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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for JANUARY 2020
A list of all that's happening in January at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
LIBRARY CLOSINGS:
January 1 – CLOSED for New Year’s Day
January 20 – CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Rollology Exercise Class
Mondays (Library closed Jan. 20)
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.
 
Dance Classes with Eliseo Ruiz
Mondays (Library closed Jan. 20)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to dance with Eliseo Ruiz of Exquisite Dance Studios. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Guided Meditation
Mondays
(Library closed Jan. 20)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Experience an hour of mindful mental silence and seek inner calm with veteran meditation expert Steve Wollenberger, leader of the Palm Beach/Martin County Meditation Group and practitioner of Sahaja meditation.  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.
 
Beginner / Intermediate Guitar
Tuesdays
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor
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.
 
Zumba Gold ®
Wednesdays (Library closed Jan. 1)
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 – Open Studio
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Library closed Jan. 1)
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all artists!  Drop in and create art in acrylic, watercolor, or pastel.  You can also use our crafting equipment including the Cricut Maker, Sizzix Big Shot Pro, or a sewing machine.  This is an opportunity to practice and perfect your crafting skills.  Must bring your own supplies.  Registration required and begins on the prior Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Wednesdays and on the prior Thursday at 10:00 AM for Saturdays.  Must know how to use a computer for the Cricut and Sizzix machines.  The class is designed for adults 18 and over.  For more information or to register, 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 our PMA Certified Pilates teacher, ACE Group Fitness instructor and professional dancer Abigail Clark, 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.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Yoga for Seniors
Thursdays
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Auditorium
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.
 
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:
Create a Keychain with Cricut
Thursday, January 2
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join Samantha Barfield, a Cricut expert, in this fun class where beginners can learn to use Cricut’s faux leather cutting feature and create their own Faux Leather Key Chain.  All supplies provided.  Must know how to use a computer.  Registration required and begins on Tuesday, December 31 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
America’s Great Art Museums
Friday, January 3 & 17
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join lecturer and art historian, Joan Lipton Ph.D., as she explores some of the best art museums in the United States and highlights their greatest treasures.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Con Brio String Quartet Concert
Sunday, January 5
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Enjoy a free classical music concert performance from the award-winning Con Brio String Quartet for a colorful afternoon of passionate music.  The talented musical group is comprised of graduates from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music, have won multiple prizes, and perform all over the world.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Paint Waterlilies Inspired by Monet
Tuesday, January 7

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join award-winning artist Ken Dempsey, BSPA, RN, MEd, and learn techniques to paint Waterlilies in the style of Monet.  Experiment with color, sunlight, and reflections in a pond with oil pastels and water-based oils on canvas.  Open to all skill levels.  All supplies are provided.  Registration is required and begins Monday, January 6 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book Club
Wednesday, January 8
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Iris Room, 3rd Floor

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.
 
Decorative Soapmaking
Thursday, January 9
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join Craftcation Conference alumna Peggie Miller and create decorative glycerin soaps.  These all-natural and moisturizing translucent soaps allow for creativity in designing shapes and adding decorative elements.  All supplies are provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 8 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club:  City of Girls
Friday, January 10
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us for some book chatter at 11:30 AM, followed by a moderated book discussion starting at 12 PM with a Reference Librarian.  January’s book is City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of Eat Pray Love.  This is a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. 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.
 
Friday Night Jazz:  Mandel All-Stars
Friday, January 10
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Friends Members $5.00 / Non-members $10.00
Presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library, this popular music series features live jazz performances the second Friday of each month through March and April 17.  This month enjoy a cool jazz session with some of your favorite local musicians who have come together as our Mandel All-Stars to entertain you with classic and contemporary sounds.  Wine and sparkling water are 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.
 
