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E.g., 08/21/2019
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Senior Medicare Patrol

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 2:30 pm

The Area Agency on Aging (SHINE) will talk about Medicare fraud, errors and abuse that affect current beneficiaries and can often result in higher premiums. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

The Area Agency on Aging (SHINE) will talk about Medicare fraud, errors and abuse that affect current beneficiaries and can often result in higher premiums. (90 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

08/22

Rainbow Pasta Art

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 3:00 pm

Get creative with your food and make colorful works of art. Ages 3 & up. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative with your food and make colorful works of art. Ages 3 & up. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/22

Star Gazing

Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 3:00 pm

View the stars through a cardboard sky. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

View the stars through a cardboard sky. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

08/22

Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00 pm

Create many different crafts to welcome the season. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Create many different crafts to welcome the season. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

08/22

Personal Digital Archiving

Main Library
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00 pm

Learn how to organize, manage and preserve your digital photos and documents to create a personal digital archive. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to organize, manage and preserve your digital photos and documents to create a personal digital archive. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/22

Tech Thursday: Water Challenge

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00 pm

We love all things STEM and tech, so we'll put on our engineering hardhats and step up for National Water Quality Month! Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We love all things STEM and tech, so we'll put on our engineering hardhats and step up for National Water Quality Month! Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/22

Fantasy Football 2019

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 6:00 pm

Calling all NFL Fantasy Football players! Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at our live draft session. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Calling all NFL Fantasy Football players! Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at our live draft session. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

08/22

Tai Chi

Main Library
Thu, Aug 22, 7:15 pm

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Presented by Master Ken Smith. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 29, 7:15 pm
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Presented by Master Ken Smith. Limit 30. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

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

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 9:30 am

Aspiring writers, join this informal roundtable discussion to share and improve your craft. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Aspiring writers, join this informal roundtable discussion to share and improve your craft. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/09
08/23

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 10:00 am
(3 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Sensory Sensations for Little Ones

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 10:00 am

Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/23

Raise a Reader

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 11:00 am

Explore the five key components to early literacy: talking, singing, writing, playing and reading with fun activities you can duplicate at home. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore the five key components to early literacy: talking, singing, writing, playing and reading with fun activities you can duplicate at home. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

08/23

Gardening for Birds With Native Plants

West Boca Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 1:00 pm

Learn how to attract birds in your garden. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Learn how to attract birds in your garden. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants at the end of class. One voucher per household. (90 min.) Preregister. 

08/23

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
Jesus and the New Testament. The Emergence of a Christian Church. Late Antiquity-Crisis and Response. Barbarians and Emperors. 

The Foundations of Western Civilization. Limit 20. (2 hr.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

About this Series

The Foundations of Western Civilization. Limit 20. (2 hr.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

08/02The Birth of History. From Greek Religion To Socratic Philosophy. Plato and Aristotle.  The Failure of the Polis and the Rise of Alexander. 
08/09The Hellenistic World. The Rise of Rome. The Roman Republic- Government and Politics. Roman Imperialism. 
08/16The Culture of the Roman Republic. Rome-From Republic to Empire. The Pax Romana. Rome's Golden and Silver Ages. 
08/23Jesus and the New Testament. The Emergence of a Christian Church. Late Antiquity-Crisis and Response. Barbarians and Emperors. 
08/30The Emergence of the Catholic Church. Christian Culture in Late Antiquity. Muhammad and Islam. The Birth of Byzantium. 

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
"Wonder Park." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 

Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 

08/16"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." ©DreamWorks Animation. (110 min.)  PG 
08/23"Wonder Park." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 
08/30"Missing Link." ©Annapurna Releasing. (91 min.)  PG 

Tower Time

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 3:30 pm

Sculpt, mold and design master structures, numbers or letters with Magic Nuudles® and water. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Sculpt, mold and design master structures, numbers or letters with Magic Nuudles® and water. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/23

Binary Code Beaded Necklaces

Gardens Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 4:00 pm

Learn basic binary code while making personalized code name necklaces. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn basic binary code while making personalized code name necklaces. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/23

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 9:00 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Intermediate tai chi experience is required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Aug 31, 9:00 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Intermediate tai chi experience is required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/03
08/10
08/17
08/24
08/31

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 10:15 am

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Aug 31, 10:15 am
About this Series

Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/03
08/10
08/17
08/24
08/31

Adult Coloring Club

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 10:30 am

Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/24

STEM for Little Ones: Numbers

Main Library
Sat, Aug 24, 10:30 am

Your little one will be introduced to STEM concepts in a fun and educational environment! Ages 3-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Your little one will be introduced to STEM concepts in a fun and educational environment! Ages 3-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/24

Kids Spa Date

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 11:00 am

Bring a child, age 3-8, to a read together and a mani-pedi. Water-based nail polishes available. All ages. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring a child, age 3-8, to a read together and a mani-pedi. Water-based nail polishes available. All ages. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/24

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 12:30 pm
(3 hr.) 

