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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS for DECEMBER 2019
December will be a busy month at The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.
LIBRARY HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:
Dec. 24 – Closing early at 5:00 PM
Dec. 25 – Closed for Winter/Christmas Holiday
Dec. 26 – CLOSED for Winter / Christmas Holiday
Dec. 31 – Closing early at 5:00 PM
Jan. 1 – CLOSED for New Year’s Eve Holiday
 
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.
 
Zumba Gold ®
Wednesdays (Library Closed Dec. 25)
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.
 
Pilates
Thursdays, December 5, 12 & 19
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join our PMA Certified Pilates teacher, ACE Group Fitness instructor and professional dancer Abigail Clark, bring your mat, and practice this healthy exercise.  Referred to as the art of controlled movement, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance in the entire body.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Yoga for Seniors
Thursdays
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Auditorium
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 Zumba instructor and Zin member Debra Harfield and experience Zumba fun with dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.  No matter what your level of experience our Zumba classes will get you moving.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Intermediate & Advanced Tai Chi
Fridays
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler to practice the Chinese martial art and enjoy the health benefits.  For those who already have a background in tai chi, you will learn even more advanced techniques for relaxation, energy and balance.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Beginner Tai Chi
Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler and learn the basics of the Chinese martial art tai chi.  Enjoy the health benefits and how it can relax, energize and balance you.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Date order:
Stories & Music of Broadway’s Dorothy Fields
Sunday, December 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Harry Getzov, a former entertainment attorney and manager, will guide you through an entertaining afternoon of stories and music.  Join a fun and feelgood sing-a-long to the well-known tunes written by American lyricist Dorothy Fields, who penned over 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films including "The Way You Look Tonight," "I'm in the Mood for Love," "Big Spender," and many more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
America’s Great Art Museums
Monday, December 2 – Delaware Art and Brandywine River Art
Monday, December 9 – The Philadelphia, Cleveland & Detroit Art Museums
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Celebrate America’s premiere art museums with lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. for an insider’s perspective on what makes these museums incredible gems.  The Delaware Art Museum features pre-Raphaelite art, Brandywine School illustrators, and a sculpture garden among many others. Brandywine River Art Museum showcases the art of Andrew Wyeth, a major American realist painter.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art has an extensive European and Asian collection that includes paintings, sculpture, and furniture.  The Cleveland Museum of Art is internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art.  The Detroit Institute of Arts’ American paintings collection is impressive and ranked third among museums in the United States.  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.   
 
Rumba & Mambo Dance Classes
Mondays, Dec 2 & 9
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes and learn how to dance the Rumba and the Mambo with Eliseo, of Exquisite Dance Studios. The Rumba is a fun, sassy Latin-style of ballroom dance that fits nicely with most modern types of music.  Rumba was born all over the West Indies but really matured in Cuba.  The Mambo is a Cuban musical form and dance style that is the fusion of swing and Cuban music creating a fascinating rhythm.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
News of the Week with Frank Cerabino
Mondays, December 2 & 9
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.
 
Cement Casting Art
Tuesday, December 3
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller and learn how to create a beautiful art piece out of cement molds.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Monday, December 2 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Get Fit: Full Body Workout
Tuesdays, December 3 & 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join AFAA & ACSM certified personal trainer Patti Wilmoth and learn the most effective way to be fit with a total body workout using strength and weight training to exercise every muscle group with dumbbells and stretch bands.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 Cricut Creations:  DIY Christmas Decorations
Tuesday, December 3 – Desktop Christmas Tree
Tuesday, December 10 – Felt Mistletoe Garland
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Crafters interested in using the Cricut Maker machine to make their own DIY Christmas decorations are welcome to attend step-by-step guided project sessions taught by professional artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB.  All supplies provided.  Must know how to use a computer.  Registration required and begins on the prior Monday at 10:00 AM.  The class is designed for adults 18 and over.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
22 Minute Hard Corps™ Workout
Wednesdays, December 4 & 11
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.
 
