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Activities & Events for All Ages

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Book Discussion: "Pachinko," by Min Jin Lee  

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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.) 

01/22

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)

01/12
01/23

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
"Unforgiven." ©Warner Bros. (131 min.) 

This actor has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others over a career that's spanned five decades. 

About this Series

This actor has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others over a career that's spanned five decades. 

01/03"I Never Sang for My Father." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (92 min.)  PG 
01/10"Superman." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 
01/17"Hoosiers." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (114 min.)  PG 
01/24"Unforgiven." ©Warner Bros. (131 min.)  R 
01/31"The Firm." ©Paramount Pictures. (154 min.)  R 

Tech Time: Ozobot®

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:30 pm

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 8 & up. Limit 18. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 8 & up. Limit 18. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

01/24

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

01/12
01/15
01/26

Teen Tech Time: Ozobot®

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00 pm

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

01/26

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 2:00 pm

Teams of two-six will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Teams of two-six will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 

01/27

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 1:00 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

Invasive Reptiles

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

South Florida is home to a variety of nonnative reptiles, from small lizards to giant snakes. Learn about the various nonnative reptiles that can be found in backyards, in the Everglades, and places in between. Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

South Florida is home to a variety of nonnative reptiles, from small lizards to giant snakes. Learn about the various nonnative reptiles that can be found in backyards, in the Everglades, and places in between. Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (45 min.) Preregister. 

01/29

LEGO® Bricks

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

Learn about bridges around the country. Can you create a bridge to get to the other side? Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about bridges around the country. Can you create a bridge to get to the other side? Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

01/29

Foreign Film & Discussion

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 2:00 pm

"Day for Night." ©Warner Bros. (110 min.) Film veteran Roberta Presser will screen "Day for Night", François Truffaut’s classic film about the making of a movie. She will also share her own experiences about working in the film industry. (2.5 hr.) Shown with permission. PG

About this Series

"Day for Night." ©Warner Bros. (110 min.) Film veteran Roberta Presser will screen "Day for Night", François Truffaut’s classic film about the making of a movie. She will also share her own experiences about working in the film industry. (2.5 hr.) Shown with permission. PG

01/30

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
"The Firm." ©Paramount Pictures. (154 min.) 

This actor has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others over a career that's spanned five decades. 

About this Series

This actor has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others over a career that's spanned five decades. 

01/03"I Never Sang for My Father." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (92 min.)  PG 
01/10"Superman." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 
01/17"Hoosiers." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (114 min.)  PG 
01/24"Unforgiven." ©Warner Bros. (131 min.)  R 
01/31"The Firm." ©Paramount Pictures. (154 min.)  R 

Love Yourself Paint Class

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:30 pm

Paint a self-portrait on a canvas using acrylic paint. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Paint a self-portrait on a canvas using acrylic paint. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/02

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 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, Feb 11, 1:00 pm
Mon, Feb 25, 1:00 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

Chinese New Year

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 3:30 pm

Learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft.  Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft.  Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/04

Be Kind to Your Heart

West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 05, 3:30 pm

Learn about your heart and then get moving with heart healthy games and activities. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about your heart and then get moving with heart healthy games and activities. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/05

Adult Coloring Club

West Boca Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.  (60 min.) 

About this Series

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.  (60 min.) 

02/06

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 07, 2:00 pm
"Get Shorty." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (105 min.) 

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

About this Series

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

02/07"Get Shorty." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (105 min.)  R 
02/14"The Birdcage." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (117 min.)  R 
02/21"Mississippi Burning." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (125 min.)  R 
02/28"The Royal Tenenbaums." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.)  R 

What’s All That Jazz About? With Shenole Latimer

West Boca Branch
Fri, Feb 08, 2:30 pm

Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer leads young audiences through a highly interactive and entertaining presentation that will introduce them to the colorful and expressive American music known as jazz. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer leads young audiences through a highly interactive and entertaining presentation that will introduce them to the colorful and expressive American music known as jazz. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

02/08

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 16, 10:00 am
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/09
02/12
02/16

