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Children Activities & Events

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Tween Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 10, 3:30 pm

Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 26, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/10
09/26

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Sep 10, 4:00 pm

Join other chess enthusiasts and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Join other chess enthusiasts and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/10

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 10, 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, Sep 03, 4:30 pm
Tue, Sep 17, 4:30 pm
Tue, Sep 24, 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.

09/03
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09/24

Pajama Story Time

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Sep 10, 6:00 pm

Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Pajamas and stuffed animals encouraged! Ages 2-6. Space is limited. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Pajamas and stuffed animals encouraged! Ages 2-6. Space is limited. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

09/10

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 10:00 am

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 04, 10:00 am
Wed, Sep 18, 10:00 am
Wed, Sep 25, 10:00 am
About this Series

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) 

09/04
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09/25

Chapter Crafters

Acreage Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 3:00 pm

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

09/11

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 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.

09/11

Super Crafty!

Wellington Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 3:00 pm

Unleash your inner hero by creating Captain America's shield. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Unleash your inner hero by creating Captain America's shield. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/11

After School Fun!

Main Library
Wed, Sep 11, 3:30 pm

It's time for some FUN after school! Play games, make crafts, and dance in this interactive and varied weekly activity! Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Sep 04, 3:30 pm
Wed, Sep 18, 3:30 pm
Wed, Sep 25, 3:30 pm
About this Series

It's time for some FUN after school! Play games, make crafts, and dance in this interactive and varied weekly activity! Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/04
09/11
09/18
09/25

Make Your Own Lava Lamp

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 3:30 pm

We will be using science to make our own lava lamps. Ages 5-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

We will be using science to make our own lava lamps. Ages 5-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/11

STEAM Club: Apple

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 3:30 pm

Art and science of an apple. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Art and science of an apple. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/11

Fan Club: Marvel vs. DC

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Discuss your favorite comic book publisher with other fans. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Discuss your favorite comic book publisher with other fans. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/11

Neighborhood Heroes

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Honor and remember first responders with a story and cards to share with our own local heroes. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Honor and remember first responders with a story and cards to share with our own local heroes. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/11

Robot Obstacle Course With Spheros

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Future engineers required! Work together in a team to create an obstacle course then navigate your Sphero robot through it. No coding experience necessary. Ages 9 & up. Limit 22. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Future engineers required! Work together in a team to create an obstacle course then navigate your Sphero robot through it. No coding experience necessary. Ages 9 & up. Limit 22. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/11

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 12, 10:00 am
Happy School Year II!

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/05Happy School Year I!
09/12Happy School Year II!
09/19It's Party Time I!
09/26Party Time II!

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 12, 10:00 am

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Sep 05, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 19, 10:00 am
Thu, Sep 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

09/05
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09/19
09/26

Libratory STEAM

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Sep 12, 10:30 am

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/12

Geography Club: Massachusetts

Main Library
Thu, Sep 12, 3:00 pm

The next stop on our road trip around the U.S. is Massachusetts, the hub of American history! Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

The next stop on our road trip around the U.S. is Massachusetts, the hub of American history! Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/12

Magnetic Bookmark

Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 12, 3:00 pm

Mark your spot on the page with a bookmark that will not fall out. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Mark your spot on the page with a bookmark that will not fall out. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/12

LEGO® Bricks

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Sep 12, 4:00 pm
National Video Games Day.

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

About this Series

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

09/12National Video Games Day.

Sensory Sensations for Little Ones

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Sep 13, 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.

09/13

Drop-In Preschool Block Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Sep 13, 11:00 am

We're bringing out the LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks, wooden blocks, bristle blocks and more, just for you! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

We're bringing out the LEGO® and DUPLO® blocks, wooden blocks, bristle blocks and more, just for you! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

09/13

Wigglecise

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Sep 13, 11:00 am

Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/13

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Sep 13, 2:30 pm
"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

09/06"Kung Fu Panda 3." ©Universal Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 
09/13"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 
09/20"The Croods." ©Universal Pictures. (98 min.)  PG 
09/27"ParaNorman." ©Focus Features. (87 min.)  PG 

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Pirates

Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 13, 3:15 pm

Arrrgh, me mateys! We’ll be playing pirates with lessons on communication, listening, acceptance and teamwork. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Arrrgh, me mateys! We’ll be playing pirates with lessons on communication, listening, acceptance and teamwork. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/13

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 24, 4:30 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/14
09/24

Make a Hat Day!

