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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2019
Winter Break activities for kids and teens, and Homework Centers reopen Jan. 8.
January Highlights:  LOTS OF FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITES!
Lots of fun fitness classes for your New Year’s Resolutions – Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Belly Dancing, Full Body Workouts and more!
Jan. 4               Friday Night Jazz:  Susan Merritt & the Mandel All-Stars (Admission: Friends Members $5, Non-members $10)
Jan. 10             Introduction to Therapeutic Mindful Meditation, 4-week series
Jan. 12             Piano Concert Performance:  Catherine Lan & Tao Lin
Jan. 14             Career Online High School Orientation
Jan. 16             NEW PROGRAM!  Millennials Ruin Book Club
Jan. 19             Con Brio String Quartet Concert
Plus Winter Break activities for kids and teens, and Homework Centers reopen Jan. 8.
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Lunch and Learn: Business News You Can Use
Mondays (library closed January 21)
12:00 PM – 1:00 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 events affecting the business world during the past week.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Rollology Exercise Class
Mondays (library closed January 21)
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Rollology stretches and strengthens the abdominal area to properly align and support the body. This class is for all ages, body types and athletic levels.  Please bring a roller; there will also be rollers available to borrow.  Optional donation can be made to the instructor at the time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Basic/Intermediate Group Guitar Lessons
Mondays (library closed January 21)
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.
 
News of the Week with Frank Cerabino
Mondays (library closed January 21)
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join celebrated and irreverent columnist for The Palm Beach Post Frank Cerabino for a discussion of the past week’s news stories that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get Fit: Full Body Workout
Tuesdays, January 8, 15 & 29
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join AFAA & ACSM certified personal trainer Patti Wilmoth and learn the most effective way to be fit with a total body workout.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Qigong Fitness Class
Tuesdays, January 8, 15 & 29
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler and learn Qigong, a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times.  Qigong involves stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Square One:  Education & Career Center
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Mondays by Appointment, 5:00 - 8:15PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Visit our Square One center and find a comfortable place to do serious business. You can discover opportunities available to further your education or career including our Career Online High School, GED and career exam prep, and assistance with job search, computer skills and learning to drive.  Computers are available and are services are free.  Drop in during Square One hours or call 561-868-7707 to schedule a consultation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Yoga
Tuesdays - 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM (no class January 1 or 22)
Saturdays – 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM (no class January 26)
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring a mat and join yogi Priyanka Shanbag (RYT 200) for a gentle vinyasa (flow) practice that emphasizes awareness, healing, compassion and even humor.  All skill levels welcome.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 Cricut Maker Training
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, & 29
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Crafters can join us and learn how to use the indispensable Cricut Maker machine so they can return and create their own DIY projects.  Supplies provided for this demonstration and training class only.  Reservation required and begins on Thursday, January 3 at 9:30 AM. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 Arts & Crafting Equipment Access
Wednesdays, January 16, 23, & 30, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturdays, January 19, & 26, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all crafters!  If you know how to use a Cricut Maker machine, a Sizzix Big Shot Pro machine, or a sewing machine, drop in and create using one of our online databases of ideas, or create your own project (Note: equipment use requires self-purchased supplies and reservations).  Reservation required and begins on Thursday, January 3 at 9:30 AM.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
22 Minute Hard Corps™ Workout
Wednesdays
12:00 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 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.  The class will be presented twice so you can stay longer and repeat the routine if you wish.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Zumba Gold ®
Wednesdays
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed.  Zumba Gold® classes are perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 Artist Drop-In & Equipment Training
Wednesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30,
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all artists!  Drop in and create art in acrylic, watercolor, or pastel with the guidance of a professional artist (all supplies provided). You can also receive training and learn how to use our crafting equipment including the Cricut Maker, Sizzix Big Shot Pro, or a sewing machine. Once trained you can continue to practice and perfect your craft during Drop-In times (Note: equipment use requires self-purchased supplies and reservations).  Must register at 2nd floor Service Desk 30 minutes before start time.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn Belly Dancing
Wednesdays, Jan 9, 16, & 30
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join professional dancer Dawn Rhys, from Imperial Belly Dance, and learn the moves to this expressive Arabic dance that originated in Egypt.  Have fun dancing while getting in a workout with the torso movements.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
FREE Resume & Job Help
Thursdays, January 10, 17, & 24
Call to schedule an appointment: 561-868-7760
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get personalized help creating or updating your resume with Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj. Limited spaces available. Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Introduction to Therapeutic Mindful Meditation
Thursdays, January 10, 17, 31, & February 7
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Patricia A. Forde, MA, RN of the MindHealing Institute in Palm Beach for this introductory workshop that will explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits of meditation.
This is a structured, four-week series about the therapeutic benefits of meditation and mindfulness.  Learn about the medical benefits backed by research, how meditation affects brain function, and how it can make you more creative and more productive.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
  • January 10 - Session 1: Mindful Meditation ( intro to meditation, physiological benefits, posture, mindful meditation practicum)
  • January 17 - Session 2: Relaxation (relaxation, breath awareness,  diaphragmatic breathing, body scan)
  • January 31 - Session 3: Brain Integration (physiology of the brain hemispheres, nasal cycle, balancing hemisphere techniques, mindful walking practicum)
  • February 7 - Session 4: Review of Stress Reduction Technique (review of Mantra, review of brain integration, review of posture, guided Imagery)
 
