Activity Information
May 2018

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Preregister. 
05/10"The Lady in the Van," by Alan Bennett. Book discussion. (60 min.) 

05/17"The Lady in the Van." ©Sony Pictures Classics. (104 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. PG-13 
Preregister. 
May 2018

Mother’s Day Movie Marathon

West Boca Branch
05/03"Mermaids." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (115 min.)  PG-13 

05/10"The Joy Luck Club." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (140 min.) 

05/17"Freaky Friday." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (97 min.)  PG 

05/24"Because I Said So." ©Universal Pictures. (102 min.)  PG-13 

05/31"Mother's Day." ©Open Road Films. (118 min.)  PG-13 
May 2018

Victorian Paper Flowers

Jupiter Branch
Create the Flanders Poppy for Memorial Day. Materials provided; sharp scissors and low temp glue gun helpful. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/17
Create the Flanders Poppy for Memorial Day. Materials provided; sharp scissors and low temp glue gun helpful. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Springtime Stomp

Gardens Branch
Twist, jump, shake and wiggle to your favorite story time tunes. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/17
Twist, jump, shake and wiggle to your favorite story time tunes. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Parachute Play & Learn

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Move and groove while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute.  Ages 2-4. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/17
Move and groove while playing a variety of interactive games and activities with our jumbo parachute.  Ages 2-4. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Month: Marchman Act/Guardianship

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Learn about the Marchman Act (the Florida Involuntary Substance Abuse Commitment Statute), Guardianship and estate planning. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/17
Learn about the Marchman Act (the Florida Involuntary Substance Abuse Commitment Statute), Guardianship and estate planning. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/03In Praise of Moms I.

05/10In Praise of Moms II.

05/17Hats!

05/24Is it Summer Yet?
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 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.
05/08

05/10

05/15

05/17

05/22

05/24

05/29

05/31
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.
May 2018

Be a Reading Buddy

Main Library
Wanted: Teen volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together.  Grades 11-12. Space is limited. Preregister. 
05/01

05/02

05/03

05/04

05/05

05/06

05/07

05/08

05/09

05/10

05/11

05/12

05/13

05/14

05/15

05/16

05/17

05/18

05/19

05/20
Wanted: Teen volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together.  Grades 11-12. Space is limited. Preregister. 
May 2018

Asistans pesonel an Kreyol

(Personal Assistance, in Creole)

Belle Glade Branch
Jedi, 03 Mè, tout jounen an
Jedi, 10 Mè, tout jounen an
Jedi, 17 Mè, tout jounen an
Jedi, 24 Mè, tout jounen an
Jedi, 31 Mè, tout jounen an
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou entènèt oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk. Plas yo limite. Premye vini, premye sèvi. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.
05/03

05/10

05/17

05/24

05/31
Bezwen èd pou itilize yon òdinatè, fè yon rezime, ranpli epi voye aplikasyon sou entènèt oswa itilize sit entènèt bibliyotèk. Plas yo limite. Premye vini, premye sèvi. (60 min.) Anregistre alavans.
May 2018

Writers Reading Open Mic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Writers are invited to share their work or come to listen. Preferred reading length is less than five minutes or 750 words and family-friendly subjects. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Writers are invited to share their work or come to listen. Preferred reading length is less than five minutes or 750 words and family-friendly subjects. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/02

05/09

05/16

05/23

05/30
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Adult Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.  Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) 
05/16
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.  Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Teen Trivia

Acreage Branch
Show off your knowledge of topics from cartoons to Cleopatra and fandom to physics! Team up with friends and battle to be the best! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 
05/16 Cancelled
Show off your knowledge of topics from cartoons to Cleopatra and fandom to physics! Team up with friends and battle to be the best! Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Yoga

Wellington Branch
Learn poses standing or seated in a chair, taught by Dr. Debra Weiss, a certified yoga instructor. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/02

05/09

05/16
Learn poses standing or seated in a chair, taught by Dr. Debra Weiss, a certified yoga instructor. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Anime Nation

Wellington Branch
View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.) 
05/16
View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.) 
May 2018

Play Me a Story/Play Me a Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Celebrate the end of the school year as we anticipate the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Celebrate the end of the school year as we anticipate the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) 
05/16

05/19
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) 
May 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. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/09

05/16

05/23
Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics.  Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

LEGO® Bricks

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Intro to Languages

Glades Road Branch
Learn the basics of these awesome languages! We will learn the alphabet, numbers 1-10 and nursery rhymes. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/09Hebrew.

05/16American Sign Language.

05/23French.

05/30German.
Learn the basics of these awesome languages! We will learn the alphabet, numbers 1-10 and nursery rhymes. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
05/02

05/09

05/16

05/23

05/30
Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
May 2018

DIY Graduation Gifts!

