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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, Jan 21 for Martin Luther King Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
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Activity Information
Feb 2019

Pajama Story Time: Hearts & Hugs

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
In your pajamas and slippers, join us for books, songs and more. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
In your pajamas and slippers, join us for books, songs and more. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life

Lantana Road Branch
Become mindful through the practice of meditation. This class consists of a lecture, a Q&A session and meditation. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Become mindful through the practice of meditation. This class consists of a lecture, a Q&A session and meditation. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Extreme Trivia

Wellington Branch
Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
02/20
Challenge yourself and your friends in this extreme trivia game. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Teen Vision Boards

Glades Road Branch
Design the life you want through art by using magazines to collage interests and life plans. Ages 11 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Design the life you want through art by using magazines to collage interests and life plans. Ages 11 & up. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Where in the World Is Ms. Ellen?

Loula V. York Branch
Children are invited to take a fun and intriguing imaginary trip and discover the location, based on geographic and cultural hints about this amazing place! Snacks provided. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Children are invited to take a fun and intriguing imaginary trip and discover the location, based on geographic and cultural hints about this amazing place! Snacks provided. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 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 for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 
02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in for all or part of the time. Snacks provided. Ages 16 & up. (3.5 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Arts & Crafts: Black History's Inventions

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
In celebrating Black History's inventions, we're inviting you to come and create your own! We'll provide the materials, and you bring your thinking caps! Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) 
02/20
In celebrating Black History's inventions, we're inviting you to come and create your own! We'll provide the materials, and you bring your thinking caps! Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) 
Jan 2019

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sign up for this six-session workshop. Have a turn reading two pages of your work for critique by the group. Offer constructive criticism to other writers. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jan 07. 
01/16

02/06

02/20

03/06

03/20

04/03
Sign up for this six-session workshop. Have a turn reading two pages of your work for critique by the group. Offer constructive criticism to other writers. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jan 07. 
Feb 2019

Optical Illusions: You Can't Believe Your Eyes

Greenacres Branch
An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on your vision. Learn how optical Illusions work and create some of your own.  Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on your vision. Learn how optical Illusions work and create some of your own.  Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Who’s That Pokémon?

Belle Glade Branch
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) 
02/20
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) 
Feb 2019

Kids Create

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Demonstrate your creativity as you join Ms. Elizabeth for a causal art class using mixed media. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Demonstrate your creativity as you join Ms. Elizabeth for a causal art class using mixed media. Dress to get messy. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) 
Feb 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. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/06

02/20
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Love Your Pet

Jupiter Branch
Pets and children make a great pair! Learn about the responsibility and kindness required to care for cats and dogs through stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Pets and children make a great pair! Learn about the responsibility and kindness required to care for cats and dogs through stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Too Good: Conflict Resolution

Gardens Branch
We’ll explore ways to work things out. Officer Susan Klarich will present. Session six of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
We’ll explore ways to work things out. Officer Susan Klarich will present. Session six of the “Too Good” series. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Small Business Development Center (SBDC): Government Contracting 101

Gardens Branch
Learn the role of small business in government contracting (PTAC), how to find bid opportunities, and gain an understanding of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) certification program. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Learn the role of small business in government contracting (PTAC), how to find bid opportunities, and gain an understanding of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) certification program. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
02/20
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
Feb 2019

Joys of Jewish Humor Part 2

Wellington Branch
In their jokes and stories, Jews speak across generational, ethnic, class and religious lines. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy classic Jewish humor. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
In their jokes and stories, Jews speak across generational, ethnic, class and religious lines. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy classic Jewish humor. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Writers LIVE! Presents: Gina Apostol

Lantana Road Branch
Educator and acclaimed author Gina Apostol will discuss her fourth novel “Insurrecto,” which Publisher’s Weekly named one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 even before it hit shelves. The book tells the story of a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, embarking on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
02/20
Educator and acclaimed author Gina Apostol will discuss her fourth novel “Insurrecto,” which Publisher’s Weekly named one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 even before it hit shelves. The book tells the story of a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, embarking on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
Feb 2019

English Exchange

Jupiter Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Encore PBC: Community Education Series

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Encore PBC offers mid-life adults the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. A six session series. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/06Rosemary Nixon discusses connecting Boomers to work and volunteer opportunities. Preregister. 

02/13Christine Catoggio explores navigating your next chapter. Preregister. 

02/20Anne Goldberg presents "Living Happy, It's a Choice". Tools for a happier you. Preregister. 

02/27Rosemary Nixon presents "How Do I Find New Work After 50?" Preregister. 

03/06Sheila Finkelstein discusses connecting with family/friends through technology. Preregister. 

