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Musical Physical Education for You & Me With Patty Shukla

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 2:30 pm

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/19

The Drums of Noto Hanto by Fushu Daiko

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 2:30 pm

In 1576, the people of Nabune, Japan cleverly saved their village by frightening the enemy away with masks, fires on the beach, and drums. Includes the science of sound, the language of Japanese taiko drumming, and learning rhythm patterns. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

In 1576, the people of Nabune, Japan cleverly saved their village by frightening the enemy away with masks, fires on the beach, and drums. Includes the science of sound, the language of Japanese taiko drumming, and learning rhythm patterns. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 

07/19

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 3:00 pm

Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

07/19

Rock, Paper, Scissors

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 3:00 pm

We'll read “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors,” by Drew Daywalt and challenge each other in a game. Take home a pet rock and assemble a care guide. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

We'll read “The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors,” by Drew Daywalt and challenge each other in a game. Take home a pet rock and assemble a care guide. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

07/19

Snack 'n' Art

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 3:00 pm

An amazing art experience while snacking on treats and hanging out with friends. Ages 8-11. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

An amazing art experience while snacking on treats and hanging out with friends. Ages 8-11. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/19

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Thu, Jul 19, 3:30 pm

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jul 17, 5:30 pm
Wed, Jul 18, 4:30 pm
Tue, Jul 24, 5:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25, 4:30 pm
Thu, Jul 26, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

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"Minecraft" Mania

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 4:00 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

07/19

Cookie Book Club

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 4:00 pm

Grab a copy of the book, "The Buried Bones Mystery," by Sharon Draper. Read it. Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Grab a copy of the book, "The Buried Bones Mystery," by Sharon Draper. Read it. Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

07/19

Anime Club for Kids

Main Library
Thu, Jul 19, 4:30 pm

If you like things like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragon Ball Z, then this club is perfect for you! Geek out with crafts, games and more.  Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like things like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragon Ball Z, then this club is perfect for you! Geek out with crafts, games and more.  Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

07/19

Silly Dilly Story Time

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 10:15 am

Blend movement, sign language, and props for these silly story songs. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Blend movement, sign language, and props for these silly story songs. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/20

Learn to Play: Chess

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

Admit it! You've been wanting to learn how to play chess. Learn the basics of different games throughout the summer. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Admit it! You've been wanting to learn how to play chess. Learn the basics of different games throughout the summer. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/20

Music Science

Main Library
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

Learn about the science behind music and musical instruments in this interactive upcycle make and take program! First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the science behind music and musical instruments in this interactive upcycle make and take program! First come, first served. (45 min.) 

07/06
07/20

Pet Rock Adoption Fair

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

Stop by anytime between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and check out all the rocks that need a loving home. Adopt your very own pet rock and decorate a house for it.  Ages 4 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Stop by anytime between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and check out all the rocks that need a loving home. Adopt your very own pet rock and decorate a house for it.  Ages 4 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/20

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

Give your brain a workout with jigsaws, floor puzzles, crosswords, word searches and more. Grab a friend and have some fun solving brain teasers. Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Give your brain a workout with jigsaws, floor puzzles, crosswords, word searches and more. Grab a friend and have some fun solving brain teasers. Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/20

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

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.

07/20

Retro Movie Series

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 2:30 pm
"The Muppet Movie." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.) 

Classics from the '80s and '90s. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Classics from the '80s and '90s. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/06"Annie." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (128 min.)  PG 
07/13"The Dark Crystal." ©Universal Pictures. (120 min.)  PG 
07/20"The Muppet Movie." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.)  G 
07/27"The Jungle Book." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (78 min.)  G 

Musical Physical Education for You & Me With Patty Shukla

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 3:00 pm

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/20

Paint Your Own Instrument

Wellington Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 3:00 pm

Paint and decorate a musical rhythm board to take home and enjoy. Ages 4-10. Limit 35. (40 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Paint and decorate a musical rhythm board to take home and enjoy. Ages 4-10. Limit 35. (40 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

07/20

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Main Library
Fri, Jul 20, 3:30 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can’t wait for you to read them a story.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 16, 3:30 pm
Mon, Jul 23, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can’t wait for you to read them a story.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

07/02
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Super Cool Movie Singalong

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 3:30 pm

"Frozen." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Stressed out ... let it go! Chill out and celebrate winter in July instead! Enjoy warm popcorn and frosty popsicles.  Snacks provided. All ages. Shown with permission. PG

About this Series

"Frozen." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Stressed out ... let it go! Chill out and celebrate winter in July instead! Enjoy warm popcorn and frosty popsicles.  Snacks provided. All ages. Shown with permission. PG

07/20

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 10:15 am

Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (35 min.) 

About this Series

Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (35 min.) 

07/07
07/21

Fun Family Science

Main Library
Sat, Jul 21, 10:30 am

Experience STEAM-related activities that the whole family can enjoy at this DIY event! First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Experience STEAM-related activities that the whole family can enjoy at this DIY event! First come, first served. (45 min.) 

