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Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Apr 04, 10:00 am
Sea Creatures II.

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

About this Series

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

04/04Sea Creatures II.
04/11For the Love of Poetry I!
04/18For the Love of Poetry II!
04/25Love Your Mother (Earth) I.

Palm Beach Opera

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Apr 04, 11:00 am

Become a part of the opera story! Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong storytelling experience for younger audiences.  Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Become a part of the opera story! Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong storytelling experience for younger audiences.  Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

04/04

Tween Advisory Club

Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 04, 2:30 pm

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want. Ages 8-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want. Ages 8-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

04/04

Money Smart: Piggy Bank Adventures

Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 04, 4:00 pm

Learn and “earn” some money smart tips. We’ll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate your very own piggy bank. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn and “earn” some money smart tips. We’ll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate your very own piggy bank. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

04/04

Sensory Sensations for Little Ones

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Apr 05, 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.

04/05

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Apr 05, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

04/05

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Apr 05, 2:30 pm
"The LEGO Batman Movie ." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

04/05"The LEGO Batman Movie ." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.)  PG 
04/12"A Goofy Movie." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (78 min.)  G 
04/26"Ralph Breaks the Internet." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (112 min.)  PG 

LEGO® Bricks

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Apr 05, 3:15 pm

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

About this Series

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

04/05

Butterfly Life Cycle

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Apr 05, 3:30 pm

Discover the life-cycle of a butterfly. Explore the process of metamorphosis through games and crafts. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover the life-cycle of a butterfly. Explore the process of metamorphosis through games and crafts. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

04/05

Save Your Pennies!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Apr 05, 4:00 pm

Become a “money smart” kid and learn how to save for things you really want to buy. Make your very own piggy bank!  Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Become a “money smart” kid and learn how to save for things you really want to buy. Make your very own piggy bank!  Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

04/05

Let's Celebrate Earth!

Main Library
Sat, Apr 06, 11:00 am

The earth is our home. Let's help make it a better place one plant at a time. Ages 5-7. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

The earth is our home. Let's help make it a better place one plant at a time. Ages 5-7. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

04/06

Parachute Play

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 06, 11:00 am

Enjoy music and movement while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute. Ages 5-8. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy music and movement while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute. Ages 5-8. Limit 25. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

04/06

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Apr 06, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

04/06 (2.5 hr.) 
04/10Introductory Adventure: Magic School Mishap! (3 hr.) 
04/27 (2.5 hr.) 

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 06, 2:30 pm

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Apr 13, 2:30 pm
Sat, Apr 27, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (45 min.) 

04/06
04/13
04/27

National Library Week: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, Apr 07 (All day)

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 08 (All day)
Tue, Apr 09 (All day)
Wed, Apr 10 (All day)
Thu, Apr 11 (All day)
Fri, Apr 12 (All day)
Sat, Apr 13 (All day)
About this Series

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10
04/11
04/12
04/13

Library Time for Children With Special Needs

Gardens Branch
Sun, Apr 07, 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.

04/07

Chess Buffs

Gardens Branch
Sun, Apr 07, 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.

04/07

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Apr 07, 2:30 pm
(1 hr.) 

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-9. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-9. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

04/07 (1 hr.) 
04/13 (1 hr.) 
04/27 (1 hr.) 
04/28 (2 hr.) 

National Library Week: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 08 (All day)

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

More Dates for This Activity

Sun, Apr 07 (All day)
Tue, Apr 09 (All day)
Wed, Apr 10 (All day)
Thu, Apr 11 (All day)
Fri, Apr 12 (All day)
Sat, Apr 13 (All day)
About this Series

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10
04/11
04/12
04/13

National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 10:15 am

Learn about what your library has to offer and participate in a special musical book circle. Elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 08, 3:15 pm
About this Series

Learn about what your library has to offer and participate in a special musical book circle. Elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

04/08
04/08

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 15, 2:00 pm
Mon, Apr 22, 2:00 pm
Mon, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

04/08
04/15
04/22
04/29

National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 3:15 pm

Learn about what your library has to offer and participate in a special musical book circle. Elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 08, 10:15 am
About this Series

Learn about what your library has to offer and participate in a special musical book circle. Elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

04/08
04/08

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 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.) 

04/08

National Library Week Read-In: April 8-11

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 3:30 pm

A librarian will be reading aloud from old, new and award-winning books for you to listen to and enjoy - along with a prize! All ages. (30 min.) 

About this Series

A librarian will be reading aloud from old, new and award-winning books for you to listen to and enjoy - along with a prize! All ages. (30 min.) 

04/08

Playdough Club

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 3:30 pm

Squish, knead, mold and create! Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Squish, knead, mold and create! Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

04/08

Cookie Book Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 4:00 pm

In celebration of Drop Everything and Read and Children's Book Day, grab a copy of the book, "New Kid," by Jerry Craft. Read it. Come share your thoughts. Refreshments provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 01, 4:00 pm
Mon, Apr 15, 4:00 pm
About this Series

In celebration of Drop Everything and Read and Children's Book Day, grab a copy of the book, "New Kid," by Jerry Craft. Read it. Come share your thoughts. Refreshments provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

04/01
04/08
04/15

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 08, 6:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) 

04/08

National Library Week: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 09 (All day)

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

More Dates for This Activity

Sun, Apr 07 (All day)
Mon, Apr 08 (All day)
Wed, Apr 10 (All day)
Thu, Apr 11 (All day)
Fri, Apr 12 (All day)
Sat, Apr 13 (All day)
About this Series

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10
04/11
04/12
04/13

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Apr 09, 10:00 am
For the Love of Poetry I!

