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Acreage Branch

After-School LEGO® Builders Club

Fri, Aug 18, 3:00 pm
Take a brick break from back to school as you use our LEGO® bricks to work on creative projects alone or with friends. Ages 5-12. (90 min.)

Eclipse Party: Fun With the Sun!

Mon, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Drop-in on this can't-miss eclipse party. The next one isn't until 2045! Pass the time with hot solar crafts and cool experiments. Safely watch the skies with our special glasses. Peak viewing is just before 3 pm. All ages.

Club Pokémon

Tue, Aug 29, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends or try your hand at a Pokécraft and play some Pokémon bingo! Ages 6-12. (90 min.)
Belle Glade Branch

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües
Sat, Aug 19, 11:00 am
Sábado, 19 de agosto, 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.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Sat, Aug 19, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

Family Story Times

Mon, Aug 21, 10:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Solar Eclipse Spectacular!

Mon, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Meet up at the library to take full advantage of this rare event. Enjoy snacks, read up on the eclipse and get a sneak peek with our safety glasses. All ages. (90 min.)

Family Coloring Night

Mon, Aug 21, 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.)

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Thu, Aug 24, 3:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

It's LEGO® Time!

Sat, Aug 26, 10:00 am
Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. All ages. (60 min.)

Story Hour

Heure du Conte
Sat, Aug 26, 11:00 am
Samedi, 26 Août, 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.)

Family Story Times

Mon, Aug 28, 10:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

Family Coloring Night

Mon, Aug 28, 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.)

"Minecraft"

Thu, Aug 31, 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.
Clarence E. Anthony Branch

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Mon, Aug 21, 5:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch

LEGO® Bricks & More

Sat, Aug 19, 10:30 am
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pokémon Club

Sat, Aug 26, 10:30 am
Calling all Pokémon enthusiasts! If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be! 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.
Greenacres Branch

Wigglecise

Fri, Aug 18, 11:00 am
Get up and move! Listen to music as we wiggle, jump, hop and do a stretch or two. Improve motor skills, rhythm and coordination using shakers, balls, instruments and more. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Cardboard Car Drive-In

Sat, Aug 19, 11:00 am
Transform cardboard boxes into cool, kid-friendly cars. Then park in front of the big screen and watch the show! Concession stand will be open and serving snacks. Ages 4-7. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sensational Snakes

Fri, Aug 25, 4:00 pm
Okeeheelee Nature Center will introduce you to nature’s own amazing method of pest control. Conquer your fears and learn something new about these slithery reptiles. Guests will have the opportunity to touch a live snake if they desire. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

It's National Dog Day!

Sat, Aug 26, 10:30 am
"Hotel for Dogs." ©Paramount Pictures. (100 min.) Celebrate with a good movie and some tasty Scooby snacks!
PG
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Preschool Block Party

Tue, Aug 22, 11:00 am
Calling all little builders. We’re bringing out DUPLO® Blocks, wooden blocks, and Bristle Blocks® just for you! Ages 3-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Pajama Story Time: Teddy Bear Picnic

Wed, Aug 23, 6:30 pm
Cuddle up in your pajamas with your favorite teddy bear and join us for stories, songs and more as we celebrate National Picnic Month. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Club

Thu, Aug 24, 4:00 pm
Build your name.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Art

Wed, Aug 23, 10:00 am
Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Home School Adventures: American Adventures

Mon, Aug 28, 10:00 am
Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? We'll cover a new topic each class! This month, create a tri-fold brochure using Microsoft Word as we travel through the Americas. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Mon, Aug 28, 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.

Home School Adventures: American Adventures

Tue, Aug 29, 11:00 am
Are you a home-schooler looking to enrich your curriculum? We'll cover a new topic each class! This month, create a tri-fold brochure using Microsoft Word as we travel through the Americas. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

A Night at the Movies

Wed, Aug 30, 5:30 pm
"The LEGO Batman Movie." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Watch a movie on our big screen and enjoy popcorn, candy and drinks from our "concession stand" in our relaxed, family-friendly environment. All ages. Preregister.
PG
Lantana Road Branch

Slime Time!

