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Classes & Events for All Ages

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Adult Classes & Events

Veterans Services of PBC

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:00 pm
Meet with representative Andy Reese to answer brief questions and learn about services. First come, first served. (3 hr.)

Book Discussion: "Brooklyn," by Colm Tóibín

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:00 pm
Led by Dona Gruber Adair. Copies are available at the member services desk. (90 min.) Preregister.

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:00 pm
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Preregister.

Stress Awareness Month: Sahaja Meditation

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:00 pm
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. (60 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Main Library
Sat, Apr 21, 10:00 am
Learn what it takes to be successful: the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business in Florida. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
"The Big Short." ©Paramount Pictures. (130 min.) R Preregister.

Big Mound City & Belle Monumentality

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
Explore the wonderful world of archaeology as we delve into Florida's exciting history with experts in the field. Speaker: Nathan Lawres, M.A. Co-sponsored by the PBC Archaeological Society. (75 min.) Preregister.

Acoustic Java Jam

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

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Preregister.

Chair Yoga

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
Stretch, meditate and experience the benefits of yoga with certified instructor, Cheryl D'Ambrosio. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Chat: "The Hours," by Michael Cunningham

Acreage Branch
Sun, Apr 22, 2:00 pm
Staff-led discussion. Copies available. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Apr 22, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team or join others and play along. (90 min.)

Coffee & Conversation: "The Book of Aron," by Jim Shepard

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Apr 22, 2:00 pm
Staff-led discussion. (60 min.)

"Let It Go"

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 11:00 am
Using the principles of Peter Walsh's book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, will discuss downsizing. She will provide tips on the best way to sort through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Identify quality growth stocks using BetterInvesting’s online analysis tools. Recognize and evaluate industry leaders, determine when to buy, and how to choose stocks for stability and long-term growth. (60 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Crochet

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided. Limit 6. (2 hr.)

How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business

Main Library
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with a County, State or Federal agency. Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Atlantic University. (60 min.) Preregister online at https://clients.floridasbdc.org/events.aspx or call 954-762-5235.

One-On-One Computer Help

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
We offer 30-minute personalized sessions for members needing basic computer assistance. (90 min.) Call to schedule your appointment.

"Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions"

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 6:00 pm
©Maryland Public Television PBS. (60 min.) This documentary reveals our natural behavioral biases and provides innovative solutions to get us on the path to financial security. Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30-minute session.

"Let It Go"

Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 11:00 am
Using the principles of Peter Walsh's book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, will discuss downsizing. She will provide tips on the best way to sort through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion: "Caleb's Crossing," by Geraldine Brooks

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 11:00 am
Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.

Bingo

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Talking Books provides 10 Braille and 50 large print bingo cards designed for the visually impaired. Supplies provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 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.)

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa
Main Library
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Martes, 24 de abril, 2:00 pm
Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
"Victoria and Abdul." ©Focus Features. (112 min.) PG-13

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Practice your skills and get guidance on how to finish bringing your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Adult Book Discussion: "The Book That Matters Most," by Ann Hood

West Boca Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Staff-led book discussion. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.)

Controlling Urinary Incontinence

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Dr. Michael D. Jurewicz, Urology Surgery with Bethesda Hospital, discusses the facts about urinary incontinence, a common problem at any age, and treatment options. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

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

Backgammon Club

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Beginning Salsa Workshop

Clase de salsa básica
Main Library
Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 pm
Martes, 24 de abril, 6:00 pm
Enjoy tropical rhythms while learning basic salsa steps with dance instructor Javier LaTorre. (60 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de ritmos tropicales mientras aprenderás pasos básicos de salsa con instructor Javier LaTorre. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 pm
Tsuro. Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Music by Laible Blu

Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:30 pm
Laible Blu is a folk troubadour who performs American ballads, blues, work songs, country music, plus a little Jewish music. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Investment Basics

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 10:00 am
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public's trust. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. (60 min.) Preregister.

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 10:30 am
Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 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.)

