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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for NOVEMBER 2019
A listing of all the happenings at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
LIBRARY CLOSINGS:
Nov. 11 – Closed for Veterans Day
Nov. 27 – Closes early at 5:00 PM for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 28 – Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 29 – Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Rollology Exercise Class
Mondays (Library Closed November 11)
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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.
 
Rumba & Mambo Dance Classes
Mondays (Library Closed November 11)
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 the Rumba and the Mambo with Eliseo, of Exquisite Dance Studios. The Rumba is a fun, sassy Latin-style of ballroom dance that fits nicely with most modern types of music.  Rumba was born all over the West Indies but really matured in Cuba. The Mambo is a Cuban musical form and dance style that is the fusion of swing and Cuban music creating a fascinating rhythm.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get Fit: Full Body Workout
Tuesdays
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby, 3rd Floor
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 using strength and weight training to exercise every muscle group with dumbbells and stretch bands.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Qigong Fitness Class
Tuesdays
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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 **location outside of library during tech improvements**
Tuesdays, 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM 
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Howard Park Community Center, 1302 Parker Avenue, WPB, 33401
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.
 
Basic/Intermediate Group Guitar Lessons
Tuesdays
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd 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.
 
Studio 411 Cricut Creations
Tuesday, November 5 – Nesting Dolls Card
Tuesday, November 12 – Gift Card Holder
Tuesday, November 19 – Recipe Cards
Tuesday, November 26 – Make a Table Crayon Holder for Kids
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Crafters interested in learning more about the Cricut Maker machine are welcome to attend step-by-step guided project sessions, with a new project each week.  The sessions are taught by Kimi Corter, the library’s very own in-house crafter.  All supplies provided.  Must know how to use a computer.  Registration required and begins on the prior Monday at 10:00 AM (except for the November 12 class, when the registration will be Thursday, November 7 at 10:00 AM).  The class is designed for adults 18 and over.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
22 Minute Hard Corps™ Workout
Wednesdays
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby, 3rd Floor
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
Prefunction Lobby, 3rd Floor
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 (no class November 27)
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (no class November 2)
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 with the guidance of professional artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB (Wednesdays).  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 (note: equipment use requires self-purchased 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.  The class is designed for adults 18 and over.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Do It Yourself (DIY) Digital Studios
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (no class November 27)
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
Need to get your photos, slides, negatives or VHS tapes on the computer? Scan or print a 3D object?  Create the next great podcast or lay down a new music track? Enter a new world with Virtual Reality? Our DIY Digital Studios are ready for you to make it happen. Registration required. Limited assistance available.  For ages 14 and up.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Essentrics Fitness
Wednesdays, November 6 & 13
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prefunction area, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your mat and join certified Essentrics instructor Jan Bostic for this fitness class.  Essentrics is a dynamic, full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles.  This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned, and pain-free body.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Pilates
Thursdays (Library Closed November 28)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Denise Silverman, a Lolita San Miguel certified Pilates instructor, 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.
 
Zumba®
Thursdays (Library Closed November 28)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join certified Zumba instructor and Zin member Debra Harfield 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.
 
Storytime in the Garden
Fridays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens - 253 Barcelona Rd., West Palm Beach
Adults admission $15, children five and under free with adult
The Mandel Public Library is partnering with the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to provide a unique and inspiring outdoor storytime for families with children ages 2-6.  Mandel Public Library Children’s Librarians will read books to children in this beautiful tropical garden, and provide arts and crafts activities or other hands-on experiences.  Plus guests can take a tour of the garden and experience the historic home, monumental garden sculptures, and two-acre tropical garden sanctuary.
 
Intermediate & Advanced Tai Chi
Fridays (Library Closed November 29)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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 (Library Closed November 29)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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:
Season's Greetings Card Workshop
Saturday, November 2
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
We are canceling the Saturday Open Studio on November 2 in order to bring you a special holiday Cricut event.  Create cards of your own design, or choose from festive templates, to send out during the holiday season for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and any other celebration.  Learn at this workshop and continue your card-making during future Studio 411 Open Studio times (bring your own supplies during Open Studio).  All supplies for the November 2 class are provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Thursday, October 31 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Free Digital Headshot Photo
Saturday, November 2
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DIY Studio, 2nd Floor
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.
 
