget your towel and water.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 7:00 pm
The game's afoot with facilitator Howard Schoen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective.
(75 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 1:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Midweek Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
"Into the Storm."
©‎New Line Cinema.
(89 min.)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PG-13
Adult Book Discussion
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the best-selling novel "Big Stone Gap," by Adriana Trigiani. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Session 6.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
"Star Wars" Spectacular: Feel the Force
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 6:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the "Star Wars" universe and take home a craft or two inspired by the epic saga. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 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.)
Carrier Owl Postcards
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 10:00 am
A source of creativity and relaxation, adults everywhere are rediscovering coloring. Join us while we color and create carrier owl postcards for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Whoo knows, maybe some of your worries will just be carried away. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Gems of Jazz
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:00 pm
Join Floyd Brown for this entertaining and educational program featuring blues, jazz and big band music. Relish and relive personal memories when listening to the music of artists of the past; share your experiences.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:00 pm
"Burlesque."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(119 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG-13
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:30 pm
"The Shipping News."
©‎Miramax.
(111 min.)
Film viewing & discussion.
July recognizes both Canada Day, Jul 01, and America's Independence Day, Jul 04. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of American author Annie Proulx's novel, "The Shipping News" about one man's return to his ancestral home in coastal Newfoundland, Canada after his marriage ends.
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Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Understanding Your Dreams
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Dreams provide answers about your physical health, your relationships, and your spiritual growth. Debra Joy Goldman, MS LMHC, will teach you how to remember your dreams, why you have repetitive dreams and nightmares, and how to understand the messages in your dreams. Bring a dream to share.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:30 pm
Lecture 16: Bryce Canyon - Creative Carvings of Erosion. Lecture 17: Uluru/Ayers Rock - Sacred Nature of Rocks. Lecture 18: Devils Tower - Igneous Enigmas.
This DVD lecture series takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
DIY Mason Jar Glittered Votive Lamps
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 6:30 pm
These glitter votive lamps are as pretty unlit as they are lit. Easy to make, they are perfect for a warm alfresco dinner place setting, or to add a little sparkle to your mantle display. Supplies provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Discussion
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 11:00 am
Stop by the branch to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Comic & Cartooning Workshop
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
Join us for a cartooning workshop with nationally syndicated cartoonist, Carlos Castellanos, co-creator of the popular "Baldo" comic strip. Carlos will discuss how he started his career and will guide you in your drawing techniques and create your own graphic novel or comic strip ideas. Ages 12 & up. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
"American Sniper." ©Warner Bros. (134 min.)
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: Self-Care Fundamentals. Lecture 4: Fitness Fundamentals - Choose Your Activity.
Age brings many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience and understanding. As we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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The Craft of Writing: Publishing Tips
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:00 am
Join members of the Royal Palm Beach Critique Group as they lead a discussion on tips for publishing, covering how to break into print, getting started as a freelance writer, and ways to approach agents and publishers. Bring pen and paper, and anticipate opportunities for audience participation.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Preserving Your Memories: Digitizing & Editing Your Photos
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
Do you have old photos that you want to save? How about new photos that need to be edited? Learn how to scan, save and edit your old/new photos with the library scanner and a free online program called PIXLR. Must bring a few photos to practice with and you will need a USB/Flash drive. If you do not have one, the library sells them for $5.00. Limit 10.
(90 min.)
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Soul Line Dancing
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
If you know how to do the Wobble and Electric Slide, then this is for you. Learn a few more line dances to keep you moving. All ages .
(90 min.)
Short & Sweet Discussion Group
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 1:00 pm
Experience the sweet satisfaction of getting from the beginning to the end of a story in one sitting. Our group will discuss short stories from some of the most influential writers of short fiction. The two stories we will talk about at our first session are "Haven" and "Corrie" from "Dear Life: Stories," by award-winning author Alice Munro. We will be meeting quarterly.
(60 min.)
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Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages .
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
"1776." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (141 min.) In recognition of Independence Day!
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Book-a-Librarian
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-924-5928 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
Otaku Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Sunday Domino Club
Domingo de Dominó
Main Library
Sun, Jul 19, 2:00 pm
domingo, 19 de julio, 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our Domino club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® Documentaries: Great Presidents
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Lecture 17: Abraham Lincoln - Frontier Politician. Lecture 18: Abraham Lincoln - The First Republican President. Lecture 19: Abraham Lincoln - Wartime Leader.
This DVD lecture series examines the lives, achievements and legacies of some of our greatest presidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Medical Mondays: Oh My Aching Back
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Dr. Stewart Eidelson, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
"Iron Man 3."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(131 min.)
Enjoy an out-of-this world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
Preregister.
eBay Basics
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
Curious about online selling? Learn how you can open an eBay seller account, create and monitor listings, set prices and complete transactions in this lecture/demonstration. You'll also learn about opening and using a PayPal account for online payments, as well as packing and shipping inventory.
(60 min.)
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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment and learn about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member.
(30 min.)
The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 10:00 am
Lecture 1: Young Man Lincoln. Lecture 2: Whig Meteor. Lecture 3: Lincoln, Law and Politics. Lecture 4: The Mind of Abraham Lincoln. Lecture 5: Lincoln and Slavery. Lecture 6: The Great Debates.
What made Lincoln great? What was it about him that struck those who knew him? This course explores those questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance In Creole and French
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 10:00 am
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon CV (Resume), ranpli epi voye aplikasyon travay sou Internet, oswa chache yon liv? Bezwen èd pou itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk Palm Beach la pou ou aprann Anglè gratis, oswa chache travay? Pran yon randevou ak yon bibliyotekè ki pale Kreyòl pou ede ou.
(30 min.)
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Vous voulez apprendre à naviguer le web, créer un document sur Microsoft, insérer une pièce jointe, envoyer et recevoir un e-mail. Apprendre à utiliser les ressources numériques de la médiathèque, accéder votre compte lecteur en ligne, prolonger les prêts en cours. Prenez rendez-vous avec un bibliothécaire pour des séances d'une demi-heure de formation personnalisée et adaptées à vos besoins.