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 11:00 am
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Make Better Photos With Your Mobile Phone

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 1:00 pm
Explore making more powerful photographs with your mobile smartphone in this three-part workshop. Learn design concepts and editing apps with photographer Dona Omanoff. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

"Let It Go"

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 1:00 pm
Using the principles of Peter Walsh's book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, discusses downsizing, and provides tips on the best way to sort through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Beginning Crochet

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Learn about tools and materials, some basic stitches, and how to read a pattern while working on a mug cozy. Materials provided. Limit 8. (2 hr.)

Chess Club

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

Stress Awareness Month: Taking Care of Yourself

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Join us for information on how you can use massage, breathing techniques, and meditation to de-stress. Relax with us and leave your problems at the door. Presented by TrustBridge. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion: "Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk when you register. (60 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop: The Art of the Poem

West Boca Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
In an easy access, hands-on workshop, participants will review some basics of poetic form and technique and compose their own poems. An anthology of workshop poems will be provided for each participant. (2 hr.)

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Acreage Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:00 pm
French Regions - Bordeaux and Loire. French Regions - Burgundy and Alsace. French Regions - Rhône, Languedoc, Provence. The Everyday Guide to Wine. Refreshments provided. (105 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30-minute session.

Introduction to Finding Grants

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 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.

E-Magazines: RBdigital & Flipster

Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 10:30 am
Learn how to read magazines online for free using RBdigital or Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics

Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 11:00 am
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
1600 - The British East India Company. 1648 - The Treaty of Westphalia. Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Find out what it takes to be successful: the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business in Florida. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Book Talk

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Come and share your experience with a fiction or nonfiction book with other members of the group. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos
Main Library
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Jueves, 26 de abril, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets, greeting cards, and colored pencils provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de esta sesión de colorear entre entusiastas de esta actvidad. Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Identify quality growth stocks using BetterInvesting’s online analysis tools. Recognize and evaluate industry leaders, determine when to buy, and how to choose stocks for stability and long-term growth. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY: Design a Spring Tote Bag

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Discover your creative side and create your own tote bag. Materials provided. Limit 15. (60 min.)

Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics

Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. (60 min.) Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 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.)

Subcontracting Success for Small Business

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:30 pm
This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, and the benefits of subcontracting. Speaker: Carole Hart, Program Manager, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Florida Small Business Development Center(SBDC) at Florida Atlantic University. (60 min.) Preregister online at https://clients.floridasbdc.org/events.aspx, or call 954-762-5235, or email sbdc@Ftl@floridasbdc.org.

PBS Documentary: "The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo"

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:30 pm
©PBS. (90 min.) The film is an intimate biography of the first modern Mexican painter to hang in the Louvre. Shown with permission. Not rated. (90 min.) Preregister.

Road Movies

West Boca Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 1:00 pm
"Baby Driver." ©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (113 min.) Enjoy these classic to contemporary films synonymous with American culture that celebrate journeys rather than destinations. R

Adult Book Discussion "Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keefe," by Dawn Tripp

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:00 pm
Led by Donna Adair. (90 min.) Preregister.

Stress Awareness Month: Sahaja Meditation

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:00 pm
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. (60 min.) Preregister.

Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics

West Boca Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:00 pm
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. (60 min.) Preregister.

Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:30 pm
Identify quality growth stocks using BetterInvesting’s online analysis tools. Recognize and evaluate industry leaders, determine when to buy, and how to choose stocks for stability and long-term growth. (60 min.)

International Tabletop Day

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 9:30 am
Try some Wil Wheaton approved games, ranging from trivia to strategy, featured on the hit web series, "Tabletop." Pizza will be served at lunchtime. The final round of games will begin at 3:00 pm and all games will end at 4:30 pm. (7 hr.) Ages 13 & up. Preregister.

Trivia Contest!

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Teams of 2-6 will answer trivia questions and compete to win prizes. Bring your friends to form a team, or join others and play along. (90 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 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. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Pow-Wow With the Hitchiti Dancers

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Apr 29, 1:00 pm
Local Boy Scout Venturing Crew will perform and teach Native American dancing traditions while dressed in authentic attire. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Résumé Face-Lift

Acreage Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Optimize your résumé so it gets the attention you want and need. Bring a flash drive, your old résumé and your work history, or we’ll get you started if you don’t have one. Some computer experience required. Ages 16 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Spring Scrapbooking

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Create a couple of spring themed scrapbooking pages! If you have materials, feel free to bring them, but some materials will be provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. (60 min.) Preregister.

