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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR MAY 2019
Mandel's May calendar features lots of free events & activities
LIBRARY CLOSINGS: 
Closed on Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
 
SPECIAL EVENT:
Caddystacks Mini-Golf Event
Saturday, May 25
All Day – During Library Hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
$5 per person or $15 per family (5 max per family), ages 4 & under are free
Special one-day only fundraising event presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library.  Play 18 holes of indoor putt putt with the whole family throughout the entire library.  We’ll have lots of mini golf fun plus balloons, temporary tattoos and more for the kids.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
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.
 
Qigong Fitness Class
Tuesdays
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler and learn Qigong, a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times. Qigong involves stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Yoga
Tuesdays, 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM 
Saturdays, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring a mat and join yogi Priyanka Shanbag (RYT 200 certified) for a gentle vinyasa (flow) practice that emphasizes awareness, healing, compassion and even humor.  All skill levels welcome.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
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.
 
Essentrics Exercise Class
Wednesdays
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Date order:
How to Illustrate Faction (Fact / Fiction) Books
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Writing & Publishing Faction (Fact/Fiction) Combo Books  
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Wednesday, May 1
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Phil Growick, the author of The Secret Journal of Dr. Watson and other books and learn how to write faction books, illustrate them, and get them published.  A faction book is a combination of fact and fiction in one book; books in the faction genre are made up of stories based on a historical figure or events that are woven together with fictitious elements.  Examples include two Growick faction novels:  The Secret Journal of Dr. Watson and The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
México Mágico – Folkloric Dance
Sunday, May 5
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the family!  This energetic local children’s dance troupe will perform favorite Mexican folkloric dances, such as El Jarabe Tapatío, in traditional costume.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn How to Earn Your High School Diploma for FREE
Monday, May 6
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you looking to earn a standard high school diploma but don’t know where to begin? Learn about the scholarships we have available for those who would like to finish high school in an online, self-paced environment.  Attendees will also have to opportunity to complete the Career Online High School assessment and register to get started right away.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, May 8
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.
 
Stroke Awareness Lecture & Screenings
Thursday, May 9
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room (and Iris Room)
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
St. Mary’s Medical Center staff will help you gain a better understanding about strokes.  Learn to recognize the signs of a stroke, how to react, and how to reduce primary risk factors.  Free basic screenings will be available after the lecture.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club: The Friend
Friday, May 10
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 recent National Book Award winner, The Friend by Sigrid Nunez.  At the center of the book is the relationship and shared grief of a woman and the dog her recently deceased friend and mentor left behind.  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.
 
Franchising:  A Business Strategy for Creating Wealth
Saturday, May 11
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Franchising today is much more than fast food and retail - it ranges from home tutoring to home cleaning.  Opportunities abound for first time business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs looking for new avenues and business strategies to create and build wealth. Please join SCORE, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses, for a high-level look at the $2 trillion Franchise Industry.  Register atpalmbeach.score.org   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-833-1672.
 
Make & Take A Personalized Photo Magnet 
Saturday, May 11
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Personalized magnets are a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or memory.  Use your treasured photos or drawings and come print and create a photo magnet to take home and display, or give as a gift, perfect for Mother’s Day.  Bring your own digital photos on a flash drive, or practice with ours.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, May 15
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.
 
Intro to HTML
Saturday, May 18 & 25
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get a basic understanding of the components of a modern webpage, and how they function. Learn to build a starter webpage with Instructor Matt Mayer (Content Conversion Specialist at Harvard Business Publishing).  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Free Digital Headshot Photo
Saturday, May 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DIY Studio
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Get a free headshot photo taken at the library by local photographer Ashley Harrass...perfect for resumes, business cards, promotional announcements and more.  You can also use your digital photo to enhance your professional online profile on a new business website, LinkedIn, and Facebook.  Photos will be delivered via email within three to five business days.  No registration is required; access is on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Foreign Film Series: A Borrowed Identity
Sunday, May 19
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Based on the bestselling book Dancing Arabs, by Sayed Kashua, this film follows Eyad, a Palestinian who is admitted into a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem.  As he befriends another outsider, and falls in love with Naomi, a Jewish girl, Eyad discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted.  (In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles, 104 minutes).  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Monday, May 20
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Associate Librarian William Hollis to learn about and discuss the late Stephen Covey’s world-renowned “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and how to utilize these habits in everyday life.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7707.
 
Get That Job Workshop
Thursday, May 23
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.
 
Caddystacks Mini-Golf Event
Saturday, May 25
All Day – During Library Hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
$5 per person or $15 per family (5 max per family), ages 4 & under are free
Special one-day only fundraising event presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library.  Play 18 holes of indoor putt putt with the whole family throughout the entire library.  We’ll have lots of mini golf fun plus balloons, temporary tattoos and more for the kids.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Drop into Virtual Reality
Saturday, May 25
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Have you ever wanted to drive a tank in zero gravity or create art with the wave of a hand?  Try out the library’s new Oculus Rift VR headsets and step into a variety of experiences that will stretch the limits of your imagination.  Space is limited.  Sessions are 15 minutes per person.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Thursday, May 30
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Having trouble getting your resume seen by the right people or want to connect with more professionals in your field?  Join Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj as she shows you how to navigate LinkedIn, a social networking tool for employers and job seekers.  Must have an active LinkedIn account.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS: 
Ongoing:
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, ends May 23
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can get free help with homework and other school projects from certified teachers.  Students in grades 6 – 12 will receive assistance with all subjects including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus, free healthy snacks provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Date order:
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, May 7
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.
 
VolunTeen Orientation
Tuesday, May 14, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Saturday, May 18, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
TeenSource, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens, do you need service hours this summer? We want your help!  Students ages 14 – 18 can volunteer at the library for their summer programs and assist library staff with setting up and running activities/events, shelving materials and much more.  Attendance at one of the two orientation sessions is mandatory to become a VolunTeen. Registration is required.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
For grades K - 5
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, ends May 23
Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades K - 5 will receive assistance with all subjects including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus, free healthy snacks provided. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
 
Family Play Date                                                 
Tuesdays
10:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For ages 9 months to pre-K. Make a play date with your kids and have fun with our toys and games, while listening to fun children’s music.  Make new friends with other families as you discover new ways to incorporate literacy into your child’s everyday life.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Family Storytime
Wednesdays
10:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For all ages.   Bring the entire family as we make both classic and new fairytales come alive with stories, songs, crafts and fun!  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Date order:
Mommy-and-Me Makeover with Latin Beauty Academy / Maquillajes para Madre e Hija con Latin Beauty Academy
Wednesday, May 8 / Miércoles, 8 de mayo
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE/GRATIS
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a free makeover from Latin Beauty Academy. Moms and kids stop by the lobby outside KidSpace to experience this beauty treatment together. (bilingual, English/Spanish)
Celebrando el Día de las Madres, Latin Beauty Academy estará presente para maquillar gratis a las mamás con sus hijas. Señoras, niñas, pasen por el lobby fuera de KidSpace para experimentar este trato y ver qué lindas quedan! (bilingüe, inglés/español)
 
Caddystacks Mini-Golf Event
Saturday, May 25
All Day – During Library Hours
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
$5 per person or $15 per family (5 max per family), ages 4 & under are free
Special one-day only fundraising event presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library.  Play 18 holes of indoor putt putt with the whole family throughout the entire library.  We’ll have lots of mini golf fun plus balloons, temporary tattoos and more for the kids.  All proceeds benefit library programs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.