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Children Activities & Events

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
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Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 28, 10:30 am

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 3-5. Space is limited. (45 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 3-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/28

Craftapalooza

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 28, 3:00 pm

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

05/28

Pokémon Club

West Boynton Branch
Tue, May 28, 5:30 pm

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready to battle! Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends at the same time. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/28

STEAM Club: Spheros

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:00 pm

Learn about and explore mini robots and program them to navigate mazes. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about and explore mini robots and program them to navigate mazes. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

05/29

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

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Singalong Stories: "The Pirates of Penzance"

Acreage Branch
Wed, May 29, 3:30 pm

The Palm Beach Opera brings you inside opera’s famous tales. Learn and sing memorable tunes from "The Pirates of Penzance," then make a related craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

The Palm Beach Opera brings you inside opera’s famous tales. Learn and sing memorable tunes from "The Pirates of Penzance," then make a related craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

05/29

Kids’ Book Discussion: "Sélavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope," by Youme 

Sélavi, Yon Istwa Ayisyen Sou: "Sélavi, That Is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope," by Youme 

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 29, 4:00 pm
Mèkredi, 29 Mè,  4:00 pm

Copies available at local branches. Snacks provided. Laj  8 e plis. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.Anregistre alavans.

Pase pran yon kopi nan nenpòt bibliyoték Palm Beach County. Laj  8 e plis. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.

About this Series

Copies available at local branches. Snacks provided. Laj  8 e plis. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.Anregistre alavans.

05/29
Pase pran yon kopi nan nenpòt bibliyoték Palm Beach County. Laj  8 e plis. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.
05/29

Coding Buddies

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 29, 5:30 pm

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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Play Dough Play Date

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 11:00 am

Get ready to touch, squeeze and squish while using play dough tools to shape, mold and play. Dress to get messy. All materials provided. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready to touch, squeeze and squish while using play dough tools to shape, mold and play. Dress to get messy. All materials provided. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/30

There's a Hole in My Bucket!

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:00 pm

Make a design and punch some holes in it to create a lantern. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a design and punch some holes in it to create a lantern. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

05/30

Crochet for Kids

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 30, 3:15 pm

Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

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End-of-School-Year Craft Bonanza Blowout!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, May 30, 4:00 pm

Make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take crafts home to enjoy and create! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take crafts home to enjoy and create! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/30

LEGO® Bricks: Build a Face

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 30, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/30

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, May 31, 10:30 am

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.

05/31

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, May 31, 2:30 pm
"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part." ©Warner Bros. (107 min.)  Not rated. 

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

About this Series

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

05/03"The House With a Clock in Its Walls." ©Universal Pictures. (104 min.)  PG 
05/10"Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (100 min.)  PG 
05/17"Mary Poppins Returns." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (130 min.)  PG 
05/24"Trolls." ©DreamWorks Animation. (92 min.)  PG 
05/31"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part." ©Warner Bros. (107 min.)  Not rated. 

Community Summer Reading Celebration!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jun 01, 10:00 am

Celebrate summer with music by Noam Brown, crafts, face painting, games, summer reading inspiration and a cookout by BRIDGES at Pahokee! Refreshments provided. Todas las edades. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Celebrate summer with music by Noam Brown, crafts, face painting, games, summer reading inspiration and a cookout by BRIDGES at Pahokee! Refreshments provided. Todas las edades. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

06/01

Funny Forest Stories

Wellington Branch
Sun, Jun 02, 3:15 pm

Scamper, hop and wiggle on over to listen to animal-themed stories and do a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Scamper, hop and wiggle on over to listen to animal-themed stories and do a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

06/02

June is Audiobook Month!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jun 03 (All day)

Browse our collection of books on CD and audiobook apps to make reading part of the summer fun. All ages.

About this Series

Browse our collection of books on CD and audiobook apps to make reading part of the summer fun. All ages.

06/03

A Universe of Stories

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 10:00 am

Start the summer off right by signing up for the Summer Reading Program today. Come during the times listed for a space-themed coloring page or craft. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 03, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Start the summer off right by signing up for the Summer Reading Program today. Come during the times listed for a space-themed coloring page or craft. (2 hr.) 

06/03
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Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 10:30 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30 am
Mon, Jun 17, 10:30 am
Mon, Jun 24, 10:30 am
About this Series

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

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DIY Solar System

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 12:30 pm

Is Pluto still a planet? Can a human being live on Mars? Let's find out. Join us in creating our own solar system. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Is Pluto still a planet? Can a human being live on Mars? Let's find out. Join us in creating our own solar system. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

06/03

Galaxy Crafts

Main Library
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Blast off with a crafting event for the whole family to enjoy. These crafts that are out of this world!  Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Blast off with a crafting event for the whole family to enjoy. These crafts that are out of this world!  Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

06/03
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Keep Calm & Color: Galaxy Quest

Gardens Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm

Climb aboard your rocket ship and color the galaxy! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Climb aboard your rocket ship and color the galaxy! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/03

NASA Live: Start Your Week in Space

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:00 pm
Living in Space.

Live from NASA, an online presentation and hands-on demonstration followed by a challenging activity. Do you have the "right stuff"? All supplies provided. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Live from NASA, an online presentation and hands-on demonstration followed by a challenging activity. Do you have the "right stuff"? All supplies provided. Ages 7-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/03Living in Space.
06/17On the Moon.

