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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Fri, Jul 03 & Sat, Jul 04 for Independence Day. No materials are due on those days.
 

Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 1:30 pm
Book discussion. Return on 7/16 to see the film followed by a brief discussion.
July recognizes both Canada Day, Jul 01, and America's Independence Day, Jul 04. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of American author Annie Proulx's novel, "The Shipping News" about one man's return to his ancestral home in coastal Newfoundland, Canada after his marriage ends.
(60 min.)
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The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:30 pm
In this DVD series, learn meditative practices that can lead to enhanced awareness, self mastery, and lasting happiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 13: Insight - Clearing the Mind. Lecture 14: Wisdom - Seeing the World as It Is.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
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Book & Film Discussion
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 1:30 pm
"The Shipping News."
©‎Miramax.
(111 min.)
Film viewing & discussion.
July recognizes both Canada Day, Jul 01, and America's Independence Day, Jul 04. Join us for a book discussion and film viewing of American author Annie Proulx's novel, "The Shipping News" about one man's return to his ancestral home in coastal Newfoundland, Canada after his marriage ends.
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Movie Matinee
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
"1776." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (141 min.) In recognition of Independence Day!
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eBay Basics
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
Curious about online selling? Learn how you can open an eBay seller account, create and monitor listings, set prices and complete transactions in this lecture/demonstration. You'll also learn about opening and using a PayPal account for online payments, as well as packing and shipping inventory.
(60 min.)
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Art for Adults: Understanding Watercolor
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 5:30 pm
Learn the basics of watercolor and its many applications. This lesson will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Presented by Center4Arts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 25.
(2 hr.)
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Buying a Computer Can Be Confusing: Learn What Is Important!
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
Alexandra Hricik, Palm Beach County Library System Computer Specialist, will provide you with the necessary information when purchasing a computer.
(60 min.)
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Children's Program
Family Fun Night
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 6:30 pm
The whole family is invited to play games, build a puzzle, or make a craft together. Come and enjoy some quality family time. Ages 3 & up.
(60 min.)
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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 4:00 pm
Superman: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive ... it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Superman program!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Summercise
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 11:00 am
Get up and move! Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4.
(45 min.)
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Tween Scene
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 3:30 pm
We All Scream for Ice Cream! July is National Ice Cream month. Let's make and taste our own ice cream and make a deliciously cool craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 11:00 am
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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Super Saturday Movie
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 11, 3:00 pm
"Boxtrolls." ©Focus Features. (100 min.) Heroes come in all shapes and sizes ... even rectangles.
PG
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Bilingual Family Story Time and Bingo
Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe para la Familia y Bingo
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
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Enjoy bilingual stories, sing songs and play bingo. Ages 5 & up.
(45 min.)
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Disfruten cuentos bilingües, canten canciones y jueguen bingo. Edades 5 y adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Get in the Game: Athletes inspire us with their talent and dedication. Show your athletic prowess through some fun and challenging activities. Afterward, make a sports pennant to hang in your room!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Tween Scene
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 3:30 pm
Get Your Game On! Enjoy an afternoon of Wii gaming and card games with your friends.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 4:00 pm
Captain Underpants: What’s better than a superhero that flies around in his underwear and a cape? Enjoy some excerpts from the Captain Underpants series. Fun activities and a craft will make it a super duper good time!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Movin' & Groovin'
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Dance party! So dance, sing and move along to some favorite tunes and learn a new dance or two. Ages 5-8.
(45 min.)
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Tween Scene
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 3:30 pm
Book Bingo! Have fun and win prizes playing bingo.
Bring your friends, stay cool and have some summer fun. Ages 9-12.
(60 min.)
Animal Jamboree Puppet Show
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 11:00 am
Animals from the farm to the field are having a party! Music and plenty of silly fun highlight the show. Following the performance everyone is invited to get crafty and make an animal puppet to take home. All ages.
(45 min.)
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Fun @ Four
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 4:00 pm
Be a Hero: There’s a hero in every one of us. Random acts of kindness turn ordinary people into extraordinary heroes. Make a kindness quilt to show that you are thinking of others!
Explore all kinds of heroes this summer through crafts and activities. Ages 6 & up.
(45 min.)
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Teen Program
Puppet Show Practice
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 18, 10:00 am
Have you always wanted to be in a puppet show? Here is your chance to get a behind the scenes look and have fun. We need volunteers to practice and present the Animal Jamboree Puppet Show on Jul 25, 11:00 am. Invite your friends and family to attend your big opening day! Please bring a gently-used clean black sock. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17.
(2 hr.)
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Get Your Game On
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of Wii gaming and card games with your friends. Feeling a little crafty? We will have plenty of craft materials to make something to wear or share. Ages 12-17.
(90 min.)
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Beach Blanket Bingo
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 25, 3:00 pm
Grab a beach blanket, bring your friends, and chill out as we celebrate summer with music, bingo and prizes. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.