One-On-One Computer Help

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
We offer 30-minute personalized sessions for members needing basic computer assistance. (90 min.) Call to schedule your appointment.

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 02, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 16, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, May 30, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 06, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)
Children's Classes & Events

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment. Ages 5-12.

Kids Code

Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 3:15 pm
Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming by building and running a computer program using Scratch®, developed by MIT. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Make a fun, exciting craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

After-School Gaming & More

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Drop by for some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Earth Day Celebration

Main Library
Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Our little planet gives us so much for us to marvel at and enjoy. Give thanks to our home planet with stories and crafts! Ages 3-6. (60 min.)

The Science of Paper Airplanes

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 4:00 pm
Design your own paper airplane and test it against others to see which will fly the farthest distance and remain in the air the longest. Another great STEM activity! Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Bouncing Bunnies, Peeping Chicks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 9:30 am
Stories, songs, music, and crafts to get our toddlers hopping and bopping! Ages 15-24 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 10:15 am
"Disney's Little Einsteins." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (25 min.) Not rated.

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

STEM for Little Ones: Dinosaurs!

Main Library
Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
We will teach your little ones about dinosaurs big and small. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Crafts

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9. (60 min.)

Story Hour: French/English

Heure du Conte: Français/Anglais
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Samedi, 21 Avril, 11:00 am
Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.)
Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. Tous les âges.
(45 min.)

Sensory Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (35 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Love the Earth! Music, stories and creative activities for young children and their parents! Ages 3-7. (45 min.) Preregister.

Ocean Commotion

Wellington Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Dolphins and turtles and jellyfish, oh my! Join us for stories, songs and a craft featuring our friends from under the sea. Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) Preregister.

StoryWalk® & Craft: "Chrysanthemum"

Main Library
Sat, Apr 21, 12:00 pm
This month’s StoryWalk® celebrates Kevin Henkes’ story, "Chrysanthemum." Parents and children are encouraged to walk our story path to find a craft at the end. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

Earth Day Stories & Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 1:00 pm
We'll share stories and talk about daily habits that can make a big difference in protecting our environment. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

A Recycled Story Time for Earth Day

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
What is happening to our story time room? There's trash everywhere! What will we do with it? We'll play a sorting game, read a story or two about recycling, watch a video called "Trashy Town" and make a recycled craft. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tot Art: Earth Day

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Apr 22, 3:30 pm
Calling all little artists to crawl, waddle or walk on over for some tiny tot art! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 10:00 am
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.)

Dominoes

Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 3:00 pm
Learn the game and play it. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Kids Money Smart: Monopoly Tournament

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 3:30 pm
Test your money smarts while eating snacks with your friends and win some cool prizes. Monopoly Junior also available. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.)

Science Central: Earth Day

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 3:30 pm
Explore, observe and identify different types of nature during our earth science afternoon. Learn about gardening and take home a plant in a hand-decorated pot. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

STEM: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 4:00 pm
Spring is in the air, gusts are whipping up and it’s a perfect time to make a kite and learn how they fly. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

Society for Junior Explorers

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:00 pm
"The Knight at Dawn." Our "Magic Tree House" is ready to transport you to different times and places to explore and learn. Bring your imagination and your love of adventure! Ages 7-10. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Spring Flowers

Wellington Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:00 pm
Spring is in the air! Show your creativity as we construct origami flowers. Ages 8-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister.

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Get ready for the FSA with Tutor.com, the free online tutoring available through the library. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

Money Smart: Piggy Bank Adventures

Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Learn and "earn" some money smart tips. We'll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate a piggy bank. Grades K-3. (45 min.) Preregister.

Hands-On STEAM: littleBits

West Boca Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Learn about electrical circuits in a safe and fun way. littleBits magnetically snap together to form working circuits. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Paint-By-Sticker: Under the Sea

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 pm
Create a vibrant, full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Friendship Paint

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 pm
Make new friends while painting quilted squares. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Club Pokémon

Acreage Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade or try your hand at Pokémon bingo, or a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

Earth Day Seed Bombs

Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day by making seed bombs that will burst with flowers! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister.

