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Activities & Events for All Ages

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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

Wed, Jan 23, 9:00 am
Tue, Jan 29, 9:00 am
Wed, Jan 30, 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.

01/02
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01/22
01/23
01/29
01/30

D.I.T. Mixed Media Collage

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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 20. (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 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/22

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 29, 11:00 am
About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/15
01/22
01/29

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 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, Jan 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.) 

01/15
01/22
01/29

Adult Coloring Club

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

Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/22

Book Discussion: "Pachinko," by Min Jin Lee  

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 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.) 

01/22

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 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, Jan 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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01/22
01/29

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
"Jurassic Park III." ©Universal Pictures. (92 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

01/03"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.)  PG 
01/22"Jurassic Park III." ©Universal Pictures. (92 min.)  PG-13 

Practical Stress Reduction

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 2:30 pm Cancelled

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a presentation on mindfulness and meditation, designed to help handle stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/22 Cancelled

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 29, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

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01/22
01/29

Marble Run

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 3:00 pm

Design the tallest marble run you can with found materials. The sky's the limit! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Design the tallest marble run you can with found materials. The sky's the limit! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/22

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

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

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

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01/15
01/22
01/29

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 3:30 pm

Learn about free online tutoring available through the library; feel free to come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Learn about free online tutoring available through the library; feel free to come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

01/15
01/22

Art Lab: Playdough

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 4:00 pm

Squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

01/22

Rock Stars

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

Paint rocks and then mix and match different heads and bodies.  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Paint rocks and then mix and match different heads and bodies.  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/22

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 4:30 pm

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 29, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/15
01/22
01/29

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 4:30 pm

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 29, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours. Must have 3.0 GPA or greater. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/15
01/22
01/29

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 5:30 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.

01/08
01/22

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
"The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Book chat. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) 

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

01/22"The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Book chat. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) 
01/26"The Great Gatsby." ©Warner Bros. (143 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jan 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, Jan 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.) 

01/15
01/22
01/29

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
(90 min.) 

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.

01/08 (90 min.) 
01/22 (90 min.) 
01/26 (2 hr.) 

Path to College Series

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 6:00 pm
Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Grades 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/22Session 1: Applying to College: Where to Start.
01/29Session 2: How to Make Your Application Shine.

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 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, Jan 22, 9:00 am
Tue, Jan 29, 9:00 am
Wed, Jan 30, 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.

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01/29
01/30

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 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, Jan 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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01/23
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Introduction to Ancestry Library Edition Online Database

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 11:00 am

Find out about your history. Includes records from Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census Images, Military and Immigration and Naturalization records. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Find out about your history. Includes records from Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census Images, Military and Immigration and Naturalization records. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/23

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 1:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 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.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/09
01/16
01/23
01/30

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 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, Jan 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.) 

01/09
01/16
01/23
01/30

Book Discussion: "The Immortalists," by Chloe Benjamin 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 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.

01/23

Paper Crafts: Origami Flowers

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

Learn to fold an easy origami flower. Materials provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to fold an easy origami flower. Materials provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/23

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)

About this Series

William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)

01/12
01/23

Putting Practice

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

Join other "golfers" to practice your putting skills. Easy and fun! Bring you own putter or use one of ours. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other "golfers" to practice your putting skills. Easy and fun! Bring you own putter or use one of ours. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

01/23

The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

01/23

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 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.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 30, 2:30 pm
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.

01/09
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01/23
01/30

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:30 pm

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. Limit 12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. Limit 12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/23

The Joys of Jewish Humor Part I

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 2:30 pm

The special gift of the Jewish people to find humor in daily life has been enjoyed around the world from time immemorial. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

The special gift of the Jewish people to find humor in daily life has been enjoyed around the world from time immemorial. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

01/23

Holocaust Remembrance Movie

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:00 pm

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Popcorn provided. Not rated.

About this Series

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Popcorn provided. Not rated.

01/23

Paint a Penguin

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:00 pm

Use your creativity to paint a cool and colorful friend! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Use your creativity to paint a cool and colorful friend! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/23

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) 

01/02
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01/23
01/30

STEAM Club: Winter Wonders

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
Frozen.

Four weeks. Four projects. All about snow and ice. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All about snow and ice. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

01/09Magic Snow.
01/16Polar Flubber Blubber.
01/23Frozen.
01/30Snow Storm Jars.

Create a Vision Board

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

We're setting our goals for the new year. Use our materials, or bring your own pictures. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

We're setting our goals for the new year. Use our materials, or bring your own pictures. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

01/23

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 30, 4:00 pm
About this Series

The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 

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01/16
01/23
01/30

LEGO® Bricks & More

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/23

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/23

Sorting Out the Courts

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:30 pm

Attorneys from the PBC Bar Association will examine the different levels, functions and powers of state and federal courts. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Attorneys from the PBC Bar Association will examine the different levels, functions and powers of state and federal courts. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/23

Family Night Out

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 5:30 pm

"The Incredibles." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (115 min.) A craft will accompany the movie. Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"The Incredibles." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (115 min.) A craft will accompany the movie. Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.PG

01/23

Mindfulness Meditation

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 5:30 pm

Professor Mindy Yale of PBSC Lake Worth will offer mindfulness tips, resources and a guided meditation as we ease into the New Year. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Professor Mindy Yale of PBSC Lake Worth will offer mindfulness tips, resources and a guided meditation as we ease into the New Year. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/23

Shrink Art

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 6:00 pm

We’ll draw on plastic and then watch it change right before our eyes.  Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll draw on plastic and then watch it change right before our eyes.  Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/23

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 6:30 pm

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be made available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Join other D&D enthusiasts as they assume the roles of characters journeying through a magical world. Books, dice and other materials will be made available. Snacks provided. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

01/23

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 6:30 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, Jan 30, 6:30 pm
About this Series

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

01/16
01/23
01/30

Asistencia Individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Jueves, 24 de enero,  10:00 am

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos?¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

About this Series

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos?¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae?¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita! (30 min.) 

01/17
01/24