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Adult Classes & Events

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 10:00 am
Join us for a three-part book discussion and visual presentation of the book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America," by Colin Woodard. Woodard makes the argument that America was founded by different regional convictions which lead to 11 ‘nations’. Excluded in an American ‘nation’ is South Florida which is distinctive ‘nation’ on its own. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.)

The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 10:15 am
Lecture 7: Lincoln and Liberty, Too. Lecture 8: The Uncertain President. Lecture 9: The Emancipation Moment. What made Lincoln great? This DVD series explores a man whose words and life embodied the nature of democracy. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Discover Axis360

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 10:30 am
Learn how to access and download eBooks and audiobooks from Axis360. (60 min.) Preregister.

Barbra Streisand Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 1:00 pm
"The Way We Were." ©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (118 min.) Best known for the range and dynamics of her voice, this Oscar winner is also recognized for her wide-ranging filmography. PG

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 1:30 pm
"An Unfinished Life." ©‎Miramax. (103 min.) Film viewing and discussion. "New Years" themes of reconciliation and renewal are wrapped up in Mark Spragg's book, "An Unfinished Life," about a wayward woman and her young daughter reuniting and reconciling with her estranged father-in-law. Join in a lively discussion to start 2017 off right! (2 hr.) PG-13

Adult Book Discussion

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "A Spool of Blue Thread," by Anne Tyler, about four generations of a middle-class American family. Sign up and borrow the book. (90 min.) Preregister.

Practical Mindfulness

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Jim Bandler demonstrates the practice of meditation for the purpose of increasing awareness and learning how to live in the present moment. (60 min.) Preregister.

Modern Mystery Book Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Modern themes are explored in this new book club that focuses on 20th and 21st century mysteries. This month's book is "The Lovely Bones," by Alice Sebold. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Speak With a Specialist

Main Library
Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information, and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment, so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

From Coverage to Care: The Affordable Care Act Workshop

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Consumers who would like more information about how to use their healthcare benefits under the Affordable Care Act can attend the Coverage to Care educational workshop for an in-depth explanation of benefits. Walk-ins are welcome! (2 hr.)

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Robert & Clara Schumann - Their Lives & Music

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:30 pm
Lecture 3: Clara. Lecture 4: Carnaval. This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects about the work of Robert Schumann embodies the 19th century romantic tendency to combine literature and music and to use music as a highly personal form of self-expression. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Contrast Duo: A Piano & Violin Performance

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 3:00 pm
Enjoy the diverse repertoire of the Contrast Duo, an award-winning piano and violin ensemble. (60 min.)

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

Main Library
Thu, Jan 19, 3:00 pm
William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 04, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2017.

CreationStation Demonstration

Main Library
Thu, Jan 19, 4:00 pm
Using a Drawing Tablet/Manga Studio. Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Who Has the Right?

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm
An attorney from the PBC Bar Association will discuss voting practices historically and the present day challenges and dilemmas about who should vote and who should have the power to determine who votes. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mason Jar Meals: Brownie Mix

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 6:30 pm
Fill a mason jar with layered ingredients for a delicious brownie mix. Great for home cooking and gift-giving. Materials provided. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 10:00 am
Benefits specialists from the PBC Food Bank will assist with the SNAP application process and conduct the food stamp interview. First-come, first-served. (6 hr.)

Book Discussion

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 11:00 am
Stop by the branch to pick up a copy of the book. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tai Chi

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 11:00 am
Experience meditation in motion through the natural and flowing movements of Tai Chi. This traditional Chinese martial art is widely recognized for its many benefits to health and wellness. Loose clothing and flat shoes are required. (60 min.)

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

West Boca Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 2:00 pm
William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 04, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2017.

Adult Coloring

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
Adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. They offer a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. All materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.

CANCELLED - SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
This workshop, led by representatives from SCORE, will help you decide if you are ready to start your own business. If you have already started your small business, learn what it takes to be successful, as well as the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership. (2 hr.)

Bridging Cultures Series: Pop-Up Persian Art

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 pm
The Anar Art group brings together a wide-ranging group of artists that will present a display of graphic art, ceramics and calligraphy, with a live musical presentation. (4 hr.) Preregister.

Hunter Safety

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will discuss hunting and firearm safety. Learn about the many hunter safety courses and education programs the commission provides. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
"Selma." ©Paramount Pictures. (127 min.) In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. PG-13 Preregister.

Short & Sweet Book Discussion Group

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "All the Light We Cannot See," crafts beautiful stories and explores the human condition and its relationship with nature. The two stories we will discuss are "The Shell Collector" and "Mkondo." (60 min.)

