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Adult Classes & Events

Acoustic Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out while enjoying a hot cup of java. (2 hr.)

Sewing Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy sewing by hand? We will be having fun with embroidery and cross stitch! Materials provided. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Meet the Authors: Dr. Robert Watson & Alex Watson

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:00 pm
Dr. Robert Watson and his son, Alex, will discuss "The Discovery," their latest book in the award-winning "Time Zone" series, as well as their “Let’s Write Together” initiative. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mariachi de Mi Tierra

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:30 pm
Sábado, 03 de diciembre, 2:30 pm
Enjoy traditional Mexican songs by this talented and delightful group! (60 min.) Preregister.
Disfrute de canciones tradicionales mexicanas interpretadas por Mariachi de Mi Tierra. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

How to Annoy Editors & Not Get Published!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Dec 04, 2:00 pm
So many workshops deal with what writers must do to get published. So few detail the mistakes that can be deadly. Award-winning author, Linnea Sinclair interviewed over two dozen acquisition editors, agents and pros in the publishing industry in order to learn what strikes fear in an editor’s heart … and what guarantees a manuscript won’t make it out of the slush pile. (90 min.)

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 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, Dec 05, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 10:00 am
Lecture 7: A Spanish Tradition: Tapas and Sherry. Lecture 8: Tunisia: The Home of Harissa. Lecture 9: Technique and Polish: Mastering Moroccan Food. This DVD lecture series will reveal how to take full advantage of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet by creating iconic regional dishes right in your own kitchen. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation lessons. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Mentor/Protégé Programs for Small Businesses

Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 2:00 pm
Carole Hart, from the Small Business Development Center, will discuss Mentor Programs available to small business owners. Participants will learn the advantages of working with a mentor, as well as the responsibilities of the protégé. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories. (60 min.)

Holiday Magnet Craft

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 5:00 pm
Paint a magnet, perfect for displaying your holiday wish list on the fridge for the whole family to see. Supplies limited. (60 min.)

Chess Club for Adults

Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 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 eReader. Call to make an appointment. (30 min.)

Flipster

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 10:30 am
Learn how to read magazines online for free using Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Book-a-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 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. Call to make an appointment. (60 min.)

Book Discussion

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Librarian Ronald Glass leads 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. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (90 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Science of Parenthood

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, co-author of "Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations," shares her observations and punchlines that make up this wonderful work of humor. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Do you need assistance with your eReader or downloading an eBook? Need assistance with your tablet or smartphone? We can help! Call and schedule a hands-on session with one of our librarians. (30 min.)

Asistencia Individualizada

(One-on-One Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Martes, 06 de diciembre, 2:00 pm
¿Necesita ayuda usando la computadora o buscando información en el internet? ¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de nuestros recursos electrónicos o bases de datos? Ofrecemos ayuda individualizada adaptada a su necesidad. Haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

Art for Adults: Beginner’s Series - Figure Drawing

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Learn to draw by attaining and practicing the fundamentals of figurative drawing. Using graphite and charcoal, we’ll learn the basics of figure drawing and how to use ideal proportions in your own figures. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Coloring Crafternoon

West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
You are never too old to color. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon unleashing your creative side coloring in beautiful designs and pictures. (60 min.)

The Mountain Dulcimer: Past & Present

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Musician and teacher, John Blosser, discusses the history of the mountain dulcimer and gives a live performance of this string instrument, rich in Appalachian history. (60 min.) Preregister.

Color Me Calm

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:30 pm
Research suggests that the meditative process in coloring calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety, and brings a sense of joy. We will provide a quiet space, coloring pages with patterns, and colored pencils. (90 min.) Preregister.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 6:15 pm
Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about the constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 7:45 pm outside, if skies are clear.

DIY Holiday Table Decorations

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 6:30 pm
Are you looking for fresh ideas to brighten up your holiday table? Discuss affordable centerpiece ideas, learn napkin folding and flower arranging, and make a simple napkin ring holder. Materials provided. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Small Claim Court

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 6:30 pm
Learn how to present your case to the judge without hiring a lawyer. A small claim is any legal dispute valued at $5,000 or less. Presented by the PBC Bar Association. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Main Library
Tue, Dec 06, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Better Than the Movie?

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 6:30 pm
"The Talented Mr. Ripley." ©‎Paramount Pictures. (134 min.) Film viewing. Have you ever watched a movie based on a book you loved and thought the director got it exactly right or thought that you could have done it so much better? We continue our short series of book versus movie discussions by watching and talking about “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” by Patricia Highsmith. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. R Preregister.

Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 7:00 pm
Join the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches and learn about constellations as you stargaze from sunset to 8:30 pm outside, if the skies are clear. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 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, Dec 07, 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

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

WWII in Florida

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 1:00 pm
Eliot Kleinberg of The Palm Beach Post discusses the important role Florida played in the events leading up to and during World War II. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

Club de Colorear para Adultos
Main Library
Wed, Dec 07, 2:00 pm
Miércoles, 07 de deciembre, 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.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 2:00 pm
"Holiday Inn." ©‎Universal Pictures. (101 min.) Not rated.

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 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.

eBook Assistance: One-on-One

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 2:30 pm
Book a time with staff and learn how to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring your library card and compatible eReader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.) Preregister.

Recursos Gratis para Aprender Inglés

(Free Resources to Learn English, in Spanish)
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 2:30 pm
Miércoles, 07 de diciembre, 2:30 pm
Prerrequisito: Se requiere saber cómo usar el ratón. Aprenda cómo utilizar las siguientes herramientas, Basic ESL y Transparent Language, para adquirir destrezas del idioma inglés en la biblioteca o desde su hogar. (90 min.)

Study Hall

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 3:00 pm
Gather with friends to study for exams and work on research projects. Meet your tutor to work together on lessons. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi! (2 hr.)

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Science of Parenthood

Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 6:30 pm
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, co-author of "Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations," shares her observations and punchlines that make up this wonderful work of humor. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 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 eReader. Call to make an appointment. (30 min.)

eMagazines: Zinio

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 10:30 am
Learn about using this new service to read magazines online. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation lessons. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Christmas Comedy Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 1:00 pm
"Love Actually." ©‎Universal Pictures. (130 min.) Laugh your way to the holidays with these humorous films. R

Book Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 1:30 pm
Join in a lively discussion of the best-selling novel "The Nightingale," by Kristin Hannah. The novel depicts the dangers women encountered in World War II as told through the lives of two French sisters. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Book Discussion

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef," by Gabrielle Hamilton. Her story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor and passion. Sign up and borrow the book. (90 min.)

Adult Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Design a festive bookmark for yourself or to give as a gift. Bring in and recycle your greeting cards or scraps of wrapping paper to make that special bookmark. Craft supplies provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Holidays ... the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Discover ways to successfully manage the obligations and emotions associated with this joyful, but stressful time of the year. (60 min.) Preregister.

Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop

Main Library
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Learn how to transform each and every holiday gift into a work of art. A bow-making tutorial will be included as part of the session. Bring along a package or two, and put new techniques to use on the spot. Gift wrap materials, both recycled and traditional, will be provided. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Seasonal Origami

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Discover the art of Japanese paper folding as we transform a plain piece of paper into decorations to adorn gifts, cards or your own home. Materials provided. (60 min.)

The Great Courses® Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Lecture 4: Spanish School of Painting. Lecture 5: Rubens and Flemish Painting; Early German. Lecture 6: Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Dutch Painting. This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects from the most famous art museum in the world, the Louvre. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Book Discussion

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:00 pm
Lauren Groff's critically acclaimed novel, "Fates and Furies" is about marriage, creativity, art and perception. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. Staff led discussion. (60 min.) Preregister.