Belle Glade Branch
Congratulations class of 2018! Stop by to make a one-of-a-kind souvenir for the new graduates. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) 
05/16
Congratulations class of 2018! Stop by to make a one-of-a-kind souvenir for the new graduates. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) 
May 2018

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Acreage Branch
The Everyday Guide to Wine. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
05/02Wines of Northern Italy. Wines of Southern Italy. The Tastes of Germany and Austria. 

05/09The Tastes of Spain and Portugal. U.S. Regions - California. U.S. Regions - Washington and Oregon. 

05/16Other U.S. Regions, Mexico, and Canada. Sampling Argentina and Chile. The Best of Australia and Tasmania. 

05/23Wines of New Zealand and South Africa. Becoming a Knowledgeable Wine Buyer. Wine for Any Occasion and Any Food. 
The Everyday Guide to Wine. Refreshments provided. (2 hr.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
May 2018

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Medicare Overview

Greenacres Branch
The Aging and Disability Resource Center offers this comprehensive overview of their programs and services. Limit 40. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
The Aging and Disability Resource Center offers this comprehensive overview of their programs and services. Limit 40. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Job Help

Lantana Road Branch
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
05/16
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs from creating a résumé to applying for a job online. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/02

05/09

05/16

05/23

05/30
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks.  Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/16

05/23
Play, make friends and have fun building with big bricks.  Ages 2-5. Limit 20. (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Baby Sing & Play

Gardens Branch
Practice early literacy skills by singing songs and playing with your child using a variety of toys suited for the youngest ones! Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Practice early literacy skills by singing songs and playing with your child using a variety of toys suited for the youngest ones! Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Baby Sensory Playtime

West Boynton Branch
Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities.  Ages 0-12. (40 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities.  Ages 0-12. (40 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 
05/02

05/09

05/16

05/23

05/30
Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce prereading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 
May 2018

E-Book Assistance: One-On-One

Gardens Branch
Call to book a time with staff and learn to borrow e-books free from the library. Bring your compatible e-reader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.  (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/16

05/16
Call to book a time with staff and learn to borrow e-books free from the library. Bring your compatible e-reader, laptop, tablet or mobile device.  (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Baby Build It!

Lantana Road Branch
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills with a variety of learning toys and materials. Ages 1-2. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/16
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills with a variety of learning toys and materials. Ages 1-2. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 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.) 
05/02

05/09

05/16

05/23

05/30
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.) 
May 2018

Aging & Disability Resource Center Services Overview

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Learn about all of the programs and services available through the Area Agency on Aging, for seniors and adults with disabilities.  Preregister. 
05/16
Learn about all of the programs and services available through the Area Agency on Aging, for seniors and adults with disabilities.  Preregister. 
May 2018

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 
05/02

05/09

05/16

05/23

05/30
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) 
May 2018

Pokémon Club

Acreage Branch
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) 
05/15
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) 
May 2018

Steampunk Wall Monograms

Tequesta Branch
Use metal gears, chains, lace and leather to create 16-inch steampunk letters for display.  Snacks provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Use metal gears, chains, lace and leather to create 16-inch steampunk letters for display.  Snacks provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Hooked on Crochet

Wellington Branch
Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/01

05/15
Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Tertulia literaria: "La amante de Gardel” de Mayra Santos-Febres

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Gardel's Mistress")

West Boynton Branch
Martes, 15 de mayo, 
6:30 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta.  (90 min.) 
05/15
Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta.  (90 min.) 
May 2018

Cuddle Up Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories, songs and a little bilingual fun as well. Ages 4-7. Preregister. 
05/15
Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories, songs and a little bilingual fun as well. Ages 4-7. Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/01

05/08

05/15

05/22

05/29
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Rock Stars!

Glades Road Branch
Join the rock painting craze! We’ll be decorating stones to take home as a keepsake.  Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Join the rock painting craze! We’ll be decorating stones to take home as a keepsake.  Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 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. 
05/15

05/29
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor, Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

A Night at the Movies

Jupiter Branch
"The Wizard of Oz." ©Warner Bros. (101 min.) A family-friendly viewing. Popcorn provided. All ages. Preregister. G
05/15
"The Wizard of Oz." ©Warner Bros. (101 min.) A family-friendly viewing. Popcorn provided. All ages. Preregister. G
May 2018

StoryWalk® & Craft

Main Library
This month’s StoryWalk® celebrates Margaret Wise Brown’s story, "Goodnight Moon." Walk our story path and there will be a craft at the end. Ages 2-6. (60 min.) 
05/15

05/19
This month’s StoryWalk® celebrates Margaret Wise Brown’s story, "Goodnight Moon." Walk our story path and there will be a craft at the end. Ages 2-6. (60 min.) 

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