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Join WPB for Our Summer Reading Program

May 30, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
[email protected]
561-822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)

 

Join the City of West Palm Beach for Our Summer Reading Program All Summer Long

 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Throughout the months of June and July, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is happy to bring back its Summer Reading Program for all ages. This year’s theme is Find Your Voice. Patrons will be able to read all summer long for chances to win amazing books, bundles, and more while exploring amazing programs to help you Find Your Voice! Find details below marked: “Summer Reading.”

 

Unless otherwise noted, no registration is required, and library programs are made possible from the generous support of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

LIBRARY CLOSINGS:

Closed Monday, June 19: Juneteenth

Closed Tuesday, July 4: Independence Day

 

JUNE ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING: Find Your Voice

Thursday, June 1 – Monday, July 31

Pre-Registration Begins May 15

Adults can earn tickets towards amazing prizes by reading this summer. We have 10 bundles that represent different hobbies to help you Find Your Voice. Log your reading into the Beanstack app to participate for prizes.

 

Morning Meditation

Mondays

11 a.m. – Noon (Closed June 19)

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

Start your week right with morning meditation led by MaryJo Samaritano (RYT500/YACEP) of Yoga Path Palm Beach. MaryJo will guide you through an hour-long mindful meditation session to connect you to your inner calm and prepare you to tackle the week.

 

Capoeira Classes

Mondays

7 – 8 p.m. (Closed June 19)

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Interested in learning or fine tuning your skills in the Brazilian martial arts, Capoeira? Join our instructor Mayling Marquez as she leads you through this amazing craft to find your inner strength!

 

Web Development Boot Camp

Tuesdays

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Join us for a month-long boot camp instructed by Elvis Hidalgo to learn web development and make a basic website in a month! Expect homework outside of class and hands-on learning. Please note that if you sign up for this boot camp, you are signing up for every class in the month and are expected to attend every class. This is an application-based program; not all applicants may be chosen. For ages 16 and up. Intermediate computer skills are required. For more information on applying, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m. through June 14

Individual Tutoring on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays through June 14 by appointment

Build confidence in English with our help. The library offers free English classes and free English tutoring from September through June 14th. Students may join at any time, as long as there are spots open. Classes are for intermediate-level students, and tutoring is for all levels.

 

Technology & Innovation Center by Appointment

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon

Sundays, 2 – 4 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

The Technology & Innovation Center is a media production space built to empower creativity. Create a 3D figure, experience virtual reality, draw and animate digital art, record a podcast, mix music, digitize old photos, and more! For library card holders ages 16 and up; ages 13-15 may attend with a caregiver present. Registration is required.

 

Technology & Innovation Open Access

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

2 – 4 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

The Technology & Innovation Center is a media production space built to empower creativity. Create a 3D figure, experience virtual reality, draw and animate digital art, record a podcast, mix music, digitize old photos, and more! During Open Access, registration is not required, space is limited, and you have 30 minutes per station with an option to continue depending on demand. For library card holders ages 16 and up; ages 13-15 with caregiver present.

 

Happy Little Paintings

Fridays (No Class June 2) 2 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join local artist Nickie Hennevelt and find the joy in painting as you paint along with instruction from the memorable Bob Ross. We will be using acrylics and following Bob as he encourages you to make big decisions on your own version of his paintings. Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Yoga for Every Body with Jade Wonzo

Saturdays

10 – 11 a.m

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join us for a yoga class for everyone and every body type! Jade Wonzo welcomes all to her yoga classes and recognizes the beauty in all shapes, sizes, colors, identities, and abilities. Jade has six years of experience as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with the National Yoga Alliance and runs a yoga studio, Jade Light Yoga. Mats will be provided, or you may bring your own.

 

Open Studio

Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Calling all artists! Create art using acrylic, pastel, watercolor, or Cricut machine stations. Paints, pigments, canvas, paper, and brushes are provided; participants must bring their own Cricut supplies. Open Studio Time is designed for adults 18 and over. Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Learn to Drive: Driving Simulator

Call (561) 868-7760 to schedule an appointment

2nd Floor

Prepare for the road in a safe, virtual setting with our immersive driving simulator. Complete step-by-step self-guided lessons on simulated roads and learn to operate automatic transmission, manual transmission (stick-shift), or both. For ages 15 and up. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Date order:

 

Community ID of the Palm Beaches ID Drive

Thursdays, June 1 & 15

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

$20 Processing Fee

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County generally holds two Community ID drives per month at the library. 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. Bring proof of identity (passport, consular ID card, state or federal government-issued ID), proof of residency (bill, lease, bank statement, medical bill), and $20 for the processing fee. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Legal Aid Society at (561) 655-8944, ext. 146.

 

“Get That Job” Workshop for Graduates

Thursday, June 1

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor

High school and college graduates are invited for this hands-on workshop covering resumes, job markets, interviewing skills and more with Career Consultant Angela Wing-Allen. Free lunch and materials provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

The Morikami Museum and Yamato Colony

Friday, June 2

11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join the local Morikami Museum and learn about the past, present, and future of this unique cultural museum. Learn about the Yamato Colony, the early 1900’s Japanese settlement in this area, and about George Morikami. Patrons will also see how both influenced life in South Florida.

 

NFTs & Technology: How a Painter Used Innovation for Creative Inspiration

Friday, June 2

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

Renee Phillips is a process-based painter grounded in the physical aspects of painting, mixing, pouring and spraying layers of color onto canvas and wood. Mindscapes is currently on exhibit in the Mandel Library’s Urban Living Room and demonstrates the artist’s integration of material making with technology. In this workshop, Phillips will take you on her art-making journey from physical paintings to her Genesis NFTs. The artist will share her collaborative projects with video animation experts and walk you through the process of making your own artwork using tools to inspire, from artificial intelligence to photography and video. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

Commissioned by the ArtLife WPB Committee in partnership with the Mandel Public Library.

 

SUMMER READING- Container Gardening

Friday, June 2

11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join Tavia Gordon from FAMU’s Cooperative Extension Program to learn about container gardening and make a garden project to take home.

 

SUMMER READING- Genealogy: Let’s Get Started

Saturday, June 3

11 a.m. – Noon

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

Join the Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County as they host a series of workshops on how to best dive into your family history. This first workshop is an introduction of how to get it started. You‘ll learn about online resources and how to navigate them. What if you don’t have any information about who your biological parents were or if you are trying to trace a formerly enslaved ancestor’s ancestry? Join us on June 3 and get some answers!

 

Blockbusters You Missed: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Saturday, June 3

1 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Did you miss a blockbuster movie on the big screen? Each month, get a second chance at seeing recent hit movies. This month, enjoy the multi-award winning “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Join a middle-aged Chinese immigrant as she is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led. Watch Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ke Huy Quan in this amazing film! This movie is Rated R.

 

Sit ‘n’ Stitch

Sunday, June 4 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Make progress on your current fiber art project and enjoy the company of other crafters. This monthly Sit ‘n’ Stitch includes free coffee and light refreshments as well as a space for crafters to practice and share with others.

 

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Sundays, June 4 & 18

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor

Join us for a brand-new Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition campaign! Dungeon Master Dr. Isabella Norton will weave a party of adventurers through the streets of Waterdeep for a Dragon Heist of epic proportions! Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (561) 868-7701.

 

Artist Spotlight: Diane Arrieta

Monday, June 5

1 – 3 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 75% of the world’s bear species are currently threatened with extinction, meaning that six out of eight species are in danger. In this workshop, participants will learn about the eight bear species and their conservation status.

After the introduction, attendees will have the opportunity to choose one of the six threatened bear species and paint a portrait of it on a wooden round keepsake to take home with them. The workshop will be led by artist Diane Arrieta, who will showcase her sample project of the bears, provide templates for those who are not comfortable with freehand drawing, and guide participants through the painting process.

Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

Commissioned by the ArtLife WPB Committee in partnership with the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

 

SUMMER READING- Millennials Ruin Bob Ross

Monday, June 5

6 – 8 p.m. Studio 411, 2nd Floor

A millennial is a person generally born in the 80s or 90s, known for ruining many aspects of society. We’ve ruined a book club and now we’re coming for Bob Ross. Enjoy this twist on a classic with local artist Nickie Hennevelt! Join Hennevelt as she guides participants through a Bob Ross acrylic painting, with a twist! Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

SUMMER READING- Finding Your Voice Through Photography: Let’s Create

Monday, June 5

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so let’s find your voice through photography! Join @NajiDesigns to learn how to use your camera, lighting, and angles to convey your message. No camera? Bring your smartphone. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Acrylic Open Studio

Tuesday, June 6

1 – 3 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Calling all artists! Paint something phenomenal at Acrylic Open Studio! Everything you need to unleash your creativity will be provided. Open Studio Time is designed for adults 18 and over. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Boat Safety- Suddenly in Command

Wednesday, June 7

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Florida has some of the most beautiful waterways in the world, but the weather can change in an instant, and challenging situations can arise without notice. Strong tides and rapidly changing weather can conspire to make even the most experienced mariner opt to stay ashore. Are you familiar with on-water emergency communications? Do you know how to handle rough seas get help in a hurry or what to do while you wait for help to arrive?

The “Suddenly in Command” Course addresses issues that may arise if you encounter situations on the water that require a working knowledge of emergency communications, basic navigation, boat handling, and anchoring, as well as an overview of the items that are legally required to be aboard your boat.

 

SUMMER READING-How to Knit 101

Wednesday, June 7

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Want to learn a new hobby? Try knitting! Join Ms. Jillian, Youth Services Librarian and fiber-arts enthusiast, as she teaches participants how to knit. Registration is required and begins one week before the session.

 

CareerSource Job Help

Wednesday, June 7

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Speak with an expert from CareerSource and get advice and assistance on employment, building a strong resume, finding the right career path, and more. For more information or to request an appointment, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Spanish Conversation Group

Wednesdays, June 7 & 21

2 – 3 p.m.

Salento Coffee Shop, 1st Floor

Join this informal conversation group every first and third Wednesday of the month to practice your Spanish language fluency. Our facilitator will bring topics and discussion questions to get the conversation flowing. Intermediate Spanish skills are required.

 

SUMMER READING- Opera: Telling Stories Through Music for 400 Years

Friday, June 9

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join The Palm Beach Opera to explore how opera has been telling stories since its beginnings in the Renaissance courts of 15th-century Italy. Discover highlights from the Western operatic tradition and performances by beloved stars of the past and present: including works by Monteverdi, Lully, Gluck, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Berg, and Adams.

 

SUMMER READING- All About Bees!

Saturday, June 10

11 a.m. – Noon

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join Tavia Gordon from FAMU’s Cooperative Extension Program to learn about the importance of bees. Discover why we should be doing everything we can to help these wonderous flying pollinators!

 

Tarot 101 Workshop

Saturday, June 10

Noon – 1 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Ever wanted to learn how to read Tarot cards or learn what individual cards mean? Come by one of our quarterly workshops with local Tarot Grandmaster Christiana Gaudet. Each patron who comes to the event will be able to practice on their own set of Tarot cards, while supplies last.

 

Write to Heal

Saturday, June 10

2 – 3 p.m.

Florida Room, 4th Floor

Join Flose LaPierre, healer, sustainability advocate, and writer, in a journey of self-healing through writing. In these monthly workshops, attendees will enjoy meditation and breathing techniques, guided writing prompts, facilitated group sharing, and aftercare instructions and resources.

 

Meeple Meetup: Open Tabletop Gaming

Sunday, June 11

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Have you been itching to play some board games and find more gamers like you? Come roll the dice with us during our open tabletop gaming day. Meeple Meetup is the place to bring your friends, meet new ones, and be part of a gaming community. Bring your own board game or play from our selection.

 

Coffee Tasting with Salento Coffee Shop

Monday, June 12

5 – 6 p.m.

Salento Coffee Shop, 1st Floor

Join Jaime Lara from Salento Coffee Shop to expand your coffee palette. Participants will taste different coffees while learning about their origins, roast levels, and grinds. Tasting will be available first-come, first-served to the first 10 participants to arrive.

 

SUMMER READING- Finding Your Voice Through Photography: Let’s Polish

Monday, June 12

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so let’s find your voice through photography! Join @NajiDesigns to learn how to use your editing and polishing to convey your message. No camera? Bring your smartphone. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Basic Job and Online Assistance

Tuesdays, June 13 & 27

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Get help with basic resumes, online job applications, and using government websites (unemployment, Access Florida, etc.). Seating is limited.

 

South Florida Tech for Seniors

Tuesdays, June 13 & 27

1:15 – 3 p.m.

By appointment, call 561-444-TECH (8324)

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Get personalized in-person tech support for seniors by appointment. Student volunteers from South Florida Tech for Seniors will answer your questions and teach you what you need to know about your smartphone, iPhone, laptop, tablet, and more. For more information or to make an appointment (walk-ins will not be permitted), visit sftfs.org or call (561) 444-TECH (8324).

 

JUNETEENTH – Juneteenth with Trina Slade-Burks

Wednesday, June 14

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join local artist Trina Slade Burks and enjoy a Juneteenth-themed art class! Registration is required and begins one week before the session.

 

Business Growth Masterclass: Elite Strategies to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Wednesdays, June 14 & 28

10 a.m.– Noon

Technology and Innovation Center, 2nd Floor/ Live on Zoom

Join local start-up guru Paul Masters, Founder and CEO of Pivotal, for tools and tips on everything you need to know to expand your business and manage your growing operation. Learn how to build your business community around your clients, fund your ideas, and more. To register for in-person participation or to receive the Zoom link, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Career Counseling for Professionals

Thursday, June 15

By appointment

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Speak with Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj to create or update your resume, get tips on interviewing, or plan your next career move.

 

SUMMER READING- Find Your Voice: Preserving Your Past

Friday, June 16

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

As technology changes, so do the ways we can preserve our personal history. Join us to learn more about how digital storage has changed and how you can keep your memories and voice intact for future generations. Learn how the library can help. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Grassy Waters Presents: Journey of Our Water

Friday, June 16

11 a.m. – Noon

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Follow our drinking water at the start of its path at Lake Okeechobee and the Grassy Waters Preserve, through the lakes and into the Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This training will provide the audience with an understanding of where our source water comes from and how it gets to the WTP, highlighting the unique challenges of balancing the health of the watershed while providing potable water for over 100,000 residents.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Self-Care with Deon Jefferson

Saturday, June 17

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Self-care comes in many different forms. Deon Jefferson, creative artist, journalist, singer, and designer, offers alternative, creative self-care methods to fit your unique needs and help diversify your self-care habits.

 

SUMMER READING- Indo-Caribbean Dance Performance by JayaDevi Arts Inc.

Saturday, June 17

2 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

JayaDevi Arts Inc is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, teaching, and presenting the arts and culture of the Indo-Caribbean communities from Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica, Suriname, and other parts of the Caribbean with a special focus on mentoring youth of South Asian ancestry from the Caribbean and South America. In this performance for the general public, their dance teachers and students will present a variety of dance forms including classical, non-traditional, and chutney for all ages to enjoy.

 

Spirit Walk

1 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 17

Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor

Join Blanche Williams, creator of Spirit Walk Imagery Board Game, for a playful, guided experience in which all your choices are right, and everybody wins! Spirit Walk Imagery Board Game helps people remember who they are by tapping into their inner wisdom. Join in to remember who you are and make self-care your priority.

 

Chess Club

Saturday, June 17

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

Join us for an adult Chess Club to practice and play with fellow chess players. Use one of our chess boards or bring your own. Moderator Natalia will also be available to give you basic playing guidance.

 

SUMMER READINGSummer Wreath Making Class

Tuesday, June 20

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join Librarian Faith as she shows participants how to create sparkly, cheerful, summer-themed wreaths. Choose between 4th of July ribbons and summer flowers. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Clase de Pintura en Acrílico

Miércoles, 21 de junio

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Artista Juan Bernal, quien se especializa en captar la belleza de la naturaleza, enseñará a pintar un cuadro paso a paso. La biblioteca proporciona todo el material. Los estudiantes aportan su creatividad, ganas, y un poco de amor.

 

SUMMER READING- Women in the Workforce: “Finding Your Voice Through Journaling and Self-Reflection”

Wednesday, June 21

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Live on Zoom

Activate your inner potential with Transformational Coach and Dean of Science at Valencia College, Dr. Anitza San Miguel, as she shares her work and insights into reflective journaling. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link at wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SUMMER READING- Climate Smart Floridians

Wednesday, June 21

Monday, June 26

6 – 8 p.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

The University of Florida IFAS Climate Smart Floridians Program prepares individuals to make a big impact in the world through a course of study that provides a practical, comprehensive, multidisciplinary foundation for everyone. The City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability is proud to offer the Climate Smart Floridians program to local residents and businesses.

