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Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Aug 18, 11:00 am

You are cordially invited for fancy word games, marvelous music, an elegant craft and delectable treats. Wear your most splendid attire. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

You are cordially invited for fancy word games, marvelous music, an elegant craft and delectable treats. Wear your most splendid attire. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

08/18

STEM: Coding Basics

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Aug 18, 11:00 am

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Ages 10-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Ages 10-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/04
08/18

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Aug 18, 2:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

08/18

Annual Back-To-School Scavenger Hunt!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Aug 18, 2:30 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to the sixth annual Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt! Great prizes and good books galore! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to the sixth annual Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt! Great prizes and good books galore! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

08/18

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 18, 2:30 pm

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Aug 23, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

08/04
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LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Aug 18, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/18

Creature Jars

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 pm

Learn how to capture your own dragon, fairy or mermaid in a jar with the help of Mod Podge®.  Ages 9-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn how to capture your own dragon, fairy or mermaid in a jar with the help of Mod Podge®.  Ages 9-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/19

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 20, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Aug 27, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

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Rhythm Explorers

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Aug 20, 10:30 am

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a water bottle. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a water bottle. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/06
08/20

Hooray for Mickey!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 20, 11:00 am

A special story time featuring some of your favorite Disney songs, including the “Hot Dog Song,” “Under the Sea” and “Let It Go.” Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

A special story time featuring some of your favorite Disney songs, including the “Hot Dog Song,” “Under the Sea” and “Let It Go.” Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/20

Pinkalicious Party

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 20, 3:30 pm

It’s a Pinkalicious and Peterrific celebration! Celebrate with all things pink and explore with Peter's favorite things. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

It’s a Pinkalicious and Peterrific celebration! Celebrate with all things pink and explore with Peter's favorite things. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/20

Tiny Tots

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 21, 10:15 am

Movement and finger plays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Movement and finger plays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/07
08/21

Mommy & Me

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 21, 10:30 am

Hear stories, make music, and get artsy. Ages 2-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Aug 28, 10:30 am
About this Series

Hear stories, make music, and get artsy. Ages 2-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/21
08/28

Baby Lapsit

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 21, 11:00 am

Practice early literacy skills by singing songs and playing with your child using a variety of toys suited for the youngest ones! Ages 0-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice early literacy skills by singing songs and playing with your child using a variety of toys suited for the youngest ones! Ages 0-12 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/07
08/21

Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 21, 3:00 pm

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/21

Tarde de cuenta cuentos

(Afternoon Storytelling, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 21, 3:30 pm

Ven con nosotros a descubrir historias nuevas, aventuras exhilarantes y personajes fantásticos. ¡Te esperamos! Edades 0-12. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Aug 28, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Ven con nosotros a descubrir historias nuevas, aventuras exhilarantes y personajes fantásticos. ¡Te esperamos! Edades 0-12. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

08/07
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08/28

Drop-In Anti-Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 21, 4:00 pm

Enjoy these creative activities while improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the lines is encouraged! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy these creative activities while improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the lines is encouraged! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) 

08/21

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 10:00 am

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Aug 29, 10:00 am
About this Series

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

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Little Picassos Special: Goin' on a Picnic

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 11:00 am

Now on Wednesdays! We will be going on a pretend picnic filled with stories, songs and more to celebrate National Picnic Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Now on Wednesdays! We will be going on a pretend picnic filled with stories, songs and more to celebrate National Picnic Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/22

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 11:00 am

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Aug 29, 11:00 am
About this Series

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) 

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Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 3:30 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Aug 29, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

08/01
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LEGO® Bricks

West Boca Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 3:30 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

08/22

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 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.) 

08/22

LEGO® Bricks

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/22

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 22, 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.

08/22

Bilingual Story Time

Cuentos bilingües y canciones

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 23, 11:00 am
Jueves, 23 de agosto,  11:00 am

Dance, sing, play games and enjoy bilingual stories! Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

íBailemos, cantemos, juguemos y disfrutemos de cuentos en español y ingles! Edades 2-5. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Dance, sing, play games and enjoy bilingual stories! Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

08/23
íBailemos, cantemos, juguemos y disfrutemos de cuentos en español y ingles! Edades 2-5. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
08/23

Ride the Wind Day

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 23, 2:30 pm

Fly on by to celebrate this wacky holiday with songs, stories and crafts. Ages 5-9. (40 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Fly on by to celebrate this wacky holiday with songs, stories and crafts. Ages 5-9. (40 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/23

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Aug 23, 3:30 pm

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Aug 18, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

08/04
08/18
08/09
08/23

LEGO® Bricks

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 23, 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.

