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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 24 and will remain closed on Thu, Dec 25 & Fri, Dec 26, for Christmas.
All libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 and will remain closed on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 for New Year's Day.
No materials are due on these days.
 

Events & Programs for All Ages

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.
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Adult Program
Crafty Beading: Napkin Rings
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 22, 2:00 pm

Why buy napkin rings when you can make your own personalized set? Get in the holiday spirit and create rustic hemp napkin rings embellished with glass beads, perfect for that next get-together with family and friends. Supplies provided. Preregistration begins Dec 01. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 23, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 24, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 7:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 31, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” Crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 05, 4:00 pm

Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 06, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 06, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn, and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Latin American Film Festival Part 3
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 5:00 pm

©Focus Features. (128 min.) Join us for the conclusion of our three part Latin American Film Festival and discussion. Subtitled in English. (3 hr.) R

Practical Mindfulness
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 08, 3:00 pm

Learn how to become mindful through the practice of meditation. Classes consist of lecture, Q&A, and a period of meditation. (60 min.)

Book Discussion: Childhood Favorites Revisited
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 12, 2:00 pm

Reread “Winnie the Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," by A. A. Milne and participate in a lively discussion led by Deborah Witham, Ph.D. (75 min.)

Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 10:00 am

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 07, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2015.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn, and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 2:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 07, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2015.

Game On
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 9:30 am

Play board games, including chess, checkers, Chinese checkers and backgammon. Game knowledge required. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 2:00 pm

Classic themes endure in this new book club that focuses on 20th century classics. This month's book is "Ordinary People," by Judith Guest. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 30. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Dec 30.

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn, and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 2:00 pm

Bring your ideas, questions and written work to this monthly workshop. Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Dec 30.

Writers LIVE! Presents: Tess Gerritsen
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

This best-selling novelist will talk about her new book “Die Again.” A book signing will follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Mon, Jan 12, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2015.

Medical Mondays: Joint Replacement
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

Dr. Robert Zann, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions. (60 min.)

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Decorative Doodling for Paper Crafters
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

Try out paper crafting techniques to design your own stationery, personalize a scrapbook, decorate a journal, and more. Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregistration begins Dec 30.

Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 6:30 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:00 pm outside, if skies are clear.

Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 10:30 am

Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern and needles, bright yarn, and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

CANCELLED - Chinese Language and Culture Course
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

Dr. Eugene Levich will teach about the Chinese culture and aspects of language pertaining to tourism, philosophy, restaurant menus, etc. The class will also include instruction on looking up words in a Chinese-English dictionary and writing characters with a computer. Class will meet weekly through the end of May. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Dec 30.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: The Everyday Gourmet with the CIA: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 28, 3:00 pm

Join Stacie Kiner to view and discuss lectures from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Not rated. Shown with permission. (2 hr.) Lecture 2: Your Most Essential Tool - Knives. Lecture 3: More Essential Tools - From Pots to Shears.

A History of Libraries
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

Learn about the history of libraries from the ancient Library of Alexandria to today's digital libraries and makerspaces. The presentation will include videos and an interactive Q&A discussion. (60 min.)

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Children's Program
Snowed In with a Holiday Movie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 pm

©Warner Bros. (100 min.) There may not be snow in Florida, but we can still celebrate the winter season. Dress in your coziest, family-friendly pajamas and join us for a movie and hot cocoa. All ages. G

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Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

Or how about an indoor snowball fight, or play pin the carrot nose on Olaf, or feed Sven the hungry reindeer? And, yes, there will be an edible kit to take with you to build your own snowman. Ages 5-8. (60 min.)

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A Visit from Green Cay Nature Center
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 02, 10:30 am

Our friends from down the road will stop by and bring some of their "friends" to meet us! Please join us for a fun time with some Florida wildlife and learn and laugh a little. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jan 03, 2:00 pm

Build a Scene from your Favorite Video Game.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Fairytale Fest
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 12, 4:00 pm

Calling all princes and princesses! Come celebrate the birthday of author Charles Perrault, born 1628 in Paris, France. He was the person that first introduced the world to the tales of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. We’ll hear some tales, see a movie, and make our own prince or princess crown. Ages 6 & up.

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Baby Signing
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 23, 10:00 am

Teaching your baby sign language is an excellent way to provide them with preverbal communication and early literacy skills. Enjoy rhymes and songs that both you and your baby can enjoy. Expectant mothers also welcome. Ages 4-23 mos. (30 min.)

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LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 4:00 pm

Build Anything You Can Imagine.

Imagine, build, and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

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Book & Boogie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 30, 11:00 am

We will wiggle, jump, hop and read a story or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 3-5. (30 min.)

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Teen Program
Teen Craft Night: Button Painting
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 6:00 pm

Get crafty as we combine paint, buttons, glue and other materials to make unique creations. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

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Rubberband Race Cars
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 20, 6:00 pm

Come ready to design and build your own race car with everyday objects. Then, see whose car is the fastest! Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

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