Through this 8-module program, you will enhance your skill set in areas including climate change, home energy, renewable energy, yards, food, water, green building, transportation, and consumption with a special focus on West Palm Beach issues and impacts. The program is taught by instructors who are experts in their respective fields, and courses are designed for practical real-world application. Participants will have access to free conservation resources provided by the Office of Sustainability.

Open to City of West Palm Beach residents and businesses only. Limited class size. Attend one or all modules! Upon completion of all 8 modules, a special certificate will be awarded. Registration is required. Visit wpb.org/climatesmart to register.

 

Resume Refresh!

Thursday, June 22

2 – 6 p.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Bring your resume and stop in for a quick review with Sherri Sacks, Certified Professional Resume Writer from Career Connections. Sherri will look over your resume and provide constructive feedback to help you showcase your skills and achievements.

 

SUMMER READING – Opera from Page to Stage

Friday, June 23

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

What does it take to transfer a story from a literary source to the operatic stage? Join Palm Beach Opera as they explain how three composers adapted well-known stories. Compare passages from the original texts to their stunning operatic counterparts in Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello, and Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. Imagine how your favorite stories might come to life on the opera stage!

 

Boat Safety – Suddenly in Command

Friday, June 23

10 – 11 a.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

Florida has some of the most beautiful waterways in the world but the weather can change in an instant. In addition, challenging situations can arise without notice. Strong tides and rapidly changing weather can conspire to make even the most experienced mariner opt to stay ashore. Are you familiar with on-water emergency communications? Do you know how to handle rough seas, get help in a hurry or know what to do while you wait for help to arrive?

The “Suddenly in Command” course addresses issues that may arise if you encounter situations on the water that require a working knowledge of emergency communications, basic navigation, boat handling, and anchoring, as well as an overview of the items that are legally required to be aboard your boat.

 

Sound Bath with Macielle Betances

Saturday, June 24

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join Certified Reiki Practitioner Macielle Betances from Macielleness in Hollywood, Florida for a sound bath session. A sound bath is a deeply immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body.

 

PRIDE- History of the Pride Wall

Saturday, June 24

1 – 2 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join Rolando Chang Barrero, an American-born artist and graduate of the School of the Art institute of Chicago 1990, as he talks about his “The Pajaro Pride Wall Project.” He will discuss how he was able to gets artists to help and why it’s so important.

 

Music Showcase: Con Brio Duet

Sunday, June 25

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Auditorium 3rd Floor

Join Con Brio Duet featuring David Pedraza for an afternoon of classical string music.

 

Soulful Stitching

Sunday, June 25

2 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join fiber artist Kianga Jinaki to learn sewing techniques with a supportive group of fellow sewists. This monthly event will provide expert and beginner sewists with a place to stitch, chat, and create something beautiful. Registration is required and begins one week before the session.

 

Acti-v8 Your Brain and Ways to Prevent Memory Loss

Monday, June 26

10 a.m. – Noon

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) with their Acti-v8 Your Brain program. GAP is dedicated to increasing awareness of activities that reduce the risk of cognitive decline. This program will give you tools to use to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Ask the Photo & Video Experts

Monday, June 26

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

Working on a photo or video project for your business? Trying to increase engagement on social media? Paul and Caleb of @NajiDesigns are here to help give you professional guidance! Please note this is not a formal class; participants are expected to bring their own project to work on. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SHINE: Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders

Tuesday, June 27

10 – 11 a.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Let SHINE share how they can help you with information about insurance for elders. Swing by the program and learn how you can benefit

 

Sewing Open Studio

Tuesday, June 27

1 – 3 p.m.

Studio 411,

2nd Floor

Calling all sewists! Sew something spectacular during Sewing Open Studio! Sewing machines and hand-stitching supplies will be provided. Open Studio Time is designed for adults 18 and over. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

SUMMER READING-Sew Your Own Plushies

Wednesday, June 28

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Want to learn a new hobby? Try hand stitching! Join Ms. Jillian, Youth Services Librarian and fiber-arts enthusiast, as she teaches participants how to create their own unique plushies. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

TEEN IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Reading Challenge: Find Your Voice

Thursday, June 1 – Monday, July 31

Pre-Registration Begins May 15

Teens can earn free books by reading this summer. Log your weekly reading into the Beanstack app to be eligible for books and raffle prizes.

 

SUMMER READING- “Get That Job” Workshop for Graduates

Thursday, June 1

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor

High school and college graduates are invited for this hands-on workshop covering resumes, job markets, interviewing skills and more with Career Consultant Angela Wing-Allen. Free lunch and materials provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SUMMER READING- Free Food for Kids & Teens

Starting Tuesday, June 6 (Closed June 19)

Mondays – Fridays

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

The Mandel Public Library is proud to partner with the School District of Palm Beach County to be a Summer Breakspot, offering FREE nutritious lunches and snacks all summer long to all kids and teens ages 18 and under. Sponsored by the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

 

SUMMER READING- Reading Tutoring: Grades 6-12

Starting Sunday, June 4

Sundays, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Mondays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. (Closed June 19)

Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m.

Iris Room, 3rd Floor

For students entering grades 6-12 in August. Get extra help in reading in 45-minute small-group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Students entering grades 6-12 may choose one session per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the programs start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

SUMMER READING- Math tutoring: Grades 6-12

Starting Sunday, June 11

Sundays, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Mondays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m. (Closed June 19)

Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m.

Iris Room, 3rd Floor

For students entering grades 6-12 in August. Get extra help in math in 45-minute small-group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Students entering grades 6-12 may choose one session per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the program start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Game Day

Tuesdays

2 – 4 p.m.

TeenSource, 2nd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Show us your skills on Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., board games, and more. Drop in during the allotted time at your leisure.

 

Date order:

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Art Class

Sunday, June 4, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7 & 28, 4 – 5 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Join artist Dalhia Perryman for a fun and informative painting class. Teens and tweens will discover their own creativity and make a unique piece of art to take home. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace on the 3rd floor at 1 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. class on Sunday and at 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. classes on Wednesdays.

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Arcade Gaming Day

Wednesday, June 14

4 – 6 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Drop in for an awesome day of gaming! Play real arcade games, enjoy favorite outdoor activities like corn hole, and play some giant games. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 3:30 PM.

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Mario Mania

Wednesday, June 21

4 – 6 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Drop in between 4 – 6 p.m. for a fun afternoon of Mario Kart. Drive your own kart on our giant inflatable racetrack and play Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in TeenSource at 3:30 p.m.

 

CHILDREN’S IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Reading Challenge 2023: Find Your Voice

Thursday, June 1 – Monday, July 31 (Closed June 19)

Registration begins Monday, May 15

Register at mandelpubliclibrary.beanstack.com

Kids of all ages can earn free books by reading this summer. Log your weekly reading into the Beanstack app or website to be eligible for books and raffle prizes. Stop by the library to pick up a free Summer Reading booklet.

 

SUMMER READING- Lois’ Food4Kids

Throughout June (while supplies last)

Pick up in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is partnering with the Palm Beach County Food Bank to offer its Lois’ Food4Kids initiative. Lois’ Food4Kids gives each child ages 5-12 one bag of food that includes two drinks, two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, and one family dinner. The free program is designed to help fill nutritional gaps that children face on weekends throughout the year. Pick up food bags in KidSpace on the 3rd floor while supplies last (supplies are limited).

 

SUMMER READING- Reading Tutoring: Grades 1-5

Sunday, June 4 – Tuesday, July 25 (Closed June 19)

Sundays, 1:30 – 2: 15 p.m. & 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Mondays, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesdays, 10 – 10:45 a.m., Noon – 12:45 p.m. & 5 – 5:45 p.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Get extra help in reading in 45-minute, small-group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Children entering grades 1-5 may choose up to two sessions per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the programs start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist.

 

SUMMER READING- Math Tutoring: Grades 1-5

Sunday, June 4 – Tuesday, July 25 (Closed June 19)

Sundays, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Mondays, 10 – 10:45 a.m. & Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 11 – 11:45 am, 4 – 4:45 p.m. & 6 – 6:45 p.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Get extra help in math in 45-minute, small-group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Children entering grades 1-5 may choose up to two sessions per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the program start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist.

