Here are some highlights from our July calendar. As usual, check out more of our awesome programming in the Happenings.
Tue, Jul 14, 6:30 pm
Test your knowledge of superheros by playing a stimulating game of trivia. Form a team or compete alone. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded to the winners. All ages. (90 min.) Preregister.
Wed, Jul 15, 6:30 pm
“Star Wars” Spectacular: Feel the Force
Immerse yourself in the “Star Wars” universe and take home a craft or two inspired by the epic saga. Ages 6 and up. (90 min.) Preregister.
Sat, Jul 18, 2:00 pm
Board Game Day
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.
Thu, Jul 23, 7:00 pm
Comic Book Night: “X-Men” Edition
Comic book fans unite and chat about your favorite heroes and villains. This month, the group will focus on “X-Men.” Enjoy pizza provided by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregister.
Fri, Jul 17, 2:00 pm
Comic & Cartooning Workshop
Join us for a cartooning workshop with nationally syndicated cartoonist, Carlos Castellanos, co-creator of the popular “Baldo” comic strip. Carlos will discuss how he started his career and will guide you in your drawing techniques and create your own graphic novel or comic strip ideas. Ages 12 & up. Limit 30. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Sat, Jul 18, 2:30 pm
Be proud to be an anime and manga fan! Join us for anime-related fun. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library. (90 min.) Preregister.
Sun, Jul 26, 2:30 pm
Zombie Summer Blast
Come take down zombies on the Xbox and in card games. Feel free to show up in zombie wear or survival gear! (60 min.) Preregister.
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Jul 30, 2:00 pm
Action Movie Matinee
“The Expendables 3.” ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (126 min.) Preregister. PG-13.
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Tue, Jul 07, 2:15 pm
Carrier Owl Gift Boxes
Maybe you haven’t gone to Hogwarts, but you can still send your secret messages and gifts by carrier
owl. Join us as we make gift boxes disguised as little owls. They’re so cute, you might just want to keep it for yourself. I think I’ll name mine Dewey! Supplies provided. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Thu, Jul 16, 10:00 am
Carrier Owl Postcards
A source of creativity and relaxation, adults everywhere are rediscovering coloring. Join us while we color and create carrier owl postcards for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Who knows, maybe some of your worries will just be carried away. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister.
Tue, Jul 21, 2:15 pm
Art for Adults: Basic Pastels
Learn the basics of pastels and their many uses. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Limit 25. (2 hr.) Preregister.
Thu, Jul 16, 6:30 pm
DIY Mason Jar Glittered Votive Lamps
These glitter votive lamps are as pretty unlit as they are lit. Easy to make, they are perfect for a warm alfresco dinner place setting, or to add a little sparkle to your mantle display. Supplies provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
West Boca Branch
Tue, Jul 21, 2:00 pm
Crafternoon: DIY Bookmarks
Design and decorate a variety of unique bookmarks to use in all your favorite summer reads. (60 min.)
Wed, Jul 29, 10:30 am
Summer Reading Program Book Discussion:
Graphic Novel Memoirs
Read one or more of the selected titles that focus on individuals overcoming childhood adversities to become the heroes of their own stories. Select from the books available at the information desk. (60 min.)