Activity Information
Dec 2018

Book Arts

Acreage Branch
Transform books into works of art by learning the basics of book origami. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/09
Transform books into works of art by learning the basics of book origami. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Handmade Ornaments

Lantana Road Branch
Create a trio of seasonal ornaments that you can hang from your tree or tie on to a special gift. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/09

12/11
Create a trio of seasonal ornaments that you can hang from your tree or tie on to a special gift. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Stir Up the Senses With Gingerbread

Jupiter Branch
We're celebrating the classic gingerbread man with stories, crafts and cookie decorating! Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
We're celebrating the classic gingerbread man with stories, crafts and cookie decorating! Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Poetry Writing Workshop!

Loula V. York Branch
Create your own poetry for pleasure and learn how to submit poems to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Teen Poetry Contest! Refreshments provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Create your own poetry for pleasure and learn how to submit poems to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival's Teen Poetry Contest! Refreshments provided. Ages 12-18. (60 min.) Preregister. 
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

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
Dec 2018

Salt Art

Lantana Road Branch
Enjoy fun, colorful ways to decorate recycled bottles. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Enjoy fun, colorful ways to decorate recycled bottles. Ages 9 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Teen Totes

West Boca Branch
Get creative on a blank canvas tote bag. Decorate it with markers, pompoms, jewels, and feathers to create a fun bag to carry your books. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Get creative on a blank canvas tote bag. Decorate it with markers, pompoms, jewels, and feathers to create a fun bag to carry your books. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
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

Holiday Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
"The Preacher's Wife." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.) Refreshments provided. PG
12/08
"The Preacher's Wife." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (124 min.) Refreshments provided. PG
Dec 2018

The Crop Circle: Scrapbooking Club

Acreage Branch
Organize your photos and record your memories by using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/08
Organize your photos and record your memories by using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials provided. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

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. 
12/08
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

STEM: Coding Basics

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Ages 10-14. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Create, play and learn simple coding through hands-on activities and games. Ages 10-14. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Share the Love: Holiday Card Making Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Create holiday cards brimming with good wishes to share with family and friends! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Create holiday cards brimming with good wishes to share with family and friends! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Winter Luminaries

Greenacres Branch
Light up your holidays with beautiful frosted lanterns created with mason jars, Epsom salt, glitter and tea lights. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Light up your holidays with beautiful frosted lanterns created with mason jars, Epsom salt, glitter and tea lights. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Stories & Songs for You!

¡Cuentos y canciones para ti!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sábado, 08 de diciembre, 
11:00 am

John I. Leonard Community High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and the International Spanish Academy will be here to read stories and act them out. Edades 2 en adelante. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
12/08
John I. Leonard Community High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and the International Spanish Academy will be here to read stories and act them out. Edades 2 en adelante. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
John I. Leonard Community High School y el International Spanish Academy leerán cuentos y los actuaran en inglés y español. Crea una manualidad. Edades 2 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
12/08
Dec 2018

The Firefighter's Family

West Boynton Branch
Follow the daily life of a Boynton Beach firefighter through an interactive story time and craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Follow the daily life of a Boynton Beach firefighter through an interactive story time and craft. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister. 
12/08
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister. 
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

Beaded Snowflakes

Gardens Branch
Let it snow! Create a shining beaded snowflake. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/07
Let it snow! Create a shining beaded snowflake. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Pokémon Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 9-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/07
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 9-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Sleigh Bells Ringing Holiday Craft

Acreage Branch
Paint and decorate wooden sleds and ornaments. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) 
12/07
Paint and decorate wooden sleds and ornaments. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) 
Dec 2018

Holiday Make & Take

West Boynton Branch
Create crafts for every holiday that occurs within the month of December. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/07
Create crafts for every holiday that occurs within the month of December. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Pearl Harbor Day Crossword

Belle Glade Branch
Facts, key events and more. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) 
12/07
Facts, key events and more. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) 
Dec 2018

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
12/07"Smurfs: The Lost Village." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (89 min.)  PG 

12/14"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." ©DreamWorks Animation. (84 min.)  PG 

12/21"Frozen." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.)  PG 
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
Dec 2018

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Tequesta Branch
Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
12/07The High Renaissance in Central Italy -- Titian and His Venetian Contemporaries -- Venetian Masters - Tintoretto and Veronese. 

