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Activities & Events for All Ages

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Art/Make: Isabel Villaseñor

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 10:00 am

Learn about Isabel Villaseñor and her work while creating Villaseñor-inspired prints of your own. All materials provided. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about Isabel Villaseñor and her work while creating Villaseñor-inspired prints of your own. All materials provided. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/16

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Sep 23, 10:00 am
Mon, Sep 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

09/09
09/16
09/23
09/30

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 10:00 am

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

About this Series

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

09/09
09/16

Aquapainting for Adults With Special Needs

Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 10:15 am

Enjoy using water and paintbrushes to make nature images appear. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy using water and paintbrushes to make nature images appear. (60 min.) 

09/16

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 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, Sep 23, 1:00 pm
Mon, Sep 30, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

09/16
09/23
09/30

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

09/09
09/16
09/23

Latin American Classical Music on Viola With David Pedraza

Música clásica de latinoamérica en viola con David Pedraza

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm
Lunes, 16 de septiembre,  2:00 pm

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

El violista mexicano David Pedraza interpreta música clásica de compositores latinoamericanos. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Mexican violist David Pedraza performs classical music by Latin American composers. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

09/16
El violista mexicano David Pedraza interpreta música clásica de compositores latinoamericanos. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
09/16

Learning to Love the Skin You are In

Main Library
Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm

Increase awareness of direct and indirect message we receive about body size and shape. Presented by the Alliance for Eating Disorders. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Increase awareness of direct and indirect message we receive about body size and shape. Presented by the Alliance for Eating Disorders. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/16

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm

"The Public." ©Universal Pictures. (122 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"The Public." ©Universal Pictures. (122 min.) PG-13

09/16

SHINE: Medicare Basics

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm

Shine provides elders and their caregivers with information and unbiased health insurance counseling. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Shine provides elders and their caregivers with information and unbiased health insurance counseling. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/16

Animal Adventures: Florida Friends

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:00 pm

Discover Florida's wildlife, including how and where to find local animals! Learn to be a natural in nature and make your very own field guide. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover Florida's wildlife, including how and where to find local animals! Learn to be a natural in nature and make your very own field guide. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/16

National Play-Doh® Day

Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:15 pm

We’ll celebrate with hands-on Play-Doh® activities. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll celebrate with hands-on Play-Doh® activities. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/16

Beginner Golf for Children

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:30 pm

Join us with the staff from Southwinds Golf Course for Golf 101. Try chipping and putting in a fun atmosphere with the course golf pro. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us with the staff from Southwinds Golf Course for Golf 101. Try chipping and putting in a fun atmosphere with the course golf pro. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/16

Line Dancing

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 4:30 pm

Dancerize your way with the Cotton Eye Jo, Cowboy Hustle and other line dances to keep movin' and groovin'. For beginners and experienced line dancers. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Dancerize your way with the Cotton Eye Jo, Cowboy Hustle and other line dances to keep movin' and groovin'. For beginners and experienced line dancers. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/04
09/16

Fall Family Festival

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 6:00 pm

Celebrate all things fall with your family and friends at our festival featuring fun crafts, activities, games and seasonal treats. Snacks provided. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate all things fall with your family and friends at our festival featuring fun crafts, activities, games and seasonal treats. Snacks provided. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/16

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Sep 23, 6:30 pm
Mon, Sep 30, 6:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

09/16
09/23
09/30

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 9:00 am

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 18, 9:00 am
Tue, Sep 24, 9:00 am
About this Series

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/04
09/10
09/11
09/17
09/18
09/24

FAU CARD: Little Owls Parent Training on Autism

Main Library
Tue, Sep 17, 10:00 am

Free three-day training on autism for parents of children up to age 6. Register at https://summitlibrarysept.eventbrite.com or email baldwinw@fau.edu.  (3 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Free three-day training on autism for parents of children up to age 6. Register at https://summitlibrarysept.eventbrite.com or email baldwinw@fau.edu.  (3 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 10:00 am
It's Party Time I!

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/10Happy School Year II!
09/17It's Party Time I!
09/24It's Party Time II!

Digital Preservation: Scanning Photos

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 11:00 am
(60 min.) 

Bring up to 100 loose photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Bring up to 100 loose photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. First come, first served. 

09/17 (60 min.) 
09/18 (60 min.) 
09/19 (2 hr.) 
09/24 (60 min.) 
09/26 (2 hr.) 