Zumba ®
Thursdays (no program January 24)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join in the Zumba fun with dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.  No matter what your level of experience our Zumba classes will get you moving.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Intermediate & Advanced Tai Chi
Fridays (no program January 25)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Practice the Chinese martial art and enjoy the health benefits.  For those who already have a background in tai chi, you will learn even more advanced techniques for relaxation, energy and balance.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Beginner Tai Chi
Fridays (no program January 25)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn the basics of the Chinese martial art tai chi.  Enjoy the health benefits and how it can relax, energize and balance you.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Date order:
Use Your Skin as a Canvas
Thursday, January 3
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Becky Osborne and learn the art of using your skin as a canvas.  Students will learn various techniques with water-based makeup paint.  For those who would prefer, the designs with skin friendly paint can also be completed on paper.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, January 2 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.   
 
Friday Night Jazz:  Susan Merritt & the Mandel All-Stars
Friday, January 4
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
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 (November-April).  This month showcases bassist and North Carolina native Susan Merritt, described as South Florida’s first lady of Jazz, along with some renowned friends.   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.  Friends Members $5, Non-members $10.   Sponsored by the Palm Beach Post.
 
Four Strong Winds:  60’s Canadian Music
Sunday, January 6
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy an edu-tainment tribute program celebrating the recognizable and influential Canadian artists of the 60’s.  This is a powerful presentation of music, commentary and sing-a-longs by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen, who sing professionally as the PinkSlip Duo. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Art Museums of Venice & Milan
Monday, January 7
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. and learn about the most admired and visited Italian art museums, along with some of their most famous works, including the Doge’s Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, and Brera Museum and the special locale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Learn to Paint Water Reflections
Tuesday, January 8
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join painter, designer and public artist Anita Lovitt as she guides you on how to paint water reflections using watercolors.  Apply your newly acquired painting techniques and create your own take home masterpiece.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, January 7 at 9:30 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
“Mad” Ludwig II: Germany’s Fairy-Tale King
Tuesday, January 8
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Best known as an eccentric whose love for art and architecture is legendary, the young King Ludwig II had a charmed but also tragic existence.  Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., as she unravels this “eternal enigma” and presents you with fascinating insights into the Fairy-tale King’s amazing life.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Updates on the North Korean Nuclear Threat
Wednesday, January 9
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join retired US Army Colonel and government analyst Al Biegel for an insightful look at the North Korean nuclear threat.  Get an overview of the details, talks, agreements and where the situation stands today.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Picasso:  His Art & His Women
Wednesday, January 9
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join art historian, art collector and author of 700 Years of Art History Fred Dixon for a fresh look at the art and life of famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.  Picasso is well-known for his deep love and appreciation for women, learn how his complicated relationships influenced his work.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, January 9
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.
 
Create a Batik Handkerchief
Thursday, January 10
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Munirah Rimer, an Artist-Chef, whose batik art workshops and food pop ups represent a tribute and a commitment to the authentic culture of her birthplace Malaysia.  Batik is the art of decorating cloth using wax and dyes.  In this workshop you will experiment with color, learn a new craft and produce your own masterpiece.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, January 9 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club: Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Friday, January 11
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a book discussion with fellow book lovers from the Friends of the Mandel Public Library group.  This month’s book is Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.  Teenage Laurel sees her mother kill a man but keeps secret until her mother’s final days when her curiosity about this event leads her to uncover her mother’s secret.  This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown merchant.  This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Piano Concert Performance:  Catherine Lan & Tao Lin
Saturday, January 12
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join internationally renowned concert pianists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin for a for a spellbinding performance of classical music.  Lan and Lin have both performed with a number of famed orchestras in some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.  This program will feature one of the greatest masterworks for piano duet by Franz Schubert, as well as a surprise treat for the audience.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Live Concert:  Raised by Wolves
Sunday, January 13
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local indie band Raised by Wolves for a soulful, bluesy, funky original music concert.   Raised by Wolves is comprised of seasoned musicians from the South Florida scene.  Their music can best be described as a sharp blend of Blues, Funk, Atmospheric Rock + Soul Groove.  Raised By Wolves thrills audiences by skating on the edges of many musical genres.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
London’s Art Museums
Monday, January 14
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. and learn about the most admired and visited British art museums in London including the Tate Art Gallery, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, along with some of their most famous works.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.   
 
