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MAYOR MUOIO, CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH TO RECOGNIZE UNITY WEEK

Mayor Muoio will officially declare the week Unity Week with a proclamation at a meeting of the City Commission at City Hall on October 22, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2018
Highlights this month include: PBS The Great American Read television series companion events Hispanic Heritage Month events Kids Opera Daywith Palm Beach Opera on Oct. 21 Read for the Record on Oct. 25 Kids Halloween Party on Oct. 31
ADULT PROGRAMS:   OCTOBER
ONGOING/WEEKLY:
Weekly Business Briefing
Mondays, October 1 – December 10 (library closed October 8)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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 October 8)
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.
 
News of the Week with Frank Cerabino
Mondays, October 15 – December 10 (no program November 12)
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: Glutes & Abs
Tuesdays, October 2 – October 23
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 target the most challenging target areas for many people, their belly and bottom.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Qigong Fitness Class
Tuesdays, October 2 – Dec 18
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.
 
Basic / Intermediate Group Guitar Lessons
Tuesdays, October 2 – November 13
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.
 
Mambo Dance Classes
Wednesdays, October 3 – 17
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to Mambo with instructor Eliseo from Exquisite Dance.  The Mambo is a Cuban musical form and dance style that is the fusion of swing and Cuban music creating a fascinating rhythm.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Rumba Dance Classes
Wednesdays, October 24 – November 7
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to Rumba with instructor Eliseo from Exquisite Dance. The Rumba is a fun, sassy Latin-style of ballroom dance that fits nicely with most modern types of music.  Rumba was born all over the West Indies but really matured in Cuba.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 Artist Drop-In & Equipment Training
Wednesdays, September 12 – December 12
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, printer for Gicless Prints 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.
 
Zumba ®
Thursdays
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.
 
Beginner Tai Chi
Fridays
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.
 
Core Cardio High Intensity Interval Training
Mondays
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Marie-Elena Aruta, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, for Core Cardio H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training), which is a cardio-conditioning class based on max interval training.  This class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, agility, resistance, and core training to deliver hardcore results.  No equipment or weights needed.  All fitness levels welcome, modifications provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
DATE ORDER:
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Philosophy in Current Culture
Monday, October 1
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach Atlantic University Associate Professor of Philosophy David Horkott and learn how the theories of notable German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche are still impactful during these modern times.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
West Palm Beach: Architecture & Development
Monday, October 1
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 about the fascinating historical and architectural evolution of downtown West Palm Beach from its origins to the present.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Make a Birds of Autumn Collage
Tuesday, October 2
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist local Norma Anne Chattin and explore creating a collage depicting the birds of autumn using various materials. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins Monday, October 1 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.
 
Is It Possible to Live Underwater?
Tuesday, October 2
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach Atlantic Professor of Biology and Florida Atlantic University adjunct professor Ray Waldner, for an interesting and exploratory discussion about the unique propositions and challenges involved in living underwater, after having spent most of his life with the fishes. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Florida’s Rich Multi-Cultural History
Wednesday, October 3
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Judge Nelson E. Bailey is a retired County Court Judge for Palm Beach County, a long-time resident of Loxahatchee Groves, and an acclaimed "Florida Cracker Storyteller." Join us as he tell his stories highlighting Florida’s rich multi-cultural history including: the Native-American mound builders prior to the 1500’s; the Spanish explorers, settlers, and ranchers in the 1500 and 1600’s; the Seminole traditions and Black Seminoles of the 1700 and 1800’s; and Florida’s Black, Hispanic, and Native American "cowhunters."  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Great American Read:  Think & Drink Trivia
Wednesday, October 3
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us for a literary trivia contest hosted by Think & Drink Trivia to partake in PBS’s The Great American Read program.  The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  Play with a team or by yourself for a chance to win fun prizes. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Power of Positive Thinking
Wednesday, October 3
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join business strategist, marketing advisor, motivational speaker, and business coach Cheryl Dunne of Success Dunne and learn various techniques to live your best life by focusing on the positive. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn Flower Arranging
Thursday, October 4
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Velene Smith of Velene’s Floral & Décor and learn how to design a beautiful flower arrangement with a professional florist. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins Wednesday October 3 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.
 
