Program Highlights: April 2015

Acreage Branch
Winter is Coming: A “Game of Thrones” Crafting Adventure
Thu, Apr 02, 6:00 pm
Get ready for the next season of “Game of Thrones” by crafting a personalized character Cubeecraft™ and house sigil popcorn container. Ages 12 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

Anime Otaku Club
Tue, Apr 14, 7:00 pm
Hang out, watch anime, and eat snacks while you talk with friends and fans about all the coolest stuff from Japan. Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Club Pokémon
Wed, Apr 22, 7:00 pm
Bring your DS or Pokémon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Board Game Day
Sat, Apr 25, 2:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing a variety of classic and contemporary board games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Card Gamers Club
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00 pm
Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Magic and more. If you like collectible card games, this is your place to be. Bring your deck, box or binder, and come with a friend or make a new one. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.

Gardens Branch
Creative Writing for Beginners
Tue, Apr 14, 1:30 pm
Unleash your creativity as you write about your life or any other topic of interest. (75 min.) Preregister.

Ikebana Flower Arranging
Thu, Apr 30, 2:30 pm
Learn the basic art of Japanese flower arranging and create your own unique ikebana arrangement with real flowers and greenery. Limit 20. (90 min.) Preregister.

Glades Road Branch
Anime, Manga and More
Tue, Apr 07, 6:00 pm
Got chopstick skills? Come show off at the noodle tasting and chopstick challenge at anime club. Grades 6 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

Greenacres Branch
Games Galore
Tue, Apr 07, 6:30 pm
Bring a friend and challenge each other to brawl with Super Smash Brothers or join the Party with Mario. Plenty of board games and card games available. Snacks provided. Ages 10-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Family Game Night
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00 pm
Join us for Family Game Night – we will supply the board games, or bring one to share with a fellow gamer. (90 min.) Preregister.

Jupiter Branch
Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Tue, Apr 07 and 21, 5:30 pm
Looking for a place to play Magic: The Gathering? Come play and meet other players for a regularly-scheduled monthly event. The meetings will be non-DCI-sanctioned and all casual formats are welcome. Bring your own decks. (2 hr.)

Young Writers Workshop
Fri, Apr 10 and 24, 3:30 pm
Do you keep a journal or like to write stories? Join us for a chance to play around with your words. We’ll experiment with interesting writing games and projects that are designed to add sparkle to your stories. Ages 8-12. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister.

International Tabletop Day
Sat, Apr 11, 10:30 am
Spend the day playing your cares away! Try some Will Wheaton-approved games ranging from trivia to strategy featured on the hit web series Tabletop. Titles include Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Wits and Wagers, and more. Pizza provided. The final round of games will begin at 1:30 pm and all games will end at 4:30 pm. Ages 13 & up. Preregister.

Pow! Zap! Read! Teen Comic Art Workshop
Wed, Apr 15, 4:00 pm
Are you interested in visual storytelling and graphic novels? Learn how to draw your own comic book art while discussing your favorite comic books and graphic novels. Ages 12 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.

Lantana Road Branch
Teen Hangout
Fri, Apr 03 and 24, 4:00 pm
Come hang out and play video games, board games, view new Young Adult novels and Manga, or just chat with friends. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Gamers and Cosplayers Unite!
Sat, Apr 11, 2:30 pm
Join us for video gaming, crafting and artwork, and all kinds of anime-inspired fun. We now have Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, so bring your deck and prepare to play! Ages 12-17. (90 min.) Preregister.

Main Branch
Life-Sized Chutes and Ladders Game
Wed, Apr 15, 4:00 pm
The library will become the game board and you will be the moving pieces in this life-sized version of the classic board game. Don’t miss the excitement! Ages 5-11. (45 min.) Preregister.

Teens Only: Life-Sized Chutes and Ladders Game
Wed, Apr 15, 6:00 pm
The library will become the game board and you will be the moving pieces in this life-sized version of the classic board game. Don’t miss this board game come to life! Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Royal Palm Beach Branch
RPB Teen Xpressions
Sat, Apr 11, 2:00 pm
Are you a writer? A poet? An artist? A musician? A fashionista? Here is your chance to share your original poems, writings, art work, etc. with a group of your peers. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Preregister.

Anime Club
Sat, Apr 11, 3:00 pm
Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, eat Pocky and share your knowledge about manga. Show off your own manga drawings, too! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

Wellington Branch
Writers’ Critique Workshop
Thu, Apr 02, 6:30 pm
Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti, Regional Director of the Florida Writers’ Association, Palm Beach County. (2 hr.)

Game Day
Tue, Apr 07, 3:00 pm
Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun! Ages 8-12. Limit 24. (90 min.)

