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All Palm Beach County Library System locations will close at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 22 and remain closed on Thu, Nov 23 & Fri, Nov 24, for Thanksgiving. No materials will be due on these days.
 

Classes & Events for Children

Meet your friends at the Library to learn new skills or just for fun! Find out what’s going on at your Library. Click here for the regularly scheduled Story Times

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Acreage Branch

Club Pokémon

Tue, Nov 21, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to show off, battle, trade and make new friends or try your hand at Pokémon bingo or a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

Family, Friends & Food for Thanksgiving

Wed, Nov 22, 11:15 am
Hear Thanksgiving stories, share a snack, and say what you are thankful for at our little Thanksgiving story feast. Ages 3-5.

After-School LEGO® Builders Club

Wed, Nov 22, 3:00 pm
Are you a Master Builder? Find out as you use our LEGO® bricks to work on creative projects alone or with friends. Ages 5-12. (90 min.)
Belle Glade Branch

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Tue, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library, or get help logging into i-Ready®. Grades K-12. (60 min.) Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

Families Reading Together: "The Peace Book," by Todd Parr

Tue, Nov 21, 6:00 pm
This annual event focuses on the importance of sharing books with children and encouraging them to read on their own. All ages. (45 min.)

Preschool Story Time

Wed, Nov 22, 11:00 am
Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce pre-reading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Mon, Nov 27, 10:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Read In!

Mon, Nov 27, 3:30 pm
Sign up for our weekly Read In series with literacy games and treats to make reading more delicious! Grades 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Coloring Night

Mon, Nov 27, 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.)

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Tue, Nov 28, 3:30 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library, or get help logging into i-Ready®. Grades K-12. (60 min.) Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

Families Reading Together: "The Peace Book," by Todd Parr

Tue, Nov 28, 6:00 pm
This annual event focuses on the importance of sharing books with children and encouraging them to read on their own. All ages. (45 min.)

Preschool Story Time

Wed, Nov 29, 11:00 am
Thematic stories, rhymes, songs and fun activities to reinforce pre-reading skills. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5

Wed, Nov 29, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

"Minecraft"

Thu, Nov 30, 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.
Gardens Branch

Pokémon Club

Tue, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Calling all Pokémon enthusiasts! Bring your Gameboy, DS, deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Chess Buffs

Sun, Nov 26, 2:00 pm
Play with other chess buffs for a game, or two. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Preregister.
Glades Road Branch

Parachute Playtime

Tue, Nov 21, 10:30 am
Shake the parachute and blow some bubbles for morning-time fun. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Tue, Nov 21, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Meet other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Sensory Story Time

Sat, Nov 25, 10:30 am
Short stories, songs and movement activities for children with special needs. All ages. (35 min.) Preregister.

Young & Restless Story Time

Tue, Nov 28, 10:30 am
Enjoy stories and songs just for little ones. Ages 9-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane!

Tue, Nov 28, 4:00 pm
November is National Aviation History Month. Construct, decorate and fly paper airplanes, then compete in a distance contest. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Bear-y Special Story Time

Wed, Nov 29, 11:00 am
Join us for stories, games, songs and a bear-y craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Drop-In Coloring Club

Tue, Nov 21, 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving fun!
Drop in to our Coloring Club and color your cares away! We’ll have coloring sheets, crayons, markers, colored pencils and more. All ages. (60 min.)

Preschool Block Party

Mon, Nov 27, 11:00 am
We're bringing out LEGO® DUPLO blocks, wooden blocks, and Bristle Blocks just for you! Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Kids in the Kitchen

Tue, Nov 28, 3:30 pm
Learn about different foods, kitchen safety, and how to follow recipes. We'll also make a no-bake apple pie. The recipe is vegetarian and nut free. Ages 5-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

A Visit From Sandoway Discovery Center

Wed, Nov 29, 3:30 pm
Learn about the ocean life in our own "backyard" with a question-and-answer session, a hands-on exploration, and other surprises. Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

All About Turkeys

Tue, Nov 21, 9:30 am
We'll dance, make crafts, play games and gobble up a treat in celebration of this funny bird. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Mon, Nov 27, 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.

Toddler Art

Thu, Nov 30, 9:30 am
Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.
Lantana Road Branch

American Girls Are Back!

Tue, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
This four-week hands-on class will feature a different girl each week. We’ll read a short excerpt, discuss their lives, and create a craft from that time period. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Kids Anime Club

Sat, Nov 25, 3:00 pm
Enjoy shows like Avatar, Pokémon, Sailor Moon and Yokai Watch? Then join anime club! Bring your cards if you want to trade. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

American Girls Are Back!

Tue, Nov 28, 3:30 pm
This four-week hands-on class will feature a different girl each week. We’ll read a short excerpt, discuss their lives, and create a craft from that time period. Ages 8-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Bingo!

