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Classes & Events for All Ages

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Adult Classes & Events

PBS Documentary: "The Islands and the Whales"

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
©PBS. (84 min.) On the North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened. Dr. Jeremy Kiszka of Florida International University studies marine mammals and will discuss current environmental threats. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. www.pbs.org/pov. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Meet the Author: Dr. Marvin Dunn

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 2:00 pm
Scholar, activist, filmmaker, and author of numerous works discusses his latest, "A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes," a look at the omitted history of African-Americans in Florida. (60 min.) Preregister.

Paper Poinsettias

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 2:30 pm
Create beautiful holiday decorations using only a few simple supplies. Instructions and materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 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.

Adult Holiday Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 10:30 am
Join the fun as we make our holiday wreath to brighten our home during the season. Supplies provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Hooked on Crochet

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 10:30 am
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn. All skill levels are welcome. (90 min.) Preregister.

New Year's Resolution Workshop

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
Welcome a new year and a new you by creating a calendar to track your goals and new habits. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
"Edge of Winter." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (89 min.) R Preregister.

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 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.

Adult Book Discussion Series Sign-Up: "The Marriage of Opposites," by Alice Hoffman

Gardens Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00 am
Borrow the book and sign up for a book discussion led by Donna Gruber Adair on Thu, Jan 18. (90 min.)

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon will discuss today's hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Crafternoon: Yarn-Wrapped Bottles

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 1:45 pm
Color wrap a bottle for a decorative touch and unique vase. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 2:00 pm
"Tommy's Honour." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (112 min.) PG Preregister.

American Film Institute's Top 100

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 2:00 pm
"Bonnie and Clyde." ©Warner Bros. (111 min.) Join us for a lecture and a viewing of the film, followed by a discussion. (2.5 hr.) R

Faces of India Documentary Series

Greenacres Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 2:30 pm
"The Mosaic Sounds of Calcutta." ©Film Ideas. (50 min.) In the vibrant city of Calcutta, the sounds of traditional instruments blend in harmony with an increasingly Westernized music scene. Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 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. (30 min.)

Transparent Language Online

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 10:30 am
Learn a second, or third language, using this simple and fun language learning service. (60 min.) Preregister.

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Gardens Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 1:30 pm
Transform writing into a fun experience with facilitator Marjorie Most. (90 min.) Preregister.

Genealogy Help: One-On-One Sign-Up

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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.

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Practical Mindfulness

Jupiter Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Become mindful through the practice of meditation with a lecture, a question and answer period and meditation. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book & Film Discussion

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Book Discussion of "Murder on the Orient Express," by Agatha Christie. Copies available at the research services desk. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa
Main Library
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00 pm
Martes, 19 de diciembre, 2:00 pm
Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes, and other tabletop classics, unite! Gather with fellow enthusiasts for a friendly afternoon of fun and games. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, Scrabble, Rummikub, dominó, entre otros, y disfrute de una tarde de entretenimiento para toda la familia. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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.)

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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.

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 3:00 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.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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, Dec 19, 6:00 pm
Concept. 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 each week. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tertulia literaria

(Book Discussion, in Spanish)
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 6:30 pm
Martes, 19 de diciembre, 6:30 pm
Únase a nosotros para una discusión sobre "Ilusionarium" de José Sanclemente. Las copias están disponibles en el mostrador de consulta. (90 min.)

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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.)

Improving Your Life Through Meditation

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 1:00 pm
John Bednarik discusses the effects of meditation including reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration, and enhancing clarity of thought. (60 min.)

Job Help Center

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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

Main Library
Wed, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Learn to crochet or socialize while you work on your current project. Limited materials provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 2:00 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring … and color yourself calm. Materials provided. (30 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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.

50 Fabulous Tidbits About the Catskills: Reminiscences

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 2:30 pm
Freelance writer and humorist Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe revisits the historic summer get-away locations of Grossinger's, The Concord and the bungalow colonies. (60 min.) Preregister.

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 4:00 pm
Session 2. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)

The Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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.) Preregister.

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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, Dec 20, 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.

Book & Film Discussion

Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 6:30 pm
Book discussion of “Like Water for Chocolate,” by Laura Esquivel. (60 min.) Preregister.

