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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No registration! Just join us for our storytime class and get a head start on your child's literacy skills! Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Make life more accessible with assistive mobile apps. Learn how to turn your smartphone or tablet into a lighted magnifier, screen narrator, currency navigator, and more
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
This reserved studio time allows patrons use of the creative space so that they may bring their digital creations to fruition. Patrons will work independently at their own pace. The studio will have a staff member present to answer any questions about Tinkercad or Sketchup.

3D printing is limited to one print per person during this studio time.
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served. BRPL card required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.

Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Linda S. Giannini and Mark Kressner facilitators.
Location
DTL Community Room East
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Stella. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sophie. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Discover BRPL's resources for planning a trip, locating restaurants, and finding and sharing travel activities and ideas.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn to post status updates, comment and like posts, and find friends. Smartphones, laptops, and tablets welcome. Prerequisite: Facebook account
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Maggie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Prerequisites: Must have taken Intro to Tinkercad
Moderate proficiency with computers
Learn how to use Sketchup Pro to make your very own 3D designs. Sketchup is a professional software suite with a wide array of 3D
creation tools. It can be used for the creation of 3D objects such as prototypes, models, game characters, and developing designs for buildings. This class will enable attendees to create and print their very own 3D models.
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required! Just join us for our storytime class to help your child get a head start on the 6 by 6 Skills which promote literacy! Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Make life more accessible with assistive mobile apps. Learn how to turn your smartphone or tablet into a lighted magnifier, screen narrator, currency identifier, and more. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and
experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.
Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Facilitated by Dr. Renato Bellu, a resident of Boca Raton and Professor Emeritus at The City University of New York.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sadie. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
BRPL cardholder registration opens today for the upcoming story time session. Children 4 and under may register for 1 story time program in only 1 library location. 7 week session (June 12-July 30). To register, go back to the calendar, click on the first class of the session for which you want to register, enter your card number and last name-cards must be in good standing to proceed-and complete registration fields with child's name, contact information and guardian name when prompted. You must click on the Complete Registration button for the confirmation page to appear. If class is full, the next 10 people to register will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Non-cardholder registration will begin Monday, June 5th. If you have questions, contact Downtown YS at 561-393-7968 or Spanish River YS at 561-544-8584.
Library
All Boca Raton Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Get rid of your clutter and make some money, too. Learn how to make a sale, get the best price, and get paid using an Ebay seller account. Prerequisite: basic computer/internet skills. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn how to set up and navigate your Google Drive, how to create and organize your folders, upload files and folders from other sources, and share files with others. Prerequisite: Google Trilogy, Part 1 and/or a Gmail account. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Description
Children ages 2-8 are invited to visit either library to enroll in our "Build a Better World" Summer Reading incentive program. Receive a reading log, bag and bookmark to start your summer reading adventure. Visit each week to receive a new prize for reading! Prizes start the week of June 12 and end July 30.
Library
All Boca Raton Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required! Just join us for Thai Bilingual story time! Develop language and fine motor skills with rhymes, songs, and stories. Learn simple words in a new language. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Louie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Rio. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Fake News is making news. Learn the media literacy skills and strategies you need to navigate the media and identify fake news. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served. BRPL card required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.

Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Linda S. Giannini and Mark Kressner facilitators.
Location
DTL Community Room East
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sophie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
This class for entrepreneurs and small-business owners will cover how to start, manage, finance, and market a small business using the Small Business Resource Center. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Basics 1 & 2; moderate computer proficiency necessary.

Build upon the basics by learning how to composite and retouch to make a new image. Learn more advanced editing techniques to remove unwanted elements. Introduction to adjustment layer masks to make edits to specific areas of an image. The course will also introduce layer styles and additional adjustment layer options.

This class requires 24 hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24 hour notice in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Manage downloads, messages, photos and music with these space-saving tips. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of your device including how to access settings and download apps. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Maggie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Gain firsthand knowledge of basic 3D design principles. Attendees will be able to design their very own 3D object using easy-to-use modeling software. No prior experience with Tinkercad is required for this course.

This class requires 24 hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24 hour notice in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.

Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required! Just join us for our storytime class to help your child get a head start on the 6 by 6 Skills which promote literacy! Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Create and navigate basic Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and
experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.
Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Facilitated by Dr. Renato Bellu, a resident of Boca Raton and Professor Emeritus at The City University of New York.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sadie. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn to use the library's digital collection including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, music and video downloads and streaming. Prerequisite: current BRPL card. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Face Painting! DJ! Games! Cotton Candy! Snow Cones! Big Trucks and Basketball. Join the fun and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. No enrollment required. Free Program. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. *By entering this public event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter, and you release the City of Boca Raton from any liability.
Location
SRL Lakeside Patio
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In this introductory "how-to" computer class, learn the basics of computer hardware and software and how to navigate using the mouse and keyboard. Web browsers, search engines, website access and navigation search tips will be discussed. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required-just come and enjoy! Music, stories, fun finger plays, and action songs stimulate learning and a love for books for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Case Histories by: Kate Atkinson

Join Neil Schulhoff for a discussion of acclaimed mysteries, and enjoy coffee and muffins. Space limited, enrollment recommended.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Louie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come relax and share some family coloring time for all levels of skill. Learn about some talented book illustrators to inspire your creativity! No enrollment required. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Rio. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Use Craigslist.org to buy and sell items. Resources for pricing and describing items along with tips for personal safety will be included. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served. BRPL card required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ages 6-8. Join us on Tuesday summer afternoons to talk and enjoy fun activities on selected books. Pick up materials packet from Spanish River Library Youth Services department prior to first class. Child attends independently. Enrollment required. Bring your lunch and drinks. Desserts will be provided. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.

Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Linda S. Giannini and Mark Kressner facilitators.
Location
DTL Community Room East
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come relax and share some family coloring time for all levels of skill. Learn about some talented book illustrators to inspire your creativity! No enrollment required. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sophie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Moderate computer proficiency necessary.

Class attendees will become familiarized with the Photoshop interface, including toolbar, menu, panels and palettes. Learn how to cut objects out, which selection tool to use when, and how to refine your selection. Become familiar with creating new documents and moving images from one to another.

This class requires 24 hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24 hour notice in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Black Art & Activism

In these multidisciplinary discussions, Neil Schulhoff will focus on the formidable Black American writers, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and activist who are shaping the intellectual landscape and American culture.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Beginners will learn basic features and functions of the iPad. Bring your iPAD. Prerequisite: some computer/internet skills. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Maggie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Build Your Own Stuffed Animal. Participate in a storytime about some forest friends and create your own stuffed animal to take home and keep! Choose from a fox, an owl, a moose, or a raccoon. Child attends independently. Each child can only enroll in two of the "Let's Get Building" programs for 6-8's. *CALL OR COME IN TO THE YOUTH SERVICES DESK AT EITHER LIBRARY TO REGISTER. Downtown Library:561-393-7968/Spanish River Library:561-544-8584
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Gain firsthand knowledge of basic 3D design principles. Attendees will be able to design their very own 3D object using easy-to-use modeling software. No prior experience with Tinkercad is required for this course.

This class requires 24 hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24 hour notice in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.

Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required! Just join us for our storytime class to help your child get a head start on the 6 by 6 Skills which promote literacy! Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Building on skills learned in Part 1, learn how to apply and customize slide transitions and animations, advance through slideshows and create handouts. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and
experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.
Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Facilitated by Dr. Renato Bellu, a resident of Boca Raton and Professor Emeritus at The City University of New York.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Meeting
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sadie. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Discover the best in new contemporary fiction. This month we will discuss "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn to use iPad apps, Google Maps, Facetime and library apps Hoopla and Overdrive. Prerequisite: iPad required - bring charged device. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
No enrollment or library card necessary. Free tickets are available 1/2 hour prior to show time. Space is limited. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Mezzanine
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
No enrollment or library card necessary. Free tickets are available 1/2 hour prior to show time. Space is limited. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
In this hands-on workshop, Vergez will discuss the art, inspiration and technique of collage, and participants will have the opportunity to create their own collage with materials provided by the library.

Richard Vergez is a Cuban-American visual artist whose background in graphic design and audio/visual collaboration is reflected though his hand-made collaged works on paper and mixed media. Vergez worked in New York as member of the Brooklyn Collage Collective. His art has been featured at No Romance Galleries in NYC, Chicago Urban Arts Society and Kids of Dada in London, as well as numerous blogs and international publications, such as PluzUltra in Argentina, Mekanik Copulaire from France, Juxtapoz and Stylesight in the US. Vergez currently resides and works in South Florida.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Lego Night! Gather the family and come to the library for some fun! No registration or library card are necessary. Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Blade Runner (R, 117 min)

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required-just come and enjoy! Music, stories, fun finger plays, and action songs stimulate learning and a love for books for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Louie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come relax and share some family coloring time for all levels of skill. Learn about some talented book illustrators to inspire your creativity! No enrollment required. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Rio. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children who are able to read and have no prior programming experience. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
An introduction to Reference USA and Gale's Florida Legal Forms databases which enable both professionals and laypeople to conduct market and job research, locate business contracts, find local attorneys, create legal forms, and more. Prerequisite: some computer/internet skills. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served. BRPL card required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Ages 6-8. Join us on Tuesday summer afternoons to talk and enjoy fun activities on selected books. Pick up materials packet from Spanish River Library Youth Services department prior to first class. Child attends independently. Enrollment required. Bring your lunch and drinks. Desserts will be provided. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.

Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Linda S. Giannini and Mark Kressner facilitators.
Location
DTL Community Room East
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come relax and share some family coloring time for all levels of skill. Learn about some talented book illustrators to inspire your creativity! No enrollment required. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sophie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Interested in learning subjects like physics, computer coding or advanced math? Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, make it possible for you to attend university-level courses without going back to school. This class will show you the top sites for broadening your interests and tackling subjects you have always wanted to explore. Prerequisite: experience using a computer and mobile devices. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Prerequisites: Photoshop Basics 1 or minor proficiency with Photoshop or other editing programs); moderate computer proficiency necessary.

Delve into more Photoshop features in this class. Crop, straighten and make lens corrections. Introduction to adjustment layers to make color corrections, modify contrast and tones, and more. The course will also explain how to remove items to edit and fix images using the healing brush and other similar tools.

This class requires 24 hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24 hour notice in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The social networking site LinkedIn helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. Learn to set up a LinkedIn account. Prerequisite: email address and experience using the internet. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join Neil Schulhoff for a discussion of acclaimed women authors who deserve your readership. Enrollment recommended.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Build with Legos! Gather the family and come to the library for some fun! No registration or library card are necessary. Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Maggie. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Minecraft Madness. Child attends independently. Each child can only enroll in two of the "Let's Get Building" programs for 6-8's. *CALL OR COME IN TO THE YOUTH SERVICES DESK AT EITHER LIBRARY TO REGISTER. Downtown Library:561-393-7968/Spanish River Library:561-544-8584
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Gain firsthand knowledge of basic 3D design principles. Attendees will be able to design their very own 3D object using easy-to-use modeling software. No prior experience with Tinkercad is required for this course.

This class requires 24 hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24 hour notice in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.

Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Presented by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library.
Location
SRL Conference Room
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
No enrollment required! Just join us for our storytime class to help your child get a head start on the 6 by 6 Skills which promote literacy! Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Download popular magazines for free with Zinio and Flipster. Bring your laptop or tablet. Prerequisite: current BRPL card and email address. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Socrates Cafe gatherings are held around the world, where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and
experiences. Persons attending gatherings engage in a common quest for a better understanding of human nature, and in the process strive for a more inclusive world.
Socrates Cafe gatherings are free and open to any member of the public who wishes to freely discuss a question which is chosen by vote.

Views expressed are those of the participants and facilitators, and are not necessarily those of the City's elected officials or staff.

Facilitated by Dr. Renato Bellu, a resident of Boca Raton and Professor Emeritus at The City University of New York.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Need help with your computer, eReader or mobile device? Want to practice the skills you learned in one of our classes or one-on-one appointments? Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. First come, first served.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Elementary school children can practice their reading skills by reading to our certified therapy dog, Sadie. Free program. Registration required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
SRL Youth Services
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 23, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn about computer viruses, phishing, malicious links and review best practices in internet safety. This class requires 24-hour cancellation notice. Three (3) cancellations without 24-hour notice or no-shows in a 6-month period will result in being placed on a waiting list.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 23, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
No enrollment or library card necessary. Free tickets are available 1/2 hour prior to show time. Space is limited. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Mezzanine
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, June 23, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
No enrollment or library card necessary. Free tickets are available 1/2 hour prior to show time. Space is limited. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Children of Men (R, 110 min)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

The program has not started yet but will begin on Monday, June 05, 2017.
Important Messages
Adults, enroll here for Summer Reading where you can read and review books all summer long for a chance to win prizes. After you enroll be sure to stop by either library location to pick up your free registration prize, a book bag, while supplies last.

Rate your books from 1 to 5 stars…with 5 being the very best! Each book and review you submit is a chance to win the following prizes:

1st Prize - $100 Whole Foods Gift Card
2nd Prize - $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
3rd Prize - $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

You can also add a family member so you and your family may participate individually using one username and login. *(Tweens & Teens are exempt from the family registration option.)

Don't forget to submit all of your reviews by the last day of the Summer Reading program which is August 12th.

Have fun reading!

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