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September 3, 2017

 

 

Mayor Muoio Announces Open Data Policy

West Palm Beach takes major step forward in

City’s commitment to transparency.

 

 

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio has announced that the City of West Palm Beach has adopted an open data policy as part of the City’s larger commitment to transparency and collaboration with residents. The policy establishes a framework for proactively publishing municipal data and lays the groundwork for West Palm Beach to drive decision-making with municipal metrics.

 

The West Palm Beach data effort creates a new space for City decision makers to meet and review metrics and, also, enables conversation on the quality and value of City data. Not only will City data become more available for internal and external uses but also the information can be used in future performance analytics projects.

 

“By making City data more public, West Palm Beach takes a giant step forward in its commitment to transparency,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We are also committed to prioritizing data and delivering results for residents by making that information more consumable.”

 

One recent success to make key city data more accessible to the public is the recently unveiled Code Violation application, which enables residents to see, at a glance, code violations on an interactive City map with details on violation length and frequency.

 

The City will be unveiling a dashboard of key performance metrics later this year and will ultimately release an open data portal to the public where users can access data in a downloadable format without having the necessity of submitting a public records request.

 

The open data effort is the result of the City’s collaboration with partners on the What Works Cities (WWC) initiative, launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies and supported by experts at the Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) at Johns Hopkins University and Results for America. By working with WWC experts, the City of West Palm Beach was able to incorporate leading national best practices into its policy.

 

“Passing an open data policy is an important step for the City of West Palm Beach toward enhancing and sustaining how the City shares city data with its residents,” said WWC Executive Director Simone Brody.

 

Other recent City accomplishments related to opening data include:

 

  • Enabling departments to more easily share each other’s data as a resource when making decisions;
  • Establishing a data governance team to help manage the City’s open data program, review the quality of data, and determine how to prioritize and release it publicly;
  • And completing a first inventory of the City’s available data sets—including key public safety data—and beginning an analysis to understand the quality of existing data and what still needs to be collected.

 

Construction on the City of West Palm Beach open data portal is now underway, and we look forward to making this valuable information resouce available soon!

 

 

Remain Prepared this Hurricane Season

The City of West Palm Beach Emergency Management team is watching the tropics, including Hurricane Irma, closely. Current hurricane activity in the Atlantic and the devastating hurricane in Houston serve as a reminder to be 'storm ready' this hurricane season.

 

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. As a part of your storm preparedness plan, make sure that you have enough food and water for three days, and make sure that your hurricane kits are prepared.

 

Please visit our website for links to helpful hurricane preparedness information: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Storm-Preparedness/Hurricane
 

 

City Center Closed Monday for Labor Day

 

City of West Palm Beach government offices will close Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Normally scheduled sanitation collection will be provided on Monday.

 

 

 

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Mayor: Connecting Downtown with Historic Northwest is Key Goal

Following up on a recommendation from the Gehl Public Realm Study, the City is conducting a pilot-project to restore Rosemary Avenue to its former glory as a Main Street connecting the Historic Northwest with downtown.

 

Code Enforcement Officers Keep WPB Clean and Beautiful

The City of West Palm Beach's team of code enforcement and chronic nuisance officers is working day and night to keep the City clean and beautiful. We introduce you to two of them as they patrol the City.

 

Millennials Relocating to West Palm Beach Historic Districts

A new study shows millennials are fascinated by historic buildings and districts, and--with 5,000 historic buildings and 17  historic districts to choose from--West Palm Beach is a major relocation destination.

 

City of West Palm Beach

Raises $11,550 at Aesop’s Tables Auction

Summer in Paradise finale gives good fortune to 25 nonprofits;

6 large tables and one small table to remain downtown  

 

 

 

As the sun went down and the City of West Palm Beach celebrated the close of its always popular Summer in Paradise activities, the Waterfront was full of cheers from nonprofit supporters who showed up to bid on the temporary art installation, Aesop’s Tables. The summer-long installation made its debut on June 1 and was sent off with much fanfare, as each table was auctioned off in support of a pre-assigned charity. In total, the City raised $11,550 for 25 local nonprofits, including Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Little Smiles and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, among others. As part of a crowd funding campaign, Aaron Wormus, local social media influencer and voice behind “A Guy on Clematis,” purchased six large tables and one small table to be kept throughout the City.