Intro to HTML
Saturday, January 11 & 18
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2nd Floor, 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 with Instructor Matt Mayer (Content Conversion Specialist at Harvard Business Publishing).  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Sustainability Film Series: “The Human Element”
Saturday, January 11
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
The Mandel Public Library is proud to partner with the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability to present a series of ecologically focused documentaries. In the award-winning documentary The Human Element, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change, and inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Census Job Fair
Monday, January 13
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2nd floor, Computer Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
As the 2020 Census gears up, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.  Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra income, while helping your community.  Census staff will be speaking and answering questions about available Census jobs.  The library’s computer lab and assistance will be available to apply for Census jobs online.  Learn more about Census jobs at 2020census.gov.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Monday, January 13
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2nd Floor, Square One
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 561-868-7707.
 
Beginners Sewing Class:  Reusable Straw Holders
Tuesday, January 14

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join Librarian Faith Wahlers, a hobby seamstress for 10 years, in learning the basics of machine sewing by creating a fabric holder for reusable straws, perfect for beginners.  The City of West Palm Beach Sustainability Office has generously donated free reusable straws, which will be given to each participant.  Open to all skill levels.  All supplies are provided.  Registration is required and begins Monday, January 13 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Diseña la Vida de tus Sueños (Spanish language ONLY class)
Miércoles, 15 de enero
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Salón Hibiscus
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
GRATIS
¡Ya llegó el 2020!  ¿Qué metas tienes?  ¿Qué cambios quieres ver en tu vida?  Explora las posibilidades en este taller de motivación con Life Coach Yenisse Gonzalez.  Para más información, visite wpbcitylibrary.org o llame al 561-868-7701.
 
Sustainability Series:  Grow Your Own Veggies
Wednesday, January 15
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Our new Sustainability Series kicks off with a gardening class.  Learn to grow your own veggies with PB Farmyards, edible landscape specialists based in WPB.  They will teach you how to use vegetables to landscape your front yard, making it both beautiful and delicious.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Presented through a partnership with the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability.
 
The Great Mandel Public Library Craft Swap
Thursday, January 16
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Do you have leftover supplies from previous projects?  A pile of fabric scraps?  Skeins of yarn?   Come to the first Great Mandel Public Library craft Swap, bring any leftover crafting supplies, and swap them with other crafting enthusiasts so you can gather what you need for your next big project.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Duo Formosa Concert
Saturday, January 18
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Enjoy a free classical music concert by  Duo Formosa featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Catherine Lan accompanied by violinist and New World School of the Art professor Huifang Chen.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Foreign Film Series:  Ida
Sunday, January 19
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

This month's film is the popular and 2015 Oscar-winning Polish film Ida.  In this drama, a novice nun about to take her vows uncovers family secrets dating back to World War II which makes her question where she really belongs.  This film was the winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign and received multiple awards from the Polish and European Film Academies.  Duration is 1 hour and 23 minutes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Paint Cityscapes with Oils
Tuesday, January 21

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join award-winning artist Ken Dempsey, BSPA, RN, MEd, and paint a scene of Central Park in winter.  Dempsey will explain aspects of color theory and show participants how to use muted colors on black and white backgrounds to create a stunning visual effect.  Open to all skill levels.  All supplies are provided.  Registration is required and begins Friday, January 17 at 10:00 AM. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Job Search:  Online Resources & Safety Tips
Tuesday, January 21
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2nd Floor, Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Bec Brown, Literacy AmeriCorps member and learn the best websites for your job search, how to easily apply online, and how to safely navigate the internet during your job search.  Registration required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
“Get That Job” Workshop
Thursday, January 23
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
3rd Floor, 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 or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank obtained by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
Crochet for Beginners
Thursday, January 23
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join Librarian Faith Wahlers, a long-time crochet enthusiast, to learn how to cast on, crochet a double and single stitch, and crochet a sea-shell stitch.  Participants will have the start of a scarf by the end of class.  Class is designed for absolute beginners, but all skill levels are welcome.  All supplies are provided.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Jane Austen’s Era: Husband Hunting & Marriage
Saturday, January 25
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

