October 2017 Calendar of Events From Palm Beach County Library System

All Palm Beach County Library System locations will be closed on Mon, Oct 09, for Columbus Day.

No materials will be due on that day.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

 

 

Acreage Branch

15801 Orange Boulevard, Loxahatchee 33470

Phone: 681-4100

 

ADULT

 

Thursdays, 1:30 pm

English Exchange

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 07, 2:00 pm

Acoustic Java Jam

Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

 

Sun, Oct 08, 2:00 pm

Sahaja Meditation

Sahaja meditation is a simple, time-honored technique that reduces stress and increases wellness. It brings focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Oct 11, 3:00 pm

Crafternoon: Tie-Dye Coasters

Decorate a set of ceramic tile coasters with beautiful tie-dye patterns using permanent markers. Ages 16 & up. Limit 12. (90 min.) Preregister.

 

Thu, Oct 12 & 19, 5:00 pm

Sit ’n’ Stitch

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.)

 

Sat, Oct 14, 2:00 pm

Kitchen Chat: Fondue

Borrow a cookbook, test a recipe, and share your tips and kitchen adventures. Ages 14 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

 

Sun, Oct 15, 1:00 pm

Your Life in Pictures

Create memoirs through stories and pictures using Microsoft Publisher. Bring your photos and story ideas to include in your visual keepsake. Beginning computer skills required. Ages 14 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Preregister.

 

Tue, Oct 17, 6:30 pm

Decorative Halloween Masks

Looking for an original Halloween costume this year? Design your own decorative painted mask. Ages 12 & up. Limit 24. (90 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Oct 18, 6:30 pm

The Coloring Club

Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided, or bring your own coloring book. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.)

 

Sun, Oct 22, 2:00 pm

Book Chat: “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” by Fredrik Backman

Staff-led discussion. Copies of the book are available. Light refreshments served. (90 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Oct 25, 2:00 pm

Songs for Everyone

Gather around and listen, or sing along, as Bob Gelb strums his way through familiar songs. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 28, 2:00 pm

Electric Java Jam

Get amped with this plugged-in edition of our music jam. Coffee provided. (2 hr.)

 

Sun, Oct 29, 2:00 pm

Halloween Miniature Gardens

No tricks here! Treat yourself to a boo-tiful miniature garden with spook-tacular accessories. Materials provided. Bring your own glue gun if you have one. Ages 10 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

 

CHILD

 

Tue, Oct 03, 3:00 pm

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual

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.

 

Fri, Oct 06, 3:00 pm

Loxahatchee Rocks! Rock Out With Rock Art!

Show your neighborhood pride and create colorful rocks that reflect your favorite hobbies, sports, animals and more! Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.)

 

Thu, Oct 12, 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Spooky Cookie Season

Make and decorate monster sugar cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. Ages 6-12. (60 min.)

 

Fri, Oct 13, 3:00 pm

After-School Game Time

Have a blast indoors with board games, card games and video games! Ages 8-12. (90 min.)

 

Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm

Musical Toddlers & Tykes

Jam along to favorite story time songs with instruments for you to play and keep the music going. Ages 0-4. (30 min.)

 

Thu, Oct 19, 4:00 pm

Cookie Book Club

What if your pet had a spooky secret? Step 1: Grab a copy of the book, “Bunnicula,” by Deborah and James Howe. Step 2: Read it. Step 3: Eat cookies and share your thoughts about the book. Ages 8-12. (60 min.)

 

Fri, Oct 20, 3:00 pm

Crafts for Kids

Bring your creativity and make a new friend and a cool autumn craft. Ages 4-8. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Tue, Oct 24, 3:30 pm

Math Lab: Get in Shapes

An interactive math lab full of activities and experiments about shapes and geometry. Grades K-2. (60 min.)

 

Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 pm

Club Pokémon

Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, or try your hand at a Pokécraft and play some Pokémon bingo! Ages 6-12. (90 min.)

 

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 pm

Drama Club

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.)

 

Fri, Oct 27, 3:00 pm

After-School LEGO® Builders Club

Take a break from school and use our LEGO® bricks to work on creative projects alone or with friends. Ages 5-12. (90 min.)

 

Tue, Oct 31 (All day)

Trick or Treat

Dress up and visit all of our library desks on Halloween to get some fun trinkets and a book to take home. All ages.

 

Tue, Oct 31, 11:15 am

Teeny Weenie Halloweenie

Dress up and enjoy a preschool Halloween party with stories, songs and games. Ages 2-5. (45 min.)

 

TEEN

 

Saturdays, 2:00 pm

Dungeons & Dragons

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. (2½ hr.)

