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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Archaeology Brought to Life
Main Library
Thu, Apr 17, 7:00 pm

Explore the wonderful world of archaeology as we delve into Florida's exciting history with experts in the field to discuss the most up-to-date developments and studies that give us clues to where we come from and how we got here. (75 min.)

Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, Apr 18, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (91 min.) PG-13

Lives Change @ Your Library
Main Library
Fri, Apr 18, 2:00 pm

Celebrate National Library Week (Apr 13-19) by visiting the CreationStation and recording your thoughts on how the library has made a difference in your life! All ages. (60 min.)

CreationStation Orientation
Main Library
Tue, Apr 22, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts, and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Apr 22, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, Apr 23, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 02, 09, 16, 23 o 30 de abril, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, Apr 24, 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.

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1-2-3 Salsa!
Main Library
Thu, Apr 24, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 24 de abril, 6:30 pm ¡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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Poetry Workshop
Main Library
Fri, Apr 25, 2:00 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month with award-winning poet Stacie Kiner as she critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

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CreationStation Orientation
Main Library
Tue, Apr 29, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts, and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, Apr 29, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, Apr 30, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 02, 09, 16, 23 o 30 de abril, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 01, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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.
CreationStation Orientation
Main Library
Tue, May 06, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 06, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, May 07, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

ReferenceUSA!: What Is It and How Will It Help Me?
Main Library
Wed, May 07, 2:30 pm

ReferenceUSA is a leading provider of business and consumer research. This database can assist you in job searching, business, marketing, competitive analysis, fundraising and more. ReferenceUSA has information about over 20 million public and private businesses. Our Business Librarian will show you how to use ReferenceUSA and demonstrate how it can be of help to you. (60 min.)

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Introduction to Finding Funders for Nonprofits
Main Library
Thu, May 08, 1:00 pm

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

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Making Profits During Hard Times!
Main Library
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

Mr. Jenkins, President of Management Solutions for Profit, will address the tools required in order to be successful in the small- and medium-sized business sector. He will share with you the steps to improve your sales and operations and will also demonstrate how to develop a workable budget that will propel your firm forward. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at PBSC. (2 hr.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 08, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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, May 08, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 8 y 29 de mayo, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 13, 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.

Going Green and Staying Green!
Main Library
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Lana Blackman, Education and Media Specialist with the Solid Waste Authority of PBC, will explain how garbage is transformed into electricity, what to do with household hazardous waste and proper recycling techniques. (60 min.)

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Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, May 14, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

Proposal Writing Basics
Main Library
Thu, May 15, 10:00 am

This workshop will help nonprofits learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover how the proposal fits into the grant seeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, and tips for making each section of your proposal stronger. (90 min.)

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FUNdamentals of Contracting
Main Library
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

Jackie Rule, CBA Regional Program Manager, from Small Business Development Center at PBSC will discuss the following topics: understanding the System for Award Management (SAM) & the SBA profile page, development of a 1 - 2 minute elevator speech, understand the NAICS system and its relationship to the SAM portal, and development of a capability statement. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 561-862-4726 to preregister.

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 15, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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.
Movies at Main
Main Library
Fri, May 16, 2:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (125 min.) PG-13

CreationStation Orientation
Main Library
Tue, May 20, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month: Movie Specials: "Aristide and the Endless Revolution"
Main Library
Tue, May 20, 6:30 pm

© First Run/Icarus Films. Shown with permission. (83 min.) Bito David will lead a discussion of the film after showing. (2 hr.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 20, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, May 21, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

Pioneering Palm Beach: The Deweys and the South Florida Frontier
Main Library
Wed, May 21, 6:00 pm

Authors Janet M. De Vries and Ginger L. Pedersen will tell the fascinating but forgotten story of Byrd Dewey: writer, environmentalist and one of Palm Beach County's first real estate tycoons. (60 min.)

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Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 22, 2:00 pm

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

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Club de lectura en español: "Corazón tan blanco" (Book Discussion, in Spanish)
Main Library
Thu, May 22, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 22 de mayo, 6:30 pm Javier Marías, el ganador del Premio Barcelona, explora los secretos del pasado y los pecados del padre en esta novela intrigante. Ejemplares de este libro están disponibles en el Mostrador de Checkout. (60 min.)

CreationStation Orientation
Main Library
Tue, May 27, 1:00 pm

Learn about the brand new digital media lab at the Main Library. You'll have a chance to see CreationStation and hear about all the things that you can create: music, video, podcasts and much more, and find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. (30 min.)

English Exchange
Main Library
Tue, May 27, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras
Main Library
Wed, May 28, 2:00 pm

Miércoles, 07, 14, 21 o 28 de mayo, 2:00 pm (One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish) ¿Desea aprender como utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Crear una cuenta de correo electrónico? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento en Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se require registrarse.

May is Mental Health Month: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Our U.S. Military Veterans
Main Library
Wed, May 28, 2:00 pm

Let's honor and support those who serve us by learning about PTSD from Rita Clark, LCSW. Not only is she the Suicide Prevention Coordinator of the West Palm Beach Veteran's Administration Medical Center, but also a close family member of veterans who served in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq/Afghanistan. (60 min.)

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Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month: Haiti: The Land & The People
Main Library
Wed, May 28, 6:30 pm

Take a brief journey in Haiti's history and its culture with Bito David through his PowerPoint presentation. (60 min.)

