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Adult Classes & Events

Chess Club for Adults

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 6:30 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge required. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30 minute session. (2 hr.)

Getting Crafty: Mason Jar Centerpieces

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 11:00 am
Create centerpieces with mason jars and decorative materials. Limited supplies. (60 min.)

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 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." (90 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon: 3-D Pumpkins

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00 pm
Celebrate fall by making a 3-D pumpkin out of patterned paper. (90 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

I Love Yarn Week: Tasseled Tales

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00 pm
Learn basic crochet techniques and create your very own tasseled bookmark for your favorite tales! Bring one skein of worsted yarn (weight #4), 1.75oz/90 yd, a light color, size H crochet hook and an optional yarn needle. Patterns will be provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa
Main Library
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00 pm
Martes, 17 de octubre, 2:00 pm
Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Medicare Part D

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00 pm
Delve into an in-depth view of the Medicare drug costs. All Medicare beneficiaries are effected by Part D revisions due to cost and benefit changes regardless of the beneficiary’s Medicare plan option. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Bridging Faiths Book Discussion: "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground With the Religious," by Chris Stedman

Main Library
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Join us for Japanese-themed games: Tsuro, Sushi Go!, Kodama, Machi Koro and more! 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 and explained each week. (90 min.) Preregister.

Decorative Halloween Masks

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:30 pm
Looking for an original Halloween costume this year? Design your own decorative painted mask. Ages 12 & up. Limit 24. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tertulia Literaria

(Book Discussion, in Spanish: "The Stone Raft")
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:30 pm
Martes, 17 de octubre, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre “"La balsa de piedra" de José Saramago. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de información. (90 min.)

College Admissions for Students With Special Needs

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 7:00 pm
This workshop offers comprehensive planning strategies for the special needs college-bound student. Learn about the unique application process for students with disabilities. The workshop is open to high school students, parents and high school/college and agency counselors. Presented by Daniel Kalina, educational consultant. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: e-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 9:00 am
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 10:15 am
Politics and Economy of a Centralized Cult. Worshipping Locally. Lives of the Rich, Lives of the Poor. The World of Biblical Israel. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 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 Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 2:00 pm
Relax and enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. A variety of coloring sheets, as well as colored pencils provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Job Help Center

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 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.

Crochet Collective: Dishcloths

Main Library
Wed, Oct 18, 2:00 pm
Learn to crochet or socialize while you work on your current project. Limited materials provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Medicare Open Enrollment

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 2:00 pm
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? Not sure what changes you can make for 2018? Join SHINE for a presentation on Medicare Open Enrollment. (60 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Author: Fedora Horowitz

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 2:00 pm
"Only Yesterday 1941-1958," is a memoir of her life growing up in Romania during the Holocaust and during the communist regime. (60 min.)

Book-A-Librarian: e-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 2:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 2:30 pm
Weimar. The Music of Weimar. Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Main Library
Wed, Oct 18, 2:30 pm
Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which advanced automobile safety system, personal assistant device, or wearable tech to choose? Our business librarian will show you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card – it′s free and accessible. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book & Film Discussion

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 6:00 pm
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." ©‎Warner Bros. (155 min.) Film viewing. R Preregister.

The Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 6:30 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.)

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 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.

Writers Reading Open Mic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 6:30 pm
Writers are invited to share their work in this open mic event or come just to listen. Preferred reading length of no more than five minutes/750 words and of a family-friendly subject matter. In collaboration with The Writer's Group of Royal Palm Beach. Ages 18 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30 minute session. (2 hr.)

Medicare 101

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 am
Open enrollment begins in October. The Palm Beach Area Agency on Aging SHINE program will discuss the two paths, the costs, and the various service options to choose from. (90 min.)

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Southern Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 1:00 pm
"Steel Magnolias." ©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (118 min.) Enjoy these films that capture the beauty and culture of the South. PG

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 pm
"The Woman in Black." ©‎CBS Films. (94 min.) Film viewing and discussion. Join in a haunting discussion of Susan Hill's book, "The Woman in Black" about the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman. (2 hr.) PG-13

Practical Mindfulness

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm
Become mindful through the practice of meditation. This class consists of a lecture, a question-and-answer session, and meditation. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Preregister.

I Love Yarn Week: Knit One Purl Too

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm
Knit with step-by-step basics. Bring size eight knitting needles and light colored plain worsted yarn (weight #4). Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Black Poetry Day Cinema

Main Library
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm
"American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise." ©PBS. (114 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm
"Scooby-Doo." ©Warner Bros. (87 min.) PG

Coloring for Adult: Tell-Tale Tiles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm
Nothing says Halloween like hand coloring a pair of Edgar Allen Poe inspired decorative tiles. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

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

Abstract Painting With Eran Far

Tequesta Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:30 pm
Each student will take their own canvas wrapped painting home. (90 min.) Preregister.

