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woman reading online with coffeeFebruary 2024

Love Your Library this February!

Celebrate Black History Month with some amazing programs such as Story Central: A Visit with Oney Judge (A Chautauqua Event), Hip Hop History with FAU’s Dr. Marquese McFerguson sponsored by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, Book Talks: Black Artists in America, Monday Movies documentary Summer of Soul and feature film Daughters of the Dust, and more.
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Renee Sands exhibit imageBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, “Collages: Painting with Paper” By Renee Sands --Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, “Collages: Painting with Paper” by Renee Sands, an active member of the Hollywood, Plantation, Everglades, and Pembroke Pines art guilds of Broward County. She is also a signature exhibiting member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Delray Art Guild, and Women in the Visual Arts Guild. Read more...
Gator drawing from Belmonte exhibit"What is 'X-Ray art' and where can you find the unique exhibit in Boca Raton?" -- Palm Beach Post
Beyond its arches lie books and even a wedding venue. But the Spanish River Library now also will be home to a new exhibit derived from an ancient form of art. Read more...
Girls playing chess"2024 Florida State Girls and Women’s Chess Championship Tournament"-- Boca Raton Tribune

The Boca Raton Public Library presents the 2024 Florida State Girls and Women’s Chess Championship Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 – February 4, 2024, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, at the Spanish River Library location. This tournament is made possible in collaboration with the Boca Raton Chess Club, the Florida Chess Association, and Palm Beach Chess. Read more...
Frog_ABelmonteBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, “The Beauty of Bones” By Angela Belmonte -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new artwork exhibit, “The Beauty of Bones,” by artist Angela Belmonte. These colored pencil drawings feature an ancient art form called X-Ray Art, which depicts the skeletal frame and internal organs of animals. Her artistic style and interest in bones is inspired by the rock wall paintings of the Aboriginal people of Australia. Read more...
Clingmans Dome h 1 E (002)Boca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, “Scenic Gems of America” By Jerry Ginsberg -- Boca Raton Tribune

The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, “Scenic Gems of America” by Jerry Ginsberg, the only photographer to photograph every one of America’s 63 National Parks with medium format cameras. Many of his fine photographs grace the covers and pages of hundreds of books, magazines, travel catalogs, and websites. Mr. Ginsberg has been awarded Artist Residencies in several National Parks and has appeared on ABC TV discussing the scenic gems of America’s National Parks. Read more...
Butterflies on a plant with berriesEmbracing Florida's Wild Beauty: Kim Heise's "Plant Portraits: Weeds to Wildflowers" -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Downtown Library in Boca Raton is proud to present a captivating new watercolor exhibit, "Plant Portraits: Weeds to Wildflowers," by the talented artist Kim Heise. This exhibition showcases the natural beauty of some of Florida's native plants that are often dismissed as mere weeds. Heise's artistic endeavors shed light on the enchanting world of these common plants, highlighting their significance and inviting viewers to appreciate the magic hidden in the everyday. Read more...
Vase of flowers painted by Bonnie SorsbyBoca Downtown Public Library Presents Art Exhibit "Written in Flowers" by Bonnie Sorsby Through October 8th -- Boca Club News
The Downtown Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Written in Flowers" by Bonnie Sorsby. A native Floridian, Sorsby notes, "Flowers speak a timeless language, and I am forever in awe of their ability to communicate a variety of emotions. My artistic goals include creating work that brings about positive energy, that heals and evokes cheerfulness and joy of life in our world." Read more...
Boca Public Library Presents Art Exhibit, "Window into Boca Raton" Watercolor Series -- Boca Club News
The Spanish River Library in Boca presents a new art exhibit, "Window into Boca Raton," a watercolor series by Michelle Sherman. A native of Boca, Sherman discovered about three years ago a love for painting her beautiful city and the creative people who live and work here. After a lifetime of living in Boca Raton, watching it change and grow, Sherman is delighted to record the city's people and places in watercolor. Read more...
Celebrate Creativity: Colorful Art Exhibition in Full Bloom at Local  Boca Library -- Boca Raton Tribune
Local artist and homeschooling mom, Bonnie Sorsby, is thrilled to announce her upcoming art show, "Written in Flowers," scheduled to captivate art enthusiasts and the community at the Boca Raton Public Library -- Downtown location from August 14th, 2023, to October 8th, 2023. Read more...
