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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2014-11-21
E.g., 2014-11-21
Adult Program
Learn About hoopla
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 10:30 am

View a demonstration on how to download items from hoopla, a library sponsored, electronic service that provides free access to movies, music and audio books. Bring your portable electronic device and passwords so that you can practice using the service with the assistance of library staff and then on your own at home. (75 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

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

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Medicare Part D
Main Library
Mon, Nov 24, 10:00 am

Please join local SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Director Samantha Howell for an in-depth view of Medicare drug costs and 2015 Medicare cost and benefit changes. (60 min.)

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Fun Family Movie
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 11:00 am

©Warner Bros. (128 min.) PG-13

Medical Mondays: Joint Replacement
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Dr. Pedro Piza, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Paper Bead Bracelets
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Bring a ruler and a pair of scissors and learn how to turn old magazines and wrapping paper into fun paper bead jewelry. Other supplies provided. (90 min.)

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Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

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

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Medicare Part D
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 10:00 am

Are you having difficulty navigating Medicare prescription drug plans? Join representatives from SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) for a free Medicare Part D presentation to help you understand your prescription drug benefits, summarize eligibility, and teach you how to choose a Medicare drug plan. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Nov 25, 1:00 pm

Recording Audio 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. Registration is limited. (30 min.)

Crafternoon
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 1:30 pm

Have a gobbling good time learning how to make turkey craft favors. (60 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 2:00 pm

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

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Nov 25, 2:00 pm

Martes, 4, 18 y 25 de noviembre, 2:00 pm ¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Si estas fechas no son convenientes para usted, llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 3:30 pm

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

Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Book Life Presents: Boating Safety with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:00 pm

Join us as Chris Abernethy, Public Education Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, gives a talk on the importance of boating safety. (60 min.)

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Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:30 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

eBook Assistance
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 9:00 am

Book a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment with our expert staff and begin downloading books from the library. (30 min.)

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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 10:30 am

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

NaNoWriMo Write-In
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 29, 12:30 pm

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the ultimate writing challenge! Throughout November, aspiring novelists sit down with their laptops, pads of paper, stone and chisel, or other preferred medium and WRITE as fast as they can toward an ultimate goal of 50,000 words. Join enthusiastic, like-minded writers in an open and inviting space for crafting your masterpiece, with free access to all the research materials you could ever need at this community Write-In event! (4 hr.)

Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 10:00 am

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

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English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 1:00 pm

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

Book/Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (133 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book/film discussion of the book "Playing the Enemy," by John Carlin and the film adaptation. (3 hr.) PG-13

Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 2:00 pm

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 4:00 pm

Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 6:00 pm

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

English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 1:00 pm

GarageBand.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

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

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

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

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All About Your Medicare Part D
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

The Area Agency on Aging and SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Eders) offer an in-depth view of Medicare drug costs and this year's cost and benefit changes. (60 min.)

Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 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 Gaming Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 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 Critique Workshop
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 5:30 pm

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

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Festive Paper Wreath
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 6:00 pm

Get in the spirit of the season! Join craft enthusiast Lenora Sur and make a festive paper wreath for the holidays. Supplies provided. Limit 10. (90 min.)

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English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

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

By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

All skill levels are welcome. Whether you are new to crocheting, or you're already a skilled artisan at the craft, you'll have fun sharing and socializing at our program. Learn beginning stitches, how to hold a hook, or share your crochet skills with others! Beginners are expected to bring a size H, I, J, or K hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn. Materials will not be provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

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Wellington to Alaska: Adventures in Salmon Fishing
Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

Join '07 Wellington High graduate Ray Friedlander as she shares her experiences as a commercial salmon fisherman, as a resident of Sitka, Alaska, and as an environmental advocate for the largest remaining intact temperate rainforest known as the Tongass National Forest. (60 min.)

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Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if the skies are clear. (90 min.)

LIVE from 92Y: Global Muckracking 100 Years of Journalism From Around the World
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 8:15 pm

Join us for a live simulcast screening of this discussion from the 92Y in New York City. Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, talks to Anya Schiffrin, editor of “Global Muckracking,” about a wide range of global issues from economics to journalism to politics. Tickets available, two per person, beginning Nov 24. This program is generously sponsored by Joshua and Harriet Berks Kalin. (60 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 10:30 am

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

Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Main Library
Wed, Dec 03, 11:00 am

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

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English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 1:00 pm

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

Game On
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 1:30 pm

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.)

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My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Join Andraya Brennan, from Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, to learn about managing the increasingly complex and shifting landscape of health care for your recently-diagnosed spouse, parent or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Gain insight and knowledge based on Ms. Brennan's experience as a health care administrator and community leader. (60 min.)

Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Enjoy this documentary featuring Penny Marshall, Alan Dershowitz, James McBride and Pete Hamill, along with a cast of characters from Canarsie to Tottenville who explore why New Yorkers eat "chawclate" and drink "cawfee," and how the accent became the vibrant soundtrack of a charming, unforgiving and enduring city. (55 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Latin American Film Festival: Part 2
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 5:30 pm

©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (148 min.) Join us for part two of our Latin American Film Festival. This Mexican/Spanish film was nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Foreign Film and the Best Actor categories. Subtitled in English. (3 hr.) R

CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Wed, Dec 03, 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

Preregister.
English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 6:30 pm

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

Zumba® Gold
Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 6:30 pm

Come join the party in this Latin inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active older adults and beginners! Don't forget your towel and water! (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 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.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 10:30 am

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

Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 11:00 am

©Miramax. (120 min.) PG

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English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Participants should have basic conversational English skills. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Book Life Presents: Art Deco of Havana
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Sharon Koskoff, President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches and author of “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches,” will lecture and show slides from her presentation at the World Congress on Art Deco. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Join Andraya Brennan, from Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, to learn about managing the increasingly complex and shifting landscape of health care for your recently-diagnosed spouse, parent or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Gain insight and knowledge based on Ms. Brennan's experience as a health care administrator and community leader. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Dec 04, 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.)

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Medicare Part D
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Calling on all Medicare beneficiaries to come and learn in depth view of the Medicare drug costs in the coming new year. (90 min.)

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French Beaded Flowers: Snowdrop
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 2:15 pm

Use seed beads and wire to capture the seasonal beauty of Snowdrop flowers. Bring your small, needle nose pliers, other materials provided. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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Homeless Help
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 2:30 pm

Are you homeless or know someone who is? Join Michelle Howell-Phillips from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County as she offers helpful advice and local resources. (60 min.)