(30 min.) Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jul 21, 1:00 pm
GarageBand.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. Call 561-996-3453 to make an appointment.
(60 min.)
New Movie
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
"The Judge." ©Warner Bros. (142 min.)
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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Oil Sketch Demonstration
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Award-winning artist Renée Plevy will demonstrate how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member. She will share personal anecdotes about the famous people she's painted and the New York arts scene.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Small Business Programs and Services with the Small Business Administration (SBA)
Main Library
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Vincent Lopresti, an Area 2 Manager of the Small Business Adminsitration, will cover the topics of loan programs, online instruction, counseling, contracting assistance as well as programs offered by the Small Business Administration. Q & A will be conducted at the conclusion of the presentation. Co-sponsored by Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (90 min.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.
Crafternoon: DIY Bookmarks
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Design and decorate a variety of unique bookmarks to use in all your favorite summer reads. (60 min.)
The Great Courses® Classical Mythology
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Lecture 19: Blood Vengeance, Justice and the Furies. Lecture 20: The Tragedies of King Oedipus. Lecture 21: Monstrous Females and Female Monsters.
This set of twelve lectures introduces viewers to some of the heroes, monsters and gods of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Art for Adults: Basic Pastels
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:15 pm
Learn the basics of pastels and their many uses. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 25.
(2 hr.)
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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Gamers Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 5:00 pm
Love to play Xbox and Wii games? Play against others in a friendly competition. Bring your favorite multiplayer game to play!
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Art for Adults: Understanding Watercolor
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 5:30 pm
Learn the basics of watercolor and its many applications. This lesson will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Presented by Center4Arts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 25.
(2 hr.)
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The Food-Mood Connection
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 6:00 pm
Ada Medina-Solorzano of the Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County discusses how the food you eat affects your body and your brain.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Balance Class
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 1:00 pm
The Area Agency on Aging will present an interactive workshop designed for seniors who are concerned about falling or have fallen in the past. Learn how to control your fear of falling, set realistic goals for increasing activity, and learn special exercises for increasing strength, balance and flexibility.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Midweek Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
"Expendables 3."
©‎Lions Gate Films, Inc.
(126 min.)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PG-13
Navigating the Car Buying Process
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Need to buy or lease a car? A retired car dealer, with more than 30 years experience, will offer advice on how to purchase/lease a car. Learn how to become a savvy consumer and make the best choice for your needs.
(90 min.)
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Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Music of our Great American Heroes
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Join us for a swinging jazz concert put on by the Sid Parker Quartet commemorating the golden age of Jazz Music. You’ll hear lively performances from such famous artists as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and others. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
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"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 6:30 pm
Episode 1: The Alibi.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
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FAFSA Seminar: Getting the Most out of College Financial Aid
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 6:30 pm
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be a big part of your college life! The FAFSA provides access to more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds each year. Join us as Ms. Robin Blank, of the Florida Department of Education, introduces the FAFSA, takes questions, and then guides you through the application process.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 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.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 1:00 pm
"The Sound of Music Live."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(180 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
Not rated.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Internet Safety & Identity Theft
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Join Deputy Sheriff Shawn Mancino for a two-part presentation on Internet safety and identity theft. Internet safety is about keeping personal information secure on a home computer or mobile device. Identity Theft focuses on keeping personal information safe and what to do if your identity has been stolen.
(60 min.)
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Jaffe Center for Book Arts World Tour
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
FAU’s Jaffe Center for Book Arts changes the way you look at books! Director John Cutrone presents one-of-a-kind and limited edition artists’ books from the JCBA collection. Enjoy this entertaining, educational program and create a simple folded book of your own.
(90 min.)
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The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
Lecture 19: Antarctica - A World of Ice. Lecture 20: Columbia Glacier - Unusual Glacier Cycles. Lecture 21: Fiordland National Park - Majestic Fjords.
This DVD lecture series takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Gluten Free: Is It Right for Me?
Main Library
Thu, Jul 23, 6:30 pm
An increasing number of “gluten-free” foods on grocery shelves and in restaurants might cause average consumers to wonder if they need to worry about gluten. Ada Medina-Solorzano from the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service will rxplain what gluten is and who needs a gluten-free diet.
(60 min.)
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Comic Book Night: "X-Men" Edition
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Comic book fans unite and chat about your favorite heroes and villains. This month, the group will focus on "X-Men." Enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
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The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Fitness beyond the Gym - Active Daily Living. Lecture 6: It’s Not Just Physical - Mindful Fitness.
Age brings many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience and understanding. As we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion: Escape the Ordinary
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 12:00 pm
Dr. Esther Berry will lead a book discussion of "The Shack," by William P. Young.
(90 min.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Trivia Contest!
West Boca Branch
Sun, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)
Zombie Summer Blast
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
Come take down zombies on the Xbox and in card games. Feel free to show up in zombie wear or survival gear!
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® Documentaries: Great Presidents
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:00 pm
Lecture 21: Theodore Roosevelt - Patrician Reformer. Lecture 22: Theodore Roosevelt - The Cowboy as President. Lecture 23: Theodore Roosevelt - Progressive Dynamo.
This DVD lecture series examines the lives, achievements and legacies of some of our greatest presidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Book-a-Librarian
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:00 pm
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians.
(30 min.)
Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
"Captain America the Winter Soldier."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(136 min.)
Enjoy an out-of-this world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
Preregister.
Getting Crafty: Paint and Take
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 5:00 pm
Paint and decorate a wooden tray. Use it for a jewelry holder, kitchen decoration or coaster. Let your imagination run wild.
(90 min.)
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 6:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 10:00 am
Lecture 7: Lincoln and Liberty, Too. Lecture 8: The Uncertain President. Lecture 9: The Emancipation Moment. Lecture 10: Lincoln's Triumph. Lecture 11: The President's Sword. Lecture 12: The Dream of Lincoln.
What made Lincoln great? What was it about him that struck those who knew him? This course explores those questions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(3 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Jul 28, 1:00 pm
Green Screen.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(60 min.)