03/13James Cassidy offers a holistic approach to wellness: mind, body, and soul. Preregister. 
Encore PBC offers mid-life adults the opportunity to use their life and work experience in new careers, paid and unpaid, to improve their communities. A six session series. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

cloudLibrary Demonstration

Glades Road Branch
Learn more about our new e-book app, cloudLibrary. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27
Learn more about our new e-book app, cloudLibrary. First come, first served. (60 min.) 
Feb 2019

Stitchin' in the Stacks

Main Library
Cross stitch materials provided. Basic knowledge required. (90 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Cross stitch materials provided. Basic knowledge required. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
02/05"Black Panther." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (135 min.)  PG-13 

02/20"The Big Sick." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (119 min.) 
Feb 2019

Black History Month Documentary Series

Tequesta Branch
"Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP." ©PBS. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
02/20
"Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP." ©PBS. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Feb 2019

Line Dancing

West Boynton Branch
Dancerize your way with the Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle. Learn new line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. For beginners and experienced line dancers. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Jan 23. 
02/20
Dancerize your way with the Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle. Learn new line dances to keep you movin' and groovin'. For beginners and experienced line dancers. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Jan 23. 
Feb 2019

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
One-on-one technology training for computers, tablets, e-readers and phones. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
02/05

02/05

02/06

02/06

02/07

02/07

02/12

02/12

02/13

02/13

02/14

02/14

02/19

02/19

02/20

02/20

02/21

02/21

02/26

02/26

02/27

02/27

02/28

02/28
One-on-one technology training for computers, tablets, e-readers and phones. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Feb 2019

Belly Dancing Class

Lantana Road Branch
Learn how to belly dance with instructor Dawn Rhys, who teaches a low-intensity exercise class for beginners. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/20
Learn how to belly dance with instructor Dawn Rhys, who teaches a low-intensity exercise class for beginners. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

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. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
02/06

02/13

02/20

02/27
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Space is limited. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Book-A-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
02/05

02/06

02/12

02/13

02/20

02/26

02/27
Book an appointment for a one-on-one technology training or e-reader session with a library staff member. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Feb 2019

Writers LIVE! Presents: Jane Heller

Gardens Branch
Jane Heller started her career promoting many best-selling authors before becoming a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She is also an in-demand speaker on caregiving and has written two nonfiction books. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
02/19
Jane Heller started her career promoting many best-selling authors before becoming a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She is also an in-demand speaker on caregiving and has written two nonfiction books. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
Feb 2019

Tertulia literaria: "Que nadie duerma" de Juan Jose Millas

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "Nobody Sleep," by Juan Jose Millas)

West Boynton Branch
Martes, 19 de febrero, 
6:30 pm

Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (90 min.) 
02/19
Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Black History Month Story Nights

Belle Glade Branch
Read aloud and showcase of selected storybooks featuring black characters. Featuring guest reader Mary Ross Wilkerson, City of Belle Glade vice mayor. All ages. (45 min.) 
02/05

02/19
Read aloud and showcase of selected storybooks featuring black characters. Featuring guest reader Mary Ross Wilkerson, City of Belle Glade vice mayor. All ages. (45 min.) 
Feb 2019

English Exchange

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

02/12

02/19

02/26
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Applying to College: Where to Start?

Jupiter Branch
Learn how to narrow your college options and create an academic profile, as well as important college admission deadlines and interesting college programs. Grades 9-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
02/19
Learn how to narrow your college options and create an academic profile, as well as important college admission deadlines and interesting college programs. Grades 9-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

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 30. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/05

02/19
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Certified instructor Dr. Richard Paul Tsang. Limit 30. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/05

02/12

02/19

02/26
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Free at Your Fingertips

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Take a tour of our website and learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, get free résumé help, conduct genealogy research and more. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/19
Take a tour of our website and learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, get free résumé help, conduct genealogy research and more. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/19
Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Paint-By-Sticker

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Create a vibrant full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
02/19
Create a vibrant full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Red Carpet Ready School Presentation

Belle Glade Branch
Tips to improve the effectiveness of your presentation delivery skills. Refreshments provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/19
Tips to improve the effectiveness of your presentation delivery skills. Refreshments provided. Grades 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Crazy Science

Lantana Road Branch
Hands-on science fun. Come dressed to get messy. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Preregister. 
02/05

02/12

02/19

02/26
Hands-on science fun. Come dressed to get messy. Grades K-3. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Feb 2019

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Learn about our free online tutoring available; feel free to bring your homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
02/05

02/12

02/19

02/26
Learn about our free online tutoring available; feel free to bring your homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Feb 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Acreage Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
02/05

02/12

02/19

02/26
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs who can’t wait for you to read them a story. Grades K-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Feb 2019

Alma Thomas Expressionist Mosaics

Wellington Branch
Get inspired by the work of Alma Thomas and create your own expressionist work of art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
02/19
Get inspired by the work of Alma Thomas and create your own expressionist work of art. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Feb 2019

Celebrate Our Library With Crafts

West Boca Branch
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3 & up. (90 min.) 
02/19
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available.  Ages 3 & up. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

West Boca Branch 10th Anniversary Celebration

West Boca Branch
Learn about our history, tour the Bookmobile, enjoy crafts and face painting in the children’s area and have a cupcake. Refreshments provided. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
02/19
Learn about our history, tour the Bookmobile, enjoy crafts and face painting in the children’s area and have a cupcake. Refreshments provided. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Feb 2019

Writers LIVE! Presents: Jane Heller

Wellington Branch
Jane Heller started her career promoting many best-selling authors before becoming a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She is also an in-demand speaker on caregiving and has written two nonfiction books. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)
02/19
Jane Heller started her career promoting many best-selling authors before becoming a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She is also an in-demand speaker on caregiving and has written two nonfiction books. Books available for purchase. A book signing will follow. Preregistration begins Fri, Feb 01, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/writers-live-2019. (60 min.)

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