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400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States

October 2017

Sunday Speaker Series: Randy Niederman, PhD/MSW

October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Book: “Be Your Spirit: A Guide to Health and Happiness” Summary: Yoga Sutra for anxiety, depression and addictions More information at: http://www.beyourspirit.com/home.html

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November 2017

Sunday Music Matinee: Jimmy Stowe Band

November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Singer/guitarist JIMMY STOWE began his music career at the “Surf” Ballroom on Nantac ket Beach just outside of Boston. The New England born entertainer was a member of a popular teenage dance band called "Horse” and gained regional recognition headlining special events, high schools and colleges as well as many private affairs. On one such occ asion in mid-summer 1973, the group of talented teens appeared with the legendary pop artist “Jim Croce”. This early success and experience would set…

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Drop off your favorite stuffed animal and enroll it at the Youth Services desk at the Downtown Library on Friday, November 17, any time from 9:00am-5:00pm for a sleepover! Pick up your stuffed animal friend on Saturday morning, November 18, at 11:00am and watch a video of all the fun it had. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and a special surprise activity!

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Sunday Speaker Series: D.L. Havlin, non-fiction author

November 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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The conquistadors, the Revolutionary War, control by numerous countries, Indian wars, cattle barons, the Civil War, land speculators, and the railroads all left an imprint on Florida. But, World War II is truly the historical event that has done the most to shape today’s Florida. DL Havlin will discuss topics ranging from why Florida figured so prominently in the war effort to detailing activities at some of the 172 military installations. He’ll provide information on strange coincidences, interesting trivia, surprising…

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December 2017

Sunday Music Matinee: South Florida Jubilee Chorus

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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SOUTH FLORIDA JUBILEE CHORUS is an award-winning chorus performing a cappella barbershop-style music in four-part harmony. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we are a member of Sweet Adelines, International. South Florida Jubilee women singers enrich their lives through the enjoyment of singing a broad variety of songs from Broadway tunes, classical music, mainstream music, and gospel. These songs are arranged specifically for the rich barbershop harmonies that are identified with this art form. Sweet Adelines International maintains a broad library…

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January 2018

Sunday Music Matinee: Johnny DiLorenzo and Randi Fishenfeld

January 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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JOHN DILORENZO has been in the entertainment business most of his life. As a talented singer and keyboard player, he has been in demand as an emcee at every type of event imaginable. He formed All On Stage productions in 2005 as a one-stop full service production company providing whatever is needed to make any event a success - no event is too small or too large. All On Stage, located in Pompano Beach, has become an interstate business doing…

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JBN presents: Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

January 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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JBN Networking event featuring a no holds barred lecture by one of the world's leading experts in relationships, Rabbi Manis Friedman. Couvert: $25

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Sunday Speaker Series: Jerry Cooke, author/attorney/educator

January 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Topic: World events – The relationship between Israel and China Bio: Jerry Cooke has been involved in various aspects of the international world for over three decades. He was an attorney at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and later with the Department of Defense. He actively negotiated agreements with the governments of our NATO allies, and with Japan, Russia, and the State of Israel. Jerry developed an intense interest in China and embarked on the study of Chinese history and culture,…

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Health & Wellness Week at BRPL

January 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Looking for resources to lead a healthier lifestyle? Then sign up for one of the many FREE programs and classes at the BRPL's first Health & Wellness Week. Topics range from healthier lifestyle choices, alternative health modalities, and physical fitness. We are also partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department to highlight all their fitness programs during a Recreation Services Open House information session. Click below to see offerings and to register: Understanding Acupuncture with Dr. David…

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Health & Wellness Week at BRPL

January 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Looking for resources to lead a healthier lifestyle? Then sign up for one of the many FREE programs and classes at the BRPL's first Health & Wellness Week. Topics range from healthier lifestyle choices, alternative health modalities, and physical fitness. We are also partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department to highlight all their fitness programs during a Recreation Services Open House information session. Click below to see offerings and to register: Understanding Acupuncture with Dr. David…

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Health & Wellness Week at BRPL

January 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Looking for resources to lead a healthier lifestyle? Then sign up for one of the many FREE programs and classes at the BRPL's first Health & Wellness Week. Topics range from healthier lifestyle choices, alternative health modalities, and physical fitness. We are also partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department to highlight all their fitness programs during a Recreation Services Open House information session. Click below to see offerings and to register: Understanding Acupuncture with Dr. David…