Cinema & Craft Night: Holiday Edition

Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 6:00 pm
"Frozen." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (108 min.) Enjoy a movie while making handmade holiday cards for your friends and family. Materials provided. PG Preregister.

Scrabble for Adults

Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 6:30 pm
Join other Scrabble fans and enjoy a fun evening of wordplay. Basic game knowledge required. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 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.)

Script in Hand Players Present "Choices"

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 2:00 pm
A talented group of local actors perform three short plays looking at the humorous side of our everyday choices. What to eat, what to wear, and more. Includes a talkback with the cast after the show. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Book Discussion

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 2:00 pm
Join in a lively book discussion of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Mark Haddon. It's about a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy who decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog. (90 min.) Preregister.

Coloring Club for Adults

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 2:00 pm
Coloring is not just for children! This fun activity fosters creativity and has stress-relieving benefits. Join us for an hour of relaxing and coloring beautiful pictures and mandalas. Bring friends and meet new people! (60 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Author: Sophie Hannah

West Boca Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 2:00 pm
Best-selling author Sophie Hannah discusses her latest Agatha Christie mystery, “Closed Casket: A New Hercule Poirot Mystery.” Books available for purchase. Book signing to follow. (60 min.)

Homebuyer Education Workshop: A ClearPoint Educational Course

West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 9:00 am
Make your home ownership dreams a reality. Topics include: down payment/closing cost assistance, pre-qualifying vs. pre-approval, closing on a home, financial counseling, and more. ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions has 50+ years of assisting consumers in improving their personal finances. ClearPoint is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved housing counseling agency. For additional information visit ClearPoint's website: www.clearpoint.org. (8 hr.) Preregister.

CreationStation Open House: Create a Family Photo Greeting

Main Library
Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 am
Bring the whole family for a 15-minute photo session. We′ll take your picture with our green screen backdrop, insert one of our photo backgrounds, and email the image to you. Print it out and send to your friends or send it as an eCard. Your session time will be scheduled when you register. Space is limited. (4 hr.) Preregister.

Enhance Your Life With Chair Yoga

Main Library
Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 am
Experience the benefits of yoga from the comfort of a chair. Reconnect with the body, and become more mindful. Increase levels of balance, movement, energy and flexibility through gentle movements and breathing. This class is designed for all abilities and body types. (75 min.) Preregister.

Couponing 101

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 11:00 am
Have you ever wished you could learn how to coupon, but found yourself using excuses like “I don’t have time” or “I’m not organized enough?” Learn where to get coupons, organization techniques, and how to let others do most of the work for you! (60 min.) Preregister.

Kitchen Chat: Cookies

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
Do you enjoy reading cookbooks and love talking about cooking and eating? Join the staff-led bimonthly cookbook discussion for help with your home cooking. Borrow any cookbook on the theme, test a recipe or two, and share your tips, techniques and kitchen adventures. This month, we will focus on cookies. Open to both beginner and experienced cooks. (90 min.) Preregister.

History of Writing Instruments

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
Pen collector for close to 50 years, Giovanni Abrate discusses the history of writing instruments. (60 min.) Preregister.

Trivia Contest!

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 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.

The Great Courses® How to Stay Fit as You Age

Main Library
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
Lecture 16: Workplace Fitness. Lecture 17: Chair Yoga. Lecture 18: Qigong-Practicing Fluid Movement. As we get older, we discover changes in how our bodies move and behave, but you can choose to make decisions that can transform your experience of aging into a positive and healthy one. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
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 new and exciting one presented. (2 hr.)

Letters to Our Military

Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
Remember our service men and women by writing a letter or making a card to thank them. Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, founder of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. of Lake Worth, will do a brief presentation at the beginning. Letters will be collected at the end and craft supplies provided. Ages 7 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

From Coverage to Care: The Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Wellington Branch
Sun, Dec 11, 1:00 pm
Join us to enroll and/or re-enroll into the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace plans. Walk-ins are welcome! (3 hr.)

Book Chat

Acreage Branch
Sun, Dec 11, 2:00 pm
Do you like to learn more about history through a great work of historical fiction? Join the staff-led discussion of “The Whistling Season,” by Ivan Doig, which examines the lives of homesteaders in Montana in 1909. Copies of the book are available for borrowing. Light refreshments will be served. (90 min.) Preregister.

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
Sun, Dec 11, 2:00 pm
"Hello, My Name Is Doris." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (95 min.) R

Trivia Contest!

West Boca Branch
Sun, Dec 11, 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.)

The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 10:00 am
Lecture 10: Health and Wellness: A Mediterranean Diet. Lecture 11: Sharing Abundance: The Cuisine of Greece. Lecture 12: Tastes from the Palace Kitchens of Istanbul. This DVD lecture series will reveal how to take full advantage of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet by creating iconic regional dishes right in your own kitchen. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange

Loula V. York Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 12:30 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation lessons. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Sean Gaskell: Music of the West African Kora

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 2:00 pm
Enjoy the unique sounds of the Kora, a beautiful 21-stringed instrument native to the Mande peoples of West Africa. Musician Sean Gaskell gathered his expertise among Kora masters in the Gambia. Performances include a combination of traditional and original compositions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Medical Mondays: Prostate Cancer - What Every Man Should Know

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 2:00 pm
Dr. Steven Kheyfets, from Delray Medical Center, will discuss the topic and answer questions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Pages Wreath

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 2:00 pm
Join us in crafting a wreath out of the pages of old books. All supplies provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Finding Grants

Main Library
Mon, Dec 12, 2:00 pm
Are you a nonprofit new to the field of grantseeking? 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.

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 2:00 pm
Join us as we explore the art of storytelling. Beware! Spontaneous group participation may occur. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 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.

The Great Courses® Turning Points in Modern History

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 2:30 pm
Lecture 23: 1989 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall. Lecture 24: 2004 – The Rise of Social Media. This DVD lecture series will take you on a far-reaching journey around the globe to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

“To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine”

Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 6:30 pm
©The Life of Thomas Paine Productions. (73 min.) Enjoy a preview screening of this acclaimed, one-man historical drama focusing on the life and times of Thomas Paine; one of the most misunderstood and influential figures in American history. Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 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 eReader. Call to make an appointment. (30 min.)

Online Learning: Lynda.com

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 10:30 am
Learn about the many self-paced video tutorials for Microsoft Office, video and sound editing, business, computer programming, and much more using Lynda.com. Bring your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 1:30 pm
Facilitator Marjorie Most makes writing a fun experience by showing you how to write about the "bits and pieces of your life." When placed together, these pieces become your memoir. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 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. Call to make an appointment. (60 min.)

Book Discussion

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
Librarian Ronald Glass leads 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. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (90 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Mindful Meditation

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 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. This is part of a six-course series that includes a lecture, a 20-minute period of meditation, and a discussion period. (60 min.) Preregister.

Backgammon Club

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
Backgammon fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Preregister.

Let's Play Scrabble!

¡Juguemos Scrabble!
Main Library
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
Martes, 13 de deciembre, 2:00 pm
Meet other Scrabble enthusiasts for an entertaining afternoon of wordplay. 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

(One-on-One Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
Martes, 13 de diciembre, 2:00 pm
¿Necesita ayuda usando la computadora o buscando información en el internet? ¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de nuestros recursos electrónicos o bases de datos? Ofrecemos ayuda individualizada adaptada a su necesidad. Haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

“To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine”

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
©The Life of Thomas Paine Productions. (73 min.) Enjoy a preview screening of this acclaimed, one-man historical drama focusing on the life and times of Thomas Paine; one of the most misunderstood and influential figures in American history. Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Finger Weaving

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
Try this simple Native American craft and weave something warm to gift during the holidays. Supplies provided. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

Cooking the Books & Crafting

West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:00 pm
For this special holiday meeting of Cooking the Books, read "EveryDayCook," by Alton Brown. Discuss and share recipes and techniques with foodie/librarian Stacy Alesi and make a great gift: a cookie mix mason jar. Books available at the research services desk. All craft materials provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Sit 'n' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. (2 hr.)

