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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 1:00 pm

GarageBand.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

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English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
Main Library
Wed, Dec 03, 11:00 am

Learn how to find funders for your nonprofit organization with the Foundation Center's comprehensive research tool, Foundation Directory Online. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Wed, Dec 03, 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

Preregister.
Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Dec 04, 2:00 pm

Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

Preregister.
1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Dec 04, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 4 y 18 de diciembre ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

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Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

Preregister.
Zumba®
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

This Latin-inspired dance fitness class is taking the world by storm! Engage in exciting tropical moves and rhythms. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Craft Night: DIY Holiday Mason Jar Cookie Mix
Main Library
Mon, Dec 08, 6:00 pm

Are you looking to make a unique, homemade gift for this holiday season? Join us for this special edition of Craft Night as we create Double Dutch Chocolate Holiday cookie mixes in mason jars. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 20. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 1:00 pm

Taking Digital Photos.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Medicare 101
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Please join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Director Samantha Howell for an overview of all Medicare plan options and benefits for 2015. (60 min.)

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Dec 09, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 2:30 pm

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - its's free and accessible. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author: Ruth Hartman Berge
Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 6:00 pm

Local author Ruth Hartman Berge will discuss her novel, “Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach County: Boomer Memories from Dairy Belle to Double Roads.” Books available for purchase; a book signing will follow. (60 min.)

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Win that Government Contract! Learn How to Maximize Your Paper Trail
Main Library
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

You aspire to win a government contract and you know you can present your firm effectively, but do your numbers tell the same positive story? Mr. Scruton guides you inside the minds of the people who crunch numbers. Presented by Phil Scruton, Consultant at PBSC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC). (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Responding to Government Solicitations - RFQ/RFP
Main Library
Thu, Dec 11, 3:00 pm

Palm Beach State College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will help you understand the RFP and RFQ processes for government contracting. You will also discover some of the practical applications upon which to write a winning response. In addition, participants will be provided with resources containing other methodologies that many entities utilize. Don't forget to bring your business cards for a drawing! Presented by Jackie Rule, Consultant at SBDC, Government Contracting Section. (60 min.) Call SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Hands, Words and Brains: What Cognitive Archaeology Can Teach Us About Being “Human”
Main Library
Thu, Dec 11, 7:00 pm

Presented by Lana Ruck, archaeology is a broad scientific discipline that lets us study past populations. By studying what people left behind, we can better understand how they lived, what they made, and how they interacted with each other. Cognitive archaeology focuses on what these material remains can teach us about how people thought about the world around them, and how they expressed those thoughts. (75 min.)

Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 13, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

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Acoustic Java Jam
Main Library
Sat, Dec 13, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (2 hr.)

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Domingo de Dominó (Sunday Domino Club)
Main Library
Sun, Dec 14, 2:00 pm

Domingo, 14 de diciembre, 2:00 pm ¿Te gusta jugar al dominó? Únete a nuestro nuevo club de dominó y juega con otros participantes. Conjuntos serán proporcionados o usted puede traer su conjunto. Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. Do you enjoy playing dominoes? Join our new Domino Club and play with other participants. Sets will be provided or you can bring your own. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

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CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 1:00 pm

Using a Video Camera.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Crafternoon: DIY Paper Gift Boxes
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 3:00 pm

Add a special touch to birthday and holiday presents by creating your own gift boxes and bags. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

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English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in an informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is necessary. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

Preregister.
1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Dec 18, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 4 y 18 de diciembre ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. You’ll be delighted to learn Salsa’s basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Dec 19, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.) PG

Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 20, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

Preregister.
CreationStation Demonstration
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 1:00 pm

Recording in Audacity.

Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Each week, library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con una especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preregister.
Yoga @ your Library!
Main Library
Sat, Dec 27, 9:15 am

Join us for this three-week series of gentle yoga taught by Hegina Rodrigues, a certified Yoga instructor. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (75 min.)

Preregister.
Early Childhood Developmental Screenings (Evaluación del Desarrollo para Niños de Temprana Edad)
Main Library
Tue, Mar 10, 3:00 pm

Martes, 2 de diciembre, 3:00 pm martes, 10 de marzo, 3-6pm ¿Tiene preocupaciones por el desarrollo de su hijo o hija? No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir una evaluación preliminar gratis para su hijo o hija. Será ofrecida por profesionales de Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Centro de Autismo y Discapacidades Relacionadas. Esta evaluación en la unidad móvil de FAU podría ayudar con un diagnóstico y una intervención temprana. Los padres o madres deben estar presentes durante la evaluación para proveer consentimiento y recibir los resultados. Edades 18 meses-8 años. Se requiere registrarse. Do you have developmental concerns for your child? Please join trained staff from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities for a free screening of your child at FAU’s mobile unit. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results. Ages 18 mos.-8.

Preregister.
Children's Program
The Human Body Experience
Main Library
Wed, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Join us for a special story time all about the human body. Learn what our bodies can do through science and crafts. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Wed, Dec 03, 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

Preregister.
CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting
Main Library
Sat, Dec 06, 10:00 am

Bring the whole family for a 15 minute photo session. We'll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends, or send it as an eCard. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just want to say hello to friends and family, this will be a fun event! Space is limited.

Preregister.
Winter Origami
Main Library
Wed, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Explore the art of Japanese paper folding. Beginners and experienced paper folders are welcome to learn how to make something new and exciting using nothing more than simple paper. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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Fire Safety with PBC Fire Rescue
Main Library
Wed, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Learn important things you can do to prevent fire and how to stay safe in the event of a fire emergency. After an exciting presentation, we will get to tour a real fire truck! (Please note that a fire emergency could cause a fire truck to be delayed or unavailable.) Ages 2-11. (60 min.)

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Tiny Tikes Story Time
Main Library
Fri, Dec 19, 10:30 am

Sing and play the morning away! Babies, parents and caregivers will love this special time filled with music, stories and play. Ages 6-23 mos. (45 min.)

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Winter Story Time
Main Library
Mon, Dec 22, 10:30 am

Get ready for some great wintertime stories, fun musical games to celebrate the season, and a special winter craft. Ages 2-7. (45 min.)

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Happy New Year Cards
Main Library
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

It’s almost a brand new year, so let’s make cards to wish a happy 2015 to those we love. Ages 4-9. (45 min.)

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Curious George Day
Main Library
Mon, Dec 29, 3:00 pm

Everyone’s favorite monkey will be the guest of honor for an afternoon of stories, games and crafts. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Indoor Races Day
Main Library
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Have some fun during this school break with fun indoor races. Bring your friends and join in on the fun! Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Dec 02, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the CreationStation allows teens the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

CreationStation Teen Time
Main Library
Tue, Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Teen Time in the CreationStation allows teens the opportunity to work with any specific software or equipment currently featured. Have you wanted to create your own mix in GarageBand? Do some editing with Photoshop? Begin creating your own video game? Shoot and edit your own film? The CreationStation can help with that! A CreationStation mentor will be on hand to assist teens during the open time. (2 hr.)

Teen Dance Party
Main Library
Mon, Dec 22, 4:00 pm

Start your school vacation with some fun! Our Multipurpose Room will become a dance club for this very special dance party just for teens! Bring your friends and dance the afternoon away! Light refreshments will be served. Ages 10-17. (60 min.)

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