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February 2018

Health & Wellness Week at BRPL

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Looking for resources to lead a healthier lifestyle? Then sign up for one of the many FREE programs and classes at the BRPL's first Health & Wellness Week. Topics range from healthier lifestyle choices, alternative health modalities, and physical fitness. We are also partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department to highlight all their fitness programs during a Recreation Services Open House information session. Click below to see offerings and to register: Understanding Acupuncture with Dr. David…

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Health & Wellness Week at BRPL

February 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Looking for resources to lead a healthier lifestyle? Then sign up for one of the many FREE programs and classes at the BRPL's first Health & Wellness Week. Topics range from healthier lifestyle choices, alternative health modalities, and physical fitness. We are also partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department to highlight all their fitness programs during a Recreation Services Open House information session. Click below to see offerings and to register: Understanding Acupuncture with Dr. David…

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Health & Wellness Week at BRPL

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Looking for resources to lead a healthier lifestyle? Then sign up for one of the many FREE programs and classes at the BRPL's first Health & Wellness Week. Topics range from healthier lifestyle choices, alternative health modalities, and physical fitness. We are also partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department to highlight all their fitness programs during a Recreation Services Open House information session. Click below to see offerings and to register: Understanding Acupuncture with Dr. David…

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A Year of Inspired Living w/Kelly Martinsen- A Hands On Event

February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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"A Year of Inspired Living: Essays and Guided Journaling for Self-Reflection" will help you discover the life you want to lead, the person you want to be, and the impact you want to have on the world. Kelly Martinsen is the publisher of "Natural Awakenings Long Island", a wellness magazine that promotes feeling good and living simply. Each month, she writes a letter to readers that helps them set their monthly intention. This delightful book is a compilation of essays…

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One Book Boca: Author Talk & Book Signing with Garth Stein

February 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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One Book Boca is back with a book that will have the whole community talking! Read with us and connect with family, friends and neighbors around Garth Stein's bestseller, The Art of Racing in the Rain. With its unique perspective of looking at life through the eyes of a dog, this book is filled with humorous anecdotes, touching moments, and sharp insight. There is also a juvenile version for tweens and teens, and an illustrated picture book series for kids,…

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March 2018

Sunday Matinee Music: Randy Corinthian, saxophonist

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Saxophonist, producer and educator RANDY CORINTHIAN has been an integral and innovative part of the music industry for more than a decade. He is currently the CEO of RC Music Group. A native Floridian, Randy graduated from Florida A&M University, receiving his BS Degree in Music Education. He also obtained his Master’s Degree from Florida State University, focusing in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music. From his formative years as musician & bandleader, to his present recording artist status, multi-instrumentalist, and…

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Story Central featuring Judith Black

March 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Judith Black – nationally acclaimed storyteller, Emmy nominee, and beloved target of a Jewish mother – brings "Retiring the Champ," a poignant and humorous story of her mother-in-law’s final months, to the Boca Raton Public Library. This is a story about coaching the world’s smallest heavyweight through her last big bout, only this fight echoes with the sounds of laughter and redemption. The physical journey from downsizing the home and dealing with the medical and elder-care establishment; the social journey…

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Sunday Speaker Series: Jan Smolders, author

March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Jan Smolders, the author of Tennessee Tremors, Viral Games, The Bridge of Whispers, The Convenient Fund, Ripping the Veil, Alone in Boca Raton and Harvest of War, carries Belgian and USA passports, has lived in Belgium, Japan, and Singapore, and resides in Florida. He has run industrial corporations worldwide and let Clinton Foundation initiatives in Latin-America. His cultural and social experiences are the canvas on which he paints his novels. http://jsmolders.com/

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April 2018

Sunday Music Matinee: Con Brio String Quartet

April 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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The CON BRIO STRING QUARTET is comprised of four international musicians hailing from Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Turkey. These musical artists --- Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza and Aziz Sapaev ---have won multiple prizes and have performed all over the world. Each of these talented, young players has received numerous scholarships and competitive awards. Based in southeast Florida, they perform individually with the Symphony of the Americas, the Palm Beach Symphony, and the Florida Grand Opera. This past season…

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Story Central: “I’ll Give You a Day” with Derek Coghlan

April 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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BRPL continues its 2018 Story Central theme, "Discover Your Stories," with a performance by Derek Coghlan, a storyteller and educator from Castlepollard, Ireland. He shares five stories on subjects ranging from Stephen King to funerals to after-hours clubs in Mississippi. They reflect the days that, when he looks back with the piercing 20/20 clarity of hindsight, changed his -- and maybe your -- life forever. Register for this free program through the calendar at bocalibrary.org.

