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The library is now offering activities to attend online. Preregister online and receive the login information for your activity, then click on the link provided here to download Zoom and attend.

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E.g., Aug 19 2022
E.g., Aug 19 2022

LGBTQ+ Book Discussion: "Like a House on Fire," by Lauren McBrayer

Wed, Aug 24, 3:00 pm

Copies available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 20. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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Copies available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 20. (60 min.) 

08/24

The Banned Books Club

Wed, Aug 24, 6:15 pm

Discuss the latest books to be banned in schools and libraries across the country. An optional reading list will be emailed following registration. Ages 15 & up. (30 min.) Presented by Clarence E. Anthony Branch.

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Discuss the latest books to be banned in schools and libraries across the country. An optional reading list will be emailed following registration. Ages 15 & up. (30 min.) 

08/24

Read a Recipe: "Letters From Camp," by Kate Klise 

Wed, Aug 31, 3:00 pm

Check out one of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award author's first epistolary novels and make your own trail mix. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Presented by Jupiter Branch.

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Check out one of the Sunshine State Young Readers Award author's first epistolary novels and make your own trail mix. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

08/31

The Read: Queer Teen Book Discussion

Sat, Sep 03, 2:00 pm

Share a favorite book and hear about others with Compass Community Center for our queer teen book club. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Presented by Acreage Branch.

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Share a favorite book and hear about others with Compass Community Center for our queer teen book club. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) 

09/03

The Book Was Better? Book Discussion

Sun, Sep 04, 2:30 pm
"In the Time of the Butterflies," by Julia Alvarez. 

We will be discussing the book, comparing the movie, sharing ideas and snacks. Call the Lantana Rd Branch at 561-304-4500 to register. Snacks provided. Grades 9 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

About this Series

We will be discussing the book, comparing the movie, sharing ideas and snacks. Call the Lantana Rd Branch at 561-304-4500 to register. Snacks provided. Grades 9 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

09/04"In the Time of the Butterflies," by Julia Alvarez. 
09/11"In the Time of the Butterflies." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (95 min.)  Shown with permission. PG-13 

Movie & Craft: Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo

Thu, Sep 08, 3:00 pm

"Frida." ©Miramax Films. (118 min.) In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) RPresented by Greenacres Branch.

About this Series

"Frida." ©Miramax Films. (118 min.) In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) R

09/08

The Interesting & Tragic Life of Mark Twain

Fri, Sep 09, 2:00 pm

Dr. Matt Klauza examines the historical and biographical events during Twain's life that shaped his writing. Call 561-304-4500 to register. (75 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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Dr. Matt Klauza examines the historical and biographical events during Twain's life that shaped his writing. Call 561-304-4500 to register. (75 min.) 

09/09

Book + Art: "The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes," by Alya Mooro + Lalla Essaydi: "Un/Veiled"

Sat, Sep 10, 2:00 pm

Alya Mooro and Lalla Essaydi examine the pressures placed upon women within Islamic cultures as well as from Western stereotypes imposed upon them. Read the book and join the discussion and gallery tour led by Norton Museum staff. This is a free event located at the Norton Museum of Art (1450 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401). (90 min.) Presented by Community Engagement.

About this Series

Alya Mooro and Lalla Essaydi examine the pressures placed upon women within Islamic cultures as well as from Western stereotypes imposed upon them. Read the book and join the discussion and gallery tour led by Norton Museum staff. This is a free event located at the Norton Museum of Art (1450 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401). (90 min.) 

09/10

The Book Was Better? Book Discussion

Sun, Sep 11, 2:30 pm
"In the Time of the Butterflies." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (95 min.)  Shown with permission. PG-13 

We will be discussing the book, comparing the movie, sharing ideas and snacks. Call the Lantana Rd Branch at 561-304-4500 to register. Snacks provided. Grades 9 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

About this Series

We will be discussing the book, comparing the movie, sharing ideas and snacks. Call the Lantana Rd Branch at 561-304-4500 to register. Snacks provided. Grades 9 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 

09/04"In the Time of the Butterflies," by Julia Alvarez. 
09/11"In the Time of the Butterflies." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (95 min.)  Shown with permission. PG-13 

Any Book Book Club

Tue, Sep 13, 6:30 pm

It’s a book club for busy people! Discuss whichever book you last loved and hear suggestions for what to try next. No reading required. Limit 20. (60 min.) Presented by Hagen Ranch Road Branch.

