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Adult Classes & Events

Book Discussion: "Ragtime," by E.L. Doctorow

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
Donna Gruber will lead a discussion. Sign up and borrow the book. (90 min.) Preregister.

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Fri, Aug 18, 2:00 pm
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance and stability, and promote quality of life. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Move Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 10:00 am
Jason Davis, from PBC employee training, teaches best practices for creating your résumé. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Kitchen Chat: Quick & Healthy Meals

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Borrow any cookbook on the theme, test a recipe or two and share your tips, techniques and kitchen adventures. Open to both beginner and experienced cooks. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
"Flying Tigers." ©Paramount Pictures. (102 min.) Watch a classic movie in recognition of National Aviation Day! Not rated. Preregister.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
On Aug 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in Palm Beach County, about 78.2% of the sun will be covered. George Haddad, a NASA aerospace engineer, will discuss the history of solar eclipses, and safety precautions in observing one. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

Acoustic Java Jam

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

Preserving Your Family Heritage: Scanning Images

Wellington Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using our high-speed scanner. (20 min.) Preregister.

Shrinky Dink® Jewelry

Acreage Branch
Sun, Aug 20, 2:00 pm
Design your own jewelry and wearable works of art with shrinkable plastic. Materials provided. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Current Events Discussion Group

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 21, 10:00 am
Facilitator Brenda Solomon discusses today’s hot topics. (60 min.) Preregister.

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Greenacres Branch
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.) Preregister.

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.)

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Lantana Road Branch
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.) Preregister.

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.) Preregister.

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Wellington Branch
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. (3 hr.) Preregister.

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

West Boca Branch
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.) Preregister.

Movie Matinee

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (133 min.) PG-13 Preregister.

Decorative Doodling for Papercrafters

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Explore paper crafting techniques to design your own stationery, personalize a scrapbook, decorate a journal and more. Materials provided. (90 min.)

Twine-Wrapped Wine Bottles

Main Library
Mon, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Transform upcycled wine bottles into gorgeous works of art! (60 min.) Preregister.

Crafternoon: Upscale Art

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Aug 21, 2:00 pm
Give new life to old books! The book is the canvas and you are the artist. Use paint, ink, sequins, fabric, ribbon, and more. Make a journal, origami, or add your own illustrations – there are no rules and the possibilities are endless! Limited registration. (90 min.)

Pinterest for Beginners

Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 21, 6:30 pm
We will help you register with Pinterest, a visual discovery tool. Participants must have an email address and basic mousing skills. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

Genealogy Help: One-On-One

Main Library
Tue, Aug 22, 10:00 am
Want to learn about your family tree? Call or stop by the research services desk to arrange an appointment with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research. One appointment per month, per person. (30 min.)

Genealogy Help: One-On-One Sign-Up

Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 1:30 pm
Want to learn about your family tree? Schedule your own 30-minute session with a librarian who will guide you through online genealogy research. (3 hr.)

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa
Main Library
Tue, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Martes, 22 de agosto, 2:00 pm
Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! Gather with fellow enthusiasts for a friendly afternoon of fun and games. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros, y disfrute de una tarde de entretenimiento para toda la familia. Se requiere conocimiento básico de los juegos. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Adult Book Discussion: "The Glass Castle," by Jeannette Walls

West Boca Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Staff-led book discussion. Books available at the research services desk. (60 min.)

PBS Documentary "The Jewish Americans"

West Boynton Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 2:00 pm
Part 3. Acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin traces 350 years of Jewish American history from the arrival of the first Jews in 1654 up to the present day. (2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Religious Attire: A Bridging Faiths Panel Discussion

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm
Representatives of various belief systems will discuss the topic of religious attire. (90 min.) Preregister.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm
Trivia Night! 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.

Sahaja Meditation

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:30 pm
Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. (60 min.) Preregister.

Hand Lettering Workshop

Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:30 pm
With pen in hand, you're going to practice simple and easy techniques to make your lettering pop and impress. Bring your favorite writing utensils or use some provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 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.)

Keystone Species

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 10:30 am
A representative from the Okeeheelee Nature Center will be here with some Florida animals to talk about their importance to our local ecosystem. Seniors welcome! (60 min.) Preregister.