Creative Writing Workshop

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 6:30 pm
Do you have a desire to share your fiction, poetry or nonfiction with a supportive group of fellow writers? During this and future sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss one another's work and offer constructive advice. Sessions include guided readings of published works, highlighting the techniques and devices used by the masters. New participants are encouraged to join. (90 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Main Library
Tue, Dec 13, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Sean Gaskell: Music of the West African Kora

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 6:30 pm
Enjoy the unique sounds of the Kora, a beautiful 21-stringed instrument native to the Mande peoples of West Africa. Musician Sean Gaskell gathered his expertise among Kora masters in the Gambia. Performances include a combination of traditional and original compositions. (60 min.) Preregister.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 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

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

A Cappella for the Holidays

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 2:00 pm
Enjoy "Women of Note" performing winter holiday music in four-part a cappella barbershop style. (60 min.)

The Great Courses® Shakespeare: The Word & the Action

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 2:00 pm
Lecture 1: Shakespeare's Wavelengths. Lecture 2: The Multiple Actions of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This course will prepare you to read or watch Shakespeare's plays and to appreciate their full, rich meaning. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Adult Coloring

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 2:00 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring and color yourself calm. Materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 2:00 pm
Join us for a lively discussion of Alan Bennett’s autobiographical short story “The Lady in the Van” along with his classics “The Laying On of Hands” and “Father! Father! Burning Bright.” Pick up a copy of the book when you register. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon: Winter Luminaries

West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 2:00 pm
Create a frosted candle holder out of a glass jar just in time for the winter holidays. (60 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Author: Deborah C. Pollack

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 2:30 pm
"Palm Beach Visual Arts," by Deborah C. Pollack, with the cooperation of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, explores the incredible story of the island and the luminaries and doyens who forged the art scene today. Book signing to follow. (60 min.)

Study Hall

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:00 pm
Gather with friends to study for exams and work on research projects. Meet your tutor to work together on lessons. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi! (2 hr.)

Sean Gaskell: Music of the West African Kora

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 6:00 pm
Enjoy the unique sounds of the Kora, a beautiful 21-stringed instrument native to the Mande peoples of West Africa. Musician Sean Gaskell gathered his expertise among Kora masters in the Gambia. Performances include a combination of traditional and original compositions. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY Headbands

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 6:30 pm
Create stylish beaded headbands and hair clips at this DIY workshop. Bring your favorite nail polish, and design bobby pins to match your manicure. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 6:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 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 eReader. Call to make an appointment. (30 min.)

Scherenschnitte

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 10:00 am
Grab scissors and explore the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art of “scherenschnitte” as we make silhouettes and decorative, lacy, paper creations for any festive time of year. Ages 17 & up. (60 min.)

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 10:30 am
Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 1:00 pm
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation lessons. Participants should have basic English skills. Seating is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Christmas Comedy Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 1:00 pm
"Elf." ©‎New Line Cinema. (97 min.) Laugh your way to the holidays with these humorous films. PG

Practical Mindfulness

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
Jim Bandler teaches how to practice increasing awareness through meditation and thought processes, to live in the present moment. (60 min.) Preregister.

Contemporary Memoir Book Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
Modern themes are explored in this book club that focuses on 20th and 21st century memoirs. This month's book is "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail," by Bill Bryson. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Antiques: The Difference Between Precious & Precious to You

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
Antiques expert Scott Simmons will discuss changes in the antiques marketplace. He'll explain what’s hot and what’s not with collectors, and how to get your kids and grandkids to want your stuff. (60 min.) Preregister.

Seven Nutrients That Will Boost Your Health

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
Dr. James Heron, PCP with Medical Specialist of the Palm Beaches will discuss what is most important for maintaining health and vitality. (90 min.) Preregister.

Movies at Main

Main Library
Thu, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
"Alice Through the Looking Glass." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (113 min.) PG Preregister.

The Great Courses® Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: De La Tour, Le Nain, and 17th-century Painting. Lecture 8: Claude and Poussin - French Painters in Rome. Lecture 9: Watteau and Chardin. This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects from the most famous art museum in the world, the Louvre. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 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.

Zumba® Gold

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 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.

Color Me Calm for the Holidays

Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 6:30 pm
Take time to relax and de-stress during this busy holiday season with a calming coloring session. We supply coloring sheets and colored pencils, but bring your own favorite coloring tools if you like. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 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, Dec 16, 11:00 am
Stop by the research services desk to pick up a copy of the book. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® Shakespeare: The Word & the Action

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: The Form of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Lecture 5: Love and Artifice in Love's Labor's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing. This course will prepare you to read or watch Shakespeare's plays and to appreciate their full, rich meaning. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Documentary Screening

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
"Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood." ©Film Odyssey, Inc. (117 min.) This documentary recounts the experiences of the hundreds of Jewish film professionals who took refuge in Hollywood after Adolf Hitler banned them from the German movie industry. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Shown with permission. Not rated.

DIY Holiday Card Holders

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Transform books into holiday card holders or year-round desk organizers. Makes a great gift, too. Materials provided. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Senior Citizen Social

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the holidays with a social gathering that will include a raffle, crafts and more. Dress up in your most festive garb to bring out the spirit of the holidays. (60 min.)

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
"Becoming Jane." ©Miramax. (120 min.) In recognition of Jane Austen's birth month. PG Preregister.

The Great Courses® Shakespeare: The Word & the Action

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Lecture 8: Richard III and the Renaissance. Lecture 10: Action in Hamlet. This course will prepare you to read or watch Shakespeare's plays and to appreciate their full, rich meaning. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Coloring Club for Adults

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 18, 2:00 pm
Weekend Edition: Need a stress-reliever after the work week? Coloring is not just for children! This fun activity fosters creativity and has stress-relieving benefits. Join us for an hour of relaxing and coloring beautiful pictures and mandalas. Bring friends and meet new people! (60 min.) Preregister.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 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, Dec 19, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today's hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 10:00 am
Lecture 13: A Favorite Street Food from the East. Lecture 14: Foundations from the South of France. Lecture 15: Fresh Catch: Seafood of the French Riviera. This DVD lecture series will reveal how to take full advantage of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet by creating iconic regional dishes right in your own kitchen. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
"Genius." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (104 min.) PG-13 Preregister.

Crafty Potpourri

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 by making a craft using supplies left over from last year. Everything old is new again! Limit 15. (90 min.)

The Great Courses® Shakespeare: The Word & the Action

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Lecture 15: Three Kinds of Tempest. Lecture 16: History and Henry VIII. This course will prepare you to read or watch Shakespeare's plays and to appreciate their full, rich meaning. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Crafternoon: Glitter Bowls

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit by creating a festive bowl with glitter, a balloon and Mod Podge®. All materials provided. Dress for a mess. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 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 eReader. Call to make an appointment. (30 min.)

Book-a-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 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. Call to make an appointment. (60 min.)

Book Discussion

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Librarian Ronald Glass leads 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. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (90 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Consumer Reports Online: Helps You With Your Shopping!

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Need help with your shopping? Not sure which brands to choose? Our business librarian will show you how to access Consumer Reports Online for free by using your library card, and how to find brand reliability data to ensure a great performing product! (90 min.) (90 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

Club de Colorear para Adultos
Main Library
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Martes, 20 de deciembre, 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.

