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Acreage Branch

Crafts for Kids

Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Make a fun, exciting craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

Club Pokémon

Tue, Apr 24, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade or try your hand at Pokémon bingo, or a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

Playful Toddlers & Tykes

Wed, Apr 25, 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.)

Craft Night!

Thu, Apr 26, 7:00 pm
Try out a few fun crafts at this relaxed event. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

LEGO® Bricks

Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (90 min.)
Belle Glade Branch

After-School Gaming & More

Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Drop by for some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Sat, Apr 21, 10:15 am
"Disney's Little Einsteins." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (25 min.) Not rated.

Story Hour: French/English

Heure du Conte: Français/Anglais
Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Samedi, 21 Avril, 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.)

Earth Day Stories & Crafts

Sat, Apr 21, 1:00 pm
We'll share stories and talk about daily habits that can make a big difference in protecting our environment. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Baby Play Date

Mon, Apr 23, 10:00 am
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

Kids Money Smart: Monopoly Tournament

Mon, Apr 23, 3:30 pm
Test your money smarts while eating snacks with your friends and win some cool prizes. Monopoly Junior also available. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.)

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Get ready for the FSA with Tutor.com, the free online tutoring available through the library. Grades K-12. (30 min.) Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Thu, Apr 26, 3:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Children's Day/Book Day

El día de los niños/el día de los libros
Sat, Apr 28, 11:00 am
Sábado, 28 de abril, 11:00 am
Celebrate childhood and the love of reading with stories in English and Spanish. All ages. (45 min.)
Celebremos la niñez y el amor por la lectura con cuentos en inglés y español. Todas las edades. (45 min.)

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Sat, Apr 28, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Baby Play Date

Mon, Apr 30, 10:00 am
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.)

After-School Read In!

Mon, Apr 30, 3:30 pm
Weekly Read In series with literacy games and treats to make reading more delicious! Grades 2 & up. (45 min.)
Gardens Branch

Kids Code

Fri, Apr 20, 3:15 pm
Learn the fundamental concepts of computer programming by building and running a computer program using Scratch®, developed by MIT. Ages 9-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pokémon Club

Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Dominoes

Mon, Apr 23, 3:00 pm
Learn the game and play it. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Money Smart: Piggy Bank Adventures

Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Learn and "earn" some money smart tips. We'll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate a piggy bank. Grades K-3. (45 min.) Preregister.

Love Painting

Wed, Apr 25, 3:15 pm
Create a beautiful canvas expressing love, no talent required. Dress to get messy. Ages 8 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Watercolor Painting

Fri, Apr 27, 3:15 pm
Create colorful and unique works of art with our watercolors. Dress to get messy. Ages 4-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Art

Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Get artsy in our fun and creative toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Balloon Twisting 101

Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Learn the basics of balloon twisting and make a balloon animal and more! Loud popping sounds will occur. Ages 9 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Keep Calm & Color

Mon, Apr 30, 3:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Squirmy Wormies

Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with the 4-H Club and learn about worms, dirt, and compost with live worms. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon

Fri, Apr 27, 4:00 pm
Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 4-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Fun

Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Stop in for some stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Preregister.

Plastic Playground

Sat, Apr 28, 3:00 pm
Don’t throw plastic cups away. We’ll show you games you can play like stacking, racing and bowling. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Sensory Story Time

Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Stories, songs, crafts and movement activities specially designed for children with sensory challenges. All ages. (35 min.) Preregister.

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Wed, Apr 25, 4:00 pm
April is nearing its end and May is not too far away. Learn about seeds, flower bulbs and seedlings and plant seeds for your own colorful garden. Make some pretty paper flowers while you wait for your seeds to grow! Ages 3-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Children's Day/Book Day

El día de los niños/el día de los libros
Sat, Apr 28, 11:00 am
Sábado, 28 de abril, 11:00 am
Come celebrate Children's Day/Book Day! We will sing and share stories in English and Spanish and make a special craft. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.
¡Vengan a celebrar el día de los niños/el día de los libros! Vamos a cantar y compartir cuentos en ingles y español y crear una manualidad especial. Todas las edades. Se requiere registrarse. (45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

A Recycled Story Time for Earth Day

Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
What is happening to our story time room? There's trash everywhere! What will we do with it? We'll play a sorting game, read a story or two about recycling, watch a video called "Trashy Town" and make a recycled craft. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Paint-By-Sticker: Under the Sea

Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 pm
Create a vibrant, full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Money as You Grow Kids Workshop

Wed, Apr 25, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Money Smart Week by learning more about the financial world we live in with Aaron Standish, Financial Literacy Coordinator from the PBC School District as our guide. You'll personalize a coin bank to help you start out right on your financial journey. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks: Design a Kite

Thu, Apr 26, 4:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Children's Yoga

Fri, Apr 27, 10:30 am
Join a certified and licensed yoga instructor who will help kids focus their minds and stretch their bodies using music activities and other yoga tools and books, all while having fun! Ages 3-6. (30 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Bouncing Bunnies, Peeping Chicks

Sat, Apr 21, 9:30 am
Stories, songs, music, and crafts to get our toddlers hopping and bopping! Ages 15-24 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tot Art: Earth Day

Sun, Apr 22, 3:30 pm
Calling all little artists to crawl, waddle or walk on over for some tiny tot art! Dress to get messy. Ages 1-3. (30 min.) Preregister.