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Sunday Speaker Series: Michael Solomon

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Topic: Book - The Conversion Prophecy. Fiction, conspiracy, spies, terrorism Summary: What if you awoke one morning to find all the flags flying in the free world were all Islamic? I may be turning the political world upside down with this new and provocative novel. What develops is a new form of terrorism without the shedding of one drop of blood or the firing of a single shot. Peace in the name of one religion, Islam, will threaten to dominate…

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Small Business Week

April 30, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Libraries mean business! This week-long series is designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs find resources and services to grow their business. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating by providing free classes on a variety of topics from April 30-May 5, 2018 at both library locations. Find classes and enroll through the calendar at bocalibrary.org.

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May 2018

Living Voices presentation: “Hear My Voice” – The fight for women’s right to vote

May 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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How long was the fight for women’s suffrage? Join the 72 year battle that won half of America’s citizens the right to vote. Living Voices http://www.livingvoices.org/suff/suff.html

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October 2018

Free Event: Friends Sunday Speaker Presentation – Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida by Michele Navakas, author

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Michele Navakas's book, "Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America" analyzes the history of Florida's incorporation. She will discuss a chapter from her book on Harriet Beecher Stowe in Florida.

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November 2018

FREE EVENT: Friends Sunday Music Matinee: It Takes Two

November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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IT TAKES TWO takes the standard duo format to a new and exciting level with these two talented performers. They will have any audience up and dancing with great hit songs, beautiful singing and expert musicianship. This versatile duo is perfect for any venue, combining great songs from the 5s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s along with Standards, Country and a little Jazz into a fun filled evening of entertainment and dancing for all. They are a proven crowd pleaser,…

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FREE EVENT: Friends Speaker Presentation: Jay Siegel, retired federal agent

November 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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TOPIC: His involvement in the 1993 WTC Bombing, hostage cases, mafia undercover, unabomber and other major investigations.

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December 2018

FREE EVENT: Friends Sunday Music Matinee: Hurricane Harmonizers

December 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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We are THE HURRICANE HARMONIZERS , a male \"a cappella\" Barbershop Chorus in Boca Raton, who sing everything from Barbershop to Broadway to Doo-wop!THE HURRICANE HARMONIZERS was formed in 2000 by our founder, Mr. Harry Leider, when he retired to Boca Raton. We perform at various clubs, retirement communities, assisted living homes, hospitals, hotels, libraries and communities throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. We are part of The Barbershop Harmony Society which was founded in 1938, originally as the Society…

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January 2019

FREE EVENT: Friends Sunday Music Matinee: Jimmy Stowe Band

January 6 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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JIMMY STOWE began his music career at the “Surf” Ballroom on Nantasket Beach just outside of Boston. The New England born entertainer was a member of a popular teenage dance band called Horse” and gained regional recognition headlining special events, high schools and colleges as well as many private affairs. On one such occasion in mid-summer 1973, the group of talented teens appeared with the legendary pop artist “Jim Croce”. This early success and experience would set the tone for…

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Sunday Speaker Series

January 27 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Topic: Three singing women - Bette Midler, Carole King and Barbra Streisand. Dr. Rose Feinberg is a popular presenter in South Florida. Rose earned her Doctor of Education degree from Boston University and was a school principal in Massachusetts. She was an Adjunct Professor at several universities, including Florida Atlantic University. Her prior careers in education and business, as well as her theater training, have enabled her to research and create her unique programs. She has 19 dynamic, informative and…

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February 2019

FREE EVENT: Friends Sunday Music Matinee: Friction Farm

February 3 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope. Friction Farm\'s lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs have earned them spots as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists. They are winners of the South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competition and have…

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FAU Research in Action: The Relationship Between Plants and People

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Ever wonder about the relationship between plants and people? If so, then join us for an engaging talk on ethnobotany with Maria Fadiman, PhD, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Associate Professor of Geography at FAU, and writer of academic articles and adventure essays. You may also recognize her from one of her lively TEDx Talks. Dr. Fadiman specializes in the environmental human connection with a focus on conservation and sustainability. Don't miss this lively presentation as she shares her energy…

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Research in Action Series: The Relationship Between Plants and People