Reader In-Transit Book Discussion Group
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 6:00 pm

Do you love books that allow you to explore different parts of the world? Then this discussion group is for you! Join Danielle to discuss the selected books and find yourself transported! This month the book is "Travels with Charley," by John Steinbeck. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Dec 04, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 4 y 18 de diciembre ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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Writers’ Critique Workshop
Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 6:30 pm

Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers' Association, Palm Beach County. (2 hr.)

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Space Invaders: Invasive Plants and How to Deal with Them
Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 7:00 pm

Discover how to protect your landscape from invasive plants with Palm Beach County Environmental Horticulture Agent Laurie Albrecht. You will learn how to identify, remove and dispose of the area's most notorious invaders. (90 min.)

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Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

Preregister.
Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 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.
Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

©Focus Features. (127 min.) PG

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English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 1:00 pm

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

Subcontracting Success for Small Business
Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of subcontracting, including its advantages/disadvantages as well as the responsibilities of being a subcontractor. Presented by Carole Hart from the Small Business Development Center. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author: Ellen Brazer
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

The author of "Clouds across The Sun" and "Hearts of Fire," for which she received the Myrtle Wreath award from Hadassah, will speak about her latest book of Jewish historical fiction, "And So It Was Written." Tickets available, two per person, beginning Dec 01. (60 min.)

Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 2:00 pm

©Focus Features. (127 min.) PG

Preregister.
The Great Courses®: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 2:30 pm

In this DVD series, we will look at what makes a structure - a building, bridge or tower - great. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Lecture 1: Learning to See and Understand Structure. Lecture 2: The Science of Structure-Forces in Balance.

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Craft Night: DIY Holiday Mason Jar Cookie Mix
Main Library
Mon, Dec 08, 6:00 pm

Are you looking to make a unique, homemade gift for this holiday season? Join us for this special edition of Craft Night as we create Double Dutch Chocolate Holiday cookie mixes in mason jars. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 6:00 pm

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

Guitar Ensemble
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 6:30 pm

The guitar ensemble from West Boca High School will perform a selection of holiday songs. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

Taking Digital Photos.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Subcontracting Success
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

This presentation will assist you to understand subcontracting basics and responsibilities. It will include the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting. Discussion will include guidance on seeking subcontracting business opportunities and will define the federal regulations governing subcontracting process. Presented by Jackie Rule, of the Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

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

Medicare 101
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Please join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Director Samantha Howell for an overview of all Medicare plan options and benefits for 2015. (60 min.)

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

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

Preregister.
Singin' & Swingin' with the Gloria Waldman Swing Combo
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a performance by this vocal and instrumental ensemble of your favorite standards and Broadway tunes from the great American songbook. (60 min.)

WBB Book Discussion: "Longbourn," by Jo Baker
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Jo Baker's vivid reimagining of Pride and Prejudice is visited in the this lively discussion led by Library staff. (60 min.)

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Holiday Card Creation with Microsoft Publisher
Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:30 pm

Learn to use Publisher to create fun and unique holiday cards. Some computer experience required. (60 min.)

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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

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

Crafternoon
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 4:00 pm

Use a simple pattern to turn paper into gift bags for your family and friends. Personalize them with embellishments. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 5:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of crochet, bring your knitting, work on current projects, and share ideas with the group. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 6:30 pm

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

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 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.)

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Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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

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

English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 1:00 pm

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

The Noteables
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

This popular dance band will play hit songs from the 40s to today. Tickets available, two per person, starting Dec 01. (60 min.)

Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop. Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using your Windows/Windows 8 computer or your tablet, including Internet searching, word processing, emailing and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Thrilling Quilling: Paper Filigree
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:15 pm

Dating from the Renaissance, quilling involves rolling, looping and curling strips of colored paper to make decorative designs. Join us as we learn basic techniques and create fancy scrolled designs to adorn gift bags or greeting cards. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:30 pm

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

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 2:30 pm

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - its's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:00 pm

Lecture 3: The Sagittarius Star Cloud.
Lecture 4: The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:00 pm

Lecture 3. The Sagittarius Star Cloud.
Lecture 4. The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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Altered Book Art
Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Transform books into works of art suitable for home and office décor. Makes great gifts for the holidays. Materials provided. (2 hr.)

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Meet the Author: Ruth Hartman Berge
Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Local author Ruth Hartman Berge will discuss her novel, “Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads.” Books available for purchase; a book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 6:30 pm

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

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 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.)

Learning to Live With Hearing Loss
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Oscar Segal, president of the Hearing Loss Association of America, South Palm Beach County Chapter, gives helpful tips and answers questions addressing this common problem. (60 min.)

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Decorative Doodling For Papercrafters
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Try out some papercrafting techniques to design your own stationery, personalize a scrapbook, decorate a journal, and more. Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian will show you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Participants should have basic conversational English skills. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call 561-996-3453 to preregister.

Book & Film Discussion: Winter's Bone
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 1:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion of Daniel Woodrell's novel about a family's deperate struggle in the poverty-stricken hills of the Ozarks. Return on 12/18 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (100 min.) R

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Melt and Pour Soapmaking
Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of making soap at home with your microwave. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author: Ellen Brazer
Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

Ellen Brazer is an award winning author of historical fiction. Her book "And So It Was Written," which was a Jewish literature best-seller on Amazon, transports the reader to 132 CE when a Third Temple is built and the Ark of the Covenant holding the Ten Commandments is found. (60 min.)

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Win that Government Contract! Learn How to Maximize Your Paper Trail
Main Library
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

You aspire to win a government contract and you know you can present your firm effectively, but do your numbers tell the same positive story? Mr. Scruton guides you inside the minds of the people who crunch numbers. Presented by Phil Scruton, Consultant at PBSC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Social Networking: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

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

The Way Off-Broadway Players: Make 'em Laugh
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

What makes us laugh? The subject of this comedy is the English language - what a football field was to Joe Namath, or the male species was to Zaza Gabor! (60 min.)

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Practical Mindfulness
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Class consist of lecture, question and answer period, and a period of meditation. (60 min.)

Responding to Government Solicitations - RFQ/RFP
Main Library
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will help you understand the RFP and RFQ processes for government contracting. You will also discover some of the practical applications upon which to write a winning response. In addition, participants will be provided with resources containing other methodologies that many entities utilize. Don't forget to bring your business cards for a drawing! Presented by Jackie Rule, Consultant at SBDC, Government Contracting Section. (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Small Claims Lawsuits & Mediation Training
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Do you have a legal dispute? Learn how to present your case to the judge without hiring a lawyer. A small claim is any legal dispute valued at $5,000.00 or less. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. (60 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 7:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing, or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30-60 min.)

