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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

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Adult Program
eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment with a librarian to learn how you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and even stream video from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars and planets in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Off Beat Book Discussion
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 06, 2:00 pm

Discover books that you might not run across yourself in this new book discussion group. Sign up at the information desk and pick up a copy of the book to check out. This month the book is "Orkney," by Amy Sackville. (90 min.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 3:00 pm

Lecture 7: The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe.
Lecture 8: Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 07, 3:00 pm

Lecture 7: The Sombrero Galaxy - An Island Universe.
Lecture 8: Hubbles' View of Galaxies Near and Far.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Fifty Shades of Book Reading
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 10, 3:00 pm

Are you an avid reader that oftentimes you get stuck in the same old genre with no way out? Who better to ask for directions than the people who work with books all day? Join us for an informal and fun readers' advisory round table and walk away with an amusing array of selections that will not only whet your appetite, but will also allow you to explore material you may not normally choose. From Steam Punk, Kitchen Fiction and Classical Sequels to Armchair Road Trip Reading and New Adult genres, this program will delight and inform! (90 min.) Preregister.

Preregister.
The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 3:00 pm

Lecture 9: The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collision.
Lecture 10: Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 3:00 pm

Lecture 9: The Antennae Galaxies - A Cosmic Collision.
Lecture 10: Abell 2218 - A Massive Gravitational Lens.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Career Transitions: What Is It & How Will It Organize My Job Search?
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 2:00 pm

Business Librarian Susan Berger will demonstrate how the online career guidance center can assist you through the job searching process. Creating résumés and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings and interview preparation are included in this dynamic presentation. (90 min.)

Preregister.
Reader In-Transit Book Discussion Group
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 6:00 pm

Do you love books that help you explore the world? Then join Danielle and find yourself transported! Sign up at the information desk and pick up a copy of the book to check out. This month the book is "Midnight's Children," by Salman Rushdie. (90 min.)

Presidents & Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Woodrow, Ellen, and Edith Wilson
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 6:30 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the President and his First Ladies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Pregistration begins Wed, Jan 08 at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2014.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 10:00 am

Call to make an appointment with a librarian to learn how you can borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 3:00 pm

Lecture 11: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Lecture 12: Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

Professor David M. Meyer leads this spectacularly illustrated DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Shown with permission. (60 min.) Not rated.

The Great Courses® Documentaries: Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 21, 3:00 pm

Lecture 11: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Lecture 12: Hubble's Legacy and Beyond.

DVD tour of the skies as seen through the lens of the famous telescope. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Jerry and Betty Ford
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 22, 6:00 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.

Adult Book Discussion Series
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

"A Walk in the Woods," by Bill Bryson.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Pinterest 101
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 11:00 am

If your New Year's resolutions had anything to do with organization, food or exercise, Pinterest may be the place to start! Learn how to create a Pinterest account and everything you need to know to start pinning. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Telescope Viewing Night
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 27, 6:00 pm

Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches to gaze at the stars in the night sky through a telescope and be transfixed by beauty. (2 hr.)

Getting Rid of Clutter
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 1:00 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.)

Preregister.
Adult Book Discussion Series
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Feb 27, 2:00 pm

"Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore," by Robin Sloan.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Adult Book Discussion Series
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Mar 27, 2:00 pm

"Brooklyn," by Colm Toibin.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Adult Book Discussion Series
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Apr 24, 2:00 pm

"Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter," by Tom Franklin.

The popular book discussion facilitator, Donna Gruber Adair, is back this season for our adult book discussion series. Sign up at the information desk, pick up a copy of the book to check out, and then join Donna and other readers on the 4th Friday of the month for an interesting discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.)

Children's Program
Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 28, 1:00 pm

Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

Preregister.
A Frozen Winter Wonderland
Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 29, 2:00 pm

We’ll build a snowman, then find out what happens when you put him in summer, make snowflakes that would make Elsa proud, and more Frozen-inspired crafts. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Nearly New Year's
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 11:15 am

Join us for an early welcome to 2015! Make a party hat and noise makers to ring in a "Happy Noon Year!" We'll hear stories and dance as we wait to countdown to the noon "ball drop." Ages 3-10. (60 min.)

Preregister.
What Do You Say?
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 09, 3:30 pm

Learn how to write charming thank you notes using our colorful papers, crazy craft scissors, cool stamps and glitter pens. Grades K-4. (60 min.)

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Dragon Appreciation Day
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 14, 3:30 pm

Everyone loves those fire breathing dragons. We'll let our imaginations run wild with books, songs, activities and a smokin' craft. Ages 4-7. (45 min.)

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Beginner's Crochet for Children
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 15, 4:00 pm

Bring your hook and favorite yarn and make new friends while learning basic stitches. Ages 9-14. (45 min.)

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Batman Forever
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 17, 11:00 am

Is it a bird, a plane or a locomotive? No, it’s Batman! Come celebrate our favorite caped crusader. Ages 6-10. (45 min.)

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Block Party: LEGO® Bricks in the Library
Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jan 25, 1:00 pm

Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.)

Preregister.
American Girl Club: Meet Julie
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

If you love reading about the American Girls, our American Girl Club is for you! Join us for crafts, games and activities inspired by the American Girls and the times in which they lived. Please bring a plain white t-shirt or other white fabric to tie-dye. Grades 1-5. (60 min.)

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Groundhog Day
Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 30, 3:30 pm

Look who's awake! Our friend the groundhog will help us find out if winter is over. Learn about what makes these furry creatures special through stories and a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

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Teen Program
It's a New Year! Vision Boards
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 30, 2:30 pm

Do you have some resolutions for this New Year? Vision boards are a creative way of laying out your dreams so that you can focus on them, and ultimately realize your goals. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

Preregister.
Shrinky Dinks
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 13, 4:00 pm

Design your own pin, necklace, barrette or magnet using your own creativity and the magical shrinking plastic. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.