07/21

Saturday Morning Crafts

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 10:30 am

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

07/21

Musical Physical Education for You & Me With Patty Shukla

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/21

Reading Group: "Code Orange," by Caroline B. Cooney 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 18, 5:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25, 5:30 pm
Sat, Jul 28, 11:00 am
About this Series

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

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Sensory Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/21

STEAM: Coding Basics

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

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

07/07
07/21

Super Summer Saturday Spectacular

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

Join us for a special summer celebration with music, games, crafts and a puppet show with plenty of surprises!  Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a special summer celebration with music, games, crafts and a puppet show with plenty of surprises!  Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

07/21

Super Summer Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am
Rock On I. 

Stories and creative activities for children. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/07Reggae, Rhythm & Blues I. 
07/14Reggae, Rhythm & Blues II. 
07/21Rock On I. 

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

07/07 (2.5 hr.) 
07/14Mini-Marathon.  (4.5 hr.) 
07/21 (2.5 hr.) 

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

07/21

Reading Rockers!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:00 pm

Children practice reading skills with teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Applications available at the children's service desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children practice reading skills with teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Applications available at the children's service desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/07
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Book Club: "Ahimsa," by Supriya Kelkar

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:30 pm

Discover the Ahimsa peace movement and decorate your own peace planter. Copies available at the children's service desk. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover the Ahimsa peace movement and decorate your own peace planter. Copies available at the children's service desk. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/21

Colorful Snail Tissue Paper Craft!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a creative craft. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Stop in the story time room for a creative craft. (60 min.) 

07/21

Shark Stories!

Wellington Branch
Sun, Jul 22, 2:00 pm

Celebrate Shark Week with fun shark books and a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate Shark Week with fun shark books and a craft. Ages 2-6. (45 min.) 

07/22

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 16, 10:00 am
Mon, Jul 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

07/02
07/09
07/16
07/23
07/30

LEGO® Bricks & More

Main Library
Mon, Jul 23, 10:00 am Cancelled

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks, DUPLO® blocks, and other building materials. All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks, DUPLO® blocks, and other building materials. All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

07/02 Cancelled
07/09 Cancelled
07/23 Cancelled

Journal Making

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Using Mod Podge®, learn how to take a simple composition book and turn it into a work of art. Ages 9-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Using Mod Podge®, learn how to take a simple composition book and turn it into a work of art. Ages 9-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/23

Maker Monday

Main Library
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00 pm Cancelled
DIY Game: Make a portable tic-tac-toe game. Ages  7-10.

Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

07/02Let's Go Fly A Kite: experience kite making. Ages  5-10.
07/09Clay Molding: sculpting with Degas as a guide. Ages  5-10. Cancelled
07/16Wall Lettering: Make a colorful addition to your wall with multi-colored gravel. Ages  5-8.
07/23DIY Game: Make a portable tic-tac-toe game. Ages  7-10. Cancelled

Preschool Science Lab: Spectacular Shapes

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Circle your calendars and join us to learn about triangles, rectangles and more! Experiments included. Please select one session date to preregister. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Circle your calendars and join us to learn about triangles, rectangles and more! Experiments included. Please select one session date to preregister. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/09
07/23

Tween Book & Film Discussion: "A Wrinkle in Time," by Madeleine L'Engle 

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

"A Wrinkle in Time." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (109 min.) Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s services desk.  Snacks provided. (2.5 hr.) PG

About this Series

"A Wrinkle in Time." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (109 min.) Pick up a copy of the book at the children’s services desk.  Snacks provided. (2.5 hr.) PG

07/23

CD Scratch Art

Gardens Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 3:00 pm

Create a scratch art mandala or a design of your own using recycled CDs. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a scratch art mandala or a design of your own using recycled CDs. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

07/23

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Main Library
Mon, Jul 23, 3:30 pm

Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can’t wait for you to read them a story.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 16, 3:30 pm
Fri, Jul 20, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can’t wait for you to read them a story.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

07/02
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07/16
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07/23

Harry Potter: Wizardry 101

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 4:00 pm

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 16, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/02
07/09
07/16
07/23

Musical Summer Showcase

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 6:00 pm

Show off any level of musical talent at our first ever, Summer Showcase. Preregister for a time slot, and then enjoy all the performances.  Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Show off any level of musical talent at our first ever, Summer Showcase. Preregister for a time slot, and then enjoy all the performances.  Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/23

Anime

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 6:30 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

07/23

Parachute Play & Learn

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 24, 9:30 am

Enjoy music and movement while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute.  Ages 2-4. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy music and movement while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute.  Ages 2-4. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

07/24

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 24, 10:00 am

Stories and creative activities for children. 7/03: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues I. 7/10: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues II. 7/17: Rock On I. 7/24: Rock On II. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jul 17, 10:00 am
Tue, Jul 17, 2:30 pm
Thu, Jul 19, 10:00 am
Thu, Jul 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. 7/03: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues I. 7/10: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues II. 7/17: Rock On I. 7/24: Rock On II. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/03
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07/17
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Art Fair

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

Discover your inner artist during an afternoon dedicated to your creative talent. Participate in a variety of projects, including a large group mural. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jul 24, 3:15 pm
About this Series

Discover your inner artist during an afternoon dedicated to your creative talent. Participate in a variety of projects, including a large group mural. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

07/24
07/24

Music Makers II

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

Enjoy different aspects of music as well as make some of your own. Come for a rhythmic good time and get ready to make some noise! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy different aspects of music as well as make some of your own. Come for a rhythmic good time and get ready to make some noise! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/24