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Adult Programs

The following programs are available at the Boynton Beach City Library. Programs are free and open to the public. The Library is located at 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. For more information, the public is invited to call 561.742.6390.

Room Legend:

 CA Conference Room A; YPR Youth Program; PR Program Room; YSA Youth Services Area

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone at all times while in the Library.  Groups of five (5) or more must pre-register. 

January 2018


Monday, Jan. 1: Closed for New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 15: Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr Day holiday

Adult Reading Club Kickoff:  Monday, Jan. 8 during normal library hours
Register at the Customer Services Desk for the Adult Reading Club at the Boynton Beach City Library from Jan. 8th through February 28th and read or listen to ten books. Complete the reading log with the books read and receive your free gift from the Friends of the Boynton Beach City Library. The Reading Club will end Thursday, March 29th. 

Great Books:  Monday, Jan. 8 & 22 @ 10—11:30 am
Partake in interesting discussions after reading selections chosen from the Great Books Conversations. The readings are rich in ideas and provoke engaging discussions. A complete program list is available at the Boynton Beach City Library or at Room:  PR

Jan.   8    The Killers
Jan. 22    Double Birthday

Writers’ Corner:  Wednesday, Jan. 10 @ 6:30—8 pm
Free manuscript critiquing by published authors! This monthly program gives writers a helping hand to get their work published. Are you talented and feel a little professional help could add the necessary polish your work needs? Even long-time writers appreciate editing. Bring some of your work and have it reviewed for free. Room:  CA

Jan.   8  @ 1:30 pm. Room:  PR. The Korean War & Today’s N. Korean Crisis. Presenter:  Dr. Richard Masella
Examine American leadership mistakes that caused the Korean War, and then failed to achieve a pro-peace War outcome. Today's great troubles with North Korea are a direct Korean War result. Dr. Masella's book, Korean War Leadership and Leftist Revolution, draws on 200 references to detail US presidential decisions leading to Korean fighting, less than five years after the end of World War II.

Jan.  10  @ 1:30 pm. Room:  PR. Aromatherapy and the Benefits of  Essential Oil. Presenter:  Margaret Ann Lembo
Essential oils have been used for centuries to achieve physical, spiritual and emotional balance. Holistic and alternative medicine have placed a new light on old techniques. Margaret Ann Lembo, author of The Essential Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing,  will cover aromatherapy safety; the physical and energetic value of, how to use, grades of, shelf life of and recommendations for use of essential oils.

Jan. 17  @ 1:30 pm. Room:  PR. Code Burgundy:  The Long Escape. Presenter:  John Katsaros
A 20 year old aerial gunner on his 11th bombing mission bailed out at 27,000 feet with a splintered right arm. He feared the Gestapo pursuit after his rib cracking landing. Twice captured by the Gestapo, he escapes with the assistance of the Free French Resistance who hid and nursed him back to health. After he climbed the Pyrenees to freedom, he was locked up by the Spanish Constabulary. John Katsaros, under secrecy of oath by the Government, was unable to reveal his story until recently.

Jan.  22  @ 1:30 pm. Room:  PR. Wine Appreciation Course:  How to be a Wine Expert. Presenter:  James Gabler
Wine historian James Gabler strips away wine’s mystique and makes learning about wine fun and easy by concentrating on the three keys to wine appreciation:  color,  bouquet and taste. Mr. Gabler also authored Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson, winner of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award, Wine into Words, and An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation.

Jan. 22  @ 6:30 pm. Room:  PR. Boynton Beach Historical Society:  Aaron Burr, Jr. Presenter:  Peter Wise
As Vice President of the US from 1801--1805, Mr. Burr was a fascinating character, full of ambition and ideas; one of the strongest personalities to have found our country.

Jan.  23 @  10:30 am. Room:  PR. Creativity Workshop for Adults.
Create greeting cards with recycled cards, cloth, ribbon, paint, glitter glue, buttons and sparkling bling. Or, color yourself happy with special coloring pages, colored pencils, gels and markers. Bring sharp scissors if you wish.

Jan.  24 @  1:30 pm. Room:  PR. Rockwell & Wyeth:  The Great American Storytellers. Presenter:  Fred Dixon
The art of Rockwell and Wyeth spoke to the public and critics in entirely different ways. Their works have been beloved by the public but attacked by the critics. Their styles and subject matter were never close to what was considered avant-garde art. But they tapped into middle class values and ideals and that added to their popularity. The lecture will conclude with the firestorm over the Helga paintings and a look at “Christina’s World.”