Hands, Words and Brains: What Cognitive Archaeology Can Teach Us About Being “Human”
Main Library
Thu, Dec 11, 7:00 pm

Presented by Lana Ruck, archaeology is a broad scientific discipline that lets us study past populations. By studying what people left behind, we can better understand how they lived, what they made, and how they interacted with each other. Cognitive archaeology focuses on what these material remains can teach us about how people thought about the world around them, and how they expressed those thoughts. (75 min.)

Techniques to Manage Stress
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 10:00 am

Certified Meditation Teacher Joe Hamilton, with Hospice of Palm Beach County, will talk about stress reduction techniques to improve your health and general sense of well-being. (60 min.)

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The Interesting and Tragic Life of Mark Twain
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 2:00 pm

Dr. Matt Klauza, two-time Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, New York, will talk about Mark Twain, arguably the most famous man in the world in his time. His name is synonymous with innocence and nostalgia, with painting fences and Mississippi River rafts, with Princes, Paupers, and Connecticut Yankees. However, much more lies behind the man in the white suit, including a darker side. (60 min.)

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Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 2:30 pm

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card – it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Crafternoon: Melt and Pour Soapmaking
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 3:00 pm

Soap making basics are demonstrated. Make your own with materials provided. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 13, 9:15 am

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

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Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 10:00 am

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card – it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Hobbit Family Day Celebration
West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 10:15 am
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

©New Line Cinema. (170 min.) PG-13

Catch up on the first two films based on the book "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien and win prizes! Popcorn provided. There will be a fifteen minute intermission between films.

Hobbit Family Day Celebration
West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 1:45 pm
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

©New Line Cinema. (161 min.) PG-13

Catch up on the first two films based on the book "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien and win prizes! Popcorn provided. There will be a fifteen minute intermission between films.

Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (90 min.) PG

Meditation: A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

Experience how meditation can grant you the peace you're seeking and improve your physical, mental and spiritual health.

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Acoustic Java Jam
Main Library
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

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

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Board Game Day!
Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a fun, relaxing afternoon with a friend or family member playing Uno, Scrabble, Monopoly, Sorry, Dominoes, Rummikub, Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary! (90 min.)

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Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. All ages. (2 hr.)

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Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

­©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (111 min.) PG-13

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Domingo de Dominó (Sunday Domino Club)
Main Library
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Domingo, 14 de diciembre, 2:00 pm ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro nuevo club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our new 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.)

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Current Events Discussion Group
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 10:00 am

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

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Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Dec 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. (45 min.)

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 1:00 pm

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

Medical Mondays: Staying Heart Healthy During the Holidays
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Dr. Gustavo Cardenas, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Job Help Center
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Our librarians can help you with all your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. (2 hr.)

English Exchange
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 6:00 pm

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

Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 6:30 pm

Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

Paper Bead Bracelets
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am

Bring a ruler and a pair of scissors and learn how to turn old magazines and wrapping paper into fun paper bead jewelry. Other supplies provided. Preregistation begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Go Green, Stay Green
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 11:30 am

Lana Blackman, Education and Media Specialist with the Solid Waste Authority of PBC, will explain how garbage is transformed into electricity, what to do with household hazardous waste and proper recycling techniques. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 1:00 pm

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

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 1:00 pm

Using a Video Camera.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

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Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

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

Book Life Presents: Women’s Work and Thrift in the Jane Austen Era
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Dr. Susan Jones, Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University and co-author of “Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift,” will speak on the roles women played in the household in the time Jane Austen lived and how it relates to the characters in “Longbourn.” A book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Call for an appointment and learn how to borrow the library's eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

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

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Cooking the Books & Publix Aprons Demo
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Read and discuss "Sous Chef," by Michael Dibney with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi and special guest Chef Rey de la Osa, of the Publix Aprons School, who will also present a cooking demonstration. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about Windows, Internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing, or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30-60 min.)

Crafternoon: DIY Paper Gift Boxes
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 3:00 pm

Add a special touch to birthday and holiday presents by creating your own gift boxes and bags. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 3:30 pm

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

Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Learn the fundamentals of crochet, bring your knitting, work on current projects, and share ideas with the group. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

Magic Gaming Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 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.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

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

By Hook or By Crook Crochet Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

All skill levels are welcome. Whether you are new to crocheting, or you're already a skilled artisan at the craft, you'll have fun sharing and socializing at our program. Learn beginning stitches, how to hold a hook, or share your crochet skills with others! Beginners are expected to bring a size H, I, J, or K hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn. Materials will not be provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

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Tertulia Literaria
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

martes, 16 de diciembre (Book discussion in Spanish: The Tomb of Columbus) Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "La tumba de Colón" de Miguel Ruiz Montanez. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información. (90 min.)

Navigating the Car Buying Process
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 7:00 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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Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:30 am

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

Book-a-Librarian
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 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. (45 min.)

English Exchange
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 1:00 pm

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

Game On
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 1:30 pm

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.)

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Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

Do you play chess? Would you like to learn or challenge your skills and practice new tactics and strategies? Players of all levels welcome to this open house chess club. Sets and boards provided. (90 min.)

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Judge for Yourself
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

Palm Beach County Bar Association reviews the extensive screening process used in Florida for selecting judges in the state's appellate courts and describes how you can participate in the retention/removal process. (60 min.)

Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 2:15 pm

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

The Great Courses® - Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Lecture 5. The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise.
Lecture 6. The Crab Nebula - A Supernova's Aftermath.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

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The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Lecture 5: The Cat's Eye Nebula - A Stellar Demise.
Lecture 6: The Crab Nebula - A Supernova's Aftermath.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Winter Book Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Staff will lead a discussion of “While We Were Watching Downton Abbey,” by Wendy Wax. When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and even more unexpectedly with each other. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

English Exchange
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 6:30 pm

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

Could You Pass the Test?
Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 6:30 pm

What is the supreme law of the land? Do you know how many justices are on the U.S. Supreme Court? Join the Palm Beach County Bar Association in a free and fun game of Knowledge Bingo to test your knowledge of the U.S. and Florida constitutions. (90 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 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.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 10:30 am

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

Scherenschnitte for the Holidays
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 10:30 am

‘Tis the season. If you’ve ever cut a paper snowflake, you have the skills to explore the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art of “scherenschnitte.” Grab some scissors and make decorative, lacey, paper creations for the holidays. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

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Book & Film Discussion: Winter's Bone
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 1:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion of Daniel Woodrell's novel about a family's deperate struggle in the poverty-stricken hills of the Ozarks. Return on 12/18 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (100 min.) R

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 1:30 pm

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

Mindful Meditation
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Jim Bandler will teach us how to practice increasing awareness to live in the present moment through meditation and thought processes. (60 min.)

