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Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 20, 6:00 pm

Learn about micro-gardening and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about micro-gardening and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

08/20

DIY Applehead Dolls

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Aug 20, 6:15 pm

Eat your apple and carve it too. Learn how to make a doll head from an apple and the doll body to support. Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (75 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Eat your apple and carve it too. Learn how to make a doll head from an apple and the doll body to support. Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (75 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

08/20

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 20, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 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) 790-6070 to preregister.

08/20

Tertulia literaria: "La vida cuando era nuestra” de Marian Izaguirre

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Life When It Was Ours," by Marian Izaguirre)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 20, 6:30 pm
Martes, 20 de agosto,  6:30 pm

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. (90 min.) 

08/20

West African Dance Instruction

Main Library
Tue, Aug 20, 6:30 pm

An energetic dance workshop where you will learn easy to follow traditional West African Dance choreography. Presented by Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drum Inc. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

An energetic dance workshop where you will learn easy to follow traditional West African Dance choreography. Presented by Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drum Inc. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 

08/13
08/20

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 9:00 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, Aug 27, 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. First come, first served. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

08/07
08/13
08/14
08/20
08/21
08/27

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 10:00 am
(2 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
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08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
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08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 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, Aug 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. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

Tickle Me Tunes

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 10:30 am

Songs, books, bubbles, and toys to share with your little one. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Aug 28, 10:30 am
About this Series

Songs, books, bubbles, and toys to share with your little one. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/07
08/21
08/28

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 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, Aug 28, 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.

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

Library Apps

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 11:00 am

Access audiobooks, e-books, music and more through your library! Discover the many easy to use apps, all available for free! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Access audiobooks, e-books, music and more through your library! Discover the many easy to use apps, all available for free! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/21

Baby Play Date

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 11:15 am

Invite your friends, enjoy playtime and conversation with other babies and caregivers. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Invite your friends, enjoy playtime and conversation with other babies and caregivers. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/21

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 11:15 am

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 20. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 20. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/07
08/21

Little Picassos Special

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 11:30 am

We will be going on a picnic! Listen to stories, sing songs and more as we observe National Picnic Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We will be going on a picnic! Listen to stories, sing songs and more as we observe National Picnic Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/21

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Wed, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 21 de agosto,  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. 

08/07
08/21
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
08/07
08/21

Book Discussion: "Pachinko," by Min Jin Lee 

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

Based in Korea in the early 1900s, a crippled fisherman's adopted daughter has her life turned upside down by an unplanned pregnancy. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Based in Korea in the early 1900s, a crippled fisherman's adopted daughter has her life turned upside down by an unplanned pregnancy. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/21

The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

08/21

The Volen Center

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 2:00 pm Cancelled

An introduction to the Volen Center's services, including a brief explanation of Alzheimer's Disease. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

An introduction to the Volen Center's services, including a brief explanation of Alzheimer's Disease. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/21 Cancelled

Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 2:30 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.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/21

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Aug 28, 2:30 pm
About this Series

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

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

Kids Create: Art Class

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 3:00 pm

Demonstrate your creativity in a casual art class, using mixed media in your artwork. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Demonstrate your creativity in a casual art class, using mixed media in your artwork. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/21

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

08/21

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 3:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 12. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 12. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/07
08/21

Keep Calm & Color: Dogust

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 3:15 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring cute puppy coloring pages. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring cute puppy coloring pages. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/21

A Horse, of Course!

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 3:30 pm

Find out what makes a horse a horse as we explore the habits and history of this equine animal. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Find out what makes a horse a horse as we explore the habits and history of this equine animal. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/21

"Minecraft" Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 4:00 pm

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/21

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Aug 28, 4:00 pm
About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 

08/07
08/14
08/21
08/28

Clay Creations

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 6:00 pm

With our simple instructions make a friend out of clay. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

With our simple instructions make a friend out of clay. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

08/21

Fantasy Football 2019

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 6:00 pm

Calling all NFL Fantasy Football players! Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at our live draft session. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling all NFL Fantasy Football players! Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at our live draft session. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

08/21

Foreign Film Night

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 6:30 pm

"Akira Kurosawa's Dreams." ©Warner Bros. (115 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Akira Kurosawa's Dreams." ©Warner Bros. (115 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.PG

08/21

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 6:30 pm

Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/21

Tertulia literaria: "Los días del arcoíris" de Antonio Skármeta

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Days of the Rainbow," by Antonio Skármeta

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 21, 6:30 pm
Miércoles, 21 de agosto,  6:30 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

08/21

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 9:30 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 29, 9:30 am
About this Series

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

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

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 11:00 am
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am
Thu, Aug 29, 11:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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

Genealogy Lab

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am

Research your roots and get help using genealogy websites. (15 min.-2 hr.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Research your roots and get help using genealogy websites. (15 min.-2 hr.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

08/22

Five Little Senses Baby Sensory Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 10:30 am

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-18 mos. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-18 mos. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/22

Let's Play With Water

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 10:30 am

Several experiments to teach little scientists about water. Ages 3-5. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Several experiments to teach little scientists about water. Ages 3-5. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/22

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00 am
Thu, Aug 29, 10:00 am
Thu, Aug 29, 11:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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

Time for Twos Special: Lots of Dots

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 11:00 am

Calling all tots to make art with dots. Spots and dots are taking over this story time! Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Ages 22-35 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling all tots to make art with dots. Spots and dots are taking over this story time! Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Ages 22-35 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/22

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 11:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Aug 27, 11:15 am
Thu, Aug 29, 11:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/13
08/15
08/20
08/22
08/27
08/29

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 12:15 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Aug 27, 12:15 pm
Thu, Aug 29, 12:15 pm
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/13
08/15
08/20
08/22
08/27
08/29

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 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.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

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

Painting Class

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 1:00 pm

Learn basic painting, composition and color mixing. Materials provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn basic painting, composition and color mixing. Materials provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

08/22

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 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, Aug 29, 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.

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

Book Discussion: "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup," by John Carreyrou 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/22

Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:00 pm

Learn how to attract butterflies in your garden with native plants. Get a voucher for two free, three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to attract butterflies in your garden with native plants. Get a voucher for two free, three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/22

Musical Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
"Grease." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG 

A selection of musical favorites.  

About this Series

A selection of musical favorites.  

08/08"La La Land." ©Summit Entertainment. (128 min.)  PG-13 
08/15"Singin' in the Rain." ©Warner Bros. (103 min.)  G 
08/22"Grease." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG 
08/29"Hairspray." ©New Line Cinema. (117 min.)  PG 

Online Resources for Market Research

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:00 pm

Learn about DemographicsNow and SimplyAnalytics to help you conduct market research. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about DemographicsNow and SimplyAnalytics to help you conduct market research. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/22

The Volen Center

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:00 pm Cancelled

An introduction to the Volen Center's services, with a brief explanation of Alzheimer's Disease. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

An introduction to the Volen Center's services, with a brief explanation of Alzheimer's Disease. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/22 Cancelled

Meditation for Everyday Living

Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:30 pm

Join John Bednarik and explore the power of meditation to help us transform our lives and find the joy and serenity we’re longing for. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Join John Bednarik and explore the power of meditation to help us transform our lives and find the joy and serenity we’re longing for. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

08/22