 

A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provided an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family-friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront. Aesop’s Tables was presented by the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places and celebrated the talents of 19 local artists. The tables featured depictions of “The Jay and the Peacock,” “Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and more.

 

Congrats WPB Mayor's Youth Council!

 

 

Members of the Mayor's Youth Council attended the Florida League of Cities Youth Council Workshop in Orlando. They joined other youth councils from across the state to discuss issues impacting their communities. We are happy to report that the City of West Palm Beach Mayor's Youth Council received the trophy for winning 2nd place in the Youth Council Community Service Contest. They organized a conservation and cleanup project at Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach, a remnant of the Everglades and the source of our City's drinking water. Congrats to the Mayor's Youth Council!!!

 

 

Community Budget Meeting for

Historic Northwest

The West Palm Beach CRA invites Historic Northwest residents, business owners and community members to participate in the community budget meeting. The public can hear how their tax dollars are being spent in this district adjacent to downtown and make recommendations on projects for the CRA 2017-2018 budget.
 
Community Budget Meeting for Historic Northwest
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Salvation Army Northwest Community Center
600 N. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach

 

Brightline to Temporarily Close Grade Crossings

Brightline has shared with the City that it intends to temporarily close grade crossings in West Palm Beach, so that crews working for All Aboard Florida can perform additional construction improvements from Monday, September 4, 7 a.m. through Thursday, September 7, 6 p.m.

 

The affected areas will include:

  • 3rd Street and the Florida East Coast Railway
  • Hibiscus Street and the Florida East Coast Railway.

For more information on the future road closures and a map of Brightline traffic detours in the area, please visit:

 http://allaboardflorida.com/construction/grade-crossings.

 

 

City to Host Landlord Training Class

 

Calling all landlords! The City of West Palm Beach Housing and Community Development Department invites you to attend an educational workshop on October 19, 2017 at 5:30pm at City Hall. If you own rental property in West Palm Beach, you can't afford to miss this FREE class!

 

Topics include:

  • Legal tenant application and screening processes;
  • Fair housing practices;
  • How to prevent your property from becoming a chronic nuisance;
  • Common code enforcement problems;
  • And much, much more.

Course instructors include representatives from:

  • West Palm Beach Code Enforcement and Chronic Nuisance Departments;
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County;
  • West Palm Beach Police Department;
  • And West Palm Beach Housing Authority.

For more information, please email landlordtraining@wpb.org or call (561)- 822-1250.

 

PBC Seeks Public Input on

2020 Mitigation Strategy

 

The Palm Beach County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group and sub-committees are coordinated by the Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management. The LMS Working Group is comprised of county, municipal, private sector, and community partners, including the general public, that prepare and promote local strategies and projects to reduce long-term risks to life and property from natural, technological, and human caused disasters. The resulting pre and post disaster mitigation strategies and projects are supported by a variety of state and federal programs and funding sources, in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

 

Mitigation projects carried on the LMS Prioritized Project List (PPL) may be eligible for funding under a variety of programs, such as the Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program, Public Assistance (PA), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The PPL is updated at least twice a year in anticipation of funding opportunities. 

 

West Palm Beach residents are invited to share feedback and insights. To provide your input, please use this link:  LMS 2020 Public Hazard Survey.

 

 

MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

for

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

CHILDREN and TEEN PROGRAMS

Kids Afterschool Homework Center

Mondays – Thursdays

4:00 – 7:30 PM

Kidspace, 3rd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Kids can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades K - 5 will receive assistance with all subjects and projects in Kidspace, 3rd floor.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, call 561-868-7703.

 

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.

 

Step by Step…Kindergarten Prep

September 5—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

 

Zumba® Kids

Wednesdays, September 6—November 15

6:30 PM

Kidspace, 3rd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

For kids ages 7 – 11.  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.  Sponsored by the Quantum Foundation and the WPB Library Foundation. Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Kids Can Cook

Thursday, September 14

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join us for a cooking class for elementary-aged kids in grades 3 – 5.  Children will learn cooking basics during this fun and interactive class while engaging literacy, math and science skills. Preregistration is required and space is limited.  Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation. Call KidSpace at 561-868-7703 to register.

