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From Book to Movie: "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," by John Bellairs  

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section and online (e-book). Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section and online (e-book). Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

01/28

Tech Time: Sphero

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Use our iPads or your own device to program our new tech toy - Sphero! Create code to make it move, make different sounds and more! Another great STEM activity! Ages 8 & up. Limit 10. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Use our iPads or your own device to program our new tech toy - Sphero! Create code to make it move, make different sounds and more! Another great STEM activity! Ages 8 & up. Limit 10. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/28

Toddler Art Time

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 5:00 pm

Art class for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Art class for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/14
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Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 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.) 

01/28

Make Reading a New Year’s Resolution!

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00 am

Book recommendations and tips to locate the best books for Black History Month presentations, science fair projects, and more. Every hour from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Book recommendations and tips to locate the best books for Black History Month presentations, science fair projects, and more. Every hour from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

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Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 10:00 am
Inspire Your Heart With Art!

Music, movement, fingerplays, simple stories and crafts for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music, movement, fingerplays, simple stories and crafts for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/08Snow Days I!
01/15Snow Days II!
01/29Inspire Your Heart With Art!

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 10:15 am

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

01/12
01/29

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 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, Jan 22, 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.

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 11:30 am

Learn about the free services that are available for new mothers and their children. Refreshments provided. All ages. (15 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Fri, Jan 25, 12:00 pm
About this Series

Learn about the free services that are available for new mothers and their children. Refreshments provided. All ages. (15 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/25
01/29

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 22, 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. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

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LEGO® Bricks

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

Learn about bridges around the country. Can you create a bridge to get to the other side? Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about bridges around the country. Can you create a bridge to get to the other side? Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

01/29

Wooden Figures

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 3:00 pm

Make these simple wooden figures your own! Use an array of materials to decorate and personalize your peg doll. Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make these simple wooden figures your own! Use an array of materials to decorate and personalize your peg doll. Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/29

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Jan 22, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

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01/22
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Chess Club for Beginners

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/29

It’s Doodle Time

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 4:00 pm

Greg and Stick Dog aren’t the only kids who can have their own doodle-fiction stories. You can too! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Greg and Stick Dog aren’t the only kids who can have their own doodle-fiction stories. You can too! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/29

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 4:00 pm

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

01/29

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 29, 4:30 pm

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, Jan 22, 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.

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STEAM Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 3:00 pm

Use your science and engineering skills to design the tallest tower possible using only household items. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Use your science and engineering skills to design the tallest tower possible using only household items. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

01/30

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 3:30 pm

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) 

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STEAM Club: Winter Wonders

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 3:30 pm
Snow Storm Jars.

Four weeks. Four projects. All about snow and ice. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All about snow and ice. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

01/09Magic Snow.
01/16Polar Flubber Blubber.
01/23Frozen.
01/30Snow Storm Jars.

Play With Paint

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 4:00 pm

Explore with watercolor and stencils. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Explore with watercolor and stencils. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

01/30

Snowman Bingo

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 4:30 pm

Play the classic game with a wintry twist! Chocolate bingo markers and books for prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Play the classic game with a wintry twist! Chocolate bingo markers and books for prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/30

Inspire Your Heart With Art: Community Clay Project

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 5:00 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint clay tiles with guest artist Cate Marvez. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint clay tiles with guest artist Cate Marvez. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/30

Pajama Story Time!

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jan 30, 5:00 pm

Put on your comfy pajamas and fuzzy slippers, and join us for story time! We'll read stories, sing songs and do a fun craft together. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Put on your comfy pajamas and fuzzy slippers, and join us for story time! We'll read stories, sing songs and do a fun craft together. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) 

01/30

Inspire Your Heart With Art

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 9:00 am

Get your creative juices flowing! Inspire your heart with art through finger painting, coloring pages for all ages, crafts for kids, and origami. All ages. (8 hr.) 

About this Series

Get your creative juices flowing! Inspire your heart with art through finger painting, coloring pages for all ages, crafts for kids, and origami. All ages. (8 hr.) 