Image & Branding for the Creative Entrepreneur
Saturday, October 6
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Johanne Pradel Wilson of COOL Creative and learn how creative entrepreneurs can create a brand, build an image, do a competitive audit and establish themselves in the creative marketplace. Johanne has brought her creative agency numerous awards including eight Addy Awards and a P&GF AG Lafely Design Award. 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.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Quirky & Wacky True Florida Stories with Frank Cerabino
Saturday, October 6
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Join celebrated and irreverent columnist for The Palm Beach Post Frank Cerabino for a discussion of fascinating true Florida stories that are sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Puerto Rico: Expression of Art & Culture / Expresión de Arte y Cultura
Sunday, October 7 / Domingo, 7 de octubre
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium / Auditorio
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE / GRATIS
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Palm Beach County proudly presents this entertaining celebration of Puerto Rico featuring music and dance performances (bilingual).
Para celebrar el Mes de la Hispanidad, La Sociedad Cultural Puertorriqueña del Condado de Palm Beach presenta con mucho orgullo esta celebración entrenida de Puerto Rico con interpretaciones de música y baile (bilingüe).
For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Make an Impact with Watercolor White
Tuesday, October 9
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Caren Hackman, graphic designer and artist, and learn how to use the color white in watercolor to create stunning results. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins Thursday, October 4 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.
Mayor’s Education Fair
Tuesday, October 9
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Urban Living Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Looking to further your education? Here’s your chance to speak with local college and Career Online High School representatives. Come and discover what opportunities are available for you.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Daring Daughters of West Palm Beach
Tuesday October 9
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join historian and award-winning author Janet DeVries Naughton for a lecture that looks back in time to learn how women shaped and sometimes scandalized West Palm Beach history.  For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Florida’s Rich Multi-cultural History
Wednesday, October 10
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Judge Nelson E. Bailey is a retired County Court Judge for Palm Beach County, a long-time resident of Loxahatchee Groves, and an acclaimed "Florida Cracker Storyteller."  Join us as he tells his stories highlighting the state's unique and largely forgotten history and cultural heritage.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
South Florida Historic Buildings as Place Maker Anchors
Wednesday, October 10
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local architect Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, for an interesting lecture about how historic buildings throughout South Flroida can effectively anchor small downtowns with Palm Beach and Martin County used as examples.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Great American Read:  DIY Recycled Book Succulent Planters
Wednesday, October 10
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us in celebrating PBS’s The Great American Read program with a fun craft…lean to make DIY succulent planters using recycled books at a drop-in craft night. All crafting materials will be provided. The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, October 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.
 
Paint with Pro Artist Renée Plevy
Thursday, October 11
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning Palm Beach/New York portrait artist, Renée Plevy to score inside tips and tricks used by professional artists to make your portrait works spectacular.  All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins Wednesday, October 10 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.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club
Friday October 12
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 Wuthering Heights by classic novelist Emily Brontë.  The novel follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person who sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life.  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.
 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Señorita Marci /
Celebremos el Mes de la Hispanidad con la Señorita Marci
Saturday, October 13 / Sábado, 13 de octubre
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium / Auditorio
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE / GRATIS
Families with kids of all ages can join Señorita Marci for a fun and interactive trip to Mexico where kids will learn about Hispanic culture through dance, storytelling and magic (Mostly in English).
Para familias y niños de todas edades, acompañen a la Señorita Marci en un viaje divertido e interactivo a México, donde aprenderán sobre la cultura latina por medio de baile, cuentos, y magia (mayormente en inglés).
For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Flamenco Dance Performance
Sunday, October 14
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Flamenco Dance performance by professional dancer Dawn Rhys.  Flamenco is beautiful Spanish art from from Andalusia (in southern Spain) that is composed of a specific genre of singing and guitar playing, along with intricate dance movements, footwork and handclaps.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Foods Unique to Florida
Monday October 15
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Jan Norris, food blogger, editor of the upcoming Palm Beach County Zagat Survey, and former Food & Dining editor of The Palm Beach Post, for a tasty discussion where you will learn how significant food is to Florida in many unique ways.  For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
How to be a Successful Creative Entrepreneur
Monday, October 15 & Monday, November 5
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist and certified business consultant George Gadson for a presentation geared for any visual, performing, literary artist, graphic designer, interior designer, or any type of creative entrepreneur who is committed to the arts and has a serious desire for professional growth.  Learn how to focus on the professional and business side of the creative process to achieve financial independence. In collaboration with Florida SBDC at Florida Atlantic University Division of Research. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Make Fall & Holiday Wreaths
Tuesday, October 16
8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumna Peggie Miller and create a decorative fall or holiday wreath.  Create a custom wreath for yourself or to give as a gift just in time for the holidays.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, October 15 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.
 
