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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, Dec 24 and Tue, Dec 25 for Christmas. No materials will be due on these days.
 

Activities & Events for All Ages

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 12/16/2018
E.g., 12/16/2018

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Sun, Dec 16, 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.

12/16

Gingerbread House Fun!

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Are you creative and like candy? Make your own mini gingerbread house to take home. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you creative and like candy? Make your own mini gingerbread house to take home. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

12/16

Hubble Photographs & Lecture

West Boca Branch
Sun, Dec 16, 2:00 pm

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Timothy Nusbaum and view pictures from the Hubble telescope with a NASA scientist's descriptions. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Timothy Nusbaum and view pictures from the Hubble telescope with a NASA scientist's descriptions. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

12/16

Miniature Book Making

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 16, 3:00 pm

Learn how to create miniature versions of some of our favorite books. Ages 10-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to create miniature versions of some of our favorite books. Ages 10-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

12/16

Winter Snowflakes

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Dec 17 (All day)

Create a unique snowflake to bring in winter! Snowflakes will be used for the Winter Wonderland Ball. All ages.

About this Series

Create a unique snowflake to bring in winter! Snowflakes will be used for the Winter Wonderland Ball. All ages.

12/17

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 10:00 am

Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 

12/03
12/10
12/17

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 10:00 am

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

About this Series

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

12/03
12/17

Rhythm Explorers

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 10:30 am

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a water bottle. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a water bottle. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

12/03
12/17

Jingle Bell Rock

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 11:00 am

Jingle, wiggle, hop and skip to snow-themed songs. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Jingle, wiggle, hop and skip to snow-themed songs. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

12/17

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 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.

12/03
12/10
12/17

Crafternoon: Peppermint Sugar Scrub

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

Mix household items to concoct your own sugar scrubs. Tie it up with a bow for a perfect holiday hostess gift. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Mix household items to concoct your own sugar scrubs. Tie it up with a bow for a perfect holiday hostess gift. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

12/17

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 2:00 pm

"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) PG-13

12/17

STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 3:00 pm

Use your engineering skills as we design a gingerbread man trap. Ages 5-12. Limit 40. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Use your engineering skills as we design a gingerbread man trap. Ages 5-12. Limit 40. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

12/17

Gingerbread House Decorating

Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 3:15 pm

Decorate a graham cracker and royal icing gingerbread house with colorful sweets. Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Decorate a graham cracker and royal icing gingerbread house with colorful sweets. Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

12/17

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 3:30 pm

Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

12/17

Kids Coloring Club: Winter Wonderland

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Practice your fine-motor skills with worksheets and coloring sheets guaranteed to get you in the mood for the season. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your fine-motor skills with worksheets and coloring sheets guaranteed to get you in the mood for the season. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

12/17

Peppermint Sugar Scrubs

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Mix household items to concoct your own sugar scrubs. Tie it up with a bow for a perfect holiday hostess gift. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Mix household items to concoct your own sugar scrubs. Tie it up with a bow for a perfect holiday hostess gift. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

12/17

Peppermint Sugar Scrubs

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 4:00 pm

Mix household items to concoct your own sugar scrubs. Tie it up with a bow for a perfect holiday hostess gift. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Mix household items to concoct your own sugar scrubs. Tie it up with a bow for a perfect holiday hostess gift. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

12/17

Holiday Nail Art

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 5:00 pm

Bring a friend to practice various holly-jolly trends. Supplies provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring a friend to practice various holly-jolly trends. Supplies provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

12/17

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

12/17

Best Strategies for Creating a Writing Life

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 17, 6:30 pm

Do you have a story to share with the world? Are you a writer deep in the process and seeking professional guidance? An author looking to connect with fellow writers? Explore the benefits of participating in a community of writers with The Cream Literary Alliance, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the power of the written and spoken word. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Do you have a story to share with the world? Are you a writer deep in the process and seeking professional guidance? An author looking to connect with fellow writers? Explore the benefits of participating in a community of writers with The Cream Literary Alliance, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the power of the written and spoken word. (90 min.) Preregister. 

12/17

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 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.

12/04
12/05
12/12
12/18
12/05
12/12

Baby Playdate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 9:30 am

We may not get snow in South Florida but we can still play and pretend there's a snowman and toss around "snowballs" while listening to catchy seasonal tunes. Ages 4-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We may not get snow in South Florida but we can still play and pretend there's a snowman and toss around "snowballs" while listening to catchy seasonal tunes. Ages 4-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

12/18

Make a Joyful Noise!