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call or stop by the research services desk to arrange an appointment. Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 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. (30 min.)

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thursday Movie Matinee

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 1:00 pm
"It's a Wonderful Life." ©‎Paramount Pictures. (130 min.) Watch a movie on our big screen every Thursday afternoon. PG

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Practical Mindfulness

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
Become mindful through the practice of meditation with a lecture, question-and-answer session, and meditation. Facilitated by Jim Bandler. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos
Main Library
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
Jueves, 21 de diciembre, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de esta sesión de colorear entre entusiastas de esta actvidad. Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
"Cool Runnings." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (98 min.) PG

DATE CHANGED - DIY Charms

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
Repurpose recycled materials to create decorative shrinky dink charms. Ages 16 & up.

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 2:00 pm
Discovery 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.)

Sit 'n' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 5:00 pm
Learn crochet fundamentals and socialize while you work. Share your ideas and knowledge with others. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 23, 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.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 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 27, 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, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
Cross stitch supplies provided. Basic knowledge of needlecraft required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion: "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
Copies are available at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 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. (30 min.)

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? (30 min.) Call or stop by the research services desk to arrange an appointment. Preregister.

English Exchange

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Thursday Movie Matinee

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 1:00 pm
"Beauty and the Beast." ©‎Walt Disney Pictures. (129 min.) Watch a movie on our big screen every Thursday afternoon. PG

Speak With a Specialist

Main Library
Thu, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
Do you need help with research or technology? We have specialists in the areas of Business Information, Consumer Health Information and Government Research, plus staff that can answer computer and mobile device questions. (30 min.) Make an appointment so we can match you with the appropriate specialist.

Popcorn & a Movie

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
"A Dog's Purpose." ©Universal Pictures. (120 min.) PG

Coloring Club for Adults!

Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Dec 29, 2:00 pm
This fun activity fosters creativity and has stress-relieving benefits. Bring friends and meet new people! (60 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 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.

Sewing Circle: Embroidery & Cross Stitch

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 2:00 pm
Have fun with embroidery and cross stitch! Materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 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 each week. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Konrad Jeremy Test

Acreage Branch
Sun, Dec 31, 5:00 am

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jan 03, 4:00 pm
Session 3. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers’ Workshop

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

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 07, 4:00 pm
Session 5. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers’ Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Feb 21, 4:00 pm
Session 6. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.)
Children's Classes & Events

Toddler Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 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.)

Preschool Picassos

Main Library
Fri, Dec 15, 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.

Tater Tot Art: Art for Toddlers

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 11:00 am
Join us for a special holiday art class designed especially for little hands. Dress to get messy! Ages 18-36 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Playtime

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 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.)

Baby Bells

Gardens Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 11:15 am
Jingle-along with rhymes, songs and movement activities just for babies. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 3:00 pm
Make some new friends and a cool winter holiday craft at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

STEAM Make & Discover

Wellington Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 3:00 pm
Use your science, design and engineering skills as we tackle unique challenges. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Class for Beginners

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 3:30 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Dec 15, 3:30 pm
Calling all artists! Explore all sorts of textures and mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

3-D Salt Paintings

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 15, 4:00 pm
Using a combination of salt, glue and watercolors, children will create spectacular 3-D paintings. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 10:30 am
"The Polar Express." ©Warner Bros. (100 min.) Make your own "I Believe" bell necklace and enjoy a festive snack. Ages 4-11. Not rated. Preregister.

Breakfast With a Book: "A Boy Called Christmas," by Matt Haig

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 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, Dec 16, 11:00 am
Samedi, 16 Décembre. 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.)

"The Polar Express," by Chris Van Allsburg

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00 am
All aboard for a magical trip to the north pole. Listen to an excerpt from the book, enjoy crafts, activities and hot chocolate. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00 am
Celebrate Love! Stories and creative activities for young children and their parents! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Nanny Gingerbread

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00 am
Celebrate the season with Nanny G. as she shares “gingerbread magic and crafts, real spices, as well as stories,” for the whole family to enjoy. Ages 3-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Winter Wonderland

Wellington Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 11:00 am
Snow days in Florida are rare. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft in our winter wonderland! Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (40 min.)

