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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, May 27 for Memorial Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
Beginning Mon, Apr 15, the hoopla monthly checkout limit will change from 12 to 7.
 

Adult Activities & Events

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.

Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 06/26/2019
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LGBTQIA Book Discussion: "How To Survive a Summer," by Nick White 

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 26, 3:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/26

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Health

Main Library
Tue, May 28, 10:00 am

Learn about the co-morbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health conditions in the teen and adult populations. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the co-morbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health conditions in the teen and adult populations. (60 min.) 

05/28

FAU CARD: Little Owls Parent Training on Autism

Gardens Branch
Tue, May 28, 10:15 am

Free three-day training on autism for parents of children up to age 6. Register at https://littleowlsgardens.eventbrite.com or email baldwinw@fau.edu. (3 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Free three-day training on autism for parents of children up to age 6. Register at https://littleowlsgardens.eventbrite.com or email baldwinw@fau.edu. (3 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/21
05/28

Paracord Bracelets

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 11:00 am

Learn something new while making a difference. Bracelets made in this class will be donated to Operation Gratitude, then distributed to deployed troops. Limit 50. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn something new while making a difference. Bracelets made in this class will be donated to Operation Gratitude, then distributed to deployed troops. Limit 50. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/28

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 28, 11:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 30, 11:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/02
05/07
05/09
05/14
05/16
05/21
05/23
05/28
05/30

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 28, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm
Open Studio.

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/07Watercolor Pastels: Introduction.
05/21Watercolor Pastels: Project.
05/28Open Studio.

Book Discussion: "Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan 

West Boca Branch
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm

Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

05/28

Book Discussion: "Educated," by Tara Westover 

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/28

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm
Martes, 28 de mayo,  2:00 pm

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Tertulia literaria: "Delirio” de Laura Restrepo

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Delirium," by Laura Restrepo)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 3:00 pm
Martes, 28 de mayo,  3:00 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Cupo limitado. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Cupo limitado. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

05/28

Pokémon Club

West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 28, 5:30 pm

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/28

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 5:30 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/21
05/28

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 pm

Gather your friends or make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends or make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/14
05/25
05/28

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Vinyasa Yoga

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 pm

Alleviate stress and improve flexibility with a combination of stretching, deep breathing and controlled postures. Bring your own yoga mat. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Alleviate stress and improve flexibility with a combination of stretching, deep breathing and controlled postures. Bring your own yoga mat. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:30 pm

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/28

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 10:30 am

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, May 29, 11:00 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 29, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 29 de mayo,  2:00 pm

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

05/15
05/29
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
05/15
05/29

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/29

cloudLibrary Demonstration

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm

Learn more about our new e-book app. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn more about our new e-book app. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Paper Crafts: Origami Box

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm

Learn to fold an easy origami box. Materials provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to fold an easy origami box. Materials provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/29

Wisdom Café

Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:30 pm

Meet, converse and connect with others in facilitated discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet, converse and connect with others in facilitated discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/29

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 29, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

E-Commerce: Online Business

Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

Lean how to create, operate, manage and grow an online business and leverage social media marketing to promote it with e-commerce instructor Rajeeyah Madinah. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Lean how to create, operate, manage and grow an online business and leverage social media marketing to promote it with e-commerce instructor Rajeeyah Madinah. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/29

French Conversation Group

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/29

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm
(60 min.) 

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/13 (2 hr.) 
05/06 (60 min.) 
05/24 (2 hr.) 
05/29 (60 min.) 

Sahaja Meditation

West Boca Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. (60 min.) 

05/29

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Haitian Heritage Month Documentary

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:30 pm

"Basquiat: Rage to Riches." ©PBS. (75 min.) Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He went from anonymous graffiti writer to epoch-defining art star. Shown with permission. TV-14

About this Series

"Basquiat: Rage to Riches." ©PBS. (75 min.) Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He went from anonymous graffiti writer to epoch-defining art star. Shown with permission. TV-14

05/29

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:00 am
Jueves, 30 de mayo,  10:00 am

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (60 min.) 

About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (60 min.) 

05/16
05/30

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 30, 11:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/02
05/02
05/09
05/09
05/16
05/16
05/23
05/23
05/30
05/30

Internet Privacy

Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:00 am

During Internet Danger Month, learn about the different terms, functions and tools that you can use to ensure your internet privacy and safety. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

During Internet Danger Month, learn about the different terms, functions and tools that you can use to ensure your internet privacy and safety. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

05/30

Introduction to MedlinePlus Online Database

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:30 am

Choosing a doctor or healthcare service from MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Choosing a doctor or healthcare service from MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/30

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, May 30, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/02
05/02
05/09
05/09
05/16
05/16
05/23
05/23
05/30
05/30

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 11:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 28, 11:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/02
05/07
05/09
05/14
05/16
05/21
05/23
05/28
05/30

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 12:15 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
05/30

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 30, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

05/09
05/16
05/23
05/30

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, May 30, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
05/30

Academy Award Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm
"Casablanca." ©Warner Bros. (102 min.)  Not rated. 

A sampling of Oscar winners for Best Picture. 

About this Series

A sampling of Oscar winners for Best Picture. 

05/02"The Sting." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.)  PG 
05/09"Annie Hall." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (94 min.)  PG 
05/16"An American in Paris." ©Warner Bros. (115 min.)  Not rated. 
05/23"Shakespeare in Love." ©Miramax. (123 min.)  R 
05/30"Casablanca." ©Warner Bros. (102 min.)  Not rated. 

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/30

Days of Remembrance

Tequesta Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

"Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands." ©PBS. (60 min.) Documents the life of Jews in Arab lands during World War II, and the hopeful stories of the Arab neighbors and friends who protected them. Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands." ©PBS. (60 min.) Documents the life of Jews in Arab lands during World War II, and the hopeful stories of the Arab neighbors and friends who protected them. Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/30

They Had Jewish Roots Too!

West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

Dr. Rose Feinberg introduces eight famous people with a Jewish parent or Jewish ancestor. Audience may be in for some surprises. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Rose Feinberg introduces eight famous people with a Jewish parent or Jewish ancestor. Audience may be in for some surprises. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/30

Your Dependent With Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

This workshop addresses protecting eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, special needs trusts, wills and guardianship. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

This workshop addresses protecting eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, special needs trusts, wills and guardianship. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/30

Medicare Part C or Advantage Plan

Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:30 pm

Learn new information about the enrollment rules for Medicare Advantage Open Plan. Presented by the Area Agency on Aging. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn new information about the enrollment rules for Medicare Advantage Open Plan. Presented by the Area Agency on Aging. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

05/30

Stroke Awareness: Because It Matters

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:30 pm

There’s a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. Treatments can reduce risk, but seconds count. Learn what to do with Lisa Hanusin, RN, from Jupiter Medical Center. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

There’s a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. Treatments can reduce risk, but seconds count. Learn what to do with Lisa Hanusin, RN, from Jupiter Medical Center. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/30

Free at Your Fingertips

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:00 pm

Take a tour of our website and learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, get free résumé help, conduct genealogy research and more. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Take a tour of our website and learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, get free résumé help, conduct genealogy research and more. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/30