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 10:30 am

Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/11

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 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, Feb 04, 1:00 pm
Mon, Feb 25, 1:00 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

Elephant & Piggie Day

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 3:30 pm

To celebrate Mo Willems' Birthday, we will read a book, play a game and create a craft. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

To celebrate Mo Willems' Birthday, we will read a book, play a game and create a craft. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/11

Writers LIVE! Presents: Carla Neggers

West Boca Branch
Wed, Feb 13, 2:00 pm

New York Times best-selling author of more than 75 novels, Carla Neggers, will discuss the latest installment in the "Sharpe and Donovan" series, “Impostor’s Lure.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 25, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

New York Times best-selling author of more than 75 novels, Carla Neggers, will discuss the latest installment in the "Sharpe and Donovan" series, “Impostor’s Lure.” Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Jan 25, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

02/13

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 14, 2:00 pm
"The Birdcage." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (117 min.) 

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

About this Series

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

02/07"Get Shorty." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (105 min.)  R 
02/14"The Birdcage." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (117 min.)  R 
02/21"Mississippi Burning." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (125 min.)  R 
02/28"The Royal Tenenbaums." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.)  R 

Make & Take Valentine's Day Crafts

West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 14, 3:30 pm

Listen to a story about Valentine’s Day and spread some cheer by making heart shaped Valentine crafts. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Listen to a story about Valentine’s Day and spread some cheer by making heart shaped Valentine crafts. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/14

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 16, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 09, 10:00 am
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/09
02/12
02/16

Celebrate Our Library With Crafts

West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 19, 2:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3 & up. (90 min.) 

02/19

West Boca Branch 10th Anniversary Celebration

West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 19, 2:30 pm

Learn about our history, tour the Bookmobile, enjoy crafts and face painting in the children’s area and have a cupcake. Refreshments provided. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about our history, tour the Bookmobile, enjoy crafts and face painting in the children’s area and have a cupcake. Refreshments provided. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/19

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 21, 2:00 pm
"Mississippi Burning." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (125 min.) 

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

About this Series

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

02/07"Get Shorty." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (105 min.)  R 
02/14"The Birdcage." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (117 min.)  R 
02/21"Mississippi Burning." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (125 min.)  R 
02/28"The Royal Tenenbaums." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.)  R 

Crazy for Cupcakes!

West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 21, 3:30 pm

We’ll read stories about the tasty treats, play a game and make a cupcake themed craft. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll read stories about the tasty treats, play a game and make a cupcake themed craft. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/21

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 10:30 am

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/23

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/23

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Feb 23, 2:00 pm

Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/23

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Feb 24, 2:00 pm

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 

02/24

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 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, Feb 04, 1:00 pm
Mon, Feb 11, 1:00 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

Book Discussion: "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead 

West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 26, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

02/26

Silent Reading Party

West Boca Branch
Tue, Feb 26, 5:00 pm

Love reading in a quiet place? Choose a book from the library (or bring your own) and get comfy in the teen room while silent reading with other book lovers. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Love reading in a quiet place? Choose a book from the library (or bring your own) and get comfy in the teen room while silent reading with other book lovers. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

02/26

Opioid Crisis in Palm Beach County

West Boca Branch
Wed, Feb 27, 2:00 pm

Dr. Susan Klarich, special projects coordinator with PBC Sheriff's Strategic Operations Bureau, will discuss the crisis in our neighborhood. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Dr. Susan Klarich, special projects coordinator with PBC Sheriff's Strategic Operations Bureau, will discuss the crisis in our neighborhood. (60 min.) 

02/27

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Feb 28, 2:00 pm
"The Royal Tenenbaums." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.) 

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

About this Series

This actor has won two Academy Awards and been nominated for three others over a career that has spanned five decades.  

02/07"Get Shorty." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (105 min.)  R 
02/14"The Birdcage." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (117 min.)  R 
02/21"Mississippi Burning." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (125 min.)  R 
02/28"The Royal Tenenbaums." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.)  R