Teen Takeover
Wed, Apr 29, 6:00 pm
A night for Teens only! Enjoy Wii games, board games, and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17. Limit 30. (2 hr.)

West Boca Branch
Game of Thrones Trivia!
Sun, Apr 12, 2:00 pm
Test your knowledge of Westeros against other fans in our Game of Thrones trivia event. Form a team, or compete alone, in a stimulating game of trivia about the hit television and book series. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. (90 min.)

West Boynton Branch
Do the Write Thing: A Monthly Teen Writing Workshop
Thu, Apr 09, 6:30 pm
Fine-tune your writing skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry or prose. Share your work in progress and get constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere led by Caryn DeVincenti from PBC Florida Writers’ Association. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Drawn to Comics March 2015

Checkout the new graphic novels at PBCLS!

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States
Author Stavans, Ilan
Illustrator Alcaraz, Lalo
2014-07 – Basic Books
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Enough with the dead white men Forget what you learned in school Ever since Columbus–who was probably a converted Jew–“discovered” the New World, the powerful and privileged have usurped American history. The true story of the United States lies not with the founding fathers or robber barons, but with the country’s most overlooked and marginalized peoples: the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up and made this country what it is today.


The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel

The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel
Author Rice, Anne
Illustrator Witter, Ashley Marie
2014-11 – Yen Press
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When reporter Reuben Golding arrives at a secluded mansion at the request of the home’s mysterious female owner, he doesn’t expect this assignment will lead to him being inexplicably attacked-bitten-by a beast shadowed in darkness. This single event prompts a terrifying but seductive transformation that both opens Reuben’s eyes to what was previously Continue reading

Top Ten Graphic Novels of February 2015

The top ten best-selling graphic novels of February 2015 were:


If you haven’t caught up with Superman: Earth One, you can get volumes 1-3 from your local library!

*published by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Top 100 Graphic Novels: February 2015

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Return and Graphic Novel Adaptation

Game of Thrones volume 1 Acclaimed novelist Daniel Abraham and illustrator Tommy Patterson have adapted George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic into a beautifully crafted graphic novel series. The duo has masterfully recreated the series in stunning detail. Pick up a copy of volume 1 at your local library!

The [amazing] HBO series Game of Thrones returns Sunday, April 12th for season 5. FIVE! In the meantime, reminisce about the days when Eddard Continue reading

Drawn to Manga March 2015

Checkout the new manga at PBCLS!

No. 6 volume one

No. 6, Volume One
Author Asano, Atsuko
Illustrator Kino, Hinoki
2013-06 – Kodansha Comics
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For Shion, an elite student in city No. 6, life is carefully choreographed. School, study and occasional visits with his friend Safu are the order of the day. One fateful day however he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy from a typhoon. But this boy is a fugitive living outside the tapestry of control of the city.


Nisekoi: False Love, Volume 1

Nisekoi: False Love, Volume 1
By Komi, Naoshi
2014-01 – Viz Media
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Love triangle Comedic antics Gang warfare? You won’t want to miss out on Weekly Shonen Jump’s laugh-out-loud feel-good manga series
It’s hate at first sight… Rather, a knee-to-the-head at first sight when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false Continue reading

Miss Annie: Freedom

Miss Annie: Freedom

Miss Annie: volume 1 Freedom is written (accurately) from the perspective of a house cat. A young kitten, Miss Annie must learn the rules of the house while maintaining her independence. One day she crawls through a window left ajar and finds herself in “the wild” streets of the suburb. She meets two adult cats who try to teach her the rules of the outdoors.

If you love cats, this is the book for you. Miss Annie is a cute and quick read. The art is simple yet expressive. The Miss Annie series is a unique look into the daily thoughts and activities of your darling little furbabies.

Check out more graphic novels about cats from PBCLS!

Programming Highlights: March 2015

Acreage Branch

Tue, Mar 03, 6:30 pm
Club Pokemon
Bring your DS or Pokemon cards to battle, trade and make new friends! Ages 6-12. (90 min.) Preregister.

Wed, Mar 11, 6:30 pm
Gamerz Nite: App Attack!
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with a night of video games. Play Smash Bros on the library’s Wii or try out funny and free smart phone and tablet games perfect for group play. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Tue, Mar 17, 6:30 pm
Acreage Anime Club Presents Haru Matsuri!
Spring is in the air and Anime Club is celebrating Haru Matsuri, the spring festival. Enjoy refreshing snacks and watch relaxing springtime anime. Wear a kimono or learn to make one with origami. Create a simple painting inspired by the sakura, or cherry Continue reading