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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Acreage Branch Fantasy Football: Live Draft
Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 2:30 pm
We’re gearing up for another fun-filled season of competition with our Acreage Branch NFL Fantasy Football League. Assemble the ultimate roster, get acquainted with fellow league members at our kickoff session, and enjoy some snacks. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 & up.
(2 hr.)
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"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 6:30 pm
Episode 12: What We Know.
Listen to the final episode of "Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," which is presented by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig. A discussion of the overall case will follow.
(2 hr.)
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Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out while enjoying a hot cup of java.
(2 hr.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. All ages.
(2 hr.)
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Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up.
(2 hr.)
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 3:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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Crafting by the Book: Weaving Made Easy
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 6:00 pm
Learn a simple weaving technique using a soda-straw loom. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up.
(60 min.)
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Electric Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Get amped with this plugged-in edition of our caffeinated jam session.
(2 hr.)
Banned Book Banter: "Brave New World"
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 3:30 pm
Staff will lead a lively discussion of the dystopian classic "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
(90 min.)
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Banned Books Bingo
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 7:00 pm
Celebrate your freedom to read freely with a fun and informative game of “Banned Books Bingo” in honor of Banned Books Week.
(60 min.)
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Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 7:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box, or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages.
(90 min.)
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Children's Program
American Girl Tea Party: Be Forever Samantha
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 02, 4:00 pm
Samantha is a proper young lady. Dress your best for a proper tea party inspired by her excellent manners. Come practice your finest table manners while we learn about fancy, sophisticated parties from the past. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
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For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 2:30 pm
Don't just listen to stories, become a part of them! Use costumes and props to act out battles with wicked witches and evil giants, or become the villain and capture kind princesses and virtuous knights. No matter what, you'll have fun as we act and play our way through classic fairy tales. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Become the Artist: Georges Seurat
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:30 pm
Learn about the life of the famous pointilist painter and practice his techniques to make your own amazing artwork in a similar style. Dress to get messy. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited.
(75 min.)
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Acreage Explorers' Club: Costa Rica
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 4:00 pm
We're uncovering mysteries and wonders across the globe. Journey with us through interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, music, games and food of Costa Rica. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Awesome Autumn!
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 3:30 pm
Welcome autumn and celebrate harvest time as we learn about the science behind the season and make a fantastic fall themed craft. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.)
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Exciting Electrons
Acreage Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 3:00 pm
This electrifying program from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy demonstrations sure to make your eyes light up! From testing the strength of an electro-magnet to experiencing the static electricity from a Van der Graaf Generator, this program is full of fascinating information. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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LEGO® Builders Club
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 2:30 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to work on your own creative projects alone or with a friend. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 4:00 pm
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami crafts for all skill levels. Ages 8-17.
(75 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with all our favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4.
(30 min.)
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Magic Tree House: Mummies & Ninjas
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 4:00 pm
Adventure through time just like Jack and Annie as we explore the dead of ancient Egypt and learn the ways of mysterious Japanese warriors. Ages 6-9.
(60 min.)
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Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 7:00 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-13.
(90 min.)
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Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
Bring your creativity! Make a new friend and autumn craft project. Ages 4-8.
(60 min.)
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Teen Program
Lip Sync Battles!
Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 05, 2:30 pm
Get ready for musical chaos as we show off our showmanship and pretend to sing along to your favorite song while enjoying some sweet snacks. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Anime Otaku Club
Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 7:00 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
Bring a book, comic, short story, fanfic or manga you're reading. Chat with the group about it while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Gamerz Nite
Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 6:30 pm
Join a game of mafia, Uno or Yu-Gi-Oh!, play Smash Bros. or Mario Kart, or try a new board game or card game. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Acting Up
Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 6:30 pm
Come hungry for drama, laughs and pizza as we play cheesy theater games and work on basic acting skills. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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