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 9:30 am

Calling our littlest dancers and singers! Shake, rattle and roll with us to celebrate the season of giving. Ages 1-2. Limit 15. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling our littlest dancers and singers! Shake, rattle and roll with us to celebrate the season of giving. Ages 1-2. Limit 15. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

12/18

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 10:00 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.

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.

12/04
12/18

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 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, Dec 27, 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.

12/04
12/06
12/11
12/13
12/18
12/27

Toddler Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 10:00 am
Celebrate Joy!

Music, movement, simple stories and crafts for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-3. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music, movement, simple stories and crafts for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-3. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

12/04Celebrate Peace.
12/11Celebrate Love!
12/18Celebrate Joy!

D.I.T. Flag Books

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 10:30 am

Do It Together! Come socialize and create a flag book from a collaborative piece of art. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do It Together! Come socialize and create a flag book from a collaborative piece of art. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

12/18

Toddler Stay & Play

West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 10:30 am

Come for a casual time of fun literacy toys and activities. Ages 1-2. Limit 16. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Come for a casual time of fun literacy toys and activities. Ages 1-2. Limit 16. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

12/05
12/18

Jingle Bell Stomp

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 11:15 am

Twirl, slide, freeze dance, and jingle bell rock to holiday tunes. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Twirl, slide, freeze dance, and jingle bell rock to holiday tunes. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

12/18

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Practice your skills and receive guidance on how to bring your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your skills and receive guidance on how to bring your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

12/18

Avoiding Fraud & Scams

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Presented by VAST, a volunteer team with the PBC Sheriff's Office. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Presented by VAST, a volunteer team with the PBC Sheriff's Office. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

12/18

Book Discussion: "There There," by Tommy Orange 

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

12/18

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

12/04
12/11
12/18

Finding an Agent

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

In this workshop, award-winning author Miriam Auerbach explains when, where, and how to begin searching for a representative for your work. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

In this workshop, award-winning author Miriam Auerbach explains when, where, and how to begin searching for a representative for your work. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

12/18

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:00 pm

President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of PBC, Cindy Potter Taylor, discusses how to start researching your Jewish ancestry. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of PBC, Cindy Potter Taylor, discusses how to start researching your Jewish ancestry. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

12/18

Practical Stress Reduction

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 2:30 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. Space is limited. (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. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

12/18

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 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.) 

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.) 

12/04
12/11
12/18

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

12/18

The Norton Museum of Art Presents: Community Art Talks

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 3:00 pm

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 

12/18

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 3:30 pm

Learn about our free online tutoring available; feel free to bring your homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Learn about our free online tutoring available; feel free to bring your homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

12/04
12/11
12/18

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 3:30 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Dec 26, 2:30 pm
Sat, Dec 29, 10:00 am
About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

12/04
12/18
12/26
12/29

Kindness Matters to Dogs

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 4:00 pm

Barbara Masi brings her dogs from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to talk about the importance of kindness to animals. An activity to follow. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Barbara Masi brings her dogs from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to talk about the importance of kindness to animals. An activity to follow. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

12/18

Paint-By-Sticker

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 4:00 pm

Create a vibrant full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a vibrant full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

12/18

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 5:30 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

12/04
12/18

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

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

12/04 (90 min.) 
12/29 (2 hr.) 
12/18 (90 min.) 

Cookies & Karaoke

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 6:30 pm

Celebrate the season decorating cookies and singing carols or any other family friendly song. Bring the whole gang for a fun, memorable night. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate the season decorating cookies and singing carols or any other family friendly song. Bring the whole gang for a fun, memorable night. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

12/18

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 6:30 pm

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

12/18

Tertulia Literaria: "Noticia de un secuestro" de Gabriel García Márquez

(Book Discussion, in Spanish)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 18, 6:30 pm
Martes, 18 de diciembre,  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.) 

12/18

From Tehran to New York: A Journey Through Stories, Songs & Photos

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 19, 10:00 am

Join Farid Dardashti for a multimedia presentation of his journey from east to west. Find out how a TV star in Iran became an Ashkenazi Hazzan in the U.S. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Farid Dardashti for a multimedia presentation of his journey from east to west. Find out how a TV star in Iran became an Ashkenazi Hazzan in the U.S. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

12/19