 

SUMMER READING- Meet with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mondays, 2 – 7 p.m. (Closed June 19)

Tuesdays – Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment (walk-ins welcome)

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with children birth thru 18 can get free one-on-one case management, therapeutic support, and advocacy for life’s most difficult challenges. Services include referrals and linkages to programs of need (food, housing, mental health, childcare, and more). Sponsored by a grant from The Jim Moran Foundation obtained by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

SUMMER READING- Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers Up to 24 Months

Mondays (no class June 5 & 19)

10 – 10:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Move with your baby! Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your baby become happier and healthier. For babies who are crawling and walking, up to 24 months old, with parent or caregiver. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 9:30 AM.

 

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Non-Crawling Babies

Mondays (no class June 5 & 19)

11 – 11:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Move with your baby! Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your baby become happier and healthier. For newborns to 12-month-old babies who are not yet crawling, with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited, and in- person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10:30 AM.

 

SUMMER READING- All Things Pokémon

Mondays (Closed June 19)

3 – 4 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Calling all Pokémon trainers! Share your love for Pokémon with other fans! Have fun making themed crafts and playing games together like Pokémon Go! Bring your Pokémon cards to show others and have some friendly battles. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 2:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- KidSpace News

Mondays (Closed June 19)

4 – 5:30 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Be part of the KidSpace News team! Learn the ins and outs of producing a news program from writing scripts and on-screen reporting to behind-the-scenes technology and more. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins at 3:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Movement Ballet for Preschoolers Ages 2-3

Tuesdays (no class June 6 & 13)

10:30 – 11 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For all movers ages 2-3! Join Ms. Danielle as preschoolers explore natural and expressive movement through song, dance, and play while learning age-appropriate ballet technique. Perfect for newer students as well as those who have taken dance classes before. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Movement Ballet for Preschoolers Ages 4 and Up

Tuesdays (no class June 6 & 13)

11 – 11:30 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For all movers ages 4 and up! Join Ms. Danielle as your child explores natural and expressive movement through song, dance, and play while learning age-appropriate ballet technique. Perfect for newer students as well as those who have taken dance classes before. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10:30 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Family Movie

Tuesdays
2 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with kids of all ages watch a fun movie. Coloring sheets and crayons will be provided.

 

SUMMER READING- Weird Science

Tuesdays

4 – 4:45 p.m. and 6 – 6:45 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Enjoy a new, fun, and exciting science experiment each week! Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 3:30 p.m. for the 4 p.m. class and at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. class.

 

SUMMER READING- Family Storytime

Wednesdays

10 – 10:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with children up to age 5. Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jin for music and movement, songs, rhymes, art, and of course, great books in this family storytime. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 9:30 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Help with Childcare & Afterschool Services

Wednesdays

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with children up to age 13. Speak with staff from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County to find a childcare provider that serves your child’s unique needs. Discuss financial assistance options for childcare, aftercare, and other free programs including VPK and Early Head Start/child development services. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call (561) 514-3300.

 

SUMMER READING- Rhythm & Hues Music Class

Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. & 11 -11:30 a.m.

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Beginning June 10

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with babies and children up to age 5. 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, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. class and at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. class.

 

SUMMER READING- Be An Artist

Thursdays starting June 8

2 – 2:45 p.m. & 3 – 3:45 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K–5 in August. Connect with your inner artist and join Ms. Nickie to complete a fun arts and crafts project. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. for the 2 p.m. class and 2:30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. class.

 

SUMMER READING- LEGO Builders Club

Wednesdays

6 – 7 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Be a builder! Join us each week for a fun new LEGO challenge. Space is limited, and in-person sign up begins in KidSpace at 5:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Hip Hop for Kids

Thursdays

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Show off your moves! Join instructor Ms. Jaleesa for a fun and energizing hip hop dance class. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 5:15 PM. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Baby Storytime

Fridays

10 – 10:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with babies from birth to 18 months old. Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jillian for music, songs, rhymes, play, and of course, great books in this storytime made especially for the littlest learners. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 9:30 AM.

 

SUMMER READING- Little Stitches

Fridays starting June 9

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 3– 5 in August. Join Ms. Jillian to learn the basics of hand sewing. In this class designed for young people, you’ll learn how to safely handle a needle and thread while making small, hand-stitched masterpieces. No experience is required, and all supplies are provided. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Preschool Summer Break Soccer

Fridays starting June 9 (no soccer June 16)

2:30 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Kids ages 3 – 5 will learn how to play soccer through interactive stories with a certified coach. Space is limited, and sign-up begins in KidSpace at 2:00 PM.

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Break Soccer: Grades K-2

Fridays starting June 9 (no soccer June 16)

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Kids entering grades K-2 in August will learn how to play soccer through interactive stories with a certified coach. Space is limited, and sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

Date order:

 

SUMMER READING- Kids Container Gardening

Friday, June 2

3 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 3rd Floor

Kids entering grades K-2 in August join Tavia Gordon from FAMU’s Cooperative Extension Program to learn about container gardening and make a garden project to take home. Space is limited, and sign-up begins in KidSpace at 2:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Family Book Club

Sundays, June 4 & 18

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Be part of our book club just for families. Read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library together as a family and come back to discuss the book and do fun activities. For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Dungeons & Dragons Club

Monday, June 5

5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For children entering grades 4-6. Join a Junior Dungeoning Guild and accomplish jobs as a team. Children will learn the basics of the game while using their imagination and creativity to craft stories and characters. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 5:15 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Kick-Off Party

Wednesday, June 7

2 – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Drop in between 2 – 4 p.m. and welcome Summer Break to KidSpace at our fun Kick-Off Party! Decorate a book bag, get your face painted, sign up for Summer Reading, and more! Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

JUNETEENTH- African Folk Tales with Abasi

Saturday, June 10

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades Pre-K – 2 in August. In celebration of Juneteenth, kids can join and listen to Spoken Word Poet and African Percussionist Abasi “Manblack” Hanif as he uses storytelling to share African folktales. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Dog Tales

Saturdays, June 10, 11 a.m. – Noon

Tuesdays, June 13 & 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Meet our specially trained therapy dog 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 in KidSpace upon arrival.

 

SUMMER READING- Jazz Dance for Kids

Sundays, June 11 & 25

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Come and learn a new form of dance! Join an instructor from Soul Movement for a fun way to learn how to cultivate your natural rhythm through jazz dance. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Elementary Arcade Gaming Day

Wednesday, June 14

2 – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Drop in between 2 – 4 p.m. for an awesome day of gaming! Play real arcade games, enjoy favorite outdoor activities like corn hole, and play some giant games. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Grassy Waters presents Nocturnal Everglade Animals

Friday, June 16

2 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Join naturalists from Grassy Waters Preserve, one of the City of West Palm Beach’s hidden gems, for a joyful time of learning about nocturnal animals of the Everglades! Discover the Everglades animals that are awake at night by dissecting an owl pellet to learn more about these nocturnal birds. Then enjoy a guided indoor scavenger hunt in the dark as you learn more about the other nocturnal animals that call the Everglades home. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- KidSpace Kitchen with Ganache Bakery

Saturday, June 17

2 – 3p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Join Jamal Lake of Ganache Bakery for a fun, themed treat for kids. Learn baking and decorating tips from a Food Network “Holiday Baking” star. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Dreaming of Sleep: Behavioral Strategies for Families

Wednesday, June 21

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Join experts Dr. Ryan Egan and Dr. Steve Arcidiacono from Boys Town to learn about psychosocial areas impacted by sleep in children. These experts will provide preventative strategies to improve your child’s sleep hygiene and specific strategies to overcome common bedtime routine problems such as not staying in bed. Parents are invited to speak with experts for insight into problems specific to their children’s needs. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Elementary Mario Mania

Wednesday, June 21

2 – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Drop in between 2 – 4 p.m. for a fun afternoon of Mario Kart. Drive your own kart on our giant inflatable racetrack and play Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Gardening for Kids

Saturday, June 24

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Join “A Green Community” and experience the joy of gardening. Children will connect with nature and engage their curiosity with educational content and learning through play. Connect with the natural world and create a project to take home and begin your own home garden. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Creepy, Crawley Insects with Sandoway Discovery Center

Wednesday, June 28

2 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Join us to learn all about insects with our friends from Sandoway Discovery Center. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703

 

ADULT REMOTE PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

Grab & Go Art Kits: Hurricane Preparedness Throughout June (while supplies last) Pickup at

June is the start of hurricane season, so jump start your home’s hurricane supplies with this free mini hurricane kit! Included are a few basic first aid supplies, along with a trash bag, a whistle, and some snacks. A copy of the Palm Beach County’s Hurricane guide will also be available upon request. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the first-floor customer service desk. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7701.