PBC Archaeological Society Presents: Monuments, Ontologies & Translations

Main Library
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Using the Belle Glade archaeological culture of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades watershed as a case study, Nathan Lawres, M.A., of the University of Florida, will explore how reality is encapsulated within monumental architecture and how architecture itself invokes references to relations with water, the cosmos, seasonality, people and places throughout the landscape. (60 min.) Preregister.

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2.5 hr.)

Community Writing Workshop

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Poetry: This workshop will discuss poetic forms, metaphor, line breaks, and other elements of well-constructed poetry. Participants will leave the workshop with plenty of new material to work with. Florida Atlantic University MFA students are leading a series of intensive writing workshops. Attend one or all three, and fine tune your craft. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Pop-Up Persian Art

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Jan 22, 12:00 pm
The Anar Art group brings together a wide-ranging group of artists that will present a display of graphic art, ceramics and calligraphy, with a live musical presentation. (4 hr.) Preregister.

Miniature Garden Workshop

Acreage Branch
Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
Create a basic miniature garden for indoors, outdoors or patio. Plants, potting medium, containers and accessories provided, or bring your own small cup, planter, basket, bowl or other container. Limit 12. (90 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® Our Night Sky

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: The Northern Sky and the North Celestial Pole. Lecture 8: The Fall Sky. Lecture 9: The Winter Sky. This DVD lecture series provides an unrivaled tour of the night sky while teaching about the science, culture, technology and pleasure of stargazing. (90 min.)

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 9:30 am
Are you an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback? Join us in this informal round-table discussion where participants improve their craft by reading and discussing their works in progress. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
"Indignation." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) R Preregister.

Crafty Memory Maps

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Create a memory photo map using personal photographs and pictures from your travels and experiences. Only bring in items that you want to cut up — the idea is that your photograph will be cut into the shape of the state you visited and then adhered onto your map. The more places you have visited, the more photos you should bring in! Maps, collage embellishments, and other supplies provided. Limit 15. (90 min.)

Chair Yoga

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Learn some relaxation methods and get some exercise with chair yoga class. We will stretch, meditate, and work on improving our balance skills with Kripalu yoga instructor, Carol Dias. This program is suitable for all age groups. Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon: Dress a Paper Doll

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Make a paper doll with traced templates and clothing patterns. All materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.)

The Great Courses® The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 2:30 pm
Lecture 1: Taking on the Other Side of History. Lecture 2: Being Paleolithic. This DVD lecture series explores the social, cultural, economic, religious and medical realities that dominated human lives. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Expanded Healthy Nutrition Program

Main Library
Mon, Jan 23, 6:00 pm
Unit 2: Focus on fruits and veggies, and learn how to make half your grains whole grains. Learn how to make healthy food choices for the whole family, prepare delicious and safe food, and save money when shopping. Presented by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). (90 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Are you a nonprofit new to the field of grant seeking? Learn about finding grants, including who funds nonprofits and what motivates them, how to identify potential funders, and how to make the first approach. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dr. Ruth & Judge Judy: Two Unique Personalities

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 10:30 am
Dr. Rose Feinberg, ED. D., will present an exploration of their early lives, their marriages, accomplishments, challenges and fascinating highlights during their careers, that led to their roles as media personalities. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Let's Play Scrabble!

¡Juguemos Scrabble!
Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Martes, 24 de enero, 2:00 pm
Join other Scrabble enthusiasts for an entertaining afternoon of word-play. Basic game knowledge required. Bring your own board, or use one of ours. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas del juego "Scrabble" y disfrute de una tarde de entretenimiento. Se requiere conocimiento básico del juego. Traiga su propio juego o utilice uno de los nuestros. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras

(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Martes, 24 de enero, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

Adult Coloring

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring and color yourself calm. Materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Coloring for Adults: Chinese New Year

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Cock-a-doodle-doo! It’s the Year of the Red Fire Rooster and luck is in the sky for hue! Explore the color and vibrancy of the Chinese New Year. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Adult Book Discussion Series

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Join librarian Stacy Alesi to discuss "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker," by Jennifer Chiaverini. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.)

The Concept Car

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Richard Earl, grandson of Harley Earl creator of the first concept car in 1938, discusses his grandfather's legacy, the history of the car and how it is used as a marketing device to boost sales, increase car show attendance and to test consumer responses. (60 min.) Preregister.

