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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for SEPTEMBER 2019
Lots of free events and activities at the Mandel Library in September!
LIBRARY CLOSINGS:
Closed on Monday September 2 – Labor Day Holiday
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Rollology Exercise Class
Mondays (Library Closed September 2)
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 September 2)
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.
 
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 (No Class September 3)
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
Tuesdays (No Class September 3)
Tuesday, September 10 – Create Paper Beads 
Tuesday, September 17 – Create Bookmarks
Tuesday, September 24 – Decorate a Travel Mug or Water Bottle 
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.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
22 Minute Hard Corps™ Workout
Wednesdays
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Marie-Elena Aruta, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, for 22 minutes and you will learn how to get great results in a short period of time.  The challenging but simple-to-follow CORPS workout program was created by legendary trainer Tony Horton and inspired by military training techniques.  The class will be presented twice so you can stay longer and repeat the routine if you wish.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Zumba Gold ®
Wednesdays
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join licensed Zumba instructor Patricia Cerniglia and learn this easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed.  Zumba Gold® classes are perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 - 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).  Rgistration required and begins on the prior Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Wednesdays and on the prior Thursday at 10:00 AM for Saturdays. For more information, 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 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 and to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Pilates
Thursdays
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join 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 a certified instructor and experience Zumba fun with dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.  No matter what your level of experience our Zumba classes will get you moving.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Intermediate & Advanced Tai Chi
Fridays
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler to practice the Chinese martial art and enjoy the health benefits.  For those who already have a background in tai chi, you will learn even more advanced techniques for relaxation, energy and balance.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Beginner Tai Chi
Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler and learn the basics of the Chinese martial art tai chi.  Enjoy the health benefits and how it can relax, energize and balance you.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Date order:
Learn the Fundamentals of Drawing 
Thursday, September 5
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Brazilian-born multimedia artist and graphic designer Renata Rodrigues to learn the foundation of effective drawing, including the six basic elements of drawing: line, shape, form, texture, value and space.  Renata is part of the Lot23 artist-in-residence program and has shown her work in many Palm Beach galleries and art shows including Sunfest.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Rgistration required and begins on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
Concert Performance:  Joel Zoss
Saturday, September 7
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join singer, guitarist, songwriter and award-winning author Joel Zoss for an afternoon of music showcasing his unique fingerpicking style, moving vocals and broad range of styles including ballads, reggae and blues.  Joel, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, is close friends with Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Bob Dylan and will share one-of-a kind anecdotes.  Zoss rose to fame after Bonnie Raitt began recording his songs in the early 1970s, and from 2007-2009 opened shows for B.B. King and Etta James.  Joel’s album Florida Blues was the Roots Music Reports Chart's Top Acoustic Blues Album for the Year 2015.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Concert Performance:  Folk Songs of the 60’s
Sunday, September 8
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join virtuoso guitarist Laible Blu for an afternoon of music that highlights folk songs of the 60’s including hits by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez and more.  Laible was a band leader, a highly successful and sought-after entertainer on radio and television, and a performer for Jewish Vaudeville Theatre.  He also stared in the musical "It’s Bashert," performed at the Hapeville Opera House, and at Greenwich Village café scene.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month:  Hispanic Culture in American Art Museums
Monday, September 9 - Part 1
Monday, September 16 - Part 2
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with art!  Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. and learn about the many contributions by Hispanic artists to our country.  In two presentations, Dr. Lipton will highlight top artists and architects from South and Central America, including those represented in our museums across the country: New York City, Chicago, California and Texas 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.   
 
