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Activity Information
Apr 2019

Tea & Talk: Book Discussion Conducted in Mandarin Chinese

West Boynton Branch
Engage in a lively book discussion in Mandarin Chinese while sipping aromatic tea. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/28
Engage in a lively book discussion in Mandarin Chinese while sipping aromatic tea. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Marching Chiefs of Santaluces High School!

Lantana Road Branch
Join us for a very special performance by the Santaluces High School Pep band, the Marching Chiefs. (30 min.) Preregister. 
04/28
Join us for a very special performance by the Santaluces High School Pep band, the Marching Chiefs. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Cooking Rules!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Food Network's Nancy Fuller, author of "Farmhouse Rules" and Isabella Watson, author of "Cooking Rules" discuss their love of cooking and favorite recipes. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/28
Food Network's Nancy Fuller, author of "Farmhouse Rules" and Isabella Watson, author of "Cooking Rules" discuss their love of cooking and favorite recipes. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Link Music With Poetry: Chinese/English Poetry Recitation

West Boynton Branch
Members of the South Florida Chinese Poetry Club recite their Chinese/English poems accompanied by music. Preregister. 
04/28
Members of the South Florida Chinese Poetry Club recite their Chinese/English poems accompanied by music. Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Teen Anime Club

Main Library
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 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
04/28
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 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Make It & Take It

Wellington Branch
Explore the written word together through journaling prompts while making crafty pages. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (70 min.) 
04/28
Explore the written word together through journaling prompts while making crafty pages. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. First come, first served. (70 min.) 
Apr 2019

1960s Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Teams of two-six will answer '60s trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
04/28
Teams of two-six will answer '60s trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Apr 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Jupiter Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-9. Space is limited. Preregister. 
04/07 (1 hr.) 

04/13 (1 hr.) 

04/27 (1 hr.) 

04/28 (2 hr.) 
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 5-9. Space is limited. Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/28
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Happy 10th Anniversary Lantana!

Lantana Road Branch
It has been a joy to serve you for 10 years, now let's party! Participate in a scavenger hunt, snap "shelfies", meet Captain Green Dot and remember 2009. Refreshments provided. (3 hr.) Preregister. 
04/28
It has been a joy to serve you for 10 years, now let's party! Participate in a scavenger hunt, snap "shelfies", meet Captain Green Dot and remember 2009. Refreshments provided. (3 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Greenacres Branch
Learn about seeds, flower bulbs and seedlings, then plant seeds for your own colorful garden. Make some paper flowers too.  Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/27
Learn about seeds, flower bulbs and seedlings, then plant seeds for your own colorful garden. Make some paper flowers too.  Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Cool Collages

Lantana Road Branch
It's time to do some snip, snip, snipping as we create cool collages. Grades 1-6. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/27
It's time to do some snip, snip, snipping as we create cool collages. Grades 1-6. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (45 min.) 
04/06

04/13

04/27
Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (45 min.) 
Apr 2019

50th Anniversary Community Celebration

Main Library
Join us in celebrating the Palm Beach County Library System’s 50th Anniversary with a day of festivities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System. Refreshments provided. 
04/27Kickoff and Welcome.

04/27Community Fair: Visit displays from local community and cultural organization showcasing Palm Beach County. (North East Parking Lot) (5 hr.) 

04/27Book Cart Parade: View Library staff’s interpretation of Libraries through the Ages and vote for your favorite float. (Front of Library)

04/27Food Trucks: Sample delicious treats for purchase from a variety of local food trucks. (South East Parking Lot) (2 hr.) 

04/27Photos with Dewey. (30 min.) 

04/27Photos with Dewey. (30 min.) 

04/27Library Booths: Learn about the many services offered at the library by Access Services, Technology Trainers, Book-A-Librarian and see out new special collection of Birding Backpacks.
Join us in celebrating the Palm Beach County Library System’s 50th Anniversary with a day of festivities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System. Refreshments provided. 
Apr 2019

Are You Bored? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.
04/09 (90 min.) 

04/23 (90 min.) 

04/27International Game Day! (2 hr.) 
Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites.  Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up.
Apr 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.
04/06 (2.5 hr.) 

04/10Introductory Adventure: Magic School Mishap! (3 hr.) 

04/27 (2.5 hr.) 
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.
Apr 2019

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. All ages. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
04/27
Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. All ages. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Apr 2019

Lip-Sync Battle!

Lantana Road Branch
Attention superstars! Show off your talent in an epic lip-sync battle! We provide the props and backdrop, you bring your game face. Preregister to perform. (2 hr.) 
04/27
Attention superstars! Show off your talent in an epic lip-sync battle! We provide the props and backdrop, you bring your game face. Preregister to perform. (2 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/13

04/27
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

Main Library
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 
04/27
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day

Celebra el día de los niños/el día de los libros

Jupiter Branch
Sábado, 27 de abril, 
2:00 pm

Celebrate childhood and the love of reading with stories and enjoy lively performances by Wayna: Music of the Andes with music from Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
04/27
Celebrate childhood and the love of reading with stories and enjoy lively performances by Wayna: Music of the Andes with music from Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia. Todas las edades. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
Celebremos la niñez y el amor por la lectura con cuentos, y una maravillosa presentación de Wayna, Música de los Andes, con un repertorio de música tradicional de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Todas las edades. (60 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
04/27
Apr 2019

Electric Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your electric instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 
04/27
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your electric instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 
Apr 2019

50th Anniversary Festival: Music Concert

Main Library
Put on your dancing shoes and join the celebration! Mariachi de Mi Tierra will perform traditional Mexican songs. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/27
Put on your dancing shoes and join the celebration! Mariachi de Mi Tierra will perform traditional Mexican songs. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Nature Lovers Story Time

