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Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 9:00 am

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 26, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/05
10/12
10/19
10/26

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 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. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 26, 10:15 am
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. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/05
10/12
10/19
10/26

Garden Talks

Acreage Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 10:30 am

Discuss different spaces and sizes of gardens with Extension Agent Chris Miller, DPM. Share ideas, seeds and seedlings. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Discuss different spaces and sizes of gardens with Extension Agent Chris Miller, DPM. Share ideas, seeds and seedlings. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

10/19

Gardening for Birds With Native Plants

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 10:30 am

Learn how to attract birds in your garden. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Learn how to attract birds in your garden. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Preregister. 

10/19

Kids Spa Date

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 11:00 am

Bring a child, age 3-8, to a read together and a mani-pedi. Water-based nail polishes available. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring a child, age 3-8, to a read together and a mani-pedi. Water-based nail polishes available. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/19

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 

10/19

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 2:00 pm

"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.) Enjoy a good ghost story! Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.) Enjoy a good ghost story! Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

10/19

Sewing Lab

Acreage Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 2:00 pm

Bring your current project, work on a pattern or practice sewing using one of our sewing machines. Basic materials provided. Ages 15 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your current project, work on a pattern or practice sewing using one of our sewing machines. Basic materials provided. Ages 15 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

10/19

Festival of Lights Celebration

Wellington Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 2:30 pm

Celebrate this South Asian Festival with fun, flair and fanfare! Hear stories, learn traditions and watch lively performances. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate this South Asian Festival with fun, flair and fanfare! Hear stories, learn traditions and watch lively performances. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

10/19

Getting Started With Ancestry Library Edition

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 2:30 pm

Learn how to access and navigate one of the most popular online resources for researching your family tree. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 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) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/19

Tuna of Weston

Tuna de Weston

Main Library
Sat, Oct 19, 2:30 pm
Sábado, 19 de octubre,  2:30 pm

Musical performance in the traditional style of the Tuna Española, a tradition that originated in Spain. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

La Tuna de Weston interpreta canciones en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna. Una antigua tradición que surgió en España. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Musical performance in the traditional style of the Tuna Española, a tradition that originated in Spain. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/19
La Tuna de Weston interpreta canciones en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna. Una antigua tradición que surgió en España. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/19

Board Game Design Workshop & Open Table Play

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Oct 20, 12:00 pm

Playtest, prototype, brainstorm, troubleshoot, network and discuss all things board game with Brian Fiore from South Florida Game Design. Play-testers welcome! Snacks provided. (5 hr.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Playtest, prototype, brainstorm, troubleshoot, network and discuss all things board game with Brian Fiore from South Florida Game Design. Play-testers welcome! Snacks provided. (5 hr.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/20

Miniature Garden: Harvest

Acreage Branch
Sun, Oct 20, 2:00 pm

Gather with us and celebrate harvest time by creating your own rustic miniature garden. Materials provided. Bring a glue gun if possible. Ages 14 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather with us and celebrate harvest time by creating your own rustic miniature garden. Materials provided. Bring a glue gun if possible. Ages 14 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

10/20

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 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.

10/07
10/21

Aquapainting for Adults With Special Needs

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 10:15 am

Enjoy using water and paintbrushes to make nature images appear. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy using water and paintbrushes to make nature images appear. (60 min.) 

10/21

Coloring for Calmness

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 10:30 am

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with artists' colored pencils and unique coloring images. Learn how to download free coloring pages from online resources. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with artists' colored pencils and unique coloring images. Learn how to download free coloring pages from online resources. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/21

Art/Make: Shirley Ardell Mason

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 11:00 am

Learn more about Shirley Ardell Mason and her work while creating Mason-inspired art of your own. All materials provided. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn more about Shirley Ardell Mason and her work while creating Mason-inspired art of your own. All materials provided. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/21

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 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

Mon, Oct 28, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

10/21
10/28

Movie Matinee

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

"Mustang." ©Focus Features. (96 min.) R

About this Series

"Mustang." ©Focus Features. (96 min.) R

10/21

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

English Exchange

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 04, 2:30 pm
Mon, Nov 18, 2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 02, 2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 16, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/09
09/23
10/07
10/21
11/04
11/18
12/02
12/16