About this Series

It’s a book club for busy people! Discuss whichever book you last loved and hear suggestions for what to try next. No reading required. Limit 20. (60 min.) 

09/13

Book & Film Discussion

Thu, Sep 15, 1:30 pm
"Labor Day," by Joyce Maynard. Book discussion. (60 min.) 

Discuss Joyce Maynard's novel and film adaptation.  Presented by Greenacres Branch.

About this Series

Discuss Joyce Maynard's novel and film adaptation.  

09/15"Labor Day," by Joyce Maynard. Book discussion. (60 min.) 
09/22"Labor Day." ©Paramount Pictures. (111 min.) Film viewing and discussion. PG-13 

New & Noteworthy

Thu, Sep 15, 3:00 pm

Get a sneak peek at new releases in fiction and nonfiction so that you can place your holds early. We'll be discussing books coming out this October. (90 min.) Presented by Hagen Ranch Road Branch.

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Get a sneak peek at new releases in fiction and nonfiction so that you can place your holds early. We'll be discussing books coming out this October. (90 min.) 

09/15

Wildlife Around Us

Fri, Sep 16, 2:30 pm

There are so many things we can do to preserve the environment every day! Learn from a Hobe Sound Nature Center naturalist about Florida's local wildlife. (60 min.) Presented by Tequesta Branch.

About this Series

There are so many things we can do to preserve the environment every day! Learn from a Hobe Sound Nature Center naturalist about Florida's local wildlife. (60 min.) 

09/16

PBCLS Chapter of Las Musas Book Club Book Discussion: “Heartbreak Symphony,” by Laekan Zea Kemp : "Heartbreak Symphony," by Laekan Zea Kemp 

Sat, Sep 17, 2:00 pm

Read and discuss wonderful juvenile fiction and young adult books and participate in a virtual meet and greet with the author at this great volunteer opportunity. Copies available at your local branch.  Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Presented by Okeechobee Boulevard Branch.

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Read and discuss wonderful juvenile fiction and young adult books and participate in a virtual meet and greet with the author at this great volunteer opportunity. Copies available at your local branch.  Ages 12-17. (60 min.) 

09/17

Diversity in Print Media

Mon, Sep 19, 3:00 pm

"White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books." ©California Newsreel. (54 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

About this Series

"White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books." ©California Newsreel. (54 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

09/19

How to Write A Scary Story With Tehlor Kay Mejia

Mon, Sep 19, 6:00 pm

Enjoy tips by Tehlor Kay Mejia, author of the "Paola Santiago" series, "We Set the Dark on Fire," "Miss Meteor," "We Unleash the Merciless Storm" and more! (60 min.) Presented by Main Library.

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Enjoy tips by Tehlor Kay Mejia, author of the "Paola Santiago" series, "We Set the Dark on Fire," "Miss Meteor," "We Unleash the Merciless Storm" and more! (60 min.) 

09/19

An Exploration of Lucha Libre

Mon, Sep 19, 7:00 pm

"Tales of Masked Men." ©PBS. (55 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

About this Series

"Tales of Masked Men." ©PBS. (55 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

09/19

Book Discussion: "The Midnight Library," by Matt Haig 

Tue, Sep 20, 2:00 pm

Call 561-482-4554 to register.  Limit 20. (60 min.) Presented by Glades Road Branch.

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Call 561-482-4554 to register.  Limit 20. (60 min.) 

09/20

Tertulia Literaria: "Mujeres del Alma Mía," by Isabel Allende 

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Soul of a Woman," by Isabel Allende): "Mujeres del Alma Mía," by Isabel Allende 

Tue, Sep 20, 4:00 pm
Martes, 20 de septiembre,  4:00 pm

Las copias impresas están disponibles a través del catalogo bibliotecario y las electrónicas en la plataforma cloudLibrary. (60 min.) Presented by Greenacres Branch.

About this Series

Las copias impresas están disponibles a través del catalogo bibliotecario y las electrónicas en la plataforma cloudLibrary. (60 min.) 

09/20

John Waters Appreciation Society

Wed, Sep 21, 3:00 pm

Celebrate the filmmaking, authorship and artistry of John Waters while crafting keepsakes honoring the icon himself. Call 561-304-4500 to register. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

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Celebrate the filmmaking, authorship and artistry of John Waters while crafting keepsakes honoring the icon himself. Call 561-304-4500 to register. (60 min.) 