Acreage Branch
Unearth stories and songs about protecting our planet and play a guessing game with native plants and animals. Then craft something new out of old books. 
04/27
Unearth stories and songs about protecting our planet and play a guessing game with native plants and animals. Then craft something new out of old books. 
Apr 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/27
Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Books & Kids! Bilingual Story Time

¡Libros y niños! Hora de cuentos bilingüe

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sábado, 27 de abril, 
10:30 am

Listen to stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish with our friends Señora Leslie and Señorita Vanessa! Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
04/27
Listen to stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish with our friends Señora Leslie and Señorita Vanessa! Edades 2-5. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
Acompáñanos y disfrute de cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español con nuestras amigas Señora Leslie y la Señorita Vanessa. Edades 2-5. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
04/27
Apr 2019

50th Anniversary Celebration Stories & Songs for You!

Celebración del 50 aniversario ¡Historias y canciones para ti!

Main Library
Sábado, 27 de abril, 
10:00 am

John I. Leonard Community High School Club, La Casa de las Américas and the International Spanish Academy will delight you as they read stories and act them out! Todas las edades. Registración por orden de llegada. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
04/27
John I. Leonard Community High School Club, La Casa de las Américas and the International Spanish Academy will delight you as they read stories and act them out! Todas las edades. Registración por orden de llegada. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
John I. Leonard Community High School, La Casa de las Américas y el International Spanish Academy leerán cuentos y los actuaran en inglés y español. Todas las edades. Registración por orden de llegada. (60 min.) 
04/27
Apr 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/10

04/27
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Writing Craft Class: Story Progression Through Dialogue

Gardens Branch
The Cream Literary Alliance presents a fun class that focuses on words: who is saying them, how they are saying them and how to keep the reader engaged in the story. Learn about transmitting emotion and getting ideas across succinctly by applying techniques to weave dialogue, narrative and movement to progress a story. Open to writers of all skill levels and genres. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/27
The Cream Literary Alliance presents a fun class that focuses on words: who is saying them, how they are saying them and how to keep the reader engaged in the story. Learn about transmitting emotion and getting ideas across succinctly by applying techniques to weave dialogue, narrative and movement to progress a story. Open to writers of all skill levels and genres. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Drop-In Craft Time for the Entire Family

Main Library
Celebrate 50 years of Library service by making timeless crafts. Stations will be set up throughout the day for adults, teens and children to enjoy! 
04/27
Celebrate 50 years of Library service by making timeless crafts. Stations will be set up throughout the day for adults, teens and children to enjoy! 
Apr 2019

Helping Horses

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Meet two mini-horses from The Good Earth Farm and PBC 4-H Club! Learn about horse care, anatomy and how these animals help their human companions. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/26
Meet two mini-horses from The Good Earth Farm and PBC 4-H Club! Learn about horse care, anatomy and how these animals help their human companions. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Slimy Science

Gardens Branch
Get your hands dirty creating your own customized slime. Ages 5-11. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/26
Get your hands dirty creating your own customized slime. Ages 5-11. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Meet the Author: Dr. Melanie P. Merriman

Lantana Road Branch
The author of "Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging," discusses her book and shares an insider's view of family caregiving. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/26
The author of "Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging," discusses her book and shares an insider's view of family caregiving. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Adult Book Discussion With Donna Gruber-Adair: "The Shadow of the Wind," by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 

Jupiter Branch
We discuss a boy's quest through postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/26
We discuss a boy's quest through postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
04/05"The LEGO Batman Movie ." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.)  PG 

04/12"A Goofy Movie." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (78 min.) 

04/26"Ralph Breaks the Internet." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (112 min.)  PG 
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
Apr 2019

Movie Matinee

Acreage Branch
"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Popcorn provided. PG-13
04/26
"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Popcorn provided. PG-13
Apr 2019

True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

Tequesta Branch
"True Whispers." ©PBS. (60 min.) The personal story of the young Navajo men, recruited to serve in the U.S. Marines during WWII, who devised an unbreakable code using their native language. Limit 25. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
04/26
"True Whispers." ©PBS. (60 min.) The personal story of the young Navajo men, recruited to serve in the U.S. Marines during WWII, who devised an unbreakable code using their native language. Limit 25. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Apr 2019

Noontime in the Garden of Verses

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Time for home-schoolers and friends to listen to classic poems that make rhyming fun. For National Poetry Month we'll do a craft and play rhyming bingo. Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/26
Time for home-schoolers and friends to listen to classic poems that make rhyming fun. For National Poetry Month we'll do a craft and play rhyming bingo. Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Time Capsules

Lantana Road Branch
Celebrate our last ten years! Bring photos and other memorabilia to seal up and save and make your own capsule. Construction materials provided. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/26
Celebrate our last ten years! Bring photos and other memorabilia to seal up and save and make your own capsule. Construction materials provided. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal roundtable discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
04/12

04/26
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal roundtable discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Conversational Spanish

Jupiter Branch
Learn conversational Spanish and practice speaking in a fun and informal atmosphere. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/04

04/11

04/18

04/25
Learn conversational Spanish and practice speaking in a fun and informal atmosphere. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Extreme Trivia

Wellington Branch
Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
04/25
Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Apr 2019

2009 Oscar Movie Marathon

Lantana Road Branch
Preregister. 
04/25"Milk." ©Focus Features. (128 min.) 

04/25"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." ©Paramount Pictures. (167 min.)  Not rated. 
Preregister. 

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