Michelle Sherman and Paige KornblueCapturing Boca Raton's Essence: Meet Artist Michelle Sherman -- Boca Magazine
Work. We often complain about it. Don't always look forward to going. Often try to figure out when we can leave.... But what was it that got you there in the first place? What was the pull that led you to that field? The reason you've stayed? There should be good days at the office. And those days and those moments are what Boca Raton artist Michelle Sherman spotlights in her watercolor portraits highlighting Boca Raton artists and entrepreneurs. Read more...
Watercolor painting of fountain in Boca Raton by Michelle ShermanWatercolor Exhibit by Michelle Sherman at Spanish River Library -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Spanish River Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Window into Boca Raton," a watercolor series by Michelle Sherman. A native of Boca Raton, Sherman discovered a love for painting her beautiful city and the creative people who live and work here about three years ago. Read more...
Jazzminton GameBoca Public Library Adds Backyard Games to Its "Library of Things" Collection -- Boca Club News
Now you can enjoy summer with giant backyard games from the Boca Raton Public Library. Family reunions, birthday parties and outdoor picnics will be much more fun when you use your Boca Library card to borrow a super-sized game for everyone to play. Read more...
Photograph of a glass orb on top of a glass of juiceBoca Public Library High School Student Photography Exhibit, "Through Our Eyes," at Downtown Library Through July 31st -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library is currently presenting a new photography exhibit, "Through Our Eyes: Boca Raton Cmmunity High School Student Photography." Visitors to the front lobby of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High's esteemed photography program. Read more...
Reference Books at Boca Raton Public Library 1976Celebrating 75 Years of the Boca Raton Public Library After Closures Due to the 1920's Real Estate Bust and 1947 Hurricanes -- Boca Exposure
This May marks the 75th anniversary of continuous service from the Boca Raton Public Library. The city's library has grown from a small space in the city's Municipal Building in 1948 to two locations -- the Spanish River and Downtown Public Libraries. Read more...
Historic Photos of Downtown Library Circulation Desk 1960sBoca Raton Public Library Celebrates 75th Year -- Boca Club News
Last month, May, marked the 75th anniversary of continuous service from the Boca Raton Public Library. The city's library has grown from a small space in the city's Municipal Buiding in 1948 to two locations: the Spanish River and Downtown Public Libraries. The original founding of the library was the result of dedicated community-builders and took 25 years to fully realize. Read more...
Woman modeling a dress illlustration by Jennifer Love GirondaOne Week Left to View Boca Public Library's Art Exhibit, "Fashion Grind: Illustrations Painted with Coffee" -- Boca Club News
You have until June 23rd to view a very interesting art exhibit at the Spanish River Library in Boca: "Fashion Grind: Illustrations Painted with Coffee," by Jennifer Love Gironda. An artist and educator, Gironda says, "My goal is always to share my heART with the world around me and hopefully inspire others to make time to do the same." Read more...
Photograph of a pink flowerBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Photography Exhibit, "Through Our Eyes: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography" -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, "Through Our Eyes: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography." Visitors to the front lobby area of the Downtown Lobby will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High's esteemed photography program. Read more...
Little Free Library at Patch Reef ParkFree Little Libraries Come to Boca Parks -- Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District Website
The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District is partnering with the Friends of the Boca Raton Library to ensure visitors to some of the community's best parks can exercise their minds as well as their bodies. Free Little Libraries are now located within Patch Reef Park, Sugar Sand Park, and the Boca Raton Swim & Racquet Center. Read more...
Football player in helmet resting head against chain-link fenceThrough Their Eyes: See Boca High Students' Photography at Downtown Library -- Sun Sentinel/Boca Times
Next time you visit the Downtown Boca Raton Public Library to pick up some summer reading materials, take a minute to look around the front lobby. A new photography exhibit, "Through Our Eyes: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography," is on display through July 31 showcasing photographs taken by students in the school's photography program. Read more...
Lawn Bowling GameBoca Raton Public Library Adds Backyard Games to Its Library of Things Collection -- Boca Raton Tribune
Celebrate summer and Independence Day with giant backyard games from Boca Raton Public Library! Family reunions, birthday parties, and outdoor picnics will be much more fun when you use your Boca Raton Public Library card to borrow a super-sized game for everyone to play. Read more...
