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Beginning Mon, Apr 15, the hoopla monthly checkout limit will change from 12 to 7.
 
All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Sun, Apr 21 for Easter. No materials will be due on this day.
 
Activity Information
Apr 2019

Cookie Book Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
In celebration of Drop Everything and Read and Children's Book Day, grab a copy of the book, "New Kid," by Jerry Craft. Read it. Come share your thoughts. Refreshments provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
04/01

04/08

04/15
In celebration of Drop Everything and Read and Children's Book Day, grab a copy of the book, "New Kid," by Jerry Craft. Read it. Come share your thoughts. Refreshments provided. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
Apr 2019

National Library Week Read-In: April 8-11

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
A librarian will be reading aloud from old, new and award-winning books for you to listen to and enjoy - along with a prize! All ages. (30 min.) 
04/08
A librarian will be reading aloud from old, new and award-winning books for you to listen to and enjoy - along with a prize! All ages. (30 min.) 
Apr 2019

Playdough Club

Lantana Road Branch
Squish, knead, mold and create! Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/08
Squish, knead, mold and create! Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 
04/08
Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 
Apr 2019

National Library Week Scavenger Hunt

Belle Glade Branch
Learn about what your library has to offer and participate in a special musical book circle. Elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/08

04/08
Learn about what your library has to offer and participate in a special musical book circle. Elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Greenacres Branch
History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration.   Ibn Battuta-Never the Same Route Twice. Portugal's Great Leap Forward. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
04/08Ibn Battuta-Never the Same Route Twice.  Portugal's Great Leap Forward.  
History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration.   Ibn Battuta-Never the Same Route Twice. Portugal's Great Leap Forward. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Apr 2019

Responsible Pet Ownership

Jupiter Branch
Learn about your canine with Tailwaggers, a not-for-profit membership club that uses love, praise and treats to transform your dog into an enjoyable companion. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/08
Learn about your canine with Tailwaggers, a not-for-profit membership club that uses love, praise and treats to transform your dog into an enjoyable companion. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
04/08

04/15

04/22

04/29
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Helene Lundstrom in Concert

Glades Road Branch
Award-winning Swedish singer will entertain with a variety of music including jazz, Broadway and opera. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/08
Award-winning Swedish singer will entertain with a variety of music including jazz, Broadway and opera. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
04/01

04/08

04/15

04/22

04/29
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Spanish Exchange

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/01

04/08
Practice speaking Spanish in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

National Library Week: Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.
04/07

04/08

04/09

04/10

04/11

04/12

04/13
Use a phone, tablet or digital camera to snap the seven items on our list. Win a small prize and enter a drawing for a gift card! Ages 2-17.
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

Miniature Garden: Fairy Playground

Acreage Branch
Connect with your inner child! Create a place for fairies to play using plants and other natural materials. Materials provided. Bring a glue gun if possible. Ages 14 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/07
Connect with your inner child! Create a place for fairies to play using plants and other natural materials. Materials provided. Bring a glue gun if possible. Ages 14 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Chess Buffs

Gardens Branch
Play with other chess buffs for a game or two. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/07
Play with other chess buffs for a game or two. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Library Time for Children With Special Needs

Gardens Branch
A before-hours opportunity to use the library in a calm, stress-free environment. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/07
A before-hours opportunity to use the library in a calm, stress-free environment. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Teen Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
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. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/06
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. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Exquisite Eggs

Greenacres Branch
Bring a friend and make beautiful marbled ink eggs to decorate or give as gifts. Go ahead, put all your eggs in one basket; they will look awesome! Refreshments provided. Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/06
Bring a friend and make beautiful marbled ink eggs to decorate or give as gifts. Go ahead, put all your eggs in one basket; they will look awesome! Refreshments provided. Ages 10-17. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Writers LIVE! Presents: Mary Kubica

Gardens Branch
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Mary Kubica will be discussing her latest work of psychological suspense, “When the Lights Go Out,” which tells the chilling story of two women connected by a stolen identity and decades of deceit. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Mar 22, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at ww.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019.
04/06
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Mary Kubica will be discussing her latest work of psychological suspense, “When the Lights Go Out,” which tells the chilling story of two women connected by a stolen identity and decades of deceit. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Fri, Mar 22, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at ww.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019.
Apr 2019

Anime Club

Lantana Road Branch
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 13 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/06
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 13 & up. (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

Dungeons & Dragons

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/06
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Stitching Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/06
Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Have fun with different types of needlework! Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Acoustic Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 
04/06
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 
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

Anime Club

Belle Glade Branch
Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
04/06
Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Snacks provided. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Apr 2019

Let's Celebrate Earth!

Main Library
The earth is our home. Let's help make it a better place one plant at a time. Ages 5-7. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
04/06
The earth is our home. Let's help make it a better place one plant at a time. Ages 5-7. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Apr 2019

Parachute Play

Greenacres Branch
Enjoy music and movement while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute. Ages 5-8. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/06
Enjoy music and movement while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute. Ages 5-8. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Gardens Branch
Find out what it takes to be successful: risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/06
Find out what it takes to be successful: risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

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. 
04/06

04/20
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

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. 
04/06

04/20
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. 
Apr 2019

Save Your Pennies!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Become a “money smart” kid and learn how to save for things you really want to buy. Make your very own piggy bank!  Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/05
Become a “money smart” kid and learn how to save for things you really want to buy. Make your very own piggy bank!  Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Butterfly Life Cycle

West Boynton Branch
Discover the life-cycle of a butterfly. Explore the process of metamorphosis through games and crafts. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/05
Discover the life-cycle of a butterfly. Explore the process of metamorphosis through games and crafts. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

LEGO® Bricks

Belle Glade Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
04/05
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 4 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
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

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. 
04/05
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Free Tax Preparation With Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Greenacres Branch
Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax document, completed 2017 tax return and supporting material for tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 
04/01

04/05

04/08

04/12

04/15
Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax document, completed 2017 tax return and supporting material for tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 
Apr 2019

AARP Tax Help

Gardens Branch
Tax help for low and moderate incomes. Priority for ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and completed 2017 tax returns. First come, first served. (3.5 hr.) 
04/02

04/05

04/09

04/12
Tax help for low and moderate incomes. Priority for ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and completed 2017 tax returns. First come, first served. (3.5 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister. 
04/05
Meet with friends for a play date filled with toys, books and puzzles that promote early literacy. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

AARP Tax Help

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes. Special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year’s returns. First come, first served. (4 hr.) 
04/04

04/05

04/11

04/12
Individualized help to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes. Special attention to ages 60 and older. Bring current tax documents and last year’s returns. First come, first served. (4 hr.) 
Apr 2019

Sensory Sensations for Little Ones

Jupiter Branch
Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
04/05
Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Writers' Critique Workshop

Wellington Branch
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/04
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

College Admissions

West Boynton Branch
Andy Greenspan, Director of College Counseling, provides expert advice on higher education including what to look for in colleges and the admission process. Grades 9 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/04
Andy Greenspan, Director of College Counseling, provides expert advice on higher education including what to look for in colleges and the admission process. Grades 9 & up. (90 min.) 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

Sit 'n' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Socialize while you crochet. Work on your current project and share ideas with new friends. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
04/04
Socialize while you crochet. Work on your current project and share ideas with new friends. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

Money Smart: Piggy Bank Adventures

Gardens Branch
Learn and “earn” some money smart tips. We’ll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate your very own piggy bank. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Preregister. 
04/04
Learn and “earn” some money smart tips. We’ll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate your very own piggy bank. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

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. 
04/04
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Apr 2019

English Exchange

Gardens Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
04/04

04/11

04/18

04/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 

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