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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By looking at the connection between culture and the natural world, we can learn how to conserve knowledge and forests in a meaningful way. Join Maria Fadiman, Ph.D., associate professor of geosciences, as she takes you through a journey into the rainforests of Latin America, the savannas of Africa and into the Bahamas where she worked with a National Geographic team. You’ll learn how people across the planet are utilizing plants for medicine, food, music, construction, rituals and other innovative…

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March 2019

Photo Exhibit: “The World, My Lens & I,” by Diane DeQuevedo Klein

March 3 - April 18
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Prepare to be captivated by the dramatic new photo exhibit, “The World, My Lens and I,” by Diane DeQuevedo Klein! Enjoy a diverse and stunning array of photographs depicting the people and landscapes in our world. The exhibit will run from March 3–April 28, 2019, at the Downtown Library, an Art in Public Places venue, at 400 NW 2nd Avenue. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

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FREE EVENT: Friends Sunday Music Matinee: Sonny & Perley

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Sit back and enjoy Sonny and Perley’s mixed program that introduces you to the material that Sonny and Perley regularly draw from, including the Great American Songbook, ( The Golden Age of Popular Song 1920's through 1950's ) the Great American Songbook - Post Golden Age, ( well written, lasting songs from the 1960's through 1980's ) International Cabaret, and Bossa Nova ( Music that originated in Brazil, France and or other Countries written by world acclaimed composers). Sonny and…

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Story Central: “Out of Africa” with Baba Lyons

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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It's a cultural experience you won't want to miss! Boca Raton Public Library continues its 2019 Story Central theme, "Cultural Connections," with a performance by accomplished storyteller, Baba Lyons. A graduate of the National Black Theater of Harlem, Baba Adekemi Lyons is a storyteller, actor and musician who has entertained audiences with stories and songs from his African heritage for more than 25 years. Among his numerous awards, he is a 2003 State of Florida Cultural Affairs Fellow, and he…

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Money Smart Week

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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Money Smart Week

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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April 2019

Money Smart Week

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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Money Smart Week

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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Money Smart Week

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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Money Smart Week

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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Money Smart Week

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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Money Smart Week

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 6, 2019

Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Money Smart Week classes help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Boca Raton Public Library is participating for the 8th year in this national initiative. Mark your calendars and attend one of our many FREE classes. Click below to register. DTL = Downtown Library; SRL = Spanish River Library Cut the Cord: Current State of the Market Saturday, 3/30, 10:00–11:30am, DTL https://tinyurl.com/y43npy3m Budget-Friendly Meal Planning with Evernote Saturday, 3/30, 10:30am–12:00pm, SRL https://tinyurl.com/y6qjraqv Demystify Medical/Hospital Bills and Insurance Company Communication…

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FREE EVENT: Friends Sunday Music Matinee: Con Brio String Quartet

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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The Con Brio String Quartet is comprised of four international musicians hailing from Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Turkey. These musical artists - Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza and Aziz Sapaev - have won multiple prizes and have performed all over the world. Each of these talented, young players has received numerous scholarships and competitive awards. Based in southeast Florida, they perform individually with the Symphony of the Americas, the Palm Beach Symphony, and the Florida Grand Opera. This past…

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One Book Boca Author Talk & Book Signing with Chitra Divakaruni

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Bestselling author Chitra Banjeree Divakaruni will be at the Boca Raton Public Library on Saturday, April 13, at 4:00pm for an author talk and book signing of her internationally acclaimed book, "One Amazing Thing." Divakaruni’s book was chosen as this year’s One Book Boca community reading experience. In "One Amazing Thing," when an earthquake traps them together, nine disparate people decide to share “one amazing thing” from their lives—a personal tale they’ve never told anyone before. This author talk was…

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FAU Research in Action: The Stories We Tell About Climate Change and Energy

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Imagine a world powered by solar or wind! Asking questions about energy use and exploring potential alternatives to fossil fuels brings us one step closer to that possibility. In “The Stories We Tell About Climate Change and Energy,” Stacey Balkan, PhD, discusses alternatives to petroleum, survival in the face of extreme global climate changes, fossil fuel use history, Anthropocene origins and making a difference. Dr. Balkan is assistant professor of Environmental Literature and Humanities and an affiliate faculty member of…

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3rd Annual Story Central Adult Storytelling Slam