Sit 'N' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals or socialize while you work on your current project? Meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

Veterans Services of PBC

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

I Love Yarn Week: Knit One Purl Too

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
Knit with step-by-step basics. Bring size eight knitting needles and light colored plain worsted yarn (weight #4). Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lectures Series

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
Muhammad, Qur'an, and Islamic Civilization. Unity in Islam ̶ The Five Pillars. Forms of Islam-Diversity among Muslims. Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Italian-American Heritage Month Documentary Series

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 2:30 pm
"Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona." ©PBS. (60 min.) Don't miss an opportunity to watch this documentary about two violin masters. Learn why their instruments, sculpted 300 years ago, are worth millions of dollars.

20th Year Anniversary Celebration

Wellington Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 2:30 pm
The Wellington Branch Library opened its doors 20 years ago in 1997. Celebrate this joyous occasion, meet staff, see old photos, and enjoy cake and refreshments. (90 min.)

Seminario gratis ofrecido por Money Management International

Main Library
Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 am
Sábado, 21 de octubre, 9:00 am
Aprenda el proceso para la compra de su primera casa. Se ofrecerá la siguiente información: depósito inicial/ asistencia con el costo de cierre, pre-solicitud vs. pre-aprobación, costo de cierre, consejería financiera, y más. Recibirá un certificado al concluir el seminario. Money Management International es una agencia de consejería de vivienda autorizada por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD por sus siglas en inglés). (8 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance and promote quality of life. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wood Block Pumpkins

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 am
Create this table centerpiece perfect for fall. Materials provided. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Acoustic Java Jam

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

Wayna: Music of the Andes

Wayna: Música de los Andes
Wellington Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:30 pm
Sábado, 21 de octubre, 2:30 pm
Andean music group recreates traditional and contemporary sounds and melodies from the highlands of Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia. (60 min.) Preregister.
Paco Moreno y el grupo musical Wayna, Música de los Andes, presentará un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Book Chat: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry,” by Fredrik Backman

Acreage Branch
Sun, Oct 22, 2:00 pm
Staff-led discussion. Copies of the book are available. Light refreshments served. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tuna of Weston

Tuna de Weston
West Boynton Branch
Sun, Oct 22, 2:30 pm
Domingo, 22 de octubre, 2:30 pm
Musical performance in the traditional style of the Tuna Española, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years to medieval times, in which a group of traveling musicians performs songs in historic costume. (60 min.) Preregister.
La Tuna de Weston interpreta canciones en el estilo tradicional de la Tuna, con una variedad de instrumentos y la participación de la audiencia. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

Awake & Singing: Plays From the Jewish-American Repertoire

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Part I: The '20s through the '60s. Return for Part II on Mon, Nov 13. Local acting duo, Theater Voices, enlighten and entertain by tracing the history of Jewish-American playwrights and performing scenes from their plays. (60 min.)

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Backgammon fans unite to practice and play with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Preregister.

Senior Medicare Patrol: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud

Main Library
Mon, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Senior Medicare Patrol programs, or SMPs, help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect and report health care fraud. SMP staff will discuss how to avoid getting taken by scam artists. (60 min.) Preregister.

Script-In-Hand Players Presents “Encounters”

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Chance meetings with humorous results! Three short plays performed by a company of local actors. Speak with the cast after the show. (60 min.)

Crafternoon: Origami

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
Fold paper using the ancient Japanese art form to create beautifully shaped objects. Space is limited. (60 min.)

Beaded Spider

Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
Create a beaded spider using seed beads and wire. Materials provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30 minute session. (2 hr.)

Research Your Business Competition

Main Library
Tue, Oct 24, 10:00 am
Are you an entrepreneur writing a business plan or researching your competition? Learn how to identify companies by industry, analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and find market share and financial data. (60 min.) Preregister.

Freegal: Downloadable Music

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 10:30 am
Learn more about the service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Genealogy Help: One-On-One Sign-Up

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 1:30 pm
Want to learn about your family tree? Schedule a 30-minute session with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research. (30 min.)

