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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for AUGUST 2019

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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR MARCH 2019
March Highlights: Lots of FREE Events & Activities, plus Taxes filed FREE with VITA Volunteers and new meditation classes!
Special Event:
BAM! Festival
Saturday, March 2
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
(and other locations throughout Downtown West Palm Beach, check schedule)
FREE
BAM Festival is a free festival of Books, Art, and Music  for all ages.  Join us in downtown West Palm Beach as we celebrate authors such as: Elizabeth Acevedo, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Neal Shusterman, Laini Taylor, Nic Stone, Brendan Kiely, LeUyen Pham, Tracey Baptiste and more. Enjoy author readings, book signings, live music, illustrations, games and more.  For the complete schedule, visit: https://bamwpb.org/ or call 561-868-7703.
 
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Lunch & Learn: Business News You Can Use
Mondays
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
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Alyson Limehouse, Founder of Rollology™, second-generation Master Pilates Instructor, and owner of Sunset Pilates Studio.  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
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
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.
 
Learn Classical Fencing
Mondays
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor Kim Moser from the Martinez Academy of Arms for a fun and unique fitness class for the body and mind.  Classical fencing stresses self-control and focuses on self-discipline and awareness. Fencing improves lower body strength and speed, as well as hand-eye coordination while developing agility, reflexes and flexibility.  Participants will learn the motions with no equipment necessary.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get Fit: Full Body Workout
Tuesdays
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
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.
 
Taxes Filed Free with VITA volunteers
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DIY Studios, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
United Way of Palm Beach County has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to bring free tax preparation service to those in our community with an annual household income of $66,000 or less in 2018 and focus on those who may be eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,431.  Walk-in basis, no appointments available.  Supported by IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.  Call 2-1-1 for more information.
 
Learn Stand Up Comedy
Tuesdays, March 5, 12 & 19
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join professional comedian Michael Panzeca and learn the secrets of successful stand-up comedy. Students will learn how to write their own material, how to get booked at venues, and get a chance to practice their performance skills.  Michael is currently a full-time professional stand-up comedian, was a regular on the Ron and Fez radio show, played Mario in Mary's and Mario's Italian Wedding and performed in the improv troupe ComedySportz.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Yoga
Tuesdays, 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM 
Saturdays, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring a mat and join yogi Priyanka Shanbag (RYT 200 certified) 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
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Crafters can join local artist and jewelry maker Amanda Linton 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.  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
Join licensed Zumba instructor Patricia Cerniglia and learn this easy-to-follow program that 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
6:00 PM – 8:00 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 to Flapper Dance
Wednesdays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn to dance the night away – Flapper style, just like the roaring twenties in the Great Gatsby!  Join professional dancer Dawn Rhys, from Imperial Belly Dance, and have fun dancing while getting in a good workout.  This dance of the 1920’s involves a fast-paced swinging of the legs as well as big arm movements.  The dance can be performed solo, with a partner, or as part of a group.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Pilates
Thursdays
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join certified Pilates instructor Donna Gibson, bring your mat, and practice this healthy exercise.  Referred to as the art of controlled movement, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance in the entire body.  Optional donation can be made to the instructor at the time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
PBAU Leadership Academy II
Thursdays (four-week series)
  • March 7 - Leading Organizational Change
  • March 14 - Women in Leadership
  • March 21 - Positive Leadership Produces Positive Outcomes
  • March 28 - Evaluating Leadership
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Develop the skills to reach your leadership potential with Dr. Craig Domeck, Dean of the School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Patrons are welcome to attend any of the classes or complete all four classes in the series for a “Leadership Certificate of Attendance.” 
This Leadership Lunch and Learn Series is sponsored by the MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Yoga for Seniors
Thursdays
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
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 yoga class designed especially for seniors to help with flexibility, strength and stability.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Therapeutic Mindful Meditation
Thursdays
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 for this weekly meditation class to benefit your mind, body and spirit.  Also learn about the medical benefits backed up 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.
 
Zumba ®
Thursdays
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join certified instructors Rafiki Beecher and Iris Pineda and experience 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 and Advanced Tai Chi
Fridays
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler to 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 561-868-7701.
 
Beginner Tai Chi
Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler and 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.
 
Studio 411 Arts & Crafting Equipment Access
Saturdays, 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.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Date order:
Friday Night Jazz:  Marcos Ariel’s Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Friday, March 1
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 Marcos Ariel’s Brazilian Jazz Ensemble.  Ariel is an internationally renowned pianist, flutist and composer that combines his Brazilian soul with Jazz and classical influences to create a distinct sound.    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.  Sponsored by the Palm Beach Post.
 
