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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, Jan 21 for Martin Luther King Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
cloudLibrary is our new e-book/e-audiobook service. This service has replaced Axis360. E-audiobooks from Overdrive have been moved to cloudLibrary as well.
 

Activities & Events for All Ages

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 01/20/2019
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Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Peace Week.

Music, movement, a simple story and craft for children and their parents! (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music, movement, a simple story and craft for children and their parents! (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/03It's a NEW Year!
01/10Snow Days I!
01/17Snow Days II!
01/24Peace Week.

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00 am

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jan 31, 10:00 am
About this Series

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

01/03
01/10
01/17
01/24
01/31

Introduction to New cloudLibrary E-Book Reading App

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 10:30 am

Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Thu, Jan 31, 10:30 am
About this Series

Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/24
01/26
01/31

Tai Chi for Balance

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 11:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” Tai Chi can enhance health, mindfulness, and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jan 31, 11:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” Tai Chi can enhance health, mindfulness, and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/10
01/17
01/24
01/31

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jan 31, 1:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

01/10
01/17
01/24
01/31

Creando tu curriculum vitae paso a paso

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Jueves, 24 de enero,  2:00 pm

CareerSource PBC comparte consejos prácticos para escribir tu Curriculum Vitae y mejorar tus habilidades para entrevistas de trabajo. (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

CareerSource PBC comparte consejos prácticos para escribir tu Curriculum Vitae y mejorar tus habilidades para entrevistas de trabajo. (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

01/24

David Pedraza in Concert

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:00 pm

Violist David Pedraza performs short classics including "Granada," "Turkish March" and "Czardas." (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Violist David Pedraza performs short classics including "Granada," "Turkish March" and "Czardas." (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/24

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 

Karen's Cabaret

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:00 pm

Enjoy classic Broadway tunes, cool Sinatra melodies, and golden oldies. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy classic Broadway tunes, cool Sinatra melodies, and golden oldies. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

01/24

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

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 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.)

01/11
01/24

Meet the Author: Manny Luftglass

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:30 pm

The author of "Gone Fishin' ... Florida's 100 Best Salt Waters" will discuss his book and the wide variety of fishing opportunities in South Florida. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

The author of "Gone Fishin' ... Florida's 100 Best Salt Waters" will discuss his book and the wide variety of fishing opportunities in South Florida. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/24

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:30 pm

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

01/19
01/24

Readers Are Leaders!: Setting Goals

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00 pm
"Tía Isa Wants a Car", by Meg Medina.

Parents and kids, discuss stories with positive values and life lessons. Then participate in games and activities that let kids practice that life skill. Snacks provided. Ages 5-7. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Parents and kids, discuss stories with positive values and life lessons. Then participate in games and activities that let kids practice that life skill. Snacks provided. Ages 5-7. (60 min.) 

01/24"Tía Isa Wants a Car", by Meg Medina.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC): Responding to Government Solicitations

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00 pm

Develop marketing techniques, search for proposal opportunities, and construct a winning bid (RFP &RFQ). (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

Develop marketing techniques, search for proposal opportunities, and construct a winning bid (RFP &RFQ). (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

01/24

Wet Felting

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00 pm

Find out what you can make when wool and water combine. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Find out what you can make when wool and water combine. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/24

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)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 4:00 pm

Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/10
01/24

Reading Buddies

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 4:00 pm

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

01/10
01/24

Sand Art

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 4:00 pm

Brighten your day by making colorful sand art pictures. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Brighten your day by making colorful sand art pictures. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/24

Kids Code

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 5:00 pm

Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming by building and running a computer program using Scratch®, developed by MIT. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming by building and running a computer program using Scratch®, developed by MIT. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/24

Pajama Story Time

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 6:00 pm

Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Ages 3-7. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Ages 3-7. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/10
01/24

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 9:30 am

Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/11
01/25

Toddler Read & Play

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 10:15 am

Start with stories and songs; then take a break and come back and play! Ages 2-3. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Start with stories and songs; then take a break and come back and play! Ages 2-3. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

01/04
01/25

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

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 11:00 am
http://registration.pbclibrary.org/programsignup/presidents2019/registration-BG-20190125-11am.php

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.)