Speak with a Specialist
Main Library
Thu, May 29, 2:00 pm

We have specialists in the areas of Consumer Health Information, Government Research, and Business Information, 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, May 29, 6:30 pm

Jueves, 8 y 29 de mayo, 6:30 pm ¡Ven y disfruta de este baile latino! Aprenderás pasos básicos de Salsa gozando de este ritmo tropical. (90 min.) You'll be delighted to learn basic steps while you enjoy this tropical rhythm. (90 min.)

Children's Program
Kindergarten Fun Time!
Main Library
Mon, Apr 21, 3:30 pm

Being a Kindergartner is a special time, and it deserves a celebration! All current and soon-to-be kindergartners are welcome to join us as we celebrate with stories, music, and a fun craft. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, Apr 24, 3:00 pm
Louisiana.

Join us as we continue our journey across the United States. Ages 6-9. (45 min.)

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Spring Crafts
Main Library
Fri, Apr 25, 4:00 pm

Spring is in full bloom, and we will create unique crafts to celebrate the season. Ages 6-11. (45 min.)

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El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Main Library
Sat, Apr 26, 2:00 pm

Sábado, 26 de abril, 2:00 pm
Únase a nosotros para una celebración especial bilingüe de este día feriado que celebra los niños y los libros. Cuentos, artesanías y más serán parte de esta celebración anual de la familia. Todas edades. (60 min.) Join us for a special bilingual celebration of this National holiday celebrating children and books. Stories, crafts, and more will be part of this yearly family celebration. All ages. (60 min.)

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Let's Fly a Kite: Story Time & Craft
Main Library
Mon, Apr 28, 3:30 pm

Let’s celebrate spring by reading stories about kites and making a craft that soars! Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Origami Crafts
Main Library
Tue, Apr 29, 5:00 pm

What’s more fun than Origami? Tweens and teens are invited to this fun afternoon dedicated to the exciting art of paper folding. Ages 8-15. (45 min.)

Mother’s Day Crafts
Main Library
Sat, May 10, 11:00 am

Celebrate Mother’s Day! Come in and make a very special gift for that special lady in your life. Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Doc McStuffins' Stuffed Friends Check-up Clinic
Main Library
Mon, May 19, 4:00 pm

Join us for our very first check-up clinic for your favorite stuffed animal or doll, just like the famous Doc McStuffins does on her show! After all our stuffed friends receive their wellness certificate, we will enjoy some games, stories, and music to celebrate good health. Ages 1-6. (50 min.)

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Shrinky Dinks Designs
Main Library
Wed, May 21, 4:00 pm

Calling all shrinky dink lovers! It is once again time to make some amazing shrinky dink art. Watch in amazement as your colorful design shrinks and becomes wearable art right before your eyes! Ages 6 & up. (60 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, May 22, 3:00 pm
Arkansas.

Our exciting tour of the states is far from over! New club members are always welcome to join us on our continuing trip across the USA! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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May the Force Be With You
Main Library
Sat, May 24, 2:00 pm

Calling all Padawans, Jedis, and Sith Lords! Join us for our sixth annual Star Wars extravaganza. We will have Star Wars games, including trivia, crafts, light saber duels and a Darth Vader impersonation contest! Participants are encouraged to come in costume. There will even be chances to win fun prizes. Bring the whole family for this special day of Stars Wars fun! Ages 8-16. (90 min.)

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Tuesday Tunes for Toddlers
Main Library
Tue, May 27, 10:00 am

Join us for this very special musical celebration just for toddlers and their grown-ups. We will also read some great books all about the wonder of music. Ages 1-4. (45 min.)

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Young Artists Workshop
Main Library
Tue, May 27, 3:30 pm

Creating art is a fun way to spend an afternoon, so join us for a special art lesson and use your new skills to create something unique and all your own. Ages 5-11. (45 min.)

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Geography Club
Main Library
Thu, May 29, 3:00 pm
Tennessee.

Our exciting tour of the states is far from over! New club members are always welcome to join us on our continuing trip across the USA! Ages 6-8. (45 min.)

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Puppet Show: Stay Safe!
Main Library
Fri, May 30, 4:00 pm

Don’t miss this very special puppet show for the whole family! Performers representing PBC Fire Rescue will delight all ages as they use the magic of puppetry to show us how we can always stay safe. This is a do-not-miss event for children of all ages and their families. All ages. (60 min.)

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Family Stories & Crafts
Main Library
Sat, May 31, 2:00 pm

Celebrate a special family day at the library! We will read stories, dance to music and create a unique craft. All ages. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Jewelry Making
Main Library
Tue, Apr 22, 5:00 pm

You don’t have to be an expert to make spectacular beaded jewelry. Create something unique and gorgeous for yourself or as a special gift. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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Tech-Savvy Teens @ the Library: Music, eBooks, and so Much More for Free!
Main Library
Fri, May 23, 4:30 pm

Guess what? All of the music you’ve been paying for - you can download the same music for free with your library card! Like eBooks or audiobooks? The library has those for free, too! Bring your smart phone, iPod touch, tablet, laptop, etc. (or borrow one of ours) and see all you can get for free from your library! Also, we will see a sneak preview of our upcoming free video streaming service! Come see what you’ve been missing at your tech-savvy library! Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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Manicures with Miss E
Main Library
Tue, May 27, 5:00 pm

Get your nails painted and add a cool design; then, check out a book about nail art to practice at home! Bring your favorite polishes, if you would like, or use ours. Ages 11-17. (45 min.)

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