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Acreage Branch

Mason Jar Meals: Brownie Mix

Thu, Jan 19, 6:30 pm
Fill a mason jar with layered ingredients for a delicious brownie mix. Great for home cooking and gift-giving. Materials provided. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hunter Safety

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will discuss hunting and firearm safety. Learn about the many hunter safety courses and education programs the commission provides. (60 min.) Preregister.

Miniature Garden Workshop

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
Create a basic miniature garden for indoors, outdoors or patio. Plants, potting medium, containers and accessories provided, or bring your own small cup, planter, basket, bowl or other container. Limit 12. (90 min.) Preregister.

DIY Resources

Thu, Jan 26, 7:00 pm
Do you enjoy home improvement projects? Are you a crafter looking for inspiration? Staff will show you the most popular resources for DIY projects, including a demonstration of electronic resources, and a tour of print books and magazines. (60 min.) Preregister.

Electric Java Jam

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

Adult Coloring

Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
Adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. They offer a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. All materials provided. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister.

Filling Our Soul: Thankful Print & Thankful Jar

Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
A colorful collection not grounded in traditional fall colors so that it can sit on any counter year round. One would hope that this year you, as part of a family, start off putting the thankful slips in periodically throughout the year and then read them on Thanksgiving. All ages. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch

Discover Axis360

Thu, Jan 19, 10:30 am
Learn how to access and download eBooks and audiobooks from Axis360. (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Book Discussion

Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Donna Gruber Adair will lead a discussion of "A Spool of Blue Thread," by Anne Tyler, about four generations of a middle-class American family. Sign up and borrow the book. (90 min.) Preregister.

CANCELLED - SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Sat, Jan 21, 10:30 am
This workshop, led by representatives from SCORE, will help you decide if you are ready to start your own business. If you have already started your small business, learn what it takes to be successful, as well as the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership. (2 hr.)

Getting Started With Ancestry Library Edition

Tue, Jan 24, 2:30 pm
Learn how to access and navigate one of the most popular online resources for researching your family tree. (60 min.) Preregister.

Meet the Author: Thomas Swick

Wed, Jan 25, 2:30 pm

Thomas Swick, former Sun-Sentinel travel editor, discusses his latest book, "The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them," a collection of essays and stories exploring what the author considers the seven fundamental pleasures of travel.

(60 min.) Preregister.

Classic Film & Discussion: "Annie Hall"

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
"Annie Hall." ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (94 min.) Following the screening, Roberta Presser, a film industry veteran, will lead a discussion of this perennial favorite. (2.5 hr.) (2.5 hr.) Preregister.
PG
Glades Road Branch

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Thu, Jan 19, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

Practical Mindfulness

Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Jim Bandler demonstrates the practice of meditation for the purpose of increasing awareness and learning how to live in the present moment. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion

Fri, Jan 20, 11:00 am
Stop by the branch to pick up a copy of the book. (60 min.) Preregister.

Current Events Discussion Group

Mon, Jan 23, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
"Indignation." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (110 min.) Preregister.
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Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Tue, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Wed, Jan 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.

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Introduction to Traditional Japanese Music

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Learn about Japanese culture through music! Wendy Lo, Curator of Education at the Morikami Museum, will introduce the Japanese instruments (Koto, Shamisen and Shakuhachi). Watch and listen to a Koto demonstration, learn how to read the music sheet, and receive a copy of Koto sheet music for a famous Japanese song. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hooked on Crochet

Sat, Jan 28, 10:30 am
Bring a crochet hook and some yarn. All levels welcome. (90 min.) Preregister.

Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe Presents "The Bintel Brief"

Mon, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
For more than 60 years, "The Bintel Brief" was a column in The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper and served as an immigrant's guide to America. Freelance writer, Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe discusses its humor and history, and offers a few modern “Bintel Briefisms.” (90 min.) Preregister.

Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Call to make an appointment for an individualized session with a staff member. We can assist you in becoming more familiar with MS Windows, MS Word, internet searching, email or any of the library's download services. (30 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Book & Film Discussion

Thu, Jan 19, 1:30 pm
"An Unfinished Life."
©‎Miramax.
(103 min.)
Film viewing and discussion.
"New Years" themes of reconciliation and renewal are wrapped up in Mark Spragg's book, "An Unfinished Life," about a wayward woman and her young daughter reuniting and reconciling with her estranged father-in-law. Join in a lively discussion to start 2017 off right! (2 hr.)
PG-13

Movie Matinee

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
"Selma." ©Paramount Pictures. (127 min.) In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Preregister.
PG-13

The Great Courses® The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Mon, Jan 23, 2:30 pm
Lecture 1: Taking on the Other Side of History. Lecture 2: Being Paleolithic.
This DVD lecture series explores the social, cultural, economic, religious and medical realities that dominated human lives. (60 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.

English Exchange

Tue, Jan 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.

Apples & Oranges

Wed, Jan 25, 11:00 am
Part II: Arthur Miller.
Local acting group "Theater Voices" will enlighten and entertain you with their performances about two of America's greatest playwrights. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Tue, Jan 31, 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.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Book Discussion

Thu, Jan 19, 10:00 am
Join us for a three-part book discussion and visual presentation of the book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America," by Colin Woodard. Woodard makes the argument that America was founded by different regional convictions which lead to 11 ‘nations’. Excluded in an American ‘nation’ is South Florida which is distinctive ‘nation’ on its own. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Thu, Dec 22.

Modern Mystery Book Club

Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Modern themes are explored in this new book club that focuses on 20th and 21st century mysteries. This month's book is "The Lovely Bones," by Alice Sebold. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Dec 28.

Contrast Duo: A Piano & Violin Performance

Thu, Jan 19, 3:00 pm

Enjoy the diverse repertoire of the Contrast Duo, an award-winning piano and violin ensemble.

(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Mon, Jan 09.

Crafty Memory Maps

Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Create a memory photo map using personal photographs and pictures from your travels and experiences. Only bring in items that you want to cut up — the idea is that your photograph will be cut into the shape of the state you visited and then adhered onto your map. The more places you have visited, the more photos you should bring in! Maps, collage embellishments, and other supplies provided. Limit 15. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Dec 28.

Poetry Workshop

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

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Wed, Jan 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.)

Keep on Top of Your Investment Decisions With Value Line!

Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
Are you a beginning, intermediate or advanced investor wanting to make educated investment decisions? To help investors make sound investment choices, the PBC Library System subscribes to Value Line's database – available to you at your local library or provided through remote access to your home computer. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion

Thu, Jan 26, 10:00 am
Join us for a three-part book discussion and visual presentation of the book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America," by Colin Woodard. Woodard makes the argument that America was founded by different regional convictions which lead to 11 ‘nations’. Excluded in an American ‘nation’ is South Florida which is distinctive ‘nation’ on its own. Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Thu, Dec 22.

Poetry Workshop

Tue, Jan 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.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)
Jupiter Branch

Short & Sweet Book Discussion Group

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "All the Light We Cannot See," crafts beautiful stories and explores the human condition and its relationship with nature. The two stories we will discuss are "The Shell Collector" and "Mkondo." (60 min.)

The Great Courses® Our Night Sky

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
Lecture 7: The Northern Sky and the North Celestial Pole. Lecture 8: The Fall Sky. Lecture 9: The Winter Sky.
This DVD lecture series provides an unrivaled tour of the night sky while teaching about the science, culture, technology and pleasure of stargazing. (90 min.)

From Coverage to Care: The Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Thu, Jan 26, 3:00 pm
Join us for another series of ACA Health Insurance enrollment activities to enroll and/or re-enroll consumers into the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plans. Walk-ins are welcome! (4 hr.)

Adult Book Discussion

Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
"The Japanese Lover" concerns a knotty tangle of characters searching for love in the wreckage of the 20th century. At the book’s heart is Alma Belasco, an elderly woman living at a seniors’ community in the San Francisco Bay Area, who slowly reveals the secrets of her tumultuous life. Our facilitator, Donna Gruber-Adair will be your guide through the discussion. (90 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® Our Night Sky

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00 pm
Lecture 10: The Spring Sky. Lecture 11: The Summer Sky. Lecture 12: The Southern Sky and the Milky Way.
This DVD lecture series provides an unrivaled tour of the night sky while teaching about the science, culture, technology and pleasure of stargazing. (90 min.)

