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Dec 2019

50th Anniversary Holiday Event

Gardens Branch
For the finale of our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, enjoy a family-friendly event to celebrate the season. The festive, after-hours holiday event includes performances by Orchid City Brass Band, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Florida Dance Conservatory and a silent auction of wreaths and door decorations to benefit the Friends of the Library. Refreshments provided. (2.5 hr.) 
12/13
For the finale of our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, enjoy a family-friendly event to celebrate the season. The festive, after-hours holiday event includes performances by Orchid City Brass Band, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Florida Dance Conservatory and a silent auction of wreaths and door decorations to benefit the Friends of the Library. Refreshments provided. (2.5 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Orchid City Brass Band

Gardens Branch
Members of South Florida’s premier British-Style Brass Band, will perform a wide variety of music - everything from transcriptions of the classics, original works for brass band and arrangements of popular songs, movie scores, jazz, and stage works. Refreshments provided. (45 min.) 
12/13
Members of South Florida’s premier British-Style Brass Band, will perform a wide variety of music - everything from transcriptions of the classics, original works for brass band and arrangements of popular songs, movie scores, jazz, and stage works. Refreshments provided. (45 min.) 
Dec 2019

Holiday Unwrapping Game

Lantana Road Branch
Play a fun game and discover the surprises that you can unravel. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
Play a fun game and discover the surprises that you can unravel. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Adventures With Ms. Dez: Happiest Holidays

Gardens Branch
We'll celebrate the gifts of the season as "snow" falls gently around us. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
We'll celebrate the gifts of the season as "snow" falls gently around us. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
12/06"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." ©Universal Pictures. (115 min.)  PG 

12/13"The Angry Birds Movie 2." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (96 min.)  PG 

12/20"The Secret Life of Pets 2." ©Universal Pictures. (85 min.)  PG 
Popcorn provided. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. 
Dec 2019

Wisdom Café

Jupiter Branch
Meet, converse and connect with others in facilitated discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
Meet, converse and connect with others in facilitated discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Movie Matinee

Royal Palm Beach Branch
"Yesterday." ©Universal Pictures. (156 min.) Preregister. PG-13
12/13
"Yesterday." ©Universal Pictures. (156 min.) Preregister. PG-13
Dec 2019

Veterans Services of PBC

Glades Road Branch
Meet with representative Andy Reese to answer brief questions and learn about services. (3 hr.) 
12/13
Meet with representative Andy Reese to answer brief questions and learn about services. (3 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Book Discussion: "Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love," by Dani Shapiro 

Glades Road Branch
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Tiny Tot Art: Art for Toddlers

Greenacres Branch
A special holiday art class designed specifically for little hands. Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
A special holiday art class designed specifically for little hands. Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

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. 
12/13
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Jingle Your Way to the Library!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Jam to your favorite story time and seasonal tunes with your little one. Ages 12-36 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
Jam to your favorite story time and seasonal tunes with your little one. Ages 12-36 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Sensory Sensations for Little Ones

Jupiter Branch
Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/13
Develop your little one's senses with hands-on learning for infants and toddlers. Please dress for messy and fun experiences for both parents and children. Ages 3-15 mos. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Aspiring writers, join this informal roundtable discussion to share and improve your craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
12/13

12/27
Aspiring writers, join this informal roundtable discussion to share and improve your craft. (2.5 hr.) 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! 
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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

Tai Chi

Main Library
Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Often referred to as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Adventures in Reading: "Mercy Seat," by Elizabeth Winthrop 

Jupiter Branch
Travel back in time for the Jim Crow era story of wrongfully accused Willie Jones as he meets his fate. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Travel back in time for the Jim Crow era story of wrongfully accused Willie Jones as he meets his fate. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Game Night

Acreage Branch
Try new and favorite games. Bring friends or meet some. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 
12/12
Try new and favorite games. Bring friends or meet some. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Film & Discussion

Lantana Road Branch
"5B." ©RYOT Films. (94 min.) The story of everyday heroes who took action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first HIV/AIDS ward unit. Discussion led by Compass to follow. Limit 100. (2 hr.) Preregister. Shown with permission. PG-13
12/12
"5B." ©RYOT Films. (94 min.) The story of everyday heroes who took action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first HIV/AIDS ward unit. Discussion led by Compass to follow. Limit 100. (2 hr.) Preregister. Shown with permission. PG-13
Dec 2019

Crochet for Kids

Belle Glade Branch
Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
12/12
Step-by-step instructions and easy hands-on projects for beginners. Some materials provided. Ages 8 & up. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Dec 2019

Winter Wonderland Bingo

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Make your own bingo card for some winter-themed fun. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Make your own bingo card for some winter-themed fun. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Practice reading skills with licensed therapy dogs. Grades K-6. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Teen Study Hall

Jupiter Branch
A quiet space for you to study or finish your homework. Please be aware that there will be no homework help provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
12/12
A quiet space for you to study or finish your homework. Please be aware that there will be no homework help provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Wigglecise

Gardens Branch
We’ll wiggle, jump, hop and do a yoga stretch or two while having fun and getting fit. Ages 4-6. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
We’ll wiggle, jump, hop and do a yoga stretch or two while having fun and getting fit. Ages 4-6. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Traveling Through Jewish Europe & Asia

Wellington Branch
Author and travel writer Ben G. Frank talks about his journey through Jewish cities, such as Paris, Vienna and Budapest. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Author and travel writer Ben G. Frank talks about his journey through Jewish cities, such as Paris, Vienna and Budapest. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Catch That Gingerbread!

