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Marble Run

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 3:00 pm

Design the tallest marble run you can with found materials. The sky's the limit! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Design the tallest marble run you can with found materials. The sky's the limit! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/22

The Joys of Jewish Humor Part I

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:30 pm

The special gift of the Jewish people to find humor in daily life has been enjoyed around the world from time immemorial. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

The special gift of the Jewish people to find humor in daily life has been enjoyed around the world from time immemorial. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

01/23

Paint a Penguin

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:00 pm

Use your creativity to paint a cool and colorful friend! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Use your creativity to paint a cool and colorful friend! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/23

Wet Felting

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00 pm

Find out what you can make when wool and water combine. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Find out what you can make when wool and water combine. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/24

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:30 pm
"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

01/11"My Little Pony: The Movie." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (99 min.)  PG 
01/18"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." ©Warner Bros. (92 min.)  PG 
01/25"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

01/14
01/28

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 6:30 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.) 

01/14
01/28

Wooden Figures

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

Make these simple wooden figures your own! Use an array of materials to decorate and personalize your peg doll. Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make these simple wooden figures your own! Use an array of materials to decorate and personalize your peg doll. Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/29

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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.

01/29

STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 3:00 pm

Use your science and engineering skills to design the tallest tower possible using only household items. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Use your science and engineering skills to design the tallest tower possible using only household items. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

01/30

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

01/30

Start the Year Off With Meditation

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 6:30 pm

John Bednarik demonstrates how meditation can bring inner peace during turbulent times. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

John Bednarik demonstrates how meditation can bring inner peace during turbulent times. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

01/30

Backwards Day

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 3:00 pm

Celebrate "Backwards Day" by creating eraser art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate "Backwards Day" by creating eraser art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/31

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Feb 01, 2:30 pm
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 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 

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 2:30 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/04

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 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, Feb 11, 6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 25, 6:30 pm
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

Paper Weaving

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 05, 3:00 pm

Come transform simple strips of paper into dynamic paper weavings. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Come transform simple strips of paper into dynamic paper weavings. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/05

Pirate Arrrt!

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 3:00 pm

Create colorful, pirate-themed artwork that you can hang in your captain's quarters. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create colorful, pirate-themed artwork that you can hang in your captain's quarters. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/06

Paper Mosaics

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 6:00 pm

Arrange pieces of paper to make a colorful masterpiece. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Arrange pieces of paper to make a colorful masterpiece. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/06

Chinese Zodiac Charms

Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 07, 3:00 pm

Learn about your Chinese zodiac and make a fun craft inspired by it. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about your Chinese zodiac and make a fun craft inspired by it. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/07

Writers' Critique Workshop

Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 07, 6:30 pm

Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/07

Make a Comic

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 2:30 pm

Create and design your own colorful comic strips with us. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create and design your own colorful comic strips with us. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/11

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 6:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/11

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 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, Feb 04, 6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 25, 6:30 pm
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

DIY Valentines!

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 12, 3:00 pm

Skip the store and create your own one of a kind valentines. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Skip the store and create your own one of a kind valentines. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/12

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 12, 7:00 pm

Stargaze and learn about constellations with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. We'll be outside from sunset to 8:30 pm, if skies are clear. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Stargaze and learn about constellations with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. We'll be outside from sunset to 8:30 pm, if skies are clear. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/12

Weave It!

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 13, 3:00 pm

Choose a shape and learn how to weave it. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Choose a shape and learn how to weave it. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/13

So You Want to Be a Vlogger: Getting Started

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 13, 6:00 pm

Becoming a popular video star is a difficult task. This activity provides information on platforms, topics and things you need to know before you start filming. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Becoming a popular video star is a difficult task. This activity provides information on platforms, topics and things you need to know before you start filming. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/13

Book Discussion: "Dreams From My Father," by Barack Obama 

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 13, 6:30 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/13

Valentine's Party

Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 14, 3:00 pm

Games, music and crafts. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Games, music and crafts. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/14

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Wellington Branch
Fri, Feb 15, 3:00 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. 

02/15

Musical Concert

Wellington Branch
Sat, Feb 16, 3:30 pm

Vikash Sharma, celebrated local singer and musician of Guyanese descent, will perform classical Indian music. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Vikash Sharma, celebrated local singer and musician of Guyanese descent, will perform classical Indian music. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/16

Writers LIVE! Presents: Jane Heller

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 19, 2:00 pm

Jane Heller started her career promoting many best-selling authors before becoming a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She is also an in-demand speaker on caregiving and has written two nonfiction books. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

Jane Heller started her career promoting many best-selling authors before becoming a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She is also an in-demand speaker on caregiving and has written two nonfiction books. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

02/19

Alma Thomas Expressionist Mosaics

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 19, 3:00 pm

Get inspired by the work of Alma Thomas and create your own expressionist work of art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Get inspired by the work of Alma Thomas and create your own expressionist work of art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/19

Joys of Jewish Humor Part 2

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 20, 2:30 pm

In their jokes and stories, Jews speak across generational, ethnic, class and religious lines. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy classic Jewish humor. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

In their jokes and stories, Jews speak across generational, ethnic, class and religious lines. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy classic Jewish humor. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/20

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 20, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/20

Extreme Trivia

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 20, 6:00 pm

Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/20

STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 21, 3:00 pm

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with slime. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with slime. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/21

Fake News Game Show

Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 21, 6:30 pm

Think you can spot fake news? This trivia style competition hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists will put your skills to the test while sharing tips for spotting fake news and determining the credibility of media outlets. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Think you can spot fake news? This trivia style competition hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists will put your skills to the test while sharing tips for spotting fake news and determining the credibility of media outlets. (90 min.) Preregister. 

02/21

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 

The Legacy of Margaret Garner: Lessons of Survival & Empowerment for Today

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 6:00 pm

Margaret Garner’s life story is the basis for Toni Morrison’s novel "Beloved," and though a tragic story, it is inspirational and empowering. Dr. Delores Walters discusses Garner's life, as well as the resistance and survival of other black women in various settings, including Yemen, Brazil, India and the United States during the enslavement era. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Margaret Garner’s life story is the basis for Toni Morrison’s novel "Beloved," and though a tragic story, it is inspirational and empowering. Dr. Delores Walters discusses Garner's life, as well as the resistance and survival of other black women in various settings, including Yemen, Brazil, India and the United States during the enslavement era. (60 min.) Preregister. 

02/25

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 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, Feb 04, 6:30 pm
Mon, Feb 11, 6:30 pm
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

Foam Printmaking

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 26, 3:00 pm

Use foam shapes and paper to create interesting paint prints. Dress for a mess. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Use foam shapes and paper to create interesting paint prints. Dress for a mess. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/26

Three Singing Men: Billy Joel, Bob Dylan & Neil Diamond

Wellington Branch
Tue, Feb 26, 3:00 pm

Dr. Rose Feinberg discloses the early influences, romantic relations and paths to success of each singer and why each is still a star. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Rose Feinberg discloses the early influences, romantic relations and paths to success of each singer and why each is still a star. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

02/26

Afrique: West African Dance Instruction

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 27, 4:00 pm

Cardio meets culture in this beginning dance class presented by Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drum. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Cardio meets culture in this beginning dance class presented by Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drum. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/27

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 27, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

02/27

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Wed, Feb 27, 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.

02/27

Tooth Fairy Cottage

Wellington Branch
Thu, Feb 28, 3:00 pm

Build a cozy home for everyone's favorite fairy on National Tooth Fairy Day. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Build a cozy home for everyone's favorite fairy on National Tooth Fairy Day. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/28