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Activity Information
Dec 2018

Happy New Year!

Glades Road Branch
Ring in the New Year with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/31
Ring in the New Year with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Happy "Noon" Year!

West Boynton Branch
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy "Noon" Year! - a celebration for little ones who can't stay up until midnight. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/31
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy "Noon" Year! - a celebration for little ones who can't stay up until midnight. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Dance Off Party & More

Belle Glade Branch
Moon-walk your way to the new year! We'll have pizza, make party noisemakers and exchange new year's cards. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/31
Moon-walk your way to the new year! We'll have pizza, make party noisemakers and exchange new year's cards. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Harry Potter Perler™ Bead Creations

Jupiter Branch
Use our patterns and Perler™ beads to bring home a little magic from the Wizarding World. Ages 8-13. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/30
Use our patterns and Perler™ beads to bring home a little magic from the Wizarding World. Ages 8-13. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 
12/30
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 
Dec 2018

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/29
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Winter Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (119 min.) Refreshments provided. Ages 13 & up. PG-13
12/29
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (119 min.) Refreshments provided. Ages 13 & up. PG-13
Dec 2018

Family Movie

Lantana Road Branch
"Sherlock Gnomes." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.) Snacks provided. All ages. Preregister. PG
12/29
"Sherlock Gnomes." ©Paramount Pictures. (86 min.) Snacks provided. All ages. Preregister. PG
Dec 2018

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
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.
12/01 (2.5 hr.) 

12/08 (2.5 hr.) 

12/22 (2.5 hr.) 

12/26Mega-Marathon! (6 hr.) 

12/29 (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.
Dec 2018

Book Chat: "The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza," by Shaun David Hutchinson 

Belle Glade Branch
Copies available in the teen section and online. Pizza provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/29
Copies available in the teen section and online. Pizza provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Let's Play! Board Games & Puzzles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Preregister. 
12/04 (90 min.) 

12/29 (2 hr.) 

12/18 (90 min.) 
Socialize over games and puzzles. Board games, both old and new, and puzzles will be provided, or bring your own. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Celebrate the New Year!

Loula V. York Branch
Children and their parents are invited to create 2019 accoutrement for ringing in the New Year and enjoy festive refreshments with their friends at the library! Refreshments provided. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/29
Children and their parents are invited to create 2019 accoutrement for ringing in the New Year and enjoy festive refreshments with their friends at the library! Refreshments provided. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/01

12/15

12/22

12/29
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
12/04

12/18

12/26

12/29
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 9 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2018

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/01

12/08

12/15

12/22

12/29
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Tai chi is experience required.  Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Adult Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/28
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

"Minecraft" Mania

Belle Glade Branch
Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/28
Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" using the Library's iPad or PS4. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Happy Feet!

Loula V. York Branch
"Happy Feet." ©Warner Bros. (109 min.) Enjoy a Friday afternoon movie with good friends, great music and happy vibes! Snacks provided. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister. Shown with permission. PG
12/28"Happy Feet." ©Warner Bros Pictures. (109 min.)  PG 
"Happy Feet." ©Warner Bros. (109 min.) Enjoy a Friday afternoon movie with good friends, great music and happy vibes! Snacks provided. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister. Shown with permission. PG
Dec 2018

Freaky Friday Mask Making Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Tweens are invited to create whimsical masks fit for a New Year's Eve Ball! Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/28
Tweens are invited to create whimsical masks fit for a New Year's Eve Ball! Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Joel Lerner's Magic

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Be astounded! Be amazed! Be sure to come see one of our favorite magicians put on a great interactive show. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/28
Be astounded! Be amazed! Be sure to come see one of our favorite magicians put on a great interactive show. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
12/14

12/28
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
12/01

12/27
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2018

Pizza & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
"Ready Player One." ©Warner Bros. (140 min.) Refreshments provided. Ages 10 & up. Preregister. PG-13
12/27
"Ready Player One." ©Warner Bros. (140 min.) Refreshments provided. Ages 10 & up. Preregister. PG-13
Dec 2018

Winter Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Create five different winter-themed crafts. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Create five different winter-themed crafts. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Afternoon Movie

Greenacres Branch
"Show Dogs." ©Global Road Entertainment. (92 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 3 & up. Preregister. Shown with permission. PG
12/27
"Show Dogs." ©Global Road Entertainment. (92 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 3 & up. Preregister. Shown with permission. PG
Dec 2018