Jupiter Library 2nd Annual Seed Swap

Tue, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Gardeners are invited to bring saved or leftover vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to share and swap with other gardeners. Beginners are welcome to participate even without seeds. Please bring enough so that everyone can get a few. Envelopes and pencils provided. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch

Who Has the Right?

Thu, Jan 19, 6:00 pm
An attorney from the PBC Bar Association will discuss voting practices historically and the present day challenges and dilemmas about who should vote and who should have the power to determine who votes. (60 min.) Preregister.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Fri, Jan 20, 10:00 am
Benefits specialists from the PBC Food Bank will assist with the SNAP application process and conduct the food stamp interview. First-come, first-served. (6 hr.)

Bridging Cultures Series: Pop-Up Persian Art

Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 pm
The Anar Art group brings together a wide-ranging group of artists that will present a display of graphic art, ceramics and calligraphy, with a live musical presentation. (4 hr.) Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Pop-Up Persian Art

Sun, Jan 22, 12:00 pm
The Anar Art group brings together a wide-ranging group of artists that will present a display of graphic art, ceramics and calligraphy, with a live musical presentation. (4 hr.) Preregister.

Chair Yoga

Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Learn some relaxation methods and get some exercise with chair yoga class. We will stretch, meditate, and work on improving our balance skills with Kripalu yoga instructor, Carol Dias. This program is suitable for all age groups. Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dr. Ruth & Judge Judy: Two Unique Personalities

Tue, Jan 24, 10:30 am
Dr. Rose Feinberg, ED. D., will present an exploration of their early lives, their marriages, accomplishments, challenges and fascinating highlights during their careers, that led to their roles as media personalities. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

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

English Exchange

Wed, Jan 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.

The Arab Spring, 2010 - 2011: A Historical Perspective

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
A series of rebellions broke out in the Middle East at the end of 2010. Egypt, Tunisia and Libya experienced regime changes while other nations were directly and indirectly affected. The impact of this so-called Arab Spring is being seen in the region today. Dr. Stephen Katz, history professor at Excelsior College will explore the deep-rooted and direct causes of the Arab Spring. (90 min.) Preregister.

Zumba® Gold

Thu, Jan 26, 6:30 pm
Join the party in this Latin-inspired dance fitness class where we mix fun moves and rhythms to burn calories. Suitable for active, older adults and beginners. Don't forget your towel and water. (60 min.) Preregister.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Fri, Jan 27, 10:00 am
Benefits specialists from the PBC Food Bank will assist with the SNAP application process and conduct the food stamp interview. First-come, first-served. (6 hr.)

Chair Yoga

Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
Learn some relaxation methods and get some exercise with chair yoga class. We will stretch, meditate, and work on improving our balance skills with Kripalu yoga instructor, Carol Dias. This program is suitable for all age groups. Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. (60 min.) Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Whispers of Persia - A Musical Celebration

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon full of enchanting Middle Eastern music performed by master musician Reza Filsoofi and the Caravan Ensemble. (60 min.) Preregister.

Bridging Cultures Series: Belly Dancing

Sun, Jan 29, 2:00 pm
Dawn Rhys, award-winning choreographer and certified instructor will offer a lively belly dancing performance and will share the history of this fascinating and ever-evolving art form. (60 min.) Preregister.

Film and Book Discussion

Mon, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
"The Hundred-Foot Journey."
©‎Dreamworks Pictures.
(122 min.)
Film viewing and discussion.
Watch the movie first, then come back on Tue, Jan 31 to discuss the book by Richard Morais. (2.5 hr.) Preregister.
PG
PG

Film and Book Discussion

Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "The Hundred-Foot Journey," by Richard Morais. Copies available at the research desk.
Watch the movie first, then come back on Tue, Jan 31 to discuss the book by Richard Morais. (60 min.) Preregister.
PG

Landlord/Tenant Law

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
An attorney from the PBC Bar Association will discuss Florida Landlord/Tenant Law, including leases, rights and responsibilities, the Florida Statutes on landlord and tenant relationships and court procedures during a lawsuit. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Speak With a Specialist

Thu, Jan 19, 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. Make an appointment, so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

Thu, Jan 19, 3:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 04, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2017.

