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Events & Programs for All Ages

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E.g., 2014-08-20
E.g., 2014-08-20
Adult Program
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 20, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman, of the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.)

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 21, 10:30 am

Call to book time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (60 min.)

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Creative Writing for Beginners
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 09, 1:30 pm

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

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Could You Pass the Test?
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 10, 2:30 pm

Test your knowledge of civics and the U.S. and Florida constitutions in a fun and interactive presentation that includes a bingo game. Brought to you by the Palm Beach County Bar Association Law Related Education Committee. Presented by Amy Levenberg, an attorney at Gunster who practices primarily Business Litigation. Amy is a dynamic and experienced speaker, who even had a brief stint as a stand-up comedian. You don't want to miss this! (60 min.)

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Myrna Goldberger - The Secrets of the Secret Service
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 16, 2:30 pm

In this one-woman performance, Myrna Goldberger will divulge not so well-known inside stories of the Secret Service, the group of agents who would sacrifice their lives to protect the President. (60 min.)

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Book Life Presents: Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

©Back Door Productions. Join us as we view episodes from Rick Steves’ popular travel series, where we’ll travel and explore the many wonders of the South of France and other areas. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

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Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads discussion groups for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Book Life Presents: Provence, 1970
Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 18, 2:00 pm

James Larson will facilitate a discussion on this fascinating title, "Provence, 1970," by Luke Barr, which details the beginnings of modern American food culture set against the backdrop of the south of France. Check your local branch or our online catalog for available copies. (60 min.)

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Fantásticas Vivencias Musicales (Fantastic Live Music from Grupo Fantasía)
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 21, 2:30 pm

Grupo Fantasía performs a rhythmic celebration of Latin American music and culture. Bring the whole family to participate! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Domingo, 21 de septiembre, 2:30 p.m. El Grupo Fantasía interpreta una celebración rítmica de la música y cultura latinoamericana. ¡Trae a la familia entera para participar! Auspiciado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Banned Book Week - Film & Discussion
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 23, 2:30 pm

­­©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Dr. Benito Rakower will introduce and lead a discussion of the film "Women in Love," based on the D.H. Lawrence novel of the same title. Set in the English Midlands of 1920s, both were controversial because of their depiction of the romantic and erotic relationships between two sisters and two men. Dr. Rakower has taught film appreciation in Massachusetts and Florida and received a doctorate from Harvard University. (131 min.) R

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Election Time 2014: Know the Issues!
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 30, 2:30 pm

State Constitutional Amendments and local ballot questions will be voted on during the upcoming election. Todd Bonlarron, of the County’s Legislative Affairs Department, will offer a clear explanation of what each of these initiatives means to you, the taxpayer. (60 min.)

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Letting Go of Clutter
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 30, 2:30 pm

Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? Kathy Andio will share the underlying reasons for your clutter and provide tips to motivate you to "let go of all that stuff." (90 min.)

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Children's Program
Block Party: Legos in the Library
Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 23, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of Lego bricks. Ages 4-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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Stamping Fun for the Very Young
Gardens Branch
Fri, Aug 29, 10:30 am

Bring your little one to use our fun stamps and colorful ink pads to create their own art. Dress to get messy. Ages 2-3. (30 min.)

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Me, Marvelous Me! with Mother Goose
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 03, 3:30 pm

Mother Goose is coming to visit with songs, interactive rhymes and hands-on, fast-paced enjoyment for 2 to 6 year olds. Bring your smile and wear comfortable clothes to wiggle, clap and have oodles of fun. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

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Are You a Mo Willems Fan?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 09, 3:30 pm

If so, come and hear some of Elephant's and Piggy's antics, play some silly games, and make a pigeon craft. Ages 4-7. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Crochet Club for Children
Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 12, 3:30 pm

Ongoing crochet club for all skill levels. Bring your hook & favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.)

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Block Party: Legos in the Library
Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 20, 10:30 am

Come build, imagine and play with our collection of Lego bricks. Ages 4-10. Limit 40. (60 min.)

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Cuentame Un Cuento - Tell Me a Story with Carrie Sue Ayvar
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 24, 3:30 pm

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.)

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Animal Tracking
Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 30, 3:15 pm

Who made those tracks? Explore your detective side as you discover the differences in tracks between raccoons, rabbits, beavers and other animals in the wild. Ages 5-8. Limit 20. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Matinee
Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 14, 2:00 pm

©Summit Entertainment. Popcorn and other snacks provided. Limit 25. (140 min.) PG-13

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Frosted Notes
Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

Rave or trash the current book, graphic novel or manga you're reading and share it while making ice cream sundaes or root beer floats. Join your friends or make new ones! Grades 6-12. Limit 15. (90 min.)

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