 

Grab & Go Seed Kits: Okra and Rosemary Throughout June (while supplies last) Pickup at

Start your own garden with Grab & Go Seed Kits! Enjoy these summer heat-ready plants and exercise your green thumb! Quantities are limited, and seeds are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the first-floor customer service desk. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7701.

 

Grab & Go Wellness Book: “Burning Bright: Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety and Stress”

Throughout June (while supplies last) Pickup at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach,

Bring home a book to help your mental wellness -no returns necessary! “Burning Bright: Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety and Stress” by Kelsey J. Patel tells you that you have a choice. There is a path out of pain, anxiety, burnout, and the feeling of being completely overwhelmed. This book is your invitation to choose that path. Quantities are limited, and books are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the fourth-floor customer service desk.

 

Date order:

 

Millennials Ruin Book Club

Wednesday, June 21

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Live on Zoom

A millennial is a person generally born in the ‘80s or ‘90s, known for ruining many aspects of society… and now we’re coming for book club. Join us for a new kind of book club for millennials, by millennials. This book club is no-pressure: meaning, you read what YOU want! Join librarians Bethany and Luckas to talk about what you’ve read, what you’re currently reading, and what you’re reading next. New members are always welcome. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link.

 

SUMMER READING- Second Friday Book Club

Friday, June 16

11:30 – 1 p.m.

Live on Zoom

FREE

Join other book lovers every second Friday of the month for a lively discussion of selected books. June’s book will be “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich. Set in 1953 on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota, this Pulitzer Prize winner follows two factory workers, the night watchman Thomas and the young breadwinner Pixie, as they fight for voice and sovereignty. Informal book chatter begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a moderated book discussion at noon. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link.

 

Children REMOTE PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING- Grab & Go Summer Fun Preschool Kit

Starts Monday June 5 – Throughout June (while supplies last)

Pickup in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Kids ages 1-5 years pick up a Grab & Go Summer Fun Preschool Kit and enjoy some time in the great outdoors. Each kit contains a pack of bubbles and a 4-pack of sidewalk chalk. Kits are one per child and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the customer service desk in KidSpace.

 

SUMMER READING- Grab & Go Summer Outdoor Explorer Kit

Starts Monday June 5 – Throughout June (while supplies last)

Pickup in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Kids entering grades K – 5, pick up a Grab & Go Summer Explorer Kit and head out into the great outdoors. Each kit contains a set of binoculars, a compass, a flashlight, and a notebook to make your own field guide. Kits are one per child and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the customer service desk in KidSpace.

 

JULY ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

Summer Reading Program: Find Your Voice

Ends July 31

Adults can earn tickets towards amazing prizes by reading this summer. We have 10 bundles that represent different hobbies to help you find your voice. Log your reading into the Beanstack app to be eligible for tickets to the prize.

 

Morning Meditation

Mondays

11 a.m. – Noon (No Class July 3)

Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor

Start your week right with morning meditation led by MaryJo Samaritano (RYT500/YACEP) of Yoga Path Palm Beach. MaryJo will guide you through an hour-long mindful meditation session to connect you to your inner calm and prepare you to tackle the week.

 

SUMMER READING- Capoeira Classes

Mondays (No Class July 3)

7 – 8 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Interested in learning or fine tuning your skills in the Brazilian martial arts, Capoeira? Join our instructor Mayling Marquez as she leads you through this amazing craft and find your inner strength!

 

SUMMER READING- Climate Smart Floridians

Mondays (No Class July 3)

6 – 8 p.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

The University of Florida IFAS Climate Smart Floridians Program prepares individuals to make a big impact in the world through a course of study that provides a practical, comprehensive, multidisciplinary foundation for everyone. The City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability is proud to offer the Climate Smart Floridians program to local residents and businesses.

Through this 8-module program, you will enhance your skill set in areas including climate change, home energy, renewable energy, yards, food, water, green building, transportation, and consumption with a special focus on West Palm Beach issues and impacts. The program is taught by instructors who are experts in their respective fields, and courses are designed for practical real-world application. Participants will have access to conservation resources provided by the Office of Sustainability.

Open to City of West Palm Beach residents and businesses only. Limited class size. Attend one or all modules! Upon completion of all 8 modules, a special certificate will be awarded. Registration is required. Visit wpb.org/climatesmart to register.

 

English Practice with Board Games

Tuesdays

2 – 4 p.m.

Iris Room, 3rd Floor

Practicing English isn’t always fun and games, but this summer, it is! No need to be bored. Come join us for language-related board games like Scrabble, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, and more. For adult learners of English and friends. All levels.

 

Web Development Bootcamp

Tuesdays (No Class July 4)

5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Join us for a month-long boot camp instructed by Elvis Hidalgo to learn web development and make a basic website in a month! Expect homework outside of class and hands-on learning. Note that if you sign up for this boot camp, you are signing up for every class in the month and are expected to attend every class. This is an application-based program; not all applicants may be chosen. For ages 16 and up.

Intermediate computer skills required. For more information on applying, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Technology & Innovation Center by Appointment

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon

Sundays, 2 – 4 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

The Technology & Innovation Center is a media production space built to empower creativity. Create a 3D figure, experience virtual reality, draw and animate digital art, record a podcast, mix music, digitize old photos, and more! For library card holders ages 16 and up; ages 13-15 may attend with a caregiver present. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Technology & Innovation Open Access

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays

2– 4 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

The Technology & Innovation Center is a media production space built to empower creativity. Create a 3D figure, experience virtual reality, draw and animate digital art, record a podcast, mix music, digitize old photos, and more! During Open Access, registration is not required, space is limited, and you have 30 minutes per station with an option to continue depending on demand. For library card holders ages 16 and up; ages 13- 15 may attend with a caregiver present. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Happy Little Paintings

Fridays

2 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor 
 

Join local artist Nickie Hennevelt and find the joy in painting as you paint along with instruction from the memorable Bob Ross. We will be using acrylics and following Bob as he encourages you to make big decisions on your own version of his paintings. Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Open Studio

Saturdays (No class July 8)

1 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Calling all artists! Create art using acrylic, pastel, watercolor, or Cricut machine stations. Paints, pigments, canvas, paper, and brushes are provided; participants must bring their own Cricut supplies. Open Studio Time is designed for adults 18 and over. Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Yoga for Every Body with Jade Wonzo

Saturdays

10– 11 a.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join us for a yoga class for everyone and every body type! Jade Wonzo welcomes all to her yoga classes and recognizes the beauty in all shapes, sizes, colors, identities, and abilities. Jade has six years of experience as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with the National Yoga Alliance and runs a yoga studio, Jade Light Yoga. Mats will be provided, or you may bring your own.

 

Learn to Drive: Driving Simulator

Call (561)868-7760 to schedule an appointment

2nd Floor

Prepare for the road in a safe, virtual setting with our immersive driving simulator. Complete step-by-step self-guided lessons on simulated roads and learn to operate automatic transmission, manual transmission (stick-shift), or both. For ages 15 and up. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

 

Date order:

 

Blockbusters You Missed: “80 for Brady”

Saturday, July 1

1 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Did you miss a blockbuster movie on the big screen? Each month, get a second chance at seeing recent hit movies. This month, enjoy “80 for Brady”. This star-packed movie is inspired by the true story of four best friends and New England Patriots fans who take a life-changing trip to Super Bowl LI to see their hero, Tom Brady. Watch Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin and Tom Brady in this hilarious live your life to the fullest film.

 

SUMMER READING- “Elgin Jumper’s Colorful Journey” – Film Screening and Discussion

Sunday, July 2

2 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Elgin Jumper is one of the most prolific Seminole artists ever. His art includes hundreds of paintings, as well as poetry, music, and performance art. Elgin’s art is an expression of his culture and identity, and it also saved his life. Elgin will present the 30-minute documentary by Seminole Media Productions that highlights his life and creative endeavors. Discussion and light refreshments following the film.

 

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Sundays, July 3 & 23

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Hibiscus Room, 3rd Floor

Join us for a brand-new Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition campaign! Dungeon Master Dr. Isabella Norton will weave a party of adventurers through the streets of Waterdeep for a Dragon Heist of epic proportions! Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (561) 868-7701.

 

CareerSource Job Help

Wednesday, July 5

10– 4 p.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Speak with an expert from CareerSource and get advice and assistance on employment, building a strong resume, finding the right career path, and more. For more information or to request an appointment, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Spanish Conversation Group

Wednesdays, July 5 & 19

2 – 3 p.m.

