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Activity Information
Feb 2019

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
02/04

02/11

02/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

The Legacy of Margaret Garner: Lessons of Survival & Empowerment for Today

Wellington Branch
Margaret Garner’s life story is the basis for Toni Morrison’s novel "Beloved," and though a tragic story, it is inspirational and empowering. Dr. Delores Walters discusses Garner's life, as well as the resistance and survival of other black women in various settings, including Yemen, Brazil, India and the United States during the enslavement era. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Margaret Garner’s life story is the basis for Toni Morrison’s novel "Beloved," and though a tragic story, it is inspirational and empowering. Dr. Delores Walters discusses Garner's life, as well as the resistance and survival of other black women in various settings, including Yemen, Brazil, India and the United States during the enslavement era. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 
02/25
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages. (60 min.) 
Feb 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.) Preregister. 
02/25
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Grades 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Crafternoon: Mardi Gras Masks

West Boynton Branch
Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. Ages 11 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. Ages 11 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

From Book to Movie: "Nancy Drew, Girl Detective," by Carolyn Keene 

Belle Glade Branch
Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section. Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Read the book that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section. Snacks provided. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

What's an Agamograph?

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Make your own optical illusion! An agamograph is a drawing that visually changes depending on which angle you are viewing it from!  Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Make your own optical illusion! An agamograph is a drawing that visually changes depending on which angle you are viewing it from!  Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Etiquette 101

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Do you want to brush up on your table manners? Join us as we go over the basics of table etiquette. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
02/25
Do you want to brush up on your table manners? Join us as we go over the basics of table etiquette. Refreshments provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
Feb 2019

Free Tax Preparation With Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Greenacres Branch
Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 
02/01

02/04

02/08

02/11

02/15

02/22

02/25
Earn $66,000 or less? Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security card, current tax documents, completed 2017 tax return and supporting materials for free tax preparation. First come, first served. (3 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Charades

Lantana Road Branch
The classic game of silently acting out a clue until the audience guesses it. A silly, fun time. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
The classic game of silently acting out a clue until the audience guesses it. A silly, fun time. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Crafternoon: Mardi Gras Masks

West Boynton Branch
Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 
02/25
Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) 
Feb 2019

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Jupiter Branch
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
02/11

02/25
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Ages 6-12. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
"Southside With You." ©Miramax. (84 min.) PG-13
02/25
"Southside With You." ©Miramax. (84 min.) PG-13
Feb 2019

Crafternoon: Mardi Gras Masks

West Boynton Branch
Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Jan 23. 
02/25
Create, design and bedazzle a mask to celebrate the Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Jan 23. 
Feb 2019

U.S. Naturalization Information Session

Lantana Road Branch
Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Community Relations Officer Don Jarrell. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps for becoming a U.S. citizen with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Community Relations Officer Don Jarrell. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
02/04

02/11

02/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Book-A-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
02/25
Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Feb 2019

Coffee & Conversations

Glades Road Branch
Stop by for coffee and conversations with a panel of library staff. Staff and other library members can discuss all of their favorite reads and new releases. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 
02/25
Stop by for coffee and conversations with a panel of library staff. Staff and other library members can discuss all of their favorite reads and new releases. Refreshments provided. (60 min.) 
Feb 2019

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child’s heart in everyone. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Introduction to cloudLibrary App

Lantana Road Branch
Introduction to the cloudLibrary app for reading e-books or listening to e-audiobooks through smartphones, tablets and computers.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/25
Introduction to the cloudLibrary app for reading e-books or listening to e-audiobooks through smartphones, tablets and computers.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Harry Potter Trivia

Jupiter Branch
Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of 3-5 friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/24
Each month we will test your knowledge on a different topic in a family-friendly atmosphere. Bring a team of 3-5 friends, or join one when you arrive! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 
02/24
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

African-American Cultural Celebration

Lantana Road Branch
Listen to fun stories, then create a colorful work of art, while listening to music from today and the past. Grades K-3. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/24
Listen to fun stories, then create a colorful work of art, while listening to music from today and the past. Grades K-3. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 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. 
02/24
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks; jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/23
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

