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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

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.

Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Make It & Take It

Wellington Branch
Sun, May 26, 2:00 pm

Come and use our materials to make a piece of art.  Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (70 min.) 

About this Series

Come and use our materials to make a piece of art.  Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (70 min.) 

05/26

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, May 26, 2:00 pm

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

05/26

LGBTQIA Book Discussion: "How To Survive a Summer," by Nick White 

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, May 26, 3:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/26

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Health

Main Library
Tue, May 28, 10:00 am

Learn about the co-morbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health conditions in the teen and adult populations. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the co-morbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health conditions in the teen and adult populations. (60 min.) 

05/28

FAU CARD: Little Owls Parent Training on Autism

Gardens Branch
Tue, May 28, 10:15 am

Free three-day training on autism for parents of children up to age 6. Register at https://littleowlsgardens.eventbrite.com or email baldwinw@fau.edu. (3 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Free three-day training on autism for parents of children up to age 6. Register at https://littleowlsgardens.eventbrite.com or email baldwinw@fau.edu. (3 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/21
05/28

Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 10:30 am

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 3-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 3-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/28

Paracord Bracelets

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 11:00 am

Learn something new while making a difference. Bracelets made in this class will be donated to Operation Gratitude, then distributed to deployed troops. Limit 50. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn something new while making a difference. Bracelets made in this class will be donated to Operation Gratitude, then distributed to deployed troops. Limit 50. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/28

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 28, 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

Thu, May 30, 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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05/30

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 28, 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.) 

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm
Open Studio.

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/07Watercolor Pastels: Introduction.
05/21Watercolor Pastels: Project.
05/28Open Studio.

Book Discussion: "Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan 

West Boca Branch
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm

Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 

05/28

Book Discussion: "Educated," by Tara Westover 

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/28

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, May 28, 2:00 pm
Martes, 28 de mayo,  2:00 pm

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Craftapalooza

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 28, 3:00 pm

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

05/28

Tertulia literaria: "Delirio” de Laura Restrepo

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Delirium," by Laura Restrepo)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 3:00 pm
Martes, 28 de mayo,  3:00 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Cupo limitado. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Cupo limitado. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

05/28

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 4:00 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

05/07
05/28

Teen Top-Notch Résumé

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 28, 4:15 pm

Let’s get you hired! Update your résumé or create new ones for a variety of summer jobs, internships and more. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Let’s get you hired! Update your résumé or create new ones for a variety of summer jobs, internships and more. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

05/28

Pokémon Club

West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 28, 5:30 pm

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/28

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 5:30 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/21
05/28

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 pm

Gather your friends or make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather your friends or make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/14
05/25
05/28

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 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.) 

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 pm

Plan and develop future events and brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Plan and develop future events and brainstorm new ideas and areas of interest. Earn community service hours. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/28

Vinyasa Yoga

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:00 pm

Alleviate stress and improve flexibility with a combination of stretching, deep breathing and controlled postures. Bring your own yoga mat. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Alleviate stress and improve flexibility with a combination of stretching, deep breathing and controlled postures. Bring your own yoga mat. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/07
05/14
05/21
05/28

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 28, 6:30 pm

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/28

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 10:30 am

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, May 29, 11:00 am

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.) 

05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 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.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 29, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 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) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 29 de mayo,  2:00 pm

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

05/15
05/29
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
05/15
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Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/29

cloudLibrary Demonstration

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm

Learn more about our new e-book app. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn more about our new e-book app. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Paper Crafts: Origami Box

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:00 pm

Learn to fold an easy origami box. Materials provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to fold an easy origami box. Materials provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/29

Wisdom Café

Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 29, 2:30 pm

Meet, converse and connect with others in facilitated discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet, converse and connect with others in facilitated discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/29

STEAM Club: Spheros

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:00 pm

Learn about and explore mini robots and program them to navigate mazes. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about and explore mini robots and program them to navigate mazes. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

05/29

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Singalong Stories: "The Pirates of Penzance"

Acreage Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:30 pm

The Palm Beach Opera brings you inside opera’s famous tales. Learn and sing memorable tunes from "The Pirates of Penzance," then make a related craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

The Palm Beach Opera brings you inside opera’s famous tales. Learn and sing memorable tunes from "The Pirates of Penzance," then make a related craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

05/29

Kids’ Book Discussion: "Sélavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope," by Youme 

Sélavi, Yon Istwa Ayisyen Sou: "Sélavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope," by Youme 

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 29, 4:00 pm
Mèkredi, 29 Mè,  4:00 pm

Copies available at local branches. Snacks provided. Laj  8 e plis. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.Anregistre alavans.

Pase pran yon kopi nan nenpòt bibliyoték Palm Beach County. Laj  8 e plis. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

About this Series

Copies available at local branches. Snacks provided. Laj  8 e plis. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.Anregistre alavans.

05/29
Pase pran yon kopi nan nenpòt bibliyoték Palm Beach County. Laj  8 e plis. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.
05/29

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 29, 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. Snacks provided. (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. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

Express Yourself

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 5:00 pm

Find your Zen by creating and sharing your artwork and creative writing in a relaxing, safe space. Materials provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Find your Zen by creating and sharing your artwork and creative writing in a relaxing, safe space. Materials provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/29

Coding Buddies

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 29, 5:30 pm

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/01
05/08
05/15
05/22
05/29

E-Commerce: Online Business

Jupiter Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

Lean how to create, operate, manage and grow an online business and leverage social media marketing to promote it with e-commerce instructor Rajeeyah Madinah. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Lean how to create, operate, manage and grow an online business and leverage social media marketing to promote it with e-commerce instructor Rajeeyah Madinah. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/29

French Conversation Group

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking French in a fun and informal atmosphere. In collaboration with Alliance Francophone of Palm Beaches. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/29

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm
(60 min.) 

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/13 (2 hr.) 
05/06 (60 min.) 
05/24 (2 hr.) 
05/29 (60 min.) 

Sahaja Meditation

West Boca Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. (60 min.) 

05/29

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! 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

A night for teens only! 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.) 

05/29

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 29, 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.) 

05/01
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05/15
05/22
05/29

Haitian Heritage Month Documentary

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 6:30 pm

"Basquiat: Rage to Riches." ©PBS. (75 min.) Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He went from anonymous graffiti writer to epoch-defining art star. Shown with permission. TV-14

About this Series

"Basquiat: Rage to Riches." ©PBS. (75 min.) Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He went from anonymous graffiti writer to epoch-defining art star. Shown with permission. TV-14

05/29

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:00 am
Jueves, 30 de mayo,  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! (60 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! (60 min.) 

05/16
05/30

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:00 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, 11:00 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.

05/02
05/02
05/09
05/09
05/16
05/16
05/23
05/23
05/30
05/30

Internet Privacy

Greenacres Branch
Thu, May 30, 10:00 am

During Internet Danger Month, learn about the different terms, functions and tools that you can use to ensure your internet privacy and safety. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

During Internet Danger Month, learn about the different terms, functions and tools that you can use to ensure your internet privacy and safety. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

05/30