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Children Activities & Events

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E.g., 08/21/2019
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Five Little Senses Baby Sensory Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 10:30 am

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-18 mos. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-18 mos. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/22

Let's Play With Water

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 10:30 am

Several experiments to teach little scientists about water. Ages 3-5. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Several experiments to teach little scientists about water. Ages 3-5. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/22

Time for Twos Special: Lots of Dots

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

Calling all tots to make art with dots. Spots and dots are taking over this story time! Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Ages 22-35 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling all tots to make art with dots. Spots and dots are taking over this story time! Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Ages 22-35 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/22

Rainbow Pasta Art

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 3:00 pm

Get creative with your food and make colorful works of art. Ages 3 & up. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative with your food and make colorful works of art. Ages 3 & up. (30 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/22

Star Gazing

Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 3:00 pm

View the stars through a cardboard sky. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

View the stars through a cardboard sky. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

08/22

Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

08/22

Tech Thursday: Water Challenge

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 22, 4:00 pm

We love all things STEM and tech, so we'll put on our engineering hardhats and step up for National Water Quality Month! Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We love all things STEM and tech, so we'll put on our engineering hardhats and step up for National Water Quality Month! Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/22

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 10:00 am
(3 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Sensory Sensations for Little Ones

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 10:00 am

Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/23

Raise a Reader

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 11:00 am

Explore the five key components to early literacy: talking, singing, writing, playing and reading with fun activities you can duplicate at home. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore the five key components to early literacy: talking, singing, writing, playing and reading with fun activities you can duplicate at home. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

08/23

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
"Wonder Park." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

08/16"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." ©DreamWorks Animation. (110 min.)  PG 
08/23"Wonder Park." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 
08/30"Missing Link." ©Annapurna Releasing. (91 min.)  PG 

Tower Time

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 3:30 pm

Sculpt, mold and design master structures, numbers or letters with Magic Nuudles® and water. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Sculpt, mold and design master structures, numbers or letters with Magic Nuudles® and water. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

08/23

Binary Code Beaded Necklaces

Gardens Branch
Fri, Aug 23, 4:00 pm

Learn basic binary code while making personalized code name necklaces. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn basic binary code while making personalized code name necklaces. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/23

STEM for Little Ones: Numbers

Main Library
Sat, Aug 24, 10:30 am

Your little one will be introduced to STEM concepts in a fun and educational environment! Ages 3-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Your little one will be introduced to STEM concepts in a fun and educational environment! Ages 3-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/24

Kids Spa Date

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 11:00 am

Bring a child, age 3-8, to a read together and a mani-pedi. Water-based nail polishes available. All ages. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring a child, age 3-8, to a read together and a mani-pedi. Water-based nail polishes available. All ages. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/24

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 12:30 pm
(3 hr.) 

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. 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 who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

08/24 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (2 hr.) 

Fun With Coding

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 24, 2:30 pm

Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors! Fifteen laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7-17. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors! Fifteen laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7-17. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/24

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 10:00 am
(3 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 10:30 am

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

About this Series

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

08/05
08/12
08/19
08/26

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 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.) 

08/12
08/19
08/26

Too Good: Goal Setting

Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 3:15 pm

Dr. Susan Klarich will present session one of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Susan Klarich will present session one of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/26

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 3:30 pm
(2 hr.) 

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. 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 who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Call or stop by to sign up for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. Space is limited.

08/24 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (2 hr.) 

Kids Snack & Paint

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 4:30 pm

The start of a new school year can be stressful. Meet up with your friends, enjoy snacks and paint on a blank canvas while listening to relaxing music. Snacks provided. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

The start of a new school year can be stressful. Meet up with your friends, enjoy snacks and paint on a blank canvas while listening to relaxing music. Snacks provided. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/26

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Aug 26, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 

08/26

Preschool Story Time Special: Dog Days of Summer

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 11:00 am

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

08/27

The Great Outdoors

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 3:00 pm

We’re bringing the outdoors into the library with fun camping stories, songs and creating trail mix! (Peanut free) Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (40 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’re bringing the outdoors into the library with fun camping stories, songs and creating trail mix! (Peanut free) Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (40 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

08/27

After School Bingo Time!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:00 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.

