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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2018
December Highlights: ALL FREE! Dec. 31 Letters to Santa- Send a letter to Santa and get a message back! Dec. 1 "not an apology": A Dance Performance by the Demetrius Klein Dance Company Dec. 8 Opera Inside Out with Palm Beach Opera Dec. 9 Practice Reading to a Princess with Princesses Against Cancer Dec. 10 Hurricane Beach House: An Escape Room Experience, a ONE-DAY ONLY special event
LIBRARY CLOSED
Dec. 24 & 25  – Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Dec. 31 – Closes early at 5:00 PM for New Year’s Eve
Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
 
ADULT PROGRAMS:
 
Ongoing:
Core Cardio High Intensity Interval Training
Mondays (no class December 24)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Marie-Elena Aruta, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, for Core Cardio H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training), which is a cardio-conditioning class based on max interval training.  This class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, agility, resistance, and core training to deliver hardcore results.  No equipment or weights needed.  All fitness levels welcome, modifications provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Qigong Fitness Class
Tuesdays (no class December 25)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join instructor John Daetwyler and learn Qigong, a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times. Qigong involves stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Zumba Gold ®
Wednesdays
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed.  Zumba Gold® classes are perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Intermediate & Advanced Tai Chi
Fridays
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Practice the Chinese martial art and enjoy the health benefits.  For those who already have a background in tai chi, you will learn even more advanced techniques for relaxation, energy and balance.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7760.
 
Beginner Tai Chi
Fridays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn the basics of the Chinese martial art tai chi.  Enjoy the health benefits and how it can relax, energize and balance you.  Optional donations accepted by instructor at time of class. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Date order:
Artist in a Fishbowl:  Freddy Hennevelt
Saturday, December 1
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come and meet local sculptor, wood carver, painter and photographer Freddy Hennevelt and witness as this experienced artist creates his art live at Studio 411.  Watch him sculpt lumps of clay to an art piece right before your very eyes.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
“not an apology”: A Dance Performance
Saturday, December 1
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Watch a new performance piece by the Demetrius Klein Dance Company, South Florida’s oldest modern dance company based in WPB.  The new piece called “not an apology” was created by modern dance choreographer Demetrius Klein and set to music by Emily Berregaard.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Pinterest for Holiday Planning
Saturday, December 1
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Pinterest is one of today’s most popular social media platforms, but do you know why? Are you planning something special for the holidays? Use Pinterest to find, save and share images and ideas from all over the web.  Discover how you can use Pinterest to help plan the big (or little) events in your life.  Pinterest account required.  Registration required.  Please call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
The Whole Story: Amadeus & the Hamilton Musical
Sunday, December 2
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join American singer-songwriter, novelist, and educator Rod MacDonald and learn the fascinating details of two popular musicals, Amadeus and Hamilton.  Then listen to Rod showcase his skills and experience his live performance of pieces from Hamilton.   For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Weekly Business Briefing
Monday, December 3 & 10
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Mark Scheinbaum, Managing Director at Shearson Financial Services and adjunct professor of International Relations at Florida International University, to explore the events affecting the business world during the past week.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Learn About the Uffizi Gallery Art Museum
Monday, December 3
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. and learn about one of Europe's most admired and visited art museums, The Uffizi in Florence, Italy, including its most famous works such as Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
News of the Week with Frank Cerabino
Monday, December 3 & 10
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join celebrated and irreverent columnist for The Palm Beach Post Frank Cerabino for a discussion of the past week’s news stories that is sometimes funny, often unpredictable, and always thought-provoking.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Tunnel Book Art
Tuesday, December 4
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join mural, landscape, portrait painter, and local artist Lupe Lawrence and learn how to create tunnel books. Tunnel books are a series of cut-paper panels placed one behind the other, creating the illusion of depth and perspective.  All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration begins Monday December 3 at 9:30 AM. Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Get Fit: Thighs & Legs
Tuesday, December 4 & 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join AFAA & ACSM certified personal trainer Patti Wilmoth and learn the most effective way to target and sculpt your legs and thighs.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Kitten Kindergarten
Tuesday, December 4
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Heather Price, Animal Behavior Manager for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and learn how to get your kitten relationship off to a good start by learning the basics of behavioral training gleaned from the Kitten Kindergarten program offered by Peggie Adams Animal Rescue.  No kittens permitted…learn the tools and practice at home on your furry friends.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
22 Minute Hard Corps™ Workout
Wednesday, December 5 & 12
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Marie-Elena Aruta, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, for 22 minutes and you will learn how to get great results in a short period of time.  The challenging but simple-to-follow CORPS workout program was created by legendary trainer Tony Horton and inspired by military training techniques.  The class will be presented twice so you can stay longer and repeat the routine if you wish. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Studio 411 Artist Drop-In & Equipment Training
Wednesday, December 5 & 12
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Calling all artists! Drop in and create art in acrylic, watercolor, or pastel with the guidance of a professional artist (all supplies provided).  You can also receive training and learn how to use our crafting equipment including the Cricut Maker, Sizzix Big Shot Pro, or a sewing machine.  Once trained you can continue to practice and perfect your craft during Drop-In times (note: equipment use requires self-purchased supplies and reservations).  Must register at 2nd floor Service Desk 30 minutes before start time.  Training for the Sewing Machine will be on December 5, and 12.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
The Architecture & History of Mar-a-Lago
Wednesday, December 5
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local architect and preservationist Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, and learn about the historical moments and the beautiful architecture of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.  This beautiful resort, and National Historic Landmark, was once the home of cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post and bequeathed to the National Park Service to be used as the Winter White House.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Ballroom Dance Classes
Wednesday, December 5 & 12
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Prefunction Lobby
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Bring your dance shoes learn the basics of some of your favorite Ballroom dances including the Waltz and Salsa with instructor Grigol, a champion ballroom dancer with 20 years’ experience and owner of iBALLROOMDANCE.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Crazy Clay Creatures
Thursday, December 6
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local sculptor, wood carver, painter and photographer Freddy Hennevelt and learn how to mold clay into wild out-of-this-world creatures. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration begins Wednesday, December 5 at 9:30 AM. Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Friday Night Jazz:  Fred Haas with Sabrina Brown & Friends 
Friday, December 7
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Presented by the Friends of the Mandel Public Library, this popular music series features live jazz performances the first Friday of each month (November-April).  This month showcases New England saxophonist/pianist Fred Haas with the sublime vocal stylings of Sabrina Brown, creating magical Jazz sounds together.  Wine and sparkling water will be available for a small fee and light snacks are complimentary.  Seating is first come, first served.  For more information, visit www.friendswpblibrary.org or call 561-868-7709.  Friends Members $5, Non-members $10.   Sponsored by the Palm Beach Post.
 