Acreage Branch
Participate in a lively telling of the story of a runaway Gingerbread cookie and decorate some cookies of your own to eat or share. Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) 
12/12
Participate in a lively telling of the story of a runaway Gingerbread cookie and decorate some cookies of your own to eat or share. Snacks provided. All ages. (60 min.) 
Dec 2019

Paper Snow Globe

Wellington Branch
Create a winter wonderland and let it snow! Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
12/12
Create a winter wonderland and let it snow! Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Dec 2019

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Personalized attention in the areas of computers, mobile devices and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Preregister. 
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12/19

12/19
Personalized attention in the areas of computers, mobile devices and online resources, to name a few. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Winter Mason Jars

Greenacres Branch
Create a sparkling winter centerpiece using mason jars, glitter, and snowy-themed decorations. Materials provided. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Create a sparkling winter centerpiece using mason jars, glitter, and snowy-themed decorations. Materials provided. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

A Cappella for the Holidays

Glades Road Branch
Enjoy Women of Note performing winter holiday music in four-part a cappella barbershop style. (45 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Enjoy Women of Note performing winter holiday music in four-part a cappella barbershop style. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Jueves, 05 de diciembre, 
2:00 pm

Jueves, 12 de diciembre, 
2:00 pm

¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita. (50 min.) 
12/05

12/12
¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita. (50 min.) 
Dec 2019

Digital Preservation: Scanning Photos & Documents

Main Library
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. Space is limited. Call to make a 20-minute appointment between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 
12/12
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. Space is limited. Call to make a 20-minute appointment between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 
Dec 2019

Isn't It Romantic Film Festival

West Boca Branch
A sampling of romantic movies. 
12/05"While You Were Sleeping." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (103 min.)  PG 

12/12"Sleepless in Seattle." ©Columbia Pictures Inc. (104 min.)  PG 

12/19"Hitch." ©Columbia Pictures Inc. (118 min.)  PG-13 

12/26"Isn't It Romantic." ©Warner Bros. (88 min.)  PG-13 
A sampling of romantic movies. 
Dec 2019

Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop

Main Library
Bring packages from home to wrap and learn how to construct recycled bows and crepe poinsettia flowers to adorn those special offerings. Materials provided. (2 hr.) 
12/12
Bring packages from home to wrap and learn how to construct recycled bows and crepe poinsettia flowers to adorn those special offerings. Materials provided. (2 hr.) 
Dec 2019

Community Action Program Orientation

Lantana Road Branch
The Community Action Program was established to remove barriers and create opportunities for low-income individuals to become more self-sufficient. Learn about the services offered including utility assistance and employment support. First come, first served.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
The Community Action Program was established to remove barriers and create opportunities for low-income individuals to become more self-sufficient. Learn about the services offered including utility assistance and employment support. First come, first served.  (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Paper Craft: Ornaments

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Let the holiday spirit inspire you! Create unique decorations to brighten any space. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Let the holiday spirit inspire you! Create unique decorations to brighten any space. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Crafternoon

Gardens Branch
We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Book Discussion: "The Library Book," by Susan Orlean 

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Copies available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Copies available at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Book Discussion: "Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens 

West Boynton Branch
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Libratory STEM: Gingerbread Houses

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Learn concepts of control, logic and programming with fun games and activities. Grades K-5. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/05

12/12

12/19
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/05

12/12

12/19
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Painting Class

Tequesta Branch
Learn basic painting, composition and color mixing. Materials provided. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
12/12

12/20
Learn basic painting, composition and color mixing. Materials provided. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Tai Chi for Balance: Beginner

Jupiter Branch
Referred to as “meditation in motion,” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Preregister. 
12/03

12/05

12/10

12/12

12/17

12/19
Referred to as “meditation in motion,” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

How to Start a Business

Acreage Branch
Learn the necessary steps to start, run and grow a small business. Presented by the Florida Women's Business Center. (90 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Learn the necessary steps to start, run and grow a small business. Presented by the Florida Women's Business Center. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Tai Chi for Balance: Intermediate

Jupiter Branch
Referred to as “meditation in motion," tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Preregister. 
12/03

12/05

12/10

12/12

12/17

12/19
Referred to as “meditation in motion," tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear flat, closed heeled shoes. Space is limited. (55 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Preschool Playdate

West Boca Branch
Enjoy social time while playing with literacy toys and sensory activities. Ages 3-5. Limit 16. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Enjoy social time while playing with literacy toys and sensory activities. Ages 3-5. Limit 16. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Baby Doll Play

Lantana Road Branch
Bathe, dress, feed and care for our baby dolls. Bring your own or play with ours. Ages 2-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
12/12
Bathe, dress, feed and care for our baby dolls. Bring your own or play with ours. Ages 2-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Dec 2019

Bilingual Music & Movement

Música y movimiento bilingüe

West Boynton Branch
Jueves, 12 de diciembre, 
10:15 am

Wiggle, jump, hop and read. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Edades 3-5. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
12/12
Wiggle, jump, hop and read. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Edades 3-5. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Preregister. Se requiere registrarse. 
Menéate, salta, brinca y lee. Mejora tus habilidades motoras finas, tu ritmo y cordinación usando beanbags, pelotas, instrumentos y más. Edades 3-5. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse. 
12/12

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