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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 1:00 pm
"Forrest Gump."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(142 min.)
Based on the book "Forrest Gump," by Winston Groom.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Cooking the Books
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Read "A New Napa Cuisine," by Christopher Kostow. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the information desk.
(60 min.)
Where Did You Come From? Using FamilySearch.org
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
You've probably heard of Ancestry.com, but did you know there are other excellent resources for researching your family history? This lecture will guide you through FamilySearch.org, a free website accessible from home.
(60 min.)
Lean In Circle
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 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.)
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 1:00 pm
"Moneyball."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(133 min.)
Based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," by Michael Lewis.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Let's Play Scrabble!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 1:00 pm
Play this classic word game for fun, following the official Scrabble rules.
(2.5 hr.)
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 1:00 pm
"Pitch Perfect."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(112 min.)
Based on the book "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Capella Glory," by Mickey Rapkin.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Meet a Teenage Author: Alex Watson
West Boca Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 3:00 pm
The son of noted author and Lynn University professor, Robert Watson, discusses his second novel "The Crossing," geared for teens. Alex's first novel "Tsunami" was the runner-up for the International Book Award in youth fiction. Alex will explain the process of how a young person and family members can write together. A book signing will follow. All ages.
(60 min.)
A Gallifreyan Gathering
West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 1:00 pm
Calling all Whovians! The ninth season of "Doctor Who" premieres tonight, and we will be celebrating our favorite Time Lord. Enjoy fantastic crafts and activities, then at 2:00 pm compete in a special "Doctor Who" trivia tournament. Doctor Who cosplay also welcome! All ages.
(2 hr.)
Mariachi Pancho Villa
Mariachi Pancho Villa
West Boca Branch
Sun, Sep 20, 2:30 pm
domingo, 20 de septiembre
Mariachi Pancho Villa will entertain you with favorite tunes from the Mexican mariachi tradition.
(60 min.)
Mariachi Pancho Villa los deleitará con canciones favoritas en el estilo tradicional mariachi de México.
(60 min.)
Books on Screen
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 1:00 pm
"Friday Night Lights."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(117 min.)
Based on the book "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream," by H.G. Bissinger.
Enjoy a selection of films based on books. You may be surprised to learn that every one of these films was actually a book first!
PG-13
Banned Books Discussion
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read with this discussion of "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. Books available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Pre-Pub Book Club
West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 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 that is not quite ready for publication. Read new fiction and non-fiction 2-3 months before publication, then come back and discuss what you've read.
(60 min.)
Book Life Presents: Crafternoon: Decoupage Glass Jars
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 2:00 pm
Try your hand at creating a fine art scene of your own. Use colored paper and images to create a decorative glass jar. All materials provided.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Children's Program
LEGO® Time
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 2:30 pm
Show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
G is for Gecko
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:30 pm
Glance at some gecko information and take a gander at some gecko inspired art. After gathering ideas, design your own gecko on paper and garnish a plastic gecko suncatcher with colorful glazes. Grades 2-5.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Saturday Toddler Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 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.
Everyone Is Special: Family & Child Workshop
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 11:00 am
Participate with your child in activities and receive tools designed to develop their capacity to succeed in our diverse world, building self-esteem, and developing a respect for differences. Presented by the Anti-Defamation League. Ages 3-6.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
¡Celebremos el Mes de la Hispanidad!
West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 24 de septiembre, 3:30 pm
Learn about the country of the “Eternal Spring:" Guatemala. By reading stories and watching a short film we will learn about its culture and natural beauty. Ages 3 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Conoce al país de la “Eterna Primavera:" Guatemala. Por medio de historias y una corta película aprenderemos de su cultura y belleza natural. Edades 3 en adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 am
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Bouncing Babies
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 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.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 10:15 am
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
Mandala Art
West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
Explore this intricate form of line art and discover how relaxing it can be coloring your own beautiful detailed design. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Mosaic Tile Art
West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 6:30 pm
Create beautiful tile coasters with air dry clay and small colorful ceramic tiles. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.