Opera Inside Out by Palm Beach Opera
Saturday, December 8
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Learn about the history of opera, the important personalities, the most famous works, and of course, the music itself.  Presented by Palm Beach Opera staff and apprentice artists.  Palm Beach Opera’s apprentice artists will also showcase the classic art form and take to the stage to present live excerpts from some of opera’s most famous works. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
3D Printing – Creating Custom Ornaments
Saturday, December 8
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Want to create something unique for the holidays? Join us for a lesson on how to design custom Christmas ornaments in TinkerCAD, a free online modeling program.  Learn the skills and create a custom ornament to take home with you.  Intermediate computer skills are a must and space is limited.  Please call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Hurricane Beach House:  An Escape Room Experience
Monday, December 10
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (runs hourly, last program starts at 6PM)
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
ONE DAY ONLY SPECIAL EVENT presented by Puzzle Room Escape, Florida’s coolest mobile escape room attraction.  You are trapped in your vacation beach house as a Category 5 hurricane approaches out of nowhere.  To make matters worse, there's the haunted original owner of the house.  Prepare to use your wits to weather the storm and make it out before the crashing waves wipe you away.  Each session is 45 minutes and accommodates 12 people max.  Program runs hourly, last program starts at 6PM, reservation required.  Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Introduction to Quilting
Tuesday, December 11
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Craftcation Conference alumni Peggie Miller to learn the art of quilt making and try your hand at a quilt square of your own design. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels.  Registration begins Monday, December 10 at 9:30 AM.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation. Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Avoiding Online Scams & Cons
Wednesday, December 12
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Support Lab
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
‘Tis the season to be scammed!  You might be surprised how easy it is to be fooled, or how vulnerable you can become while doing your holiday shopping online.  Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim while surfing, shopping or even dating online. Registration required.  Please call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
JD Salinger:  The Author & the Man
Wednesday, December 12
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join Palm Beach State College professor Terryl Lawrence, Ed.D. and discover the many sides of JD Salinger, the American writer best known for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.   Learn how this 20th century author contributed to his strong footing in American literature as told by someone who knew him personally.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
How Theodor Geisel Became Dr. Seuss
Wednesday, December 12
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Clematis Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Come learn the biography of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, America’s best-loved and best-selling children’s author.  Learn more about the fascinating and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and how his life contributed to the works that made him famous.  Presented by English and Literature Professor at Palm Beach State College Matt Klauza.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Coser tu Propia Decoración de Santa Claus
Miércoles, 12 de Diciembre
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
GRATIS
Aprende lo básico de coser con Milagros, autora del libro Diseños Milagros, y llévate a casa tu propia decoración de Santa Claus para colgar en la pared.  Para obtener más información, visite wpbcitylibrary.org o llame al 561-868-7701.
 