BAM! Festival
Saturday, March 2
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
(and other locations throughout Downtown West Palm Beach, check schedule)
FREE
BAM Festival is a free festival of Books, Art, and Music  for all ages.  Join us in downtown West Palm Beach as we celebrate authors such as: Elizabeth Acevedo, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Neal Shusterman, Laini Taylor, Nic Stone, Brendan Kiely, LeUyen Pham, Tracey Baptiste and more. Enjoy author readings, book signings, live music, illustrations, games and more.  For the complete schedule, visit: https://bamwpb.org/ or call 561-868-7703.
 
Voices of Women of the 60’s
Sunday, March 3
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy an edu-tainment tribute and retrace the legacies of six female music legends (Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Carly Simon and Carole King) through music and commentary.  Their most popular songs will also be sung with lyrics projected for an audience sing-along.  Presented by the harmony-driven duo of Bill Bowen and Joan Friedenberg who sing professionally as the PinkSlip Duo.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Tuesdays (three-week series)
  • March 5 - History, Art & Culture
  • March 12 - Japanese Food
  • March 19 – Japanese Music
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Outreach Program Coordinator Luna Azaret for an introduction to the important time periods in Japan and the influential events in each era that shaped Japan’s society, art and culture.  You will also journey from the phenomenon of sushi in the United States to what sushi is in Japan, comparing both cultures and expanding your horizon on Japanese food.  Finally, learn about three popular traditional Japanese instruments: Koto, Shamisen, and Shakuhachi, while enjoying a Koto demonstration and instruction on how to read the music sheet.  Luna graduated from FIU with a Masters in Asian Studies and lived in Nagano Prefecture in Japan for two years teaching English through the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Intro to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Wednesday, March 6
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
If you have a website, everyone says you need Search Engine Optimization.  But why do you need it and how much?  Learn basic SEO strategies that will help remove the fear behind it and prepare you for the future.  Join David Tischler, an SEO expert and digital marketing consultant with 15+ years of technical and on-page SEO, for this talk to help you increase web traffic and increase conversions.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club: The Weight of Ink
Friday, March 8
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 award-winning The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish.  The author’s third novel features two modern scholars investigating a literary historical mystery centered on a female Jewish scribe in 17th-century London. This novel combines a riveting plot with a look at the pressures on women who try to balance intellectual pursuits with devotion to family.  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.
 
Vampire Rock:  An Escape Room Experience
Sunday, March 10 (3 sessions, runs hourly, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Monday, March 11 (9 sessions, runs hourly, 10 AM – 7:00 PM)
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE 

SPECIAL EVENT, TWO DAYS ONLY, presented by Puzzle Room Escape, Florida’s coolest mobile escape room attraction.  You've won tickets from a radio contest to see the greatest concert of all-time. Your excitement turns to dread as you realize that one of the band members is a vampire who has locked your group in.  To add to the panic, while in the Green Room, a mysterious gas is released and the ghost of the King of Pop appears.  Prepare to use your wits to interact with the King of Pop and escape, or become a vampire yourself.   Each session is 45 minutes and accommodates 12 people max.  Program runs hourly, reservation required.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Atlantic Piano Trio Performance
Sunday, March 10
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
The Atlantic Piano Trio tours throughout Florida to rave reviews, performing works ranging from classical to contemporary.  Enjoy a dazzling performance with award-winning concert pianist Catherine Lan, member of Russian Virtuosi of Europe, Violinist Aleksandr Zhuk of Palm Beach Opera, and Principal Cellist at Palm Beach Opera Orchestra Christopher Glansdorp, as they present the Smetana Piano Trio and Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn How to Earn Your High School Diploma for FREE
Monday, March 11
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you looking to earn a standard high school diploma but don’t know where to begin? Come learn about Career Online High School vs GED, accredited career certifications, and scholarships available for those who would like to finish high school in an online, self-paced environment.  Attendees will have the opportunity to complete the Career Online High School assessment and register to get started right away.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Career Strategy Coaching & Networking (CSCN) for Job Seekers
Tuesday, March 12 & 26
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One
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 career transition.  Grow your network and build support for your career objectives with the help of other professionals in the group.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Florida Charter Schools:  Were Promises Kept?
Wednesday, March 13
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 a presentation that explores whether charter schools fulfilled their promise of creating schools that offer innovative methods of teaching and offering courses that are not provided by the public-school system.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday March 13
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.
 
The Mac Lab
Thursday, March 14
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Have questions about your Mac or want to see what a MacBook has to offer?  Join Stephen Barlow, Technology Librarian and learn the basics for navigating the newest MacOS (operating system) and join in a Q&A session.  Bring your own laptop or try out ours.  Space is limited.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Artist in a Fishbowl: Nickie Hennevelt
Saturday, March 16
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Studio 411 Lobby
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.
 
