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Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.

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.

09/04
09/11
09/12
09/18
09/19
09/25
09/26

Chair Yoga

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 10:00 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.

09/26

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.) 

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.) 

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 11:00 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

Medicare 101

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 11:00 am

Get an in-depth overview of the different Medicare options and benefits. Presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Seniors). (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Get an in-depth overview of the different Medicare options and benefits. Presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Seniors). (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/26

Banned Books Bingo

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 1:00 pm

Test your knowledge of banned titles and authors. Snacks provided. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

About this Series

Test your knowledge of banned titles and authors. Snacks provided. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

09/26

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 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.) 

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

Book Discussion: "Next Year in Havana," by Chanel Cleeton 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.

09/26

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.

09/26

Chinese Medicine

West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of Chinese medicine and how it is used in our modern medical system. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Learn the basics of Chinese medicine and how it is used in our modern medical system. (60 min.) Preregister. 

09/26

Meditation for Inner Peace

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Learn simple ways to relax and calm your mind. Sit or stand, it's up to you! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn simple ways to relax and calm your mind. Sit or stand, it's up to you! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/26

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

Green Cay Nature Center Presents "Florida's Exotics"

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Learn about different exotic and invasive wildlife. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about different exotic and invasive wildlife. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/26

Your Health Matters

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 5:30 pm

Understand how to access the healthcare system and use the resources available to you. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Understand how to access the healthcare system and use the resources available to you. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/12
09/26

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:00 pm
"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," by Elizabeth Gilbert. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/26"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," by Elizabeth Gilbert. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 
09/29"Eat Pray Love." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (133 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided.  PG-13 

Book & Film Discussion

Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:30 pm
"True Grit (1969)." ©Paramount Pictures. (128 min.) 

Copies available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

09/26"True Grit (1969)." ©Paramount Pictures. (128 min.)  G 
10/03"True Grit (2010)." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG-13 
10/10"True Grit," by Charles Portis.  (60 min.) 

What Are Your Rights as a Homeowner?

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:30 pm

Learn about the laws impacting Homeowners and Condominium Associations. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the laws impacting Homeowners and Condominium Associations. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/26

Book-A-Librarian

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27 (All day)

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

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.

09/04
09/06
09/11
09/13
09/18
09/20
09/25
09/27

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

09/06
09/13
09/20
09/27

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/06
09/13
09/20
09/27

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (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. First come, first served. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/27

Banned Book Discussion: "Lolita," by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov 

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

09/27

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
1838 — The British Slavery Abolition Act. 1839 — The Opium War in China. 

Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

09/041676 — Van Leeuwenhoek's Microscope.  1751 — Diderot's Enlightenment Encyclopedia. 
09/181787 — The American Experiment. 1789 — The French Revolution. 
09/271838 — The British Slavery Abolition Act. 1839 — The Opium War in China. 

Wicked Good Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
"Spotlight." ©Open Road Films. (128 min.) 

Enjoy these films that explore the distinct Boston culture. 

About this Series

Enjoy these films that explore the distinct Boston culture. 

09/06"The Friends of Eddie Coyle." ©Paramount Pictures. (102 min.)  R 
09/13"Legally Blonde." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.)  Not rated. 
09/20"Mystic River." ©Warner Bros. (137 min.)  R 
09/27"Spotlight." ©Open Road Films. (128 min.)  R 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC): How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged , Minority or Woman-Owned Business

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:30 pm

Understand the options available to become a certified government supplier. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

Understand the options available to become a certified government supplier. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

09/27

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 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.

09/14
09/28

Adult Book Discussion: "A Spool of Blue Thread," by Anne Tyler 

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

Facilitator Donna Gruber Adair leads a discussion. Copies are available at the member services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Facilitator Donna Gruber Adair leads a discussion. Copies are available at the member services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/28

My Health Access

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

Where can I see a doctor if I am uninsured or if my insurance does not cover my need? (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Where can I see a doctor if I am uninsured or if my insurance does not cover my need? (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/28

Homebuyer Education Workshop: A Guidewell Financial Solutions Workshop

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 9:00 am

Are you thinking of buying a home? Come to this workshop to get the answers to your questions. Guidewell Financial is an approved US-HUD counselor.  (8 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you thinking of buying a home? Come to this workshop to get the answers to your questions. Guidewell Financial is an approved US-HUD counselor.  (8 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/29

Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/01
09/08
09/15
09/22
09/29

What’s Killing My Lawn?

