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Activities & Events for All Ages

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E.g., 04/20/2019

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 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.

04/06
04/20

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 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.

04/06
04/20

Garden Talks

Acreage Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 10:30 am

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

04/20

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 10:30 am

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

04/20

Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 11:00 am

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) 744-2301 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) 744-2301 to preregister.

04/20

Sensory Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 11:00 am

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

04/20

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 11:00 am
For the Love of Poetry II!

Children and parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

04/13For the Love of Poetry I!
04/20For the Love of Poetry II!

Take Your Parents to the Playground Day!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 11:45 am

Following Story Time, make sure you visit the playground! On your way, show the library some love with a sidewalk chalk drawing and win a prize! (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Following Story Time, make sure you visit the playground! On your way, show the library some love with a sidewalk chalk drawing and win a prize! (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

04/20

Teen Self-Defense

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 1:30 pm

Learn the basics of self-defense with trained, master instructor Ken Smith. Wear comfortable clothes. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the basics of self-defense with trained, master instructor Ken Smith. Wear comfortable clothes. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

04/20

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

04/20

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

04/20

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 pm

"The Time Traveler's Wife." ©New Line Cinema. (108 min.) Stress Awareness Month. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"The Time Traveler's Wife." ©New Line Cinema. (108 min.) Stress Awareness Month. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

04/20

Rock Painting Using Image Transfer

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 pm

We will be decorating rocks using an image transfer process. Then we’ll hide one of your rocks somewhere in the library, in honor of our 10th anniversary.  (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

We will be decorating rocks using an image transfer process. Then we’ll hide one of your rocks somewhere in the library, in honor of our 10th anniversary.  (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

04/20

Sock Bunny

Wellington Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:00 pm

No-sew and all fluff. Sock provided or you can bring your own! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

No-sew and all fluff. Sock provided or you can bring your own! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

04/20
04/18

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:30 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-3. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-3. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

04/20

Spring Painting

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 2:30 pm

Get inspired by the season and paint on flower or butterfly-shaped canvases with acrylic paint. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Get inspired by the season and paint on flower or butterfly-shaped canvases with acrylic paint. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

04/20

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 20, 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.

04/20

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Apr 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

Mon, Apr 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.) 

04/01
04/08
04/15
04/22
04/29

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

04/08
04/15
04/22
04/29

Learn How to Use Morningstar & Valueline Databases

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00 pm

Learn to look up stocks and funds so that you can make informed decisions before investing.  (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to look up stocks and funds so that you can make informed decisions before investing.  (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

04/22

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00 pm

"Green Book." ©Universal Pictures. (130 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"Green Book." ©Universal Pictures. (130 min.) PG-13

04/22

Writers LIVE! Presents: Maria Kuznetsova

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00 pm

Maria Kuznetsova, a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will discuss her irresistible debut novel “Oksana, Behave!” which follows a Russian American girl’s bumpy path to adulthood as she longs for a homeland she never knew. She lives in Iowa City with her family. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Apr 05, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019.

About this Series

Maria Kuznetsova, a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will discuss her irresistible debut novel “Oksana, Behave!” which follows a Russian American girl’s bumpy path to adulthood as she longs for a homeland she never knew. She lives in Iowa City with her family. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Apr 05, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019.

04/22

Don't Be a Punk! Recycle Your Junk!

Acreage Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 3:00 pm

Who uses CDs? We do! Recycle our old disks and plastic bottles to make sparkly bird feeders. Keep this trash out of the dump AND feed your local birds! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Who uses CDs? We do! Recycle our old disks and plastic bottles to make sparkly bird feeders. Keep this trash out of the dump AND feed your local birds! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) 

04/22

Earth Day Stories & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 3:15 pm

We’ll share stories and talk about daily habits that can make a big difference in protecting our environment. All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

We’ll share stories and talk about daily habits that can make a big difference in protecting our environment. All ages. (45 min.) 

04/22

Jumping for Jelly Beans!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 3:30 pm

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day with stories, music, crafts, and jelly bean snacks. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day with stories, music, crafts, and jelly bean snacks. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

04/22

Kissimmee River Restoration Project & the C-38 Canal

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 3:30 pm

From 1960-1971, the Kissimmee River was transformed from a beautiful, 103-mile meandering river into a 56-mile ditch. Learn about current efforts. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

From 1960-1971, the Kissimmee River was transformed from a beautiful, 103-mile meandering river into a 56-mile ditch. Learn about current efforts. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

04/22

Art A La Carte: Recycled Version

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Try your hand at making something extraordinary out of ordinary items. You can even bring your own recyclables to use. See what you can do! Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Try your hand at making something extraordinary out of ordinary items. You can even bring your own recyclables to use. See what you can do! Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

04/22

Arts & Crafts: Earth Day!