Music by Laible Blu

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm
Laible Blu is a folk troubadour who performs American ballads, blues, work songs, country music, plus a little Jewish music to sweeten the pot. (90 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

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

Drug Overdose Prevention

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm
Learn about the relationship between the national opioid epidemic and the prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet. Dr. Klarich, from the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, will discuss drug addiction and how to prevent an overdose. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Tabletop Tuesdays

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

Art for Adults: Oil Pastel Techniques

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm
Explore blending techniques, application methods, and the difference undertones in color can make. Pastels, paper and other materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Bridging Faiths Book Discussion: "All the Rivers," by Dorit Rabinyan

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

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

Introduction to Ghost Hunting

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 pm
The Gold Coast Paranormal Society is a volunteer group of experienced researchers who specialize in documenting the unexplained and investigating paranormal activity with ghost-hunting equipment. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tolerance, Respect & Forgiveness: A Bridging Faiths Panel Discussion

Main Library
Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 pm
Prominent leaders of faith based and community organizations will discuss the importance of tolerance, respect and forgiveness. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: e-Books

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

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 10:15 am
Assyrian Incursion into Israel and Judah. Life under Siege. Religious Debates and Preserved Text. The World of Biblical Israel. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

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

Songs for Everyone

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Gather around and listen, or sing along, as Bob Gelb strums his way through familiar songs. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

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

Stitchin' in the Stacks

Main Library
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Día de los muertos. Cross stitch materials provided. Basic knowledge required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Senior Medicare Patrol: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Senior Medicare Patrol programs, or SMPs, help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect and report health care fraud. SMP staff will discuss how to avoid getting taken by scam artists. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Book Discussion: "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch," by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a comedy of errors and an assortment of peculiar characters that team up to avert Armageddon. Pick up a copy of the book when you register. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Organizing Your Digital Photos: One-On-One

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Learn how to rename a photo, create a folder for different categories, and move photos into the correct folder. Schedule your own 30-minute session with a librarian who will guide you through the process. (30 min.) Preregister.

Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Learn a simple, yet highly effective, method to help still our restless mind and achieve a state of lasting happiness. John Bednarik returns for this powerful and engaging activity. (2 hr.)

Book-A-Librarian: e-Books

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

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:30 pm
Rome. A Life Well Lived. Great Masters: Liszt - His Life and Music. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Book & Film Discussion

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 6:30 pm
Book discussion of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” by John Berendt. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30 minute session. (2 hr.)

Medicare Part D

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 10:00 am
The Palm Beach Area Agency on Aging SHINE program will discuss the Medicare drug costs and benefits changes that occur each year. (90 min.)

PressReader

Gardens Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 10:30 am
Learn how to read newspapers and magazines online using PressReader. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

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

Southern Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 1:00 pm
"The Help." ©‎Dreamworks Pictures. (146 min.) Enjoy these films that capture the beauty and culture of the South. PG-13

English Exchange

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

Safeguarding Your Prescription Drugs

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
Learn about the relationship between the national opioid epidemic and the prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet. Dr. Klarich, from PBC Sheriff’s Department, will teach you how to safeguard and properly dispose of medications. (60 min.) Preregister.

Stanley Kubrick Film Festival

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
"Full Metal Jacket." ©Warner Bros. (116 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (3 hr.) R

Adult Coloring Club

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

Iris Paper Folding: Pumpkin

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
Add new dimension to your cards and crafting. By assembling strips of folded color paper in a cool spiral design we will create a seasonal pumpkin. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Way-Off Broadway Players

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
This ever-popular group of performers will delight you with their latest production, “Family Matters.” (60 min.)

Ribbon Wreath

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:30 pm
Make a beautiful wreath to fit any holiday season or home décor! Materials provided. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Genealogy Fair

Main Library
Thu, Oct 26, 5:00 pm
The Genealogical Society of PBC invites you to their fourth annual genealogy fair. Visit different exhibits to help with your genealogical research, then take a tour of the Society’s library. Light refreshments provided. (2 hr.)

The Myth & Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe

Wellington Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 6:30 pm
In addition to addressing his major works and his contributions to literature, this talk explores the truth and lies behind his life and his death. (90 min.) Preregister.

Power of Positive Thought

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
Presented by award-winning author Margaret Ann Lembo, learn to shift worrisome thoughts into positive thinking. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lectures Series

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
Jains, Sikhs, and Baha'is. Religion and Law in America. Religion Today ̶ Trends, Challenges, and Hope. Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know. (90 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

NEW TIME - Italian-American Heritage Month Documentary Series

West Boca Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
"Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona." ©PBS. (60 min.) Don't miss an opportunity to watch this documentary about two violin masters. Learn why their instruments, sculpted 300 years ago, are worth millions of dollars. Preregister. Shown with permission. TV-G.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance and promote quality of life. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dyslexia: How to Teach Reading to All Students

