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November 25, 2017

 

 

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

 

Remember to shop local on Small Business Saturday and support West Palm Beach's small businesses! Mayor Jeri Muoio has endorsed and is participating in the eighth annual Small Business Saturday! Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the small, independently-owned businesses that help boost local economies across the country. Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff of the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. According to the American Express 2016 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.

 

Northwood Village Merchants Offer Deals and Discounts for

Shop Small Weekend Extravaganza

 

 

With support from the City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Northwood Village, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, will be participating in the national Shop Small movement. To give shoppers more time to get discounts at some of the best shops in town, Northwood Village merchants have banded together to extend Small Business Saturday into the Northwood Village Shop Small Weekend, a bargain extravaganza on November 24, 25 and 26.  Visitors are invited to buy local and support the unique small businesses of Northwood Village that make this community so special. Northwood Village merchants will participate in the Shop Small Weekend with a variety of discounts and promotions including flash sales, coupons, raffles, door prizes, grand opening celebrations, and more.

 

For more information visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.

 

City Leaders, Volunteers Serve Meals, Holiday Spirit

“Share-a-Supper” Event Continued 26 Yearlong City Tradition

 

Commissioner Paula Ryan, Deputy City Administrator Dorritt Miller, Commissioner Sylvia Moffett, Resident Linda Cullen, and Commissioner Keith James

 

West Palm Beach residents were served free Thanksgiving meals during this year’s City of West Palm Beach Share-a-Supper dinner at the Pleasant City Community Center on Tuesday, November 21.

 

City leaders, employees and community volunteers pitched in to brighten the holiday of residents who would not otherwise have had a Thanksgiving dinner. This is the 26th year the City has hosted the event. Share-a-Supper was advertised in area neighborhoods, and flyers were sent home with the children attending the City’s recreation centers to publicize the dinner.

 

Generous sponsors of this year’s Share-a-Supper included The Breakers, Publix, Faith Place, CBS12, and Rachel’s.  

 

Famed City of West Palm Beach Holiday Tree Will Have Festive “Tail”

Next chapter in Sandi story is “pawesome” 

Photo courtesy: Kim Seng

 

This year’s Sandi Holiday Tree theme will be “pawesome.” The famed 600-ton, 35-foot holiday sand tree returns to the West Palm Beach waterfront near Clematis Street and Flagler Drive on Thursday, November 30 during the City’s Holiday Tree Lighting. In sassy Sandi fashion, rumors have been swirling about the tree’s new “love” – which is being sculpted in secret until the lighting. Guesses have included jewelry, a sandman, a baby Sandi tree and a pet. The latter has been confirmed – and narrowed down to something with paws and a tail. The “tail” was revealed during the City’s commission meeting on Monday, November 20, with a parade of pups and cats from Peggy Adams Rescue League. 

 

“During her travels this year, Sandi fell in love,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “She shared with us that she could not return without honoring her foster commitment to her new pet pal. Will she be fostering Fido? Or a furry feline? Her love is being sculpted ‘indognito’ until the big reveal on November 30. We encourage Sandi friends and fans – and especially those who have never experienced the magic of Sandi - to come down to the waterfront. Sandi is certainly a unique and one-of-a-kind experience.” 

 

Since making her grand entrance in 2012, Sandi has received numerous international and regional awards and accolades, including being named “Best New Event” and “Best Event within an Existing Festival” by the International Festivals and Events Association and “Most Innovative Project” by the Florida Festivals and Events Association. Sandi has also been featured in The Huffington Post, on CNN and The Ellen Show and even has her very own, and wildly popular, Twitter account - @Sanditreewpb.

 

The Holiday Tree Lighting takes place during the City’s weekly Clematis by Night event on November 30th at 7 p.m. on the waterfront. Additional activities, starting at 6pm and running through 9:30pm, include live music by a variety of bands, including Valerie Tyson Band, an electrifying R&B and Top 40 band at 6 p.m.; Chemradery, a dynamic pop-rock and soul band at 8 p.m.; and A Cappella performances by Generation Gap, known as four guys and one doll who harmonize, throughout the evening. In addition, families can experience non-stop family fun in SnowieVille, including seasonal kickoff activities such as face painting, a visit from Elsa, star of the movie “Frozen,” and the Grinch. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also make a special appearance.

