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Adult Classes & Events

Scherenschnitte

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 21, 2:00 pm
Grab scissors and explore the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art of “scherenschnitte.” This art tradition involves hand cutting silhouettes and symmetrical, lacy designs to create images and scenes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

NEW DATE - We Can Do Anything! Meet Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2017!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 21, 4:30 pm
Katherine Magnoli, Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2017 and children’s author, will be here to inspire us with her positive message of “Youbilities,” focusing on the strengths and abilities that each person possesses. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Self-Defense Workshop

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 22, 10:30 am
Join Master Ken as he shares five steps of personal safety, and guides attendees to a greater understanding of self-defense. Ages 18 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 23, 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, Sep 25, 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: Chalk Pastel Techniques

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 26, 2:00 pm
Learn a traditional approach to working with chalk pastels. Explore blending techniques, application methods, and the difference undertones in color. Pastels, paper and other materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Sep 26, 6:00 pm
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - Advance your Mayan tribe in this ingeniously designed worker placement game based on the Mayan calendar. 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 Book of Unknown Americans,” by Cristina Henríquez

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 27, 2:00 pm
A beautifully written novel giving voice to a new vision of being American. Pick up a copy of at the research services desk. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

A Night in Havana: Musical Presentation by Ángel Roque

Una noche en la habana: Presentación musical ofrecida por Ángel Roque
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Sep 27, 6:00 pm
Miércoles, 27 de septiembre, 6:00 pm
Pianist Ángel Roque and Vocalist Marta Ivelisse perform music from Cuba. (60 min.) Preregister.
Disfrute de la música cubana ofrecida por el Maestro Ángel Roque, acompañado por la vocalista Marta Ivelisse. Se requiere registrarse.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 30, 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, Sep 30, 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.

Create a Memory Page

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 05, 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, Oct 07, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance and promote quality of life. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Art for Adults: Beginner’s Series - Lines, Shapes & Sketching

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 10, 10:00 am
Learn to draw from scratch by attaining and practicing the fundamentals of sketching. We kindly request if you have taken the Beginner’s Series before, please allow for new students to register. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Art for Adults: Intermediate Series - Exquisite Corpse

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 10, 2:00 pm
Prerequisite: drawing experience required. Take part in an artistic game of consequences brought into fashion by Surrealists. Use your imagination to create unexpected and unusual images. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Scherenschnitte: Haunted House

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 12, 2:00 pm
Join us as we apply our paper-cutting skills to create spooktakular 3-D haunted houses. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 14, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance and promote quality of life. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Educational Opportunities Workshop

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 14, 10:30 am
Syla Alcin, from the Educational Opportunity Center, shares the resources available from career assessment to the financial aid process. (90 min.) Preregister.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 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, Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Join us for Japanese-themed games: Tsuro, Sushi Go!, Kodama, Machi Koro and more! Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. A variety of familiar games will be available with a new and exciting one presented and explained each week. (90 min.) Preregister.

Writers Reading Open Mic

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 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.

Medicare 101

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 10:00 am
Open enrollment begins in October. The Palm Beach Area Agency on Aging SHINE program will discuss the two paths, the costs, and the various service options to choose from. (90 min.)

Coloring for Adult: Tell-Tale Tiles

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 2:00 pm
Nothing says Halloween like hand coloring a pair of Edgar Allen Poe inspired decorative tiles. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance 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, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

Art for Adults: Oil Pastel Techniques

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 2:00 pm
Explore blending techniques, application methods, and the difference undertones in color can make. Pastels, paper and other materials provided. Ages 16 & up. (90 min.)

Adult Book Discussion: "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch," by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a comedy of errors and an assortment of peculiar characters that team up to avert Armageddon. Pick up a copy of the book when you register. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Medicare Part D

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 10:00 am
The Palm Beach Area Agency on Aging SHINE program will discuss the Medicare drug costs and benefits changes that occur each year. (90 min.)

Iris Paper Folding: Pumpkin

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
Add new dimension to your cards and crafting. By assembling strips of folded color paper in a cool spiral design we will create a seasonal pumpkin. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Beginner's Tai Chi Practice

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion,” this centuries-old art form is recognized to reduce stress, improve balance 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, Oct 28, 2:00 pm
Table Top Gaming! Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. A variety of familiar games will be available with a new and exciting one presented and explained each week. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Write! Read! Critique!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 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, Oct 31, 2:00 pm
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. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.)