Main Library
Sat, Oct 28, 10:00 am
Dr. Pat Sekel will speak about the importance of effective reading instruction for all students, especially those with dyslexia. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Electric Java Jam

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

Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 2:00 pm
"Boo! A Madea Halloween." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (103 min.) PG-13

Taller gratuito: Pierda el miedo al examen de la ciudadanía

(Naturalization Exam Workshop, in Spanish)
Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 2:00 pm
Sábado, 28 de octubre, 2:00 pm
Aprenda acerca de los requisitos de elegibilidad para convertirse en ciudadano americano. Disipe los mitos del examen de la ciudadanía, repase las preguntas del formulario N-400, practique las preguntas cívicas y haga un simulacro de la entrevista. Ofrecido por Mira USA. (2.5 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 2:00 pm
Table Top Gaming! 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 and explained each week. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Halloween Miniature Gardens

Acreage Branch
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00 pm
No tricks here! Treat yourself to a boo-tiful miniature garden with spook-tacular accessories. Materials provided. Bring your own glue gun if you have one. Ages 10 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month: Accordionist Pablo De Vincenzo

West Boynton Branch
Sun, Oct 29, 2:30 pm
Pablo De Vincenzo will demonstrate the versatility and beautiful sounds of the accordion in this special musical presentation. (45 min.) Preregister.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 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.

Book Discussion: "The Locals," by Jonathan Dee

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 11:00 am
Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

Journey Through the Land of Nostalgia

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 2:00 pm
Local entertainer Sylvia Silverberg takes us on a journey and helps us recall the milkman, the iceman, trolley cars, playing hopscotch and double dutch, eating mello-rolls, and more. (60 min.) Preregister.

World Origami Days: Masa Bow Gift Box

Main Library
Mon, Oct 30, 2:00 pm
Craft a gorgeous, miniature gift box with an attractive bow accent. Supplies provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 2:00 pm
President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, Cindy Potter Taylor, will discuss how to start researching your Jewish ancestry. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. Call to make an appointment for a 30 minute session. (2 hr.)

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:30 am
Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Poetry Workshop

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

Speak With a Specialist

Main Library
Tue, Oct 31, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of business, consumer health and government research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 2:00 pm
Practice your skills and get guidance on how to finish bringing your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: All About Foot Health

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 2:00 pm
Dr. Ashley L. Bowles, D.P.M of Bethesda Health System discusses the importance of foot screenings to keep your feet happy and healthy. (90 min.)

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa
Main Library
Tue, Oct 31, 2:30 pm
Martes, 31 de octubre, 2:00 pm
Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

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

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 6:00 pm
Get in the spirit with these haunted games: Clue, Mysterium, Gloom, Betrayal at the House on the Hill and more! 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 and explained each week. (90 min.) Preregister.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

West Boca Branch
Mon, Nov 20, 2:00 pm
Need help with your holiday shopping? Not sure which advanced automobile safety system, personal assistant device, or wearable tech to choose? Our business librarian will show you how to access Consumer Reports by using your library card – it′s free and accessible. (60 min.) Preregister.
Children's Classes & Events

Pajamarama Story Time: Pumpkin Patch Time

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 6:30 pm
Listen to silly stories, songs and fingerplays about pumpkins! Wear your favorite PJ’s and bring a smock to cover them so they won’t get dirty during our pumpkin surprise! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 10:00 am
Love the Library! Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Home School Adventures

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 11:00 am
Artists: Learn about artists and their works, then create your own in the same style. Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? We'll cover a new topic each class! Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Coloring Calaveras

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 3:00 pm
Create colorful sugar skull masks using your creativity and imagination. Ages 8-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12, or get help logging into i-Ready®. All ages. (30 min.) Call or drop by the children’s desk to make an appointment.

Robot Turtles

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Through simple commands used to program the Robot Turtle, learn what it means to write code, debug and use functions while having fun. First come, first served. Ages 5-10. Limit 8. (60 min.)

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Meet 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, Oct 17, 4:00 pm
What's the Weather? Drop in at our Coloring Club for just a little while or for the full hour and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.)

Snap to It With Snap Circuits!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 4:00 pm
Explore a variety of projects and games with a circuit board that features sound, light and motion. Another great STEM activity! Ages 8-11. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 4:30 pm
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Oct 03 - 24. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Main Library
Wed, Oct 18, 3:00 pm
Grades K-2. Crazy 8s is an after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build, run and jump, make music, make a mess all while bonding with new friends over math. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.)