Getting Started With Ancestry Library Edition

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 2:30 pm
Learn how to access and navigate one of the most popular online resources for researching your family tree. (60 min.) Preregister.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Bridging Cultures Series: Bossas, Boleros & Blues

Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
This versatile jazz trio with lead singer Maryann Donnelly will offer an engaging musical presentation in English, Spanish and Portuguese. (60 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Strategy Games! Gather your friends or come and make new ones as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. A variety of familiar games will be available with a current popular game introduced each session. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Whether you need to conduct research for a school assignment, get more from the library’s catalog or databases, generate a professional résumé, find books to read or take a tour of the library, we can help you. The Book-a-Librarian service allows you to schedule a free one-on-one session with a research librarian for up to an hour. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Meet the Author: Thomas Swick

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 6:30 pm
Thomas Swick, former Sun-Sentinel travel editor, discusses his latest book, "The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them," a collection of essays and stories exploring what the author considers the seven fundamental pleasures of travel. (60 min.)

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit. (90 min.)

Apples & Oranges

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 11:00 am
Part II: Arthur Miller. Local acting group "Theater Voices" will enlighten and entertain you with their performances about two of America's greatest playwrights. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Silver Screen Cinema Series

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 1:00 pm
"Notorious." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (101 min.) Celebrate the 70th anniversary of this classic film. Popcorn provided. Not rated. Preregister.

Keep on Top of Your Investment Decisions With Value Line!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
Are you a beginning, intermediate or advanced investor wanting to make educated investment decisions? To help investors make sound investment choices, the PBC Library System subscribes to Value Line's database – available to you at your local library or provided through remote access to your home computer. (90 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
"The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." ©‎Paramount Pictures. (112 min.) Not rated.

Book Discussion

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of Neil Gaiman’s modern fairy tale, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.” Pick up a copy of the book when you register. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your eReader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Author: Thomas Swick

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:30 pm
Thomas Swick, former Sun-Sentinel travel editor, discusses his latest book, "The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them," a collection of essays and stories exploring what the author considers the seven fundamental pleasures of travel. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Book Discussion Series: Think Differently

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 6:30 pm
New year, new perspective. Join the Wellington Library Book Club to read and discuss stories about people who may think and see the world differently than you do. We begin this series of three books with “The Silver Linings Playbook,” by Matthew Quick. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Lean In Circle

West Boca Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 6:45 pm
The Boca Raton Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome. (2 hr.)

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am
Join us for a three-part book discussion and visual presentation of the book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America," by Colin Woodard. Woodard makes the argument that America was founded by different regional convictions which lead to 11 ‘nations’. Excluded in an American ‘nation’ is South Florida which is distinctive ‘nation’ on its own. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.)

The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 10:15 am
Lecture 10: Lincoln's Triumph. Lecture 11: The President's Sword. Lecture 12: The Dream of Lincoln. What made Lincoln great? This DVD series explores a man whose words and life embodied the nature of democracy. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Barbra Streisand Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 1:00 pm
"A Star Is Born." ©‎Warner Bros. (140 min.) Best known for the range and dynamics of her voice, this Oscar winner is also recognized for her wide-ranging filmography. R

Classic Film & Discussion: "Annie Hall"

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
"Annie Hall." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (94 min.) Following the screening, Roberta Presser, a film industry veteran, will lead a discussion of this perennial favorite. (2.5 hr.) (2.5 hr.) PG Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Introduction to Traditional Japanese Music

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Learn about Japanese culture through music! Wendy Lo, Curator of Education at the Morikami Museum, will introduce the Japanese instruments (Koto, Shamisen and Shakuhachi). Watch and listen to a Koto demonstration, learn how to read the music sheet, and receive a copy of Koto sheet music for a famous Japanese song. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Arab Spring, 2010 - 2011: A Historical Perspective

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
A series of rebellions broke out in the Middle East at the end of 2010. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya experienced regime changes while other nations were directly and indirectly affected. The impact of this so-called Arab Spring is being seen in the region today. Dr. Stephen Katz, history professor at Excelsior College will explore the deep-rooted and direct causes of the Arab Spring. (90 min.) Preregister.

Speak With a Specialist

Main Library
Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information, and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment, so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Do you have questions about Windows, internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

Smartphone Photography

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Capture premium photos with your smartphone from amateur photographer and technology expert, Madeline Schiller. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Robert & Clara Schumann - Their Lives & Music

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 2:30 pm
Lecture 5: Marriage and Songs. Lecture 6: The Symphonic Year. This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects about the work of Robert Schumann embodies the 19th century romantic tendency to combine literature and music and to use music as a highly personal form of self-expression. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

From Coverage to Care: The Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 3:00 pm
Join us for another series of ACA Health Insurance enrollment activities to enroll and/or re-enroll consumers into the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plans. Walk-ins are welcome! (4 hr.)

