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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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WPB Library offers students Homework Centers, resources, activities PLUS free school supplies

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New Art Space

An exciting new space designed for popular and growing arts programs is now open at your favorite downtown library!

This fall, explore your creativity with a variety of FREE hands-on arts and crafts for adults from painting, drawing, and sculpture to crocheting, soap-making, and jewelry-making. Classes are open to all skill levels. All supplies are provided and registration is required. Please check the class description for the date and time that registration opens. You may register on the online calendar with your library card or speak to a librarian (call 561-868-7701; no messages, please). You must arrive by the listed class start time to keep your registered seat.

Artist Drop-In & Equipment Training will take place each Wednesday, starting September 12, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. During these sessions, patrons can start using the studio for personal projects, to finish library projects, or to collaborate on new projects. Mediums of acrylic, pastel, or watercolor will be provided and while local artists will be present for guidance, there will be no formal instruction. Studio 411 equipment may also be used during drop-in sessions after participants have received their training. Participants can then use their own materials on the equipment. Seating is limited and sign-ups will begin at 5:30 PM.

We’re also excited to start a new series in September for Creative Entrepreneurs focusing on accounting, marketing and branding for artists (visual, performing, literary, designers, etc.) seeking professional growth.

The Studio 411 Art Contest

September 18 – December 13
To celebrate our new space, we are hosting a social media contest for participants attending art classes and workshops at Studio 411. Studio participants who create art pieces and share pictures of their new masterpieces on Instagram between September 18 and December 13 will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Jerry’s Artarama. Participants must tag the library (@mandelpubliclibrary) and use the hashtag #Studio411Art2018. If you are you interested in participating in this contest, but aren’t familiar with Instagram, sign up for Instagram for Beginners taking place on Tuesday, September 25 at 1:30 PM. Registration is required for this class. For more information, call 561-868-7760. 

Art Class

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