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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.
 

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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.) 

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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

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

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

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-11. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-11. (60 min.) 

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Thank-A-Palooza!

West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

We’ll read books about being thankful, share what we’re thankful for and make a craft to remind us! Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll read books about being thankful, share what we’re thankful for and make a craft to remind us! Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Turkey Tales

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 3:30 pm
Ages  6-10.

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.

Letters to Our Military

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Letters will be sent to Operation Healing Angel. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Show your appreciation to our service members with a handcrafted card. Letters will be sent to Operation Healing Angel. Craft supplies provided. (2 hr.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

11/20

Movie & Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

11/20

Thanksgiving Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

11/20

Minute to Win It!

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 4:30 pm

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 21, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20
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Stop-Motion Animation

Gardens Branch
Wed, Nov 20, 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.

11/20

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... 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.

11/14Happy Families Reading Together II!
11/21I'm Thankful for ... I.

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:00 am

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

About this Series

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

11/14
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Suzy Hammer’s Bookworm

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 10:30 am

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. 

11/21

After-School Game Time

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Relax after school and have a blast with new and favorite board games and card games. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Relax after school and have a blast with new and favorite board games and card games. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) 

11/21

Beat of Your Drum

Wellington Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Make a hand-held drum and then make some noise. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a hand-held drum and then make some noise. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

11/21

Fall Handprint Wreath

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Create a unique handprint wreath for the fall. Ages 5-9. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a unique handprint wreath for the fall. Ages 5-9. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/21

"Frozen" Singalong

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

"Frozen Sing-A-Long." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Don your royal costumes and come ready to sing along with this chilly classic. All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Frozen Sing-A-Long." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Don your royal costumes and come ready to sing along with this chilly classic. All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.PG

11/21

Kids Anime Club

Main Library
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

If you 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. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you 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. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/21

November Crafternoon

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Thanksgiving by making a turkey hat or other fun craft! Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate Thanksgiving by making a turkey hat or other fun craft! Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

11/21

Suzy Hammer’s Bookworm

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:00 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. 

11/21

Tech Thursday: Can You Canoe?

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:00 pm

We love all things tech! Learn about canoes, a traditional form of transportation for many Native Americans, make one and test it! Grades K-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We love all things tech! Learn about canoes, a traditional form of transportation for many Native Americans, make one and test it! Grades K-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/21

Minute to Win It!

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 4:30 pm

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 20, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge yourself, your friends and new friends with some goofy fun. What can you accomplish in 60 seconds or less? Snacks provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/20
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WHINE Mindful Relaxation Through Meditation

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 pm

Practice simple, revitalizing activities on how to relax your mind and body. Remember, we are what we think and eat! Also, pick up a book or movie on mindfulness. Limit 70. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Practice simple, revitalizing activities on how to relax your mind and body. Remember, we are what we think and eat! Also, pick up a book or movie on mindfulness. Limit 70. (60 min.) 

11/21

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 10:15 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.

11/22

Drop-In Preschool Block Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 11:00 am

We're bringing out the LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks, wooden blocks, bristle blocks and more, just for you! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

We're bringing out the LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks, wooden blocks, bristle blocks and more, just for you! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

11/22

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 2:30 pm
"Harriet the Spy." ©Paramount Pictures. (102 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

11/01"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG 
11/08"Matilda." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (98 min.)  PG 
11/15"Lilo & Stitch." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (85 min.)  PG 
11/22"Harriet the Spy." ©Paramount Pictures. (102 min.)  PG 

Thanksgiving Bingo!

Acreage Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 3:00 pm

Play the classic game with a holiday twist! Chocolate bingo markers and prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Play the classic game with a holiday twist! Chocolate bingo markers and prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

11/22

Let's Talk Turkey

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 22, 3:30 pm

Wobble along to the music and gobble up stories and crafts inspired by this funny bird. Ages 3-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Wobble along to the music and gobble up stories and crafts inspired by this funny bird. Ages 3-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/22

Thank You Cards

West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 10:30 am

Show how thankful you are by making and writing cards to friends, family, neighbors or service members. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Show how thankful you are by making and writing cards to friends, family, neighbors or service members. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) 

11/23

Fall Family Festival

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 11:00 am

Fall is the perfect time for family fun. Our Fall Festival includes games, crafts and even a (puppet) petting zoo! Snacks provided. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Fall is the perfect time for family fun. Our Fall Festival includes games, crafts and even a (puppet) petting zoo! Snacks provided. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

11/23

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 11:00 am
I'm Thankful for ... 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.

11/02Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/09Happy Families Reading Together I!
11/16Happy Families Reading Together II!
11/23I'm Thankful for ... I.
11/30I'm Thankful for ... II.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 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, Nov 30, 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.) 

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Crafternoon

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 2:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/09
11/23

Saturday School Break Afternoon Movie

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 2:30 pm

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Relax with your friends and watch a family-friendly movie. Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Pokémon Detective Pikachu." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Relax with your friends and watch a family-friendly movie. Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.PG

11/23

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 23, 3:15 pm
Sábado, 23 de noviembre,  3:15 pm

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Edades 4-8. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) 

Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Edades 4-8. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) 

11/09
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Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) 
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Cartoons & Coloring

West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 10:30 am

Color while watching some classic "Saturday Morning" cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Ages 3-10. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Color while watching some classic "Saturday Morning" cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Ages 3-10. (60 min.) 

11/25

"Minecraft" Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 11:00 am

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/25

Talkin' Turkey Story Time

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 11:00 am

Turkey stories, turkey bowling, doing the Turkey Pokey, rhyming and mixing up a batch of pumpkin slime will be on tap for our Thanksgiving special. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Turkey stories, turkey bowling, doing the Turkey Pokey, rhyming and mixing up a batch of pumpkin slime will be on tap for our Thanksgiving special. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

11/25

Turkey Bowl Bingo!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 2:30 pm

Play a few games of old-fashioned bingo and win some prizes! Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row, it’s not that hard! Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Play a few games of old-fashioned bingo and win some prizes! Listen closely, mark your card, get five in a row, it’s not that hard! Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/25

Make-N-Take Crafts

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 3:00 pm

Stop in for a fun and casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-10. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Stop in for a fun and casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-10. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

11/25

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 3:30 pm

Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

11/25

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Mon, Nov 25, 4:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 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. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/25

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 26, 10:00 am
I'm Grateful for ... II.

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.

The Gift of Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Day Craft

Main Library
Tue, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Express your gratitude by creating a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table in this heartfelt workshop led by Ms. Arlene. Ages 5-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Express your gratitude by creating a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table in this heartfelt workshop led by Ms. Arlene. Ages 5-8. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

11/26

Kids Unplugged

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 26, 2:00 pm

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without staring at a screen! Meet friends and play board games. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without staring at a screen! Meet friends and play board games. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) 

11/26