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Dec 2019

STEAM: Exploring Biomes

Main Library
Discover different biomes of the earth in this engaging hands-on activity! Ages 6-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/02Jungles & Rainforests.

12/09Deserts.

12/16Oceans.

12/30Alpine & Mountains.
Discover different biomes of the earth in this engaging hands-on activity! Ages 6-10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
12/02

12/16
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Dec 2019

English Exchange

West Boynton Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/02

12/16
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Sep 2019

English Exchange

West Boynton Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
09/09

09/23

10/07

10/21

11/04

11/18

12/02

12/16
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

SHINE: Medicare Advantage (Part C)

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Join SHINE as they address the different types of coverage for enrollees, how a plan can market to them and an enrollees rights and responsibilities. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/16
Join SHINE as they address the different types of coverage for enrollees, how a plan can market to them and an enrollees rights and responsibilities. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Crochet Collective

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/16
Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Beginners bring an H hook and light colored worsted yarn. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Consumer Reports Online

West Boynton Branch
Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Use Consumer Reports online for free to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/16
Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Use Consumer Reports online for free to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
12/02

12/09

12/16
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Full STEAM Ahead: Sink or Swim

West Boynton Branch
Master the concept of buoyancy and beyond. Have fun determining which objects float and which ones sink! Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/16
Master the concept of buoyancy and beyond. Have fun determining which objects float and which ones sink! Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Bouncing Babies

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister. 
12/02

12/16
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

25 Days of Reading: Read-A-Thon

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
As an annual season of Christmas programming, we wanted to follow suit and encourage our young readers. 'Tis the season to be reading! 
12/02

12/03

12/04

12/05

12/06

12/07

12/09

12/10

12/11

12/12

12/13

12/14

12/16

12/17

12/18

12/19

12/20

12/21

12/23

12/26

12/27

12/28

12/30

12/31
As an annual season of Christmas programming, we wanted to follow suit and encourage our young readers. 'Tis the season to be reading! 
Dec 2019

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister. 
12/16
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/02

12/16
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Trivia Contest!

Wellington 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.) Preregister. 
12/15
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.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Handmade Crafternoon

Main Library
Craft away the afternoon with an array of make and take crafts for the whole family! All ages. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
12/07

12/15
Craft away the afternoon with an array of make and take crafts for the whole family! All ages. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
"Yesterday." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.) Preregister. PG-13
12/15
"Yesterday." ©Universal Pictures. (116 min.) Preregister. PG-13
Dec 2019

Paper Globes

Acreage Branch
Create unique triskele paper globes to decorate your home or use as a gift. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/15
Create unique triskele paper globes to decorate your home or use as a gift. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Board Game Design Workshop & Open Table Play

Jupiter Branch
Playtest, prototype, brainstorm, troubleshoot, network and discuss all things board game with Brian Fiore from South Florida Game Design. Play-testers welcome! Snacks provided. (5 hr.) Preregister. 
12/15
Playtest, prototype, brainstorm, troubleshoot, network and discuss all things board game with Brian Fiore from South Florida Game Design. Play-testers welcome! Snacks provided. (5 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Healthcare Open Enrollment for ACA

Lantana Road Branch
Licensed and certified navigators will be offering free Healthcare enrollment assistance and education. Open enrollment ends on Dec 15. (4 hr.) Call the Epilepsy Florida ESC Healthcare Navigator at 1-877-553-7453 to preregister. 
12/15
Licensed and certified navigators will be offering free Healthcare enrollment assistance and education. Open enrollment ends on Dec 15. (4 hr.) Call the Epilepsy Florida ESC Healthcare Navigator at 1-877-553-7453 to preregister. 
Dec 2019

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. (60 min.) 
12/04Ages  7-11.

12/11Ages  7-11.

12/14Ages  8-12.
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. (60 min.) 
Dec 2019

Teen Anime Nation

West Boca Branch
If you like manga, anime, K-drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others like you! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
If you like manga, anime, K-drama, K-Pop, J-Pop or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others like you! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Holiday Storytime With Local Author: Laura Boldin-Fournier

Royal Palm Beach Branch
She will read "Orangutan's Night before Christmas" and sign purchased copies of her book. Learn how books are published, participate in a raffle and a craft. Ages 0-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
She will read "Orangutan's Night before Christmas" and sign purchased copies of her book. Learn how books are published, participate in a raffle and a craft. Ages 0-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Anime Club

Belle Glade Branch
Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 
12/14
Watch anime with your friends, talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) 
Dec 2019

Share the Love: Holiday Card Making Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Create holiday cards brimming with good wishes to share with family and friends! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Create holiday cards brimming with good wishes to share with family and friends! Refreshments provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Hold on to Your Circuits! Robot Craft

Lantana Road Branch
Use different materials to create a fun robot craft. Ages 5-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Use different materials to create a fun robot craft. Ages 5-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Community Seed, Seedling & Plant Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants to trade. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Perler Projects: Bookmarks

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fuse together Perler beads to design a bookmark for yourself or as a gift this holiday season. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Fuse together Perler beads to design a bookmark for yourself or as a gift this holiday season. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Not So Jolly, Holiday Movies

Glades Road Branch
12/07"Gremlins." ©Warner Bros. (106 min.)  PG 

12/14"The Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.)  PG 
Dec 2019

Sewing Lab

Acreage Branch
Bring your current project, work on a pattern or practice sewing using one of our sewing machines or your own! Basic materials provided. Ages 15 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/14
Bring your current project, work on a pattern or practice sewing using one of our sewing machines or your own! Basic materials provided. Ages 15 & up. First come, first served. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Introduction to Klezmer Music

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Renowned clarinetist Stojo Miserlioski performs klezmer music and highlights its historical significance throughout Europe, Middle East and the Americas. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Renowned clarinetist Stojo Miserlioski performs klezmer music and highlights its historical significance throughout Europe, Middle East and the Americas. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.
12/07 (2.5 hr.) 

