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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-04-25
E.g., 2015-04-25
Adult Program
Your Place in Space and Time
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 28, 6:30 pm
Ted Sarko, Vice President of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, will present a slide program about our solar system and universe and discuss our relationship to space and time. (60 min.)
Preregister.
"When Jews Were Funny"
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 29, 2:30 pm
Enjoy this documentary featuring Shecky Greene, Howie Mandel, David Steinberg, Gilbert Gottfried and many others. Filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of the Borscht belt to the present. This film explores ethnicity in the entertainment industry as well as what it means to be Jewish. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (89 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Preregister.
What Is It & How Can It Help Me?
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 10:30 am
Transparent Language Online. Learn a second, or third, language using this simple and fun language learning service.
Prerequisite: Mousing skills. (60 min.)
Preregister.
Ikebana Flower Arranging
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm
Learn the basic art of Japanese flower arranging and create your own unique ikebana arrangement with real flowers and greenery. Limit 20. (90 min.)
Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion
Gardens Branch
Thu, May 07, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the prizewinning novel "Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin. Sign up and pick up a copy at the information desk.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, May 10, 2:00 pm
The Theory of Everything ©Focus Features. (123 min.)
Preregister. PG-13
Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 12, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
Preregister. (75 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 13, 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.)
Meet the Author: Tom Turner
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 13, 2:00 pm
Ride along with Detective Charlie Crawford in this fast-moving, funny, and slightly off kilter debut, "Palm Beach Nasty." Learn about the most scandalous town in America and its larger-than-life citizens as Detective Crawford solves a grisly murder involving a mix of desperate criminals, social climbers and merciless billionaires. A book signing will follow.
Preregister. (60 min.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, May 14, 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.)
Eating Disorders Through the Lifespan
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 19, 2:30 pm
Sharon Glynn, LPN and the Director of Programming for the Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. Ms. Glynn will address the realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Small Claims Clinic
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:00 pm
Learn how to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively, through Small Claims Court without hiring an attorney. Presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 20, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics.
Preregister. (90 min.)
Water, Water Everyhere: Managing and Protecting South Florida's Water Resources
Gardens Branch
Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm
The South Florida Water Management District is charged with providing regional flood protection and water supply and ecosystem restoration/conservation for 8.1 million people in a 16-county area. Laura Corry from the South Florida Water Management District will discuss the agency's projects and programs to fulfill this mission.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Children's Program
Happy Lei Day!
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 01, 3:30 pm

Get ready to hula dance as we celebrate Lei Day with Hawaiian stories, music, games and craft. Ages 4-8. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
CANCELLED - Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 08, 3:30 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10.

Preregister. (60 min.)
LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 16, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Baby Animals
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 22, 10:30 am

Join us for stories about cute and cuddly baby animals and boogie like one too! Ages 1-3. Limit 25.

Preregister. (30 min.)
Fly Guy Party
Gardens Branch
Fri, May 29, 3:30 pm

Let's go on an adventure with Buzz and his friend Fly Guy. Make a terrific Fly Guy craft. Grades K-2. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
CANCELLED - Family Funcraftic: Chocolate
Gardens Branch
Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm

Join us for fun activities and make chocolate pops as we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. Limit 25.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Teen Program
Teen Craft: Rolled Paper Recyclo-Vase
Gardens Branch
Tue, May 05, 6:00 pm
Old magazines can live a second life as colorful new vases to use as flower pots or to give as a gift. Enjoy some pizza and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 6-12. Limit 10.
Preregister. (90 min.)