Every Hero Has A Story: Meet a Jupiter Police Dog and His Partner
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Come meet a Jupiter Police officer Chad Norman and his canine partner, Sherlock, a bloodhound. Learn all about how the team is formed and how the dog is raised, trained and works as a police dog. All ages .
(60 min.)
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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Do you need one-on-one computer assistance, guidance with research, or help with your eReader? Call to reserve time with library staff for a hands-on session tailored just for you. Various dates and times available.
(30 min.)
Financing a Small Buisness
Wellington Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
It’s not always easy, but financing a small business is possible. Small Business Development Center consultant and serial entrepreneur, Ted Kramer, covers financing from the traditional to the exotic. Come with an open mind and leave with ideas to make your small business dream a reality.
(2 hr.)
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Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction books 2-3 months before publication! (60 min.)
The Great Courses® Classical Mythology
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Lecture 22: Roman Founders, Roman Fables. Lecture 23: "Gods Are Useful." Lecture 24: From Ovid to the Stars.
This set of twelve lectures introduces viewers to some of the heroes, monsters and gods of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 5:30 pm
Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Magic Gaming Night is intended to give adults a place to come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned, and all casual formats are welcome ... bring your own decks!
(2 hr.)
Writer's Therapy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 5:30 pm
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Buying a Computer Can Be Confusing: Learn What Is Important!
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Alexandra Hricik, Palm Beach County Library System Computer Specialist, will provide you with the necessary information when purchasing a computer.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
T.T.C. to the Rescue!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Have you missed any of our earlier sessions? Have any lingering questions about social media networks?
Our Teen Tech Crew volunteers with Librarian Carly will guide you through the basics of social media. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
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Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Summer Reading Program Book Discussion: Graphic Novel Memoirs
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 10:30 am
Read one or more of the selected titles that focus on individuals overcoming childhood adversities to become the heroes of their own stories. Select from the books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 12:00 pm
Do you need help with research? Do you need help with Windows, Internet or email? Call to schedule a personalized hands-on computer session.
(60 min.)
Music of our Great American Heroes
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Join us for a swinging jazz concert put on by the Sid Parker Quartet commemorating the golden age of Jazz Music. You’ll hear lively performances from such famous artists as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and others. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies?
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: eBooks
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader.
(30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 6:00 pm
Join us for a spellbinding discussion of Susanna Clarke’s remarkable debut novel, "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell." This novel was recently adapted into a miniseries by BBC One. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 6:30 pm
Episode 2: The Breakup. Episode 3: Leakin Park.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages .
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Introduction to Finding Grants
Main Library
Thu, Jul 30, 10:00 am
Are you a nonprofit new to the field of grant seeking? Learn about finding grants, including who funds nonprofits and what motivates them, how to identify potential funders, and how to make the first approach.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 1:00 pm
"The Phantom of the Opera."
©‎Warner Bros.
(143 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes!
PG-13
Ancestry.com
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Learn how to find information about your ancestors using Ancestry.com.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.
(30 min.)
Action Movie Matinee
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
"The Expendables 3." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (126 min.)
PG-13
Preregister.
Royal Feature Film
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
"Into the Storm." ©New Line Cinema. (89 min.)
PG-13
Super Foods: Eat to Stay Healthy
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Reduce the risk of certain diseases and increase overall health. Ada Medina-Solórzano, PBC Cooperative Extension Service, discusses foods that can provide additional health benefits to you when regularly consumed along with a variety of other foods.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book-a-Librarian: One-on-One Assistance In Creole and French
Asistans pèsonèl an Kreyòl/Individuelle Assistance en Français
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Mardi, 21 Juillet
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon CV (Resume), ranpli epi voye aplikasyon travay sou Internet, oswa chache yon liv? Bezwen èd pou itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk Palm Beach la pou ou aprann Anglè gratis, oswa chache travay? Pran yon randevou ak yon bibliyotekè ki pale Kreyòl pou ede ou.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Vous voulez apprendre à naviguer le web, créer un document sur Microsoft, insérer une pièce jointe, envoyer et recevoir un e-mail. Apprendre à utiliser les ressources numériques de la médiathèque, accéder votre compte lecteur en ligne, prolonger les prêts en cours. Prenez rendez-vous avec un bibliothécaire pour des séances d'une demi-heure de formation personnalisée et adaptées à vos besoins.
(30 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:30 pm
Lecture 22: Rock of Gibraltar - Catastrophic Floods. Lecture 23: Bay of Fundy - Inexorable Cycle of Tides. Lecture 24: Hawaii - Volcanic Island Beauty.
This DVD lecture series takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
The Great Courses® The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 7:00 pm
Lecture 1: The New Testament - An Overview. Lecture 2: Paul - Our Earliest Christian Author. Lecture 3: The Pauline Epistles.
This DVD series will review the when, how and why the New Testament Canon of the Bible was written and who actually authored the books. Learn how they were passed forward through history, as well as, why and how some books, and not others, came to be collected into the canon of scripture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Tropical Rhythms
Ritmos Tropicales
Main Library
Thu, Jul 30, 7:15 pm
jueves, 30 de julio , 7:15 pm
You'll be delighted to learn basic steps from various Latin dances like Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue and Salsa.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
¡Te divertirás aprendiendo pasos básicos de bailes Latinos como Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue y Salsa! Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: Motivation - Goals and Willpower. Lecture 8: Friends, Fitness and Social Support.
Age brings many rewarding benefits: wisdom, patience, experience and understanding. As we get older, we also discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
Children's Program
Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 10:00 am
Heroes in the making will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate real life heroes! Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Imagine Yourself Super!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Create your own superhero. Bring a clean white t-shirt to create a signature cape and mask to hide your secret identity. Then grab some props and pose in front of backdrops for fun photo opportunities.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
"Hugo."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(125 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will watch and discuss the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.
PG
Preregister.
Move It!
