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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
Jul 2018

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Glades Road Branch
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 
07/05 (2 hr.) 

07/11 (90 min.) 

07/12 (2 hr.) 

07/14 (2 hr.) 

07/26 (2 hr.) 
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! First come, first served. 
Jul 2018

LEGO® Bricks

West Boynton Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/03

07/05

07/10

07/11

07/12

07/17

07/18

07/19

07/24

07/25

07/26
Children in grades K-5 work with a teen to improve their reading skills.  Grades K-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Video Game Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics.  Ages 7-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics.  Ages 7-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jun 2018

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Sign up for this four-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Thu, May 24. 
06/13

06/20

06/27

07/11
Sign up for this four-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Thu, May 24. 
Jul 2018

Summer Bingo

Greenacres Branch
Keep cool and enjoy an afternoon at the library playing beach bingo. Candy markers and prizes add to the fun!  Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Keep cool and enjoy an afternoon at the library playing beach bingo. Candy markers and prizes add to the fun!  Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Rock It Pocket Pets

Tequesta Branch
Bring your imagination and we will provide the rocks and paint. Create a pet you can take anywhere.  Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Bring your imagination and we will provide the rocks and paint. Create a pet you can take anywhere.  Ages 6-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
Jul 2018

It's Time for the Opera!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling of "The Barber of Seville" with the Palm Beach Opera. Become an opera star!  Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling of "The Barber of Seville" with the Palm Beach Opera. Become an opera star!  Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Reading Rockstars

Gardens Branch
Don't fall into a reading funk this summer. Keep your reading skills up and read to a teen volunteer. You can also work on your Summer Reading Point Tracker!  Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/25
Don't fall into a reading funk this summer. Keep your reading skills up and read to a teen volunteer. You can also work on your Summer Reading Point Tracker!  Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

LEGO® Bricks

Glades Road Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Small Business Development Center (SBDC): Subcontracting Success for Small Business

Gardens Branch
Learn the basics of government subcontracting; the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting and the opportunities it provides for small businesses. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister.  
07/11
Learn the basics of government subcontracting; the advantages and disadvantages of subcontracting and the opportunities it provides for small businesses. (60 min.) Call the SBDC at 954-762-5235 to preregister.  
Jul 2018

Math Rocks

Main Library
This math club provides students the opportunity to practice and learn new math skills in a fun and non-competitive environment. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11Grades  K-2.

07/11Grades  3-5.

07/18Grades  K-2.

07/18Grades  3-5.

07/25Grades  K-2.

07/25Grades  3-5.
This math club provides students the opportunity to practice and learn new math skills in a fun and non-competitive environment. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Get creative and have some fun with a variety of coloring activities. Ages 3-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Get creative and have some fun with a variety of coloring activities. Ages 3-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Each week color your own fun activity and/or choose from a variety of coloring pages. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11Fuzzy Posters.

07/18Magnets.

07/25Paddleball Game.
Each week color your own fun activity and/or choose from a variety of coloring pages. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Adult Coloring Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Musical Physical Education for You & Me With Patty Shukla

Acreage Branch
Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Elementary STEAM Time

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Get ready to problem solve with science-related activities. Learn about engineering and then face a challenge! Ages 7-11. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11Craft sticks catapult.

07/25Surprise challenge!
Get ready to problem solve with science-related activities. Learn about engineering and then face a challenge! Ages 7-11. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Kindergarten Readiness Class

Wellington Branch
Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11Gross Motor Skills.

07/18Math Skills.

07/25Reading Skills.
Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Book Discussion: "Antony and Cleopatra," by William Shakespeare 

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 
07/10

07/11
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 
Jul 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. (90 min.) 
07/11

07/18

07/25
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 
Jul 2018

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Club

West Boynton Branch
The game’s afoot with facilitator Dick Smolen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective. (90 min.) 
07/10
The game’s afoot with facilitator Dick Smolen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective. (90 min.) 
Jul 2018

Teen Black Out Party

Acreage Branch
Glow in the dark with black light crafts, games and activities. Bring a white T-shirt to turn into a crazy colored glow shirt. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) 
07/10
Glow in the dark with black light crafts, games and activities. Bring a white T-shirt to turn into a crazy colored glow shirt. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) 
Jul 2018

Glass Magnets

Wellington Branch
Create little magnets using glass gems and music sheets. Materials provided.  (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Create little magnets using glass gems and music sheets. Materials provided.  (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Let's Play! Games

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Challenge your friends and family with board games, card games and puzzles. Snacks provided. (90 min.) 
07/10

07/24

07/28
Challenge your friends and family with board games, card games and puzzles. Snacks provided. (90 min.) 
Jul 2018

Tai Chi

Lantana Road Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10

07/24
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Become a Puppeteer

West Boynton Branch
Start with dramatic play and theatre games; then perform your own puppet show using a variety of puppets. Create your own puppet to take home for future shows. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Start with dramatic play and theatre games; then perform your own puppet show using a variety of puppets. Create your own puppet to take home for future shows. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Mini Book + Art: "Esperanza Rising," by Pam Muñoz Ryan + "Si Se Pudiera," (If Only I Could) by José Bedia

Mini Libro + Arte: "Esperanza Renace" de Pam Muñoz Ryan + "Si Se Pudiera" (If Only I Could) de José Bedia

