Programs for Adults

Adult programs we fund.

Our activities financially support the library and it's free programs, services and resources that enrich and strengthen our adults.
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Adult Programs

Art Programs and Cultural Lectures

Studio 411 is a comprehensive space for creatives to experience a range of arts programs. Recognizing that arts learning improves motivation, lessens stress, and builds confidence, Studio 411 offers hands-on art classes such as “Learning to Paint Using Impressionist Techniques” or “Paint a Portrait in the Style of Paul Klee”; or lectures such as “African-American Social History in Art” or “Earliest Italian Female Artists”! Additionally, the library offers Open Studio to bring your own creative ideas into reality. Professional artists are there to assist patrons of the library with their imaginative projects.

Get That Job!

Employment recovery assistance is yours with Get That Job! The program focuses on helping adults who are underemployed, unemployed, or veterans eager to find work, but that are in need of timely job-readiness skills in order to compete in the current job market. Workshop Instructors and Career Counselors assist jobseekers in exploring a vast array of skill sets from preparing eye-catching resumes and cover letters, to completing job applications, to preparing job seekers for the interview process and follow-up.

Grab and Go Kits

Check out our fun Grab & Go kits with everything you need to host a library activity at home including knitting and gardening. Each kit contains all the materials and instructions needed for a fun at-home activity, plus there is nothing to return.

Health & Wellness

lex-It Fridays Yoga: Join your favorite yoga instructor, Pryianka Shanbag (RYT 200), virtually as she gives you a yoga lesson in your home. Enjoy a gentle practice suitable for all levels each Friday live on Zoom. Guided Meditation: Experience an hour of mindful mental silence and seek inner calm with veteran meditation expert Steve Wollenberger, leader of the Palm Beach/Martin County Meditation Group and practitioner of Sahaja meditation.

Summer Reading

Summer reading is not just for kids. Adults are also invited to participate and keep track of their summer reads. By keeping a reading log using the Beanstack app.

Sweetheart’s Book Club

The new Sweetheart’s Book Club focuses on romance books with people of color or LGBTQ+ main characters.

Millennials Ruin Book Club

Join us for a new kind of book club created and ruined by millennials. This book club is no-pressure: meaning, you read what YOU want! Join librarians Bethany and Emily to talk about what you’ve read, what you’re currently reading, and what you’re reading next. New members are always welcome.

Tech Tutoring & Classes

The library offers a wide range of technology-related classes out of the second floor including the Talk with a Tech virtual appointment-based computer help sessions, 3D modeling and printing, social media and the YouTube video series Quick Tips from Square One that focuses on digital literacy. We also have our Americorp member who can help virtually or in library on both career and basic computer questions.

Digital Studios

The Digital Studios on the second floor provide user access with a selection of do-it-yourself options to explore the tech world. DIY Studio 2 is Media Digitization; Studio 3 for 3D Printing and Design; Studio 4 for Art and Animation; Studio 5 for Music and Podcast Production; Studio 6 to experience Virtual Reality; and Studio 7 for Photo Conversion. You may also register for Zoom tech classes that include Talk with a Tech, Creating Custom Ear Savers, and an Express Podcasting Series.

3D printing

Use free online software to create and print a small 3D object in a two-hour session. Printing must be completed within time allotted. Intermediate computer skills and registration are required. Participants ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Recognizing that arts learning improves motivation, lessens stress, and builds confidence, Studio 411 offers hands-on art classes such as “Learning to Paint Using Impressionist Techniques” or “Paint a Portrait in the Style of Paul Klee”; or lectures such as “African-American Social History in Art” or “Earliest Italian Female Artists”! Additionally, the library offers Open Studio to bring your own creative ideas into reality. Professional artists are there to assist patrons of the library with their imaginative projects.

Virtual Programing

The Library offers many programs virtually. To view current virtual programing visit the Library's website by clicking below.

Recognizing that arts learning improves motivation, lessens stress, and builds confidence, Studio 411 offers hands-on art classes such as “Learning to Paint Using Impressionist Techniques” or “Paint a Portrait in the Style of Paul Klee”; or lectures such as “African-American Social History in Art” or “Earliest Italian Female Artists”! Additionally, the library offers Open Studio to bring your own creative ideas into reality. Professional artists are there to assist patrons of the library with their imaginative projects.

Studio 411 Art Classes

Studio 411 Crafts at Home: Join Librarian Faith for a step-by-step guided at-home arts and crafts project. This instructional video will tell you what materials are needed and how to put the craft together. Watch the tutorial on our Facebook and YouTube pages, where you can also find the full library of previous craft projects Studio 411 Open Studio Time: 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 limited to 7 stations open for creating. Happy Little Paintings: Join librarians Faith and Antoinette 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 limited to 7 people. Recognizing that arts learning improves motivation, lessens stress, and builds confidence, Studio 411 offers hands-on art classes such as “Learning to Paint Using Impressionist Techniques” or “Paint a Portrait in the Style of Paul Klee”; or lectures such as “African-American Social History in Art” or “Earliest Italian Female Artists”! Additionally, the library offers Open Studio to bring your own creative ideas into reality. Professional artists are there to assist patrons of the library with their imaginative projects.

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How you can help

People like you can also help us today with achieving this goal by getting involved with the events at the Library, giving new books to the Library, or by giving the Foundation charitable donations. Your help ensures that the Mandel Public Library will never cease becoming a better library for the community.