Career Online High School Orientation
Monday, January 14
6:00 – 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?  Come learn about the Career Online High School vs GED, accredited career certificates, and 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.
 
Learn Pattern Block Printing
Tuesday, January 15
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local visual artist and educator Jill Lavetsky as she guides you through the process of pattern block painting.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, January 14 at 9:30 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Balance of Powers
Tuesday, January 15
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the League of Women Voters for an informative analysis of the balance of powers that exist within the braches of the US government.  The Constitution of the United States divides the federal government into three branches to ensure a central government in which no individual or group gains too much control.  This presentation describes the powers of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches and how they relate to one another.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Career Strategy Coaching & Networking (CSCN)
Tuesday, January 15 & 29
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Free
Professionals and managers are invited to learn the tactics and strategies to make a successful job change.  Join Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj as she shows you how to maximize your success during a career transition.  Grow your network and build support for your career objectives with the help of other professionals in the group.  CSCN group meets twice each month.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Get People to Buy Your Book
Tuesday, January 15
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join author and award-winning journalist Sharon Geltner who will describe the drastically new ways of promoting books in a culture where everyone with a phone is a critic.  Topics include Amazon algorithms and independent authors, how visuals can trump content, the new gatekeepers, and more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
How to Design a Creative Logo
Wednesday, January 16
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Starting a new company, service, or group, or need a new look for your website, business cards, or T-shirt?  Join Professor of Graphic Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University Tim Eichner and learn the techniques and best practices for designing a creative logo.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Galantière: The Lost Generation's Forgotten Man
Wednesday, January 16
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join author Mark Lurie, a graduate of Brown University and George Washington University Law, for a fascinating look at Lewis Galantière who influenced Hemingway, James Joyce, John Houseman, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry among others.  He was a playwright, author, Federal Reserve Bank economist, ACLU Director, and more.  He was also the son of Jewish Latvian immigrants who grew up Chicago's tenements and did not complete grade school.  Yet, he launched an incredible life.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, January 16
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Subculture Coffee
509 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Join us for a new kind of book club created by and ruined by millennials.  This book club is no-pressure: meaning, you read what YOU want!  On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, participants can get together at one of downtown’s favorite gathering spots, Subculture Coffee just across from the library, and share what they’ve been reading while getting recommendations from our librarians and other book lovers.  Chat about annoying pixie dream girl tropes, the latest movie adaptations, and how there is just not enough time to read all the books!  For more information, please call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn the Art of Quilling
Thursday, January 17
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB as she teaches you the fascinating art of quilling.  Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, January 16 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Artist in a Fishbowl:  Nickie Hennevelt
Saturday, January 19
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come and meet local artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB and witness this experienced award-winning artist as she creates an art piece live.  Watch her progress as she goes from a blank canvas to masterpiece right before your eyes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Con Brio String Quartet Concert
Saturday, January 19
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.
 
