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Oct 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 Mon, Oct 01. 
10/10

10/17

10/24

10/31
Sign up for this four-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Oct 01. 
Oct 2018

Fascinating Fossils

Glades Road Branch
Learn about the prehistoric predators on National Fossil Day and create your own. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
10/10
Learn about the prehistoric predators on National Fossil Day and create your own. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

After-School Math Club

Belle Glade Branch
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 
10/03

10/10

10/17

10/24

10/31
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) 
Oct 2018

STEM Club: Halloween

Tequesta Branch
Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Preregister. 
10/03Magic Potions Density Tower.

10/10Candy Pumpkin Structures.

10/17Skeleton Anatomy.

10/24Slimey Brain Surgery.
Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
10/03

10/10

10/17

10/24
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. No Chess Club on Wed, Oct 31.  Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
Oct 2018

STEM Club: Plastic Egg Parachutes

Wellington Branch
Be an innovator and construct a parachute for your plastic egg's safe landing! Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
10/10
Be an innovator and construct a parachute for your plastic egg's safe landing! Ages 5-12. Limit 50. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Oct 2018

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.) 
10/03

10/10
Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want.  Ages 10-12. Limit 10. First come, first served. (30 min.) 
Oct 2018

How the Loxahatchee River Became "Wild & Scenic"

Jupiter Branch
On the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic River Act, Richard Roberts discusses how our local river gained this rare distinction. (60 min.) 
10/10
On the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic River Act, Richard Roberts discusses how our local river gained this rare distinction. (60 min.) 
Oct 2018

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/03

10/10

10/24

10/31
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Introduction to Genealogy

West Boca Branch
Learn about the basics of finding ancestors, along with the myths, challenges and joys of ancestral discovery with professional genealogist, Mark Fearer.  (60 min.) 
10/10
Learn about the basics of finding ancestors, along with the myths, challenges and joys of ancestral discovery with professional genealogist, Mark Fearer.  (60 min.) 
Oct 2018

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Foundations of Western Civilization. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
10/02The Rise of Rome. The Roman Republic - Government and Politics. Roman Imperialism.  The Culture of the Roman Republic.  (2 hr.) 

10/10Rome - From Republic to Empire. The Pax Romana. Rome's Golden and Silver Ages.  (90 min.) 
Foundations of Western Civilization. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Oct 2018

Memory Writing for Grandparents

Lantana Road Branch
Learn techniques for writing family stories and memories. Facilitated by Suzana Sagy Macario, author of "Enter Through the Exit Door."  Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/10
Learn techniques for writing family stories and memories. Facilitated by Suzana Sagy Macario, author of "Enter Through the Exit Door."  Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Paper Crafts: Oak Leaf Card

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Learn basic paper cutting and card making techniques while you craft a fall note card.  Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/10
Learn basic paper cutting and card making techniques while you craft a fall note card.  Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
10/03

10/10

10/17

10/24

10/31
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Oct 2018

English Exchange

Loula V. York 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.) 
10/03 (2 hr.) 

10/10 (2 hr.) 

10/17 (2 hr.) 

10/24 (2 hr.) 

10/31
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Limit 10. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Oct 2018

Discover Axis 360

Gardens Branch
Learn how to access and download e-books and audiobooks from Axis 360. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/10
Learn how to access and download e-books and audiobooks from Axis 360. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 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.) 
10/03

10/10

10/17

10/24

10/31
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 
Oct 2018

Mandarin Chinese Conversation Café

Lantana Road Branch
Join our Mandarin conversation café event. Practice for both pronunciation and communication skills. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/10 Cancelled
Join our Mandarin conversation café event. Practice for both pronunciation and communication skills. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton 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.
10/02

10/03

10/10

10/16

10/17

10/23

10/24

10/30

10/31
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.
Oct 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.) 
10/09
The game’s afoot with facilitator Dick Smolen and other Sherlock fans for films and discussions of the renowned literary detective. (90 min.) 
Oct 2018

Pizza Chat

Acreage Branch
Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 
10/09
Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 
Oct 2018

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
10/02

10/09

10/16

10/23

10/30
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Oct 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 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Discover New Opportunities for Adult Vocational Training

Lantana Road Branch
Learn about employment opportunities through vocational training. Sponsored by Palm Beach State College TRIO-EOC Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Programs.  (2 hr.) Preregister. 
10/09
Learn about employment opportunities through vocational training. Sponsored by Palm Beach State College TRIO-EOC Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Programs.  (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
10/02 Cancelled

10/09

10/16

10/23
Assist children in grades K-5 with reading skills and earn community service hours for school. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Teen Read Week™: "It's Written in the Stars ... READ."

