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Children Activities & Events

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Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 10:00 am
It's Party Time 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.

09/10Happy School Year II!
09/17It's Party Time I!
09/24It's Party Time II!

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Marble Run

Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Engineer the best way from A to B with found materials. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Engineer the best way from A to B with found materials. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/17

Drop-In Coloring Club: Back to School

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:00 pm

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (45 min.) 

09/17

Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:00 pm

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/17

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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, Sep 24, 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.

09/03
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Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 6:00 pm

Join in the fun with the Whole Health Family Scavenger Hunt! Explore how eating healthy and staying active can prevent diseases and other unhealthy conditions. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Join in the fun with the Whole Health Family Scavenger Hunt! Explore how eating healthy and staying active can prevent diseases and other unhealthy conditions. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/17

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

09/04
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09/25

Sweater Weather Chill-Out Lounge

Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 2:30 pm

Relax after school, hang out with a friend, read a book, chit-chat and connect. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Relax after school, hang out with a friend, read a book, chit-chat and connect. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/18

After School Fun!

Main Library
Wed, Sep 18, 3:30 pm

It's time for some FUN after school! Play games, make crafts, and dance in this interactive and varied weekly activity! Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 25, 3:30 pm
About this Series

It's time for some FUN after school! Play games, make crafts, and dance in this interactive and varied weekly activity! Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/04
09/11
09/18
09/25

Full STEAM Ahead: Hurricanes

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 3:30 pm

Don’t get blown away! Hurricanes are here at the library. Explore the science and history of these fierce storms. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Fri, Sep 20, 10:00 am
About this Series

Don’t get blown away! Hurricanes are here at the library. Explore the science and history of these fierce storms. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/20
09/18

STEAM Club: Ozobot®

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 3:30 pm

Programming fun with miniature robots. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Programming fun with miniature robots. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/18

Pajama Story Time: Crazy for Chickens

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 18, 6:00 pm

Put on your cozy pajamas and come on down for stories, songs and rhymes. We'll finish by making a craft that you can take home. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Put on your cozy pajamas and come on down for stories, songs and rhymes. We'll finish by making a craft that you can take home. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/18

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am
It's Party Time I!

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/05Happy School Year I!
09/12Happy School Year II!
09/19It's Party Time I!
09/26Party Time II!

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

09/05
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Our Eyes See

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 11:30 am Cancelled

Stories and activities all about our eyes. Voluntary vision screenings will be provided by the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind starting at 11:00 am. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and activities all about our eyes. Voluntary vision screenings will be provided by the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind starting at 11:00 am. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/19 Cancelled

Tween Advisory Club

Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 2:30 pm

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you like. Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 26, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you like. Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

09/19
09/26

Kids Anime Club

Main Library
Thu, Sep 19, 3:30 pm

If you like things like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragon Ball Z, then this club is perfect for you! Geek out with crafts, games and more. Snacks provided. Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like things like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragon Ball Z, then this club is perfect for you! Geek out with crafts, games and more. Snacks provided. Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/19

Ahoy, Me Hearties

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 4:00 pm

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! Learn pirate lingo, wave your flag, find buried treasure and make a pirate craft with Diva Deborah, our library pirate. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! Learn pirate lingo, wave your flag, find buried treasure and make a pirate craft with Diva Deborah, our library pirate. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/19

Coding With Tech Toys: Bee-Bots®

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 4:00 pm

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 5-9. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 5-9. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/19

Talk Like a Pirate Day With Salty Sue

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 4:00 pm Cancelled

Arrrr Matey! Salty Sue is a silly pirate who brings music, magic, original tales of the sea and pirate lore from Florida history. The treasure is in the books! Ages 3-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Arrrr Matey! Salty Sue is a silly pirate who brings music, magic, original tales of the sea and pirate lore from Florida history. The treasure is in the books! Ages 3-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/19 Cancelled

Palm Beach Opera

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 4:30 pm

Become a part of the opera story! The Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong storytelling experience for younger audiences. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Become a part of the opera story! The Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong storytelling experience for younger audiences. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/19

Stop-Motion Animation

Gardens Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 5:00 pm

Try your hand at scriptwriting, character development and stop-motion film making. Feel free to bring a few props and characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Try your hand at scriptwriting, character development and stop-motion film making. Feel free to bring a few props and characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/19

Children's Line Dancing

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 5:30 pm

Let’s move and groove while having fun learning how to do the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Wear comfortable clothing. Grades 3-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Let’s move and groove while having fun learning how to do the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Wear comfortable clothing. Grades 3-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/19

Hispanic Heritage Month Story Time

Hora de cuentos en el mes de La Herencia Hispana

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Sep 19, 6:00 pm
Jueves, 19 de septiembre,  6:00 pm

Join staff from the Library and El Sol as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, songs and more! Edades 2-6. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Unase al personal de la biblioteca y El Sol para celebrar el mes de La Herencia Hispana con cuentos, canciones y mucho más! Edades 2-6. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Join staff from the Library and El Sol as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, songs and more! Edades 2-6. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