Wed, Nov 29, 3:30 pm
Play with real bingo cards and dotters! We will also have prizes for the winners. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Time!

Thu, Nov 30, 10:30 am
Need more fun for your toddler between Story Time sessions? Join us as we sing, read books and have playtime! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch

Family Story Times: Happy Thanksgiving

Tue, Nov 21, 11:00 am
Children and parents are invited to share what they're most grateful for. Ages 3-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times!

Sat, Nov 25, 11:00 am
Happy Thanksgiving!
Children and their parents are invited for stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-6. (45 min.)

Toddler Story Times!

Tue, Nov 28, 10:00 am
Sharing Our Gifts.
Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Fun Night!

Wed, Nov 29, 5:30 pm
Children and families are invited for fun and games, music, and arts and crafts as we celebrate Families Reading Together month! Great books and delicious refreshments will be served! All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times!

Thu, Nov 30, 10:00 am
Sharing Our Gifts I.
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

Hour of Code: Scratch

Wed, Nov 22, 2:00 pm
Learn to work with Scratch to create a fun games! Ages 8-11. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Club Play Dates: "Make Way for Ducklings," by Robert McCloskey

Sat, Nov 25, 11:00 am
Help foster your child's love of literacy with book club play dates. We will read books, play games, make crafts, and have lots of fun! Ages 2-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Sat, Nov 25, 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. First come, first served. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. (2 hr.)

Baby Belly Painting

Mon, Nov 27, 5:00 pm
Your baby can be the next Picasso in this cute art class. No clean up necessary! Ages 4-12 mos. (45 min.) Preregister.

STEAM Travels: Ancient Rome - Volcano Day

Thu, Nov 30, 3:30 pm
Experience the eruption of Mount Vesuvius by using household items to create a volcano. Ages 8-12. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister.

Animal Reading Friends (ARF)

Thu, Nov 30, 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. First come, first served. Sign in for a 15-minute slot. Grades K-5. (2 hr.)
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Make & Take Craft

Tue, Nov 21, 3:30 pm
Go crazy with an assortment of crafts from throughout the year. Ages 3-10. (45 min.)
Royal Palm Beach Branch

RPB Kids Coloring Club: Give Thanks!

Tue, Nov 21, 10:30 am
Children are invited to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring. Thanksgiving and autumn coloring sheets provided. Feel free to bring your own coloring book! Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Origami Art

Tue, Nov 21, 2:30 pm
Learn to fold paper into pieces of 3-D art. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Kids Wii U Gaming & More …

Wed, Nov 22, 2:30 pm
Bored with staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with your friends. Ages 7-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

Native American Dreamcatchers

Wed, Nov 29, 4:00 pm
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, make a beautiful dreamcatcher from our recyclable materials. Materials provided. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

"Star Wars" Mania

Thu, Nov 30, 4:00 pm
The force is strong at the library! Celebrate the upcoming "Star Wars" movie with special crafts and activities. Materials provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Giving Thanks

Tue, Nov 21, 3:00 pm
Celebrate Thanksgiving by creating a special turkey and showing what you're thankful for. Ages 4-10. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Tiny Tots

Tue, Nov 28, 10:30 am
Join us for songs and movement, books, playtime and bubbles! Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Constellations & Their Stories

Tue, Nov 28, 3:00 pm
Have you ever looked at the night sky and wondered about the stars? Explore the constellations with stories and a craft. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

STEAM Make & Discover

Thu, Nov 30, 3:00 pm
Create, play and learn. We will be engineering marble runs. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister.
West Boca Branch

Afternoon Crafts

Tue, Nov 21, 2:30 pm
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9. (60 min.)

Bouncing Babies

Mon, Nov 27, 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.

Little Artists: Watercolor Art

Tue, Nov 28, 3:30 pm
Explore your creativity in this art class where we will create a colorful masterpiece using scented watercolor markers. First come, first served. Ages 4 & up. Limit 24. (45 min.)

"The Peace Book" & More About Todd Parr

Thu, Nov 30, 3:30 pm
Read this year’s Families Reading Together book and learn a little about its author. Create your own Todd Parr inspired art. First come, first served. Ages 4 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.)
West Boynton Branch

Bilingual Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües
Mon, Nov 27, 10:15 am
Lunes, 27 de noviembre, 10:15 am
Dance, sing, play games and enjoy bilingual stories! Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.
Bailemos, cantemos, juguemos y disfrutemos de cuentos en español y ingles. Edades 2-4. Se requiere registrarse. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tiny Tots

Tue, Nov 28, 10:15 am
Movement and fingerplays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Lapsit

Tue, Nov 28, 11:00 am
Stretches and playtime for the littlest ones. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Hooray for Pre-K: Disney Edition

Thu, Nov 30, 11:00 am
M-I-C-K-E-Y Mouse! A special story time featuring some of your favorite Disney songs, including the "Hot Dog Song," "Under the Sea" and "Let It Go." Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.