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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-06-24
E.g., 2015-06-24
Adult Program
Book Discussion: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," by Cheryl Strayed
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 27, 6:00 pm
Join us in a discussion of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about her 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. Stop by the information desk to pick up a copy of the book.
(60 min.)
Escape the Ordinary: Blind Date with a Book
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jun 10, 4:30 pm
Select and unveil from a selection of covered books. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jun 11, 1:30 pm
Discuss Edsel's book recounting the incredible true story of how stolen works of art were recovered from behind enemy lines during WWII. Return on 6/25 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
In recognition of the liberation of Europe during WWII in June 1944, join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Robert Edsel's book, "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Theives, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History."
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jun 11, 2:00 pm
Discuss Laura Hillenbrand's book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption." Return on 6/15 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
Participate in an inspiring book discussion and film viewing of an incredibly resilient man, Louie Zamperini, who lived through a series of catastrophes and persevered during WWII.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jun 15, 1:00 pm
"Unbroken."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(137 min.)
Watch the film adaptation of Hillenbrand's book followed by a brief discussion. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Library.
Participate in an inspiring book discussion and film viewing of an incredibly resilient man, Louie Zamperini, who lived through a series of catastrophes and persevered during WWII.
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Old Gringo")
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 6:30 pm
Martes, 16 de junio, 6:30 pm Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Gringo Viejo" de Carlos Fuentes. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de Información.
(90 min.)
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "The End of the Affair," by Graham Greene. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 01.
Book & Film Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Published in 1960, "To Kill a Mockingbird" was immediately successful and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. It has become a classic of modern American literature. Return on 6/23 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
Participate in a lively book and film discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jun 20, 11:00 am
"The Pleasure Trap," by Niobia Bryant.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Book & Film Discussion
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 1:30 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(129 min.)
See the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Harper Lee's book.
Participate in a lively book and film discussion of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.
Preregister.
Not rated.
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 1:30 pm
"The Monuments Men."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(118 min.)
Watch the film adaptation of Edsel's book followed by a brief discussion.
In recognition of the liberation of Europe during WWII in June 1944, join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Robert Edsel's book, "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Theives, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History."
(2.5 hr.)
Preregister.
PG-13
Comic Book Club: "The Avengers" Edition
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 7:00 pm
Meet fellow comic book fans to chat about your favorite heroes and villains. This month, the group will focus on all things related to "The Avengers." Enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Library.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Children's Program
Big Nate: Game On!
Main Library
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

All "Big Nate" fans won’t want to miss out on all of the fun! Enjoy games and a special project all about the “big” man himself: Nate! Ages 7-11.

Preregister. (45 min.)
"The Bookstore Mouse" Book Club
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 31, 2:00 pm

Join us at the end of the month for a book club on "The Bookstore Mouse," by Peggy Christian. We will have discussions, a craft and a treat. Copies of the book will be available at the children's desk for check out at the beginning of the month. This book has a Lexile Level of 810. Grades 3-6.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "Charlotte’s Web," by E.B. White. Pick up the book at the Youth Services Desk starting Mon, May 11.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

(45 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
"Charlotte's Web."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(94 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will watch and discuss the movie.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

(2 hr.)
Preregister.
G
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” by Brian Selznick. Grades 3-5.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

(45 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Heroes Book Discussion
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 29, 2:30 pm

Heroes, villains and Greek gods abound in the book "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," by Rick Riordan. Check out a copy of the book at preregistration. Participants will be eligible to win an "epic" prize at the book discussion. Snacks provided. Grades 4-6. Limited 12. (45 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 08.

Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
"Hugo."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(125 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will watch and discuss the movie.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

Preregister.
PG
Teen Program
Frosted Notes
Main Library
Thu, Jun 11, 3:00 pm
Rave or trash the current book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Join your friends or make new ones! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 7:00 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (90 min.)