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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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E.g., 11/17/2018
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Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 10:00 am

We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 20, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29, 10:00 am
About this Series

We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/08
11/13
11/15
11/20
11/27
11/29

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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
11/27

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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.

11/20Color Theory.  
11/27Open Studio.  

Book Discussion: "The Hilltop," by Assaf Gavron 

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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.

11/27

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/20
11/27

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids & Tinnitus

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm

Presented by Shelly Minskey, AuD, FAA, Audiologist from Bethesda Health Center. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

About this Series

Presented by Shelly Minskey, AuD, FAA, Audiologist from Bethesda Health Center. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

11/27

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 28, 2:00 pm
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/27
11/28
11/29

Read Together PBC Book Discussion: "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," by Dave Barry

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is encouraging every adult in Palm Beach County 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 Palm Beach County is encouraging every adult in Palm Beach County 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. 

11/27

The Norton Museum of Art Presents Community Art Talk

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/27

Dementia & Alzheimers: How We Can Best Care for Our Loved Ones

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 2:30 pm

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, related neurocognitive disorders as well as preventive strategies, and discuss the ways these disorders change communication. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease, related neurocognitive disorders as well as preventive strategies, and discuss the ways these disorders change communication. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/27

Take a Stand Against Poverty

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 3:30 pm

Ontario Johnson, from Pathways to Prosperity, presents on the realities of poverty in Palm Beach County while spreading awareness of CIRCLES® - a community driven approach to combating poverty and supporting families on their path to economic stability. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Ontario Johnson, from Pathways to Prosperity, presents on the realities of poverty in Palm Beach County while spreading awareness of CIRCLES® - a community driven approach to combating poverty and supporting families on their path to economic stability. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/27

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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.

11/13
11/27

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/27

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

11/13 (90 min.) 
11/24 (2 hr.) 
11/27 (90 min.) 

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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.

11/27

Tertulia literaria: "Los Informantes" de Juan Gabriel Vásquez

(Book Discussion, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 7:00 pm
Martes, 27 de noviembre,  7:00 pm

Las copias están diponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Limite 10. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Las copias están diponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Limite 10. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

11/27

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 9:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 20, 9:00 am
Tue, Nov 27, 9:00 am
About this Series

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

11/07
11/13
11/14
11/20
11/27
11/28
11/07

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 9:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/19
11/26
11/14
11/28

E-Magazines: RBdigital & Flipster

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 10:30 am

Learn how to read magazines online for free using RBdigital or Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to read magazines online for free using RBdigital or Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/28

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 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 21, 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.) 

11/07
11/14
11/21
11/28

The Traveling Librarian Series: Cities of China

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 11:00 am
Xi'an. 

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the United States and the world in this lecture series. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the United States and the world in this lecture series. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/28Xi'an. 
11/30Gui Lin. 

Diabetes Education

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 1:00 pm

Come for diabetes risk assessments, A1c tests (fasting not necessary), access to local educational resources, and free raffle prizes. Presented in partnership with the Diabetes Coalition of PBC. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Come for diabetes risk assessments, A1c tests (fasting not necessary), access to local educational resources, and free raffle prizes. Presented in partnership with the Diabetes Coalition of PBC. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

11/28

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 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.) 

11/07
11/14
11/28

Book Discussion: "Apron Anxiety," by Alyssa Shelasky 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/28

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 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.

11/28

Computer Q & A

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 2:00 pm

Confused about aspects of computer and internet use? Ask away! Library staff will show you how to find answers in this open format lecture. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Confused about aspects of computer and internet use? Ask away! Library staff will show you how to find answers in this open format lecture. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/28

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 2:00 pm

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/27
11/28
11/29

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 6:00 pm

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.) 

11/07
11/14
11/28

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 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.) 

11/07
11/14
11/28

Scrapbooking

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 6:30 pm

Create a memory page to remember special events and those you love. Bring personal photos. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a memory page to remember special events and those you love. Bring personal photos. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

11/28

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 10:00 am

We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 20, 10:00 am
Tue, Nov 27, 10:00 am
About this Series

We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/08
11/13
11/15
11/20
11/27
11/29

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 10:30 am

Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Use Consumer Reports online to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Use Consumer Reports online to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/29

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 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. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/01
11/08
11/15
11/29

Adult Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Color pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

About this Series

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Color pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

11/29

Awake & Singing: Plays From the American-Jewish Repertoire, Part 1

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00 pm

Members of "Theatre Voices" will discuss the contribution of Jews to the American theater and act out scenes to illustrate. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Members of "Theatre Voices" will discuss the contribution of Jews to the American theater and act out scenes to illustrate. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/29

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 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.

11/29

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00 pm

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/27
11/28
11/29

Sandra Bullock Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 2:00 pm
"Miss Congeniality." ©Warner Bros. (110 min.)  PG-13 

Enjoy these films featuring “America’s sweetheart,” Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock. 

About this Series

Enjoy these films featuring “America’s sweetheart,” Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock. 

11/15"A Time to Kill ." ©Warner Bros. (150 min.)  R 
11/29"Miss Congeniality." ©Warner Bros. (110 min.)  PG-13 

Diabetes Education

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 2:30 pm

Come for diabetes risk assessments, A1c tests (fasting not necessary), access to local educational resources, and free raffle prizes. Presented in partnership with the Diabetes Coalition of PBC. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Come for diabetes risk assessments, A1c tests (fasting not necessary), access to local educational resources, and free raffle prizes. Presented in partnership with the Diabetes Coalition of PBC. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

11/29

The Norton Museum of Art Presents Community Art Talk

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 2:30 pm

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/29

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 6:00 pm
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," by Stieg Larsson. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/29"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," by Stieg Larsson. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 
11/30"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (157 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided.  R 

Write! Read! Critique!

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

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

11/09
11/30

The Traveling Librarian Series: Cities of China

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 11:00 am
Gui Lin. 

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the United States and the world in this lecture series. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the United States and the world in this lecture series. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/28Xi'an. 
11/30Gui Lin. 

Adult Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/16
11/30

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 2:00 pm
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (157 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/29"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," by Stieg Larsson. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 
11/30"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (157 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided.  R 

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 2:00 pm
The Rise of French Art - Poussin and Claude. Flemish Masters - Rubens and Van Dyck. A Goldend Age of Spanish Painting. 

Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

11/02Venetian and Spanish Masters, c. 1740-1820. The Charms of 18th-Century French Painting. British Painting Comes of Age.  
11/09British and French Masters, c. 1785-1860. Impressionism in France. Post-Impressionism. 
11/30The Rise of French Art - Poussin and Claude. Flemish Masters - Rubens and Van Dyck. A Goldend Age of Spanish Painting. 

Meet the Author: Nathaniel Osborn

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 2:30 pm

Nathaniel Osborn discusses his book, “Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History,” a closer look at the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the United States and how it has become a chief focus of public concern in recent years. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Nathaniel Osborn discusses his book, “Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History,” a closer look at the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the United States and how it has become a chief focus of public concern in recent years. (60 min.) Preregister. 

11/30

The Voice of the Cello

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 3:00 pm

Cellist Kate Kayaian performs works by Bach, Hovhaness, Crumb, and Gianopoulos, leading you around the world to discover the soulful voice of her beloved instrument. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Cellist Kate Kayaian performs works by Bach, Hovhaness, Crumb, and Gianopoulos, leading you around the world to discover the soulful voice of her beloved instrument. (60 min.) Preregister. 

11/30