Salento Coffee Shop, 1st Floor

Join this informal conversation group every first and third Wednesday of the month to practice your Spanish language fluency. Our facilitator will bring topics and discussion questions to get the conversation flowing. Intermediate Spanish skills are required.

 

Community ID of the Palm Beaches ID Drive

Thursdays, July 6 & 19

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

$20 Processing Fee

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County generally holds two Community ID drives per month at the library. 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. Bring proof of identity (passport, consular ID card, state or federal government-issued ID), proof of residency (bill, lease, bank statement, medical bill), and $20 for the processing fee. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Legal Aid Society at (561) 655-8944, ext. 146.

 

Acrylic Open Studio

Thursday, July 6

1 – 3 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Calling all artists! Paint something phenomenal at Acrylic Open Studio! Everything you need to unleash your creativity will be provided. Open Studio Time is designed for adults 18 and over. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Meeple Meetup: Open Tabletop Gaming

Sunday, July 9

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Have you been itching to play some board games and find more gamers like you? Come roll the dice with us during our open tabletop gaming day. Meeple Meetup is the place to bring your friends, meet new ones, and be part of a gaming community. Bring your own board game or play from our selection.

 

Introduction to Japanese History, Art, and Culture

Monday, July 10

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join the Morikami Museum as they give an introduction to important time periods in Japan and the influential events in each era that shaped Japan’s society, art, and culture.

 

SUMMER READING- Finding Your Voice Through Videography: Let’s Create

Monday, July 10

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

If you have a message for the world, why not say it in a video? Join @NajiDesigns to learn how to use your camera, lighting, and angles to convey your message. No camera? Bring your smartphone. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Acrylic Painting with Ken Dempsey

Tuesdays, July 11 & 25

1 – 3 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join local artist Ken Dempsey and learn how to paint with acrylics! Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Basic Job and Online Assistance

Tuesday, July 11 & 25

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Get help with basic resumes, online job applications, and using government websites (unemployment, Access Florida, etc.). Seating is limited.

For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Neuroscience Lecture

Tuesday, July 11

11 a.m. – Noon

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join the Max Planck Florida institute for Neuroscience as they give a lecture on their current findings in the field of neuroscience. Learn interesting facts and see why research like this is important.

 

South Florida Tech For Seniors

Tuesdays, July 11 & 25

1:15 – 3 p.m.

By appointment, call 561-444-TECH (8324)

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Get personalized in-person tech support for seniors by appointment. Student volunteers from South Florida Tech For Seniors will answer your questions and teach you what you need to know about your smartphone, iPhone, laptop, tablet, and more. For more information or to make an appointment (walk-ins will not be permitted), visit sftfs.org or call (561) 444-TECH (8324).

 

Business Growth Masterclass: Elite Strategies to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Wednesday, July 12 & 26

10 a.m. – Noon

Technology and Innovation Center, 2nd Floor/ Live on Zoom

Join local start-up guru Paul Masters, Founder and CEO of Pivotal, for tools and tips on everything you need to know to expand your business and manage your growing operation. Learn how to build your business community around your clients, fund your ideas, and more. To register for in-person participation or to receive the Zoom link, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SUMMER READING- Vision Boards with Trina Slade-Burks

Wednesday, July 12 & 26

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join local artist Trina Slade Burks and create a vision board to bring shape to your hopes and plans! Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

SUMMER READING- Envision Your Career with a Vision Board

Thursday, July 13

10 – 11 a.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Create a visual tool that can help you meet your goals and clarify what you want your future to look like. Imagine and plan your next steps for success! Participants may bring pictures or images for use, in addition to materials that will be provided. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SUMMER READING- Singing for Well-Being

Friday, July 14

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Learn how opera’s most accomplished performers keep their voices healthy by exploring the fundamentals of vocal technique. Palm Beach Opera will explain how training and performance has changed across the last 125 years by listening to opera stars Mary Garden, Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, and Renee Fleming. Practice exercises these singers promoted in their performances and writing to understand how mindful singing can lead to physical and mental well-being with mezzo-soprano Kathleen Shelton.

 

SUMMER READING- Genealogy: Vitally Important

July 15

11 am – Noon

Clematis, 3rd Floor

Join the Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County as they host a series of workshops on how to best dive into your family history. This week they will be going over birth, marriage, and death records and how to record it within your research.

 

Write to Heal

Saturday, July 15

2 – 3 p.m.

Florida Room, 4th Floor

Join Flose LaPierre, healer, sustainability advocate and writer, in a journey of self-healing through writing. In these monthly workshops, attendees will enjoy meditation and breathing techniques, guided writing prompts, facilitated group sharing, and aftercare instructions and resources.

 

Chrysalis Chamber Players (flautist Meghan Brachle & pianist Catherine Lan)

Sunday, July 16

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Chrysalis Chamber Players, is a non-profit chamber music ensemble, committed to performing a kaleidoscope of high caliber chamber music. Chrysalis is the recipient of a Yale Alumni Ventures Grant, enabling the group to reach out to students through residencies in South Florida schools. Flautist Meghan Brachle and pianist Catherine Lan will be performing a program titled “Enchanted”, while mostly in the style of Classical and Romantic, “Enchanted” will also include works by American composers to celebrate the month of July.

 

Moveable 3D Prints

Sunday, July 16

2 – 4 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

Discover the fun things you can do with 3D printing! Join 3D print master Michael Rudinsky for a display of his latest moveable projects. Then, print your own small object with moving parts. Not all projects may be printed in the allotted class time; pick-up will be available within 72 hours. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

Sit ‘n’ Stitch Sunday,

July 16

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Make progress on your current fiber art project and enjoy the company of other crafters. This monthly Sit ‘n’ Stitch includes coffee and light refreshments as well as a space for crafters to practice and share with others. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Coffee Tasting with Salento Coffee Shop

Tuesday, July 18

4 – 5 p.m.

Salento Coffee Shop, 1st Floor

Join Jaime Lara from Salento Coffee Shop to expand your coffee palette. Participants will taste different coffees while learning about their origins, roast levels, and grinds. Tasting will be available first-come, first-served to the first 10 participants to arrive.

 

Clase de Pintura en Acrílico

Miércoles, 19 de julio

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Artista Juan Bernal, quien se especializa en captar la belleza de la naturaleza, enseñará a pintar un cuadro paso a paso. La biblioteca proporciona todo el material. Los estudiantes aportan su creatividad, ganas, y un poco de amor. Para más información, visite wpbcitylibrary.org o llame al (561) 868-7701.

 

Sewing Open Studio

Thursday, July 20

1 – 3 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Calling all sewists! Sew something spectacular during Sewing Open Studio! Sewing machines and hand stitching supplies will be provided. Open Studio Time is designed for adults 18 and over. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Grassy Waters Presents: Everglades Buffet

Friday, July 21

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The wild foods of Florida don’t just provide sustenance for wildlife. People have dined their way through the Everglades for generations and now’s your chance. Snack your way through the swamp with an experienced naturalist as your guide.

 

SUMMER READING- Genealogy: Marching Orders

Saturday, July 22

11 a.m. – Noon

Clematis, 3rd Floor

Join the Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County as they host a series of workshops on how to best dive into your family history. In this week’s workshop they will be explaining how to look at military records and old country records.

 

SUMMER READING- Millennials Ruin Bob Ross

Monday, July 24

6 – 8 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

A millennial is a person generally born in the 80’s or 90’s, known for ruining many aspects of society. we’ve ruined a book club and now we’re coming for Bob Ross. Enjoy this twist on a classic with local artist Nickie Hennevelt! Join Hennevelt as she guides participants through a Bob Ross acrylic painting, with a twist! Registration is required and begins one week before each session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

Ask the Photo & Video Experts

Monday, July 24

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Technology & Innovation Center, 2nd Floor

Working on a photo or video project for your business? Trying to increase engagement on social media? Paul and Caleb of @NajiDesigns are here to help give you professional guidance! Please note this is not a formal class; participants are expected to bring their own project to work on. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. For ages 16 and up. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday July 26

6 – 8 p.m.

Clematis, 3rd Floor

Find your voice through writing. Come work on a current project or start something new!-Begin with a writing exercise and then share your work to receive helpful feedback in a fun and friendly space. You’ll also get tips from the library’s very own Associate Librarian Christena.

 

Career Counseling for Professionals

Thursday, July 27

By appointment

Computer Lab, 2nd Floor

Speak with Career Coach Kathy Shabotynskyj to create or update your resume, get tips on interviewing, or plan your next career move. For more information or to request an appointment, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7760.