Foreign Film Series: Bye Bye Germany
Sunday, January 20
2:00 PM – 3:42 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is the 2017 war seriocomedy, Bye Bye Germany.  David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past. (German with English subtitles, 1 hour 42 minutes). For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Decorate & Create a 2019 Wish Basket
Tuesday, January 22
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller to design and decorate a beautiful, lasting basket by choosing from a variety of colors and ornaments to match your décor.  Then turn it into a 2019 wish basket – use notecards to write down all your desires, hopes and goals for the new year and store them in your newly decorated basket.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Thursday, January 17 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Tuesday, January 22
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Free
Having trouble getting your resume seen by the right people or want to connect with more professionals in your field?  Join Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj as she shows you how to navigate LinkedIn, a social networking tool for employers and job seekers.  Must have an active LinkedIn account.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
3-D Sculpting with Fondant
Thursday, January 24
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Becky Osborne and learn how versatile fondant can be; use it as a sculpture material or to decorate cakes.  Students will learn how to make roses and leaves with fondant. They will also learn simple techniques for making 3-D fondant figures using common kitchen tools.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, January 23 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Amusing Lines: Al Hirschfeld & Charles Schulz
Monday, January 28
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach State College professor Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D. for an informative and entertaining lecture to discover the many sides and similarities of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld and cartoonist Charles Schulz.  Hirschfeld was best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars, and Schulz became one of the most famous cartoonists of all times with the popular and renowned comic strip Peanuts.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Creative Entrepreneurs: Learn How to Promote Yourself
Monday, January 28 & February 4
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
If you are a creative entrepreneur (artist, writer, or performer), join Ed King and learn how to be more effective at promoting yourself.  Ed King is an award-winning neo-pop artist who is marketing and advertising coordinator for a local arts incubator where he manages the cooperative marketing program.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Monday, January 28
Square One, 2nd Floor
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Associate Librarian William Hollis to learn about and discuss the late Stephen Covey’s world-renowned “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and how to utilize these habits in everyday life.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Paint Water-Based Oil Landscapes with Palette Knives
Tuesday, January 29
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning sculptor Ken Dempsey and learn how to create landscapes in water-based oil using palette knives.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, January 28 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
The Israel-Iran: Strategic Nexus
Tuesday, January 29
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join retired US Army Colonel, Board member of the Florida Society of Middle East Studies, and Government analyst Al Biegel to learn about key historic and contemporary factors that underscore the Israeli-Iranian conflict.  The lecture will address Israel's strategy supported by the US to deal with Iran's nuclear threat, as well as regional threats in Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza, by Iranian supported Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.  The presentation will also highlight Israel's increasing alliances, primary US-Israeli policy objectives toward Iran, and mutual Israeli, US and Russian interests in dealing with the regional threats posed by Iran.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Backstory:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Wednesday, January 30
6:00 PM – 7:30 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 and learn the curious details behind Ken Kesey’s most famous novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, along with fascinating details about the author.  The novel, about a prisoner who faked insanity to get transferred into a psychiatric hospital, was famously adapted for the big screen with Jack Nicholson in the title role, and won the Oscar for Best Picture. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
“Get That Job” Workshop
Thursday, January 31
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.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.
 
Paint the Illusion of Motion Using Acrylics
Thursday, January 31
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Michael Solomon and learn techniques that give the illusion of motion using acrylic paint.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on  Wednesday, January 30 at 9:30 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS: 
Video Game Showdown
Wednesday, January 2
1:00 – 4:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you the ultimate gamer?  Show us your skills and Face off against your friends in Fortnite, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and more.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  Snacks provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Teen Slime Lab
Friday, January 4
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

FREE
Slime fun is not just for kids!  Teens can join us to create different types of fun, Instagram-worthy slime while learning the chemistry behind it.  Participants will be able to take their creations home.  All supplies provided. For ages 12-18.  Space is limited. In-person sign up begins at 1 PM.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Perler Bead Creations
Monday, January 7
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Create colorful and intricate designs out of melted plastic – perler beads are small plastic beads with a hollow center that fuse together when heated with an iron.  This casual craft allows teens to make original creative designs, or follow a provided template.  You can make ornaments, key chains, photo frames, messages, decorations and more.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, beginning January 8 (Library closed on January 21)
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can get free help with homework and other school projects from certified teachers.  Students in grades 6 – 12 will receive assistance with all subjects including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus free healthy snacks provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Girls Who Code
Wednesdays, beginning January 9
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE                                                                     
Learn coding, an important computer skill, with other teens. Girls Who Code is a non-profit group dedicated to bridging the gender gap in STEM fields.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation and PBSO.
 
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, January 15
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Iris Room, 3rd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Make your voice heard about what TEENS want to see in the library. Get involved in our Teen Advisory Board and earn volunteer hours while socializing with your fellow teens.  Refreshments provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Monday – Thursday, 4:00 – 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
(beginning January 8, library closed on January 21)
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can get free help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades K - 5 will receive assistance with all subjects including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus free healthy snacks provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM, beginning January 7 (library closed on January 21)
Saturdays, 10:00 AM, beginning January 12
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Move with your baby.  Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your baby become happier and healthier.  For babies who are crawling and walking, ages up to 24 months with parent or caregiver.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Non-Crawling Babies
Mondays, beginning January 7 (library closed on January 21)
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Move with your baby.  Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your baby become happier and healthier.  For newborns to almost crawling babies and parent or caregiver.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Hip Hop for Kids
Tuesdays & Thursdays, beginning January 8
6:30 – 7:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Show off your moves!  Join instructor, Ms. Jaleesa, for a fun and energizing hip hop dance class.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga Tots Ages 2 – 4
Saturdays, beginning January 12
11:00 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Move with your toddler.  Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your child become happier and healthier.  For toddlers from 2-4 years old and parent or caregiver.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Creative Movement for Preschoolers
Saturdays, beginning January 12
3:30 – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids ages 3 – 6 years.  Kids can join instructor Kendall from Florida Dance Conservatory in West Palm Beach to explore dance and movement including ballet, jazz, dance games and more.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Code
Monday, January 14
3:30 – 5:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades 3 - 5.  Nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity in this hands-on interactive class designed to introduce kids to computer science.  All skill levels welcome.  Space is limited, sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.