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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 02/23/2019
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Free Tax Preparation With Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 2:00 pm

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Feb 25, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

02/01
02/04
02/08
02/11
02/15
02/22
02/25

Romantic Comedy Matinee

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 2:00 pm
"Everything, Everything." ©Warner Bros. (96 min.)  PG-13 

Popcorn provided. 

About this Series

Popcorn provided. 

02/01"Book Club." ©Paramount Pictures. (124 min.)  PG-13 
02/08"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.)  PG-13 
02/15"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." ©Universal Pictures. (114 min.)  PG-13 
02/22"Everything, Everything." ©Warner Bros. (96 min.)  PG-13 

Will Shortz, Puzzle Master, Knows a "Bisi" Yiddish

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 2:00 pm

The Yiddish word for "puzzle" is "trefshpil." Join humorist and freelance writer Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe as she examines Yiddish words used in crosswords. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

The Yiddish word for "puzzle" is "trefshpil." Join humorist and freelance writer Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe as she examines Yiddish words used in crosswords. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/22

Adult Book Discussion: "A Gentleman in Moscow," by Amor Towles

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 2:30 pm

Pick up a copy of this month's title. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Pick up a copy of this month's title. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

02/22

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 2:30 pm
"The BFG." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (117 min.)  PG 

Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 

02/01"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.)  PG 
02/22"The BFG." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (117 min.)  PG 

Here Comes the Sun

Acreage Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 3:00 pm

Chase away the gray winter days with solar science, experiments with light and color, and paint a colorful suncatcher for your window. Ages 7-10. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Chase away the gray winter days with solar science, experiments with light and color, and paint a colorful suncatcher for your window. Ages 7-10. (60 min.) 

02/22

Strike a Pose! Family Yoga

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 3:00 pm Cancelled

Namaste. Stretch and bend both your body and your mind as we read stories and practice poses! Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Namaste. Stretch and bend both your body and your mind as we read stories and practice poses! Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

02/22 Cancelled

After-School Gaming & More

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 3:30 pm

Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

02/22

LEGO® Bricks

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Feb 22, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/22

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02
02/09
02/23
02/16

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 10:00 am

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

02/06
02/23

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 10:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02
02/09
02/23
02/16

Garden Talks

Acreage Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 10:30 am

Discuss gardens, their different spaces and sizes and share ideas. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Discuss gardens, their different spaces and sizes and share ideas. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

02/23

Go Bonkers for Buttons!

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 10:30 am

Imagine a colorful sea horse swimming by and then create it on a foam core ocean with an array of buttons, gems, beads and glue. All materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Imagine a colorful sea horse swimming by and then create it on a foam core ocean with an array of buttons, gems, beads and glue. All materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

02/23

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 10:30 am

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/23

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 11:00 am

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading for an extra reward. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading for an extra reward. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

02/23

Super Saturday Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 11:00 am
Kindness Matters I.

Children and their parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

02/02Inspire Your Heart With Art!
02/09Celebrate Love & Friendship I.
02/16Celebrate Love & Friendship II.
02/23Kindness Matters I.

Taller gratuito: Pierda el miedo al examen de la ciudadania

(Naturalization Exam Workshop, in Spanish)

Main Library
Sat, Feb 23, 1:00 pm
Sábado, 23 de febrero,  1:00 pm

Aprenda acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad para convertirse en ciudadano americano. Disipe los mitos del examen de la ciudadanía, repase las preguntas del formulario N-400, practique las preguntas cívicas y haga un simulacro de la entrevista. Ofrecido por Mira USA. (2 1/2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Aprenda acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad para convertirse en ciudadano americano. Disipe los mitos del examen de la ciudadanía, repase las preguntas del formulario N-400, practique las preguntas cívicas y haga un simulacro de la entrevista. Ofrecido por Mira USA. (2 1/2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

02/23

Are You Bored? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
(2 hr.) 

