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Adult Events at the Library

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Acreage Branch

Book Chat: "The Hours," by Michael Cunningham

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

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

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

English Exchange

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

Résumé Face-Lift

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

Book-A-Librarian

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

English Exchange

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

"Let It Go"

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

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

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

E-Magazines: RBdigital & Flipster

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

Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics

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

Veterans Services of PBC

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

Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation

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

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

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

Bingo

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

English Exchange

Wed, Apr 25, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Basic Technology Assistance: One-On-One

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

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

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

Movie Matinee

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

Tue, Apr 24, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Subcontracting Success for Small Business

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

Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation

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

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

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

Poetry Workshop

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

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

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

Investment Basics

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

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

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

Beginning Crochet

Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Learn about tools and materials, some basic stitches, and how to read a pattern while working on a mug cozy. Materials provided. Limit 8. (2 hr.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Mar 28.

Introduction to Finding Grants

Thu, Apr 26, 10:00 am
Are you a nonprofit new to the field of grant seeking? Learn about finding grants, including who funds nonprofits and what motivates them, how to identify potential funders, and how to make the first approach. (60 min.) Preregister.

Spring Scrapbooking

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

Writers’ Workshop

Wed, May 02, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Mar 26.

Writers’ Workshop

Wed, May 16, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Mar 26.

Writers’ Workshop

Wed, May 30, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Mar 26.

Writers’ Workshop

Wed, Jun 06, 4:00 pm
Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by award-winning poet, Stacie M. Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Mar 26.
Jupiter Branch

Make Better Photos With Your Mobile Phone

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

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

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

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

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

International Tabletop Day

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

Big Mound City & Belle Monumentality

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

"Let It Go"

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

Introduction to Crochet

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

Backgammon Club

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

Chess Club

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

English Exchange

Wed, Apr 25, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Book Talk

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

Stress Awareness Month: Sahaja Meditation

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

Trivia Contest!

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

Pow-Wow With the Hitchiti Dancers

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

Adult Coloring Club

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

English Exchange

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

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

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

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

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

Tabletop Tuesdays

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

Beginning Salsa Workshop

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

Adult Coloring Club

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

Movie Matinee

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

English Exchange

Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Stress Awareness Month: Taking Care of Yourself

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

Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation

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

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

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

Acoustic Java Jam

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

One-On-One Computer Help

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

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

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

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Practice your skills and get guidance on how to finish bringing your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Mar 20.

Are You Board? Game On!

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

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

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

DIY: Design a Spring Tote Bag

Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Discover your creative side and create your own tote bag. Materials provided. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Mar 20.

Are You Board? Game On!

Sat, Apr 28, 2:00 pm
Table Top Saturday!
Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. (2 hr.) Preregister.

One-On-One Computer Help

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

Book Discussion: "Brooklyn," by Colm Tóibín

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

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

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

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

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

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

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

English Exchange

Mon, Apr 23, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

Music by Laible Blu

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

Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics

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

English Exchange

Mon, Apr 30, 6:30 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

West Boca Branch

Chair Yoga

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

Trivia Contest!

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

English Exchange

Mon, Apr 23, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

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

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

Poetry Workshop: The Art of the Poem

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

Road Movies

Fri, Apr 27, 1:00 pm
"Baby Driver."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(113 min.)
Enjoy these classic to contemporary films synonymous with American culture that celebrate journeys rather than destinations.
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Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics

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

English Exchange

Mon, Apr 30, 1:00 pm

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Call 561-894-7529 to preregister.

West Boynton Branch

Stress Awareness Month: Sahaja Meditation

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

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

Sun, Apr 22, 2:00 pm
Staff-led discussion. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Mar 27.

Controlling Urinary Incontinence

Tue, Apr 24, 2:00 pm
Dr. Michael D. Jurewicz, Urology Surgery with Bethesda Hospital, discusses the facts about urinary incontinence, a common problem at any age, and treatment options. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Mar 27.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

Tue, Apr 24, 6:00 pm
Book an appointment for a one-on-one session with a library staff member. Call to find out what you need to bring along with your e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

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

"Let It Go"

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

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

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

Bridging Cultures Series: Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Mar 27.