Jan. 29 @  1:30 pm. Room:  PR. Travel to Finland and Taiwan with Mayor Grant. Presenter:  Boynton Beach City Mayor Steven Grant
View pictures of these two beautiful countries, learn of their customs and see souvenirs Mayor Grant brought back when he visited. Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna. The Northern Lights can be seen from the country's Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts. Population:  5.495 million (2016) (Wikipedia) Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a small island nation east of China. Its neighbors include the People's Republic of China (PRC), Japan and the Philippines. Taiwan is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. Taiwan has modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets and Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum.  (Wikipedia) Population:  23.5 million (2017)

Jan.  30 @ 10:30 am. Room:  PR. Creativity Workshop for Adults
Create greeting cards with recycled cards, cloth, ribbon, paint, glitter glue, buttons and sparkling bling. Or, color yourself happy with special coloring pages, colored pencils, gels and markers. Bring sharp scissors if you wish.

Write a Note to a Soldier:
Please take a moment when you are in the Library to write a greeting to a soldier. Free cards are available across from the Customer Services Desk for your use. 

Quilt Sale:  Daily during normal Library hours
Quilts and quilted items made by the Boynton Beach City Library Quilters are on display in the northeast hallway and in the Program Room and offered for sale during normal Library operating hours. The majority are handmade and the proceeds from the sales benefit the Library.

Greeting Cards, Buttons & Tin Mint Cans:
New and used greeting cards are being collected for the Write a Note to a Soldier project and Library youth, teen and adult craft programs. Buttons and tin mint cans are being collected for Library craft programs. Please bring the cards, buttons and tin mint cans to the Customer Services Desk.

Gale LegalForms Database for FREE:
The Boynton Beach City Library added a new database called: Gale LegalForms. Search for legal forms in over 75 categories including wills and estates, power of attorney, incorporation, elder law, divorce, etc. Gale LegalForms is available to all Boynton Beach City Library card customers whose cards are in good standing. Access to the database is available through Library computers and remote access is permitted to Library customers with their Library card used as the password through the Library’s website,

Music Downloads & Streaming for FREE:
Download five free music tracks per week in the MP3 format and stream individual tracks or albums three hours per day, ad free. This service through Freegal provides access to seven million songs from 65 different countries. Information is available by clicking on the Freegal logo at the Library’s website, All that is needed is a Boynton Beach City Library card in good standing.

Online Language Courses for FREE:
Learn more than 80 online foreign language courses for free with unlimited access, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. There are 24 English as Second Language courses. Use a computer or the Transparent Language® app for the iPhone® and Android™. Click on the Transparent Language® logo on the Library’s website,, and create an account. All that is needed is a Boynton Beach City Library card in good standing.

Download Digital Magazines for FREE:
Read complete digital editions of popular magazines through Zinio®, the world’s largest newsstand.  Browse through a large collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limit to the number of magazines that can be downloaded. Zinio® provides the ability to search inside magazines, read, share, enjoy interactive elements such as audio and video as well as save digital content. Enjoy the digital experience on PCs, Macs, iPads or mobile devices. Click on the Zinio® graphic link on the Library’s website at All that is needed is a Boynton Beach City Library card in good standing.

Download Audiobooks for FREE:
Listen to audiobooks while flying, driving or exercising! Download the RBdigital® app available for PCs, Macs, iPads or mobile devices. Browse the collection, select an audiobook, preview the description, adjust the borrowing duration (one to 10 days) and click the checkout button. Audiobooks can also be renewed. If the audiobook is not available, a hold can be placed on it. Click on the RBdigital® graphic link on the Library’s website at or the app on your device. All that is needed is a Boynton Beach City Library card in good standing.

Download eBooks:
Download eBooks through OverDrive®. Additional items are added monthly. Information is available by clicking on the OverDrive® logo at the Library’s website, All that is needed is a Boynton Beach City Library card in good standing.

Borrow a Nook for FREE:
Borrow a Nook preloaded with fiction, non-fiction and bibliography titles. See the staff at the Adult Computer Desk for assistance. Available to Boynton Beach City Library card holders in good standing over the age of 18.

Use an iPad @ the Library:
Adults can use an iPad while in the Library. Inquire at the Adult Computer Desk.