Adult Coloring

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
Rediscover the creative, meditative and relaxing attributes of coloring … and color yourself calm. Materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Social Media for Beginners

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 2:00 pm
Prerequisite: A current email account. New to social media? Join Rajeeyah Madinah, social media marketing instructor, as we learn the benefits of social media for both personal and professional use. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
1969 ̶ Walking on the Moon. 1972 ̶ China Enters the World Balance. Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Recursos gratis para aprender inglés

(Free Resources to Learn English, in Spanish)
Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 2:30 pm
Miércoles, 23 de agosto, 2:30 pm
Prerrequisito: Se requiere saber cómo usar el ratón. Aprenda cómo utilizar las siguientes herramientas, Basic ESL y Transparent Language, para adquirir destrezas del idioma inglés en la biblioteca o desde su hogar. (90 min.) Se requiere registrarse.

Alzheimer's Awareness Movie

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 23, 6:30 pm
"You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't." ©Peripheral Productions. (53 min.) Lee Gorewitz wanders on a personal odyssey through her Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Unit. This film challenges our preconceptions of illness and aging. Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

Online Learning: Coursera.org

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 10:30 am
Learn how to take and enjoy free online classes in areas like the humanities, business, science and technology using Coursera. Mousing experience necessary. (60 min.) Preregister.

Summer Blockbuster Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 1:00 pm
"Guardians of the Galaxy." ©‎Walt Disney Pictures. (121 min.) Enjoy these summer box office blockbusters from the past 40 years! PG-13

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 1:30 pm
Book discussion. Return on 8/31 to see the film adaptation followed by a brief discussion. Join in a lively discussion of Hector Tobar's book, "Deep Down Dark" about the 2010 mine collapse in Chile and the harrowing rescue two months later. (60 min.)

Modern Mystery Book Club: "Mystic River," by Dennis Lehane

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the member services desk. Limit 25. (90 min.)

Adult Coloring Club

Club de colorear para adultos
Main Library
Thu, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
Jueves, 24 de agosto, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
Disfruta de esta sesión de colorear entre entusiastas de esta actvidad. Hojas y lapices de colorear serán proveidos. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Computer Q&A

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
Confused about aspects of computer and internet use? Ask away! Library staff will show you how to find answers in this open format lecture. (60 min.) Preregister.

What's Up, Doc? The Lives & Careers of Dr. Oz & Dr. Phil

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 2:00 pm
Are they miracle workers or providers of daytime entertainment? Myrna Goldberger looks at the stories of these men whose fans follow their every word. (60 min.)

Allowing Abundance Into Your Life

Wellington Branch
Thu, Aug 24, 6:30 pm
Learn practices that decrease stress, reduce resistance, and allow abundance, including breathing techniques, mediation and the use of sound. Taught by Joe Hamilton of TrustBridge Health. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sit 'N' Stitch

Tequesta Branch
Fri, Aug 25, 2:00 pm
Looking for a new project to crochet? Want to socialize with other yarn enthusiasts. Join us in a class project or bring your own! Patterns provided. Pick up a materials list when you register. (90 min.) Preregister.

Adult Book Discussion: "Britt-Marie Was Here," by Fredrik Backman

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Aug 25, 3:00 pm
Donna Gruber-Adair leads this book discussion. (90 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance and stability, and promote quality of life. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Surprise Adult Craft

Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 10:30 am
Sometimes crafting needs to be spontaneous. Have fun completing a variety of different crafts. The choice is yours! Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

Electric Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Get amped with this plugged-in edition of our music jam. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Table Top Saturday! 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 Discussion Repeat: "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead

West Boynton Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Meld realism and allegory in this staff-led book discussion. (60 min.)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 2:30 pm
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate and clothes pile up everywhere? Kathy Andio will share tips from Marie Kondo's New York Times' best-seller. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Chat: “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” by Gabrielle Zevin

Acreage Branch
Sun, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
Staff-led discussion. Copies of the book are available. Light refreshments served. (90 min.) Preregister.

Fantasy Football 2017

West Boca Branch
Sun, Aug 27, 2:00 pm
Gear up for our fun-filled season of NFL Fantasy Football. Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our live draft session. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 28, 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.