Cajun Dishes for Fall Entertaining
Monday, September 9
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join native-born Louisiana girl and local WPB entrepreneur Susan Pincus of SoLa Seasonings and learn about the art, tradition and flavors of Cajun seasoning and cooking as you plan your fall menus.  Susan will present interesting tips and suggestions for using Cajun spices while demonstrating some easy recipes, and providing some samples of the flavors.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create a Tiny Artist Book
Tuesday, September 10
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Missy Pierce, artist-in-residence at the Arts Warehouse of Delray Beach, and learn the technique of creating a tiny artist book as a unique piece of art that is filled with collages.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, September 9 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
Express Podcasting
Tuesday, September 10 – Podcasting 101: Creating Your Podcast
Tuesday, September 17 – Podcasting 201: Editing
Tuesday, September 24 – Podcasting 301: Marketing
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Podcasts have become popular tools for information and entertainment reaching general and niche audiences with little to no cost.  Learn how to produce and market your own podcasts in this three-part series presented by Daisy Cedeño, radio and television personality, businesswoman, and author.  Registration required.  For more information and to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
History of the D-Day Landings
Wednesday, September 11
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Award-winning author, professor, historian, and media outlet analyst Robert Watson will shed light on the D-Day Landings.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, the largest seaborne invasion in history.   The Normandy Landings, also codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.  The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France from Nazi control, and laid the foundations for the Allied victory.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, September 11
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.
 
Creating Colors using Acrylic Paint
Thursday, September 12
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
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 create the colors you want when painting with acrylics.  This class will introduce a “value chart,” how to mix each value one at a time, how to correct the value, and how to use a color wheel.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club: Warlight
Friday, September 13
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 Warlight, a 2018 novel by Canadian author Michael Ondaatje.  Based in 1945 post-war London, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister, Rachel, have been seemingly abandoned by their parents and left in the care of an enigmatic figure they call The Moth.  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:  Peter Roland  
Saturday, September 14
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join singer, songwriter and musician Peter Roland for an afternoon of great acoustic guitar music.  Peter started in the early CBGB punk (Country, BlueGrass, Blues, Punk Rock) scene in New York and grew into an accomplished guitar player and song writer.  Greatly influenced by the Blues scene, Peter's voice features that classic low and edgy Blues sound.  He has rubbed elbows with a who's who of the NYC music scene (The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders, The Ramones, Blondie, etc.) and lived to eloquently talk about it; he will share some of his most fascinating stories.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Foreign Film Series: A Fantastic Woman
Sunday, September 15
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is the 2017 Chilean film A Fantastic Woman.  In this drama, Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is deeply affected by the death of her older boyfriend.  While mourning his loss, she becomes aware that she is under great scrutiny.  This movie became the first Chilean film to win the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards; it also won awards in the Berlin International Film Festival, the Cabourg Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Spanish with English subtitles, 1 hour 45 minutes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month:  Papagayo Vocal Ensamble
Sunday, September 22
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with song! Papagayo Vocal Ensamble is a South Florida-based adult choral group dedicated to spreading culture through vocal music. Their repertoire consists of traditional and current popular Latin American music, especially Venezuelan songs. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Art Deco Goes to Egypt
Monday, September 16
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join author and award-winning mural artist Sharon Koskoff for an art talk   as she lays out the fascinating connection between the Art Deco movement and Ancient Egypt.  Look closely at the elevator doors of the Chrysler Building and how the design looks like the reeds depicted on an Egyptian scroll, or how the Cartier Temple Clock is curiously similar to an Ancient Egyptian temple.  Sharon is the president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches and enjoys connecting art with architecture.  She will have books available for purchase and signing.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Make Fall Wreaths
Tuesday, September 17
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumna Peggie Miller and create a decorative fall or holiday wreath.  Create a custom wreath for yourself or to give as a gift just in time for the holidays.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, September 16 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
World Dance Performance
Wednesday, September 18
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Take a magical dance journey from Mumbai to Istanbul and all the way down through the beautiful Polynesian Islands with professional dancer Dawn Rhys.  Experience the beauty and artistry of Bollywood, Belly Dance and more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, September 18
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.
 
