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Remembering Chester Bennington

Mar 20, 1976 - Jul 20, 2017. Chester Charles Bennington, an American singer and songwriter known for the rock band Linkin Park, dies at age 41.

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Remembering Martin Landau

Jun 20, 1928 - Jul 15, 2017. Martin Landau was a talented and beloved film and television actor. He was known for his roles in a wide variety of films and television series including "North by North West," "Mission: Impossible" and "Space: 1999." The hard work he put into his career has earned him Emmy, Oscar and Academy Award nominations along with winning both an Oscar and Golden Globe Award. Martin Landau was able to portray many different roles seemlessly and will forever be admired by his many fans.

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Remembering George Romero

Feb 04, 1940 - Jul 16, 2017. Filmmaker, writer and editor, George Romero, was well known for his "Dawn of the Dead" series detailing his imagined world during a zombie apocalypse. He created many beloved books and films throughout his life where he put in a lot of hard work, time and dedication. George Romero was known for taking on multiple roles in his projects. These roles varied from writer, producer, cinematographer and editor. His hard work and dedication is shown, and will be remembered, through his books and films.

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Hurricane Season is Here!

Jun 01 - Nov 30. "Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable." - Diane Ackerman.

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National Hot Dog Day

Jul 19, 2017. "I can't tell you how many hot dogs I've eaten in my life." - Shia LaBeouf. Do you like them grilled? Boiled? On a bun? In mac'n'cheese? No matter how you like them, they're an American classic. Whether looking for a new recipe or looking for a unique story to share with your kids, these books are hot of the grill.

Start Grilling Something New Your Kids Will Eat Up These Books

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Premieres Fri, Jul 21, 2017. "Welcome to Alpha, the city of a thousand planets, where for hundreds of years every species has shared their knowledge and their intelligence with each other. It’s paradise." - Alpha Female. Follow Valerian and Laureline on their epic adventure to save the city of Alpha from imminent danger.

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National Junk Food Day!

Fri, Jul 21, 2017. Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you crave something salty? Or are you looking for the satisfaction of junk food, without the price of excess calories? Today is the day to indulge in all of your favorite tasty treats: whether it be a family favorite or trying a new, healthier, recipe.

Indulge in Your Favorite Junk Food Try a Guilt Free Version of Your Favorite Snack

Hawaiian Luau at West Boynton Branch

Mon, Jul 24, 2:30 pm Spend a beachy-keen day in paradise. Slip on your sandals and floral shirts to join the luau! Play an assortment of games, win prizes, create a tropical craft and enjoy a fruity snack. Ages 5 & up. (90 min.) Preregister.

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Zen Doodling for Adults at Wellington Branch

Tue, Jul 25, 6:30 pm Join us for an hour of doodling in the Zentangle® style! Meditate and relax while creating works of art. All materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

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What to Read Next. “I believe black girl books are really important because when you are young you want to read lots of books, but you especially like to read books with people that look like you.” - Marley Dias, Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks

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