“Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper … the photographer begins with a finished product.”
Those are the words of Jill Sneidman, photographer and guest artist at the Delray Beach Public Library. Her exhibit, “Capture the Moment,” will be on display March 24 through May 18 at the library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
Sneidman says she discovered her passion for photography while living in San Francisco, photographing at the Conservatory of Flowers. Among her favorite scenes to photograph are slot canyons, bridges and arches, and she also has a love of lake scenes and waterfalls.
A meet and greet with the artist is planned for 3-4:30 p.m. April 6.
Other programs coming to local libraries:
Boca Raton Public Library
400 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton
Literary lecture: Learn about John Cheever, an American novelist and short story writer. Preregister. 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Photoshop 101: Become familiar with toolbar, menu, panels and palettes. Learn how to cut out objects and move images from one document to another. Crop, straighten and make lens corrections to improve composition. Adults. Preregister. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Spanish River Library
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton
Be amazed: The Amazing Mr. A will dazzle young audiences with his magic show, storytelling and music. Free tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the show. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Spring break movie: Enjoy the PG-rated “The Emoji Movie.” 2 p.m. Monday.
Facebook basics: Learn to post status updates, comment and “like” posts, find friends. Smartphones, laptops and tablets welcome. Adults. Preregister. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
3618 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach
Musical medley: Enjoy a classical guitar concert featuring Peter Fletcher. 5 p.m. March 22.
Glades Road Branch
20701 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton
Book chat: Discuss “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan. Adults. Preregister. 11 a.m. Friday.
Luck of the Irish: Search for shamrocks, leprechauns and all things lucky with stories, games, a film and a craft. All ages. Preregister. 3 p.m. Saturday.
Space scientists: Design and build a shock-absorbing lunar landing system out of household items. Presented by the 4-H Club. Ages 5 to 9. Preregister. 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Squishy stuff: Using household items, make scented and colored dough to squish and design. Ages 12 to 17. Preregister. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Favorite author: Immerse yourself in all things Roald Dahl during this afternoon of fun games, creative writing and a reading from a beloved Dahl classic. Ages 6 to 10. Preregister. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach
Color your world: Celebrate the first day of spring with coloring sheets, crayons, markers and colored pencils. All ages. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Twinkle, twinkle: Encounter numerous celestial wonders with a presentation and telescope viewing provided by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, if the skies are clear. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.
West Boca Branch
18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton
Cooking the books: Discuss “Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes, From Italy to Big Stone Gap” by Adriana Trigiani. Adults. 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Aloha: Learn about Hawaii, The Aloha State, through pictures and facts. Paint a tropical “aloha” sun-catcher to bring a little bit of Hawaii to your home. Ages 5 and older. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Travel time: Go on a Hawaiian adventure with Emilia and Alfie by reading Giada De Laurentiis’s, “Recipe for Adventure: Hawaii!” Stop by the children’s services desk and pick up a copy of the book. Enjoy a small taste of some of the foods mentioned in the book and make a fun craft. Grades three to six. Preregister. 3 p.m. March 22.
West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach
Food fun: Spend the afternoon playing with your food. First, examine commonly used fruits and veggies under the Zoomy 2.0 microscope. Then use the produce as stamps to create a master “feast.” Ages 6 to 10. Preregister. 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Shutterbugs: Learn some basic principles of photography such as composition and lighting. Camera phones, DSLRs, and point-and-shoot cameras are all welcome. Basic knowledge of how to operate your camera is preferred. Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. Tuesday.
World Water Day: Learn all about how water cycle works and how important H2O really is. Ages 5 to 10. Preregister. 3:30 p.m. March 22.