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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR APRIL 2019
The Mandel Public Library will be closed Sunday, April 21,2019, for the Spring/Easter holiday.
Special Programs for April: 
FINE FORGIVENESS
April 1-30
During library hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
To celebrate our 10th anniversary at 411 Clematis Street, the library is offering patrons a gift – Fine Forgiveness!  The library will forgive ALL fines for overdue or lost materials during the month of April to welcome back long-lost patrons.  Patrons just need to bring a current ID, plus any overdue items, and the library will remove all eligible fines and reinstate their library card.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
April 7-13
During library hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
In addition to Fine Forgiveness, the library will have additional celebration activities including:
  • Why I Love My Library wall in KidSpace – Kids can express their favorite things about the library and help create a decorative wall in the KidSpace area. 
  • Spin the Checkout Wheel – Patrons can spin a prize wheel when they check out library materials at the front desk.  Prizes include pens, flash drives, library bags, extra hour of computer time, free parking, a Starbucks gift basket and more. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Money Smart Series
Mondays
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
During National Financial Literacy Month in April, representatives from Capital One will teach you new ways to save and protect your money. Topics include How to Check Your Credit Report, Online Safety & Security, Building You Savings, Budgets Made Easy and Family Plus Money: Financial Conversations for All Ages.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.  Sponsored by Capital One.
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Lunch & Learn: Business News You Can Use
Mondays (No class April 29)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Mark Scheinbaum, Managing Director at Shearson Financial Services and adjunct professor of International Relations at Florida International University, to explore the events affecting the business world during the past week. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Rollology Exercise Class
Mondays
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.
 
Learn to Play the Piano
Mondays (No class April 29)
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 portable piano keyboard, come jam in our group piano keyboarding class.  No matter your skill level or playing style, this workshop led by Jerri-Lynn Hoffmann, local piano instructor and adult educator, will help you learn more about your instrument so you can have more fun while you play.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
News of the Week with Frank Cerabino
Mondays (No class April 29)
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 (No class April 30)
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.  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.
 
Taxes Filed Free with VITA volunteers
Tuesdays, April 2 & 9, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesdays, April 3 & 10, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursdays, April 4 & 11, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturdays, April 6 & 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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 2018 and focus on those who may be eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) of up to $6,431.  Walk-in basis, no appointments available.  Supported by IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers.  Call 2-1-1 for more information.
 
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.
 
Studio 411 Cricut Maker Training
Tuesdays (No class April 30)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Crafters can join local artist and jewelry maker Amanda Linton and learn how to use the indispensable Cricut Maker machine so they can return and create their own DIY projects.  Supplies provided for this demonstration and training class only.  Reservation required.  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 Artist Drop-In & Equipment Training
Wednesdays
6:00 PM – 8:00 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 a professional artist (all supplies provided).  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 during Drop-In times (note: equipment use requires self-purchased supplies and reservations).  Must register at 2nd floor Service Desk 30 minutes before start time.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn to Dance the Hustle
Wednesdays
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to dance the Hustle with instructor Grigol, a champion ballroom dancer with 20 years’ experience and owner of iBALLROOMDANCE. The Hustle is a name for several disco dances which were very popular in the 1970’s. Today it mostly refers to the dynamic, flashy, and powerful dances done to disco music in ballrooms and nightclubs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Essentrics Exercise Class
Wednesdays, April 10, 17, & 24
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your mat and join certified Essentrics instructor Jan Bostic for this fitness class.  Essentrics is a dynamic, full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles.  This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned, and pain-free body.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Pilates
Thursdays
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join certified Pilates instructor Donna Gibson, 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.  Optional donation can be made to the instructor at the time of class.  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.
 
Therapeutic Mindful Meditation
Thursdays
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Patricia A. Forde, MA, RN of the MindHealing Institute for this weekly meditation class to benefit your mind, body and spirit.  Also learn about the medical benefits backed up by research, how meditation affects brain function, and how it can make you more creative and more productive.  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 instructors Rafiki Beecher and Iris Pineda 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 and 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.
 
Studio 411 Arts & Crafting Equipment Access
Saturdays
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all crafters! If you know how to use a Cricut Maker machine, a Sizzix Big Shot Pro machine, or a sewing machine, drop in and create using one of our online databases of ideas, or create your own project (Note: equipment use requires self-purchased supplies and reservations).  Reservation required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Build a Website in 8 Hours
Saturdays
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
If you are between ages 15-23, certified instructors from the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) want to give you a head start in a career in Web Development.  Learn the skills you need to turn your ideas into reality and start cashing out today. No previous experience necessary. Registration required. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760. Sponsored by The Roberto Carcelen Foundation.
 
