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Acreage Branch

Coding Crew: Beginner Programming

Tue, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
Make simple animations and games with Scratch®, a system designed to teach the basics of coding to kids. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (75 min.)

Math Lab: Get Graphical

Wed, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
An interactive math lab full of activities and experiments about gathering data and graphing. Grades K-2. (60 min.)

Crafts for Kids

Fri, Jan 26, 3:00 pm
Make a fun, exciting craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

Coding Crew: Beginner Programming

Tue, Jan 30, 3:30 pm
Make simple animations and games with Scratch®, a system designed to teach the basics of coding to kids. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (75 min.)

Club Pokémon

Tue, Jan 30, 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.)
Belle Glade Branch

Family Story Times

Mon, Jan 22, 10:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

After-School Read In!

Mon, Jan 22, 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.

Messy Art Night

Mon, Jan 22, 5:30 pm
A weekly night out for the whole family, where you are invited to try new things, be creative, and have fun. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Read & Play

Wed, Jan 24, 10:00 am
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Wed, Jan 24, 3:00 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library, or get help logging into i-Ready®. Grades K-12. Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

After-School Math Club

Wed, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Thu, Jan 25, 10:30 am
Features a fun new craft that all children can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.)

After-School Gaming & More

Fri, Jan 26, 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.

It's LEGO® Time!

Sat, Jan 27, 10:00 am
Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. Jumbo blocks available. All ages. (45 min.)

Story Hour: French/English

Heure Du Conte: Français/Anglais
Sat, Jan 27, 11:00 am
Samedi, 27 Janvier, 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.)

Read Aloud & Crafts Series

Sat, Jan 27, 1:00 pm
"Play, Mozart, Play!," by Peter Sís.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mozart's birthdays. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Family Story Times

Mon, Jan 29, 10:00 am
Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

After-School Read In!

Mon, Jan 29, 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.

Messy Art Night

Mon, Jan 29, 5:30 pm
A weekly night out for the whole family, where you are invited to try new things, be creative, and have fun. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Read & Play

Wed, Jan 31, 10:00 am
Rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement to foster print motivation. Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Preregister.

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Wed, Jan 31, 3:00 pm
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library, or get help logging into i-Ready®. Grades K-12. Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

After-School Math Club

Wed, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.
Gardens Branch

Chess Buffs

Sun, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
Play with other chess buffs for a game or two. Ages 8-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

Tue, Jan 23, 4:30 pm
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Jan 16 - Mar 06. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Art in the Style of ... Van Gogh

Wed, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
This series will introduce you to famous artists and their works. Create our own artwork in the individual artist's style. Ages 10-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club

Sat, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and gain insights into constructing a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Craft Bazaar

Mon, Jan 29, 3:00 pm
Make favorite crafts from past storytimes and activities. Ages 3-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies

Tue, Jan 30, 4:30 pm
Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Jan 16 - Mar 06. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Kids Code

Wed, Jan 31, 3:00 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.
Glades Road Branch

Happy Birthday, Winnie the Pooh

Mon, Jan 22, 11:00 am
Celebrate everyone’s favorite Pooh Bear with singing, dancing and a craft. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Rock Stars

Wed, Jan 24, 4:00 pm
Paint rocks and then mix and match different heads and bodies. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Indoor Field Day

Fri, Jan 26, 4:00 pm
Stretch your legs with indoor bowling, ring toss, limbo and other games to get you moving. Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Saturday Morning Fun

Sat, Jan 27, 10:30 am
Stop in for some stories, activities and a craft. Ages 2-5. (35 min.) Preregister.

Rubber Ducky Day

Mon, Jan 29, 11:00 am
Everything’s ducky! Enjoy stories, songs, a craft and a film. Take a rubber ducky home! Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Tue, Jan 30, 4:00 pm
Do you like to play chess? Join other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and practice your skills. Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister.
Greenacres Branch

Cuddle-Up Story Time

Tue, Jan 23, 6:30 pm
Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories, songs and a little bilingual fun as well. Ages 4-7. (45 min.) Preregister.

Stay & Play

Fri, Jan 26, 11:00 am
Make new friends while playing with a variety of toys, books and games. Have fun while learning early literacy skills. Ages 1-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Page to Stage With Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Sat, Jan 27, 11:00 am
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts presents an interactive program with teaching artist Kristine DiMartino, whereby students act out a story through dramatic play. Promotes reading, imagination and creativity with an introduction to theater. Ages 7-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

STEM Saturday

Sat, Jan 27, 3:00 pm
Listen to the classic folktale, "The Three Little Pigs," and then design a house that the big bad wolf can not blow down! Ages 6-9. (45 min.) Preregister.

Around the World: Australia

Tue, Jan 30, 4:00 pm
Art Adventure: Explore the unique art of the native people of Australia and use those same techniques to create your own Aboriginal design.
Travel down under in this two-day adventure about Australia. Ages 7-10. (45 min.) Preregister.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch

Drop-In Anti-Coloring Club

Tue, Jan 23, 4:00 pm
Enjoy creative drawing activities while improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the lines is encouraged! Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

LEGO® Club

Thu, Jan 25, 4:00 pm
Build a Robot.
Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 5-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!