Using Color Theory with Acrylic on Canvas
Tuesday, November 5
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join contemporary painter and art teacher John T. Cooksey and learn the delicate craft of choosing colors to maximize impact when using acrylic paints on a 16x20 canvas.  You will learn about color theory: what it is, rules to guide you on how to use color,and how to choose from three to four color theories during class.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, November 4 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Global Hotspots:  Iran & U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign
Wednesday, November 6
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join retired US Army Colonel and government analyst Al Biegel for an insightful look at the present and future threats posed by Iran.  Learn about Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons and disruptive behaviors as well as strategies to counter their efforts by exploiting their domestic and international vulnerabilities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Paint a Winter Scene in Acrylic
Thursday, November 7
5:45 PM – 8:00 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 create realistic winter scenes using acrylic paints on a 16x20 canvas.  Ken will walk you through the technical elements as well as the techniques used to create the mood of the wintry scene.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club:  Chances Are
Friday, November 8
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Florida Room, 4th Floor
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 Chances Are, by Richard Russo, a tale of suspense, past and present, and the complexities of friendship. In this novel, three very different friends get together for the weekend 40 years after the mysterious disappearance of the woman each of them loved. 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.
 
Fun Festive Fotos in Fifteen Minutes
Saturday, November 9 & 23
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Create a fun and festive holiday photo at the library, perfect for your Instagram or other social media.  We’ll have some fun backdrops and props for you to customize and create merry memories with friends and family.  We will email your photos to you in three to five business days or bring a flash drive and take them with you. Registration is required, limited to 15 minutes per session. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Create a Spirograph Pendant Necklace
Tuesday, November 12
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller and create a beautiful piece of jewelry that doubles as art.  You will learn how to use different color fiber and a frame to design a lightweight attractive piece in the shape of a spirograph.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Thursday November 7 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Global Hotspots:  U.S. China Relations
Wednesday, November 13
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join retired US Army Colonel and government analyst Al Biegel for an insightful look at the present and future threats of China.  This graphic lecture will highlight U.S. countermeasures to deter China’s violation of WTO economic obligations, and U.S./Allied actions to deal with China’s expanding military capabilities as well as their technological competitiveness, and military buildup in the South China Sea.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, November 13
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd 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.
 
Create Fabulous Fabric Jewelry
Thursday, November 14
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist and jewelry maker Amanda Linton and learn how to create stunning jewelry out of simple fabric and make it look incredible.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
SCORE: All You Want to Know About Contracts
Saturday, November 16
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses through mentoring and education, to learn more about contracts.  Each of us deals with contracts in our professional and personal lives nearly every day and Florida law generally provides that parties are charged with knowledge of all agreements that they sign (regardless of whether they actually understood the agreement).  This lecture will teach you a basic understanding of contracts, detrimental contract provisions to avoid, and crucial items that should be included.  Registration required.  For more information or to register, visit palmbeach.score.org or call 561-833-1672.
 
2019 Read Together Palm Beach County Book Discussion
Saturday, November 16
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Florida Room, 4th floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come join a lively discussion with our librarians of this year’s Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County’s Read Together selection: One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood.  This is a touching narrative of age and youth, of unlikely friendships, and starting again.  The boy in question is assigned by his Boy Scout leader to assist an elderly lady with chores around the house and to learn something about her personal history.  Can the boy help Ona get into the Guinness Book of World Records?  He’s certainly going to try!  Eventually, the boy’s father gets involved with Ona as well, and his mother, and his mother’s boyfriend (who is actually the Scout leader).  And there’s a road trip, and a couple of rock bands, and more people who are connected in various ways…. Call 561-868-7701 to reserve a copy of the book, or you can or check out the ebook or downloadable audiobook at wpb.org/digitallibrary.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  
 
