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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 22 & Fri, Nov 23, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on this day.
 

Children Activities & Events

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Listen to a Podcast Companion to this month's Happenings.
E.g., 11/17/2018
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Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00 am

Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your time slot with a furry listener. Grades K-3. 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. Sign up for your time slot with a furry listener. Grades K-3. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 

11/17

Story Hour: "Lola Plants a Garden," by Anna McQuinn

Heure du Conte: "Lola Plante un Jardin," par Anna McQuinn

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00 am

Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.) 

Samedi, 17 Novembre, 11:00 am Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. Tous les âges. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.) 

11/17
Samedi, 17 Novembre, 11:00 am Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. Tous les âges. (45 min.) 
11/17

Super Saturday Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00 am
Happy Thanksgiving! 

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

About this Series

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

11/03Happy Families Reading Together Month! 
11/10Happy Families Reading Together Month! 
11/17Happy Thanksgiving! 

Turkey Tales & Tunes

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00 am

Gobble up some stories, shake your tail feathers and make a take home craft. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Gobble up some stories, shake your tail feathers and make a take home craft. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

11/17

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 11:15 am

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Nov 28, 10:15 am
About this Series

Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

11/17
11/28

Reading Buddies

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 12:00 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.

11/03
11/17

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Bountiful Blessings

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

We’ll be having fun with the message of sharing, showing empathy towards others, counting our blessings and giving thanks. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

We’ll be having fun with the message of sharing, showing empathy towards others, counting our blessings and giving thanks. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/17

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

11/17 (2.5 hr.) 
11/21Marathon.  (5 hr.) 
11/24 (2.5 hr.) 

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

11/17

Bright Minds STEAM

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 17, 2:30 pm

Experiment, explore, and investigate! Discover your inner scientist and put your engineering skills to the test with games and hands-on activities. Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Experiment, explore, and investigate! Discover your inner scientist and put your engineering skills to the test with games and hands-on activities. Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/17

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/05
11/19
11/26

Rhythm Explorers

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 10:30 am

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a bottle of water. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a bottle of water. Ages 2-4. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/05
11/19

Music & Movement Special

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 11:00 am

Let's get our groove on for a special session of Music & Movement! Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Let's get our groove on for a special session of Music & Movement! Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/19

Video Game Bonanza!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 2:00 pm

Bring a friend for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Participants can bring in their controllers to join the fun. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring a friend for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Participants can bring in their controllers to join the fun. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

11/19

RPB Kids Coloring Club: Thanksgiving Style

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring turkeys, pumpkins, cornucopias and more to get you into the season! All materials provided. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring turkeys, pumpkins, cornucopias and more to get you into the season! All materials provided. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

11/19

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 19, 3:30 pm
Lunes, 19 de noviembre,  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. 

11/19
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. 
11/19

Let’s Talk Turkey

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 9:15 am

Gobble along to our stories and songs, then make a craft all about this silly bird. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Gobble along to our stories and songs, then make a craft all about this silly bird. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/20

Turkey Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 10:30 am

Come listen to a Thanksgiving-themed story. We’ll also dance and sing fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Come listen to a Thanksgiving-themed story. We’ll also dance and sing fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Chess Club for Beginners

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/20

Families Reading Together

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Invite the whole family to celebrate Families Reading Together Month with a story time featuring this year’s selected book, "Lola Plants a Garden".  Ages 2-6. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Invite the whole family to celebrate Families Reading Together Month with a story time featuring this year’s selected book, "Lola Plants a Garden".  Ages 2-6. (40 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/20

Thanksgiving Crafts!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Get your gratitude on with games and crafts as we joyfully anticipate the Thanksgiving holiday! Ages 4-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Get your gratitude on with games and crafts as we joyfully anticipate the Thanksgiving holiday! Ages 4-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

11/20

Thanksgiving Fun for Everyone!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:00 am

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts, and a short film. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, songs, crafts, and a short film. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 11:30 am

Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, watch a short film and make a craft. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready for turkey day by listening to a Thanksgiving story or two, watch a short film and make a craft. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

11/20

Movie & Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 1:00 pm

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.) Fun Thanksgiving crafts for all ages. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

About this Series

"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.) Fun Thanksgiving crafts for all ages. Popcorn provided. All ages. PG