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Off Beat Book Club
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

"Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress," by Dai Singh.

Discover books that you might not run across yourself in this new book discussion group. Meet once a month in the afternoon and share your thoughts on newer fiction titles with Diane. Some months will be "Book to Art," where you make a related piece of art and bring it in to display at the discussion. (90 min.) Limited to first 15 to register each month.

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Off Beat Book Club
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Off Beat Book Club and Reader in-Transit book discussion group unite this month to discuss "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress," by Dai Sijie. Share your thoughts and enjoy the lively discussion. Limit 20. (90 min.) Preregister.

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To Go or Not to Go? Answering the ER Question When Chest Pain Calls
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Dr. Charles Harring, on behalf of Bethesda Hospital's Be Healthy, Be Well program, will discuss your cardiology questions. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Dec 18, 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.)

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Thursday Matinee Movie
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 2:15 pm

©Warner Bros. (129 min.) PG-13

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Trivia Night @ Your Library!
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 6:00 pm

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

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Dec 18, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 4 y 18 de diciembre ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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Trivia Night
Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 7:00 pm

Form a team or compete alone in a stimulating game of trivia. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. (90 min.)

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New Movie @ Your Library
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (134 min.) R

Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.) Celebrate the birthday of beloved American poet Emily Dickinson, born Dec 10, 1830. Join us for a "poetic" and poignant movie! PG

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Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.) PG

Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 20, 9:15 am

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

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Music of the Season
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:30 pm

Join talented flutist Kimberlee Aliapoulios for a seasonal celebration of music. Enjoy a variety of song selections as you hum along to the tunes! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (45 min.)

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Crafty Beading: Napkin Rings
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Why buy napkin rings when you can make your own personalized set? Get in the holiday spirit and create rustic hemp napkin rings embellished with glass beads, perfect for that next get-together with family and friends. Supplies provided. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

All the World's a Stage: Part II
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:30 pm

The words of William Shakespeare, the world’s most produced playwright, still resonate and evoke emotion after 400 years! Join Theater Voices, Doris Einbinder and Harvey Widell, for a comedy presentation. (60 min.)

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Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 1:00 pm

Call to make an appointment and ask questions about using Windows, Internet searching, MS Word, email or mousing in an individualized session with a staff member. (30 min.)

CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 1:00 pm

Recording in Audacity.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

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

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

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

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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 3:30 pm

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

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 24, 10:30 am

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

Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 27, 9:15 am

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

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment with a librarian to learn how you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and even stream video from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:00 pm

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

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

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

Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars and planets in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if the skies are clear. (90 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 31, 10:30 am

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

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 3:00 pm

Lecture 7: The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe.
Lecture 8: Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 3:00 pm

Lecture 9: The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collision.
Lecture 10: Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 3:00 pm

Lecture 11: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Lecture 12: Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Main Library
Tue, Mar 10, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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Children's Program
Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 10:30 am

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

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Sunshine Singers
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

Enjoy Broadway Tunes sung by the Morikami Elementary School Chorus. All ages. (40 min.)

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Family Movie Day
Main Library
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (112 min.) PG

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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:30 pm

Make a friend and a craft as you express your creative side. Ages 3-8. (45 min.)

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Children's Movie
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:30 pm

©New Line Cinema. (91 min.) PG

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LEGO® Block Party
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Nov 23, 1:00 pm

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

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Gobble 'til You Wobble
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 11:30 am

Calling all little gobblers to trot on in for stories, songs and a simple turkey craft. Ages 12-24 mos. (30 min.)

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Monday Movie Matinee
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 3:00 pm
"Muppets Most Wanted."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (112 min.) PG

Take the family out for popcorn and a movie starting Mon, Nov 10.

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“Balloons over Broadway”: The Thanksgiving Day Parade
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 4:00 pm

For more than 80 years, the Thanksgiving Day Parade has taken place in New York City. Snoopy, Ronald McDonald and many other balloons take to the sky. Have you ever wondered how it all started? Learn more at this program, featuring the book "Balloons over Broadway," by Melissa Sweet. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Bricks
Wellington Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 4:00 pm

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

Everyone is Painting Fall
Acreage Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 6:15 pm

Paint an oversized picture using the reds, browns, oranges, yellows and purples of autumn. Ages 6-16. (60 min.)

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Thanksgiving Stories and Crafts
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 24, 6:30 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and a short film to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. All ages. (45 min.)

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It's Almost Thanksgiving!
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 10:00 am

Join us for stories and fun activities as we prepare for the holiday. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Toddler Art
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 10:45 am

Ready to noodle and dot? Start with stories and songs, then segue into art centers. Ages 1-2. (35 min.)

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A Time for Giving Thanks
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 11:00 am

Enjoy Thanksgiving stories and songs and make a special craft for your holiday table. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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I'm Thankful!: Story Time Special
Main Library
Tue, Nov 25, 11:00 am

We all have so much to be thankful for! Join us for stories, crafts, music, and more - all about the season of thanks. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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We Are Thankful
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 3:30 pm

What are you thankful for? Get ready for Thanksgiving with holiday stories, songs and a special craft. Ages 4-9. (30 min.)

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Read, Refresh, Repeat DEAR Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 3:30 pm

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes in complete and total silence (Drop Everything And Read-Sustained Silent Reading). Afterwards, enjoy a light snack while listening to an exciting read-aloud. Snacks will be given to those who participate in the entire program. Ages 8-11. (45 min.)