Line Dancing

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 4:30 pm

Dancerize your way with the Cotton Eye Jo, Cowboy Hustle and other line dances to keep movin' and groovin'. For beginners and experienced line dancers. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Dancerize your way with the Cotton Eye Jo, Cowboy Hustle and other line dances to keep movin' and groovin'. For beginners and experienced line dancers. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/02
10/21

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 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

Mon, Oct 28, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

10/21
10/28

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 9:30 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 23, 9:30 am
Tue, Oct 29, 9:30 am
About this Series

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

10/02
10/08
10/09
10/16
10/22
10/23
10/29

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 11:15 am

Referred to as “meditation in motion”, tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Oct 24, 11:15 am
Tue, Oct 29, 11:15 am
Thu, Oct 31, 11:15 am
About this Series

Referred to as “meditation in motion”, tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/01
10/03
10/08
10/10
10/15
10/17
10/22
10/24
10/29
10/31

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 12:15 pm

Referred to as “meditation in motion”, tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Oct 24, 12:15 pm
Tue, Oct 29, 12:15 pm
Thu, Oct 31, 12:15 pm
About this Series

Referred to as “meditation in motion”, tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/01
10/03
10/08
10/10
10/15
10/17
10/22
10/24
10/29
10/31

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 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, Oct 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.) 

10/01
10/08
10/15
10/22
10/29

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 2:00 pm
Watercolor Pastel Project.

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.

10/08Pastel Project.
10/22Watercolor Pastel Project.
10/29Open Studio.

Bethesda Health Presents TrustBridge

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

Discover the uniqueness of Five Wishes among all other living wills and health agent forms and why it speaks to a person's needs. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover the uniqueness of Five Wishes among all other living wills and health agent forms and why it speaks to a person's needs. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/22

Book Discussion: "Educated," by Tara Westover 

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 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.) 

10/22

Digital Note-Taking

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 2:00 pm

Scrap the paper and organize personal goals, medical information, travel plans and more. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Scrap the paper and organize personal goals, medical information, travel plans and more. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/22

Medicare 101

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

Join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) as they cover the five parts of Medicare and deciding between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) as they cover the five parts of Medicare and deciding between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/22

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

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, Oct 22, 2:00 pm
Martes, 22 de octubre,  2:00 pm

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 29, 2:00 pm | Martes, 29 de octubre,  2:00 pm
About this Series

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/01
10/08
10/15
10/22
10/29
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/01
10/08
10/15
10/22
10/29

The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 2:00 pm

Organize your photos and record your memories using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Organize your photos and record your memories using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

10/22

Spanish Exchange for Beginners

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 3:00 pm

Learn key vocabulary words, practice simple expressions in Spanish about time, places, food, introducing yourself and more in a fun and informal environment. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn key vocabulary words, practice simple expressions in Spanish about time, places, food, introducing yourself and more in a fun and informal environment. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/08
10/22

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

About this Series

Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

10/08 (90 min.) 
10/22 (90 min.) 
10/26 (2 hr.) 

English Exchange

Main Library
Tue, Oct 22, 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

Tue, Oct 29, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

10/01
10/08
10/15
10/22
10/29

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 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.

10/22

Gentle Yoga

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 9:00 am

Increase flexibility and strength in pursuit of a quiet mind through this ancient practice of well-being. Wear comfortable exercise attire and bring your mat. Space is limited. (70 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 30, 9:00 am
About this Series

Increase flexibility and strength in pursuit of a quiet mind through this ancient practice of well-being. Wear comfortable exercise attire and bring your mat. Space is limited. (70 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 9:30 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 22, 9:30 am
Tue, Oct 29, 9:30 am
About this Series

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

10/02
10/08
10/09
10/16
10/22
10/23
10/29

Coffee & Conversations

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 10:00 am

Stop by for coffee and conversations with a panel of library staff to discuss favorite reads and new releases. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Stop by for coffee and conversations with a panel of library staff to discuss favorite reads and new releases. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 

10/23

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 10:30 am

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, Oct 30, 10:30 am
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.

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

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

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 11:00 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 30, 11:00 am |
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

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

Career Transitions

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 11:30 am

An online guidance center that helps you to browse career paths, build a résumé, create your cover letter, interview simulation practice and much more! (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

An online guidance center that helps you to browse career paths, build a résumé, create your cover letter, interview simulation practice and much more! (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/23

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) 

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. (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

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Wed, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 23 de octubre,  2:00 pm

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/09
10/23
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/09
10/23

Book Discussion: "The Woman in the Window," by A.J. Finn 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

10/23