CreationStation Demonstration

Main Library
Thu, Jan 26, 4:00 pm
Recording Audio With Audacity. Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Zumba® Gold

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 6:30 pm
Join the party in this Latin-inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active, older adults and beginners. Don't forget your towel and water. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY Resources

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 7:00 pm
Do you enjoy home improvement projects? Are you a crafter looking for inspiration? Staff will show you the most popular resources for DIY projects, including a demonstration of electronic resources, and a tour of print books and magazines. (60 min.) Preregister.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 10:00 am
Benefits specialists from the PBC Food Bank will assist with the SNAP application process and conduct the food stamp interview. First-come, first-served. (6 hr.)

Introduction to Meditation

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 11:00 am
Often referred to as exercise for the mind, mediation is known to carry a multitude of benefits, from improved mindfulness to stress reduction. Join us as Master Ken illuminates these benefits and leads us through an introduction of meditation. (60 min.)

Adult Book Discussion

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
"The Japanese Lover" concerns a knotty tangle of characters searching for love in the wreckage of the 20th century. At the book’s heart is Alma Belasco, an elderly woman living at a seniors’ community in the San Francisco Bay Area, who slowly reveals the secrets of her tumultuous life. Our facilitator, Donna Gruber-Adair will be your guide through the discussion. (90 min.) Preregister.

Chair Yoga

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
Learn some relaxation methods and get some exercise with chair yoga class. We will stretch, meditate, and work on improving our balance skills with Kripalu yoga instructor, Carol Dias. This program is suitable for all age groups. Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister.

Cin-Lit Movie Series

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
"Anonymous." ©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (129 min.) Suffering "Downton Abbey" withdrawals? Enjoy these acclaimed, lush, period movies with a literary leaning and stay for an in-depth discussion afterward with Adriana Delgado, published film critic. PG-13 Preregister.

Filling Our Soul: Thankful Print & Thankful Jar

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
A colorful collection not grounded in traditional fall colors so that it can sit on any counter year round. One would hope that this year you, as part of a family, start off putting the thankful slips in periodically throughout the year and then read them on Thanksgiving. All ages. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Hooked on Crochet

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn. All levels welcome. (90 min.) Preregister.

Electric Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Get amped with this plugged-in edition of our music jam. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

Bridging Cultures Series: Whispers of Persia - A Musical Celebration

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon full of enchanting Middle Eastern music performed by master musician Reza Filsoofi and the Caravan Ensemble. (60 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Table Top Saturday! Gather your friends or come and make new ones as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. A variety of familiar games will be available with a current popular game introduced each session. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Community Writing Workshop

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Writing: Interested in writing the story of your life, learning more about literary journalism, or exploring more experimental forms such as the lyric essay? This workshop uses exercises and discussion to introduce participants to the exciting world of writing nonfiction. Florida Atlantic University MFA students are leading a series of intensive writing workshops. Attend one or all three, and fine tune your craft. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® Our Night Sky

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Jan 29, 2:00 pm
Lecture 10: The Spring Sky. Lecture 11: The Summer Sky. Lecture 12: The Southern Sky and the Milky Way. This DVD lecture series provides an unrivaled tour of the night sky while teaching about the science, culture, technology and pleasure of stargazing. (90 min.)

Bridging Cultures Series: Belly Dancing

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Jan 29, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, award-winning choreographer and certified instructor will offer a lively belly dancing performance and will share the history of this fascinating and ever-evolving art form. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 10:00 am
Do you need help accessing the abundance of your library's downloadable and streaming content with your eReader, computer or tablet? Call or stop by the research services desk anytime this month to schedule your own personalized 30-minute session with a staff member. One appointment per month, per person. (30 min.)

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe Presents "The Bintel Brief"

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
For more than 60 years, "The Bintel Brief" was a column in The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper and served as an immigrant's guide to America. Freelance writer, Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe discusses its humor and history, and offers a few modern “Bintel Briefisms.” (90 min.) Preregister.

Film and Book Discussion

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
"The Hundred-Foot Journey." ©‎Dreamworks Pictures. (122 min.) Film viewing and discussion. Watch the movie first, then come back on Tue, Jan 31 to discuss the book by Richard Morais. (2.5 hr.) PG PG Preregister.

Veterans Services of PBC

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
Andy Reese from PBC Veterans Services talks about the services provided to veterans, how to file claims, obtain benefits and answer any questions you may have related to the subject. (60 min.) Preregister.

