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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed Thu, Jul 04, for Independence Day. No materials will be due on this day.
 
Activity Information
Jul 2019

Touch-A-Truck Story Time

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Rev up for some BIG truck fun with stories, songs and rhymes. Visit our parking lot where PBC Public Works staff show off their awesome vehicles! Ages 3-7. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/12
Rev up for some BIG truck fun with stories, songs and rhymes. Visit our parking lot where PBC Public Works staff show off their awesome vehicles! Ages 3-7. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal roundtable discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
07/12

07/26
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal roundtable discussion where participants share and improve their craft. (2.5 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Digital Preservation: Scanning Photos

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.
07/08

07/09

07/10

07/11

07/12

07/13
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Jul 2019

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. 
07/11
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Beginner's Belly Dancing Class

Acreage Branch
Instructor Dawn Rhys teaches a low-intensity exercise class. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18
Instructor Dawn Rhys teaches a low-intensity exercise class. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jun 2019

Belly Dancing Class

Acreage Branch
Instructor Dawn Rhys teaches a low-intensity exercise class for beginners. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
06/13

06/20

06/27

07/11

07/18
Instructor Dawn Rhys teaches a low-intensity exercise class for beginners. Expect a lot of fun! Bring a bottle of water. Ages 14 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Puzzle Art

West Boca Branch
Find the artist inside of you and create a one of a kind puzzle with a design of your own. Grades 5-9. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Find the artist inside of you and create a one of a kind puzzle with a design of your own. Grades 5-9. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Fun With a Green Screen

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Movie production uses a green screen and you can too! Learn how to insert yourself over a background video! Great just for fun or for marketing your business! Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Movie production uses a green screen and you can too! Learn how to insert yourself over a background video! Great just for fun or for marketing your business! Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Palm Beach Opera Story Time

Main Library
The Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong story telling experience for all! Famous tales are brought to life in this interactive and memorable story time. All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
The Palm Beach Opera provides a singalong story telling experience for all! Famous tales are brought to life in this interactive and memorable story time. All ages. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Tequesta Branch
The Foundations of Western Civilizations. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. 
07/05"Western", "Civilization," and "Foundations". History Begins at Sumer. 

07/11Egypt - The Gift of the Nile. The Hebrews - Small States and Big Ideas. 

07/12A Succession of Empires. Wide-Ruling Agamemnon. 

07/19Dark Age and Archaic Greece. The Greek Polis - Sparta. 

07/25The Greek Polis - Athens. Civic Culture - Architecture and Drama. 
The Foundations of Western Civilizations. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. 
Jul 2019

Japanese Star Festival

Glades Road Branch
Make a wish and learn the story of the Star Festival with this fun story time, with music, crafts and more! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Make a wish and learn the story of the Star Festival with this fun story time, with music, crafts and more! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Stellar Astrology

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Explore the 'science' behind astrology by learning how to read the stars and make your own inspiring horoscope. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Explore the 'science' behind astrology by learning how to read the stars and make your own inspiring horoscope. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Foosball in a Shoebox

Wellington Branch
Learn to make one. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
07/11
Learn to make one. Ages 5-12. First come, first served. (45 min.) 
Jul 2019

Asistencia individualizada

(Book-A-Librarian, in Spanish)

Lantana Road Branch
Jueves, 11 de julio, 
3:00 pm

Jueves, 25 de julio, 
3:00 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 (60 min.) 
07/11

07/25
¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de computadoras o libros electrónicos? ¿Crear tu Curriculum Vitae? ¿Saber de los servicios bibliotecarios? Llama para hacer una cita (60 min.) 
Jul 2019

HIV Prevention

Greenacres Branch

Community Health Advocates of the Health Council of Southeast Florida lecture and HIV testing available. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Community Health Advocates of the Health Council of Southeast Florida lecture and HIV testing available. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Beginner Hand Quilting

Jupiter Branch
This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11Session 2.

07/25Session 3.
This three-part series will teach you the basics of English Paper Piece Quilting. We recommend signing up for all three sessions (1 in June, 2 and 3 in July).  Ages 8-14. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Thursday Movie Matinee: Galactic Encounters

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Popcorn provided. Preregister. 
07/11"Close Encounters of the Third Kind." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (137 min.)  PG 

07/18"Contact." ©Warner Bros. (153 min.)  PG 

07/25"Arrival." ©Paramount Pictures. (116 min.)  PG-13 
Popcorn provided. Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Reading Buddies

Main Library
Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/02

07/09

07/11

07/16

07/18

07/23

07/25
Reading Buddies is designed to give kids K-5 extra reading practice in a one on one setting with a Teen Buddy! Grades K-5. First come, first served. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Book Discussion: "Astronaut Wives Club," by Lily Koppel 

West Boynton Branch
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Adult Crafternoon

Gardens Branch
Get creative! We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Get creative! We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Science of the Dark Arts

Lantana Road Branch
Amortentia? Felix Felicis? Veritaserum? Join your Durmstrang Professors in an investigation of some of the powerful brews that make muggles quiver. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (90 min.) 
07/09

07/11
Amortentia? Felix Felicis? Veritaserum? Join your Durmstrang Professors in an investigation of some of the powerful brews that make muggles quiver. Ages 10-17. Limit 20. (90 min.) 
Jul 2019

Create a Memory Page: Scrapbooking Fun

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Bring personal photos or memorabilia, we will provide the rest. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Bring personal photos or memorabilia, we will provide the rest. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Musical Film Festival

West Boca Branch
A selection of musical favorites. 
07/11"1776." ©Columbia Pictures. (141 min.) 

