library life

  • Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 Local
Robert Ross, award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, performs blues, jazz, rock, soul and New Orleans gumbo at the Lantana Road Branch library at 2 p.m. Jan. 12. (Contributed)

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach wants adults to get up and move in 2018.

A free hula hoop fitness class will be offered 2 p.m. Sundays (no class Jan. 28) with Connie Mullen.

On Wednesdays, join personal trainer Marie-Elena Aruta for the 22 Minute Hard Corps Workout, with sessions at noon and 12:30 p.m. Do it during your lunch hour! Reservations are required for this eight-week free program.

Make music and exercise at the same time with a cardio drumming class, 1 p.m. Saturdays (no class Jan. 27) — and you don’t have to know how to play the drums.

Or lose some of those pounds from holiday treats in the P90X Workout program with certified trainer Diana Muños in free sessions at 3 p.m. Saturdays (no class Jan. 27).

For more information on these sessions, call 561-868-7701.

Also at the Mandel Library:

Musical matinee: Enjoy a free classical music concert with the award-winning Con Brio String Quartet. The group is comprised of graduates from Lynn University Conservatory of Music. Adults. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Art history: Join Joan Lipton, an independent lecturer and art historian, and learn about social complexities in the art community, specifically how African Americans were treated in painting and sculpture by other American artists. Adults. 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Clay jewelry: Local artist Amanda Linton will show how to make jewelry using versatile clay that is wearable and beautiful. All supplies provided. Open to all skill levels. Registration required and begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Adults. 9:45 a.m. Jan. 11.

Programs coming up at other area libraries:

Acreage Branch

15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee


Chill out: Create a winter wonderland miniature garden. Materials provided. Bring your own glue gun if possible. Ages 10 and older. Preregister. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Online shopping: The basics of internet shopping, including online stores, auctions and classified sites, will be discussed. Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Season finale: Spend an evening recognizing the victors and sharing the highlights of the second Fantasy Football season. Learn how to get involved next season. Refreshments served. Ages 16 and older. Preregister. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

Belle Glade Branch

725 NW Fourth St., Belle Glade


Get messy: It’s art night for the whole family. Ages 2 and older. Preregister. 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Teen roundtable: Share ideas for activities you want to see instituted at the library. Play games and enjoy snacks, all while earning community service hours. Grades five to 12. Preregister. 4 p.m. Jan. 12.

Greenacres Branch

3750 Jog Road, Greenacres


Make a mug: Young artists ages 12-17 can design their own mugs using Sharpies. The decorated mugs will be preserved and used to make microwave mug meals later in the month. Supplies provided. Preregister. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Adult craft: Create string art for your home. Materials provided. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lantana Road Branch

4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth


Remember dates: Make a birthday reminder calendar you can reuse year after year, and a card you can mail to the first person on your list. Materials provided. Adults. Preregister. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In concert: Robert Ross, award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player, performs blues, jazz, rock, soul and New Orleans gumbo. Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. Jan. 12.

Main Library

3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach


Civil rights cinema: Watch “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. today, Parts 1 and 2. 2 p.m. Jan. 18, Parts 3 and 4.

All about tomatoes: From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, learn about the process of planting, growing and cooking your very own food. Ages 3 to 6. Preregister. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Royal Palm Beach Branch

500 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach


Watercolor basics: Explore bold colors like Van Gogh, or capture the fluidity of nature like Georgia O’Keeffe. Materials provided. Ages 16 and older. Preregister. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Craft time: Use the library’s supplies to create a tote bag. Ages 7 to 12. Preregister. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

Wellington Branch

1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington


Preserve the past: Bring up to 100 photos in good condition and a flash drive to save the digital images using the library’s high-speed scanner. Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Jan. 11.

Young artists: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a colorful and vibrant handprint mural. Ages 5 to 12. 3 p.m. Tuesday.