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Summer Reading Program 2018:

The Summer Reading Program returns to the Palm Beach County Library System! From Mon, Jun 04 – Fri, Jul 27, library members of all ages are invited to explore and celebrate all things musical. Register at any Palm Beach County Library System location, Bookmobile stop, or using the online registration form to receive a point tracker and begin earning points. Once completed, return your point tracker and receive:

  • A rock and roll duck for ages 0-5, a globe backpack for ages 6-11, or a travel mug for ages 12 & up.
  • Two tickets to a Roger Dean Stadium baseball game.
  • An invitation to an all ages, end-of-summer ice cream social.
  • 1 Chipotle® coupon.

All giveaways are limited quantity, available while supplies last.

Completed point trackers also qualify you for one entry into a grand-prize drawing! Each Palm Beach County Library System location and the Bookmobile will be offering one of the following grand prizes:

  • Little Learners (Ages 0-5): a backpack full of musical instruments
  • Kids (Ages 6-11): a karaoke microphone
  • Teens (Ages 12-17): a set of Bose wireless headphones
  • Adults (Ages 18 & up): a Bose wireless speaker

Share the joy of reading and experience all of the services the Palm Beach County Library System has to offer—register for the Summer Reading Program today!

Summer Reads

Libraries Rock: Children
Libraries Rock: Teens
Libraries Rock: Adults

Upcoming Events

E.g., 07/19/2019
E.g., 07/19/2019

Little Rock & Rollers

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 10:00 am

Develop your child's gross motor skills in this fun, educational and musical class. Please sign up for your choice of the two monthly sessions. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Develop your child's gross motor skills in this fun, educational and musical class. Please sign up for your choice of the two monthly sessions. Ages 3-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/13
07/20

Books in Space With Magician Brent Gregory!

Wellington Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 10:30 am

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/20

Cartoons & Crayons

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 11:00 am

Saturdays are busy with shopping, cleaning and catching up after the work week. You and your little one(s) need a break! Color while watching cartoons. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Saturdays are busy with shopping, cleaning and catching up after the work week. You and your little one(s) need a break! Color while watching cartoons. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) 

07/20

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 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.

07/20

Movie Matinee

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.) Popcorn provided. PG

About this Series

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (110 min.) Popcorn provided. PG

07/20

NOVA: First Man on the Moon

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

"NOVA: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (53 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"NOVA: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (53 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

07/20

How Astronauts Live in Space

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 2:30 pm

NASA Electrical Engineer Bill Heidtman shares how the astronauts eat, sleep and go to the bathroom in space. Includes a craft-making activity. Ages 5-12. Limit 70. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

NASA Electrical Engineer Bill Heidtman shares how the astronauts eat, sleep and go to the bathroom in space. Includes a craft-making activity. Ages 5-12. Limit 70. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/20

Moon Walk Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 20, 2:30 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to party like it's 1969! Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to party like it's 1969! Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/20

Lunar LEGO® Bricks

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 22, 3:00 pm

Think outer space creations, while you build and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Think outer space creations, while you build and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

07/22

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 23, 10:00 am
One Giant Leap! II.

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
07/18One Giant Leap! I.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/25One Giant Leap! II.

Black Hole Bingo

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 23, 1:00 pm

Enjoy fun family time with a space age twist on this classic game. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Enjoy fun family time with a space age twist on this classic game. All ages. (60 min.) 

07/09
07/23

Drop-In Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Christmas in July.

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Come drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.) 

07/02Patriotic Pictures.
07/23Christmas in July.

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jul 23, 2:30 pm
One Giant Leap! II.

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
07/18One Giant Leap! I.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/25One Giant Leap! II.

Dance Party

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jul 23, 2:30 pm

Get your groove on, shimmy and shake! Show off your moves or learn some new ones. Ages 4-8. First come, first served. (40 min.) 

About this Series

Get your groove on, shimmy and shake! Show off your moves or learn some new ones. Ages 4-8. First come, first served. (40 min.) 

07/23

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 23, 3:00 pm

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/23

Stomp Rocket Blast Off With 4-H

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 2:00 pm

Join 4-H for this fun chance to work in groups planning and executing the perfect rocket launch! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Join 4-H for this fun chance to work in groups planning and executing the perfect rocket launch! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) 

07/24

Creation Space

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 2:30 pm

Learn out-of-this-world crafts: make air dry clay and paint a galaxy! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn out-of-this-world crafts: make air dry clay and paint a galaxy! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/10
07/24

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Forged in the Stars. The Search for Planets. The Search for Life in the Universe. 

My Favorite Universe. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

My Favorite Universe. (90 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.Shown with permission. Not rated.

07/10Onward to the Edge. In Defense of the Big Bang. The Greatest Story Ever Told. 
07/24Forged in the Stars. The Search for Planets. The Search for Life in the Universe. 