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

08/24 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (2 hr.) 

Anime Club

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 2:00 pm

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/24

Dungeons & Dragons

Main Library
Sat, Aug 24, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

08/24

Movie Matinee

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 2:00 pm

"A Star Is Born." ©Warner Bros. (135 min.) Popcorn provided. R

About this Series

"A Star Is Born." ©Warner Bros. (135 min.) Popcorn provided. R

08/24

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 2:00 pm

"On the Basis of Sex." ©Focus Features. (120 min.) In recognition of Women's Equality Day on Aug 26. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"On the Basis of Sex." ©Focus Features. (120 min.) In recognition of Women's Equality Day on Aug 26. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

08/24

Needle-Workers' Guild

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 2:00 pm

Do you enjoy embroidery, crocheting or knitting? Meet like-minded people and show off your work. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you enjoy embroidery, crocheting or knitting? Meet like-minded people and show off your work. Limit 10. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/10
08/24

Fun With Coding

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 2:30 pm

Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors! Fifteen laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7-17. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors! Fifteen laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7-17. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/24

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 25, 12:30 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.

08/04
08/25

Book Discussion: "How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence," by Michael Pollan 

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/25

Teen Anime Club

Main Library
Sun, Aug 25, 2:00 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, this is your chance to meet others like you!  Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, this is your chance to meet others like you!  Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/25

Civics Trivia Contest!

Wellington Branch
Sun, Aug 25, 2:30 pm

Teams of 2-6 will answer civics trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Teams of 2-6 will answer civics trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

08/25

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 10:00 am
(3 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 10:30 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.) 

08/05
08/12
08/19
08/26

D.I.T. Mixed Media Collage

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 11:00 am

Do It Together! Socialize and create mixed media collages. Paper, paint and some materials provided. Bring any additional scrap bits to use or share. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do It Together! Socialize and create mixed media collages. Paper, paint and some materials provided. Bring any additional scrap bits to use or share. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/26

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

08/12
08/19
08/26

Line Dancing

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 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.

08/26

Too Good: Goal Setting

Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 3:15 pm

Dr. Susan Klarich will present session one of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Susan Klarich will present session one of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/26

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 3:30 pm
(2 hr.) 

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

08/24 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (2 hr.) 

Kids Snack & Paint

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 4:30 pm

The start of a new school year can be stressful. Meet up with your friends, enjoy snacks and paint on a blank canvas while listening to relaxing music. Snacks provided. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

The start of a new school year can be stressful. Meet up with your friends, enjoy snacks and paint on a blank canvas while listening to relaxing music. Snacks provided. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/26

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

08/26

Fantasy Football 2019

Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 6:00 pm

Calling all NFL Fantasy Football players! Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at our live draft session. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Calling all NFL Fantasy Football players! Gear up for a fun-filled football season and assemble the ultimate roster at our live draft session. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

08/26

Streaming Made Simple

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 6:00 pm

Dive into the world of streaming - accessing videos, music and podcasts online! Learn about the many streams available including those from the library. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Dive into the world of streaming - accessing videos, music and podcasts online! Learn about the many streams available including those from the library. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/26

Teen Snack & Paint

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 6:15 pm

The start of a new school year can be stressful. Meet up with your friends, enjoy snacks and paint on a blank canvas while listening to some relaxing music. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

The start of a new school year can be stressful. Meet up with your friends, enjoy snacks and paint on a blank canvas while listening to some relaxing music. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/26

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 9:00 am

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

08/07
08/13
08/14
08/20
08/21
08/27

Preschool Story Time Special: Dog Days of Summer

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 11:00 am

It's a day to enjoy our furry friends with stories, songs and a craft. "Tales" will be wagging at this canine celebration. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

It's a day to enjoy our furry friends with stories, songs and a craft. "Tales" will be wagging at this canine celebration. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/27

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 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. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 11:15 am
Thu, Aug 29, 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. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/13
08/15
08/20
08/22
08/27
08/29

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 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. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 22, 12:15 pm
Thu, Aug 29, 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. Limit 20. Space is limited. (55 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/01
08/08
08/13
08/15
08/20
08/22
08/27
08/29

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 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.

08/13Introduction to Watercolor.
08/20Watercolor Project.
08/27Open Studio.