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Geddy the Gecko discovers that he can be an everyday hero by learning how to read and helping others even if he doesn’t have superpowers. Suddenly, he transforms into Super Geddy and finds he has an awesome superpower – the power to break-dance. Nonstop audience participation and dancing. All ages. (45 min.) Call to preregister.

Tue, Jul 07
2:00 pm - Wellington Branch Phone: 790-6070
4:30 pm - Main Library Phone: 233-2600

Wed, Jul 08
11:00 am - Glades Road Branch Phone: 482-4554
3:30 pm - West Boca Branch Phone: 470-1600

Thu, Jul 09 
10:00 am - Clarence E. Anthony Branch Phone: 992-8393
1:00 pm - Loula V. York Branch Phone: 924-5928 
3:15 pm - Belle Glade Branch Phone: 996-3453

Fri, Jul 10 
10:00 am - Hagen Ranch Road Branch Phone: 894-7500
1:30 pm - West Boynton Branch Phone: 734-5556

Sat, Jul 11
11:00 am - Greenacres Branch Phone: 641-9100
2:30 pm - Lantana Road Branch Phone: 304-4500

Tue, Jul 14
10:30 am - Okeechobee Blvd. Branch Phone: 233-1880
3:00 pm - Gardens Branch Phone: 626-6133

Wed, Jul 15
2:00 pm - Royal Palm Beach Branch Phone: 790-6030
4:30 pm - Acreage Branch Phone: 681-4100

Thu, Jul 16
11:00 am - Jupiter Branch Phone: 744-2301
2:00 pm - Tequesta Branch Phone: 746-5970
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Mon, May 11, 2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch
Phone: 641-9100

The Great Courses® Practicing Mindfulness: 
An Introduction to Meditation
In this DVD series we will learn meditative practices that can lead to enhanced awareness, self-mastery and lasting happiness. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Lecture 9: Mind-Working with Thoughts.
Lecture 10: Walking-Mindfulness While Moving.

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Tue, May 12, 2:00 pm - West Boynton Branch
Phone: 734-5556

Meditation for Optimal Health

John M. Bednarik, introduces basic meditation and discusses how it can improve the quality of everyday life. Meditation can be a pathway to greater health, happiness and peace. (60 min.) Preregister.

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Thu, May 14, 2:00 pm - Okeechobee Branch
Phone: 233-1880

What is the Baker Act?
The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required. Donna Hague, Director of Behavioral Health at the Institute for Mental Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, will present information about what the Baker Act is and how it works. (60 min.) Preregister.

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Thu, May 14, 6:00 pm - Acreage Branch
Phone: 681-4100

Meditation for Relaxation
Maya Malay of the Palm Beach Dharma Center will
demonstrate easy-to-apply techniques to help you
achieve emotional well-being. (60 min.) Preregister.

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Mon, May 18, 6:30 pm - Main Library 
Phone: 233-2600

What is the Baker Act?
The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required. Donna Hague, Director of Behavioral Health at the Institute for Mental Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, will present information about what the Baker Act is and how it works. Preregister.

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Tue, May 19, 2:00 pm - Glades Road Branch
Phone: 482-4554

Eating Disorders Through the Life Span
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. The realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly will be addressed. (75 min.) Preregister.

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Tue, May 19, 2:30 pm - Gardens Branch
Phone: 626-6133

Eating Disorders Through the Lifespan
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness will discuss eating disorders in men, women and children. The realities of eating disorders in lifespan stages as children, adolescents, college students, midlife and the elderly will be addressed. (75 min.) Preregister.

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Wed, May 27, 2:30 pm - Greenacres Branch
Phone: 641-9100

Mental Health Month
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County for a presentation on the early warning signs of mental illness in children and adolescents. Preregister.

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Thu, May 28, 6:30 pm, Wellington Branch 
Phone: 790-6070

Teens, Tweens and Technology: What Parents Need to Know about Bullying, Mental Health and the Internet
Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, Clinical Director, Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Assistant State Attorney Greg Schiller, Internet Crimes Against Children Prosecutor, offer real world insight into bullying: what it is, the warning signs, its effect on mental health and most importantly, what you can do about it. (90 min.)
Mental Health Month
Mon, May 11, 2:30 PM

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More free music! Stream music for up to 3 hours a day absolutely free & without commercial interruption. #Freegal http://ow.ly/LL0gt 
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Tue, Apr 07, 5:30-7:30 pm @ Main Library
Shred your unwanted, individual personal documents for FREE! http://ow.ly/Lb8mY #moneysmart
MAIN LIBRARY Tue, Apr 07, 5:30 pm. Shred your unwanted documents for free! In celebration of Money Smart Month, visit the shredding truck in the parking lot. Please note, this event is for individual personal documents, some limits may apply. (2 hr.) ...
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OverDrive is once again doing their Big Library Read program. The title "Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard," by Laura Bates is available on our site for unlimited use from March 17-31 at http://palmbeach.lib.overdrive.com. For more information about the Big Library Read program is available at http://biglibraryread.com/ #GlobaleBookClub
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The Alzheimer’s Association presents a program designed to provide seniors and caregivers with tools that will empower them to stay in control of their healthcare matters while aging in the comfort of their own home. (60 min.)

