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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 24 and will remain closed on Thu, Dec 25 & Fri, Dec 26, for Christmas.
All libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 and will remain closed on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 for New Year's Day.
No materials are due on these days.
 

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
Tech Talk: One-on-One
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 06, 2:00 pm

Need help with your computer or other device? Speak with our techie/librarian in your own individualized session. Walk-in registration begins 30 minutes prior to the first session. You may also arrange an appointment at a different date and time. (30 min.)

It's Scrabble Time!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 2:00 pm

Join your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 1:00 pm
"The World According to Garp."

©Warner Bros. (136 min.) R

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 12, 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, Jan 13, 2:00 pm

Read "Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi," by Yotam Ottolenghi. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk. (60 min.)

Tech Talk eBooks
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 10:30 am

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

Robin Williams Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 1:00 pm
"Moscow On The Hudson."

©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (115 min.) R

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
West Boca Branch
Fri, Jan 16, 2:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 07, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2015.

Why You Should Read Philip Roth: Pros and Cons
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 1:30 pm

Ronald Meyers, Emeritus Professor of English, presents an assessment of the author, favorite and least favorite works, and personal reminiscences. You may add your own opinion to the discussion. (60 min.)

It's Scrabble Time!
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 2:00 pm

Join your neighbors to play this classic word game following the official Scrabble rules. (90 min.)

Working Women Book Discussion
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 7:00 pm

Take advantage of this one-time networking opportunity! Business Librarian Susan Berger and Small Business Development Center Certified Business Analyst Sharon Geltner discuss business resources followed by a discussion of "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," by Sheryl Sandberg. Pick up the book at the Information Desk. (90 min.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 1:00 pm
"Good Morning, Vietnam."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (119 min.) R

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

English Exchange
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 26, 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.

Tech Talk Hoopla Lecture
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

Watch a demonstration on how to choose from thousands of movies, television shows, audiobooks and music albums to instantly stream on a tablet, smartphone or computer. (60 min.)

Tech Talk eBooks
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 10:30 am

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

So, You Want To Write A Story
West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

Get inspired to write your story. Members of the National League of American Pen Women present the ins and outs of the writing craft in various genres, including fiction, historical fiction, young adult, poetry and flash fiction. (60 min.)

Robin Williams Film Festival
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 1:00 pm
"Dead Poets Society."

©Walt Disney Pictures. (128 min.) PG

Celebrate the life and legacy of the beloved actor, comedian and humanitarian.

Children's Program
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

Baby Story Time
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 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.
Afternoon Crafts
West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 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.)

Toddler Story Time
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 10, 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.)

Preregister.
¡Atrévete a ser tu mismo! (Story Time in Spanish)
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 3:30 pm

Ven a celebrar la alegría de ser único y especial. Leeremos historias y haremos una linda manualidad. Edades 4 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Minecraft Mania
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 17, 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.)

Preregister.
LEGO® in the Library
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 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.)

Preregister.
We Love Pete the Cat
West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30 pm

Celebrate Pete the Cat with stories, games and a craft. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Teen Program
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.
Rubber Bracelets
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 10, 2:30 pm

Accessorize your wardrobe with some new bracelets made using balloons as scrunchy “beads” or colorful rubber bands. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Shrinky Dinks
West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 17, 2:30 pm

Design your own pin, magnet or necklace using the incredible shrinking plastic. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.