Foreign Film Series: Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
Sunday, March 17
2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is the 2016 Austrian film about the life of controversial Viennese artist Egon Schiele.  His erotic expressionist paintings were inspired by his sister Gerti and later on, 17-year-old Wally, who Egon immortalized in the painting "Death and the Maiden."  While Schiele’s radical paintings scandalized Viennese society, daring artists and art agents see genius and inspiration.  (German with English subtitles, 1 hour 50 minutes).  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Contemporary Mixed Media Artists Lecture
Monday, March 18
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist, designer, and Palm Beach State College Professor Kristin Miller Hopkins for a lecture that highlights current mixed media artists, techniques and themes that surround everything from collage to assemblage to installation, and artists who combine materials in a unique way.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Growing in Florida
Wednesday, March 20 – Florida Roses
Monday, March 25 – African Violets
Wednesday March 27 – Florida’s Best Native Plants
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Do you have a green thumb? Come learn from the experts the best techniques for growing your favorite plants and flowers in Florida.  Learn the secrets to becoming a successful Florida rose grower from Kathy Rose of the Greater Palm Beach Rose Society.  Join Lynn Di Maio of the African Violet Society of America – Palm Springs Affiliate Chapter and learn about the secrets to becoming a successful African Violet grower.  Join Susan Lerner of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and learn about the beauty and benefits of growing native plants in your garden.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, March 20         
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Subculture Coffee, 509 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
FREE
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, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Intro to HTML – Learn the basics
Saturday, March 23 – Part 1
Saturday, March 30 – Part 2
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get a basic understanding of the components of a modern webpage, and how they function. Learn to build a starter webpage.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
A Folk Troubadour Performance
Sunday, March 24
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join virtuoso guitarist Laible Ben Moshe for an afternoon of music that is highly diversified and spans the range from country, folk, blues and rock in a very original form.  Laible was a band leader, a highly successful and sought-after entertainer on radio and television, and a performer for Jewish Vaudeville Theatre.  He also stared in the musical "It’s Bashert," performed at the Hapeville Opera House, and at Greenwich Village café scene. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Monday, March 25
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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.
 
The Art Museums of Rome & the Vatican
Tuesday, March 26 
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 in Rome and the Vatican including the Capitoline Museums and Galleria Borghese in Rome, the Stanze di Raffaello  by Raphael, and the famed Sistine Chapel ceiling  by Michelangelo in the Vatican.  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.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Thursday, March 28
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, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.
 
Twitter 101
Friday, March 29
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
What is Twitter, and how does it work? Join Amris Allamand, Associate Librarian to learn the basics of this social media platform and get your questions answered.  You can sign up for a Twitter account, start tweeting right away, and watch Twitter in action.  Registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
The Art Museums of Switzerland
Friday, March 29
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 art museums in Switzerland including the Museum of Art (Kunsthaus in Zurich) and the Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum in Basel).   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.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM (No class on Saturday, March 2)
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
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.
 
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
(Closed March 17-25 during Spring Break)
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.
 
Kindergarten Prep: Family Storytime
Tuesdays
10:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with children up to 5 years old.  Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jin as she incorporates music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, so your child can develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Dog Tales
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (No class on Saturday, March 2)
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Meet our specially trained therapy dogs (Kermit, Fozzy Bear, Trevor, and Molly) that will "listen" to your child read.  Dog Tales allows reluctant readers to snuggle up and read aloud to our furry friends making reading a positive experience while improving their comprehension.  Space is limited, sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
Hip Hop for Kids
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K – 5.  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.
 
Kindergarten Prep: Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays
10:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For toddlers, 2 - 3 years old.  Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jeanne as she incorporates music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, so your child can develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kindergarten Prep: Baby Storytime
Fridays
10:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For babies, 12 -24 months.  Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Kristine as she incorporates music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, so your child can develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness.  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 (No class on Saturday, March 2)
11:00 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Move with your toddler, ages 2-4 years old. Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your child 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.
 
Creative Movement for Preschoolers
Saturdays (No class on Saturday, March 2)
3:30 PM – 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.
 
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Kids Can Code
Monday, March 11
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 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.
 
