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Children Activities & Events

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 03/25/2019
E.g., 03/25/2019

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Mar 25, 10:00 am

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

About this Series

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

03/04
03/11
03/18
03/25

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Mon, Mar 25, 2:00 pm

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

03/20
03/21
03/25

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Mar 25, 2:30 pm

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

03/11
03/25

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Mon, Mar 25, 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.) 

03/25

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Mar 25, 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.) 

03/25

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 10:00 am
Sea Creatures!

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

03/05Live Is a Beach I.
03/12Life Is a Beach II.
03/26Sea Creatures!

Messy Science

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 2:45 pm

Explore a different science subject each week. Dress for a mess! Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore a different science subject each week. Dress for a mess! Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

03/05
03/12
03/19
03/26

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 3:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

03/05
03/12
03/26

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Main Library
Tue, Mar 26, 3:00 pm
Time of Your Life.

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades 3-5. Limit 12. 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. Limit 12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

03/05Glow in the Dark Geometry.
03/12Bouncy Dice Explosion.
03/19Spy Training.
03/26Time of Your Life.

STEAM Club: Flying Objects

Wellington Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 3:00 pm

Use everyday materials to create a flying object, then see how far it flies. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Use everyday materials to create a flying object, then see how far it flies. Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

03/26

Cool Collages

West Boca Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30 pm

Learn about and then make our own using a variety of materials. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about and then make our own using a variety of materials. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

03/26

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 3:30 pm

Learn about free online and come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

About this Series

Learn about free online and come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

03/12
03/26

Art A La Carte

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 4:00 pm

Stretch your creativity as we explore different materials to create process-based art projects. All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Stretch your creativity as we explore different materials to create process-based art projects. All ages. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/26

Kids' Drive-In Movie Night

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Mar 26, 5:00 pm

"The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." ©Walt Disney Pictures.  Sixties drive-in movie experience for toddlers and preschoolers. Materials for cardboard cars provided. Ages 2-6. (60 min.) TV-Y

About this Series

"The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." ©Walt Disney Pictures.  Sixties drive-in movie experience for toddlers and preschoolers. Materials for cardboard cars provided. Ages 2-6. (60 min.) TV-Y

03/26

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Mar 27, 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.

03/06
03/13
03/20
03/27

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Mar 27, 3:30 pm

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

About this Series

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

03/06
03/13
03/20
03/27

Guess Whoooo's Coming to the Library!

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Mar 27, 4:00 pm

Welcome Okeeheelee Nature Center's feathered friends! Enjoy a special program about owls and then delve into their eating habits with a hands-on activity. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Welcome Okeeheelee Nature Center's feathered friends! Enjoy a special program about owls and then delve into their eating habits with a hands-on activity. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

03/27

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00 am
Sea Creatures!

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

About this Series

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

03/14Life is a Beach II.
03/21Spring Break Fun!
03/28Sea Creatures!

From Book to Movie: "The War With Grandpa," by Robert Kimmel Smith 

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 3:00 pm

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

03/28

Geography Club: Maine

Main Library
Thu, Mar 28, 3:00 pm

Our epic road trip across the U.S. continues today with a stop in Maine. Learn some cool facts about the Pine Tree state! Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Our epic road trip across the U.S. continues today with a stop in Maine. Learn some cool facts about the Pine Tree state! Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

03/28

Good Thoughts Canvas

Wellington Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 3:00 pm

Make a canvas that folds and decorate it with good thoughts. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Make a canvas that folds and decorate it with good thoughts. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

03/28

Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 3:30 pm
Grades  1-2.

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

03/11Ages  4-6.
03/28Grades  1-2.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 4:00 pm

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

03/14
03/28

Stuffed Pet Parade

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Mar 28, 4:00 pm

Bring your stuffed animal to show off. Stories and activities too. Each pet will receive a prize ribbon. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your stuffed animal to show off. Stories and activities too. Each pet will receive a prize ribbon. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

03/28

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Mar 29, 2:30 pm
"Pete's Dragon." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

03/01"Monster Trucks." ©Paramount Pictures. (104 min.)  PG 
03/08"Goosebumps." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (103 min.)  PG 
03/15"Smallfoot." ©Warner Bros. (96 min.)  PG 
03/29"Pete's Dragon." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.)  PG 

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Mar 30, 10:00 am

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

03/06
03/30

Books & Kids! Bilingual Story Time

¡Libros y niños! Hora de cuentos bilingüe

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Mar 30, 10:30 am
Sábado, 30 de marzo,  10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish with our friends Señora Leslie and Señorita Vanessa. Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (40 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Acompáñanos y disfrute de cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español con nuestras amigas Señora Leslie y Señorita Vanessa. Edades 2-5. (40 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish with our friends Señora Leslie and Señorita Vanessa. Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (40 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

03/30
Acompáñanos y disfrute de cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español con nuestras amigas Señora Leslie y Señorita Vanessa. Edades 2-5. (40 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
03/30

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Mar 30, 11:00 am
Sea Creatures!