Date order:
Herbs as Alternative Medicine
Monday, April 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Herbs have a long history of medicinal use.  In fact, according to the World Health Organization, about 25 percent of modern drugs have been derived from plants.  Join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Palm Beach Atlantic University Assistant Dean for Academics and Associate Professor Dana Brown to learn about the usage of herbs as alternative medicine.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Joy of Orchid Growing
Wednesday, April 3
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the President of the Orchid Society of Palm Beaches, Wayne T. Green, and learn the ins and outs of growing orchids in Florida.  With sufficient knowledge, anyone can enjoy growing this beautiful plant at home.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
How to Research & Write a Non-fiction Book
Wednesday, April 3
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
With the proliferation of self-publishing avenues, it has become very easy to get in print but very hard to navigate questions such as how long your book should be, how much detail is enough, or how much research is needed to be credible.   Join author Mark Lurie, a graduate of Brown University and George Washington University Law, for a primer on researching and writing a non-fiction book.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Lessons Learned: Working for Others & Managing a Business
Wednesday, April 3
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Chuck Sawicki, author of the book On Mentoring: Lessons Learned during an 80-Year Journey, as he shares his personal and professional experiences and insights on business management and entrepreneurship. Salwicki is a certified small business mentor with a 46-year career in sales, marketing, and management in financial services, business information and business services.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Create Narratives with Layered Mixed Media
Thursday, April 4
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join artist, designer, and Palm Beach State College Professor Kristin Miller Hopkins and learn how to create stories by layering a variety of mixed media including paper, fabric, magazines, objects and more.  All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 3 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 Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Friday Night Jazz:  Lisa Remick Quartet
Friday, April 5
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
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 (November-April).  Lisa Remick’s specialty is the Great American Songbook and jazz standards.  Her rich voice, captivating contralto, and musical intuition brings out the genius in every melody and well-crafted lyric.   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.  Sponsored by The Palm Beach Post.
 
Introduction to Tango
Sunday, April 7
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Prefunction lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn Argentine Tango with favorite local tanguero and instructor, George Grimsley.  Bring your dancing shoes and learn the dance steps of this revered art form.  Please bring shoes with leather heels and soles in order to pivot during the dance; no sneakers, flip-flops, or rubber soled shoes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Impressionism Art In-Depth
Monday, April 8 – Part 1
Monday, April 15 – Part 2
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. and learn about the art movement that is still admired to this day.   Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, with an emphasis on ordinary subject matters, movement, and unusual visual angles.  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.   
 
Learn Flow Painting
Tuesday, April 9
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local collage artist and painter Norma Anne Chattin and learn the technique of flow painting by pouring paint to create unique pieces of art.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, April 8 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 Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Learn about the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tuesday, April 9
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join the League of Women Voters for a presentation that explores the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.  Private schools in Florida are funded directly by the legislature through vouchers for students with disabilities and indirectly through corporate tax credit rebate scholarships.  This presentation explains how the operation and regulation of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program differs from public school programs.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Career Strategy Coaching & Networking (CSCN) for Job Seekers
Tuesday, April 9 & 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Professionals and managers are invited to learn the tactics and strategies to make a successful job change.  Join Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj as she shows you how to maximize your success during career transition.  Grow your network and build support for your career objectives with the help of other professionals in the group.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Meet Author Susan Shapiro Barash
Wednesday, April 10
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Marymount Manhattan College Writing Department instructor Susan Shapiro Barash as she discusses her new novel, A Palm Beach Wife, to be released on April 9, 2019Her latest novel draws a riveting portrait of spousal loyalty, female rivalry and highlights a complicated mother-daughter bond.  Susan Shapiro Barash is an established writer of thirteen nonfiction women’s issue books, as well as works of fiction under the pen name Susannah Marren.  Several of her titles have been optioned by Lifetime and HBO.  Ms. Barash’s novel will be available for sale during the event.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, April 10
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 Japanese Bonseki Art
Thursday, April 11
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
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 Japanese Bonseki art.  Bonseki is the ancient Japanese art of creating miniature landscapes on black lacquer trays using white sand, pebbles, and small rocks.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels. Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 10 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 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: The Leavers
Friday, April 12
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 2017 National Book Award for Fiction finalist The Leavers by Lisa Ko.  Set in New York and China, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, disappears leaving behind a small child.  She is forced to make one heart wrenching choice after another and the story of a mother and son unfurls as the child is adopted, uprooted, and renamed.  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.
 
