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Activities & Events for All Ages

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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.) 

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.

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

Chess Buffs

Gardens Branch
Sun, Mar 03, 1:00 pm

Play a game or two with others. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Play a game or two with others. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

03/03

Spanish Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Mar 04, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00 pm
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.

03/04
03/11

Transparent Language Online

Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 05, 10:30 am

Learn a second or third language using this simple and fun learning service. (60 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn a second or third language using this simple and fun learning service. (60 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

03/05

Spanish Exchange for Beginners

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Mar 05, 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. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Mar 19, 3:00 pm
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. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/05
03/19

Teen Tech Week™: Get Connected

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Mar 05, 3:00 pm

Create, play and learn! Ask about checking out Wi-Fi HotSpots to stay connected at home.  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00 pm
Thu, Mar 07, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Create, play and learn! Ask about checking out Wi-Fi HotSpots to stay connected at home.  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

03/05
03/06
03/07

5 Little Senses Baby Sensory Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Mar 06, 10:30 am

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-18 mos. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-18 mos. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

03/06

Encore PBC: Community Education Series

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Mar 06, 2:00 pm
Sheila Finkelstein discusses connecting with family/friends through technology.

Encore PBC offers mid-life adults the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Encore PBC offers mid-life adults the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/06Sheila Finkelstein discusses connecting with family/friends through technology.
03/13James Cassidy offers a holistic approach to wellness: mind, body, and soul.

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Mar 06, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Mar 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. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/06
03/20

Teen Tech Week™: Get Connected

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Mar 06, 3:00 pm

Create, play and learn! Ask about checking out Wi-Fi HotSpots to stay connected at home.  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00 pm
Thu, Mar 07, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Create, play and learn! Ask about checking out Wi-Fi HotSpots to stay connected at home.  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

03/05
03/06
03/07

Too Good: Goal Setting

Gardens Branch
Wed, Mar 06, 3:00 pm

Officer Susan Klarich will present session one of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Officer Susan Klarich will present session one of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

03/06

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Mar 06, 4:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Mar 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/06
03/30

Teen Tech Week™: Get Connected

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Mar 07, 3:00 pm

Create, play and learn! Ask about checking out Wi-Fi HotSpots to stay connected at home.  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00 pm
Wed, Mar 06, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Create, play and learn! Ask about checking out Wi-Fi HotSpots to stay connected at home.  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

03/05
03/06
03/07

Awakening: A Woman’s Journey Toward Self-Empowerment

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 07, 6:00 pm

Dr. Luz Van Meek, National Chair of Development for the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women, provides tools for self-discovery to foster self-transformation. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Luz Van Meek, National Chair of Development for the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women, provides tools for self-discovery to foster self-transformation. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/07

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Having Fun at the Beach

Gardens Branch
Fri, Mar 08, 3:15 pm

Meet the chummy sea creatures that give treasured life lessons like self-control and how not to be a crab. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet the chummy sea creatures that give treasured life lessons like self-control and how not to be a crab. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

03/08

College Admissions: What to Look for & How to Get In

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Mar 08, 4:00 pm

Make your dreams come true with the help of a college advisor that will guide you and your parents on the path to college. Grades 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Make your dreams come true with the help of a college advisor that will guide you and your parents on the path to college. Grades 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/08

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Fun at the Beach

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

Surf, sun and seashells - come experience a peaceful place. Foolish friends join us to teach lessons about complaining and keeping our tentacles to ourselves. Ages 3-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Surf, sun and seashells - come experience a peaceful place. Foolish friends join us to teach lessons about complaining and keeping our tentacles to ourselves. Ages 3-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/09

Spanish Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Mar 11, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Mar 04, 1:00 pm
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.