Expanded Healthy Nutrition Program

Main Library
Mon, Jan 30, 6:00 pm
Unit 3: Focus on building strong bones, going lean with protein, and learning about food safety. Learn how to make healthy food choices for the whole family, prepare delicious and safe food, and save money when shopping. Presented by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). (90 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

Jupiter Library 2nd Annual Seed Swap

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Gardeners are invited to bring saved or leftover vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to share and swap with other gardeners. Beginners are welcome to participate even without seeds. Please bring enough so that everyone can get a few. Envelopes and pencils provided. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Budgeting & Personal Finance Apps for Your Mobile Device

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 10:30 am
Learn the best personal money management apps for your mobile phone and tablet. Bring your mobile device and download them with our Wi-Fi. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Film and Book Discussion

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "The Hundred-Foot Journey," by Richard Morais. Copies available at the research desk. Watch the movie first, then come back on Tue, Jan 31 to discuss the book by Richard Morais. (60 min.) PG Preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras

(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Martes, 31 de enero, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

Adult Coloring Club

Club de Colorear para Adultos
Main Library
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Martes, 31 de enero, 2:00 pm
According to recent articles in The New York Times and The Miami Herald, adult coloring is gaining in popularity. Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets, greeting cards, and colored pencils will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
Según artículos publicados recientemente por el "New York Times" y "Miami Herald," actividades de colorear han crecido en popularidad entre adultos. Disfruta de esta sesión de colorear entre entusiastas de esta actvidad. Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Art for Adults: Watercolor Basics

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Whether you want to explore bold colors like Van Gogh, or capture the beauty and fluidity of nature like Georgia O’Keeffe, every artist has to start somewhere. Join us and learn the basics of one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art. All materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Bridging Cultures Series: Film - Le Grand Voyage

West Boca Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
"Le Grand Voyage (The Great Voyage)." ©Film Movement. (108 min.) A young man finds himself forced to drive his father to Mecca. As the reluctant pair wind their way from the South of France to Saudi Arabia, their relationship is tested and the journey will change them forever. In French & Arabic with English subtitles. Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Stroke Alert: When Every Second Counts

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Gail Flanz, Stroke Coordinator from Bethesda Stroke Center, talks about the warning signs, symptoms and various types of strokes. (60 min.) Preregister.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Three Funny Women: Fanny Brice, Gilda Radner & Joan Rivers

Wellington Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Explore the lives of three unique women, their marriages, career highlights, and key events that influenced their lives and careers. Led by former FAU adjunct professor Rose M. Feinberg, Ed.D and enhanced with personal quotes and photographs. (60 min.) Preregister.

Landlord/Tenant Law

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
An attorney from the PBC Bar Association will discuss Florida Landlord/Tenant Law, including leases, rights and responsibilities, the Florida Statutes on landlord and tenant relationships and court procedures during a lawsuit. (60 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Author: Sam Joeckel

Main Library
Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
Palm Beach Atlantic University professor, Sam Joeckel, discusses his novel, "Golden Notes," the story of a young girl forever transformed after mysteriously discovering an acoustic guitar. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Main Library
Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate and clothes pile up everywhere? Kathy Andio will share the revolutionary decluttering and organizing tips from The New York Times best-seller, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," by Marie Kondo. Clear your clutter and enjoy the magic of a tidy home! (90 min.) Preregister.
Children's Classes & Events

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 10:00 am
Sharing Kindness. Stories and creative activities for preschool children and their parents! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Starry Night Painting

Wellington Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:30 pm
Use Van Gogh's art as inspiration to create one of your own masterpieces. Ages 6-12. Limit 24. (60 min.)

Afternoon Crafts

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 2:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9. (60 min.)

Hour of Code

Main Library
Thu, Jan 19, 3:00 pm
Learn coding through hands-on activities in our Computer Center. Ages 8-11. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 3:30 pm
Amazing mazes. Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Fantastic Fridays

Main Library
Fri, Jan 20, 10:00 am
Geography Club: Washington D.C. On this Inauguration Day, we will celebrate our capital city of Washington D.C. Limit 25. Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? Fantastic Fridays are just for you! Discover a new topic every week. Ages 7-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Wigglecise

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 11:00 am
Get up and move! Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 3:30 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Popcorn Pop Off

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 3:30 pm
Pop on by and discover the science of popcorn by using your five senses and the scientific method. Afterwards, we'll snack and craft. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 4:00 pm
Create many different winter-themed crafts. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Move It!

