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Thanksgiving is just a week away!

Libraries in the Palm Beach County system will be closed Nov. 23 and 24.

The Boca Raton and Spanish River libraries will be closed Nov. 23.

Delray Beach Library is closed Nov. 23-24.

Boynton Beach City Library will be closed Nov. 23-26.

But until it’s time to carve the turkey and gobble up the pumpkin pie, there are plenty of activities scheduled at area libraries:

Glades Road Branch

20701 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton


Spell correctly: Practice spelling common words by playing games using alphabet cereal. Ages 5 and older. Preregister. 4 p.m. Monday.

Time to play: Shake the parachute and blow some bubbles. Ages 3 to 5. Preregister. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Escape room: Use your wits and skills to solve games and puzzles in an allotted amount of time. Grade 6 and older. Preregister. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Hagen Road Branch

14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach


Stay safe: Learn about fire safety and hear a story from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. If there is no emergency, a firetruck will stop by. Ages 5 and older. Preregister. 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Young artists: “Paint” using stickers. Ages 6 to 12. Preregister. 2 p.m. Monday.

West Boca Branch

18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton


Fly your flag: Design a banner representative of you, your passions and goals. Grades six to 12. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Young artists: Learn about monochromatic painting and create an art piece using only one color in different tones. Grades six to 12. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Kid crafts: Stop by the storytime room for a casual craft time featuring a variety of simple projects. Ages 3 to 9. 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

West Boynton Branch

9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach


Alzheimer’s awareness: View the film “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t,” which challenges preconceptions of illness and aging. Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Boca Raton Public Library

400 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton


Stuffed animal sleepover: Children can drop off their favorite stuffed animals at the library from 9 a.m. t0 5 p.m. Friday. Pick them up at 11 a.m. Saturday and watch a video of all the fun they had during their sleepover. Enjoy snacks and a special activity.

Boca Raton 101: Whether you are a new resident or have lived in the city for years, this class will introduce you to all Boca Raton has to offer. Topics include parks and recreation, shopping and transportation. Adults. Preregister. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Spanish River Library

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton


Google Maps: Learn tips and tricks, then make a personal travel map. Adults. Preregister. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Book lovers: Learn about Goodreads and how to find, organize and keep track of your reading. Find resources for upcoming debuts, new releases and reading groups. Adults. Preregister. 6 p.m. Monday.

Boynton Beach City Library

208 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach


Friendship table: Students in kindergarten through grade five are invited to take a seat and color or make a craft with others. Noon-4 p.m. Monday.

History lesson: Suzanne Ross will discuss the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center’s history dating back to 1913, its philosophy, current status and future goals. Adults. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Food for fines: Donate one nonperishable food item and $1 in fines will be removed from your library account, now through Nov. 30. Food collected will benefit the Boynton Beach Community Caring Center.

Delray Beach Public Library

100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach


iPad intermediate: Learn more about what your iPad can do. Adults. Preregister. 10 a.m. Friday.

Crafters Club: Teens are invited to join the library’s newest club. Try out new crafts, experiments and hobbies. 4:30 p.m. Monday.

3-D printing: Create something using the library’s 3-D printers. Supervised instruction is available. Ages 7 and older. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Teen movie: Watch a movie and enjoy popcorn and soda. Friends are welcome. 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill,

Compiled by Sy O’Neill,

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