The Boca Raton Woman's Club in the early 1920sCelebrating 75 Years of the Boca Raton Public Library -- Boca Raton Tribune
This May marks the 75th anniversary of continuous service from the Boca Raton Public Library. The City's Library has grown from a small space in the City's Municipal Building in 1948 to two locations -- the Spanish River and Downtown Public Libraries. The original founding of the Library was the result of dedicated community-builders and took 25 years to fully realize. Read more...
violinBoca Public Library Adds Musical Instruments to Collection Available for Borrowing by Cardholders -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library's Downtown and Spanish River branches now offer cardholders the opportunity to borrow an assortment of musical instruments that include an acoustic guitar, ukulele, violin, keyboard, folding piano, and electric drum kit. Read more...
Fashion Model Painted in Coffee by Jennifer Love GirondaBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, "Fashion Grind: Illustrations Painted with Coffee" -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Spanish River Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Fashion Grind: Illustrations Painted with Coffee," by Jennifer Love Gironda. An artist and educator, Gironda says, "My goal is always to share my heART with the world around me and hopefully inspire others to make time to do the same." Read more...
Wizard holding a book and a wand pointing to the words, "Imagine Your Story"Boca Raton Public Library Celebrates Summer Reading Initiative, "Imagine Your Story" -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading program with the theme, "Imagine Your Story," on May 1, 2023. Generously supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year's fairytale-themed program will inspire all ages to discover the magic of reading. Read more...
StoryWalk Page at Patch Reef PlaygroundBoca Public Library's StoryWalk and Little Free Libraries Now in Beach and Parks -- Boca Club News
In partnership with the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services and the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, the Boca Raton Public Library has announced a new StoryWalk and three new Little Free Libraries. The new StoryWalk is located in beautiful Patch Reef Park near the popular Pirate's Cover Playground. Read more...
Little Free Library at Swim CenterFriends Group of Boca Raton Library Expands Off-Site Programs -- The Coastal Star
The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library is like a perpetual motion machine promoting a love for reading. Friends members sell donated books in their store in the lobby of the Downtown Library and then use the money to promote reading and literacy programs, make free books available and increase the demand for books, all at the same time. Read more...
Electric Drum KitMusical Instruments Available at Boca Raton Public Library -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce that cardholders can now borrow an assortment of musical instruments at the Downtown or Spanish River Library. Instruments include an acoustic guitar, ukulele, violin, keyboard, folding piano, and electric drum kit. Patrons can borrow one instrument at a time for up to two weeks (no renewals) and can place a hold on an instrument if it is checked out. Read more...
Painting of the ocean with a pier and the moonBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, "Acrylics and Watercolor Landscapes," by Charlotte Maloney -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Downtown Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Acrylics and Watercolor Landscapes," by Charlotte Maloney. A long-time art educator with a Master's of Art in Education from Florida Atlantic University, Maloney says, "At a time when we are pressured with so much negativity and stress, I want my work to remind my audience about a sense of hope and peace in nature." Read more...
hand moving a chess pieceBoca Public Library Invites All Players to Enter Annual Mayor's Chess Challenge at  Spanish River Branch, March 25th -- Boca Club News
Join the Boca Raton Public Library for the annual Mayors' Chess Challenge in Boca Raton. Players of all ages, beginner to expert, are invited to play chess with other community members at the Spanish River Library branch on March 25th, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. City Council member Fran Nachlas will be a special guest. Read more...
Painting of a house among vegetation by Alfred BiegelFree Art Exhibit, "Provence and Beyond," at Boca Public Library Spanish River Branch -- Boca Club News
On exhibit now through April 7th at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton is a new art exhibit, "Provence and Beyond," by Alfred Biegel. These acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings were inspired by the artist's visits to Provence (France), Venice (Italy), and other European locations, following in the footsteps of the French Impressionists. Read more...
Modern Boca Mom reading storyBoca Mom Talk: Reading Between the Pines -- Boca Magazine
This Boca mom has really gotten back into reading during the last few months. I joined a book club with some friends and started downloading novels with the only agenda being: to escape. It feels good. When I was a child, I read a ton. There was no internet or cable TV at my house growing up. Read more...
StoryWalk Page at Patch Reef PlaygroundBoca Raton Public Library Installs StoryWalk and Little Free Libraries in Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District Parks -- Boca Raton Tribune
In partnership with the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services, and the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, the Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce a new StoryWalk and three new Little Free Libraries. Read more...
