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Stress Awareness Month
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."
—Ovid

Life can be stressful. Whether you're paying the bills, filing your taxes, racing against deadlines, or buried under a mountain of to-do's, it's easy feel overwhelmed. This month, the Palm Beach County Library System is joining The Health Resource Network in asking members to make self-care a priority. We're hosting relaxing and wellness-boosting events throughout the county to help you relieve stress and cultivate calm.

Take Up a Stress-Relieving Activity

Can't make it to an event? Try a book recommendation for everything from gardening to chocolate therapy.

Meditation
Yoga
Drawing
Gardening
Clean Space, Clear Mind
Scrapbooking
Chocolate Therapy
Gone Fishin'

Stress-Reducing Events at Your Library

Release your creative spirit with adult coloring, painting and crafting. Let your tension melt away with tai chi, yoga and meditation classes, or learn to use massage and breathing techniques in our Taking Care of Yourself workshops. See you there!

Stress Awareness Month: Sahaja Meditation
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 2:00 pm
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Crafts for Kids
Acreage Branch
Fri, Apr 20, 3:30 pm
Make a fun, exciting craft and maybe a new friend at this relaxed family crafting event. Ages 4-8.
(45 min.)
Beginner's Tai Chi Practice
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 9:00 am
Often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Saturday Morning Crafts
West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 10:30 am
Stop by the story time room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple crafts. Ages 3-9.
(60 min.)
StoryWalk® & Craft: "Chrysanthemum"
Main Library
Sat, Apr 21, 12:00 pm
This month’s StoryWalk® celebrates Kevin Henkes’ story, "Chrysanthemum." Parents and children are encouraged to walk our story path to find a craft at the end. Ages 2-6.
(45 min.)
Earth Day Stories & Crafts
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 1:00 pm
We'll share stories and talk about daily habits that can make a big difference in protecting our environment. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Criss-Cross Painting
West Boca Branch
Sat, Apr 21, 2:30 pm
Create a work of art using basic shapes and criss-cross lines. Using acrylic paints on a canvas, create a piece you’ll want to display. Grades 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
"Let It Go"
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 11:00 am
Using the principles of Peter Walsh's book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, will discuss downsizing. She will provide tips on the best way to sort through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Introduction to Crochet
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Want to learn to crochet? Already an experienced crochet artist? Join us to share your expertise! Materials provided. Limit 6.
(2 hr.)
"Let It Go"
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 11:00 am
Using the principles of Peter Walsh's book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, will discuss downsizing. She will provide tips on the best way to sort through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Friendship Paint
Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 pm
Make new friends while painting quilted squares. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Paint-By-Sticker: Under the Sea
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 4:00 pm
Create a vibrant, full-color “painting” one sticker at a time. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Knit & Crochet With Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 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.)
"Let It Go"
West Boynton Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 1:00 pm
Using the principles of Peter Walsh's book, “Let It Go,” Kathy Andio, professional organizer, discusses downsizing, and provides tips on the best way to sort through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Stress Awareness Month: Taking Care of Yourself
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Join us for information on how you can use massage, breathing techniques, and meditation to de-stress. Relax with us and leave your problems at the door. Presented by TrustBridge.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Love Painting
Gardens Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:15 pm
Create a beautiful canvas expressing love, no talent required. Dress to get messy. Ages 8 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
STEAM: Art Explorations
Tequesta Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 3:30 pm
Artist, Director and Producer: Andy Warhol.
Biographical exploration of American artists, an introduction to their lives and artistic styles. Learn artists' techniques to create your own masterpiece. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Bridging Cultures Series: Tea & Chinese Calligraphy
West Boynton Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Materials provided. Space is limited.
(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Tue, Mar 27.
Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!
Belle Glade Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 3:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages.
(60 min.)
Craft Night!
Acreage Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 7:00 pm
Try out a few fun crafts at this relaxed event. Ages 8 & up.
(60 min.)
Stress Awareness Month: Sahaja Meditation
Lantana Road Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:00 pm
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Watercolor Painting
Gardens Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 3:15 pm
Create colorful and unique works of art with our watercolors. Dress to get messy. Ages 4-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Story Art Club
Main Library
Fri, Apr 27, 3:30 pm
Art and literature are weaved seamlessly together in this class where students will be exposed to different art techniques and diverse authors. Ages 6-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Crafternoon
Glades Road Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 4:00 pm
Create lots of beautiful crafts to welcome the season. Ages 4-9.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Apr 28, 2:30 pm
Features a fun new craft that children of all ages can enjoy! All ages.
(60 min.)
Adult Coloring Club
Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Spring Scrapbooking
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Create a couple of spring themed scrapbooking pages! If you have materials, feel free to bring them, but some materials will be provided. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.