Stanley Kubrick Film Festival: Part III

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Aug 28, 2:00 pm
"Eyes Wide Shut." ©Warner Bros. (159 min.) Film viewing and discussion. (3 hr.) R

Recycled Magazine Bowl

Wellington Branch
Mon, Aug 28, 6:30 pm
Coil strips of recycled magazine pages into a decorative and functional little bowl. Materials provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 10:30 am
Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.)

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry. (75 min.)

Book Discussion: "Family Tree," by Susan Wiggs

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
Copies are available at the research services desk. (60 min.)

Tabletop Tuesdays

Juegos de mesa
Main Library
Tue, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
Martes, 29 de agosto, 2:00 pm
Lovers of Scrabble, Rummikub, dominoes and other tabletop classics, unite! Gather with fellow enthusiasts for a friendly afternoon of fun and games. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Únete a otros entusiastas de juegos de mesa, "Scrabble," “Rummikub,” dominó entre otros, y disfrute de una tarde de entretenimiento para toda la familia. Se requiere conocimiento básico de los juegos. Se requiere registrarse.
(2 hr.) Preregister.

Art for Adults: Open Studio

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 2:00 pm
Take some time to practice your skills and get guidance on how to finish bringing your vision to life in this open studio. Bring an unfinished project or start a new one. Using the materials from your techniques classes you can sit down and get right to work and have your questions or doubts answered by your instructor. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.)

Gentle Yoga

Main Library
Tue, Aug 29, 6:00 pm
Certified yoga instructor, Hegina Rodrigues, will lead two rejuvenating sessions of gentle yoga this month. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle and mat. Ages 16 & up. (75 min.) Preregister.

Sahaja Meditation

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 6:30 pm
Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. (60 min.) Preregister.

Line Dancing

Wellington Branch
Tue, Aug 29, 6:30 pm
Do you love the Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle or have you always wanted to learn them? Learn a few more line dances to keep you moving. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

Knit & Crochet With Project Linus

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 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.)

Chess Club

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 2:00 pm
Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Preregister.

Stitchin' in the Stacks

Main Library
Wed, Aug 30, 2:00 pm
Cross stitch supplies provided. Basic knowledge of needlecraft required. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book & Film Discussion

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 2:00 pm
Book discussion. Join us 8/31 to see the film adaptation followed by a brief discussion. Discuss this true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. Pick up a copy of the book when you register. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book-A-Librarian: E-Books

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 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 e-reader. (30 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 2:30 pm
1989 ̶ The Fall of the Berlin Wall. 2004 ̶ The Rise of Social Media. Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 2:30 pm
Discover hoopla, a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 4:00 pm
Session 3 of 6. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by staff. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Fantasy Football 2017

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 6:00 pm
Gear up for our fun-filled season of NFL Fantasy Football. Assemble the ultimate roster and get acquainted with fellow league members at our live draft session. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Book Discussion: “Catfish Alley,” by Lynne Bryant

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 6:30 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.

Basic Computer Assistance: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 10:00 am
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.

Adult Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 10:00 am
Relax and enjoy a coloring session with fellow enthusiasts. A variety of coloring sheets, as well as colored pencils, will be provided. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.

Summer Blockbuster Film Festival

West Boca Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 1:00 pm
"Ghostbusters." ©‎Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (116 min.) Enjoy these summer box office blockbusters from the past 40 years! PG-13

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Book & Film Discussion

Greenacres Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 1:30 pm
"The 33." ©‎Warner Bros. (127 min.) Film viewing and discussion. Join in a lively discussion of Hector Tobar's book, "Deep Down Dark" about the 2010 mine collapse in Chile and the harrowing rescue two months later. (2.5 hr.) PG-13

Backgammon

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
Backgammon fans unite to practice and play with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. (90 min.) Preregister.

Speak With a Specialist

Main Library
Thu, Aug 31, 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.)

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
"Sully." ©Warner Bros. (96 min.) PG-13

Book & Film Discussion

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
"The Zookeeper's Wife." ©‎Focus Features. (124 min.) Film viewing and discussion. Discuss this true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. Pick up a copy of the book when you register. (2.5 hr.) PG-13 Preregister.