Asistencia Individualizada

(One-on-One Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Martes, 20 de diciembre, 2:00 pm
¿Necesita ayuda usando la computadora o buscando información en el internet? ¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de nuestros recursos electrónicos o bases de datos? Ofrecemos ayuda individualizada adaptada a su necesidad. Haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

Art for Adults: Advanced Open Studio - Figure Drawing

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Develop your observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Because this is an open studio you will be encouraged to just come in, sit down, and draw. Graphite, charcoal, paper and various other media will be provided, as well as guidance from our instructor should you need it. Figure drawing experience is required. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Reducing Stress This Holiday Season With Meditation

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
John Bednarik presents a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can help you relax and relieve seasonal stress. (60 min.) Preregister.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Sit 'n' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals? Want to socialize while you work on your current project? Sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others who are just learning to crochet. Some materials provided. (2 hr.)

Writer’s Critique Workshop

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 5:30 pm
Offer and accept constructive criticism and comments to improve your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by library staff. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Chess Club for Adults

Club de Ajedrez para Adultos
Main Library
Tue, Dec 20, 6:00 pm
Martes, 20 de deciembre, 6:00 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. Activity offered in English and Spanish. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Si disfrutas jugar ajedrez o deseas mejorar tu técnica, únete a nosotros. Conocimiento básico del ajedrez es necesario. Actividad ofrecida en inglés y español. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Better Than the Movie?

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 6:30 pm
Book discussion of “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” by Patricia Highsmith. Have you ever watched a movie based on a book you loved and thought the director got it exactly right or thought that you could have done it so much better? We continue our short series of book versus movie discussions by watching and talking about “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” by Patricia Highsmith. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tertulia Literaria

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Japanese Lover")
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 6:30 pm
Martes, 20 de deciembre
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “El Amante Japonés” de Isabel Allende. Una mujer, un oficial enemigo, y un amor que va más allá de las fronteras de la guerra. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (90 min.)

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 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, Dec 21, 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.)

Adult Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 1:30 pm
Play a friendly game or two while honing your skills with other chess enthusiasts. (75 min.) Preregister.

Job Help Center

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
Our librarians can help you with all of your job search needs, from creating a résumé to applying for jobs online. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Stitchin' in the Stacks: A Cross Stitch Workshop

Main Library
Wed, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of cross stitch with fellow enthusiasts! Basic cross stitch supplies will be provided. Fans of other types of needlework are welcome to join in the craft and conversation as well! (90 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
"A Christmas Carol." ©‎Walt Disney Pictures. (96 min.) PG

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 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.

"Up the Down Staircase" Revisited

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 2:30 pm
Freelance writer and humorist Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe revisits Sylvia Barrett, over 50 years after the publication of Bel Kaufman's 1964 best-selling book, "Up the Down Staircase." (60 min.) Preregister.

Study Hall

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 3:00 pm
Gather with friends to study for exams and work on research projects. Meet your tutor to work together on lessons. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi! (2 hr.)

The Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 6:30 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book to work on. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group-chosen topics. (90 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 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 eReader. Call to make an appointment. (30 min.)

The Great Courses® How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 2:00 pm
Lecture 11: Composting & Vermicomposting. Lecture 12: Extending the Growing Season. This 12-lesson DVD course features gardening expert Melinda Myers teaching all phases of creating an edible garden. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

The Great Courses® Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 2:00 pm
Lecture 10: Boucher, Fragonard, and the Rococo in France. Lecture 11: Jacques-Louis David and His School. Lecture 12: Delacroix and Ingres - The Great Dialectic. This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects from the most famous art museum in the world, the Louvre. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Registration TEST

Acreage Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Belle Glade Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Gardens Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Glades Road Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Greenacres Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Loula V. York Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Main Library
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Tequesta Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

Wellington Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

West Boca Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Registration TEST

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Dec 25, 12:00 pm
Test of Registration. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Book Discussion

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "My Name is Lucy Barton," by Elizabeth Strout. Copies will be available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada

(One-on-One Assistance, in Spanish)
Main Library
Tue, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
Martes, 27 de diciembre, 2:00 pm
¿Necesita ayuda usando la computadora o buscando información en el internet? ¿Tiene dudas acerca del uso de nuestros recursos electrónicos o bases de datos? Ofrecemos ayuda individualizada adaptada a su necesidad. Haga una cita con una bibliotecaria que le asistirá en español. (30 min.)

Let's Play Scrabble!

¡Juguemos Scrabble!
Main Library
Tue, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
Martes, 27 de deciembre, 2:00 pm
Meet other Scrabble enthusiasts for an entertaining afternoon of wordplay. 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.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 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, Dec 28, 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.)

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
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 new and exciting one presented. (2 hr.)

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 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.

Study Hall

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 3:00 pm
Gather with friends to study for exams and work on research projects. Meet your tutor to work together on lessons. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi! (2 hr.)

Meet the Author: Tim Glazner

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 2:00 pm
Author Tim "Swanky" Glazner discusses his book, "Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant," a chronicle of the one-of-a-kind Fort Lauderdale establishment that opened its doors in 1956. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 2:30 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring ... and color yourself calm. Materials provided. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Zumba® Gold

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 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.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 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.)

Silver Screen Cinema Series

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 pm
"Casablanca." ©Warner Bros. (102 min.) Not rated. Preregister.
Children's Classes & Events

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Colorful Creations

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:30 pm
Create beautiful works of art with watercolors and other simple materials. Dress for mess! Ages 4-10. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Magazine Silhouette Artwork

Main Library
Sat, Dec 03, 3:00 pm
As the saying goes, "one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!" In this upcycling art project, we are using old magazines and cardboard to create silhouette artwork, a perfect gift for that certain special someone. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Juniors

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 10:15 am
Play and build with LEGO® DUPLO®, bigger bricks for smaller hands. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. (30 min.) Preregister.

Help Your Child Succeed in School With Dr. James L. Casale

Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 11:00 am
Dr. James L. Casale will present his parent-friendly book, “Wise Up and Be the Solution: How to Create a Culture of Learning at Home and Make Your Child a Success in School.” He has received many educational awards during his career, including being named the first male Florida Teacher of the Year. (45 min.) Preregister.

Polar Express Party

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 3:30 pm
Enjoy a polar afternoon making crafts, playing games and much more! Feel free to come dressed in your pajamas just like in the story, “The Polar Express.” Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8s Math Club: Ninja Training!

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 05, 4:00 pm
Learn about the math Ninjas used! This week features games, music and activities all about shapes. Grades K & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 10:00 am
Share the Holiday Spirit! Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Baby & Me Social Hour

Main Library
Tue, Dec 06, 10:00 am
Start your week off right! Relax and connect with other parents while your children play together. Free food, fun atmosphere, and new friends; what could be better? Ages 1-24 mos. (60 min.) Preregister.

Twosday Fun

West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 10:15 am
Two-year-olds and their parent or caregivers are invited to a fun time of play and art. A simple craft and blocks and toys for floor play will be provided. Age 2. Limit 12. (30 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tots

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 10:15 am
Movement and finger plays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Lapsit

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 11:00 am
Stretches and play time for the littlest ones. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Twosday Fun

West Boca Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 11:15 am
Two-year-olds and their parent or caregivers are invited to a fun time of play and art. A simple craft and blocks and toys for floor play will be provided. Age 2. Limit 12. (30 min.) Preregister.

Home-Schoolers

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 1:00 pm
This month we will explore mysteries, as well as forensic science. Learn about this genre and what it takes to solve a mystery. Even if you're not home-schooled, you are welcome to attend! Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Science of Parenthood

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:00 pm
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, co-author of "Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations," shares her observations and punchlines that make up this wonderful work of humor. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tween Gaming

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 2:30 pm
Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (90 min.)

