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Adult Classes & Events

Freegal: Downloadable Music

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 10:30 am
Learn more about the service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
1893 ̶ First Women Voters in New Zealand. 1896 ̶ The Invention of Motion Pictures. Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Zinio & Flipster

Gardens Branch
Thu, Jul 27, 10:30 am
Learn how to read magazines online for free using Zinio or Flipster and your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 02, 2:30 pm
1903 ̶ Kitty Hawk and Powered Flight. 1904 ̶ The Russo-Japanese War. Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

Sahaja Meditation

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 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.

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 09, 2:00 pm
1928 ̶ The Discovery of Penicillin. 1942 ̶ The Dawn of the Atom. Turning Points in Modern History. (60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated. Preregister.

E-Book Assistance: One-On-One

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 10:30 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow e-books free from the library. Bring your compatible e-reader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

E-Book Assistance: One-On-One

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 10, 11:00 am
Call to book a time with staff and learn how to borrow e-books free from the library. Bring your compatible e-reader, laptop, tablet or mobile device. (30 min.)

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

Gardens Branch
Sat, Aug 12, 10:30 am
Find out what it takes to be successful: the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business in Florida. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 13, 2:00 pm
"Lunchbox." ©Sony Pictures Classics. (105 min.) In Hindi with English subtitles.

Sahaja Meditation

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 15, 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.

Socrates Café

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 16, 6:30 pm
Marji Chapman, from the Society of Philosophical Inquiry, leads a discussion group for amateur philosophers on a variety of group chosen topics. (90 min.) Preregister.

Online Learning: Lynda.com

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 17, 10:30 am
Learn about the many self-paced video tutorials for Microsoft Office, video and sound editing, business, computer programming, and much more using Lynda.com. Bring your library card. (60 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Children's Classes & Events

"Dinosaurs Before Dark"

Gardens Branch
Fri, Jul 21, 3:00 pm
We'll go back in time with Jack and Annie and explore the first book in the "Magic Tree House" series with trivia, fossils and a dino-rific craft! Grades 1-4. (45 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and learn to construct a winning argument. Topics will be given to teams to prepare for a Debate Club Competition to be held on Sun, Aug 06. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Grades 6-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Build a Magical World With Brent Gregory

Gardens Branch
Tue, Jul 25, 2:00 pm
Celebrate the summer with amazing magic, audience participation, music and more! All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Paper Circuits

Gardens Branch
Wed, Jul 26, 3:00 pm
A simple circuit is all you need to light up a piece of paper. Then turn it into a card or picture. We will show you how it’s done. Ages 10 & up. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister.

LEGO® Bricks & More

Gardens Branch
Sat, Jul 29, 10:30 am
Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. Limit 40. (60 min.) Preregister.

Kids Chess Class for Beginners

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jul 30, 1:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.) Preregister.

Kids Chess Club

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jul 30, 1:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (30 min.) Preregister.

Backpack Charms

Gardens Branch
Thu, Aug 03, 11:00 am
Choose from a variety of beads and charms and turn them into backpack bling. Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Debate Club Competition

Gardens Branch
Sun, Aug 06, 1:00 pm
Teams will debate pre-assigned topics. First prize will receive a trophy. Participants are encouraged to wear semi-formal to formal attire. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Grades 6-8. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Kids Chess Class for Beginners

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 3:00 pm
Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-12. (30 min.) Preregister.

Kids Chess Club

Gardens Branch
Tue, Aug 08, 3:30 pm
Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Keep Calm & Color

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 09, 11:00 am
Enjoy a relaxing morning by coloring. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

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.

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.
Teen Classes & Events

Debate Club

Gardens Branch
Sun, Jul 23, 2:00 pm
Practice getting over those speech day jitters and learn to construct a winning argument. Topics will be given to teams to prepare for a Debate Club Competition to be held on Sun, Aug 06. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant and published author. Grades 6-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

Practical Life Skills Series: Ace Your Job Interview!

Gardens Branch
Wed, Aug 02, 2:00 pm
Are you in high school and looking for a job? Discuss common interviewing pitfalls and how to prepare for those unexpectedly tough questions. Grades 9-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Play Ping-Pong!

Gardens Branch
Mon, Aug 07, 3:00 pm
Release your energy. Build your muscles, teamwork and table tennis skills. Make an edible yummy ball with a special recipe. Beginners welcome. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.