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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2018
Check out the FREE kids offerings when school is out the first week of January including a Slime Lab and Art Party; Plus a FREE chamber music concert by the Con Brio String Quartet; And an orientation for the brand new Career Online High School program – more details to be announced!
HIGHLIGHTS FOR JANUARY
Slime Lab
Tuesday, January 2
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace - 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the slime craze hitting home kitchens across the nation – without the mess.  Kids can be a slime scientist and learn how to make and take home their very own slime.  For children, ages 4-12.
 
Pop-Up Art Party
Thursday, January 4
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace - 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can join Artist and Children’s Librarian Jeanne Taylor to explore vibrant colors and repeated motifs, and create their own modern masterpiece.  Dress to get messy.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Con Brio String Quartet
Sunday, January 7 
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a free classical music concert with the award-winning Con Brio String Quartet.  The group is comprised of graduates from Lynn University Conservatory of Music.  The talented musical artists have won multiple prizes and have performed all over the world.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Career Online High School Orientation
Tuesday, January 30
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you looking to earn a standard high school diploma but don’t know where to begin? Learn about the Career Online High School program at our Square One center and the scholarships available for those who would like to finish high school in an online, self-paced environment. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Hula Hoop Fitness Class
Sundays (no class on January 28)
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.
 
Salsa and Bachata Dance Classes
Wednesdays (no class January 24)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PreFunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to bachata and salsa with instructor Eliseo.  Bachata, a genre of music from the Dominican Republic, is sweeping the Latin American world, while the Cuban-originated Salsa remains e ever-popular.  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.
 
22 Minute Hard Corps™ Workout 
Wednesdays
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Marie-Elena Aruta, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, for 22 minutes for 8 weeks (Jan. 3 to Feb. 28) and you will learn how to get great results in a short period of time.  The challenging but simple-to-follow CORPS workout program was created by legendary trainer Tony Horton and inspired by military training techniques.  Reservation Required.  Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.    
 
Cardio Drumming Class
Saturdays (no class January 27)
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.
 
P90X Workout    
Saturdays (no class January 27)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Diana Muños, a certified P90X Trainer, to get in shape after the holiday season.  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.    
 
Square One Open Mic & Poetry Event
Tuesday, January 2
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all young adult (16 – 29 years old) poets and spoken word artists. Enjoy and explore the art of creative expression. Don’t want to step up to the mic?  Feel free to share original thoughts, stories or other works. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration required for performers. Call 561-868-7707 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org for more information.    
 
The Evolution of Downtown WPB 
Wednesday January 3   
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local architect Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, as he presents a lecture that discusses the fascinating historical and architectural evolution of downtown West Palm Beach from its origins to the present.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org for more information.    
 
Painting a Vivid Coastal Scene Using Acrylics 
Thursday, January 4 
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist Jim Rigg, accomplished artists and BFA graduate of Wichita State University , and learn the intricacies of creating beach images in acrylic.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, January 3 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Great Art - Once Private, Now Public
Friday, January 5
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Joan Lipton, Ph.D., an independent lecturer and art historian, as she explores the fascinating way great art changes hands across time from private homes and collections to public museums.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Friday Night Jazz featuring Bill Mays
Friday, January 5
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Tickets: Friends Members $5, Non-members $10 
Presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library, this popular music series features live jazz performances the first Friday of each month (Dec-Apr).  This month enjoy a performance by famed jazz pianist Bill Mays playing favorites like Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, and Porter.  Wine and sparkling water will be available for a small fee and light snacks are complimentary. Seating is first come, first served.  For more information, visit www.friendswpblibrary.org or call (561) 868-7709.
 
Con Brio String Quartet
Sunday, January 7 
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a free classical music concert with the award-winning Con Brio String Quartet.  The group is comprised of graduates from Lynn University Conservatory of Music.  The talented musical artists have won multiple prizes and have performed all over the world.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
  
PBAU Leadership Academy I 
Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 31 and February 7
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
Hibiscus Room 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn how to be a better leader with PBAU Assistant Professor of Leadership Craig Domeck. Completing all of the first four classes in the series leads to a “Leadership Certificate of Attendance.”  This Leadership Lunch and Learn Series is sponsored by the MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
African American Social History in Art
Wednesday, January 10 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Joan Lipton, Ph.D., an independent lecturer and art historian, and learn about social complexities in the art community, specifically how African Americans were treated in painting and sculpture by other American artists.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Photo Tour of Downtown West Palm Beach 
Wednesday, January 10
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local architect Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, for a photographic tour of beautiful historic places and landmarks in downtown West Palm Beach.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Unlocking the Mysteries of Cézanne Art
Wednesday, January 10
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Paul Cézanne is the father of modernism but his art was not understood during his lifetime.  Join art historian, author and lecturer, Fred Dixon, as he unlocks the mysteries around Cézanne’s art and the importance and impact of his art.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
The Global Economic Scene 2018
Wednesday, January 10
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 Services and adjunct professor of International Relations at Florida International University, to explore the upcoming global economic scene for 2018.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, January 10
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.
 