Silver Screen Movie

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 2:00 pm
"Thoroughly Modern Millie." ©Universal Pictures. (138 min.) For your comfort, we recommend you bring a sweater or light jacket. G

Afternoon With The New Yorker Magazine

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 3:00 pm
Join us for a discussion based on articles in recent issues of The New Yorker magazine. Participants may pick up a copy of the articles from the research services desk beginning Tue, Aug 15. (90 min.) Preregister.

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 06, 4:00 pm
Session 4 of 6. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by staff. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Sep 27, 4:00 pm
Session 5 of 6. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by staff. Limit 10. (90 min.)

Writers' Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 11, 4:00 pm
Session 6 of 6. Sign up for this six-session course facilitated by staff. Limit 10. (90 min.)
Children's Classes & Events

Wigglecise

Greenacres Branch
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.

After-School LEGO® Builders Club

Acreage Branch
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.)

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
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.

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

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

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües
Belle Glade Branch
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.

Cardboard Car Drive-In

Greenacres Branch
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.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

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

Annual Back-To-School Scavenger Hunt!

Loula V. York Branch
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.

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

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

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

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

Reading Buddies Fall Session 2017 Registration

Royal Palm Beach Branch
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.

Family Story Times

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

Hooray for Pre-K: Disney Edition

West Boynton Branch
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.

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Year, Right Here!

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
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.)

Eclipse Party: Fun With the Sun!

Acreage Branch
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.

Solar Eclipse Spectacular!

Belle Glade Branch
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.)

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

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

Family Coloring Night

Belle Glade Branch
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.)

Tiny Tots

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

Preschool Block Party

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.

Toddler Tunes

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
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.

Baby Lapsit

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

Origami for Beginners

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

Toddler Art

Jupiter Branch
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.

Play & Read

West Boynton Branch
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.

Pajama Story Time: Teddy Bear Picnic

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
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.

Thursday Morning Crafts

West Boca Branch
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.)

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

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

Slime Time!

Lantana Road Branch
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.

LEGO® Club

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

Sensational Snakes

Greenacres Branch
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 LEGO® Time!

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

Pokémon Club

Gardens Branch
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.

It's National Dog Day!

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

STEM for Little Ones: Spirals

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

Saturday Toddler Time

West Boca Branch
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.

Story Hour

Heure du Conte
Belle Glade Branch
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.)

Gone Camping

Wellington Branch
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.)

Family Story Times

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

Home School Adventures: American Adventures

Jupiter Branch
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.

LEGO® Juniors

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

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
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.

Family Coloring Night

Belle Glade Branch
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.)

Gotta Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Club

Jupiter Branch
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.

Bedtime Story Time

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
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.

Home School Adventures: American Adventures

Jupiter Branch
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.

Playdough Club

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

Happy Un-Birthday Party

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
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.

Club Pokémon

Acreage Branch
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.)

Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!

Lantana Road Branch
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.

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

West Boca Branch
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.

A Night at the Movies

Jupiter Branch
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. PG Preregister.

"Minecraft"

Belle Glade Branch
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.
Teen Classes & Events

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 19, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Book-A-Librarian

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 3:30 pm
Do you need help looking for scholarships? Do you know how to fill out a FAFSA form? Do you need help with research for a paper? Sign up for a 30-minute session all month long. (60 min.)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Aug 22, 6:00 pm
Share your ideas to help plan library teen activities while earning community service hours for school. Application required. Refreshments served. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 26, 2:00 pm
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.)

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Belle Glade Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 5:00 pm
Enjoy pizza and a discussion of "A Monster Calls," by Patrick Ness. Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Takeover

Wellington Branch
Wed, Aug 30, 6:00 pm
A night for teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

The S.Q.U.A.D.D. (Super Quality United Advisory Dudes & Dudettes)

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 6:00 pm
Share your ideas for activities YOU want to see happen at the library. We'll play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours! Bring a friend or make new ones! Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

Reading Buddies Orientation

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Aug 31, 6:00 pm
Become a Reading Buddy! Assist children in grades K-5 with reading comprehension skills. It’s a fun way to earn community service hours for school. Pick up your Reading Buddies application at the children’s services desk. Must have a 3.0-grade point average and provide two personal references. Orientation is mandatory for all participants. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.