03/04
03/11

Baby Play Date

Gardens Branch
Tue, Mar 12, 11:15 am

Invite your friends, enjoy playtime and conversation with other babies and caregivers. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Invite your friends, enjoy playtime and conversation with other babies and caregivers. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

03/12

College & Career Readiness Resources

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Mar 12, 4:00 pm

Online test preparation, homework help, resources to explore careers, build job skills and more with your library card. Grades 5-12.

About this Series

Online test preparation, homework help, resources to explore careers, build job skills and more with your library card. Grades 5-12.

03/12

Kids in the Kitchen

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Mar 12, 4:00 pm

Learn about different foods, kitchen safety and how to follow recipes. We’ll also make a no-bake apple pie. The recipe is vegetarian and nut free. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about different foods, kitchen safety and how to follow recipes. We’ll also make a no-bake apple pie. The recipe is vegetarian and nut free. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/12

Encore PBC: Community Education Series

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Mar 13, 2:00 pm
James Cassidy offers a holistic approach to wellness: mind, body, and soul.

Encore PBC offers mid-life adults the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Encore PBC offers mid-life adults the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/06Sheila Finkelstein discusses connecting with family/friends through technology.
03/13James Cassidy offers a holistic approach to wellness: mind, body, and soul.

Mug Meals!

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Mar 13, 4:00 pm

Have you ever made dessert using only a microwave? If not, you don't want to miss this! Materials provided. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Have you ever made dessert using only a microwave? If not, you don't want to miss this! Materials provided. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

03/13

Friendship Circle

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Mar 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.

03/14

Asistencia Individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 14, 10:00 am
Jueves, 14 de marzo,  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, Mar 28, 10:00 am | Jueves, 28 de marzo,  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.) 

03/14
03/28

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Mar 14, 4:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Mar 28, 4:00 pm
About this Series

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

03/14
03/28

Turtles Are "Sew" Cool

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Mar 18, 11:00 am

In anticipation of sea turtle nesting season's start in March, we'll make a hand-sewn sea turtle. All materials provided. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

In anticipation of sea turtle nesting season's start in March, we'll make a hand-sewn sea turtle. All materials provided. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/18

Budget 101

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Mar 18, 4:00 pm

A workshop that teaches you how to spend your money wisely. Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

A workshop that teaches you how to spend your money wisely. Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) 

03/18

Spanish Exchange for Beginners

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Mar 19, 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. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Mar 05, 3:00 pm
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. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/05
03/19

Online Resources

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Mar 19, 4:00 pm

Explore the many interesting internet resources to expand your mind and solve problems. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore the many interesting internet resources to expand your mind and solve problems. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

03/19

College Admissions Assistance

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Mar 19, 7:00 pm

Learn about the ins and outs of the college application process, as well as tips on applying for financial aid, scholarships and grants. Grades 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the ins and outs of the college application process, as well as tips on applying for financial aid, scholarships and grants. Grades 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/19

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Mar 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Mar 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. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/06
03/20

Stop That Midday Slump: Tools to Boost Your Energy Level

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 21, 2:00 pm

Do you feel tired after lunch but do not know why? Ada Medina-Solorzano, from UF-PBC extension, helps you identify foods to keep you awake and healthy. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you feel tired after lunch but do not know why? Ada Medina-Solorzano, from UF-PBC extension, helps you identify foods to keep you awake and healthy. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/21

Baby Bootcamp

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Mar 22, 9:30 am

Okay babies! It's time to crawl, clap and play while learning a few basic skills that will help with coordination, language acquisition and reading readiness. Ages 4-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Okay babies! It's time to crawl, clap and play while learning a few basic skills that will help with coordination, language acquisition and reading readiness. Ages 4-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/22

US Naturalization Information Session

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Mar 25, 6:30 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. 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. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

03/25

Asistencia Individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00 am
Jueves, 28 de marzo,  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, Mar 14, 10:00 am | Jueves, 14 de marzo,  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.) 

03/14
03/28

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 4:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00 pm
About this Series

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

03/14
03/28

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 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.

03/28

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Mar 30, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/06
03/30