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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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E.g., 11/17/2018
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Thanksgiving Crafts!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Get your gratitude on with games and crafts as we joyfully anticipate the Thanksgiving holiday! Ages 4-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your gratitude on with games and crafts as we joyfully anticipate the Thanksgiving holiday! Ages 4-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/20

Thanksgiving Fun for Everyone!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts, and a short film. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts, and a short film. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:30 am

Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, watch a short film and make a craft. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, watch a short film and make a craft. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Movie & Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 1:00 pm

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.) Fun Thanksgiving crafts for all ages. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

About this Series

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.) Fun Thanksgiving crafts for all ages. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

11/20

Adult Coloring Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

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.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

Adult Coloring Club

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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.) 

11/20

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
Color Theory.  

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/20Color Theory.  
11/27Open Studio.  

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 27, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/20
11/27

Game Day

Acreage Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Have a blast indoors with new and favorite board games, card games and video games. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Have a blast indoors with new and favorite board games, card games and video games. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) 

11/20

Kids Unplugged

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without always staring at a screen! Let's meet friends & play board games. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without always staring at a screen! Let's meet friends & play board games. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) 

11/20

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
"Overboard." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (112 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

11/08"Chappaqiddick." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (101 min.)  PG-13 
11/20"Overboard." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (112 min.)  PG-13 

Practical Stress Reduction

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:30 pm

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/20

Bee-Bot® Robot Fun

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

Program your Bee-Bot® to go through mazes. Followed by stories and activities all about robots. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Program your Bee-Bot® to go through mazes. Followed by stories and activities all about robots. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

LEGO® Bricks

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/20

Thanksgiving Bingo

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

Play some Thanksgiving-themed bingo and make a cute turkey hat to wear for your celebrations. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Play some Thanksgiving-themed bingo and make a cute turkey hat to wear for your celebrations. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/20

Tween Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20

Read Together PBC Book Discussion: "Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland," by Dave Barry

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 6:00 pm

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging every adult to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging every adult to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 

11/20

Tertulia literaria: "A donde tú vayas, iré” de Victoria Dana

(Book Discussion, in Spanish)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 6:30 pm
Martes, 20 de noviembre,  6:30 pm

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. 

About this Series

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. 

11/20

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 10:30 am

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 28, 10:30 am
About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

11/07
11/14
11/21
11/28

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Marathon.  (5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

11/17 (2.5 hr.) 
11/21Marathon.  (5 hr.) 
11/24 (2.5 hr.) 

Parachute Playtime

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 11:00 am

Shake the parachute and blow some bubbles for morning time fun. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Shake the parachute and blow some bubbles for morning time fun. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/21

Adult Coloring Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 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.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

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.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/21

E-Courts: Using Technology to Represent Yourself in Court

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 2:30 pm

Need to e-file or search court records online? The Clerk & Comptroller of PBC will share the various self-services available to the public. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Need to e-file or search court records online? The Clerk & Comptroller of PBC will share the various self-services available to the public. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

11/21

"Minecraft" Mania

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) 

11/21

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 9:00 am

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/03
11/10
11/17
11/24

Cartoons & Coloring

West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 10:00 am

Color while watching some Saturday morning cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Grades K-5. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Color while watching some Saturday morning cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Grades K-5. (90 min.) 

11/24

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 10:15 am

Learn the basics of Tai Chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the basics of Tai Chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/03
11/10
11/17
11/24

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 11:00 am
Sábado, 24 de noviembre,  11:00 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Todas las edades. All ages. (45 min.) 

Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Todas las edades. All ages. (45 min.) 

11/10
11/24
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.) 
11/10
11/24

Gobble Gobble Story Hour

Wellington Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 11:00 am

A special story time to celebrate our family and friends! All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

A special story time to celebrate our family and friends! All ages. (45 min.) 

11/24

Sensory Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 11:00 am

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/24

Are You Bored? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm
(2 hr.) 

Challenge your friends with board games, card games and puzzles. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

About this Series

Challenge your friends with board games, card games and puzzles. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

11/13 (90 min.) 
11/24 (2 hr.) 
11/27 (60 min.) 

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

11/17 (2.5 hr.) 
11/21Marathon.  (5 hr.) 
11/24 (2.5 hr.) 

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm
(2 hr.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 27, 6:00 pm
About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

11/13 (90 min.) 
11/24 (2 hr.) 
11/27 (90 min.) 

WLRN Presents: The South Florida History Project

West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/24

Book Club: "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," by Grace Lin 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:30 pm

Visit a world of Chinese folktales and discover the secrets of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Discuss the book then create a Chinese lantern. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Visit a world of Chinese folktales and discover the secrets of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Discuss the book then create a Chinese lantern. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/24

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/24

Marble Cardmaking

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Nov 25, 3:00 pm

This class will teach you all you need to know to make a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card for friends and family, using shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

This class will teach you all you need to know to make a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card for friends and family, using shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/25

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am

Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am
About this Series

Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 

11/05
11/19
11/26

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am

Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am
About this Series

Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/19
11/26

Library Stop: Live Facebooking With Author

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 10:15 am

You're invited to meet the author of "Nerdy Birdy Tweets," via Facebook as part of the SSYRA Jr. "Meet the Author" series. Grades K-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

You're invited to meet the author of "Nerdy Birdy Tweets," via Facebook as part of the SSYRA Jr. "Meet the Author" series. Grades K-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/26

Paw Patrol Party

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Calling all rescue kids for a party celebrating our favorite pups. Enjoy games, fun, and maybe an emergency! Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling all rescue kids for a party celebrating our favorite pups. Enjoy games, fun, and maybe an emergency! Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/26

Polar Friends

Wellington Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Listen to stories and songs about different polar friends and make a fun craft afterward. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Listen to stories and songs about different polar friends and make a fun craft afterward. (60 min.) 

11/26

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 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.) 

11/05
11/12
11/26

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28, 9:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/19
11/26
11/14
11/28

Brush Ink & Chinese Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Experiment with a new art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

About this Series

Experiment with a new art form from China's four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Surprise yourself with a creative mind. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. 

11/26

Crochet Club

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Bring your project to work on, or start a new one from a pattern. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is required. Bring hook and yarn. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your project to work on, or start a new one from a pattern. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is required. Bring hook and yarn. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/12
11/26

WLRN Presents: The South Florida History Project

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Producer Francesca de Onis-Tomlinson provides a behind the scenes look at this Emmy Award winning series of short films. Multiple films covering a variety of Sunshine State history will be screened. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/26

Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 3:00 pm

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/26

BeLeaf It or Not

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 4:00 pm

Why do leaves change colors in the Fall? Find out in the STEAM themed Art class. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Why do leaves change colors in the Fall? Find out in the STEAM themed Art class. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/26

From Book to Movie: "Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures," by Brian Selznick 

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 4:00 pm

Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section. Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section. Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/26