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ADULT PROGRAMS
 
Learn to Drive – Driving Simulator
Ongoing (by Appointment)
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you looking to get or renew your driver’s license?  Do you need a way to practice?  Come utilize our state-of-the-art driving simulator and prepare for the road in a safe, virtual setting.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Venezuelan Dance Performance
Sunday, October 1
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this local award-winning folkloric dance group, Venezuela Danza Y Tambor, performing traditional dances from their Venezuelan roots.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Write Now: Mastering Your Book from Idea to Publication
Mondays, October 2 – October 16
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Writing is easier than you might think. This type of writing is straightforward and impactful. Florida Atlantic University Professor Nicole Cassanetti will share her insight on this writing style and inspire your literary creativity.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Life of Mark Twain
Tuesday, October 3
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
In his time, Mark Twain was arguably the most famous man in the world.  His name is synonymous with innocence and nostalgia, with painting fences and Mississippi River rafts, with Princes and Paupers, and Connecticut Yankees.  However, there is much more behind the man in the white suit, including a darker side.  Matt Klauza, English and literature professor at Palm Beach State College, will present a talk that examines his biographical events and how they shaped his writing.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Transform Your Life with an Attitude of Gratitude
Wednesday, October 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Cheryl Dunne of Success Dunne, celebrated business strategist and motivational speaker, and learn how choosing appreciation and gratitude will manifest a happier existence.  Focusing on positive thoughts will create good health, positive relationships and good karma.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Essentrics Exercise Class
Wednesdays
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your mat and join instructor Jan Bostic for Essentrics class.  Essentrics is a dynamic, full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned, and pain-free body.  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.
 
Bachata Dance Class
Wednesdays
7:00 to 8:00 PM
PreFunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and bachata with instructor Eliseo.  This genre of music from the Dominican Republic is sweeping the Latin American world.  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.
 
World Dance
Thursdays
6:30 – 7:30 PM
PreFunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor Dawn and learn dance moves from some of the world’s most intriguing and fun dances including Bollywood, Belly Dance and Hula.  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.
 
Fascinating Florida History: Prehistoric Florida
Thursday October 5, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Butch Wilson, Clewiston Museum Director and sixth generation Floridian, who will provide a brief, historical overview of how early Florida rose from the ocean depths to become the peninsula we know today.  Mr. Wilson will be displaying and discussing the fossil remains of many marine and land animals that once swam and roamed Prehistoric Florida.  You will have the opportunity to touch and hold the fossil bones of extinct mammoths and other prehistoric creatures that lived once upon a time in Florida.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Ayurvedic Healing: Nature's Brilliant Language of Energy
Saturday, October 7
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Dr. Scott Gerson (M.D., Ph.D.) from the Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and hear a concise exploration of the basic principles of Ayurvedic Medicine. Then learn immediately applicable self-care techniques adapted to your specific constitution including several of the safest and effective Ayurvedic herbal formulations, some of which grow right here in South Florida.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Rock Music:  Independent Up-And-Coming Bands You Need to Check Out
Saturday, October 7
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Palm Beach County is a hotbed for independent (indie) music artists.  Come listen to some original music (and a few covers) from many local talented artists.  This month enjoy Remerge Band (Melody Stuart and Tia Green), John Scott, Karen Sucher, Diane DeLeasa, Steven Frumkes, Cathy Ross and Wesley Klinger, Jen Erickson and Mark Howe.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Puerto Rican Heritage: Back Yard Culture (Cultura en el Batey)
Sunday, October 8
1:30 – 4:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Join us for a celebration of the music and dance found at back yard parties in Puerto Rico, presented by The Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Palm Beach County.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Franchise 101
Tuesday October 10
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Ever wondered how to run your own Dunkin Donuts or Burger King?  This workshop will make you a critical consumer of franchises, teach you about the franchise structure, how to ask the right questions, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to get financing.  Learn the basics of selecting, buying, financing, and running a franchise.  Presented by Dr. John P. Hayes, Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Avocado Alchemy
Wednesday, October 11
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
It’s more than a spread…come experiment with this hot and healthy fruit.  Join Chef Nina Kauder, a CIA graduate and popular local vegan chef and educator, as she shares how to try it as a sauce, a soup, a smoothie, pasta dressing, and even as a dessert!  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.
 
México Mágico – Folkloric Dance Group
Saturday, October 14
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the local children's Mexican folkloric dance troupe, México Mágico, performing favorite traditional dances from their Mexican heritage.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Foreign Film Series:  The Best Intentions
Sunday, October 15
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is a 1992 Swedish dramatic film, The Best Intentions, which tells the story of Ingmar Bergman’s parents.  In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Ann Akerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family. The couple’s love is put to the test when they move to rural Sweden. (Swedish with English subtitles, 181 minutes)  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Jazz Age Fashion – Coco Chanel & the New Look
Sunday October 15
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach State College art history professor Terryl Lawrence and explore the fascinating Jazz Age and the impact on fashion.  You will be introduced to Coco Chanel, probably the most influential woman in fashion of the 20th century.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn Argentine Tango
Sunday, October 15
2:00 – 3:00 PM
PreFunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Bring your dancing shoes and learn how to dance Argentine tango with our favorite local tanguero and instructor, George Grimsley.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Photoshop 101 Series
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get started using Adobe Photoshop to edit and create awesome graphic images.  This is a three week series of classes.  Registration is required. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Tuesday, October 17
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.
 