CreationStation Demonstration

Thu, Jan 19, 4:00 pm
Using a Drawing Tablet/Manga Studio.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

PBC Archaeological Society Presents: Monuments, Ontologies & Translations

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Using the Belle Glade archaeological culture of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades watershed as a case study, Nathan Lawres, M.A., of the University of Florida, will explore how reality is encapsulated within monumental architecture and how architecture itself invokes references to relations with water, the cosmos, seasonality, people and places throughout the landscape. (60 min.) Preregister.

Expanded Healthy Nutrition Program

Mon, Jan 23, 6:00 pm
Unit 2: Focus on fruits and veggies, and learn how to make half your grains whole grains.
Learn how to make healthy food choices for the whole family, prepare delicious and safe food, and save money when shopping. Presented by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). (90 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

Tue, Jan 24, 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.

Let's Play Scrabble!

¡Juguemos Scrabble!
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Martes, 24 de enero, 2:00 pm
Join other Scrabble enthusiasts for an entertaining afternoon of word-play. Basic game knowledge required. Bring your own board, or use one of ours. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas del juego "Scrabble" y disfrute de una tarde de entretenimiento. Se requiere conocimiento básico del juego. Traiga su propio juego o utilice uno de los nuestros. Se requiere registrarse. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras

(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Martes, 24 de enero, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Bridging Cultures Series: Bossas, Boleros & Blues

Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
This versatile jazz trio with lead singer Maryann Donnelly will offer an engaging musical presentation in English, Spanish and Portuguese. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Tue, Jan 24, 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.

Speak With a Specialist

Thu, Jan 26, 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. Make an appointment, so we can match you with the appropriate specialist. (30 min.)

CreationStation Demonstration

Thu, Jan 26, 4:00 pm
Recording Audio With Audacity.
Learn about the CreationStation digital media lab at the Main Library. Library staff will demonstrate one way that CreationStation can be used to create multi-media projects. You'll also find out how you can share your work on the CreationStation website. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Expanded Healthy Nutrition Program

Mon, Jan 30, 6:00 pm
Unit 3: Focus on building strong bones, going lean with protein, and learning about food safety.
Learn how to make healthy food choices for the whole family, prepare delicious and safe food, and save money when shopping. Presented by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). (90 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring Club

Club de Colorear para Adultos
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Martes, 31 de enero, 2:00 pm
According to recent articles in The New York Times and The Miami Herald, adult coloring is gaining in popularity. Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets, greeting cards, and colored pencils will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
Según artículos publicados recientemente por el "New York Times" y "Miami Herald," actividades de colorear han crecido en popularidad entre adultos. Disfruta de esta sesión de colorear entre entusiastas de esta actvidad. Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. Se requiere registrarse. (60 min.) Preregister.

Asistencia Individualizada: Computadoras

(One-on-One Computer Assistance, in Spanish)
Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Martes, 31 de enero, 2:00 pm
¿Desea aprender cómo utilizar el ratón y el teclado? ¿Aprender a utilizar el internet? ¿Crear un documento de Microsoft Word? Llame y haga una cita con un especialista que le asistirá en español. (30 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Meet the Author: Sam Joeckel

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
Palm Beach Atlantic University professor, Sam Joeckel, discusses his novel, "Golden Notes," the story of a young girl forever transformed after mysteriously discovering an acoustic guitar. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Tue, Jan 31, 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.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

From Coverage to Care: The Affordable Care Act Workshop

Thu, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
Consumers who would like more information about how to use their healthcare benefits under the Affordable Care Act can attend the Coverage to Care educational workshop for an in-depth explanation of benefits. Walk-ins are welcome! (2 hr.)

Adult Coloring

Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring and color yourself calm. Materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
"The Spy Who Came in From the Cold."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(112 min.)
Not rated.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Tai Chi

Fri, Jan 20, 11:00 am
Experience meditation in motion through the natural and flowing movements of Tai Chi. This traditional Chinese martial art is widely recognized for its many benefits to health and wellness. Loose clothing and flat shoes are required. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Dec 20.

Acoustic Java Jam

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2.5 hr.)

Write! Read! Critique!

Mon, Jan 23, 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.

