Belle Glade Branch
725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade
• English Exchange on Thursdays, at 1 p.m. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (60 min.) Register.
• Book-A-Librarian on Tuesdays, at 2 p.m. Personal attention, hands-on session tailored for you. Call to make an appointment. (60 min.)
• Surprise Adult Craft on Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. Have fun completing a variety of different crafts available and the choice is yours! Preregister as there is a space limit of 10. (60 min.)
• Social Security Basics Seminar on Tuesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. This class will help you understand how employment affects your payments and medical coverage, as well as how to create and navigate your personal my Social Security account. (90 min.) Preregister.
• Family story times and pajama hour on Mondays, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fun stories, puppets and a film for kids of all ages, moms and dads. (30 min.) Preregister.
• Build with paper plate on Wednesday, June 21, at 4 p.m. for all ages. Snacks will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Chess class for beginners, ages seven and up. Class is led by library staff on Thursday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Pop up arts and crafts on Saturday, June 24, at 2:30 p.m. for all ages. (60 min.) Preregister.
• It’s your move! Board games on Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. for all ages. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Bilingual Family Story Time on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. for kids ages four to eight, moms and dads. (45 min.) Preregister.
• Hora de cuentos bilingües – Sábado, 22 de julio, 11 a.m. Disfruta de cuentos divertidos, marionetas y una pelicula en español para toda la familia. Edades 4-8. (45 min.) Se requiere registrarse.
• Build With LEGO® Bricks for all ages on Monday, June 19 and 26, at 11 a.m. Jumbo blocks available. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Read In Camp on Monday, 19 and 26, at 2 p.m. for second grade and up. Build up your reading level this summer by participating in our awesome Read In Camp! We’ll have treats, games, prizes, and an ice cream social party. (90 min.) Preregister.
• Game On: Mario Kart Adventure on Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. for ages seven and up. Snacks will be provided. (90 min.) Preregister.
• Outdoor Summer Fun on Wednesday, June 28, at 4 p.m. for ages seven and up. Dress to get messy. Materials will be provided. (60 min.) Preregister.
Built With Science: Magnetic Slime on June 28
• The Amazing Mr. A’s Summer Magic Spectacular on Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. It’s a variety-style magic show for all ages that you don’t want to miss! With magic, comedy, ventriloquism and audience participation. (45 min.) Preregister.
• Father’s day crafts for all ages on Friday, June 16, at 11 a.m. Enjoy snacks while listening to Douglas Wood’s “What Dad’s Can’t Do.” Make unique crafts for the men in your life: dad, grandpa and uncle. (45 min.)
• Story hour for all ages on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. Fun stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in French and English. (45 min.)
• Heure du Conte – Samedi, 17 Juin, 11 a.m. Histoires, berceuses, chansons et bricolage en français et en anglais. La série du mois: “Digger et Daisy,” de Judy Young. Tous les âges. (45 min.)
• Finger painting fun for all ages on Saturday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. Dress to get messy. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Family paint party for for the whole family on Monday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. Dress to get messy. (45 min.) Preregister.
• Build with Technology: Hour of Code for ages seven and up on Thursday, June 29, at 1 p.m. Learn the basics of computer coding with the “Daisy the Dinosaur” app on the library’s iPads. Preregister as space is limited. (60 min.)
• Minecraft Meet-Up for ages seven and up on Thursday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m. Play Minecraft Pocket Edition on the library’s iPads. Participants can bring in their own device and join us for Minecraft fun. Preregister as space is limited.
• Digital media services: OverDrive, hoopla, Zinio and more for ages seven and up. on Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Borrow movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks from home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Free with your library card. iPads available. Snacks will be provided. (60 min.)
• Build With Music: Discover Incredibox for ages seven and up on Friday, June 30, at 2:30 p.m. Incredibox is a musical game where you drag and drop icons to mix music. Manage a band of “beatboxers” and use various icons to create songs. iPads available. Preregister as space is limited. (60 min.)
• I Am a Better Person for sixth grade and up on Tuesday, June 20, at 2:30 p.m. Friends ICON.jpg Friends ICON.jpg. Identifying how to communicate empowers us to make positive changes to build a better self-image and build each other up. Presented by licensed professional counselor Elaine Nelson. Snacks will be provided. (45 min.) Preregister.
• Music Trivia for all ages on Tuesday, June 20, at 3:30 p.m. Test your music knowledge from rock to rap to jazz and everything in between. Followed by a soul line dance party to celebrate the winners. Play as a team or solo to win cool prizes. Snacks will be provided. (90 min.) Preregister.
• Pizza & Pages: Book Chat for sixth grade and up on Wednesday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy pizza and a discussion of “Before I Fall,” by Lauren Oliver. Pick up your copy at the children’s desk. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Fancy Fingers: Nail Art for sixth grade and up on Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Learn creative details to your manicure. Must sign up for the “Book Chat” to participate. Materials will be provided. Preregister as pace is limited. (60 min.)
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
375 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay
• Twenty-fifth Anniversary Bookmark Contest. Continue the celebration by creating a bookmark. Contest runs through June 30. Two age groups: ages 5-11 and ages 12-17. The winner will be announced at our community event on Wednesday, July 26.
• Read In – Get over the summer slump and enjoy reading some of your favorite books for ages five to 17 on Monday, June 19 and 26, at 1:30 p.m. (45 min.)
• Daddy and Me on Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Father’s Day with stories about dad and make a card and a gift to take home to dad. (60 min.)
• Summer Story Time for ages three to six on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories about hot summer days, dancing and songs. (45 min.)
• DIY Tie-Dye for ages 12-17 on Wednesday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. Supplies provided for crafting. Bring something to tie-dye, preferably 100 percent cotton in a light color (white works best) and make your own unique design. In past years, we have T-shirts, tie-dyed socks, tank tops, and even hats! (60 min.)
Loula V. York Branch
525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee
• Camp LVY – Stories and creative activities for children. (60 min.) Preregister.
Building Bridges II on June 15 at 10 a.m.
Building Bridges Through Books I on June 20 and 22 at 10 a.m.
June 27 and 29: Building Bridges Through Books II on June 27 and 29 at 10 a.m.
• Parent Power Hours for all ages on Wednesdays, at noon or 5:30 p.m. Parents of children of all ages, who will be entering first, second or third grade are invited for informal discussions with reading coaches. Activities for children ages three and up will be provided during the evening meetings. Registration is required through Bridges of Pahokee. Preregister as space is limited. (60 min.)
• Super Summer Story Times on Saturdays, June 17 and 24 at 11 a.m. Stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents! (45 min.) Preregister.
June 17: Building Bridges II.
June 24: Building Bridges Through Books I.
• Reading Builders on Saturdays, June 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Children are invited to read with teen reading mentors in a comfortable, supervised setting on a weekly basis. Applications may be picked up at the children’s desk. (60 min.) Preregister.
• Capture the King Chess Club on Saturday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. Learn about pawns, knights, bishops, rooks, queens and kings and how to move them around the board. (60 min.) Preregister.