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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 27 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 28 & Fri, Nov 29, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on these days.
 

Adult Activities & Events

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Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 9:00 am

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/06
11/13
11/19
11/20

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Learn to use this online tool to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to use this online tool to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am

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.

11/06
11/13
11/20

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 27, 10:30 am
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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20
11/27

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 27, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

11/06
11/13
11/20
11/27

Uploads & Downloads

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 12:00 pm

Confused about sending and receiving computer files like documents or pictures? Learn methods to get files where they need to be! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Confused about sending and receiving computer files like documents or pictures? Learn methods to get files where they need to be! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. First come, first served. 

11/06
11/13
11/20

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 20 de noviembre,  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. 

11/06
11/20
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
11/06
11/20

How to Read & Understand Modern Poetry

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Carmine Giordano will discuss the works of several representative contemporary poets, their themes and methods of expression. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Carmine Giordano will discuss the works of several representative contemporary poets, their themes and methods of expression. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/20

Read Together PBC Book Discussion: "The One-in-a-Million Boy," by Monica Wood

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging adults in PBC to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion featuring this year's selection! (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging adults in PBC to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion featuring this year's selection! (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/20

The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Organize your photos and record your memories. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Organize your photos and record your memories. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/06
11/07
11/13
11/20
11/21

Movie Matinee

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Not rated.

About this Series

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Not rated.

11/20

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/06
11/20

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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. (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. (3.5 hr.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

French Conversation Group: Intermediate

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:00 pm

Expand your speaking and listening comprehension skills in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Expand your speaking and listening comprehension skills in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/20

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:30 pm

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Marji Chapman from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/20

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm
About this Series

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

11/07
11/07
11/07
11/14
11/14
11/14
11/21
11/21
11/21

Genealogy Lab

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am

Research your roots and get help using genealogy websites. (15 min.-2 hr.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Research your roots and get help using genealogy websites. (15 min.-2 hr.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/21

Veteran's (VA) Health Care

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:30 am

Do you qualify for VA health care? Learn more about your health care benefits from West Palm Beach VA Outreach Coordinator Richard Bryan.  (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you qualify for VA health care? Learn more about your health care benefits from West Palm Beach VA Outreach Coordinator Richard Bryan.  (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/21

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm
About this Series

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

11/07
11/07
11/07
11/14
11/14
11/14
11/21
11/21
11/21

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 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) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/07
11/14
11/21

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 1:30 pm
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (106 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

November is National Memoir Writing Month. 

About this Series

November is National Memoir Writing Month. 

11/14"Can You Ever Forgive Me?," by Lee Israel. Book discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 
11/21"Can You Ever Forgive Me?." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (106 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Preregister. R 

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 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.

11/07
11/14
11/21

Adult Craft: Decorative Leaf Bowl

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Bring the brilliant colors of fall and a touch of nature to your home décor by creating your own decorative leaf bowl. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring the brilliant colors of fall and a touch of nature to your home décor by creating your own decorative leaf bowl. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/21

Book Discussion: "How to Change Your Mind," by Michael Pollan 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Copies of the book are available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies of the book are available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/21

Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Experiment with an art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Experiment with an art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/21

Isn't It Romantic? Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
"The Wedding Singer." ©New Line Cinema. (93 min.)  PG-13 

A selection of romantic favorites.  

About this Series

A selection of romantic favorites.  

11/07"The Notebook." ©New Line Cinema. (123 min.)  PG-13 
11/14"Pretty Woman." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (119 min.)  R 
11/21"The Wedding Singer." ©New Line Cinema. (93 min.)  PG-13 

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
"Green Book." ©Universal Pictures. (130 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

11/13"Hairspray." ©New Line Cinema. (117 min.)  PG 
11/21"Green Book." ©Universal Pictures. (130 min.)  PG-13 

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 21, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

11/07
11/07
11/07
11/14
11/14
11/14
11/21
11/21
11/21

Spanish Exchange for Beginners

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Learn key vocabulary words, practice simple expressions in Spanish about time, places, food, introducing yourself and more in a fun and informal environment. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn key vocabulary words, practice simple expressions in Spanish about time, places, food, introducing yourself and more in a fun and informal environment. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/07
11/21

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session. Limit 15. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Dec 05, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 19, 3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 09, 3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session. Limit 15. (90 min.) 

11/07
11/21
12/05
12/19
01/09
01/23

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/06
11/07
11/13
11/20
11/21

PBC Archaeological Society Lecture Series

Main Library
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Rudolph Pascucci presents the history of archaeology in Florida from its earliest pioneers to recent times, including key sites and professional organizations. Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Rudolph Pascucci presents the history of archaeology in Florida from its earliest pioneers to recent times, including key sites and professional organizations. Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/21

WHINE Mindful Relaxation Through Meditation

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Practice simple, revitalizing activities on how to relax your mind and body. Remember, we are what we think and eat! Also, pick up a book or movie on mindfulness. Limit 70. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Practice simple, revitalizing activities on how to relax your mind and body. Remember, we are what we think and eat! Also, pick up a book or movie on mindfulness. Limit 70. (60 min.) 

11/21

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 9:30 am

Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal roundtable discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal roundtable discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/08
11/22

Winter Card-Making Social

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 11:00 am

Get in the holiday spirit by crafting winter-themed cards you can mail to all your favorite people. Materials provided. Limit 30. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Get in the holiday spirit by crafting winter-themed cards you can mail to all your favorite people. Materials provided. Limit 30. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/22

Coloring for Calmness

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 2:30 pm

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with artists' colored pencils and unique coloring images. Learn how to download free coloring pages from online resources. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with artists' colored pencils and unique coloring images. Learn how to download free coloring pages from online resources. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/22

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 9:00 am

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Nov 30, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/02
11/09
11/16
11/23
11/30

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 10:15 am

Learn the basics of tai chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Nov 30, 10:15 am
About this Series

Learn the basics of tai chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/02
11/09
11/16
11/23
11/30

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 10:30 am

Learn relaxation methods and exercise with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn relaxation methods and exercise with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/23

In Concert: Robert Ross

Main Library
Sat, Nov 23, 2:00 pm

Robert Ross, a South Florida award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player performs blues, folk, jazz and rock. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Robert Ross, a South Florida award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player performs blues, folk, jazz and rock. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/23

Movie Matinee

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 2:00 pm

"Godzilla: King of Monsters." ©Warner Bros. (132 min.) Popcorn provided. PG-13

About this Series

"Godzilla: King of Monsters." ©Warner Bros. (132 min.) Popcorn provided. PG-13

11/23

Needleworkers' Guild

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy embroidery, crocheting or knitting? Meet like-minded people and show off your work. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you enjoy embroidery, crocheting or knitting? Meet like-minded people and show off your work. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/09
11/23

LGBTQIA Book Discussion: "Mysterious Skin," by Scott Heim 

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Nov 24, 3:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/24

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 2:30 pm

History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

Lectures: Arctic Feats and Fates. Antarctic Rivalries.
About this Series

History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

11/25

Book Discussion: "There There," by Tommy Orange 

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 6:00 pm
"There There," by Tommy Orange. 

Staff-led book discussion. Copies available at the research services desk and as e-books accessible through the library’s catalog. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Staff-led book discussion. Copies available at the research services desk and as e-books accessible through the library’s catalog. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/25"There There," by Tommy Orange.