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 11:15 am
Tue, Sep 24, 11:15 am
Thu, Sep 26, 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. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/03
09/05
09/10
09/12
09/17
09/19
09/24
09/26

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 19, 12:15 pm
Tue, Sep 24, 12:15 pm
Thu, Sep 26, 12:15 pm
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. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/03
09/05
09/10
09/12
09/17
09/19
09/24
09/26

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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

Tue, Sep 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.) 

09/17
09/24

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 1:00 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) 

09/04
09/11
09/17
09/25

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 1:30 pm

Turn writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Turn writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/03
09/17

"A House Divided:" A Deliberative Forum

Main Library
Tue, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

Deliberate on how to address political divisiveness based on guides created by the National Issues Forum Institute. Guides available at the research services desk. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Deliberate on how to address political divisiveness based on guides created by the National Issues Forum Institute. Guides available at the research services desk. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/17

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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.

09/03Introduction to Gouache.
09/10Gouache Project.
09/17Open Studio.

Crochet Collective

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/17

Hispanic Heritage Documentary Series

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

"Ecuador: The Royal Tour." ©PBS. (60 min.) First come, first served. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

About this Series

"Ecuador: The Royal Tour." ©PBS. (60 min.) First come, first served. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

09/17

Line Dancing

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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.

09/17

Painting Program: Exploring Watercolor

West Boca Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

Explore one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art and create your own original watercolor masterpiece. All materials provided. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art and create your own original watercolor masterpiece. All materials provided. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/17

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, Sep 17, 2:00 pm
Martes, 17 de septiembre,  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. 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 2:00 pm | Martes, 24 de septiembre,  2:00 pm
About this Series

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

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Credit Reports & Scores

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 2:30 pm

Learn how to understand, access and improve your credit report and score. Part of the FDIC Money Smart for Adults program. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to understand, access and improve your credit report and score. Part of the FDIC Money Smart for Adults program. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/17

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Intelligent Investing With Value Line & Morningstar!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Value Line and Morningstar are online financial resources that guide you through the process of making intelligent investing decisions. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Value Line and Morningstar are online financial resources that guide you through the process of making intelligent investing decisions. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/17

Marble Run

Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Engineer the best way from A to B with found materials. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Engineer the best way from A to B with found materials. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/17

Drop-In Coloring Club: Back to School

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:00 pm

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (45 min.) 

09/17

Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:00 pm

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 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 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/17

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:30 pm

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Debate Club!: iPhone vs. Android

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

Defend your arguments on the merits of your favorite smartphone. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Defend your arguments on the merits of your favorite smartphone. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/17

Get Gaming

Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

Game with friends and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Game with friends and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

09/17

Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

Join in the fun with the Whole Health Family Scavenger Hunt! Explore how eating healthy and staying active can prevent diseases and other unhealthy conditions. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Join in the fun with the Whole Health Family Scavenger Hunt! Explore how eating healthy and staying active can prevent diseases and other unhealthy conditions. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/17

Strange Trivia & More Stranger Things

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 6:15 pm

Are you a "Stranger Things" superfan? Join the trivia challenge, make some"Thing" and dress as a favorite character for a costume contest (optional). Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you a "Stranger Things" superfan? Join the trivia challenge, make some"Thing" and dress as a favorite character for a costume contest (optional). Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/17

Tertulia literaria: "Los ias del arcoiris” de Antonio Skarmeta

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Days of the Rainbow," by Antonio Skarmeta)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 6:30 pm
Martes, 17 de septiembre,  6:30 pm

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Las copias estan disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. Tenemos refrescos. (90 min.) 

09/17

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 9:00 am

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 9:00 am
About this Series

Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

09/04
09/10
09/11
09/17
09/18
09/24

Gentle Yoga

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 9:00 am

Increase flexibility and strength in pursuit of a quiet mind through this ancient practice of well-being. Wear comfortable exercise attire and bring your mat. Space is limited. (70 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 9:00 am
About this Series

Increase flexibility and strength in pursuit of a quiet mind through this ancient practice of well-being. Wear comfortable exercise attire and bring your mat. Space is limited. (70 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/04
09/11
09/18
09/25

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 10:00 am
About this Series

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) 

09/04
09/11
09/18
09/25

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 10:30 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30 am
About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/04
09/11
09/18
09/25

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 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.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 10:30 am
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.) 

09/04
09/11
09/18
09/25