Block Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Come flex your creative muscles and build your dream gadget, building, community, you-name-it out of LEGO® bricks! Ages 2-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Come flex your creative muscles and build your dream gadget, building, community, you-name-it out of LEGO® bricks! Ages 2-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Games & Graphic Novels

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Hang out with friends and make some new ones! Play board and card games while discussing your favorite graphic novels and comic books. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Hang out with friends and make some new ones! Play board and card games while discussing your favorite graphic novels and comic books. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Sandra Bullock Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Enjoy these films featuring “America’s sweetheart,” Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock. 
12/06"Infamous." ©Warner Bros. (118 min.) 

12/13"The Proposal." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (107 min.)  PG-13 

12/20"The Blind Side." ©Warner Bros. (128 min.)  PG-13 

12/27"Ocean's 8." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.)  PG-13 
Enjoy these films featuring “America’s sweetheart,” Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock. 
Dec 2018

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Chess Club

Belle Glade Branch
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Smitten With Mittens

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Come in and enjoy some cold fun! We'll read the book, "The Mitten," by Jan Brett and then hand sew our very own mitten. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Come in and enjoy some cold fun! We'll read the book, "The Mitten," by Jan Brett and then hand sew our very own mitten. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Fuyu Matsuri: Anime Winter Fest!

Acreage Branch
Cosplay as your favorite character in our cosplay contest! Enjoy anime with fellow fans and try Japanese crafts, games and sweet wintry treats. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.) 
12/27
Cosplay as your favorite character in our cosplay contest! Enjoy anime with fellow fans and try Japanese crafts, games and sweet wintry treats. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.) 
Dec 2018

Chess Club for Beginners

Belle Glade Branch
Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
12/27
Learn the basics of chess and polish your skills. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
Dec 2018

Winter Wonderland FUN!

Loula V. York Branch
Children and parents are invited for Winter Wonderland stories, crafts and FUN! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/27Winter Wonderland Fun!
Children and parents are invited for Winter Wonderland stories, crafts and FUN! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Popcorn & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 3 & up. PG
12/27
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 3 & up. PG
Dec 2018

Snowmen Just Want to Have Fun

Lantana Road Branch
Listen to fun snowman stories, play snowman games and create a snowman craft. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Listen to fun snowman stories, play snowman games and create a snowman craft. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
12/04

12/06

12/11

12/13

12/18

12/27
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Dec 2018

Family-Friendly Kid's Pilates

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Bring the family, your yoga mats or beach towels, bottles of water and a great attitude and we'll work out the Pilates way. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/27
Bring the family, your yoga mats or beach towels, bottles of water and a great attitude and we'll work out the Pilates way. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Craft Bonanza Blowout! Bye-Bye 2018!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take crafts home to enjoy and create! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/26
Make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take crafts home to enjoy and create! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Putting Practice

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Join other "golfers" to practice your putting skills. Easy and fun! Bring you own putter or use one of ours. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/26
Join other "golfers" to practice your putting skills. Easy and fun! Bring you own putter or use one of ours. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Book Discussion: "Pachinko," by Min Jin Lee 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Copies of the book are available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/26
Copies of the book are available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/26
Basic game knowledge is required. First come, first served. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
12/05

12/12

12/19

12/26
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Dec 2018

Winter Stories

Wellington Branch
Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
12/23
Enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Dec 2018

Let It Snow!

Wellington Branch
Create a batch of shimmering snow and stay for open-ended play. Dress for a mess. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
12/22
Create a batch of shimmering snow and stay for open-ended play. Dress for a mess. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Dec 2018

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (45 min.) 
12/08

12/22
Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (45 min.) 
Dec 2018

Book Club: "The Witch Boy," by Molly Ostertag 

Lantana Road Branch
A journey through magic to unlock the key to the disappearance of Aster's friends. Discuss the book and create a related work of art. Snacks provided. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/22 Cancelled
A journey through magic to unlock the key to the disappearance of Aster's friends. Discuss the book and create a related work of art. Snacks provided. Ages 9-14. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Belle Glade Branch
Sábado, 08 de diciembre, 
2:30 pm

Sábado, 22 de diciembre, 
2:30 pm

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Todas las edades. All ages. (30 min.) 
12/08

12/22
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Todas las edades. All ages. (30 min.) 
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (30 min.) 
12/08
12/22

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