01/25http://registration.pbclibrary.org/programsignup/presidents2019/registration-BG-20190125-11am.php

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/25

The Traveling Librarian Series: Tibet, China

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 11:00 am

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the United States and the world in this lecture series. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us throughout the year as we explore many parts of the United States and the world in this lecture series. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/25

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 12:00 pm

Learn about the free services that are available for new mothers and their children. Refreshments provided. All ages. (15 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 29, 11:30 am
About this Series

Learn about the free services that are available for new mothers and their children. Refreshments provided. All ages. (15 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/25
01/29

Free Tax Preparation With Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:00 pm Cancelled

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, SS card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, SS card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 

01/25 Cancelled
01/28

Robert's Rules of Order

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:00 pm

Learn to conduct smooth, fair and orderly meetings.  (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to conduct smooth, fair and orderly meetings.  (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/25

Start the New Year With Meditation

Gardens Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:00 pm

Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start with John Bednarik, long time meditator. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start with John Bednarik, long time meditator. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/25

Adult Book Discussion With Donna Gruber-Adair

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:30 pm

Pick up a copy for this meeting, "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race," by Margot Lee Shetterly, at the research desk and meet for an engrossing discussion of the "human computers".  (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Pick up a copy for this meeting, "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race," by Margot Lee Shetterly, at the research desk and meet for an engrossing discussion of the "human computers".  (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/25

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:30 pm
"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

01/11"My Little Pony: The Movie." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (99 min.)  PG 
01/18"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." ©Warner Bros. (92 min.)  PG 
01/25"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 3:00 pm

Make a fun, exciting craft and a new friend at this family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Make a fun, exciting craft and a new friend at this family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

01/25

"Minecraft" Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 3:30 pm

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/25

Get Writing! Creative Writing Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 4:00 pm

Do you like to write original stories or poetry? Get writing tips and ideas that may just inspire you to write the next greatest novel! Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you like to write original stories or poetry? Get writing tips and ideas that may just inspire you to write the next greatest novel! Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/25

Kids Unplugged

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 4:00 pm

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without staring at a screen! Meet friends and play board games. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without staring at a screen! Meet friends and play board games. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/25

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 9:00 am

Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. (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. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/05
01/19
01/26

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

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road 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. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/02
01/26

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 10:15 am

Learn the basics of Tai Chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. (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. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/05
01/19
01/26

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 11:00 am

Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/26

Planificación financiera

(Financial Planning, in Spanish)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 1:00 pm
Sábado, 26 de enero,  1:00 pm

Profesionales especializados le enseñaran como administrar de forma eficaz su dinero. Se trataran temas como: presupuesto, crédito, y gastos universitarios. (3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

(3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Profesionales especializados le enseñaran como administrar de forma eficaz su dinero. Se trataran temas como: presupuesto, crédito, y gastos universitarios. (3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

01/26
(3 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
01/26

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
"The Great Gatsby." ©Warner Bros. (143 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

01/22"The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Book chat. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) 
01/26"The Great Gatsby." ©Warner Bros. (143 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 

Introduction to New cloudLibrary E-Book Reading App

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jan 24, 10:30 am
Thu, Jan 31, 10:30 am
About this Series

Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/24
01/26
01/31

Journaling & Scrapbooking

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

If you can dream it, you can do it! Turn your new year's resolutions into a list of achievable goals. Materials provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

If you can dream it, you can do it! Turn your new year's resolutions into a list of achievable goals. Materials provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/26

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 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, Jan 22, 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.

01/08 (90 min.) 
01/22 (90 min.) 
01/26 (2 hr.) 

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

"Acts of Violence." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (86 min.) In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Not rated.

About this Series

"Acts of Violence." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (86 min.) In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Not rated.

01/26

NASA Gravity Probe B Mission 2004-2010

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

George Haddad, a NASA aerospace engineer discusses key predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity (GR) and the geodetic and frame-dragging effects. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

George Haddad, a NASA aerospace engineer discusses key predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity (GR) and the geodetic and frame-dragging effects. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/26

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/05
01/26

LEGO® Bricks

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:30 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/26