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 4:00 pm
It's indoor recess! Play games, hula hoop, jump rope and run your way through an hour of fun! Ages 4-7. (60 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Jan 20, 4:00 pm
Calling all artists! Let's explore your artistic talents as we learn different techniques and mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media arts. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Follow Me, Robot!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 4:00 pm
Check out the library’s newest tech toy - Ozobot Bit! Explore the imaginative side of robotics while learning about logic and computer coding. Complete challenges and puzzles or just get creative! Ages 8 & up. Limit 16. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jan 20, 4:30 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for your tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora De Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
Sábado, 21 de enero, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. (60 min.) Preregister.

Stories & Songs for You!

¡Cuentos y Canciones para Ti!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
Mr. Parra Cebeira and the students of the John I. Leonard Community High School Club La Casa de Las Americas and the International Spanish Academy will be here to read stories and act them out in both Spanish and English. Make a related craft to remember the fun time you had at this bilingual experience. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Story Time for Children With Special Needs

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 11:00 am
Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages. (45 min.)

Pop! Pop! Popcorn & Parachutes

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 11:00 am
It’s parachute fun with games, songs and activities to keep us moving, laughing and having fun! Bubbles, balls and other props will ensure that the fun never stops! Popcorn provided. Ages 6-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 11:00 am
Sharing Kindness. Stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Sensory Story Time

Main Library
Sat, Jan 21, 11:00 am
Sensory story times are geared for children who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload. Our librarian will use preschool-level books, songs and movement, and will sing the same four songs, in the same order, at all sensory story times. Please ask Ms. Elizabeth for a copy of the lyrics and song to make sure songs are appropriate for your child. Ages 4-10. (30 min.) Preregister.

Fantastically "Frozen"

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 11:00 am
Do you want to build a snowman? Then come to a wonderland filled with activities based on the popular movie. Games, songs and crafts. Ages 4-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Builders Club

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:30 pm
Are you a Master Builder? Find out as you use our LEGO® bricks to work on creative projects alone or with friends. Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Explore China With Me

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:30 pm
China is a fascinating country. We'll explore the people and their lives, then create a Chinese craft. Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Paracord Bracelet

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jan 22, 1:00 pm
Learn how to make a survival paracord bracelet. Ages 9 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 10:30 am
Baby and parents, or caregivers, are invited to share stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 11:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 3:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Craft-a-Palooza

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 3:00 pm
Lots of artistic fun! Choose to create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 2-8. Limit 50. (60 min.)

Got Science? Pre-K Edition

Main Library
Mon, Jan 23, 3:15 pm
Want to have some science fun with your preschooler? We will be doing a cute little science experiment so they can learn about the universe and have a lot of fun doing it! Ages 2-5. Limit 12. (30 min.) Preregister.

National Pie Day

Main Library
Mon, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
Celebrate National Pie Day by making your very own pie! Ages 5-7. (60 min.) Preregister.

Ready, Set, Invent

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
Ready, set, invent for National Kid Inventor’s Day! We’ll supply the pieces and you’ll supply the creativity. Work individually or as a team to think, plan and make something totally unique. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 4:00 pm
Students who are not reading at grade level now struggle by the time they get to high school. Encourage your child to join our weekly Read In series! We’ll have games and treats to make reading more delicious. (45 min.) Preregister.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 5:30 pm
Are you an avid Pokémon fan? Bring your cards to battle or trade with other trainers, or bring your smart device to battle for control of the Jupiter Branch Library in "Pokémon Go!" All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Rhyme Time. Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Ring in the Chinese New Year!

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 3:00 pm
We will celebrate this festival of luck, hope and promise by decorating paper lanterns, enjoying stories about the new year, learning the dragon dance, and bringing in the good fortune with tasty fortune cookies. Ages 8-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Magic Tree House Club

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 3:15 pm
We'll make our passports so that we can travel with Jack and Annie on magical adventures through space and time. Grades 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Science Squad: Animal Families

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
Amphibians & Reptiles. Discover a new animal family every week in January through a mixture of activities, experiments and observations. Dress to get messy. Grades K-2. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
Learn about the free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12. Call or drop by the children’s desk to make an appointment for a half-hour, one-on-one session. Open to children, parents and teens. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Club LEGO® Bricks & More

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
Imagine, build and play with our collection of building bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Drop-In Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 4:00 pm
Let It Snow! Come drop in to our Coloring Club anytime between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.)

Club Pokémon

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to show off, battle, trade and make new friends or try your hand at a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Read & Play

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 10:00 am
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Story Time

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 11:00 am
Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce pre-reading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 11:15 am
Come with your friends to play and make fun creations using building bricks. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Cool Coloring

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 2:30 pm
Chill out with our zen-inspired coloring pages. Ages 5-12. Limit 24. (60 min.)