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Main Library
Sat, Dec 16, 11:30 am
Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to read them a story. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. First come, first served. Grades K-5. (2 hr.)

Chess Club for Tweens

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:30 pm
Learn to play chess or challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. All levels are welcome. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Love Notes & Peppermint Soap

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:30 pm
Families are invited to create gifts of refreshing peppermint soap and love notes to share with their friends and family! Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Button Art Mittens

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 3:15 pm
Create a beautiful mitten masterpiece that can be displayed all winter long! Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Gingerbread House Creations

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Dec 17, 2:00 pm
These houses are one of the most fun ways to celebrate the season. We supply the pieces, you put them together! Ages 6-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sock Snowmen

Jupiter Branch
Sun, Dec 17, 3:15 pm
It may not be cold enough to snow outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t build a snowman! This quick and easy craft is cute enough to be given as a gift or kept as a new friend. Ages 6-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 10:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Play & Read

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 10:15 am
Start with stories and songs. Take a break and come back and play. Ages 2-3. (75 min.) Preregister.

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 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.

Read In!

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 3:30 pm
Build up your reading level! Sign up for our weekly Read In series with literacy games and treats to make reading more delicious. Grades 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Ice Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 3:30 pm
Make "cool" paintings with ice cubes and frozen paint. Dress for a mess. (60 min.) Preregister.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 4:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

STEM: Owl Prowl

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 4:00 pm
Discover and learn what owls eat while you dissect pellets. Materials provided. Ages 10-15. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister.

Multicultural Fairytales

Main Library
Mon, Dec 18, 5:00 pm
Experience fairytales in a whole new way and learn about different cultures at the same time! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Coloring Night

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Dec 18, 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.)

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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 19, 10:15 am
Movement and fingerplays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

End of the Year Craft Bonanza!

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 10:30 am
Drop in and make several crafts from our story times throughout the years. Ages 2-6. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tots

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 10:30 am
Join us for songs and movement, books, playtime and bubbles! Ages 1-2. (45 min.)

Baby Lapsit

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 11:00 am
Stretches and play time for the littlest ones. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Book Parade: The Wimpy Kid Edition

Wellington Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 3:00 pm
Want more Wimpy Kid? Make a craft and find out what to read next. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.)

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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 services desk to make an appointment.

Chess Club

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 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.

Pre-K Got Science

Main Library
Tue, Dec 19, 5:00 pm
Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem solving and social skills. Ages 3-6. Limit 12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Club Pokémon

Acreage Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to show off, battle, trade or try your hand at Pokémon bingo, or a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

Family Cookie Night

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 6:30 pm
'Tis the season to decorate cookies! We will supply the cookies, frosting and decorations; you supply the holiday spirit and creativity! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Snow Tales With the Snow Fairy

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 6:30 pm
The Snow Fairy tells traditional winter stories for children and adults. Followed by cocoa and cookies. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Baby Play Date

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 9:30 am
While waiting for "Winter Story Time" session to start, babies can bounce to rhymes, enjoy songs, and play with toys and board books. Ages 6-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Happy Birthday, Walt Disney

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 10:00 am
A special story time featuring Disney songs, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Preregister.

Little Builders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 10:30 am
Come with your friends to play and make fun creations using building bricks. Ages 2-5. Limit 15. (30 min.) Preregister.

Preschool Story Time: Jingle Bell Edition

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 11:00 am
Jingle all the way ... through this holiday story time with rhymes, stories, songs and a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Jingle Bell Rock

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 11:00 am
Jingle, wiggle, hop and stretch to snow-themed songs. Ages 3-5. (30 min.)

Holiday Card Making

Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 3:00 pm
'Tis the season to create festive greeting cards to share with family and friends. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Do your kids love our toddler and baby toys? Join us for a session of social playtime for the little ones. Ages 0-4. (30 min.)

Puzzle Me This

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Decorate triangle golf tee puzzles to challenge yourself with this mind game. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Can't Catch Me!

West Boca Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Stories about that clever gingerbread man. We’ll play a game, watch a short film, and make a gingerbread-themed craft. First come, first served. Ages 4 & up. (60 min.)

Chess

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Video Game Club

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 4:00 pm
Do you love playing video games? Meet with other video game enthusiasts and play the classics. (60 min.)

