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E.g., 2014-09-21
E.g., 2014-09-21
Adult Program
Banned Books Week Book Discussion: Looking for Alaska
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Sep 22, 3:30 pm

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read! Join in a discussion of John Green's prize-winning Young Adult novel about teen loneliness, joy, mischief and maturity. Learn about the reasons behind challenges and attempts to ban books including the one being discussed. (60 min.)

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Book Life Presents: What Makes You “You”?
Main Library
Mon, Sep 22, 6:30 pm

Do you know that almost every cell in your body (more than five trillion cells!) has a complete set of instructions on how to make you? Join scientists from Scripps Research in a fun evening of discovery for the whole family. Isolate your own DNA (just like researchers do in the lab) and learn what DNA has to do with the ground-breaking science taking place in Palm Beach County. All ages; parents must accompany children. Limit 50. (90 min.)

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Celebrate Banned Book Week: Book Discussion: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," by Maya Angelou
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 23, 2:00 pm

Engage in a lively discussion about the autobiography written by the late Maya Angelou which has been challenged often since its first publication in 1969. This book discussion is staff-led. (60 min.)

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Adult Summer Book Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 25, 3:00 pm

Staff will lead a discussion of “The Namesake,” by Jhumpa Lahiri. Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (90 min.)

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Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 07, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Read "Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking," by Pati Jinich, then pick a recipe to try at home. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with facilitator and foodie librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Italian American Heritage Month Book Discussion
West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 08, 2:00 pm

Join the celebration by reading "The Shoemaker's Wife," by Adriana Trigiani, a rich, sweeping epic which tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream. Our librarian and engaging facilitator, Stacy Alesi, leads this discussion. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Book Life Presents: Healthy Eating with Whole Foods Market
Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 08, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a cooking demonstration by Courtney Burke, Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist with Whole Foods Market, Palm Beach Gardens. Learn to prepare healthy recipes using local organic produce! (60 min.)

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Book & Film Discussion: Contact
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 1:30 pm

In recognition of World Space Week, join in an "out of this world" discussion of Carl Sagan's novel about the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence. Return on 10/16 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Warner Bros. (150 min.) PG

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The American Novel Since 1945
Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 2:00 pm

View a lecture from this Open Yale Course series led by professor Amy Hungerford, and stay for a brief discussion. Pick up a copy of “The Crying of Lot 49,” by Thomas Pynchon at the Information Desk. Shown with permission. (2 hr.)

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Book Life Presents: The Crime Scene Effect, How TV and the Media have it All Wrong
Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 09, 6:30 pm

Dr. Paul L. Friedman, Professor and Department Chair, Crime Scene Technology and Criminal Justice at Palm Beach State College will present this lecture about Crime Scene Investigation. The lecture will concentrate on what really happens behind the yellow tape and in our crime labs. Due to graphic subject matter, mature audiences suggested. (90 min.)

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The Great War: Book Discussion Series
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 15, 3:30 pm

As we commemorate the centenary of the First World War, learn about life in the trenches during a lively lecture and discussion of war poet Siegfried Sassoon’s biographical novel, “Memoirs of an Infantry Officer.” Sign up at the Information Desk and check out a copy of the book. (60 min.)

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Book & Film Discussion: Contact
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 16, 1:30 pm

In recognition of World Space Week, join in an "out of this world" discussion of Carl Sagan's novel about the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence. Return on 10/16 to see the movie followed by a brief discussion. ©Warner Bros. (150 min.) PG

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Book Life Presents: Crime in Everyday Life; Myths and Facts
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 20, 3:00 pm

Dr. Rachel Babo Santos, Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University, will discuss how routine, everyday activities set the stage for illegal activities and will debunk the myths about crime, criminals and the criminal justice system that have become part of conventional wisdom. She will present simple and inexpensive changes in the physical environment and patterns of everyday activity that can often produce substantial decreases in crime rates. Dr. Santos will relate her talk to some of the themes in the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn. (90 min.)

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Book Life Presents: "Gone Girl"
Main Library
Tue, Oct 21, 2:00 pm

This mystery thriller was the book that we could not put down, a wild ride of a page turner! Let’s get together to talk about all the chilling twists, startling revelations and non-stop surprises. Who did you believe, suspect, sympathize with, and despise? Chatting about it could be almost as fun as reading it! Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. (60 min.)

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Book Life Presents: "Gone Girl"
Main Library
Tue, Oct 21, 2:00 pm

This mystery thriller was the book that we could not put down, a wild ride of a page turner! Let’s get together to talk about all the chilling twists, startling revelations and non-stop surprises. Who did you believe, suspect, sympathize with, and despise? Chatting about it could be almost as fun as reading it! Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. (60 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Herbs for Health and Wellness
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 22, 2:30 pm

Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County, University of Florida, Ada Medina-Solórzano, BS Certified Servsafe Instructor discusses how to add herbs to enhance your meals and the health benefits of particular herbs. Receive information on how to plant and take care of herbs. (60 min.)

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Club de Lectura en Español (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Oct 28, 6:30 pm

Venga para una conversación literaria entre amigos de la lectura. Para encontrar el libro de este mes, visite el Mostrador de Circulación en la Biblioteca Principal o llame al 561-233-2600. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Teen Program
Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 24, 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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Teens - Blind Date with a Book - Book Pickup
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 14, 9:00 am

To kick off Teen Read Week why not have a blind date at the library? ... with a book, that is. Starting Oct 14 through Oct 31, come in any time during the library's open hours and pick up your “date” at the Youth Services’ desk, then join us Nov 22 as we discuss our books. Ages 12-17.

Pizza Chat: Fic Swap!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 6:00 pm

Get ready to share what scares you! This month we're going to share a part of our favorite scary book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga while enjoying pizza, candy and drinks. Ages 12-17. (60-90 min.)

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Teens - Blind Date with a Book - Book Pickup
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Oct 31, 9:00 am

To kick off Teen Read Week why not have a blind date at the library? ... with a book, that is. October 31st is your last chance to come in (any time during library's open hours) and pick up your “date” at the Youth Services’ desk, then join us on November 22nd as we discuss our books. Ages 12-17.