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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Highlights this month include: Hispanic Heritage Month events, creative Entrepreneurs series, and PBS' the Great American Read television series companion events.

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The Great American Read @ Your City Library

Great American Read

Thanks to the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is excited to celebrate PBS’s “The Great American Read” program to search for America’s favorite book! Enjoy a 7-part program series in partnership with WPBT/WXEL South Florida PBS, including games, giveaways, crafts, discussions, and more! Vote for YOUR favorite book throughout the series for a chance to win a Samsung tablet, and find out if West Palm Beach’s favorite read is the same as America’s!
 

Create a Book Bullet Journal: The Great American Read
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
FREE
Come watch the first episode of PBS’s The Great American Read while learning to create bullet journal book lists. Keep track of what books you have read or plan to read in an artistic journal style. Light refreshments will be provided. Vote for your favorite books for a chance to win prizes! For more information, call 561-868-7701.
 
Bookish Bingo: The Great American Read
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
FREE
Join us for bookish Bingo, complete with bookish Bingo prizes, to celebrate PBS’s The Great American Read. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 561-868-7701.
 
The Great American Read with Leslie Gray Streeter
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
FREE
Palm Beach Post entertainment writer and soon-to-be author Leslie Gray Streeter will be here to edify your minds about books and the Great American Read Top 100 list. Light refreshments will be provided. Vote for your favorite books for a chance to win prizes! For more information, call 561-868-7701.
 
Think & Drink Trivia: The Great American Read
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
FREE
Join us for a literary trivia contest hosted by Think & Drink Trivia. Play with a team or by yourself for a chance to win prizes! Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 561-868-7701.
 
DIY Recycled Book Succulent Planters: The Great American Read
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
FREE
Learn to make DIY succulent planters using recycled books at a drop-in craft night. All crafting materials will be provided, and light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, call 561-868-7701.
 
Book-to-Movie Marathon: The Great American Read
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
FREE
Is the book better? Join us to watch the movie adaptations of “The Giver” and “Ready Player One,” both selected for the Great American Read top 100. Snack on popcorn and enter for a chance to win copies of the books and movies. For more information, call 561-868-7701.
 
It’s Lit! The Great American Pizza Party
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
FREE
Celebrate the finale of PBS’s The Great American Read at a pizza watch party and book swap, co-hosted by WXEL! We will announce West Palm Beach’s favorite book and select a grand prize winner, plus have a literary costume contest for even more chances to win. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 561-868-7701.



Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.