Rapid Prototyping for Your Life
Wednesday, October 18
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This workshop will introduce the concept of ‘Rapid Prototyping’ and how it can be a liberating and efficient way of trying something new that allows you to break through the ‘fear of failure’. The approach comes to us from the field of technology start-ups, but is most valuable when applied to one’s own life.  Presented by Mohit Mukherjee, an educator-entrepreneur and avid player in the field of social entrepreneurship, who founded the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education and Chagemakers International.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Myth & Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
Thursday October 19
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Edgar Allan Poe ranks among the best mystery writers the world has known.  However, his life was surrounded by myth and mystery.  Matt Klauza, English and literature professor at Palm Beach State College, will address his major works and contributions to literature while exploring the truth and lies behind his life--and his death.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Blogging with WordPress
Mondays, October 23 – Nov 13
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Award-winning blogger Rick Zullo shows participants how to write and manage a blog, what to include, how to find an audience, and how you can even make money from blogging.   He will also walk participants through elements directly related to WordPress platform such as  choosing a theme, installing plug-ins, integrating third party apps, and more.  All of these elements apply equally to all "static" (non-blogging) WordPress websites.  Participants will have a chance to start their own blog.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Leakers and Whistleblowers
Tuesday, October 24
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
What motivates someone to leak sensitive information and should they be considered enemies or heroes? Join Florida Atlantic University lecturer Ronelle Delmont as she shares her insight on this thought provoking and sometimes controversial topic.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Florida Diving
Tuesday, October 24
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Pura Vida Divers from Riviera Beach and explore all the opportunities to dive available in the Palm Beaches.  Includes SCUBA diving, underwater photography, blackwater diving, night diving, drift dives, beach diving, reef diving, deep reef diving, wrecks, shallow diving, and more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Clue Yourself In: Intercultural Communications
Wednesday, October 25
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Developing the ability to communicate peacefully and successfully across cultures is an issue that is important for everyone and necessary for survival.  Palm Beach State College speech communication professor Shauna Ramos will talk about how our world is getting smaller and our need for communication is evolving.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Medicare Open Enrollment
Thursday, October 26
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you having difficulty understanding your Medicare options and benefits?  Not sure what type of changes you are allowed to make for 2018?  Join your local SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Edlers) program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for a presentation on Medicare Open Enrollment.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Art of Interviewing
Thursday, October 26
4:00 – 6:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Master the art of interviewing by prepping with a pro.  Practice those tough to answer questions. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Thor and His Mighty Friends
Saturday, October 28
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Avengers unite!  Ragnarok is almost upon us and it's time to celebrate like proper Midgardians.
Join our comic book club friends to celebrate the upcoming movie release of Thor: Rangnarok on Nov. 3 with libations, food, games, trivia, prizes and fun.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Hip Hop Dance
Tuesdays
6:30 to 7:30 PM
Children’s Program Space
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor Jaleesa for an energizing hip hop class for children’s in kindergarten through 5th  grades.  Sponsored by a grant obtained by the WPB Library Foundation from the Quantum Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Zumba Kids
Wednesdays
6:30 to 7:30 PM
Children’s Program Space
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.  We break down the steps and add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into this fun class.  For children in kindergarten through 5th grades.  Sponsored by a grant obtained by the WPB Library Foundation from the Quantum Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Art Day: Fabulous! A Portrait of Andy Warhol
Monday, October 16
1:30 to 3:30 PM          
Children’s Program Space
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate pop art and listen to the book, Fabulous! A Portrait of Andy Warhol by Connie Christensen, then kids will paint in the pop art style.  For children in grades kindergarten- 5thgrades.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Halloween Play and Party (Preschool ages 3-5)
Wednesday, October 25
11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the Mandel Public Library staff for a fun, original, “not-so-spooky” Halloween performance and trick-or-treat inside the library.  Come dressed in costume.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:30 PM
Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 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, call 561-868-7703.
 
Step by Step … Kindergarten Prep
Through November 17
(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. Sign-up at the desk upon arrival.
For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
Step 1: Babies, 12-24 Months with Ms. Kristine
Fridays, 10:30 AM (No class on November 10)
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
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays
5:00 – 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, call 561-868-7703.
 
Square One (Teens and Young Adults, Ages 16-29)
Ongoing
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you 16-24 and looking for a brighter future? Start at Square One – the comfortable place to do serious business. Job search, learn computer skills, prep for the GED & career exams, learn to drive and more. Computers are available, all services are free! Call 561-868-7707 for more information or to schedule an appointment.*
*Square One has been funded through a grant provided under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.