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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for OCTOBER 2019
Here is a list of some of the activities coming to Mandel Public Library during the month of October.
LIBRARY CLOSINGS:
Closed on Monday, October 14 – Columbus Day Holiday
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Rollology Exercise Class
Mondays (Library Closed October 14)
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.
 
Salsa & Bachata Dance Classes
Mondays (Library Closed October 14)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to Bachata and Salsa with instructor Eliseo, of Exquisite Dance Studios.  Bachata, a genre of music from the Dominican Republic, is sweeping the Latin American world, while the Cuban-originated Salsa remains e ever-popular.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
News of the Week with Frank Cerabino
Mondays (No Program on October 7; Library Closed October 14)
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.
 
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 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
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.
 
Basic/Intermediate Group Guitar Lessons
Tuesdays
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.
 
Studio 411 Cricut Creations
Tuesday, October 1 – Decorate a Coffee Cup & Celebrate International Coffee Day
Tuesday, October 8 – Create a Fall Leaf Wreath
Tuesday, October 15 – Create Craft Pumpkins
Tuesday, October 22 – Tricks for Great Treat Containers
Tuesday, October 29 – Creating Holiday Ornaments
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
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.  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
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 – Open Studio
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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 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
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.
 
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
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.
 
Zumba®
Thursdays
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auditorium
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.
 
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.
 
Youth Empowering Program – Build a Website in 8 Hours
Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Take the first steps towards gaining high-demand Web Developer skills and start working in this profitable field!  If you are between ages 15-29, The Youth Empowering Program (YEP), sponsored by The Roberto Carcelen Foundation, will give you a head start in Web Programming.  No previous experience necessary.  Registration required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
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Combining Nature & Architecture in Acrylic
Tuesday, October 1
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist and book illustrator Maxine Schreiber and paint a canvas using the technique of juxtaposing nature scenes alongside architectural structures in a complimentary way with light reflecting properly against each item.  Maxine’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous juried shows, museums, galleries, Art in Public Places, and solo exhibits.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, September 30 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.
 
Fight to Win:  Beating Breast Cancer
Wednesday, October 2
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the Susan G. Komen Foundation for an informative session that will cover basic information, statistics and strategies for preventing and dealing with breast cancer.  The statistics are staggering:  about one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime; as of January 2019, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer; and about 41,760 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2019 from breast cancer.  Information learned can save your life or the life of a loved one.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn Ancient Japanese Suminagashi 
Thursday, October 3
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
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 images through an ancient Japanese water marbling technique.  Suminagahi or "floating ink" is the process of marbling paper with both water and pigment to to create intricate and bold patterns.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, October 2 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: Introduction to Business Ownership
Saturday, October 5
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Want to start your own business?  Want to grow an existing business?  Come and find out what it will take to be successful…learn the risks, rewards, obstacles, and myths about business ownership and more.  Have all your questions answered by the experts at SCORE, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses.  Register online at https://palmbeach.score.org/ or call (561) 833-1672 for more information.
 
Mes de la Herencia Hispana:  Matices de la Puertorriqueñidad
Hispanic Heritage Month:  Hues of the Puerto Rican People
Sunday, October 6
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, join the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Palm Beach County as they proudly present an entertaining celebration of Puerto Rico with music and dance performances.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
America’s Great Art Museums
Monday, October 7 – D.C.’s National Gallery
Monday, October 28 – The Chicago Art Institute
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate America’s premiere art museums with lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. for an insider’s perspective on what makes these museums incredible gems.  The National Gallery houses pieces from antiquity to the present including works by well-known artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, Titian, Rubens, Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and more.  The Chicago Art Institute, the second largest art museum in the US after NY’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, houses works by Seurat, Chagall, O’Keeffe, van Gogh, Monet, Richter, Albright, among others.  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.   
 
WPB125: City History & Architecture
Monday, October 7
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate the City of West Palm Beach’s 125th Anniversary by joining local architect Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, as he presents a lecture about the fascinating historical and architectural evolution of the City of West Palm Beach from its origins to the present.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Usable Art: Create an Acrylic Lampshade
Tuesday, October 8
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join visual artist, muralist, illustrator and printmaker Steve Brouse and learn how to bring art into your living room with a self-designed lampshade painted in acrylic.  Watch as the light through the paint magically transforms your room at night.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, October 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.
 