01/31

Backwards Day

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 3:00 pm

Celebrate "Backwards Day" by creating eraser art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate "Backwards Day" by creating eraser art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/31

Family Movie

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 3:30 pm

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls." ©Universal Pictures. (104 min.) Snacks provided. All ages. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls." ©Universal Pictures. (104 min.) Snacks provided. All ages. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG

01/31

"Minecraft" Mania

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 4:00 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. (45 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. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/31

Club Read Presents: Dog Man 6

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 31, 4:00 pm

Discuss the latest addition to the Dog Man series with other fans and create a craft! Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Discuss the latest addition to the Dog Man series with other fans and create a craft! Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/31

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Feb 01, 2:30 pm
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

02/01"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.)  PG 
02/22"The BFG." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (117 min.)  PG 

LEGO® Bricks

Acreage Branch
Fri, Feb 01, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (90 min.) 

02/01

Groundhog Day

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 10:00 am

Celebrate this unique holiday with crafts, stories and songs. Ages 3-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate this unique holiday with crafts, stories and songs. Ages 3-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

02/02

Wake Up, Groundhog!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 10:00 am

Up north, people want to know when winter will end. They turn to a little critter to predict the end. Learn a little about groundhogs and make a craft. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Up north, people want to know when winter will end. They turn to a little critter to predict the end. Learn a little about groundhogs and make a craft. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

02/02

Saturday Morning Fun

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 11:00 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.

02/02

Super Saturday Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 11:00 am
Inspire Your Heart With Art!

Children and their parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

02/02Inspire Your Heart With Art!
02/09Celebrate Love & Friendship I.
02/16Celebrate Love & Friendship II.
02/23Kindness Matters I.

What’s All That Jazz About? With Shenole Latimer

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 11:00 am

Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer leads young audiences through a highly interactive and entertaining presentation that will introduce them to the colorful and expressive American music known as jazz. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer leads young audiences through a highly interactive and entertaining presentation that will introduce them to the colorful and expressive American music known as jazz. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

02/02

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 16, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

02/02
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Fun With Coding

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:30 pm

Learn to code with Coder Dojo mentors! 15 laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to code with Coder Dojo mentors! 15 laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

02/02

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Feb 16, 2:30 pm
About this Series

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

02/02
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Chinese New Year

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 3:00 pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

02/02

Loco for Cocoa

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Feb 02, 3:00 pm

Celebrate all things chocolate with games and activities, including Oreo stacking, “Name that Candy Bar” contest and a chocolate cupcake decorating challenge. Ages 10-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate all things chocolate with games and activities, including Oreo stacking, “Name that Candy Bar” contest and a chocolate cupcake decorating challenge. Ages 10-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

02/02

National Kite Day

Gardens Branch
Sun, Feb 03, 1:00 pm

Make a simple kite and get ready to fly! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Make a simple kite and get ready to fly! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

02/03

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 2:30 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

02/04

Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 3:00 pm

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

02/04

Chinese New Year

West Boca Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 3:30 pm

Learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft.  Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft.  Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

02/04

Mardi Gras Fun!

Main Library
Mon, Feb 04, 3:30 pm

Laissez le bon temps roulez? Create a mask and join the parade as we kick off Mardi Gras in style! Ages 5-7. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Laissez le bon temps roulez? Create a mask and join the parade as we kick off Mardi Gras in style! Ages 5-7. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/04

Ozobot® Madness

Acreage Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 3:30 pm

Gain skills in logic and computer programming with these fun and adorable robots. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Gain skills in logic and computer programming with these fun and adorable robots. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

02/04

Weather Wonders: Winter Wonder or Scary Snow Survival?

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 3:30 pm

Discover the science of snow and how planning can help you survive and thrive in cold climes. Ages 7-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover the science of snow and how planning can help you survive and thrive in cold climes. Ages 7-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

02/04

Bulletin Board

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Feb 04, 4:00 pm

Join us in creating a bulletin board of impactful African-Americans and peoples of African descent. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Join us in creating a bulletin board of impactful African-Americans and peoples of African descent. Snacks provided. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) 

02/04

Valentines for Veterans

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Feb 05, 9:30 am

Show your creativity and support by making a card for a local veteran! Cards will be distributed at Jupiter Vet Center in time for Valentine's Day. All ages. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Feb 06, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Show your creativity and support by making a card for a local veteran! Cards will be distributed at Jupiter Vet Center in time for Valentine's Day. All ages. (90 min.) 

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