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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Mon, May 28, for Memorial Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 

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Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 21, 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.) 

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Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, May 21, 2:30 pm

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

About this Series

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

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Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Mon, May 21, 3:15 pm

Learn the game and play.  Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the game and play.  Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/21

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, May 21, 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. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

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. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

05/21

Messy Art Night

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 21, 5:30 pm

A weekly night out for the whole family, where you are invited to try new things, be creative, and have fun.  Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

A weekly night out for the whole family, where you are invited to try new things, be creative, and have fun.  Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) 

05/07
05/21

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, May 21, 5:30 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/21

Evening Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, May 21, 6:30 pm

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) 

05/07
05/21

Five Little Senses Baby Sensory Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:00 am

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy!  Ages 3-18 mos. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. All abilities welcome. Dress to get messy!  Ages 3-18 mos. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/22

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:00 am
Is it Summer Yet? 

Themed 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

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

05/08In Praise of Moms II. 
05/15Hats! 
05/22Is it Summer Yet? 

Pretend Play

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 10:30 am

Children will use their creativity while playing with pretend food and other toys. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Children will use their creativity while playing with pretend food and other toys. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/22

Little Picassos Special: National Bike Month

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, May 22, 11:00 am

Enjoy some bicycle stories and a craft in honor of National Bike Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy some bicycle stories and a craft in honor of National Bike Month. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/22

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 4:30 pm
About this Series

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

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Very Berry Strawberries

Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 22, 2:30 pm

Ripen your senses through stories, songs, crafts and a treat! Ages 2-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Ripen your senses through stories, songs, crafts and a treat! Ages 2-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/22

Pokémon Club

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 22, 3:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/22

Chess Club

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

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

About this Series

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

05/22

Pokémon Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, May 22, 4:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 9-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 9-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

05/08
05/22

Coding Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, May 22, 5:00 pm

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 29, 5:00 pm
About this Series

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 23, 10:00 am

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 10:00 am
About this Series

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

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Preschool Special: You're a Grand Ol' Flag

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 11:00 am

Dress in your best patriotic clothes, salute our flag as we celebrate Memorial Day to kick off summer. Stories, songs and a flag-wavin' craft for all. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Dress in your best patriotic clothes, salute our flag as we celebrate Memorial Day to kick off summer. Stories, songs and a flag-wavin' craft for all. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/23

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 23, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

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Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, May 23, 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.

05/16
05/23

May Flowers

Wellington Branch
Wed, May 23, 3:00 pm

Now that April showers are over, show your creativity and construct colorful paper flowers. Ages 2-10. Limit 40. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Now that April showers are over, show your creativity and construct colorful paper flowers. Ages 2-10. Limit 40. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/23

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, May 23, 3:30 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 

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Mad About Mo!

West Boca Branch
Wed, May 23, 3:30 pm

We’ll read some of our favorite Mo Willems books, watch a short film, and make a craft to take home. We may even let the pigeon drive the bus. Ages 4-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll read some of our favorite Mo Willems books, watch a short film, and make a craft to take home. We may even let the pigeon drive the bus. Ages 4-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

05/23

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, May 23, 3:30 pm

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 

05/23

Intro to Languages

Glades Road Branch
Wed, May 23, 4:00 pm
French. 

Learn the basics of these awesome languages! We will learn the alphabet, numbers 1-10 and nursery rhymes. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the basics of these awesome languages! We will learn the alphabet, numbers 1-10 and nursery rhymes. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/09Hebrew. 
05/16American Sign Language. 
05/23French. 
05/30German. 

Kids Wii U Gaming & More ...

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, May 23, 4:00 pm

Bored of staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with friends. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bored of staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with friends. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

05/23

Video Game Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, May 23, 4:30 pm

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics.  Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics.  Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

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Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Wed, May 23, 5:00 pm

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7-17. (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 7-17. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

05/23

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, May 24, 10:00 am
Is it Summer Yet? 

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

About this Series

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

05/03In Praise of Moms I. 
05/10In Praise of Moms II. 
05/17Hats! 
05/24Is it Summer Yet? 