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

Spooky Coloring Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
Eerie and monstrous coloring fun. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

STEAM Club

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
A new project or guest speaker each week based in science, technology, engineering, art or math. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Intro to American Sign Language

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 4:00 pm
Practice the alphabet and numbers, and learn how to spell your name. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Main Library
Wed, Oct 18, 4:00 pm
Grades 3-5. Crazy 8s is an after-school math club designed to get kids fired up about math. Every week, Crazy 8ers build, run and jump, make music, make a mess all while bonding with new friends over math. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.

DIY Holiday Gifts

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 4:30 pm
Geometric Corkboard. Let us show you how to make gifts from everyday items that will wow your friends and family! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 4:45 pm
Need practice reading? Children in grades K-5 can read aloud and play fun literacy games once a week with a teen to improve reading skills. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Play Me a Story! National Library Week

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 5:30 pm
Families are invited to celebrate with a good book and a sticky craft! Join us for a howling good time! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

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

S.T.E.A.M. Make & Discover: Exploring Air Pressure

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 3:30 pm
Fun hands-on science experiments every month! Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tech Thursday

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 3:30 pm
A new once-a-month class on all things tech is kicking off! This month we'll celebrate Computer Learning Month so test your computer savvy with some trivia as well as an introduction to online resources. All elementary age students and homeschoolers are welcome. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Where in Time is Ms. Amber?

Main Library
Thu, Oct 19, 3:30 pm
Explore ancient Egypt during a time of pharaohs, mummies and pyramids. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.)

Robot Turtles

West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 3:30 pm
Through simple commands used to program the Robot Turtle, learn what it means to write code, debug and use functions while having fun. First come, first served. Ages 5-10. Limit 8. (60 min.)

Cookie Book Club

Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 4:00 pm
What if your pet had a spooky secret? Step 1: Grab a copy of the book, "Bunnicula," by Deborah and James Howe. Step 2: Read it. Step 3: Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 4:00 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to build original creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us your skills! Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Picassos

Main Library
Fri, Oct 20, 10:30 am
Stretch your creative muscles with this art class just for preschoolers. Each week we will explore new ways to showcase our growing skills. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Stay & Play

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 11:00 am
Make new friends while playing with a variety of toys, books and games. Have fun while learning early literacy skills. Ages 1-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Build a Dome!

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 2:00 pm
Create a geodesic dome, like Spaceship Earth at Epcot, using newspaper and tape. Then climb inside and have some fun. Ages 11-16. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 3:00 pm
Bring your creativity and make a new friend and a cool autumn craft. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

"Minecraft"

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 3:30 pm
Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" on the library’s iPads. Participants can bring in their own device and join us for "Minecraft" fun. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Oct 20, 3:30 pm
Stimulate your creative juices as we explore all sorts of textures and mediums. Warning: we may get messy. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.)

Monster Rocks! Rock Painting Fun

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 3:30 pm
Paint your rocks to look like monsters and keep or hide them anywhere in our community. Materials provided. Ages 5 & up. Limit 25. (75 min.) Preregister.

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 pm
Calling all Pokémon enthusiasts! If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be! Bring your Game Boy, DS, deck, box or binder. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Fandom Debate Club

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 pm
Was Snape good or bad? Do you prefer Marvel Comics or DC Comics? What Doctor is the best? Bring your opinions because no one is wrong in this friendly debate environment. Ages 9 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

It's LEGO® Time!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 am
Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Fun

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 am
Stop in for some stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.)

Movie Matinee

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 am
"The LEGO Batman Movie." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Ages 6 & up. PG Preregister.

Breakfast With a Book: "The Witches," by Roald Dahl

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 am
Enjoy a light breakfast, fun activities and a book discussion with friends. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Story Hour

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

Toy Story Saturday

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 am
"Toy Story of TERROR." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (30 min.) Join us for a game of bingo followed by a classic short movie. (60 min.) G

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 am
Love the Library! Stories and creative activities for young chilldren and their parents! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Book Club Play Date: “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!” by Karen Beaumont

Main Library
Sat, Oct 21, 11:00 am
Help foster your children’s love of literacy with book club play dates. We will read books, play games, crafts and have lots of fun! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Hour of Code

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of computer coding with the "Daisy the Dinosaur" app on the library's iPads. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club

Gardens Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and gain insights into constructing a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant, and published author. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies!