Crazy 8's Math Club®: Grades K-2

Main Library
Wed, Jan 25, 3:00 pm
Crazy 8s is an after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build, run and jump, make music, make a mess all while bonding with new friends over math. Grades K-2. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Class for Beginners

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 3:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.)

After-School Art: Glow in the Dark

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 3:30 pm
Make crazy cool glow-in-the-dark art you can wear or put up in your room and use our black lights to watch them glow! Dress to get messy. Ages 7-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Computer Classes for Kids

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 3:30 pm
From mousing to Microsoft Word, learn the computer skills necessary to create and edit your school assignments. Ages 8 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 4:00 pm
Crazy 8s is an eight-week after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Rock Stars

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 4:00 pm
Paint rocks, and then mix and match different heads and bodies. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Fun @ Four

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 4:00 pm
Lunar New Year Celebration With Fire Breathing Dragons! After-school activity time. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8's Math Club®: Grades 3-5

Main Library
Wed, Jan 25, 4:00 pm
Crazy 8s is an after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week Crazy 8ers build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess all while bonding with new friends over math. Grades 3-5. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 4:15 pm
Children can work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Pick up an application starting on Tue, Jan 03. Activity held on Wednesdays, Jan 18 - Mar 15, no meeting on Mar 01. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 4:45 pm
Need practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can read aloud and play fun literacy games once a week with a teen to improve reading skills. Reading Buddies begins Wed, Jan 11. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am
Rhyme Time. Stories and creative activities for preschool children and their parents! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Where in the World Is Ms. Amber?

Main Library
Thu, Jan 26, 3:00 pm
Join us for a stop in Kenya, a country with amazing scenery, animal preserves, and the ability to have breakfast with a giraffe. Ages 7-11. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 3:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chinese New Year

West Boca Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 3:30 pm
Let’s learn about the Chinese New Year through stories, a game and a fun craft. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

The Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Lanterns

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year in style! Make your own Chinese-inspired lanterns. All materials provided. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes & Dudettes)

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 6:00 pm
Join our advisory group and share your great ideas for programs YOU want to see happen at the library. We'll also play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Bring a friend or make new ones! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fantastic Fridays

Main Library
Fri, Jan 27, 10:00 am
Ology-Workshop - Egyptology! Are you ready to walk like an Egyptian? Learn all about Egypt in this engaging class where you can improve your pyramid building skills, learn all about hieroglyphics and maybe discover a mummy or two. Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? Fantastic Fridays are just for you! Discover a new topic every week. Ages 7-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 11:00 am
Make new friends as you stay and play with a variety of toys and board books, all provided. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Preregister.

“The Mozart Effect®:” Music for Children

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lewis Carroll share the same birthday, January 27. To celebrate we will read, “Through the Looking-Glass” and listen to selected pieces by Mozart based on Don Campbell’s book, “The Mozart Effect® for Children: Awakening Your Child's Mind, Health, and Creativity With Music." All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Wellington Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 2:30 pm
"The Secret Life of Pets." ©Universal Pictures. (90 min.) PG

Where in the World Is Ms. Kate?

Gardens Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 3:15 pm
Tour India, from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal and learn about this amazing country. You can tell everyone what a mango has to do with the country of India. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Groundhog, Can You See My Shadow?

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 3:30 pm
Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Groundhog Day and predicts how much longer winter will last. Learn about shadows, hibernation and read stories about groundhogs. Ages 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chinese New Year Celebration

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Jan 27, 3:30 pm
Celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year with traditional Chinese activities. Discover and learn about this year's zodiac animal. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Jan 27, 4:00 pm
Calling all artists! Let's explore your artistic talents as we learn different techniques and mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media arts. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Story Hour

Heure du Conte
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
Samedi, 28 Janvier, 10:30 am
Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. Tous ages. (45 min.) Préenregistrer.
Preregister.

Mermaids & Dolphins & Fairies, Oh My!

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
Enjoy stories, songs and crafts about these enchanting creatures. Ages 4-7. (60 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two, dance and sing to fun songs and finger plays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Juniors

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
Play and build with LEGO® DUPLO®, bigger bricks for smaller hands. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chinese New Year

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 11:00 am
It's time for families to share red envelopes, read their fortune cookies, read about dragons and more, to welcome the new "Year of the Rooster." It's time to party! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 11:00 am
Rhyme Time. Stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chinese New Year

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year with stories, games and crafts. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:30 pm
Don’t be late for this very important date! Join the Mad Hatter and his friends at our special “tea” party! Share some juice, munch on some “biscuits,” play dress up and make a “mad hat” craft while pretending to be in the world of "Alice in Wonderland." Friendly stuffed animals are welcome to join us in the festivities. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 3:00 pm
Children and parents can join us for relaxing, coloring fun with special coloring pages. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 11:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

We Love Books!