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Join us as we paint the earth and discover ways to protect our environment. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Join us as we paint the earth and discover ways to protect our environment. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) 

04/22

Upcycle Challenge!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 4:00 pm

Make a dog toy and a craft out of common household items to celebrate Earth Day. Learn how you can help take care of our planet. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Make a dog toy and a craft out of common household items to celebrate Earth Day. Learn how you can help take care of our planet. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

04/22

Parents & Students! Get College Ready!

Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 22, 6:00 pm
Session 3: Parental Roll Workshop.

Get practical answers to crucial questions about what students need to know about the college admissions process.  Grades 8-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Get practical answers to crucial questions about what students need to know about the college admissions process.  Grades 8-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

04/08Session 1: College Admissions: What to Look For and How to Get In!
04/15Session 2: How to Create a Balanced College List.
04/22Session 3: Parental Roll Workshop.

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 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

Mon, Apr 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.) 

04/01
04/08
04/15
04/22
04/29

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 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

Wed, Apr 24, 9:00 am
Tue, Apr 30, 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.

04/02
04/03
04/09
04/10
04/16
04/17
04/23
04/24
04/30

Stop That Midday Slump: Tools to Boost Your Energy

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00 am

Feeling tired, sleepy and sluggish at midday? This training will give you the tools to analyze why this happens and what you can do about it. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Feeling tired, sleepy and sluggish at midday? This training will give you the tools to analyze why this happens and what you can do about it. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

04/23

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00 am
Love Your Mother (Earth) I.

Children and their parents are invited for music, fingerplays, simple stories and crafts! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited for music, fingerplays, simple stories and crafts! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

04/02Sea Creatures II.
04/09For the Love of Poetry I!
04/16For the Love of Poetry II!
04/23Love Your Mother (Earth) I.

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 10:15 am

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

04/13
04/23

Coursera.org

Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 10:30 am

Learn how to take and enjoy free online classes in areas like the humanities, business, science and technology. Prerequisite: mousing. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to take and enjoy free online classes in areas like the humanities, business, science and technology. Prerequisite: mousing. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

04/23

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Apr 30, 11:00 am
About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

04/09
04/16
04/23
04/30

Tai Chi for Balance

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 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 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Apr 23, 12:15 pm
Thu, Apr 25, 11:15 am
Thu, Apr 25, 12:15 pm
Tue, Apr 30, 11:15 am
Tue, Apr 30, 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 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

04/02
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04/04
04/04
04/09
04/09
04/11
04/11
04/16
04/16
04/18
04/18
04/23
04/23
04/25
04/25
04/30
04/30

Tai Chi for Balance

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 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 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Apr 23, 11:15 am
Thu, Apr 25, 11:15 am
Thu, Apr 25, 12:15 pm
Tue, Apr 30, 11:15 am
Tue, Apr 30, 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 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

04/02
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04/04
04/04
04/09
04/09
04/11
04/11
04/16
04/16
04/18
04/18
04/23
04/23
04/25
04/25
04/30
04/30

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Apr 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

Tue, Apr 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.) 

04/02
04/09
04/16
04/23
04/30

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Acrylics 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.

04/09Introduction to Acrylics.
04/16Acrylic Techniques.
04/23Acrylics Project.
04/30Open Studio.

Book Discussion: "The Library Book," by Susan Orlean 

West Boca Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 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.) 

04/23

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Martes, 23 de abril,  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, Apr 30, 2:00 pm | Martes, 30 de abril,  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. 

04/02
04/09
04/16
04/23
04/30
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
04/02
04/09
04/16
04/23
04/30

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Apr 30, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

04/02
04/09
04/23
04/30

Bird Feeder

Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Week by making a sustainable pine cone bird feeder. Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate Earth Week by making a sustainable pine cone bird feeder. Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

04/23

Spanish Exchange for Beginners

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 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.

04/09
04/23

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Main Library
Tue, Apr 23, 3:30 pm
Toilet Paper Olympics.

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

04/02Crazy Card Club.
04/09Flying Marshmallows.
04/16Let's Get LOUD.
04/23Toilet Paper Olympics.

LEGO® Bricks

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

04/23

Reading & Stitching

West Boca Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 3:30 pm

Read about cute little critters and make your own simple cross-stitched friend to take home. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Read about cute little critters and make your own simple cross-stitched friend to take home. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

04/23

Happy Earth Day

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Apr 23, 4:00 pm

Explore ways to take care of the earth every day and create a beautiful, marbled earth using paper plates, shaving cream and paint. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore ways to take care of the earth every day and create a beautiful, marbled earth using paper plates, shaving cream and paint. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

04/23