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Adult Classes & Events

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 22, 2:00 pm
Table Top Saturday! Select from a variety of games, from starter to strategy. Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 24, 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.

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 6:00 pm
Mafia de Cuba: Transport yourself to 1950s Cuba and see if you are an honest henchman or if the allure of diamonds tempts you to betray the Godfather. Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Book Discussion: "The End of Eddy," by Édouard Louis

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 2:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of this widely acclaimed autobiographical novel. Pick up a copy when you register. (60 min.) Preregister.

Coloring for Adults: DIY Coasters

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 2:00 pm
Whether you'll be sipping cocktails at a barbecue or sweet tea on your porch this summer, give your gatherings flare with hand colored coasters made by you. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Adult Summer Reading Fête

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 02, 2:00 pm
Find that next good read, discover a new ancestor, and let your hands walk through our digital petting zoo of various e-readers. Bring your favorite summer book to share and discuss. A light fare of ice cream, coffee, tea and cookies provided. (2 hr.)

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 05, 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.

Art for Adults: Watercolor Techniques II

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 2:00 pm
Take your skills to the next level in this second class of the Watercolor Series. Fine tune your art and paint the beauty of nature in landscapes. Materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 6:00 pm
One Night Ultimate Werewolf. 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.

Create a Memory Page

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 2:00 pm
Create artful displays to commemorate special events and those you love as we guide you through the process of creating a memory page. Bring personal photos and your imagination, we will provide the rest. (60 min.)

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 12, 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.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 14, 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.

Art for Adults: Oil Pastel Techniques

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 15, 2:00 pm
Learn a traditional approach to working with oil pastels. The class will explore blending techniques, application methods, and the difference undertones in color can make. Pastels, paper and other materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 16, 2:00 pm
Join us as we explore the art of storytelling. Beware! Spontaneous group participation may occur. (60 min.) Preregister.

Writers Reading Open Mic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Aug 16, 6:30 pm
Writers are invited to share their work in this open mic event or come just to listen. Preferred reading length of no more than five minutes/750 words and of a family-friendly subject matter. In collaboration with The Writer's Group of Royal Palm Beach. Ages 18 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Tie-Dye Towel Art

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 10:15 am
Design a hand towel with your very own psychedelic art using food coloring. Materials provided. (60 min.)

Adult Coloring: Mystery Pictures

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 2:00 pm
Add a bit of mystery to your coloring with this "color by number" approach to this calming practice. As you work, your masterpiece will slowly reveal itself. All supplies provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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 & 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.
Children's Classes & Events

Dig Those Fossils!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 22, 10:30 am
Dig into archaeology and excavation with the Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches. Learn about archaeology and find your very own fossils in a hands-on activity. Another great STEM activity! Dress to get messy. Materials provided. Ages 6-11. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

Coloring Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Jul 24, 2:30 pm
Drop in and color your favorite characters, designs and more. Worksheets and coloring sheets provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring book! Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Bridge Building Challenge

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 2:30 pm
A representative from the PBC 4-H Club will be here to challenge you and your friends to design and create model bridges using everyday materials. Another great STEM activity! Materials provided. Ages 8-12. Limit 20. (60 min.) Preregister.

Full STEAM Ahead With the Palm Beach Model Railroaders!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
Are you into trains? Meet members of the Palm Beach Model Railroaders who will share their passion for trains with you! Be introduced to the hobby of model railroading and explore actual model trains. Another great STEM activity! Ages 8-15. Limit 25. (60 min.) Preregister.

Building Better Readers Book Discussion: "The One and Only Ivan," by Katherine Applegate

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 2:30 pm
12 copies of this book that is based on a true story are available at the children’s services desk. You can bring your own copy of the book to the discussion. Grades 3-6. (60 min.) Preregister.

Family Movie Magic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 28, 2:30 pm
"The LEGO Batman Movie." ©Warner Bros. (104 min.) Relax at the library while watching this family-friendly movie. Ages 8 & up. PG Preregister.

RPB Kids Coloring Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Aug 07, 10:30 am
Color your favorite characters, designs and more. Worksheets and coloring sheets provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring book! Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

End of the Summer Craft Bonanza Blowout!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 10:30 am
Drop in and make as many crafts as you want with the supplies from our Craft Closet. Take supplies home with you to enjoy and be crafty! All materials provided. Ages 2 & up. (60 min.)

Levi’s Story: A Dog’s Journey

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 10:30 am
Find out how Levi, an eight-year-old golden retriever from Turkey, has transformed into a therapy dog. Meet Levi and his “mom,” Ms. Julie and learn the differences between a service dog and a therapy dog. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Kids Wii U Gaming & More …

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Aug 11, 10:30 am
Bored of staying home and watching TV? Play some of your favorite Wii U and board games with your friends. Ages 7-12. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.
Teen Classes & Events

Self-Defense for Teens

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Jul 21, 2:30 pm
Master Ken, certified martial arts expert and anti-bullying advocate, will share easy-to-learn techniques to help teens react calmly and appropriately in various situations. Participants are to wear closed-toe shoes and loose fitting clothing. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Breaking the Code!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Jul 29, 3:00 pm
Are you interested in learning how to create websites or apps? Explore some popular websites to help get you started in the world of coding. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen AnimeFest

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Aug 12, 2:30 pm
Do you love anime, manga and cosplay? Dress up as your fave character, eat snacks while watching anime shows and challenge your friends to trivia. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.