Families Read Together: Pizza
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 3:30 pm

Is your favorite food ... pizza? Celebrate the 11th Annual Families Reading Together Campaign with a special story time on "How to Make a Pizza." Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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Thanksgiving Crafts
Main Library
Tue, Nov 25, 4:00 pm

Make a very special Thanksgiving Day craft that will help you get in the spirit for the big day. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 6:30 pm

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

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The Human Body Experience
Main Library
Wed, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Join us for a special story time all about the human body. Learn what our bodies can do through science and crafts. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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It's Game Time!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Enjoy your day off from school with Smash Bros. and other Wii games, card games, board games, snacks and new friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

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Attack on the Fort!
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 2:30 pm

We will learn about an ancient war and then build forts, make catapults, and stage a battle! Ages 7-12. (90 min.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 2:30 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Before you sit down for your turkey dinner, watch one of our favorite movies that is based on a classic children's book. Ages 8 & up. (94 min.) PG

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Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 3:00 pm
CANCELLED

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

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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 26, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED

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

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Bilingual Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 29, 10:30 am

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

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Snowman Decorating Contest: December 1 - December 15
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 9:00 am

Show off your creative skills with our Snowman Decorating Contest. Starting Dec 01, pick up your snowman template in the Children's Department and decorate it as much or as little as you like. Then bring it back to the library by Dec 15 where all snowmen will be on display until the "Snowed In" Story time on Dec 20, at 2:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the story time. Ages 3-12.

Reading Buddies Winter Session 2015 Registration
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 10:00 am

Do you need to practice reading? Reading Buddies is here to help! Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications for Winter Session 2015 can be picked up at the Children's Desk starting Mon, Dec 01. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 12 spaces only. Winter Session 2015 meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Jan 07 - Feb 25, 2015. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 10:30 am

Counting.

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

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Monday Movie Matinee
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 3:00 pm
"The Smurfs 2."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (105 min.) PG

Take the family out for popcorn and a movie starting Mon, Nov 10.

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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 6:30 pm

Counting.

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

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Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:00 am

Love!

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

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Toddler Dot Art
Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:30 am

Calling all tots to make art with dots! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:30 am

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

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Lapsit Special
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:45 am

Movement activities, songs and stories for the littlest ones. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Read, Refresh, Repeat DEAR Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 3:30 pm

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes in complete and total silence (Drop Everything And Read Sustained Silent Reading). Afterwards, enjoy a yummy snack while listening to an exciting read-aloud. A light snack will be given to those who participate in the entire program. Ages 8-11. (45 min.)

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Family Fun Night: Cookie Decorating
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 6:00 pm

Get ready for the holidays by joining us to make festive cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. We will also provide hot cocoa to enjoy with your cookie creations. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Jingle Bell Babies
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 9:30 am

Jingle along with rhymes, songs and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Book & Boogie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 11:00 am

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

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Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 3:00 pm

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

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Not Your Grandma's BINGO
Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 3:30 pm

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

Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 3:30 pm

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

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American Girl: Samantha
Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 4:00 pm

Let's celebrate the holiday season in Samantha's style as we make a gift you can give. The fun continues with games galore and a salty-sweet holiday treat. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Wed, Dec 03, 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

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C is for Cookie
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 10:30 am

Celebrate National Cookie Day with sweet stories and songs, and make a cute craft, too. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Toddler Time: Extra Story Times
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 10:15 am

Join us for three Fridays of fun with rhymes, songs and activities perfectly suited for your toddler and you. Ages 12-24 mos. (40 min.)

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Baby Time: Extra Story Times
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 11:15 am

Join us for three Fridays of fun with rhymes, songs and activities specifically designed for your baby and you. Ages 0-12 mos. (40 min.)

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Card Making
Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 3:30 pm

Get creative and make unique greeting cards to share with family and friends. Ages 6 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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The Cool Creative Kids Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 3:30 pm

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

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LEGO® in the Library
West Boca Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 3:30 pm

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

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

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Get Your Game On
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 10:30 am

Bring your friends and enjoy Nintendo games, board games and a seasonal craft. Snacks provided. Ages 9-12. (90 min.)

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Fantastically Frozen
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 10:30 am

Do you want to build a snowman? Then come to a wonderland filled with activities based on the popular movie. Games, songs and crafts. Ages 4-10. (60 min.)

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South Florida Animals
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 1:00 pm

Join us as naturalists from the Green Cay Nature Center present a program that will explore the lives of various animals we have here in South Florida. Live animals and artifacts will be used to compare and contrast how animals adapt to their surroundings. We will also examine life cycles of the animals. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

Build Something that Belongs on a Farm.

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

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Share the Love!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

Families are invited to create holiday cards for those they love! All ages. (60 min.)

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LEGO® Builders Club
Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:30 pm

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

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Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 3:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Wear your favorite fashion and be ready to singalong. PG

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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 10:30 am

Snow.

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

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Winter Baby Story Time Special
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 10:30 am

Your baby will enjoy fun songs, rhymes, books and playtime in our baby story time. Ages 0-23 mos. (35 min.)

Jingle Bell Babies
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 11:00 am

Jingle along with rhymes, songs and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Jingle Babies
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 11:30 am

Jingle along and have some fun as we play, sing and move to some holiday tunes. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Dreaming of Toys
Acreage Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 3:00 pm

Are your dreams filled with toys this holiday season? We'll celebrate the fun and magic of our favorite toys in an unforgettable story time complete with a crafty toy that doesn't need batteries. Ages 4-7. (60 min.)

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Thumbprint Art
Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 3:30 pm

Create fun thumbprints using washable stamp pads in a rainbow of colors. Ages 5-7. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Scratch Art
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 3:30 pm

Scratch and create an original work of art or a light catcher using special black paper that reveals beautiful colors when you scratch off your design. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

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Make a Gift
Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 4:00 pm

Create a unique gift for someone special. All supplies provided. Ages 8-12. Limit 20. (45 min.)

Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 6:30 pm

Snow.

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

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Pajamarama Story Time: Happy 50th Anniversary, Flat Stanley!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 7:00 pm

Celebrate 50 silly and wacky years of Flat Stanley, one of our favorite children’s book characters of all time. After listening to the picture book version of Flat Stanley, we will sing, dance and make our very own Flat Stanley to take on a journey through our library. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6 plus siblings. (45 min.)

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Pre-K Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 10:00 am

Cookies!

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

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Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Space is limited. Please sign up for either Tuesday or Friday. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

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Jinglecise
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 11:00 am

Jingle your way to the library to listen to music and dance with us! Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, bells and more. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

Read, Refresh, Repeat DEAR Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes in complete and total silence (Drop Everything And Read Sustained Silent Reading). Afterwards, enjoy a yummy snack while listening to an exciting read-aloud. A light snack will be given to those who participate in the entire program. Ages 8-11. (45 min.)

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Tween Gaming
Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

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

Mundo Polar (Story Time in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

Martes, 09 de diciembre, 3:30 pm. Ven a aprender de los extremos opuestos de la Tierra: Los polos. Habrá libros, juegos, manualidades y mucha diversión. Edades 4 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Giant Gingerbread House!
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 4:00 pm

Let's work together as a team to build a giant gingerbread house! All ages. (60 min.)

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Crafternoon
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 4:00 pm

Use a simple pattern to turn paper into gift bags for your family and friends. Personalize them with embellishments. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.)

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Winter Wonderland
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 10:30 am

Everyone's favorite snowman is back! Delight in stories of winter fun. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. (45 min.)

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B is for Bubbles!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:00 am

Enjoy bubbly stories, songs and crafts with lots of bubbles! Ages 2-4. (35 min.)

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Snow Much Fun
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:00 am

Join us for a special snow-themed story time. We’ll learn about keeping warm in the snow and even make a pair of mittens. It will be snow much fun! Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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My Favorite Books
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:00 am

Everyone has at least one favorite book. We'll share our most-loved books from our favorite authors and create a craft that’s sure to be adored. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

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Kittens and Mittens
Tequesta Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:00 am

Sweet little kittens lost their mittens, can you help find them? Join us for stories, music and games all about kittens and mittens. Ages 2-4. (45 min.)

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Baby Bells
Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 11:15 am

Jingle-along with rhymes, songs and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. Limit 20. (30 min.)

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Beginning Chess Class
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:00 pm

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

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Game Time!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:30 pm

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

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LEGO® Time
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:30 pm

Bring your imagination and create a masterpiece using our collection of LEGO® bricks! Ages 6-12. (45 min.)

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Chess Club
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 3:30 pm

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

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C is for Cookie!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Celebrate National Cookie day with stories, songs, a craft and movie. Decorate your very own cookie! Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Beginners Crochet Club
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Make new friends while you learn basic stitches and work on simple projects. Pick up a supply list. Ages 8-14. (60 min.)

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Winter Origami
Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Explore the art of Japanese paper folding. Beginners and experienced paper folders are welcome to learn how to make something new and exciting using nothing more than simple paper. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Winter Craft-a-Palooza
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 5:00 pm

Make various crafts and activities from the fall and winter. Make one or make them all.

Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 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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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:00 am

Cookies!

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

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Winter Story Time Special
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 10:30 am

Come on in and listen to chilly tales of snow and the extraordinary animals that live in the cold. Ages 2-5. (40 min.)

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Holiday Make & Take Crafts
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:00 am

Let's get our little fingers busy with making wonderful holiday crafts that we can take home for each of the three upcoming Winter Holidays! Ages 2-5. (60 min.)

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Preschool Story Time: Gingerbread Man
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:00 am

We’ll read stories about the Gingerbread Man and friends, dance and sing to fun songs, watch a short film, and make a simple craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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Our Frosty Friends
Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:15 am

In the spirit of the winter holidays join us in a festive celebration of snow as we dance, read stories, and make a fun snow activity to take home. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Hop
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:30 am

Twirl, slide, freeze dance and rock 'n' roll to ho-ho-holiday tunes. Ages 2-3. (30 min.)

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Thumbprint Art
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

An ink pad and your thumb are all you need to create cool thumbprint art. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Holiday Nail Art
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 3:30 pm

Paint snowmen or snowflakes on your nails. Perfect for the winter holidays! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

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Crafternoon: Arm Knitting
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 4:00 pm

Learn this fun and funky way to knit a "gift-worthy" scarf using your arms! No knitting experience needed. Bring two skeins of super bulky yarn. Ages 8-16. (60 min.)

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Pokémon League
Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 5:00 pm

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

Toddler Time: Extra Story Times
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 10:15 am

Join us for three Fridays of fun with rhymes, songs and activities perfectly suited for your toddler and you. Ages 12-24 mos. (40 min.)

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Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Space is limited. Please sign up for either Tuesday or Friday. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

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Jinglecise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 11:00 am

We will wiggle, jump, hop and jingle all the way! Have fun while improving motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.)

Baby Time: Extra Story Times
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 11:15 am

Join us for three Fridays of fun with rhymes, songs and activities specifically designed for your baby and you. Ages 0-12 mos. (40 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 3:30 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook and favorite yarn, and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 3:30 pm

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

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Bilingual Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 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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Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 10:30 am

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

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Morikami Park Elementary Sunshine Singers Concert
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 11:00 am

The Sunshine Singers, from Morikami Park Elementary, were invited to sing on the grand staircase in the Kravis Center Lobby! The students performed Broadway tunes before the opening night of Cinderella. These 35 talented singers will perform some of the same repertoire in addition to songs of the season at our branch. All ages. (40 min.)

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Sweet Treats
Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 11:00 am

Get your sweet tooth ready to hear some sugary stories and songs, and create a scrumptious craft! Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.)

Ice Painting
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

We will bring a little ice to winter in Florida by making cool paintings with ice cubes and frozen paint. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.)

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Cookie Joy!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

Decorate cookies and celebrate the gifts of the season at this holiday party! All ages. (60 min.)

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Fancy Nancy's Super Fancy Winter Party!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 3:00 pm

Everything about winter is fancy, so let’s celebrate the season as Fancy Nancy would, by listening to extra fancy stories and dressing up in our fanciest outfits. We’ll make a super fancy craft and practice our fanciest table manners. Costumes welcomed. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Tween Gingerbread House Decorating
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Design and decorate a holiday gingerbread house built of sturdy graham crackers, royal icing, and colorful sweets. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 10:30 am

Bears.

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

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Toddler Winter Wonderland
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 11:00 am

Music, stories, art and play with a winter theme. Ages 12-24 mos. (45 min.)

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Snakes Alive!
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 3:30 pm

Explore the slithering side of nature and pet a live snake! Presented by Daggerwing Nature Center. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

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Done with Bullying
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 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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Art Club
Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 4:00 pm

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

Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 6:30 pm

Bears.

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

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Toddler Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 10:00 am

Wonder & Joy!

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

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Read, Refresh, Repeat DEAR Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 3:30 pm

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes in complete and total silence (Drop Everything And Read Sustained Silent Reading). Afterwards, enjoy a yummy snack while listening to an exciting read-aloud. A light snack will be given to those who participate in the entire program. Ages 8-11. (45 min.)

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Little Wonders
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for little ones. Ages 9-23 mos. (30 min.)

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Baby Book & Boogie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 10:00 am

Stretch, kick, clap and sing along with your child as we have a special music and movement story time just for babies. Ages 4-12 mos. (30 min.)

