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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2015-03-27
E.g., 2015-03-27
Adult Program
AARP Tax Help
Gardens Branch
Fri, Mar 27, 11:00 am

AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. First-come, first-served. (4 hr.)

hoopla - Movies, Music, Audiobooks
Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 31, 10:30 am

Learn about our new service, hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow free movies, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection. (60 min.)

Preregister.
AARP Tax Help
Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 31, 12:30 pm

AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. First-come, first-served. (4 hr.)

Writers LIVE! Presents: Bob Shacochis
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 02, 6:30 pm

This acclaimed novelist, short story writer, and literary journalist will discuss his latest novel, “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.” (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Mar 23, 10:00 am by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

AARP Tax Help
Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 03, 11:00 am

AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. First-come, first-served. (4 hr.)

AARP Tax Help
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 07, 12:30 pm

AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. First-come, first-served. (4 hr.)

FAFSA Seminar: Getting the Most out of College Financial Aid
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 07, 6:00 pm

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be a big part of your college life! The FAFSA provides access to more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds each year. Join us as Ms. Robin Blank, of the Florida Department of Education, introduces the FAFSA, takes questions, and then guides you through the application process. (2 hr.)

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After Liberation: Surviving Jews Make the Long Way Home
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 08, 2:00 pm

Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance (Yom Hashoah) with this multimedia program exploring the sorrow and the joy of survival featuring members of local Holocaust survivor communities and Next Generations Oral History Project. Presented by FAU's Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education. Co-sponsored by Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service. (60 min.)

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Meet the Author: Lou Berney
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 09, 2:00 pm

Edgar Award nominated author, Lou Berney will discuss his latest book "The Long and Faraway Gone, " an evocative crime novel of two unsolved cold cases and the survivors left behind. Mr. Berney's short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares and the Pushcart Anthology. He has written feature screenplays and television pilots, and is also a Professor in the Film Department at the University of Oklahoma. (60 min.)

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Vietnam War Film Festival
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 09, 6:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (141 min.) View a selection of films commemorating the Vietnam War.

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AARP Tax Help
Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 10, 11:00 am

AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. First-come, first-served. (4 hr.)

Sunday Cinema
Gardens Branch
Sun, Apr 12, 2:00 pm

©Miramax. (111 min.) PG-13

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Vietnam War Film Festival
Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 13, 6:00 pm

©Walt Disney Pictures. (119 min.) View a selection of films commemorating the Vietnam War.

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What Is It & How Can It Help Me?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 14, 10:30 am
Career Transitions. Use this online database to create résumés, search for jobs, and find interview tips.

Prerequisite: Mousing skills. (60 min.)

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AARP Tax Help
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 14, 12:30 pm

AARP volunteers will provide individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, giving special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year's completed tax returns. First-come, first-served. (4 hr.)

Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 14, 1:30 pm

Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest. (75 min.)

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"Read Local" Author Forum
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 6:00 pm

Well-known writers with big marketing budgets don’t usually have trouble attracting readers, but many of our local authors have more of a challenge. Join us as we give these authors a forum to share their work by reading selections from their books while also showcasing the talent that can be found right here in Palm Beach County. (90 min.)

Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 15, 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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What Is It & How Can It Help Me?
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 10:30 am
Consumer Reports. Learn to use Consumer Reports to find product ratings and reviews.

Prerequisite: Mousing skills. (60 min.)

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Adult Book Discussion Series
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 2:00 pm

Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," by Robin Sloan, a New York Times Editors Choice and best-selling novel. The book combines elements of fantasy, mystery and adventure while examining the conflict and transition between electronic media and print. Sign up and check out the book at the information desk. (90 min.)

The Art of Healthy French Cooking
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 21, 2:30 pm

French chef Brigitte Cox will talk about preparing nutritious gourmet meals. Brigitte is a Cordon Bleu chef, as well as a trained nutritionist. She has extensive experience incorporating holistic health practices into her meal preparation from her work at fine restaurants and as a private chef. (60 min.)

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eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 22, 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, Apr 22, 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.)

Couponing with Christie: Learn How to Save Your Money!
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 2:00 pm

Financial education specialist Christie Hardcastle will teach you how to save using smart coupon strategies. Christie has created her own websites dedicated to helping you save at some of your favorite local retailers. Learn how she posts on her websites to keep you informed about the latest deals! (90 min.)

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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.)

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"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.

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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.)

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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.)

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Children's Program
Family Funcraftic: Faux Stained Glass Painting
Gardens Branch
Sat, Mar 28, 2:00 pm

Have super fun painting transparencies into gorgeous faux stained glass. All ages. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Fun Origami Farm
Gardens Branch
Mon, Mar 30, 3:00 pm

Make origami farm animals with step-by-step instructions. Ages 7 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Gingerbread Peeps® Birdhouses
Gardens Branch
Sat, Apr 04, 10:30 am

Decorate a gingerbread birdhouse for your Peeps® friends! Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 10, 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. (90 min.)

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Bubbles Are Everywhere!
Gardens Branch
Sat, Apr 11, 10:30 am

Come join us for everything bubbles! Ages 1-3. Limit 25. (30 min.)

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Look Up at the Sky Day
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 16, 3:30 pm

Check out what's up there! Stories and music about up in the sky. Ages 4-8. Limit 30. (45 min.)

LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Apr 18, 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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Jelly Bean Day
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 22, 3:30 pm

It's all jelly beans as we celebrate National Jelly Bean Day! Ages 4-8. Limit 30. (45 min.)

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Internet Safety Bingo
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

We'll discuss basic online safety tips, play games, and learn about some cool online databases. Ages 5-10. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Gingerbread Peeps® Birdhouses
Gardens Branch
Sat, Apr 04, 1:30 pm

Decorate a gingerbread birdhouse for your Peeps® friends! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (45 min.)

Preregister.