12/14 (2.5 hr.) 

12/28Winter Adventure Marathon. (3.5 hr.) 
Adventure in the world of D&D with fellow wizards and warriors. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited.
Dec 2019

Jane Austen Birthday Party

Royal Palm Beach Branch
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen games and movies must be enjoyed with tea and good company. Join us for this birthday celebration. Refreshments provided. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/14
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen games and movies must be enjoyed with tea and good company. Join us for this birthday celebration. Refreshments provided. Ages 16 & up. Limit 18. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Chinese Brush Art

West Boynton Branch
Unleash your creativity by experimenting with a Chinese art form using brush, ink and paper. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Unleash your creativity by experimenting with a Chinese art form using brush, ink and paper. Materials provided. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Suits for Seniors Presents: Career Opportunities

Main Library
Matching professional mentors and youth to elevate to better career opportunities, personal fulfillment and a life filled with promise. Ages 15-19. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Matching professional mentors and youth to elevate to better career opportunities, personal fulfillment and a life filled with promise. Ages 15-19. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Crafternoon

Jupiter Branch
Creative crafting is a good way to enhance mental health and make new friends. Join us monthly for an exciting craft project to get your creative juices flowing. Ages 12 & up. Limit 12. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/14
Creative crafting is a good way to enhance mental health and make new friends. Join us monthly for an exciting craft project to get your creative juices flowing. Ages 12 & up. Limit 12. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

College Readiness: SAT®/ACT® Practice Sessions

Belle Glade Branch
Enjoy a quiet space to work on improving your scores. Ages 12-18. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
12/07

12/14
Enjoy a quiet space to work on improving your scores. Ages 12-18. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Dec 2019

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/07Celebrate Love!

12/14Celebrate Joy!

12/21Winter Wonderland I.

12/28Winter Wonderland II.
Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Greenacres Branch
Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Practice your reading skills by reading with licensed therapy dog Reubie! Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Ages 5-10. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Play Dough Fun

Main Library
Squish! Roll! Sculpt! Create! Play dough has been found to enhance a child's fine motor skills, sensory experience and it's tons of fun! Ages 5-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Squish! Roll! Sculpt! Create! Play dough has been found to enhance a child's fine motor skills, sensory experience and it's tons of fun! Ages 5-7. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Happiest Holidays

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
We'll celebrate the gifts of the season as "snow" falls gently around us. Ages 3-8. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
We'll celebrate the gifts of the season as "snow" falls gently around us. Ages 3-8. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Gentle Yoga & Meditation

Acreage Branch
Relax and exercise with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Relax and exercise with certified yoga instructor Dr. Maruti Ram Gudavalli. Bring water, a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

DIY Wrapping Paper Wreath

Belle Glade Branch
Decorate your home for the holidays. Have fun making a focal point wreath crafted with layered tubes of gift wrap! All materials provided. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/14
Decorate your home for the holidays. Have fun making a focal point wreath crafted with layered tubes of gift wrap! All materials provided. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Tai Chi for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Learn the basics of tai chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/07

12/14

12/21

12/28
Learn the basics of tai chi that may improve your health and reduce stress. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

West Boca Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/14
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Healthcare Enrollment Assistance One-On-One Sessions

Lantana Road Branch
Do you need health insurance? The Healthcare Open Enrollment window runs from Nov 01 - Dec 15. Navigators will be on-site to provide enrollment assistance. (4 hr.) Call 1-877-553-7453 to schedule an appointment. 
12/02

12/03

12/07

12/09

12/10

12/14
Do you need health insurance? The Healthcare Open Enrollment window runs from Nov 01 - Dec 15. Navigators will be on-site to provide enrollment assistance. (4 hr.) Call 1-877-553-7453 to schedule an appointment. 
Dec 2019

Intermediate Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/07

12/14

12/21

12/28
Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Basic skills required. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Homebuyer Education Workshop: A Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCMD) Workshop

Main Library
Are you thinking of buying a home? Get the answers to your questions. CCCSMD is an approved US-HUD housing counseling service. (8 hr.) Preregister. 
12/14
Are you thinking of buying a home? Get the answers to your questions. CCCSMD is an approved US-HUD housing counseling service. (8 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Florida Dance Conservatory

Gardens Branch
Enjoy a magical performance by the students of the Florida Dance Conservatory. 
12/13
Enjoy a magical performance by the students of the Florida Dance Conservatory. 
Dec 2019

Young Singers of the Palm Beaches

Gardens Branch
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County's award winning community-based children's choir and is an inclusive, multi-cultural arts education organization based centrally in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The groups is comprised of singers in grades 2-12 from all parts of Palm Beach County's diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic communities.  (30 min.) 
12/13
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County's award winning community-based children's choir and is an inclusive, multi-cultural arts education organization based centrally in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The groups is comprised of singers in grades 2-12 from all parts of Palm Beach County's diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic communities.  (30 min.) 

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