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  1. Author Talk: John Englander, Author of "Moving to Higher Ground"

    May 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual presentation

    Join John Englander for a discussion of his new book, "Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward" (2021). A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  2. Unbound World Book Club: The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin

    May 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual discussion

    Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  3. An Hour to Kill Mystery Book Club: The Chestnut Man, by Soren Sveistrup

    May 14, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Virtual discussion

    A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a "chestnut man" -- a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts -- which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery -- a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidence -- or something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  4. Saturday Morning Writers' Group

    May 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Virtual discussion

    Are you a budding or professional writer? Would you like feedback from other writers on your book chapters, short stories, poetry or vignettes? Are you interested in building an ongoing team of like-minded people for creative support and inspiration? If so, you are a perfect candidate for a writers' group. Led by Caren S. Neile, the group meets the first and third Saturday of every month on Zoom. Registrants will be asked periodically to send the facilitator a brief manuscript (up to 10 pages) for distribution to participants to read before each meeting. Then the group will engage in productive critique of three or more manuscripts per session. Ages 18 and up. Drop-ins welcome, but frequent participation is encouraged.

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  5. Story Central Virtual Storytelling Slam

    May 16, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Virtual program

    The Story Central Virtual Storytelling Slam is an opportunity for adults to enter a friendly competition to share true, first-person stories -- not poems or essays -- of approximately 5-7 minutes in length. Adults are welcome to volunteer to sign up to tell a story or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Judges in the audience select the winner, who is awarded a prize. Stories are not to be read or memorized. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. Zoom information will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  6. The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing

    May 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Virtual presentation

    This virtual presentation will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on Libby Copeland’s years of research for her new book, "The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are" (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected, whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual presentation will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  7. Teen Book Club: Holding Up the Universe, by Jennifer Niven

    May 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Virtual discussion

    Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game -- which lands them in group counseling and community service -- Libby and Jack realize that the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel.... Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment. **AFTER ENROLLING, PICK UP A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK AT THE YOUTH SERVICES DESK AT THE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY.**

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  8. Lives of the Poets: Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton

    May 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Virtual discussion

    Join Neil Schulhoff to discuss the work and tragic lives of poets Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, who both excelled in writing highly personal, confessional poetry and were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Based on the book, "Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton," by Gail Crowther. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  9. Friends Speaker Series: Don Perlis, A Narrative Painter for Our Troubled Times

    May 23, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Virtual presentation

    Don't miss our final Speaker Presentation for the 2020-2021 season: NY City's famous contemporary representational painter, Don Perlis, featuring a powerful short film on him narrated by Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, followed by a live discussion with Mr. Perlis about his life's work and passion for telling narrative stories. See his astonishing art that documents history, particularly the troubled, racially charged times in which we continue to live. Included will be socially relevant paintings on incidents that made the headlines starting with the notorious NYC "subway vigilante" in the 1980s up to his most recent work, "Floyd," which depicts the killing of George Floyd that was made into a billboard seen by millions of people in NYC's Times Square and many other cities across the country.

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  10. From Prada to Nada: Sustainable Fashion

    May 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Virtual discussion

    Join Neil Schulhoff to discuss how even the most avant-garde, high-end fashion conglomerates are reducing their carbon footprint with wearable and covetable options. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.

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  11. Rising Rooks: Intermediate Instructional Chess for Families

    May 26, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM @ Virtual program

    Already know the basics and are now ready to learn more about how to play chess? Families are invited to sign up for a 6-week virtual class session with professional chess instructor and international competitor, Bob Holliman. Learn about centralizing chess pieces, opposition, pins, double attack, queen vs. pawn endings, and much more. Each virtual instructional class is 45 minutes long. After you register for the class, you will receive an email invite to join the Boca Raton Public Library (BRPL) Chess Club so you can practice your intermediate chess moves with others during an optional post-class virtual, 30-minute, open-play period. To participate in the open-play period, create a free account at https://www.chess.com/register. A parent’s permission is required to create a new chess.com account.

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