A Primer on Impeachment
Wednesday, April 17 
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 history, legal details, ramifications, and politics surrounding the concept of impeachment.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, April 17
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.  Chat about annoying pixie dream girl tropes, the latest movie adaptations, and how there is just not enough time to read all the books!  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn Impasto Techniques on Canvas
Thursday, April 18
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join exhibited and award-winning local artist Shannon Ellis and learn the technique of impasto.  Impasto is when paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible, leaving a prominent textured look when dry.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 17 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 Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
Artist in a Fishbowl: Nickie Hennevelt
Saturday, April 20
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Studio 411 Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come and meet local artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB and witness this experienced award-winning artist as she creates an art piece live.  Watch her progress as she goes from a blank canvas to masterpiece right before your eyes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Internet Resources for the Workforce
Monday, April 22
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Associate Librarian William Hollis and learn about online resources that will 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.
 
Leslie Gray Streeter Presents:  The Power of the Idea
Wednesday, April 24
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
The Palm Beach Post features writer and soon-to-be published author Leslie Gray Streeter will show how a single idea, when communicated in a manner that resonates, can transform (positively or negatively), propel, inspire, or become a catalyst for change.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Thursday, April 25
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 Glass on Glass Mosaic
Thursday, April 25
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 and learn how to create a stunning glass on glass mosaic.  Terri has been making stained glass panels for 25 years.  All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Reservation required and begins on Wednesday, April 24 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 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
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.
 
College Prep Workshops
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, & 16
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.  This series covers everything you need to know about getting into college presented by Path to College Fellowship.  Students can attend individual classes or the entire series.  Class topics: April 2 – How to Make Your Application Shine, April 9 – Entrance Exam Tips, April 16 – Paying for College.  Registration is required.  To register, call 561-868-7705 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org.  Sponsored by 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.  Class topics: April 4 – Grammar & Essay, April 11 – Math, April 18 – Reading Strategy and Essay Practice, April 25 – Final Review.  Registration is required.  To register, call 561-868-7705 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org.  Sponsored by PBSO.
 
Date order:
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesdays, April 2 & 16
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 Fortnite Tournament
Friday, April 19
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
TeenSource, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For ages 12-18. Put your Fortnite skills to the test! Go head-to-head in this competitive tournament with other teens to win V-Bucks.  Gaming laptops and mice will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own controllers.  Space is limited, in-person sign up begins at 1:30 PM.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Mock SAT Exam
Saturday, April 27
12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium, 3rd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get ready for the big exam with this proctored SAT mock test that will prepare teens for the real thing.  Math, reading, and essay portions will be covered.  Presented by Path to College Fellowship.  Registration is required.  To register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by PBSO.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays, 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 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 & 2:00 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 – 7:30 PM
Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM (Closed Sunday, April 21)KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can get free 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
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 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 & Thursdays
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 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
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 Ages 2 – 4
Saturdays
11:00 AM
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.
 
Creative Movement for Preschoolers
Saturdays
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids ages 3 – 6 years.  Kids can join instructor Kendall from Florida Dance Conservatory in West Palm Beach to explore dance and movement including ballet, jazz, dance games and more.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Date order:
Kids Can Code
Monday, April 8
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades 3 - 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 upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Craftastic Family Movie
Saturday, April 13
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.
 
Art Day
Friday, April 19
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Artist and Children’s Librarian Ms. Jeanne to celebrate art.  Explore various materials and mediums to create your own work of art.  Dress to get messy.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Can Cook
Thursday, April 25
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.
 
Cuentos y Canciones para Celebrar El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros
Stories and Songs to Celebrate Children's Day / Book Day (in Spanish)
Sábado, 27 de Abril / Saturday, April 27
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3er Piso / 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
GRATIS/FREE
Cuentos y canciones en español para niños de 1-6 años de edad con sus familias, en honor al Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros. Una experiencia alegre e interactiva, presentada por Rita Rosa, educadora, autora y vocalista premiada. Para más información, visite wpbcitylibrary.org o llame al 561-868-7703.
Stories and songs in Spanish for children 1 - 6 years of age with their families, in honor of Children's Day / Book Day. A joyful and interactive experience, presented by Rita Rosa, educator, author and award-winning vocalist. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
LEGOmania
Sunday, April 28
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.