Are You Board? Game On!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 6:00 pm
Get in the spirit with these haunted games: Clue, Mysterium, Gloom, Betrayal at the House on the Hill and more! Gather your friends, or come and make new ones, as we discover new games and reacquaint ourselves with old favorites. A variety of familiar games will be available with a new and exciting one presented and explained each week. (90 min.) Preregister.
Children's Classes & Events

NEW DATE - We Can Do Anything! Meet Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2017!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Sep 21, 4:30 pm
Katherine Magnoli, Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2017 and children’s author, will be here to inspire us with her positive message of “Youbilities,” focusing on the strengths and abilities that each person possesses. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Monkey Around With Makey Makey!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Sep 22, 4:00 pm
Learn how to use our new Makey Makey kits to creatively interact with computers. Another great STEM activity! Ages 7-11. Limit 8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Geeky Papercrafts: Superheroes!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 25, 3:30 pm
It's National Comic Book Day! Make paper models of awesome superheroes from our favorite comics! Ages 8 & up. Limit 20. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pajamarama Story Time: Leaves & Trees

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Sep 25, 6:30 pm
Chicka, chicka, boom boom! I hope there is enough room up the alphabet tree! Listen to silly stories, songs and fingerplays and make a special autumn craft. Don’t forget to wear your favorite PJ’s! Stuffed animals are welcome. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Oct 06, 10:30 am
Weaving together a rich tapestry of bilingual stories, Liz Mangual will enchant and delight listeners of all ages with her signature style of interactive storytelling. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

The Fire Trucks Are Here, the Fire Trucks Are Here!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Oct 13, 10:00 am
October is Fire Safety Month! PBC Fire Rescue will share fire safety tips and afterwards, you can pretend you are a firefighter and “touch” a real fire engine! Ages 0-5. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess, Anyone? Beginners Chess Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 14, 2:30 pm
Learn the basics of this strategic game. If you already know how to play, come on in. All skill levels are welcome. Materials provided. Ages 8-17. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

NEW DATE - Exciting Electrons

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 3:30 pm
This electrifying demonstration from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium includes many classic energy tricks sure to make your eyes light up! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Pajamarama Story Time: Pumpkin Patch Time

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 6:30 pm
Listen to silly stories, songs and fingerplays about pumpkins! Wear your favorite PJ’s and bring a smock to cover them so they won’t get dirty during our pumpkin surprise! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

Snap to It With Snap Circuits!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 4:00 pm
Explore a variety of projects and games with a circuit board that features sound, light and motion. Another great STEM activity! Ages 8-11. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

The “Under Construction” LEGO® Crew

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 19, 4:00 pm
Use our LEGO® bricks to build original creations! Work by yourself or as a team to bring our building challenges to life. Show us your skills! Ages 6-11. (60 min.) Preregister.

Monster Rocks! Rock Painting Fun

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 3:30 pm
Paint your rocks to look like monsters and keep or hide them anywhere in our community. Materials provided. Ages 5 & up. Limit 25. (75 min.) Preregister.

RPB Kids Coloring Club: It’s Harvest Time!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 3:30 pm
Color your favorite characters, designs and more to celebrate the harvest season. Worksheets and coloring sheets will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring book! Ages 2 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

It’s Alive! Circuit Bug Creations

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
Make a simple closed circuit and bring your bug creation to “life” by making its’ eyes glow! Materials provided. Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

“Not So Spooky” Afternoon Movie

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
"Hotel Transylvania 2." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (89 min.) Kick back, relax and watch a fun movie with friends and family! Ages 8 & up. PG Preregister.

Crazy Costume Parade & Story Time

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00 am
March around in our annual parade dressed up in your favorite costume. Listen to some “not-so-scary” stories and make a craft to take home. Ages 0-5. (45 min.) Preregister.
Teen Classes & Events

Teen Wii U Gaming & Crafts

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Sep 23, 3:00 pm
Meet your friends for some Wii gaming, classic board games and crafts. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Anime Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 07, 3:00 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Chess, Anyone? Beginners Chess Club

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 14, 2:30 pm
Learn the basics of this strategic game. If you already know how to play, come on in. All skill levels are welcome. Materials provided. Ages 8-17. Limit 15. (60 min.) Preregister.

Teen Pumpkin Decorating

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Get creative and decorate your very own pumpkin. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

A House That Is Good Enough to Eat!

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Make an edible haunted house out of candy and other goodies. Best haunted house wins a prize! All supplies provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.