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E.g., 2015-07-31
E.g., 2015-07-31
Adult Program
The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:30 pm
Lecture 22: Rock of Gibraltar - Catastrophic Floods. Lecture 23: Bay of Fundy - Inexorable Cycle of Tides. Lecture 24: Hawaii - Volcanic Island Beauty.
This DVD lecture series takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders and explains the forces that shaped and formed them. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Discover Axis 360
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 10:30 am
Learn about this lending service that provides downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
(60 min.)
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Transparent Language Online
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 am
Learn a second, or third language, using this simple and fun language learning service.
(60 min.)
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The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 2:30 pm
Lecture 25: Yellowstone - Geysers and Hot Springs. Lecture 26: Kawah Ijen - World's Most Acid Lake. Lecture 27: Iceland - Where Fire Meets Ice.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 09, 2:00 pm
"Nebraska." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)
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Consumer Reports Online for Free!
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 10:30 am
Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Learn how to use Consumer Reports Online to find product ratings and reviews. It's free and accessible with your library card.
(60 min.)
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Writing Your Memoirs
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.)
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Eleanor Roosevelt: Woman of the Century
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 2:30 pm
Myrna Goldberger will present her original one act play about Eleanor Roosevelt, who perennially tops the list of most admired first ladies. A tireless crusader for human rights, worked with the United Nations after her husband's death to advance justice for all citizens.
(60 min.)
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Imagination Radio Players Live Performance
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 1:00 pm
Watch the radio players reenact old time radio shows, original network comedies and dramas with sound effects. Call 561-649-5486 to preregister. All ages.
(60 min.)
The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:30 pm
Lecture 28: The Maldives - Geologic Paradox. Lecture 29: The Dead Sea - Sinking and Salinity. Lecture 30: Salar de Uyuni -Flattest Place on Earth.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 18, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: "The Hundred Foot Journey"
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 2:30 pm
Share in a lively discussion of this light hearted rags-to-riches story that highlights the art of cooking, the blending of cultures and cuisines - Indian and French - and some of the trials and tribulations of restaurant life. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. Facilitated by David Scott at the Royal Palm Beach, Gardens and West Boca Branches and Judy Kamiat at West Boynton Branch.
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 19, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads this discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
(90 min.)
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The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 20, 2:30 pm
Lecture 31: Namib/Kalahari Deserts - Sand Mountains. Lecture 32: Siwa Oasis - Paradise Amidst Desolation. Lecture 33: Auroras - Light Shows on the Edge of Space.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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The Great Courses® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 27, 2:30 pm
Lecture 34: Arizona Meteor Crater - Visitors from Outer Space. Lecture 35: A Montage of Geologic Mini-Wonders. Lecture 36: Planetary Wonders - Out of This World.
Learn about the most spectacular geological wonders and the forces that shaped and formed them.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Children's Program
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 31, 2:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Can You Survive a Disaster?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 04, 2:30 pm
If you love the “I Survived” series, by Lauren Tarshis, then come for a dangerously good book club. This month’s book is “I Survived the The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.” Ages 7 & up.
(45 min.)
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Toddler Dot Art
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 06, 10:30 pm
Calling all tots to make art with dots! Dress to get messy. Ages 1 & up.
(45 min.)
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Bubble Painting
Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 11, 11:00 am
Use bubbles in a most creative way. Turn bubbles into beautiful art! Get creative and dress to get messy. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Perler Beads Character Fun
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 12, 2:00 pm
Create a fun plastic design with perler beads. We have templates of classic video game characters and superheros you can use, or you can design your own hero. Age 8 & up.
(60 min.)
ART-cycle
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
Do you like arts and crafts? Do you recycle? Then if so, join us in a fun-filled session of arts and crafts using recycled materials. As a part of this fun event, you can donate soda bottles to create cozy bird houses, bottle caps to make colorful murals, or toilet paper/paper towel rolls to be made into cute, little critters. Arts and crafts materials provided. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.)
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Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 16, 2:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
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LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.
(60 min.)
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Teen Program
Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 01, 10:00 am
Enjoy working with kids! Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application! And it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children' desk starting Aug 01. Orientation will be on Wed, Sep 09, 4:15 pm. Meetings every Wednesday, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm from Sep 16-Nov 18. No meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6-12.
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Make a Duct Tape Beach Bag!
Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 03, 2:00 pm
Have fun making a cool beach bag made out of colorful duct tape. We have an assortment of unique duct tape, so you can get creative. Bring a friend or make new ones at this fun event. Pizza and refreshments will be provided! Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
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