Wellington Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 10:00 am

Learn some basic lawn care tips and problems from PBC Extension Agent, Laurie Albrecht. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn some basic lawn care tips and problems from PBC Extension Agent, Laurie Albrecht. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

09/29

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 1:30 pm
"Murder on the Orient Express (2017)." ©Twentieth Century Fox. (114 min.) Film discussion and viewing.  (2.25 hr.) PG-13 

September is Agatha Christie's birth month. Read this well-known classic by the best-selling author of all time and see how the three film versions compare! Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

September is Agatha Christie's birth month. Read this well-known classic by the best-selling author of all time and see how the three film versions compare! Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/01"Murder on the Orient Express (1974)." ©Paramount Pictures. (128 min.) Film viewing and discussion.  (2.5 hr.) PG 
09/06"Murder on the Orient Express," by Agatha Christie. Book discussion.  (60 min.) 
09/15"Murder on the Orient Express (2010)." ©Acorn Media. (89 min.) Film viewing and discussion.  (1.75 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated. 
09/29"Murder on the Orient Express (2017)." ©Twentieth Century Fox. (114 min.) Film discussion and viewing.  (2.25 hr.) PG-13 

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:00 pm
"Eat Pray Love." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (133 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided.  PG-13 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/26"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," by Elizabeth Gilbert. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 
09/29"Eat Pray Love." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (133 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided.  PG-13 

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 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.

09/15
09/22
09/29

Musical Concert: Wayna - Music of the Andes

Concierto musical: Wayna - Música de los Andes

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:30 pm
Sábado, 29 de septiembre,  2:30 pm

Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Wayna, Música de los Andes, presentará un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Wayna’s repertoire recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

09/29
Wayna, Música de los Andes, presentará un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Se requiere registrarse. 
09/29

Coffee & Conversation: "Lolita," by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov 

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Sep 30, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

09/30

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 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, Oct 15, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

10/01
10/15

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 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 15, 1:00 pm
Mon, Oct 22, 1:00 pm
Mon, 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
10/15
10/22
10/29

Adult Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 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.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 25. 

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.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 25. 

10/01

How Gerrymandering Affects US Elections

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Palm Beach State College professor, Terry Randolph. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Facilitated by Palm Beach State College professor, Terry Randolph. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/01

Coffee Nirvana

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 2:30 pm

On International Coffee Day discover how the little red coffee bean transforms into your morning elixir. Local specialty coffee roasters share their expertise. (60 min.) 

About this Series

On International Coffee Day discover how the little red coffee bean transforms into your morning elixir. Local specialty coffee roasters share their expertise. (60 min.) 

10/01

Drum Line Showcase

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 5:00 pm

The talented young men and women from Inlet Grove High School showcase their skills. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

The talented young men and women from Inlet Grove High School showcase their skills. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/01

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 6:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

10/01

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 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 15, 6:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22, 6:30 pm
Mon, 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
10/15
10/22
10/29

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 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

Wed, Oct 03, 9:00 am
Wed, Oct 10, 9:00 am
Tue, Oct 16, 9:00 am
Wed, Oct 17, 9:00 am
Tue, Oct 23, 9:00 am
Wed, Oct 24, 9:00 am
Tue, Oct 30, 9:00 am
Wed, Oct 31, 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.

10/02
10/03
10/10
10/16
10/17
10/23
10/24
10/30
10/31

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 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, Oct 04, 10:00 am
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00 am
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00 am
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00 am
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00 am
Tue, Oct 23, 10:00 am
Thu, Oct 25, 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.

10/02
10/04
10/09
10/11
10/16
10/18
10/23
10/25

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 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 09, 1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 1:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 1:00 pm
Tue, 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

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

10/02

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 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, Oct 16, 2:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 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.

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

How to Take Better Photos (Part II)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 2:00 pm

Bring your questions or photos to share. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 25. 

About this Series

Bring your questions or photos to share. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 25. 

10/02