Activity Information
May 2018

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) 
05/07
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) 
May 2018

Origami: Unfolding Fun

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami models for all skill levels. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/07
Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami models for all skill levels. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Make a Card for Mom

Gardens Branch
Tell mom she's special with a pop-up bouquet card. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/07
Tell mom she's special with a pop-up bouquet card. Ages 6-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Introduction to Crochet

Lantana Road Branch
Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided.  Limit 6. (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/07

05/21
Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided.  Limit 6. (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Documentary + Discussion: "Boca Raton: The Secret Weapon That Won WWII"

Glades Road Branch
Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.
05/07
Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.
May 2018

Israel (Hadassah) Cutting Edge Medicine

Gardens Branch
Learn about Hadassah Medical Organization and its “Research in Service to Humanity” through novel therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/07
Learn about Hadassah Medical Organization and its “Research in Service to Humanity” through novel therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 
May 2018

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/07

05/21
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Join us in this round-table discussion where participants improve their works in progress by reading and discussing them. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
05/07

05/21
Join us in this round-table discussion where participants improve their works in progress by reading and discussing them. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
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

Suburban Butterfly Gardening for Beginners

Gardens Branch
Master Gardner Brian Forchheimer presents how to plant a butterfly garden in Florida. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/06
Master Gardner Brian Forchheimer presents how to plant a butterfly garden in Florida. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Mother's Day Tree Card

Wellington Branch
Are you ready for Mother's Day? Nothing says "I love you" like a handmade card. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/06
Are you ready for Mother's Day? Nothing says "I love you" like a handmade card. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

May the Fourth Be With You!

Glades Road Branch
The galaxy needs your help! Learn about space with fun games and crafts. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
The galaxy needs your help! Learn about space with fun games and crafts. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Coding With Tech Toys: Ozobot®

Greenacres Branch
Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Teen Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Clay Play

Loula V. York Branch
Discover the joys of working with clay at this creative workshop with the amazing potter Catherine Marvez. Ages 8-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Discover the joys of working with clay at this creative workshop with the amazing potter Catherine Marvez. Ages 8-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Haitian Heritage Month Kickoff Event: Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater Inc. Presents "Dance-A-Story"

Selebrasyon Eritaj Ayisyen: Istwa entèaktiv

Lantana Road Branch
Samdi, 05 Mè, 
2:30 pm

An interactive storytelling performance of traditional Haitian tales with audience participation, drums, dance and rhymes. Event offered in English and Creole. Tout laj . All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. Anregistre alavans.
05/05
An interactive storytelling performance of traditional Haitian tales with audience participation, drums, dance and rhymes. Event offered in English and Creole. Tout laj . All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. Anregistre alavans.
Konpayi Dans “Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc” ap prezante "Dance-A-Story:" Yon prezantasyon kont Ayisyen ansanm ak mizik tanbou, dans, epi patisipasyon piblik la. Tout laj . (45 min.) Anregistre alavans.
05/05
May 2018

Acoustic Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 
05/05
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Sewing Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Having fun with different types of needlepoint! Materials provided.  Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/05

05/19
Do you enjoy sewing by hand? Having fun with different types of needlepoint! Materials provided.  Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 
05/05 Cancelled

05/12 Cancelled

05/19 Cancelled
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 
May 2018

Preschool Science Lab: Water, Water Everywhere

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Water is all around us! Let's learn about floating, sinking, absorbing and more. Experiments are included so dress for a mess. Ages 3-5. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Water is all around us! Let's learn about floating, sinking, absorbing and more. Experiments are included so dress for a mess. Ages 3-5. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Stories & Songs for You!

¡Cuentos y canciones para ti!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sábado, 05 de mayo, 
11:00 am

John I. Leonard High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and International Spanish Academy students will read stories and act them out in Spanish and English. Edades 2 en adelante. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
05/05
John I. Leonard High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and International Spanish Academy students will read stories and act them out in Spanish and English. Edades 2 en adelante. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
Los estudiantes del Club La Casa de las Américas de John I. Leonard Community High School y el International Spanish Academy leerán cuentos y los actuaran en inglés y español. Edades 2 en adelante. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
05/05
May 2018

Starry Stories

Wellington Branch
Join us for super cool stories about space, aliens and planets. Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Join us for super cool stories about space, aliens and planets. Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Babysitting Class