Learn to Make Clay Jewelry 
Thursday, January 11
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Local artist Amanda Linton will show you how to make exquisite jewelry using versatile clay that is wearable and beautiful.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
    
Get to Know Hemingway & His Writing 
Thursday, January 11
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach State College professor Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D., as she delves into the art of Hemingway’s writing and how the his infamous personal life came through in his writing.    For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Stop the Bleed:  How to Save a Life
Saturday, January 13
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM 
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
St. Mary’s Medical Center staff will present this workshop to teach non-medical bystanders what they can do to stop bleeding in the event of an accident or serious injury.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Painting Seascapes in Pastel 
Tuesday, January 16
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Deborah LaFogg and learn how to create unique seascapes using pastel colors.  Ms. LaFogg is an experienced landscape artist known for creating photorealistic works of nature.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Thursday, January 11 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
DIY Healthy Food Gifts
Tuesday, January 16
6:00 PM – 8:00 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 you’ll be ready for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or even Stuffed Mushroom Day (yes, it’s a thing – February 4th).  These healthy and easy-to-make food gifts look beautiful and will leave them wanting more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Prominent Artists of the Harlem Renaissance  
Wednesday, January 17 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Joan Lipton, Ph.D., an independent lecturer and art historian, and learn about the prominent artists of the Harlem Renaissance.  She will discuss the wonderful contributions of these talented artists during a time of social, cultural and artistic celebration.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
8 Deadly Patterns Preventing You From Leading The Life You Want
Wednesday, January 17
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Liane Sangollo, Professional Certified Coach and Applied Certified Neuroscience Practitioner, as she teaches and shares techniques to take charge of your life by ending self-sabotage.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Painting with Uncommon Tools
Thursday, January 18
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis 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 art using uncommon tools instead of a brush, and teaches the effects of using different tools.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
New Year's Resolution Workshop (in Spanish/en Español) 
Thursday, January 18
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Jimmy Gill and learn how to form effective and realistic New Year’s Resolutions and how to carry them out.  Jimmy Gill is a life coach and author of the self-help book on resiliency called Mi Trauma Favorito (My Favorite Trauma).  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald & the Pursuit of Greatness
Monday, January 22 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Throughout his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald pursued greatness in the social, professional, and romantic aspects of his life.  This talk addresses the events in his life that shaped his fundamental need for achieving greatness and his pursuit of it.  Presented English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Basic/Intermediate Guitar Class 
Monday, January 22 & 29
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
If you love music and have a guitar, come jam in our group guitar class.  No matter your skill level or playing style, this workshop led by Phill Fest, local guitarist and composer, will help you learn more about your instrument so you can have more fun while you play.  Bring your own guitar.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Urban Stories Festival:  Howl at the Moon
Sunday, January 28
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium and Hibiscus Room 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy Day 2 of this two-day storytelling event at the Mandel Public Library (Day 1 is at Flagler Shore). Guests can share experiences, celebrate diversity and find common ground through discussions, writing workshops and live performances.  Children can attend a special storytime while parents workshop.  Presented by Florida Atlantic University and partners.  For more information, visit urbanstoriesfestival.com or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get to Know Cole Porter
Monday, January 29
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach State College professor Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D., as she delves into the fascinating life of Cole Porter, celebrated American composer and songwriter, and why his legacy (and music) still lives on today.    For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Many Lives (and Wives) of Ernest Hemingway
Tuesday, January 30 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Ernest Hemingway was known for a life of fame, fortune, and adventure.  However, many people are not aware of the women who supported, encouraged, and even challenged the famous American author.  This talk, presented by English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza, explores the author’s life and the women with whom he lived it.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn how to Use Tar Gel in Art
Tuesday, January 30
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Missy Pierce and learn how to use pigment mediums such as Tar Gel to enhance your art.  Ms. Pierce is known for her vibrant abstract and figurative paintings.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, January 29 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
“Get That Job” Workshop
Tuesday, January 30
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get free lunch and a flash drive at this workshop that covers resumes, job markets, interviewing skills and more with Career Consultant Angela Wing-Allen.  Registration is required.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Career Online High School Orientation
Tuesday, January 30
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you looking to earn a standard high school diploma but don’t know where to begin? Learn about the Career Online High School program at our Square One center and the scholarships available for those who would like to finish high school in an online, self-paced environment. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Slime Lab
Tuesday, January 2
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace - 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the slime craze hitting home kitchens across the nation – without the mess.  Kids can be a slime scientist and learn how to make and take home their very own slime.  For children, ages 4-12.
 
Pop-Up Art Party
Thursday, January 4
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace - 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can join Artist and Children’s Librarian Jeanne Taylor to explore vibrant colors and repeated motifs, and create their own modern masterpiece.  Dress to get messy.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Afterschool Homework Center 
Mondays – Thursdays (Starting Monday, January 8) 
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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.
 
Step by Step … Kindergarten Prep
Starting Tuesday, January 9 (days/times listed below)
Kidspace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Through the use of music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, your child will develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness. 
For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
Step 1: Babies, 12-24 Months with Ms. Kristine
Fridays, 10:30 AM 
Step 2: Toddlers, 2 and 3 Years with Ms. Jeanne
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Step 3: Preschoolers, 3-4 Years with Ms. Jin
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
 
LegoMANIA
Sunday, January 14
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace – 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us for an afternoon of LEGO fun. Become a LEGO engineer, create a LEGO masterpiece and play with our giant blocks.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Cook
Thursday, January 25
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us for a cooking class for elementary-aged kids in grades 3 – 5.  Children will learn cooking basics during this fun and interactive class while engaging literacy, math and science skills. Registration is required and space is limited.  Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703 to register.  
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays (Starting Monday, January 8)
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.
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