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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 27 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 28 & Fri, Nov 29, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on these days.
 

Activities & Events for All Ages

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E.g., 11/20/2019
E.g., 11/20/2019

Movie Matinee

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Not rated.

About this Series

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Not rated.

11/20

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/06
11/20

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-11. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-11. (60 min.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

Thank-A-Palooza!

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

We’ll read books about being thankful, share what we’re thankful for and make a craft to remind us! Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll read books about being thankful, share what we’re thankful for and make a craft to remind us! Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Turkey Tales

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:30 pm
Ages  6-10.

It’s Thanksgiving time again! Gobble up some terrific stories, music and a craft. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

It’s Thanksgiving time again! Gobble up some terrific stories, music and a craft. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/20Ages  3-5.
11/20Ages  6-10.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. (3.5 hr.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. (3.5 hr.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

Letters to Our Military

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Letters will be sent to Operation Healing Angel. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Letters will be sent to Operation Healing Angel. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

11/20

Movie & Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

11/20

Thanksgiving Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

Minute to Win It!

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:30 pm

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20
11/21

Teens: Tie-Dye Water Marbling

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:30 pm

Feelin' groovy? Show it off on your nails or create a colorful painting by using a water marbling technique. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Feelin' groovy? Show it off on your nails or create a colorful painting by using a water marbling technique. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/20

Stop-Motion Animation

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.

11/20

French Conversation Group: Intermediate

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:00 pm

Expand your speaking and listening comprehension skills in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Expand your speaking and listening comprehension skills in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/20

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:00 pm

Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend and make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend and make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

11/20

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:30 pm

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 6:30 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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.

11/20

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... I.

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/14Happy Families Reading Together II!
11/21I'm Thankful for ... I.

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm
About this Series

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

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

Genealogy Lab

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am

Research your roots and get help using genealogy websites. (15 min.-2 hr.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Research your roots and get help using genealogy websites. (15 min.-2 hr.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/21

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

11/14
11/21

Suzy Hammer’s Bookworm

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:30 am

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

11/21

Veteran's (VA) Health Care

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:30 am

Do you qualify for VA health care? Learn more about your health care benefits from West Palm Beach VA Outreach Coordinator Richard Bryan.  (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you qualify for VA health care? Learn more about your health care benefits from West Palm Beach VA Outreach Coordinator Richard Bryan.  (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/21

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm
About this Series

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

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

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/07
11/14
11/21

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 1:30 pm
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (106 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

November is National Memoir Writing Month. 

About this Series

November is National Memoir Writing Month. 

11/14"Can You Ever Forgive Me?," by Lee Israel. Book discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 
11/21"Can You Ever Forgive Me?." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (106 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Preregister. R 

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 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.

11/07
11/14
11/21

Adult Craft: Decorative Leaf Bowl

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Bring the brilliant colors of fall and a touch of nature to your home décor by creating your own decorative leaf bowl. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring the brilliant colors of fall and a touch of nature to your home décor by creating your own decorative leaf bowl. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/21

Book Discussion: "How to Change Your Mind," by Michael Pollan 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Copies of the book are available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies of the book are available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/21

Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm

Experiment with an 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.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Experiment with an 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.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/21

Isn't It Romantic? Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
"The Wedding Singer." ©New Line Cinema. (93 min.)  PG-13 

A selection of romantic favorites.  

About this Series

A selection of romantic favorites.  

11/07"The Notebook." ©New Line Cinema. (123 min.)  PG-13 
11/14"Pretty Woman." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (119 min.)  R 
11/21"The Wedding Singer." ©New Line Cinema. (93 min.)  PG-13 

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 2:00 pm
"Green Book." ©Universal Pictures. (130 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

11/13"Hairspray." ©New Line Cinema. (117 min.)  PG 
11/21"Green Book." ©Universal Pictures. (130 min.)  PG-13 

After-School Game Time

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Relax after school and have a blast with new and favorite board games and card games. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Relax after school and have a blast with new and favorite board games and card games. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) 

11/21

Beat of Your Drum

Wellington Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Make a hand-held drum and then make some noise. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a hand-held drum and then make some noise. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

11/21

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 21, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

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

Fall Handprint Wreath

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Create a unique handprint wreath for the fall. Ages 5-9. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a unique handprint wreath for the fall. Ages 5-9. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/21

Spanish Exchange for Beginners

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Learn key vocabulary words, practice simple expressions in Spanish about time, places, food, introducing yourself and more in a fun and informal environment. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn key vocabulary words, practice simple expressions in Spanish about time, places, food, introducing yourself and more in a fun and informal environment. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/07
11/21

"Frozen" Singalong

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

"Frozen Sing-A-Long." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Don your royal costumes and come ready to sing along with this chilly classic. All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Frozen Sing-A-Long." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Don your royal costumes and come ready to sing along with this chilly classic. All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.PG

11/21

Kids Anime Club

Main Library
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

If you like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragon Ball Z, then this club is perfect for you! Geek out with crafts, games and more. Snacks provided. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragon Ball Z, then this club is perfect for you! Geek out with crafts, games and more. Snacks provided. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/21

November Crafternoon

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving by making a turkey hat or other fun craft! Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate Thanksgiving by making a turkey hat or other fun craft! Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

11/21

Writers' Critique Group

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

Have a turn reading your work. Offer constructive criticism to others. Guidelines for presenting will be provided at the first session. Limit 15. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Dec 05, 3:30 pm
Thu, Dec 19, 3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 09, 3:30 pm
Thu, Jan 23, 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. Limit 15. (90 min.) 

11/07
11/21
12/05
12/19
01/09
01/23

Suzy Hammer’s Bookworm

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

11/21

Tech Thursday: Can You Canoe?

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:00 pm

We love all things tech! Learn about canoes, a traditional form of transportation for many Native Americans, make one and test it! Grades K-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We love all things tech! Learn about canoes, a traditional form of transportation for many Native Americans, make one and test it! Grades K-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/21

Minute to Win It!

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:30 pm

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 20, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20
11/21

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:30 pm

Have an idea for a library activity or art display? Need community service? Make a difference in your library by joining TAB! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Have an idea for a library activity or art display? Need community service? Make a difference in your library by joining TAB! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/21

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/06
11/07
11/13
11/20
11/21

PBC Archaeological Society Lecture Series

Main Library
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Rudolph Pascucci presents the history of archaeology in Florida from its earliest pioneers to recent times, including key sites and professional organizations. Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Rudolph Pascucci presents the history of archaeology in Florida from its earliest pioneers to recent times, including key sites and professional organizations. Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/21

WHINE Mindful Relaxation Through Meditation

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Practice simple, revitalizing activities on how to relax your mind and body. Remember, we are what we think and eat! Also, pick up a book or movie on mindfulness. Limit 70. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Practice simple, revitalizing activities on how to relax your mind and body. Remember, we are what we think and eat! Also, pick up a book or movie on mindfulness. Limit 70. (60 min.) 

11/21

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 9:30 am

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

11/08
11/22

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 10:15 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.

11/22