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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm, Wed, Nov 26 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 27 & Fri, Nov 28, for Thanksgiving. No materials are due on those days.
 
The Clarence E. Anthony Branch and Loula V. York Branch will open at 10:00 am, Thu, Dec 04.
 

Events & Programs for All Ages

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.
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Adult Program
English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 1:00 pm

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

All About Your Medicare Part D
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 2:00 pm

The Area Agency on Aging and SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Eders) offer an in-depth view of Medicare drug costs and this year's cost and benefit changes. (60 min.)

If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 03, 2:00 pm

Enjoy this documentary featuring Penny Marshall, Alan Dershowitz, James McBride and Pete Hamill, along with a cast of characters from Canarsie to Tottenville who explore why New Yorkers eat "chawclate" and drink "cawfee," and how the accent became the vibrant soundtrack of a charming, unforgiving and enduring city. (55 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 04, 10:30 am

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in your own individual session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 1:00 pm

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

Singin' & Swingin' with the Gloria Waldman Swing Combo
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a performance by this vocal and instrumental ensemble of your favorite standards and Broadway tunes from the great American songbook. (60 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using your Windows/Windows 8 computer or your tablet, including Internet searching, word processing, emailing and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Social Networking: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: basic computer skills and an email account. Ask questions about social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Small Claims Lawsuits & Mediation Training
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Do you have a legal dispute? Learn how to present your case to the judge without hiring a lawyer. A small claim is any legal dispute valued at $5,000.00 or less. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association. (60 min.)

Hobbit Family Day Celebration
West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 10:15 am
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

©New Line Cinema. (170 min.) PG-13

Catch up on the first two films based on the book "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien and win prizes! Popcorn provided. There will be a fifteen minute intermission between films.

Hobbit Family Day Celebration
West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 13, 1:45 pm
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

©New Line Cinema. (161 min.) PG-13

Catch up on the first two films based on the book "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien and win prizes! Popcorn provided. There will be a fifteen minute intermission between films.

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 15, 1:00 pm

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

Cooking the Books & Publix Aprons Demo
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Read and discuss "Sous Chef," by Michael Dibney with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi and special guest Chef Rey de la Osa, of the Publix Aprons School, who will also present a cooking demonstration. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Judge for Yourself
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

Palm Beach County Bar Association reviews the extensive screening process used in Florida for selecting judges in the state's appellate courts and describes how you can participate in the retention/removal process. (60 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 18, 1:30 pm

Ask questions about downloading library eBooks in your own individual session with a librarian. Bring your eReader or tablet, app store log-in, and your library card. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

Children's Program
Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 02, 10:30 am

Baby and parents, or caregivers, are invited to come share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

Preregister.
LEGO® in the Library
West Boca Branch
Fri, Dec 05, 3:30 pm

Come show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Scratch Art
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 08, 3:30 pm

Scratch and create an original work of art or a light catcher using special black paper that reveals beautiful colors when you scratch off your design. Grades K-5. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Space is limited. Please sign up for either Tuesday or Friday. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Mundo Polar (Story Time in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 09, 3:30 pm

Martes, 09 de diciembre, 3:30 pm. Ven a aprender de los extremos opuestos de la Tierra: Los polos. Habrá libros, juegos, manualidades y mucha diversión. Edades 4 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Preschool Story Time: Gingerbread Man
West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 11, 11:00 am

We’ll read stories about the Gingerbread Man and friends, dance and sing to fun songs, watch a short film, and make a simple craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Fri, Dec 12, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Space is limited. Please sign up for either Tuesday or Friday. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 2:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-8. (60 min.)

Family Movie
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (101 min.) All ages. PG

Teen Program
Beads, Bells and Books
West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 01, 6:30 pm

Create a necklace or bookmark using beads and bells. Talk about a book you like and select a book from our prize box. Grades 6-12. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Teen Movie
West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 1:30 pm

©Summit Entertainment. (140 min.) Bring your friends, enjoy some snacks, and watch Tris and Four in this action/adventure inspired by the first book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy. Grades 6-12. PG-13

Preregister.