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Turtle Tiles
Tue., June 1st - Wed., June 30th

Kevin Turtle GraphicHelp the library design Kevin the Turtle's shell at the library! Stop by the library and pick up a "tile" to design and return so we can put your art on Kevin's shell. After, we will display Kevin and his decorated shell all summer long!

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Takeaway Kits
Mondays / July 1st - July 29th

Adult only crafts! Stop by the library and pick up a takeaway kit. Every Thursday, the adult circulation desk will have a craft or activity for you to take home and enjoy. Takeaway Kits will be available for a week before the next takeaway kit is rotated for pick-up. Kits are on a first-come first-served basis.

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Book Club
Thur., July 1st / 11:00AM - 12:00 PM

Join the library for a virtual AND in-person book club to discuss Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley. Sign up is available at the sign up above or through the library's Book Club page here.

Perestroika in Paris

Paras, short for "Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. One afternoon at dusk, she finds the door of her stall open and--she's a curious filly--wanders all the way to the City of Light. She's dazzled and often mystified by the sights, sounds, and smells around her, but she isn't afraid.

Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthaired pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the vegetable market. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother live in seclusion.

As the cold weather nears, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom. But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris? How long can a boy keep her hidden and all to himself? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.

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Anchorage Park Clean-Up Day
Sat., July 17th / 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Park Clean-Up NewsletterJoin us at Anchorage Park (see address below) for a good clean-up and trash fishing derby! Learn about our storm drains and what your local North Palm Beach Environmental Committee is doing to help stop trash build-up. Then, compete against each other for most trash picked up, smelliest item, most interesting item, and more for prizes! Kayakers, paddleboarders, and registered boaters are welcome to cruise along Earman River to compete in our trash fishing derby and get to trash those at the park cannot get to. You might get a prize at the end. Teens can volunteer for community service hours and get closer to winning the library's Teen Volunteer Competition (click here for details). Don't forget your reusable, refillable, water bottles, gloves, hat, and sunblock! No sign up required.

Butterfly Day
Courtyard Beside Library (Veteran's Park)
Sun., July 18th / 9:00AM - 11:00AM

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Details to be announced!

The Science of Animal Behavior: Why Birds Sing and Why We Study Them
Wed., July 21 / 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dr. Rindy Anderson, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biological Science at Florida Atlantic University, joins the library via Zoom. Dr. Anderson and her students study the behavioral ecology of songbirds and she will be speaking about the science of birds and their behaviors. Click the sign up button at the top of the page to register today.

Virtual with Wildlife Encounters
Fri., July 23rd / 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wildlife EncountersGet wild with Wildlife Encounters, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about our natural world while offering a home for animals in need for over 30 years. Tune in to Zoom, watch, and learn as their animal specialists show and tell the animals they take care of. Don't forget to stop by the library and pick up a Wildlife Encounters kit at the adult and children circulation desks! Click the sign up button above to register.

Animal Rock Painting
Courtyard Beside Library (Veteran's Park)
Sat., July 24th / 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Join Ms. Rogers at the library's courtyard for rock painting. Tables and chairs will be social distanced and supplies will be provided. Seating and materials are limited (20), so sign up is required and available at the sign up at the top of the page.
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