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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
CreationStation and Flipster
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 10:30 am
The CreationStation, located at the Main Library, offers many resources, equipment, computers and software to create music, videos, podcasts and much more. Learn how to read magazines online for free using your library card with Flipster.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 2:00 pm
Join Stacie Kiner for a book discussion. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
Landlord Tenant Law
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 10, 6:30 pm
An attorney from the Palm Beach County Bar Association will explain the residential landlord/tenant relationship including the drafting of the lease, the rights and responsibilities of the landlord/tenant, and court procedures in a landlord/tenant lawsuit.
(90 min.)
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Book Life Presents: Book Discussion: “Go Set a Watchman”
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Librarian James Larson will facilitate a discussion on Harper Lee’s, “Go Set a Watchman.” Join us as we explore how the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies.
(60 min.)
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Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 13, 2:00 pm
"Together (Han Ni Zai Yiki)." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (114 min.)
PG
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Freegal: Downloadable Music
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 10:30 am
Learn more about the service that lets you download music for free using your library card.
(60 min.)
Writing Your Memoirs
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.)
Preregister.
Arturo Romay: Enchanting Melodies
Arturo Romay: Melodias Encantadoras
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 6:30 pm
martes, 15 de septiembre
Master guitarist Arturo Romay will delight us with music from Spain, the Caribbean and his native Venezuela.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
El maestro guitarrista Arturo Romay nos cautivará con música de España, el Caribe, y su natal Venezuela. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 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.
(90 min.)
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Classic Cinema: Watch & Discuss
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
"Separate Tables." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (98 min.)
Not rated.
Preregister.
Subcontracting Success for Small Businesses
Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 1:00 pm
Carole Hart, from the Small Business Development Center, will discuss the basics of subcontracts, subcontractors' responsibilities, the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting, and how to search for subcontracting business opportunities.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 2:30 pm
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks free from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.
(30 min.)
Preregister.
Chinese Masterpieces at the Norton Museum of Art
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 2:30 pm
Laurie Barnes, curator of Chinese Art at the Norton Museum, will speak about Buddhist works made from materials that the Chinese consider to have magical powers. These works will be featured during the Moon Festival at the Norton on Sat, Sep 26.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 10:30 am
Learn about our new service hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection for free with your library card.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Children's Program
Exciting Electrons
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 03, 3:30 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.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 08, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 13, 2:15 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 14, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 15, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Sep 01. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Nov 18, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Elephant Appreciation Day
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 18, 3:15 pm
Enjoy stories about elephants, music and make a craft. Ages 3-5. Limit 25.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Bricks & More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 19, 10:30 am
Come build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 21, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 22, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Sep 01. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Nov 18, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Cuéntame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 24, 10:15 am
Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures through her stories. Join us for a bilingual exploration of Hispanic Heritage through the Art of Storytelling. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez -- Once upon a time.” All ages.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Native American Day
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 25, 3:15 pm
Celebrate Native American Heritage Day with stories, songs and a craft. Ages 6-8. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2
Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 28, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 26. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 29, 3:15 pm
Crazy 8s is a new after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess … all while bonding with new friends over math. The club meets weekly for eight weeks, from Sep 08 - Oct 27. The material of the club builds from each previous week and it is highly recommended to attend all of the eight weekly sessions. Grades 3-5. Limit 20.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Reading Buddies
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Sep 01. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 16 - Nov 18, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades K-5.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 09, 4:15 pm
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's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Movie Mayhem
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 11, 4:00 pm
We’re calling all movie fanatics - YUP! That’s you! - to test their knowledge on some of their favorite movies. Challenge yourself and your friends in this trivia game. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 16, 4:15 pm
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's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 23, 4:15 pm
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's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Washi Tape Creations
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Create using our collection of colorful washi tape. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Harry Potter Trivia
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry presents a very Harry Potter Trivia competition. Show off your Harry Potter knowledge and have fun making a craft. Enjoy homemade butterbeer and a special treat. Muggles are welcome. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Be a Reading Buddy
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 30, 4:15 pm
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's desk. Program held on Wednesdays, Sep 09 - Nov 18. Orientation is on Sep 09, no meeting on Nov 11. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.