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

About this Series

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

03/02Life Is a Beach!
03/16Special early literacy collaborative Story Time with BRIDGES at Pahokee.
03/23Spring Break Fun!
03/30Sea Creatures!

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Mar 30, 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.

03/30

Science Trivia

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Mar 31, 3:00 pm Cancelled

Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of 3-5 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 3-5 friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

03/31 Cancelled

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Apr 01, 2:30 pm

Practice reading with a licensed therapy dog. Sign up for your 10 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Apr 15, 2:30 pm
Mon, Apr 29, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Practice reading with a licensed therapy dog. Sign up for your 10 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

04/01
04/15
04/29

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 01, 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.) 

04/01

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 01, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

04/01

Spring Dance Party

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 01, 3:30 pm

Get out your dancing shoes! Flitter and flutter to celebrate the season of beginnings. Experienced dancers are welcome. Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Get out your dancing shoes! Flitter and flutter to celebrate the season of beginnings. Experienced dancers are welcome. Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

04/01

Cookie Book Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Apr 01, 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 08, 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

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Apr 02, 10:00 am
Sea Creatures II.

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.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Apr 02, 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 09, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Main Library
Tue, Apr 02, 3:30 pm
Crazy Card Club.

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 02, 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 09, 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

Mini Book + Art: “The Journey,” by Francesca Sanna + Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Rotting on the Shore

Mini Libro + Arte: “El viaje” por Francesca Sanna + Rotting on the Shore por Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Main Library
Tue, Apr 02, 3:30 pm
Martes, 02 de abril,  3:30 pm

Each activity highlights a selected book and artwork in collaboration with the Norton Museum of Art. Made possible through the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 6-8. Registración por orden de llegada. Ages 6-8. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Este taller se enfocará en un libro y una obra de arte en colaboración con el Norton Museum of Art y es posible gracias a la generosidad del Diane y Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 6-8. Registración por orden de llegada. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Each activity highlights a selected book and artwork in collaboration with the Norton Museum of Art. Made possible through the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 6-8. Registración por orden de llegada. Ages 6-8. First come, first served. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

04/02
Este taller se enfocará en un libro y una obra de arte en colaboración con el Norton Museum of Art y es posible gracias a la generosidad del Diane y Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 6-8. Registración por orden de llegada. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
04/02

Coding With Tech Toys: Bee-Bots®

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 02, 4:00 pm

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 6-9. Limit 15. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 6-9. Limit 15. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

04/02

Money as You Grow Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 02, 4:00 pm

Money Smart Week is a time to learn about the financial world with Aaron Standish, Financial Literacy Coordinator from PBCSD. Make a coin bank, too. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Money Smart Week is a time to learn about the financial world with Aaron Standish, Financial Literacy Coordinator from PBCSD. Make a coin bank, too. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

04/02

Blackout Poetry

Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 3:00 pm

Celebrate poetry month by creating poems of your own! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate poetry month by creating poems of your own! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

04/03

Unicorn Extravaganza

Main Library
Wed, Apr 03, 3:00 pm

Do you like unicorns? Read a story, make a craft and play a fun game related to your favorite magical being ... the unicorn! Dress up is encouraged. Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Do you like unicorns? Read a story, make a craft and play a fun game related to your favorite magical being ... the unicorn! Dress up is encouraged. Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

04/03

Kids Money Smart

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 3:15 pm

Test your money smarts with a series of fun games that promote financial literacy. Prizes for the winners. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Test your money smarts with a series of fun games that promote financial literacy. Prizes for the winners. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

04/03

Magic Nuudles®

Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 3:15 pm

No glue, no mess! Dampen, set & create!  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

No glue, no mess! Dampen, set & create!  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

04/03

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 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 10, 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 Club: Explore Robotics

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 3:30 pm

Build and code with LEGO® WeDo. Ages 7-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Build and code with LEGO® WeDo. Ages 7-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

04/03

Video Game Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 4:00 pm

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

04/03

World Party Day!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Apr 03, 5:30 pm

Celebrate "the universal right to fun, peace and life" by decorating T-shirts and visors with world peace art. Treats from around the world will be served! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate "the universal right to fun, peace and life" by decorating T-shirts and visors with world peace art. Treats from around the world will be served! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

04/03