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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 11/17/2018
E.g., 11/17/2018

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 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.) 

11/17

Book + Art: A Mash-Up for Art & Book Lovers: "After Dark," by Haruki Murakami + "After Electric Dress B," by Kunie Sugiura

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Borrow a copy of the featured book and attend a lively discussion that will cover the reading and related works of art. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Borrow a copy of the featured book and attend a lively discussion that will cover the reading and related works of art. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

11/17

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." ©Paramount Pictures. (144 min.) In recognition of Military Family Month.  Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.R

About this Series

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." ©Paramount Pictures. (144 min.) In recognition of Military Family Month.  Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.R

11/17

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 10. (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 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/03
11/17

Letters to Our Military

Wellington Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:30 pm Cancelled

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. will collect the letters. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. will collect the letters. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

11/17 Cancelled

Woven Coasters

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 12:00 pm

Learn how to weave coasters to keep your tables and counter tops ring-free. These "mug rugs" can also be given as gifts. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to weave coasters to keep your tables and counter tops ring-free. These "mug rugs" can also be given as gifts. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/13
11/18

Movie @ WBB

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 2:00 pm

"I Can Only Imagine." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. PG

About this Series

"I Can Only Imagine." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. PG

11/18

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 2:00 pm

"Isle of Dogs." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (101 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Shown with permission. PG-13

About this Series

"Isle of Dogs." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (101 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Shown with permission. PG-13

11/18

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 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.) 

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.) 

11/18

Festival of Lights Celebration

Wellington Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 2:30 pm Cancelled

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.

11/18 Cancelled

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/19
11/26

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am
(2 hr.) 

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

11/09 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2.5 hr.) 

Holiday Ornaments

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 1:00 pm

Brighten your home for the holidays with an handmade ornament. Supplies provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Brighten your home for the holidays with an handmade ornament. Supplies provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

11/19

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28, 9:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/19
11/26
11/14
11/28

Discover Axis 360

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Learn how to access and download e-books and audiobooks from Axis 360. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to access and download e-books and audiobooks from Axis 360. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/19

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Adult and Community Program Coordinator, Duane Smith, discusses highlights of the new exhibition at Boca Raton Museum of Art. The most comprehensive and all-embracing Florida themed show of its kind, “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State,” presents a singular collection of 200+ works of art that celebrate how the Sunshine State has inspired artists across three centuries. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Adult and Community Program Coordinator, Duane Smith, discusses highlights of the new exhibition at Boca Raton Museum of Art. The most comprehensive and all-embracing Florida themed show of its kind, “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State,” presents a singular collection of 200+ works of art that celebrate how the Sunshine State has inspired artists across three centuries. (60 min.) Preregister. 

11/19

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." ©Universal Pictures. (114 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." ©Universal Pictures. (114 min.) PG-13

11/19

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

11/09 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2.5 hr.) 

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:30 pm

The World of Biblical Israel.  (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

Lectures: Food and the Family Meal-Boundaries. National Identity-Intermarriage.
About this Series

The World of Biblical Israel.  (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

11/19

Music by Laible Blu

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 3:30 pm

Laible Blu is a folk troubadour who performs American ballads, blues, work songs, country music, plus a little Jewish music. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Laible Blu is a folk troubadour who performs American ballads, blues, work songs, country music, plus a little Jewish music. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/19

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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, Nov 27, 9:00 am
Wed, Nov 28, 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.

11/07
11/13
11/14
11/20
11/27
11/28
11/07

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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, Nov 27, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 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.

11/08
11/13
11/15
11/20
11/27
11/29

D.I.T. Mixed Media Collage

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Do It Together! Come socialize and create mixed media collages. Paper, paint and some materials provided. Bring any additional scrap bits to use or share. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do It Together! Come socialize and create mixed media collages. Paper, paint and some materials provided. Bring any additional scrap bits to use or share. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20

Hooked on Crochet

Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

11/20

Adult Coloring Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 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. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

Adult Coloring Club

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) 

11/20

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
Color Theory.  

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.

11/20Color Theory.  
11/27Open Studio.  

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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, Nov 27, 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.

11/20
11/27

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
"Overboard." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (112 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

11/08"Chappaqiddick." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (101 min.)  PG-13 
11/20"Overboard." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (112 min.)  PG-13 

Practical Stress Reduction

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:30 pm

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/20

Read Together PBC Book Discussion: "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," by Dave Barry

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 6:00 pm

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging every adult to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging every adult to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 

11/20

Tertulia literaria: "A donde tú vayas, iré” de Victoria Dana

(Book Discussion, in Spanish)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 6:30 pm
Martes, 20 de noviembre,  6:30 pm

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. 

About this Series

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. 

11/20

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 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 28, 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.) 

11/07
11/14
11/21
11/28

Adult Coloring Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 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. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/21

E-Courts: Using Technology to Represent Yourself in Court

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 2:30 pm

Need to e-file or search court records online? The Clerk & Comptroller of PBC will share the various self-services available to the public. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Need to e-file or search court records online? The Clerk & Comptroller of PBC will share the various self-services available to the public. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

11/21

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 9:00 am

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

11/03
11/10
11/17
11/24

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 10:15 am

Learn the basics of Tai Chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (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. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/03
11/10
11/17
11/24

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 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, Nov 27, 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.

11/13 (90 min.) 
11/24 (2 hr.) 
11/27 (90 min.) 

WLRN Presents: The South Florida History Project

West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/24

Marble Cardmaking

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Nov 25, 3:00 pm

This class will teach you all you need to know to make a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card for friends and family, using shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

This class will teach you all you need to know to make a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card for friends and family, using shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/25

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/19
11/26

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 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.) 

11/05
11/12
11/26

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28, 9:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/19
11/26
11/14
11/28

Brush Ink & Chinese Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Experiment with a new art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

About this Series

Experiment with a new art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

11/26

Crochet Club

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 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 10. (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 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/12
11/26

WLRN Presents: The South Florida History Project

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/26

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 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.) 

11/26

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 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.) 

11/05
11/12
11/26

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 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, Nov 20, 9:00 am
Wed, Nov 28, 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.

11/07
11/13
11/14
11/20
11/27
11/28
11/07

New Advances in Cochlear Implants & Hearing Technologies

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 10:00 am

Learn about advances in cochlear implants. Dr. Adam will review candidacy, surgery, follow-up care, and how much improvement in hearing can be expected. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about advances in cochlear implants. Dr. Adam will review candidacy, surgery, follow-up care, and how much improvement in hearing can be expected. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/27