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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us as we walk through the major changes for Windows 10. 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, August 24, 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, August 24, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 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
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Description
The Discover Studio space will be available to all participants of the 6th Annual Kids' Spooky Film Festival. Computers will be available to participants who wish to edit their video content for the program. Seats are given on a first come first serve basis with a total of nine available computers.

The Kids' Spooky Film Festival is part of the annual Shriek Week event at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Qualified films will be shown online in October, and select films will be screened during the Shriek Week event in late October. All films must be suitable for screening to children ages 5-12.

For more information about this program please contact the Sugar Sand Community Center. See contact information below:

Sugar Sand Community Center
Phone: (561) 347-3900
Address: 300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Website: www.sugarsandpark.org
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, August 26, 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, August 26, 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
Monday, August 28, 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, August 28, 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, August 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 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, August 28, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Explore a popular children's book each week with associated learning activities. Enrollment required. Child attends independently.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
This is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children that are able to read and have no prior coding experience. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
This is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children that are able to read and have no prior coding experience. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 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, August 29, 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. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Foster your child's love of reading in this fun class which explores a variety of popular children's books. Ages 4 to 6. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Advance your skills in this Intermediate Coding class. Children enrolled must have attended a previous Beginning Coding class in order to sign up. Child attends independently.
**In person enrollment only at the Spanish River Library Youth Services Desk. Space limited.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 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
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Do you rely on several mobile apps to stay organized? Would you like them to talk to each other and do certain tasks automatically? This intermediate-level class will introduce websites that can sync your apps to perform routine tasks. Prerequisite: experience downloading and using 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
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 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, Nigel. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 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, August 31, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 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, August 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, Stella. Free program. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Tiggly toys are designed to help kids develop their fine motor and spatial reasoning skills alongside their language, math, and creative skills! Learning is fun! Enrollment required. Children attend independently.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 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, September 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Discover resources and mobile apps that will help you learn a new language. 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. Prerequisite: experience using a computer and mobile devices
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, September 02, 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, September 02, 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, September 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us as we walk through the major changes for Windows 10. 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, September 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn how to make a sale, get the best price, and get paid with a 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
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 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, September 05, 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. Enrollment required. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
DTL Youth Services
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Foster your child's love of reading in this fun class which explores a variety of popular children's books. Ages 4 to 6. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Advance your skills in this Intermediate Coding class. Children enrolled must have attended a previous Beginning Coding class in order to sign up. Child attends independently.
**In person enrollment only at the Spanish River Library Youth Services Desk. Space limited.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 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
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of website design using CSS/HTML.I. Also explore additional library resources to learn website design at home. 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, September 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Manage downloads, messages, photos and music with space-saving tips. 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, September 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Prerequiste: Tinkercad account. For children 13 and under, parents need to approve their child’s account through Tinkercad’s online verification process. Create free account online at www.tinkercad.com.

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, September 07, 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 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Prepare to take the United States Citizenship Test with a lesson in American Civics. This class will prepare students with handy tips and tricks for remembering the necessary answers to achieve United States citizenship. Part 1 of 2. 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, September 07, 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, September 07, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Children will have fun with play dough in this activity with a twist of science. This class will allow kids to explore how circuits work with LED lights and play dough. Enrollment required. Children attend independently.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 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
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The Act of Killing (Not rated, 120 min)
Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn to turn your smartphone or tablet into a lighted magnifier, screen narrator, currency identifier, and more. 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, September 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Learn how to research career choices; determine educational requirements and sources; prepare cover letters and resumes; and search job openings. 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, September 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Description
The Discover Studio space will be available to all participants of the 6th Annual Kids' Spooky Film Festival. Computers will be available to participants who wish to edit their video content for the program. Seats are given on a first come first serve basis with a total of nine available computers.

The Kids' Spooky Film Festival is part of the annual Shriek Week event at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Qualified films will be shown online in October, and select films will be screened during the Shriek Week event in late October. All films must be suitable for screening to children ages 5-12.

For more information about this program please contact the Sugar Sand Community Center. See contact information below:

Sugar Sand Community Center
Phone: (561) 347-3900
Address: 300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Website: www.sugarsandpark.org
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 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, September 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Let us guide you through the college financial aid maze. Includes help with the FAFSA application, and provides tips for managing college costs.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn to use the cloud to hold documents, music, pictures and videos. 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. Prerequisite: computer and internet skills for this intermediate level class.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, September 09, 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
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Join us for a special guest reader at our storytime: Officer Friters! Get to see a real Police Car outside the library after storytime. No enrollment required. Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
SRL Meeting Room (All)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Knots and Crosses by: Ian Rankin

This is the first book in the Inspector Rebus series written by Ian Rankin. Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind.

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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Explore a popular children's book each week with associated learning activities. Enrollment required. Child attends independently.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
This is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children that are able to read and have no prior coding experience. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
This is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children that are able to read and have no prior coding experience. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
This class will introduce Library Users to blogs: what they are, how to subscribe and what to consider when writing a blog. 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, September 11, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Hands-on class for genealogical research using Ancestry.com. 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, September 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Explore resources for planning a trip, locating restaurants, and finding and sharing travel activities and ideas. 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, September 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn basic features and functions of the iPad. Bring your charged iPad. 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. Prerequisite: some computer/internet skills
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Introductory class to the Mac desktop environment. Students will learn how to navigate in OS X, manage and locate files, adjust settings and understand user accounts. 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 Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 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, September 12, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Foster your child's love of reading in this fun class which explores a variety of popular children's books. Ages 4 to 6. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Advance your skills in this Intermediate Coding class. Children enrolled must have attended a previous Beginning Coding class in order to sign up. Child attends independently.
**In person enrollment only at the Spanish River Library Youth Services Desk. Space limited.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 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
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Amores Perros (R, 154 min)

