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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, Jan 21 for Martin Luther King Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
cloudLibrary is our new e-book/e-audiobook service. This service has replaced Axis360. E-audiobooks from Overdrive have been moved to cloudLibrary as well.
 

Adult Activities & Events

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 9:00 am

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

About this Series

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

01/05
01/19
01/26

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 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. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

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. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/05
01/19
01/26

Planificación financiera

(Financial Planning, in Spanish)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 1:00 pm
Sábado, 26 de enero,  1:00 pm

Profesionales especializados le enseñaran como administrar de forma eficaz su dinero. Se trataran temas como: presupuesto, crédito, y gastos universitarios. (3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

(3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Profesionales especializados le enseñaran como administrar de forma eficaz su dinero. Se trataran temas como: presupuesto, crédito, y gastos universitarios. (3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

01/26
(3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
01/26

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
"The Great Gatsby." ©Warner Bros. (143 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

01/22"The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Book chat. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) 
01/26"The Great Gatsby." ©Warner Bros. (143 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 

Introduction to New cloudLibrary E-Book Reading App

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jan 24, 10:30 am
Thu, Jan 31, 10:30 am
About this Series

Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/24
01/26
01/31

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
(2 hr.) 

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

Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 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.

01/08 (90 min.) 
01/22 (90 min.) 
01/26 (2 hr.) 

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

"Acts of Violence." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (86 min.) In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Not rated.

About this Series

"Acts of Violence." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (86 min.) In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Not rated.

01/26

NASA Gravity Probe B Mission 2004-2010

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

George Haddad, a NASA aerospace engineer discusses key predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity (GR) and the geodetic and frame-dragging effects. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

George Haddad, a NASA aerospace engineer discusses key predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity (GR) and the geodetic and frame-dragging effects. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/26

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/05
01/26

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

Teams of two-six will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Teams of two-six will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 

01/27

Disney Trivia

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 3:00 pm

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of three-five friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of three-five friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/27

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 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.) 

01/14
01/28

Spanish Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/07
01/28

CloudLibrary

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

Explore the ins and outs of the newest e-book and e-audiobook service available at your library. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore the ins and outs of the newest e-book and e-audiobook service available at your library. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

01/28

Crochet Club

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

Bring your project to work on, or start a new one from a pattern. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is required. Bring hook and yarn. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your project to work on, or start a new one from a pattern. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is required. Bring hook and yarn. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/07
01/28

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

"Searching." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (101 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"Searching." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (101 min.) PG-13

01/28

Free Tax Preparation With Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, SS card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Fri, Jan 25, 2:00 pm Cancelled
About this Series

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, SS card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

01/25 Cancelled
01/28

Writers LIVE! Presents: Tim Dorsey

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Best-selling novelist Tim Dorsey will talk about his latest book in the "Serge Storm" series, “No Sunscreen for the Dead.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 11, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

Best-selling novelist Tim Dorsey will talk about his latest book in the "Serge Storm" series, “No Sunscreen for the Dead.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 11, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

01/28

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

01/28

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 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.) 

01/14
01/28

Writers LIVE! Presents: Tim Dorsey

Gardens Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 6:30 pm

Best-selling novelist Tim Dorsey will talk about his latest book in the "Serge Storm" series, “No Sunscreen for the Dead.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 11, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

Best-selling novelist Tim Dorsey will talk about his latest book in the "Serge Storm" series, “No Sunscreen for the Dead.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 11, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

01/28

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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, Jan 22, 9:00 am
Wed, Jan 23, 9:00 am
Wed, Jan 30, 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.

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Japanese Book Binding

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00 am

An intermediate process of stitching together pages to create a book. Please be punctual, this is a multi-step process. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

An intermediate process of stitching together pages to create a book. Please be punctual, this is a multi-step process. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/29

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 10:30 am

Discover the digital media service available anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with a library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover the digital media service available anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with a library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/29

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 1:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 22, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

01/15
01/22
01/29

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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.

01/08Pastels Overview.
01/29Open Studio.
01/15Pastel Project.

Book Discussion: "Macbeth," by Jo Nesbo 

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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.

01/29

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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, Jan 22, 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.

