With so many residents looking to fill time at home, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has continued to put together dozens of virtual programs to keep people of all ages entertained from their living rooms through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being closed to the public, the library has managed to provide free library cards, maintain a busy contactless pickup system, which has granted patrons’ access to materials for months, and provided an extensive selection of e-books, audiobooks, movies, and more via its digital library (accessible with a library card here or via the Hoopla app).
To bolster these practices, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has introduced a schedule of exciting August programming to keep residents connected to their community, reading, and active. The library’s Grab & Go Kits, which have curated weekly collections of tools for activities like crafts, science projects, painting, crocheting, gardening, and more, are available for contactless pickup through August 31.
For members of the community who are in times of job transition, the library is offering “Job Help Quick Tips” from the Square One Resource Center on YouTube each Wednesday this month, as well as a LinkedIn lesson via Zoom for job seekers on Wednesday, August 12.
For fitness enthusiasts of all ages, certified Pilates instructor Abigail Clark will lead viewers through fun workouts every Wednesday via the library’s Youtube channel. Also on YouTube, yogi Priyanka Shanbag’s gentle yoga class for seniors is available to help viewers relax, strengthen their muscles, and find flexibility.
For a full list of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s free programming for adults, teenagers, and children, click here.