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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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Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 21, 9:30 am

Join us in this round-table discussion where participants improve their works in progress by reading and discussing them. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us in this round-table discussion where participants improve their works in progress by reading and discussing them. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/07
05/21

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 10:00 am

Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/07
05/21

Jupiter Rocks

Jupiter Branch
Mon, May 21, 10:00 am

Explore rock painting techniques and tools at the Jupiter Library. Materials provided, but you may bring your own to use or share. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore rock painting techniques and tools at the Jupiter Library. Materials provided, but you may bring your own to use or share. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/21

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, May 21, 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.) 

05/07
05/14
05/21

Bids & Business

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

Learn the step-by-step process of the government contracting certification program currently available to small business owners.  (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

Learn the step-by-step process of the government contracting certification program currently available to small business owners.  (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

05/21

Book Discussion: "Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit," by Michael Finkel 

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

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

About this Series

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

05/21

Introduction to Crochet

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided.  Limit 6. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided.  Limit 6. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/07
05/21

Karen's Cabaret

Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

Enjoy classic Broadway tunes, cool Sinatra melodies, and golden oldies. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy classic Broadway tunes, cool Sinatra melodies, and golden oldies. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/21

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, May 21, 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.) 

05/07
05/14
05/21

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 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

Thu, May 24, 10:00 am
Tue, May 29, 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.

05/08
05/10
05/15
05/17
05/22
05/24
05/29
05/31

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 22, 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 29, 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
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm
Mixed Media 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.  

Book Discussion: "The Story of Arthur Truluv," by Elizabeth Berg 

West Boca Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

05/22

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 22, 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 29, 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.

05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 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 29, 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
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Research Your Business Competition

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Identify your business competition by location and industry. Analyze their strengths and weaknesses, as well as research market share and financial data. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Identify your business competition by location and industry. Analyze their strengths and weaknesses, as well as research market share and financial data. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/22

Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment

West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Elana Aharonoff, MMS, PA-C discusses how we can keep our skin safe under the Florida sun.  Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. 

About this Series

Elana Aharonoff, MMS, PA-C discusses how we can keep our skin safe under the Florida sun.  Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. 

05/22

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 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 29, 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.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 6:00 pm
Sequence. 

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/08Word Games!  
05/22Sequence. 
05/26Game Day!  

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 22, 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 29, 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
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Delray Beach: Then & Now

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 10:00 am

Take a virtual history tour of Delray Beach with local experts from Old School Square. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Take a virtual history tour of Delray Beach with local experts from Old School Square. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/23

E-Magazines: RBdigital & Flipster

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 23, 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.

05/23

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 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 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. (90 min.) 

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
05/30

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 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, May 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.) 

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
05/30

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: PBS Documentary

Main Library
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm

"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights." ©PBS. (60 min.) The untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu who was placed in an internment camp during World War II. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. www.pbs.org/pov. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights." ©PBS. (60 min.) The untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu who was placed in an internment camp during World War II. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. www.pbs.org/pov. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/23

Decoupage Keychain Tags

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

Add pictures of your loved ones to a keychain. Bring small photos; headshots work best. The tag is 2.25 x 1.25 inches.  Limit 15. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Add pictures of your loved ones to a keychain. Bring small photos; headshots work best. The tag is 2.25 x 1.25 inches.  Limit 15. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/23

Documentary + Discussion: "Boca Raton: The Secret Weapon That Won WWII"

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm

Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/23

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm
"Lost & Found." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (90 min.)  PG 

About this Series

05/09"Walking Out." ©IFC Films. (96 min.)  PG-13 
05/23"Lost & Found." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (90 min.)  PG 

Women-Owned Small Business Program Workshop

Main Library
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm

This seminar focuses on eligibility requirements and overview of the Small Business Administration's Women-Owned Small Business Program.  (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

This seminar focuses on eligibility requirements and overview of the Small Business Administration's Women-Owned Small Business Program.  (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

05/23

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Acreage Branch
Wed, May 23, 3:00 pm
Wines of New Zealand and South Africa. Becoming a Knowledgeable Wine Buyer. Wine for Any Occasion and Any Food. 