 

Tue, Oct 10, 6:30 pm

Pizza Chat

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.)

 

Wed, Oct 11, 6:30 pm

Teen Trivia

How well do you know pop culture, movies and more? Test your knowledge and your teamwork skills as you battle to be the best! Ages 12 & up. (2 hr.)

 

Tue, Oct 17, 6:30 pm

Anime Otaku Club

Hang out, watch anime, eat snacks, and talk with friends and fellow fans about all the coolest shows from Japan. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.)

 

Belle Glade Branch

725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade 33430

Phone: 996-3453

 

ADULT

 

Mon, Oct 02, 16, 23 & 30, 3:30 pm

Book-A-Librarian

Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Tell us what you need: a personal computer trainer or guidance on researching a topic. (60 min.) Call to make an appointment.

 

Thursdays, 1:00 pm

English Exchange

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 am

Wood Block Pumpkins

Create this table centerpiece perfect for fall. Materials provided. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Preregister.

 

CHILD

 

Mon, Oct 02, 16, 23 & 30, 10:00 am

Family Story Times

Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (30 min.) Preregister.

 

Mon, Oct 02, 16, 23 & 30, 3:30 pm

Read In!

Join our weekly Read In series to build up your reading level! We’ll have games and treats to make reading more delicious. Grades 2 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Mon, Oct 02, 16, 23 & 30, 5:30 pm

Family Coloring Night

A weekly fun and relaxing night out for the whole family! Coloring sheets, crayons, markers and colored pencils provided. All ages. (60 min.)

 

Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Learn about free online tutoring available through the library for grades K-12, or get help logging into i-Ready®. All ages. (30 min.) Call or drop by the children’s services desk to make an appointment.

 

Wed, Oct 04, 10:30 am

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual

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.

 

Thu, Oct 05, 12 & 26, 3:30 pm

Sat, Oct 14 & 28, 2:30 pm

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts!

Features a fun new craft that everyone can enjoy! All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Fri, Oct 06, 3:30 pm

After-School Gaming & More

Drop by for some of your favorite Wii U games as well as other fun board games. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 07 & 21, 10:00 am

It’s LEGO® Time!

Get creative and build with our LEGO® collection. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 07 & 21, 11:00 am

Samedi, 07 & 21 Octobre, 11:00 am

Story Hour

Heure du Conte

Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. All ages. (45 min.)

Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. Tous les âges. (45 min.)

 

Sat, Oct 07, 2:00 pm

Chess Class for Beginners

Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 14, 11:00 am

Sábado, 14 de octubre, 11:00 am

Bilingual Family Story Time

Hora de cuentos bilingües

Fun stories, puppets and a film in Spanish for kids, moms and dads. All ages. (45 min.)

Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Todas las edades. (45 min.)

 

Wed, Oct 18 & 25, 3:30 pm

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades 3-5

Each week features math games, music and other fun activities. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Thu, Oct 19, 3:30 pm

STEAM Make & Discover: Exploring Air Pressure

Fun hands-on science experiments every month! Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Fri, Oct 20, 3:30 pm

“Minecraft”

Play “Minecraft Pocket Edition” on the library’s iPads. Participants can bring in their own device and join us for “Minecraft” fun. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm

Hour of Code

Learn the basics of computer coding with the “Daisy the Dinosaur” app on the library’s iPads. Ages 7 & up. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm

Tales From Italy: “A Picnic in October,” by Eve Bunting

We’ll share stories and make a craft to celebrate Italian Heritage Month. All ages. (45 min.)

 

Tue, Oct 31, 6:30 pm

Family Fun Night: Halloween Special

Stop by for spooky stories, crafts, photo props and more. Treats provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

TEEN

 

Tue, Oct 10, 3:30 pm

Thu, Oct 12, 3:30 pm

Teen Read Week

Stop by our teen section for a tasty snack, a quick craft, and to see what’s new on the teen shelves. Ages 12 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

10/10: Explore YA book review sites, authors and new releases.

10/12: Book Cover Bingo: don’t judge a book by its cover!

 

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00 pm

Pizza & Pages: Book Chat

Enjoy pizza and a discussion of “An Ember in the Ashes,” by Sabaa Tahir. Copies are available in the teen section. Grades 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Clarence E. Anthony Branch

375 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay 33493

Phone: 992-8393

 

ADULT

 

Tue, Oct 03, 11:00 am

Library Services A-Z

Learn about Talking Books and Books-By-Mail. Sign up for services after the presentation. (60 min.)