Stir Up the Senses With Gingerbread

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 3:30 pm
Hear, smell, see, taste and touch! You will like this class very much! We will decorate gingerbread cookies, enjoy classic gingerbread books, and create a cute gingerbread craft. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dance Off: Wii Challenge

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 3:30 pm
Dance battle your friends to see who will reign champion of the sickest moves! Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Warm Winter Stories

Main Library
Tue, Dec 06, 3:30 pm
Bring your favorite blanket so you can cozy up with warm stories and a fun craft. Ages 4-6. (60 min.) Preregister.

“C” is for Cookie

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 3:30 pm
Celebrate National Cookie Day by decorating a sweet treat and listening to delicious stories. Ages 4-10. (30 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 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.

Piggy Bank Recycling!

Main Library
Tue, Dec 06, 4:30 pm
Build your very own piggy banks with recycled materials! You can use it as a holiday present or to keep your money safe! Ages 6-12. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Stitching Starters Beginning Crochet

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 4:30 pm
Join Ms. Carly to learn the basics of crocheting. If you know how to crochet already, then bring your projects in to work on them and help out our newly-minted crocheters. Be sure to bring a size H, I, J or K hook and skein of worsted weight yarn. Children must be able to work independently. Materials will not be provided. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Babies & Books: Shake Those Bells

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 9:30 am
Our youngest members and guests are invited to shake bells, sing, bounce and play. (30 min.) Preregister.

"B" is for Bubbles!

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 11:00 am
Enjoy bubbly stories, songs and crafts with lots of bubbles! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Story Time Special: Let It Snow

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 11:00 am
It might be warm outside, but it will be snowing in the library! Join us for a special preschool story time with snow stories, songs and more. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Jingle Bell Rock

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 11:00 am
Jingle, wiggle, hop and stretch to snow-themed songs. Ages 3-5. (30 min.)

Chess Class for Beginners

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 3:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.)

Gardening for Kids With Green Cay Nature Center

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 3:30 pm
Have you ever thought about making a family butterfly garden? Join Green Cay Nature Center to find out more about native host plants! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

It's Raining Cats & Dogs

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 3:30 pm
You will be purring with pleasure as we read some fun books, wagging your tail as we create a great craft, and jumping for joy as we dance to the beat of some invigorating songs. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Mom & Me Free Play

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 9:30 am
Bring your baby to our “free play” time; it’s a chance to meet “old” friends and make new ones! Ages 6-14 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 10:00 am
Share the Holiday Spirit! Stories and creative activities for preschool children and their parents! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Musical Munchkins Baby Story Time Special

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 10:00 am
Your baby will have fun moving and grooving while learning and exploring with all kinds of musical instruments. Ages 0-23 mos. (35 min.) Preregister.

Baby Build It!

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 10:30 am
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills and have fun at the same time. We have a variety of learning toys and materials. Ages 1-2. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Time

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 11:00 am
This time is just for you and your little one to dance and play. Ages 15-24 mos. (40 min.) Preregister.

Catch That Gingerbread Man!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 11:15 am
Participate in our interactive version of the Gingerbread Man story, then gather round family and friends to decorate delicious cookies. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Afternoon Crafts

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 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.)

Rock It! Tic-Tac-Toe!

Main Library
Thu, Dec 08, 3:00 pm
Create your very own tic-tac-toe board game! Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Make-n-Take Craft

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 3:00 pm
Go crazy with an assortment of crafts from throughout the year. Ages 3-10. (30 min.)

Stenciling Art

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 3:15 pm
Get creative by drawing with stencils. Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

Paint & Take

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 3:30 pm
Paint a craft of your choice and take it with you. Limited supplies. (45 min.)

LEGO® Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 3:30 pm
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Time!

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 10:15 am
Bring your little guy or girl to this special story time just for them, full of music, nursery rhymes, and social playtime. Ages 12-24 mos. (40 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Play & Read

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 10:15 am
Start with stories and songs, then take a break and come back and play! Ages 2-3. (75 min.) Preregister.

Jinglecise

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 11:00 am
We will wiggle, jump, hop and jingle all the way! Have fun while improving motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Baby Playtime

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 11:15 am
Get ready for a fun circle time with other babies, featuring music and toys perfect for baby. Ages 0-12 mos. (40 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 2:30 pm
Build, imagine and create using our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 24. Ages 5-12. (60 min.)

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 3:15 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. (35 min.)

Card Making

Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 3:15 pm
Make unique greeting cards to share with family and friends. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Ice Painting

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 3:30 pm
Bring winter to South Florida by making cool paintings with ice cubes and frozen paint. Dress for a mess. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 09, 4:15 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. (35 min.)

Chess Club

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 am
Learn the fundamentals of chess. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Must bring your own chess set. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) Preregister.

CANCELLED - Bookercise: Move, Dance, Wiggle & Shake

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 am
Enjoy wiggling and shaking to music while using scarves, egg shakers and other instruments all in the name of reading readiness. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Minecraft Mania

West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 am
Gather with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Bring your device and challenge other players. Minecraft-themed activity pages also available. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 10:30 am
Sábado, 10 de diciembre, 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.

Holiday Make & Take

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 10:30 am
Make whimsical and wonderful crafts featuring all three winter holidays. Ages 3-7. (60 min.) Preregister.

"Beary" Special Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 11:00 am
Join us for stories, games, songs and a "beary" special craft. Ages 3-7. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 11:00 am
Share the Holiday Spirit! Stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Story Time for Children With Special Needs

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 11:00 am
Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Share the Love Holiday Card Making Party!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
Children and families are invited to create holiday cards to share with those they love! Art supplies, warm goodwill and sweet refreshments will be served! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Snowed in With a Movie

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00 pm
"The Polar Express." ©Warner Bros. (100 min.) Watch the movie on the big screen and enjoy gingerbread cookies. Ages 2 & up. G Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Holiday Flower Making

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 11, 2:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season by making some festive flowers. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies Winter Session 2017 Registration

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 9:00 am
Do you need to practice reading? Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications for Winter Session 2017 can be picked up at the children's desk starting Mon, Dec 12. Winter Session 2017 meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Jan 18 - Mar 08. Grades 1-5. First-come, first-served. Limit 10.

Bilingual Story Time

Hora de Cuentos Bilingües
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 10:15 am
Lunes, 12 de diciembre, 10:15 am
Dance, sing, play games and enjoy bilingual stories! Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.
Bailemos, cantemos, juguemos y disfrutemos de cuentos en español y ingles. Edades 2-4. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. (30 min.) Preregister.

Make a Gift

Wellington Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 3:00 pm
Get creative and make a gift for someone special. Dress to get messy. Ages 9-12. Limit 24. (60 min.)

Gingerbread House Decorating

Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 3:15 pm
Decorate a gingerbread house built of sturdy graham crackers, royal icing and colorful sweets. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Elf Craft Workshop

Main Library
Mon, Dec 12, 3:30 pm
"Prep and Landing." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (30 min.) Work, work, work away on making gift bags in our lil' elf workshop and then watch a movie! Ages 5-7. (60 min.) G Preregister.

Wintry Wonders: 3-D Snowflakes

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 3:30 pm
Bring the “chill” to sunny South Florida by making decorative 3-D snowflakes. Supplies provided. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Club

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 3:30 pm
Imagine, play and build with LEGO® club. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Ringing in the Holidays

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 12, 6:30 pm
Whether traditional and familiar or unconventional holiday songs, you're sure to be entertained by the variety of playing styles and techniques as performed by the Clarion Handbell Choir. Audience participation is always welcome. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Little Wonders

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 10:00 am
Stories, songs, puppets and movement activities just for little ones. Ages 9-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 10:00 am
Sugar & Spice! Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Little Picassos: Salt Dough Sculpture

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 11:00 am
Mix up some water, flour and salt to make a dough. Add some food coloring, then roll it, cut it, squeeze it for budding sculptors to enjoy. Ages 2-4. (30 min.) Preregister.

