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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 22, 6:30 pm

Chess fans unite to practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (2 hr.)

Finding the Loot to Start-up/Grow Your Small Business: It Ain’t Easy, but It Can be Done!
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 23, 2:00 pm

Ted Kramer, Director of the Small Business Development Center at PBSC, talks about financing small businesses: from conventional loans to unconventional sources to downright weird stuff. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! (2 hr.)

Preregister.
Medicare 101
Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 2:30 pm

Samantha Howell, Project Director from SHINE, Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will update you on the latest developments regarding Medicare services and benefits. She will also address the new 2014 information, as well as how the Affordable Care Act is affecting Medicare. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Adult Craft Night: Duct Tape Storage Boxes
Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 6:30 pm

Have fun making creative and personalized boxes with duct tape! Great for colorful storage and pretty gifts. Bring scissors, a standard size shoe box, and, if you like, one roll of snazzy duct tape. Plain colors will be provided. (90 min.)

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"Holocaust Witness"
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 3:00 pm

This docudrama follows the story of Halina Laster, a young Polish Jewish girl who was arrested by the Germans for helping smuggle food into a Ghetto and who spent five years in several concentration camps before being released. Videographer Fred Singer leads a discussion following this special film screening in honor of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance. (2 hr.)

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Writers’ Critique Workshop
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 01, 6:30 pm

Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers' Association, Palm Beach County. (2 hr.)

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Move Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile
Wellington Branch
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

Professionally written résumés, cover letters and associated documents play a key role in successfully finding, gaining and retaining employment. Jason Davis, from PBC employee training, will teach industry best practices for creating your résumé. (2 hr.)

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Chess Club for Adults
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 13, 6:30 pm

Chess fans unite to practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (2 hr.)

Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 14, 2:30 pm

Call for an appointment with a librarian and learn how to borrow the library’s eBooks. Bring your compatible eReader, tablet, or mobile device, and your laptop computer. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Adult Craft Night: Bread Dough Clay Creations
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 15, 6:30 pm

Create roses, beads and other items from clay made of bread and glue. Your handcrafted items can be used to decorate jewelry, cards, picture frames and other projects.

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Hooked on Crochet
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 21, 6:30 pm

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners, pick up a materials list when you preregister. (90 min.)

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Honor Women Through Writing
Wellington Branch
Thu, May 22, 6:30 pm

Share your stories and poems about the women (mothers, wives, aunts, neighbors, etc.) who made a difference in your life. Learn new techniques and receive constructive feedback to improve your writing in a supportive atmosphere. The session will be led by Caryn Devincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writer's Association, Palm Beach County.

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Small Claims Lawsuits and Mediation Program
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 28, 6:30 pm

Learn how to present your case to the judge without hiring a lawyer. A small claim is any legal dispute valued at $5000.00 or less. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. (90 min.)

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Children's Program
Beverly Cleary Reading Club
Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 21, 3:00 pm

We will Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) to you from one of Beverly Cleary’s amazing chapter books throughout the month of April. You’ll make something fun each week and on Apr 29 we’ll have a Beverly Cleary birthday party. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Rainsticks
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

Create the sound of April showers with your own unique rainstick. Ages 6 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) First come, first served.

If You Give a Mouse a Click: Internet Safety
Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 24, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Internet Safety Awareness Week and enjoy games that help children understand how to go online safely. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Chess Club for Kids
Wellington Branch
Sat, Apr 26, 2:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Legos
Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 28, 4:00 pm

Builders – create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Beverly Cleary Reading Club
Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 29, 3:00 pm

We will Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) to you from one of Beverly Cleary’s amazing chapter books throughout the month of April. You’ll make something fun each week and on Apr 29 we’ll have a Beverly Cleary birthday party. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Art Club
Wellington Branch
Mon, May 05, 4:00 pm

Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45+ min.) First-come, first-served.

May Flowers
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 07, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day and create a bouquet of colorful flowers for the special lady in your life. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) First come, first served.

Chess Club for Kids
Wellington Branch
Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm

Practice your strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Dream, Discover, Do
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 13, 1:00 pm
Ages 2-3.

Join us as we talk, sing, read, write, and play our way to a brighter future. Take home tips on how to incorporate these five practices of Every Child Ready to Read in your own home. Limit 30. (30 min.) First-come, first-served.

Tween Gaming
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 13, 3:30 pm

Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (90 min.) First-come, first-served.

After-school Story Time
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 14, 3:30 pm

We’re celebrating National Children’s Book Week with a special after school story time. We’ll enjoy favorite picture books, songs, rhymes, and a craft. Ages 3-8. Limit 40. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Monkeying Around
Wellington Branch
Sat, May 17, 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and a craft featuring our favorite jungle friend! Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Legos
Wellington Branch
Mon, May 19, 4:00 pm

Builders – create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Ages 8 & up. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Dream, Discover, Do
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 20, 1:00 pm
Ages 3-5.

Join us as we talk, sing, read, write, and play our way to a brighter future. Take home tips on how to incorporate these five practices of Every Child Ready to Read in your own home. Limit 30. (30 min.) First-come, first-served.

Movie Matinee
Wellington Branch
Fri, May 30, 2:30 pm

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (105 min.) PG

Teen Program
Heart of the Cards
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 23, 6:00 pm

Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and get ready to battle, trade, and make new friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Teen Game Night
Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 30, 6:00 pm

Play Nintendo Wii and board games. Food provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (2 hr.) First-come, first-served.

Heart of the Cards
Wellington Branch
Tue, May 20, 6:00 pm

Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) First-come, first-served.

Teen Anime Night
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 21, 6:00 pm

View new anime titles. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (45 min.) First-come, first-served.

Teen Game Night
Wellington Branch
Wed, May 28, 6:00 pm

Play Nintendo Wii and board games. Food provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (2 hr.) First-come, first-served.