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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 11/17/2018
E.g., 11/17/2018

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 11:15 am

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 28, 10:15 am
About this Series

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

11/17
11/28

Reading Buddies

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 12:00 pm

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/03
11/17

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided.  (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided.  (2 hr.) 

11/17

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Bountiful Blessings

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

We’ll be having fun with the message of sharing, showing empathy towards others, counting our blessings and giving thanks. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll be having fun with the message of sharing, showing empathy towards others, counting our blessings and giving thanks. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/17

Book + Art: A Mash-Up for Art & Book Lovers: "After Dark," by Haruki Murakami + "After Electric Dress B," by Kunie Sugiura

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Borrow a copy of the featured book and attend a lively discussion that will cover the reading and related works of art. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Borrow a copy of the featured book and attend a lively discussion that will cover the reading and related works of art. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

11/17

Book Chat: "Tradition," by Brendan Kiely 

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Copies available in the teen section. Pizza provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available in the teen section. Pizza provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/17

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

11/17 (2.5 hr.) 
11/21Marathon.  (5 hr.) 
11/24 (2.5 hr.) 

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

11/17

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." ©Paramount Pictures. (144 min.) In recognition of Military Family Month.  Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.R

About this Series

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." ©Paramount Pictures. (144 min.) In recognition of Military Family Month.  Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.R

11/17

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/03
11/17

Bright Minds STEAM

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:30 pm

Experiment, explore, and investigate! Discover your inner scientist and put your engineering skills to the test with games and hands-on activities. Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Experiment, explore, and investigate! Discover your inner scientist and put your engineering skills to the test with games and hands-on activities. Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/17

Letters to Our Military

Wellington Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:30 pm Cancelled

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. will collect the letters. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. will collect the letters. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

11/17 Cancelled

Anime Club

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 3:00 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/17

Poetry Writing Workshop!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 3:00 pm

Create your own poetry for pleasure and learn how to submit poems to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Teen Poetry Contest! Snacks provided. Ages 14-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Create your own poetry for pleasure and learn how to submit poems to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Teen Poetry Contest! Snacks provided. Ages 14-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/17

Teen Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 3:00 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/17

Woven Coasters

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 12:00 pm

Learn how to weave coasters to keep your tables and counter tops ring-free. These "mug rugs" can also be given as gifts. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to weave coasters to keep your tables and counter tops ring-free. These "mug rugs" can also be given as gifts. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/13
11/18

Movie @ WBB

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 2:00 pm

"I Can Only Imagine." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. PG

About this Series

"I Can Only Imagine." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Oct 23. PG

11/18

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 2:00 pm

"Isle of Dogs." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (101 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Shown with permission. PG-13

About this Series

"Isle of Dogs." ©Fox Searchlight Pictures. (101 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Shown with permission. PG-13

11/18

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 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. (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. (90 min.) 

11/18

Festival of Lights Celebration

Wellington Branch
Sun, Nov 18, 2:30 pm Cancelled

Celebrate this South Asian Festival with fun, flair and fanfare! Hear stories, learn traditions and watch lively performances. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate this South Asian Festival with fun, flair and fanfare! Hear stories, learn traditions and watch lively performances. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

11/18 Cancelled

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/05
11/19
11/26

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/19
11/26

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am
(2 hr.) 

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

11/09 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2.5 hr.) 

Rhythm Explorers

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:30 am

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a bottle of water. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a bottle of water. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/05
11/19

Music & Movement Special

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 11:00 am

Let's get our groove on for a special session of Music & Movement! Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Let's get our groove on for a special session of Music & Movement! Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/19

Holiday Ornaments

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 1:00 pm

Brighten your home for the holidays with an handmade ornament. Supplies provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Brighten your home for the holidays with an handmade ornament. Supplies provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

11/19

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
Wed, Nov 28, 9:00 am
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.

11/19
11/26
11/14
11/28

Discover Axis 360

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Learn how to access and download e-books and audiobooks from Axis 360. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to access and download e-books and audiobooks from Axis 360. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/19

Imagining Florida: History & Myth in the Sunshine State

West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Adult and Community Program Coordinator, Duane Smith, discusses highlights of the new exhibition at Boca Raton Museum of Art. The most comprehensive and all-embracing Florida themed show of its kind, “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State,” presents a singular collection of 200+ works of art that celebrate how the Sunshine State has inspired artists across three centuries. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Adult and Community Program Coordinator, Duane Smith, discusses highlights of the new exhibition at Boca Raton Museum of Art. The most comprehensive and all-embracing Florida themed show of its kind, “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State,” presents a singular collection of 200+ works of art that celebrate how the Sunshine State has inspired artists across three centuries. (60 min.) Preregister. 