Florida State Girls and Women's Chess Championship TournamentPlanning Her Next Move: Women's Chess Championship Tournament -- Boca Times/Sun-Sentinel
Sophie Li strategies during the first Florida State Girls & Women's Chess Championship Tournament at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton. Girls in grades K-8 and high school, and women competed over two days in the event organized by the Florida Chess Association in collaboration with the Boca Raton Chess Club and Palm Beach Chess. Read more...
Sailboats in a Harbor Photograph by Jennie HodgesBoca Downtown Public Library Free Photo Exhibit, "Around America," on View Until March 6th -- Boca Club News
The Downtown Library in Boca Raton presents a new photography exhibit, "Around America," by Jennie Hodges. A South Florida native, Hodges has enjoyed photography as a lifelong pursuit. Her current focus is fine art photography relating to travel, landscape and nature. Read more...
Leaving the Storm, Oil on canvas painting by Diane ParksBoca Public Library Downtown Presents Art Exhibit by Diane Parks, "Life, Death and Awakening: As Seen in Reflection of Nature" -- Boca Club News
A new art exhibit, "Life, Death, and Awakening: As Seen in Reflection of Nature," by Diane Parks is on view now through January 6th at the Downtown branch of the Boca Raton Public Library. Notes Parks, "As an artist, my evolution and journey have been to create and produce metaphorical paintings which comunicate my deepest feelings about my own personal experiences of life, death and nature using various types of landscapes as subject matter." Read more...
Transcendence, Oil on canvas painting by Diane ParksBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, "Life, Death, and Awakening: As Seen in Reflection of Nature" by Diane Parks -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Downtown Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Life, Death and Awakening: As Seen in Reflection of Nature," by Diane Parks. Notes Parks, "As an artist, my evolution and journey have been to create and produce metaphorical paintings which communicate my deepest feelings about my own personal experiences of life, death, and nature using various types of landscapes as subject matter. Read more...
Stork in the water photograph by Joshua RubinBoca Public Library's Photography Exhibit, "Backyard Beauty," at Spanish River Branch's Art Gallery Through December 10th -- Boca Club News
The Spanish River branch of the Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, "Backyard Beauty" by Joshua Rubin. This award-winning nature photographer specializes in capturing the natural beauty of the native birds of South Florida. Read more...
Bird splashing around in waterBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Photography Exhibit, "Backyard Beauty," by Joshua Rubin -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Spanish River Library in Boca Raton presents a new photography exhibit, "Backyard Beauty," by Joshua Rubin. This award-winning nature photographer specializes in capturing the natural beauty of native birds of South Florida. Read more...
Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization members dancingCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month -- Sun-Sentinel Boca Times
Members of the Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization perform during a Mexican culture celebration at the Downtown Library on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15, in Boca Raton. The celebration continues through Oct. 15. Read more...
Children pick out pumpkins at Bedner's pumpkin patchFall into Fun with Fests, Haunts, Movies and More -- Sun-Sentinel Boca Times
From spooky to scary and everything in between, there are plenty of events in South Florida to get you into the spirit of the Halloween season. Read more...
Boca Raton Public Library Card with Sea Turtle wearing headphonesSeptember Is Library Card Sign-Up Month; Enjoy All the Benefits a Boca Library Card Offers -- Boca Club News
In September, the Boca Raton Public Library joins the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to sign up for the most important card of all -- a free library card! Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer will be issuing a proclamation declaring that September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and urges all residents to sign up for a library card at one of the two Boca Raton Public Library branches. Read more...
Painting by Ma NongBoca Downtown Library Presents Free Art Exhibit: "Nomad Be Happy," by Ma Nong -- Boca Club News
The Downtown Library in Boca Raton is currently showing a new art exhibit, "Nomad Be Happy," by Ma Nong. Painting in oil on canvas, the artist uses a combination of cubes and bold colors to "symbolize complex units that both comprise and undermine identity." Read more...
Abstract Collage Painting by Margarita VigneSpanish River Branch of Boca Public Library Presents "Collage Alive" Art Exhibit Through September 30th -- Boca Club News
The Spanish River Library in Boca Raton presents a new art exhibit, "Collage Alive" by Margarita Vigne. Using a variety of materials, Vigne creates unique collages and abstract paintings that capture the beauty of animals and nature. Read more...
