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Adult Program
Tech Talk: One-on-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 10:00 am
Need help with your computer, eReader or other device? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own 30-minute session with a techie/librarian. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Genealogy Help: One-On-One Sign Up
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? Call or stop by the information desk any time this month to schedule your own 30-minute session with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research. One appointment per month, per person.
(30 min.)
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Into the Mind of a Chef. Lecture 2: Launching the Day.
This DVD lecture series features an award-winning chef-instructor from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America who will help you get off the fast-food treadmill. Learn tips, techniques, recipes and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick and healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 1:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 1:00 pm
"Into the Woods."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(124 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
PG
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: One Fresh Thing. Lecture 4: Evolution of a Quick Dish.
This DVD lecture series features an award-winning chef-instructor from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America who will help you get off the fast-food treadmill. Learn tips, techniques, recipes and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick and healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 6:45 pm
A Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome.
(2 hr.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 1:00 pm
"The Producers."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(134 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
PG-13
Genealogy: Where Did You Come From?
West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 16, 2:00 pm
Ever wondered about your family's history but not sure where to start your research? This lecture provides an introduction to one of America's most popular hobbies using the library's genealogy databases.
(90 min.)
Crafternoon: Paper Beads
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 17, 2:00 pm
Use recycled magazines to create colorful paper beads and then use the beads to make a unique bracelet.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: The Great Courses® Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
Lecture 5: What Makes a Meal? Lecture 6: A Chef Entertains.
This DVD lecture series features an award-winning chef-instructor from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America who will help you get off the fast-food treadmill. Learn tips, techniques, recipes and simple ingredients to keep on hand for quick and healthy meals that will delight your family and friends.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 1:00 pm
Join with your neighbors to play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 1:00 pm
"Les Miserables."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(150 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
PG-13
Trivia Contest!
West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.
(90 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 25, 2:00 pm
Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? A Pre-Pub is an advance copy of a book that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction books 2-3 months before publication, then come back and discuss what you've read.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
21st Century Musical Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 1:00 pm
"Jersey Boys."
©‎Warner Bros.
(134 min.)
View a variety of musicals appealing to modern tastes.
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Fantasy Football Draft
West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 30, 2:00 pm
Join us for the inaugural West Boca Branch NFL Fantasy Football League! Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our kick-off event. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
Children's Program
Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 10:30 am
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Qué Divertido son los Deportes! (Story Time, in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 3:30 pm
Martes, 04 de agosto, 3:30 pm
Si te gusta el deporte, no te puedes perder este programa en el cual leeremos historias y haremos una linda manualidad acerca del ejercicio y los deportes. Edades 3 en adelante.
(45 min.)
Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 05, 2:30 pm
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Game On!
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
Stop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time and challenge your friends to a board game or take a turn on the Wii. Grades K-6.
(60 min.)
Friday Morning Crafts
West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 07, 10:30 am
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Twosday Fun
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 10:15 am
Two year olds and their parent or caregivers are invited to a fun time of play and art. A simple craft and blocks and toys for floor play will be provided. Age 2. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Twosday Fun
West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 11:15 am
Two year olds and their parent or caregivers are invited to a fun time of play and art. A simple craft and blocks and toys for floor play will be provided. Age 2. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:30 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.
Preschool Fun
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 10:15 am
Preschoolers along with their parent or caregivers can create a finger painting and also play with kinetic sand and building blocks in a small group setting. Ages 3-5. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Preschool Fun
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 11:15 am
Preschoolers along with their parent or caregivers can create a finger painting and also play with kinetic sand and building blocks in a small group setting. Ages 3-5. Limit 12.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Family Movie
West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 14, 2:30 pm
"Underdog." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.)
PG
Get Ready for Kindergarten
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 10:30 am
A special time for all those about to start kindergarten. Listen to stories, play a game, and make a special craft just for new kindergartners. Grades K.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 3:30 pm
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
Teen Program
Tissue Paper Stained Glass
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 08, 2:30 pm
Decorate glass milk bottle vases and votives with tissue paper, Mod Podge and inspiration! All materials are provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own mason jars, bottles, etc. to decorate. Grades 6-12. Limit 10.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Acrylic Painting
West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 15, 2:30 pm
Explore your creative side using acrylics on canvas boards. Take home your masterpiece for your family to admire. Grades 6-12.
(75 min.)
Preregister.