 

“Every year Sandi’s story unwraps a little bit more,” continued Pinak. “We are especially excited about this year, which is not only fun and exciting, but also adds a meaningful message and charity element to our month-long celebrations.”

 

On display from November 30 – December 31, Sandi’s seasonal supporting cast of activities includes additional sand sculptures in Sandi Land and a backstage peek into Sandi’s “dressing room,” “Glow FORE It” mini golf, “Reindeer Games” Trivia Night, and kids and adults of all ages can enjoy additional holiday cheer by creating their own Florida-style snowman in SnowieVille. Plus, more than a dozen of West Palm Beach’s favorite – and free – weekly and monthly City events will celebrate Sandi, the star of Holiday in Paradise.

 

For more information about Sandi Land, the full Holiday in Paradise activity schedule, and other waterfront events, visit wpb.org/events or call 561-822-1515.

 

Holiday in Paradise sponsors-to-date include: JFK Medical Center Main Campus, JFK Medical Center North Campus and Palms West Hospital, Discover the Palm Beaches, Florida Power & Light, Sprint, Community Redevelopment Agency of West Palm Beach, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, 97.9 WRMF, SUNNY 107.9, 103.1 WIRK, X 102.3, Beatz 96.3, News Talk 850 WFTL, 640 Hurricane Sports Radio, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Rhythm and Hues, West Palm Beach Marriott, WPBF News 25, Schumacher Automotive, Palm Beach Outlets, CityPlace, Palm Beach Medical and Vital Health Chiropractic.

 

Holiday in Paradise partners-to-date include: West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Arts & Entertainment District, Visit Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Historic Northwest Neighborhood, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Northwood Village Main Street.

 

Flagler Shore Update

Public Meeting Scheduled for December 16

 

 

 

Two lanes of Flagler Drive between Lakeview and Banyan remain closed through March 1 for Flagler Shore, a temporary, pilot project. In partnership with the Downtown Development Authority, the City of West Palm Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency have launched this project to create more space for the public to enjoy. Visitors are invited to enjoy upcoming Flagler Shore initiatives including bike rides, food trucks, music events and more. Continue to share us your feedback by emailng FlaglerShore@wpb.org.

 

Looking for things to do this holiday season with friends and family?  Check out our Flagler Shore holiday schedule and some upcoming events you don’t want to miss:

 

Nov. 29 - Pedal/Run/Walk with Purpose & Food Trucks at the Shore (6:00 - 9:00 PM)

  • Enjoy a great community gathering as you  meet up with friends and family on the Flagler Shore and walk, run or ride on our themed Santa night! Meetup at Datura and Flagler at 6:00 p.m. and ride through Downtown WPB to a secret location. Co-Hosts: Bike WPB & Flagler Shore Peloton.
  • Plus enjoy a flavorful night on Flagler Shore with 15-20 of the best food trucks in town, music and lots of fun! Indulge in fusion cuisine, comfort foods, sweet treats, and much more while enjoying the water views. Food trucks will be located on Flagler Drive from Fern to Lakeview. Co-Hosts: Gourmet Truck Expo

Dec. 16 - Flagler Shore Unplugged (6:00 – 9:00 PM)

  • Enjoy live music and dancing under the stars at Flagler Shore with various local acoustic bands and solo acts on three stages along with artists, vendors and more. There will also be an open mic for those who wish to share their talent.  Hosted by the DDA, UniverCity Backyard Garden Gatherings, and Song Catcher Project.  

For more details and a complete listing of events and activities, visit www.wpb.org/flaglershore.

 

 

Stay Tuned
An informational public meeting is planned for December 16th. More details are forthcoming. In the meantime, we want to hear from YOU! This project only works with your input. Please be sure to send us your feedback at flaglershore@wpb.org. Don’t miss out on all fun! Join us at one of our next community gatherings.

 

CityofMurals.org Names WPB City of the Year

 

We love our public art, and now our secret is out! The City of West Palm Beach has the best murals! Congratulations to..... West Palm Beach, named 2017 City of the Year by CityofMurals.org! For a slideshow of the gorgeous murals in our City and for information on this recognition, visit: http://cityofmurals.org/.

