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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 27 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 28 & Fri, Nov 29, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on these days.
 

Activities & Events for All Ages

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library.

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Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 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, Nov 20, 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.

11/06
11/13
11/19
11/20

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 10:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... 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.

11/05Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/19I'm Thankful for ... I.
11/26I'm Grateful for ... II.

Veteran's (VA) Health Care

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 10:00 am

Do you qualify for VA health care? Learn more about your health care benefits from West Palm Beach VA Outreach Coordinator Richard Bryan. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you qualify for VA health care? Learn more about your health care benefits from West Palm Beach VA Outreach Coordinator Richard Bryan. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/19

Baby Lapsit

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 11:00 am

Movement activities, songs and stories for the littlest ones. Pre-walkers. Ages 0-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Movement activities, songs and stories for the littlest ones. Pre-walkers. Ages 0-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/05
11/19

Pajama Special: Give Thanks

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 11:00 am

Put on your favorite PJs if you’d like, as we gather and get into the holiday spirit with stories, music, and a special activity to celebrate Thanksgiving. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Put on your favorite PJs if you’d like, as we gather and get into the holiday spirit with stories, music, and a special activity to celebrate Thanksgiving. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/19

Preschool Story Time Special: Attitude of Gratitude

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

Calling all little butterballs! Thanksgiving is a time to show how grateful we are with stories, songs and a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling all little butterballs! Thanksgiving is a time to show how grateful we are with stories, songs and a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/19

Thanksgiving Fun for Everyone!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 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.

11/19

Native American Heritage Month Documentary Series

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 12:00 pm
Cities of the Sky. (60 min.) 

"Native America." ©PBS. (220 min.) It is Native America as never seen before - featuring sacred rituals filmed for the first time, history changing scientific discoveries and rarely heard voices. Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

About this Series

"Native America." ©PBS. (220 min.) It is Native America as never seen before - featuring sacred rituals filmed for the first time, history changing scientific discoveries and rarely heard voices. Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.Shown with permission. 

11/05From Caves to Cosmos. (60 min.) 
11/12Nature to Nations. (60 min.) 
11/19Cities of the Sky. (60 min.) 
11/26New World Rising. (60 min.) 

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 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.) 

11/05
11/12
11/19

Art for Adults

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

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Open studio. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Open studio. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/19
11/26

Book-A-Librarian

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

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
About this Series

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

11/05
11/12
11/19
11/26

Cannabis 101 With Dr. Melanie Bone, MD

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Unsure about medical marijuana? Learn from an expert in the field about its uses in therapies for a number of illnesses. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Unsure about medical marijuana? Learn from an expert in the field about its uses in therapies for a number of illnesses. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/19

Career Transitions

Acreage Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

An online guidance center that helps you browse career paths, build a résumé, create a cover letter, interview simulation practice and much more! (60 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

An online guidance center that helps you browse career paths, build a résumé, create a cover letter, interview simulation practice and much more! (60 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/19

Singer & Songwriter Bob Gelb

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

Bob Gelb will play a variety of songs including folk, pop, songs from the '40s and '50s, as well as a couple of original tunes. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Bob Gelb will play a variety of songs including folk, pop, songs from the '40s and '50s, as well as a couple of original tunes. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/19

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa

Main Library
Tue, Nov 19, 2:00 pm
Martes, 19 de noviembre,  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, Nov 26, 2:00 pm | Martes, 26 de noviembre,  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. 

11/05
11/12
11/19
11/26
¡Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros! (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
11/05
11/12
11/19
11/26

The Way-Off Broadway Players Presents: "Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother"

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

The Players bring you a 'grand marvelous' feast of anecdotes, observations and prose that celebrates the glories of parenthood and especially, grandmotherhood! (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

The Players bring you a 'grand marvelous' feast of anecdotes, observations and prose that celebrates the glories of parenthood and especially, grandmotherhood! (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/19

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 2:45 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Nov 26, 2:45 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/05
11/12
11/19
11/26

Decorative Dream Catchers

Wellington Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 3:00 pm

Get crafty and make a special dream catcher to hang in your room. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Get crafty and make a special dream catcher to hang in your room. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

11/19

Suzy Hammer’s Bookworm

Gardens Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 3:15 pm

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

11/19

Play Dough Club

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

Squish, knead, mold and create! Ages 5-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Squish, knead, mold and create! Ages 5-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/19

Thank You Card Craftivity

Main Library
Tue, Nov 19, 3:30 pm

Thank you! Two little words that make a big difference in the lives of others. Show those that you love some appreciation by creating beautiful cards for them! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Thank you! Two little words that make a big difference in the lives of others. Show those that you love some appreciation by creating beautiful cards for them! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/19

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 4:30 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/09
11/19