Librarian Helen Silver among stacks of booksBehind the Books: Librarians Open Up About Ever-Expanding Services to Community -- The Coastal Star
Maybe we shouldn't call them libraries anymore. The word comes from the Latin librarius, meaning "of books." But libraries haven't been about just books for years. They're DVDs and CDs and computers and even yoga classes -- all free.... To honor their service, we asked a few of our area librarians to tell us about themselves. Read more...
Photography of a PeacockBoca Downtown Library Exhibit, "Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography," Now on View -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library's new photography exhibit, "Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography," is on view through July 31st. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High's esteemed photography program. Read more...
Under the Sea Bubble PartySummer Reading Kickoff -- Boca Times (Sun-Sentinel)
Families enjoy the festivities at the Spanish River Library as the Boca Raton Public Library launched its annual Summer Reading program with the theme "Oceans of Possibilities" supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Summer Reading enrollment has begun for all ages through the READsquared mobile app or online. Read more...
Three children lying in the grass with books on their facesHow to Keep Your Kids Busy This June: Get Your Summer Reading Started -- Boca Magazine
As parents, we all know how important summer learning is. There will be no "summer slide" in my house! Luckily our mayor, Scott Singer, agrees. He issued a proclamation declaring that [May 31 - July 31] will be designated as 2022 Summer Reading with this year's theme being "Oceans of Possibilities." Read more...
Little Free Library in Golden Fig Park, Boca RatonBoca Public Library Installs Little Free Libraries in Three Boca Raton Parks -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library has announced the installation of Little Free Libraries in three City of Boca Raton parks. Funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, the Little Free Libraries can be found in J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park, Boca Isles Park, and Sand Pine Park. Read more...
Abstract color photograph"Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography" -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, "Emerging from Darkness: Boca Raton Community High School Student Photography." Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of photographs taken by the students in Boca High's esteemed photography program. Read more...
Mermaid holding a book and reading to a dolphin and turtle underwaterBoca Public Library's Summer Reading Program, "Oceans of Possibilities," Opens with June 4th Party at Spanish River Branch -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading program with the theme, "Oceans of Possibilities," on May 31st. Generously supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year's marine-themed program will inspire all ages to splash into reading. Read more...
Shilo and Amanda at a Little Free LibraryCan't Get to the Library? Grab a Book at 3 Boca Raton Parks -- SunSentinel
The Boca Raton Public Library recently installed Little Free Libraries filled with books for all ages at three City of Boca Raton parks. The Little Free Libraries, which were funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, can be found in J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park, 600 NW Seventh St., Boca Isles Park, 100 SW 14th St., and Sand Pine Park, 300 Newcastle St. Read more...
Wedding at Spanish River LibraryThis Couple Brought All the Tuscany Vibes into Their Chic Florida Wedding -- Green Wedding Shoes
Have you ever dreamed of having a fantastical Tuscan wedding? Picture limoncello, flowing wine, classic hues, and panoramic views! Katelyn and Justin couldn't think of a better theme for their wedding than bringing their Tuscan aspirations to sunny Florida. The Spanish River Library in Boca is a lakeside venue that will make you feel like you just entered the Italian countryside! Read more...
A Little Free Library located in a parkBoca Raton Public Library Announces the Installation of Little Free Libraries in Three Boca Raton Parks -- Boca Raton Tribune 
The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce the installation of Little Free Libraries in three City of Boca Raton parks. Funded by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, the Little Free Libraries can be found in J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park, Boca Isles Park, and Sand Pines Park. Read more...
Alexandra AlessandriBoca Raton Public Library Celebrates Children's Book Week with a Visit from Children's Book Author, Alexandra Alessandri -- Boca Raton Tribune
Join the Boca Raton Public Library in welcoming award-winning children's book author, Alexandra Alessandri, to the Spanish River Library to celebrate Children's Book Week! She will read her newest book, Isabel and Her Colores Go to School, which won the gold medal in Young Children's Literature in the 2021 Florida Book Awards. Read more...
Mermaid holding a book and reading to a dolphin and turtle underwaterBoca Raton Public Library Launches Summer Reading Initiative, "Oceans of Possibilities" -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading program with the theme, "Oceans of Possibilities," on May 31. Generously supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year's marine-themed program will inspire all ages to splash into reading. Read more...
Small plants growing out of the groundBoca Raton Public Library Presents a Florida Gardening Showcase and Launch of a New Seed Library -- Boca Raton Tribune
Join the Boca Raton Public Library and the City of Boca Raton's Office of Sustainability in celebrating the launch of the Library's new Seed Library with a series of speakers on Florida gardening on April 16, 2022, at the Downtown Library. Read more...
