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Digging in Circles: New Discoveries on the Miami River at the Main Library

Thu, Dec 03, 7:00 pm. Recent archaeological excavations on the banks of the Miami River have uncovered at least eleven prehistoric circular features cut into the limestone bedrock. Radiocarbon dates indicate that the circles were created at least 1,500 years ago revealing a previously unknown town plan in the heart of downtown Miami. Guest speaker: Robert Carr, MA. (75 min.)

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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature Exhibition & Events

Until Jan 03. Fans of Frankenstein, science enthusiasts, and the curious are invited to explore the mysterious and intriguing world of Mary Shelley’s novel, "Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus," with a upcoming events and an a special exhibition.

Find Out More About This Exhibit

World AIDS Day

Dec 01, 2015. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. It is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Educate Yourself

Tequesta Branch Closed for Renovations

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016. The Tequesta Branch Library will close at 8:00 pm on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 and remain closed for approximately three months for repairs to the building. The branch is scheduled to reopen in late February.Please visit the Jupiter Branch Library at 705 Military Trail, 561-744-2301, while the Tequesta Branch is closed.

Visit the Jupiter Branch

Van Gogh at the Norton

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016. Starting this month, you can see “The Poplars at Saint-Remy” by Vincent Van Gogh at the Norton Museum of Art. But don’t stop there! Palm Beach County Library System has resources for all ages on this fascinating artist.

Bring Van Gogh Home with You

Degas at the Norton

Nov 2015 - May 2016. What do you think about when you hear the name Degas? Beautiful colors, graceful figures, interesting characters! Check out “Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpincon” at the Norton Museum of Art and then check out these titles to learn more about the artist.

Bring Degas Home with You

What Would Katniss Everdeen Read?

What to Read Next. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. - Katniss Everdeen. Is there a library in District 13? Does Katniss have time to read, or is she waiting for dandelions in the spring?

Check Katniss' Hold List

Disney on hoopla

eBooks. All your Disney friends, all the characters you've come to know and love, are now here as eBooks on hoopla - ready for you to have your own enchanted family time. New Disney classics, like Frozen, Toy Story, Star Wars and more, come to life like never before with hoopla!

Start Reading Disney


Nov 2015. National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo) is an annual, internet-based creative writing project that takes place during November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words (the minimum number of words for a novel) from Nov 01 until the deadline at 11:59 pm on Nov 30.

Get Inspired

Jewish Book Month

Nov 2015. Jewish Book Month is an annual event on the American Jewish calendar dedicated to the celebration of Jewish books. It is observed during the month preceding Hanukkah, thus the exact date changes from year to year.

Take Home a Book to Celebrate

National Adoption Awareness Month

Nov 2015. Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. Nearly 100,000 children in the U.S. are waiting in foster care for an adoptive family.

Learn More about Adoption Help Your Kid Understand

Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL!?

2015 Season. Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.- Vince Lombardi. Nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually. The National Football League has the highest average attendance of any sports league in the world; its championship game, the Super Bowl, ranks among the most-watched club sporting events in the world.

Score Big with These Great Reads Touchdown! Football Books for Kids Watch Something Between Games

Hurricane Season

Jun-Nov 2015. The library offers a wealth of information to help you prepare, before, during and after a storm.Hurricane Season Begins in June

World War II

75th Anniversary. Two decades after the last great global conflict, the Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths. 75 years later, take some time to reflect and remember.

Take Some Time to Travel Back in Time

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