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Games, music and painting at Mandel library this week

The Mandel Public Library in downtown West Palm Beach is offering several free events this week. For more information, visit

Studio 411 Acrylic Open Studio Time offers free acrylic paints, canvases and brushes to artists 18 and older. Registration is required and opens one week before the event, which takes place Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Studio 411 on the second floor.

South Florida Tech for Seniors offers appointment-based tech support. Student volunteers help with questions regarding smartphones, laptops, tablets, computers and other electronics. Appointments can be made by visiting or by calling 561-444-8324. This event occurs Aug. 9 and 30 from 4:15 to 6 p.m. in the Life Support Lab on the second floor.

Bob Ross said, “We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” Happy Little Paintings is an acrylic painting course based on the teachings of Ross, known for the joy he brought to art and to others. Registration begins a week before the event, happening Aug. 12 and 26 in Studio 411 on the second floor, and is required. Visit,or call 561-868-7701.

Spirit Walk focuses on the Spirit Walk Imagery Board Game, created by Blanche Williams. This workshop invokes feelings of inner wisdom and fun. All choices are right, and everyone is a winner. This self-care course does not require registration. It is Aug. 13 in the Hibiscus Room on the third floor.

Write to Heal is a monthly workshop with healer, sustainability advocate and writer Flose LaPierre that teaches meditation and breathing techniques, guided writing prompts, group sharing, and aftercare resources. No registration is required. The workshop is Aug. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Florida Room on the fourth floor.

Chess 101 is taught by library assistant Natalia. Chess players of all skill levels are welcome to this course, which delves into the basics of the game. The class is Aug. 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required by visiting or calling 561-868-7701.

Mandel Music Fest is a free day full of jams Aug. 14. The Yevette Norwood-Tiger Quartet brings jazz to the stage of the auditorium at 1:30 p.m., and pianist Catherine Lan and violinist Huifang Chen perform “From Asia to America” at 3:45. No registration is required.

Meeple Meetup: Open Tabletop Gaming enables board game fanatics to make connections and have fun with an array of games. No registration is required. The event is Aug. 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Studio 411 on the second floor.

Computer Basics Workshop teaches the basics of email, uploads, downloads and more. No registration is required, but seating is limited. The workshop is held Aug. 15 and 29 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Life Support Lab on the second floor.


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