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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Thu, Jul 04, for Independence Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
Activity Information
Jul 2019

Constitutional Codebreakers

Glades Road Branch
Master codes like the ones the Founding Fathers used to keep their revolution secret and create one of your own. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
Master codes like the ones the Founding Fathers used to keep their revolution secret and create one of your own. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Kindergarten Readiness Class

Wellington Branch
Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
07/18Fine Motor Skills

07/25Gross Motor Skills.
Get a head start on your child's education this summer! Ages 5-6. Limit 15. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Jul 2019

Beginner Hand Quilting

Jupiter Branch
This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11Session 2.

07/25Session 3.
This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Preserve Your Family History: Digitizing Family Photos

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Bring in your family photos and digitize them using our photo scanner. Fifty loose photos per member. Please bring a USB drive for storage. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
Bring in your family photos and digitize them using our photo scanner. Fifty loose photos per member. Please bring a USB drive for storage. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Star Wars Moviemania!

Main Library
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (136 min.) Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. PG-13
07/25
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (136 min.) Snacks provided. Ages 10 & up. PG-13
Jul 2019

Adult Craft Club

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Have fun and relax creating a variety of craft projects! Theme varies by season and events. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
Have fun and relax creating a variety of craft projects! Theme varies by season and events. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Musical Film Festival

West Boca Branch
A selection of musical favorites. 
07/11"1776." ©Columbia Pictures. (141 min.) 

07/18"Funny Face." ©Paramount Pictures. (103 min.)  Not rated. 

07/25"Mary Poppins." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (140 min.) 
A selection of musical favorites. 
Jul 2019

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/02

07/09

07/11

07/16

07/18

07/23

07/25
Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Elephantastic: Sew Fun

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Stitch a cute elephant in honor of "Threading the Needle Day." Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
Stitch a cute elephant in honor of "Threading the Needle Day." Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

The Digital Afterlife: Planning for Death in the Internet Age

Main Library
What happens to email, digital photos, financial accounts and social media accounts after your death? Learn how to plan and manage your digital afterlife. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
What happens to email, digital photos, financial accounts and social media accounts after your death? Learn how to plan and manage your digital afterlife. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Welcome to Durmstrang-Transfiguration: Release Your Inner Monster

Lantana Road Branch
Look beneath the surface and explore the truths you may reveal through the magic of transfiguration. What does your inner monster look like? Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
07/23

07/25
Look beneath the surface and explore the truths you may reveal through the magic of transfiguration. What does your inner monster look like? Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Thursday Movie Matinee: Galactic Encounters

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Popcorn provided. Preregister. 
07/11"Close Encounters of the Third Kind." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (137 min.)  PG 

07/18"Contact." ©Warner Bros. (153 min.)  PG 

07/25"Arrival." ©Paramount Pictures. (116 min.)  PG-13 
Popcorn provided. Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway Space Station

West Boynton Branch
Attention all space enthusiasts and future astronauts! Tim Nusbaum, Solar System Ambassador, discusses NASA's American-led international Lunar Gateway project. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
Attention all space enthusiasts and future astronauts! Tim Nusbaum, Solar System Ambassador, discusses NASA's American-led international Lunar Gateway project. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Start Your Family History: Ancestry Basics

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Want to search your family history, but don’t know where to start? Dive into Ancestry and get started on your family tree in this basic instruction class. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/25
Want to search your family history, but don’t know where to start? Dive into Ancestry and get started on your family tree in this basic instruction class. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
07/18"Room," by Emma Donoghue. Book discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 

07/25"Room." ©A24 Films. (113 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2.25 hr.) 
Jul 2019

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Acreage Branch
Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
Jul 2019

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. 
07/02

07/09

07/11

07/16

07/18

07/23

07/25

07/30
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. 
Jul 2019

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Personalized attention in areas of computers and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/11

07/18

07/18

07/25

07/25
Personalized attention in areas of computers and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Camp LVY

Loula V. York Branch
Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/02Once Upon a Star! I.

07/02Once Upon a Star! I.

07/09Once Upon a Star! II.

07/09Once Upon a Star! II.

07/16One Giant Leap! I.

07/16One Giant Leap! I.

07/18One Giant Leap! I.

07/23One Giant Leap! II.

07/23One Giant Leap! II.