Wii Just Dance Karaoke

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:00 pm

Bring your friends and family for a Wii dance-off to the latest tunes! Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your friends and family for a Wii dance-off to the latest tunes! Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

07/24

A Universe of Stories With PBC Administrator Verdenia Baker

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Blast off with guest reader Ms. Baker and explore a universe of stories. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

Blast off with guest reader Ms. Baker and explore a universe of stories. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) 

07/24

Palm Beach Opera Storytelling Singalong

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling with the Palm Beach Opera. A craft to follow. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling with the Palm Beach Opera. A craft to follow. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

07/24

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/24

Pajama Story Time: Dinosaur Crazy

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 6:00 pm

Get on your PJs and get ready to roar! It's an evening of stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Get on your PJs and get ready to roar! It's an evening of stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/24

The Revenge of Teen Throwback Sci-Fi Movie Night

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 6:00 pm

"Mars Attacks!." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Enjoy science fiction fun, pizza and make an out-of-this-world project. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. PG-13

About this Series

"Mars Attacks!." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Enjoy science fiction fun, pizza and make an out-of-this-world project. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. PG-13

07/24

Rock Painting: Space Edition

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 24, 6:30 pm

Create painted rocks to keep or hide in our community. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Create painted rocks to keep or hide in our community. All ages. (2 hr.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

07/24

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 10:00 am
One Giant Leap! II.

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
07/02Once Upon a Star! I.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/09Once Upon a Star! II.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
07/16One Giant Leap! I.
07/18One Giant Leap! I.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/23One Giant Leap! II.
07/25One Giant Leap! II.

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 1:00 pm

Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 

07/11
07/18
07/25

Elephantastic: Sew Fun

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Stitch a cute elephant in honor of "Threading the Needle Day." Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Stitch a cute elephant in honor of "Threading the Needle Day." Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/25

Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway Space Station

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:00 pm

Attention all space enthusiasts and future astronauts! Tim Nusbaum, Solar System Ambassador, discusses NASA's American-led international Lunar Gateway project. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Attention all space enthusiasts and future astronauts! Tim Nusbaum, Solar System Ambassador, discusses NASA's American-led international Lunar Gateway project. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/25

Beginner Hand Quilting

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
Session 3.

This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/11Session 2.
07/25Session 3.

Alien Slime

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

You don’t need to wait for a flying saucer to land to get your hands on some alien slime and maybe attract a small alien. Grades 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

You don’t need to wait for a flying saucer to land to get your hands on some alien slime and maybe attract a small alien. Grades 3-6. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

07/25

Chapter Crafter Summer Spectacular

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Stories and crafts for school-aged kids to enjoy. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) 

07/25

Super Stellar Constellations

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 3:30 pm

Learn about the mysteries of outer space and create a constellation viewer and luminary. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Learn about the mysteries of outer space and create a constellation viewer and luminary. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

07/25

Book Chat: "Red Rising," by Pierce Brown 

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 25, 6:00 pm

Copies available. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Copies available. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

07/25

Popcorn & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 10:00 am
"Space Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.) 

All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

All ages. Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/05"Space Jam." ©Warner Bros. (87 min.)  PG 
07/26"Space Buddies." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (84 min.)  G 

Preschool Block Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 11:00 am

We're bringing out the DUPLO blocks, wooden blocks, Bristle Blocks and more just for you! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

About this Series

We're bringing out the DUPLO blocks, wooden blocks, Bristle Blocks and more just for you! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) 

07/26

Aliens Love Underpants

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:00 pm

They really do. Listen to stories, play games and make a craft all about aliens and their underpants! Ages 5-9. (60 min.) 

About this Series

They really do. Listen to stories, play games and make a craft all about aliens and their underpants! Ages 5-9. (60 min.) 

07/26

Books in Space With Magician Brent Gregory!

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:00 pm

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/26

Mermaids & Pirates: Our Seafaring Friends

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 2:30 pm

Join us for summer adventures! We'll have tales, music and crafts all about our seafaring friends. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for summer adventures! We'll have tales, music and crafts all about our seafaring friends. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/26

NOVA: First Man on the Moon

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 3:00 pm

"NOVA: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (53 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. Popcorn provided.  (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

About this Series

"NOVA: First Man on the Moon." ©PBS. (53 min.)  This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the modest and unassuming Navy veteran who became the first to set foot on the moon. Popcorn provided.  (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.

07/26

NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Jul 26, 3:30 pm

"NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission." ©PBS. (53 min.)  Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. TV-PG

About this Series

"NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission." ©PBS. (53 min.)  Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. (60 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. TV-PG

07/26

Kidding Around Yoga

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 10:00 am

Join a certified, licensed yoga instructor who will help kids have fun, focus their minds and stretch their bodies using yoga tools, music and books. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Join a certified, licensed yoga instructor who will help kids have fun, focus their minds and stretch their bodies using yoga tools, music and books. Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/27

Far Out Family Art

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 10:30 am Cancelled

Bring mom, dad or other family members and create a unique collage using a variety of materials. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Bring mom, dad or other family members and create a unique collage using a variety of materials. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) 

07/27 Cancelled

Family Movie & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 11:00 am

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (117 min.) Popcorn provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (117 min.) Popcorn provided. Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.PG

07/27

Ice Cream Social & Great Book Giveaway!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 2:00 pm

Children, teens and adults are invited to celebrate the joys of summer (ice cream and reading, of course!) at this fun party! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and adults are invited to celebrate the joys of summer (ice cream and reading, of course!) at this fun party! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

07/27

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 2:30 pm

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/27

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jul 27, 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.

07/27

NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission

Acreage Branch
Sun, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

"NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission." ©PBS. (53 min.) Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.Shown with permission. TV-PG

About this Series

"NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission." ©PBS. (53 min.) Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. (90 min.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.Shown with permission. TV-PG

07/28

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 10:30 am

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

About this Series

Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 

07/29

Space Adventures

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jul 29, 2:30 pm

Pick up your Planet Passport and explore a universe of activities and crafts. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Pick up your Planet Passport and explore a universe of activities and crafts. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 

07/29