Thu, Aug 24, 3:30 pm
Learn how to make the coolest slime in the universe! Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Playdough Club

Tue, Aug 29, 3:30 pm
Build anything your imagination can dream of. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!

Wed, Aug 30, 10:30 am
We're having a bubble party using different types of bubbles and wands. Ages 2-4. (60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch

Annual Back-To-School Scavenger Hunt!

Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Children, teens and parents are invited to the library's fifth annual Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt! Kick off the school year at this fun event with your friends and Bridges of Pahokee! Great prizes and good books will be served. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.
Main Library

STEM for Little Ones: Spirals

Sat, Aug 26, 10:30 am
We will introduce STEM concepts to your preschooler. Ages 3-5. (90 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Mon, Aug 21, 1:15 pm

For the first time since 1979, the continental United States will be treated to a solar eclipse. The view from PBC will be partial, but proper eyewear is necessary! Grab a pair of eclipse viewing glasses and observe this astronomical phenomenon. Weather permitting. Glasses available while supplies last.

All ages. (3 hr.)

Toddler Tunes

Tue, Aug 22, 11:00 am
Do you love to sing along to our story time songs? Have fun with your friends in a jam session with all our favorite songs. Ages 3-8. (30 min.) Preregister.

Bedtime Story Time

Mon, Aug 28, 6:00 pm
Wear your favorite PJs and join us for a fun family story time featuring stories, music and more. Stuffed animals are welcome. Ages 4-10. (45 min.) Preregister.

Happy Un-Birthday Party

Tue, Aug 29, 3:30 pm
Happy un-birthday to you! Everyone has only one birthday, but there are 364 un-birthdays! We'll celebrate our un-birthdays with some silly stories, a craft and an un-birthday party with special treats! Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Reading Buddies Fall Session 2017 Registration

Mon, Aug 21, 9:00 am
Do you need to practice reading? Reading Buddies is here to help! Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications for Fall Session 2017 can be picked up at the children's services desk starting Mon, Aug 21. Fall session meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm from Sep 13 through Oct 25. First come, first served. Limit 10. Grades 1-5. Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

Breakfast With a Book: "The Littlest Bigfoot," by Jennifer Weiner

Sat, Aug 19, 10:30 am
Enjoy a light breakfast, fun activities, and a book discussion with friends. Ages 9 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Create and build with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Origami for Beginners

Tue, Aug 22, 2:30 pm
Learn to master the art of origami in this introductory class! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (45 min.)

Gone Camping

Sat, Aug 26, 11:00 am
Do you love the outdoors? Come around for fun camping and hiking stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-6. Limit 40. (45 min.)
West Boca Branch

Thursday Morning Crafts

Thu, Aug 24, 11:00 am
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts available. Ages 3-5. (60 min.)

Saturday Toddler Time

Sat, Aug 26, 10:30 am
Listen to a story or two. We’ll also dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

Bouncing Babies

Mon, Aug 28, 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.

Weird, But True! People Around the World Eat This, Would You?

Wed, Aug 30, 3:30 pm
Would you eat earthworm soup? Have you ever tried frog legs or stone soup? People really do eat these and more gross things! Learn about true food facts from around the world and throughout history then make your own gummy worm and pudding dirt cup! Grades 2-5. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boynton Branch

Hooray for Pre-K: Disney Edition

Mon, Aug 21, 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.

Tiny Tots

Tue, Aug 22, 10:15 am
Movement and fingerplays for our tiny tots. Ages 13-23 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Baby Lapsit

Tue, Aug 22, 11:00 am
Stretches and play time for the littlest ones. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister.

Play & Read

Wed, Aug 23, 10:15 am
Start with stories and songs. Take a break and come back and play. Ages 2-3. (75 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Juniors

Mon, Aug 28, 10:15 am
Play and build with LEGO® DUPLO®, bigger bricks for smaller hands. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister.