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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:30 pm
"Thor the Dark World."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(112 min.)
Enjoy an out-of-this world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
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Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 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.)
Acoustic Java Jam
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided by the Friends of the Library.
(2 hr.)
Sit 'n' Stitch
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 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.)
Superhero Trivia
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
Test your knowledge of superheros by playing a stimulating game of trivia. Form a team or compete alone. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. All ages .
(90 min.)
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"Star Wars" Spectacular: Feel the Force
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 6:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the "Star Wars" universe and take home a craft or two inspired by the epic saga. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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Board Game Day
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages .
(2 hr.)
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Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
"Iron Man 3."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(131 min.)
Enjoy an out-of-this world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
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The Food-Mood Connection
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 6:00 pm
Ada Medina-Solorzano of the Cooperative Extension Palm Beach County discusses how the food you eat affects your body and your brain.
(90 min.)
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"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 6:30 pm
Episode 1: The Alibi.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
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Comic Book Night: "X-Men" Edition
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Comic book fans unite and chat about your favorite heroes and villains. This month, the group will focus on "X-Men." Enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.)
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Superhero Cinema & Craft
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
"Captain America the Winter Soldier."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(136 min.)
Enjoy an out-of-this world afternoon constructing a superhero craft while watching your favorite heroes save the planet.
PG-13
Preregister.
Chess Club
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 6:30 pm
All-level chess club for adults, teens and children interested in learning more about and practicing the game of kings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6 & up.
(90 min.)
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"Serial" Podcast: Listen & Discuss
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 6:30 pm
Episode 2: The Breakup. Episode 3: Leakin Park.
"Serial," a popular podcast from the creators of the weekly public radio show "This American Life," depicts a true story in multiple episodes. Throughout July and August, we will listen to the episodes and then discuss the evidence presented in each episode by investigative journalist and host Sarah Koenig.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.
Card Gamers Club
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 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
Origami: Unfolding Fun
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 3:00 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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Your Pizza Place
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 1:30 pm
Do you wonder what it's like to own a restaurant? Try out all the different jobs from taking customer orders to making and serving the food in our mock pizza parlor. Finish off the afternoon with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Your Pizza Place
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 3:00 pm
Do you wonder what it's like to own a restaurant? Try out all the different jobs from taking customer orders to making and serving the food in our mock pizza parlor. Finish off the afternoon with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Rubber Band Creations
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 7:00 pm
Use our colorful rubber bands to make some cool creations. Learn how to make a basic bracelet or show off amazing creations of your own. Ages 7-17.
(60 min.)
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For Real Fairy Tales
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:30 pm
Ever wanted to be Cinderella or the Wicked Witch? Dream of being Jack climbing the beanstalk or the evil Giant? You can really get into your favorite fairy tales with us and our fun interactive stories. Ages 3-6.
(45 min.)
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Acreage Explorers' Club: Brazil
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 4:00 pm
We're uncovering mysteries and wonders across the globe! Come with us on a journey of interactive activities that explore the people, places, history, costumes and food of Brazil. Ages 6-12.
(90 min.)
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Club Pokémon
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 7:00 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends!
(90 min.)
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Don't Believe Your Eyes
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Out of this world sights await you as you explore the wonders of vision. We will dazzle and amaze you with tricks of the eyes then probe the secrets to fooling the senses of others.
(60 min.)
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Don't Believe Your Eyes
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Out of this world sights await you as you explore the wonders of vision. We will dazzle and amaze you with tricks of the eyes then probe the secrets to fooling the senses of others.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Super Shrinky Art
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 3:00 pm
Make a super awesome keychain, bookmark, charm or other treasure. All you need is a tiny amount of creativity to trace, color and create your own shrinkable plastic art. Ages 8 & up.
(90 min.)
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Captain Underpants vs. the Party Poopers!
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Tra-la-la! Feel like #1 instead of #2 by flushing boredom down the drain at our finger snapping celebration of everyone's favorite series featuring zany games and activities, including tie-dye cape making. Bring a white T-shirt to dye. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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Everyday Heroes: Meet a K-9 Officer
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 11:00 am
Meet Officer John and his cool canine companion John Jr. as we listen to a story about a dog/policeman team, learn what it takes to work in law enforcement, and then have your picture taken with these two everyday heroes! All ages.
