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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, May 28, for Memorial Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

Activities & Events for All Ages

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Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, May 21, 9:30 am

Join us in this round-table discussion where participants improve their works in progress by reading and discussing them. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us in this round-table discussion where participants improve their works in progress by reading and discussing them. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/07
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Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 21, 10:00 am

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

About this Series

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

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Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 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.

05/07
05/21

Jupiter Rocks

Jupiter Branch
Mon, May 21, 10:00 am

Explore rock painting techniques and tools at the Jupiter Library. Materials provided, but you may bring your own to use or share. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore rock painting techniques and tools at the Jupiter Library. Materials provided, but you may bring your own to use or share. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/21

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, May 21, 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.) 

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Bids & Business

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

Learn the step-by-step process of the government contracting certification program currently available to small business owners.  (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

Learn the step-by-step process of the government contracting certification program currently available to small business owners.  (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

05/21

Book Discussion: "Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit," by Michael Finkel 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

05/21

Introduction to Crochet

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided.  Limit 6. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided.  Limit 6. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/07
05/21

Karen's Cabaret

Glades Road Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:00 pm

Enjoy classic Broadway tunes, cool Sinatra melodies, and golden oldies. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy classic Broadway tunes, cool Sinatra melodies, and golden oldies. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/21

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:30 pm

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.) 

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Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Mon, May 21, 3:15 pm

Learn the game and play.  Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the game and play.  Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/21

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 21, 3:30 pm

Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters, Spanish Club engages children for a memorable and enjoyable time. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters, Spanish Club engages children for a memorable and enjoyable time. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/21

Messy Art Night

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 21, 5:30 pm

A weekly night out for the whole family, where you are invited to try new things, be creative, and have fun.  Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

A weekly night out for the whole family, where you are invited to try new things, be creative, and have fun.  Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

05/07
05/21

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, May 21, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/21

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, May 21, 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.) 

05/07
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Evening Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 21, 6:30 pm

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) 

05/07
05/21

Five Little Senses Baby Sensory Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:00 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. Limit 20. (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. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/22

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:00 am

We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader.  (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 24, 10:00 am
Tue, May 29, 10:00 am
Thu, May 31, 10:00 am
About this Series

We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader.  (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

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Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:00 am
Is it Summer Yet? 

Themed 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

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

05/08In Praise of Moms II. 
05/15Hats! 
05/22Is it Summer Yet? 

Pretend Play

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:30 am

Children will use their creativity while playing with pretend food and other toys. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Children will use their creativity while playing with pretend food and other toys. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/22

Little Picassos Special: National Bike Month

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 11:00 am

Enjoy some bicycle stories and a craft in honor of National Bike Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy some bicycle stories and a craft in honor of National Bike Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/22

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, May 22, 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, May 29, 1:00 pm
About this Series

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

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Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm
Mixed Media Project.  

A series of classes exploring different techniques and mediums where you can explore your artistic interests, get better and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

A series of classes exploring different techniques and mediums where you can explore your artistic interests, get better and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/08Pastel Project.  
05/22Mixed Media Project.  
05/29Open Studio.  
05/31Watercolor Project.  

Book Discussion: "The Story of Arthur Truluv," by Elizabeth Berg 

West Boca Branch
Tue, May 22, 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.) 

05/22

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

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Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 

05/01
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Research Your Business Competition

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Identify your business competition by location and industry. Analyze their strengths and weaknesses, as well as research market share and financial data. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Identify your business competition by location and industry. Analyze their strengths and weaknesses, as well as research market share and financial data. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/22

Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment

West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:00 pm

Elana Aharonoff, MMS, PA-C discusses how we can keep our skin safe under the Florida sun.  Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. 

About this Series

Elana Aharonoff, MMS, PA-C discusses how we can keep our skin safe under the Florida sun.  Preregister, beginning Tue, Apr 24. 

05/22

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:30 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) 

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Very Berry Strawberries

Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:30 pm

Ripen your senses through stories, songs, crafts and a treat! Ages 2-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Ripen your senses through stories, songs, crafts and a treat! Ages 2-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/22

Pokémon Club

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 22, 3:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/22

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 3:30 pm

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 29, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) 

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AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, May 22, 4:00 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/22

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 4:00 pm

Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/22

Pokémon Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 22, 4:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 9-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 9-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/08
05/22

Coding Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, May 22, 5:00 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 29, 5:00 pm
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.

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Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 6:00 pm
Sequence. 

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

About this Series

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

05/08Word Games!  
05/22Sequence. 
05/26Game Day!  

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 22, 6:00 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, May 29, 6:00 pm
About this Series

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

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Delray Beach: Then & Now

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 10:00 am

Take a virtual history tour of Delray Beach with local experts from Old School Square. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Take a virtual history tour of Delray Beach with local experts from Old School Square. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/23

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 23, 10:00 am

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

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E-Magazines: RBdigital & Flipster

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 23, 10:30 am

Learn how to read magazines online for free using RBdigital or Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to read magazines online for free using RBdigital or Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/23

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 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, May 30, 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.) 

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Preschool Special: You're a Grand Ol' Flag

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 11:00 am

Dress in your best patriotic clothes, salute our flag as we celebrate Memorial Day to kick off summer. Stories, songs and a flag-wavin' craft for all. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Dress in your best patriotic clothes, salute our flag as we celebrate Memorial Day to kick off summer. Stories, songs and a flag-wavin' craft for all. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/23

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 23, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

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Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 23, 11:30 am

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks.  Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks.  Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/16
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English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 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

Wed, May 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.) 

05/02
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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: PBS Documentary

Main Library
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm

"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights." ©PBS. (60 min.) The untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu who was placed in an internment camp during World War II. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. www.pbs.org/pov. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"Of Civil Wrongs and Rights." ©PBS. (60 min.) The untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Fred Korematsu who was placed in an internment camp during World War II. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. www.pbs.org/pov. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/23

Decoupage Keychain Tags

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm

Add pictures of your loved ones to a keychain. Bring small photos; headshots work best. The tag is 2.25 x 1.25 inches.  Limit 15. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Add pictures of your loved ones to a keychain. Bring small photos; headshots work best. The tag is 2.25 x 1.25 inches.  Limit 15. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/23

Documentary + Discussion: "Boca Raton: The Secret Weapon That Won WWII"

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm

Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

05/23

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 23, 2:00 pm
"Lost & Found." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (90 min.)  PG 

About this Series

05/09"Walking Out." ©IFC Films. (96 min.)  PG-13 
05/23"Lost & Found." ©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (90 min.)  PG