 

Kids Art Day - Diego Rivera; His World and Ours

Thursday, September 21

1:30 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Kids in grades 1 – 5 will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through art expression.  Listen to the book, Diego Rivera; His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh. Then kids will create and paint in the style of Diego Rivera.  Sign-up upon arrival.  Call KidSpace at 561-868-7703 for more information.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – Make a Piñata

Saturday, September 23

2:00 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

For ages 3-12.  Families can join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and have fun making your very own piñata!   All materials included.  Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Learn the Cha Cha

Tuesdays

6:00 to 6:45 PM

PreFunction Lobby

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to cha cha with Grigol.  Bring your dancing shoes.  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.

 

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 Jan Bostic for Essentrics class.  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.

 

Argentine Tango Class

Wednesdays

7:00 to 8:00 PM

PreFunction Lobby

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to dance Argentine tango (stage dancing) with Eliseo.  Bring your dancing shoes. 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 Class
Thursdays

6:30 to 7:30 PM

PreFunction Lobby

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join Dawn and learn how to dance 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.

 

Basic/Intermediate Guitar Class

Tuesdays, September 5 - October 10, 2017

6:00 - 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 (regardless of skill level) with Musician Phill Fest.  Bring your own guitar.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Creating a Felt Holiday Corsage & Holiday Ornaments with Artist Peggie Miller

Wednesday September 6

1:45 - 4:00 PM

Hibiscus Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Artist Peggie Miller will teach you how to make beautiful, lasting ornaments and corsages from felt that can be enjoyed year after year.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required.  Registration begins Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 to register or for more information.

 

The Evolution of Downtown WPB with Architect Rick Gonzalez

Wednesday, September 6  

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Trace the fascinating evolution of downtown West Palm Beach from its origins to the present in a presentation by prominent West Palm Beach-based architect, Rick Gonzalez.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Financial Problems for Creative Artists and Others: Living Too Long, and Dying Too Soon
Wednesday, September 6

6:45 to 7:45 PM

Hibiscus Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

What happens to your work if you die suddenly? Join host, Mark Scheinbaum, Adjunct Professor FIU and Managing Director of Shearson Financial Services, and learn about your options. No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Cubism Portraits with Norma Anne Chattin

Thursday September 7

10:00 AM - Noon

Hibiscus Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Enjoy learning all about Cubism from local artist Norma Anne Chattin as you create your own cubism style portrait with acrylic paints.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Clue Yourself In: Intercultural Communications with Professor Shauna Ramos

Thursday, September 7

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to developing the ability to communicate peacefully and successfully across cultures with PBSC speech communication professor Shauna Ramos   No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

1974: The Year in Rock Music History - a Lecture/Live Concert Event with Jay Goldberg

Saturday September 9

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn from a lecture and live band about the important, fun and interesting events in rock music during 1974 from Jay Goldberg, local lecturer and host of theRock on Neon Show on Neon Music Radio.No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Roses 101 with Debbie Coolidge of Cool Roses

Monday, September 11

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to grow beautiful roses year round with Debbie Coolidge, American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian and founder of Cool Roses.  No registration required. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Walking Tour of Downtown West Palm Beach with Architect Rick Gonzalez

Monday, September 11

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Enjoy a photographic "tour" of our beautiful downtown with prominent West Palm Beach-based architect Rick Gonzalez.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Write Now: Mastering Prose from Idea to Publication with Professor Nicole Cassanetti

Mondays, September 11 – October 16, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Hibiscus Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to write stories from idea to publication with Professor Nicole Cassanetti, a writing instructor at FAU.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Leakers and Whistleblowers with Ronelle Delmont

Tuesday, September 12

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn about what motivates someone to leak sensitive information and see if they should be considered enemies or heroes by author Ronelle Delmont, a proclaimed researcher in the quest to uncover false theories.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Avocado Alchemy

Wednesday, September 13

6:30 to 7:30 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

It’s more than a spread.  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. 