A Universe of Stories

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jun 03, 2:30 pm

Start the summer off right by signing up for the Summer Reading Program today. Come during the times listed for a space-themed coloring page or craft. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00 am
About this Series

Start the summer off right by signing up for the Summer Reading Program today. Come during the times listed for a space-themed coloring page or craft. (2 hr.) 

06/03
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The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 10:00 am

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

06/04

Drop-In Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 2:00 pm
Celebrate Florida.

Drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We'll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We'll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.) 

06/04Celebrate Florida.
06/18In a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Tue, Jun 04, 2:00 pm

Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 11, 2:00 pm
Thu, Jun 13, 2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Thu, Jun 20, 2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Thu, Jun 27, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

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Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 2:30 pm
Blast Off I.

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

06/04Blast Off I.
06/06Blast Off I.
06/11Blast Off II.
06/13Blast Off II.
06/18AMAZING Space!
06/18AMAZING Space!

Dance Party

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 2:30 pm

Get your groove on, shimmy and shake! Show off your moves or learn some new ones. Ages 4-8. First come, first served. (40 min.) 

About this Series

Get your groove on, shimmy and shake! Show off your moves or learn some new ones. Ages 4-8. First come, first served. (40 min.) 

06/04

Out of This World Dance Party!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 3:00 pm

Bust a move at a dance party! Celebrate the age of spaceflight with '60s tunes. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Bust a move at a dance party! Celebrate the age of spaceflight with '60s tunes. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

06/04

STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 3:00 pm

How far can your item fly? Use STEAM skills to create a catapult. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

How far can your item fly? Use STEAM skills to create a catapult. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/04

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 3:00 pm

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

06/04

Galaxy Paint Pour

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 3:30 pm

Create a unique galaxy with a new paint technique. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a unique galaxy with a new paint technique. Ages 10 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

06/04

Library Scavenger Hunt: Space Quest Library!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jun 04, 3:30 pm

Search for clues, answer trivia and bonus challenges that are hidden throughout our Children's area. Work alone or pair up with a friend to win special prizes. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Search for clues, answer trivia and bonus challenges that are hidden throughout our Children's area. Work alone or pair up with a friend to win special prizes. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

06/04

Crafternoon: Outer Space Suncatchers

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 12:30 pm

Paint a beautiful suncatcher to hang at home and let the sun shine through. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Paint a beautiful suncatcher to hang at home and let the sun shine through. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 

06/05

Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 1:00 pm
Bookmarks.

Each week color your own fun activity and/or choose from a variety of coloring pages. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Each week color your own fun activity and/or choose from a variety of coloring pages. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

06/05Bookmarks.
06/12Wind Chimes.
06/19Bugs.
06/26Under the Sea.

Galaxy Bubbles Dance & Fun

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 2:00 pm

Let's kickoff summer playing, dancing to some favorite songs and having out-of-this-world bubble fun!  All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 05, 3:15 pm
About this Series

Let's kickoff summer playing, dancing to some favorite songs and having out-of-this-world bubble fun!  All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

06/05
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Pop-Up Makerspace: Rockets!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 2:00 pm

Design, build and test your rocket with a variety of supplies to help blast off into outer space! Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Design, build and test your rocket with a variety of supplies to help blast off into outer space! Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

06/05

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 2:15 pm

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications are available at the children's services desk beginning Thu, May 23. Grades K-5. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 12, 2:15 pm
Wed, Jun 19, 2:15 pm
Wed, Jun 26, 2:15 pm
About this Series

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications are available at the children's services desk beginning Thu, May 23. Grades K-5. (45 min.) 

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Creation Space

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 2:30 pm

Learn out-of-this-world crafts like how to make your own air-dry clay and how to paint a galaxy! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 19, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Learn out-of-this-world crafts like how to make your own air-dry clay and how to paint a galaxy! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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06/19

Galactic Crafting

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:15 pm

Create cool and colorful star wars themed art to decorate your galaxy. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Create cool and colorful star wars themed art to decorate your galaxy. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

06/05

Galaxy Bubbles Dance & Fun

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:15 pm

Let's kickoff summer playing, dancing to some favorite songs and having out-of-this-world bubble fun!  All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Let's kickoff summer playing, dancing to some favorite songs and having out-of-this-world bubble fun!  All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

06/05
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Galaxy Rock Painting

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:15 pm

Transform ordinary stones into a vibrant galaxy. Dress to get messy. Ages 7 & up. Limit 15. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Transform ordinary stones into a vibrant galaxy. Dress to get messy. Ages 7 & up. Limit 15. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

06/05

LEGO® Bricks & More

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:15 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) 

06/05

Anything Goes

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:30 pm

Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 12, 3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 19, 3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 26, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

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Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jun 12, 3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 19, 3:30 pm
Wed, Jun 26, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

06/05
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06/19
06/26

Get Water Wise!

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:30 pm

Ms. Diane and her wise friend Josh the Otter, from the Drowning Prevention Coalition, bring an interactive and fun-filled experience for the entire family. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Ms. Diane and her wise friend Josh the Otter, from the Drowning Prevention Coalition, bring an interactive and fun-filled experience for the entire family. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

06/05

Space Crafts

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:30 pm

Explore and create at our crafty space stations. Take home projects related to space, planets and constellations. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore and create at our crafty space stations. Take home projects related to space, planets and constellations. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

06/05

To the Planets, the Stars & Beyond!

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jun 05, 3:30 pm

Reach for the stars and venture into outer space with books, songs, games and a space-tastic craft. Ages 5-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Reach for the stars and venture into outer space with books, songs, games and a space-tastic craft. Ages 5-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

06/05