Critical Thinking painting by Craig McInnisBoca Downtown Public Library Presents Free Art Exhibit, "Left to Chance," by Craig McInnis, through May 2nd -- Boca Club News
In the Boca Raton Public Library's new art exhibit, "Left to Chance" by Craig McInnis, fantastical worlds spring from the mind and hands of this highly creative, multi-dimensional artist. Read more...
Shilo and Susan distributing books at Boca Helping HandsPublic Library Distributes Free Books Along with Food at Boca Helping Hands -- WPBF 25 News
Boca Raton Public Library distributed books to families at Boca Helping Hands Friday. The goal of this partnership is to bring the library to people who may not have the means to access it. Boca Helping Hands had to stop their reading program at their Thursday night family dinners... Read more...
Touch a Truck LogoSpanish River Branch of Boca Public Library to Host Free "Touch a Truck" Program Saturday, March 9th -- Boca Club News
For the third year, the Spanish River Library is partnering with the City of Boca Raton's Municipal Services, Utility Services, Recreation Services, and Police and Fire Services to enable Boca families to see and learn about our city's many fascinating trucks and vehicles at "Touch a Truck." Read more...
hand playing chessBoca Raton Public Library to Host Mayors' Chess Challenge at Spanish River Branch, February 26th, All Ages Welcome -- Boca Club News
Chess players of all ages, beginner and expert, are invited to play chess with other community members at the Spanish River Library branch on February 26th, from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., for the annual Mayors' Chess Challenge. Read more...
Shilo and Amanda at Boca Helping HandsBoca Raton Public Library to Donate Books -- Boca Raton Tribune
As Boca Helping Hands (BHH) pantry bag clients pick up their groceries, they will receive free books, compliments of the local library. The Boca Raton Public Library is donating approximately 150 books for kids and adults. Read more...
Touch a Truck LogoBoca Raton Public Library - Spanish River Hosts Touch a Truck Program -- Boca Raton Tribune
Round up the whole family to see and learn about our City's many fascinating trucks and vehicles at Touch a Truck! In partnership with the City of Boca Raton's Municipal Services, Utility Services, Recreation Services, and Police and Fire Departments, the Spanish River Library is pleased to host this exciting program for its third year. Read more...
Men on a farm in CubaBoca Public Library's Photography Exhibit Takes You on "A Walk Through Cuba" Until February 14th -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, "A Walk Through Cuba" by Brian and Lorie Bibbee. This exhibit captures the local feel of Havana and several outlying small towns. Read more...
Boca Raton Public Library CardA New Year Resolution Recommendation from the Editor -- Boca Club News
If it's true that "a word to the wise is sufficient," then I shouldn't have to run this kind of message too often. After all, what does it take to convince people to take advantage of the biggest bargain in all of Boca? If you don't already know by now that I am referring to a free library card for every member of your family... Read more...
butterfly horizontal viewBoca Raton Public Library Announces New Butterfly Garden at Spanish River Branch's Pondhawk Natural Area -- Boca Club News
A new butterfly garden is located at the Pondhawk Natural Area, which is adjacent to the Spanish River branch of the Boca Raton Public Library. The butterfly garden is an exciting addition to the ongoing partnership between the Library, the Palm Beach County Depatment of Environmental Resources Management, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services, and the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Read more...
Butterfly Garden Welcome SignBoca Raton Public Library Announces New Butterfly Garden -- Boca Raton Tribune
Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce a new butterfly garden located at Pondhawk Natural Area, which is adjacent to the Spanish River Library. The butterfly garden is an exciting addition to the ongoing partnership between the Library, the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services, and the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Read more...
Cynthia Barnett holding a shell to her earBoca Raton Public Library to Present Author Talk with Environmental Journalist and Author Cynthia Barnett, Saturday, November 20th -- Boca Club News
As part of its sustainability initiative for 2021, the Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to present an author talk and book signing with acclaimed environmental author, Cynthia Barnett, at its Downtown Library branch. Read more.