Mon, Jan 29, 3:30 pm
Give your brain a workout with jigsaws, crosswords, word searches and much more. Grab a friend and have some fun solving these brain teasers. Ages 4-10. (60 min.) Preregister.
Jupiter Branch

Scratch® Boot Camp

Tue, Jan 23, 2:30 pm
Get animated with dinosaurs.
Learn the basics of Scratch® through an educational and entertaining boot camp. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Scratch® Boot Camp

Wed, Jan 24, 2:30 pm
Create your very own video game!
Learn the basics of Scratch® through an educational and entertaining boot camp. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Scratch® Boot Camp

Thu, Jan 25, 2:30 pm
Design dazzling special effects.
Learn the basics of Scratch® through an educational and entertaining boot camp. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

CANCELLED - Toddler Art

Fri, Jan 26, 9:30 am
Get creative in our toddler art class. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (30 min.) Preregister.

Smitten With Snow

Sat, Jan 27, 10:15 am
It's a “snow” day in South Florida! Read stories, sing songs, make crafts, and enjoy a special treat all about snow! Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Preregister.

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Mon, Jan 29, 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

Let's Play With Light!

Sat, Jan 27, 2:30 pm
Can you make a ghost using light? We'll show you how and more with fun science experiments. Ages 6-10. (90 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Mania!

Tue, Jan 30, 3:30 pm
Big LEGO® bricks! Small LEGO® bricks! Let’s see what you can make! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Loula V. York Branch

Toddler Story Times!

Tue, Jan 23, 10:00 am
New Beginnings II.
Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.

Thrilling Thursday Story Times!

Thu, Jan 25, 10:00 am
New Beginnings II.
Themed stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Super Saturday Story Times!

Sat, Jan 27, 11:00 am
New Beginnings II.
Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies!

Sat, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
Children are invited to practice their reading skills with teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications are available at the children's services desk. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Toddler Story Times!

Tue, Jan 30, 10:00 am
Rhyme Time!
Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch

Who’s That Pokémon?

Tue, Jan 30, 4:00 pm
Pokémon lovers unite! Bring your cards to share your Poké-knowledge with friends while playing games or making a Pokécraft. Ages 9-12. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.
Royal Palm Beach Branch

Whooo’s Here?

Tue, Jan 23, 4:30 pm
Hootie, Alex and Cypress, the Okeeheelee Nature Center owls, that’s who! Learn all about these owls and their nighttime antics. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Busy Buzzing Bees

Thu, Jan 25, 4:30 pm
Learn all about bees and how important they are to our environment with local beekeeper and honey collector Mr. Armando Trujillo. Get a chance to see bees in an actual honeycomb! Grades K-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

RPB Kids Coloring Club

Sat, Jan 27, 10:30 am
Children are invited to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring. Color your favorite characters, designs and more. Worksheets and coloring sheets will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring book! Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Pajamarama Story Time: Owls Are a Hoot!

Mon, Jan 29, 6:30 pm
“Whooo” will be listening to silly stories, songs and fingerplays about owls? You, of course! Make a “hoot” of an owl craft to bring home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s. Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.
Tequesta Branch

STEAM Club

Wed, Jan 24, 3:30 pm
A new project each week based in science, technology, engineering, art or math. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

STEAM Club

Wed, Jan 31, 3:30 pm
A new project each week based in science, technology, engineering, art or math. Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.
Wellington Branch

Craftapalooza

Tue, Jan 23, 3:00 pm
Lots of artistic fun! Create multiple crafts from our fun selections. Ages 2-12. Limit 50. (45 min.)

Painting Pals

Wed, Jan 24, 3:00 pm
Unleash your imagination to create colorful artwork. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)

STEAM Make & Discover

Thu, Jan 25, 3:00 pm
Create, play and learn. We will be experimenting with slime. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (90 min.)

DIY Galaxy Jars

Sat, Jan 27, 2:00 pm
Create colorful and shiny art that looks just like the night sky. Great for decoration! Ages 5-10. Limit 25. (45 min.)

Winter Windows

Tue, Jan 30, 3:00 pm
Celebrate this winter season with beautiful stained glass snowflake window decorations. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.)
West Boca Branch

Bouncing Babies

Mon, Jan 22, 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.

Afternoon Crafts

Tue, Jan 23, 3:30 pm
Stop in the story time room for a casual craft time. A variety of simple crafts will be available. Ages 3-9. (60 min.)

Young Artists: Watercolors

Thu, Jan 25, 3:30 pm
Explore your creativity using watercolors to make your own masterpiece. First come, first served. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.)

Saturday Toddler Time

Sat, Jan 27, 10:30 am
Listen to a story, dance and sing to fun songs and fingerplays. First come, first served. Ages 1-2. Limit 20. (30 min.)

National Puzzle Day!

Mon, Jan 29, 3:30 pm
Join the fun as we celebrate by doing all kinds of puzzles like a jigsaw, word search, crossword and more! Grades K-5. (60 min.)

Snap Circuits® Arcade

Tue, Jan 30, 3:30 pm
Learn about electricity while having fun. Take on the challenge of building some of the many arcade-type projects by following the directions supplied in these fun educational kits. First come, first served. Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (60 min.)
West Boynton Branch

STEAM: Salt Art Science

Mon, Jan 22, 3:30 pm
Use this common ingredient to create beautiful pieces of art while learning about how science and art work together. Ages 5-9. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Wed, Jan 24, 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, Jan 24, 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.

"Minecraft" Meetup!

Thu, Jan 25, 4:00 pm
Meet up with other Minecrafters for an hour of building. Participants can use our iPads or bring your own device and join the fun! Ages 8 & up. Limit 12. (60 min.) Preregister.

National Puzzle Day!

Mon, Jan 29, 3:30 pm
Puzzled by puzzles? There are all kinds of puzzles and fun ways to play them. You can even make your own puzzle! Ages 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Chess Club

Wed, Jan 31, 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, Jan 31, 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.