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Under the Sea
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 11:00 am

Explore sea creatures through stories, songs, a craft and a film. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

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Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

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

Winter Crafternoon
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Make five different winter-themed crafts. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

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A Season of Giving
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Celebrate the season with the classic story “The Giving Tree,” by Shel Silverstein, then make something special to give someone your love. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Fire Safety with PBC Fire Rescue
Main Library
Wed, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Learn important things you can do to prevent fire and how to stay safe in the event of a fire emergency. After an exciting presentation, we will get to tour a real fire truck! (Please note that a fire emergency could cause a fire truck to be delayed or unavailable.) Ages 2-11. (60 min.)

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Play Me a Story
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 5:30 pm

Join us for holiday stories and skits! There is a part for everyone: behind the scenes, center stage, or as a part of the cheering audience! All ages. (60 min.)

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Itsy Bitsy Babies
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 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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Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 10:00 am

Wonder & Joy!

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

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Dora's Winter Fiesta
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 10:30 am

Celebrate winter with Dora the Explorer! We'll read a book, make a craft, enjoy a special treat, and more. Ages 3-6. (45 min.)

Catch That Gingerbread Man!
Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 3:30 pm

Listen to and participate in our slightly silly version of the Gingerbread Man and decorate some delicious cookies. All ages. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 4:00 pm

Build a Toy Factory.

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

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Cube-tastic Craft Time!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 4:30 pm

Construct your own cube crafts of favorite television and game characters by just cutting and folding. All materials will be provided. Ages 9-14. (45 min.)

Toddler Time: Extra Story Times
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 10:15 am

Join us for three Fridays of fun with rhymes, songs and activities perfectly suited for your toddler and you. Ages 12-24 mos. (40 min.)

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Tiny Tikes Story Time
Main Library
Fri, Dec 19, 10:30 am

Sing and play the morning away! Babies, parents and caregivers will love this special time filled with music, stories and play. Ages 6-23 mos. (45 min.)

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Baby Time: Extra Story Times
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 11:15 am

Join us for three Fridays of fun with rhymes, songs and activities specifically designed for your baby and you. Ages 0-12 mos. (40 min.)

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Craft for Kids
Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 3:30 pm

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

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The Cool Creative Kids Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 3:30 pm

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

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LEGO® Club
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 19, 4:00 pm

Bring your imagination and build something. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.)

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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Gardens Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 10:30 am

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

Winter Baby Story Time Special
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 10:30 am

Your baby will enjoy fun songs, rhymes, books and playtime in our baby story time. Ages 0-23 mos. (35 min.)

Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 11:00 am

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

All Aboard!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 11:00 am

Sound the whistle, get your ticket, the Greenacres Express is here! Don’t miss this special event with a story and a craft while an electric train chugs through the library. Ages 5-9. (45 min.)

Snowed In with a Holiday Movie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (100 min.) There may not be snow in Florida, but we can still celebrate the winter season. Dress in your coziest, family-friendly pajamas and join us for a movie and hot cocoa. All ages. G

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Sugar & Spice Gingerbread Workshop!
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

Children and families are invited to build gingerbread houses made of graham crackers, frosting and candy! Flex your creativity and share a sweet experience with those you love! All ages. (60 min.)

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Family Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 10:30 am

Frogs.

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

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Winter Story Time
Main Library
Mon, Dec 22, 10:30 am

Get ready for some great wintertime stories, fun musical games to celebrate the season, and a special winter craft. Ages 2-7. (45 min.)

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Board Game Fun
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 1:00 pm

Play classics like Monopoly, Candyland and Connect Four. (60 min.)

Children's Movie
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (30 min.) After the movie, make a winter craft. All ages. G

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Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 6:30 pm

Frogs.

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

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Happy New Year Cards
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

It’s almost a brand new year, so let’s make cards to wish a happy 2015 to those we love. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 2:30 pm

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

Winter Fun!
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 3:00 pm

Hear some great winter stories and decorate sugar cookies to take home. Dress to get messy. Ages 5-8. (45 min.)

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Adventures in Motion
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 3:00 pm

Build exploding popsicle chains and falling domino trails! Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

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Bilingual Story Times
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 27, 10:30 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 28, 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, Dec 29, 10:30 am

Favorite Books.

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

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Minecraft Meetup
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 11:00 am

Bring your device and challenge other players in a game. Snacks and crafts included. Ages 8-12. (75 min.)

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Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

Or how about an indoor snowball fight, or play pin the carrot nose on Olaf, or feed Sven the hungry reindeer? And, yes, there will be an edible kit to take with you to build your own snowman. Ages 5-8. (60 min.)

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A Frozen Winter Wonderland
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

We’ll build a snowman, then find out what happens when you put him in summer, make snowflakes that would make Elsa proud, and more Frozen-inspired crafts. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Wii U Gaming
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

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

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Family Movie
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (101 min.) All ages. PG

Warmth of Friendship
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:30 pm

Cozy up to these stories about animals helping each other during winter, and then make a special craft to give a loved one. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Curious George Day
Main Library
Mon, Dec 29, 3:00 pm

Everyone’s favorite monkey will be the guest of honor for an afternoon of stories, games and crafts. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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LEGO® Bricks
Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 4:00 pm

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

Pajama Hour
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 6:30 pm

Favorite Books.

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

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Duct, Duct Tape
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 11:00 am

Use that sticky stuff to create wallets, bookmarks, flowers, bags and more. Ages 9-12. (60 min.)

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Nearly New Year's
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 11:15 am

Join us for an early welcome to 2015! Make a party hat and noise makers to ring in a "Happy Noon Year!" We'll hear stories and dance as we wait to countdown to the noon "ball drop." Ages 3-10. (60 min.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Chill at the library by watching this refreshing movie. Make cool crafts to take home. All materials will be provided. Ages 8 & up. PG

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Disney Crafternoon Movie
Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.) Join us for this beastly movie about the power of kindness and make a wish box to hold your fondest dream inside. G

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Movie Singalong Reprise!
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Come join us to singalong and dance! Come dressed up in your favorite Disney gear. All ages. PG

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Indoor Races Day
Main Library
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Have some fun during this school break with fun indoor races. Bring your friends and join in on the fun! Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Build with LEGO® Bricks
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 3:00 pm

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

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Heroes vs. Villains Party!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 3:00 pm

Enjoy games, crafts and snacks as we pit heroes against villains. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Happy New Year!
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 31, 11:00 am

Celebrate the New Year with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.)