Seuss-tacular Craftastic Family Movie
Saturday, March 16
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For all ages.  Drop by KidSpace throughout the day for a Seuss-tacular fun time.  Watch Dr. Seuss movies including The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who, and enjoy a self-led, kid-friendly craft project.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
LEGOmania
Sunday, March 17
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For all ages.  Families with kids of all ages can join us for an afternoon of LEGO fun.  Become a LEGO engineer, create a LEGO masterpiece, do a craft or play with our giant blocks during this self-led, drop-in program.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Giant Game Mondays
Mondays, March 18 & 25
9:30 AM – 8:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can drop by KidSpace throughout the day to play with the giant games such as Jenga, Magnet Tiles, Connect Four and much more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Spring Break Storytime Soccer for Preschoolers
Monday, March 18
Wednesday, March 20
Friday, March 22
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For preschool children (ages 2-5).  Children will learn how to play soccer by hearing interactive stories with certified coach James Leavitt of Storytime Soccer.  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 3:00 PM in KidSpace on the 3rd Floor.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Spring Break Storytime Soccer for Elementary Age Kids
Monday, March 18
Wednesday, March 20 
Friday, March 22
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K-5.  Learn how to play soccer by hearing interactive stories with certified coach James Leavitt of Storytime Soccer.  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 3:30 PM in KidSpace.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Make a YouTube Video for Elementary Age Kids
Tuesday, March 19
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K-5.  Enjoy watching videos on YouTube?  Come and get in front of the camera to recreate a popular kid-friendly tag video as seen on YouTube with guidance from Children’s Librarian Ms. Kristine.  No prior experience with video production is required.  Come see yourself on the big screen at a viewing party on Monday, March 25 at 1:30 PM.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Decorate a Birdhouse for Elementary Age Kids
Wednesday, March 20
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K – 5.  Join Children’s Librarian Danielle Marino for a fantastic craft to decorate a birdhouse for your feathered friends who will visit this spring.  Dress to get messy.  All supplies provided.  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 1:00 PM.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Fun Chefs for Early Elementary Kids           
Thursday, March 21
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K – 2.  Have fun learning cooking basics from our friends at Fun Chefs.  Kids will help to prepare and sample a homemade treat.  In-person sign up begins at 10:30 AM. Space is limited to 20 children.  Sorry parents, this is an adult-free zone.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Musical Painting Party for Elementary Age Kids
Thursday, March 21
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K – 5.  Join artist and Children’s Librarian Ms. Jeanne for this fun collaborative art lab.  Enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing and painting as we create large works of art together to display in the library.  All supplies provided.  Dress to get messy.  In-person sign up begins at 1:00 PM.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Spring Break Homework Packet Boot Camp          for Elementary Age Kids     
Sunday, March 24
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids in grades K-5 can join our Homework Center teachers to get some last-minute help on their Spring Break Homework Packets for FREE.  Plus free healthy snacks provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
Kids Can Cook
Thursday, March 28
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades 3 – 5.  Join us for a cooking class where children will learn cooking basics during this fun and interactive class while engaging literacy, math and science skills.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays (Closed March 18-25 during Spring Break)
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.
 
College Prep Workshops
Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For Grades 9 – 12.  This 4-week series covers everything you need to know about getting into college presented by Path to College Fellowship.  Students can attend individual classes or the entire series.  Class topics: March 26 – Applying to College, April 2 – How to Make Your Application Shine, April 9 – Entrance Exam Tips, April 16 – Paying for College.  Registration is required.  To register, call 561-868-7705 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org.  Sponsored by PBSO.
 
Girls Who Code
Wednesdays (No class March 20 during Spring Break)
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.
 
SAT Prep Workshop Series
Thursdays, March 7 – April 25
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For Grades 9 – 12.  Prepare for the SAT with this 8-week series covering math, reading, and essay writing presented by Path to College Fellowship.  Each participant will also receive a free study book.  Students can attend individual classes or the entire series.  Class topics: March 7 – Reading & Grammar, March 14 – Math, March 21 – Reading & Grammar, March 28 – Math, April 4 – Grammar & Essay, April 11 – Math, April 18 – Reading Strategy and Essay Practice, April 25 – Final Review.  Registration is required.  To register, call 561-868-7705 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org.  Sponsored by PBSO.
 
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Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, March 5
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. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Chopped
Monday, March 18
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all teen chefs!  Showcase your culinary skills and compete against your fellow teens for bragging rights and prizes.  Just like the TV show, you will use mystery ingredients and turn them into delectable dishes to be judged.  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 12:30 PM. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Are You Smarter Than A Librarian?
Wednesday, March 20
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Can a group of teens beat librarians in an ultimate game of trivia?  Put on your thinking caps and join us for a lively showdown of wits in this quiz with questions from a wide-range of topics including fun facts, pop culture and academic subjects. Snacks provided.  Sign up upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Minute to Win It Games
Thursday, March 21
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Can you stack cups in record time?  Are you a pro bubblegum blower?  Join us for a fun and competitive showdown of random challenges against other teens.  The winners will walk away with gift cards.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Video Game Showdown
Friday, March 22
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Studio 411, 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.
 
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