 

SUMMER READING- What’s Happening in American Opera? Presented by the Palm Beach Opera

Friday, July 28

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Get the inside scoop about what is happening in American opera of the twenty-first century. What’s next for opera in the USA? Discover what new operas are making it to the stage, which up-and-coming singers should you hear, and what companies doing to keep old favorites fresh and exciting.

 

Sound Bath with Macielle Betances

Saturday, July 29

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join Certified Reiki Practitioner Macielle Betances from Macielleness for a sound bath session. A sound bath is a deeply immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body.

 

Chess Club

Saturday, July 29

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

Join us for an adult Chess Club to practice and play with fellow chess players. Use one of our chess boards or bring your own. Moderator Natalia will also be available to give you basic playing guidance.

 

Soulful Stitching

Sunday, July 30

2 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

Join fiber artist Kianga Jinaki to learn sewing techniques with a supportive group of fellow sewists. This monthly event will provide expert and beginner sewists a place to stitch, chat, and create something beautiful. Registration is required and begins one week before the session. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7701.

 

TEEN IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Reading Challenge: Find Your Voice

Ends Monday, July 31

Teens can earn books by reading this summer. Log your weekly reading into the Beanstack app to be eligible for books and raffle prizes.

 

SUMMER READING- Food for Kids & Teens

Mondays – Fridays (Closed July 4)

Ends Friday, July 28

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is proud to partner with the School District of Palm Beach County to be a Summer Breakspot, offering nutritious lunches and snacks all summer long to all kids and teens ages 18 and under. Sponsored by the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

 

SUMMER READING- Reading Tutoring: Grades 6-12

Sundays, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Mondays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m. (Library closed July 4)

Iris Room, 3rd Floor

For students entering grades 6-12 in August. Get extra help in reading in 45-minute small group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Students entering grades 6-12 may choose one session per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the programs start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

SUMMER READING- Math Tutoring: Grades 6-12

Sundays, 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Mondays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m. (Closed July 4)

Iris Room, 3rd Floor

For students entering grades 6-12 in August. Get extra help in math in 45-minute small group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Students entering grades 6-12 may choose one session per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the programs start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Game Day

Tuesdays

2 – 4 p.m.

TeenSource, 2nd Floor

Show us your skills on Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., board games, and more. Drop in during the allotted time at your leisure.

 

Date order:

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Art Class

Sunday, July 2 & 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5 & 12, 4 – 5 p.m.

Studio 411, 2nd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Join artist Dalhia Perryman for a fun and informative painting class. Teens and tweens will discover their own creativity and make a unique piece of art to take home. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace on the 3rd floor at 1 PM for the 1:30 PM class on Sunday and at 3:30 PM for the 4:00 PM classes on Wednesdays.

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Mini Golf

Wednesday, July 19

4 – 6 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Drop in for a fun afternoon trying out your game at this six-hole black light Mini Golf! Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 3:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Teen Arcade Gaming Day

Wednesday, July 26

4 – 6 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For teens entering grades 6-12 in August. Drop in for an awesome day of gaming! Play real arcade games, enjoy favorite outdoor activities like corn hole, and play some giant games. Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in TeenSource at 3:30 p.m.

 

CHILDREN’S IN-PERSON PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Reading Challenge 2023: Find Your Voice

Ends Monday, July 31

Register at mandelpubliclibrary.beanstack.com

Kids of all ages can earn books by reading this summer. Log your weekly reading into the Beanstack app or website to be eligible for books and raffle prizes. Stop by the library to pick up a Summer Reading booklet.

 

SUMMER READING- Lois’ Food4Kids

Throughout July (while supplies last)

Pick up in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is partnering with the Palm Beach County Food Bank to offer its Lois’ Food4Kids initiative. Lois’ Food4Kids gives each child ages 5-12 one bag of food that includes two drinks, two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, and one family dinner. The program is designed to help fill nutritional gaps that children face on weekends throughout the year. Pick up food bags in KidSpace on the 3rd floor while supplies last (supplies are limited).

 

SUMMER READING- Reading Tutoring – Grades 1-5

Ends Tuesday, July 25

Sundays, 1:30 – 2: 15 p.m. & 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Mondays, 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesdays, 10 – 10:45 a.m., Noon – 12:45 p.m. & 5 – 5:45 p.m. (Library closed July 4)

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Get extra help in reading in 45-minute, small group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Children entering grades 1-5 may choose up to two sessions per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the programs start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Math Tutoring – Grades 1-5

Ends Tuesday, July 25

Sundays, 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Mondays, 10– 10:45 a.m. & Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 11 – 11:45 p.m., 4 – 4:45 p.m. & 6 – 6:45 p.m. (Library closed July 4)

Clematis Room, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Get extra help in math in 45-minute, small group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Children entering grades 1-5 may choose up to two session per week. Registration is required and begins May 15. Due to our limited registration, if registrants are unable to attend, they must contact the library within 24 hours of the programs start time. A no-call, no-show will result in the registrant’s spot in subsequent week’s programs being canceled and opened to our waitlist. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Meet with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mondays, 2 – 7 p.m.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 4p.m. by appointment (walk-ins welcome) (Library closed July 4)

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with children birth thru 18 can get one-on-one case management, therapeutic support, and advocacy for life’s most difficult challenges. Services include referrals and linkages to programs of need (food, housing, mental health, childcare, and more). For more information or to make an appointment, call (561) 868-7750. Sponsored by a grant from The Jim Moran Foundation obtained by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

 

SUMMER READING- Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Crawlers & Walkers Up to 24 Months

Mondays (no class July 24 & 31)

10 – 10:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

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, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 9:30 AM.

 

SUMMER READING- Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Non-Crawling Babies

Mondays (no class July 24 & 31)

11 – 11:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Move with your baby! Itsy Bitsy Yoga will help your baby become happier and healthier. For newborns to 12-month-old babies who are not yet crawling, with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited, and in- person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10:30 AM.

 

SUMMER READING- All Things Pokémon

Mondays

3 – 4 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Calling all Pokémon trainers! Share your love for Pokémon with other fans! Have fun making themed crafts and playing games together like Pokémon Go! Bring your Pokémon cards to show others and have some friendly battles. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 2:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- KidSpace News

Mondays (no meeting July 31)

4 – 5:30 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Be part of the KidSpace News team! Learn the ins and outs of producing a news program from writing scripts and on-screen reporting to behind-the-scenes technology and more. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561 )868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Movement Ballet for Preschoolers Ages 2-3

Tuesdays (Closed July 4)

10:30 – 11 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For all movers ages 2-3! Join Ms. Danielle as preschoolers explore natural and expressive movement through song, dance, and play while learning age-appropriate ballet technique. Perfect for newer students as well as those who have taken dance classes before. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Movement Ballet for Preschoolers Ages 4 and Up

Tuesdays (Closed July 4)

11 – 11:30 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For all movers ages 4 and up! Join Ms. Danielle as your child explores natural and expressive movement through song, dance, and play while learning age-appropriate ballet technique. Perfect for newer students as well as those who have taken dance classes before. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10:30 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Family Movie

Tuesdays (Closed July 4)

2 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with kids of all ages watch a fun movie. Coloring sheets and crayons will be provided.

 

SUMMER READING- Weird Science

Tuesdays (Closed July 4)

4 – 4:45 p.m. and 6 – 6:45 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Enjoy a new, fun, and exciting science experiment each week! Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 3:30 p.m. for the 4:00 p.m. class and at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. class.

 

SUMMER READING- Help with Childcare & Afterschool Services

Wednesdays

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with children up to age 13. Speak with staff from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County to find a childcare provider that serves your child’s unique needs. Discuss financial assistance options for childcare, aftercare, and other programs including VPK and Early Head Start/child development services. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call (561) 514-3300.

 

SUMMER READING- Family Storytime

Wednesdays

10 – 10:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with children up to age 5. Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jin for music and movement, songs, rhymes, art, and of course, great books in this family storytime. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 9:30 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- LEGO Builders Club

Wednesdays

6 – 7 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K – 5 in August. Be a builder! Join us each week for a fun new LEGO challenge. Space is limited and in person sign up begins in KidSpace at 5:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Hip Hop for Kids

Thursdays (no class July 20)

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Show off your moves! Join an instructor from Soul Movement for a fun and energizing hip hop dance class. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 5:15 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Rhythm & Hues Music Class

Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m. & 11 -11:30 a.m.