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 3:00 pm
Come back for another hour of fun games and activities! Jump rope, hula hoops, tag and more! Ages 4 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 3:00 pm
Heroes in the making will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate real life heroes! Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Imagine Yourself Super!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Create your own superhero. Bring a clean white t-shirt to create a signature cape and mask to hide your secret identity. Then grab some props and pose in front of backdrops for fun photo opportunities.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Club
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Get in the Parade!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 1:30 pm
Celebrate Independence Day with an interactive story and a game of follow the leader. Then make a patriotic party craft to wear as we march around with instruments, streamers, balloons and more! End the parade by preparing a cool red, white and blue picnic snack. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Celebrate America
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 2:30 pm
Celebrate the 4th on the 1st with fun stories, music, a game or two and a patriotic craft. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Happy Birthday, America!
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 3:30 pm
Celebrate our country's Independence Day and create a patriotic lantern. Ages 6-12. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
American Girl: Mystery Event
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
There's mischief afoot! Think like a detectice and solve mysteries while we uncover more about our treasured historical characters. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Fourth of July Bash!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Wear red, white and blue and join us for fun stories and special activities to celebrate! Ages 3-8.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Military Heroes: Test your agility with some fun boot camp activities. Show your support for our military heroes by making cards for the troops.
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Parent Power Hours!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Red, White and Boom!
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 10:15 am
Dress up with your patriotic shirts and hats. Celebrate this special day with crafts, games, dances and more! Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Independence Day Crafternoon
Main Library
Thu, Jul 02, 1:00 pm
Celebrate the 4th of July by making a craft you will be proud to decorate your home with. All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Sneaky Super Creatures
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Do you wish you had the speed of a cheetah or falcon? The camouflage of a chameleon or an octopus? The proportional strength of an elephant or an ant? Find out which creatures are truly the best at what they do and learn to recreate some of their amazing abilities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Fourth of July.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Red, White and Blue
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 2:15 pm
Celebrate the red, white and blue with stories about Independence Day, patriotic songs, and a sparkly craft. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
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Sneaky Super Creatures
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Do you wish you had the speed of a cheetah or falcon? The camouflage of a chameleon or an octopus? The proportional strength of an elephant or an ant? Find out which creatures are truly the best at what they do and learn to recreate some of their amazing abilities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Coloring Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Jul 05, 2:30 pm
Come join us for an hour of coloring and relaxing. We provide the coloring sheets, you provide the art! Ages 4 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 10:30 am
Dogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Meet a Community Hero
Main Library
Mon, Jul 06, 11:00 am
Meet a Serviceman!
Every Hero has a Story! Meet your local community heroes from police, fire, and military – vehicles included! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Art Adventures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:00 pm
Make a sea shell bottle necklace with colored sand.
Summer time is also craft time. Play in the sand or design something for the hidden superhero in you. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Screen-Free Family Board Game Mania!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
Come on in and play some old-time favorite board games and card games with your family and friends. Ages 5-11.
(60 min.)
Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 3:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami crafts for all skill levels. Ages 8-17.
(75 min.)
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Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 3:00 pm
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 3:30 pm
Build with us and bring your imagination. Let's build a superhero's fortress or a lair for a villain! Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 6:30 pm
Dogs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Magic Tree House Book Club
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 11:15 am
"Abe Lincoln at Last!" by Mary Pope Osborne.
Join us as we travel with Jack and Annie on magical adventures through space and time. Come share your thoughts about the featured title, play a fun game, and make a related craft. Grades 2-5.
(45 min.)
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Everyone Is Special
Tequesta Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 11:30 am
Learn how to say "hello" in several languages. Join in games, songs, dances and a craft that celebrates the uniqueness of everyone. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Your Pizza Place
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 1:30 pm
Do you wonder what it's like to own a restaurant? Try out all the different jobs from taking customer orders to making and serving the food in our mock pizza parlor. Finish off the afternoon with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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It's a Chocolate Lover's Dream!
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Enjoy trivia, chocolate tasting, games and more! All ages.
(45 min.)
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Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing the story "Matilda," by Roald Dahl and competing in the Trunchbull Olympiad! Wear comfortable clothes and be ready for action.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Superhero Training
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Even superheroes must train to be awesome. Come practice your skills to save the world. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Wellington Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Can You Survive a Disaster?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:30 pm
If you love the "I Survived," series by Lauren Tarshis, then come for a dangerously good book club. This month’s book is “I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916.” Ages 7 & up.
(60 min.)
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Your Pizza Place
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Do you wonder what it's like to own a restaurant? Try out all the different jobs from taking customer orders to making and serving the food in our mock pizza parlor. Finish off the afternoon with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Planting Special
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Enjoy stories and bring your “green thumb” to plant seeds and create your own flower pot. Dress to get messy. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Minecraft Meetup
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 4:00 pm
Bring your device and challenge other players in a game. Snacks and crafts included. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Main Library
Tue, Jul 07, 4:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Family Fun Night
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 6:30 pm
The whole family is invited to play games, build a puzzle, or make a craft together. Come and enjoy some quality family time. Ages 3 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Rubber Band Creations
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 7:00 pm
Use our colorful rubber bands 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.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 11:00 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Be a Friendship Hero
Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 11:00 am
Art and activities integrating kind words and actions. Program concludes with a song practicing skills to stand up for yourself and others when exclusion and unfairness occur. Program offered by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.)
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For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:30 pm
Ever wanted to be Cinderella or the Wicked Witch? Dream of being Jack climbing the beanstalk or the evil Giant? You can really get into your favorite fairy tales with us and our fun interactive stories. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:30 pm
"Ella Enchanted."
©‎Miramax.
(96 min.)
PG
Clown College
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 3:00 pm
Step right up and clown around with us. Take pictures in the photo booth, test your skills in the ring toss, and try out our flaming hoop obstacle course. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
Preregister.
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Acreage Explorers' Club: Brazil
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 4:00 pm
We're uncovering mysteries and wonders across the globe! Come with us on a journey of interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, costumes and food of Brazil. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 4:00 pm
Superman: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive ... it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Superman program!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Parent Power Hours!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 7:00 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends!
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 10:00 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:00 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
Preregister.
Don't Believe Your Eyes
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Out of this world sights await you as you explore the wonders of vision. We will dazzle and amaze you with tricks of the eyes then probe the secrets to fooling the senses of others.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Skyscraper Competition: Can you build the tallest structure?