12/14Painting for the Courts, c. 1515-1575 -- Northern European Masters - Bosch to Bruegel -- The Innovation of Carracci and Caravaggio. 

12/21Dutch History, Portraiture, Genre Scenes -- Dutch Still Lifes, Townscapes, Landscapes -- The Genius of Rembrandt. 
Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Dec 2018

Papercraft: Memory Globe

Lantana Road Branch
Turn memories into a three dimensional papercraft. Bring copies of your own memorabilia, all other materials provided. Limit 20. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/07
Turn memories into a three dimensional papercraft. Bring copies of your own memorabilia, all other materials provided. Limit 20. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Jinglecise

Greenacres Branch
We will wiggle, jump, hop, and jingle all the way! Have fun while improving motor skills, rhythm, and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/07
We will wiggle, jump, hop, and jingle all the way! Have fun while improving motor skills, rhythm, and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

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. 
12/06
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

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. 
12/06
Socialize while you crochet. Work on your current project and share ideas with new friends. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

DIY Holiday Ornaments

Wellington Branch
Choose from a variety of Holiday ornaments to make and decorate your home. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
12/06
Choose from a variety of Holiday ornaments to make and decorate your home. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Dec 2018

Understanding Your Energy

Lantana Road Branch
Ms. Adele Kristiansson discusses major aspects of our energy, and demonstrates how we can modulate it to improve health and wellbeing. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
Ms. Adele Kristiansson discusses major aspects of our energy, and demonstrates how we can modulate it to improve health and wellbeing. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Sean Gaskell: Music of the West African Kora

Belle Glade Branch
Enjoy the unique sounds of the Kora, a beautiful 21-stringed instrument native to the Mande peoples of West Africa. Musician Sean Gaskell gathered his expertise among Kora masters in the Gambia. Performances include a combination of traditional and original compositions. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
Enjoy the unique sounds of the Kora, a beautiful 21-stringed instrument native to the Mande peoples of West Africa. Musician Sean Gaskell gathered his expertise among Kora masters in the Gambia. Performances include a combination of traditional and original compositions. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

'Tis the Season to be Stressed

Greenacres Branch
Maya Malay, counselor and meditation instructor, will demonstrate easy meditation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
Maya Malay, counselor and meditation instructor, will demonstrate easy meditation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Papercraft: Swedish Star

Jupiter Branch
A perfect decoration for the holidays or any time of year. Join us as we craft paper into these traditional, celestial creations. Materials provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
A perfect decoration for the holidays or any time of year. Join us as we craft paper into these traditional, celestial creations. Materials provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Crochet for Beginners

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Learn about tools and materials, some basic stitches, and how to read a pattern while working on a crocheted napkin ring. Materials provided. Limit 8. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/06
Learn about tools and materials, some basic stitches, and how to read a pattern while working on a crocheted napkin ring. Materials provided. Limit 8. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Create a Memory Page: Scrapbooking Fun

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Bring personal photos or memorabilia, we will provide the rest. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
Bring personal photos or memorabilia, we will provide the rest. Ages 16 & up. (90 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

Practical Stress Reduction

West Boynton Branch
Use mindfulness and meditation to manage stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
Use mindfulness and meditation to manage stress in the workplace and at home. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/06

12/13

12/20
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
12/06

12/13

12/20
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2018

Intro to Tai Chi for Balance

Jupiter Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion” Tai Chi can enhance health, mindfulness, and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 30. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/06

12/13
Often referred to as “meditation in motion” Tai Chi can enhance health, mindfulness, and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 30. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Preschool Playdate

West Boca Branch
Enjoy social time while playing with literacy toys and sensory activities. Ages 3-5. Limit 16. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/06

12/19
Enjoy social time while playing with literacy toys and sensory activities. Ages 3-5. Limit 16. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Toddler Time

Lantana Road Branch
Songs, dancing, stories, bubbles, and toys. Get your wiggles out! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/06

12/13

12/20
Songs, dancing, stories, bubbles, and toys. Get your wiggles out! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Introduction to Lynda.com

Lantana Road Branch
Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 video courses in fields like information technology and business. Limit 7. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/06
Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 video courses in fields like information technology and business. Limit 7. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
12/06

12/13
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
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

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
12/06

12/13

12/20
Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Dec 2018

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Music and movement for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/06Celebrate Peace.

12/13Celebrate Love!

12/20Celebrate Joy!
Music and movement for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2018

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
12/05

12/12
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 

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