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Activities & Events for All Ages

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Path to College Series

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/22Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.
01/29Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Asistencia Individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Jueves, 24 de enero,  10:00 am

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos?¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos?¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

01/17
01/24

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

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.

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

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

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

Spanish Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/07
01/28

Conversations About Aging With Robert & Muriel Goldfarb

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 2:00 pm

Join Robert Goldfarb, New York Times author, and his wife Muriel, a registered nurse and psychotherapist, in a discussion on various topics relating to aging. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join Robert Goldfarb, New York Times author, and his wife Muriel, a registered nurse and psychotherapist, in a discussion on various topics relating to aging. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/15
01/29

Path to College Series

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 6:00 pm
Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/22Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.
01/29Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Bullet Journaling 101

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 2:00 pm

Create and design your own bullet journal: a calendar, planner, notebook, diary and more. We'll share tips and ideas to get you started. Materials provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Create and design your own bullet journal: a calendar, planner, notebook, diary and more. We'll share tips and ideas to get you started. Materials provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/31

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 5:00 pm

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? 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

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? 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.

01/31

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Feb 06, 3:00 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Feb 20, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/06
02/20

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Feb 07, 10:00 am
Jueves, 07 de febrero,  10:00 am

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Feb 21, 10:00 am | Jueves, 21 de febrero,  10:00 am
About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

02/07
02/21

Adventures With Ms. Dez: What's Bugging You?

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 11:00 am

Rushing means missing simple lessons from tiny creatures. Enchanting bugs will change our view as we learn patience, perseverance and the effects of potty talk. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Rushing means missing simple lessons from tiny creatures. Enchanting bugs will change our view as we learn patience, perseverance and the effects of potty talk. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

02/09

Community Seed, Seedling & Plant Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Feb 09, 2:00 pm

Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/09

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Feb 11, 2:30 pm

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Feb 25, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

02/11
02/25

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 12, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Feb 19, 11:00 am
Tue, Feb 26, 11:00 am
About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/12
02/19
02/26

Friendship Circle

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Feb 14, 9:15 am

Meet other intellectually-disabled young adults and work on skill-building projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 18-24. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet other intellectually-disabled young adults and work on skill-building projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 18-24. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/14

Chess Buffs

Gardens Branch
Sun, Feb 17, 1:00 pm

Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

02/17

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 19, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Feb 12, 11:00 am
Tue, Feb 26, 11:00 am
About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/12
02/19
02/26

Red Carpet Ready School Presentation

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Feb 19, 4:00 pm

Tips to improve the effectiveness of your presentation delivery skills. Refreshments provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Tips to improve the effectiveness of your presentation delivery skills. Refreshments provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

02/19

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

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

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Feb 06, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/06
02/20

Too Good: Conflict Resolution

Gardens Branch
Wed, Feb 20, 3:00 pm

We’ll explore ways to work things out. Officer Susan Klarich will present. Session six of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll explore ways to work things out. Officer Susan Klarich will present. Session six of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

02/20

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Feb 21, 10:00 am
Jueves, 21 de febrero,  10:00 am

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Feb 07, 10:00 am | Jueves, 07 de febrero,  10:00 am
About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

02/07
02/21

U.S. Naturalization Information Session

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 2:00 pm

Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Community Relations Officer Don Jarrell. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Community Relations Officer Don Jarrell. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

02/25

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 2:30 pm

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Feb 11, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

02/11
02/25

Etiquette 101

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Feb 25, 4:00 pm

Do you want to brush up on your table manners? Join us as we go over the basics of table etiquette. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Do you want to brush up on your table manners? Join us as we go over the basics of table etiquette. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/25

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Feb 26, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Feb 12, 11:00 am
Tue, Feb 19, 11:00 am
About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/12
02/19
02/26

Be Scam Smart

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Feb 26, 2:00 pm

Learn the latest in consumer fraud and scams and ways to keep your family safe. Presented by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the latest in consumer fraud and scams and ways to keep your family safe. Presented by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

02/26

Readers Are Leaders!: Count on Pablo

Acreage Branch
Wed, Feb 27, 3:00 pm

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.) 

02/27

Dorm Room Hot Cocoa

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Feb 27, 6:00 pm

Make easy hot cocoa in a crockpot. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Make easy hot cocoa in a crockpot. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

02/27

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Feb 28, 5:00 pm

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? 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

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? 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.

02/28