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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, May 28, for Memorial Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

Adult Activities & Events

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Book Chat: "Garden Spells," by Sarah Addison Allen 

Acreage Branch
Sun, May 27, 2:00 pm

Copies of the book are available for borrowing. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies of the book are available for borrowing. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

05/27

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 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, May 22, 10:00 am
Thu, May 24, 10:00 am
Thu, May 31, 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.

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English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 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, May 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.) 

05/01
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05/29

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 29, 2:00 pm
Open Studio.  

A series of classes exploring different techniques and mediums where you can explore your artistic interests, get better and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

A series of classes exploring different techniques and mediums where you can explore your artistic interests, get better and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/08Pastel Project.  
05/22Mixed Media Project.  
05/29Open Studio.  
05/31Watercolor Project.  

Book Discussion: "American War," by Omar El Akkad 

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

Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/29

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 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, May 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.

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Poetry Workshop

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

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 

05/01
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Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 29, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 22, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) 

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Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 29, 5:30 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 20. (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 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/15
05/29

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 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, May 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.) 

05/01
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Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 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.

05/29

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 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, May 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.) 

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English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 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, May 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.) 

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Book Discussion: "Bel Canto," by Ann Patchett 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 30, 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.

05/30

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 30, 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.

05/30

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 30, 3:15 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/30

Sensory Story Time for Adults With Special Needs

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 30, 6:00 pm

Enjoy stories, music, dance and art about dinosaurs!  (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy stories, music, dance and art about dinosaurs!  (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/30

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 30, 6:30 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, May 23, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

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Getting Started With Ancestry Library Edition

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 30, 6:30 pm

Learn how to access and navigate one of the most popular online resources for researching your family tree. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to access and navigate one of the most popular online resources for researching your family tree. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/30

Asistans pesonel an Kreyol

(Personal Assistance, in Creole)

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 31 (All day)
Jedi, 31 Mè, tout jounen an

Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou entènèt oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk. Plas yo limite. Premye vini, premye sèvi. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 24 (All day) | Jedi, 24 Mè, tout jounen an
About this Series

Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou entènèt oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk. Plas yo limite. Premye vini, premye sèvi. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

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Board Games & Puzzles

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 31, 10:00 am

Socialize over games and puzzles provided by the library. Feel free to bring your own as well! (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles provided by the library. Feel free to bring your own as well! (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/31

Great Native Plants for Your Garden

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 31, 10:00 am

Join extension agent, Laurie Albrecht, and discover the beautiful plants that call our county home! Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants.  (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Join extension agent, Laurie Albrecht, and discover the beautiful plants that call our county home! Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants.  (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/31

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 31, 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, May 22, 10:00 am
Thu, May 24, 10:00 am
Tue, May 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.

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Mother’s Day Movie Marathon

West Boca Branch
Thu, May 31, 1:00 pm
"Mother's Day." ©Open Road Films. (118 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

05/03"Mermaids." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (115 min.)  PG-13 
05/10"The Joy Luck Club." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (140 min.)  R 
05/17"Freaky Friday." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (97 min.)  PG 
05/24"Because I Said So." ©Universal Pictures. (102 min.)  PG-13 
05/31"Mother's Day." ©Open Road Films. (118 min.)  PG-13 

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, May 31, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 24, 1:30 pm
About this Series

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

05/03
05/10
05/17
05/24
05/31

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 31, 2:00 pm
Watercolor Project.  

A series of classes exploring different techniques and mediums where you can explore your artistic interests, get better and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

A series of classes exploring different techniques and mediums where you can explore your artistic interests, get better and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/08Pastel Project.  
05/22Mixed Media Project.  
05/29Open Studio.  
05/31Watercolor Project.  

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 31, 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.

05/31

Intermediate Crochet

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 31, 2:00 pm

Learn to work on the back loop and use stitch markers. Make a coffee cup sleeve. Knowledge of single and double crochet stitches required. Materials provided. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to work on the back loop and use stitch markers. Make a coffee cup sleeve. Knowledge of single and double crochet stitches required. Materials provided. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/31

PBS Documentary

Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 31, 2:00 pm
"Home." 

"The Jewish Americans." ©PBS Home Video. (101 min.) Acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin traces 350 years of Jewish American history, from the arrival of the first Jews in 1654 up to present day. Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"The Jewish Americans." ©PBS Home Video. (101 min.) Acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin traces 350 years of Jewish American history, from the arrival of the first Jews in 1654 up to present day. Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/17"They Came to Stay." 
05/24"The Best of Times, the Worst of Times." 
05/31"Home." 

Popcorn & Movie

West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 31, 2:00 pm

"Phantom Thread." ©Focus Features. (130 min.) Popcorn provided. Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. R

About this Series

"Phantom Thread." ©Focus Features. (130 min.) Popcorn provided. Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. R

05/31

The Capability Statement: A Must for Small Business

Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 31, 2:30 pm

The Capability Statement is a must-have if a business wishes to contract with the government. Learn how to develop one for your business. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

The Capability Statement is a must-have if a business wishes to contract with the government. Learn how to develop one for your business. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

05/31

Land a New Job With Career Transitions

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 31, 6:30 pm

Enhance your job search, write an effective résumé and cover letter, or explore a new career path using Career Transitions, one of our online research tools. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Enhance your job search, write an effective résumé and cover letter, or explore a new career path using Career Transitions, one of our online research tools. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/31