Wellington Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 2:30 pm
Listen to great picture books and hear about chapter books you'll want to read. Share with the group what title you are excited about this month. We'll keep a book journal and spend the last 15 minutes reading independently. Ages 6-10. Limit 24. (60 min.)

Passport to Germany

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 3:30 pm
Guten Tag! Take a virtual field trip to Germany, learn a new phrase in German and taste a pretzel. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Jan 30, 4:00 pm
Students who are not reading at grade level now struggle by the time they get to high school. Encourage your child to join our weekly Read In series! We’ll have games and treats to make reading more delicious. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Friends! Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Kids Chess Class for Beginners

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 3:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.) Preregister.

Science Squad: Animal Families

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Birds. Discover a new animal family every week in January through a mixture of activities, experiments and observations. Dress to get messy. Grades K-2. (60 min.) Preregister.

Kids Chess Club

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (45 min.)

Inspire Your Heart With Art

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Inspire Your Heart With Art Day by creating your very own masterpiece to take home using tempera. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Shrinky Art

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 6:00 pm
Make a super awesome key chain, charm, bookmark or other treasure. Trace, color and create your own shrinkable plastic art featuring unique designs or some of your favorite cartoon and anime characters. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Cuddle Up Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories songs and a little bilingual fun as well. Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Preregister.
Teen Classes & Events

Locker Makeover

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 3:30 pm
New year, new look! Add some sparkle to your locker with a variety of DIY craft projects. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.)

Upcycled Art: Altered Books

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm
Give new life to old books! The book is the canvas and you are the artist. Use paint, ink, sequins, fabric, ribbon and more. Make a journal, origami or add your own illustrations – there are no rules and the possibilities are endless! Ages 10-14. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
Learn about public speaking in a fun and interactive environment. Practice getting over those speech day jitters and gain insights into how to construct a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, a member of the Gardens Teen Library Council. Aihber is an award-winning debate contestant and is a published author. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Jan 23, 5:30 pm
Are you an avid Pokémon fan? Bring your cards to battle or trade with other trainers, or bring your smart device to battle for control of the Jupiter Branch Library in "Pokémon Go"! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Random Fandom Event: Sherlock!

Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 4:00 pm
Are you a high functioning sociopath? Like people who are? Gather with other fandom people who ship Sherlock, Dr. Watson, and, of course, Moriarty! Improve your scarf tying skills, enjoy some tea and biscuits, and have fun! Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, Jan 24, 5:00 pm
If you like manga, anime, K-Drama, K-Pop, J-Pop, or cosplaying, then this is your chance to meet others just like you. We will be voting on different animes to watch and eating snacks. Remember, you can bring your own art, manga, video games, or shows to share so don’t be shy! Walk-ins are welcome. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.)

Teen Trivia Night

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Bring your friends and test your fun fact knowledge! Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

One Sweet Bento Box

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Use your favorite candy to make sushi. Then create and decorate your own bento box to take it all home. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Be a Reading Buddy

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 4:15 pm
Enjoy working with kids! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It looks great on a college application and it's a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddy application at the children's desk. Meetings every Wednesday, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm from Jan 18 - Mar 15. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

Teen Trivia

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jan 25, 6:30 pm
How well do you know pop culture, movies and more? Test your knowledge and your teamwork skills as you battle to be the very best! Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes & Dudettes)

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Jan 26, 6:00 pm
Join our advisory group and share your great ideas for programs YOU want to see happen at the library. We'll also play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Bring a friend or make new ones! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Card Gamerz Club

Gardens Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 11:00 am
Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon enthusiasts! If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be! Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.

Multicultural Social

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Do you or any of your friends speak a language other than English at home? Join us for a casual discussion on the beauty of diversity as we celebrate Chinese New Year. We will share pizza and drinks. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children's desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Puzzles

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Jan 28, 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Puzzle Day with pizza, pop and some friends by challenging yourself with a variety of puzzles and games. Ages 13-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Creative Coding With Scratch®

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Explore Scratch®, an innovative programming language designed by the MIT Media Lab. Easily create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages: The Selection

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Jan 31, 6:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "The Selection," by Kiera Cass. Pick up your copy at the children’s desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.