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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR APRIL 2018
From Resume & Job help to Zumba Gold; two of the many events offered FREE this month.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR APRIL 2018
Taxes Filed Free with VITA volunteers
April 3 to April 17
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
DIY Studios, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
United Way of Palm Beach County has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to bring free tax preparation service to those in our community with an annual household income of $66,000 or less in 2017 and focus on those who may be eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,318.  Walk-in basis, no appointments available.  Supported by IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.  Call 2-1-1 for more information.
 
The Songs of Elvis Presley
Saturday, April 7
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join singer-songwriter, novelist, and educator Rod MacDonald and gain a deeper appreciation of Elvis the man and the artist, and his music.  Through live music you will be immersed in all that made Elvis the King of Rock and Roll. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Debunking Healthy (& Unhealthy) Fats
Tuesday, April 10
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Confused about fat? You're not the only one Join Chef Nina Kauder, a CIA graduate and popular local food artist, vegan chef and educator, and learn about which fats are good and which fats are unhealthy and what myths about fats are untrue. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
“Get That Job” Workshop
Tuesday, April 24
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.  Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Hula Hoop Fitness Class
Sundays (No class April 1)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Pre-Function Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Connie Mullen (ACE and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, POUND Pro, FXP Hoop Fitness and Hoopyasa Trainer) and learn how to be fit by using a weighted hula hoop.  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 (you can stay longer and repeat the routine if you wish) 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.  Reservation Required.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   
 
Zumba Gold
Wednesdays
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
The 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.
 
Learn to Tango
Wednesdays
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PreFunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn Argentine Tango with professional dance instructor George Grimsley.    Bring your dancing shoes and learn the dance steps of this art form.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Art with High Solid Gel Medium
Tuesday, April 3
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
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 build a translucent and 3-dimensional design over your painting using high solid gel and stencils.  Bring your experimental attitude!  For entry-level artists.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, April 2 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Internet Resources for the Workforce
Tuesday, April 3
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn about online resources you can use to help you get the job search results you seek and make the most of your time online.  Registration required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Basics of Growing Orchids
Tuesday, April 3
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Annette Jackson and Valerie Smith of the Delray Beach Orchid Society, and learn about the basics of growing orchids.   This lecture and hands on demonstration on the care and culture of orchids will inspire you to grow your own. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Design, Make, & Decorate Glycerin Soap
Thursday, April 5
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Join Craftcation Conference alumna Peggie Miller and create decorative glycerin soaps.  These all-natural soaps are considered to be one of the most moisturizing types of soaps. Being translucent, they allow for creativity in designing shapes and adding decorative elements. All supplies provided.  Registration begins Wednesday April 4 at 10:00 AM.   Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
FREE Resume & Job Help
Thursday, April 5, 12,  & 19
By Appointment
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get personalized help creating or updating your resume with Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj. Limited spaces available. Call to schedule an appointment: 561-868-7760. Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
American Women Artists, Part II
Friday, April 6
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. who will present the most representative modern female artists in America. You will be surprised at their varied styles and visions.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Friday Night Jazz:  Davis and Dow
Friday, April 6
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Tickets: Friends Members $5, Non-members $10
Presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library, this popular music series features live jazz performances the first Friday of each month (Dec-Apr).  This month enjoy a performance by multi-award winning jazz duo Davis and Dow who have toured internationally and created original music for TV. Davis and Dow tackle jazz and pop standards with a style deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Wine and sparkling water will be available for a small fee and light snacks are complimentary.  Seating is first come, first served.  For more information, visit www.friendswpblibrary.org or call 561-868-7709.
 
The Songs of Elvis Presley
Saturday, April 7
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join singer-songwriter, novelist, and educator Rod MacDonald and gain a deeper appreciation of Elvis the man and the artist, and his music.  Through live music you will be immersed in all that made Elvis the King of Rock and Roll. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Bronze Statues with Clay
Tuesday, April 10 (create the clay statue) and
Tuesday, April 24 (turn the clay into bronze)
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning sculptor Ken Dempsey, BSPA, RN, MEd, and learn the unique process of turning ordinary clay into a bronze statue, an ancient and classic art form.     All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, April 9 at 10:00 AM for both classes.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Debunking Healthy (& Unhealthy) Fats
Tuesday, April 10
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Confused about fat? You're not the only one. Join Chef Nina Kauder, a CIA graduate and popular local food artist, vegan chef and educator, and learn about which fats are good and which fats are unhealthy and what myths about fats are untrue.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Understand Market Volatility
Wednesday, April 11
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
If interest rates keep you up at night, come and get a better understanding of market volatility. Join Mark Scheinbaum, Managing Director at Shearson Financial Services and adjunct professor of International Relations at Florida International University, to explore the causes and effects of market volatility and why it matters.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, April 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.
 
Learn to Paint using Fluorescent Glow Paint
Thursday, April 12
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning and internationally exhibited artist Agata Ren and learn how to use fluorescent glow paint to make your artwork striking with special decorative touches.  .  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.    
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club
Friday, April 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 Friend of the Mandel Public Library group.  This month’s book is National Book Award Finalist Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.  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.
 
