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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for AUGUST 2019
August means a month of fun events and activities at Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach!
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
DIY Podcasting, Mixing & More
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sundays, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
DIY Digital Studios, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Do it yourself (DIY) and use our new audio recording equipment to start a podcast or record a track.  Tweak, remix and add to it using our MPK Mini MKII keyboard along with Ableton Live Lite or Audacity, then upload it for the world to hear.  Basic video tutorials are provided on computer.  Please bring your own storage device or cloud login info.  Patrons are limited to 2 hours per session.  Registration required.  For more information and to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
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.
 
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 certified) 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.
 
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 & 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.
 
Date order:
Friday with the Friends Book Club:  At the Existentialist Café
Friday, August 9
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join fellow book lovers from the Friends of the Mandel Public Library group for some book chatter at 11:30 AM, followed by a moderated book discussion from 12 to 1 PM with a Reference Librarian.  This month’s book is At the Existentialist Cafe, by Sarah Bakewell, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the 20th century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it.  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.
 
Free Digital Headshot Photo
Saturdays, August 10 & 31
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DIY Digital Studios
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get a free headshot photo taken at the library by local photographer Ashley Harrass...perfect for resumes, business cards, promotional announcements and more.  You can also use your digital photo to enhance your professional online profile on a new business website, LinkedIn, and Facebook.  Photos will be delivered via email within three to five business days.  No registration is required; access is on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Career Strategy Coaching and Networking (CSCN) for Job Seekers
Tuesdays, August 13 & 27
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Professionals and managers are invited to learn the tactics and strategies to make a successful job change.  Join Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj as she shows you how to maximize your success during 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.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, August 14
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 Art of Interviewing
Tuesday, August 20
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One
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 with career expert Kathy Shabotynskyj. Registration required.  For more information and to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, August 21
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.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Thursday, August 22
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 and to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS: 
Ongoing:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, beginning August 13
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.
 
Date order:
Homework Center Meet & Greet with School Supplies Giveaway
Tuesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 15
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a special Meet & Greet with our Afterschool Homework Center teachers.  Parents and teens can chat with our certified middle and high school teachers, enjoy free refreshments and get some tips on how make the school year successful.  Teens who register to visit the Homework Center for this upcoming school year will receive free school supplies, while supplies last.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Philanthropy Tank Summer Application Workshop
Saturday, August 24
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
TEENS, do you want to make a positive impact in your community?  Do you have a big idea to create social change?  Philanthropy Tank is here to inspire you to make your idea a reality. Learn how you can structure your idea and submit a competitive application to become a Philanthropy Tank CHANGEmaker in our community.  Your big idea might be even funded by investors!  Lunch will be provided. For teens in grades 8-12.  Registration is required. To learn more and register, call 561-868-7705 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org.  This teen program is a partnership with Philanthropy Tank, a local nonprofit that fuels, inspires, and empowers the next generation of change leaders, our youth.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Beginning August 13
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:00 PM– 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 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.
 
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Zoom Zoom Fired Up for Safety
Wednesday, August 7 & 14
10:30 AM
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For preschoolers and parents.  Kids can enjoy fire safety stories, songs and fun activities.  Then, the kids can meet West Palm Beach Fire Rescue firefighters as they demo their gear and explore a real fire truck.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Homework Center Meet & Greet with School Supplies Giveaway
Tuesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 15, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a special Meet & Greet with our Afterschool Homework Center teachers.  Parents and elementary students can chat with our certified elementary school teachers, enjoy free refreshments, and get some tips on how make the school year successful.  Elementary students who register to visit the Homework Center for this upcoming school year will receive free school supplies, while supplies last.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.