(75 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:30 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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How to Be a Hometown Hero
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Join our friends from 4-H of Palm Beach County and learn how you can be a hero, using powers you may not know you have, to save the animals, plants, people and places in your neighborhood and around the world. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.)
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A Night at Hogwarts
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 6:00 pm
For one night only, Hogwarts is having a magical crash course for all Wizards and Witches. Get sorted, meet the Heads of the Houses, and get ready to make a wand, study Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts and more! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-18.
(2.5 hr.)
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Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
LEGO® City Saver Cinema
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
"Big Hero 6." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) Work with friends to build a sprawling LEGO® metropolis while enjoying the adventures these heroes face protecting their own city from evil.
PG
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Paper Bead Bracelets
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 3:00 pm
It's amazing what you can do with paper! We will have materials to teach you how to make beautiful jewelry and charms out of simple things found at home. Ages 10-17.
(60 min.)
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American Heroes: Walt Disney
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 3:00 pm
Discover a folk hero legend as we learn more about the creator of Mickey Mouse and the founder of Disney World. See what his early life was like and then make a Disney-inspired craft. Ages 7-12.
(60 min.)
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It's a Wonderland Tea Party
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 1:30 pm
Butter your pocketwatch and put on your craziest, most colorful outfit because we're having a fancy tea party, in Wonderland! Games, crafts, manners and more are all turning topsy turvy in this silly celebration of Alice's many adventures. Suitably silly snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 6-10.
(60 min.)
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Musical Toddlers & Tykes
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 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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Sounds like Fun
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
What do handmade drums, glasses of water, and tin cans have in common? The noise that you'll have fun making. Explore the science of sound as we get loud in the library!
(60 min.)
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Sounds like Fun
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
What do handmade drums, glasses of water, and tin cans have in common? The noise that you'll have fun making. Explore the science of sound as we get loud in the library!
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Your Wild West Adventure
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Live your Wild West dreams as we prep some corn muffins and chuckwagon chili and settle in for a fireside story. Then play rodeo games and try a Texas two-step before you leave town with your very own wanted poster. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Duct Tape Designs
Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 27, 3:00 pm
Rip, wrap and wear in style! We've got projects to inspire any trendy teen. Design funky fashion accessories with all kind of duct tape. Ages 10-17.
(60 min.)
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Ninja Turtle Time
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 3:00 pm
Keep calm and cowabunga dude, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles style. Check out the radical activities and our totally awesome mini-pizza topping bar where you'll design your own snack provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Imaginary Friend Day!
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:30 pm
Bring your imaginary friend or make a new one at this special story time. Listen to stories about imaginary friends, join an imaginary dance party, make a simple friendship bracelet, and draw a picture of you with your imaginary friend and share what makes them special to you. Ages 4-7.
(60 min.)
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Bursting Booming Supervillain Science
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 1:30 pm
Ages 4-7.
Get ready to make stuff bubble, pop, burst and explode as you learn the science behind what makes things go boom! Dress to get messy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
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Bursting Booming Supervillain Science
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 3:30 pm
Ages 8-12.
Get ready to make stuff bubble, pop, burst and explode as you learn the science behind what makes things go boom! Dress to get messy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(75 min.)
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Catch a Mermaid Tale
Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 7:00 pm
Our favorite fish-tailed friends have come to invite you into the fantastic undersea world of mermaids with crafts, stories and songs. Ages 5-8.
(60 min.)
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Jr. Artist: Crafternoon Fun
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:30 pm
Flex those creative brains and get crafty with an afternoon art project you are sure to enjoy. Ages 3-7.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Toddler Art Time
Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 4:00 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for our tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited.
(35 min.)
Teen Program
Lip Sync Battles!
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Pizza Chat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 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 provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Gamerz Nite
Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 7:00 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. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12 & up.
(2 hr.)
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Natsu Matsuri: Summer Anime Fest
Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Natusu Matsuri is the Japanese summer festival and we're bringing it to you! Wear your Yukata (summer kimono) or your favorite cosplay and get ready to enjoy cooling summer treats, traditional games, crafts and more, including our popular annual costume contest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Liar Liar
Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 7:00 pm
Can you lie to your best friend about something completely ridiculous without laughing out loud? Try out your game face with this ultimate challenge of truth or lies. Will you punk your friends or just look like a punk yourself? Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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