Books: The Best Gift Ever with Leslie Gray Streeter
Wednesday, December 12
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Auditorium
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Just in time for the holidays, The Palm Beach Post columnist and entertainment reporter, and soon-to-be author, Leslie Gray Streeter will discuss how you can enhance someone’s quality of life by giving one of the best gifts ever…a book.  Bring a book that changed your life and you will have a chance to briefly share your experience.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Comic Book & Pop Culture Club
Wednesday, December 12
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Iris Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join us in an open, friendly environment where comic book and pop culture fans can gather to discuss all aspects of the industry including comics, movies, TV shows, toys, games, and more.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Create Free Flow Art using the Scribbles Technique
Thursday, December 13
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Studio 411
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join local award-winning artist Arlene Barton and learn this special technique that creates unique images and characters out of free flow lines and shapes.  Arleen has received top prizes in Palm Beach Watercolor Society shows and has been featured in annual Florida Watercolor Society shows. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Registration begins Wednesday, December 12 at 9:30 AM.   Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation. Please call 561-868-7701 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
Friday with the Friends Book Club
Friday, December 14
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hibiscus Room
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Enjoy a book discussion with fellow book lovers from the Friends of the Mandel Public Library group.  This month’s book is Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton, a historical fiction drama set in 1883 Philadelphia.  Twenty-three-year-old Lilli de Jong is pregnant and alone—abandoned by her lover and banished from her Quaker home.  She braves moral condemnation and financial ruin in a quest to keep and care for her new baby girl.  This is a brown-bag lunch event. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown merchant.  This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Italian Artists & the Bible
Friday, December 14
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Auditorium 
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Join lecturer and art historian Joan Lipton, Ph.D. as she presents and discusses selected painted interpretations by Italian artists of Bible stories.  Learn how these artists and their depictions were influenced by their culture, era, religion and more.  Sponsored by a grant from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E) obtained by the WPB Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements 
Thursday, December 20
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Square One
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Need some last-minute gifts?  You can create amazing photos for friends and family.  It’s easy to make stunning creations with Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Learn the skills and create a photo gift to take home with you.  Registration required.  Please call 561-868-7760 or visit wpbcitylibrary.org to register or for more information. 
 
 
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:
Letters to Santa
December 1 – 31
During Library Operating Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE  
Stop by our holiday corner in KidSpace to write a letter to Santa, drop it in our magical North
Pole express mailbox, and then be on the lookout for a special greeting back from Santa!  You can also make holiday cards for family and friends and send them season’s greeting…don’t
forget an address to mail your greeting.  All ages welcome.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:00 PM– 4:00 PM
Through Thursday, December 20
Homework Center will be closed during the winter break, starting December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Kids can get help with their homework from certified teachers for FREE!  Students in grades K - 5 will receive assistance with all subjects including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus free healthy snacks provided. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Tinker Tots Tuesday
Tuesday, December 4 & 11
10:30 – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with kids ages 2-5. Bring your pint-sized makers, engineers and architects and join us as we use our imaginations to build and create with our tinker toys using STEAM skills.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Family Storytime
Wednesday, December 5 & 12
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can join our storytime fun with a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and activities.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Practice Reading to a Princess
Saturday, December 9
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Our local Princesses Against Cancer are partnering with Let’s Get Booking to bring smiles and help kids practice reading.  Kids of all ages and reading abilities will have the opportunity to practice their reading by reading out-loud to their favorite princess.  Dressed as children’s favorite Disney characters, the princesses are great listeners and judgment free.  Spots are limited.  Register online with: letsgetbooking.com. Sponsored by Let’s Get Booking, LLC.
 
