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E.g., 10/19/2019
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Paper Marigolds

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 2:00 pm

Learn about some of the artistic traditions of the Day of the Dead and make a paper cempasuchitl or Aztec marigold. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about some of the artistic traditions of the Day of the Dead and make a paper cempasuchitl or Aztec marigold. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/21

Movie: When All That's Left Is Love

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 2:00 pm

"When All That's Left Is Love." ©Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. (77 min.) This is the emotionally gripping story of a wife's determination to care for her Alzheimer's-stricken husband in their home. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

About this Series

"When All That's Left Is Love." ©Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. (77 min.) This is the emotionally gripping story of a wife's determination to care for her Alzheimer's-stricken husband in their home. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

10/22

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 10:30 am

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 30, 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. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

English Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 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, Oct 30, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Crochet Collective

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 2:00 pm

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/23

Book Discussion: "Out Stealing Horses," by Per Petterson 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 24, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/24

Computer Learning Month Tech Fair

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, Oct 27, 12:30 pm

Come to a tech “show and tell” featuring Oculus Rift Virtual Reality, Raspberry Pi computers, electronics platform Arduino and invention kit Makey Makey. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Come to a tech “show and tell” featuring Oculus Rift Virtual Reality, Raspberry Pi computers, electronics platform Arduino and invention kit Makey Makey. (2 hr.) 

10/27

Coloring for Calmness

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 28, 2:00 pm

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with coloring pencils, markers and unique coloring images. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with coloring pencils, markers and unique coloring images. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/28

Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

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

Join John Bednarik for this informative lecture on the benefits of meditation to relieve anxiety and stress. There will be a short meditation sitting. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join John Bednarik for this informative lecture on the benefits of meditation to relieve anxiety and stress. There will be a short meditation sitting. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/29

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 30, 10:30 am

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 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. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

English Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 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, Oct 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.) 

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Thursday Movie Matinee

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

"Sleepy Hollow." ©Paramount Pictures. (106 min.) R

About this Series

"Sleepy Hollow." ©Paramount Pictures. (106 min.) R

10/31

Veterans Services of PBC

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Nov 01, 1:00 pm

Meet with representative Andy Reese to get answers to brief questions and learn about services. First come, first served. (4 hr.) 

About this Series

Meet with representative Andy Reese to get answers to brief questions and learn about services. First come, first served. (4 hr.) 

11/01

Crochet Collective

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 04, 2:00 pm

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/04

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 04, 4:00 pm

Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) 

11/04

National League of American Pen Women Writer's Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 05, 2:00 pm

Join Carol White and Alexandra Goodwin for a novel writing workshop and panel discussion. Topics include research, plot, characters and dialogue. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Carol White and Alexandra Goodwin for a novel writing workshop and panel discussion. Topics include research, plot, characters and dialogue. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/05

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 05, 6:30 pm

Stargaze and learn about constellations with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. We'll be outside from sunset to 7:45 pm, if skies are clear. (75 min.) 

About this Series

Stargaze and learn about constellations with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. We'll be outside from sunset to 7:45 pm, if skies are clear. (75 min.) 

11/05

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 06, 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 13, 10:30 am
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am
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

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 06, 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, Nov 13, 1:00 pm
Wed, Nov 20, 1:00 pm
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

Getting Started With Ancestry Library Edition

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 06, 1:00 pm

Learn how to access and navigate one of the most popular online resources for researching your family tree. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 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) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/06

Writer's Open Mic Evening

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 06, 5:30 pm

Writers of all genres are invited. Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner will be moderating. Readings limited to five minutes. All welcomed to support our writers. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Writers of all genres are invited. Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner will be moderating. Readings limited to five minutes. All welcomed to support our writers. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/06

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 07, 10:00 am

Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory workshop. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory workshop. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/07

Using DNA to Find Your Relatives

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 07, 2:00 pm

Learn details about the DNA tests available and how rewarding and unexpected results can be from experienced genealogist Dick Goldman. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn details about the DNA tests available and how rewarding and unexpected results can be from experienced genealogist Dick Goldman. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/07

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 07, 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, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
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

Friends Annual Meeting

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Nov 08, 10:00 am

Join us for a short business meeting and election of officers followed by special guest speaker Michael Mayo, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel dining critic and Eat Beat blogger. Preregister online at www.pbclibrary.org/Friends_Annual_2019 by Nov 01. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Join us for a short business meeting and election of officers followed by special guest speaker Michael Mayo, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel dining critic and Eat Beat blogger. Preregister online at www.pbclibrary.org/Friends_Annual_2019 by Nov 01. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) 

11/08

Meet the Author: Susannah Marren

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Nov 08, 2:00 pm

Heralded as "a riveting tale filled with betrayal, passion, aspiration and deep emotion," Susannah Marren discusses her latest novel, "A Palm Beach Wife." (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Heralded as "a riveting tale filled with betrayal, passion, aspiration and deep emotion," Susannah Marren discusses her latest novel, "A Palm Beach Wife." (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/08

Bethesda Health Lecture: Strengthen Your Mental Health to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 12, 2:00 pm

Learn techniques to improve and strengthen your mental health to prevent type 2 diabetes from Amy Exum, LMHC, psychotherapist. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn techniques to improve and strengthen your mental health to prevent type 2 diabetes from Amy Exum, LMHC, psychotherapist. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/12

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 13, 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 06, 10:30 am
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am
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

Chair Yoga

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 13, 11:30 am

Learn relaxation methods and exercise with certified Kripalu yoga instructor Carol Dias. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn relaxation methods and exercise with certified Kripalu yoga instructor Carol Dias. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/13

English Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 13, 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, Nov 06, 1:00 pm
Wed, Nov 20, 1:00 pm
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

Ukelele Learn & Jam

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 13, 5:00 pm

Join Cheri Lindroth for a lesson followed by a jam and singalong session. Bring your ukulele and music stand. All welcomed to listen or sing along! (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Cheri Lindroth for a lesson followed by a jam and singalong session. Bring your ukulele and music stand. All welcomed to listen or sing along! (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/13

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

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 14, 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. 

11/14

Papercrafts: Pie-Slice Box

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 18, 2:00 pm

Send everyone home with a slice of pie with these handmade paper pie-slice boxes. Materials provided. Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Send everyone home with a slice of pie with these handmade paper pie-slice boxes. Materials provided. Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/18

Veteran's (VA) Health Care

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 10:00 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) 894-7500 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) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/19

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 06, 10:30 am
Wed, Nov 13, 10:30 am
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

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.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 06, 1:00 pm
Wed, Nov 13, 1:00 pm
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

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

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

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, Nov 07, 3:30 pm
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

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 27, 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 06, 10:30 am
Wed, Nov 13, 10:30 am
Wed, Nov 20, 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

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 05, 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, Nov 07, 3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 21, 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

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 19, 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, Nov 07, 3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 05, 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

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 09, 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, Nov 07, 3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 05, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 19, 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

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 23, 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, Nov 07, 3:30 pm
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 05, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 19, 3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 09, 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