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

Chess Club for Tweens

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:30 pm
Learn to play chess or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Players of all levels are welcome. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Home School Adventures

Jupiter Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 10:00 am
Italy: Discover more about life and landmarks in this beautiful country. Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? We'll cover a new topic each class! Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 10:30 am
Baby and parents, or caregivers, are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 3:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with fall-themed coloring pages. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Join our weekly Read In series to build up your reading level! We’ll have games and treats to make reading more delicious. Grades 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

RPB Kids Coloring Club: It’s Harvest Time!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Color your favorite characters, designs and more to celebrate the harvest season. Worksheets and coloring sheets will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring book! Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pokémon Club

Main Library
Mon, Oct 23, 5:00 pm
Get together with other Pokémon fans to play games, make crafts, and talk about your favorite Pokémon. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Coloring Night

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 5:30 pm
A weekly fun and relaxing night out for the whole family! Coloring sheets, crayons, markers and colored pencils provided. All ages. (60 min.)

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 5:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks; it is highly recommended to attend all eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 10. (60 min.)

Tales From Italy: "A Picnic in October," by Eve Bunting

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
We'll share stories and make a craft to celebrate Italian Heritage Month. All ages. (45 min.)

Ghostly Stories

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening of spooky tales, ghostly snacks and inspiration to write your own ghostly tale. Costumes welcome! Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

It’s Alive! Circuit Bug Creations

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
Make a simple closed circuit and bring your bug creation to “life” by making its’ eyes glow! Materials provided. Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

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

Home School Adventures

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 11:00 am
Italy: Discover more about life and landmarks in this beautiful country. Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? We'll cover a new topic each class! Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Picture Frame Design

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:30 pm
Create and design your own picture frame as a gift or for yourself. Ages 6-12. Limit 24. (45 min.)

Math Lab: Get in Shapes

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
An interactive math lab full of activities and experiments about shapes and geometry. Grades K-2. (60 min.)

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12, or get help logging into i-Ready®. All ages. (30 min.) Call or drop by the children’s desk to make an appointment.

Anti-Coloring Afternoon

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon coloring ... with a twist. Improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills while thinking outside the lines! Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Draw Your World Purple

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Follow Harold and his purple crayon as he draws his way through an exciting adventure. Put on your thinking caps and get out a purple crayon while we read Crockett Johnson’s “Harold and the Purple Crayon.” First come, first served. Ages 3 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

Mickey Mouse & Masterpieces

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (45 min.) Join us for a special Mickey Mouse & Masterpieces, color your favorite characters and watch "Mickey's Monster Musical." Ages 2 & up. Not rated. Preregister.

Art Therapy for Kids!

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 4:00 pm
Learn creative ways to express yourself by making art. Dress for mess. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Who’s That Pokémon?

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 4:00 pm
Pokémon lovers unite! Bring your cards to share your Pokéknowledge with friends while playing games or making a Pokécraft. Ages 9-12. Limit 20. (45 min.)

Reading Buddies

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 4:30 pm
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Oct 03 - 24. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

DIY Halloween

Main Library
Tue, Oct 24, 5:00 pm
Create and decorate your own decorations for Halloween! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Club Pokémon

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

Crazy 8s Math Club®

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

Halloween Bingo!

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 3:15 pm
Play the classic game with a holiday twist, where candy bingo markers and prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

STEAM Club

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 3:30 pm
A new project or guest speaker each week based in science, technology, engineering, art or math. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess

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

Crazy 8s Math Club®

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

DIY Holiday Gifts

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 4:30 pm
Sensational Speakers. Let us show you how to make gifts from everyday items that will wow your friends and family! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

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

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 5:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Paint a Pumpkin!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 5:30 pm
Families are invited to paint a pumpkin as we celebrate fall! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hallo-Tween Spooktacular

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 6:00 pm
Listen to some scary stories and write your own! Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Halloween! Are You Ready?

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 6:30 pm
Spooky stories, a game and a creepy craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 6-8. (90 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

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

Vulture Encounter

Main Library
Thu, Oct 26, 11:00 am
Meet one of Florida's birds of prey up close! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

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

STEAM Travels: Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

Main Library
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
Dress to get messy as we build pyramids using everyday kitchen items. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.)

Trick or Treat Tales

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
We’ll have a howling good time with not-so-scary stories, songs and create a creepy craft. Costumes welcomed. Ages 3-9. Limit 20. (45 min.)

“Not So Spooky” Afternoon Movie

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
"Hotel Transylvania 2." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (89 min.) Kick back, relax and watch a fun movie with friends and family! Ages 8 & up. PG Preregister.

Young Artists: Paint Silly Monsters

West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
Use tempera paint to create a not-so-scary masterpiece. First come, first served. Ages 8 & up. Limit 16. (60 min.)

Drama Club

Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 pm
Want to be a star or just like being silly? Play theater games and learn basic acting skills at this fun, informal event. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

LEGO® Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 pm
Create a creature! Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tot Art

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 9:15 am
Create in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Monster Mash

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 10:15 am
"Little Monsters," enjoy a morning of dancing, bubbles, parachute play and other ghoulish fun. Ages 2-3. (30 min.) Preregister.