09/19
Unase al personal de la biblioteca y El Sol para celebrar el mes de La Herencia Hispana con cuentos, canciones y mucho más! Edades 2-6. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
09/19

Full STEAM Ahead: Hurricanes

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 10:00 am

Don’t get blown away! Hurricanes are here at the library. Explore the science and history of these fierce storms. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 18, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Don’t get blown away! Hurricanes are here at the library. Explore the science and history of these fierce storms. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/20
09/18

Preschool Pirates

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 11:00 am

Ahoy, mateys! Join us on our story time ship with tales, music, a craft and lots o' laughter that will have all the pirates shouting, "Aaarrrgghhh!" Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Ahoy, mateys! Join us on our story time ship with tales, music, a craft and lots o' laughter that will have all the pirates shouting, "Aaarrrgghhh!" Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/20

Tiny Tot Art: Art for Toddlers

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 11:00 am

Join us for a special art class designed specifically for little hands. Dress to get messy! Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a special art class designed specifically for little hands. Dress to get messy! Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/20

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 2:30 pm
"The Croods." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

09/06"Kung Fu Panda 3." ©Universal Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 
09/13"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 
09/20"The Croods." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.)  PG 
09/27"ParaNorman." ©Focus Features. (87 min.)  PG 

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 3:00 pm

Make a fun craft and friends at this family event. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Make a fun craft and friends at this family event. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

09/20

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 3:15 pm

Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/20

Cornucopia of Fun

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 3:30 pm

"Fall" into the library for an artistic roundup of autumn crafts gathered from story time leftovers. Ages 3-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

"Fall" into the library for an artistic roundup of autumn crafts gathered from story time leftovers. Ages 3-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/20

Tween Tech Time: Sphero

Main Library
Fri, Sep 20, 3:30 pm

Learn how to use our newest robot at the library - the Sphero! Ages 8-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to use our newest robot at the library - the Sphero! Ages 8-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/20

September Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Sep 20, 4:00 pm

Make lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Make lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/20

Sensory Friendly Browsing Hour & Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 9:00 am

A special hour designed to provide a quieter environment for children and teens with special needs and their families. Story Time will start at 10:00 am. Ages 0-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

A special hour designed to provide a quieter environment for children and teens with special needs and their families. Story Time will start at 10:00 am. Ages 0-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/21

Maltz Theater Presents "Drama Dragon"

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 10:30 am

A dramatic reading of the book "Drama Dragon," accompanied by a costumed actor and explore feelings and how we act on them. Free copy of book will be given to attendees. Grades K-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

A dramatic reading of the book "Drama Dragon," accompanied by a costumed actor and explore feelings and how we act on them. Free copy of book will be given to attendees. Grades K-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/21

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 11:00 am
It's Party Time I!

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/07Happy School Year I!
09/14Happy School Year II!
09/21It's Party Time I!
09/28It's Party Time II!

Hispanic Heritage Month Family Movie & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 11:30 am

"Coco." ©Disney Pixar. (109 min.) Refreshments provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Coco." ©Disney Pixar. (109 min.) Refreshments provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

09/21

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

09/07
09/14
09/21
09/28

NASA: Astronaut Training

Main Library
Sat, Sep 21, 2:00 pm Cancelled

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? NASA Electrical Engineer Bill Heidtman shares how astronauts eat, sleep and even use the bathroom in space! Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? NASA Electrical Engineer Bill Heidtman shares how astronauts eat, sleep and even use the bathroom in space! Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/21 Cancelled

Why We Love Our Library

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 2:00 pm

See what you’ve been missin’ at your library, from streaming services to birding backpacks, crafts and more. Closing of the library's time capsule until 2029. Snacks provided. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

See what you’ve been missin’ at your library, from streaming services to birding backpacks, crafts and more. Closing of the library's time capsule until 2029. Snacks provided. (2 hr.) 

09/21

Reading Buddies!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Sep 21, 2:30 pm

Young children practice their reading skills with trained teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 28, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Young children practice their reading skills with trained teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/14
09/21
09/28

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Sep 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

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

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 10:15 am

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

09/09
09/23

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 10:30 am

Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/23

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 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.) 

09/09
09/16
09/23

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 2:30 pm

Practice reading with a licensed therapy dog. Sign up for your 10 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Practice reading with a licensed therapy dog. Sign up for your 10 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

09/09
09/23

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 3:30 pm
(2 hr.) 

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. 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. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

09/23 (2 hr.) 
09/28 (60 min.) 

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 3:30 pm

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

09/23

STEAM Club: LEGO® Robotics

Tequesta Branch
Mon, Sep 23, 3:30 pm

Using LEGO® WeDo build and code a robotic toy. Ages 8 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Using LEGO® WeDo build and code a robotic toy. Ages 8 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/23