08/27

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:00 pm

Join other chess enthusiasts and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other chess enthusiasts and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

08/27

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 4:30 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can't wait for you to read to them. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can't wait for you to read to them. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

08/17
08/27

Pokémon Trading Card Game Night

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 5:00 pm

Bring your own Pokemon cards or use the Library's TGC trainer kit. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your own Pokemon cards or use the Library's TGC trainer kit. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

08/27

Pokémon Club

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 27, 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.

08/27

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:00 am
(5 hr.) 

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Explore and play as you immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. 

08/05 (5 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/06 (3 hr.) 
08/12 (2 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/13 (3 hr.) 
08/21 (2 hr.) 
08/23 (3 hr.) 
08/26 (3 hr.) 
08/28 (5 hr.) 

Water Safety: It's Cool to Be Safe

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 10:00 am

Meet Mrs. Diane from the Drowning Prevention Coalition and her water-wise friends for a unique, interactive and fun-filled experience for the entire family. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet Mrs. Diane from the Drowning Prevention Coalition and her water-wise friends for a unique, interactive and fun-filled experience for the entire family. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

08/28

Tickle Me Tunes

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

Songs, books, bubbles, and toys to share with your little one. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Songs, books, bubbles, and toys to share with your little one. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/07
08/21
08/28

Full STEAM Ahead Special: S'mores Stories, Please!

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

Join us around the 'campfire' while we make marshmallow poppers and listen to some (more?) stories. Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us around the 'campfire' while we make marshmallow poppers and listen to some (more?) stories. Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

08/28

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 3:00 pm
Ages  5-12. (60 min.) 

Basic game knowledge is required. 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. 

08/12 (2 hr.) Preregister. 
08/28Ages  5-12. (60 min.) 

Stop-Motion Animation

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 28, 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.

08/28

STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 3:00 pm

Use your science, design and engineering skills to learn about gravity using pom poms. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Use your science, design and engineering skills to learn about gravity using pom poms. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

08/29

Tween Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 3:30 pm

Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/08
08/29

Play Dough Play Date

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 29, 4:30 pm

Knead, roll and mold using our supply of Play-Doh and play dough tools. (Play-Doh contains wheat products.) Ages 4-7. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Knead, roll and mold using our supply of Play-Doh and play dough tools. (Play-Doh contains wheat products.) Ages 4-7. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

08/29

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 30, 2:30 pm
"Missing Link." ©Annapurna Releasing. (91 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

08/16"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." ©DreamWorks Animation. (110 min.)  PG 
08/23"Wonder Park." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 
08/30"Missing Link." ©Annapurna Releasing. (91 min.)  PG 

Little Chefs: Zucchini Edition

Main Library
Sat, Aug 31, 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 3-7. Space is limited. (60 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 3-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

08/31

Saturday Morning Fun

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Aug 31, 10:30 am

Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-6. (35 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-6. (35 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

08/31

Family Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Aug 31, 11:00 am

Music, stories and creative activities for young children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music, stories and creative activities for young children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

08/06
08/13
08/20
08/31

Crafternoon

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 31, 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.

08/17
08/31

Sand Art Fun

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Aug 31, 2:30 pm

Explore your creative side. Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore your creative side. Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

08/31

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Aug 31, 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.

08/31

Library Time for Children With Special Needs

Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 01, 11:00 am

A before-hours opportunity to use the library in a calm, stress-free environment. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

A before-hours opportunity to use the library in a calm, stress-free environment. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/01

Decades of Jupiter

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Sep 01, 12:00 pm
Donations of photos of from the '40s - '90s accepted throughout the month.

Celebrate the history of our Town of Jupiter in this interactive display. Share stories and pictures, enjoy the nostalgia of others. Historic photos requested. 

About this Series

Celebrate the history of our Town of Jupiter in this interactive display. Share stories and pictures, enjoy the nostalgia of others. Historic photos requested. 

09/01Donations of photos of from the '40s - '90s accepted throughout the month.

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Sun, Sep 01, 1:00 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.

09/01