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Touch-up photos, draw, paint and edit basic image features without having to use advanced and expensive software. 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, September 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Cubetto is part toy and part programming for kids. This easy to use device provides an interactive environment where children can have fun while learning basic programming concepts. Enrollment required. Children attend independently.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of website design using CSS/HTML.I. Also explore additional library resources to learn website design at home. 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 Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Join us for a special guest reader at our storytime: Officer Galletta! Get to see a real Police Car outside the library after storytime. No enrollment required. Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
DTL Community Room All
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn to use iPad apps, Google Maps, Facetime and library apps Hoopla and Overdrive. 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, September 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Download popular magazines for free with RBDigital (formerly "Zinio") and Flipster. Bring your laptop or tablet. 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. Prerequisite: current BRPL card and email address
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 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 Mezzanine
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Meeting
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
This book club for adults features the best in YA Lit and the opportunity to geek out with fellow fans. This month we will discussing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

A black teenage girl who lives in a poor urban neighborhood and attends private school in a predominately white neighborhood is the sole witness to the death of a black friend shot by a white policeman.
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Massive Open Online Courses, or "MOOCs," make it possible for you to attend university level courses. This class will show you the top sites. 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. Prerequisite: experience using a computer and mobile devices.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
This class will teach patrons how to create and use a twitter account. Patrons will learn how to compose tweets, follow other twitter users, and use the moments feature to discover new information on twitter. 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, September 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Description
The Discover Studio space will be available to all participants of the 6th Annual Kids' Spooky Film Festival. Computers will be available to participants who wish to edit their video content for the program. Seats are given on a first come first serve basis with a total of nine available computers.

The Kids' Spooky Film Festival is part of the annual Shriek Week event at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Qualified films will be shown online in October, and select films will be screened during the Shriek Week event in late October. All films must be suitable for screening to children ages 5-12.

For more information about this program please contact the Sugar Sand Community Center. See contact information below:

Sugar Sand Community Center
Phone: (561) 347-3900
Address: 300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Website: www.sugarsandpark.org
Location
DTL Discover Studio
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Saturday, September 16, 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, September 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of computer hardware and software. Web browsers, search engines, website access and navigation search tips will also 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
Saturday, September 16, 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
Monday, September 18, 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, September 18, 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, September 18, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Explore a popular children's book each week with associated learning activities. Enrollment required. Child attends independently.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
This is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children that are able to read and have no prior coding experience. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Description
This is an introduction to computer science designed to demystify and show that everyone can learn the basics. This session is for children that are able to read and have no prior coding experience. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get started with Gmail. Learn how to compose and send email messages, manage and view messages, download attachments, and search and organize your in-box. 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. Prerequisite: Gmail address
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Create and navigate basic presentations. 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. Prerequisite: basic computer skills
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 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. Prerequisite: email account
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 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, September 19, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Foster your child's love of reading in this fun class which explores a variety of popular children's books. Ages 4 to 6. Children attend independently. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Advance your skills in this Intermediate Coding class. Children enrolled must have attended a previous Beginning Coding class in order to sign up. Child attends independently.
**In person enrollment only at the Spanish River Library Youth Services Desk. Space limited.
Location
SRL Computer Lab (1st Floor)
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 19, 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, September 20, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This month: Leopard Rescue: True Life Stories by Sara Starbuck. Book Club with enrichment activities for early readers. Free copy of the book upon enrollment. Child attends independently.
Location
DTL Learning Center
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Library Board Meeting
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn to find, organize and share ideas and creative collections on this social media site. Bring your own device or just follow along. 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. Prerequisite: some computer/internet skills
Location
DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Library
Downtown Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Baby and you pre-literacy class with music, stories, and interactive movement. Enrollment required.
Location
SRL StoryLand
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

Title
Date
Thursday, September 21, 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 Mezzanine
Library
Spanish River Library Boca Raton

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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!

Reviews
Title
Still Missing
Author
Chevy Stevens
Review
Good mystery about a woman who goes missing. Chevy Stevens mysteries are hard to put down
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
The Death of Vishnu
Author
Manila Suri
Review
Fantastic book, but a little dark.
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
The Secret Keeper
Author
Kate Morton
Review
This was a great book! The twists and turns made it a real page turner.
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
What My Body Remembers
Author
Agnete Friis
Review
I really enjoyed What My Body Remembers and am looking forward to seeing what Agnete Friis write next.
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
Exit West
Author
Mohsin Hamid
Review
This was good, but not as good as The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The "doors" didn't add anything for me.
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
Author
David Rosenfelt
Review
The fifteenth of the Andy Carpenter series. This would make a great Christmas gift. The mix of mystery and Christmas is perfect. I read all this series through this book this summer and they are perfect, "beach books." You can easily finish one in a day or two.
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
Outfoxed
Author
David Rosenfelt
Review
The fourteenth in the Andy Carpenter series. Who doesn't love a good mystery when one of the main characters is a dog named, Boomer?
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
Who Let The Dog Out
Author
David Rosenfelt
Review
The thirteenth in the Andy Carpenter Series. This one throws in a little bit of terrorism. The plot twists and turns.
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
Hounded
Author
David Rosenfelt
Review
The twelfth in the Andy Carpenter Series. Another friend of Andy's, Pete, needs help proving his innocence
Rating: 5=highest rating
Title
Unleashed
Author
David Rosenfelt
Review
The eleventh in the Andy Carpenter series. I liked this one a lot. Andy's friend, Sam, needs his help and Sam's character is more fully developed.
Rating: 5=highest rating