Teen Read Week Programs
Dramatic Readings (Grades 6-12)
Spanish River Library, October 11, 4:30-5:30pm
Read an excerpt from a book of your choice while using over-the-top emotion. Have fun performing different genres and emotions in front of your friends. No enrollment required.
Downtown Library, October 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Skype with popular YA author Stacey Lee! Her novels have won many prestigious literary awards. Receive a paperback copy of Under a Painted Sky upon enrollment and have an opportunity to ask questions of the author via Skype. Discuss the book and watch the book trailers while enjoying snacks and refreshments.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration: México Mágico Children's Folkloric Dance
Downtown Library, October 6, 11:00am-12:00pm
The library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a special family friendly presentation that will feature traditional Mexican folkloric dances. Don't miss this colorful and vibrant show!
La biblioteca está celebrando el mes de la Herencia Hispana. Esta presentación para toda la familia ofrecerá danzas folklóricas tradicionales mexicanas. No te pierdas este colorido y vibrante espectáculo.
Special Drop-in Story Times in October
Bilingual Drop-In Story Time: American Sign Language
Spanish River Library, October 1, 10:00-10:30am
Develop language and fine motor skills with rhymes, songs and stories. Learn simple words in a new language! No enrollment required.
Read for the Record Drop-In Story Time
Downtown Library, October 18, 10:00-10:30am
Thanks to the Friends of BRPL, you can join the millions of children and adults who'll be participating in Jumpstart's 13th annual Read for the Record this year! A City Councilperson will read this year's book,
Maybe Something Beautiful, which reveals how art can inspire transformation -- and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Children will receive cupcakes and a free copy of the book (while supplies last).
Enroll in New Story Time Sessions
October 5, beginning at 9:00am for Library Cardholders
October 9, beginning at 9:00 am for Non-cardholders
Classes begin the week of October 15 and end the week of November 19. Please enroll children under 4 years old for 1 story time at 1 location.
Boca Boo Days at Both Libraries
Wear your costumes! Trick-or-treat activity following each show. No enrollment required, but space is limited. Free tickets are available 1/2 hour prior to showtime. Children 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.
James Changefield Magic Show
Spanish River Library, October 19, 3:30-4:30pm
James Changefield provides magical experiences for people around the
globe. More than a magician, James generates extraordinary memories for kids and their families.
Suzy Hammer's Pumpkin Patty Show
Downtown Library, October 19, 3:30-4:30pm
Celebrate autumn with storytelling, songs, tricks, and lots of audience participation.
Downtown Library, October 24, 3:30-4:30pm
Book club for early readers with themed activities based on different cultures around the world. This month's book is
The Year of the Dog
by Grace Lin. Free copy of the book upon enrollment courtesy of the Friends of BRPL. Child attends independently.
Downtown Library, October 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Let's make soap together in the shape of crystals or gems! Enroll here.
Tween Book Jam (Ages 9-12)
Downtown Library, October 11, 6:30-7:30pm
Book discussion with themed activities. This month's book is The Golden Door, by Emily Rodda. Receive a free copy of the book at time of enrollment courtesy of the Friends of BRPL. Click on a date above to enroll.
Downtown Library, October 16, 6:30-7:30pm
This month's book is Warcross, by Marie Lu. When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences. Find out why bestselling author Kami Garcia called this book "pure genius." Receive a free copy of the book at time of enrollment courtesy of the Friends of BRPL. Enroll here.
Downtown Library, October 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Based on a Japanese game show, in MTV's Silent Library, players have to complete randomly drawn, bizarre tasks while remaining completely silent. You are in the library, after all! Enroll here.
Coding Classes for Kids
Want to learn coding? The library has free coding classes for kids of all ages. Click here to see our upcoming classes and enroll.
Classes full of fun and learning with robots and coding. Click on a class title below to enroll.
Downtown Library, October 2, 6:00-7:00pm
Spanish River Library, October 3, 4:30-5:30pm
Downtown Library, October 25, 4:30-5:30pm
Downtown Library, October 24, 6:00-7:00pm
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month in November by discussing writing ideas with each other. The instructor will aid in brainstorming themes, characters, and settings. Start writing a short story on a topic of your choice. Share your writing at a follow-up class next month.