Greenacres Branch
Learn how to be a great babysitter by identifying what’s safe and what’s not. Tara Cardoso of PBC Fire Rescue will provide Certificates of Participation. Snacks provided. Ages 10-16. (3 hr.) Preregister. 
05/05
Learn how to be a great babysitter by identifying what’s safe and what’s not. Tara Cardoso of PBC Fire Rescue will provide Certificates of Participation. Snacks provided. Ages 10-16. (3 hr.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Story Hour

Heure du Conte

Belle Glade Branch

Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.) 
05/05

05/19
Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.) 
Samedi, 05 et 19 Mai, 11:00 am Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. Tous les âges. (45 min.) 
05/05
05/19
May 2018

Celebrate National Bike Safety Week

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Most bicycle accidents happen right around your home. Learn to make the right choices when riding your bike. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Most bicycle accidents happen right around your home. Learn to make the right choices when riding your bike. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/05In Praise of Moms I.

05/12In Praise of Moms II.

05/19Hats!

05/26Is it Summer Yet?
Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Yoga Power Hour

Main Library
Namaste! We will read a great book, power through some yoga poses and finish with a relaxing craft. Bring a mat or towel, and wear comfy clothes. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) 
05/05
Namaste! We will read a great book, power through some yoga poses and finish with a relaxing craft. Bring a mat or towel, and wear comfy clothes. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) 
May 2018

Hooked on Crochet

Glades Road Branch
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn. All skill levels are welcome.  (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn. All skill levels are welcome.  (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

May the Fourth Be With You (On the Fifth!)

West Boca Branch
Use the power of the force to celebrate "Star Wars." Wear your favorite "Star Wars" costume and join us for games and crafts.  Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Use the power of the force to celebrate "Star Wars." Wear your favorite "Star Wars" costume and join us for games and crafts.  Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

LEGO® Bricks

Gardens Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/05
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/05

05/12

05/19

05/26
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Free Comic Book Day!

Belle Glade Branch
Watch anime, make comic-themed crafts and get a free "Archie Comics," while supplies last.  All ages.
05/05
Watch anime, make comic-themed crafts and get a free "Archie Comics," while supplies last.  All ages.
May 2018

Teen Wii U Gaming & More ...

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and tabletop games.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/04
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and tabletop games.  Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

May the Fourth Be With You

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Choose from lots of "Star Wars"-themed activities like fuse bead crafts, make an X-wing fighter, or play a game. "Do or do not, there is no try."  Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/04
Choose from lots of "Star Wars"-themed activities like fuse bead crafts, make an X-wing fighter, or play a game. "Do or do not, there is no try."  Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

After-School Gaming

Belle Glade Branch
Celebrate May the Fourth with “Star Wars”-themed Wii and PS4 games.  Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/04
Celebrate May the Fourth with “Star Wars”-themed Wii and PS4 games.  Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Mothers Are Special

Main Library
Create that one-of-a-kind gift just for mom. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
05/04
Create that one-of-a-kind gift just for mom. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
May 2018

May the Fourth Be With You

Wellington Branch
Experience a "Star Wars"-themed activity.  Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/04
Experience a "Star Wars"-themed activity.  Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Adult Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/04

05/25
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Introduction to Etching

West Boca Branch
Printmaker Kim Spivey guides participants through the etching process on grounded copper plate. Limit 30. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
05/04
Printmaker Kim Spivey guides participants through the etching process on grounded copper plate. Limit 30. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Make new friends while playing with a variety of toys, books and games. Have fun while learning early literacy skills. Ages 1-5. (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/04
Make new friends while playing with a variety of toys, books and games. Have fun while learning early literacy skills. Ages 1-5. (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Family Law: Demystifying the Process & Debunking the Myths

Gardens Branch
Learn the procedure for initiating family law actions such as divorce, paternity, and child support. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/03
Learn the procedure for initiating family law actions such as divorce, paternity, and child support. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 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. 
05/03
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Crazy 8's Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Each week features math games and fun activities that build from previous weeks. It’s recommended to attend all five weekly sessions: Thu, Apr 12 - Thu, May 10. Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/03

05/10
Each week features math games and fun activities that build from previous weeks. It’s recommended to attend all five weekly sessions: Thu, Apr 12 - Thu, May 10. Grades K-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Research Help

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Are you a student looking for help researching a topic for a school paper? Do you need assistance finding and applying for college scholarships?  Ages 13-18. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.
05/03
Are you a student looking for help researching a topic for a school paper? Do you need assistance finding and applying for college scholarships?  Ages 13-18. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.

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