11/20

Game Day

Acreage Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Have a blast indoors with new and favorite board games, card games and video games. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Have a blast indoors with new and favorite board games, card games and video games. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) 

11/20

Kids Unplugged

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 2:00 pm

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without always staring at a screen! Let's meet friends & play board games. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Technology offers incredible opportunities, but it's important to have fun without always staring at a screen! Let's meet friends & play board games. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) 

11/20

Bee-Bot® Robot Fun

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 3:00 pm

Program your Bee-Bot® to go through mazes. Followed by stories and activities all about robots. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Program your Bee-Bot® to go through mazes. Followed by stories and activities all about robots. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/20

LEGO® Bricks

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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.

11/20

Thanksgiving Bingo

West Boca Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 3:30 pm

Play some Thanksgiving-themed bingo and make a cute turkey hat to wear for your celebrations. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Play some Thanksgiving-themed bingo and make a cute turkey hat to wear for your celebrations. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/20

Tween Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Nov 20, 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.

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.

11/20

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Marathon.  (5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

11/17 (2.5 hr.) 
11/21Marathon.  (5 hr.) 
11/24 (2.5 hr.) 

Parachute Playtime

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 11:00 am

Shake the parachute and blow some bubbles for morning time fun. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Shake the parachute and blow some bubbles for morning time fun. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/21

"Minecraft" Mania

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Nov 21, 3:00 pm

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your own device or use the Library's iPad to play "Minecraft Pocket Edition." Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) 

11/21

Cartoons & Coloring

West Boca Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 10:00 am

Color while watching some Saturday morning cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Grades K-5. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Color while watching some Saturday morning cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Grades K-5. (90 min.) 

11/24

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 11:00 am
Sábado, 24 de noviembre,  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.) 

11/10
11/24
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.) 
11/10
11/24

Gobble Gobble Story Hour

Wellington Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 11:00 am

A special story time to celebrate our family and friends! All ages. (45 min.) 

About this Series

A special story time to celebrate our family and friends! All ages. (45 min.) 

11/24

Sensory Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 11:00 am

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

11/24

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:00 pm
(2.5 hr.) 

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

About this Series

Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors, and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.

11/17 (2.5 hr.) 
11/21Marathon.  (5 hr.) 
11/24 (2.5 hr.) 

Book Club: "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon," by Grace Lin 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 2:30 pm

Visit a world of Chinese folktales and discover the secrets of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Discuss the book then create a Chinese lantern. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Visit a world of Chinese folktales and discover the secrets of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Discuss the book then create a Chinese lantern. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

11/24

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Nov 24, 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.

11/24

Marble Cardmaking

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Nov 25, 3:00 pm

This class will teach you all you need to know to make a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card for friends and family, using shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

This class will teach you all you need to know to make a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card for friends and family, using shaving cream and food coloring. Ages 9 & up. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

11/25

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 10:00 am

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

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Nov 19, 10:00 am
About this Series

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

11/05
11/19
11/26

Library Stop: Live Facebooking With Author

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 10:15 am

You're invited to meet the author of "Nerdy Birdy Tweets," via Facebook as part of the SSYRA Jr. "Meet the Author" series. Grades K-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

You're invited to meet the author of "Nerdy Birdy Tweets," via Facebook as part of the SSYRA Jr. "Meet the Author" series. Grades K-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

11/26

Paw Patrol Party

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Calling all rescue kids for a party celebrating our favorite pups. Enjoy games, fun, and maybe an emergency! Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Calling all rescue kids for a party celebrating our favorite pups. Enjoy games, fun, and maybe an emergency! Snacks provided. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/26

Polar Friends

Wellington Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 11:00 am

Listen to stories and songs about different polar friends and make a fun craft afterward. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Listen to stories and songs about different polar friends and make a fun craft afterward. (60 min.) 

11/26

Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 3:00 pm

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn the game and play. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

11/26

BeLeaf It or Not

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 4:00 pm

Why do leaves change colors in the Fall? Find out in the STEAM themed Art class. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Why do leaves change colors in the Fall? Find out in the STEAM themed Art class. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

11/26

From Book to Movie: "Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures," by Brian Selznick 

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 4:00 pm

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

11/26

LEGO® Bricks

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 5:30 pm

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

11/26

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Nov 26, 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.) 

11/26