Halloween Hullabaloo

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 10:30 am
Dress up, grab a friend and come listen to a not-too-scary story, play a ghostly guessing game, sing a spooky song and then parade through the library and collect treats! Ages 1-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Picassos

Main Library
Fri, Oct 27, 10:30 am
Stretch your creative muscles with this art class just for preschoolers. Each week we will explore new ways to showcase our growing skills. Dress to get messy. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Artful Pumpkins

Main Library
Fri, Oct 27, 2:30 pm
Create a scary or silly mini pumpkin! Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Wellington Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 2:30 pm
"Hotel Transylvania." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (91 min.) PG

After-School LEGO® Builders Club

Acreage Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 3:00 pm
Take a break from school and use our LEGO® bricks to work on creative projects alone or with friends. Ages 5-12. (90 min.)

Halloween Extravaganza!

Gardens Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 3:15 pm
Costume parade, bingo fun, and a witchy craft! Little ones will need parent's help with craft. Ages 2-13. (45 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Oct 27, 3:30 pm
Stimulate your creative juices as we explore all sorts of textures and mediums. Warning: we may get messy. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. First come, first served. (45 min.)

Halloween Make & Take

West Boynton Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 3:30 pm
Concoct some spooky or silly Halloween crafts. Create a monster ... or a pumpkin, a haunted house, possibilities ghoul-ore! Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Preregister.

"Minecraft"

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 4:00 pm
Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" on the library’s iPads. Participants can bring in their own device and join us for "Minecraft" fun. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Peek-A-Boo!

West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 10:30 am
We’ll read a not-so-scary Halloween story and dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

It's the Great Pumpkin!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am
Stroll through our pumpkin patch and enjoy fun fall activities and crafts. Take a picture in front of our Great Pumpkin and don’t forget your costume! Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Whooo Said Halloween?

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am
Young children and families are invited for a not-too-scary story and to show off their costumes at the Halloween parade and party! Refreshments served. Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

Spooktacular Story Time

Wellington Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am
Pumpkins, scarecrows, candy, oh my! Come dressed in your best costumes for fun-filled stories, songs, a craft and a library costume parade! Ages 2-6. Limit 50. (60 min.)

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that everyone can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Trick-or-Treat Tales

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, games and a craft about Halloween with a costume parade to follow. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Halloween Dance Party & Parade

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Listen to some not-so-scary stories and dance to Halloween classics, then we'll parade through the library. Ages 1-7. (60 min.) Preregister.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00 pm
"ParaNorman." ©Focus Features. (87 min.) Create a cool craft and watch a movie. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) PG Preregister.

Arm Knitting

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Oct 29, 3:00 pm
Learn this fun and funky way to knit a gift-worthy scarf using your arms! No knitting experience needed. Bring two skeins of super bulky yarn. Ages 8-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Peek-A-Boo!

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 10:30 am
We’ll read a not-so-scary Halloween story and dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
Join our weekly Read In series to build up your reading level! We’ll have games and treats to make reading more delicious. Grades 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Halloween Crafts

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
Wear a costume or just come as yourself and make a Halloween-themed craft while listening to fun Halloween music. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.)

Mask Mania

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
Need a last minute quick costume? Just love making crafts? Stop by and make your own mask. Ages 4 & up. (90 min.)

Teenie Halloweenie

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 5:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with our annual Teenie Halloweenie. Enjoy games and entertainment by magician Gary Midnight. (90 min.)

Family Coloring Night

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 5:30 pm
A weekly fun and relaxing night out for the whole family! Coloring sheets, crayons, markers and colored pencils provided. All ages. (60 min.)

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 5:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks; it is highly recommended to attend all eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 10. (60 min.)

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

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

Haunted House!

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 6:00 pm
Our teens will scare you in our walk-through Haunted House. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

Trick or Treat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 31 (All day)
Dress up and visit all of our library desks on Halloween to get some fun trinkets and a book to take home. All ages.

Trick-or-Treat Time

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00 am
It’s time for spook-tacular fun for little ones! Costumes encouraged! Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times

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

Crazy Costume Parade & Story Time

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00 am
March around in our annual parade dressed up in your favorite costume. Listen to some “not-so-scary” stories and make a craft to take home. Ages 0-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Baby Costume Parade!

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:30 am
Parade around the library with your adorable, dressed-up baby and collect treats from each department. Also make a little take home craft. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Peek-A-Boo!

