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Classes & Events for All Ages

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Adult Classes & Events

Reading Circle

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 22, 2:30 pm
Share new titles and favorite books with other readers, and discover new books and best-sellers to take home. Light refreshments served. (90 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 1:00 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Rock Painting

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 29, 10:00 am
Have you seen the painted rocks hiding around town? Paint your own rocks to hide and spread joy to others. Materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Book Chat: "The Jungle," by Upton Sinclair

Acreage Branch
Sun, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Staff-led discussion. Copies of the book are available. Light refreshments served. (90 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 03, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Acoustic Java Jam

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 05, 2:00 pm
Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

Build a Better Backyard Garden With Farmer Jay

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 2:00 pm
Our food system begins in our backyard! Get started, whether in a container, raised bed or on your flower beds around your house. Farmer Jay will teach you organic methods to start, care for and harvest your plants. (60 min.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Sit 'N' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals or socialize while you work on your current project? Meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

Horse Sense: Native Plants for Equestrian Properties

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 12, 10:00 am
PBC Cooperative Extension and former dressage competitor, Adrienne Deutsch, will discuss the benefits of planting and preserving native plants on your property. Get a voucher for two free three-gallon native plants, some restrictions apply. (90 min.) Preregister.

Sahaja Meditation

Acreage Branch
Sun, Aug 13, 2:00 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.

Crafternoon: Paper Mosaics

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 15, 3:00 pm
Arrange colored papers of various shapes into beautiful mosaic patterns without the mess! Materials provided. (90 min.) Preregister.

The Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 16, 6:30 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book to work on. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

English Exchange

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 1:30 pm
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.)

Sit 'N' Stitch

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 5:00 pm
Want to learn crochet fundamentals or socialize while you work on your current project? Meet new people, and share your ideas and knowledge with others. Some materials provided. Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.)

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

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.

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.)
Children's Classes & Events

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 21, 3:30 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (35 min.)

Toddler Art Time

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 21, 4:30 pm
Bring the little ones to this experiential art class designed just for tiny artists. Dress to get messy. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (35 min.)

Club Pokémon

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 24, 6:30 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to show off, battle, trade and make new friends or try your hand at a Pokécraft. Ages 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Master Builders Day

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 2:00 pm
Build, play, and challenge yourself at each of our LEGO® stations with games, activities, mazes and free design. All ages. (45 min.)

LEGO® Master Builders Day

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 3:15 pm
Build, play, and challenge yourself at each of our LEGO® stations with games, activities, mazes and free design. All ages. (45 min.)

Trivia Time: Myth & Magic

Acreage Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 6:30 pm
It's Harry Potter vs. Percy Jackson as fantasy and myth collide in a magical trivia battle to rival the Trials of Apollo or the Triwizard Tournament. Choose your team and get ready for a legendary battle! All ages. (2 hr.)

Building Fun

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 1:00 pm
Extreme Egg Drop: Build a safety rig to keep an egg from cracking in a fall. Get hands-on with engineering as you work in teams using a variety of materials. Test each design to see what works best. Ages 8 & up. (60 min.)

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 3:00 pm
Do you love our story time songs? Join us for a jam session with our favorites and lots of instruments. Ages 0-4. (30 min.)

The Artist Academy: Jackson Pollock

Acreage Branch
Fri, Jul 28, 3:00 pm
Discover the life of this colorful artist, learn about the techniques and ideas behind his art, and then create an artwork inspired by his unique splashy style. Dress to get messy. Ages 7 & up. (75 min.)

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 31, 12:00 pm
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." ©‎Warner Bros. (150 min.) Celebrate with movies, popcorn, coloring, crafts and Bertie Bott's movie bingo! All ages. PG

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 31, 3:00 pm
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." ©‎Warner Bros. (160 min.) Celebrate with movies, popcorn, coloring, crafts and Bertie Bott's movie bingo! All ages. PG

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Acreage Branch
Mon, Jul 31, 6:30 pm
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." ©‎Warner Bros. (142 min.) Celebrate with movies, popcorn, coloring, crafts and Bertie Bott's movie bingo! All ages. PG

End-of-Summer Game Day!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 01, 1:00 pm
Includes PS4 and Wii games. Ages 7 & up. Have some end-of-summer fun with board games, card games, bingo, puzzles and more! (90 min.)

End-of-Summer Game Day!

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 01, 3:00 pm
All ages. Have some end-of-summer fun with board games, card games, bingo, puzzles and more! (90 min.)

Drama Club

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 02, 4:00 pm
Want to be a star or just like being silly? Play theater games and learn basic acting skills at this fun, informal event. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Tween Craft & Coloring Club

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 03, 4:00 pm
Summer fun isn't over yet! Escape the heat with coloring, rubber band creations, beaded jewelry, or Zentangle® doodle art. Ages 9-17. (60 min.)

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 09, 3:00 pm
Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.)

School Rules!

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 11:15 am
Stories, songs, crafts and other fun to beat the back-to-school blues. Ages 4-6. (45 min.)

Cookie Book Club

Acreage Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 4:00 pm
What if you had to face a dust storm in the desert? Step 1: Grab a copy of the book, "The Higher Power of Lucky," by Susan Patron. Step 2: Read it. Step 3: Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

Crafts for Kids

Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 11, 2:30 pm
Get excited for the upcoming solar eclipse as you make an out-of-this-world craft, and new friends, at this family crafting event. Ages 4-8. (45 min.)

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.)

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.

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.)
Teen Classes & Events

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 22, 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.)

How to Adult: Cooking Basics

Acreage Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 6:00 pm
Work as a team to learn how to safely chop, dice and slice your way to affordable, tasty and healthy meals on the stovetop, in the toaster oven, and in the microwave. Ages 14 & up. (2.5 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Jul 29, 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.)

Teen Choice Night!

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 02, 6:30 pm
Play a video game, board game, card game or try your hand at Dungeons & Dragons. Space is limited for the Dungeons & Dragons adventure. Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Fri, Aug 04, 1:30 pm
D&D Mini-marathon! 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. (4 hr.)

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Sat, Aug 05, 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 Chat

Acreage Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 6:30 pm
Chat with the group about a book, movie, game, anime or show that you loved or hated while enjoying pizza and drinks. Ages 12-17. (90 min.)

Natsu Matsuri: Summer Anime Fest

Acreage Branch
Wed, Aug 09, 6:30 pm
Natsu Matsuri is the Japanese summer festival and we're bringing it to you! Wear your yukata, summer kimono, or your favorite cosplay and get ready to enjoy cooling summer treats, anime and a costume contest. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

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.)

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.)