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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It's a friendly competition! It's a storytelling concert! It's more fun than you've had in years! Come share a 5-7-minute true story from your life (no notes or memorization, please) or just sit back and listen as your friends and neighbors enter a contest to find the Boca Raton Public Library's 2019 Storyteller of the Year! Caren S. Neile has hosted storytelling slams in Boca Raton and Delray Beach since 2001. She currently runs slams at the Robot Brewing Company…

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May 2019

Star Wars “May the 4th Be with You” Celebration

May 4 @ 10:00 am
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Join us for a day long celebration of Star Wars with activities for all ages. •10:00-10:30am * Star Wars Storytime (Ages 5 and under) •11:00am-12:30pm * Jedi Academy with 501st Legion Stormtroopers (Ages 5-11) •1:00-2:00pm * Costume Contest (All Ages) •3:00-5:30pm * Movie - Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi (PG-13, 152min) No registration required for this FREE event.

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Prepare, Respond and Recover from Disasters and Emergencies

May 15 @ 6:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Are you ready for hurricane season? The Boca Raton Public Library wants to help! On May 15 at the Downtown Library, they will present “Prepare, Respond and Recover from Disasters and Emergencies.” In this free program from 6:00-8:00pm, representatives from the City of Boca Raton will discuss how the City prepares for potential threats. An accredited insurance advisor will also address what steps and preparations you can take in advance to protect yourself, as well as your family, home, property…

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FAU Research in Action: So You Wanna Be an Entrepreneur?

May 16 @ 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Have you ever wanted to be an entrepreneur or own your own business? Rhys Williams, JD, MBA, Associate Vice President and Managing Director of FAU Tech Runway, believes that anyone can be a successful entrepreneur with the right guidance and leadership. In this free program, he will discuss what it takes to turn an idea into a viable company.

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High Blood Pressure Prevention

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and FAU is partnering with the Boca Raton Public Library to help people reduce their risk of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. In a free presentation, “High Blood Pressure Prevention” with Dr. Leonard Berkowitz, attendees will learn what hypertension is and what causes it; symptoms of hypertension to be on the lookout for; what to eat to reduce their risk of hypertension; and how to treat hypertension.

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Flooding & Restoration in Boca Raton Lecture

May 25 @ 10:00 am
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Water Damage Boca Experts invites you to an ongoing series of special lectures. We will be discussing our current weather changes, hurricane forecasts, preparedness, water damage in Boca Raton Florida, and how to avoid costly mold damage to your property. Join us as we interact, share ideas and special tips on how to safeguard your home from water damage & flooding.

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June 2019

Dealing with Iguanas in the Florida Landscape

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct this workshop to empower homeowners to deter or remove nuisance iguanas from their private property. Learn about the ecological impact of the increasing infestation of this nonnative species and the rules and regulations regarding legal removal and disposal options. Register for this FREE program through the calendar at bocalibrary.org.

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Public Kick-Off Meeting – Recreation Needs Assessment

June 13 @ 5:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Join us and be a part of planning the future of recreation in our City. We want to hear from you! The City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Dept. is launching a campaign for community engagement to determine needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton's parks, trails, beaches, libraries, recreation facilities, athletic fields, programs and services. PUBLIC KICK-OFF Meeting • Thursday, June 13 - 5:30pm to 7pm • Downtown Boca Raton Library (400 NW 2 Ave) The City…

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Coffee & Conversation – Mayor Singer’s Town Hall

June 25 @ 7:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Please join your neighbors at the Downtown Library to discuss your thoughts about Boca Raton. I'll recap the City of Boca Raton, FL Government Strategic Planning sessions and highlight some recent events. I'll bring the coffee and snacks; please come with any questions or topics. You can also email thoughts ahead of time at ssinger@myboca.us. RSVPs requested; all are welcome! See you on June 25 and around town!

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August 2019

Homeschool Curriculum Planning

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Homeschooling? Need curriculum help? Join us with guest speaker, Candace Lehenbauer, co-founder of the Tapestry Academy, and homeschool parent to her 6 children for over 13 years in Boca Raton, to learn about curriculum choices, network with new and experienced homeschool parents, and discover library and area resources. This is a free event open to the general public. Neither library membership nor Friends membership is required to attend. ​ Refreshments will be served.

