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Events & Programs for All Ages

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Adult Program
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 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, Jun 30, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED
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, Jul 01, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Session 5.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 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, Jul 07, 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, Jul 07, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED
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, Jul 08, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Chinese Language and Culture
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 08, 2:00 pm
Dr. Eugene Levich will teach about the Chinese culture and aspects of the Mandarin Chinese 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 September, excluding 9/23. Limit 15.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 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. Lecture 13: Sauces - From Beurre Blanc to Béchamel. Lecture 14: Grains and Legumes - Cooking for Great Flavor.
(90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Book & Film Discussion
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
"To Kill A Mockingbird." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Join Stacie Kiner for a book and film discussion of "To Kill A Mockingbird," by Harper Lee and the 1962 film adaptation.
(3 hr.) Not rated.
Creative Surface Design: Collage and Décollage
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
Create your own mixed media artwork using collage and décollage techniques, experimenting with different color characteristics, compositions and paper material. Supplies provided. Limit 15.
(90 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 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, Jul 14, 3:30 pm
CANCELLED
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, Jul 15, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Session 6.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
Medical Mondays: Oh My Aching Back
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Dr. Stewart Eidelson, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the issue and answer questions.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 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, Jul 21, 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, Jul 22, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Navigating the Car Buying Process
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Need to buy or lease a car? A retired car dealer, with more than 30 years experience, will offer advice on how to purchase/lease a car. Learn how to become a savvy consumer and make the best choice for your needs.
(90 min.)
Preregister.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 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, Jul 28, 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, Jul 29, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Music of our Great American Heroes
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 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.)
Children's Program
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
"Hugo."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(125 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will watch and discuss the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.
PG
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 02, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Fourth of July.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Art Adventures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 06, 2:00 pm
Make a sea shell bottle necklace with colored sand.
Summer time is also craft time. Play in the sand or design something for the hidden superhero in you. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing the story "Matilda," by Roald Dahl and competing in the Trunchbull Olympiad! Wear comfortable clothes and be ready for action.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 09, 2:00 pm
Skyscraper Competition: Can you build the tallest structure?
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Every Hero has a Story: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 10, 10:00 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.)
Preregister.
Community Heroes: Firefighters
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 13, 2:00 pm
This week, we'll be focusing on our heroic community helpers. What better way to honor our firefighters than to have them join us and show us what they do every day? How do you think you'd look in a fire helmet? You may even get hands-on with a fire truck - unless there's an emergency. Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 2:00 pm
"Matilda."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(98 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
PG
Preregister.
Tweens @ 2
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 2:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon full of your favorite TV games, including Box of Lies, Minute to Win It and Charades.
Ages 9-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 16, 2:00 pm
Use Only One Color.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Friday Movie Matinee
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Snack on some popcorn and sip a cool beverage provided by the Friends of the Library. Children younger than 13 years old are invited with permission of a parent. All ages.
PG-13
Art Adventures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 20, 2:00 pm
Design, make and take home a superhero shield constructed from recycled materials.
Summer time is also craft time. Play in the sand or design something for the hidden superhero in you. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "The Tale of Despereaux," by Kate Dicamillo.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Favorite TV Show or Movie.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
A Visit from Green Cay Nature Center
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 24, 11:00 am
Green Cay Nature Center will be coming in to show and tell us about some slithery friends who share our world. Be prepared to meet some snakes from around Florida! Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 2:00 pm
"The Tale of Despereaux."
©‎Universal Pictures.
(93 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will be watching and discussing the movie.
Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Grades 3-6.
(45 min.)
G
Preregister.
Tweens @ 2
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 29, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the end of summer by making a bracelet for you to keep and one to give to a friend.
Ages 9-11.
(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Share Summer Memories.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Program
DIY Night for Teens
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Using old CDs, create a beautiful picture frame perfect for any room. Bring a photo. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Time
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 14, 6:00 pm
Bring your painting skills; we will be painting bookends to use in the Teen Room. You can decorate them like your favorite book or fandom, and they will be used every day. Help us make your space, more enjoyable for you! Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.)
Preregister.
Teen Time
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 28, 6:00 pm
"10 Things I Hate About You."
©‎Walt Disney Pictures.
(98 min.)
Throwback Tuesday: Join us for pizza and a throwback movie.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
PG-13
Preregister.