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Harry Potter: Wizardry 101

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jul 16, 4:00 pm

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 23, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/02
07/09
07/16
07/23

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts: Paint Like Picasso Edition

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Jul 16, 4:30 pm

Unleash your imagination to create colorful artwork. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Unleash your imagination to create colorful artwork. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

07/16

Name That Tune!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jul 17, 3:00 pm

Compete in teams to see who can name the song and then decorate musical pretzels.  Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Compete in teams to see who can name the song and then decorate musical pretzels.  Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/17

Libraries Rock! Rock Painting

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jul 17, 6:30 pm

Show your neighborhood pride and get involved in the rock painting craze. Paint your own rocks to keep, or hide and spread joy to others. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

About this Series

Show your neighborhood pride and get involved in the rock painting craze. Paint your own rocks to keep, or hide and spread joy to others. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Call (561) 790-6070 to preregister.

07/17

Pizza Chat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 17, 6:30 pm

Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) 

07/17

Second Annual Teen Chocolate Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 2:00 pm

Delicious games, tasty challenges, and decadent snacks - if you love chocolate, this event is for you! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Delicious games, tasty challenges, and decadent snacks - if you love chocolate, this event is for you! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

07/18

Online Learning: Driving-Tests.org

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 3:00 pm

Ace the DMV permit test! Access car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests and a driver's handbook for Florida.  Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Ace the DMV permit test! Access car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests and a driver's handbook for Florida.  Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) 

07/18

Teen Hangout

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 4:30 pm

Play video games, board games, card games, or just hang out with your friends!  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Play video games, board games, card games, or just hang out with your friends!  Grades 5-12. (90 min.) 

07/18

Reading Group: "Code Orange," by Caroline B. Cooney 

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 5:30 pm

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am
Wed, Jul 25, 5:30 pm
Sat, Jul 28, 11:00 am
About this Series

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/07
07/11
07/14
07/18
07/21
07/25
07/28

Anime Nation

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 6:00 pm

View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.) 

About this Series

View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.) 

07/18

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 6:00 pm

The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 25, 6:00 pm
About this Series

The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/11
07/18
07/25

Summer Game Nights

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 18, 6:00 pm

Enjoy special summer gaming with friends at our tabletop role-playing games, PS4 multiplayer games and unusual new card and board games.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2.5 hr.) 

About this Series

Enjoy special summer gaming with friends at our tabletop role-playing games, PS4 multiplayer games and unusual new card and board games.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2.5 hr.) 

07/11
07/18
07/25Featuring Minute To Win It Contest. 

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 19, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
About this Series

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

07/19
07/26

Learn to Play: Chess

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00 pm

Admit it! You've been wanting to learn how to play chess. Learn the basics of different games throughout the summer. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Admit it! You've been wanting to learn how to play chess. Learn the basics of different games throughout the summer. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/20

Reading Group: "Code Orange," by Caroline B. Cooney 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 18, 5:30 pm
Wed, Jul 25, 5:30 pm
Sat, Jul 28, 11:00 am
About this Series

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/07
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07/14
07/18
07/21
07/25
07/28

STEAM: Coding Basics

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games.  Ages 10-14. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games.  Ages 10-14. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/07
07/21

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 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.

07/07 (2.5 hr.) 
07/14Mini-Marathon.  (4.5 hr.) 
07/21 (2.5 hr.) 

Rock 'n' Art

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:00 pm

Create an inspired acrylic painting while traveling through decades of rock music.  Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Create an inspired acrylic painting while traveling through decades of rock music.  Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

07/21

Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:00 pm

Organize your photos and record your memories by using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials provided.  Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

About this Series

Organize your photos and record your memories by using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials provided.  Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 681-4100 to preregister.

07/21

Book Club: "Ahimsa," by Supriya Kelkar

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 2:30 pm

Discover the Ahimsa peace movement and decorate your own peace planter. Copies available at the children's service desk. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Discover the Ahimsa peace movement and decorate your own peace planter. Copies available at the children's service desk. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/21

DIY: Shells of Summer

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jul 21, 3:00 pm

Create something unique using real shells, beads and sand. Make an ornament, a necklace or something decorative that reminds you of the summer.  Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Create something unique using real shells, beads and sand. Make an ornament, a necklace or something decorative that reminds you of the summer.  Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

07/21

Journal Making

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 2:00 pm

Using Mod Podge®, learn how to take a simple composition book and turn it into a work of art. Ages 9-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Using Mod Podge®, learn how to take a simple composition book and turn it into a work of art. Ages 9-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

07/23

Harry Potter: Wizardry 101

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 4:00 pm

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Mon, Jul 16, 4:00 pm
About this Series

Summer term is in session at Hogwarts! Each week, take a different magical class with your fellow wizards. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/02
07/09
07/16
07/23

Anime Club

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 5:00 pm

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones.  Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga, and discover new ones.  Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (90 min.) 

