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Delray Beach Library

Friday, April 1, 15 & 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – Great Books Discussion Group – “Great Conversations Six” presented by Gilbert Schechtman

Saturday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 31 @ 10:00 a.m.The Writers’ Studio weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus at 561-638-7251

 Sunday, April 3 @ 2:00 p.m. MorseLife Sunday Musical Matinee Series – “Rich & Jill Switzer”

Monday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Empowerment Zone presented by Reference Department

Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 11:30 a.m.Socrates Café – Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare

 Wednesday, April 6 @ 2:00 p.m.“Out of Chaos” Book Talk  presented by author Henry Stark

Thursday, April 7 & 21 @ 10:00 a.m.Great Decisions Discussion Group – Text = Great Decisions 2016 presented by rotating facilitators

Thursday, April 7 @ 11:30 a.m.Lunch with Liz @ the Library – “Mastering Our Minds” based on the insights Bob Newhart  presented by media personality & columnist Liz Sterling

Thursday, April 7, 14, 22 & 28 from  1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone

Tuesday, April 12 @ 10:00 a.m.From A Woman’s Perspective Book GroupThe Paying Guests by Sarah Waters presented by Karen Kurzer

Tuesday, April 12 @ 6:00 p.m.  – Evening Book Group –  The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer   presented by rotating facilitators

Tuesday, April 12 & 26 @ 6:00 p.m.“Ukulele Workshop for Beginners & Players” For further information & registration, contact Tavit Smith at 561-665-1718 or e-mail at tavitandlynn@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 13 @ 2:00 p.m.“Grandpa Charlie: The Untold Story of Whitey Bulger” presented by Douglas Layton

Thursday, April 14 & 28 @ 10:30 a.m.Craft Series – “Knit ‘N Purl” twice monthly knitting class presented by rotating facilitators

Tuesday, April 19 @ 3:00 p.m.  – Healthy Living Series – “TBA” presented by the Delray Medical Center

Tuesday, April 19 from 4:30 – 7:45 p.m.“Battle of The Books” sponsored by Levenger &  presented by Young Adult Librarian Kara Van Abel

Wednesday, April 20 @ 2:00 p.m.  – “Alive Inside/Preventing Diabetes” presented by Antonella Martino, Pharm.D.

Thursday, April 21 @ 10:30 a.m.Publix Apron’s Cooking School Demonstration – “Brunch”

Monday, April 25 @ 1:00 p.m.Afternoon Book Group Henna House by Nomi Eve presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman

Monday, April 25 @ 2:00 p.m.   – Cercle Français – French conversation group with rotating facilitators

Wednesday, April 27 @ 2:00 p.m.“The Greatest Poems Ever Written” presented by Sarah Brown Weitzman

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE EXCEPT THE MORSELIFE MUSIC SERIES –SUN. APRIL 3 & LIFELONG LEARNING COMMUNITY INSTITUTE COURSES

Events at Murder on the Beach Bookstore

April 2 at 4:30 pm. Juan Martinez will speak and sign Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars $26.99.

April 8 at 7 pm.   Randy Rawls will speak and sign Dating Death 14.99.

April 15 at 7 pm.  Stuart Woods will speak and sign Family Jewels 28.00.

April 21 at 7 pm.  Lucy Burdette will speak and sign Killer Takeout 7.99.

April 28 at 7 pm.  Ed Lin will speak and sign Ghost Month 15.95 and Naomi Hirahara will speak and sign Sayonara Slam 16.00.

April 29 at 7 pm.  Adam Mitzner will speak and sign The Girl From Home 26.00

April 30 at 4 pm.  Nina Romano will speak and sign Lemon Blossoms 17.95 and Louis Lowy will speak and sign Pedal 15.00.

 

Book Clubs

April 19 at 6:30 pm.  The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss Take Down by James Swain 16.00

April 17 at 3 pm.  The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss The Big Finish by James Hall .99.

 

Spady Museum

New Exhibit: Bahamian Reflections: Imagery of Historic Bahamas. Museum staff curated more than 40 color and black-and-white images taken from 1870-1938 that depict the pristine nature, cultural lifestyle, regional landmarks, characteristic architecture and indigenous plant life, mainly of Nassau before the advent of modernization. The exhibit, culled from the Caribbean Photo Archive, will run through May 2016. Some of the photographers featured in the exhibit include Jacob Frank Coonley, William Henry Jackson, and O. Pierre Havens, who captured scenes that encouraged the tourist trade and provided souvenirs for visitors.

Date: Through May 2016

Location: Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561-279-8883; www.spadymuseum.com)

Cost: $10

Saturday, April 9, 2016  Ride and Remember Trolley Tour 10 am – Noon Location: Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561-279-8883; www.spadymuseum.com) Cost: $25 When you board the “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour, the history of Delray Beach comes alive! Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of the city, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time. Climb aboard The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s popular, monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour and enjoy the interactive, personalized stories of Delray Beach’s interesting origins and development. Funded by: State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development Council, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Visit Florida.

Delray Sandoway House

Program: Jr. Shark Biologist

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center

Dates: Every Wednesday

Time: 3:15pm

Have you ever wanted to be a marine biologist working with sharks? This program gives kids just that. Designed as a mock shark study, students will be given the task of collecting, examining their “sharks”, recording data and tagging. Emphasis will be placed on real life techniques that researchers use to study these amazing animals.

Price: Free  Ages: 5-12+ Max Participants: 10 students  Length: 30min

Sign-up opens 30 minutes before program, first come first serve

Program: Beach Clean-Up

Location: Sandoway Park

Dates: April 23, 2016

Time: 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

Make plans now to join thousands of volunteers of all ages across America who will be taking part in efforts to clean up and improve their local communities. Join us at Sandoway Park for our annual Great American Beach Clean Up! Please pre-register with the Sandoway Discovery Center at 561-274-7263. You can download your registration form at: http://www.keeppbcbeautiful.org.

Program: Earth Day at Sandoway

Location: Sandoway Discovery Center

Dates: April 23, 2016

Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come join us for fun, Earth Day themed activities and crafts! See our shark feeding at 10:30 a.m. and stay to watch our alligator be fed at 1 p.m. and stingrays at 2:30 p.m. Have you ever wanted to be a marine biologist working with sharks? Participate in our Jr. Shark Biologist class that will be held at different times throughout the day. This program gives kids just that. Designed as a mock shark study, students will be given the task of collecting, examining their “sharks”, recording data and tagging. Earth Day at Sandoway is free with $5.00 admission. Call 561-274-7263 for more details.

Morikami Museum

Ikebana Flower Arrangement – Sogetsu School

4-week session: Friday, April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2016

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Non-Members $70; Members $60

Flower fee: $40

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.

Ikebana Flower Arrangement- Ikenobo School

4-week session: Tuesday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Non-Members $70; Members $60 (Advance registration required)

Flower fee: $80

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. The Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School

4-week session: Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Class fee: Non-members $70; Members $60 (Advance registration required)

Flower fee: $40

Flower arrangement, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. This introductory course is a prerequisite for IkebanaFlower Arrangement: Sogetsu School.

Sumi-e Ink Painting: Floral

4-week session: Thursday, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2016

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Non-members $60; Members $55 (Advance registration required)

 

Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo.

Required materials Listed on www.morikami.org

Sumi-e Ink Painting: Landscape