 

 

FDOT: Southern Blvd. Bridge Update

According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the westbound lane of Southern Boulevard Bridge will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly on the following dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 27 to Thursday, Nov. 30;
  • Sunday, Dec 3 to Thursday, Dec. 7;
  • Sunday, Dec 10 to Thursday, Dec. 14
  • Sunday, Dec. 17 to Thursday, Dec. 21

Flaggers will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane – one direction at a time – to allow crews to perform exploratory drilling for the replacement bridge foundations.

 

The Southern Boulevard (SR 80) Bridges Replacement Project includes replacing the existing bascule (draw) bridge and tide relief bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) and Lake Worth Lagoon between the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach. The project limits are between Washington Road in West Palm Beach and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. New decorative lighting, pedestrian features, traffic signals, signage and drainage are included. A temporary bridge will be built north of the existing bridge to maintain traffic while the replacement bascule bridge is under construction. Active construction began April 3, 2017, and will last until early 2021.

 

For more information, visit FDOT at http://www.fdot.gov/.

 

Make a Difference This Holiday; Vote for Mayor’s Village Initiative

 

What better way to show gratitude than by giving back this holiday season! Backpacks.com has named the City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Village Initiative as a partner charity this holiday to provide resources to people in need. Join the City and backpacks.com in our efforts to evoke change.

 

Just visit backpacks.com, scroll down to “Help Make a Difference this Holiday”, scroll through the list of partner charities, and vote for the Mayor’s Village Initiative. The organization with the most votes will win 100 backpacks filled with food, courtesy of backpacks.com. The winning organization or charity will be announced on November 29th.

 

Creating opportunity and reducing violence for young people remains a top priority for Mayor Jeri Muoio and the City of West Palm Beach. Under the leadership of Mayor Muoio, Coordinator of Community Initiatives Kevin Jones launched The Mayor’s Village Initiative to focus on the challenges facing young people, particularly African American boys and young men in specific areas of the City. Right now, the initiative’s focus is on young people living in the City’s North End. The “village” consists of government agencies, businesses, concerned citizens, the faith community, non-profits, philanthropy, and schools. The City acts as an umbrella to pull together its vast resources to help address this issue.

 

To learn more about Backpacks.com’s Partner Charity effort and to vote for the Mayor’s Village Initiative, visit: www.backpacks.com. To learn more about the Mayor’s Village Initiative, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR-S-VILLAGE-INITIATIVE-IMPROVING-OUTCOMES-IN-W

 

Upcoming City Center Closures

Please note that City Center will be closed December 25, 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and January 1 in observance of the New Year's holiday.

 

MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

for December 2017

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is located at 411 Clematis St.

(Events FREE unless otherwise noted.)

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER

Letters to Santa

December 3 – 30

During Library Hours

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Stop by our holiday corner in KidSpace to write a letter to Santa, or make a holiday card for family and friends, and drop it in our magical North Pole express mailbox.  Then, be on the lookout for a special greeting back from Santa!  All ages welcome.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

Live Opera with Palm Beach Opera

Sunday, December 10

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Auditorium

Join Palm Beach Opera apprentice artists and staff to learn about the history of opera, the important personalities, the most famous works, and a special live performance of some classic opera favorites.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

Hula Hoop Fitness Class

Sundays in December (no class on December 24)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Pre-Function Lobby

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. Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Ballroom Dance Lessons 

Wednesdays

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Prefunction Lobby

Bring your dance shoes and join Greg Kranz, of Paramount Ballroom, to learn how to ballroom dance. Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Rollology Exercise Class

Fridays in December (no class on December 22)

12:05 PM – 12:55 PM

Auditorium

Rollology stems from the Feldenkrais method and Pilates, which work together by stretching and strengthening the abdominal area to properly align and support the body for optimal posture.  This class is for all ages, body types and athletic levels.  Please bring a roller; there will also be rollers available to borrow.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Cardio Drumming Class

Saturdays in December (no class on December 24)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Auditorium

Make music and exercise at the same time!  This fun and energetic class is for all levels, and you don’t have to know how to play the drums.  Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Literature of the Enlightenment & Thomas Jefferson

Friday, December 1

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Clematis Room

Join English Professor Timothy Lee Benham from Palm Beach State College as he discusses the literature of the Enlightenment, and how it shaped the ideas of Thomas Jefferson and formed the basis behind the concept of separation of church and state.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

P90X Workout   

Saturday, December 2 & 16

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Auditorium

Join a certified P90X Trainer to get a jump start on getting in shape for the holidays. Attendees will be able to check out a full set of P90X DVDs with a valid library card. Sponsored by a grant from the Quantum Foundation obtained by the WPB Library Foundation. Registration required.   Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   

 

Perspectives on Memoir Writing

Monday, December 4

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hibiscus

Myles Ludwig, award-winning author, university educator and professional editor, will present how to write a meaningful and enduring legacy.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Creating Shadow and Light with Pastels

Tuesday, December 5

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM 

Auditorium

Join local artist Lorrie Turner and discover the techniques that will enable you to create the 3D illusion of shadow and light using pastels.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, December 4 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.  