Paper Airplane Contest: Going ... Going ... Gone!

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 2:30 pm
Create your own paper airplane and compete against your peers to see how far your airplane can go! Winner gets a prize! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

"Me, Too!" Stories

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 3:30 pm
Monkey see, monkey do. Copy me, I'll copy you. We'll read stories, dance, play games, and make a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Recycled Art

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 3:30 pm
Make creative art out of recycled objects and crafts. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Draw & Tell Story Makers

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 3:30 pm
During this interactive storytelling session, kids will work together to draw out scenes to their very own stories, passing the pictures on to their teammates to make the story longer and more creative. We will then take turns telling the stories from their finished products. Ages 8-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tween Crafts & Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 4:00 pm
Take a homework break and work out your creative side with a fun afternoon of rubber band and beaded creations, Zentangle® doodles, and coloring. Bring your friends or make some new ones. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 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, Dec 13, 4:00 pm
Let's explore what's in the ocean. 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.)

Family Cookie Night

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 6:30 pm
Run, run as fast as you can to our family cookie night. Get in the spirit as you decorate cookies. We might even catch a gingerbread man! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

The Wonderful Winter Stories of Jan Brett

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 10:00 am
Listen to some of Jan Brett’s most beloved winter stories and participate in winter-related activities. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

StoryWalk®: "The Animal Boogie," by Debbie Harter

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 11:00 am
Walk outside on a story adventure! Starting off with stories, songs and a craft, take part in StoryWalk®. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Reindeer Romp

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 11:00 am
Join Rudolph and friends for reindeer games, stories and songs. Create and take home your own reindeer. Ages 3-5. (40 min.) Preregister.

Chess Class for Beginners

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.)

Gingerbread Story Time

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:15 pm
Listen to scrumptious stories, make a cute craft, and decorate your own gingerbread cookie! Ages 4-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

A Winter Wonderland in South Florida!

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:30 pm
We will create our very own "snow" and play with it! Create a sparkling snowflake, enjoy books about snow and winter, and make and eat a snowflake cookie! Ages 3-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Not Your Grandma's Bingo

Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:30 pm
Create your own card and see if luck is on your side. Join the fun and win a prize! Ages 5-12. Limit 30. (40 min.)

LEGO® Time

West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:30 pm
Show off your building skills. Use our blocks and share your creations with the group. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Toddler Story Time Special

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 10:00 am
We'll have stories, songs, a cute craft and more for little ones to enjoy. Ages 24-35 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 10:00 am
Sugar & Spice! Stories and creative activities for preschool children and their parents! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Fun

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 10:15 am
Preschoolers along with their parent or caregivers can create a finger painting and also play with kinetic sand and building blocks in a small group setting. Ages 3-5. Limit 12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Play & Read

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 10:45 am
It's playtime for little ones. We'll supply the toys and board books, you supply the energy and imagination. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Under the Sea

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 11:00 am
Explore sea creatures through stories, songs, a craft and a film. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Holly Jolly Make & Take

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 11:00 am
Keep those little fingers busy making simple holiday crafts to take home for decorating and gift giving. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 11:00 am
Come with your friends to play and make fun creations using building bricks. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Frosty Friends

Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 11:15 am
In the spirit of winter and the holidays spend part of your festive season with us and participate in a celebration of snow as we dance, read stories, and make a fun snow concoction to take home. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Fun

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 11:30 am
Preschoolers along with their parent or caregivers can create a finger painting and also play with kinetic sand and building blocks in a small group setting. Ages 3-5. Limit 12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Paint, Please!

Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 2:30 pm
Dress to get messy as we paint cool, winter-themed landscapes! Ages 6-12. Limit 20. (60 min.)

Outstanding Ornaments

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 3:15 pm
Make an amazing ornament and decorate your room or give as a gift. You can choose from three different and simple projects. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

“Orange” You Curious About Orangutans?

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 3:30 pm
Local children’s author, Laura Boldin-Fournier, will discuss and read aloud her newest book “An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas.” Hear how she develops her ideas and turns them into books for you to read! Learn about real orangutans, participate in a raffle, and create your own "orangutan" greeting card. Grades K-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Coloring Club

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 3:30 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book to work on. All ages. (60 min.)

Toddler Time!

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 10:15 am
Bring your little guy or girl to this special story time just for them, full of music, nursery rhymes, and social playtime. Ages 12-24 mos. (40 min.) Preregister.

Baby Playtime

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 11:15 am
Get ready for a fun circle time with other babies, featuring music and toys perfect for baby. Ages 0-12 mos. (40 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Wellington Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 2:30 pm
"Elf." ©New Line Cinema. (97 min.) PG

December the Joy of the Season

Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 3:15 pm
Special guest, Ms. Dez, has stories, songs and movement activities about sharing the gifts of love, joy and peace. We'll make it "snow" too! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

'Tis the Season

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 3:30 pm
Create a holiday craft. Ages 6-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Play With Clay

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 16, 3:30 pm
Use stamps, cookie cutters and other clay tools to create cool designs in your clay creation. All materials provided. Dress to get messy. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

Story Time for Children With Special Needs

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 11:00 am
Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 11:00 am
Sugar & Spice! Stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Exploring Great Artists

Main Library
Sat, Dec 17, 11:00 am
Discover the great artists of our time! Each month, we will showcase a different and well-renowned artist. Children will learn about the artist’s life, their art, and make an inspired work of their own! This month’s focus is Pablo Picasso! Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

Family Movie Magic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 11:00 am
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas." ©‎Warner Bros. (26 min.) Ages 4 & up. Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 4 & up. Not rated. Preregister.

Disney Holiday Magic

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 11:15 am
"Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (68 min.) Read some magical holiday stories, sing along, and enjoy a movie. Popcorn provided. Ages 2 & up. G Preregister.

Intro to Tennis

Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 1:00 pm
1:00 pm: Ages 4-5. Tennis is one of the best sports for developing a child's athletic and mental skills. This class will be a fun introduction to some of tennis' basic technical and athletic skills that every child will enjoy. Limit 10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Gingerbread House Fun

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Help decorate a gingerbread house! Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Love Notes & Peppermint Soap!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
Families are invited to create gifts of sweet, refreshing peppermint soap and love notes to share with their friends and family! Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Afternoon Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
"The Polar Express." ©Warner Bros. (100 min.) Bring your friends, enjoy some popcorn, and watch this adventure inspired by the children’s book author Chris Van Allsburg. Ages 3 & up. G Preregister.

Intro to Tennis

Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
2:00 pm: Ages 4-5. Tennis is one of the best sports for developing a child's athletic and mental skills. This class will be a fun introduction to some of tennis' basic technical and athletic skills that every child will enjoy. Limit 10. (45 min.) Preregister.

If You Lived 100 Years Ago

Gardens Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 2:15 pm
What would life be like if you lived 100 years ago? We will explore the year 1916 and have a little fun traveling back in time. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Intro to Tennis

Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 3:00 pm
3:00 pm: Ages 6-7. Tennis is one of the best sports for developing a child's athletic and mental skills. This class will be a fun introduction to some of tennis' basic technical and athletic skills that every child will enjoy. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 10:30 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. (30 min.) Preregister.

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 10:30 am
Baby and parents, or caregivers, are invited to share stories, songs and finger plays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Frosty Friends

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 19, 11:00 am
It's snowing songs and stories. Build a snowman craft and have "snow" much fun! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pokémon Club

Main Library
Mon, Dec 19, 4:00 pm
Are you a fan of Pokémon? Then, we’ve got the perfect club for you! Meet other Pokémon fans to play games, make crafts, and talk about your favorite Pokémon. Be sure to bring your Nintendo DS, Pokémon games, Pokémon trading cards, or anything Pokémon related that you want to bring. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 10:00 am
Winter Wonderland Joys I. Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tots

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 10:15 am
Movement and finger plays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Lapsit

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 11:00 am
Stretches and play time for the littlest ones. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

I Love Art!