The Cover for the Downtown Boca CalendarBoca Raton Public Library's Art Exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva, Runs Through November 30th -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be entranced by Belyaeva's colorful artwork showcasing her favorite landmarks and landscapes of Boca Raton. Read more.
woman in graduation robe holding diplomaBoca Raton Public Library's New Program Enables Adults to Earn Accredited High School Diploma, Start Career Online -- Boca Club News
Working with the Florida Department of State Division of Library and Information Science, Boca Raton Public LIbrary is offering scholarships to adults to earn a high school diploma online through Career Online High School. Read more.
young girl reading a bookTots & Teens: Reading Is Fun with These Book Clubs, Programs -- The Coastal Star
A little reading goes a long way. Experts say that increasing a child's reading time by just six minutes a day can make a significant difference in meeting grade-level benchmarks. Helping your child fall in love with reading will reap lifelong benefits. Read more...
At the Community Garden Painting by Lena BelyaevaBoca Raton Public Library Presents the Art Exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new art exhibit, "The Beauty of Boca," by Lena Belyaeva. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be entranced by Belyaeva's colorful artwork showcasing her favorite landmarks and landscapes of Boca Raton. Read more...
female entrepreneurBoca Public Library Launches Partnership with Creative StartUps to Offer Free Programs for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library is expanding its services to the Boca Raton community with the launch of ConnectUp/StartUp, a series of programs, classes, and resources for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, job seekers, and online students. Read more...
Watercolor Illustration by Lena Belyaeva for Downtown Boca Calendar 2020The Boca Raton Public Library Hosts Lena Belyaeva's The Great Thing About Boca Artwork Exhibition -- Boca Raton Gazette
The Boca Raton Public Library is hosting a new art exhibition, The Beauty of Boca, by Lena Belyaeva. Visitors to the Art in Public Places section of the Downtown Library will be mesmerized by Belyaeva's colorful artwork depicting her favorite landmarks and landscapes of Boca Raton. Read more...
entrepreneurBoca Raton Public Library Launches Partnership with Creative Startups -- Boca Raton Gazette
The Boca Raton Public Library is expanding its services with the launch of ConnectUp/StartUp, a suite of programs, courses and resources for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, job seekers, and online students. Read more...
Four children reading a StoryWalk posterBoca Raton: 'StoryWalk' Combines Nature with a Good Book -- The Coastal Star
As they walked along a trail in Pondhawk Natural Area, Kyle Mayes and his four children declared themselves fans of the Boca Raton Public Library's StoryWalk program. Read more...
Woman and daughter reading StoryWalk signStoryWalks Win City Spirit Award -- Florida Dept of State Division of Library and Information Services
The Florida League of Cities (FLC) awarded Boca Raton the City Spirit Award in its Florida Municipal Achievement Awards program for the city's public library StoryWalks. Read more...
Three children reading StoryWalk posterBoca Raton Library's StoryWalk Wins Award for Pandemic Pivot Success -- SunSentinel/Boca Times
The Boca Raton Public Library's StoryWalk program was recently named the winner of the 13th annual Florida Municipal Achievement Award program's City Spirit Award. Read more...
Boca Raton Public Library DowntownBoca Raton Library Wins Florida Municipal Achievement Award -- Boca Raton Tribune
The Florida League of Cities recently awarded a Florida Municipal Achievement Award to the City of Boca Raton for the Public Library's StoryWalk program. The library's program won the City Spirit Award, which recognizes a specific, single, citywide effort to successfully address a local need. Read more...
StoryWalk sign at Pondhawk Natural AreaFlorida League of Cities Honors Boca Raton Public Library for the StoryWalk Program -- Boca Club News
The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida's municipal governments, included Boca Raton Public Library as one of three winners of the 2021 Florida Municipal Achievement Awards. Read more...
cars lined up at Boca Helping HandsBoca Raton Public Library to Donate Books During Drive-Thru Food Pickup Distribution at Boca Helping Hands -- Boca Raton Tribune
As Boca Helping Hands (BHH) pantry bag clients pick up their groceries, they will receive free books, compliments of the local library. Read more...
Man distributing meals at Boca Helping HandsBoca Raton Public Library to Donate Books to Vulnerable Residents -- Lifestyle Media Group
When clients visit the Boca Helping Hands (BHH) center to pick up needed pantry items, they will also receive another valuable resource -- books. Read more...
man with phone and computer at libraryBoca Raton Public Library Launches New User-Friendly BiblioCore Online Catalog with Special Features -- Boca Club News
The Boca Raton Public Library has joined other leading library systems across the country to implement an innovative new catalog search layer on its website. Read more...