As we all know from Pride and Prejudice, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Join us as Austen enthusiasts Elizabeth Paquette & Patti Woodall, from the local Jane Austen Society, share their passion and knowledge of the Regency era.  This month’s lecture will focus on the importance of marriage in Jane Austen’s time and why finding a husband was no small task.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
PinkSlip Duo Presents: Best Protest Songs of the 60’s & 70’s
Sunday, January 26
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Enjoy an edu-tainment tribute to popular protest songs of the 60s and 70s that you might not have realized contained messages about war or social justice.  Presented by the Pinkslip Duo, this popular group will discuss and perform songs written or recorded by Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young, and others.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create a Succulent Necklace
Tuesday, January 28

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join GROW, a group of South Florida-based artistic gardeners, to create a unique necklace using real succulents  GROW’s founder, Amy Simion, and our own resident crafter, Kimi Corter, will show you how to use succulents, moss, and other growing beauties to craft beautiful jewelry.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, January 27 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Tuesday, January 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Having trouble getting your resume seen by the right people or want to connect with more professionals in your field?  Join Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj as she shows you how to navigate LinkedIn, a social networking tool for employers and job seekers.  Must have an active LinkedIn account.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Sustainability Series:  Clothing Swap
Wednesday, January 29
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you worried about the environmental impact of fast fashion?  Our Sustainability Series continues with a clothing swap.  Join us and “Green Your Wardrobe” by bringing clothes you no longer wear to swap with other community members.  Clothing should be gently used and clean.  You will have the option to donate any clothing left at the end of the swap to a local charity.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Presented through a partnership with the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability.
 
Create Felt Succulents with Cricut
Thursday, January 30
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry, you won't have to water these NO-maintenance house guests.  Join Samantha Barfield, a Cricut expert, to create a succulent felt art piece that will liven up your living space as much as the real thing.  Must know how to use a computer.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
The Wonder of Florida Birds
Thursday, January 30
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Join Scott Zucker, a member of the Audubon Society of the Everglades, as he discusses the native birds of Florida you see in your yard and local habitats.  Learn about the threats they face, how these avian acrobats act as indicator species, and the ways Audubon Everglades is bringing people together to enjoy and protect our wonderful feathered friends.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
NOTE:  Homework Center will be closed Dec. 20 – Jan. 6 for Winter Break.  It will reopen on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  The Homework Center will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 20.
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.  
 
Date Order:
Teen Chopped: Holiday Leftovers Edition
Friday, January 3
1:30 PM – 4:00 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 (in this case, holiday leftovers) and turn them into delectable dishes to be judged.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Teen Game Day
Monday, January 6
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TeenSource, 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 board games.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  Snacks provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Kids Afterschool Homework Center 
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
NOTE:  Homework Center will be closed Dec. 20 – Jan. 6 for Winter Break.  It will reopen on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  The Homework Center will also be closed on Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan.20.
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.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (Library closed Jan. 20)
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
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.  Sign up at the desk upon arrival, space is limited.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. 
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Non-Crawling Babies
Mondays (Library closed Jan. 20)
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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 with parent or caregiver.  Sign up at the desk upon arrival, space is limited.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. 
 
Rhythm & Hues Music Class
Mondays (Library closed Jan. 20)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM & 3:35 PM – 4:05 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with babies and children up to 5 years old.  Join the creative staff from Rhythm & Hues Children’s Art & Music Center for a joyful time of music, singing, dancing, instruments, friendship and family.  Sign up at the desk upon arrival, space is limited.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. 
 
Kindergarten Prep: Family Storytime
Tuesdays
10:30 AM – 11:30 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
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 at the desk upon arrival.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. 
 
Hip Hop for Kids
Tuesdays
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 – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with toddlers 2 and 3 years old.  Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jeanne as she incorporates music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, your child will 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 – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with babies 12-24 months old.  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 Tykes
Saturdays
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Move with your toddler.  Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your young tyke become happier and healthier.  For ages 2 to 4 years old 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.
 
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LEGOmania
Sunday, January 5
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
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.
 
Kids Can Cook
Thursday, January 16
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, registration is required.   For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Craftastic Family Movies
Saturday, January 18
9:30 AM – 5:00 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 watch a fun movie and enjoy a self-led, kid-friendly craft.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Tech Lab
Thursday, January 23
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K – 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 at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.