09/21

Book & Film Discussion

Thu, Sep 22, 1:30 pm
"Labor Day." ©Paramount Pictures. (111 min.) Film viewing and discussion. PG-13 

Discuss Joyce Maynard's novel and film adaptation.  Presented by Greenacres Branch.

About this Series

Discuss Joyce Maynard's novel and film adaptation.  

09/15"Labor Day," by Joyce Maynard. Book discussion. (60 min.) 
09/22"Labor Day." ©Paramount Pictures. (111 min.) Film viewing and discussion. PG-13 

Comic Book Giveaway

Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 am

Revisit a nostalgic favorite or try out a current read. Grab a copy and give a comic a new home. (5 hr.) Presented by Main Library.

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Revisit a nostalgic favorite or try out a current read. Grab a copy and give a comic a new home. (5 hr.) 

09/24

hoopla in the House

Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 am

See all that hoopla has to offer in the way of audiobook, comic, e-book, film, music and television selections for the whole entire family. (5 hr.) Presented by Main Library.

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See all that hoopla has to offer in the way of audiobook, comic, e-book, film, music and television selections for the whole entire family. (5 hr.) 

09/24

Use the Force With Flat Baby Yoda

Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 am

Craft your own Grogu, take him on exciting adventures throughout the galaxy and share the status of your travels on social media along the way. Tag us @pbclibrary on all platforms! (5 hr.) Presented by Main Library.

About this Series

Craft your own Grogu, take him on exciting adventures throughout the galaxy and share the status of your travels on social media along the way. Tag us @pbclibrary on all platforms! (5 hr.) 

09/24

Chalk Fun for Everyone

Sat, Sep 24, 10:30 am

Try your own hand at chalk art! Draw your favorite anime, comic book or graphic novel character. (4 hr.) Presented by Main Library.

About this Series

Try your own hand at chalk art! Draw your favorite anime, comic book or graphic novel character. (4 hr.) 

09/24

Cryptography Book Club Series: "The Maze of Bones," by Rick Riordan 

Mon, Sep 26, 4:30 pm

This four-part themed book club will discuss a fictional book once a month for three months and end in a tabletop game to test our skills. Ages 9-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Presented by Acreage Branch.

About this Series

This four-part themed book club will discuss a fictional book once a month for three months and end in a tabletop game to test our skills. Ages 9-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

09/26

Book Discussion

Wed, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

Call Talking Books at 561-649-5486 for additional information. (60 min.) Presented by Talking Books.

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Call Talking Books at 561-649-5486 for additional information. (60 min.) 

09/28

Nonfiction Book Club

Wed, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

This book club will discuss biographies, memoirs, true crime, histories and other nonfiction genre titles. Limit 20. (90 min.) Presented by Hagen Ranch Road Branch.

About this Series

This book club will discuss biographies, memoirs, true crime, histories and other nonfiction genre titles. Limit 20. (90 min.) 

09/28

LGBTQ Book Discussion: "The Great Believers," by Rebecca Makkai

Wed, Sep 28, 3:00 pm

Copies are available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 10. (60 min.) Presented by Lantana Road Branch.

About this Series

Copies are available at the Lantana Road Branch. Limit 10. (60 min.) 

09/28

Movie & Make: Musical Matador

Wed, Sep 28, 3:00 pm

"The Book of Life." ©Twentieth Century Fox. (95 min.) Journey to the Land of the Remembered with crafts, coloring pages and snacks! Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. PGPresented by Acreage Branch.

About this Series

"The Book of Life." ©Twentieth Century Fox. (95 min.) Journey to the Land of the Remembered with crafts, coloring pages and snacks! Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. PG

09/28

The Banned Books Club

Wed, Sep 28, 6:00 pm

Discuss the latest books to be banned in schools and libraries across the country. An optional reading list will be emailed following registration. Ages 15 & up. (30 min.) Presented by Clarence E. Anthony Branch.

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About this Series

Discuss the latest books to be banned in schools and libraries across the country. An optional reading list will be emailed following registration. Ages 15 & up. (30 min.) 

09/28

Book Charades

Fri, Sep 30, 3:00 pm

We’ll read a book about feelings, dance and act them out as a group and make a feelings mask. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Presented by Gardens Branch.

About this Series

We’ll read a book about feelings, dance and act them out as a group and make a feelings mask. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/30