Belle Glade Branch
Pick up a book bingo card featuring YALSA's 2018 Teens' Top Ten nominees. Complete it and join us for ice cream and pizza.  Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Pick up a book bingo card featuring YALSA's 2018 Teens' Top Ten nominees. Complete it and join us for ice cream and pizza.  Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Success Starts Here

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
10/02

10/09

10/16

10/23
Learn life-enhancing skills with Officer Susan Klarich that focus on communication, goal setting, managing feelings and using peaceful ways to end conflict. Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Teen Read Week

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Play bingo and trivia about teen books. Talk about your favorite books, enjoy snacks, and choose a teen giveaway that's yours to keep! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Play bingo and trivia about teen books. Talk about your favorite books, enjoy snacks, and choose a teen giveaway that's yours to keep! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Are You Curious? George Usually Is.

West Boca Branch
We’ll read a story or two about our favorite monkey, Curious George, and watch a short movie. Make a themed craft. Ages 3-9. (45 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
We’ll read a story or two about our favorite monkey, Curious George, and watch a short movie. Make a themed craft. Ages 3-9. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
10/02

10/09

10/16

10/23

10/30
Come with homework. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Oct 2018

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/02

10/09
Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

A Visit From Daggerwing Nature Center

Glades Road Branch
Meet an owl and learn about its habitats. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Meet an owl and learn about its habitats. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Board Game Bonanza

Wellington Branch
Play Wii U and board games with your friends.  Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
10/09
Play Wii U and board games with your friends.  Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
Oct 2018

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
10/02

10/09

10/16

10/23

10/30
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Oct 2018

Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy

Wellington Branch
Experiment with a new art form from China’s four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Experiment with a new art form from China’s four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Art for Adults: Beginner's Series

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Learn to draw from scratch by attaining and practicing the fundamentals of line, mass and volume. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/09Lines, Shapes and Sketching.

10/16Contour and Dimension.

10/23Shading.

10/30Charcoal Still-life.
Learn to draw from scratch by attaining and practicing the fundamentals of line, mass and volume. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Cooking the Books: "America: The Cookbook," by Gabrielle Langholtz 

West Boca Branch
Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 
10/09
Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 
Oct 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. 
10/09
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
10/09"Wonder." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (113 min.)  PG 

10/30"The Hurricane Heist." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (103 min.)  PG-13 
Oct 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.) 
10/09
Award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner, critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 
Oct 2018

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Gardens Branch
Turn writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. Group meets independently in the library on Tue, Oct 23, 1:30 pm. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
Turn writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. Group meets independently in the library on Tue, Oct 23, 1:30 pm. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
10/02

10/09

10/16

10/23

10/30
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Oct 2018

The Norton Museum of Art Presents Community Art Talks

West Boca Branch
The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/09
The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with Museum staff. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Pumpkin Candy Jar

Lantana Road Branch
Celebrate fall by making a pumpkin mini-mason jar for hiding your candy stash! Perfect for decorating your desk or to give as a gift. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Preregister. 
10/07

10/09
Celebrate fall by making a pumpkin mini-mason jar for hiding your candy stash! Perfect for decorating your desk or to give as a gift. Materials provided. Limit 16. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2019

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) 
10/02

10/09

10/16

10/23

10/30
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) 
Oct 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.
10/02

10/04

10/09

10/11

10/16

10/18

10/23

10/25
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.
Oct 2018

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
10/02 Cancelled

10/09

10/16

10/23
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Oct 2018

Beary Good Stories

Wellington Branch
Enjoy fun stories, songs and a craft.  Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
10/07
Enjoy fun stories, songs and a craft.  Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Oct 2018

Election Time 2018: Know the Issues

Gardens Branch
Todd Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, provides a clear explanation of state constitutional amendments and local questions on this year's ballot. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/07
Todd Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, provides a clear explanation of state constitutional amendments and local questions on this year's ballot. (60 min.) Preregister. 

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