Families Reading Together & Bubble Party

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:00 pm

Features the book, "What a Treasure!," by Jane Hillenbrand. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Features the book, "What a Treasure!," by Jane Hillenbrand. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/19

LearningExpress Library™ for Teens!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:00 pm

Discover online tutorials, practice tests and e-books. Prepare for AP®, ACT®, SAT®, GED® tests and more. Learn techniques for career and job searching. (45 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover online tutorials, practice tests and e-books. Prepare for AP®, ACT®, SAT®, GED® tests and more. Learn techniques for career and job searching. (45 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/19

Read Together PBC Book Discussion: "The One-in-a-Million Boy," by Monica Wood

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:00 pm

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging adults in PBC to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion featuring this year's selection! (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging adults in PBC to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion featuring this year's selection! (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/19

Veggie Nachos

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:00 pm

Choose your own ingredients to make your own veggie nachos. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Choose your own ingredients to make your own veggie nachos. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/19

"The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:15 pm

"The Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.) Halloween is over and Jack Skellington is preparing to celebrate Christmas. Popcorn provided. Ages 11 & up. Space is limited. Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"The Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.) Halloween is over and Jack Skellington is preparing to celebrate Christmas. Popcorn provided. Ages 11 & up. Space is limited. Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.PG

11/19

Robot Obstacle Course With Spheros

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:15 pm

Future engineers required! Work together in a team to create an obstacle course then navigate your Sphero robot through it. No coding experience necessary. Ages 12-17. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Future engineers required! Work together in a team to create an obstacle course then navigate your Sphero robot through it. No coding experience necessary. Ages 12-17. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/19

English Exchange

Main Library
Tue, Nov 19, 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.) 

11/05
11/12
11/19

Tertulia literaria: "Fe en disfraz” de Mayra Santos-Febres

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Faith in Disguise," by Mayra Santos-Febres)

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 19, 6:30 pm
Martes, 19 de noviembre,  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.) 

11/19

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.

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.

11/06
11/13
11/19
11/20

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 27, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/06
11/13
11/20
11/27

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Learn to use this online tool to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to use this online tool to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6030 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) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/06
11/13
11/20

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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, Nov 27, 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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20
11/27

Turkey Fun

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

It's turkey time! Listen to turkey stories, play a game and create a turkey craft. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

It's turkey time! Listen to turkey stories, play a game and create a turkey craft. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20

Turkey Tails & Tales

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Shimmy and shake with music and stories at toddler turkey time. Ages 12-36 mos. Space is limited. (40 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Shimmy and shake with music and stories at toddler turkey time. Ages 12-36 mos. Space is limited. (40 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

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

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 27, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

11/06
11/13
11/20
11/27

Turkey Tales

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 11:00 am
Ages  3-5.

It’s Thanksgiving time again! Gobble up some terrific stories, music and a craft. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

It’s Thanksgiving time again! Gobble up some terrific stories, music and a craft. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/20Ages  3-5.
11/20Ages  6-10.

Let's Be Thankful

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 11:15 am

Our circle of thanks celebrates stories, songs, activities and crafts all about appreciating the good people and things in our lives this Thanksgiving. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Our circle of thanks celebrates stories, songs, activities and crafts all about appreciating the good people and things in our lives this Thanksgiving. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

11/20

Little Picassos Special Thanksgiving Edition

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 11:30 am

Enjoy a special Little Picassos story time with songs, rhymes and stories along with a handprint turkey to take home. Dress to get messy. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a special Little Picassos story time with songs, rhymes and stories along with a handprint turkey to take home. Dress to get messy. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/20

Uploads & Downloads

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 12:00 pm

Confused about sending and receiving computer files like documents or pictures? Learn methods to get files where they need to be! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Confused about sending and receiving computer files like documents or pictures? Learn methods to get files where they need to be! Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/20

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. First come, first served. 

11/06
11/13
11/20

English Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.) 

11/06
11/13
11/20

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 20 de noviembre,  2:00 pm

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

11/06
11/20
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
11/06
11/20

How to Read & Understand Modern Poetry

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Carmine Giordano will discuss the works of several representative contemporary poets, their themes and methods of expression. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Carmine Giordano will discuss the works of several representative contemporary poets, their themes and methods of expression. (90 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/20

Read Together PBC Book Discussion: "The One-in-a-Million Boy," by Monica Wood

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging adults in PBC to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion featuring this year's selection! (90 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

The Literacy Coalition of PBC is encouraging adults in PBC to read the same book at the same time. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion featuring this year's selection! (90 min.) Preregister. 

11/20

The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Organize your photos and record your memories. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Organize your photos and record your memories. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

11/20

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm

Practice your skills and strategies! Basic game knowledge is suggested. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Practice your skills and strategies! Basic game knowledge is suggested. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/20

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm
About this Series

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

11/06
11/07
11/13
11/20
11/21