Children and their parents are invited for music, fingerplays, simple stories and crafts! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited for music, fingerplays, simple stories and crafts! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

04/02Sea Creatures II.
04/09For the Love of Poetry I!
04/16For the Love of Poetry II!
04/23Love Your Mother (Earth) I.

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 09, 11:00 am

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00 am
Tue, Apr 23, 11:00 am
Tue, Apr 30, 11:00 am
About this Series

Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

04/09
04/16
04/23
04/30

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Apr 09, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

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

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

04/02
04/09
04/23
04/30

Glowing Fireflies

Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 09, 3:00 pm

Create a colorful firefly that truly glows! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Create a colorful firefly that truly glows! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

04/09

A Visit From Daggerwing Nature Center

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

Meet frogs and toads and learn about their habitats. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet frogs and toads and learn about their habitats. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

04/09

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Main Library
Tue, Apr 09, 3:30 pm
Flying Marshmallows.

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

04/02Crazy Card Club.
04/09Flying Marshmallows.
04/16Let's Get LOUD.
04/23Toilet Paper Olympics.

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

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

Learn about our free online tutoring available; feel free to bring your homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

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

Learn about our free online tutoring available; feel free to bring your homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

04/02
04/09
04/30

Palm Beach Opera Story Time

Main Library
Tue, Apr 09, 3:30 pm

The Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong storytelling experience for all! Famous tales are brought to life in this interactive and memorable story time. All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

The Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong storytelling experience for all! Famous tales are brought to life in this interactive and memorable story time. All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

04/09

Tech Time: Snap Circuits®

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

Learn about electricity by creating your own circuits to turn on a fan, make a buzzing noise and more! Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. 

About this Series

Learn about electricity by creating your own circuits to turn on a fan, make a buzzing noise and more! Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. 

04/09

Drop-In Coloring Club: Showers & Flowers

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 09, 4:00 pm

Come to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Come to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.) 

04/09

Cuddle-Up Story Time: It's National Library Week!

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Apr 09, 6:30 pm

Enjoy stories and rhymes, along with silly songs about books. Don’t forget your PJs. Stuffed animals are always welcome. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy stories and rhymes, along with silly songs about books. Don’t forget your PJs. Stuffed animals are always welcome. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

04/09

National Library Week: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 10 (All day)

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

More Dates for This Activity

Sun, Apr 07 (All day)
Mon, Apr 08 (All day)
Tue, Apr 09 (All day)
Thu, Apr 11 (All day)
Fri, Apr 12 (All day)
Sat, Apr 13 (All day)
About this Series

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10
04/11
04/12
04/13

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

04/10

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 3:00 pm

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.

04/10

Mighty Girls: A Celebration of Strong Women

Main Library
Wed, Apr 10, 3:00 pm

Boys and girls are invited to this empowering event meant to celebrate all the amazing women in our lives. Inspiring crafts and games provided. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Boys and girls are invited to this empowering event meant to celebrate all the amazing women in our lives. Inspiring crafts and games provided. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

04/10

Who’s That Pokémon?

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 3:15 pm

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

About this Series

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

04/10

Chess Club

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

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

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

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

04/03
04/10
04/17
04/24

STEAM: Chapter by Chapter

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 3:30 pm

Each week we will read and discuss excerpts from "Garbage Island," by Fred Koehler followed by a STEAM activity inspired by the characters' exploits. Ages 7-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Apr 17, 3:30 pm
Wed, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week we will read and discuss excerpts from "Garbage Island," by Fred Koehler followed by a STEAM activity inspired by the characters' exploits. Ages 7-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

04/10
04/17
04/24

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 4:00 pm

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Apr 27, 10:00 am
About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

04/10
04/27

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 5:30 pm
Introductory Adventure: Magic School Mishap! (3 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

04/06 (2.5 hr.) 
04/10Introductory Adventure: Magic School Mishap! (3 hr.) 
04/27 (2.5 hr.) 

Paint a Poem!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Apr 10, 5:30 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to illustrate a favorite poem! Poems will be read to spark ideas for paintings and we'd love to know your favorite poet! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to illustrate a favorite poem! Poems will be read to spark ideas for paintings and we'd love to know your favorite poet! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

04/10

National Library Week: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Apr 11 (All day)

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

More Dates for This Activity

Sun, Apr 07 (All day)
Mon, Apr 08 (All day)
Tue, Apr 09 (All day)
Wed, Apr 10 (All day)
Fri, Apr 12 (All day)
Sat, Apr 13 (All day)
About this Series

Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.

04/07
04/08
04/09
04/10
04/11
04/12
04/13