50 Black Authors Everyone Should Read
Tuesday, October 16
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach State College English Professor, and Radford University and University of Georgia graduate, Dr. Lauren Chambers and find out her top 50 books by African American authors that can be life-changing for anyone who reads them.  Come and see if these authors match those on your list.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Myth & Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
Wednesday, October 17
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 about noted and mysterious writer Edgar Allan Poe, including his major works, his contributions to literature, and the truth and lies behind his life--and his death.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Great American Read:  Book-to-Movie Marathon
Wednesday, October 17
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Is the book better? Join us for a watch party of the movie adaptations of The Giver and Ready Player One, both selected for PBS’ The Great American Read Top 100 list. Snack on popcorn and enter for a chance to win copies of the books and movies.  The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Paint Landscapes in Acrylic
Thursday, October 18
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Trish Kahn and learn how to create stunning landscapes in acrylic.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, October 17 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.
 
Accounting for the Creative Entrepreneur
Saturday, October 20
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Chad Moreau, CPA for Entrepreneurial Services for Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A., and learn how to be an effective creative entrepreneur by keeping the accounting in order, anticipating needed figures and forms, and setting up and maintaining proper records.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Artist in a Fishbowl:  Deborah LaFogg
Saturday October 20
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come and meet photorealistic and wildlife painter Deborah LaFogg and witness this experienced local 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.  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. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Concert Piano Performance:  Tao Lin & Catherine Lan
Saturday, October 20
2:00 PM – 4:00 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 Palm Beach Symphony and Miami Chamber Orchestra. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
School Choice 101
Saturday, October 20
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM and 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Parents and students Pre-K through 12 can meet Brittany Bilous from the Palm Beach County School District and learn about Choice Programs available to you as well as the application process.  Choice programs allow elementary, middle, and high school students the opportunity to choose from an array of theme-based curricula that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers (ex. arts, culinary, language, medical, IT, JROTC and more).  Get the facts before the Choice application deadline on November 1, 2018.  Kids activities available.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Foreign Film Series:  A Tale of Love and Darkness
Sunday, October 21
2:00 PM – 3:35 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is A Tale of Love and Darkness.  In this 2015 drama film directed by Natalie Portman, the life of Israeli author Amos Oz unfolds in Jerusalem in the last years of Mandatory Palestine and the first years of independent Israel.  (Hebrew with English subtitles, 1 hour 35 minutes).  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Medicare Basics
Monday, October 22
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Seniors, are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits? Join SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) for a free Medicare Basics presentation to learn about your federal health insurance program.  SHINE is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn to Paint Sunshine on Surf
Tuesday, October 23
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Norma Anne Chattin and learn how to capture the rays of sunshine glistening off the surf. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Registration required and begins Monday, October 22 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.
 
