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Activity Information
Jan 2019

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister. 
01/14
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/07

01/14
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/14

01/14
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Preregister. PG-13
01/13
"Crazy Rich Asians." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Preregister. PG-13
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

Jupiter Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/13
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Sahaja Meditation

Acreage Branch
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/13
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Sunprint Silhouettes

Lantana Road Branch
Create a one-of-a-kind photo print developed by sunlight. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/08

01/13
Create a one-of-a-kind photo print developed by sunlight. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 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.) 
01/12
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Jan 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. 
01/12
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. 
Jan 2019

Perler™ Bead Party

Jupiter Branch
Use our patterns or your imagination to create fun characters and designs from Perler™ beads. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Use our patterns or your imagination to create fun characters and designs from Perler™ beads. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

My Library. My Life! Teen Roundtable

Belle Glade Branch
PBCLS is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Stop by to share your ideas for books and activities. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 
01/12
PBCLS is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! Stop by to share your ideas for books and activities. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 
Jan 2019

Tween Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Grades 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Chess is awesome and fun! Players are invited to test their skills against other players. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you. Bring a friend. Grades 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Read Down Your Fines Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Children and teens are invited to "read down" those pesky fines accumulated over the past year. 15 minutes of reading=1 Dewey (Library) Buck! Snacks provided. Grades k-12. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Children and teens are invited to "read down" those pesky fines accumulated over the past year. 15 minutes of reading=1 Dewey (Library) Buck! Snacks provided. Grades k-12. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Community Seed, Seedling & Plant Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Anime Club

Belle Glade 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. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

West Boca Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/12

01/23
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Genealogy 101: Accessible Archives

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Learn about the newest online resource for American history available through the Genealogical Society of PBC Library. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Learn about the newest online resource for American history available through the Genealogical Society of PBC Library. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Genealogy & DNA Discussion Group

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
The DNA Special Interest Group of the Genealogical Society of PBC will discuss what can be learned from Y-DNA. Beginners welcome. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
The DNA Special Interest Group of the Genealogical Society of PBC will discuss what can be learned from Y-DNA. Beginners welcome. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

"Cooka: The Bird Without Wings"

Greenacres Branch
Local award-winning children's author, Deborah Burggraaf, will read her book about a little Quaker Parrot that leaves her home for a South Florida adventure. Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Local award-winning children's author, Deborah Burggraaf, will read her book about a little Quaker Parrot that leaves her home for a South Florida adventure. Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Young children and their parents are invited for music, stories and crafts! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
01/05It's a NEW Year!

01/12Snow Days I!

01/19Snow Days II!
Young children and their parents are invited for music, stories and crafts! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

Royal Palm Beach Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/12http://registration.pbclibrary.org/programsignup/presidents2019/registration-RPB-20190112-11am.php
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Garden Talks

Acreage Branch
Discuss different spaces and sizes of gardens with Master Gardener, Chris Miller. Share ideas, seeds and seedlings. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/12
Discuss different spaces and sizes of gardens with Master Gardener, Chris Miller. Share ideas, seeds and seedlings. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

SCORE: Improving Your Website Performance

Gardens Branch
Learn about your web application performance, its importance and steps to take to immediately get on target. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
01/12
Learn about your web application performance, its importance and steps to take to immediately get on target. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Zumbini: Dance & Play Together!

Acreage Branch
Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
01/12

01/29
Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment for your little one and you. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
Jan 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
01/12

01/15

01/26
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Sign up to read to a furry friend. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

New Year, New Adventures in the Library Scavenger Hunt

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Answer clues, book trivia, riddles and challenges that have been placed throughout the branch and win a special prize! Play solo or pair up with a friend. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (75 min.) Preregister. 
01/11
Answer clues, book trivia, riddles and challenges that have been placed throughout the branch and win a special prize! Play solo or pair up with a friend. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (75 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Singalong Stories: The Barber of Seville

Acreage Branch
The Palm Beach Opera brings you inside opera’s famous tales. Learn and sing memorable tunes from "The Barber of Seville," then make a related craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 
01/11
The Palm Beach Opera brings you inside opera’s famous tales. Learn and sing memorable tunes from "The Barber of Seville," then make a related craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) 
Jan 2019

Community Helper Crafternoon

Jupiter Branch
Who helps us in our neighborhood? Drop in and make crafts about police, firefighters, nurses, teachers and more! Ages 3-7. (45 min.) 
01/11
Who helps us in our neighborhood? Drop in and make crafts about police, firefighters, nurses, teachers and more! Ages 3-7. (45 min.) 
Jan 2019

After-School Gaming

Belle Glade Branch
Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/11
Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Meet the New K-9 Officer at the Jupiter Police Department