 

Rock Music:  Independent Up-And-Coming Bands You Need to Check Out

Saturday, September 16

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 music artists.  Come listen to some original music by local up-and-coming rock bands.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

The Basics of Coin Collecting

Monday, September 18

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to look for value in coins as you develop a collection.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Is the United Nations Relevant? Fixes and Alternatives with Professor Irving Berkowitz

Monday, September 18

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn if the United Nations should be reorganized in order to be more efficient and effective in their efforts, presented by Dr. Irving Berkowitz, dean of academic affairs for the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Learn About Day Hiking in Palm Beach

Tuesday, September 19

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Day Hiking is the ultimate recreational activity. Come and learn how to enjoy this hobby in our local area, where to go and what you need.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Gift Tags & Greeting Cards with Artist Peggie Miller

Wednesday, September 20

1:45 - 4:00 PM

Hibiscus Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Local artist Peggie Miller will show you how to add a personal touch to your gift giving with gift tags and greeting cards you create yourself.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required.  Registration begins Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 to register or for more information.

 

Colombian Music with Paula Zuleta
Wednesday, September 20

6:00 to 7:00 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join Colombian singer-songwriter and Latin Grammy nominee Paula Zuleta, along with folkloric dancers, for a night of Colombian folkloric, salsa and tropical music.  Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

SKYWARN: Become a Severe Weather Spotter

Thursday, September 21

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn about the network of severe storm spotters who observe weather conditions and alert the local National Weather Service office.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

How to Create a Business Marketing Plan

Thursday, September 21

6:00 to 7:00 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join Cheryl Dunne of Success Dunne, a local business strategist and marketing advisor, and learn how to create a business marketing plan for your own business.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Latin Beat
Sunday, September 24

2:00 to 3:00 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join us for a live Latin music performance.  Bring your dancing shoes because this band will make you want to get up and dance! Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Obsolete Currency 1782 - 1886

Monday, September 25

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Come and see samples of currencies from the past and hear how and why some currencies become obsolete.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

The Architecture of Havana with Architect Rick Gonzalez

Monday, September 25

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn about the beautiful architectural structures in Havana with prominent West Palm Beach-based and Cuban-American architect Rick Gonzalez.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

The Art of Colcha Embroidery with Artist Amanda Linton

Tuesday, September 26

9:45 AM - Noon

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join local artist Amanda Linton and learn how to do Colcha embroidery, which has a rich Spanish colonial history.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required.  Registration begins Monday September 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  Please call 561-868-7701 to register or for more information.

 

Lumps, Bumps and When Your Child May Need Surgery
Tuesday, September 26

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join Anne Fischer, MD, PhD, regional medical director of pediatric surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital for an informative discussion on the signs and symptoms that parents should be aware of that may require medical attention.  She will also discuss general guidelines on how to determine if the symptoms your child displays can result in a future surgical procedure.  Light refreshments will be provided. 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.

 

Dealing with Fear: Surviving the Holocaust and Becoming a Refugee with Dr. Bert Diament

Tuesday, September 26

2:30 - 4:30 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Join Holocaust survivor and licensed Florida psychologist Dr. Bert Diament to learn about the psychological forces involved in surviving life threatening situations.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Learn How to Backpack in Palm Beach

Tuesday, September 26

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Iris Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn about the gear and the how-to’s of backpacking in Palm Beach County including where to go and what you need.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

PBAU Leadership Academy I (With Attendance Certificate)

Wednesdays, September 27 – Oct 18, 2017

12:05 PM – 12:50 PM

Hibiscus Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

Learn how to be a better leader.  Completing all of the first four classes in the series leads to a “Leadership Certificate of Attendance.”  This Leadership Lunch and Learn Series is sponsored by the MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Reservation Required. Please register for each class separately.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn with Professor Robert Watson

Wednesday, September 27

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

A riveting untold story of the American Revolution with Professor Robert Watson, an award-winning author, professor at Lynn University, historian, and analyst for numerous media outlets.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Medicare 101

Thursday, September 28

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

FREE

We will cover the five different parts of Medicare, and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.  No registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Popular City of West Palm Beach Links

 

Public Meetings and Agendas: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

City Event Listings: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/Event-Listings

 

City Garage Locations: http://wpb.org/Departments/Parking-Administration/Find-a-Space/Locations-Rates/Garage-Locations

 *Note: The FREE ParkMe app can also be used to locate a parking space in West Palm Beach. For information: https://www.parkme.com/ This is not a City operated app.

 

WPB Utilities Online Bill Payment: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Utilities/Billing-Payments/Paying-Your-Bill

 

Sanitation Holiday Schedule: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Sanitation/2017-Holiday-Schedule

 

Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: http://www.wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview

 

City Contact Information: http://wpb.org/Departments/City-Administration/City-Hotline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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