Main Library
Sat, Sep 14, 10:00 am

As the old saying goes, "If you want to get noticed, then get a hat!" Create your very own funky head piece that'll be the talk of the town. Ages 5-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

As the old saying goes, "If you want to get noticed, then get a hat!" Create your very own funky head piece that'll be the talk of the town. Ages 5-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

09/14

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 10:30 am

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

About this Series

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

09/14

Saturday Morning Fun

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 10:30 am

Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

09/14

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Pirates

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 11:00 am

Arrrgh, me mateys! We’ll be playing pirates with lessons on communication, listening, acceptance and teamwork. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Arrrgh, me mateys! We’ll be playing pirates with lessons on communication, listening, acceptance and teamwork. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

09/14

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 11:00 am

Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/14

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 11:00 am
Happy School Year II!

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/07Happy School Year I!
09/14Happy School Year II!
09/21It's Party Time I!
09/28It's Party Time II!

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 07, 2:00 pm
Sat, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Sat, Sep 28, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 

09/07
09/14
09/21
09/28

Crafternoon

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 2:30 pm

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 28, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

09/14
09/28

Reading Buddies!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 2:30 pm

Young children practice their reading skills with trained teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 21, 2:30 pm
Sat, Sep 28, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Young children practice their reading skills with trained teen mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/14
09/21
09/28

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 14, 3:15 pm
Sábado, 14 de septiembre,  3:15 pm

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Edades 4-8. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) 

Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Sep 28, 3:15 pm | Sábado, 28 de septiembre,  3:15 pm
About this Series

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Edades 4-8. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) 

09/14
09/28
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) 
09/14
09/28

Sensory Friendly Browsing Hours

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Sep 15, 11:00 am

Special library hours designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children, teens and their families. Ages 0-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Special library hours designed to provide a quieter and calmer environment for special needs children, teens and their families. Ages 0-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/15

Sporty Stories

Wellington Branch
Sun, Sep 15, 3:00 pm

This sports-themed story time is all fun and games! Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

This sports-themed story time is all fun and games! Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/15

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Sep 09, 10:00 am
Mon, Sep 23, 10:00 am
Mon, Sep 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

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

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Sep 09, 2:00 pm
Mon, Sep 23, 2:00 pm
About this Series

Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

09/09
09/16
09/23

Animal Adventures: Florida Friends

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:00 pm

Discover Florida's wildlife, including how and where to find local animals! Learn to be a natural in nature and make your very own field guide. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover Florida's wildlife, including how and where to find local animals! Learn to be a natural in nature and make your very own field guide. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/16

National Play-Doh® Day

Gardens Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:15 pm

We’ll celebrate with hands-on Play-Doh® activities. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll celebrate with hands-on Play-Doh® activities. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/16

Beginner Golf for Children

West Boca Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 3:30 pm

Join us with the staff from Southwinds Golf Course for Golf 101. Try chipping and putting in a fun atmosphere with the course golf pro. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us with the staff from Southwinds Golf Course for Golf 101. Try chipping and putting in a fun atmosphere with the course golf pro. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

09/16

Fall Family Festival

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 16, 6:00 pm

Celebrate all things fall with your family and friends at our festival featuring fun crafts, activities, games and seasonal treats. Snacks provided. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate all things fall with your family and friends at our festival featuring fun crafts, activities, games and seasonal treats. Snacks provided. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/16

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 10:00 am
It's Party Time I!

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/10Happy School Year II!
09/17It's Party Time I!
09/24It's Party Time II!

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Sep 03, 3:00 pm
Tue, Sep 10, 3:00 pm
Tue, Sep 24, 3:00 pm
About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24

Marble Run

Wellington Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 3:00 pm

Engineer the best way from A to B with found materials. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Engineer the best way from A to B with found materials. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/17

Drop-In Coloring Club: Back to School

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:00 pm

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (45 min.) 

09/17

Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 4:00 pm

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Introduce your child to ways they can practice being mindful and explore self-expression through art. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/17

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Sep 17, 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, Sep 03, 4:30 pm
Tue, Sep 10, 4:30 pm
Tue, Sep 24, 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.

09/03
09/10
09/17
09/24