07/18"Funny Face." ©Paramount Pictures. (103 min.)  Not rated. 

07/25"Mary Poppins." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (140 min.) 
A selection of musical favorites. 
Jul 2019

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Movie & Ice Cream

Belle Glade Branch
"First Man." ©Universal Pictures. (141 min.) Preregister. PG-13
07/11
"First Man." ©Universal Pictures. (141 min.) Preregister. PG-13
Jul 2019

Tai Chi for Balance

Jupiter Branch
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 30. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/02

07/09

07/11

07/16

07/18

07/23

07/25

07/30
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” tai chi can enhance health, mindfulness and balance for fall prevention. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Limit 30. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Acreage Branch
Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice school readiness as you learn and play with other kindergartners preparing for the first day of big kid school. Ages 4-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) 
Jul 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. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Introduction to New cloudLibrary (E-Book & E-Audiobook) App

Lantana Road Branch
Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/11
Learn about the new app for e-books and e-audiobooks for smartphones and tablets. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Book-A-Librarian

Gardens Branch
Personalized attention in areas of computers and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/11

07/18

07/18

07/25

07/25
Personalized attention in areas of computers and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
07/11

07/25
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
Jul 2019

English Exchange

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
07/11

07/18

07/25
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (90 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Book Discussion: "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir," by Eddie Huang 

Wellington Branch
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 
07/10
Copies available at the research services desk. (60 min.) 
Jul 2019

Early Learning Coalition (ELC) Information Session

Lantana Road Branch
Learn about Voluntary Pre-K (VPK), free school readiness programs (ages 0-13) and the ELC's free resource library. Ages 0-13. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Learn about Voluntary Pre-K (VPK), free school readiness programs (ages 0-13) and the ELC's free resource library. Ages 0-13. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Anime Nation

Wellington Branch
View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
07/10
View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (90 min.) 
Jul 2019

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music, Books & Audiobooks

Main Library
Discover hoopla, a digital media service available anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with a library card. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Discover hoopla, a digital media service available anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with a library card. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Get Gaming

Acreage Branch
Game with friends and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.) 
07/03

07/10

07/17
Game with friends and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. (2.5 hr.) 
Jul 2019

Parent Power Hours!

Loula V. York Branch
Parents of children who will be entering grades K-1 are invited for discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children are offered simultaneously. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call BRIDGES at Pahokee at 561-924-9224 to preregister. 
07/10

07/17
Parents of children who will be entering grades K-1 are invited for discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children are offered simultaneously. Refreshments provided. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call BRIDGES at Pahokee at 561-924-9224 to preregister. 
Jul 2019

Beach Terrarium

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Daydream like you are at the beach. Make a beach terrarium. (60 min.) 
07/10
Daydream like you are at the beach. Make a beach terrarium. (60 min.) 
Jul 2019

Ukelele Learn & Jam

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Join Cheri Lindroth for a one hour lesson followed by a jam and singalong session. Bring your ukulele and music stand. All welcomed to listen or singalong!  (2 hr.) Preregister. 
07/10
Join Cheri Lindroth for a one hour lesson followed by a jam and singalong session. Bring your ukulele and music stand. All welcomed to listen or singalong!  (2 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 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 anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 
07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31
The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. Drop in anytime. Snacks provided. (3.5 hr.) 
Jul 2019

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Gardens Branch
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (3 hr.) Preregister. 
07/10
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3D environment! Ages 12-17. First come, first served. (3 hr.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24

07/31
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of chess. Basic game knowledge is required. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) 
Jul 2019

Jurassic Parts: Shark Spectacular

West Boca Branch
Learn about dozens of sharks and rays using genuine & replica jaws. Get an up-close look at the jaws and touch a piece of genuine shark skin and a Megalodon tooth! Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Learn about dozens of sharks and rays using genuine & replica jaws. Get an up-close look at the jaws and touch a piece of genuine shark skin and a Megalodon tooth! Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

The Wonderful World of Reptiles

Main Library
The Okeeheelee Nature Center brings their reptile friends for an up-close meet and greet! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
The Okeeheelee Nature Center brings their reptile friends for an up-close meet and greet! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Summer Splash!

Greenacres Branch
Bring your beach blanket, grab a friend and head to the library for a beach party. There will be stories, games and fun! Ages 5-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Bring your beach blanket, grab a friend and head to the library for a beach party. There will be stories, games and fun! Ages 5-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

The Amazing Mr. A’s Star Force Spectacular!

Tequesta Branch
Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
07/10
Don’t miss your chance to help unleash the force in this variety-style magic show! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
Jul 2019

Anything Goes

Lantana Road Branch
Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 
07/03

07/10

07/17

07/24
Something different each week. Games, crafts and fun activities. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister. 

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