2017 Annual Meeting - Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, West Palm Beach
The 2017 Annual Meeting featured several speakers that offer services to special populations in Palm Beach County. The organizations that presented included: The Agency for Persons with Disabilities, The Homeless Coalition of PBC, The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, PBC Youth Services Department, and The Arc of Palm Beach County. Our meeting included a PowerPoint overview of the activities and fundraising done by PBCLA this year and the election of the new officers to the Board of Directors.
2017 Spring Quarterly Meeting - Compass Community Center, Lake Worth
The 2017 Spring Quarterly meeting featured speakers from both the Compass Community Center and the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. These representatives discussed how their organizations support the LGBTQ community of Palm Beach County. The presentation was followed by a tour of the Compass Community Center that included time for browsing the Joel M. Starkey library.
2017 Winter Quarterly Meeting - Palm Springs Public Library, Palm Springs
Our 2017 Winter Quarterly meeting featured speaker Patrice Schroeder from the 211 HelpLine for Palm Beach and Treasure Coast, who joined us to discuss the services they offer, including the Crisis line, programs for elders, teens, and families, as well as mental health and suicide prevention. Also, Rebekah Stewart, the Palm Springs Children’s Librarian, introduced us to the library and highlighted the various services and programs they offer followed by a delightful tour of the facility.
2016 Fall Quarterly Meeting - Lynn University, Boca Raton
The 2016 Fall Quarterly Meeting featured guest speaker Mary Ann Hodel, Director/CEO at the Orange County Library System. She discussed the library's outreach activities that were organized in response to Orlando's tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub where 49 individuals lost their lives. Thank you to the Lynn University Library for hosting our event at the World Performing Arts Center, and for the tour that followed.
2016 Annual Meeting - Four Arts, Palm Beach
The 2016 Annual Meeting featured a riveting keynote speech from Sharon Koskoff, founder of the Art Deco Society Palm Beaches. Thank you to the Four Arts King Library for hosting our event, and for the wonderful tour. Welcome to 2016-2017 Board.
2016 May Talk and Taste - Le Rendez-Vous, West Palm Beach
The forecast looked dark and grim on Friday but was soon relieved by an evening of camaraderie and fine Parisian food and drink. The PBCLA Talk & Taste at Le Rendevz-vous was a wonderful success! We were fortunate to welcome several new and familiar faces to our informal gathering.
If you missed out on the fun, don't worry! Plans are already underway for the next PBCLA Talk & Taste. Stay tuned to our social media and remember: "Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup"
2016 Spring Quarterly Meeting - Spanish River Library, Boca Raton
Our 2016 Spring Quarterly meeting featured an illuminating and insightful address from our keynote speaker, Dr. Kathryn Miller, from Florida Polytechnic University's "Bookless" Library. A group of roughly thirty library professionals from across Palm Beach County gathered to network and share ideas, as well as enjoy snacks and a chance to win a raffle basket filled with great movie-related prizes. Be sure to check our Events page to see where you can join us next!
April 2016 Talk and Taste - Brewhouse Gallery, Lake Park
A small but dedicated group of "Talk & Tasters" met up at the fun and funky Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park to mull over the ins and outs of mentoring new library professionals. The group fortunately consisted of a few former mentees and mentors with the Palm Beach County Library System. The venue provided a good mix of tasty indulgences, common areas to gather/chat and a wide mix of games to easily distract all of the "talk & tasters". An epic game of Jenga by a skilled group of players was the perfect distraction! In keeping with our theme, there was a little bit of "mentoring" between players! A fun and worthwhile night for all! Be on the lookout for our next event!
Scrabble Tournament - North Palm Beach Public Library
Scrabble fever was in the air at the North Palm Beach Library where the Palm Beach County Library Association was hosting its inaugural Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser! Sixteen scrabble players, from novice to skilled, gathered to put their word knowledge, spelling abilities and strategic playing to the test. The tournament began with four groups of four squaring off and then the overall top four scorers moved on to the final round to determine a champion. To help soothe the players, tasty samples from the PBCLA Cookbook were featured! Be sure to be on the lookout for our next tournament!
February 2016 Talk and Taste - Howley's, West Palm Beach
November 2015 Talk and Taste - Dada, Delray Beach