11/19

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." ©Universal Pictures. (114 min.) PG-13

About this Series

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." ©Universal Pictures. (114 min.) PG-13

11/19

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 

11/09 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2 hr.) 
11/19 (2.5 hr.) 

Teen DIY: Fall Luminaries

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Give your Thanksgiving table a warm autumn glow by creating a leafy luminary. Supplies provided. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Give your Thanksgiving table a warm autumn glow by creating a leafy luminary. Supplies provided. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/19

Video Game Bonanza!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Bring a friend for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Participants can bring in their controllers to join the fun. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring a friend for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Participants can bring in their controllers to join the fun. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/19

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:30 pm

The World of Biblical Israel.  (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

Lectures: Food and the Family Meal-Boundaries. National Identity-Intermarriage.
About this Series

The World of Biblical Israel.  (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

11/19

RPB Kids Coloring Club: Thanksgiving Style

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring turkeys, pumpkins, cornucopias and more to get you into the season! All materials provided. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring turkeys, pumpkins, cornucopias and more to get you into the season! All materials provided. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/19

Music by Laible Blu

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 3:30 pm

Laible Blu is a folk troubadour who performs American ballads, blues, work songs, country music, plus a little Jewish music. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Laible Blu is a folk troubadour who performs American ballads, blues, work songs, country music, plus a little Jewish music. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/19

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 3:30 pm
Lunes, 19 de noviembre,  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. Edades 6 en adelante. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Lleno de canciones, rimas, bromas y trabalenguas, el Club de Español atrae a los niños para pasar un rato memorable y agradable. Para cualquier nivel de español, principiantes o nativos. Edades 6 en adelante. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

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. Edades 6 en adelante. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

11/19
Lleno de canciones, rimas, bromas y trabalenguas, el Club de Español atrae a los niños para pasar un rato memorable y agradable. Para cualquier nivel de español, principiantes o nativos. Edades 6 en adelante. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
11/19

Teen Movie Night

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 5:30 pm

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Popcorn and ice cream provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." ©Universal Pictures. (129 min.) Popcorn and ice cream provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG-13

11/19

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 27, 9:00 am
Wed, Nov 28, 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. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/07
11/13
11/14
11/20
11/27
11/28
11/07

Let’s Talk Turkey

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 9:15 am

Gobble along to our stories and songs, then make a craft all about this silly bird. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Gobble along to our stories and songs, then make a craft all about this silly bird. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/20

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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

Tue, Nov 27, 10:00 am
Thu, Nov 29, 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.

11/08
11/13
11/15
11/20
11/27
11/29

D.I.T. Mixed Media Collage

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Do It Together! Come socialize and create mixed media collages. Paper, paint and some materials provided. Bring any additional scrap bits to use or share. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do It Together! Come socialize and create mixed media collages. Paper, paint and some materials provided. Bring any additional scrap bits to use or share. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20

Hooked on Crochet

Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

11/20

Turkey Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Come listen to a Thanksgiving-themed story. We’ll also dance and sing fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Come listen to a Thanksgiving-themed story. We’ll also dance and sing fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Chess Club for Beginners

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/20

Families Reading Together

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Invite the whole family to celebrate Families Reading Together Month with a story time featuring this year’s selected book, "Lola Plants a Garden".  Ages 2-6. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Invite the whole family to celebrate Families Reading Together Month with a story time featuring this year’s selected book, "Lola Plants a Garden".  Ages 2-6. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/20

Thanksgiving Crafts!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Get your gratitude on with games and crafts as we joyfully anticipate the Thanksgiving holiday! Ages 4-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your gratitude on with games and crafts as we joyfully anticipate the Thanksgiving holiday! Ages 4-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/20

Thanksgiving Fun for Everyone!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts, and a short film. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts, and a short film. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:30 am

Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, watch a short film and make a craft. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, watch a short film and make a craft. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Movie & Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 1:00 pm

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.) Fun Thanksgiving crafts for all ages. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

About this Series

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.) Fun Thanksgiving crafts for all ages. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

11/20