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Happy New Year!
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Dec 31, 11:30 am

Ring in the New Year with crafts and a New Year’s Eve countdown. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Make & Take Crafts
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Nov 15, 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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Teen Program
Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 10:30 am

Help children in grades K-5 and earn volunteer hours for school. A completed application packet, one-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Movie Magic @ Your Library
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 1:30 pm

©Twentieth Century Fox. Come watch another popular teen read-turned blockbuster movie! Make a simple craft and discuss the differences between the book and the movie. Ages 13 & up. (126 min.) PG-13

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Teens - Blind Date with a Book Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

You have gone on your blind date, now it is time to discuss what you've read. Was it a perfect match or was your date a dud? Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.

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Anime/Manga Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy watching anime and reading manga? Then join us for anime episodes and manga-related crafts and activities. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Thanksgiving Tapers
West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:30 pm

Make a fun turkey craft or your own creation using our collection of colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 25, 4:00 pm

Love manga, comic books or art? Come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Sundae on Saturday - with Books!
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 29, 3:00 pm

Join us for ice cream sundaes and a conversation about whatever you are reading: novels, manga, fanfic, graphic novels, etc. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Beads, Bells and Books
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 6:30 pm

Create a necklace or bookmark using beads and bells. Talk about a book you like and select a book from our prize box. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

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CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the CreationStation allows teens 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.)

Ornament Origami
Tequesta Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 6:00 pm

Ever wondered how they made that out of paper? Join us for an origami ornament party and create your own to take home. Drinks and snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Japanese Anime & Culture Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 6:30 pm

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

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Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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YA Spotlight: John Green
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

Come discuss the spotlighted author, get read-alike suggestions, and generally rave (or trash) what you’ve been reading. Snacks provided. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Pizza and Pages
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:30 pm

We'll be discussing "The Book Thief," by Markus Zusak, while snacking on pizza. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.)

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Teen Chess Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 07, 2:00 pm

Think you have what it takes to challenge your friends in a game or two? Or if you would like to learn to play the game, join us to learn from other teens. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Crafternoon
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 4:00 pm

Use a simple pattern to turn paper into gift bags for your family and friends. Personalize them with embellishments. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 6:00 pm

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

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Teen Holiday Cookie Decorating
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 6:30 pm

Get ready for the holidays by joining us to make festive cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. We will also provide hot cocoa to enjoy with your cookie creations. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Unfrosted Notes
Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Rave or trash the current book, graphic novel or manga you're reading and share it while snacking on cookies and hot cocoa. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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Gingerbread House Workshop
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Assemble and decorate a unique gingerbread house created from graham crackers, frosting and candy. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Worshop
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Find-tune your writing skills (fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose). Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers' Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Fine-tune your writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose. Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers' Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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New Visions for the New Year-Teen Vision Boards
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 4:30 pm

2015 is almost here and it is time to reflect on what is, what was, and what may be. Create a “vision board” to help you focus on what you want to achieve and change in the upcoming New Year. All materials will be provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Reading Buddies
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 10:30 am

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours hours for school. A completed application packet, 1-hour training session, and 3.0 GPA are required. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Sweet Inspiration
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 3:00 pm

Enjoy the sweet inspiration of rich chocolates and colorful candy while creating unique cards and paper crafts using specialty papers, ink stamps, stickers and glitter. Poetry and paper craft books available for additional inspiration. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

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Teen Art Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 14, 2:30 pm

Love manga, comic books or art? Come draw and craft with us! Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

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Teen Gingerbread House Decorating
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 6:00 pm

Make an edible house with a graham cracker base and choose the candies you want to use to decorate it. Be prepared to get sticky! Space is limited. Ages 12-17. (45 min.)

CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the CreationStation allows teens 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.)

Gingerbread House Making
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 6:00 pm

Make and decorate a house out of graham crackers and candy. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Gamerz Day
Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:30 pm

Join a game of Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or other Wii games, or try a new board game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Teen Takeover
Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh, anime, Wii games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

Life-Sized Board Games
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 11:00 am

Come play games like Pac-Man and more! Ages 12 & up. (60 min.)

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Fuyu Tosho-Con: Manga Meals & Anime Art
Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

Fuyu is Japanese for winter and Toshokan is Japanese for library. Fuyu Tosho-Con is the library's winter festival of manga & anime! Learn how to make a tasty traditional winter treat and a crafty work of art as we get ready for our Cosplay Café. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Anime/Manga Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

If you enjoy watching anime and reading manga, then join us for some anime and manga-related activities. This month, we will be making anime-inspired shrinky dinks! Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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Anime Club
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Fuyu Tosho-Con: Cosplay Café
Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 3:00 pm

Come in your favorite cosplay and prepare to be served by the staff at our charming Anime Café. Enjoy classical music, coffee, milk, traditional winter snacks, and big screen anime. End your afternoon with our version of a Japanese game show! Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Game On!
Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Card games, Scrabble, Monopoly, other classic board games, along with Mario Cart and other Wii games are waiting for you at our afternoon of friendly competition and tasty snacks. Grades 6-12. Limit 20. (90 min.)

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A Sundae on Monday Teen Book Group
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 3:00 pm

Join us for ice cream sundaes and the chance to talk about whatever you are reading now: manga, graphic novel, fiction, nonfiction, etc. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Dance Party
Main Library
Mon, Dec 22, 4:00 pm

Start your school vacation with some fun! Our Multipurpose Room will become a dance club for this very special dance party just for teens! Bring your friends and dance the afternoon away! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 10-17. (60 min.)

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Teen Movie Matinee
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 27, 2:30 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Join us gamers, anime and fantasy fans. Feel free to cosplay as your favorite character from the games or movie. There will be snacks! Ages 13 & up. (101 min.) PG-13

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Teen Matinee
Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

©20th Century Fox. (126 min.) Popcorn and other snacks provided. Grades 6-12. PG-13

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Teen Movie
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 1:30 pm

©Summit Entertainment. (140 min.) Bring your friends, enjoy some snacks, and watch Tris and Four in this action/adventure inspired by the first book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy. Grades 6-12. PG-13

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It's a New Year! Vision Boards
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Do you have some resolutions for this New Year? Vision boards are a creative way of laying out your dreams so that you can focus on them, and ultimately realize your goals. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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Window Art
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 6:00 pm

Use 3D paint to create window cling designs that can be used to decorate windows and other flat surfaces. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.)

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