Society for Junior Explorers

Tue, Apr 24, 3:00 pm
"The Knight at Dawn."
Our "Magic Tree House" is ready to transport you to different times and places to explore and learn. Bring your imagination and your love of adventure! Ages 7-10. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Sat, Apr 28, 3:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (152 min.) Enjoy popcorn, candy and drinks from our "concession stand.” All ages. Preregister.
PG-13

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

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

Friendship Paint

Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 pm
Make new friends while painting quilted squares. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8s Math Club®

Thu, Apr 26, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks; it is highly recommended to attend all five weekly sessions from Apr 12 - May 10. Grades K-2. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tween Chess Club

Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Let’s play chess! If you know how to play, great! If you don’t, we will teach you. Ages 8-12. (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.
Loula V. York Branch

Super Saturday Story Times!

Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Love the Earth!
Music, stories and creative activities for young children and their parents! Ages 3-7. (45 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Earth Day Celebration

Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Our little planet gives us so much for us to marvel at and enjoy. Give thanks to our home planet with stories and crafts! Ages 3-6. (60 min.)

STEM for Little Ones: Dinosaurs!

Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
We will teach your little ones about dinosaurs big and small. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

StoryWalk® & Craft: "Chrysanthemum"

Sat, Apr 21, 12:00 pm
This month’s StoryWalk® celebrates Kevin Henkes’ story, "Chrysanthemum." Parents and children are encouraged to walk our story path to find a craft at the end. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

Preschool Picassos

Fri, Apr 27, 10:00 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. (30 min.)

Story Art Club

Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Art and literature are weaved seamlessly together in this class where students will be exposed to different art techniques and diverse authors. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Little Chefs: Grow It, Cook It! Onion Edition

Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, learn about the process of planting, growing and cooking your very own food! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

International Board Game Day!

Sun, Apr 29, 2:00 pm
Board games will be provided and placed in the children’s room for you to come and play! All ages. (2 hr.)
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

STEM: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Mon, Apr 23, 4:00 pm
Spring is in the air, gusts are whipping up and it’s a perfect time to make a kite and learn how they fly. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks

Mon, Apr 30, 4:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. Limit 12. (45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

The Science of Paper Airplanes

Fri, Apr 20, 4:00 pm
Design your own paper airplane and test it against others to see which will fly the farthest distance and remain in the air the longest. Another great STEM activity! Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Let’s Talk Money!

Thu, Apr 26, 3:45 pm
We all want to buy things that we can’t always afford. Learn how to become a money smart kid by knowing how to spend, save and donate wisely with a little help from Ms. Rajeeyah Madinah, e-commerce instructor. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Books and Kids! Bilingual Story Time

¡Libros y niños! Hora de cuentos bilingüe
Fri, Apr 27, 11:00 am
Viernes, veintisiete de abril, 11:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun in both English and Spanish with our friends Señora Leslie, Señora Tania and Mrs. Fishman! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.
Acompáñanos y disfruta de cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español con nuestras amigas Señora Leslie, Señora Tania y la Señora Fishman. Edades 2-5. Se requiere registrarse. (45 min.) Preregister.

Snap to It With Snap Circuits® Arcade!

Mon, Apr 30, 4:00 pm
Explore a variety of projects and games with a circuit board that features sound, light and motion. Another great STEM activity! Ages 8-11. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

LEGO® Bricks

Sat, Apr 21, 2:00 pm
Build, imagine and play with our LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

STEAM: Art Explorations

Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Artist, Director and Producer: Andy Warhol.
Biographical exploration of American artists, an introduction to their lives and artistic styles. Learn artists' techniques to create your own masterpiece. Ages 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Friday Movie Magic

Fri, Apr 20, 2:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment. Ages 5-12.

Ocean Commotion

Sat, Apr 21, 11:00 am
Dolphins and turtles and jellyfish, oh my! Join us for stories, songs and a craft featuring our friends from under the sea. Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.) Preregister.

Homework Club

Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.)

Spring Flowers

Tue, Apr 24, 3:00 pm
Spring is in the air! Show your creativity as we construct origami flowers. Ages 8-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister.

Earth Day Seed Bombs

Wed, Apr 25, 3:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day by making seed bombs that will burst with flowers! Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister.

American Revolution Trivia

Thu, Apr 26, 3:00 pm
Does your knowledge of trivia leave your family and friends in awe? Join a team and see who is the trivia king and queen. Ages 5-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Friday Movie Magic

Fri, Apr 27, 2:30 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of movie entertainment. Ages 5-12.

Homework Club

Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.)
West Boca Branch

Saturday Morning Crafts

Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9. (60 min.)

Hands-On STEAM: littleBits

Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Learn about electrical circuits in a safe and fun way. littleBits magnetically snap together to form working circuits. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Children's Day/Book Day!

El día de los niños/el día de los libros
Thu, Apr 26, 3:30 pm
Jueves, 26 de abril, 3:30 pm
Celebrate the fun of being a kid and the fun of reading in English and Spanish. Pre-K & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Celebra lo divertido de ser un niño y lo divertido que es leer en inglés y en español. Grados Pre-K en adelante. Se requiere registrarse. (45 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Toddler Time

Sat, Apr 28, 10:30 am
Listen to a story, dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. First come, first served. Limit 20. (30 min.)
West Boynton Branch

Science Central: Earth Day

Mon, Apr 23, 3:30 pm
Explore, observe and identify different types of nature during our earth science afternoon. Learn about gardening and take home a plant in a hand-decorated pot. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess

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

Reading Buddies

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

Spanish Club for Niños!

Mon, Apr 30, 3:30 pm
Packed with songs, rhymes, jokes and tongue twisters, Spanish Club engages children for a memorable and enjoyable time. For any level Spanish, native to novice. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.