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Heroes Among Us: Ms. Robin and New Horizons Service Dogs
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Meet Ms. Robin and her furry dog friends from New Horizons Service Dogs. Learn how certain dogs are selected and trained to be very special helpers for some very special people. These dogs are everyday heroes! All ages.
(45 min.)
Monster High and Ever After High Madness
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Royal or Rebel, bring your ghoulfriends for some hex-cellent crafts, games and trivia. Ages 8-12. Limit 50.
(90 min.)
Superheroes of the Animal World
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Explore the superpowers of different animals. Compare the wing speed from a hummingbird to an eagle, and how far you can see compared to a hawk. Presented by the Palm Beach County 4-H club. Ages 5-9.
(45 min.)
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Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
Alter Ego: Discover your story as a villain, create an alter ego, and enjoy some villainous activities.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Jul 09, 3:00 pm
New Mexico, the land of Enchantment! Our journey across the United States is winding down. Don't miss a single state! Ages 7-9. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:15 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
Preregister.
Don't Believe Your Eyes
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Out of this world sights await you as you explore the wonders of vision. We will dazzle and amaze you with tricks of the eyes then probe the secrets to fooling the senses of others.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to make your own fantastic creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us the kind of builder you really are! Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
Young Artists
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Origami: We will have a brief discussion of the origins of the art of paper folding. A few step by step demonstrations give you a chance to create your own projects.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.)
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Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am
Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Toddlers Read & Play
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 am
Start with stories and songs. Take a break then return to play. Ages 18-30 mos.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Summercise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 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 shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Super Music and Movement
Tequesta Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 11:00 am
Patty Shukla, local children's musician and entertainer, is here with an interactive music and dance program, featuring her song "Superhero." Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 1:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Florida Animal Superpowers
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 2:30 pm
Did you know that animals have superpowers? Find out what these special powers are and how these animals use them in a fun, interactive presentation by Jonathan Mayer of the Palm Beach County 4-H Club. We will also have some special guests visiting us from the Okeeheelee Nature Center to show us their superpowers! Grades 2-5.
(45 min.)
Chalk Art Celebration!
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 3:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom of expression through art while decorating the library sidewalks with chalk. Weather permitting. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Tween Scene
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
We All Scream for Ice Cream! July is National Ice Cream month. Let's make and taste our own ice cream and make a deliciously cool craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Summer Cinema
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
"Frozen."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(108 min.)
Popcorn and a movie for the whole family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PG
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Baby Build It
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills and have fun at the same time! We have MEGA BLOKS® as well as other materials, plus there will be a "jump through the bubbles" time at the end. Ages 1-2.
(45 min.)
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Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
Dress up in pink or gray to represent your favorite character, as you listen to stories and make a craft featuring Elephant and Piggie. Ages 6-9.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 10:30 am
Enjoy wiggling and shaking to music while using scarves, egg shakers and other instruments all in the name of reading readiness. Ages 2-6.
(45 min.)
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 11:00 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Reading Heroes!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 1:00 pm
Conquer the Summer Reading Slide! Once a week, children practice their reading skills with teen Summer Reading Heroes. Applications may be picked up at the Youth Services' desk. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 2:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Super Saturday Movie
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 3:00 pm
"Boxtrolls." ©Focus Features. (100 min.) Heroes come in all shapes and sizes ... even rectangles.
PG
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jul 12, 1:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 10:30 am
Beach.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 10:30 am
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
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Community Heroes: Firefighters
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
This week, we'll be focusing on our heroic community helpers. What better way to honor our firefighters than to have them join us and show us what they do every day? How do you think you'd look in a fire helmet? You may even get hands-on with a fire truck - unless there's an emergency. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Teddy Bear Picnic
Main Library
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
Bring your favorite Teddy Bear (or other stuffed animal) and join us for an afternoon picnic. We will sit on our picnic blankets, munch on cookies, sip cool punch, and make a craft with our favorite Teddies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Chapter Crafters
Wellington Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
Listen to the first chapter of a book series, while creating a lanyard out of duct tape. Ages 6-11. Limit 25.
(60 min.)
Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Super Shrinky Art
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 3:00 pm
Make a super awesome keychain, bookmark, charm or other treasure. All you need is a tiny amount of creativity to trace, color and create your own shrinkable plastic art. Ages 8 & up.
(90 min.)
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Survival of the Fittest
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 3:30 pm
Every superhero needs a survival charm. Make a survival bracelet in honor of your favorite superhero! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Nighttime Story Time
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 6:00 pm
Make a date to participate in the monthly nighttime story time. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 6:30 pm
Beach.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 10:30 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Matilda."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(98 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
PG
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Superheroes Cinema
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Big Hero 6."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(102 min.)
Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
PG
Tween Book Pages
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
Calling all "Star Wars" and origami enthusiasts to our Origami Yoda Book Club, featuring readings from “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book," & "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book," by Tom Angleberger. Join us for lively discussions, activities and origami puppets! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:30 pm
"Pocahontas."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(85 min.)
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Captain Underpants vs. the Party Poopers!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Tra-la-la! Feel like #1 instead of #2 by flushing boredom down the drain at our finger snapping celebration of everyone's favorite series featuring zany games and activities, including tie-dye cape making. Bring a white T-shirt to dye. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
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Animal Heroes
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
Our local environmental specialists from Daggerwing Nature Center will bring some local wildlife and discuss how these creatures benefit the environment and the role that they play in keeping the ecosystem healthy and balanced. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Introduction to Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 4:00 pm
Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Bilingual Family Story Time and Bingo
Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe para la Familia y Bingo
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
martes, 14 de julio
Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and play bingo. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Disfruten cuentos bilingües, canten canciones y jueguen bingo. Edades 5 y adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Everyday Heroes: Meet a K-9 Officer
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 11:00 am
Meet Officer John and his cool canine companion John Jr. as we listen to a story about a dog/policeman team, learn what it takes to work in law enforcement, and then have your picture taken with these two everyday heroes! All ages.
(75 min.)
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Tweens @ 2
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon full of your favorite TV games, including Box of Lies, Minute to Win It and Charades.