07/23

Musical Summer Showcase

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 6:00 pm

Show off any level of musical talent at our first ever, Summer Showcase. Preregister for a time slot, and then enjoy all the performances.  Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Show off any level of musical talent at our first ever, Summer Showcase. Preregister for a time slot, and then enjoy all the performances.  Refreshments provided. Ages 5 & up. (2 hr.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

07/23

Anime

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 23, 6:30 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

07/23

Recycled Disco Dance Party

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Jul 24, 6:15 pm

Listen and dance to 1970s disco music and create your own recycled DVD disco ball to take home.  Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 12. (75 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen and dance to 1970s disco music and create your own recycled DVD disco ball to take home.  Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 12. (75 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

07/24

A Honolulu Luau

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 2:30 pm

Kickback and relax as we enjoy summer with a hula-hoop and limbo contest. Winners win prizes. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Kickback and relax as we enjoy summer with a hula-hoop and limbo contest. Winners win prizes. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) 

07/25

Loxahatchee Rocks With Rock Art!

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 2:30 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.) 

07/25

Reading Circle & Book Swap

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 3:00 pm

Share what you are reading and favorite books with other teens. Exchange gently used copies and discover new books to take home. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Share what you are reading and favorite books with other teens. Exchange gently used copies and discover new books to take home. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 

07/25

DIY Photo Canvas

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 4:00 pm

Turn your Summer Reading Program photo props into creative artwork; stop by the photo booth to strike a pose. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Turn your Summer Reading Program photo props into creative artwork; stop by the photo booth to strike a pose. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

07/25

Open Mic: Share Your Talent!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 5:30 pm

Whether your talent is music, poetry, humor or a combination of these, share your talent and have tons of fun with a few minutes of fame!  Snacks provided. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jun 25. 

About this Series

Whether your talent is music, poetry, humor or a combination of these, share your talent and have tons of fun with a few minutes of fame!  Snacks provided. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jun 25. 

07/25

Reading Group: "Code Orange," by Caroline B. Cooney 

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 5:30 pm

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 18, 5:30 pm
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am
Sat, Jul 28, 11:00 am
About this Series

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/07
07/11
07/14
07/18
07/21
07/25
07/28

Hip Hop! Dance Classes

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 6:00 pm

The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 18, 6:00 pm
About this Series

The hottest hip hop dance moves are taught by local dance instructor, Devyn Collins, in this eight-week course. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

07/11
07/18
07/25

Summer Game Nights

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 6:00 pm
Featuring Minute To Win It Contest. 

Enjoy special summer gaming with friends at our tabletop role-playing games, PS4 multiplayer games and unusual new card and board games.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2.5 hr.) 

About this Series

Enjoy special summer gaming with friends at our tabletop role-playing games, PS4 multiplayer games and unusual new card and board games.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2.5 hr.) 

07/11
07/18
07/25Featuring Minute To Win It Contest. 

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jul 25, 6:00 pm

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.) 

07/25

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jul 26, 2:30 pm

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

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Jul 19, 2:30 pm
About this Series

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

07/19
07/26

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Thu, Jul 26, 4:00 pm

If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

If you like manga, anime, K-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

07/26

Teen Trivia

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 26, 6:30 pm

Show off your knowledge of topics from cartoons to Cleopatra and fandom to physics! Team up with friends and battle to be the best! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Show off your knowledge of topics from cartoons to Cleopatra and fandom to physics! Team up with friends and battle to be the best! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 

07/26

Reading Group: "Code Orange," by Caroline B. Cooney 

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jul 28, 11:00 am

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

More Dates for This Activity

Wed, Jul 18, 5:30 pm
Sat, Jul 21, 11:00 am
Wed, Jul 25, 5:30 pm
About this Series

Read and discuss the book over eight sessions and create some awesome projects. Avoid the summer slide, and earn points for our Summer Reading Program. Snacks provided. Grades 4-7. (45 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

07/07
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07/14
07/18
07/21
07/25
07/28

Weekend Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Jul 28, 2:00 pm

"The Jungle Book (2016)." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (105 min.) PG

About this Series

"The Jungle Book (2016)." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (105 min.) PG

07/28

Teen Wii U Gaming

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 28, 3:00 pm

Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and tabletop games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and tabletop games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

07/28

Mischief Managed!

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jul 28, 6:00 pm

Get ready for an evening of magical hijinks at Hogwarts. Navigate your way through potions, O.W.L.'s, magical creatures and more. Pick up your letter in advance! Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready for an evening of magical hijinks at Hogwarts. Navigate your way through potions, O.W.L.'s, magical creatures and more. Pick up your letter in advance! Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

07/28

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jul 30, 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.

07/30