Wed, Mar 11 6:30 pm
Wellington Branch
Phone: 790-6070

Thu, Apr 02, 2:00 pm
Jupiter Branch
Phone: 744-2301

Tue, Apr 14, 2:00 pm
Lantana Road Branch
Phone: 304-4500

Thu, Apr 16, 1:00 pm
West Boynton Branch
Phone: 734-5556
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Fascinated with sharks? See jaws and teeth from over two dozen different sharks from around the world and touch a real shark jaw, shark skin and a fossil Megalodon shark tooth. Learn fun facts about sharks and why their conservation is so important. Each child will go home with a genuine fossil shark tooth! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

Thu, Jun 11, 11:00 am
Glades Road Branch Phone: 482-4554

Thu, Jun 11, 3:00 pm
West Boca Branch Phone: 470-1600

Fri, Jun 12, 10:30 am
Royal Palm Beach Branch Phone: 790-6030

Fri, Jun 12, 2:30 pm
Wellington Branch Phone: 790-6070

Wed, Jun 17, 10:30 am
Jupiter Branch Phone: 744-2301

Wed, Jun 17, 3:00 pm
Gardens Branch Phone: 626-6133

Thu, Jun 18, 10:00 am
Clarence E. Anthony Branch Phone: 992-8393

Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Loula V. York Branch Phone: 924-5928

Fri, Jun 19, 11:00 am
Tequesta Branch Phone: 746-5970

Wed, Jun 24, 10:30 am
Okeechobee Blvd. Branch Phone: 233-1880

Wed, Jun 24, 3:30 pm
Main Library Phone: 233-2600

Thu, Jun 25, 10:00 am
Belle Glade Branch Phone: 996-3453

Thu, Jun 25, 3:30 pm
Acreage Branch Phone: 681-4100

Fri, Jun 26, 10:30 am
West Boynton Branch Phone: 734-5556

Fri, Jun 26, 2:00 pm
Hagen Ranch Road Branch Phone: 894-7500

Sat, Jun 27, 11:00 am
Greenacres Branch Phone: 641-9100

Sat, Jun 27, 2:30 pm
Lantana Road Branch Phone: 304-4500
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LANTANA ROAD BRANCH: Call 304-4500 to preregister. 

Children’s Programs

Sat, May 02, 2:30 pm
Come Play! Vin Jwe!
In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, play games that are enjoyed by children in Haiti, such as woslè (jacks), jwèt kay (mancala), marèl (hopscotch), sote kòd (jump rope), krik krak and dominoes. Ages 5 & up. Preregister.

Adult Programs

Thu, May 21, 6:30 pm
Haitian Heritage Month: Celebrating the Written Word with Edwidge Danticat
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month with renowned author Edwidge Danticat and the winners of the School District of Palm Beach County Haitian Heritage Month essay contest as they read from their works and answer your questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Preregister.

Sat, May 30, 2:00 pm
Celebrate Haitian Heritage Month Book Festival
In recognition of Haitian Heritage Month join host Bito David, from the School District of PBC Department of Communications and Community Engagement, for a celebration of Haitian authors and literature. Featured authors include Dr. Gerard Ferere, Dr. Diane Allerdyce, Bito David, Dr. Margaret Armand, Margaret Papillon, Jessica Fievre and others. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Preregister.
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Tue, Apr 07, 9:00 am - Main Library 
Staying Safe Online
Learn how to protect yourself in a 21st century world. http://ow.ly/Lb7wk
MAIN LIBRARY Tue, Apr 07, 9:00 am. Presented by Deputy Sheriff Shawn Mancino, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit. Learn how to protect yourself online in a twenty-first century world. Topics will include email scams, staying safe while shopping online, ...
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Get instant access to the most popular magazines through Palm Beach County Library with #Flipster. Learn how: 
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In 1980, a generous donation from the Audubon Society of the Everglades was transformed into one of the largest birding (ornithological) collections in the Southeastern United States, located at the Main Library of the Palm Beach County Library System. Thirty-five years later, avid birders from all over the United States make use of this special collection. During the month of March, 2015, the Palm Beach County Library System along with the Audubon Society of the Everglades invite the community to celebrate this decadeslong achievement with speakers and activities for the whole family and pledge to enhance this monumental partnership to benefit generations of Palm Beach County birders to come. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Main Library (West Palm Beach) 
Phone: 233-2600

Wed, Mar 18, 6:00 pm
Gardening for Hummingbirds
From Florida firebush to pink porterweed, this is your chance to learn how to transform sunny spaces in your garden into a paradise for hummingbirds. The instructor, Roger Hammer, is the author of numerous books, including "Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Tropical Florida," scheduled for release in April 2015. (60 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Mar 21, 10:00 am
Build a Bird Feeder: Audubon Collection 35th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate 35 years of the Audubon Collection of bird books by building a bird feeder. Participants will be provided with necessary materials to build a feeder that will attract more birds to visit you at home. Ages 4-12. (45 min.) Preregister.

Sat, Mar 21, 2:00 pm
Audubon Collection: 35th Anniversary Celebration with James Currie
Join the Main Library & Audubon Society of the Everglades as we celebrate 35 years of our extensive book collection that has brought joy to Palm Beach County birders. Television personality and author James Currie will speak about his new book, "When Eagles Roar." Books will be available for purchase and an author signing will follow. Space is limited. (90 min.) Preregister.
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The Palm Beach County Library System is composed of the Main Library, sixteen branches, a Bookmobile and a Library Annex.
 
Whatever your age or interests, there's something for you at the Palm Beach County Library System. Our collection contains over 1,400,000 items and you'll find books (print, recorded and downloadable), magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs and information experts.
 
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