Ages 9-11.
(45 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Craftapalooza
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:30 pm
Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 2-8. Limit 50.
(60 min.)
Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Motion Commotion
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Have you ever wondered why Superman can lift a boulder, but you can’t? Together, we will experiment with motion and learn to influence how objects can move. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Get in the Game: Athletes inspire us with their talent and dedication. Show your athletic prowess through some fun and challenging activities. Afterward, make a sports pennant to hang in your room!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Parent Power Hours!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 11:00 am
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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How to Be a Hometown Hero
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Join our friends from 4-H of Palm Beach County and learn how you can be a hero, using powers you may not know you have, to save the animals, plants, people and places in your neighborhood and around the world. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.)
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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Hear some great stories about bugs and make a fun bug wind chime craft. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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Fire Truck to the Rescue!
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Meet Elyse Weintraub Brown from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and learn all about fire safety. Create an art project and get an up-close look at the big, red fire engine (depending on truck availability). Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Use Only One Color.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Tequesta Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Mad Scientist: Work on that evil laugh and come dressed to get messy while we explore our Mad Scientist side!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
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Secret Agents
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 3:00 pm
Dig into some exciting detective and spy stories. Create your own secret message decoder. Ages 6-10. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Crochet Club
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 3:30 pm
Make new friends while you learn basic stitches and work on simple projects. Bring a size J crochet hook and a skein of medium weight acrylic yarn. Ages 9 & up.
(60 min.)
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A Night at Hogwarts
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 6:00 pm
For one night only, Hogwarts is having a magical crash course for all Wizards and Witches. Get sorted, meet the Heads of the Houses, and get ready to make a wand, study Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts and more! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-18.
(2.5 hr.)
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My First Movie
Wellington Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 10:15 am
"Chicken Little." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (81 min.) Bring the little ones - babies, toddlers, and preschool age children - to see their first movie in a public setting. All ages.
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Little LEGO® Builders
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 10:30 am
Come with your friends and make a cool creation using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.)
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Firefighters Are Friendly
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 1:00 pm
Meet a real firefighter, see their special clothes, and learn what to do in case of fire. A fire rescue truck may appear, if they are not on an emergency. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
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Friday Movie Matinee
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Snack on some popcorn and sip a cool beverage provided by the Friends of the Library. Children younger than 13 years old are invited with permission of a parent. All ages.
PG-13
Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Camp Half-Blood: Demigods in Training
Main Library
Fri, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
Have you noticed odd things around you lately? Maybe you’ve seen some old women on a bench knitting electric blue socks or a Minotaur chasing your car? Or is your brain hardwired for Ancient Greek? If so, you may be a demigod and Camp Half-Blood is searching for you! Join us for an afternoon filled with activities to celebrate your demigod status. Ages 10-15. Limit 25. Ages.
(90 min.)
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Tween Slumber Party
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
We're throwing a slumber-like party and you're invited! There will be a movie, facials, nail painting and a yummy snack! Pajamas are welcome, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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"Big Hero 6" Training Academy
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
Find your inner hero! Create your own armor to wear, test your skills in our obstacle course and practice your aim in our target area. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
Tween Scene
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Get Your Game On! Enjoy an afternoon of Wii gaming and card games with your friends.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Show off your building skills by using our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Babysitting 101
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 9:00 am
PBC Fire Safety Specialist Elyse Weintraub Brown demonstrates proper child care practices with a focus on household hazards like poisons, plants, burns, airway entry and 911. Certificates of Completion awarded. Ages 10 & up.
(2 hr.)
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LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.
(60 min.)
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Elephant and Piggie Lovers Unite!
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
Dress up in pink or gray to represent your favorite character, as you listen to stories and make a craft featuring Elephant and Piggie. Ages 6-9.
(45 min.)
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Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2.
(30 min.)
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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Recycle It!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Use your imagination to recycle stuff! We'll provide the stuff, you provide the creativity. Ages 6-9.
(90 min.)
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Apple-Mania!
Wellington Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 11:00 am
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with scrumptious apple stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-6. Limit 40.
(45 min.)
Reading Heroes!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 1:00 pm
Conquer the Summer Reading Slide! Once a week, children practice their reading skills with teen Summer Reading Heroes. Applications may be picked up at the Youth Services' desk. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
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LEGO® City Saver Cinema
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
"Big Hero 6." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Work with friends to build a sprawling LEGO® metropolis while enjoying the adventures these heroes face protecting their own city from evil.
PG
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 10:30 am
Bugs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Meet a Community Hero
Main Library
Mon, Jul 20, 11:00 am
Meet an Animal Hero!
Every Hero has a Story! Meet your local community heroes from police, fire, and military – vehicles included! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Art Adventures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Design, make and take home a superhero shield constructed from recycled materials.
Summer time is also craft time. Play in the sand or design something for the hidden superhero in you. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Monday Matinee
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
"Big Hero 6." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Get out of the heat and enjoy this action-packed animated comedy adventure. Ages 4 & up.
PG
Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.)
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Paper Bead Bracelets
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 3:00 pm
It's amazing what you can do with paper! We will have materials to teach you how to make beautiful jewelry and charms out of simple things found at home. Ages 10-17.
(60 min.)
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Action Scene
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 3:30 pm
Recreate your favorite action scene using magnetic pieces to soar through the air and jump from building to building. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 6:30 pm
Bugs.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Pajamarama Story Time: It’s Cleanup Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 6:30 pm
Do you like to play in the mud? Does your mother always make you clean up? Well, we are going to make a mess and then clean up with fun stories and sing silly songs about dirt, mud, making a mess and getting clean. Make a fun craft to bring home, too! Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Dress to get messy! Siblings and stuffed animals are welcome. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
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Read with Fireman Bob
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 11:30 am
Join our Fire Rescue Friend, Fireman Bob, as he reads exciting stories about fire rescue heroes. Ages 4-6.
(30 min.)