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Research in Action Series

August 15 @ 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Did you know that sleep underlies all aspects of physical and mental well-being? Join Christine Spadola, Ph.D., as she uncovers everything you need to know about: • The science of sleep. • Recommended sleep duration. • Modifiable behaviors that can improve your sleep. This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit: bit.ly/2LVHdaz

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Sleep: Why We Need It and How to Get It

August 15 @ 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Did you know that sleep underlies all aspects of physical and mental well-being? Join Florida Atlantic University’s Christine Spadola, Ph.D., as she shares the latest information and research in “Sleep: Why We Need It and How to Get It.” In this free presentation at the City of Boca Raton’s Downtown Library, Dr. Spadola will uncover everything you need to know about the science of sleep, including recommended sleep duration, and modifiable behaviors that can improve your sleep. Register through the…

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Art Exhibit: Relationships in Nature, by Kim Heise

August 23 @ 9:00 am
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, “Relationships in Nature,” by Kim Heise. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of stunning watercolors depicting Florida’s native plants and animals. The exhibit will run from July 1-August 23 at the Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Avenue, during regular library hours.

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September 2019

Sunday Speaker Presentation: Anne Goldberg, The Savvy Senior

September 15 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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"Anne is a powerful and impassioned speaker on the subject of achieving a happier, healthier life with her original lecture series, “The Art of Living Longer User Manual for Humans™”. She focuses on the upkeep and maintenance required by the machine that is the body, honed over 200,000 years of evolution, that will help you in achieving peak performance for the longest possible time from this machine that is your body. The User Manual provides the information on the upkeep…

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Free Event: Sunday Speaker Series: Anne Goldberg, Savvy Senior

September 15 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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“The Art of Living Longer: User Manual for Humans" "Anne is a powerful and impassioned speaker on the subject of achieving a happier, healthier life with her original lecture series, “The Art of Living Longer User Manual for Humans™”. She focuses on the upkeep and maintenance required by the machine that is the body, honed over 200,000 years of evolution, that will help you in achieving peak performance for the longest possible time from these machine that is your body.…

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Feeding Children Everywhere

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Join fellow Sunrise Rotarians for this great Service Project where we will be packaging 10,000 meals built around "Hamburger Hero."  Ashley Morgan will be our Project Manager. At Feeding Children Everywhere their mission is to activate people for a hunger free world. So far they have packaged and delivered over 116 million meals to 53 countries and counting! With our help, we will package 10,000 meals to go to children and families in need in our local community. Please join us in…

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October 2019

Free Event: Sunday Music Matinee: Randi Fishenfeld

October 13 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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RANDI FISHENFELD, violinist for The Wildfire Band, has been described as a “Tornado” on the violin who can bow life into the dead.” This New York born and raised classically trained violinist, turned “bombshell electric violinist” began studying violin at a very young age and quickly showed that she had that certain combination of hunger to learn the instrument as well as that innate quality of talent, such that her teachers knew she would go far in music. Randi studied…

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FAU Research in Action: Technology for Improving Healthcare and Treatment

October 17 @ 2:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Join Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D., as she presents her team's novel engineering solutions to address the need for individualized therapeutic approaches in chronic diseases that occur more frequently as people age, such as atrial fibrillation and Parkinson's disease. Register for this free presentation through the calendar at bocalibrary.org.

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Story Central: Welcome to My World with Shawn Welcome

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Celebrate the silver lining in life’s situations through Shawn Welcome’s narrative performance, “Welcome to My World.” His up-to-the-minute, poetic and heartfelt stories capture his life as a first-generation Afro-Guyanese American. Shawn Welcome has been actively engaged in Orlando community performance work since 2006, with the launch of a poetry and life skills program for youth offenders and the founding of the “Diverse Word” weekly open mic at Dandelion Community Café. He has traveled the country motivating people with his gift…

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Author Dave Barry

October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure location that he does not…

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Author Talk and Book Signing with Dave Barry

October 20 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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In partnership with the Flamingo Comedy Festival, the Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist, Dave Barry. This bestselling author will discuss his most recent books, "Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog" and "A Field Guide to the Jewish People." Barry’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Register for this free program at www.flamingocomedyfestival.com.

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Sunday Speaker Presentation: Deborah Shlian, author of “Rabbit in the Moon”

October 27 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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TOPIC:  "Rabbit in the Moon", an international thriller set in the weeks leading up to the massacre in Tiananmen Square.

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November 2019

Dr. William Sears in Boca Raton

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Dr. William Sears received his medical training from Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Together with his wife Martha, he has written over 40 best-selling books and countless articles on nutrition, parenting and healthy aging. He has appeared on over 100 television programs including 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah, Today, The View and Dr. Phil. Please join us for this educational, inspiring event!

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