Jupiter Branch
Meet the new Jupiter police bloodhound puppy Bandit, Officer Craig Norman and retiring Officer Sherlock. Bandit is being trained to find lost children. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/11
Meet the new Jupiter police bloodhound puppy Bandit, Officer Craig Norman and retiring Officer Sherlock. Bandit is being trained to find lost children. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
01/11"My Little Pony: The Movie." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (99 min.)  PG 

01/18"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." ©Warner Bros. (92 min.)  PG 

01/25"Incredibles 2." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (118 min.)  PG 
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

West Boynton Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/11

01/24
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Writers LIVE! Presents: Chris Bohjalian

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
#1 New York Times best-selling author of 20 books, Chris Bohjalian, will discuss his latest novel, “The Flight Attendant,” which debuted as a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and National Indiebound Bestseller. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Dec 28, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
01/11
#1 New York Times best-selling author of 20 books, Chris Bohjalian, will discuss his latest novel, “The Flight Attendant,” which debuted as a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and National Indiebound Bestseller. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Dec 28, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Movie Matinee: Heroes in History

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Owens, American heroes, who took a courageous stand in the face of adversity. Popcorn provided. 
01/11"Race." ©Focus Features. (134 min.)  PG-13 

01/18"Selma." ©Paramount Pictures. (128 min.)  PG-13 
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Owens, American heroes, who took a courageous stand in the face of adversity. Popcorn provided. 
Jan 2019

Tiny Tot Art: Art for Toddlers

Greenacres Branch
Join us for a special art class designed specifically for little hands. Have fun making cool snow friends! Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Preregister. 
01/11
Join us for a special art class designed specifically for little hands. Have fun making cool snow friends! Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

Lantana Road Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/11

01/15
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Sit & Stitch

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Bring your favorite craft project to the library and meet other crafty-minded people. Don’t have one? We will have supplies for you to start something new!  (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/11
Bring your favorite craft project to the library and meet other crafty-minded people. Don’t have one? We will have supplies for you to start something new!  (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

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. 
01/11

01/25
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. 
Jan 2019

It's a New Year! "Let It Go"

Wellington Branch
Using the principles of Peter Walsh’s book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, will discuss downsizing. Learn how to sort through your possessions. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/10
Using the principles of Peter Walsh’s book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, will discuss downsizing. Learn how to sort through your possessions. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Pajama Story Time

Jupiter Branch
Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Ages 3-7. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
01/10

01/24
Our stories, songs, rhymes and activities will promote and encourage a love of literacy, learning and imagination. Ages 3-7. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Jan 2019

How Cars Work: Cars Demystified

Lantana Road Branch
Gain basic automobile knowledge in this series of lectures. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/02Engines: gas, diesel and hybrid. Brakes: disc, drum and ABS.

01/05Electrical: charging, starting, switches and lights. Heating and cooling AC.

01/09Suspensions: struts and steering. Transmissions: manual, automatic and variable.

01/10Wheels and tires: size and treadware. Maintenance: paint, engine: oil, cooling.
Gain basic automobile knowledge in this series of lectures. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Computer Q&A

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Confused about aspects of computer and internet use? Ask away! Library staff will show you how to find answers in this open format lecture. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/10
Confused about aspects of computer and internet use? Ask away! Library staff will show you how to find answers in this open format lecture. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Reading Buddies

Belle Glade Branch
Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.
01/10

01/24
Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills. (45 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Jan 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/10

01/24
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Coding With Tech Toys: Snap Circuits® Arcade

West Boca Branch
Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
01/07

01/10
Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Jan 2019

Make a Doggie Bandana

Jupiter Branch
Hand-sew a stylish bandana for your canine pal for pet week. Use a fat quarter of quilting fabric to make one that slips on the collar. All materials provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
01/10
Hand-sew a stylish bandana for your canine pal for pet week. Use a fat quarter of quilting fabric to make one that slips on the collar. All materials provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Tween Advisory Club

Wellington Branch
Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want. Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 
01/10
Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want. Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 
Jan 2019

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to manage stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Preregister. 
01/10
Learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to manage stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jan 2019

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: William Howard & Nellie Taft

Glades Road Branch
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
01/10
William and Sue Wills bring the story of the president and his first lady to life. Preregistration begins Thu, Jan 03, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2019. (60 min.)
Jan 2019

Gene Hackman Film Festival

West Boca Branch
This actor has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others over a career that's spanned five decades. 
01/03"I Never Sang for My Father." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (92 min.)  PG 

01/10"Superman." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 

01/17"Hoosiers." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (114 min.)  PG 

01/24"Unforgiven." ©Warner Bros. (131 min.) 

01/31"The Firm." ©Paramount Pictures. (154 min.) 
This actor has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for three others over a career that's spanned five decades. 

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