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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR DECEMBER
December includes a wonderful variety of events from Letters to Santa to Live Opera!
HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER
Letters to Santa
December 3 – 30
During Library Hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
Stop by our holiday corner in KidSpace to write a letter to Santa, or make a holiday card for family and friends, and drop it in our magical North Pole express mailbox.  Then, be on the lookout for a special greeting back from Santa!  All ages welcome.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Live Opera with Palm Beach Opera
Sunday, December 10
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach Opera apprentice artists and staff to learn about the history of opera, the important personalities, the most famous works, and a special live performance of some classic opera favorites.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
 
ADULT PROGRAMS
Hula Hoop Fitness Class
Sundays in December (no class on December 24)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Pre-Function Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Connie Mullen, ACE and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Pound Pro, FXP Hoop Fitness and Hoopyasa Trainer, and learn how to be fit by using a weighted hula hoop. Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Ballroom Dance Lessons  
Wednesdays
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and join Greg Kranz, of Paramount Ballroom, to learn how to ballroom dance. Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Rollology Exercise Class 
Fridays in December (no class on December 22)
12:05 PM – 12:55 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Rollology stems from the Feldenkrais method and Pilates, which work together by stretching and strengthening the abdominal area to properly align and support the body for optimal posture.  This class is for all ages, body types and athletic levels.  Please bring a roller; there will also be rollers available to borrow.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Cardio Drumming Class 
Saturdays in December (no class on December 24)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Make music and exercise at the same time!  This fun and energetic class is for all levels, and you don’t have to know how to play the drums.  Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Literature of the Enlightenment & Thomas Jefferson 
Friday, December 1
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join English Professor Timothy Lee Benham from Palm Beach State College as he discusses the literature of the Enlightenment, and how it shaped the ideas of Thomas Jefferson and formed the basis behind the concept of separation of church and state.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
P90X Workout    
Saturday, December 2 & 16
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join a certified P90X Trainer to get a jump start on getting in shape for the holidays. Attendees will be able to check out a full set of P90X DVDs with a valid library card. Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation. Registration required.   Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
Perspectives on Memoir Writing 
Monday, December 4
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Hibiscus
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Myles Ludwig, award-winning author, university educator and professional editor, will present how to write a meaningful and enduring legacy.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Creating Shadow and Light with Pastels 
Tuesday, December 5 
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM  
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Lorrie Turner and discover the techniques that will enable you to create the 3D illusion of shadow and light using pastels.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, December 4 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
Polishing Your Online Presence (Young Adults 15-29)
Tuesday, December 5
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Square One Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Young adults can learn the “Dos and Don’ts” of creating and maintaining a positive online image.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Using Microsoft Word to Spread Holiday Cheer
Wednesday, December 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Spread a little holiday joy this year by creating personalized items in Microsoft Word.  Learn to use templates to create greeting cards, party invitations, gift tags, thank you cards, a family newsletter, place cards and menus.  Registration is required and begins on November 22, 2017. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
The Rise of a New Cold War
Wednesday, December 6
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
With Russian provocations on the rise, and uncertainty in the global arena, tensions are high.  Join Professor Irving Berkowitz, Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College, as he explores the dangers of current foreign policies and possible outcomes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Photo Fun – Make & Take
Thursday, December 7
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Use free software to edit and add effects to your photos. Create a magnetic photo collage to take home.  Bring your own digital photos on a flash drive, or practice with ours.  Registration is required and opens on November 23, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
Basics of Silk Screening and Printing
Thursday, December 7
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Artist Amanda Linton will go over the basics of screen printing on T-shirts or fabric, and show you how to obtain quality results on a budget using a few inexpensive items and a little wit. Your new skills might even come in handy with this year’s holiday presents.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
Agatha Christie: Mistress of Mystery
Thursday, December 7
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza as he discusses Agatha Christie’s famous mysteries, the biographical influences behind them, as well as a personal mystery of her own.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Photoshop Holiday Effects
Saturday, December 9
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Square One Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn how to use basic Photoshop tools to create a fun holiday photo project. Registration is required and opens on November 25, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.
 
