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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, May 27 for Memorial Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
Beginning Mon, Apr 15, the hoopla monthly checkout limit will change from 12 to 7.
 

Activities & Events for All Ages

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Introduction to MedlinePlus Online Database

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:30 am

Choosing a doctor or healthcare service from MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Choosing a doctor or healthcare service from MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/30

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, May 30, 11:00 am

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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Play Dough Play Date

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 11:00 am

Get ready to touch, squeeze and squish while using play dough tools to shape, mold and play. Dress to get messy. All materials provided. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready to touch, squeeze and squish while using play dough tools to shape, mold and play. Dress to get messy. All materials provided. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/30

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 11:15 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. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 28, 11:15 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. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 12:15 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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. Limit 20. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 30, 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.) 

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English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, May 30, 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.

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.

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Academy Award Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm
"Casablanca." ©Warner Bros. (102 min.)  Not rated. 

A sampling of Oscar winners for Best Picture. 

About this Series

A sampling of Oscar winners for Best Picture. 

05/02"The Sting." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.)  PG 
05/09"Annie Hall." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (94 min.)  PG 
05/16"An American in Paris." ©Warner Bros. (115 min.)  Not rated. 
05/23"Shakespeare in Love." ©Miramax. (123 min.)  R 
05/30"Casablanca." ©Warner Bros. (102 min.)  Not rated. 

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/30

Days of Remembrance

Tequesta Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

"Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands." ©PBS. (60 min.) Documents the life of Jews in Arab lands during World War II, and the hopeful stories of the Arab neighbors and friends who protected them. Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust in Arab Lands." ©PBS. (60 min.) Documents the life of Jews in Arab lands during World War II, and the hopeful stories of the Arab neighbors and friends who protected them. Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/30

They Had Jewish Roots Too!

West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

Dr. Rose Feinberg introduces eight famous people with a Jewish parent or Jewish ancestor. Audience may be in for some surprises. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Rose Feinberg introduces eight famous people with a Jewish parent or Jewish ancestor. Audience may be in for some surprises. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/30

Your Dependent With Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:00 pm

This workshop addresses protecting eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, special needs trusts, wills and guardianship. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

This workshop addresses protecting eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, special needs trusts, wills and guardianship. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/30

Medicare Part C or Advantage Plan

Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:30 pm

Learn new information about the enrollment rules for Medicare Advantage Open Plan. Presented by the Area Agency on Aging. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn new information about the enrollment rules for Medicare Advantage Open Plan. Presented by the Area Agency on Aging. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

05/30

Stroke Awareness: Because It Matters

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 2:30 pm

There’s a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. Treatments can reduce risk, but seconds count. Learn what to do with Lisa Hanusin, RN, from Jupiter Medical Center. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

There’s a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. Treatments can reduce risk, but seconds count. Learn what to do with Lisa Hanusin, RN, from Jupiter Medical Center. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/30

Free at Your Fingertips

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:00 pm

Take a tour of our website and learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, get free résumé help, conduct genealogy research and more. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Take a tour of our website and learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, get free résumé help, conduct genealogy research and more. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/30

There's a Hole in My Bucket!

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:00 pm

Make a design and punch some holes in it to create a lantern. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a design and punch some holes in it to create a lantern. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

05/30

Crochet for Kids

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:15 pm

Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

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Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:30 pm

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session of this six-session workshop. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Apr 01. 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30 pm
Thu, Jun 27, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session of this six-session workshop. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Apr 01. 

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End-of-School-Year Craft Bonanza Blowout!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 30, 4:00 pm

Make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take crafts home to enjoy and create! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take crafts home to enjoy and create! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/30

LEGO® Bricks: Build a Face

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/30

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, May 30, 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.

05/30

Conversational Spanish

Jupiter Branch
Thu, May 30, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 30, 6:30 pm

Join Dave Buck for this informative lecture on the benefits of meditation to relieve anxiety and stress. There will even be a short meditation sitting. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Dave Buck for this informative lecture on the benefits of meditation to relieve anxiety and stress. There will even be a short meditation sitting. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/30

Tea & Talk: Book Discussion Conducted in Mandarin Chinese

West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 30, 6:30 pm

Participate in a lively book discussion in Mandarin Chinese while sipping aromatic tea. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Participate in a lively book discussion in Mandarin Chinese while sipping aromatic tea. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/30

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, May 31, 10:30 am

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.

05/31

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, May 31, 2:30 pm
"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part." ©Warner Bros. (107 min.)  Not rated. 

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

About this Series

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

05/03"The House With a Clock in Its Walls." ©Universal Pictures. (104 min.)  PG 
05/10"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (100 min.)  PG 
05/17"Mary Poppins Returns." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (130 min.)  PG 
05/24"Trolls." ©DreamWorks Animation. (92 min.)  PG 
05/31"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part." ©Warner Bros. (107 min.)  Not rated. 