Play Me a Story/Play Me a Party

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 5:30 pm
Children and families are invited to celebrate the holiday season with a festive story, craft and refreshments! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 10:00 am
Winter Wonderland Joys I. Stories and creative activities for preschool children and their parents! Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Time

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 10:30 am
Join us for songs and movement, books, playtime and bubbles! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Winter Wonderland Story Time

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 11:00 am
Celebrate the first day of winter! Enjoy a winter-themed story time and then make your own snowy creation. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Countdown to Noon Year

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 11:30 am
Celebrate the new year by making noisemakers and party hats, play games, and at noon we will celebrate the “Noon Year!” First come, first served. Ages 3 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.)

LEGO® Bricks

Wellington Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 3:00 pm
Play, imagine and create with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Winter Holiday Fun: Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 3:30 pm
Hear winter stories and make a holiday treat to take home. Dress to get messy. All ages. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tech Thursday

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 21, 4:00 pm
Get techy and celebrate Hour of Code at a special coding event without computers. All elementary-age students and home-schoolers are welcome to attend and test their programming skills. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Main Library
Thu, Dec 21, 4:00 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to read them a story. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. First come, first served. Grades K-5. (2 hr.)

Light Up the Holidays

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 10:00 am
Join us for a morning of holiday fun. Stop by the children's services desk and make a bookmark to use or give as a gift, then receive a gift just for you! All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Preschool Picassos

Main Library
Fri, Dec 22, 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.

Friday Morning Crafts

West Boca Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 10:30 am
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts are available. Ages 3-9. (60 min.)

Snow Day!

Loula V. York Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 11:00 am
Kick off winter break by getting creative with cool, sparkling "snow" playdough! Create festive ornaments and enjoy playing with clay! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Family Movie Magic Weekend

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 11:00 am
"Disney Prep & Landing." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (30 min.) TV-G Kick back, relax and watch a fun movie with friends and family. Preregister.

Family Movie Magic Weekend

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 1:30 pm
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." ©‎Walt Disney Pictures. (133 min.) Kick back, relax and watch a fun movie with friends and family. PG-13 Preregister.

Beaded Snowflakes

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 2:15 pm
Let it snow! Create a shining beaded snowflake. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Wellington Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 2:30 pm
"Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before Christmas." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (76 min.) PG

Bee-Bot® Fun

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 3:00 pm
These robots teach children directions, programming, and coding with fun games and activities. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

"Minecraft"

Belle Glade Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 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.

Welcome Winter Word Puzzles

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Dec 22, 3:30 pm
If you like word searches, crosswords, anagrams, hidden pictures and cryptogram puzzles, then this is for you. Grab a friend and have some fun solving winter-themed brain teasers. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Dec 22, 3:30 pm
Calling all artists! Explore all sorts of textures and mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 23, 11:00 am
Sábado, 23 de diciembre, 11:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. Se requiere registrarse.
(45 min.) Preregister.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Main Library
Sat, Dec 23, 11:30 am
Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to read them a story. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. First come, first served. Grades K-5. (2 hr.)

Family Movie Magic Weekend

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 pm
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens." ©‎Walt Disney Pictures. (136 min.) Kick back, relax and watch a fun movie with friends and family. PG-13 Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 23, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

LEGO® Juniors

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 10:15 am
Play and build with LEGO® DUPLO®, bigger bricks for smaller hands. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Comic Camp

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 11:00 am
Create your own comic book and bring it home for your friends and family to read! Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Art à la Carte

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 11:00 am
Bring your imagination and make something amazing with craft kits and other supplies for you to pick and choose from. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

BLOCK Party

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 1:00 pm
The sky is the limit with LEGO® bricks! Share your building and design skills with your friends. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Cinema

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 2:00 pm
"LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout." ©Warner Bros. (75 min.) Build your own superhero. Ages 5 & up. Not rated. Preregister.

Super Scented Playdough

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 3:30 pm
Using household items, we’ll make scented and colored dough to squish and design. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Dec 27, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Winter Break Snow Fight

Main Library
Thu, Dec 28, 10:30 am
Celebrate the winter season with stories, crafts, and a snow fight! Ages 3-5. (45 min.)