 

Polishing Your Online Presence (Young Adults 15-29)

Tuesday, December 5

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Square One Lab, 2nd floor

Young adults can learn the “Dos and Don’ts” of creating and maintaining a positive online image.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.

 

Using Microsoft Word to Spread Holiday Cheer

Wednesday, December 6

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Life Support Lab, 2nd floor

Spread a little holiday joy this year by creating personalized items in Microsoft Word.  Learn to use templates to create greeting cards, party invitations, gift tags, thank you cards, a family newsletter, place cards and menus.  Registration is required and begins on November 22, 2017. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.

 

The Rise of a New Cold War

Wednesday, December 6

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Clematis Room

With Russian provocations on the rise, and uncertainty in the global arena, tensions are high.  Join Professor Irving Berkowitz, Dean of Academic Affairs at Palm Beach State College, as he explores the dangers of current foreign policies and possible outcomes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Photo Fun – Make & Take

Thursday, December 7

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Life Support Lab, 2nd floor

Use free software to edit and add effects to your photos. Create a magnetic photo collage to take home.  Bring your own digital photos on a flash drive, or practice with ours.  Registration is required and opens on November 23, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   

 

Basics of Silk Screening and Printing

Thursday, December 7

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Hibiscus Room

Artist Amanda Linton will go over the basics of screen printing on T-shirts or fabric, and show you how to obtain quality results on a budget using a few inexpensive items and a little wit. Your new skills might even come in handy with this year’s holiday presents.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   

 

Agatha Christie: Mistress of Mystery

Thursday, December 7

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Clematis Room

FREE

Join English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza as he discusses Agatha Christie’s famous mysteries, the biographical influences behind them, as well as a personal mystery of her own.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Photoshop Holiday Effects

Saturday, December 9

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Square One Lab, 2nd floor

Learn how to use basic Photoshop tools to create a fun holiday photo project. Registration is required and opens on November 25, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.

 

Live Opera with Palm Beach Opera

Sunday, December 10

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Auditorium

Join Palm Beach Opera apprentice artists and staff to learn about the history of opera, the important personalities, the most famous works, and a special live performance of some classic favorites.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

How to Write a Book to Promote Your Business

Monday, December 11

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hibiscus

Join Professor John P. Hayes, Palm Beach Atlantic University Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership, to learn how to write a book that can help you promote your personal brand and raise the profile of your business.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Painting Watercolor on Acrylic Matte Medium

Tuesday, December 12

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Auditorium

Discover how to combine watercolors and acrylics to create a stunning harmonious finish with artist Kitty Schachter.  What begins as a watercolor painting is finished as an acrylic over watercolor through the use of a Matte Medium.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, December 11 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   

 

Best of Web 2017

Tuesday, December 12

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Life Support Lab, 2nd floor

Is there too much online for you to catch up with? Join LaShonda Faison, Associate Librarian, as she highlights some of the year’s top websites for things like productivity, news and information, safety, health and wellness, coffee breaks, mobile apps and more.   Registration is required and opens on November 28, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.

 

Just My Type: A History of Typography

Tuesday, December 12

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Clematis Room

Are you an avid reader or lover of language?  Art & Design Professor Kristin Miller Hopkins, from Palm Beach State College, will discuss the history of letter forms from the Gutenberg Press and commercial advertising to contemporary artists revitalizing the handmade art form.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Adulting 101  (Young Adults 15-29)

Tuesday, December 12

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Square One Lab, 2nd floor

Young adults can learn the basics of being a responsible grown-up including budgeting, applying for a job, and advancing their career.  Enjoy a snack as we discuss topics and challenges young people face as they transition to adulthood. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.