Main Library
Martes, 10 de julio, 
3:30 pm

Each activity highlights a selected book and artwork in Norton Museum of Art's collection or exhibition. Reading the book is recommended. In collaboration with Norton Museum of Art and made possible through the generosity of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 9-12. Cupo limitado. Ages 9-12. Space is limited. (90 min.)  Preregister.  Se requiere registrarse. 
07/10
Each activity highlights a selected book and artwork in Norton Museum of Art's collection or exhibition. Reading the book is recommended. In collaboration with Norton Museum of Art and made possible through the generosity of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 9-12. Cupo limitado. Ages 9-12. Space is limited. (90 min.)  Preregister.  Se requiere registrarse. 
Este taller se enfocará en un libro y una obra de arte de la colección del Museo. Se recomienda leer el libro. En colaboración con el Norton Museum of Art y es posible gracias a la generosidad del Diane y Bruce Halle Foundation. Edades 9-12. Cupo limitado. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
07/10
Jul 2018

A Visit From Daggerwing Nature Center: Insects & Spiders

West Boca Branch
Learn about insects and spiders and meet a live tarantula and some cool insects. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Learn about insects and spiders and meet a live tarantula and some cool insects. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Mindful Art

Lantana Road Branch
Paint while learning breathing techniques and yoga poses. Ages 8-11. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Paint while learning breathing techniques and yoga poses. Ages 8-11. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Beginning Spanish

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
This nine-week session is facilitated by Edwin Ellis, Ph.D and starts Tue, Jul 03. Participants are expected to attend all program dates. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jun 25. 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31

08/07

08/14

08/21

08/28
This nine-week session is facilitated by Edwin Ellis, Ph.D and starts Tue, Jul 03. Participants are expected to attend all program dates. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jun 25. 
Jul 2018

Superhero Day!

Acreage Branch
Unmask your inner superhero! We'll have crafts, games and props for awesome superhero photos. Wear your costume and bring your camera. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
07/10

07/10
Unmask your inner superhero! We'll have crafts, games and props for awesome superhero photos. Wear your costume and bring your camera. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
Jul 2018

Kindergarten Readiness

Gardens Branch
Prep for kindergarten with stories, songs and activities focusing on letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Designed for children entering kindergarten this year. Ages 5-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10

07/24
Prep for kindergarten with stories, songs and activities focusing on letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Designed for children entering kindergarten this year. Ages 5-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Cube Mural

Wellington Branch
Show your artistry by helping us create a colorful street art inspired mural. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Show your artistry by helping us create a colorful street art inspired mural. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Musical Physical Education for You & Me With Patty Shukla

Glades Road Branch
Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Science Explorers

Main Library
Satisfy your scientific curiosity by performing experiments, expanding scientific knowledge, and developing critical thinking skills with hands-on activities! Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/03Grades  K-2.

07/03Grades  3-5.

07/10Grades  K-2.

07/10Grades  3-5.

07/17Grades  K-2.

07/17Grades  3-5.

07/24Grades  K-2.

07/24Grades  3-5.
Satisfy your scientific curiosity by performing experiments, expanding scientific knowledge, and developing critical thinking skills with hands-on activities! Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Wassily Kandinsky for Kids

Lantana Road Branch
This Russian abstract artist is known for his paintings representing music. We'll discuss his work then create art in his style while listening to music. Ages 6-11. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
This Russian abstract artist is known for his paintings representing music. We'll discuss his work then create art in his style while listening to music. Ages 6-11. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Stories and creative activities for children. 7/03: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues I. 7/10: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues II. 7/17: Rock On I. 7/24: Rock On II. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/03

07/03

07/05

07/10

07/10

07/17

07/17

07/19

07/24

07/26
Stories and creative activities for children. 7/03: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues I. 7/10: Reggae, Rhythm & Blues II. 7/17: Rock On I. 7/24: Rock On II. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Adult Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.  (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Jun 26. 
07/10
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.  (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Jun 26. 
Jul 2018

Color With Me, Grandma or Grandpa

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Grandparents have been coloring with grandkids since the dawn of crayons. Join us to create and connect with your grandchild using specially designed projects. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Grandparents have been coloring with grandkids since the dawn of crayons. Join us to create and connect with your grandchild using specially designed projects. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Cooking the Books: "32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line," by Eric Ripert & Veronica Chambers 

West Boca Branch
Books available at the research services desk. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Books available at the research services desk. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

STEAM: Domino Fun

Belle Glade Branch
Math can be fun and exciting! Join us for dominoes to prove it. Use math, logic and problem-solving skills to win all the rounds.  Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) 
07/10
Math can be fun and exciting! Join us for dominoes to prove it. Use math, logic and problem-solving skills to win all the rounds.  Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) 
Jul 2018

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Money Management Skills. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
07/03Understanding Your Financial Brain. Managing Money With Life Cycle Theory. 

07/10Basic Investing: Keep It Simple. The Key Financial Instruments. 

07/17How to Use Credit Optimally. Investing in Education. 

07/24The Economics of Home Ownership. Managing Risk With Insurance. 

07/31Essential Tax Principles. Saving for Retirement. 
Money Management Skills. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Jul 2018

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner, critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31
Award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner, critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 
Jul 2018

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Glades Road Branch
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2018

Art for Adults

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/10Gouache Project.

07/31Open Studio.
Explore your artistic interests using different techniques and mediums, improve your skills and learn new ways to express yourself. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Preregister. 

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