Coloring for Adults: Chinese New Year

Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Cock-a-doodle-doo! It’s the Year of the Red Fire Rooster and luck is in the sky for hue! Explore the color and vibrancy of the Chinese New Year. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Dec 20.

Are You Board? Game On!

Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Strategy Games!
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 current popular game introduced each session. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion

Wed, Jan 25, 2:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of Neil Gaiman’s modern fairy tale, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.” Pick up a copy of the book when you register. (60 min.) Preregister.

Introduction to Meditation

Fri, Jan 27, 11:00 am
Often referred to as exercise for the mind, mediation is known to carry a multitude of benefits, from improved mindfulness to stress reduction. Join us as Master Ken illuminates these benefits and leads us through an introduction of meditation. (60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Dec 20.

Cin-Lit Movie Series

Fri, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
"Anonymous."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(129 min.)
Suffering "Downton Abbey" withdrawals? Enjoy these acclaimed, lush, period movies with a literary leaning and stay for an in-depth discussion afterward with Adriana Delgado, published film critic. Preregister.
PG-13

Are You Board? Game On!

Sat, Jan 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. A variety of familiar games will be available with a current popular game introduced each session. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Mon, Jan 30, 10:00 am
Do you need help accessing the abundance of your library's downloadable and streaming content with your eReader, computer or tablet? Call or stop by the research services desk anytime this month to schedule your own personalized 30-minute session with a staff member. One appointment per month, per person. (30 min.)

Art for Adults: Watercolor Basics

Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Whether you want to explore bold colors like Van Gogh, or capture the beauty and fluidity of nature like Georgia O’Keeffe, every artist has to start somewhere. Join us and learn the basics of one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art. All materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Dec 20.
Tequesta Branch

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Robert & Clara Schumann - Their Lives & Music

Thu, Jan 19, 2:30 pm
Lecture 3: Clara. Lecture 4: Carnaval.
This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects about the work of Robert Schumann embodies the 19th century romantic tendency to combine literature and music and to use music as a highly personal form of self-expression. (90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.

The Great Courses® Great Masters: Robert & Clara Schumann - Their Lives & Music

Thu, Jan 26, 2:30 pm
Lecture 5: Marriage and Songs. Lecture 6: The Symphonic Year.
This DVD lecture series provides fascinating aspects about the work of Robert Schumann embodies the 19th century romantic tendency to combine literature and music and to use music as a highly personal form of self-expression. (90 min.) Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
Wellington Branch

English Exchange

Mon, Jan 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.

Meet the Author: Thomas Swick

Tue, Jan 24, 6:30 pm

Thomas Swick, former Sun-Sentinel travel editor, discusses his latest book, "The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them," a collection of essays and stories exploring what the author considers the seven fundamental pleasures of travel.

(60 min.)

Book Discussion Series: Think Differently

Wed, Jan 25, 6:30 pm
New year, new perspective. Join the Wellington Library Book Club to read and discuss stories about people who may think and see the world differently than you do. We begin this series of three books with “The Silver Linings Playbook,” by Matthew Quick. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-on-One

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Do you have questions about Windows, internet searching, MS Word or Excel, email, mousing or library technology? Call to make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a librarian. (30 min.)

English Exchange

Mon, Jan 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.

Three Funny Women: Fanny Brice, Gilda Radner & Joan Rivers

Tue, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Explore the lives of three unique women, their marriages, career highlights, and key events that influenced their lives and careers. Led by former FAU adjunct professor Rose M. Feinberg, Ed.D and enhanced with personal quotes and photographs. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boca Branch

The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Thu, Jan 19, 10:15 am
Lecture 7: Lincoln and Liberty, Too. Lecture 8: The Uncertain President. Lecture 9: The Emancipation Moment.
What made Lincoln great? This DVD series explores a man whose words and life embodied the nature of democracy. (90 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.

Barbra Streisand Film Festival

Thu, Jan 19, 1:00 pm
"The Way We Were."
©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
(118 min.)
Best known for the range and dynamics of her voice, this Oscar winner is also recognized for her wide-ranging filmography.
PG

Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

Fri, Jan 20, 2:00 pm

William and Sue Wills bring to life the story of the president and his first lady. (60 min.) Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 04, 10:00 am, by phone, in person or online at www.pbclibrary.org/presidents-2017.

