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E.g., 2015-07-06
E.g., 2015-07-06
Adult Program
Writing Your Memoirs
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest.
(75 min.)
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Classic Cinema
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:00 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Watch and discuss this award-winning film based on the book by Harper Lee, prior to the release of the author's second novel, the sequel "Go Set a Watchman."
(2.5 hr.) Not rated.
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The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:30 pm
Lecture 13: Cave of Crystals - Exquisite Caves. Lecture 14: Great Blue Hole - Coastal Symmetry in Sinkholes. Lecture 15: Ha Long Bay - Dramatic Karst Landscapes.
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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Tutor.com
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 10:30 am
Learn about the free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12, college introduction, adult learners and more.
(60 min.)
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Adult Book Discussion
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Join facilitator Donna Gruber Adair for a discussion of the best-selling novel "Big Stone Gap," by Adriana Trigiani. Sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk.
(90 min.)
Socrates Café
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 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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The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:30 pm
Lecture 16: Bryce Canyon - Creative Carvings of Erosion. Lecture 17: Uluru/Ayers Rock - Sacred Nature of Rocks. Lecture 18: Devils Tower - Igneous Enigmas.
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.
Preregister.
Music of our Great American Heroes
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Join us for a swinging jazz concert put on by the Sid Parker Quartet commemorating the golden age of Jazz Music. You’ll hear lively performances from such famous artists as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and others. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
(60 min.)
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The Great Courses­® The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
Lecture 19: Antarctica - A World of Ice. Lecture 20: Columbia Glacier - Unusual Glacier Cycles. Lecture 21: Fiordland National Park - Majestic Fjords.
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.
Preregister.
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 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.)
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 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.)
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.
Preregister.
Children's Program
Can You Survive a Disaster?
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 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 Shark Attacks of 1916.” Ages 7 & up.
(60 min.)
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Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 3:00 pm
Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn't have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome super power – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.)
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Tween Slumber Party
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:00 pm
We're throwing a slumber-like party and you're invited! There will be a movie, facials, nail painting and a yummy snack! Pajamas are welcome, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 8-12.
(60 min.)
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LEGO® Bricks and More
Gardens Branch
Sat, Jul 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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Alexander Calder Art
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
We'll read "Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder," by Tanya Lee Stone and learn about his life and art. Make a small Calder-inspired sculpture. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Superhero Bingo
Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Come and use your superhero powers to play some superhero bingo and make a super sweet craft made from candy. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
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Pond Animals Art Painting
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:30 pm
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon painting pond animals. Dress to get messy. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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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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Teen Program
Harry Potter Trivia
Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 3:00 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 5-12.
(60 min.)
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Babysitting 101
Gardens Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Part 1: Learn home safety tips and when to call 911.
Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and get answers to your babysitting questions. Ages 12 & up.
(2 hr.)
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Babysitting 101
Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Part 2: Learn the basics of CPR and First Aid. A Certificate of Attendance will be given upon completion.
Join Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Smallacombe, of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and get answers to your babysitting questions. Ages 12 & up.
(2 hr.)
Preregister.