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E.g., 09/26/2018
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Rain or Shine Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30 pm

Listen to stories and songs about different weather wonders and make a weather wheel. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to stories and songs about different weather wonders and make a weather wheel. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

09/26

The STEAM Team

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 2:30 pm

Each week the STEAM team will feature fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Grades 1-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Each week the STEAM team will feature fun and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Grades 1-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

Banned Books Week Collage

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Design creative posters to support this year's theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories." Supplies provided. Ages 6 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Design creative posters to support this year's theme, "Banning Books Silences Stories." Supplies provided. Ages 6 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/26

Too Good: Goal Setting

Gardens Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00 pm

Learn the importance of goal setting. Session one of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the importance of goal setting. Session one of the "Too Good" series. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

09/26

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

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

About this Series

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

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

Get creative and have some fun with a variety of coloring activities. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get creative and have some fun with a variety of coloring activities. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/26

STEAM: Art + Math = Mathterpieces

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 3:30 pm

Each week use a different math concept in art to create a masterpiece. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Each week use a different math concept in art to create a masterpiece. Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

"Minecraft" Mania

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:00 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/26

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 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.

09/05
09/08
09/22
09/26

Life Skills for Success

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:00 pm

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Dr. Klarich from the PBC Sheriff's Office will reinforce positive concepts, goal setting and conflict resolution through games, stories and songs. Ages 5-13. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/05
09/12
09/19
09/26

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Sep 26, 4:45 pm

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Sep 19. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. No Reading Buddies on Wed, Sep 19. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/05
09/12
09/26

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 10:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

Young children and their parents are invited to dance, play and enjoy stories. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Young children and their parents are invited to dance, play and enjoy stories. Ages 3-5. Limit 10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

09/06School Daze I. 
09/13School Daze II. 
09/20Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I. 
09/27Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

Too Good

Wellington Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 2:30 pm
Communication. 

Join Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Join Susan Klarich with PBC Sheriff's Office for after-school activities. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/06Decision Making. 
09/13Managing Emotions. 
09/20Bonding and Relationships. 
09/27Communication. 

Loxahatchee Rocks With Rock Art!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals, books and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

09/27

STEM Make & Discover

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with electrical conductivity. Ages 7-11. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with electrical conductivity. Ages 7-11. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

09/27

Unicorn Extravaganza

West Boca Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 3:30 pm

Calling all unicorn lovers! We’ll read a story or two about our favorite magical creatures and create an enchanting craft. Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Calling all unicorn lovers! We’ll read a story or two about our favorite magical creatures and create an enchanting craft. Ages 3 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

09/27

Slime Time!

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Sep 27, 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.

09/27

Llama, Llama, Storytime Drama

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 11:00 am

Celebrate Llama's new TV show with stories, songs and silly drama Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Llama's new TV show with stories, songs and silly drama Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/28

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:00 pm

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.

09/28

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:30 pm
"Sherlock Gnomes." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 

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

About this Series

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

09/07"Sing." ©Universal Pictures. (108 min.)  PG 
09/14"Paddington 2." ©Warner Bros. (105 min.)  PG 
09/21"A Wrinkle in Time." ©Walt Disney Picture. (109 min.)  PG 
09/28"Sherlock Gnomes." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.)  PG 

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 2:30 pm

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

About this Series

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

09/14
09/21
09/28

After-School Game Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 3:00 pm

Relax after school and have a blast with new and favorite board games, card games and video games. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Relax after school and have a blast with new and favorite board games, card games and video games. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) 

09/28

"Minecraft" Mania

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Sep 28, 3:30 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

09/28

Saturday Morning Crafts

West Boca Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 10:30 am

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

09/29

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 11:00 am
Sábado, 29 de septiembre,  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.) 

09/15
09/29
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.) 
09/15
09/29

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 11:00 am
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

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

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

09/08School Daze I. 
09/15School Daze II. 
09/22Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I. 
09/29Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II. 