Disney Classic Movie Magic

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 10:30 am
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (83 min.) Stop by for a morning movie, featuring a classic Disney film. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Ages 2 & up. G Preregister.

Family Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 11:00 am
Children and families are invited for a joyful story time as we anticipate ringing in the new year! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Preregister.

End of the Year Party: Pizza & Karaoke

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 2:30 pm
Get ready to rock out the end of the year! Belt out some of your favorite tunes with friends and family. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister.

The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 2:30 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.

Cartoons & Coloring

West Boca Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 2:30 pm
Color while watching "Saturday morning" cartoons. Coloring sheets of varying difficulty will be provided along with crayons and colored pencils. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.)

Minecraft Mania

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 3:00 pm
Play "Minecraft Pocket Edition" on the library’s iPads. Participants can bring in their own device and join us for "Minecraft" fun. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 4:00 pm
Build something to go with your favorite book. Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Main Library
Thu, Dec 28, 4:00 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading to a lovable, furry listener. These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to read them a story. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. First come, first served. Grades K-5. (2 hr.)

Preschool Picassos

Main Library
Fri, Dec 29, 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.

Joel Lerner's Magic!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Dec 29, 11:00 am
Be astounded! Be amazed! Watch one of our favorite local magicians put on his top hat and a great show. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Game Afternoon

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Dec 29, 2:30 pm
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of board games, card games, puzzles, interactive group challenges and more. (60 min.) Preregister.

Winter Crafternoon

Glades Road Branch
Fri, Dec 29, 3:00 pm
Create five different winter-themed crafts. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Art Lab

Main Library
Fri, Dec 29, 3:30 pm
Calling all artists! Explore all sorts of textures and mediums. Dress to get messy. Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

Craft Bonanza Blowout: Bye-Bye 2017!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 10:30 am
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want. Take supplies home with you to enjoy and be crafty! Materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Sensory Story Time

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 11:00 am
Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 11:00 am
Winter Wonderland Joys II. Stories and creative activities for young children and their parents! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

New Year's Dance Party

Main Library
Sat, Dec 30, 11:00 am
Let’s finish the year with an early New Year’s bash. We will dance, have snacks and count down to 2018. Ages 3-6. (60 min.)

Happy "Noon" Year!

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 11:15 am
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Happy "Noon" Year! 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. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 2:00 pm
"Hugo." ©Paramount Pictures. (125 min.) Popcorn provided. Ages 8 & up. PG Preregister.

Happy New Year!

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 3:00 pm
Ring in the new year with stories, activities, a craft and a film. Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 3:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Teen Classes & Events

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 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.)

Pizza & Movie

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00 pm
"Transformers: The Last Knight." ©Paramount Pictures. (148 min.) PG-13 Preregister.

Teen Yoga Scene

Main Library
Sat, Dec 16, 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.)

Look on the Bright Side

West Boca Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 2:30 pm
You’ve almost made it through another semester of schoolwork and commitments. Look on the bright side of life and color bright pictures and relax with some music. Grades 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Teen Wii U Gaming & More

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Dec 16, 3:00 pm
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming and tabletop games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Computer & Research Help

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 3:30 pm
Are you looking for help learning computer basics? Are you a high school or college student in need of assistance researching a topic for a school paper? Ages 13 - 17. (60 min.) Call to schedule a one-on-one session.

Teen DIY: Graham Cracker Houses

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 3:30 pm
Create an edible architectural wonder with graham crackers and frosting, then decorate it with candies and more! Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Gingerbread Zombies

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Dec 19, 6:00 pm
Make and decorate a winter scene out of graham crackers, frosting and candy. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Book Chat: "My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories"

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 4:00 pm
Enjoy hot cocoa and a discussion of this collection of short stories edited by Stephanie Perkins. Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 5 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Holiday Nail Art

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 5:00 pm
Design your nails to reflect the holiday spirit. Get ideas from books, online and more. Grades 5 & up. Limit 16. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Dec 20, 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.)

Bean-Boozled

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Dec 28, 2:00 pm
Play the Jelly Belly Bean-Boozled spinner game and dare to try a "Dead Fish"-flavored jelly bean! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Fri, Dec 29, 1:30 pm
D&D Mini-Marathon. 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. (4 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Dec 30, 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.)