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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

Children Activities & Events

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 11/17/2018
E.g., 11/17/2018

Beading Bonanza

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 3:30 pm

Make jewelry from our huge collection of cool beads. Create something for yourself or something to give as a gift. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Make jewelry from our huge collection of cool beads. Create something for yourself or something to give as a gift. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 

11/27

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 3:30 pm

Learn about free online tutoring available through the library; feel free to come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Learn about free online tutoring available through the library; feel free to come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

11/13
11/27

Families Reading Together: "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn 

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 6:00 pm

This annual event focuses on the importance of sharing books with children and encouraging them to read on their own. All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

This annual event focuses on the importance of sharing books with children and encouraging them to read on their own. All ages. (45 min.) 

11/13
11/27

Families Reading Together Pajama Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Nov 27, 6:30 pm

Wear your pajamas and listen to "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn. We will feast on more yummy books, music and crafts as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Wear your pajamas and listen to "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn. We will feast on more yummy books, music and crafts as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

11/27

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 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.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Nov 17, 11:15 am
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.) 

11/17
11/28

Baby Sensory Playtime

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 11:00 am

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities.  Ages 0-12. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities.  Ages 0-12. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/28

Young and Restless Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 11:00 am

Enjoy stories and songs just for little ones. Ages 9-23 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy stories and songs just for little ones. Ages 9-23 mos. (30 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/28

Fall Forest Stories

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 11:15 am

Enjoy autumn with bears, raccoons, foxes and more! Sing songs, listen to stories and make a craft! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy autumn with bears, raccoons, foxes and more! Sing songs, listen to stories and make a craft! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) 

11/28

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 11:30 am

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

11/07
11/28

CD Spinning Top

Wellington Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 3:00 pm

Come to decorate your own CD spinning top and stay to play! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Come to decorate your own CD spinning top and stay to play! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

11/28

After-School Math Club

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Snacks provided. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Snacks provided. Grades 3-5. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/14
11/28

Suzy Hammer Presents Pumpkin Patty

West Boca Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 3:30 pm

Celebrate Families Reading Together and good nutrition with Pumpkin Patty. This charming show is filled with fall tales, magic, comedy, and lots of pumpkins! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate Families Reading Together and good nutrition with Pumpkin Patty. This charming show is filled with fall tales, magic, comedy, and lots of pumpkins! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

11/28

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Nov 28, 4:00 pm

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/03
11/17
11/14
11/28

Story Yoga

Wellington Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 10:15 am

Bring a mat or towel for your child to practice yoga poses as we read a story. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Fri, Nov 30, 10:15 am
About this Series

Bring a mat or towel for your child to practice yoga poses as we read a story. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

11/29
11/30

Toddler Sensory Stations

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 11:00 am

Toddlers will rotate through a variety of stations, all to stimulate their senses and encourage them to explore. Ages 1-2. Limit 25. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Toddlers will rotate through a variety of stations, all to stimulate their senses and encourage them to explore. Ages 1-2. Limit 25. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/29

Too Good: Managing Emotions

Gardens Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 3:00 pm

We'll learn ways to handle stress. Session three of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-13. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We'll learn ways to handle stress. Session three of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-13. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/29

"Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids," by Carol McCloud

West Boca Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 3:30 pm

Learn how to become a bucket filler by showing kindness, appreciation, and love. Decorate your own miniature bucket. Grades K-3. Limit 17. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Learn how to become a bucket filler by showing kindness, appreciation, and love. Decorate your own miniature bucket. Grades K-3. Limit 17. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

11/29

STEAM Make & Discover

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 3:30 pm

Create, play and learn. We'll experiment with ice pop sticks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create, play and learn. We'll experiment with ice pop sticks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/29

Cookie Book Club

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 4:00 pm

Grab a copy of the book, "Rickshaw Girl," by Mitali Perkins. 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, "Rickshaw Girl," by Mitali Perkins. Read it. Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

11/29

Introduction to Braille

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 4:00 pm

Discover reading and writing Braille as we learn about this written language. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover reading and writing Braille as we learn about this written language. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/29

LEGO® Bricks

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 4:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

11/08
11/29

Suzy Hammer Presents Pumpkin Patty

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 4:00 pm

Celebrate Families Reading Together and good nutrition with Pumpkin Patty. This charming show is filled with fall tales, magic, comedy, and lots of pumpkins! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate Families Reading Together and good nutrition with Pumpkin Patty. This charming show is filled with fall tales, magic, comedy, and lots of pumpkins! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

11/29

Craft Night

Acreage Branch
Thu, Nov 29, 7:00 pm

Try out a few fun crafts at this relaxed event. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Try out a few fun crafts at this relaxed event. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

11/29

Story Yoga

Wellington Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 10:15 am

Bring a mat or towel for your child to practice yoga poses as we read a story. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Nov 29, 10:15 am
About this Series

Bring a mat or towel for your child to practice yoga poses as we read a story. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

11/29
11/30

Teddy Bear Dance Time

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 10:15 am

It's teddy time! We'll have stories, songs and crafts all about our cuddly friends. Please bring a small stuffed animal to use as your dance partner. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

It's teddy time! We'll have stories, songs and crafts all about our cuddly friends. Please bring a small stuffed animal to use as your dance partner. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/30

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 10:30 am

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.

11/30

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 2:30 pm
"The Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

11/09"The Lego Ninjago Movie." ©Warner Bros. (90 min.)  PG 
11/16"Jumanji." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (105 min.)  PG 
11/30"The Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.)  PG 

Tech Time: Sphero

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 3:00 pm

Use our iPads to navigate a series of challenges with our new tech toy - Sphero! Create code and make it move, make noises and more!  Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Use our iPads to navigate a series of challenges with our new tech toy - Sphero! Create code and make it move, make noises and more!  Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/30

"Minecraft" Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 3:30 pm

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/30

Coding With Tech Toys: Circuits Snap Circuits® Arcade

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 4:00 pm

Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Ages 8-11. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Ages 8-11. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/30

Slime Time!

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Nov 30, 4:00 pm

Using science, we’ll make different types of slime and vote for your favorite. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Using science, we’ll make different types of slime and vote for your favorite. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/30