Creative Writing:  Your Novel’s Characters
Thursday, September 19 – Basics of character creation and development
Thursday, September 26 – Adding psychological traits to your characters
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Clematis
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join author Dorian Cirrone for these creative writing classes and learn how to develop characters for your novel with short writing exercises for practice.  The first session will cover the basics of populating your plot with characters.  The second session will cover how to weave together your character’s inner and outer journeys for a three-dimensional psychological profile.  Dorian holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and has taught writing at the university level and at many workshops and conferences. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn Freestyle Sculpting
Thursday, September 19
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist and sculptor Freddy Hennevelt and learn the steps needed to take your imagination from a thought to a 3D sculpture.  Start by drawing your ideas and then sculpt them in polymer clay.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Monday, September 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Associate Librarian William Hollis to learn about and discuss the late Stephen Covey’s world-renowned book, 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.
 
National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day.  Stop by the library to register to vote, update your address, or apply for a replacement card - it's quick and easy.  You fill out the form, and we’ll mail it in for you.  To register, just visit our Square One space on the library’s 2nd floor, or return your completed form to any library service desk.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Create Lively Seascapes in Acrylic
Tuesday, September 24
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
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 seascape 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 scene.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, September 23 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
The Galápagos:  A Living Museum
Wednesday, September 25
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach Atlantic Professor of Biology and Florida Atlantic University adjunct professor Ray Waldner for an interesting and exploratory discussion about the Galápagos Islands, one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing.  Lying some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these islands are one of the most unique locations on Earth.  The animals have no fear of humans, and 50 percent of the flora and fauna are found nowhere else.  This presentation will involve a pictorial overview of the Archipelago and its inhabitants, presented by a biologist who has visited Galápagos on 21 occasions.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Thursday, September 26
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get free lunch and a flash drive at this workshop that covers resumes, job markets, interviewing skills and more with Career Consultant Angela Wing-Allen.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.
 
Create a Micro-Mosaic Stained Glass Necklace
Thursday September 26
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join “Stained Glass Originals” owner and art teacher Terri White, who has been making stained glass panels for 25 years, and learn how to make your very own Micro-Mosaic Stained Glass Necklace.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 AM.  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.
 
3D Printing – Modeling in Virtual Reality
Friday, September 27
10:00 AM - Noon
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Creating 3D models has just become easier with virtual reality.  Join Stephen Barlow, Technology Librarian, and learn the basics of Oculus Medium, a VR sculpting and modeling program for the Oculus Rift that lets you design and print whatever you can imagine.  Registration required.  Space is limited.  For ages 14 and up.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month:  Fantasía Colombiana Folkloric Dancers
Saturday, September 28
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dance!  Fantasía Colombiana is a South Florida children’s troupe of Colombian folkloric dancers, who will share their culture with lively music, traditional dances, and colorful costumes. We guarantee the rhythm will be contagious. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays (Library Closed on September 2)
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, please 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, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by PBSO.
 
Date Order:
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, September 3 & 17
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Iris Room, 3rd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Make your voice heard about what TEENS want to see in the library.  Get involved in our Teen Advisory Board and earn volunteer hours while socializing with your fellow teens.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Acrylic Painting Class
Saturday, September 21
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 painting with acrylic paints on canvas.  You will be able to paint 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.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays & Saturdays
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
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.
 
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM (Closed on 9/1, 9/2, 9/29, and 9/30)
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.
 
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 (Starting September 24)
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 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 – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For toddlers, 2 - 3 years old.  Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jeanne as she incorporates music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, so your child can develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kindergarten Prep: Baby Storytime
Fridays
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For babies, 12 -24 months.  Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Kristine as she incorporates music and movement, songs, rhymes, art and great books, so your child can develop the essential skills needed for kindergarten readiness.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga Tots
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, September 14
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, September 19
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades 3 – 5.  Join us for a cooking class where children will learn cooking basics during this fun and interactive class while engaging literacy, math and science skills.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Tech Lab
Thursday, September 26
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, September 29
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.