Create Tinted Art with Photos
Tuesday, November 19
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Lupe Lawrence and learn techniques to create tinted art with photos.  Photo tinting began in the 1840s, when artists first brushed colored oils on sepia-toned daguerreotypes (an early photographic method) for a touch of realism including a little pink on the lips and cheeks.  In this class students will be taking a new spin on this old art form and use a photo transfer and paint it with oil pastels and vegetable oils.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
More than Amazon:  Alternate Online Shopping & Selling
Wednesday, November 20
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Just in time for the holidays, learn about online shopping marketplaces Etsy, OfferUp, and Facebook Marketplace.  Find out the best way to join, navigate, and safely and comfortably use these sites for buying and selling online with Associate Librarian, Amris Allemand.  Registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Berlin at 30: Celebrating the Fall of the Wall
Wednesday, November 20
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join German Historian and Ex-Berliner Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating discussion that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the renowned fall of the Berlin Wall.  You will have an opportunity to not only look back at the amazing story of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 but to also examine how Germany’s capital Berlin has evolved over the last three decades.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, November 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.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
”How Literature Might Save Your Life” with Steve Almond
Thursday, November 21
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
New York Times bestselling author, Steve Almond, will discuss his literary career, his collaboration with Cheryl Strayed, and read from his latest book, William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life.  Almond explains his passion for the novel published in 1965, shows how timely it is for us today, and articulates “how literature might save your life.”  This literary reading and book signing is sponsored by The Cream Literary Alliance.
For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Needle Felting Sculptures
Thursday, November 21
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB and learn how to create lifelike creatures out of wool felt by piercing the fibers with a unique specialized needle.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Learn Composition Through Acrylic Paints on Canvas
Tuesday, November 26
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning Palm Beach/New York portrait artist, Renée Plevy and learn how to design a composition using paint on canvas.  Find out the techniques the masters use to effectively compose a painting with spectacular results.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, November 25 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays (Homework Center Closed on November 11 and 25-28)
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.
 
Date Order:
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, November 4 & 18
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Square One, 2nd 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 STEM Day
Friday, November 8
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day with us! Tinker with robotic kits like LEGO Mindstorms, SnapCircuits, Sphero, and more while learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while having fun.  Snacks provided.  Stop by during the allotted time period at your leisure.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Girls Who Code
Wednesday, November 13
5:00 PM – 8:00 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.
 
Teen Mixed Media Paper Collage Class
Saturday, November 16
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can join artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB and explore their creativity by making one-of-a-kind artwork with paper and embellishments.  You will be able to create whatever you wish while learning techniques and getting guidance from a professional local artist.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration is required. To register, 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
(Homework Center closed on November 10, 11 and 24 – 29)
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.
 
Storytime in the Garden
Fridays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens - 253 Barcelona Rd., West Palm Beach
Adults admission $15, children five and under free with adult
The Mandel Public Library is partnering with the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens to provide a unique and inspiring outdoor storytime for families with children ages 2-6.  Mandel Public Library Children’s Librarians will read books to children in this beautiful tropical garden, and provide arts and crafts activities or other hands-on experiences.  Plus guests can take a tour of the garden and experience the historic home, monumental garden sculptures, and two-acre tropical garden sanctuary.
 
Dog Tales
November 5 – 23
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 Noon
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Meet our specially trained therapy dogs (Kermit, Fozzy Bear, Trevor, Riley 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.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
Date Order:
Storytime with Palm Beach Opera
Sunday, November 3
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades preK – 5.  Join us as Palm Beach Opera brings children into the pages of one of opera’s famous tales, The Pirates of Penzance, learning and singing memorable tunes from the opera/musical score.  Enjoy a magical and interactive sing-a-long story telling experience followed by a guided art activity while listening to opera music.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. 
 
Read for the Record
Thursday, November 7
During Library Open Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can stop by our KidSpace and read Thank You Omu, by Oge Mora to their kids, plus they can enjoy a fun craft tied to the book. Read for the Record is a national shared reading experience when parents, caregivers and other adults all read the same book to children to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
LEGOmania
Sunday, November 24
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.