The Everyday Guide to Wine. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

The Everyday Guide to Wine. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/02Wines of Northern Italy. Wines of Southern Italy. The Tastes of Germany and Austria. 
05/09The Tastes of Spain and Portugal. U.S. Regions - California. U.S. Regions - Washington and Oregon. 
05/16Other U.S. Regions, Mexico, and Canada. Sampling Argentina and Chile. The Best of Australia and Tasmania. 
05/23Wines of New Zealand and South Africa. Becoming a Knowledgeable Wine Buyer. Wine for Any Occasion and Any Food. 

English Exchange

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

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

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
05/30

Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health & the Criminal Court

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 23, 6:30 pm

Learn about how criminal cases are handled in the court system when an individual has a mental health condition. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about how criminal cases are handled in the court system when an individual has a mental health condition. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/23

Asistans pesonel an Kreyol

(Personal Assistance, in Creole)

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 24 (All day)
Jedi, 24 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 31 (All day) | Jedi, 31 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.

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

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 24, 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
Tue, May 29, 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.

05/08
05/10
05/15
05/17
05/22
05/24
05/29
05/31

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Gardens Branch
Thu, May 24, 10:30 am

Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from anywhere you have an internet connection.  (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from anywhere you have an internet connection.  (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/24

Mother’s Day Movie Marathon

West Boca Branch
Thu, May 24, 1:00 pm
"Because I Said So." ©Universal Pictures. (102 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 24, 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 31, 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

Computer Q & A

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 24, 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.

05/24

Gratitude Journaling

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 24, 2:00 pm

Counselor Michelle Sembric demonstrates how gratitude journaling can lower your stress level, create calm in your life and help you grow in self-awareness.  Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Counselor Michelle Sembric demonstrates how gratitude journaling can lower your stress level, create calm in your life and help you grow in self-awareness.  Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/24

Jewish Heritage Month Documentary

West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 24, 2:00 pm

"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy." ©Athena. (84 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy." ©Athena. (84 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/24

PBS Documentary

Glades Road Branch
Thu, May 24, 2:00 pm
"The Best of Times, the Worst of Times." 

"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." 

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

Tequesta Branch
Thu, May 24, 2:00 pm

Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Material provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Material provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

05/24

Sit 'n' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Thu, May 24, 5:00 pm

Socialize while you crochet. Work on your current project and share ideas with new friends.  Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Socialize while you crochet. Work on your current project and share ideas with new friends.  Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) 

05/17
05/24

Adult Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, May 25, 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.

05/04
05/25

Tabletop Gaming

Jupiter Branch
Fri, May 25, 3:30 pm

Make new friends and play old favorites or try something new at our new board game club. Bring your own! (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Make new friends and play old favorites or try something new at our new board game club. Bring your own! (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/25

Tai Chi

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

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.  (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.  (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/05
05/12
05/19
05/26

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, May 26, 2:00 pm
Game Day!  

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/08Word Games!  
05/22Sequence. 
05/26Game Day!  

Trivia Contest!

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

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.  (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along.  (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/26

Weekend Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, May 26, 2:00 pm

"Wonder Woman." ©Warner Bros. (141 min.) Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) PG-13

About this Series

"Wonder Woman." ©Warner Bros. (141 min.) Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) PG-13

05/26

LearningExpress: An Interactive Online Resource

Main Library
Sat, May 26, 3:00 pm

Prepare for the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, TASC and more. LearningExpress has interactive exams, career and résumé tips, computer tutorials and study guides.  (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Prepare for the ACT®, SAT®, AP®, GED®, TASC and more. LearningExpress has interactive exams, career and résumé tips, computer tutorials and study guides.  (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/26