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Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 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 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 16, 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 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

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00 am
Everything Pumpkin I. 

Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-3. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-3. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/02In Praise of Autumn I. 
10/16Everything Pumpkin I. 
10/23Everything Pumpkin II. 
10/30Happy Halloween! 

Online Learning: ABCmouse.com®

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 11:00 am

Access this interactive step-by-step learning path for children ages 2-6 for free with your library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Access this interactive step-by-step learning path for children ages 2-6 for free with your library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/16

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 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 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

Florida's Amazing History & Why You Should Care

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 2:00 pm

Explore 500 years of Florida history. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 25. 

About this Series

Explore 500 years of Florida history. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Sep 25. 

10/16

Adult Crafternoon: Festive Paper Lanterns

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 2:00 pm

(90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

(90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/16

Art for Adults: Beginner's Series

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 2:00 pm
Contour and Dimension.  

Learn to draw from scratch by attaining and practicing the fundamentals of line, mass and volume. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to draw from scratch by attaining and practicing the fundamentals of line, mass and volume. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/09Lines, Shapes and Sketching.  
10/16Contour and Dimension.  
10/23Shading.  
10/30Charcoal Still-life.  

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 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 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

Discover Axis 360

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 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.

10/16

Practical Stress Reduction

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 2:00 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.

10/16

Hooked on Crochet

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 2:30 pm

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.

10/16

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 23, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30 pm

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/16

STEM: Coding Basics

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/16

Success Starts Here

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 pm

Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 23, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 23, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 23, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Harry Potter Escape Room

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 5:30 pm

Dumbledore's Army needs you! Solve riddles and reveal mysteries to help conquer the Dark Lord. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Dumbledore's Army needs you! Solve riddles and reveal mysteries to help conquer the Dark Lord. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/16

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 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 23, 6:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 6:00 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

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, card games, both old and new, and puzzles provided or bring your own.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, card games, both old and new, and puzzles provided or bring your own.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/16 (90 min.) 
10/27 (2 hr.) 
10/30 (90 min.) 

Anime

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 6:30 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

10/16

PJ Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 6:30 pm

Wear a costume or pajamas and listen to stories about pumpkins and fall, then decorate a little pumpkin to take home. Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Wear a costume or pajamas and listen to stories about pumpkins and fall, then decorate a little pumpkin to take home. Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/16

Tertulia Literaria: "El cuervo blanco" de Fernando Vallejo

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "White Crow")

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 16, 6:30 pm
Martes, 16 de octubre,  6:30 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (90 min.) 

10/16

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 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, Oct 16, 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

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 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, Oct 24, 10:30 am
Wed, Oct 31, 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.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 11:00 am
(2 hr.) 

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 24, 11:00 am
Wed, Oct 31, 11:00 am
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.) 

10/03 (2 hr.) 
10/10 (2 hr.) 
10/17 (2 hr.) 
10/24 (2 hr.) 
10/31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 1:00 pm

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Florida Department of Health discusses mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI for breast health screenings. (60 min.) Preregister. 

10/17

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 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

Wed, Oct 24, 1:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31, 1:00 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

What Are Library Outreach Services?

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 2:00 pm

Learn about Talking Books for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Books-By-Mail for the Homebound, and Book Club in a Bag.  (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about Talking Books for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Books-By-Mail for the Homebound, and Book Club in a Bag.  (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/17

Autumn Scratch Art

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 3:15 pm

Your illustrations and designs will pop out as you scratch your paper to reveal the bright colors hiding underneath.  Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Your illustrations and designs will pop out as you scratch your paper to reveal the bright colors hiding underneath.  Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/17

After-School Math Club

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

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

Playdough Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm

Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/17

STEM Club: Halloween

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Skeleton Anatomy. 

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/03Magic Potions Density Tower. 
10/10Candy Pumpkin Structures. 
10/17Skeleton Anatomy. 
10/24Slimey Brain Surgery. 

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 20, 10:00 am
Wed, Oct 31, 4:00 pm Cancelled
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/17
10/20
10/31 Cancelled

Life Skills for Success

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 24, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

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

Monster Mash

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm

Create creepy, super silly or weird and wacky monsters using a variety of materials. No two monsters will be alike! Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Create creepy, super silly or weird and wacky monsters using a variety of materials. No two monsters will be alike! Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/17

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm

Sign up for this four-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Oct 01. 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 24, 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 31, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Sign up for this four-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Oct 01. 

10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts: Pumpkin Edition

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:30 pm

Unleash your imagination to create a Halloween masterpiece. Limited supplies. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Unleash your imagination to create a Halloween masterpiece. Limited supplies. All ages. (60 min.) 

10/17

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:45 pm

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications available at the children's services desk. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Oct 31. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 24, 4:45 pm
About this Series

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications available at the children's services desk. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Oct 31. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

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

Where in the World Is Ms. Ellen?

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 5:30 pm

Children and their parents are invited to an interactive imaginative traveling experience. Can you guess where we're going? Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited to an interactive imaginative traveling experience. Can you guess where we're going? Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/17

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 6:00 pm

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, Oct 24, 6:00 pm
About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

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

Pajama Story Time: Not-So-Scary

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 6:00 pm

Put on your jammies and join us for classic stories, songs and a craft. We may see a few monsters that are more silly than spooky! Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Put on your jammies and join us for classic stories, songs and a craft. We may see a few monsters that are more silly than spooky! Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/17

Adult Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 6:30 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 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. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

10/17

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 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

Wed, Oct 24, 6:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31, 6:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 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.

10/17

Boogie Woogie Time

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00 am
Everything Pumpkin I. 

Children and their parents are invited for music, movement and creative activities. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited for music, movement and creative activities. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/04In Praise of Autumn I. 
10/18Everything Pumpkin I. 
10/25Everything Pumpkin II. 

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00 am

Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/11
10/18