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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Book Life Presents: Cookbook Showcase on Indian and French Cuisine
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
Take your own “Hundred Foot Journey” with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi from the West Boca Branch Library, as she showcases a variety of Indian and French cookbooks available in the library. Books discussed will be available to check out after the lecture.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Cookbook Showcase on Indian and French Cuisine
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
Take your own “Hundred Foot Journey” with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi from the West Boca Branch Library, as she showcases a variety of Indian and French cookbooks available in the library. Books discussed will be available to check out after the lecture.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 2:30 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 2:30 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Read "A New Napa Cuisine," by Christopher Kostow. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 4:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 4:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 1:30 pm
Book discussion of "The Pianist." Return on 9/17 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
September is Classical Music Month. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, "The Pianist" set in Poland during World War II.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "The Cider House Rules," by John Irving. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: India - Heart of the Spice World. Lecture 2: China - From Peppercorns to Tea.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book Discussion: The Cuckoo's Calling
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Think you know detectives? You've never met one like Cormoran Strike of "The Cuckoo's Calling" in this acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The discussion is staff-led.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Are You Required to Get a Vaccination?
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 2:15 pm
Dr. Alina Alonso from the Palm Beach County Health Department will discuss the value of immunizations, which are required and which are recommended and what you can expect after the shots.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Tertulia Literaria (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Martes, 15 de septiembre, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “Santa Evita” de Tomas Eloy Martínez. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información.
(90 min.)
Book Life Presents: Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and "Go Set a Watchmen"
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
While it is important to look back at Jim Crowism, hatred, lies and racism, it is even more important to view fear, whether the fear rises from ignorance, history, from a perspective of voice or silence. Atticus, of course, is the quintessential “voice.” Harper Lee may illustrate both sides as she spoke out in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and then rarely publicly spoke or wrote again. Her new novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” may add to the silence or open new voices; even her own. Join us for this lecture by Dr. John Childrey from Florida Atlantic University.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 1:30 pm
"The Pianist."
©‎Focus Features.
(150 min.)
Film viewing & discussion.
September is Classical Music Month. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, "The Pianist" set in Poland during World War II.
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Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Through the Camera Lens
Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Join us for a panel discussion with artist whose photographs were selected into the “Art at the Airport” exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2. Featured photographers will show samples of their work, speak about what inspires them, and share some hints about the equipment and special techniques they use to create award-winning photographs.
(90 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book & Film Discussion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
Book Life Presents: Book & Film Discussion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"To Kill a Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: Mexico - Chiles for Every Palate. Lecture 4: Mediterranean Spices - Exotic Blends.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book & Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
"Macbeth." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (140 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for the a book/film discussion of Shakespeare's classic tale "Macbeth" and the 1971 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) R
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: Treasured Spices in Northern Europe. Lecture 6: New American Cuisine - The Global Kitchen.
This DVD lecture will reveal the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world – and perhaps even your own backyard – into your everyday meals. An aromatic array of spices fills each lesson, providing you with myriad ways to use spices in every part of your meal from soup to dessert.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Songs of Triumph, a History of the Negro Spiritual
Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
Using the art of storytelling and music, this program covers the development of the Negro Spiritual and its impact on all musical genres. Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush will perform and discuss the songs’ significance as a historical American art.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Banned Books Discussion
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read with this discussion of "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. Books available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Banned Book Discussion
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
We will discuss "A Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley, a dystopian novel written in 1931. Pick up a copy at the information desk and find out what all the fuss is about!
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction 2-3 months before publication, then come back and discuss what you've read.
(60 min.)
Book Discussion: "In the Time of Butterflies"
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 2:15 pm
Julia Alvarez’s second book fictionalizes the lives of the four Mirabal sisters as they grow from girlhood into their roles as leading opponents of Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s despotic regime in the Dominican Republic of the late 50s and 60s. Pick up a copy of the book when you register at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Banned Book Banter: "Brave New World"
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 3:30 pm
Staff will lead a lively discussion of the dystopian classic "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Crafternoon: Decoupage Glass Jars
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Try your hand at creating a fine art scene of your own. Use colored paper and images to create a decorative glass jar. All materials provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Children's Program
Magic Tree House Club #5: Night of the Ninjas
Main Library
Thu, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the world of Ninjas and Samurais with Jack and Annie. Sign up at the children’s desk to receive a copy of Night of the Ninjas and Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Ninjas and Samuarai to check out. Ages 6-10. Limit 19.
(45 min.)
Preregister.