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Activities & Events for All Ages

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 08/21/2019
E.g., 08/21/2019

Musical Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
"Grease." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG 

A selection of musical favorites.  

About this Series

A selection of musical favorites.  

08/08"La La Land." ©Summit Entertainment. (128 min.)  PG-13 
08/15"Singin' in the Rain." ©Warner Bros. (103 min.)  G 
08/22"Grease." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG 
08/29"Hairspray." ©New Line Cinema. (117 min.)  PG 

Gardening for Birds With Native Plants

West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 1:00 pm

Learn how to attract birds in your garden. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Learn how to attract birds in your garden. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Preregister. 

08/23

Book Discussion: "Nine Perfect Strangers," by Liane Moriarty 

West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 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.) 

08/27

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:30 pm

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

08/17
08/27

Musical Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
"Hairspray." ©New Line Cinema. (117 min.)  PG 

A selection of musical favorites.  

About this Series

A selection of musical favorites.  

08/08"La La Land." ©Summit Entertainment. (128 min.)  PG-13 
08/15"Singin' in the Rain." ©Warner Bros. (103 min.)  G 
08/22"Grease." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG 
08/29"Hairspray." ©New Line Cinema. (117 min.)  PG 

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 03, 2:00 pm
Martes, 03 de septiembre,  2:00 pm

Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) 

Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) 

09/03
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (60 min.) 
09/03

Adventure Awaits Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 05, 2:00 pm
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (143 min.)  PG-13 

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

About this Series

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

09/05"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (143 min.)  PG-13 
09/12"Back to the Future." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.)  PG 
09/19"The Count of Monte Cristo." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (131 min.)  PG-13 
09/26"Everest." ©Universal Pictures. (121 min.)  Not rated. 

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 07, 10:30 am

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

09/07

Teen Tapers

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 07, 2:30 pm

Make a pencil case or small accessory bag for the new school year using colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Make a pencil case or small accessory bag for the new school year using colorful duct tape. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/07

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Sep 08, 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. Limit 40. Space is limited. First come, first served. (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. Limit 40. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

09/08

Frog & Toad Are Friends: The Real Story

West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 10, 3:30 pm

You may have read the story about the fictional friends. Learn some facts from our friends at Daggerwing Nature Center and get an up-close look at a live animal. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

You may have read the story about the fictional friends. Learn some facts from our friends at Daggerwing Nature Center and get an up-close look at a live animal. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/10

Nova: First Man on the Moon

West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 2:00 pm

"Nova: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (54 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. TV-G

About this Series

"Nova: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (54 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. TV-G

09/11

Adventure Awaits Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 12, 2:00 pm
"Back to the Future." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.)  PG 

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

About this Series

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

09/05"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (143 min.)  PG-13 
09/12"Back to the Future." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.)  PG 
09/19"The Count of Monte Cristo." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (131 min.)  PG-13 
09/26"Everest." ©Universal Pictures. (121 min.)  Not rated. 

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

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

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/14
09/24

Read, Listen & Rock to the Beat!

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 2:30 pm

Bring your phones and tablets and learn how to locate your favorite books and music for FREE using hoopla, OverDrive, cloudLibrary , Freegal AND your library card. Grades 6-12. (75 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your phones and tablets and learn how to locate your favorite books and music for FREE using hoopla, OverDrive, cloudLibrary , Freegal AND your library card. Grades 6-12. (75 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/14

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 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, Sep 23, 1:00 pm
Mon, Sep 30, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

09/16
09/23
09/30

Beginner Golf for Children

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:30 pm

Join us with the staff from Southwinds Golf Course for Golf 101. Try chipping and putting in a fun atmosphere with the course golf pro. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us with the staff from Southwinds Golf Course for Golf 101. Try chipping and putting in a fun atmosphere with the course golf pro. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/16

Painting Program: Exploring Watercolor

West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

Explore one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art and create your own original watercolor masterpiece. All materials provided. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art and create your own original watercolor masterpiece. All materials provided. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/17

The Power of Poetry

West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 2:00 pm

Read and listen to world poetry and discuss the emotive power of words. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Read and listen to world poetry and discuss the emotive power of words. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/18

Adventure Awaits Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 2:00 pm
"The Count of Monte Cristo." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (131 min.)  PG-13 

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

About this Series

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

09/05"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (143 min.)  PG-13 
09/12"Back to the Future." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.)  PG 
09/19"The Count of Monte Cristo." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (131 min.)  PG-13 
09/26"Everest." ©Universal Pictures. (121 min.)  Not rated. 

Children's Line Dancing

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 5:30 pm

Let’s move and groove while having fun learning how to do the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Wear comfortable clothing. Grades 3-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Let’s move and groove while having fun learning how to do the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Wear comfortable clothing. Grades 3-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/19

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 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.

09/23

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 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, Sep 16, 1:00 pm
Mon, Sep 30, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

09/16
09/23
09/30

Book Discussion: "Before We Were Yours," by Lisa Wingate 

West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 24, 2:00 pm
"Before We Were Yours," by Lisa Wingate. 

Staff-led book discussion. Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Staff-led book discussion. Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

09/24"Before We Were Yours," by Lisa Wingate. 

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 24, 4:30 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 14, 10:00 am
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/14
09/24

50th Anniversary Celebration

West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 25, 3:00 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

Adventure Awaits Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
"Everest." ©Universal Pictures. (121 min.)  Not rated. 

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

About this Series

A sampling of exciting adventure movies. 

09/05"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (143 min.)  PG-13 
09/12"Back to the Future." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.)  PG 
09/19"The Count of Monte Cristo." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (131 min.)  PG-13 
09/26"Everest." ©Universal Pictures. (121 min.)  Not rated. 

WHINE Whole Health Herbal Connection

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 26, 6:00 pm

Check out the connection between good food and health. Learn about the herbs and spices you can grow at home. Free herb and spice plants to take home. Limit 80. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Check out the connection between good food and health. Learn about the herbs and spices you can grow at home. Free herb and spice plants to take home. Limit 80. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/26

The Hispanic Presence in America: Culture, Literature & Language

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 28, 2:30 pm

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., discusses the significant contributions and impact, Latin American culture, literature and Spanish language have had on American society. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Yvette Fuentes, Ph.D., discusses the significant contributions and impact, Latin American culture, literature and Spanish language have had on American society. (60 min.) 

09/28

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 30, 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, Sep 16, 1:00 pm
Mon, Sep 23, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

09/16
09/23
09/30

Kid's Coloring Club

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 30, 2:30 pm

Let’s draw and color or just color while listening to fun music. Coloring pages and materials will be provided but you can still bring your own coloring books. Grades K-5. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Let’s draw and color or just color while listening to fun music. Coloring pages and materials will be provided but you can still bring your own coloring books. Grades K-5. (60 min.) 

09/30