Love Painting

Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:15 pm
Create a beautiful canvas expressing love, no talent required. Dress to get messy. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.)

Squirmy Wormies

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with the 4-H Club and learn about worms, dirt, and compost with live worms. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

STEAM: Art Explorations

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Artist, Director and Producer: Andy Warhol. Biographical exploration of American artists, an introduction to their lives and artistic styles. Learn artists' techniques to create your own masterpiece. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess

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

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 4:00 pm
April is nearing its end and May is not too far away. Learn about seeds, flower bulbs and seedlings and plant seeds for your own colorful garden. Make some pretty paper flowers while you wait for your seeds to grow! Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Money as You Grow Kids Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Money Smart Week by learning more about the financial world we live in with Aaron Standish, Financial Literacy Coordinator from the PBC School District as our guide. You'll personalize a coin bank to help you start out right on your financial journey. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 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. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

American Revolution Trivia

Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 3:00 pm
Does your knowledge of trivia leave your family and friends in awe? Join a team and see who is the trivia king and queen. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

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

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks; it is highly recommended to attend all five weekly sessions from Apr 12 - May 10. Grades K-2. (60 min.) Preregister.

Children's Day/Book Day!

El día de los niños/el día de los libros
West Boca Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 26 de abril, 3:30 pm
Celebrate the fun of being a kid and the fun of reading in English and Spanish. Pre-K & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Celebra lo divertido de ser un niño y lo divertido que es leer en inglés y en español. Grados Pre-K en adelante. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.

Let’s Talk Money!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 3:45 pm
We all want to buy things that we can’t always afford. Learn how to become a money smart kid by knowing how to spend, save and donate wisely with a little help from Ms. Rajeeyah Madinah, e-commerce instructor. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks: Design a Kite

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 4:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Craft Night!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 7:00 pm
Try out a few fun crafts at this relaxed event. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

Preschool Picassos

Main Library
Fri, Apr 27, 10:00 am
Stretch your creative muscles with this art class just for preschoolers. Each week we will explore new ways to showcase our growing skills. Dress to get messy! Ages 3-5. (30 min.)

Children's Yoga

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 10:30 am
Join a certified and licensed yoga instructor who will help kids focus their minds and stretch their bodies using music activities and other yoga tools and books, all while having fun! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) Preregister.

Books and Kids! Bilingual Story Time

¡Libros y niños! Hora de cuentos bilingüe
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 11:00 am
Viernes, veintisiete de abril, 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish with our friends Señora Leslie, Señora Tania and Mrs. Fishman! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.
Acompáñanos y disfruta de cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español con nuestras amigas Señora Leslie, Señora Tania y la Señora Fishman. Edades 2-5. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.

Friday Movie Magic

Wellington Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment. Ages 5-12.

Watercolor Painting

Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 3:15 pm
Create colorful and unique works of art with our watercolors. Dress to get messy. Ages 4-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Acreage Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (90 min.)

Tween Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Let’s play chess! If you know how to play, great! If you don’t, we will teach you. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Story Art Club

Main Library
Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Art and literature are weaved seamlessly together in this class where students will be exposed to different art techniques and diverse authors. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 4:00 pm
Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 4-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Art

Gardens Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Get artsy in our fun and creative toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Fun

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Stop in for some stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Preregister.

Little Chefs: Grow It, Cook It! Onion Edition

Main Library
Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, learn about the process of planting, growing and cooking your very own food! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Listen to a story, dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. First come, first served. Limit 20. (30 min.)

Children's Day/Book Day

El día de los niños/el día de los libros
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 11:00 am
Sábado, 28 de abril, 11:00 am
Celebrate childhood and the love of reading with stories in English and Spanish. All ages. (45 min.)
Celebremos la niñez y el amor por la lectura con cuentos en inglés y español. Todas las edades.
(45 min.)