LEGO® Block Party

Greenacres Branch
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Jumbo blocks are available for smaller hands. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/23
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Jumbo blocks are available for smaller hands. Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
02/23
Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Community Garden: Whole Health Intergenerational Nutrition Education (WHINE)

West Boca Branch
Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
02/23
Learn about the micro-garden next to our library and the mind/body connection of healthy eating. Plant a seed to take home and start your own garden. Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Introduction to hoopla Digital App: Free Movies, TV Shows Music & Audiobooks Online

Lantana Road Branch
Discover our free hoopla app that allows you to stream and download items to your smartphone or tablet. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/23
Discover our free hoopla app that allows you to stream and download items to your smartphone or tablet. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

PBS Documentary

Lantana Road Branch
"Our Man in Tehran." ©PBS. (120 min.) First come, first served. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
02/23

02/26
"Our Man in Tehran." ©PBS. (120 min.) First come, first served. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Feb 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

Main Library
Adventure into the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 
02/23
Adventure into the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Books-To-Big-Screen

Acreage Branch
02/21"The Help," by Kathryn Stockett. Book chat. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Preregister. 

02/23"The Help." ©Dreamworks Pictures. (146 min.) Film viewing. Popcorn provided. PG-13 Preregister. 
Feb 2019

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.
02/09 (2.5 hr.) 

02/16 (2.5 hr.) 

02/23 (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.
Feb 2019

Are You Bored? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Challenge your friends with board games, card games, and puzzles! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 
02/12 (90 min.) 

02/23 (2 hr.) 

02/26 (90 min.) 
Challenge your friends with board games, card games, and puzzles! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Taller gratuito: Pierda el miedo al examen de la ciudadania

(Naturalization Exam Workshop, in Spanish)

Main Library
Sábado, 23 de febrero, 
1:00 pm

Aprenda acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad para convertirse en ciudadano americano. Disipe los mitos del examen de la ciudadanía, repase las preguntas del formulario N-400, practique las preguntas cívicas y haga un simulacro de la entrevista. Ofrecido por Mira USA. (2 1/2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
02/23
Aprenda acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad para convertirse en ciudadano americano. Disipe los mitos del examen de la ciudadanía, repase las preguntas del formulario N-400, practique las preguntas cívicas y haga un simulacro de la entrevista. Ofrecido por Mira USA. (2 1/2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse. 
Feb 2019

Super Saturday Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Children and their parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/02Inspire Your Heart With Art!

02/09Celebrate Love & Friendship I.

02/16Celebrate Love & Friendship II.

02/23Kindness Matters I.
Children and their parents are invited for stories and creative activities! Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading for an extra reward. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/23
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Create a "Paws to Read" log to track your reading for an extra reward. Ages 5-10. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Go Bonkers for Buttons!

Jupiter Branch
Imagine a colorful sea horse swimming by and then create it on a foam core ocean with an array of buttons, gems, beads and glue. All materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/23
Imagine a colorful sea horse swimming by and then create it on a foam core ocean with an array of buttons, gems, beads and glue. All materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

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. 
02/23
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Garden Talks

Acreage Branch
Discuss gardens, their different spaces and sizes and share ideas. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/23
Discuss gardens, their different spaces and sizes and share ideas. No knowledge is required. Ages 15 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/02

02/09

02/23

02/16
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
02/06

02/23
Practice reading with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read to them. Sign up for your 15 minutes with a furry listener. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

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. 
02/02

02/09

02/23

02/16
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. 
Feb 2019

After-School Gaming & More

Belle Glade Branch
Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/22
Drop by for Wii and PS4 multiplayer games. Ages 7 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Here Comes the Sun

Acreage Branch
Chase away the gray winter days with solar science, experiments with light and color, and paint a colorful suncatcher for your window. Ages 7-10. (60 min.) 
02/22
Chase away the gray winter days with solar science, experiments with light and color, and paint a colorful suncatcher for your window. Ages 7-10. (60 min.) 
Feb 2019

Strike a Pose! Family Yoga

Jupiter Branch
Namaste. Stretch and bend both your body and your mind as we read stories and practice poses! Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/22 Cancelled
Namaste. Stretch and bend both your body and your mind as we read stories and practice poses! Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
02/01"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (120 min.)  PG 

02/22"The BFG." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (117 min.)  PG 
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 

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