Live Opera with Palm Beach Opera
Sunday, December 10
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach Opera apprentice artists and staff to learn about the history of opera, the important personalities, the most famous works, and a special live performance of some classic favorites.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
How to Write a Book to Promote Your Business 
Monday, December 11
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Hibiscus
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Professor John P. Hayes, Palm Beach Atlantic University Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership, to learn how to write a book that can help you promote your personal brand and raise the profile of your business.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Painting Watercolor on Acrylic Matte Medium 
Tuesday, December 12
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM 
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Discover how to combine watercolors and acrylics to create a stunning harmonious finish with artist Kitty Schachter.  What begins as a watercolor painting is finished as an acrylic over watercolor through the use of a Matte Medium.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, December 11 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
Best of Web 2017
Tuesday, December 12
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Is there too much online for you to catch up with? Join LaShonda Faison, Associate Librarian, as she highlights some of the year’s top websites for things like productivity, news and information, safety, health and wellness, coffee breaks, mobile apps and more.   Registration is required and opens on November 28, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.
 
Just My Type: A History of Typography 
Tuesday, December 12 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you an avid reader or lover of language?  Art & Design Professor Kristin Miller Hopkins, from Palm Beach State College, will discuss the history of letter forms from the Gutenberg Press and commercial advertising to contemporary artists revitalizing the handmade art form.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Adulting 101  (Young Adults 15-29)
Tuesday, December 12
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Square One Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Young adults can learn the basics of being a responsible grown-up including budgeting, applying for a job, and advancing their career.  Enjoy a snack as we discuss topics and challenges young people face as they transition to adulthood. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Market Outlook for 2018 
Wednesday, December 13
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Mark Scheinbaum, Managing Director at Shearson Financial, and Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, for an insightful discussion of current events including USA and global investment outlooks.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Explore Healthy Breakfast Cooking
Wednesday, December 13
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Chef Nina Kauder, a CIA graduate and popular local vegan chef and educator, and explore breakfast options that are linked to weight control and improved performance.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, December 13
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Iris Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us in an open, friendly environment where comic book and pop culture fans can gather to discuss all aspects of the industry including comics, movies, TV shows, toys, games, and more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Working with Photos on Facebook
Thursday, December 14
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Make the most of Facebook's photo features by learning uploading, downloading, tagging, organizing, creating albums and much more.  Must have an active Facebook account.  Registration is required and opens on November 30, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.
 
The Works and Women of Charles Dickens
Thursday, December 14
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This lecture examines the life of Charles Dickens, the women in his life, and their impact on his writing.  We will see how these women affected him emotionally and how events surrounding them came to life in his books.  Presented by English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Gilding: Tiny Gold & Silver Leaf Art
Thursday, December 14
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB, as she guides you in creating beauty with tiny gold and silver leaf art.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 to or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Letters to Santa
December 3 – 30
During Library Hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
Stop by our holiday corner in KidSpace to write a letter to Santa, or make a holiday card for family and friends, and drop it in our magical North Pole express mailbox.  Then, be on the lookout for a special greeting back from Santa!  All ages welcome.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Afterschool Homework Center 
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM (through December 14)
Sundays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (through December 11)
Kidspace, 3rd Floor 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades K - 5 will receive assistance with all subjects and projects in Kidspace, 3rd floor.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 5 & 12
Wednesday, December 6 & 13
10:30 AM 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can join our storytime fun with a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and activities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Preschool Yoga                                     
Saturdays (through December 23)
10:30 – 11:15 AM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
For ages 2 - 5. Preschool-age kids will learn the basics of yoga during this fun and interactive class.  Yoga mats provided. Sponsored by the Quantum Foundation and the WPB Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Om Yoga for Kids
Saturdays (through December 23)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
Kids in grades K – 5 can learn the basics of yoga with kid-friendly poses that help to energize, teach concentration and reduce stress while having fun. Yoga mats provided. Sponsored by the Quantum Foundation and the WPB Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays (through December 14)
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades 6 – 12 will receive assistance with all subjects and projects in TeenSource, 2nd floor.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Teens: “Get That Job” Workshop
Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can join career development expert Angela Wing-Allen and learn how to focus on seizing job opportunities and promoting themselves as the best candidate for a job.  Teens will have fun, and receive a free lunch, free flash drive, and free book.  Sponsored by PBSO and the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Meet mBot the Robot
Thursday, December 7
3:30 PM
Life Support Lab, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Suncoast High School teacher and 2016 Dwyer Award Recipient, Mr. John Bowers to learn about robotics.  Meet mBot, a friendly entry-level robot, that comes to life with simple drag and drop programming blocks.  Sponsored by PBSO and the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Square One (Teens and Young Adults, Ages 16-29)
During Library Hours
Square One Lab, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you 16-24 and looking for a brighter future? Start at Square One – the comfortable place to do serious business. Job search, learn computer skills, prep for the GED & career exams, learn to drive and more. Computers are available, all services are free! Call 561-868-7707 for more information or to schedule an appointment.*
  • *Square One has been funded through a grant provided under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.