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Activities & Events for All Ages

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.

Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 06/26/2019
E.g., 06/26/2019

Make It & Take It

Wellington Branch
Sun, May 26, 2:00 pm

Come and use our materials to make a piece of art.  Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (70 min.) 

About this Series

Come and use our materials to make a piece of art.  Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (70 min.) 

05/26

Craftapalooza

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 28, 3:00 pm

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

05/28

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 28, 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.

05/28

STEAM Club: Spheros

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:00 pm

Learn about and explore mini robots and program them to navigate mazes. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about and explore mini robots and program them to navigate mazes. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

05/29

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

05/29

Haitian Heritage Month Documentary

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:30 pm

"Basquiat: Rage to Riches." ©PBS. (75 min.) Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He went from anonymous graffiti writer to epoch-defining art star. Shown with permission. TV-14

About this Series

"Basquiat: Rage to Riches." ©PBS. (75 min.) Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He went from anonymous graffiti writer to epoch-defining art star. Shown with permission. TV-14

05/29

There's a Hole in My Bucket!

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:00 pm

Make a design and punch some holes in it to create a lantern. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a design and punch some holes in it to create a lantern. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

05/30

Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 30, 6:30 pm

Join Dave Buck for this informative lecture on the benefits of meditation to relieve anxiety and stress. There will even be a short meditation sitting. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Dave Buck for this informative lecture on the benefits of meditation to relieve anxiety and stress. There will even be a short meditation sitting. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/30

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, May 31, 2:30 pm
"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part." ©Warner Bros. (107 min.)  Not rated. 

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

About this Series

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

05/03"The House With a Clock in Its Walls." ©Universal Pictures. (104 min.)  PG 
05/10"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (100 min.)  PG 
05/17"Mary Poppins Returns." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (130 min.)  PG 
05/24"Trolls." ©DreamWorks Animation. (92 min.)  PG 
05/31"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part." ©Warner Bros. (107 min.)  Not rated. 

Funny Forest Stories

Wellington Branch
Sun, Jun 02, 3:15 pm

Scamper, hop and wiggle on over to listen to animal-themed stories and do a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Scamper, hop and wiggle on over to listen to animal-themed stories and do a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

06/02

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 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, Jun 10, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 17, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 24, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

06/03
06/10
06/17
06/24

STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 3:00 pm

How far can your item fly? Use STEAM skills to create a catapult. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

How far can your item fly? Use STEAM skills to create a catapult. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/04

Galactic Crafting

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:15 pm

Create cool and colorful star wars themed art to decorate your galaxy. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Create cool and colorful star wars themed art to decorate your galaxy. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/05

Writers' Critique Workshop

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 06, 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.

06/06

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 10, 6:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) 

06/10

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 10, 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, Jun 03, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 17, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 24, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

06/03
06/10
06/17
06/24

Happy Birthday Library! Slime!

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 11, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the library with birthday cake inspired slime. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate the library with birthday cake inspired slime. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/11

Introduction to Astronomy

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 11, 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of astronomy and ways to view the sky without a telescope. Presented by Tom Sarko of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the basics of astronomy and ways to view the sky without a telescope. Presented by Tom Sarko of the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

06/11

Star Jars!

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 12, 3:15 pm

Create colorful, glow-in-the-dark jars that light up the night. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Create colorful, glow-in-the-dark jars that light up the night. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/12

Anime Nation

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 12, 6:00 pm

View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

06/12

Book Discussion: "Tin Man," by Sarah Winman 

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 12, 6:30 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

06/12

Craft a Constellation

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 13, 3:00 pm

View the constellations through a cardboard sky. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

View the constellations through a cardboard sky. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/13

Father's Day Cards

Wellington Branch
Fri, Jun 14, 3:00 pm

Make a card. Ages 3-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a card. Ages 3-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/14

Aquapainting for Adults With Special Needs

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 17, 10:15 am

Enjoy using water and paintbrushes to make nature images appear. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy using water and paintbrushes to make nature images appear. (60 min.) 

06/17

NASA Lander Touchdown Challenge

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 17, 2:00 pm

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land. Presented by PBC 4-H. Ages 7-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

06/17

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 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

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 10, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 24, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

06/03
06/10
06/17
06/24

Glass Magnets

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 18, 6:30 pm

Create little magnets using glass gems and maps of space. Materials provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Create little magnets using glass gems and maps of space. Materials provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

06/18

STEAM Family Night

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 19, 6:00 pm

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with Oobleck. Dress for a mess. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with Oobleck. Dress for a mess. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

06/19

Foreign Film Night

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 19, 6:30 pm

"A Tale of Love and Darkness." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"A Tale of Love and Darkness." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.PG-13

06/19

Kindergarten Readiness

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 20, 2:00 pm
Self-care and social-emotional skills.

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/20Self-care and social-emotional skills.
06/27Language skills.

Commemorate World Refugee Day: Pebble-Stone Art

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 20, 6:30 pm

Inspired by the stone art sculptures of Syrian artist Nazir Ali Badr, create a 3D stone art picture using river rocks and pebbles. Representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families Refugee Services Program will offer information about the important services they provide. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Inspired by the stone art sculptures of Syrian artist Nazir Ali Badr, create a 3D stone art picture using river rocks and pebbles. Representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families Refugee Services Program will offer information about the important services they provide. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

06/20

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Wellington Branch
Sat, Jun 22, 10:30 am

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

06/22

Sensory Friendly Browsing Hours

Wellington Branch
Sun, Jun 23, 10:00 am

Special library hours designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children, teens and their families. Ages 0-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Special library hours designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children, teens and their families. Ages 0-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

06/23

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jun 24, 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, Jun 03, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 10, 6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 17, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

06/03
06/10
06/17
06/24

Rock Painting

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 25, 3:00 pm

Design your own rock, then take it home or hide it for someone to find! Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Design your own rock, then take it home or hide it for someone to find! Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/25

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 25, 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.

06/25

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 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. 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. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

06/26

Movie Night

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 26, 6:30 pm

"Spaceballs." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.) PG

About this Series

"Spaceballs." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.) PG

06/26

Kindergarten Readiness

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
Language skills.

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/20Self-care and social-emotional skills.
06/27Language skills.