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with babies and children up to age 5. 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, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 10 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. classes and at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. class. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561)868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Be An Artist

Thursdays

2 – 2:45 p.m. & 3 – 3:45 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K – 5 in August. Connect with your inner artist and join Ms. Nickie to complete a fun arts and crafts project. Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 PM for the 2 p.m. class and 2:30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. class.

 

SUMMER READING- Baby Storytime

Fridays

10 – 10:45 a.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with babies from birth to 18 months old. Join Children’s Librarian Ms. Jillian for music, songs, rhymes, play, and of course, great books in this storytime made especially for the littlest learners. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 9:30 a.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Little Stitches

Fridays

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 3 – 5 in August. Join Ms. Jillian to learn the basics of hand-sewing. In this class designed for young people, we’ll learn how to safely handle a needle and thread while making small, hand-stitched masterpieces. No experience is required, and all supplies are provided. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 3:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Summer Break Soccer: Grades K-2

Fridays (no soccer July 21)

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Kids entering grades K-2 in August will learn how to play soccer through interactive stories with a certified coach. Space is limited, and sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 PM.

 

SUMMER READING- Preschool Summer Break Soccer

Fridays (no soccer July 21)

2:30 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Kids ages 3 – 5 will learn how to play soccer through interactive stories with a certified coach. Space is limited, and sign-up begins in KidSpace at 2 p.m.

 

Date order:

 

SUMMER READING- Jazz Dance for Kids

Sundays, July 2 & 16

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Come and learn a new form of dance! Join an instructor from Soul Movement for a fun way to learn how to cultivate your natural rhythm through jazz dance. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 5:15 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Dungeons & Dragons Club

Mondays, July 3 & 24

5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For children entering grades 4-6. Join a Junior Dungeoning Guild and accomplish jobs as a team. Children will learn the basics of the game while using their imagination and creativity to craft stories and characters. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 5:15 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Family Book Club

Sundays, July 9 & 23

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Be part of our book club just for families. Read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library together as a family and come back to discuss the book and do fun activities. For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Kids Container Gardening

Saturday, July 8

3 – 4 p.m.

Studio 411, 3rd Floor

Kids entering grades K-2 in August join Tavia Gordon from FAMU’s Cooperative Extension Program to learn about container gardening and make a garden project to take home. Space is limited, and sign-up begins in KidSpace at 2:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Dog Tales

Saturdays, July 8, 11 a.m. – Noon

Tuesdays, July 11 & 25, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Meet our specially trained therapy dog 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 in KidSpace upon arrival.

 

SUMMER READING- All about Reptiles with Sandoway Discovery Center

Wednesday, July 12

2 – 3 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Come and join our friends from Sandoway Discovery Center in learning all about reptiles through live reptiles, skeletons, snakeskin, jaws, skulls, teeth and more! Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- KidSpace Kitchen with Ganache Bakery

Saturday, July 15

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 1-5 in August. Join Jamal Lake of Ganache Bakery for a fun, themed treat for kids. Learn baking and decorating tips from a Food Network “Holiday Baking” star. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Ages & Stages Playtime: Approach to Learning and Language / Mathematical Thinking

Tuesday, July 18

10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Early Intervention Specialists from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach will facilitate a pop-up playtime for children from birth to age 5. Families will be provided with materials to play and grow social-emotional development. Parents are welcome to drop in, engage with each station to learn new skills, and check on the social-emotional development of their children with a specialist.

 

SUMMER READING- Elementary Mini Golf

Wednesday, July 19

2 – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Drop in between 2:00 – 4:00 PM for a fun afternoon trying out your game at this six-hole black light Mini Golf! Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Grassy Waters presents Everglades Buffet

Friday, July 21

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Join naturalists from Grassy Waters Preserve, one of the City of West Palm Beach’s hidden gems, for a joyful time of learning about wild foods of the Everglades! These wild foods are not just for animals! People have depended on Everglades plants for food and medicine for thousands of years. Get ready to use your 5 senses to learn first-hand about an amazing buffet of Everglades flowers, leaves and fruit. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- Creative Gardening for Kids

Saturday, July 22

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Join A Green Community and experience the joy of gardening. Children will connect with nature and engage their curiosity with educational content and learning through play. Connect with the natural world and create a project to take home and begin your own home garden. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call (561) 868-7703.

 

SUMMER READING- Elementary Arcade Gaming Day

Wednesday, July 26

2 – 4 p.m.

Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades K-5 in August. Drop in between for an awesome day of gaming! Play real arcade games, enjoy favorite outdoor activities like corn hole, and play some giant games. Space is limited and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

SUMMER READING- African Drumming with Abasi

Saturday, July 29

2 – 3 p.m.

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids entering grades 3-5 in August. Join Spoken Word Poet and African Percussionist Abasi “Manblack” Hanif in an exciting journey into the heart and soul of Africa through music. Children will explore basic drumming techniques while learning about the history of the instruments. Space is limited, and in-person sign-up begins in KidSpace at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

ADULT REMOTE PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

 Grab & Go Art Kits: Art History Coloring Book: WPA Posters Throughout July (while supplies last) Pickup at

Learn about a slice of American art history while enjoying a coloring book! This kit includes a 10-page coloring book and a set of colored pencils. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the first-floor customer service desk.

 

Grab & Go Seed Kits: Cat Grass, Cilantro, and Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkins Throughout June (while supplies last) Pickup at

Start your own garden with Grab & Go Seed Kits! Try your hand at these indoor plants and grow a treat for your feline friend, or a tasty addition to your summer meals. For our outdoor gardeners, July is the time to plant your Halloween pumpkins, so they’ll be ready for carving in October. Quantities are limited, and seeds are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the first-floor customer service desk.

 

Grab & Go Wellness Book: “Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most”

Throughout July (while supplies last) Pickup at

Bring home a book to help your mental wellness; no returns necessary! “Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your time, and focus on What Matters Most” by Cassie Holmes explains that our most precious resource isn’t money. It’s time. We are allotted just twenty-four hours a day, and we live in a culture that keeps us feeling “time poor.” Since we can’t add more house to the day, how can we experience our lives as richer? Based on her wildly popular MBA class at UCLA, Professor Cassie Holmes demonstrates how to immediately improve our lives by changing how we perceive and invest our time. Quantities are limited, and books are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the fourth-floor customer service desk.

 

Date order:

SUMMER READING- Second Friday Book Club

Friday, July 14

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Live on Zoom

Join other book lovers every second Friday of the month for a lively discussion of selected books. July’s book will be “Joan Is Okay” by Weike Wang. Joan is a thirtysomething ICU doctor at a busy New York City hospital. The daughter of Chinese parents who came to the United States to secure the American dream for their children, Joan is intensely devoted to her work, happily solitary, successful. But when Joan’s father suddenly dies, a series of events sends Joan spiraling out of her comfort zone just as her hospital, her city, and the world are forced to reckon with a health crisis more devastating than anyone could have imagined. Informal book chatter begins at 11:30 AM followed by a moderated book discussion at noon. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link.

 

Millennials Ruin Book Club

Wednesday, July 19

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Live on Zoom

A millennial is a person generally born in the ‘80s or ‘90s, known for ruining many aspects of society… and now we’re coming for book club. Join us for a new kind of book club for millennials, by millennials. This book club is no-pressure: meaning, you read what YOU want! Join librarians Bethany and Luckas to talk about what you’ve read, what you’re currently reading, and what you’re reading next. New members are always welcome. Visit the library’s online calendar for the Zoom link.

 

Children REMOTE PROGRAMS:

 

Ongoing:

 

SUMMER READING- Grab & Go Summer Preschool Playdoh Kit

Throughout July (while supplies last)

Pickup in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Kids ages 1-5 years get your creative juices flowing with a fun Grab & Go Summer Preschool Playdoh Kit. Each kit contains 1 pack of Playdoh and 2 cookie cutters. Kits are one per child and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the customer service desk in KidSpace.

 

SUMMER READING- Grab & Go Summer Tech Deck Kit

Throughout July (while supplies last)

Pickup in KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Kids entering grades K – 5, do you love to perform skateboarding tricks and maneuvers with fingerboards? Pick up a Grab & Go Summer Tech Deck Kit for hours of fingerboard fun. Each kit contains a Tech Deck and pieces of cardboard to create your own skateboard park. Kits are one per child and available on a first-come, first-served basis at the customer service desk in KidSpace.

 

 

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For more information, please visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call the Mandel Public Library at (561) 868-7701 (TTY: 800-955-8771). To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please call (561) 822-2222 (TTY: 800-955-8771). To learn more, please visit wpb.org.

 

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