Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System


  • 16 May 2017 4:00 PM | Adam Davis (Administrator)

    For the eight consecutive year we share the beauty of the Haitian culture through the celebration of the written word, art, music, and dance. 

    This year as part of the Haitian Heritage Celebration we will be unveiling the new Haitian Cultural Collection. We proudly offer our community a collection that will highlight Haiti’s history and culture. The collection will include adult & juvenile books in Haitian Creole, French and English.

    The Friends of the Library has supported and funded Haitian Heritage Month since 2010 as a direct result of the earthquake that devastated Haiti. Thank you to our generous donors and members for making Haitian Heritage Month a reality for 8 years!

  • 01 Feb 2017 4:00 PM | Adam Davis (Administrator)

    This past weekend's annual book sale was not only fun, but brought in much needed funding to support the Library's events and services. Thank you for being part of such a wonderful event!

  • 01 Feb 2017 8:31 AM | Adam Davis (Administrator)

    The Palm Beach County Library System will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of our African-American community. Enjoy musical performances, book discussions, films and more.

    Black History Month Kickoff featuring special performances by the Bak Middle School of the Arts Step Team. Jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer will lead an exploration of jazz and will be followed by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, who will delve into the music of the civil rights movement and other events that shaped our nation. (2½ hr.) Preregister.
    MAIN LIBRARY                                          Phone: 561-233-2600                       Feb 4, 1:00 pm                     

    Book Discussion – "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race," by Margot Lee Shetterly. Copies available at member services desk. (60 min.) Preregister.
    HAGEN RANCH RD BRANCH                  Phone: 561-894-7500                       Feb 2, 2:00 pm
    WEST BOCA BRANCH                              Phone: 561-470-1600                       Feb 15, 2:00 pm
    MAIN LIBRARY                                          Phone: 561-233-2600                       Feb 16, 6:00 pm

    "The Loving Story" ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and Richard Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
    CLARENCE ANTHONY BRANCH             Phone: 561-992-8393                       Feb 6, 5:00 pm
    LANTANA ROAD BRANCH                      Phone: 561-304-4500                        Feb 9, 6:00 pm
    GARDENS BRANCH                                 Phone: 561-626-6133                        Feb 13, 2:30 pm
    JUPITER BRANCH                                     Phone: 561-744-2301                        Feb 23, 2:00 pm
    BELLE GLADE BRANCH                           Phone: 561-996-3453                        Feb 25, 2:00 pm

    Book Discussion - "Someone Knows My Name," by Lawrence Hill. (60 min.) Preregister.
    GREENACRES BRANCH                           Phone: 561-641-9100                        Feb 9, 1:30 pm

    "Mighty Times: The Children's March" ©Teaching Tolerance|Southern Poverty Law Center (40 min.) This Academy Award-winning documentary demonstrates how young people can be catalysts for positive social change, such as the end to segregation in Alabama. Snacks provided. Grades 5 and up. Shown with permission. Not rated.
    BELLE GLADE BRANCH                           Phone: 561-996-3453                        Feb 10, 3:30 pm

    Jazz saxophone performance by Randy Corinthian (60 min.) Honored as one of South Florida's 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow by "Legacy Magazine," Randy shares soulful and scintillating sounds of the jazz sax. Preregister.
    ACREAGE BRANCH                                  Phone: 561-681-4100                        Feb 12, 2:00 pm
    GREENACRES BRANCH                           Phone: 561-641-9100                        Feb 18, 2:00 pm
    ROYAL PALM BEACH BRANCH              Phone: 561-790-6030                        Feb 25, 2:00 pm

    The Storm of 1928 & Pioneer Life on Lake Okeechobee - Butch Wilson, Clewiston Museum Director (60 min.) Preregister.
    WELLINGTON BRANCH                          Phone: 561-790-6070                        Feb 12, 2:00 pm

    "America's Music - The Blues" ©TrAGiK Entertainment. (80 min.) This documentary explores the impact the blues has had on our society, our culture, and the entertainment industry. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
    TEQUESTA BRANCH                                Phone: 561-746-5970                        Feb 17, 2:00 pm

    Adult Book Discussion "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, led by Dr. Esther Berry (90 min.)
    CLARENCE E. ANTHONY BRANCH        Phone: 561-992-8393                        Feb 18, 2:00 pm

    "More Than a Month" ©PBS. (60 min.) Explore the implications of Black History Month in contemporary America, and the continued fight for one's rightful place in the American landscape. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
    MAIN LIBRARY                                         Phone: 561-233-2600                        Feb 23, 2:00 pm

    "In A Mellow Tone: The Music of Duke Ellington"  Sonny and Perley will present some of Duke Ellington's most popular and beloved music, along with interesting and little-known facts about his life. (60 min.) Preregister.
    GLADES ROAD BRANCH                         Phone: 561-482-4554                       Feb 25, 2:00 pm
    MAIN LIBRARY                                          Phone: 561-233-2600                       Feb 26, 2:00 pm
    WELLINGTON BRANCH                           Phone: 561-790-6070                       Feb 27, 6:30 pm

    "Deep in My Heart"  Dr. Naima Johnston Bush offers a dynamic presentation that covers the music of the civil rights movement while highlighting the historical events that shaped the nation we live in today. (60 min.)
    WEST BOYNTON BRANCH                      Phone: 561-734-5556                       Feb 28, 6:00 pm

"The Friends of the Palm Beach County Public Library" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL  33406

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