Challenge your friends with board games, card games, and puzzles! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Challenge your friends with board games, card games, and puzzles! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/12 (90 min.) 
02/23 (2 hr.) 
02/26 (90 min.) 

Are You Bored? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
(2 hr.) 

Challenge your friends with board games, card games, and puzzles! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Challenge your friends with board games, card games, and puzzles! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 

02/12 (90 min.) 
02/23 (2 hr.) 
02/26 (90 min.) 

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
"The Help." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (146 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 Preregister. 

About this Series

02/21"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett. Book chat. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/23"The Help." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (146 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 Preregister. 

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

02/23

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Learn about the micro-garden next to our library 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 the micro-garden next to our library 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.) 

02/23

Dungeons & Dragons

Main Library
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Adventure into the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Adventure into the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

02/23

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

02/09 (2.5 hr.) 
02/16 (2.5 hr.) 
02/23 (2.5 hr.) 

Introduction to hoopla Digital App: Free Movies, TV Shows Music & Audiobooks Online

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Discover our free hoopla app that allows you to stream and download items to your smartphone or tablet. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover our free hoopla app that allows you to stream and download items to your smartphone or tablet. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/23

PBS Documentary

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

"Our Man in Tehran." ©PBS. (120 min.) First come, first served. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Feb 26, 6:00 pm
About this Series

"Our Man in Tehran." ©PBS. (120 min.) First come, first served. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

02/23
02/26

LEGO® Block Party

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 3:00 pm

Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Jumbo blocks are available for smaller hands. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Jumbo blocks are available for smaller hands. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

02/23

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

02/23

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Sun, Feb 24, 1:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

02/24

African-American Cultural Celebration

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Feb 24, 2:00 pm

Listen to fun stories, then create a colorful work of art, while listening to music from today and the past. Grades K-3. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to fun stories, then create a colorful work of art, while listening to music from today and the past. Grades K-3. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/24

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Feb 24, 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.) 

02/24

Harry Potter Trivia

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Feb 24, 3:00 pm

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of 3-5 friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of 3-5 friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

02/24

Coffee & Conversations

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 10:30 am

Stop by for coffee and conversations with a panel of library staff. Staff and other library members can discuss all of their favorite reads and new releases. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Stop by for coffee and conversations with a panel of library staff. Staff and other library members can discuss all of their favorite reads and new releases. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 

02/25

Introduction to cloudLibrary App

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 10:30 am

Introduction to the cloudLibrary app for reading e-books or listening to e-audiobooks through smartphones, tablets and computers.  (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Introduction to the cloudLibrary app for reading e-books or listening to e-audiobooks through smartphones, tablets and computers.  (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/25

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 10:30 am

Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 

02/25

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 1:00 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.

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.

02/25

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 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.) 

02/04
02/11
02/25

Crafternoon: Mardi Gras Masks

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Jan 23. 

About this Series

Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Jan 23. 

02/25

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

"Southside With You." ©Miramax. (84 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"Southside With You." ©Miramax. (84 min.) PG-13

02/25

U.S. Naturalization Information Session

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Community Relations Officer Don Jarrell. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Community Relations Officer Don Jarrell. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/25

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 2:30 pm

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

02/11
02/25

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

02/25

Charades

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 3:30 pm

The classic game of silently acting out a clue until the audience guesses it. A silly, fun time. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

The classic game of silently acting out a clue until the audience guesses it. A silly, fun time. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/25

Crafternoon: Mardi Gras Masks

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 3:30 pm

Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

02/25

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 3:30 pm

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

02/25

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 3:30 pm

Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 

02/25

Etiquette 101

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Do you want to brush up on your table manners? Join us as we go over the basics of table etiquette. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Do you want to brush up on your table manners? Join us as we go over the basics of table etiquette. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/25

Free Tax Preparation With Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

About this Series

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

02/01
02/04
02/08
02/11
02/15
02/22
02/25

From Book to Movie: "Nancy Drew, Girl Detective," by Carolyn Keene 

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section. Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section. Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

02/25