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:30 am
We’ll read a not-so-scary Halloween story and dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

Halloween Hullabaloo

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 11:00 am
Happy Halloween! Celebrate a hullabaloo with stories, songs and a silent trick-or-treat parade through the library. Costumes encouraged. Ages 2-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teeny Weenie Halloweenie

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 11:15 am
Dress up and enjoy a preschool Halloween party with stories, songs and games. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

Preschool Monster Mash

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 11:30 am
Gather with other ghouls, goblins, heroes, princesses and just regular kids for a monstrous time of Halloween stories, music, and a craft. First come, first served. Ages 3 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

Creepy Coloring

Wellington Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 3:00 pm
Get spooky with our Halloween-themed coloring pages. Ages 5-10. Limit 24. (45 min.)

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 3:30 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12, or get help logging into i-Ready®. All ages. (30 min.) Call or drop by the children’s desk to make an appointment.

Family Fun Night: Halloween Special

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 6:30 pm
Stop by for spooky stories, crafts, photo props and more. Treats provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.
Teen Classes & Events

AniMAINia Club

Main Library
Tue, Oct 17, 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. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pizza & Pages

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 5:30 pm
Enjoy pizza with a side of discussion! This month we will be reading "Love & Gelato," by Jenna Evans Welch. Pick up a copy at the children’s services desk. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Giant Live Action Pac-Man

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Pac-Man is back and now bigger than ever. Take a turn at a 1980s classic. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Fantastic Beast Creation Class

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Create two of J.K. Rowling's Magical Creatures based on characters from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," by Newt Scamander. Poly juice potion and wizard chips will be served. Ages 12 & up. (75 min.) Preregister.

Anime Otaku Club

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:30 pm
Hang out, watch anime, eat snacks, and talk with friends and fellows fans about all the coolest shows from Japan. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

College Admissions for Students With Special Needs

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 7:00 pm
This workshop offers comprehensive planning strategies for the special needs college-bound student. Learn about the unique application process for students with disabilities.The workshop is open to high school students, parents and high school/college and agency counselors. Presented by Daniel Kalina, educational consultant. Grades 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Autumn Stitching: Hooked on Crochet

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 4:00 pm
Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

DIY Holiday Gifts

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 4:30 pm
Geometric Corkboard. Let us show you how to make gifts from everyday items that will wow your friends and family! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

DIY Night: PomPom Coasters

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 4:45 pm
Spice up your living or school space with some color! Using pompoms to create the perfect resting place for your coffee, tea, soda, or water. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 6:00 pm
Astrologist Mr. MacDowell has detected a supernatural presence in his new home in Scotland. Join our team of “paranormal investigators” to help solve the ghost’s murder. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Teen Yoga Scene

Main Library
Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Build the groundwork to live a healthy lifestyle with your friends. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Paint a Mandala

West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Learn about the origins of this complex circular abstract art form. Experience the relaxing qualities while painting a beautiful mandala to take home. Grades 6-12. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Nailed It!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Polish your nails at home, then join us for nail decorating fun. Creepy spider webs, black cats or cute pumpkins will get you in the spirit. Supplies and spooky snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Pumpkin Decorating

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Get creative and decorate your very own pumpkin. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Haunted House Rehearsal

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:00 pm
Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our Haunted House held Mon, Oct 30. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Teen Movie Mania

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 5:30 pm
"Wonder Woman." ©Warner Bros. (141 min.) Enjoy popcorn and refreshments, while watching the newest superhero installment. Ages 12 & up. PG-13

Learn the Thriller Dance!

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 6:00 pm
You know the lyrics. Now learn the dance. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Autumn Stitching: Hooked on Crochet

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 4:00 pm
Bring your hook and favorite yarn and socialize while learning basic stitches or working on current projects. Ages 11-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

DIY Holiday Gifts

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 4:30 pm
Sensational Speakers. Let us show you how to make gifts from everyday items that will wow your friends and family! Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Takeover

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

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "An Ember in the Ashes," by Sabaa Tahir. Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. & Pizza

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 6:00 pm
Our monthly advisory group meeting includes pizza to celebrate National Pizza Month! Share our great ideas for activities you want to see happen at the library. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

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

Celebrate Frankenstein

West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 2:30 pm
Find out all about Mary Shelley’s infamous monster and his numerous portrayals through cinema, books and folklore. We’ll see how Frankenstein's monster matches up to other villains throughout literature. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

A House That Is Good Enough to Eat!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Make an edible haunted house out of candy and other goodies. Best haunted house wins a prize! All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Movie Night: Halloween Edition

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 6:00 pm
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (107 min.) PG-13