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Anything Goes

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

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

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, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 31, 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.) 

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McGruff the Crime Dog

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Learn safety tips from PBC Sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Brown and McGruff the Crime Dog. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn safety tips from PBC Sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Brown and McGruff the Crime Dog. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/24

Palm Beach Opera Storytelling Singalong

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling with the Palm Beach Opera. A craft to follow. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling with the Palm Beach Opera. A craft to follow. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

07/24

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 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. 

07/24

Pajama Story Time: Dinosaur Crazy

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 6:00 pm

Get on your PJs and get ready to roar! It's an evening of stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get on your PJs and get ready to roar! It's an evening of stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/24

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 10:00 am
One Giant Leap! II.

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
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07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
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07/18One Giant Leap! I.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/25One Giant Leap! II.

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 1:00 pm

Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

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Elephantastic: Sew Fun

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Stitch a cute elephant in honor of "Threading the Needle Day." Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Stitch a cute elephant in honor of "Threading the Needle Day." Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/25

Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway Space Station

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Attention all space enthusiasts and future astronauts! Tim Nusbaum, Solar System Ambassador, discusses NASA's American-led international Lunar Gateway project. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Attention all space enthusiasts and future astronauts! Tim Nusbaum, Solar System Ambassador, discusses NASA's American-led international Lunar Gateway project. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/25

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Thu, Jul 25, 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. First come, first served. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jul 23, 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. First come, first served. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

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Star Wars Moviemania!

Main Library
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (136 min.) Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. PG-13

About this Series

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (136 min.) Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. PG-13

07/25

Welcome to Durmstrang-Transfiguration: Release Your Inner Monster

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Look beneath the surface and explore the truths you may reveal through the magic of transfiguration. What does your inner monster look like? Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Look beneath the surface and explore the truths you may reveal through the magic of transfiguration. What does your inner monster look like? Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

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Beginner Hand Quilting

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Session 3.

This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

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Alien Slime

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

You don’t need to wait for a flying saucer to land to get your hands on some alien slime and maybe attract a small alien. Grades 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

You don’t need to wait for a flying saucer to land to get your hands on some alien slime and maybe attract a small alien. Grades 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

07/25

Chapter Crafter Summer Spectacular

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

07/25

Constitutional Codebreakers

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

Master codes like the ones the Founding Fathers used to keep their revolution secret and create one of your own. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Master codes like the ones the Founding Fathers used to keep their revolution secret and create one of your own. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/25

Kindergarten Readiness Class

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00 pm
Gross Motor Skills.

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

07/18Fine Motor Skills
07/25Gross Motor Skills.

Super Stellar Constellations

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:30 pm

Learn about the mysteries of outer space and create a constellation viewer and luminary. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the mysteries of outer space and create a constellation viewer and luminary. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

07/25

Popcorn & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 10:00 am
"Space Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.) 

All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/05"Space Jam." ©Warner Bros. (87 min.)  PG 
07/26"Space Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.)  G 

A Universe of Stories: In a Jar!

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 11:00 am

Have lots of fun with friends and family, while decorating a unique story jar with a variety of storytelling cues.  Ages 9-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Have lots of fun with friends and family, while decorating a unique story jar with a variety of storytelling cues.  Ages 9-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/26

Preschool Block Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 11:00 am

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

About this Series

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

07/26

A Wizarding Week

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." ©Warner Bros. (150 min.)  PG 

Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

07/22Book Bizarre. Create a piece of art using a book, paint and a bit of magic.Ages  12-17. (60 min.) 
07/23Hogwarts Open House. Diagon Alley awaits with crafts, dragons and photo ops.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 
07/24Intro to Owls. Okeeheelee Nature Center brings owls and fascinating facts.Ages  6-12. (45 min.) 
07/26"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." ©Warner Bros. (150 min.)  PG 
07/27Join us for a magical morning of Harry Potter Bingo. Wizarding attire welcome.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 

Aliens Love Underpants

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:00 pm

They really do. Listen to stories, play games and make a craft all about aliens and their underpants! Ages 5-9. (60 min.) 

About this Series

They really do. Listen to stories, play games and make a craft all about aliens and their underpants! Ages 5-9. (60 min.) 

07/26

Books in Space With Magician Brent Gregory!

