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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration
Celebración del Inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Main Library
Sat, Sep 12, 1:30 pm
sábado, 12 de septiembre
Celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month with master guitarist Arturo Romay, a bachata demonstration by dance instructor Javier LaTorre, and more!
(3 hr.)
Celebremos el inicio del Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay, una demostración de bachata por el instructor de baile, Javier LaTorre, y más!
(3 hr.)
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
martes, 15 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Meet & Greet with the Mayan Princess
Encuentro con la Princesa Maya
Main Library
Thu, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
jueves, 17 de septiembre
Learn about the history of the Rabin Ajaw, or Mayan Princess, from the Rabin Ajaw herself! Presentation will be followed by a question & answer period and light refreshments.
(90 min.)
Aprenda la historia de la Rabin Ajaw, o Princesa Maya, con sus propias palabras! Presentación será seguida por una sesión de preguntas y respuestas y se ofrecerá comida ligera.
(90 min.)
Movie Matinee
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
"A Better Life." ©Summit Entertainment. (98 min.)
PG-13
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
sábado, 19 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Spain & Beyond: A Musical Journey
España y Más: Un Viaje Musical
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
sábado, 19 de septiembre
Alexandra Marie will perform traditional songs from various countries. Her performance includes: a Paso Doble from Spain, a Joropo from Venezuela, a Tango from Argentina, and a Habanera Siboney from Cuba.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Alexandra Marie interpretará canciones tradicionales de varios países. Su interpretación incluye: un Paso Doble de España, un Joropo de Venezuela, un Tango de Argentina, y una Habanera Siboney de Cuba. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Mariachi Pancho Villa
Mariachi Pancho Villa
West Boca Branch
Sun, Sep 20, 2:30 pm
domingo, 20 de septiembre
Mariachi Pancho Villa will entertain you with favorite tunes from the Mexican mariachi tradition.
(60 min.)
Mariachi Pancho Villa los deleitará con canciones favoritas en el estilo tradicional mariachi de México.
(60 min.)
CANCELLED - Cultural Food Diversity Program: A Taste of the World: Mexico
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 11:00 am
People all over the world tend to regard their own diet as sensible and the diets of other cultures as bizarre or strange. Join us for eight food tastings from September 2015 until March 2016 and discover the multicultural differences that make America the melting pot that it is.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Traditional Dances of Bolivia
Bailes Tradicionales de Bolivia
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
sábado, 26 de septiembre
Semilla Boliviana presents their repertoire of traditional dances of Bolivia.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El Centro Cultural Semilla Boliviana presentará su repertorio de bailes tradicionales de Bolivia. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
The Tuna of Weston
La Tuna de Weston
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
The Tuna of Weston performs songs in the traditional style of the Tuna, with a variety of instruments and audience participation.
(60 min.)
La Tuna de Weston interpreta canciones en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna, con una variedad de instrumentos y la participación de la audiencia. Boletos disponibles (dos por persona) a partir de miércoles, el 16 de septiembre.
(60 min.)
Dominican Republic’s Traditions: It’s Carnival!
Tradiciones de la Republica Dominicana: ¡Es Carnaval!
Main Library
Sun, Sep 27, 2:30 pm
domingo, 27 de septiembre
Enjoy the colorful costumes and the dance of El Diablo Cojuelo presented by Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano.
(60 min.)
Disfrute de trajes coloridos y el baile del Diablo Cojuelo presentado por el Club Socio-Cultural Dominicano. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca.
(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.)
Children's Program
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 10:00 am
School Daze!
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Acreage Explorers' Club: Costa Rica
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm
We're uncovering mysteries and wonders across the globe. Journey with us through interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, music, games and food of Costa Rica. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Play Me a Story
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 5:30 pm
Families are invited for a special bilingual story time in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! We'll be reading "Abuela," by Arthur Dorros and celebrating joyful family adventures. All ages.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 10:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Dora & Friends
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 11:30 am
Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Dora and her friends! We will dance to multicultural music, read some Dora books, make a Dora related craft, and go on a short scavenger hunt through a fun Dora maze! Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 10:00 am
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 12:30 pm
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Thrilling Thursday Story Times
Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:00 am
In Praise of Autumn.
Stories, music and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:15 am
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 pm
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
West Boynton Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:15 am
Time for a fiesta! Celebrate Latin American traditions, cultures, music, dance and participate in a variety of activities for a fun-filled morning! Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Papel Picado!
¡Papel Picado!
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 4:00 pm
lunes, 28 de septiembre
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us to create a traditional Mexican art form, called "papel picado." Parents are welcome! Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
En honor del Mes de la Hispanidad, únase a nosotros para crear una forma de arte tradicional mexicano, llamado "papel picado." ¡Los padres son bienvenidos! Edades 8 en adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 10:15 am
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 4:00 pm
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.