Dr. Albert Barnes & His Artists
Friday, April 13
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. as she highlights the greatest private American collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, Dr. Albert Barnes.  Learn why Barnes opened a school of art history to interested students and why his collection was criticized by many "powers that be" of the art world.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Foreign Film Series:  El Apóstata (The Apostate)
Sunday, April 15
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is “El Apóstata.” In this 2015 existential comedy from Uruguay, a Spanish man is trying to apostatize (an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith) from the Catholic Church.  With wry humor the film follows this young Spaniard’s maddening efforts to abandon his Catholic faith.  Petitioning the local bishop in Madrid to hand over his baptismal records, the philosophy student is soon confronted with a stubborn bureaucracy and a comically agonizing process. This film is at times both seriously philosophical and irreverently funny.  (Spanish with English subtitles, 80 minutes).  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Square One Social with Open Mic
Monday, April 16
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM     
Square One, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Free
Young adults (ages 15-29) will have the opportunity to network and mingle with one another in our comfortable Square One space, and poets/artists are invited to perform and share their work during our “open mic”.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Learn Layering Techniques with Nihonga Transparent Colors
Tuesday, April 17
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come and join local artist and designer Robin Wolfenden and learn how to add layers of the brilliant Nihonga pigments over a textured acrylic base.  Nihonga is a traditional Japanese painting technique using pigments derived from natural ingredients with colors from Mother Earth’s natural palette.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday April 16 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.   
 
The Many Lives (& Wives) of Ernest Hemingway
Wednesday, April 18
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Ernest Hemingway was known for a life of fame, fortune, and adventure.  However, many people are not aware of the women who supported, encouraged, and even challenged the famous American author.  This talk, presented by English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza, explores the author’s life and the women with whom he lived it.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Art with Resins
Thursday, April 19
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning and internationally exhibited artist Agata Ren and learn how to use resins to add a thick, glossy and clear coat of resin to your art.    All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.    
 
Highlights of American Art, Part I
Friday, April 20
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. who will present a lecture about the most representative artists in America from the colonial period up to the Civial War. You will learn about the history and be surprised by the varied styles and visions.    Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Square One Speaker Series with Nikole Konieczny
Friday, April 20
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE.
Young adults (ages 15-29) will have the opportunity to learn about the various postsecondary options that are available at Palm Beach State College.  Nikole Konieczny is the program director for Continuing Education and she will provide valuable information and answer attendee questions. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
POUND® Fitness Class
Saturdays, April 21& 28
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming motion into an incredibly effective way of working out (you can burn up to 900 calories per hour). Get energized, tone up and rock out! Presented by Connie Mullen (ACE and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, POUND Pro, FXP Hoop Fitness and Hoopyasa Trainer). For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Total Body Workout Bootcamp
Saturdays, April 21 & 28
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Connie Mullen (ACE and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, POUND Pro, FXP Hoop Fitness and Hoopyasa Trainer) and learn how to be fit using a mix of cardio and sculpting exercises.  This "boot camp" includes fat burning conditioning, upper and lower body strength training and mat work for your core and glutes, finishing up with a cool-down and stretch. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Square One:  Polishing Your Online Presence
Monday, April 23
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Young adults (ages 15-29) can learn the “Dos and Don’ts” of creating and maintaining a positive online image in our comfortable Square One space with Associate Librarian William Hollis. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Sugar Alternatives
Tuesday, April 24
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Chef Nina Kauder, a CIA graduate and popular local food artist, vegan chef and educator, and learn about natural alternatives to sugar.  With sugar having fallen out of favor, the options are varied for replacement sweeteners.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Make Copper Wire Jewelry
Thursday, April 26                 
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM          
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Local artist, jewelry maker, and host of Stitch Rock, Amanda Linton will teach the technique of designing and creating stunning jewelry made from copper wire.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.    
 
“Keep That Job” Workshop
Thursday, April 26
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This workshop is an extension of our popular “Get That Job” workshop and focuses on what is necessary to not only maintain employment once it is offered but also become invaluable to your employer.  Participants will learn how to navigate successfully within the workforce and advance along a career path with Associate Librarian William Hollis.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Highlights of American Art, Part II
Friday, April 27
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. who will present a lecture about the most representative artists in America from the Civil War to modern times.     Learn how American art was able to compete with European art as it initiated new styles and content.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Square One:  Building a Better Network
Monday, April 30
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Square One, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis
FREE
Young adults (ages 15-29) can learn the importance of developing and maintaining a list of contacts, and establishing relationships that will enhance their professional development, in our comfortable Square One space with Associate Librarian William Hollis.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
TEEN PROGRAMS:
Teen Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
FREE
Teens, come to the library after school to get free help with homework and other school projects from certified teachers! Snacks provided. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Girls Who Code
Wednesdays, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Square One, 2nd Floor
FREE
Learn to code, an important computer skill, with other teens. Girls Who Code is a non-profit group dedicated to bridging the gender gap in STEM fields. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Homework Center
Sundays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
Kids can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades K - 5 will receive assistance with all subjects and projects in Kidspace, 3rd floor.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Code
Monday, April 2
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
For kids in grades K - 5. Nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity during this hands-on, interactive class designed to introduce kids to computer science. All skill levels welcome. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Cook
Thursday, April 19
4:00 PM
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
FREE
For kids in grades 3 - 5. Kids will learn cooking basics during this fun and interactive class while engaging literacy, math and science skill. Registration required.
For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.