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:00 pm

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/26

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1." ©Warner Bros. (146 min.)  PG-13 

Watch-a-little-mora, join us Fridays this summer as we watch the students of Hogwarts face-off with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Limit 75. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Watch-a-little-mora, join us Fridays this summer as we watch the students of Hogwarts face-off with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Limit 75. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/05"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." ©Warner Bros. (157 min.)  PG-13 
07/12"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." ©Warner Bros. (138 min.)  PG-13 
07/19"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." ©Warner Bros. (153 min.)  PG-13 
07/26"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1." ©Warner Bros. (146 min.)  PG-13 

Mermaids & Pirates: Our Seafaring Friends

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:30 pm

Join us for summer adventures! We'll have tales, music and crafts all about our seafaring friends. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for summer adventures! We'll have tales, music and crafts all about our seafaring friends. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/26

NOVA: First Man on the Moon

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 3:00 pm

"NOVA: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (53 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. Popcorn provided.  (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"NOVA: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (53 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. Popcorn provided.  (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

07/26

Art Travels

Main Library
Fri, Jul 26, 3:30 pm

Learn about different artistic techniques from around the world in this globally focused art class. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about different artistic techniques from around the world in this globally focused art class. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

07/26

Kidding Around Yoga

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 10:00 am

Join a certified, licensed yoga instructor who will help kids have fun, focus their minds and stretch their bodies using yoga tools, music and books. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join a certified, licensed yoga instructor who will help kids have fun, focus their minds and stretch their bodies using yoga tools, music and books. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/27

Far Out Family Art

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 10:30 am Cancelled

Bring mom, dad or other family members and create a unique collage using a variety of materials. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Bring mom, dad or other family members and create a unique collage using a variety of materials. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) 

07/27 Cancelled

Saturday Morning Fun

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 10:30 am

Stop in for some stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stop in for some stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/27

A Wizarding Week

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 11:00 am
Join us for a magical morning of Harry Potter Bingo. Wizarding attire welcome.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 

Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

07/22Book Bizarre. Create a piece of art using a book, paint and a bit of magic.Ages  12-17. (60 min.) 
07/23Hogwarts Open House. Diagon Alley awaits with crafts, dragons and photo ops.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 
07/24Intro to Owls. Okeeheelee Nature Center brings owls and fascinating facts.Ages  6-12. (45 min.) 
07/26"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." ©Warner Bros. (150 min.)  PG 
07/27Join us for a magical morning of Harry Potter Bingo. Wizarding attire welcome.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 

Club LEGO® Bricks

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 11:00 am

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/27

Family Movie & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 11:00 am

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (117 min.) Popcorn provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (117 min.) Popcorn provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

07/27

Ice Cream Social & Great Book Giveaway!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 2:00 pm

Children, teens and adults are invited to celebrate the joys of summer (ice cream and reading, of course!) at this fun party! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and adults are invited to celebrate the joys of summer (ice cream and reading, of course!) at this fun party! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/27

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 2:30 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. 

07/27

Fun With Coding

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 3:00 pm

Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors! Twelve laptops will be provided; personal laptops are allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors! Twelve laptops will be provided; personal laptops are allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

07/27

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 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.

07/27

Popcorn & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 10:00 am

"How to Train Your Dragon." ©DreamWorks Animation. (98 min.) Design a dragon as Hiccup finds his. Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"How to Train Your Dragon." ©DreamWorks Animation. (98 min.) Design a dragon as Hiccup finds his. Popcorn provided. All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.PG

07/29

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 10:30 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. 

07/29

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 2:00 pm

Give your brain a workout with jigsaws, floor puzzles, crosswords, word searches and more. Grab a friend and have some fun. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Give your brain a workout with jigsaws, floor puzzles, crosswords, word searches and more. Grab a friend and have some fun. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) 

07/29

Space Adventures

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Pick up your Planet Passport and explore a universe of activities and crafts. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Pick up your Planet Passport and explore a universe of activities and crafts. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

07/29

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 3:00 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.) 

07/29

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 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.) 

07/29

Baby Doll Play

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jul 30, 10:30 am

Bathe, dress, feed and care for our baby dolls. Bring your own or play with ours. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Bathe, dress, feed and care for our baby dolls. Bring your own or play with ours. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/30

iPad Game Day

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 30, 2:00 pm

Play with a virtual robot and challenge yourself as you program it to move through mazes to be the ultimate champion. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Play with a virtual robot and challenge yourself as you program it to move through mazes to be the ultimate champion. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

07/30

Kids Unplugged

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 30, 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.) 

07/30

DIY Beaded Friendship Bracelets

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Show your best friend how much they mean this International Friendship Day by creating a one-of-a-kind friendship bracelet. All supplies will be provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Show your best friend how much they mean this International Friendship Day by creating a one-of-a-kind friendship bracelet. All supplies will be provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

07/30

Universe of Stories Rock Painting Finale

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 30, 3:00 pm

Create universe-inspired painted rocks to keep or hide in our community. All ages. Space is limited. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Create universe-inspired painted rocks to keep or hide in our community. All ages. Space is limited. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

07/30