The Gift: The Essential Guide to Money & Investments for Women
Wednesday, October 9
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Gleaned through hundreds of interviews with women striving to achieve financial success, author Mark. A. Parks, Jr. outlines in his book a step-by-step plan for women to achieve financial success.  Through rigorous analysis, the author has identified the five major obstacles women face and how to overcome them through money management and investing.  Parks and his wife own MarCon Consulting, a financial services company specializing in financial strategies, accounting and organizational design.  Parks also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of West Palm Beach.  A book signing will follow the presentation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701. 
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, October 9
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.
 
Create Copper Wire Beaded Bracelets
Thursday, October 10
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
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 copper wire beaded bracelets using an intricate technique that showcases the natural beauty of the copper while highlighting the colors of semiprecious stones such as amethyst, garnet, or lapiz lazuli.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, October 9 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.
 
Instagram for Beginners
Friday, October 11
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Associate Technology Librarian, Amris Allemand, to learn how to set up your Instagram account, tag your photos, use hashtags, leave comments, add followers, and more. Registration required. Bring some photos on your phone to help you set up and start sharing on your account.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club:  Where the Crawdads Sing
Friday, October 11
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 Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens.  This heartbreaking coming-of-age story of the “Marsh Girl” is an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder.  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.
 
Concert Performance:  Duo Arpeggione
Saturday, October 12
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a classical music concert performance with cellist Claudio Jaffe and virtuoso pianist Catherine Lan and experience a colorful afternoon of passionate music by Schubert, deFalla and Grieg.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month:  Mexican Cultural Showcase
Sunday, October 13
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Miami’s Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization and enjoy a musical showcase titled “The Eagle and the Serpent” that will highlight 500+ years of cultural evolution in Mexico.  This artistic medley of folkloric dance, music, anecdotes and legends will give you a deeper understanding of our neighboring country to the south.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Marbled Leather on Canvas Board
Tuesday, October 15
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller and learn how to create a beautiful art piece by marbling faux leather and mounting it on a canvas board.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Thursday, October 10 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.
 
Making Good Time:  Book Discussion on Miami Transit Adventures
Wednesday, October 16
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning author, FIU professor, and magazine editor Lynne Barrett along with author Monica Uszerowicz as they discuss their new book, Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don't, Get Around in South Florida. This anthology of more than thirty Miami transit-related stories, edited by Lynne Barrett,  features writers such as Richard Blanco, Jennine Capó Crucet, Les Standiford, Monica Uszerowicz and many more.  This compilation of “only in Miami” stories embraces the entire, zany experiences and adventures of getting around in this unique infrastructure.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, October 16
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.
 
Create Abstracts with Acrylics
Thursday, October 17
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB and learn how to bring out the fascinating elements of an abstract painting using acrylic on canvas.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, October 16 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.
 
3D Printing – The Perfect Jack-O’-Lantern
Friday, October 18
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get ready for Halloween by creating your own custom Jack-O’-Lantern with TinkerCAD a free online 3D modeling program.  Join Technology Librarian, Stephen Barlow and learn more about the art of 3D printing.  Space is limited, and registration required. For ages 15 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Foreign Film Series:  Shoplifters
Sunday, October 20
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is the popular and award-winning 2018 Japanese film Shoplifters.  In this drama, a group of people submerged in poverty but bonded by a fierce loyalty redefine the meaning of family, of compassion, and of ethics, as they struggle to survive through petty theft.  This film was the winner of the Asia Pacific Screen Award and nominated for an Oscar among another 44 wins and 83 nominations.  Japanese with English subtitles, 2 hours.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Paint the Fall Season using Acrylic
Tuesday, October 22
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist and owner of Mobile Masterpieces Melissa Mastrangelo and learn how to use earth tones to bring out the feel of the fall season as you paint your own masterpiece.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, October 21 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:  Putin’s Potemkin Village
Wednesday, October 23
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
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 Putin’s Russia.  This graphic lecture will highlight the rise of Putin and his offensive post-Cold War actions on the world stage relating to NATO, Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria, as well as Putin’s rationale for interference in the US elections.  Also noted will be evidence of Putin’s awareness of Russia’s comparative weaknesses and domestic and international vulnerabilities.  A “Potemkin Village” is a figure of speech describing a strategy created solely to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than what it really is.    For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Painting Pop Florals with Reverse Imagery
Thursday, October 24
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join South Florida artist, artist, painter, sculptor and gallery owner Rolando Chang Barrero and learn reverse imagery techniques while creating some fun pop florals applied to clear acetate sheets using primary acrylic paint.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, October 23 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.
 