07/25One Giant Leap! II.
Stories and creative activities for children. Grades K-5. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
07/11

07/25
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Jul 2019

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Michelle Alexander's, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness": A Panel Discussion

Lantana Road Branch
Michelle Alexander’s New York Times bestseller is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Discuss the book along with a panel facilitated by the PBC Criminal Justice Commission. Copies of the book available in the library catalog. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Michelle Alexander’s New York Times bestseller is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Discuss the book along with a panel facilitated by the PBC Criminal Justice Commission. Copies of the book available in the library catalog. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Book Discussion: "The Night Tiger," by Yangsze Choo 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Copies of the book are available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/18

07/24
Copies of the book are available at the member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Rock Painting: Space Edition

Wellington Branch
Create painted rocks to keep or hide in our community. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
07/24
Create painted rocks to keep or hide in our community. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Pajama Story Time: Dinosaur Crazy

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Get on your PJs and get ready to roar! It's an evening of stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Get on your PJs and get ready to roar! It's an evening of stories, songs and fun. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Frosted Notes

Wellington Branch
Chat about a book, comic, short story, magazine, fanfic or manga while eating ice cream. Make friends and get ideas for what to read next. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
07/24
Chat about a book, comic, short story, magazine, fanfic or manga while eating ice cream. Make friends and get ideas for what to read next. Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Jul 2019

Naturalization Information Session

Sesión informativa de ciudadanía

Jupiter Branch
Miércoles, 24 de julio, 
6:00 pm

Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen. Florida New Americans representatives will answer questions and help with the application process. (90 min.)  Preregister.  Se requiere registrarse. 
07/24
Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen. Florida New Americans representatives will answer questions and help with the application process. (90 min.)  Preregister.  Se requiere registrarse. 
Aprenda sobre los requisitos de elegibilidad y el proceso que debe seguir para obtener la ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos de América. Representantes de la iniciativa, Florida New Americans, estarán disponibles para contestar sus preguntas y ayudarle con el proceso inicial de llenar la solicitud. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
07/24
Jul 2019

The Revenge of Teen Throwback Sci-Fi Movie Night

Acreage Branch
"Mars Attacks!." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Enjoy science fiction fun, pizza and make an out-of-this-world project. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. PG-13
07/24
"Mars Attacks!." ©Warner Bros. (120 min.) Enjoy science fiction fun, pizza and make an out-of-this-world project. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. PG-13
Jul 2019

Adult Coloring

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Color for fun and relaxation with other color enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 
07/24
Color for fun and relaxation with other color enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 
Jul 2019

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Royal Palm Beach Branch
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 
07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 
Jul 2019

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) 
Jul 2019

McGruff the Crime Dog

Glades Road Branch
Learn safety tips from PBC Sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Brown and McGruff the Crime Dog. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Learn safety tips from PBC Sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Brown and McGruff the Crime Dog. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

A Universe of Stories With PBC Administrator Verdenia Baker

Wellington Branch
Blast off with guest reader Ms. Baker and explore a universe of stories. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) 
07/24
Blast off with guest reader Ms. Baker and explore a universe of stories. Ages 2-6. (30 min.) 
Jul 2019

Palm Beach Opera Storytelling Singalong

Tequesta Branch
Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling with the Palm Beach Opera. A craft to follow. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Learn about the opera and listen to a special singalong storytelling with the Palm Beach Opera. A craft to follow. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

West Boca Branch
Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Anything Goes

Lantana Road Branch
Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24
Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

A Wizarding Week

Greenacres Branch
Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Preregister. 
07/22Book Bizarre. Create a piece of art using a book, paint and a bit of magic.Ages  12-17. (60 min.) 

07/23Hogwarts Open House. Diagon Alley awaits with crafts, dragons and photo ops.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 

07/24Intro to Owls. Okeeheelee Nature Center brings owls and fascinating facts.Ages  6-12. (45 min.) 

07/26"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." ©Warner Bros. (150 min.)  PG 

07/27Join us for a magical morning of Harry Potter Bingo. Wizarding attire welcome.Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) 
Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things Harry Potter! Space is limited. Preregister. 
Jul 2019

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Spanish Exchange: Intermediate

Lantana Road Branch
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/03

07/24
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Wii Just Dance Karaoke

Belle Glade Branch
Bring your friends and family for a Wii dance-off to the latest tunes! Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Bring your friends and family for a Wii dance-off to the latest tunes! Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Creation Space

Jupiter Branch
Learn out-of-this-world crafts: make air dry clay and paint a galaxy! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10

07/24
Learn out-of-this-world crafts: make air dry clay and paint a galaxy! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
My Favorite Universe. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
07/10Onward to the Edge. In Defense of the Big Bang. The Greatest Story Ever Told. 

07/24Forged in the Stars. The Search for Planets. The Search for Life in the Universe. 
My Favorite Universe. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Jul 2019

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Children work with teens to improve reading skills. Applications are available at the children's services desk beginning Thu, May 23. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24
Children work with teens to improve reading skills. Applications are available at the children's services desk beginning Thu, May 23. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
Jul 2019

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos

Main Library
Miércoles, 10 de julio, 
2:00 pm

Miércoles, 24 de julio, 
2:00 pm

Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
07/10

07/24
Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
07/10
07/24
Jul 2019

Book Discussion: "The Bride Test," by Helen Hoang 

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/24
Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Fabric Mixed Media Collage

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Personalize a mini canvas tote bag with a nature-inspired motif. Materials provided, but you can bring buttons and additional scrap bits to use or share. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
07/24
Personalize a mini canvas tote bag with a nature-inspired motif. Materials provided, but you can bring buttons and additional scrap bits to use or share. (2 hr.) Preregister. 

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