 

Market Outlook for 2018

Wednesday, December 13

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hibiscus Room

Join Mark Scheinbaum, Managing Director at Shearson Financial, and Adjunct Professor at Florida International University, for an insightful discussion of current events including USA and global investment outlooks.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Explore Healthy Breakfast Cooking

Wednesday, December 13

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Clematis Room

Join Chef Nina Kauder, a CIA graduate and popular local vegan chef and educator, and explore breakfast options that are linked to weight control and improved performance.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Comic Book & Pop Culture Club

Wednesday, December 13

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Iris Room

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.

 

Working with Photos on Facebook

Thursday, December 14

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Life Support Lab, 2nd floor

Make the most of Facebook's photo features by learning uploading, downloading, tagging, organizing, creating albums and much more.  Must have an active Facebook account.  Registration is required and opens on November 30, 2017.  Call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.

 

The Works and Women of Charles Dickens

Thursday, December 14

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Clematis Room

This lecture examines the life of Charles Dickens, the women in his life, and their impact on his writing.  We will see how these women affected him emotionally and how events surrounding them came to life in his books.  Presented by English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

 

Gilding: Tiny Gold & Silver Leaf Art

Thursday, December 14

5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Hibiscus Room

Join artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB, as she guides you in creating beauty with tiny gold and silver leaf art.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 AM.  Call 561-868-7701 to or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information.   

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Letters to Santa

December 3 – 30

During Library Hours

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Stop by our holiday corner in KidSpace to write a letter to Santa, or make a holiday card for family and friends, and drop it in our magical North Pole express mailbox.  Then, be on the lookout for a special greeting back from Santa!  All ages welcome.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

Kids Afterschool Homework Center

Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM (through December 14)

Sundays 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (through December 11)

Kidspace, 3rd Floor

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.

 

Family Storytime

Tuesday, December 5 & 12

Wednesday, December 6 & 13

10:30 AM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with kids of all ages can join our storytime fun with a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and activities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

Preschool Yoga                                    

Saturdays (through December 23)

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For ages 2 - 5. Preschool-age kids will learn the basics of yoga during this fun and interactive class.  Yoga mats provided. Sponsored by the Quantum Foundation and the WPB Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

Om Yoga for Kids

Saturdays (through December 23)

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Kids in grades K – 5 can learn the basics of yoga with kid-friendly poses that help to energize, teach concentration and reduce stress while having fun. Yoga mats provided. Sponsored by the Quantum Foundation and the WPB Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Afterschool Homework Center

Mondays – Thursdays (through December 14)

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TeenSource, 2nd Floor

Teens can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades 6 – 12 will receive assistance with all subjects and projects in TeenSource, 2nd floor.  Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

Teens: “Get That Job” Workshop

Saturday, December 2

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Square One, 2nd floor

Teens can join career development expert Angela Wing-Allen and learn how to focus on seizing job opportunities and promoting themselves as the best candidate for a job.  Teens will have fun, and receive a free lunch, free flash drive, and free book.  Sponsored by PBSO and the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.

 

Meet mBot the Robot

Thursday, December 7

3:30 PM

Life Support Lab, 2nd Floor

Join Suncoast High School teacher and 2016 Dwyer Award Recipient, Mr. John Bowers to learn about robotics.  Meet mBot, a friendly entry-level robot, that comes to life with simple drag and drop programming blocks.  Sponsored by PBSO and the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

Square One (Teens and Young Adults, Ages 16-29)

During Library Hours

Square One Lab, 2nd Floor

Are you 16-24 and looking for a brighter future? Start at Square One – the comfortable place to do serious business. Job search, learn computer skills, prep for the GED & career exams, learn to drive and more. Computers are available, all services are free! Call 561-868-7707 for more information or to schedule an appointment.*

*Square One has been funded through a grant provided under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

 

Popular City of West Palm Beach Links

Sanitation Holiday Schedule: http://wpb.org/Departments/Engineering-Public-Works/Sanitation/2016-Holiday-Schedule

 

Paying Your Utility Bill: http://wpb.org/utilities/paying-your-utility-bill/

 

Road Closure Updates: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates

 

WPB-TV Live: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Live-Video-Ch-18

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview

 

Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

Vickers House of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/vickers

 

City Commission, CRA Meetings, Agendas: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

City Job Opportunities: http://wpb.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Home/I-want-to-work-for-the-City-of-West-Palm-Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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