Stories & Music of the “Tin Pan Alley” Era
Sunday October 27
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come for a fun and feelgood sing-a-long and reminisce about the tunes from this magical moment in music history.  Harry Getzov will be your guide for an entertaining afternoon of stories and music of the “Tin Pan Alley” era, the golden age of American songwriting in NYC from 1880s to 1930s.   Harry spent over 20 years as an entertainment attorney and manager in the music industry, and his father, Ramon M. Getzov was a talented songwriter who wrote songs for celebrities such as Johnnie Ray, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Perry Como, and Bing Crosby.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create a Decorative Seasonal Candle
Tuesday, October 29
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller to create and design a seasonal candle for your home, office or even as a gift.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, October 28 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.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Tuesday, October 29
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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.
 
Introduction to Traditional Japanese Fashion
Tuesday, October 29
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 traditional Japanese fashion and learn the different styles of Japanese clothing such as the wedding kimono, formal kimono, summer kimono, yukata, jinbei, hakama and more.  A lucky volunteer will get to try on a kimono for a fabulous photo opportunity.  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.
 
The Art of Interviewing
Tuesday, October 29
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 or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Global Hotspots:  US-North Korean Relations
Wednesday, October 30
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
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 North Korean threat.  Get an overview of the effectiveness of Trump Administration’s efforts to constrain North Korean nuclear and long-range missile delivery systems.  This lecture will highlight how South Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, and Russian interests directly influence the development of US strategies to minimize the North Korean nuclear threat.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Frightening Figurines
Thursday, October 31
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local sculptor and artist Freddy Hennevelt sculpt your own creation while learning how to give a spooky or scary dimension to your clay figurine.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, October 30 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 (Library Closed on October 14)
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.
 
SAT Prep Workshop Series
Thursdays
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.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Youth Empowering Program – Build a Website in 8 Hours
Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Take the first steps towards gaining high-demand Web Developer skills and start working in this profitable field!  If you are between ages 15-29, The Youth Empowering Program (YEP), sponsored by The Roberto Carcelen Foundation, will give you a head start in Web Programming.  No previous experience necessary.  Registration required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
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Teen Advisory Board
Monday, October 7 & 21
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 Spooky Movie Marathon
Wednesday, October 9
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can come hang with their friends for this this frightfully fun afternoon featuring a few spooky Halloween movies, treats, and games.  Drop-in at your leisure during the allotted time period.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Nailed It! Teen Halloween Edition
Friday, October 18
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Based on the hit Netflix show, teens will compete to recreate extravagant and spooky edible confection masterpieces for the chance to win gift cards.  Put your culinary skills to the test and see if you will Nail It or Fail It!  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 12:30 PM in Studio 411.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Clay Sculpting Class
Saturday, October 19
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 sculptures with polymer clay.  You will be able to sculpt whatever you wish while learning techniques and getting guidance from a professional local artist.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Mock SAT Exam
Saturday, October 26
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For Grades 9 – 12.  Prepare for the big exam with this proctored SAT practice test, presented by the Path to College Fellowship.  Math, reading and essay protions will be covered.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays & Saturdays (Library Closed October 14)
10:00 AM – 11:00 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. Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, please visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Non-Crawling Babies
Mondays (Library Closed October 14)
11:00 AM – 12:00 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.
 
Rhythm & Hues Music Class
Mondays (Library Closed October 14)
3:00 PM & 3:45 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.  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 (Library Closed October 14)
Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Homework Center will be closed on 10/9 and 10/14.
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.
 
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.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
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
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
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 Tots
Saturdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
 
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Craftastic Family Movie
Saturday, October 12
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 movie and enjoy a self-led, kid-friendly craft project.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Cook
Thursday, October 17
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.
 
Art Day
Friday, October 18
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids in grades K-5 can join Artist and Children’s Librarian Ms. Jeanne to celebrate, explore and create art.  Children can xxplore various materials and mediums to create their very own work of art.  Dress to get messy.  All supplies provided.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Tech Lab
Thursday, October 24
3:30 PM – 5:00 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.
 
LEGOmania
Sunday, October 27
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.
 
Halloween Play & Party
Wednesday, October 30
11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with babies to 5-year-olds.  Join us as the Mandel Public Library staff performs an original, “not-so-spooky” Halloween play, plus enjoy Trick-or-Treating inside the library.  Come dressed in costume.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.  TTY 800-955-8771