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Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "The Tale of Despereaux," by Kate Dicamillo.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
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American Heroes: Walt Disney
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 3:00 pm
Discover a folk hero legend as we learn more about the creator of Mickey Mouse and the founder of Disney World. See what his early life was like and then make a Disney-inspired craft. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
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Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 3:30 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
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Introduction to Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 4:00 pm
Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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It's a Wonderland Tea Party
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 1:30 pm
Butter your pocketwatch and put on your craziest, most colorful outfit because we're having a fancy tea party, in Wonderland! Games, crafts, manners and more are all turning topsy turvy in this silly celebration of Alice's many adventures. Suitably silly snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.)
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It's LEGO® Time!
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10.
(45 min.)
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Alexander Calder Art
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
We'll read "Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder," by Tanya Lee Stone and learn about his life and art. Make a small Calder-inspired sculpture. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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My Dog Hero
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Hear stories about dog heroes, and find some new dog books to read. Make a scratch art picture frame to show off your favorite picture of your own canine hero. Ages 6-10. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Young Artists
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Painting: We’ll take a look at some famous artists and their painting and then paint some masterpieces ourselves.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with all our favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.)
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Journey to the Crust of the Earth
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 4:00 pm
Discover how different scientists study the earth by studying the ground beneath your feet through a variety of experiments and activities. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 4:00 pm
Captain Underpants: What’s better than a superhero that flies around in his underwear and a cape? Enjoy some excerpts from the Captain Underpants series. Fun activities and a craft will make it a super duper good time!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Parent Power Hours!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Sounds like Fun
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
What do handmade drums, glasses of water, and tin cans have in common? The noise that you'll have fun making. Explore the science of sound as we get loud in the library!
(60 min.)
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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Favorite TV Show or Movie.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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All About Dogs
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:15 pm
Join us as we celebrate our love of man’s best friend – the dog. We’ll celebrate our furry buddy with swinging songs, doggone great books, and a delightful craft. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Diabolical Supervillain Science
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
Learn how your favorite or not-so favorite supervillains concoct their diabolical schemes. Find ways to defeat the goody two-shoes heroes while becoming the brilliant, but twisted supervillain! Dress to get messy. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
Fire Safety Puppet Show
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Enjoy a puppet show about fire safety and prevention. Presented by the American Red Cross. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Evil Genius: Want to take over the world? Come to this program and create something out of recyclables to take over the world!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Sounds like Fun
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
What do handmade drums, glasses of water, and tin cans have in common? The noise that you'll have fun making. Explore the science of sound as we get loud in the library!
(75 min.)
Preregister.
¡Diversión en las vacaciones de verano! (Story Time, in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 23 de julio, 3:30 pm
Por medio de historias y juegos, nos transportaremos a la playa y al fondo del mar. Además, haremos una divertida manualidad. Edades 3 en adelante.
(45 min.)
Your Wild West Adventure
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Live your Wild West dreams as we prep some corn muffins and chuckwagon chili and settle in for a fireside story. Then play rodeo games and try a Texas two-step before you leave town with your very own wanted poster. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 10:00 am
Enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
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Movin' & Groovin'
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Dance party! So dance, sing and move along to some favorite tunes and learn a new dance or two. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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A Visit from Green Cay Nature Center
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center will be coming in to show and tell us about some slithery friends who share our world. Be prepared to meet some snakes from around Florida! Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.)
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Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8.
(45 min.)
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Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Superhero Bingo
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Come and use your superhero powers to play some superhero bingo and make a super sweet craft made from candy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Lots o’ LEGO® Bricks
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 3:00 pm
Use your creativity to explore the wonderful world of LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Tween Scene
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Book Bingo! Have fun and win prizes playing bingo.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
"Sisters" Book Discussion
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Are you a big fan of Raina Telgemeier's books? Come and join our discussion about her book "Sisters" and enjoy some light refreshment. Bring your friends ... or your sisters! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 9-12.
(45 min.)
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Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Birds of a Feather
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
See Green Cay Nature Center’s eastern screech-owl up close! Hear about bird feathers, beaks, feet, eggs and calls. Test your knowledge on common Florida birds. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Bilingual Family Story Time
Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Summer Cinema
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 10:30 am
"Brave."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(93 min.)
Popcorn and a movie for the whole family. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PG
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It’s a Craft Bonanza!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 10:30 am
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up.
(60 min.)
Animal Jamboree Puppet Show
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 11:00 am
Animals from the farm to the field are having a party! Music and plenty of silly fun highlight the show. Following the performance everyone is invited to get crafty and make an animal puppet to take home. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Fire Safety Special
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 11:30 am
Stop, drop and roll. Listen to Fireman Bob Smallacombe from Palm Beach County Fire Station 23 tell how important it is to learn about fire safety. Afterward, see a real fire truck up close. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Reading Heroes!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 1:00 pm
Conquer the Summer Reading Slide! Once a week, children practice their reading skills with teen Summer Reading Heroes. Applications may be picked up at the Youth Services' desk. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 10:30 am
Birthdays.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Meet a Community Hero
Main Library
Mon, Jul 27, 11:00 am
Meet a Police Officer!
Every Hero has a Story! Meet your local community heroes from police, fire, and military – vehicles included! All ages.
(60 min.)
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Reading Heroes Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Find out how sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher copes with such an unusual pet in the book "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," by Bruce Coville. Check out a copy of the book at the time of registration. Snacks provided. Grades 4-6. Limit 12.
(45 min.)
Stitch 'n' Time Club
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
Chat, knit and create fun projects of your own imagination. Ages 8-17. Space is limited.
(90 min.)
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Duct Tape Designs
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:00 pm
Rip, wrap and wear in style! We've got projects to inspire any trendy teen. Design funky fashion accessories with all kind of duct tape. Ages 10-17.
(60 min.)
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Sunshine State Reader Round Table Book Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Read all those Sunshine State Reader books and have no one to talk to about how awesome (or terrible) they are? Come to this Book Club at the end of the summer to talk about what you've read. Grades 3-8.
(60 min.)
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Young Artists
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:30 pm
Tissue Paper Creations: We’ll start with a brief discussion of the art of stained glass then we’ll explore transparency and color by making beautiful tissue paper creations.
Grades 3-6.
(60 min.)
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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 6:30 pm
Birthdays.
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. Ages 2-5.
(30 min.)