Children's Day/Book Day

El día de los niños/el día de los libros
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 11:00 am
Sábado, 28 de abril, 11:00 am
Come celebrate Children's Day/Book Day! We will sing and share stories in English and Spanish and make a special craft. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
¡Vengan a celebrar el día de los niños/el día de los libros! Vamos a cantar y compartir cuentos en ingles y español y crear una manualidad especial. Todas las edades. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Plastic Playground

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 3:00 pm
Don’t throw plastic cups away. We’ll show you games you can play like stacking, racing and bowling. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 3:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pow-Wow With the Hitchiti Dancers

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Apr 29, 1:00 pm
Local Boy Scout Venturing Crew will perform and teach Native American dancing traditions while dressed in authentic attire. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Balloon Twisting 101

Gardens Branch
Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of balloon twisting and make a balloon animal and more! Loud popping sounds will occur. Ages 9 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (152 min.) Enjoy popcorn, candy and drinks from our "concession stand.” All ages. PG-13 Preregister.

International Board Game Day!

Main Library
Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Board games will be provided and placed in the children’s room for you to come and play! All ages. (2 hr.)

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 10:00 am
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.)

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 3:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

After-School Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 3:30 pm
Weekly Read In series with literacy games and treats to make reading more delicious! Grades 2 & up. (45 min.)

Spanish Club for Niños!

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 3:30 pm
Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters, Spanish Club engages children for a memorable and enjoyable time. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 4:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Snap to It With Snap Circuits® Arcade!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 4:00 pm
Explore a variety of projects and games with a circuit board that features sound, light and motion. Another great STEM activity! Ages 8-11. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 5:30 pm
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.
Teen Classes & Events

Become a Covert Code Breaker!

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:30 pm
Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? Learn how to break secret codes and create your own. Open to home-schoolers. Ages 11-16. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 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.)

Poetry & Pizza

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
Bring a copy of your favorite poems to share or present your original work. Poems can range in style from traditional to hip-hop. No longer than three minutes. Grades 5-12. (60 min.)

Criss-Cross Painting

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:30 pm
Create a work of art using basic shapes and criss-cross lines. Using acrylic paints on a canvas, create a piece you’ll want to display. Grades 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Learning Express: Your Gateway to Passing Exams!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 3:00 pm
Improve your scores with test preparation materials, study guides, and practice exams such as SAT®, ACT, AP, PSAT and more. Practice using this online resource on our laptops. Grades 5-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Wii U Gaming & More

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 3:00 pm
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and tabletop games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 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. Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Upcycled Art

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 pm
Turn trash to treasure. Use old magazines and book pages to make decorative art for your room or a gift for a friend. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mini "Egg-Succulent" Planters

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 6:30 pm
Wondering what to do with those leftover plastic Easter eggs? Create you own planter for a mini-succulent, adding a bottle cap and a little imagination. Take home something bright for your décor. Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Apr 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.)

Money Smart: Cell Phone Savvy

Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 5:00 pm
Use money smart tips in order to pick the right cellphone and plan. We'll think critically and weigh the pros and cons with a choose-your-own adventure style game. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Future Teen Business Leaders Unite!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 5:00 pm
Think you have what it takes to start your very own business? Brainstorm your ideas with Ms. Rajeeyah Madinah, e-commerce instructor. Learn how to use Google and other social media platforms to make your business a reality. Ages 13-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

International Tabletop Day

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 9:30 am
Try some Wil Wheaton approved games, ranging from trivia to strategy, featured on the hit web series, "Tabletop." Pizza will be served at lunchtime. The final round of games will begin at 3:00 pm and all games will end at 4:30 pm. (7 hr.) Ages 13 & up. Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Apr 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.)

YouTube Challenge

Main Library
Sat, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Have you seen your favorite YouTube stars do challenges and try to play along? Here is your chance to see if you can win! Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. (60 min.)

Decorate Without Getting in Trouble

West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 2:30 pm
Want to decorate your bedroom with your favorite posters but are afraid to damage your walls? Learn a creative way to do it in a safe, yet fun way, using clothespins, washi tape, and Command™ Strips. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Duct Tape Design

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 3:00 pm
Use duct tape to create wallets, wrist bands, key rings, and more. Supplies provided. Just bring yourself and your imagination. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (152 min.) Enjoy popcorn, candy and drinks from our "concession stand.” All ages. PG-13 Preregister.