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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2014-11-23
E.g., 2014-11-23
Adult Program
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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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

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.)

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

©Miramax. (120 min.) PG

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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.)

Book Life Presents: Jane Austen Cinema
Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 06, 2:00 pm

©Focus Features. (127 min.) PG

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

©Focus Features. (127 min.) PG

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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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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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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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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.)

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.)

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

Preregister.
Teen Program
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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