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Camp LVY!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 10:00 am
Superheroes in training will enjoy stories and creative activities that celebrate Superheroes and their Sidekicks. Ages 6-11.
(45 min.)
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Magic Tree House Book Club
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 11:15 am
"Dogs in the Dead of Night," by Mary Pope Osborne.
Join us as we travel with Jack and Annie on magical adventures through space and time. Come share your thoughts about the featured title, play a fun game, and make a related craft. Grades 2-5.
(45 min.)
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Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Tale of Despereaux."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(93 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Superheroes Cinema
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Incredibles."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(115 min.)
Beat the summer heat and watch a cool movie based on our Summer Reading Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”
PG
Tween Book Pages
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
Calling all "Star Wars" and origami enthusiasts to our Origami Yoda Book Club, featuring readings from “The Secret of the Fortune Wookie: An Origami Yoda Book," & "The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book," by Tom Angleberger. Join us for lively discussions, activities and origami puppets! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Pond Animals Art Painting
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon painting pond animals. Dress to get messy. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Ninja Turtle Time
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 3:00 pm
Keep calm and cowabunga dude, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles style. Check out the radical activities and our totally awesome mini-pizza topping bar where you'll design your own snack provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Introduction to Crochet
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 4:00 pm
Learn how to make fun and useful yarn projects. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Tweens @ 2
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the end of summer by making a bracelet for you to keep and one to give to a friend.
Ages 9-11.
(45 min.)
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Imaginary Friend Day!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:30 pm
Bring your imaginary friend or make a new one at this special story time. Listen to stories about imaginary friends, join an imaginary dance party, make a simple friendship bracelet, and draw a picture of you with your imaginary friend and share what makes them special to you. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.)
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Let's Go to the Beach!
Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 3:00 pm
Let's hear some great stories about the beach and make a fun beach craft. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts, only to discover the owl carrying your acceptance letter must have gotten lost? Join us for this ministry-sanctioned distance-learning summer semester of Hogwarts featuring care of magical creatures, potions, flying, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Not Your Grandma's Bingo
Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Create your own card and see if luck is on your side. Join the fun and win a prize! Ages 5-12. Limit 25.
(40 min.)
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.)
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Snow Cone Fever!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 4:00 pm
Learn the history of “shave ice” and make your very own snow cone! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 4:00 pm
Be a Hero: There’s a hero in every one of us. Random acts of kindness turn ordinary people into extraordinary heroes. Make a kindness quilt to show that you are thinking of others!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Family Game Night
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 5:30 pm
Close out the summer reading program with food, family and fun. Play Connect Four, Twister, Candyland and some old favorites like Mancala and Uno. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
(60 min.)
Parent Power Hours!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 5:30 pm
Parents of children who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages 3 & up will be provided during the parents' meeting. Space is limited. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee.
(60 min.)
Bursting Booming Supervillain Science
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Get ready to make stuff bubble, pop, burst and explode as you learn the science behind what makes things go boom! Dress to get messy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
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American Girl Club: Molly
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 1:30 pm
If you love reading about the American Girls, our American Girl Club is for you! Join us for crafts, games, or other activities inspired by the American Girls and the times in which they lived. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 1-5.
(60 min.)
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Children's Movie
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
"The LEGO® Movie." ©Warner Bros. (101 min.) Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.
PG
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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Share Summer Memories.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:30 pm
"Super Buddies."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(81 min.)
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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with games and crafts. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Supervillain Camp
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 3:00 pm
City Takeover: Come dressed as a villain and try to take over the city! Or at least the library in this villain-themed obstacle course.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(60 min.)
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Bursting Booming Supervillain Science
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Get ready to make stuff bubble, pop, burst and explode as you learn the science behind what makes things go boom! Dress to get messy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(75 min.)
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Catch a Mermaid Tale
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 7:00 pm
Our favorite fish-tailed friends have come to invite you into the fantastic undersea world of mermaids with crafts, stories and songs. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Science Rules!
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 11:00 am
Calling all young scientists! We'll explore a different science topic each week in this four-week hands-on program. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5.
(90 min.)
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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Family Movie Matinee
Main Library
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
"Despicable Me." ©Universal Pictures. (119 min.) Join us for a family movie and popcorn. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages.
PG
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Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
"The Incredibles."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(115 min.)
PG
Heroes in Space: A Visit from NASA
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
Meet our special guest, Dr. Ali from NASA, and learn what it takes to be a hero in space through hands-on activities and experiments. Ages 6-12.
(2 hr.)
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Tween Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 3:30 pm
Test your skills as you face off with other players. If you don't know how to play, we will teach you. Bring a friend for an afternoon of fun. Ages 8-12.
(90 min.)
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Done with Bullying
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 3:30 pm
Black-belt Master Instructor Gary Horner, of Martial Artists Against Bullying, teaches practical strategies for identifying and dealing with bullying behavior and how to “buddy” rather than “bully” others. Sneakers recommended. Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Apr 11, 11:00 am
Try your hand at a variety of projects for crafty kids to create and enjoy. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Jun 30, 5:00 pm
Teens will have the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time.
(2 hr.)
Smoothie Break
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Take a break from the summer heat. We’ll mix up a little ice, fruit and juice to get the icy chill of your own smoothie blend. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 11-17.
(60 min.)
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Get Your Game On
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of Wii gaming and playing board games with your friends. Feeling a little crafty? Bring a white t-shirt to tie-dye with Sharpie markers. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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DIY Night for Teens
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Using old CDs, create a beautiful picture frame perfect for any room. Bring a photo. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
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T.T.C. to the Rescue
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Pinterest: Pin pictures you like from the Internet, create collections, and follow other peoples "pins" and collections.
Teen Tech Crew volunteers will guide you through the basics. Library computers will be available or feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. An active email account is required to participate. Ages 13 & up.
(60 min.)
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Teen Takeover
Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30.
(2 hr.)
Do It for the Vine!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:30 pm
It's time to get crazy in the library with a game called Silent Library. Can you and your squad handle the challenges without cracking up? Enjoy snacks, silliness, pizza and prizes in a night you won't forget. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.