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After-School Math Club

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 10, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 10, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24

STEM Club: Halloween

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 3:30 pm
Magic Potions Density Tower. 

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/03Magic Potions Density Tower. 
10/10Candy Pumpkin Structures. 
10/17Skeleton Anatomy. 
10/24Slimey Brain Surgery. 

Life Skills for Success

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 4:00 pm

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 10, 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24

Video Game Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 4:30 pm

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

10/03

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 4:45 pm

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications available at the children's services desk. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Oct 31. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 10, 4:45 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 4:45 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 4:45 pm
About this Series

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications available at the children's services desk. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Oct 31. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24

Boogie Woogie Time

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00 am
In Praise of Autumn I. 

Children and their parents are invited for music, movement and creative activities. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited for music, movement and creative activities. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/04In Praise of Autumn I. 
10/18Everything Pumpkin I. 
10/25Everything Pumpkin II. 

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/04

Too Good

Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 04, 2:30 pm
Conflict Resolution. 

Join Dr. Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Join Dr. Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/04Conflict Resolution. 
10/11Drug Awareness. 

Hooray for Hats!

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 10:15 am

Celebrate our favorite piece of outerwear with stories and songs, and make a stylish creation for your head. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate our favorite piece of outerwear with stories and songs, and make a stylish creation for your head. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/05

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 11:00 am

Make new friends while playing with a variety of toys, books and games while learning early literacy skills. Ages 1-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Make new friends while playing with a variety of toys, books and games while learning early literacy skills. Ages 1-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/05

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 2:30 pm

"Early Man." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (89 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. PG

About this Series

"Early Man." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (89 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. PG

10/05

Too Good: Decision Making

Gardens Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 3:15 pm

Learn decision-making skills to make safe and healthy choices. Session two of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn decision-making skills to make safe and healthy choices. Session two of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/05

After-School Gaming

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 3:30 pm

Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/05

Family Flick Friday

Acreage Branch
Fri, Oct 05, 3:30 pm

"Coco." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (109 min.) Make a colorful family tree. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

About this Series

"Coco." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (109 min.) Make a colorful family tree. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

10/05

Art Lab: Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 10:15 am

Squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) 

10/06

Cuéntame un cuento/Tell Me a Story With Carrie Sue Ayvar

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 11:00 am

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Flowing seamlessly between Spanish and English, Carrie Sue Ayvar chooses from her large repertoire of personal and traditional tales to connect people, languages and cultures. The journey begins with the simple phrase, "Había una vez/Once upon a time.” All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

10/06

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 11:00 am
In Praise of Autumn I. 

Young children and their parents are invited to share music, stories and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Young children and their parents are invited to share music, stories and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/06In Praise of Autumn I. 
10/13In Praise of Autumn II. 
10/20Everything Pumpkin I! 

Reading Buddies

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 12:00 pm

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 20, 12:00 pm
About this Series

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/06
10/20

Who’s That Pokémon?

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00 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) 996-3453 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) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/06

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, while battling evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 13, 2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
Sat, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, while battling evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

10/06
10/13
10/20
10/27

Moon Sand

Wellington Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00 pm

Create your own batch of moon sand and stay for open-ended play. Dress for a mess. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Create your own batch of moon sand and stay for open-ended play. Dress for a mess. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/06

Reading Buddies

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00 pm

Children in grades K-5 are invited to practice their reading skills with our teen mentors, in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades k-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Oct 13, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Children in grades K-5 are invited to practice their reading skills with our teen mentors, in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades k-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/06
10/13

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 06, 3:00 pm

"Spooky Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (88 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.G

About this Series

"Spooky Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (88 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.G

10/06

Colorful Craft From Panama

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 07, 1:00 pm

Design a bright, animal mola art piece based on the traditional fabric creations of the Kuna Indians from Panama. Grades 4 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Design a bright, animal mola art piece based on the traditional fabric creations of the Kuna Indians from Panama. Grades 4 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/07

Beary Good Stories

Wellington Branch
Sun, Oct 07, 3:00 pm

Enjoy fun stories, songs and a craft.  Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy fun stories, songs and a craft.  Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/07

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 4:30 am

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 4:30 pm Cancelled
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who 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

Tue, Oct 02, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Board Game Bonanza

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:00 pm

Play Wii U and board games with your friends.  Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Play Wii U and board games with your friends.  Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

10/09

A Visit From Daggerwing Nature Center

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

Meet an owl and learn about its habitats. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet an owl and learn about its habitats. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/09

Are You Curious? George Usually Is.

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

We’ll read a story or two about our favorite monkey, Curious George, and watch a short movie. Make a themed craft. Ages 3-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll read a story or two about our favorite monkey, Curious George, and watch a short movie. Make a themed craft. Ages 3-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/09

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/02
10/09

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm

Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/09

Success Starts Here

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 09, 4:00 pm

Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 02, 4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23

Tween Advisory Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 2:30 pm

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want.  Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 03, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want.  Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

10/03
10/10

STEM Club: Plastic Egg Parachutes

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 3:00 pm

Be an innovator and construct a parachute for your plastic egg's safe landing! Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Be an innovator and construct a parachute for your plastic egg's safe landing! Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/10

After-School Math Club

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 03, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 31, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 03, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24

STEM Club: Halloween

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 3:30 pm
Candy Pumpkin Structures. 

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/03Magic Potions Density Tower. 
10/10Candy Pumpkin Structures. 
10/17Skeleton Anatomy. 
10/24Slimey Brain Surgery. 

Fascinating Fossils

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 4:00 pm

Learn about the prehistoric predators on National Fossil Day and create your own. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the prehistoric predators on National Fossil Day and create your own. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/10

Life Skills for Success

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 4:00 pm

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 03, 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 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.

10/10

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 4:45 pm

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications available at the children's services desk. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Oct 31. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 03, 4:45 pm
Wed, Oct 17, 4:45 pm
Wed, Oct 24, 4:45 pm
About this Series

Children work with a teen to improve their reading skills. Applications available at the children's services desk. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Oct 31. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/03
10/10
10/17
10/24

Let's Play: Gaming

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 10, 6:30 pm

It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

It's time for friends, snacks, PS4 multiplayer games, and unusual new card and board games. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

10/10

Fire Safety Month

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00 am

Learn about fire safety and see a PBC Fire Rescue truck, if there is no emergency. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about fire safety and see a PBC Fire Rescue truck, if there is no emergency. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/11

Too Good

Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 2:30 pm
Drug Awareness. 

Join Dr. Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Join Dr. Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/04Conflict Resolution. 
10/11Drug Awareness. 

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 3:00 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Oct 18, 3:00 pm
Thu, Oct 25, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

10/11
10/18
10/25

Coding With Tech Toys: Circuits Snap Circuits® Arcade

West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 3:30 pm

Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap.  Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap.  Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

10/11

LEGO® Bricks

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 11, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Oct 25, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/11
10/25