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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2014-10-25
E.g., 2014-10-25
Adult Program
English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 27, 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.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 29, 10:30 am

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 03, 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.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 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.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 06, 2:00 pm

Ask questions about using Windows-based computers, including Internet searching, word processing, email and mousing in your own individual session with a librarian. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to first session. (30 min.)

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 10, 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.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 2:00 pm

Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which smart phone, tablet or coffee maker to choose? Our business librarian shows you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card - it's free and accessible. (60 min.)

Mark Twain: Behind the Man in the White Suit
West Boca Branch
Fri, Nov 14, 2:00 pm

This famous writer is synonymous with innocence and nostalgia. However, much more lies behind the man, including a darker side. Join Dr. Matt Klauza, Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Mark Twain Studies in New York and a professor at Palm Beach State College, for this revealing lecture. (90 min.)

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 17, 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
West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 18, 2:00 pm

Read "The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Pie Shop," by Emily Elsen. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Books available at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Social Networking: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 10:30 am

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.)

My Loved One has Alzheimer's ... What's Next?
West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

November is National Alzheime's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. Join Andraya Brennan, from Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, to learn about managing the increasingly complex and shifting landscape of health care for your recently diagnosed spouse, parent or friend with Alzheimer's disease. Gain insight and knowledge based on Ms. Brennan's experience as a health care administrator and community leader. (60 min.) Preregister.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 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.)

Meet the Author: Phillip Margolin
West Boca Branch
Fri, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

New York Times best-selling author and long time attorney Phillip Margolin discusses "Woman With a Gun," his new and atypical novel, a haunting thriller inspired by an unforgettable photograph. Copies will be made available for purchase at this event weeks before they go on sale to the general public. Book sales benefit the Friends of the Library. (60 min.)

Children's Program
Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 10:30 am

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

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Descubre tu arte! (Story Time in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 28, 3:30 pm

Martes, 28 de octubre, 3:30 pm Ven a divertirte expresando tu creatividad artística. Juntos viajaremos por el mundo mágico del arte en donde podrás crear tu propia obra maestra. Edades 4 para arriba. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Monster Mash
West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 30, 3:30 pm

A time for school-aged ghosts and goblins to come and enjoy some Halloween stories, a game and a special craft. Grades K-3. (60 min.)

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Peek-A-Boo!
West Boca Branch
Fri, Oct 31, 11:00 am

Bring the little ones for some not-so-scary Halloween fun. Enjoy stories, a short film and a craft. Ages 3 & up (45 min.)

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Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 04, 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.)

Wimpy Kid Trivia
West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 05, 3:30 pm

Celebrate the newest Wimpy Kid book, wimp-yourself and test your knowledge of all things Wimpy Kid. Get ready for "The Long Haul!" Ages 7 & up. (45 min.)

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Preschool Musical Story Time
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 06, 11:00 am

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

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Toddler Music Story Time
West Boca Branch
Fri, Nov 07, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two about music. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.)

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Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 10, 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.)

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Families Reading Together 2014 - Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp and Story
West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 10, 3:30 pm

Patrick Ball, one of the world's premier Celtic harp players, offers an introduction to this rare, legendary instrument and shares tales of enchantment that come alive to delight the young and young-at-heart. A warm and magical performance! All ages. (45 min.)

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Design a Bookmark Contest
West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 12, 3:00 pm

We’ll supply the markers and crayons — you supply the creativity. Enter your design for a chance to have it printed and distributed throughout the library system. Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

LEGO® in the Library
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 13, 3:00 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.)

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Minecraft Mania on International Games Day
West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 15, 10:00 am

Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.)

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International Games Day @ Your Library
West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 15, 2:30 pm

People all over the world will go to their local libraries to play games today. Stop by and try your hand at some board games or take a turn playing some Wii games. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.)

Give a HOOT with Daggerwing Nature Center
West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 17, 3:30 pm

Enjoy a special program about owls featuring Daggerwing Nature Center’s favorite feathered friend – Shadow! All Ages. (45 min.)

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Preschool Thanksgiving
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Come to a story time dedicated to all that’s Thanksgiving. We’ll read a few books, play a game, and make a special Thanksgiving craft. Ages 3-5 (45 min.)

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Turkey Day Story Time
West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, games and a craft. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

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Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 10:30 am

Come listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.)

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Teen Program
Babysitting 101: Hazards in the Home
West Boca Branch
Sun, Nov 16, 1:00 pm

The major focus of this class will be on dangers in the home and safe alternatives. Presented by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Ages 10 & up. (3 hr.)

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Thanksgiving Tapers
West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 22, 2:30 pm

Make a fun turkey craft or your own creation using our collection of colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

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