Searching for Utopia
Tuesday, October 23
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach Atlantic University English and Humanities Professor Beate Rodewald for a thought-provoking lecture to explore our need for an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.  Rodewarld has a special interest in utopian studies, science fiction and fantasy, and has researched intentional communities and historical artists’ colonies.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
It’s Lit! The Great American Read Pizza Party & Book Swap
Wednesday, October 24
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
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 join the literary costume contest for even more chances to win.  The Great American Read is an eight-part PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Thursday, October 25
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.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Paint Vinyl LP’s
Thursday, October 25
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Beth Baker, exhibiting artist and founding member of Artists of Palm Beach County, to create art masterpieces by painting on vinyl LP records. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins Wednesday, October 24 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.
 
Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for the Creative Class
Sunday, October 28
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, Elaine Grogan Luttrull, and learn how creatives can protect their financial assets.  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.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn About Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum 
Monday, October 29
2:30 PM – 4:30 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 one of Europe's most admired and visited art museums, The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria, including its most famous works.  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. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Freestyle Weaving Art
Tuesday, October 30
9:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join celebrated local fiber artist Cindy Bartosek and learn how to weave your own beautiful fiber art piece. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, October 29 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. 
 
Get Fit: Thighs & Legs
Tuesday, October 30
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 target and sculpt your legs and thighs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:   OCTOBER
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
(library closed on October 8)
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 including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus free healthy snacks provided. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Code
Monday, October 15
3:30 PM – 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 during 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.
 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Señorita Marci
Saturday, October 13
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can join Señorita Marci for a fun and interactive trip to Mexico where kids will learn about Hispanic culture through dance, storytelling and magic (Mostly in English).  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
School Choice 101
Saturday, October 20
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM and 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Parents and students Pre-K through 12 can meet Brittany Bilous from the Palm Beach County School District and learn about Choice Programs available to you as well as the application process.  Choice programs allow elementary, middle, and high school students the opportunity to choose from an array of theme-based curricula that provide innovative and rigorous academic instruction by specially trained teachers (ex. arts, culinary, language, medical, IT, JROTC and more).  Get the facts before the Choice application deadline on November 1, 2018.  Kids activities available.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Opera Day with Palm Beach Opera
Sunday, October 21
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades preK – 5.  Join us as Palm Beach Opera brings families together through the magic of OPERA: Stories Told Through Singing. Enjoy an interactive sing-a-long story telling experience followed by an art activity.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Read for the Record
Thursday, October 25
9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
KidSpace
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can stop by our KidSpace and read Maybe Something Beautiful, by F. Isabel Campoy and‎ Theresa Howel to their kids, plus they can enjoy a fun craft tied to the book.  Read for the Record is a national shared reading experience when parents, caregivers and other adults all read the same book to children to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
KidSpace Book Club featuring The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Saturday, October 27
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Children’s Program Space
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Did you know that Dave Barry has also written books for kids!?  Join us as we celebrate Dave Barry and his very funny kids’ book, The Worst Class Trip Ever.  Just come to the library, check out the book, read it and then come back on Saturday, October 27 to talk about the book, eat yummy snacks and do an awesome activity.  This is a book club for kids in grades 4-6.  For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Halloween Play & Party
Wednesday, October 31
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with pre-school kids can join us as the Mandel Public Library staff performs an original, “not-so-spooky” Halloween play, plus enjoy Trick-or-Treating inside the library.  Come dressed in costume.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:   OCTOBER
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays (library closed on October 8)
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. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
College Prep Workshop
Saturdays
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Thinking of applying to college?  This four-week workshop for students in 9 - 12 grade covers everything you need to know, from applying and testing, to scholarships and financial aid.  Registration is required.  To register, call 561-868-7705 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation and PBSO.
 
Teen Trivia Night
Tuesday, October 9
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Put your knowledge of random facts to the test. Play for the chance to win prizes, and most importantly, bragging rights. Come with a team of 3-4 or join a team at the library. Refreshments will be provided. In-person sign up begins at 4:30 PM. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Girls Who Code
Wednesdays
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. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation and PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, October 2 & October 16
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Clematis Room
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 will be provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.