08/09
08/23

Tater Tot Art: Art for Toddlers

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 24, 11:00 am

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

08/24

Kids Wii U Gaming & More ...

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 24, 4:00 pm

Bored of staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with friends. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bored of staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with friends. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/24

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 25, 10:30 am

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/25

Little Chefs: Grow It, Cook It! Lettuce Edition

Main Library
Sat, Aug 25, 10:30 am

From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, children will learn the process of planting, growing and cooking their very own food! Ages 3-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, children will learn the process of planting, growing and cooking their very own food! Ages 3-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/25

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Aug 25, 10:30 am

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

08/25

LEGO® Bricks

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 25, 1:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

08/25

Book Club: "One Crazy Summer," by Rita Williams-Garcia 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 25, 2:30 pm

A discussion and journey through 1960s American history. Copies of the book are available at the children's services desk. Create your own summer mandala.  Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

A discussion and journey through 1960s American history. Copies of the book are available at the children's services desk. Create your own summer mandala.  Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/25

Chess Buffs

Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 26, 1:00 pm

Play with other chess buffs for a game or two. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Play with other chess buffs for a game or two. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/26

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 27, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Aug 20, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

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Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Aug 27, 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.

08/27

Library Stop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 27, 1:00 pm

Make the library your spot! Homeschoolers and others are invited to gear up for a new school year with a surprise challenge to learn about library resources. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Make the library your spot! Homeschoolers and others are invited to gear up for a new school year with a surprise challenge to learn about library resources. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/27

Book Tasting

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Aug 27, 3:00 pm

Let your brain feast on a multitude of juicy genres that will appeal to any reader’s appetite and have you coming back for seconds! Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Let your brain feast on a multitude of juicy genres that will appeal to any reader’s appetite and have you coming back for seconds! Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/27

How Well Do You Know the Library?

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 27, 4:00 pm

Answer clues, book trivia, riddles and challenges that have been placed throughout the branch and win a special prize! Play solo or pair up with a friend. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Answer clues, book trivia, riddles and challenges that have been placed throughout the branch and win a special prize! Play solo or pair up with a friend. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/27

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Aug 27, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/27

Mommy & Me

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

Hear stories, make music, and get artsy. Ages 2-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Aug 21, 10:30 am
About this Series

Hear stories, make music, and get artsy. Ages 2-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/21
08/28

Preschool Special: Dog Days of Summer

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 28, 11:00 am

It's a day to enjoy our furry friends with stories, songs and a craft. Tails will be wagging at this canine celebration.  Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

It's a day to enjoy our furry friends with stories, songs and a craft. Tails will be wagging at this canine celebration.  Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/28

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Aug 28, 11:30 am

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/14
08/28

End-Of-Summer Craft Bonanza Blowout!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 28, 3:30 pm

Drop in and make as many crafts as you want. Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Drop in and make as many crafts as you want. Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

08/28

Happy Un-Birthday Party

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Aug 28, 3:30 pm

Happy un-birthday to you! Everyone has only one birthday, but there are 364 un-birthdays! We'll celebrate with some silly stories and a craft! Snacks provided. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Happy un-birthday to you! Everyone has only one birthday, but there are 364 un-birthdays! We'll celebrate with some silly stories and a craft! Snacks provided. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

08/28

Preschool Crafternoon

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Aug 28, 3:30 pm

Explore your little artist's imagination through crafts. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore your little artist's imagination through crafts. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/28

Tarde de cuenta cuentos

(Afternoon Storytelling, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 28, 3:30 pm

Ven con nosotros a descubrir historias nuevas, aventuras exhilarantes y personajes fantásticos. ¡Te esperamos! Edades 0-12. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Aug 21, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Ven con nosotros a descubrir historias nuevas, aventuras exhilarantes y personajes fantásticos. ¡Te esperamos! Edades 0-12. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

08/07
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