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E.g., 09/26/2018
E.g., 09/26/2018

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 9:00 am

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

About this Series

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

09/04
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Chair Yoga

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 10:00 am

Learn relaxation methods and exercise with certified Kripalu yoga instructor Carol Dias. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn relaxation methods and exercise with certified Kripalu yoga instructor Carol Dias. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/26

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.) 

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English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 11:00 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

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Medicare 101

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 11:00 am

Get an in-depth overview of the different Medicare options and benefits. Presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Seniors). (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Get an in-depth overview of the different Medicare options and benefits. Presented by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Seniors). (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/26

Banned Books Bingo

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 1:00 pm

Test your knowledge of banned titles and authors. Snacks provided. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

About this Series

Test your knowledge of banned titles and authors. Snacks provided. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

09/26

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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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Book Discussion: "Next Year in Havana," by Chanel Cleeton 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/26

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.

09/26

Chinese Medicine

West Boca Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of Chinese medicine and how it is used in our modern medical system. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Learn the basics of Chinese medicine and how it is used in our modern medical system. (60 min.) Preregister. 

09/26

Meditation for Inner Peace

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00 pm

Learn simple ways to relax and calm your mind. Sit or stand, it's up to you! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn simple ways to relax and calm your mind. Sit or stand, it's up to you! (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/26

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/05
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Rain or Shine Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30 pm

Listen to stories and songs about different weather wonders and make a weather wheel. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to stories and songs about different weather wonders and make a weather wheel. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/26

The STEAM Team

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30 pm

Each week the STEAM team will feature fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Grades 1-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Each week the STEAM team will feature fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Grades 1-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/05
09/12
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09/26

Banned Books Week Collage

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Design creative posters to support this year's theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories." Supplies provided. Ages 6 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Design creative posters to support this year's theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories." Supplies provided. Ages 6 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/26

Green Cay Nature Center Presents "Florida's Exotics"

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Learn about different exotic and invasive wildlife. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about different exotic and invasive wildlife. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/26

Too Good: Goal Setting

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Learn the importance of goal setting. Session one of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the importance of goal setting. Session one of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/26

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

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Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

Get creative and have some fun with a variety of coloring activities. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative and have some fun with a variety of coloring activities. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/26

STEAM: Art + Math = Mathterpieces

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

Each week use a different math concept in art to create a masterpiece. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Each week use a different math concept in art to create a masterpiece. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/05
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"Minecraft" Mania

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:00 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/26

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:00 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.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

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.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

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Life Skills for Success

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:00 pm

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

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Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:45 pm

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Sep 19. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Sep 19. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/05
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Your Health Matters

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 5:30 pm

Understand how to access the healthcare system and use the resources available to you. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Understand how to access the healthcare system and use the resources available to you. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/12
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Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:00 pm
"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," by Elizabeth Gilbert. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/26"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," by Elizabeth Gilbert. Book chat. Refreshments provided.  (90 min.) 
09/29"Eat Pray Love." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (133 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided.  PG-13 

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

09/26

Book & Film Discussion

Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:30 pm
"True Grit (1969)." ©Paramount Pictures. (128 min.) 

Copies available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

09/26"True Grit (1969)." ©Paramount Pictures. (128 min.)  G 
10/03"True Grit (2010)." ©Paramount Pictures. (110 min.)  PG-13 
10/10"True Grit," by Charles Portis.  (60 min.) 

What Are Your Rights as a Homeowner?

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 6:30 pm

Learn about the laws impacting Homeowners and Condominium Associations. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the laws impacting Homeowners and Condominium Associations. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/26

Book-A-Librarian

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27 (All day)

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

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09/20
09/25
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Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 10:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

Young children and their parents are invited to dance, play and enjoy stories. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Young children and their parents are invited to dance, play and enjoy stories. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/06School Daze I. 
09/13School Daze II. 
09/20Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I. 
09/27Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

09/06
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09/27

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 1:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 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) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/06
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Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/27

Banned Book Discussion: "Lolita," by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov 

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Aug 21. 

09/27

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
1838 — The British Slavery Abolition Act. 1839 — The Opium War in China. 

Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

09/041676 — Van Leeuwenhoek's Microscope.  1751 — Diderot's Enlightenment Encyclopedia. 
09/181787 — The American Experiment. 1789 — The French Revolution. 
09/271838 — The British Slavery Abolition Act. 1839 — The Opium War in China. 

Wicked Good Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
"Spotlight." ©Open Road Films. (128 min.) 

Enjoy these films that explore the distinct Boston culture. 

About this Series

Enjoy these films that explore the distinct Boston culture. 

09/06"The Friends of Eddie Coyle." ©Paramount Pictures. (102 min.)  R 
09/13"Legally Blonde." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (96 min.)  Not rated. 
09/20"Mystic River." ©Warner Bros. (137 min.)  R 
09/27"Spotlight." ©Open Road Films. (128 min.)  R 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC): How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged , Minority or Woman-Owned Business

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:30 pm

Understand the options available to become a certified government supplier. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

About this Series

Understand the options available to become a certified government supplier. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister. 

09/27

Too Good

Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:30 pm
Communication. 

Join Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Join Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/06Decision Making. 
09/13Managing Emotions. 
09/20Bonding and Relationships. 
09/27Communication. 

Loxahatchee Rocks With Rock Art!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

09/27

STEM Make & Discover

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with electrical conductivity. Ages 7-11. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with electrical conductivity. Ages 7-11. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/27

STEM: Coding Basics

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Grades 5-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

09/27

Unicorn Extravaganza

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Calling all unicorn lovers! We’ll read a story or two about our favorite magical creatures and create an enchanting craft. Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Calling all unicorn lovers! We’ll read a story or two about our favorite magical creatures and create an enchanting craft. Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/27

Slime Time!

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 4:00 pm

Using science, we’ll make different types of slime and vote for your favorite. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Using science, we’ll make different types of slime and vote for your favorite. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/27

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 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.

09/27

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 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.

09/14
09/28

Llama, Llama, Storytime Drama

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 11:00 am

Celebrate Llama's new TV show with stories, songs and silly drama Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Llama's new TV show with stories, songs and silly drama Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/28

Adult Book Discussion: "A Spool of Blue Thread," by Anne Tyler 

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

Facilitator Donna Gruber Adair leads a discussion. Copies are available at the member services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Facilitator Donna Gruber Adair leads a discussion. Copies are available at the member services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/28

My Health Access

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

Where can I see a doctor if I am uninsured or if my insurance does not cover my need? (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Where can I see a doctor if I am uninsured or if my insurance does not cover my need? (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/28

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/28