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:00 pm

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

09/29

Fun With Coding

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:00 pm

Learn to code with Coder Dojo mentors! 15 laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn to code with Coder Dojo mentors! 15 laptops will be provided; personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/caregivers must attend. Ages 7 & up. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

09/29

Reading Buddies

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:00 pm

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

About this Series

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

09/08
09/15
09/22
09/29

Book Club: "Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!," by Mariko Tamaki

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 2:30 pm

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp and discover a summer of exhilarating mysteries! Share your thoughts and create a craft. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp and discover a summer of exhilarating mysteries! Share your thoughts and create a craft. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

09/29

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 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.) 

09/06
09/29

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Sep 29, 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.

09/29

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Oct 15, 10:00 am
Mon, Oct 22, 10:00 am
Mon, Oct 29, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

10/01
10/15
10/22
10/29

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 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.) 

10/01

Homework Help

Gardens Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 3:00 pm Cancelled

Students can get one-on-one assistance with homework by a library staff member. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Oct 15, 3:00 pm Cancelled
Mon, Oct 22, 3:00 pm Cancelled
Mon, Oct 29, 3:00 pm Cancelled
About this Series

Students can get one-on-one assistance with homework by a library staff member. Grades K-5. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

10/01 Cancelled
10/15 Cancelled
10/22 Cancelled
10/29 Cancelled

After-School Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 3:30 pm

Each week features leveled books and fun literacy games to engage reluctant readers and improve reading comprehension. Snacks provided. Grades 2 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Oct 15, 3:30 pm
Mon, Oct 22, 3:30 pm
Mon, Oct 29, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features leveled books and fun literacy games to engage reluctant readers and improve reading comprehension. Snacks provided. Grades 2 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/01
10/15
10/22
10/29

Scooby Doo Mystery Mania

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

Follow the clues and solve the case just like Scooby Doo and the gang. Games, puzzles and more!  Ages 5-11. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Follow the clues and solve the case just like Scooby Doo and the gang. Games, puzzles and more!  Ages 5-11. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/01

Drum Line Showcase

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 5:00 pm

The talented young men and women from Inlet Grove High School showcase their skills. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

The talented young men and women from Inlet Grove High School showcase their skills. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/01

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 01, 6:00 pm

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

10/01

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 10:00 am
In Praise of Autumn I. 

Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-3. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-3. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/02In Praise of Autumn I. 
10/16Everything Pumpkin I. 
10/23Everything Pumpkin II. 
10/30Happy Halloween! 

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 3:00 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 09, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:00 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 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. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Watercolor Web Art

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 3:00 pm

Create a colorful spider web using watercolor paints. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Create a colorful spider web using watercolor paints. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/02

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/02
10/09

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 09, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
About this Series

Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30

Mini Book + Art: “Strega Nona: An Old Tale," by Tomie de Paola + “Capriccio With Monuments of Rome,” by Giovanni Panini

Mini Libro + Arte: “Strega Nona: un cuento tradicional," de Tomie de Paola + “Capriccio With Monuments of Rome,” de Giovanni Panini

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 3:30 pm
Martes, 02 de octubre,  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. Cupo limitado. Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 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. Cupo limitado. (90 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. Cupo limitado. Ages 6-8. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Se requiere registrarse. 

10/02
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. Cupo limitado. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
10/02

Drop-In Coloring Club: Under the Sea

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

Color your cares away with our coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more.  All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Color your cares away with our coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more.  All ages. (60 min.) 

10/02

LEGO® Bricks

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 4:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) 

10/02

Success Starts Here

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

Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Tue, Oct 09, 4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 02, 4:30 pm Cancelled

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, Oct 09, 4:30 am
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30 pm
Tue, Oct 23, 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.

10/02 Cancelled
10/09
10/16
10/23

Tween Advisory Club

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 03, 2:30 pm

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want.  Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Oct 10, 2:30 pm
About this Series

Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want.  Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 

10/03
10/10