Library Programs

The Society of the Four Arts Gioconda and Joseph King Library serves the Town of Palm Beach, but is open to library aficionados from all over. Borrowing privileges are available with a modest annual membership fee.

The library houses more than 75,000 books and periodicals, along with an extensive collection of DVDs and CDs.  In addition, the Fine and Decorative Arts Collection offers extensive selections covering the topics of decorative and interior arts, photography, architecture, art, and art history. The library features free wifi throughout, on-site laptop usage and Kindle e-readers available for checkout.

Notable collections include the personal library of Addison Mizner, among others, as part of the rare book room. For more information, contact the King Library at (561) 655-2766 or email us at kinglibrary@fourarts.org.

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The Gioconda and Joseph King Library hosts book discussion groups that are open to the public at no charge throughout the season.  No reservations are necessary– just arrive with an understanding of the assigned reading and a willingness to engage in active debates and enlightening conversation.

Facilitators for book groups include Mr. Richard Bock, Mr. Ian McKay Kean, Dr. Richard D’Elia, Mrs. Brewer Mullins Schoeller and Mrs. Amanda Kiernan.

Download information about book discussion volunteers.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events 

Florida Voices, returns to the King Library this season. Featuring discussions with Florida authors, lectures are open to the public and take place on the second floor of the King Library six times throughout the season, October through March. There is no charge and reservations are not required.

Florida Voices is generously supported by the Fred J. Brotherton Endowment for Literature of the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events 


Teens Teach Tech! – June and July

A new program popping up at libraries around the country is coming to the King Library this summer. Teens Teach Tech pairs teens ages 15-18 with library patrons who wish to learn more about computers, tablets, Facebook, Skype, smartphones and even some cameras. The one-on-one tutorials will take place in the King Library by appointment, and are offered at no charge. Please contact Graham Brunk at (561) 655-2766 or gbrunk@fourarts.org if you would like to learn more about technology.

 

Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, July 7, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, July 14, 2016
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“The Man Who Came to Dinner ” & “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George Kauffman
Summer Play Readings
5:30PM, Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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“The Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
Teen.Book.Club.
2:00PM, Thursday, July 21, 2016
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“Bus Stop” & “Picnic,” by William Inge
Summer Play Reading
5:30PM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Keep Calm and Color On
1:30PM - 2:30PM, Thursday, August 25, 2016
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The Society of the Four Arts will offer teen programs beginning summer 2015. For more information contact the King Library at (561) 655-2766 or email kinglibrary@fourarts.org.

Check back soon for upcoming events.

“The Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
Teen.Book.Club.
2:00PM, Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Library members receive borrowing and laptop computer privileges and discounts to many Campus on the Lake workshops. Membership in the King Library costs $20 for Palm Beach residents and $25 for all others. In addition, membership to the Children’s Library is free for all families with children. Upon visiting the Children’s Library, you will have an opportunity to fill out a library card at no charge. This card allows you to check out materials from the Children’s Library and your information can be added to the Children’s Library mailing list for future newsletter mailings.

Please note, King Library memberships are valid each year beginning July 1 and will expire June 30 the following year. New members may join any time throughout the year.

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Overdrive at The King Library

Check out eBooks and Audiobooks

Your favorite King Library titles are available on the go. Read or listen on your mobile device, tablet, e-reader, or desktop with just a few steps:

  • Mobile users download the OverDrive app, available for free for iOS and Android Operating Systems, and Kindle
  • Create an account and add King Library from the library list
  • Enter your King Library Card Number
  • Browse through the selections and follow the instructions to download to your bookshelf or request to place a hold for when the title becomes available
  • Using a desktop instead? Visit our Digital Download site

Note: Please call (561) 655-2766 or email kinglibrary@fourarts.org for help getting started or to retrieve your library card number.

Not finding what you are looking for? Suggest new titles for our collection by e-mailing kinglibrary@fourarts.org.


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Not finding what you are looking for? Suggest new titles for our collection by e-mailing kinglibrary@fourarts.org.

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