Studio 411 – Open Studio
Wednesdays, December 4 & 11 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, December 7 & 14 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all artists!  Drop in and create art in acrylic, watercolor, or pastel with the guidance of professional artist Nickie Hennevelt of Tiny Doors WPB (Wednesdays).  You can also receive training and learn how to use our crafting equipment including the Cricut Maker, Sizzix Big Shot Pro, or a sewing machine.  Once trained you can continue to practice and perfect your craft (note: equipment use requires self-purchased supplies).  Registration required and begins on the prior Tuesday at 10:00 AM for Wednesdays and on the prior Thursday at 10:00 AM for Saturdays.  Must know how to use a computer.  The class is designed for adults 18 and over.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create a Seasonal Sculpture or Holiday Ornament in Polymer Clay
Thursday, December 5
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local sculptor and artist Freddy Hennevelt and sculpt your own seasonal creation while learning how to give a festive dimension to your clay figurine or holiday ornament.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, December 4 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Pinterest for Holiday Planning
Friday, December 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you planning something special for the holidays? Use Pinterest, one of today's most popular social media platforms, to find, save, and share images and ideas from all over the web.  Discover how you can use Pinterest to help plan the big (or little) events in your life.  Pinterest account required.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Express Podcasting
Saturday, December 7
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Podcasts have become popular tools for information and entertainment reaching general and niche audiences with little to no cost.  Learn how to produce and market your own podcasts with radio and television personality Daisy Cedeño.  Registration required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Curso de Galletas Navideñas / Christmas Cookies Workshop (Spanish Language Class)
Sábado, 7 de diciembre / Saturday, December 7
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
GRATIS /FREE
¡A divertirnos y trabajar la creatividad!  Decorando galletas para navidad, con frosting y decoraciones comestibles.  Curso impartido de parte de Wanda Moreta, planeadora de eventos, empresaria, y personalidad de radio y televisión.  Se proporcionan todos los materiales.  Para todas edades.  Para más información o para registrarse, wpbcitylibrary.org o llame al 561-868-7701.
Frosting, sprinkles, and more! Get creative for Christmas with this cookie decorating class, taught by Wanda Moreta, events planner, entrepreneur and radio and TV personality.  All supplies provided.  For all ages.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Fun Festive Fotos in Fifteen Minutes
Saturday, December 7 & 21
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Create a fun and festive holiday photo at the library, perfect for your Instagram or other social media.  We’ll have some fun backdrops and props for you to customize and create merry memories with friends and family.  We will email your photos to you in three to five business days or bring a flash drive and take them with you.  Registration is required, limited to 15 minutes per session.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
How to Create Your Own Paints
Tuesday, December 10
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local artist Lupe Lawrence and learn how to stretch your art dollars using household items without sacrificing the quality of a painting.  Throughout the centuries, artists have used whatever they had on hand to create art (chard bones, squid dye and egg yolks).  The use of these materials has stood the test of times and paintings made this way are displayed in the world’s greatest museums.  This workshop will teach you how to use egg yolks to create a painting using the same techniques ancient master artists used to create impressive masterpieces.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Reservation required and begins on Monday, Monday, December 9 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, 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.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, December 11
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
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.
 
Paint a Holiday Scene in Acrylic
Thursday December 12
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join award-winning artist Ken Dempsey, BSPA, RN, MEd, and learn techniques to create a realistic holiday scene using acrylic paints on a 16x20 canvas.  Ken will walk you through the technical elements as well as the techniques used to create the mood of the scene.  All supplies provided.  Open to all skill levels.  Registration required and begins on Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 AM.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.
 
The Mac Lab
Thursday, December 12
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Have questions about your Mac or want to see what a MacBook has to offer?  Learn the basics for navigating the newest MacOS and join in a Q&A session.  Bring your own laptop or try out ours.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club:  The Lady in the Lake
Friday, December 13
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a book discussion with fellow book lovers from the Friends of the Mandel Public Library group.  This month’s book is The Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman, a mystery/thriller novel about Maddie, newbie reporter making a name for herself, who is uncovering the story of a young black woman whose body was found in a city park fountain.  Her investigation increasingly affects people around her, including the black police officer who shares her bed.  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. 
 
Friday Night Jazz:  Marcos Ariel Trio
Friday, December 13
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
Friends Members $5.00 / Non-members $10.00
Presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library, this popular music series features live jazz performances the second Friday of each month (through March), and April 17.   This month enjoy the authentic Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova sounds of the critically acclaimed Marcos Ariel Trio.  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.
 
Foreign Film Series:  Jasper Jones
Sunday, December 15
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This month's film is the popular and award-winning 2016 Australian film Jasper Jones.  In this drama, a young man’s life is changed forever when he decides to help Jasper Jones, a mixed-race outcast, find the killer of a local girl from their Australian town in the Summer of 1968.  This film was the winner of the AWGIE (Australian Writers' Guild) Award for Best Writing in a Feature Film – Adapted and nominated for six Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including best film.  Duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Tech Toys Tryout
Monday, December 16 & 30
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Drop in to see and test for yourself some of the new gadgets that are available in the DIY Digital Studios.  You can enter new worlds with virtual reality for a 15-minute session, design in 3D, create your own beat with a launchpad, become an artist with our new digital drawing tablet and more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
ID Drives:  Community ID of the Palm Beaches
Tuesday, December 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
$20 Fee
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will hold two Community ID drives at the library for residents who do not have the ability to receive a state or federally issued ID card.  The Community ID of the Palm Beaches’ Identification Card is available to all residents of Palm Beach County, and provides a reliable form of ID useful for law enforcement, health centers, schools, businesses, and more.  Program Requirements:  Bring your proof of identity (passport, consular ID card, state or federal government issued ID), proof of residency (bill, lease, bank statement, medical bill), and your $20 fee.  For more information about the Community ID of the Palm Beaches, please call the Legal Aid Society at 561-822-9740.
 