Community Writing Workshop

Sat, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Poetry: This workshop will discuss poetic forms, metaphor, line breaks, and other elements of well-constructed poetry. Participants will leave the workshop with plenty of new material to work with.
Florida Atlantic University MFA students are leading a series of intensive writing workshops. Attend one or all three, and fine tune your craft. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Mon, Jan 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 Series

Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Join librarian Stacy Alesi to discuss "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker," by Jennifer Chiaverini. Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.)

Lean In Circle

Wed, Jan 25, 6:45 pm
The Boca Raton Lean In Circle is a group of women who meet regularly to share and learn together about leadership. New members are welcome. (2 hr.)

The Great Courses® Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Thu, Jan 26, 10:15 am
Lecture 10: Lincoln's Triumph. Lecture 11: The President's Sword. Lecture 12: The Dream of Lincoln.
What made Lincoln great? This DVD series explores a man whose words and life embodied the nature of democracy. (90 min.)
Shown with permission. Not rated.

Barbra Streisand Film Festival

Thu, Jan 26, 1:00 pm
"A Star Is Born."
©‎Warner Bros.
(140 min.)
Best known for the range and dynamics of her voice, this Oscar winner is also recognized for her wide-ranging filmography.
R

Community Writing Workshop

Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 pm
Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Writing: Interested in writing the story of your life, learning more about literary journalism, or exploring more experimental forms such as the lyric essay? This workshop uses exercises and discussion to introduce participants to the exciting world of writing nonfiction.
Florida Atlantic University MFA students are leading a series of intensive writing workshops. Attend one or all three, and fine tune your craft. Limit 15. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Mon, Jan 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.

Bridging Cultures Series: Film - Le Grand Voyage

Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
"Le Grand Voyage (The Great Voyage)." ©Film Movement. (108 min.) A young man finds himself forced to drive his father to Mecca. As the reluctant pair wind their way from the South of France to Saudi Arabia, their relationship is tested and the journey will change them forever. In French & Arabic with English subtitles. Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Preregister.
Shown with permission. Not rated.
West Boynton Branch

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

Thu, Jan 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.) Preregister.

Crafternoon: Dress a Paper Doll

Mon, Jan 23, 2:00 pm
Make a paper doll with traced templates and clothing patterns. All materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.)

The Concept Car

Tue, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
Richard Earl, grandson of Harley Earl creator of the first concept car in 1938, discusses his grandfather's legacy, the history of the car and how it is used as a marketing device to boost sales, increase car show attendance and to test consumer responses. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian

Tue, Jan 24, 6:00 pm
Whether you need to conduct research for a school assignment, get more from the library’s catalog or databases, generate a professional résumé, find books to read or take a tour of the library, we can help you. The Book-a-Librarian service allows you to schedule a free one-on-one session with a research librarian for up to an hour. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

Wed, Jan 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 eReader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Silver Screen Cinema Series

Wed, Jan 25, 1:00 pm
"Notorious." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (101 min.) Celebrate the 70th anniversary of this classic film. Popcorn provided. Preregister.
Not rated.

Book-a-Librarian: eBooks

Wed, Jan 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 eReader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Smartphone Photography

Thu, Jan 26, 2:00 pm
Capture premium photos with your smartphone from amateur photographer and technology expert, Madeline Schiller. (60 min.) Preregister.

Veterans Services of PBC

Mon, Jan 30, 2:00 pm
Andy Reese from PBC Veterans Services talks about the services provided to veterans, how to file claims, obtain benefits and answer any questions you may have related to the subject. (60 min.) Preregister.

Budgeting & Personal Finance Apps for Your Mobile Device

Tue, Jan 31, 10:30 am
Learn the best personal money management apps for your mobile phone and tablet. Bring your mobile device and download them with our Wi-Fi. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Stroke Alert: When Every Second Counts

Tue, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Gail Flanz, Stroke Coordinator from Bethesda Stroke Center, talks about the warning signs, symptoms and various types of strokes. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Tue, Jan 31, 6:30 pm
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate and clothes pile up everywhere? Kathy Andio will share the revolutionary decluttering and organizing tips from The New York Times best-seller, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," by Marie Kondo. Clear your clutter and enjoy the magic of a tidy home! (90 min.) Preregister.