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Activities & Events for All Ages

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National Play-Doh® Day

Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:15 pm

We’ll celebrate with hands-on Play-Doh® activities. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll celebrate with hands-on Play-Doh® activities. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/16

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 1:30 pm

Turn writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Turn writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/03
09/17

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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, Sep 24, 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.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 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.

09/18

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/05
09/05
09/05
09/12
09/12
09/12
09/19
09/19
09/26
09/26
09/26

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/05
09/05
09/05
09/12
09/12
09/12
09/19
09/19
09/26
09/26
09/26

Slavery by Another Name

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 2:30 pm

"Slavery by Another Name." ©PBS. (90 min.)  This documentary film challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions - the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - by telling the harrowing story of how in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. 

About this Series

"Slavery by Another Name." ©PBS. (90 min.)  This documentary film challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions - the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - by telling the harrowing story of how in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. 

09/19

Stop-Motion Animation

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 5:00 pm

Try your hand at scriptwriting, character development and stop-motion film making. Feel free to bring a few props and characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Try your hand at scriptwriting, character development and stop-motion film making. Feel free to bring a few props and characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/19

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 3:15 pm

Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/20

SCORE: Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Business Loan

Gardens Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 10:30 am

Zero in on the right lending choices and avoid scams. Learn how to ask for a loan, prepare for the lender and find out what lenders are looking for. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Zero in on the right lending choices and avoid scams. Learn how to ask for a loan, prepare for the lender and find out what lenders are looking for. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/21

Celebrate Colombia!

¡Celebremos a Colombia!

Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 22, 2:00 pm
Domingo, 22 de septiembre,  2:00 pm

Musical group DobleKlave will offer a repertoire that includes Vallenatos, Cumbia and Salsa in celebration of the beautiful Colombian culture. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

El grupo musical DobleKlave los deleitará con un repertorio que incluye vallenatos y cumbia en celebración de la cultura colombiana. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Musical group DobleKlave will offer a repertoire that includes Vallenatos, Cumbia and Salsa in celebration of the beautiful Colombian culture. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

09/22
El grupo musical DobleKlave los deleitará con un repertorio que incluye vallenatos y cumbia en celebración de la cultura colombiana. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
09/22

Transparent Language Online

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 24, 10:30 am

Learn a second or third language using this simple and fun learning service. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn a second or third language using this simple and fun learning service. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/24

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 24, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 17, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 24, 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, Sep 17, 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.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 25, 10:30 am

Learn to use this online tool to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to use this online tool to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/25

50th Anniversary Celebration

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 25, 2:00 pm

On September 25, 1969, the first branch of the Palm Beach County Library System. We invite you to join in the celebration as we share cupcakes (while supplies last) and good cheer in honor of our 50th year of service to the community. 

About this Series

On September 25, 1969, the first branch of the Palm Beach County Library System. We invite you to join in the celebration as we share cupcakes (while supplies last) and good cheer in honor of our 50th year of service to the community. 

09/25

In Concert: Robert Ross

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 25, 2:00 pm

Robert Ross, a South Florida award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player celebrates the 50th anniversary of PBCLS with us! (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Robert Ross, a South Florida award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player celebrates the 50th anniversary of PBCLS with us! (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/25

The Calming Effects of Meditation

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 25, 6:00 pm

Dave Buck will teach a simple but time tested technique. See for yourself the calming and positive benefits that can be derived. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Dave Buck will teach a simple but time tested technique. See for yourself the calming and positive benefits that can be derived. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/25

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/05
09/05
09/05
09/12
09/12
09/12
09/19
09/19
09/26
09/26
09/26

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 26, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/05
09/05
09/05
09/12
09/12
09/12
09/19
09/19
09/26
09/26
09/26

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 19, 11:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 11:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/05
09/05
09/05
09/12
09/12
09/12
09/19
09/19
09/26
09/26
09/26

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 26, 5:00 pm

Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Plan and develop future events, brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/26

Book Charades

Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 27, 3:15 pm

We’ll read a book about feelings, dance, act them out as a group and make a feelings mask. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll read a book about feelings, dance, act them out as a group and make a feelings mask. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/27

Too Good: Decision Making

Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 30, 3:00 pm

Dr. Susan Klarich will present session two of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Susan Klarich will present session two of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/30