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 3:00 pm
If you love art, join us as we create something new each month. Dress to get messy! Ages 6-12. Limit 24. (60 min.)

Winter Holiday Fun

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Celebrate the season with joyful stories and holiday songs. Decorate a snowflake sugar cookie to take home. Dress to get messy. Ages 5-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

Whooo Loves Owls?

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Meet Shadow the screech owl and learn about local wild animals. Presented by Daggerwing Nature Center. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pre-K Got Science?

Main Library
Tue, Dec 20, 4:30 pm
Want to have some science fun with your preschooler? This is the perfect class for you! We will be doing a cute little science experiment so they can learn about the universe and have a lot of fun doing it! Limit 12. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Card Gamerz Club

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 6:00 pm
Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon enthusiasts! If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be! Bring your Gameboy, DS, deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

The Amazing Race

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 6:30 pm
We’ll race around the library as we visit different countries to complete fun tasks. First team back wins! Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Marble Mazes

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 3:15 pm
Marble mazes are fun, so let’s make one! You choose the maze pattern and put it together. Then we’ll see if you can find your way out of the maze! Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 3:30 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with all our favorites and lots of musical instruments for you to play along and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.) Preregister.

Glitz & Glam Holiday Creations

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 3:30 pm
Make beautiful decorations that will jazz up your house for the coming holidays. All materials provided. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

Play Me a Story/Play Me a Party

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 5:30 pm
Children and families are invited for holiday music, stories and refreshments as we anticipate the joys of the winter season! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pajama Story Time: Penguins & Polar Bears

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 21, 6:30 pm
Cuddle up in your pajamas and join us for stories, songs and more to celebrate these two animals who love the snow and ice! Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 10:00 am
Winter Wonderland Joys I. Stories and creative activities for preschool children and their parents! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Jingle Bell Stomp

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 10:30 am
Twirl, slide, freeze dance, and jingle bell rock to holiday tunes. Ages 2-3. Limit 30. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Build It!

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 10:30 am
Work with your little ones to develop motor skills and have fun at the same time. We have a variety of learning toys and materials. Ages 1-2. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 3:30 pm
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Juniors

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 23, 10:15 am
Play and build with LEGO® DUPLO®, bigger bricks for smaller hands. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Holiday Fun!

Loula V. York Branch
Fri, Dec 23, 11:00 am
Get creative with cool, sparkling homemade "snow" play dough! Create festive ornaments and enjoy the relaxing benefits of playing with clay! Spend time chilling with the kids this winter break! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Block Party!

Main Library
Fri, Dec 23, 2:30 pm
Creative LEGO® fun is abound! Try one of our challenges or design your own creation! Ages 2-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 10:00 am
Winter Wonderland Joys II. Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tuneful Toddler Art

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 10:15 am
Enjoy a music-themed story. Sing a song or two. Then, make your very own musical instrument to take home! Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Scratch Video Game & Animation Studio

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
Make your own video games, animation or interactive stories with Scratch. Scratch (www.scratch.mit.edu) is designed specifically for kids to learn basic concepts of computer programming. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Movie Magic

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
"Rudolph's Shiny New Year." ©Warner Bros. (60 min.) Celebrate the new year with a movie and craft. Ages 2 & up. Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: A Chocolaty Celebration Day

Main Library
Tue, Dec 27, 2:30 pm
Day 1: Today we will talk about the book, the author and the history behind Roald Dahl's, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Ages 8-11. It's about time someone celebrated chocolate! Participants who attend all three activities will be entered to win a BFG prize pack. (75 min.) Preregister.

The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 2:30 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to make your own fantastic creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us the kind of builder you really are! Ages 7-12. (60 min.)

"C" is for Cookie!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Cookie Day with stories, songs, a craft and movie. Decorate your very own cookie! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Drop-In Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 4:00 pm
Time for a party! 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.)

Police on Horseback

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 10:00 am
Cpl. Lamm and his horse from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit will be here to answer all your questions. Stories and a craft to follow. Weather permitting. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

It’s the End of the Year Craft Bonanza!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 10:30 am
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. All materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Music & Movement

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 11:00 am
Wiggle, jump, hop and read. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using beanbags, balls, instruments and more. Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Winter Racecar Rally

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
School's out, so get building! Design the fastest racecar you can using our LEGO® bricks, and then race them along our test track! Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Art a la Carte

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
Love to create? We’ll set out a buffet of craft supplies and you can pick and choose an amazing piece of art to create. Ages 6-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Holiday Fun!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
The sky's the limit with LEGO® bricks! Share your building and design skills with your friends. Spend time chilling with the kids this winter break! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:30 pm
"Inside Out." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.) PG Preregister.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: A Chocolaty Celebration Day

Main Library
Wed, Dec 28, 2:30 pm
Day 2: Today’s chocolaty celebration is all about the science of candy. This delicious science class that will explore chocolate and other candies. Ages 8-11. It's about time someone celebrated chocolate! Participants who attend all three activities will be entered to win a BFG prize pack. (75 min.) Preregister.

Cartoons & Coloring

West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:30 pm
Drop by to color while watching some Saturday morning cartoons in the afternoon. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Grades K-5. (60 min.)

Chess Class for Beginners

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 3:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.)

Chess Club

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Animal Adventures With Green Cay

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 10:15 am
Green Cay Nature Center will be stopping by and bringing some animal friends for us to meet and learn about. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Family Holiday Fun!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 11:00 am
Children and families are invited for a joyful story time as we anticipate ringing in the new year! Spend time chilling with the kids this winter break! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 1:00 pm
"The Jungle Book." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (105 min.) Bring a pillow or cushion and relax, we'll provide the refreshments. All ages. PG Preregister.

Just Dance Party!

Main Library
Thu, Dec 29, 1:00 pm
Do you think you can dance? Show off your moves at this winter break dance party and see if you can beat the competition! Walk-ins are welcome. Ages 8 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hour of Code

Main Library
Thu, Dec 29, 2:00 pm
Get techy on your winter vacation with another hour of coding in the computer lab. Ages 8-11. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Kids Wii U Gaming & More …

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 2:30 pm
Bored of staying at home and watching TV? Come and play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with your friends. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Afternoon Crafts

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 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.)

Pokémon Sun & Moon Celebration!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 3:00 pm
Celebrate the release of Sun and Moon as you bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends, or try your hand at a Sun, Moon or Team Skull Pokécraft! Ages 5-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 3:00 pm
"The BFG." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (117 min.) PG Preregister.

Hour of Code

Main Library
Thu, Dec 29, 3:00 pm
Get techy on your winter vacation with another hour of coding in the computer lab. Ages 8-11. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

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

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 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.

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 10:30 am
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Happy New Year!

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 11:00 am
Ring in the new year with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Happy "Noon" Year!

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 11:00 am
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Happy "Noon" Year! Countdown till noon and make a ball-dropping craft just like the one in Times Square. For little ones, who can't stay up until midnight. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Family Movie Magic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 pm
"The Jungle Book." ©‎Walt Disney Pictures. (105 min.) Ages 8 & up. Relax while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 4 & up. PG Preregister.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: A Chocolaty Celebration Day

Main Library
Fri, Dec 30, 2:30 pm
Day 3: On our final day of our chocolaty celebration, you will be deliciously mesmerized by the 1971 classic film. All ages. It's about time someone celebrated chocolate! Participants who attend all three activities will be entered to win a BFG prize pack. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Wii Dance Party

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 3:00 pm
Dance the year away! Show off your cool moves and learn to play fun, dance video games. Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Winter Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 3:00 pm
Create five different winter-themed crafts. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Coloring Club

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 30, 3:00 pm
A variety of coloring sheets, activity pages along with crayons are provided for children to express themselves. (45 min.) Preregister.