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

Conversations About Aging With Robert & Muriel Goldfarb

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

Join Robert Goldfarb, New York Times author, and his wife Muriel, a registered nurse and psychotherapist, in a discussion on various topics relating to aging. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Robert Goldfarb, New York Times author, and his wife Muriel, a registered nurse and psychotherapist, in a discussion on various topics relating to aging. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/15
01/29

In Concert: Jason Colannino

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

Singer and guitarist, Jason Colannino performs selections from an impressive repertoire of folk, pop, and rock songs. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Singer and guitarist, Jason Colannino performs selections from an impressive repertoire of folk, pop, and rock songs. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

01/29

Invasive Reptiles

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

South Florida is home to a variety of nonnative reptiles, from small lizards to giant snakes. Learn about the various nonnative reptiles that can be found in backyards, in the Everglades, and places in between. Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

South Florida is home to a variety of nonnative reptiles, from small lizards to giant snakes. Learn about the various nonnative reptiles that can be found in backyards, in the Everglades, and places in between. Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (45 min.) Preregister. 

01/29

Cross That Stitch

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 5:30 pm

Love to cross-stitch? Choose from a variety of patterns to improve skills, or bring your own project. Materials provided. Ages 14 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Love to cross-stitch? Choose from a variety of patterns to improve skills, or bring your own project. Materials provided. Ages 14 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

01/29

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 6:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
About this Series

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

01/15
01/22
01/29

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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.

01/29

Writers LIVE! Presents: Lynda Cohen Loigman

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 6:30 pm

Acclaimed historical fiction author Lynda Cohen Loigman discusses her fiercely anticipated second novel, “The Wartime Sisters.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 11, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

Acclaimed historical fiction author Lynda Cohen Loigman discusses her fiercely anticipated second novel, “The Wartime Sisters.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 11, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

01/29

Tertulia Literaria: "Como agua para chocolate” de Laura Esquivel

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Like Water for Chocolate," by Laura Esquivel)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 7:00 pm
Martes, 29 de enero,  7:00 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Cupo limitado. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Cupo limitado. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

01/29

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 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, Jan 22, 9:00 am
Wed, Jan 23, 9:00 am
Tue, Jan 29, 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.

01/02
01/08
01/09
01/15
01/16
01/22
01/23
01/29
01/30

cloudLibrary

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 10:30 am

Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks using this new app. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks using this new app. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/08
01/16
01/30

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 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, Jan 23, 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.) 

01/02
01/09
01/16
01/23
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Introduction to Heritage Quest online database

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 11:00 am

Learn how to search more than 25,000 family and local histories, census records, and more. Limit 10. (30 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to search more than 25,000 family and local histories, census records, and more. Limit 10. (30 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/30

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 23, 1:00 pm
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.

01/09
01/16
01/23
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English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 1:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 23, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

01/09
01/16
01/23
01/30

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 2:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/30

Foreign Film & Discussion

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 2:00 pm

"Day for Night." ©Warner Bros. (110 min.) Film veteran Roberta Presser will screen "Day for Night", François Truffaut’s classic film about the making of a movie. She will also share her own experiences about working in the film industry. (2.5 hr.) Shown with permission. PG

About this Series

"Day for Night." ©Warner Bros. (110 min.) Film veteran Roberta Presser will screen "Day for Night", François Truffaut’s classic film about the making of a movie. She will also share her own experiences about working in the film industry. (2.5 hr.) Shown with permission. PG

01/30

Start the New Year With Meditation

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 2:00 pm

Learn ways to relax and calm your mind. Sit or stand, it's up to you! Start the New Year right! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn ways to relax and calm your mind. Sit or stand, it's up to you! Start the New Year right! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

01/30

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 23, 2:30 pm
About this Series

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

01/09
01/16
01/23
01/30

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 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.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm
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.) 

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01/16
01/23
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Inspire Your Heart With Art: Community Clay Project

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 5:00 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint clay tiles with guest artist Cate Marvez. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint clay tiles with guest artist Cate Marvez. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/30

Acreage Branch Fantasy Football: End of Season Bash

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:00 pm

Recognize the victors and share the highlights of our Fantasy Football season. Miss out on the action? Drop in and learn how to get involved next season. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Recognize the victors and share the highlights of our Fantasy Football season. Miss out on the action? Drop in and learn how to get involved next season. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

01/30

E-Commerce: Social Media Marketing

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:00 pm

Lean how to leverage social media marketing to promote your business on platforms from Amazon to Etsy with e-commerce instructor, Rajeeyah Madinah. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Lean how to leverage social media marketing to promote your business on platforms from Amazon to Etsy with e-commerce instructor, Rajeeyah Madinah. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/30