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Intermediate Tai chi experience is required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jun 08, 9:00 am
Sat, Jun 15, 9:00 am
Sat, Jun 22, 9:00 am
Sat, Jun 29, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Intermediate Tai chi experience is required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

06/01
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Community Summer Reading Celebration!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 10:00 am

Celebrate summer with music by Noam Brown, crafts, face painting, games, summer reading inspiration and a cookout by BRIDGES at Pahokee! Refreshments provided. Todas las edades. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Celebrate summer with music by Noam Brown, crafts, face painting, games, summer reading inspiration and a cookout by BRIDGES at Pahokee! Refreshments provided. Todas las edades. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

06/01

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 10:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jun 08, 10:15 am
Sat, Jun 15, 10:15 am
Sat, Jun 22, 10:15 am
Sat, Jun 29, 10:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

06/01
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06/15
06/22
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Acoustic Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 

06/01

International Tabletop Day

Main Library
Sat, Jun 01, 2:00 pm

To celebrate International Tabletop Day, we will have a variety of board games, card games and snacks to sustain us! Snacks provided. Ages 11-18. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

To celebrate International Tabletop Day, we will have a variety of board games, card games and snacks to sustain us! Snacks provided. Ages 11-18. (2 hr.) 

06/01

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 12. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 12. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/01
06/15

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 2:00 pm

Want to be a summer volunteer? Make sure to attend this mandatory orientation session. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Want to be a summer volunteer? Make sure to attend this mandatory orientation session. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

06/01

Anime Club

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 2:30 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 13 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 13 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/01

Funny Forest Stories

Wellington Branch
Sun, Jun 02, 3:15 pm

Scamper, hop and wiggle on over to listen to animal-themed stories and do a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Scamper, hop and wiggle on over to listen to animal-themed stories and do a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

06/02

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jun 03 (All day)

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 05 (All day)
Mon, Jun 10 (All day)
Wed, Jun 12 (All day)
Mon, Jun 17 (All day)
Wed, Jun 19 (All day)
About this Series

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

06/03
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06/19

June is Audiobook Month!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jun 03 (All day)

Browse our collection of books on CD and audiobook apps to make reading part of the summer fun. All ages.

About this Series

Browse our collection of books on CD and audiobook apps to make reading part of the summer fun. All ages.

06/03

A Universe of Stories

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 10:00 am

Start the summer off right by signing up for the Summer Reading Program today. Come during the times listed for a space-themed coloring page or craft. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 03, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Start the summer off right by signing up for the Summer Reading Program today. Come during the times listed for a space-themed coloring page or craft. (2 hr.) 

06/03
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Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 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, Jun 17, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

06/03
06/17

Medicare 101

Main Library
Mon, Jun 03, 10:00 am

This class gives an in depth overview of Medicare options. Presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

This class gives an in depth overview of Medicare options. Presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

06/03

Avoiding & Minimizing Probate

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 10:30 am

Learn how to protect your family from the cost and stress of probate court. Discussing probate vs. non-probate assets, probate alternatives and the pros/cons. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to protect your family from the cost and stress of probate court. Discussing probate vs. non-probate assets, probate alternatives and the pros/cons. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/03

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 10:30 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30 am
Mon, Jun 17, 10:30 am
Mon, Jun 24, 10:30 am
About this Series

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

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DIY Solar System

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 12:30 pm

Is Pluto still a planet? Can a human being live on Mars? Let's find out. Join us in creating our own solar system. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Is Pluto still a planet? Can a human being live on Mars? Let's find out. Join us in creating our own solar system. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

06/03

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 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, Jun 10, 1:00 pm
Mon, Jun 17, 1:00 pm
Mon, Jun 24, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

06/03
06/10
06/17
06/24

Documentary Monday: "Bobby Kennedy for President"

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 1:30 pm

This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. TV-MA

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 10, 1:30 pm
About this Series

This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. TV-MA

06/03
06/10

Adult Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Color pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Color pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

06/03

Coloring for Calmness

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with coloring pencils, markers and unique coloring images (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Relax, reduce stress and have fun with coloring pencils, markers and unique coloring images (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/03

Galaxy Crafts

Main Library
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Blast off with a crafting event for the whole family to enjoy. These crafts that are out of this world!  Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Blast off with a crafting event for the whole family to enjoy. These crafts that are out of this world!  Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

06/03
06/17

Keep Calm & Color: Galaxy Quest

Gardens Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Climb aboard your rocket ship and color the galaxy! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Climb aboard your rocket ship and color the galaxy! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/03

Line Dancing

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn new line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn new line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

06/03