"Noon" Year's Eve Party

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 31, 11:30 am
Ring in the new year with stories, and fun activities including a New Year’s Eve countdown. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

"Noon" Year's Eve Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 31, 11:30 am
If you can't stay up 'til midnight, you can still countdown to the new year. Make a party hat or a time capsule, play games, sing, and have a snack with some sparkling cider. There'll be balloons, noisemakers, and a wishing wall to write down a wish for the coming year. Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Teen Classes & Events

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 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.

Teen Wii U Gaming & More

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:00 pm
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and classic board game fun. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Authors: Dr. Robert Watson & Alex Watson

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:00 pm
Dr. Robert Watson and his son, Alex, will discuss "The Discovery," their latest book in the award-winning "Time Zone" series, as well as their “Let’s Write Together” initiative. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Shrinky Dinks

West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 2:30 pm
Design your own pin, magnet or necklace using the incredible shrinking plastic. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 03, 3:00 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Anime Club

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 04, 2:00 pm
Watch new anime or see some classics with your friends. Talk about your favorite manga and discover new ones. Ages 13-17. (90 min.)

Book-a-Librarian

Main Library
Tue, Dec 06, 3:00 pm
Whether you need to research a school assignment, learn to download eBooks to your digital device, get more from the library’s catalog or databases, find a good read, locate books based on a theme and age range, or take a tour of the library, we can help you. The Book-a-Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half-hour session with children's staff. Open to children, parents and teens. Call 561-233-2792 to make an appointment. (30 min.)

Holiday Gift & Take

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 6:00 pm
Get creative with your holiday gifts this year. We will supply a variety of projects for you to make the perfect holiday gift. Ages 10-14. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza Chat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 06, 6:30 pm
Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated, while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Teen Trivia Night

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 07, 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. (60 min.) Preregister.

Yule Ball

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 4:30 pm
Through continued magical cooperation with the Ministry of Magic, the library is proud to host a Yule Ball! All witches and wizards (and muggles) are asked to dress in their finest robes (Potter-inspired cosplay and house robes are encouraged) and come prepared for a magical evening of games, crafts, food and music. Ages 13 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.

Mosaic Candle Holders

Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 08, 6:00 pm
Make a candle holder using multi-colored see-through gems. Ages 12-17. Limit 12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Fuyu Matsuri: Winter Anime Fest!

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 2:30 pm
Fuyu Matsuri is the Japanese winter festival and we're bringing it to you! Wear your kimono or your favorite cosplay and get ready to enjoy some treats, anime and games. Plus, participate in our popular semiannual costume contest. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

It's Snowing ... Books!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 3:00 pm
Come chill-out, create a cool snowman, play book bingo, and win some great prizes. Dress warm and enjoy cool snacks. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix

Main Library
Sat, Dec 10, 3:00 pm
There is nothing better to ward off chilly nights than a nice cup of hot cocoa! What’s even better is when you can customize it yourself! Create your perfect brew that’s just right for you! Ages 13 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Decoupage Plaques

West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 10, 3:00 pm
Cut out images from magazines or other printed materials and create a small decorative plaque to display in your room or give as a gift. Materials are supplied, but you can bring your favorite magazine or clippings if desired. Grades 6-12. (75 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club

Gardens Branch
Sun, Dec 11, 2:30 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 a published author. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Main Library
Tue, Dec 13, 3:00 pm
Whether you need to research a school assignment, learn to download eBooks to your digital device, get more from the library’s catalog or databases, find a good read, locate books based on a theme and age range, or take a tour of the library, we can help you. The Book-a-Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half-hour session with children's staff. Open to children, parents and teens. Call 561-233-2792 to make an appointment. (30 min.)

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, Dec 13, 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.)

Gingerbread House Making

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 6:00 pm
Make and decorate a house out of graham crackers and candy. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Make a Marble-ous Gift

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 6:00 pm
Learn fun marbleizing techniques to create beautiful globe ornaments, wrapping paper and cards. Holiday treats provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Anime Nation

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 13, 6:00 pm
View new anime titles. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister.

One True Sentence: A Writer’s Hangout - Group Write & Share Jam

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 3:30 pm
Writing doesn’t have to be a solo activity. Join us for a chance to meet other young writers, develop fresh ideas, and try out new writing-related activities. We’ll have a sharing session at the end, so bring some of your own writing to read aloud if you want! Ages 11-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Let's Bead It

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 5:00 pm
Make a beaded bracelet for yourself or give to a friend. (60 min.)

Let's Play: Gaming

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 14, 6:30 pm
Day or night, it's time for friends and PS4 multiplayer games, Wii Games, card games, board games and snacks. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Winter Celebrations Around the World

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 15, 6:00 pm
Make snacks and crafts from near and far to celebrate winter around the world. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 17, 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.

Book-a-Librarian

Main Library
Tue, Dec 20, 3:00 pm
Whether you need to research a school assignment, learn to download eBooks to your digital device, get more from the library’s catalog or databases, find a good read, locate books based on a theme and age range, or take a tour of the library, we can help you. The Book-a-Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half-hour session with children's staff. Open to children, parents and teens. Call 561-233-2792 to make an appointment. (30 min.)

Teen Geek Craft

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 4:00 pm
Make key chains and earrings out of perler beads! Keep them for yourself or give as gifts for the holidays. Ages 13-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Card Gamerz Club

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 6:00 pm
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 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Paint-a-Palooza!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 20, 6:00 pm
Paint your very own artistic designs on a canvas satchel or pillowcase. Grades 6 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sweet Gifts Creations

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 22, 3:30 pm
Share your favorite holiday stories, discover some sweet teen reads for the winter break, and get creative turning plain cupcakes into gorgeous festive gifts. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Main Library
Tue, Dec 27, 3:00 pm
Whether you need to research a school assignment, learn to download eBooks to your digital device, get more from the library’s catalog or databases, find a good read, locate books based on a theme and age range, or take a tour of the library, we can help you. The Book-a-Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half-hour session with children's staff. Open to children, parents and teens. Call 561-233-2792 to make an appointment. (30 min.)

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, Dec 27, 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 Advisory Board (TAB)

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 6:00 pm
Share your ideas to help plan library teen activities while earning community service hours for school. Application required. Refreshments served. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Escape From the Hogwarts Express!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 27, 6:30 pm
Try your hand at a magical room escape. The Hogwarts Express is out of control and you'll need to disable the train or get off before it runs off the tracks! Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Teen Nail Art

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
Paint your fingernails with some new nail art trends. Nail polish provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crazy Candy Canes

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 3:00 pm
Expand your palate and your vocabulary by sampling unique candy cane flavors! Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Advisory Council

Main Library
Wed, Dec 28, 3:00 pm
Teens, are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC). The council meets once a month, plans and develops future events, and so much more! Snacks and drinks are provided and community service hours are earned! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 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.)

Let's Play: Gaming

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 28, 6:30 pm
Day or night, it's time for friends and PS4 multiplayer games, Wii Games, card games, board games and snacks. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Trivia Contest!

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 2:00 pm
Form a team of 2-4 and earn cool prizes with categories like book series, NFL, geography, and fast food slogans. Followed by a glow party to celebrate the winning team. Pizza and team T-shirts provided. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Movie Crafternoon

Main Library
Thu, Dec 29, 2:30 pm
"The Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.) Make a craft while munching on snacks. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) PG Preregister.

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

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Dec 29, 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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 31, 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.