 

Tue, Oct 17, 11:00 am

Getting Crafty: Mason Jar Centerpieces

Create centerpieces with mason jars and decorative materials. Limited supplies. (60 min.)

 

CHILD

 

Mon, Oct 02, 16, 23 & 30, 5:30 pm

Crazy 8s Math Club® Grades K-2

Each week features math games, music and fun activities that build from previous weeks; it is highly recommended to attend all eight weekly sessions. Grades K-2. Limit 10. (60 min.)

 

Wed, Oct 04, 3:30 pm

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual

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.

 

Wed, Oct 04 & 25, 5:00 pm

Block Party: LEGO® Bricks

Get creative and have fun building with our LEGO® collection. Ages 5-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Mon, Oct 30, 5:00 pm

Teenie Halloweenie

Celebrate Halloween with our annual Teenie Halloweenie. Enjoy games and entertainment by magician Gary Midnight. (90 min.)

 

TEEN

 

Wed, Oct 11, 5:00 pm

DIY: Body Scrubs

Learn to make homemade body scrubs. Make and take a sample home with you. Limited supplies. Ages 12-17. (60 min.)

 

Gardens Branch

11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens 33410

Phone: 626-6133

 

ADULT

 

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Great Masters: Liszt – His Life and Music. (90 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

10/04: Le Concert, C’est Moi – The Concert is Me. A Born Pianist.

10/11: Revelation. Transcendence.

10/18: Weimar. The Music of Weimar.

10/25: Rome. A Life Well Lived.

 

Thu, Oct 05, 10:30 am

Online Learning: Lynda.com

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.

 

Sat, Oct 07, 10:30 am

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership

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.

 

Wed, Oct 11, 10:30 am or 11:00 am

E-Book Assistance: One-On-One

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.) Preregister.

 

Thu, Oct 12, 10:30 am

Consumer Reports Online for Free!

Need help with your shopping? Not sure what to buy? Learn how to use Consumer Reports Online to find product ratings and reviews. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Tue, Oct 17, 1:30 pm

Memoirs: Bits & Pieces of Your Life

Facilitator Marjorie Most makes writing a fun experience by showing you how to write about the “bits and pieces of your life.” (90 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Oct 18, 6:30 pm

Socrates Café

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.

 

Tue, Oct 24, 10:30 am

Freegal: Downloadable Music

Learn more about the service that lets you download music for free using your library card. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Thu, Oct 26, 10:30 am

PressReader

Learn how to read newspapers and magazines online using PressReader. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Tue, Oct 31, 10:30 am

hoopla: Movies, TV Shows, Music & Audiobooks

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.

 

CHILD

 

Tue, Oct 03, 10, 17 & 24, 4:30 pm

Reading Buddies

Children work once a week with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Oct 03 – 24. Grades K-5. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Sun, Oct 08, 2:00 pm

Kids Chess Class for Beginners

Grasp the basics of chess and polish your skills. Led by library staff. Ages 8-17. (30 min.) Preregister.

 

Sun, Oct 08, 2:30 pm

Kids Chess Club

Challenge other chess enthusiasts for a game or two and perfect your own skills. Ages 8-17. (30 min.) Preregister.

 

Thu, Oct 12, 3:15 pm

Story Salsa With Liz Mangual

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.

 

Fri, Oct 13, 3:15 pm

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Teasing Isn’t Nice!

Special guest, Ms. Dez, has stories, songs and movement activities about the power of words and how they affect the entire kingdom. Ages 3-6. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 14, 10:30 am

LEGO® Bricks & More

Build, imagine and play with our collection of LEGO® bricks. Jumbo blocks available. Ages 1-10. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Mon, Oct 16, 3:15 pm

Dominoes

Learn the game and play it! Ages 7 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 pm

Pokémon Club

Calling all Pokémon enthusiasts! If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be! Bring your Game Boy, DS, deck, box or binder. Snacks provided. Ages 7 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

 

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00 pm

Debate Club

Practice getting over those speech day jitters and gain insights into constructing a winning argument. Presented by Aihber Khan, an award-winning debate contestant, and published author. Ages 10 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Mon, Oct 23, 3:00 pm

Keep Calm & Color

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with fall-themed coloring pages. Materials provided. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

 

Wed, Oct 25, 3:15 pm

Halloween Bingo!

Play the classic game with a holiday twist, where candy bingo markers and prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

 

Fri, Oct 27, 3:15 pm

Halloween Extravaganza!

Costume parade, bingo fun, and a witchy craft! Little ones will need parent’s help with craft. Ages 2-13. (45 min.) Preregister.