Bilingual Story Time

Cuentos bilingües y canciones

West Boynton Branch
Thu, May 24, 11:00 am
Jueves, 24 de mayo,  11:00 am

Dance, sing, play games and enjoy bilingual stories!  Edades 3-5. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

Bailemos, cantemos, juguemos y disfrutemos de cuentos en español y ingles! Edades 3-5. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 

About this Series

Dance, sing, play games and enjoy bilingual stories!  Edades 3-5. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

05/24
Bailemos, cantemos, juguemos y disfrutemos de cuentos en español y ingles! Edades 3-5. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
05/24

Dance Party

Wellington Branch
Thu, May 24, 3:00 pm

Music, dance and fun. Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer fun! Refreshments provided. Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Music, dance and fun. Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer fun! Refreshments provided. Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/24

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, May 24, 3:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, May 31, 3:30 pm
About this Series

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

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Library Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, May 24, 4:00 pm

On National Scavenger Hunt Day, we'll have a library-themed hunt in the children's and teen sections. Bring the whole family! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

On National Scavenger Hunt Day, we'll have a library-themed hunt in the children's and teen sections. Bring the whole family! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

05/24

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, May 25, 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.

05/25

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, May 25, 2:30 pm
"The LEGO Batman Movie." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.)  PG 

Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment. Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12.

About this Series

Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment. Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12.

05/11"The Emoji Movie." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (86 min.)  PG 
05/18"Wonder." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (113 min.)  PG 
05/25"The LEGO Batman Movie." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.)  PG 

Story Art Club

Main Library
Fri, May 25, 3:30 pm

Art and literature are weaved seamlessly together in this class where students are exposed to different art techniques and diverse authors. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Art and literature are weaved seamlessly together in this class where students are exposed to different art techniques and diverse authors. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/11
05/25

Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Fri, May 25, 4:00 pm

Make and take lots of creative crafts.  Ages 3-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Make and take lots of creative crafts.  Ages 3-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

05/25

Little Chefs: Grow It, Cook It! Watermelon Edition

Main Library
Sat, May 26, 10:30 am

From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, children will learn the process of planting, growing and cooking their very own food!  Ages 3-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, children will learn the process of planting, growing and cooking their very own food!  Ages 3-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

05/26

Saturday Morning Crafts

West Boca Branch
Sat, May 26, 10:30 am

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3-9. (60 min.) 

05/26

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, May 26, 11:00 am
Sábado, 26 de mayo,  11:00 am

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Todas las edades. All ages. (45 min.) 

Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Todas las edades. All ages. (45 min.) 

05/12
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Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.) 
05/12
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Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, May 26, 11:00 am
Is it Summer Yet? 

Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

05/05In Praise of Moms I. 
05/12In Praise of Moms II. 
05/19Hats! 
05/26Is it Summer Yet? 

Haitian Kite & Fanal Workshop

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, May 26, 1:00 pm

Try your hand at making a variety of traditional kites and fanals. Co-sponsored by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce. Snacks provided. All ages. (3 hr.) 

About this Series

Try your hand at making a variety of traditional kites and fanals. Co-sponsored by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce. Snacks provided. All ages. (3 hr.) 

05/26

Book Discussion: "See You in the Cosmos," by Jack Cheng 

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

Blast off into a big adventure with our new book club! Discuss the book, and then build our own spacecraft. Pick up a copy at the children's services desk. Ages 9-14. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Blast off into a big adventure with our new book club! Discuss the book, and then build our own spacecraft. Pick up a copy at the children's services desk. Ages 9-14. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/26

Make Your Own Musical Instrument

Wellington Branch
Tue, May 29, 3:00 pm

Get a head start on the end of the school year celebrations by creating your own pair of maracas to cha-cha-cha your way out of the classroom.  Ages 5-12. Limit 40. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Get a head start on the end of the school year celebrations by creating your own pair of maracas to cha-cha-cha your way out of the classroom.  Ages 5-12. Limit 40. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

05/29

Society for Junior Explorers

Jupiter Branch
Tue, May 29, 3:00 pm
"Pirates Past Noon." 

Our "Magic Tree House" is ready to transport you to different times and places to explore and learn. Bring your imagination and your love of adventure! Ages 7-10. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Our "Magic Tree House" is ready to transport you to different times and places to explore and learn. Bring your imagination and your love of adventure! Ages 7-10. Limit 12. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

05/08"Mummies in the Morning." 
05/29"Pirates Past Noon." 

Coding Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, May 29, 5:00 pm

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, May 22, 5:00 pm
About this Series

Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

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05/22
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Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 30, 10:00 am

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 23, 10:00 am
About this Series

Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
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Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, May 30, 11:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, May 23, 11:00 am
About this Series

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

05/02
05/09
05/16
05/23
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Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, May 30, 2:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

05/30