Millennials Ruin Book Club
Wednesday, December 18
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Grandview Public Market, 1401 Clare Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (new location)
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, Grandview Public Market, just south of Okeechobee Blvd. & Parker Ave., and share what they’ve been reading while getting recommendations from our librarians and other book lovers.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
 
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
NOTE:  Homework Center will be closed Dec. 20 – Jan. 6 for Winter Break.  It will reopen on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
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.
 
Date Order:
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, December 3 & 17
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Square One, 2nd 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 Holiday Movie Marathon
Monday, December 23
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
TeenSource, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can get out of the house and get into the spirit during a chill afternoon of watching holiday-themed movies.  Snacks will be provided.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen K-Pop Trivia Party
Monday, December 30
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all ARMYs, Blinks, and EXOLs!  Are you the ultimate K-Pop fan?  Test your knowledge against other teen K-pop fans for the chance to win a special prize.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Chopped: Holiday Leftovers Edition
Friday, January 3
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all teen chefs!  Showcase your culinary skills and compete against your fellow teens for bragging rights and prizes.  Just like the TV show, you will use mystery ingredients (in this case, holiday leftovers) and turn them into delectable dishes to be judged.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.
 
Teen Game Day
Monday, January 6
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you the ultimate gamer?  Show us your skills and face off against your friends in Fortnite, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and board games.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  Snacks provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Ongoing:
Letters to (and from) Santa
December 1 – 31
During Library Operating Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Stop by our holiday corner in KidSpace to write a letter to Santa, drop it in our magical North Pole express mailbox, and then be on the lookout for a special greeting back from Santa!  You can also make holiday cards for family and friends and send them season’s greeting…don’t forget an address to mail your greeting.  All ages welcome.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Find Manny, the Mand-elf
December 1 – 24
During Library Operating Hours
Throughout the Library
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Manny, the Mandel Public Library’s very own Elf on a Shelf, is causing mischief throughout the library and we need your help to find him and stop the shenanigans.  Visit us Dec. 1-24 and search our shelves throughout the library to find Manny.  If you spot him, bring him to any customer service desk for a special treat.  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
Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
NOTE:  Homework Center will be closed Dec. 20 – Jan. 6 for Winter Break.  It will reopen on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
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.
 
Rhythm & Hues Music Class
Mondays, December 2, 9 & 16
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM & 3:35 PM – 4:05 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with babies and children up to 5 years old.  Join the creative staff from Rhythm & Hues Children’s Art & Music Center for a joyful time of music, singing, dancing, instruments, friendship and family.  Space is limited.  Sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Family Play Date
Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Have fun with our toys and games and listen to great music. Make friends and discover new activities and songs. Sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Hip Hop for Kids
Tuesdays, December 3, 10 &17
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.
 
Family Storytime
Wednesdays, December 4, 11 & 18
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
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.
 
Date Order:
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers up to 24 Months
Mondays, December 2 & 16, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Saturdays, December 14, 10:00 AM – 10:45 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.  Sign up at the desk upon arrival, space is limited.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Non-Crawling Babies
Mondays, December 2 & 16
11:00 AM – 11:45 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 newborns to almost crawling babies and parent or caregiver.  Sign up at the desk upon arrival, space is limited.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes
Saturday, December 14
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Move with your toddler.  Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your young tyke become happier and healthier. For ages 2 to 4 years old with parent or caregiver.  Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Craftastic Holiday Movies
December 21 - 23
During Library Operating Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can drop by KidSpace throughout the day to watch festive holiday movies and enjoy a self-led, kid-friendly craft project.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Giant Game Days
January 2 – 6
During Library Operating Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can drop by KidSpace throughout the day to play with the giant games such as Jenga, Magnet Tiles, Connect Four and much more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Coloring Corner
January 2 – 6
During Library Operating Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can stop by our coloring corner filled with crayons and fun design pagers to color and create your own work of art during this self-led program.  All supplies included.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Game On!
Friday, January 3
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all gamers in grades K-5!  Join us in KidSpace to play fun, family-friendly video games and board games with friends.  Learn competitive and cooperative gameplay while having fun.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
LEGOmania
Sunday, January 5
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
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 TTY 800-955-8771.