Play-Doh Lab
Friday, December 28
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K—5.  Bring your imagination and drop by our lab for a fun and colorful afternoon of creative arts and crafts play with play-doh.  Space is limited.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Noon Year’s Eve Junior
Monday, December 31
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For families with kids ages 2-5. Join us for a fun New Year’s party just for preschoolers!  Since midnight is a little late for the youngest ones, come celebrate with the whole family at noon and let kids take part in a variety of fun festivities.    Space is limited.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Noon Year’s Eve Party
Monday, December 31
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K-5.  Join us for a fun New Year’s party just for elementary-age kids!  Since midnight is a little late for the youngest ones, come celebrate with the whole family at noon and let kids take part in a variety of fun festivities.    Space is limited.  Sign up upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Kids Coloring Corner
January 2 – 7
During Library Operating Hours
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
For kids in grades K-5.  Stop by our coloring corner filled with crayons and fun design pagers to color and create your own work of art during this self-led program.  All supplies included. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
LEGOmania
Thursday, January 3
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can join us for an afternoon of LEGO fun.  Become a LEGO engineer, create a LEGO masterpiece, do a craft or play with our giant blocks during this self-led, drop-in program.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
Movies & Munchies
Friday, January 4
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
KidSpace, 3rd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Families with kids of all ages can join us for an afternoon of movies and munchies.  Drop by KidSpace anytime throughout the afternoon and munch on some popcorn while we watch a selection of great family-friendly movies.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.
 
 
TEEN PROGRAMS: 
Teen Afterschool Homework Center
Mondays – Thursdays
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Homework Center will be closed during the winter break, starting December 22 and reopen on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Teens can get free help with homework and other school projects from certified teachers.  Students in grades 6 – 12 will receive assistance with all subjects including homework projects, test prep, and encouragement with their studies. Plus free healthy snacks provided. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Girls Who Code
Wednesdays (no class on Dec. 19 & 26)
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE                                                                     
Learn coding, an important computer skill, with other teens. Girls Who Code is a non-profit group dedicated to bridging the gender gap in STEM fields.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation and PBSO.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, December 4 & 18
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Clematis Room, 3rd floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Make your voice heard about what TEENS want to see in the library.  Get involved in our Teen Advisory Board and earn volunteer hours while socializing with your fellow teens.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Trivia Night
Tuesday, December 11
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Square One, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Put your knowledge of random facts to the test.  Play for the chance to win prizes, and most importantly, bragging rights.  Come with a team of 3-4 or join a team at the library. Refreshments will be provided.  In-person sign up begins at 4:30 PM.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Gingerbread House Building
Wednesday, December 26
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Make yummy graham cracker gingerbread houses that are a perfect holiday treat and Instagram post!  Build your dream home out of graham crackers, frosting, gumdrops, and more.  You can pair up with a friend or work on your own. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Chopped
Friday, December 28
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE

Calling all teen chefs!  Showcase your culinary skills and compete against your fellow teens for bragging rights and prizes.  Just like the TV show, you will use mystery ingredients and turn them into delectable dishes to be judged.  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 12:30 PM. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Video Game Showdown
Wednesday, January 2
1:00 – 4:00 PM
TeenSource, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Are you the ultimate gamer?  Show us your skills and face off against your friends in Fortnite, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., and more.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  Snacks provided. Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Teen Slime Lab
Friday, January 4
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Slime fun is not just for kids!  Teens can join us to create different types of fun, Instagram-worthy slime while learning the chemistry behind it.  Participants will be able to take their creations home, all supplies provided.  For ages 12-18.  Space is limited.  In-person sign up begins at 1 PM.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.
 
Perler Bead Creations
Monday, January 7
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Studio 411, 2nd Floor
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street
FREE
Create colorful and intricate designs out of melted plastic – perler beads are small plastic beads with a hollow center that fuse together when heated with an iron.  This casual craft allows teens to make original creative designs, or follow a provided template.  You can make ornaments, key chains, photo frames, messages, decorations and more.  Drop in during the allotted time period at your leisure.  Sponsored by the WPB Library Foundation & PBSO. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7705.