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Children Activities & Events

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Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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 29, 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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Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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 29, 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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Marble Run

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 3:00 pm

Design the tallest marble run you can with found materials. The sky's the limit! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Design the tallest marble run you can with found materials. The sky's the limit! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/22

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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 29, 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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Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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.

01/15
01/22

Art Lab: Playdough

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 4:00 pm

Squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Squish, knead, mold, paint and create! Dress to get messy. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

01/22

Rock Stars

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 4:00 pm

Paint rocks and then mix and match different heads and bodies.  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Paint rocks and then mix and match different heads and bodies.  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/22

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 22, 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 29, 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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Holocaust Remembrance Movie

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:00 pm

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Popcorn provided. Not rated.

About this Series

"Past Life." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (109 min.) Popcorn provided. Not rated.

01/23

Paint a Penguin

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 3:00 pm

Use your creativity to paint a cool and colorful friend! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Use your creativity to paint a cool and colorful friend! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/23

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 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 30, 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 23, 3:30 pm
Frozen.

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.

Create a Vision Board

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

We're setting our goals for the new year. Use our materials, or bring your own pictures. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

We're setting our goals for the new year. Use our materials, or bring your own pictures. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

01/23

LEGO® Bricks & More

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

01/23

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 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.

01/23

Family Night Out

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jan 23, 5:30 pm

"The Incredibles." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (115 min.) A craft will accompany the movie. Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"The Incredibles." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (115 min.) A craft will accompany the movie. Snacks provided. All ages. Space is limited. Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.PG

01/23

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Peace Week.

Music, movement, a simple story and craft for children and their parents! (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music, movement, a simple story and craft for children and their parents! (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

01/03It's a NEW Year!
01/10Snow Days I!
01/17Snow Days II!
01/24Peace Week.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 2:30 pm

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) 

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Readers Are Leaders!: Setting Goals

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00 pm
"Tía Isa Wants a Car", by Meg Medina.

Parents and kids, discuss stories with positive values and life lessons. Then participate in games and activities that let kids practice that life skill. Snacks provided. Ages 5-7. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Parents and kids, discuss stories with positive values and life lessons. Then participate in games and activities that let kids practice that life skill. Snacks provided. Ages 5-7. (60 min.) 

01/24"Tía Isa Wants a Car", by Meg Medina.

Wet Felting

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:00 pm

Find out what you can make when wool and water combine. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Find out what you can make when wool and water combine. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/24

Tech Time: Ozobot®

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 3:30 pm

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 8 & up. Limit 18. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 8 & up. Limit 18. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

01/24

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 4:00 pm

Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

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Reading Buddies

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 4:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

01/10
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Sand Art

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 4:00 pm

Brighten your day by making colorful sand art pictures. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Brighten your day by making colorful sand art pictures. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

01/24

Kids Code

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 5:00 pm

Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming by building and running a computer program using Scratch®, developed by MIT. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming by building and running a computer program using Scratch®, developed by MIT. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/24

Pajama Story Time

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 24, 6:00 pm

Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Ages 3-7. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Ages 3-7. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

01/10
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Toddler Read & Play

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 10:15 am

Start with stories and songs; then take a break and come back and play! Ages 2-3. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Start with stories and songs; then take a break and come back and play! Ages 2-3. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

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Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 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.

01/25

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 12:00 pm

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

Tue, Jan 29, 11:30 am
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
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Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 2:30 pm
"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

01/11"My Little Pony: The Movie." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (99 min.)  PG 
01/18"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." ©Warner Bros. (92 min.)  PG 
01/25"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 3:00 pm

Make a fun, exciting craft and a new friend at this family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Make a fun, exciting craft and a new friend at this family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

01/25

"Minecraft" Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 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.

01/25

Get Writing! Creative Writing Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 4:00 pm

Do you like to write original stories or poetry? Get writing tips and ideas that may just inspire you to write the next greatest novel! Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you like to write original stories or poetry? Get writing tips and ideas that may just inspire you to write the next greatest novel! Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/25

Kids Unplugged

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jan 25, 4:00 pm

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without staring at a screen! Meet friends and play board games. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without staring at a screen! Meet friends and play board games. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/25

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

01/02
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Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

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Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 11:00 am

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

01/26

LEGO® Bricks

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 2:30 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

01/26

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/26

LEGO® Bricks

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 26, 3:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

01/26

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 1:00 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.

01/27

Disney Trivia

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jan 27, 3:00 pm

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of three-five friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of three-five friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

01/27

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

01/14
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Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 2:30 pm

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

About this Series

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

01/14
01/28

Bingo Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 3:00 pm

Synonyms, homophones, grammar, math bingo and more. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Synonyms, homophones, grammar, math bingo and more. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) 

01/28

Keep Calm & Color: Winter Wonderland

Gardens Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

01/28

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 3:30 pm

Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

01/28

Spanish Club for Niños!

¡el Club de Español a los niños!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 3:30 pm
Lunes, 28 de enero,  3:30 pm

Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters, Spanish Club engages children for a memorable and enjoyable time. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Edades 6 en adelante. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Lleno de canciones, rimas, bromas y trabalenguas, el Club de Español atrae a los niños para pasar un rato memorable y agradable. Para cualquier nivel de español, principiantes o nativos. Edades 6 en adelante. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters, Spanish Club engages children for a memorable and enjoyable time. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Edades 6 en adelante. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

01/28
Lleno de canciones, rimas, bromas y trabalenguas, el Club de Español atrae a los niños para pasar un rato memorable y agradable. Para cualquier nivel de español, principiantes o nativos. Edades 6 en adelante. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
01/28

Can You See My Shadow?

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow and predicts how much longer winter will last. Learn about shadows and read stories about groundhogs. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow and predicts how much longer winter will last. Learn about shadows and read stories about groundhogs. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) 

01/28

Cookie Book Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jan 28, 4:00 pm

Grab a copy of the book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Melt Down," by Jeff Kinney. Read it. Eat cookies and share your thoughts. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Grab a copy of the book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Melt Down," by Jeff Kinney. Read it. Eat cookies and share your thoughts. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

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